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TOWN OF NEWTON  -  BOARD MEETING  -  JANUARY 10, 2018                                                                                                                                                   

The town board meeting for the Town of Newton was held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 pursuant to posted notices.  Said meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by Chairman Roger Busse. 

Present were:  Roger Busse, Denise Thomas, Mark Knorr, Paulette Vogt, Barbara Pankratz, Mike Slattery, Dave Mueller, Ed Downing, and Michael Knotek.       

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by everyone present.  The agenda has been posted by the Road Superintendent Dave Mueller as well as put on the web by the clerk and the affidavit of said posting is on file with the clerk.  Supervisor Mark Knorr made a motion to approve the submitted agenda.  Supervisor Denise Thomas seconded the motion which carried.

Denise Thomas made a motion to approve the previously submitted December Board Meeting minutes.

Chairman Roger Busse seconded the motion which carried.

The treasurer’s report which had been submitted to the Board previous to the meeting was approved by motion made by Mark Knorr and seconded by Denise Thomas.  Motion carried.

Public input was opened.  Michael Knotek appeared before the Board to voice his opinion on the proposals of the National Marine Sanctuary on West Shore of Lake Michigan.   He was informed that there was a Resolution on the agenda stating that the Town Board of the Town of Newton was not in favor of the proposal and was going on record stating the same. 

Dave Mueller, Road Superintendent gave his report.  He stated that the Recycling Center had trouble with the compactor.  He changed oil and it is working fine now.  He also indicated that he posted the signs at the Recycling Center indicating the hours of operation.  He will be trimming  trees soon in the right-of-ways.  The property owner can have the wood if they desire.

Dave Mueller, Law Enforcement Officer reported that he had given papers to the District Attorney for the person who failed to license his dogs and that he issued a citation for illegal burning.

Mike Slattery, Zoning Administrator gave his report and stated that the building permits totals for 2017 were $18,442,935 of which 5.6 million is taxable.

Mark Knorr reported on the trailer for plastic at the Recycling Center.  He indicated he had spoke to Dan and Duff Stock and they told him what modifications could be done to a 7 feet high, 8 feet wide and 16 feet long trailer with a tarp which costs approximately $7,500.  The Stocks said that they would make the doors swing open and they would make it so that the ramp slides.  It was decided that the Town would purchase the trailer and that the Stocks would do the modifications.  Road Superintendent, Dave Mueller and Supervisor Denise Thomas will go to Mirsberger in Hilbert, WI to negotiate the price of purchase of the trailer.   Supervisor Mark Knorr made a motion to purchase the dump trailer for the Recycling Center.  Supervisor Denise Thomas seconded the motion which carried.

The next matter on the agenda was the zone change request for the Ethel Backus estate, 4622 Clover Road, Manitowoc, WI for a zone change from A-3 Farmland Preservation District to A-2 General Agricultural District on property located in the SW1/4 of the SE1/4, Section 11, T18N, R23E  in the Town of Newton.  Motion was made, seconded and passed at the Newton Plan Commission meeting on January 6, 2018 to approve this zone change.  Supervisor Denise Thomas made a motion to approve this zone change.  Chairman Busse seconded the motion which passed.

Richard Stock, benefactor for the Town of Newton passed away on January 7, 2018.  The Town Board decided to honor him for his more than generous contributions of money and services to the Town of Newton for many years.  Mark Knorr will look into obtaining something to memorialize Dick’s memoryand the same will be presented to the family at the Annual Meeting of the Town of Newton in April.

Chairman Busse made a motion to reappoint Ed Downing and Deb Reis to the Plan Commission for a term ending in 2021 and reappoint Lee Holschbach, Secretary and Chairman of the Board of Appeals for a term ending in 2021.  Supervisor Thomas seconded the motion which carried.

There was a discussion about holiday pay for the Road Superintendent.  It was decided that the road superintendent is entitled to seven days of Holiday Pay - namely:  New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.  If any of the holidays fall on a Saturday or Sunday, the employee may take either the Friday before or the Monday after.  Employees must work the scheduled day before and after a holiday to be eligible for holiday pay. Employee may take vacation before or after the holiday.  Working on a scheduled holiday will be paid at time and a half in addition to holiday pay.

The Resolution entitled Proposed National Marine Sanctuary on the Western Shores of Lake Michigan was passed by motion made by Supervisor Thomas and seconded by Supervisor Knorr.  Motion carried.  A copy of the Resolution will be sent to the County Clerk’s Office to be presented to the County Board meeting.

