The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Kossuth was held in the Town Hall 129 Packer Drive, on Monday, November 6, 2017. Agenda for this meeting was posted on Friday November 3, 2017 at the Town Hall, Recycling Center and St. Augustine Church. Present: Chair Ralph Schuh, Supervisors Dave Propson, Mark Grapentine, Clerk Jolyn Schuh, and Treasurer Judy Fierst.
Meeting was called to order by Chairman Ralph Schuh. The pledge of Allegiance was said. Motion by Supervisor Propson and second by Supervisor Grapentine to approve the agenda as posted.
Clerk Schuh read the minutes of the October meeting. Motion by Supervisor Propson second by Supervisor Grapentine to approve minutes as read.
Treasurer Judy Fierst reported $172,515.65 in the Money Market, with interest earned $90.03 and $344.71 in the checking account. Recycling Revenues to date are $32,471.98. We received $300 for Kossuth Evergreen Cemetery in October. We will put that in savings, because we can’t add it to the CD until 2020 when it comes due. We have had overdraft protection for the past 18 years. They are charging for this service now so we declined it. The amount of interest we receive on our accounts is fairly minimal. Interest on the reasseement fund was $131.07 for last year. Motion by Supervisor Propson and second by Supervisor Grapentine to accept Treasurer’s report as presented. We need to have a Cemetery discussion in the future. In regards to what we can and can’t do.
Public Input – Jim Froelich, Baptist cemetery, got a hold of retired Paster trying to find past records. He will continue to follow up and share any information he gains on this cemetery.
Eugene Braun was the caretaker for the cemetery on Ruby lane in the 90’s. He embezzled the money and the town received a restitution payment which is what the CD is from.
Jim Froelich is having a well issue. The well he drilled in 1990 has been deemed unusable, 3rd occasion. Past 2 months, he’s been looking at drilling a new well. 10 inch casing, 6 inch sleeve inside and grouted. It must be 40 ft deeper than surrounding quarries that are 160 – 180 ft deep. No blasting for 3 weeks after drilling or 2 of the drillers won’t do it. 3 weeks ago when blasting was done dishes were broken. Now buying drinking water and using well water for washing. Don’t have a go to person right now at Carmeuse since JJ retired. Bruce Klemm - Hydro shock is 4 times greater than air or ground shock. Water transmits the shock.
Larry Maloney – spoke regarding Act 211, promptness of building permits
Building Permits – Brian Basken, shed Francis Creek Rd – Matt Rowe, garage Fisherville Rd – Carl Buchner, sunroom Rockwood Rd – Patrick Swetlik, pole shed Popelar Rd – Steve Holschbach, shed in pit on Hwy 310
Driveway Permits – Pete Walkner Quarter Rd.
Burn Permits – Keith Zipper, Stan Swetlik, Ron Basken, Tanya Reisen- Cty R
Road Report – address sign replaced on hwy B, hit by car, center stripping on Reif Mills Rd is done, replaced no parking signs on Danmar, Graded and graveled Shady Lane, and the south culvert on Parkway Rd is concrete block on one side and steel on the other side and mostly blocked.
Supervisor Propson received a call about 2 weeks ago, there was a horse hit on Cty R & Shoto Rd.
Potholes on Old Q were fixed; the berm on the corner of Hwy Q and Berringer Rd has been cut down.
PASER ratings were sent in last week to DOT.
Transfer Station – all recyclables are being loaded and hauled tomorrow.
Claims 341 – 373 were allowed and ordered to be paid.
Motion by Supervisor Propson and seconded by Supervisor Grapentine to adjourn the November meeting.