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May 14, 2018

TOWN OF SEYMOUR                        BOARD MEETING                              Vol. 31 Page 15


A meeting of the Seymour Town Board was held Monday; May 14, 2018. Notice was posted at, Seymour Town Hall, Township Fire Dept. Station 1- Seymour, and at www.townofseymour.orgunder “Agendas”.


Board members present were Douglas Kranig, Chair; Sheila Running, Supervisor; and Gary Schulenberg, Supervisor.  Also present were Kerry Parker, Roads and Buildings Supervisor, Sue Larson, Clerk/Treasurer; and Fred Hankel, Building Inspector.  Also present were three community members.


Chair Kranig called the regular meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Supervisor Running moved to approve the minutes from the April 9, 2018 meeting.  Motion seconded by Chair Kranig.  Motion carried. 




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


ROADS REPORT– Roads Supervisor Parker provided the report:

·         Road bans are now off.

·         Sweeping of roads is completed.

·         Crew has been patching Tower Drive

·         Recreation Building is ready for season

·         Parker attended a class last week on flagging and road safety.

·         In June, the first mowing will take place

·         Cracksealing will be done by the end of the month

·         Summer Temp help to start on Monday

·         Ordered 5 new garbage can covers to replace damaged ones in park


Chair Kranig asked to move to item 9 (c) on the agenda – Road Ban Violations.   Road Supervisor Parker reported there are three residents that are semi truck drivers that violated the road bans when driving their semis on town roads to get to their residence during the recent Spring road ban.  The clerk was instructed to send them a letter asking for their cooperation in the future when road bans are on by making other arrangements for parking their trailer and/or truck elsewhere so that they do not violate the road bans and subject themselves to fines/citations.


BUILDING INSPECTOR REPORT – Building Inspector Hankel reported the following:

·         Six new homes have been started in the town in 2018 with three more to start soon.

·         The new building permitting system via the state is working well with no concerns.

·         The county has been working with the residents on the corner of Q and K regarding their storage buildings

·         Hankel explained the changes in the UDC code that will no longer cover detached buildings unless the town adopts an ordinance to include them under the UDC codes.  A model ordinance was presented that could be used for this purpose.  No action was taken. 




Update on Town Drive Road Project – Chair Kranig reported that the easements for the adjoining landowners have been signed by four out of the five landowners, with the 5th one needing multiple signatures and that one is in process as well.   The bids probably will not be let until sometime next month and construction will probably now be in August.


Chair Kranig asked to move to item 9 (d) on the agenda – Hunting Permit for Leona Markowski.   A motion was made by Supervisor Running to approve the Gun Hunting Permit for Leona Markowski for the period of May 14th to December 31, 2018.  Motion seconded by Supervisor Schulenberg.   Motion carried. 





Conditional Use Permit – CUP-0011-18 – Kristen and Thomas Wagner- The board reviewed the information submitted by the Eau Claire Planning and Development office regarding the request by Kristen and Thomas Wagner to be allowed two animal units on their property at 4728 Tower Drive.  Thomas Wagner  was present and explained that their intent is to have no more than 10 goats and approximately 18 to 24 chickens, no roosters.   The county will have a public hearing on May 22nd  to take action on this request and all of the neighbors within 600 feet of the property have been notified by the county of this application.   Chair Kranig made a motion not to oppose the Conditional Use Permit – CUP-0011-18 for Kristen and Thomas Wagner that would allow for 2 animal units at 4728 Tower Drive.  Supervisor Schulenberg seconded the motion.  Motion carried. 


Request for Rezoning Change on Parcel Located at 980 118th Street.   Chair Kranig reported that he was approached by someone interested in purchasing a property at 980 118th Street, with the intent of subdividing the lot in the future and having the zoning changed to commercial.   The board cannot take action on this request until the owner petitions the county for a change in zoning, but the board did not have any objections to a potential change in the zoning at this time. 


Set Pay for Summer Help – A motion was made by Chair Kranig to set the pay for the summer help hired at $12.00 per hour.  Motion was seconded by Supervisor Schulenberg.  Motion carried.


Reshingling of the Roof on the Recreation Building – There were four estimates received for the roof reshingling project at the recreation building ranging in cost from $7404 to $11,499.   The bids were reviewed for comparisons and warranties.   A 7 day legal notice was placed in the Leader Telegram notifying the public of this project, as required, on Friday, May 11, 2018.  A motion was made by Supervisor Running to award the roof reshingling contract on the recreation building to Peterson Roofing and Construction contingent upon not receiving any other lower qualified bids prior to May 18, 2018 for the cost of $7200 plus $204 for the warranty for a total of $7404 and also contingent upon the warranty being for the heavier weight shingles.  Motion seconded by Chair Kranig.  Motion passed 2-1. 


Urban Towns Association Membership – Information on the benefits of the Urban Towns Association, now known as the Town Advocacy Council, was reviewed.   Membership cost for the Town of Seymour would be $832.50 for the year.  No action was taken.


Emails Addresses for Town Officials– Private email addresses of the Town Officials are not to be provided to the public as contact information.   All emails are to come to the town email address at [email protected]and the clerk can then disseminate the information via phone or US mail.  Residents can contact Town officials via phone or US mail as well. 


Mobile Home Park License– A motion was made by Chair Kranig to approve the Application for a Mobile Home Park License for the two year period beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020 to Cozy Acres Mobile Village LLC.   Motion seconded by Supervisor Running.  Motion carried. 




Clerk Larson presented information on a parcel of land that is being annexed into the City of Eau Claire located on LaSalle Street.


Chair Kranig asked that at the next meeting, the Board consider the cost of changing out the lights at the Fire Station to LED lights for a cost savings in electric usage.


Vouchers Approved  32943 to 32990


Motion to adjourn at 8:15 pm


Respectfully submitted by:



Sue Larson, Clerk Treasurer

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