UNOFFICIAL MINUTES OF MEETING

To be approved at the next regular monthly Town Board meeting

 

TOWN OF MONROE

November 15, 2017 Monthly Business Meeting


The meeting was brought to order by Chairman Todd Hasse at 8:20 p.m.

Additions/changes to Agenda— add:

Kasey Tousignant – Christmas trees for sale online and customers to look at her house, W5794 Iliff Rd

Discussion/possible action on replacing tractor.

The Clerk verified that the OPEN MEETING notices were posted on November 13, 2017, on the Town of Monroe website, at the Monroe Town Hall, Recycling Center, at Helena Chemical Co.  WEKZ and the Monroe Times were notified.

Board members present:  Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, Murphy, and Sutter

Other attendees:  Jim Schindler, Phil Vosberg, Jeff Lanz, Edward Hille, Kris Hasse, Francis Donny, Kasey Tousignant;

Minutes of the October 19, 2017 meeting were sent to Town Board members and posted on the website by the Clerk.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurer’s Report was given by the Treasurer:

                        $  4,422.50   in Checking

                           44,118.78  in General Savings

                           45,899.13  in Tax Collection

                           78,917.29  in Truck & Equipment

                          100,432.06  in Golden Savings

                        $273,789.76  Total available

$1.78 interest. 

Francy revised and brought to the meeting a resolution for documentation for a bond on the Treasurer.  Spotts and Hasse signed the resolution and the Clerk will bring it to the County office and have her signature notarized in front of them.     

Woodford State Bank sent Francy a letter stating that the Town of Monroe is insured up to $650,000 on all municipality accounts.                                       

            Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to pay the audited bills of $12,844.86, accept the Treasurer’s Report, and transfer $11,000 from General Savings to Checking.  Motion carried by voice vote.

Revenues received since the October meeting were $2,388.28.

Public Input (Limit of 5 minutes per person) -- None         

           Discussion/action on Land Division RequestFran & Sandy Donny,

Section 23 east of STH 69

Plot plan handed out.  Motion by Spotts to approve land split of Lot 1, seconded by Hasse.

Discussion/action on LUCA participation in 2020 Census

Board decided that we don’t have staff to properly complete this so Clerk will complete the form accordingly and mail by the December 15th deadline.

            Discussion/action on request for Christmas tree sales

Kasey Tousignant has landscaping business and wants to sell potted Christmas trees on her property and will advertise that people could come to her house to look at.   Board okay with this.

Suggested meeting with Zoning Dept to expand on her business for a conditional use permit.

Discussion/action on replacing tractor

Sloans would only honor 400 hour lease, not 300 hour as had been discusssed at last month’s meeting. Test drove smaller tractor (Class 5) and easier for storage and mowing – has heat and air conditioning, cab, hydraulics, transmission was easy to operate and equipped with nice features.  Will give us $15,000 for trade on our tractor.  Rent for a year would be $9,000, buy outright is $90,000. 

Johnson Tractor in Juda, test drove tractor and would take our tractor on trade for $15,000

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to move forward with purchase of tractor $89,525 less $15,000 trade in of current tractor.  Will try to have the bill for submission on next month’s bills to be paid – Chad will talk to Ryan at Sloan’s.

Planning Commission Report - Progress of Month’s Business

No contact from Bug Tussel for a couple months.

Certified letter sent to Meiers regarding any road damage from their renters would be billed to them as landowners.

Planning Commission meeting before the end of the year – driveway ordinance updated/revised

Mike Fenley willing to work with Town to ensure that driveway’s are up to code before issuing occupancy permit.  Todd will send him a copy of the driveway ordinance to ensure that Mike knows what is stated already.

Road/Maintenance Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Mike gave set of tire chains and they do fit

Snow fence almost done – need to finish on Iliff Rd and Pond Rd

Paving is done; shoulder done on all patches.

Will have to mix salt 50/50 – County is having discrepancy when mixing so won’t be providing the 50/50 mix.   