The Lakeshore Humane Society, Inc. Agreement between the Town of Newton and the Lakeshore Humane Society, Inc. was presented by the clerk and upon motion made by Chairman Busse and seconded by Supervisor Thomas the same was signed by the chairman and clerk.  Said agreement shall be in full force and effect through December, 2020. 

The matter of reviewing building permit rates which is on the agenda for the January 10, 2018 meeting will be addressed at the town board meeting which will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. 

Motion to go into closed session to discuss personnel matters pursuant to Wis. Stat. 19.85(1)(c) was made by Chairman Busse and seconded by Supervisor Knorr.  Motion passed.  After said session motion was made by Supervisor Knorr and seconded by Supervisor Thomas to go back into open session.  Motion passed. 

Supervisor Knorr made a motion to accept the statements as presented previously to the Board.  Supervisor Thomas seconded the motion which carried.

There being no further business to come before the meeting we adjourned by motion made by Chairman Busse and seconded by Supervisor Knorr.

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Town of Newton

Board of Appeals

Meeting Report

 

Date: October, 2, 2017       

           

Call to Order:  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Lee Holschbach.

 

Roll Call: Present:   Lee Holschbach, Jerry Weyer(excused), Scott Konik, Dan Stock, Du Wayne Hackman, and Mike Waack.  

Public/Citizen Attendance:  Zoning Administrator Mike Slattery, Tom Lenz, Debby Lenz, Candy Dhein.

Verification of Public Notice of Meeting: Zoning administrator Mike Slattery verified the meeting posting at the three posting sites in the town of Newton, as well as all applicable neighbors, and posting in the Herald Times Reporter.

 

Approval of agenda: Dan made a motion to except the agenda. DuWayne seconded the motion. All were in favor.   None were opposed.  Agenda accepted.

Approval of Previous meeting minuets: Scott made a motion to except the August 14th  Wisconsin Ag Center variance meeting minutes. Mike seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  No one opposed.  Motion carried.  

Variance Application Request: To put a temporary second residence on their parcel of land at 5310 County CR.Applicant input: Candy Dhein stated that her mom who is 86 years old and lives in a house trailer on the north side of town in a trailer park would like to move her trailer on to their lot so she could better take care of her. Tom Lenz mentioned that the trailer home would be removed as soon as she is not living there anymore.   

Public input: There was no Public input stated, Mike slattery mentioned there was no correspondence ether by email or phone.

Closed the public hearing:

Board of appeals Discussion and Action: Lee mentioned that he sees this as a use permit and reading in the zoning board hand book where it reads. A proposed use may be reasonable when it.

1: Does not conflict with the use on adjacent properties or in the neighborhood.

2: Does not alter the basic nature of the site.

3: Does not result in harm to public interest.

4: Does not require multiple or extreme variances.

Mike and Du Wayne said that were it will be put in the parcel it will not be seen by the neighbors, is not close to any lot lines as the parcel is quite large, and surrounded by trees. Du Wayne, Scott, Dan, agreed that the site will not be altered just removal of the grass for a gravel pad which will be replaced when the trailer house is removed since it is only temporary. No one saw any harm to public interest. Being temporary no one seen it as an extreme use variance.

Duwayn made a motion with the criteria of the previous discussion being met we grant the variance to put a second temporary residence on the lot in question. Mike seconded the motion. All were in favor. No one opposed. Variance granted.

Scott made a motion to adjourn.  DuWayne seconded the motion.  All in favor with no one opposed. Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned.

Submitted by:

Lee Holschbach

Secretary

 

                                                         

Town of Newton

Board of Appeals

Meeting Report

 

Date:  October, 16, 2017    

           

Call to Order:  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Lee Holschbach.

 

Roll Call: Present:   Lee Holschbach, Jerry Weyer (excused), Scott Konik, Dan Stock, Du Wayne Hackman, and Mike Waack.  

Public/Citizen Attendance:         Zoning Administrator Mike Slattery, Steven Franz (contractor)

Verification of Public Notice of Meeting: Zoning administrator Mike Slattery verified the meeting posting at the three posting sites in the town of Newton, as well as all applicable neighbors, and posting in the Herald Times Reporter.

    

Approval of agenda: Dan made a motion to except the agenda. Scott seconded the motion. All were in favor.   None were opposed.  Agenda accepted.

