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Jun 13, 2018

June 13, 2018

Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm. Wayne Maile, Kevin Fischer, Levi Gibler, Sharon Ott, Karen Jannette attending. Darryl Parkin excused absence.

Guests: Todd Romenesko and Bonnie Kolbe-Calumet County, Carl Weber, Richard Jankowski, Cheri and Vince Hieptas, Nancy Schley, Bob Stanelle, Gary Streck, Mike Berken, Dulcie Bosi-Schmid, Lance Morgan.

Affidavit of Posting signed by chairman and clerk.

MSC by Gibler/Fischer to approve May meeting minutes, with the correction to Chair’s Report to show that the town has been awarded TRIP D funds for “paving” work on Bastian Road and not “culvert” work on Bastian Road.

Dulcie Bosi-Schmidt, GROW Foundation board member, explained that the Duathlon is scheduled for September 15, 2018 which will run through Forest Junction and Brillion. The event will end at Peter’s Park in Brillion.

A resident thanked Darryl for the job he did digging out the waterway off of Tiffany Street. 3 truckloads were hauled out to clean the ditch/waterway out.

MSC by Fischer/Gibler to approve Treasurer’s Report.

MSC by Gibler/Fischer to approve Class “A” Combination License, Operator Licenses and Tobacco License for Cross Highway BP and Original “Class B” Beer and “Class B” Liquor License and Operator Licenses for Railway Junction Restaurant. Cross Highway BP licenses effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Railway Junction license effect July 5, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

MSC by Fischer/Gibler to approve Class “B” Beer and “Class B” Liquor, and Operator licenses for Forest Junction Bar, effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Todd Romenesko, Calumet County Administrator and Bonnie Kolbe Calumet County Health Officer explained to the board their Agreement for the Abatement of Human Health Hazards. The county put an agreement together that states the resident must fix the health hazard within 30 days, if the resident does not pay for the repair, the county will pay for the expenses. The charges will then be put on the resident’s property tax bill as a special assessment. When/if the town receives the money, they will reimburse the county. MSC by Fischer/Gibler to approve Calumet County’s Abatement of Human Health Hazards Agreement, Pursuant to 254.59, Wisconsin Statutes.

Discussion on contractor’s request to develop the strip of land along Highway 10 off of the end of Wildflower Lane. Chairman Maile is going to talk with Ted Rohloff from Calumet County Planning and Zoning to get answers on questions the board has regarding access off of the cul-de-sac, access to water/sewer main, garage units, which way the building will be facing, is there more than one 4 plex being planned. The board would also like some diagrams or blueprints, or have the contractors come to the board meeting.

Discussion held on increasing recycling pickup from once per month to twice per month. Clerk talked with Tim Mueller from Advanced Disposal. The extra costs would include $1.50 per cart plus the cost of the increased recycling tonnage. The increase will add an estimated $900-$1,000 per month to the recycling bill. Clerk will find out the time frame for Advanced Disposal to start the two pickups.

Garbage issue on Main Street in Forest Junction was addressed. Clerk has ordered another trash cart and recycling cart. Residents have been instructed not to park by carts on pick up day. Possibility of storing carts in different place at rental unit.

Vann Linn property on W1872 Conservation Road discussed. The placard that was placed on the door stating the it was “Uninhabitable” has been removed. Supervisor Fischer discussed this with Todd Romenesko, Calumet County, and he will talk with Corporate Council to see what can be done. Possibly use the Abatement Agreement, placing repairs on the property tax roll. Paul Birschbach, Building Inspector, also recommended that we contact the town attorney regarding the legal ramifications for removing the placard. Stating that we should also look into getting a court order to allow the building inspector to inspect the house. Paul would then be able to obtain the cost of repairing the home or raze the building if it is deemed less than 50% of its assessed value.

Also discussed were the empty Church Street properties. The house has been sold and is being cleaned up. The trailer is being cleaned up and will be up for sale.

Discussion held on the abandoned property at W1630 Conservation Road. Property has just been purchased.

MSC by Fischer/Gibler to request contracts for both lighting projects, Wildflower Lane and Tiffany/Randolph Streets. Town will pay for all costs associated with these projects.

Clerk’s Report – Clerk received quotes from Andy Geiger at the City of Brillion for residents to drop off their yard waste at the City’s disposal site. The board decided to go with a per vehicle, per season/year approach instead of a blanket cost. Clerk will find out how Andy would like the process to be set up. The quote from the City of Brillion is $25.00 per vehicle, per season/year. The town will charge residents $30.00 per sticker to cover cost of stickers and time. Clerk will contact Jean at Kloehn Sign for stickers.

Dale Behnke from Rural Mutual Insurance emailed clerk to let us know that the FJFD will be staying with Rural Mutual Insurance and no changes will be made to their policy.

June 12th Election Results – Andre’ Jacque-118, Caleb Frostman-66, Scattering-1

Chair’s Report – NA

Road Supervisor’s Report – Absent.

MSC by Gibler/Fischer to approve vouchers 8937-8985

MSC by Fischer/Gibler to adjourn the meeting @ 9:23 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Karen Jannette, Clerk

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