Chairman’s Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Ed Hille has been hired as a Patrolman 2, set of keys issued; Jeff Thomm did get back to Todd and is not available on a full time basis to plow but would like to help if needed.

Carpet ordered and looking at end of month to install – will need help to clear out items for installation.

Hill Lane culdesac, if parking outside driveway, is hard to plow, so Jeff L. to talk with residents to let them know about the issue.

Clerk’s Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Attended trainings offered by the County for Clerk’s on 10/26 and Treasurer’s on 11/13 for upcoming tax bills review.

Election training to be completed online – I need 3 hours of core training and Karen Sutter & Kris Hasse will join me on 11/30 for additional training we can watch together.

Fire bills – will be mailing those out and following up on those with no names; also looking into possible help from WI Towns Association for a service they provide on recouping fire bill costs.

 

Next meeting will be on December 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. 

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to adjourn at 9:40 p.m.  Motion carried.

         

Peggy Murphy, Clerk



UNOFFICIAL MINUTES OF MEETING

To be approved at the next regular monthly Town Board meeting

TOWN OF MONROE

October 19th, 2017   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was brought to order by Chairman Todd Hasse at 7:00 p.m.

Additions/changes to Agenda--none

The Clerk verified that the OPEN MEETING notices were posted on October 14, 2017, on the Town of Monroe website, at the Monroe Town Hall, Recycling Center, at Helena Chemical Co.  WEKZ and the Monroe Times were notified.

Board members present:  Hasse, Spotts, Lambert, Bieneman, Murphy, and Sutter

Other attendees:  Jim Schindler, Jeff Thomm, Phil Vosberg, Jeff Lanz

Minutes of the September 21, 2017 meeting were sent to Town Board members and posted on the website by the Clerk.  Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurer’s Report was given by the Treasurer:

                        $  4,032.97   in Checking

                           62,618.78  in General Savings

                           45,899.13  in Tax Collection

                           78,917.29  in Truck & Equipment

                          100,432.06  in Golden Savings

                        $291,900.23  Total available

$103.09 interest.  November shared revenues should be in account about 11/20/17.

County is requesting documentation from each municipality for a bond on the Treasurer.  Can be either an ordinance or resolution; if ordinance then it is permanent; if resolution then every year.  Board would like to keep it as a resolution.  Francy will revise/update and bring to next meeting.                                           

            Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to pay the audited bills of $20,443.16, accept the Treasurer’s Report, and transfer $18,500 from General Savings to Checking.  Motion carried by voice vote.

Revenues received since the September meeting were $18,188.82.

Public Input (Limit of 5 minutes per person) -- None         

Discussion/Action on Patrolman Position

Discussion with Jeff Thomm regarding help with snowplowing this winter.  He will contact Hasse by next Thursday, October 26th with his decision whether he can help or not.

Discussion/Action on November Budget Hearing meeting – need to address the following items:

2018 levy amount of $144,920.00   

Patrolman wages in 2018 – Board will look at along with other items (clothing allowance, cell phone, etc.)

Cemetery Supervisor wages in 2018 -- ($15.50/hour – same as Patrolman #1 plus fuel costs and incidentals)

Date/time of Nov budget hearing – 11/16/17  at 6:30 p.m. (after meeting, Clerk realized that 11/16 was a conflict and Board agreed to change the date to 11/15/17 at same time)

If increase amount in one category, then what can be decreased in another category??

Planning Commission Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Looked at Jamie Runden’s driveway, to ask for security deposit back; covenant requirements in sub-division; wait to widen driveway when pave

Grossmann’s driveway – Steinman subdivision – not wide enough and they will talk to builder to correct

Bug Tussel inquiring about suggested sites – Becker J.R. on Cty N, passed along information

Possibly a Planning Commission meeting in November to review driveway ordinance – work to make more functional, spec requirements, and oversight during the process; and conditional use ordinance to review/rework/ or delete

Road/Maintenance Report - Progress of Month’s Business

County will start using 50/50 mix with salt & chips; will eliminate extra charge for mixing it previously; don’t know cost yet……may still be cheaper with Rufer

Tree trimming – Dan Richards to give quote to Board – 5,000

Cemetery clean up of Bushnell/Benkert

Still selling road signs and buying supplies/items from the profit.

