Minutes Regular Town Board Meeting September 26, 2017

TOWN OF WOODRUFF
REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING
MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

This regular town board meeting was noticed according to State Statue 19.84. Posted as required by law, news media notified. Board members present were Chairman Michael Timmons, Supervisors Corky Sheppard, Ed Richardson, Barry Seidel Jr., and Shirley Jacoby. Also present were Christine Woynich-Clerk, Evelyn Schneiderman-Treasurer, Kristin Kanzelberger-Deputy Clerk, Michael Pockat-Road Supervisor, Todd Albano, Charles Rudolph, George Zoch, Mark Vapnar, Kyle Timmons, Victor Gee, Matt Godard, Tammy Stella, John Stella, John Houlihan-Town Attorney, Abbey McEnroe-Lakeland Times.
Chairman Timmons called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance conducted.
Motion by Sheppard, seconded by Jacoby to approve the amended agenda with item 7 and 8 moved to the top to accommodate the present legal counsel, all members voted aye; motion carried.
Motion by Richardson, seconded by Sheppard to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2017 regular town board meeting as presented, all members voted aye; motion carried.
Welcome and introduction of guests: none.
1. PUBLIC COMMENT RELATED TO BELOW AGENDA ITEMS.
None.
2. POSSIBLE CHANGE TO SPECIAL YEAR ROUND WEIGHT LIMIT ORDINANCE 435-7.
Timmons presented Legal change recommendations to the revised ordinance. Discussion followed. Houlihan advised that anyone driving to get to a destination within the restrictions would be allowed to drive on the road as they are not considered through traffic. Houlihan also advised that anyone owning property and operating vehicles before the original enactment of the ordinance would be grand-fathered in. Discussion followed. Motion by Jacoby, seconded by Seidel Jr. to accept the proposed changes presented, roll call vote; Sheppard-nay, Richardson-aye, Jacoby-aye, Seidel Jr.-aye, Timmons-aye; motion carried.
3. DISCUSS LEGALITY OF TOWN OFFERED APPROPRIATIONS.
Houlihan summarized his recommendations. If the town has town powers, the town can only appropriate money for conservation of natural resources. If the town has village powers, it can appropriate monies for non-profits who benefit the area for public purpose. Houlihan advised that the town would need proof of the resolution/ordinance being passed at a special/annual town meeting. The ordinance book shows an ordinance, but the minute book has no mention. Houlihan gave his opinion that the current appropriations being given fall under the legal definition of village powers. No action taken.
4. POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION 03-2017 TO CONSIDER THE TOWN GROUNDS AS A PARK FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO SELL FERMENTED MALT BEVERAGES UNDER STATE STATUTE 125.06(6).
Timmons stated that the Fire Department is not allowed a picnic license as a municipality cannot issue a license to itself. Timmons read the resolution as presented. Motion by Timmons, seconded by Sheppard to adopt the resolution as presented, roll call vote; Richardson-aye, Jacoby-aye, Sheppard-aye, Seidel Jr.-aye, Timmons-aye; motion carried.
5. READ & APPROVE ATV TRAIL EXTENSION TO HALLSTROM’S MARINE.
Timmons read the DOT requirements for the ATV trail extension. Motion by Richardson, seconded by Sheppard to recognize the agreement, accept the MOU, and to assign the MOU to the Lakeland ATV Club, all members voted aye; motion carried.
6. REVIEW & POSSIBLY AMEND DOG LICENSE TAX.
Schneiderman reported that in 2016, the town lost money on dog licenses. Woynich explained that any money charged in excess of the statute minimum would be kept by the town. Timmons read resolution #04-2017 as presented. Motion by Jacoby, seconded by Richardson to adopt the resolution as read, roll call vote, Richardson-aye, Jacoby-aye, Sheppard-aye, Seidel Jr.-aye, Timmons-aye; motion carried.
7. DISCUSS TREASURER TAX COLLECTION BOND, POSSIBLY PASS ORDINANCE.
The new statute was provided as well as the ordinance distributed by Oneida County. Motion by Sheppard, seconded by Jacoby to require the treasurer to maintain a tax collection bond to cover the amount of taxes levied, all members voted aye; motion carried.
8. FIRE TRUCK UPDATE.
Richardson stated that the Sheboygan truck originally investigated thought to be $75,000 came back with a $170,000 appraisal and would not be available until January of 2019 at the earliest. Gee stated that the fire department was willing to compromise and purchase a used ladder truck with the understanding that the old engine is kept in service, and to give the department time to track the use of the aerial use. Gee requested that after the use and necessity of the aerial is evaluated for the next 10 years, that a new truck to be purchased in the future, whether it be aerial or non-aerial. Gee requested the town provide a budget amount for the department to start shopping used trucks within the 10 year-old range, outfit the truck, and any upgrades or repairs that may be needed which he estimates should be in the $300,000-$350,000 range. Discussion followed. No action taken.
9. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.
• Set fire truck purchase budget price
• 2018 car show discussion
10. PUBLIC COMMENT RELATED TO ABOVE AGENDA ITEMS.
None.
11. BUDGET WORKSHOP
5 minute break started at 7:21, resumed 7:26, discussion followed. Motion by Sheppard, seconded by Richardson to table budget discussions until next meeting, all members voted aye; motion carried.
12. ADJOURNMENT.
Motion by Sheppard, seconded by Richardson to adjourn, all members voted aye; motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:48.

/s/ Christine Woynich, Clerk

Approved: 10/10/2017

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