The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Kossuth was held in the Town Hall 129 Packer Drive, on Monday, August 7, 2017. Agenda for this meeting was posted on Saturday August 4, 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 July meetings. Motion by Supervisor Propson second by Supervisor Grapentine to approve minutes as read.
Treasurer Judy Fierst reported $247,345.17 in the Money Market, with interest earned $125.01 and $538.71 in the checking account. Recycling Revenues to date are $21,815.51. Motion by Supervisor Propson and second by Supervisor Grapentine to accept Treasurer’s report as presented.
Public Input – Bruce Klemm, zoning comments. Not for or against the rezone for Sandy River LLC, but voted no. Did some more research in the last couple of weeks. Area around interchanges was designated for business only. For business enterprise, he believes zoning commission decision was in error.
Greg Schetter – Parkway Rd, brought up the operation of ATV/UTV on roads. He stated that 4 townships in Mtwc County have passed ordinances to allow the use of ATV/UTV’s on roads. Mr. Schetter provided information to the board members for review. The Devils River State trail (old railroad bed) is non-motorized use only. Chairman Schuh said he would prefer that it be discussed and passed at an annual meeting. He also stated that there is a budgetary issue that goes along with this.
Additional input from Virginia Klemm about previous tower application and reaction from their neighbors.
Judy Dienor owns land adjoining the property that Sandy River LLC wants to rezone and she doesn’t have any issues with the rezone.
Building Permits – Dave Gaertz, shed Popelar Rd – Bob Dvorak, new siding Shoto Rd – Marek Enterprises, garage Cty K. Ney on East Shore building a new house, going to take down the old one.
Driveway Permits – None
Burn Permits – None
Sandy River LLC would like to rezone 3.2 acres from EA to RR on Hwy 310 next to I-43 – Tim Frey, TLC homes, talked to Doug Grotegut and he had no concerns, it is a business, but without the people living there, there wouldn’t be employees there, so it’s more residential. Supporting services to developmentally disabled adults. There would be 40 – 60 employees, making $14 - $16/hour. This would be their 30th location, 28 currently running, funding is limited to 4 beds or less. They work with County Health and Services not with State Dept of Corrections. Long term placements would be 4 occupants. State & federal highway interchange is a logistical advantage. Motion by Supervisor Propson to approve a zone change from EA to RR, second by Supervisor Grapentine. Motion approved.
Road Report – Reif Mills Rd shouldering is done, center stripe layout has been made. Calumet County will do our center striping. They will be here working for Mtwc County. Patching was done on Reif Mills Lane, Reif Mills Rd, Old Q, Berringer Rd, Brush was cut on Old Q. Couple of cars moved out of Cty K, new car taken apart in town right-of-way on Old Q. We will measure, take pics, and get it to the County. Handyman Dave, on Old Q needs to get a drawing in to finish his permit.
Motion by Supervisor Propson to accept Holschbach as our snowplow contract provider for the next 3 years, second by Supervisor Grapentine. We will set up a meeting with him to discuss how sand, salt, and fuel will be handled.
Transfer Station – 1 well tested high in iron at the old dump.
Claims 263 – 291 were allowed ordered paid.
Motion by Supervisor Propson and seconded by Supervisor Grapentine to adjourn the August meeting.