Patch on Steiner still not done

Chainsaw – 260, Mike to look into if interested in trading in.

Buckskin Road – silt fence and culvert ditch work in progress, and needed to widen driveway

Board discussion about renting tractor for $22/hour – approx. 300 hours pr year; may be the best option vs buying.  Chad and Jeff L. to look at and make recommendation.  Mike to post old one to sell for $20,000.

Chairman’s Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Repairs on town hall were done over the weekend to complete the insulation project.

Aebly Rd parking – Jeff L. and Todd – discussed safety issue with homeowner

Bruce Meier’s renters – stopped by and no response – letter to landowner notifying if damage road, we will bill (Todd will send me something)

Dan N. – would like to form a cemetery committee to look at by-laws, fees, etc.

Gary Kleppe – will help with snow removal in recycling center again this winter

Gutzmer Rd billing, we were billed full amount and half the cost is to be billed to Town of Sylvester – Clerk hand delivered bill for ½ the cost to Town of Sylvester Clerk/Treasurer

Fire bills from City of Monroe – Todd to get ahold of fire chief, look at contract with them and Peggy to email again.

Quote on carpeting town hall – will have Board review and discuss at a later meeting.

Clerk’s Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Need signature on form to return to Green Cty Hwy Dept – Chair will take care of

Workshop on 9/29 included clerk/treasurer duties and budget basics; Dept of Rev update-levy limit forms and more; legislative update; agenda & minutes for effective meetings (didn’t cover agenda)

D   Don’t need separate bank accounts for each “item”

F   DIC only insures up to $250,000; do we need to look into moving an account to another bank?? – Francy will inquire with bank when transfer money

      Elected officials as election workers – spoke to Mike Doyle about this and he has gone round  & round with Towns Assoc and State Board of elections because he needs the Clerks at the polling places; can understand if on ballot and opposed-then can’t be in attendance but otherwise he is okay with that (law is going through state right now—Assembly committee approved, now to Senate committee)

Completed Recycling Grant application online on 10/2

County scheduled Clerk training on 10/26 and Treasurer training on 11/13 for upcoming tax bills review.

Next meeting will be on November 16, 2017.  Budget Hearing meeting at 6:30 p.m. with the regular meeting to follow.  (The date has since changed by Board agreement via email to November 15th at same time).

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to adjourn at 9:40 p.m.  Motion carried.

         

Peggy Murphy, Clerk

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES OF MEETING

To be approved at the next regular monthly Town Board meeting

TOWN OF MONROE

September 21st, 2017   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was brought to order by Chairman Todd Hasse at 7:00 p.m.

Additions/changes to Agenda—add Hiawatha Road information

The Clerk verified that the OPEN MEETING notices were posted on September 14, 2017, on the Town of Monroe website, at the Monroe Town Hall, Recycling Center, at Helena Chemical Co.  WEKZ and the Monroe Times were notified.

Board members present:  Hasse, Spotts, Lambert, Murphy, and Sutter

Other attendees:  David Koning, Jim Schindler, Jeff Lanz, Alan Gerber – City of Monroe, Werner Vogel, and Phil Vosberg

Minutes of the August 17, 2017 meeting were sent to Town Board members and posted on the website by the Clerk.  Motion by Lambert. Seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurer’s Report was given by the Treasurer:

                        $      4,973.08  in Checking

                              44,628.50  in General Savings

                            110,877.60  in Tax Collection

                              78,887.46  in Truck & Equipment

                            100,394.10  in Golden Savings

                        $  339,760.74  Total available                              

            Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to pay the audited bills of $ 66,055.33, accept the Treasurer’s Report, and transfer $65,000 from Tax Collection to Checking.  Motion carried by voice vote.  Revenues received since the August meeting were $1,196.90.

Public Input (Limit of 5 minutes per person) -- None

Discussion/Action on Toby & Tracy Meier driveway security deposit

Planning Commission reviewed.  Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts.  Motion carried by voice vote.

