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Regular Monthly Meeting
Feb 09, 2009

FEBRUARY 9, 2009

The February regular monthly meeting for the Town of New Denmark was called to order on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Gary Moore. After the Pledge of Allegiance the Minutes from January’s regular monthly meeting were read and being no revisions a motion was made by Sup. Rabas and seconded by Sup. Bradley to approve. MC. Under Old Business revision to Minutes: 23 Non-Metallic Mineral Extractions should be renumbered to 31.


TREASURER’S REPORT: The Treasurer’s books show a balance on hand of $759,464.90 in the money market, $2,077.06 in checking and $9,000 designated to Town Bridge Fund. Treasurer reports she is waiting for County for last batch of taxes and settlement checks will be cut next week. Motion made by Sup. Rabas and seconded by Sup. Bradley to accept report. MC

COMMENTS OR CONCERNS FROM THE PUBLIC: Mike Calewarts of Park Road believes misrepresentations were made to the Plan Commission in regard to the rezoning of the church property and would request the rezoning request be denied. Ann Abts of 4880 County Rd NN would request that the matter be tabled until the cemetery committee could meet with the Catholic Diocese as she was unaware of the meetings until the last minute. Arnold Kurth of 4098 Pine Grove Road agrees with Ann Abts and would request the request is denied at this time. Pat Van Rite of Main Street agrees with Ms. Abts and would like to see a presentable entrance to the cemetery.


Code of Ordinances: Chairman Moore states Sup. Rabas brought up the fact that a Trustee at the last meeting voted on a topic that may present a conflict of interest because he may have an personal interest in the subject matter. Chairman Moore spoke with an attorney from the WI Town’s Association and there may be some inconsistencies in the wording when compared to the State statutes. If the wording is inconsistent, the vote would be null and void. Request that Sup. Bradley rescind his vote as it pertains to the Code of Ordinances Section 31 – Non-Mineral Extraction Regulation. Sup. Bradley rescinds vote. Ordinance to stay as presented. Sup. Rabas questions if it should pertain to 33.5(m). Non-metallic should be 31 versus 23 as noted in Minutes. 31.05 is correct per notes in January Minutes. Atty. Sickel to review and advise if any inconsistencies exist w/ State statutes.

Property Razing of ND-100: Ltr from Jerry Mullins requesting extension until July 1 to raze school house building. Has been in contact Verhagen Construction for demolition and it is on their project list. Motion by Sup. Bradley and seconded by Sup. Rabas to grant extension until July 1, 2009 to complete demolition. MC

Publication of Legal Notices: Chairman Moore inquires if Bd would like to revisit what newspaper legal notices should be published in since Denmark now has two local newspapers. Suggestion to wait until subscription numbers are more definite, continue with Green Bay Press Gazette.


DESIGNATE 2009 BRIDGE FUND: Discussion of usage and need. Due to County match, would like to increase funds. Motion by Sup. Rabas and seconded by Sup. Bradley to designate $19,000 to County Bridge Fund with $10,000 designated for 2009 and $9,000 to be transferred from existing Town Bridge Fund. MC

REZONING REQUEST OF PRINCE OF PEACE PARISH: PORTION OF ND-97-2 FROM AG-R TO B-1: Chairman Moore believes there may have been some miscommunication provided to the Plan Commission and not all the information was accurately presented. Motion by Sup. Rabas and seconded by Sup. Bradley to deny rezoning request. MC


APPOINT REPRESENTATIVE TO BROWN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Ltr from Brown County Planning Department stating Ron DeGrand will complete his 3 yr term as representative to the Br County Planning Commission Bd of Director for the Town of New Denmark and Eaton effect March 1, 2009. Motion by Sup. Bradley and seconded by Sup. Rabas to re-appoint Ron DeGrand for 3 yr term. MC

ROAD & BRIDGE REPORT: Troy from Ayres present. Field survey completed on culvert, hydraulic tests completed up and down stream. Four proposals outlined with cost estimate and longevity estimates submitted. Current pipes are undersized. Price adjusted w/ 2 to 1 slope by using shorter pipe which reduces the cost. Phase II – submit to DNR with right of way impacts. Phase III – project put out for contractor bids. Sup. Rabas believes the County would do a 50% match. Options again reviewed and discussed. Troy would recommend either option 1 or 3 and they are willing to work w/ County on the project. Sup. Rabas questions length of sections and how they are anchored together. In order to save on costs, Sup. Bradley questions if section of road could be closed and make a turn around due to low volume of traffic and have old structure removed. Bd could look into creating a cul de sac. Sup. Rabas never gave the idea much thought, concern about rescue vehicles. Half the cost may be associated with removing old structure, obtaining DNR permits and additional funds to restore natural stream bed. Farmers may be unhappy being cut-off. Motion by Sup. Rabas to proceed with Phase II and look at options/cost estimate to close road and create a cul de sac. Land acquisition might be needed for cul de sac. Cost estimate to be provided. Seconded by Sup. Bradley. MC Phase II contract to be resubmitted with cul de sac cost estimates.

Sup. Rabas states he spoke with Randy at the County to see if repairs to Wanek/Cooperstown would qualify for stimulus funds. Could inquire also about W. Town Hall Bridge costs. Chairman Moore states he was contacted by a person to place a 15 mph speed limit on the entire section of Petersen Lane. An old speed limit sign may already be in place. Sup. Rabas states it can be reviewed.

VIKING RESUCE UPDATE: Mtg held and no final documents have yet been received for municipalities to review.

INFORMATIONAL BUILDING PERMIT FORMS: Permit from Robert Kroll on behalf of his son, Sam Kroll to construct a new home on ND-493 which is 39.689 acres. Ltr from Robert Kroll states the parcel number is ND-492-1. Question as to what parcel new home will be constructed on. Motion by Sup. Rabas and seconded by Sup. Bradley to send back to Krolls to clarify parcel number. MC.

CORRESPONDENCE: Petition from electors received requesting referendum for NEW Organic Digester, LLC conduit bond. Petition to contain not less then 5% of registered voters. Clerk uncertain of exact registered votes – close to 1,000. Would need at least 50 signatures to qualify for referendum vote. Petition contains 86 resident signatures. Clerk to verify signatures and exact number of registered voters. Chairman Moore states LED exit light kits have been received and will be installed in Town Hall. Order to Raze: Atty. Sickel states Bobbie Bruflat (ND-18-1) and James Mischler (ND-17-1) have filed a civil Injunction with Brown County to halt the razing of these properties. Atty. Sickel to file Answer on behalf of the Town and he will inform of the Bd of any future hearings.

Bd members have received phone calls regarding spreading of paunch manure on fields in southern half of town. Constable to issue citation in accordance with Town’s Code of Ordinance Sec. 3. Penalty under 3.16. Fine: $10-500 per day for each offense.

PAYMENT OF BILLS: Motion by Sup. Bradley and seconded by Sup. Rabas to approve and pay bills. MC

Motion by Sup. Bradley and seconded by Sup. Rabas to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. MC

Prepared by: Michelle Wallerius, Clerk
Approved: March 9, 2009

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