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                                                                TOWN OF NEWTON

                                                                BOARD MEETING MINUTES

                                                                OCTOBER 11, 2017

                Our October meeting was held at the Newton Town Hall, 6532 Carstens Lake Road, Manitowoc, WI on October 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm.  The meeting was posted at the three official posting places as well as on the web site for the Town of Newton. An Affidavit of Posting was signed and notarized indicating that the meeting had been posted properly.

                 The meeting was called to order by Chairman Roger Busse.  Present:  Roger Busse, Denise Thomas, Mark Knorr, Barbara Pankratz, Paulette Vogt, Dave Mueller, Michael Slattery, Ed Downing, Charlie Bauer,Tom and Lori Mahoney.

                 Mark Knorr made a motion to accept the agenda for the meeting.  Denise Thomas seconded the motion which carried.

                Motion was made by Denise Thomas and seconded by Mark Knorr to accept the minutes of the September meeting which were submitted to the Board previous to the meeting.  Motion carried.

                 There were no questions about the treasurer’s report and as a result Roger Busse made a motion to accept the report which motion was seconded by Denise Thomas.  Motion carried.

                Public in-put was the next item on the agenda.  Tom and Lori Mahoney appeared before the Board last month about the speed limit on Silver Creek Road and were told to return to the October meeting.  A discussion was held about the speed limits on Silver Creek Road from Hecker Road to County CR.  The County’s section on Hecker Road is 55 MPH and 50MPH on County Road CR.  Alteration of the speed limit to 45MPH or 35MPH on Silver Creek  Road depends on the number of residents on said road.  This matter will be looked into by the Road Superintendent, Dave Mueller.

                 Road Superintendent Dave Mueller indicated that the overlays are done but there is a little grading to be done yet.  He is working on ditch cutting now.  Right Way Applications did jetting on Range Line Road and did not charge the Town.  They will be sent a thank you card by the clerk.  Dave also indicated that center striping is being worked on and a couple of culverts need replacing.  A burning permit incident was taken care of by a letter from our Attorney, Kate Reynolds and the matter ended up being a no contest.   Dave indicated that he had received a neglected horse complaint and since our previous law enforcement officer was familiar with horses, he was asked to look at the animal.

                 Zoning Administrator, Michael Slattery submitted his report for the month of September.  There were no questions about the same.

                The new building permit form was submitted and motion was made by Mark Knorr to approve the same.  Denise Thomas seconded the motion to accept the new building permit form.  Motion carried.

                Treasurer, Paulette Vogt indicated that she would be attending a treasurer’s meeting at the County on the 25th of October at which time she will find out if the County will be raising the fee by a $1.  If that fee is raised then the Town will also raise their dog license fee by $1.

                 Bids were received from Schnell Electric, Nichols Electric and Larry Stock for material and labor to replace the main electrical panel in the Town Hall and wire two electric heaters in the Town Hall restrooms.  Mark Knorr made a motion to accept the bid from Larry Stock for the above work in the amount of $2,200.  The motion was seconded by Roger Busse and carried.

                The next item of business was the submission of Ordinance #101117 Ordinance To  Establish All-Terrain/Utility-Terrain Vehicles (ATV’S/UTV’S Routes and Regulations For The Operation Of All ATV’S/UTV’S In The Town of Newton, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.  Denise Thomas made a motion to pass this ordinance which motion was seconded by Mark Knorr and passed.

                 The contract with Roger E. Mayer as the new building inspector for the Town of Newton was accepted and signed by the Board by motion made by Roger Busse and seconded by Denise Thomas.  The clerk will send Roger E. Mayer a copy of the signed contract.

                 The matter of whether or not to get a check scanner for the Treasurer was discussed and it was decided to table the matter until next year by motion made by Denise Thomas and seconded by Mark Knorr.  Chairman Roger Busse was in favor of getting a check scanner.

                 Roger Busse indicated that he was informed that there should be stop ahead signs for roads that approach of fifty-five MPH roads.  Mark Knorr asked Greg Grotegut from the County Highway Department about this and was told that Stop Ahead signs were needed at State and County roads.  After discussion between the Board and Road Superintendent it was decided that we would install seven stop ahead signs on State and County roads.  The road superintendent informed the Board that stop ahead signs that measured 30 X 30 would cost $39.28 each.  Said signs could be installed on lanes.

                 Notices will be inserted in the tax bills - one for town residents asking them if they need assistance of any kind and the other will be for businesses asking if they would be able to provide shelter, equipment or assistance in the event of an emergency.