Discussion/Action on Dave Koning agricultural driveway permit-STH 81

No fees assessed.  Driveway extended. Permit paperwork completed but did not bring with so will drop off to Hasse for a signature. 

Discussion/Action on Dave Koning to operate a commercial kitchen at his residence of N3057 STH 81

Due to Brennan’s closing, looking at putting kitchen in part of a 60’ addition.  Currently zoned Highway Interchange and will need to work with the county zoning department to see what can be done.  Has variance for food truck until the addition/structure is built.  Board doesn’t have any objection to his idea.  Todd will contact Adam Wiegel at the county zoning department to hopefully get a response.  Need to go through county to possibly get zoning changed to commercial, and then for commercial use will need to work through State of WI for permits. 

Discussion/Action on Dustin Weckerly agricultural driveway permit - Rothenbuhler Road

Phil, Todd, Jeff Lanz looked at the parking area that is only for his truck.  Waiting on permit from Dustin.  Due to his workload right now, this may not get done this fall.

Discussion/Action on City of Monroe road dedication for YMCA Certified Survey Map approval – Al Gerber will be attending -- Survey map was distributed and Al reviewed the certification of dedication.  Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts.  Motion carried by voice vote.

Planning Commission Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Meier security deposit

Will try to meet in November to review driveway ordinance and conditional use ordinance, which may take several meetings and then will report back to Board.

 

 

Road/Maintenance Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Due to mild winter last year, does the Board want trucks to have only a greasing or full service? – Board decided to have full service done.

Snow fence – okay from landowners, except waiting to hear back from one, to put up

Chains for this winter – grader only has two chains, need to buy two more; Lambert may have some depending on tire size.

Hiawatha – discussed and notes under Chairman’s report

Tractor – Spotts to arrange mower for Jeff to test and see what model best fits the needs; lease options vs. buyout; resell one we have now – may look at in Spring.

Steam Vac from Lambert works well.

Chairman’s Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Tracy Signer from Rural Tanker District suggests putting money in each year for maintenance – approximately $5,000 (look into putting this on budget); Tanker #2 brought in to Davis Welding, not as bad as led to believe, need lighting to be looked at and possibly painting.

Look into 2% fire dues owed to Rural Tanker District from this year and last year.

Jeff L. and Todd were on Benkert Road – Meier’s renter cut fence and using as driveway but not correct driveway access in two spots; have been previously told to contact Town before doing anything; Todd will call Bruce and reiterate that we want a proper Ag driveway.

Aebly Road – resident is parking semi w/dump trailer on Sunset & Aebly; Spotts talked to Sheriff’s Department and says okay for visibility.  Only thing to do is put up No Parking signs.  Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts.  Motion carried by voice vote to install the No Parking signs.

International – Nick Bartels will sandblast and paint the truck rims.

Buckskin Road – sewer and water line across road; compact gravel to grade; Jeff L. to use discretion on what is needed – bill back to land owners.

Third party billing information from Monroe Fire Chief to possibly help collect fire fees.

Called Jeff Thomm to inquire about winter availability but no return call yet.

Need to look for two snowplow drivers, but Jeff Lanz is willing to help as well.

Town Hall – mid October to finish insulation; rearranged tables; still need to clean up (after insulation done); Spotts to look at desk, etc. for office setup for the Clerk; carpeting for floor to cover concrete

Hiawatha Road – Arin Scott from Scott Construction will only pay ½ of seal coating cost (remaining ½ would be split between Town of Monroe and Jordan).  Hasse discussed with WI Towns Association lawyer.  Jeff L. tar kettle sealed cracks is needed before seal coating.  Will need to be specific that we expect edge line to edge line of each road – Hiawatha to County Y pavement by October 15th.  Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts.  Motion carried by voice vote to contact Scott Construction to seal coat Hiawatha Road based on the above listed items.

Clerk’s Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Will attend fall workshop on 9/29 for various clerk duties including budgeting

Trying to complete Recycling Grant application due 10/2

Discussion/action on noise permit/sound regulation ordinance – nothing on County website and local business has not shown up at a regular meeting or called to discuss further, so will table this item until brought to Board’s attention.

