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Regular Monthly Meeting for July
Jul 12, 2010

JULY 12, 2010

The regular monthly meeting for the Town of New Denmark was called to order on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Krueger. After the Pledge of Allegiance the Minutes from June’s regular monthly meeting were read. Sup. Goetsch states odors from agriculture are not exempt and clarify procedure to issue future citations. Sup. Rabas states under Road/Bridge Report Ronk Rd should be changed to Langes Corners. Motion by Sup. Rabas and seconded by Sup. Goetsch to approve with revisions. MC


TREASURER’S REPORT: The Treasurer’s books show a balance on hand as of June 30, 2010 of $579,272.19 in the money market and $46,835.55 in checking. Motion made by Sup. Goetsch and seconded by Sup. Rabas to accept report. MC

COMMENTS and CONCERNS FOR THE PUBLIC: Wayne Hyduke of 5237 Cooperstown Road requests windows/doors be open to circulate air.

OLD BUSINESS: Chairman Krueger reads ltr from Veolia stating notice to terminate contract was to be received 90 days prior to July 31, 2010 and this did not occur. Automatic renewal went into effect April 30, 2010. Sup. Goetsch requests all contracts be reviewed to note terms/conditions of contracts– fire, rescue, insurance. Motion by Sup. Goetsch to send ltr to IWC to notify them of non-acceptable of proposal due to contractual requirement with Veolia. Seconded by Sup. Rabas. MC Chairman Krueger states he has been in contact w/ Jim Cisler and he is attempting to clean-up property but recently had surgery and may need additional time.

APPROVE INFORMATIONAL BUILDING & CULVERT PERMITS: Ken VandenElzen of 5201 Hwy NN to construct 40x80 lean-to off barn and replace barn roof. Motion by Sup. Goetsch and seconded by Sup. Rabas to accept with approval of setbacks. MC Julie Lane of 6003 Hwy KB for 24x36 lean-to addition to existing shop. No setbacks listed. Bd requests permit be returned for setback requirement. Wayne Hyduke of 5237 Cooperstown Road for 5.5 KW photovolic system. Motion by Sup. Rabas and seconded by Sup. Goetsch to accept. MC. Sup. Rabas states Rick Taicher is requesting a 24” culvert on Frontier Rd. Sup. Rabas has reviewed and will supervise installation but Mr. Taicher unable to complete paperwork for meeting. Motion by Sup. Rabas to accept with supervision/inspection. Seconded by Sup. Goetsch. MC


CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT – NEW ORGANIC DIGESTER: Rob Larsen of NEW Organic has a concern w/ # 5 of the Conditional Use Permit Application as it pertains to testing adjacent wells. Mr. Larsen states leak detention systems were installed on all tanks at the request of Mr. Moore when project was constructed to serve this purpose. Mr. Larsen proposes samples to be drawn from leak detection system vs. random sampling from surrounding wells. DNR required system on 2 of the 3 tanks, but he installed on all 3. Yearly reports are furnished to DNR but will provide quarterly reports to the Town via thumb drive. As to chemical reports, discussion as to what report should provided. DNR requires reporting for what is going in and the co-mingled byproduct. Bd requests same report they provide to the DNR but quarterly vs. yearly. Darren Hebel inquires what is being hauled and Mr. Larsen confirms the byproduct was not a full digestion. Harry McFall of 5127 Cooperstown Rd states he is not concerned about the wells by NEW but his concern is his well where the waste is being hauled and believes they should be held accountable for testing and quality. Sup. Goetsch states this is not controlled by the Town. Chairman Krueger states the responsibility falls to the property owner to monitor and test their private wells. Fay Lau of Hwy T states tanker trucks ran 24/7 over a holiday weekend dumping waste and she felt it was intentionally done during that timeframe because no one could be contacted to monitor or inspect what was being hauled. Odor was unbearable. They have the right to enjoy property. Concerns regarding smell can be directed to Health Dept or Town Bd. Motion by Sup. Goetsch and seconded by Sup. Rabas to revise #5 of Conditional Use Permit Application to allow for quarterly testing of leak detention system. MC

NOTICE OF CLAIM – WADE BERGER (ND-176-2 & ND-309): Atty. Sickel states Rural Mutual will accept the liability regarding the Notice of Claim which has been filed and he has been retained by Rural to represent the Town. Atty. Sickel recommends the Bd adopt a resolution to disallow the claim which will shorten the time period to file a legal action from 3 years to 6 months. Motion by Sup. Goetsch and seconded by Sup. Rabas to adopt Resolution to Deny Notice of Berger Claim. MC Clerk to send certified copy to Bergers.