Approval of Previous meeting minuets: DuWayne made a motion to except the October 2nd Dhein variance meeting minutes. Scott seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  No one opposed.  Motion carried.  

Variance Application Request: Judith Polster is requesting a 15 foot north side yard variance for an addition to their home.  

Applicant input: No other input other than what was stated on the application.  

Public input: There was no public input stated. Mike Slattery mentioned there was no correspondence either by email or phone.  Mike also mentioned that that the property is in the Lakeshore residential district, and if this was an out building it could be built with a 10 foot set back.      

Closed the public hearing:

Board of appeals Discussion and Action: Mike mentioned that he sees the hardship that the Polsters would like to stay in the family home that is not user friendly for an elderly couple. And with the limitations of the lot being on a hill; the construction of the original home would cause physical limitations of the property. Lee questioned the board if any one saw harm to public interest and no one did. Mike stated that it was not detrimental to anyone.  Lee mentioned that if it was not attached to the house it would be in compliance with the set back; so in a way it still keeps the integrity of the zoning.

With this discussion being had, Scott made a motion to grant a 15 ft north side lot variance.          Du Wayne seconded the motion. All were in favor. No one opposed. Motion carried 15ft north side lot variance granted.       

Scott made a motion to adjourn.  DuWayne seconded the motion.  All in favor with no one opposed. Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned.

Submitted by:

Lee Holschbach

Secretary

 

 

PLAN COMM. MEETING

November 6 2017

M.Knorr    L.Glaeser M.Slattery R.Sieben C.Bauer D.Reis E.Downing

The meeting was called to order by M. Knorr at 6:00 PM . Verification of notice was posted in the required places. A motion to approve the agenda was made by R.Sieben and a second by D.Reis . Motion carried unanimously . A motion by C.Bauer and a second by D. Reis to approve the minutes from the previous meeting was made with the correction of Outdoor wood stove being added. Motion carried unanimously .

Public input was given and Troy and Gail Temme addressed the board in regards to property and business they own and will be selling a portion of land. They were concerned about the acreage and how to rollover the conditional use permit and what is required as a certified survey.

Item # 6 A conditional use hearing for Neil and Candy Dhein . A site visit was done prior to this meeting at the property. There was no correspondence. The Board Of Appeals approved the option to have a second home ( manufactured home ) on one (1) lot . C.Bauer commented that the board or town should be notified should there be a change in residence , death or the situation changes . Discussion was made as to a time limit and notification as to how long the home could stay. The conditions are as follows A) 180 days from the time the clerk is notified that situation has changed the home would be removed B) No other habitants besides the Mother/ Mother – in –law (Berdiva Fischer) . A motion by D.Reis and a second by E Downing . Motion carried unanimously.

Item # 7 Kelli –Hutchins Dore who resides at 6613 Hartlaub Lake Rd . Is requesting information as to renting out her home for weekends. Discussion as to is this something we need or should get involved with . It is not considered a Bed and Breakfast situation. Conclusion was that we will not get involved.

Item # 8 Barry Lemberger D.B.A. Manitowoc Transport at 4315 County Rd . CR is looking at leasing 180x 100 ft area from a neighbor to park semi trailers . (see copy attached) Discussion was to add it and change the ordinance and have the party renting come back for a conditional use permit.

Item # 9 Ken Jaworski had zoning issue updates . ( see copy attached) Discussion on the handouts were given. A motion by D.Reis and a second by C.Bauer to approve the changes as amended by adding outdoor storage to A-2 zoning and add the amended regulations (see copy attached) to chapter 22 and correct the typos in chapter 13.2.

M.Knorr stated that R.Busse will be off the Plan Commission as of Jan 1 ,2018 and a possible replacement of Ray Ross to take his spot. A motion by D.Reis and a second by R.Sieben to adjourn was made. Motion carried unanimously . Meeting adjourned at 7: 45 PM . Next meeting scheduled for December 4, 2017 .

Respectfully Submitted ;

Lee J. Glaeser

       

           

 

 

 

 

               

 

                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

                                                           

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

                                                                

                                                       

                                                                               

              

               

 

            

 

               

 

 

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COPIES OF PLAN COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES CAN BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING LEE GLAESER (920) 726-4533.         

     

                                                            

COPIES OF BOARD OF APPEALS MINUTES CAN BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING LEE HOLSCHBACH (920) 758-2731

                 

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