Discussion/action on ordinance for disposal of town records – County has 49 page document to review for future reporting.

Call-out list to Sheriff’s office – Hasse will take care of completing and returning to them.

Per Karen Sutter, the Geneology Society has scanned tax records from 1940 and before from the Town of Monroe records.

Next meeting will be on October 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.        

Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried by voice vote at 9:30 p.m.

           

Peggy Murphy, Clerk 

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES OF MEETING

To be approved at the next regular monthly Town Board meeting

TOWN OF MONROE

August 17th, 2017   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was brought to order by Chairman Todd Hasse at 7:00 p.m.

Additions/changes to Agenda – add item listed 

-- Gary Kleppe, driveway permit refund

The Clerk verified that the OPEN MEETING notices were posted on August 13, 2017, on the Town of Monroe website, at the Monroe Town Hall, Recycling Center, at Helena Chemical Co.  WEKZ and the Monroe Times were notified.

Board members present:  Hasse, Spotts, Lambert, Bieneman, Murphy, and Sutter

Other attendees:  Jim Schindler, Jeff Lanz, Werner Vogel, Dan Neuenschwander, Richard Schindler, Phil Vosberg, Aaron Grossmann, Rod Alton, Roger Alton, Tony Wels

Minutes of the July 20, 2017 meeting were sent to Town Board members and posted on the website by the Clerk.  Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurer’s Report was given by the Treasurer:

                        $    3,125.32  in Checking

                            44,628.50  in General Savings

                            76,467.41  in Tax Collection

                            78,887.46  in Truck & Equipment

                          100,394.10  in Golden Savings

                        $303,502.79  Total available                   

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to pay the audited bills of $ 9,898.89, accept the Treasurer’s Report, and transfer $10,500.00 from Tax Collection to Checking.  Motion carried.

Revenues received since the July meeting were $3,669.85.

Public Input (Limit of 5 minutes per person) -- None

Discussion/Action on Aaron & Katie Grossmann driveway permit – Allison Road and private road

The Planning Commission visited the site and the private road is an existing road.  It was discussed that a joint driveway request should be completed and Grossmann’s were advised to pursue this through the homeowner’s association that is involved with the properties in that area, for their own protection in the future.  Planning Commission advised Board to waive the security fee and a check for $500 was being overnighted by the builder.  Aaron Grossmann wrote a check to cover this cost but will hold and return his check once we receive the builder’s check to cover this fee.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert for driveway permit approval.

Discussion/Action on Bug Tussel

Phil Vosberg, Planning Commission, reports that Bug Tussel is still interested in spotting a tower within the Town of Monroe but nothing is under consideration now.

Discussion/Action on Hiawatha Road

Aaron Scott from Scott Construction will come down and review with the Town of Monroe and the Town of Jordan the issues of the bid/contract that was submitted by Scott Construction and what was actually done on Hiawatha Road.  No date has been set for this yet.

Discussion/Action on Cemetery Supervisor position

Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts to appoint Dan Neuenschwander as Cemetery Supervisor.

Discussion/Action on Roger Alton driveway permit-STH 69

The Planning Commission visited the site and Alton’s plan is to rebuild on the existing site and since they will be using the existing driveway, recommended to waive the fee for a driveway permit.  Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts to waive driveway permit fee and approve the County driveway/access certification form.

Discussion/Action on noise permit/sound regulation ordinance

Peggy researched the City of Monroe sound ordinance and in Chapter 9-4, K. Amplified sound permit and L. Regulation of background music would be the most applicable portions of their ordinance to guide the Board.  Will check into any County ordinances and report back at a future meeting.

 

 

Planning Commission Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Grossmann and Alton driveway inspections as reported above.

Bug Tussel information as reported above.

Conditional Use Ordinance – emails with attorney advised that the Town would need to be less restrictive and then need to be adopted by residents of Town of Monroe and still have the County board vote on the ordinance.  Board suggested that since the Planning Commission needs to review the driveway permit anyways, should also look into the conditional use ordinance further and report back to Board.  The commission members hope to meet within 60 days.