ROAD & BRIDGE REPORT: Sup. Rabas reports construction on N. Town Hall bridge delayed due to the rain/high water. Bielienski addressed repairs to Podlasik Lane after heavy rain. Sup. Rabas highlights changes Brown Cty will be making to KB/P with part of current road to be vacated. Washer and bolts to be replaced on Park Rd Bridge. Also spoke with County about discrepancy of Melnarik Lane – as it is inappropriately located 150 ft in the wrong direction on Town road map. Map shows the road on top of a private driveway.

Proposed Road Bids (Bid #1):
1) Wedge Ronk Rd at 96: Scott: $2,204
NEA, Inc: $7,065
2) Wedge Maribel Rd south of 5480 Maribel Rd: Scott: $2,474
NEA, Inc: $3,260
3) Wedge N. Cherney Rd south of Pine Grove Rd: Scott: $1,126
(Bid different portion of road) NEA, Inc. $31,525
6) Chip seal A. Peterson Lane: Scott: $4,277
Fahrner: $1,435
7) Chip seal Park Rd from 5645 Park Rd toT: Scott: $2,190
Fahrner: $2,237
8) Chip seal Maribel from Maynards Lane/bridge: Scott: $10,400
Fahrner: $10,025
(TRIP Bid #2)
1) Grind & blacktop Langes Corner Rd from NN to Ronk Road (5,439 ft);
Scott: $38,857
NEA, Inc. $41,980
2) Double chip seal Ronk Rd from Langes Corners Rd to W Town Hall Rd (7,656 ft);
Scott: $38,175 w/out shoulder
Fahrner: $46,571
(Bid #3): Chip seal North Avenue from Maribel Rd to Gun Club less 500 ft on the hill
Scott: $22,314
Fahrner: $12,918

Discrepancies in length of road for proposed TRIP project when measured. Question whether it could be left open to supplemented/amended bids. Scott states this was proposed as a package. Discussion as to when shoulder would be added and posting of signs such as loose gravel w/ chip sealing. Bid 2 to be reviewed as to length. Fahrner inquires if North Avenue could be re-bid for a package deal with NEA. Scott indicates time is of the essence and would need to proceed w/ all projects when equipment is in the municipality. Review of Bid 2 to be awarded to Scott with discrepancies to be reviewed for Bid #2-1. Motion by Sup. Rabas to accept Scott’s proposal for Bid 1, 2 and 3. Seconded by Sup. Goetsch. MC

Culvert Bids: Replace culvert on Kvitek Rd – 100 ft south of Denmark Rd – Bielinski $1,100 w/ cost to be split with Village of Denmark. Bid #2: 1) Replace culvert on Jensen Lane (15x48) and dig out ditch line – Bielinski Excavating $1,300; 2) Repair culvert on W. Town Hall Rd at Cty Hwy T - Bielinski estimates $450; 3) Replace 5 culverts on Ronk Rd (marked with blue paint) – Bielinski Excavating: $4,500 with ends. Town to purchase culverts. Motion by Sup. Goetsch to accept Bielinski Excavating bids for culvert repairs minus patching of blacktop. Seconded by Sup. Rabas. MC

CORRESPONDENCE: Atty. Sickel states service of Writ of Mandamus from Bergers effectuated on July 6, 2010 upon Town and Chairman. Writ requests Court order Town to issue building permits and a hrg has been scheduled for July 27, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. Atty. Sickel recommends a Motion to Quash and will file appropriate documents with the Court. Working Lands Initiative – Mtg at Wrightstown High School. County is requesting maps from municipalities by August 31, 2010. To be discussed at next Plan Commission mtg.

PAYMENT OF BILLS: Motion by Sup. Goetsch and seconded by Sup. Rabas to pay bills. MC Motion by Sup. Goetsch and seconded by Sup. Rabas to adjourn at 9:50 p.m. MC

Prepared by Michelle Wallerius, Clerk
Approved: August 9, 2010

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