Minutes Regular Town Board Meeting July 25, 2017

TOWN OF WOODRUFF
REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING
MINUTES
July 25, 2017

This Regular Town Board Meeting was noticed according to State Statute 19.84. Posted as required by law, news media notified. Board members present were Chairman Michael Timmons, Supervisors Corky Sheppard, Ed Richardson, and Barry Seidel Jr. Shirley Jacoby was excused. Also present were Christine Woynich-Clerk, Michael Pockat-Road Crew Chief, Kristin Kanzelberger-Deputy Clerk, Lennie Drewsen-Police Chief, Mark R. Vapnar, Charles Rudolph, George Zoch, and Abbey McEnroe-Lakeland Times.

Chairman Timmons called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance conducted.

Motion by Seidel Jr. to move public comment to #1, seconded by Richardson. Timmons recommended amending that to have the comment at the beginning and the end of the meetings, Seidel Jr. declined. Seidel Jr., Richardson, and Sheppard voted aye, Timmons voted nay; motion carried.

Motion by Sheppard; seconded by Seidel Jr., to approve the minutes of the July 11, 2017 Regular Town Board meeting with a request by Seidel Jr. to add that he had requested a change order be completed before the additional rock was ordered for Mid Lake Rd. All board members present voted aye; motion carried.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
None.

1. PUBLIC COMMENT RELATED TO BELOW AGENDA ITEMS.
Rudolph commented that semis with trailers are too long and wide, and could take stop signs down with their turns which would cost the town to constantly replace. Vapnar questioned why the time saving on the delivery drivers would outweigh public safety with regards to the width of the road and the pedestrians walking and cycling on the road, that there is not enough room for large trucks to safely pass pedestrians. He also questioned how the structure of the road could accommodate daily heavy traffic and what it would cost the town to increase maintenance on the roads.
2. SPECIAL YEAR-ROUND HIGHWAY WEIGHT LIMITATIONSORDINANCE
#435-7, POSSIBLE REPEAL/AMEND
Richardson stated that there should be a truck route from 70W to 47. He stated that the time savings is immense with the stop signs. He agreed that Blumenstein was not the best choice, but that Northridge would. Sheppard stated that Trapp Bros. stated they had no problems with calling in advance to request permission and that they did not have a desire to have the limits lifted. Richardson said that the signage was not proper on all roads. Timmons stated that he could not see the benefit for allowing trucks through for delivery. Sheppard stated he cannot see the benefits of repealing. Seidel Jr. inquired where the proposed truck route would be, as Country Lane is the only access to 47 in Woodruff, which is not a good route with the turns. Richardson stated that the route could disclude semi-trucks. Timmons stated that the next option would be a 60,000lb limit. Pockat stated that every double axel truck trip is comparable to 5,000 cars, and single axle is comparable to 2,500 cars. Richardson stated that there was overwhelming objection to this matter. Timmons stated that Pockat could check on appropriate signage, and speak with neighboring municipalities about getting signs placed on their ends of the road for “road limit ahead” which Sheppard supported. No action taken.
3. REPLACE SIDING OF FIRE BARN/TOWN SHOP
One proposal was received from Lee Construction for $17,200. Pukall gave an estimate for material for $5,681.08 for the south side of the building and additional siding on east and west side of the building at $770.94 which would be eligible for a 5% discount if payment terms were met. Richardson stated that he would recommend the town crew do the work. He stated that the town crew believes they will have time to complete the project, and they have a man lift to use. Pockat stated that he felt they could complete their other tasks and complete the siding, fitting it in between other tasks. Pockat stated there is approximately 7 weeks left of vacation for the road crew to take before the end of the year. It was speculated that the cost of the town crew doing the work would be cheaper than the proposal received if it took 6 working days. Seidel Jr. stated that he doesn’t have a problem with the town crew doing the work. Vapnar commented that if the work was done professionally, there is usually a warrantee included. Motion by Seidel Jr. to go ahead with the town crew doing the installation at their leisure, seconded by Richardson; Seidel Jr., Sheppard, and Richardson voted aye, Timmons abstained from voting; motion carried.
4. REVIEW HANDBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FROM ROAD AND POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADS
Discussion followed regarding proposed changes. Motion by Seidel Jr. to approve the presented changes, seconded by Sheppard, all members present voted aye; motion carried.
5. REVIEW & POSSIBLY APPROVE OPERATOR LICENSES
Motion by Timmons to approve all applications pending payment, seconded by Sheppard, all members present voted aye; motion carried.
6. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.
None.
7. ADJOURNMENT.
Motion by Richardson to adjourn, seconded by Sheppard, all members present voted aye; motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:52pm

/s/ Christine Woynich, Clerk

Approved: 08/08/2017

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