Road/Maintenance Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Jeff L. will be working for County a couple days a week, but considers Town responsibilities his priority, which is greatly appreciated.

Road name signs done today.

Snow fence from County, concerned about using 2 wheel drive tractor on soft land so will look for alternatives.

Selling old road signs on Ebay and old mower – using this money to purchase supplies/parts/miscellaneous items to maintain the road equipment.

Paving over tubing.

Farm & Fleet – paid sales tax on purchase as they couldn’t find the right phone number associated with the Town of Monroe. Board will follow up on this.

Chairman’s Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Posted Youth Cabin Rd as a Class B weight limit.

Restricted height sign by Round Grove Road moved to Goepfert Rd for better visibility/warning.

Gary Kleppe – refund for driveway permit.  Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts.  Will put this on the bills to be paid next month.

Clerk’s Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Mailed fire inspection letters/bills out to businesses in township for reimbursement – concern that we have only received one email from Monroe Fire Chief to send out bills to those who have incurred fire calls.  Board suggested to send another email to Fire Chief to request information on at least a monthly basis for consistency.

Current plat book at Town Hall is dated 2004.  Asked Board if okay to purchase a more current version.  Chad Spotts will get a copy from 2016 for use at the hall.

Received paperwork for the annexation from Town of Monroe to the City of Monroe for the Dolan Family Farms LLC property.  Per Karen, this has been put in a TIF district and the City will be reimbursing the Town for 7 years on taxes.

Todd signed Assurance of Nondiscrimination form for UW Extension office.

Received email and followed up with a paper copy of Moratorium on Animal Feedlot Permitting from the County.  Shared items with Board.

Will need to do further research on records to keep and when to destroy/purge

Next meeting will be on September 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.    

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to adjourn at 8:50 p.m.  Motion carried.

 

           

Peggy Murphy, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

July 20th, 2017   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was brought to order by Chairman Todd Hasse at 7:10 p.m.

Additions/changes to Agenda  -- None

The Clerk verified that the OPEN MEETING notices were posted on July 16, 2017, on the Town of Monroe website, at the Monroe Town Hall, Recycling Center, at Helena Chemical Co.  WEKZ and the Monroe Times were notified.

Board members present:  Hasse, Spotts, Lambert, Bieneman, Murphy, and Sutter

Other attendees:  Jeff Lanz, Gary Kleppe, Phil Vosberg, Werner Vogel, Jim Schindler, Kris Halvorson, Kevin & Melissa Phillips

Minutes of the June 15, 2017 meeting were sent to Town Board members and posted on the website by the Clerk.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurer’s Report was given by the Treasurer:

                        $  13,275.51  in Checking

                            41,478.65  in General Savings

                         77,967.41  in Tax Collection

                         78,887.46  in Truck & Equipment

                        100,394.10  in Golden Savings

                        $ 312,003.13  Total available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to pay the audited bills of $12,652.88, accept the Treasurer’s Report, and transfer $1,500 from Tax Collection to Checking.  Motion carried.

Revenues received since the June meeting were $30,113.52.

Public Input (Limit of 5 minutes per person)

7 fireworks permits issued in July      

Discussion/Action on Benkert Bushnell Cemetery

Cemetery responsibilities was transferred to the township in 1980. In 1943 there were minutes from Cemetery Association and a map that shows alleys and lots, but may not be in specified lot.  Going forward, need to ensure that alleys/plots/lots are noted and marked accurately.

Discussion/Action on Cemetery Supervisor position

Dan Neuenschwander is interested in the possibility of this position.  Board will discuss further with Dan and discuss options.

Discussion/Action on Kevin Phillips driveway permit-Iliff Rd and STH 81

Planning Commission okayed driveway permit with note that they are within 100’ of intersection but on a T.  Recommended that Town collect the access onto Township Road fee of $500 only.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to approve that road fee of $500.

