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Aug 14, 2017

TOWN OF SEYMOUR                        BOARD MEETING                              Vol. 30 Page 21


A meeting of the Seymour Town Board was held Monday; August 14, 2017. Notice was posted at, Seymour Town Hall, Township Fire Dept. Station 1- Seymour, and at www.townofseymour.orgunder “Agendas”.


Board members present were Chair Douglas Kranig, Sheila Running, Supervisor; and Gary Schulenberg, Supervisor.  Also present were Sue Larson, Clerk/Treasurer; Laura Konwinski, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer;  Kerry Parker, Roads Supervisor and Fred Hankel, Building Inspector.  There were 17 area residents in attendance.


Chair Kranig called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited


A motion was made by Supervisor Schulenberg to approve the minutes of the July 10, 2017 Board Meeting as presented.  Supervisor Running seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3 -0. 


GENERAL PUBLIC – Dan Bauer inquired if there was any additional information on the 2018 Highway Q proposed detour and he was informed that there was not. 


FINANCIAL REPORT – Sue Larson reviewed the financial report with the Board.  Report is attached and made a part of the record.


Chair Kranig asked to skip to Item 8(a) on the agenda – St. Francis Drive East and West Water Issues.  Chair Kranig reported he had met with David Hon from the DNR regarding the water issues in St. Francis Drive East and West. Kranig indicated that Mr. Hon confirmed that everything done at the time of development of the subdivision appeared to be in compliance with the regulations that were in force at the time.  The DNR could possibly do an engineering study, however, they can only do a 3-5 acre site and would charge for their services.  Chair Kranig informed the residents that it is not the Town’s obligation to correct the water issues in this subdivision and that due to the above average rainfall the last several years, there are many homes in the area experiencing significant water problems.  However, Chair Kranig did agree to talk with the County Planning and Development to see if they could possibly do a survey and make recommendations for corrective action. 


Chair Kranig asked to skip to Item 9 (d) on the agenda – Resolution to Continue to Participate in Community Wildfire Protection Plan.  Amy Luebke from the DNR came before the board and gave a short presentation on the Community Wildfire Protection Plan and its previous accomplishments.  A motion was made by Chair Kranig to adopt Resolution 17-02 – “Resolution to Continue to Participte in Community Wildfire Protection Plan” and to appoint Doug Kranig as the Town Representative.  Supervisor Running seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


Chair Kranig asked to skip to Item 8(c) on the agenda – Roadway Easement Agreement South 50th Avenue to correct Legal Description of Existing Roadway.    Eric Knauf from American Land Surveying presented the Roadway Easement Agreement that had been executed by Gary and Jeanne Reber as well as Bungalow Point Homes, LLC that corrects the legal description for the existing roadway on South 50th.   He also presented a Partial Release of Easement form and Quit Claim deed that will release the Towns interest to a parcel of land not currently being used as a roadway easement on South 50th. .  A motion was made by Supervisor Running to approve the execution of the Roadway Easement Agreement between Gary A Reber,Jeanne M. Reber, Bungalow Point Homes, LLC  and the Town of Seymour and to also approve the execution of the Quit Claim Deed and Partial Release of Easement to release any and all rights to the parcel of land that was originally conveyed for the purpose of a town road in Quit Claim Deed dated 11/15/1971 and recorded 3/29/1973 in Volume 399 of Records, Page 377 as Document #399485.  Motion seconded by Chair Kranig.  Motion carried 3-0. A copy of the Quit Claim Deed, Partial Release of Easement and Roadway Easement Agreement are attached to and made a part of these minutes. 


Chair Kranig asked to skip to Item 9(b) on the agenda – Todd Lundquist – Conditional Use Permit # CUP-0011-17.  Todd Lundquist came before the board to discuss his Conditional Use Permit application to exceed 1200 square feet for detached structures on his property at 3749 River Drive.  He indicated he currently has two smaller detached structures that he would be removing from the property.  A motion was made by Chair Kranig to not object to the approval of Conditional Use Permit  CUP-011-17 for Todd Lunquist contingent upon the two smaller structures being removed.  Supervisor Schulenberg seconded the motion.  Motion carried. 


BUILDING INSPECTOR REPORT –Building Inspector Hankel reported on current activity.   He reports there are 4 permits coming in for new homes.  Permit for house on QS  to be moved has been approved.


ROADS REPORT   Roads Supervisor Parker gave the following report:

·         2nd  round of mowing has been started

·         Culvert on Burnell was replaced

·         One of the blacktop patches done by Monarch will need to be redone

·         Sent in all paperwork for last year’s disaster aid today.  Total was $37,828.

·         Chipseal to be done first week in Sept.

·         Culvert in the right of way on St. Bridget’s was not removed due to truck parked on the driveway.  

·         Rec Building needs roof – 24 to 25 years old; salt shed will need a new roof in a couple of years as well.

·         Obtaining additional estimates for the crack filling in the tennis court

·         Issue with sand washing into road from driveway by intersection of Gooder and Tower creating a driving hazard.  Clerk was instructed to send homeowner a letter to stabilize driveway.


Chair Kranig asked to skip to Item 9(e) on the agenda – Culvert Removal on St. Bridgets Drive Between 120th and 130th Ave for Safety and Maintenance Resaons.  Chair Kranig reported that a letter had been sent in early June to a resident asking him to stabilize his driveway easement off of St. Bridgets Drive due to erosion issues that are causing safety and maintenance concerns to our town road.  We had planned on removing the culvert if the driveway easement was not stabilized.  Chair Kranig reported that  he has been contacted by an attorney explaining a survey of the easement was conducted and there are now some legal issues that need to be resolved between the landowner and the lease.  We will hold off on removing the culvert at this time.




Item 8 (d) – Certified Survey Map #31 – A motion was made by Chair Kranig and seconded by Supervisor Schulenberg to not object to the CSM #31 for Bungalow Point Homes.  Motion Carried.







Item 9(a) - Operator’s Licenses for Ashley Bowers–A motion was made by Chair Kranig to approve the Operator’s License for Ashley Bowers.   Motion seconded by Supervisor Schulenberg.  Motion carried.


Item 9(c) – Johnson Roll Off Garbage Haulers Permit for Remainder of 2017 – A motion was made by Supervisor Schulenberg to approve the garbage haulers permit for Johnson Rolloff LLC for the reminder of 2017 at cost of $275.00.  Motion seconded by Supervisor Running.  Motion carried.


Item 9(f) –Amendment to 2017 Budget  A motion was made by Chair Kranig to approve Resolution 17-03 – 2017 Budget Resolution.   Motion seconded by Supervisor Running.  Motion carried 3-0.


Item 9 (g) – Property Insurance Quotes for 2018.   We currently have our property insurance through the State LGPIF fund, which will probably no longer be available after December 31, 2017.  Clerk indicated that she in process of getting quotes from other insurance companies to be reviewed at subsequent meeting.


Item 9(h) – Budget Planning for 2018 – A very preliminary draft budget was presented to the Board.


Item 8 (b) – Town Code Book – Chapters 4 -6 were reviewed with changes made. 





Next regular Board meeting date set for Monday, September 11, 2017


VOUCHERS APPROVED – A motion was made by Supervisor Running to approve the vouchers itemized in the Cash Disbursements Journal and Payroll Journal for the period July 11th through August 14th, 2017.  Motion seconded by Supervisor Schulenberg.  Motion carried.  


Motion to adjourn at 9:32 pm


Respectfully submitted by:





Sue Larson, Clerk Treasurer




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