                 Denise Thomas made a motion to go into closed session pursuant to Wis. Stat. 19.85 (1)(c).  Mark Knorr seconded the motion which carried.

                 Roger Busse made a motion to go back in to open session pursuant to Wis. Stat. 19.84.  Denise Thomas seconded the motion which carried.

                 The check report for the month of September was submitted to the Board previous to the meeting.  Motion was made by Denise Thomas to accept said report and the same was seconded by Mark Knorr and passed.

                 Denise Thomas inquired about the Falling Apple Newsletter which Roger Busse should address.

                 Roger Busse made a motion to adjourn.  Mark Knorr seconded the motion which carried.

                                                                                 Barbara Pankratz, Clerk

 

TOWN OF NEWTON

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

PROPOSED BUDGET MEETING

OCTOBER 17, 2017

A special meeting was held on October 17, 2017 pursuant to posted notices. Present: Roger Busse, Denise Thomas, Mark Knorr, Dave Mueller and Barbara Pankratz.

An Affidavit of Posting was signed and notarized indicating that the meeting had been posted properly.

Mark Knorr made a motion to approve the agenda. Denise Thomas seconded the motion which carried.

The first item to be addressed was the matter of material and labor to replace the main electrical panel in the Town Hall. A three phase box is needed and the quote submitted by Larry Stock at the regular town board meeting on October 11, 2017 was not for a three phase box. As a result Roger Busse will contact Nichols Electric, the second lowest bidder, and inquire if he quoted for a three phase box. Mark Knorr made a motion to hire Nichols Electric to do the work if they quoted for a three phase box. Denise seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Board then proceeded with working on the 2018 Proposed Budget for the Town of Newton. After discussion the following was decided to be implemented January 1, 2018:

  1. Part-time workers will receive $15.00/hour the first year of employment. Thereafter they will receive $16.75.
  2. Road Superintendent will receive $22.00/hour.
  3. Cleaning Person will receive $14.25/hour.
  4. Recycling attendants will receive $14.25/hour.
  5. Zoning Administrator will receive $6,123.66/year.
  6. Planning Commission members will receive $26.25/per meeting.
  7. Planning Commission secretary will receive $36.75/per meeting.
  8. Board of Appeals members will receive $26.25/per meeting.
  9. Board of Appeals secretary will receive $36.75/per meeting.

Motion was made by Denise Thomas to adjourn. Roger Busse seconded the motion which

carried.

                                        Barbara Pankratz, Clerk

                                                                

 

PLAN COMM. MEETING

 

November 6 2017

M.Knorr                               L.Glaeser

  1. 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

       

           

 

 

 

 

               

 

                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

                                                           

Town of Newton

Board of Appeals

Meeting Report

 

Date:                                                              August, 14, 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, Scott Konik, Dan Stock, Du Wayne Hackman, and Mike Waack (alternate).   

Public/Citizen Attendance:         Zoning Administrator Mike Slattery, Colleen Reuter, Jeff Sabel Bayland, Kim Kowieski WAEC, Jon EB WAEC.

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: Jerry 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 July 10th Glen Cummings variance meeting minutes. Jerry seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  No one opposed.  Motion carried.  

Variance Application Request: Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center is requesting a 15 foot height variance.

Applicant input: Kim Kowieski said the variance is for “the look of a traditional barn” and the educational section is upstairs.  The roof space is above 35 feet for the look of the barn.  No people will be above 35 feet.  

Public input: Colleen Reuter Neighbor to the north:  mentioned she was for the project in the beginning, but it’s getting way to close to her property. The project has become a big pain to her. The earthen berm does not work and water runs onto her property as well as standing water.  She states there are also trucks hauling dirt all the time. Pictures were passed around showing what it looks like from her side of the property. She has lost most all of their privacy.   

Closed the public hearing: 

Board of appeals Discussion and Action: 

  1. Unnecessary hardship: Du Wayne and Mike both stated that the building would be an eye sore if it had a flat top and would look like a strip mall. 
  2. Conditions unique to the property: Mike and Scott both mentioned if this was a barn, which it is, just open to the public, no height variance is required for barns and silos in the town zoning.      
  3. No harm to public interests: No one saw any harm to public interest. Lee questioned if there were lights on top if they could bother the neighbors.  

After this discussion was had, Scott made a motion to grant a 15 foot height variance with the stipulation no lights could be installed above 35 ft. Mike seconded the motion. All in favor and no one opposed. Variance granted for a 15 ft. height variance. 

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

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

                                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

                                                                

                                                       

                                                                               

              

               

 

            

 

               

 

 

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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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