Discussion/Action on noise permit/sound regulation ordinance

Peggy (Clerk) to look at state statute information – possibly have a permit, similar to fireworks permit, to have business and/or resident complete.

Discussion/Action on ordinance for disposal of town records

Peggy (Clerk) to review further.

Planning Commission Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Kris Halvorson – Planning Commission okayed driveway permit for additional driveway (was originally applied for by Scott Halvorson for shared driveway on Youth Cabin Road) – need county zoning permit application; doesn’t need another driveway permit.

Jim Becker – regarding conditional use permit; upon further review, can’t be enforced in current state per Mark Schroeder, attorney.  This is related to procedures not adopted properly in original form.  Need to adopt by referendum and vote then County Board approval.  Phil will contact Mark S. to ask additional questions to answer on this subject – will let Board know results and then decide how to proceed.

 

 

Road/Maintenance Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Will be a couple weeks before seal coating will start.  Seal Buckskin?? – Yes, work order signed.  Tarp on International.  Brush cutter worked well.  Cut up tree on Cold Springs Rd – after the spray for the beehive takes affect.

Chairman’s Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Rural Tank District meeting went well, Tracy Signer is now President.

Allison Road – per Rich Rufer, Town of Washington, will monitor road for speeders but didn’t want to post a different speed sign at this time.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to approve work order to clean out ditch from land being planted right up to the edge on Goepfert Road.

Hiawatha Road project – Mike Lambert will contact Scott Construction to try to sort out issue that they used product that was different than in the contract, said Ali Mayer okayed to use other product by Jeff Lanz called Ali and he didn’t know that they had been on Hiawatha Road yet.

Clerk’s Report - Progress of Month’s Business

4 year voter maintenance postcards turned in to County

Fire call letters sent out and requested an update as the last one received was dated 5/26/17

Will be mailing fire inspection letters/bills out to businesses in township for reimbursement

Thank you to Mike for moving table and file cabinets around and Francy’s help with cleaning windows at the “clean up” day–working on organizing the town hall for work space area

will need to do further research on records to keep and when to destroy/purge

Accounting software, such as Quickbooks – Chad Spotts to look into further

Jim S. connected the copier to the laptop so can print at the town hall

Next meeting will be on August , 2017 at 7:00 p.m. 

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Lambert to adjourn at 9 p.m.  Motion carried.

 

           

Peggy Murphy, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

Jun 15th, 2017   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was brought to order by Chairman Todd Hasse at 7:10 p.m.

 

Additions/changes to Agenda – add these two items: 

--Ken Kubly land division request on C.T.H. DR

--Mike Fenley to discuss updating building codes

The Clerk verified that the OPEN MEETING notices were posted on June 12, 2017, on the Town of Monroe website, at the Monroe Town Hall, Recycling Center, at Helena Chemical Co.  WEKZ and the Monroe Times were notified.

Board members present:  Hasse, Spotts, Lambert, Bieneman, Murphy, and Sutter

Other attendees:  Mike Fenley, Jim Schindler, Dick Feller, Bob Stauffacher, Jeff Lanz, Jim Becker, Roger Becker, Werner Vogel, Phil Vosberg

Minutes of the May 18, 2017 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Spotts, Seconded by Lambert to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurer’s Report was given by the Treasurer:

                        $     4,646.83  in Checking

                             76,481.82  in General Savings

                             77,946.83  in Tax Collection

                             78,857.97  in Truck & Equipment

                            100,356.57  in Golden Savings

                        $  338,290.04  Total available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to pay the audited bills of $ 55,614.51, accept the Treasurer’s Report, and transfer $53,000.00 from General Savings to Checking.  Motion carried.

Revenues received since the May meeting were $3,568.92.

Public Input (Limit of 5 minutes per person)

Bob Stauffacher – Bug Tussel staked driveway

Discussion/Action on land division request – Kevin Phillips, on lands owned by Elizabeth Anglin, located on the west side of S.T.H. 81 just north of Iliff Road

Drawing supplied.  Motion by Spotts, Lambert seconded to approve 5.0 acre land division.

