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Jun 12, 2017

TOWN OF SEYMOUR                        BOARD MEETING                              Vol. 30 Page 15

 

A meeting of the Seymour Town Board was held Monday; June 12, 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 Running to approve the minutes of the May 8, 2017 Board Meeting.  Supervisor Schulenberg seconded the motion.  Motion carried 3 -0. 

 

GENERAL PUBLIC – Pricilla Dreary of 12422 Olson Drive addressed concerns with the Board about the noise from a neighbor running several loud dirt bikes on their property.  She inquired if we had a specific noise ordinance and we do not, however it could possibly be addressed under our current Nuisance Ordinance, if she submitted a written complaint.  She was not prepared to do that at this time.  

 

Chair Kranig asked to skip to item 9(a) on the agenda – Hunting Permit for Leona Markowski.  No objections.   A motion was made by Supervisor Running to approve the Gun Hunting Permit for Leona Markowski for 2017.  Motion seconded by Supervisor Schulenberg.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

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 – Possible Public Hearing Date for County Highway Q Proposed Detour.  No objections.  Chair Kranig reported that the County has made an offer to the Town for compensation of using Town Roads for the proposed detour in 2018.   Based on the low offer of compensation, Chair Kranig recommends not to allow the Town Roads to be used as the official detour route and therefore, no public hearing is needed.  If there is a change, a public hearing can be set in the future.  No further action.

 

ROADS REPORT   Roads Supervisor Parker gave the following report:

·         Base Course and pulverizing done on Burnell

·         Trees removed on Town property and working on picking up brush

·         Crackfilling of roads is completed

·         John is back to work after his surgery with some weight lifting restrictions – currently mowing the ditches

·         Sealcoating will be taking place soon and all affected residents on route will be notified to try to stay off the roads for 3 hours

·         Stump removal around town hall and parking lot– 42 stumps to be removed.  May need to solicit assistance from Loren Gorell, but will attempt to remove with Town equipment first. 

·         Tennis Court has significant cracks in it – Parker was instructed to get estimate on cost to repair. 

 

BUILDING INSPECTOR REPORT –Building Inspector Hankel reported on current activity.   House on QS will be removed within 30 days. He is following up with county on concerns about property on Q and K. 

 

Fred also asked to talk about the upcoming ball tournament in August and the agreement that needs to be completed between the town and Visit Eau Claire.  He presented a letter from Visit Eau Claire regarding the cost to use the fields.  The Town can consider an alternate price if they receive a proposal in writing and the completed application.  The Board indicated that they would be willing to hold a special meeting to take action on this if necessary. 

 

OLD BUSINESS 

 

Designation of Public Depository – A motion was made by Chair Kranig to designate Citizens Community Federal as the official designated depository for the Town of Seymour.  Motion seconded by Supervisor Running.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Town Code Book – It was decided to review Chapters 1-3 of the Draft Code book at the next Town Board Meeting. 

 

NEW BUSINESS –

 

Tobacco License Permit Fee Amount – Clerk Larson reported that our current fee is the minimum allowed of $5.00 for an annual tobacco license.  The maximum fee is $100.  A survey was recently done conducted and it appears that the majority of communities charge the maximum of $100 for tobacco licenses.  A motion was made by Supervisor Schulenberg to set the annual Tobacco Licensing Fee to $75.00 effective July 1, 2017.  Motion seconded by Supervisor Running.  Motion carried 3-0/

 

Combination Class “B” Liquor Licenses - A motion was made by Supervisor Schulenberg to approve the Combination Class “B” Liquor Licenses for The Brown Hut, J & K Fox Run, LLC and the Eau Rod and Gun Club.  Motion seconded by Supervisor Running.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Operator’s Licenses – A list of Operator’s License Applications was presented to the Board and the Clerk indicated that there are two applications that are incomplete at this time.  A motion was made by Supervisor Running to approve Operator’s Licenses for all of the persons named on the list with the exception of the incomplete applications belonging to Rikki Doers and Caleb Thies.   Motion seconded by Supervisor Schulenberg.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Picnic License for the Ball Club and Temporary Operator’s License – A motion was made by Chair Kranig and seconded by Supervisor Schulenberg to approve the issuance of the Picnic Licenses to the Seymour Ball Club for their tournaments in June and July and to approve the temporary Operator’s Licenses for Dave Olson and Steve Halvorson.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Tobacco License – J & K Fox Run, LLC – A motion was made by Chair Kranig to approve the issuance of the Tobacco License to J & K Fox Run, LLC.  Motion seconded by Supervisor Schulenberg.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Annexation Review – Ann Marie Bechard – The proposed annexation of property owned by Ann Marie Bechard into the City of Eau Claire was reviewed.  No concerns

 

Certified Survey Map Reviews – Several proposed new Certified Survey Maps provided by the County Planning and Development office were reviewed by the Board.  There were concerns with one proposal for future development in St. Andrew’s  Park  near the Rod and Gun Club. The clerk was instructed to draft a letter to the county with those concerns.

 

Ventilation System Improvements at the Rec Building – An estimate was presented for ventilation improvements ($5585.00) as well as an estimate for installing air conditioning in the building ($8732.00).  Supervisor Schulenberg expressed concerns with the cost and thought the Ball Club had previously indicated they would  pay for these requested improvements.  These estimates will be shared with the Ball Club.  No further action at this time.

 

Road Grader Purchase – Chair Kranig presented an estimate for a used road grader from Nortrax – a 2013 John Deere priced at $189,000.  Final price after trade in and some discounts would be $165,600.  A motion was made by Chair Kranig to offer $162,000 to Nortrax for the purchase of the 2013 John Deere grader.  Supervisor Running seconded the motion.   Supervisor Schulenberg asked for additional conversation about the price and also asked that the Town investigate government surplus opportunities for purchasing equipment.   Chair Kranig amended his motion to offer $157,225 on the grader.  Supervisor Running seconded the motion.  Motion carried 2-1.

 

COMMUNICATIONS/ ITEMS FOR NEXT MONTH’S AGENDA

 

Next regular Board meeting date set for Monday, July 10, 2017

 

VOUCHERS APPROVED  32482 - 32519

 

Motion to adjourn at 9:15 pm

 

Respectfully submitted by:

 

 

 

 

Sue Larson, Clerk Treasurer

 

 



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