Discussion/Action on driveway security deposit return for Bob Stauffacher

The security deposit of $1,500 has been approved with the bills to be paid.

Discussion/Action on driveway permit request – Jim Becker, C.T.H. DR

Existing driveway is county approved.  Property has been rezoned through the county for commercial use, do not need conditional use from county.  Jim is questioning the driveway permit and conditional use permit for the town.  The town follows county commercial use guidelines. Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to sign off on driveway permit form with no fee, with the stipulation that if the current land owner decides to build any additional buildings on this parcel, they will need to come back to the town and pay a $500 driveway permit fee.  Phil Vosberg will help fill out the conditional use permit form to reference county commercial code.

Discussion/Action on driveway permit request – Dick Feller, Clar-Ken Road

Drawing and paperwork submitted for driveway on this property, including a check for $2,000.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to approve driveway permit.  Building permit submitted and signed for approval.

Discussion/Action on Hiawatha Road surface

Todd contacted Carl at Scott Construction and he offered to seal coat repair the road issues and then have the Town of Monroe and Town of Jordan each pay ½ of the bill. The Board decided that it will be better to dig up the road and resurface everything due to the water issues that won’t be resolved with just a seal coat repair.  We want them to fix it based on the 20 year guarantee, factoring in the 2 years that the road surface has already been done.

 

Discussion/Action on Alcohol Beverage License Applications – 5 businesses

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Lambert to accept license applications.

Discussion/Action on Fire Call notices

One of the notices is for Town of Clarno , but all the remaining will be billed out to the appropriate parties by the Clerk.

Discussion/Action on land division request – Ken Kubly, C.T.H. DR

Drawing supplied and wanting to sell 7.5 acres to Harvey Kubly his brother.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert for approval on the land division.

            Discussion/Action on updating building codes:

Mike Fenley brought an example of Town of Washington building code for the Board to review – there are templates on the state’s website also.  Mike has state certification already, except for electrical.  The state still reviews plans and conducts the building inspecting as well, the inspection fees are included in the states review fee. Mike stated that if he were to take over the inspection portion, the states review fee then would be reduced to only cover the cost of the plan review and that he would have his own fee schedule based on a per square foot basis for the inspection.  Todd thought it would be helpful to have one place to call for inspections versus waiting for the state to inspect. Phil V. contacted Charlotte Martin’s boss, Robin, at the State of WI.  Application from town to State can be submitted by Mike.  Why/what benefits to township? – gives township control/efficiency over building inspections on a regular basis versus waiting for state to show up.  Mike works with Tracy for electrical inspections, and Mike would do all the other inspections.  Per Mike, residential inspection is not uniform in the Town of Monroe – reference current ordinance passed on 6/1/80 – would want to consider commercial at the same time and accessory building on residential property.  Basically for safety reasons to have a uniform ordinance.

Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts to definitely include construction prior to 6/1/80 in the ordinance for inspections; will not include ag and accessory buildings; look into/review adding commercial buildings (Board to ask commercial businesses about their experience with state vs local inspection fees).  Review/consideration of recommendations from Board to now let Planning Commission to write up a building code ordinance. 

Planning Commission Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Bug Tussel did get Stauffacher property staked this afternoon.  Still need revised drawings.

Road/Maintenance Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Jeff can get a tar kettle from county for various roads in the township and then can seal coat the roads whenever time allows – will hold off on Hiawatha Road, based on items listed above.  Cutting brush.  International had king pin worked on and back now.  Weed spray from county not working well so Chad to get something better.  Repaired inlet that broke on sprayer.  Painted utility trailer.  Replaced lights on grater.  Electric pressure washer for $100 at Farm & Fleet – will try gas washer first to see if that will work.  Okay from Board to purchase snow fence, 100’ roll for $74; approximately 500’ needed.

County lost operators so they asked Jeff to come back to help with road projects and to run the road grader.  Okay with Board to do, appreciate that Jeff views his responsibilities with the town as a priority.  Todd continues to hear good comments about the work that Jeff is doing and is appreciated by the town residents

Chairman’s Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Meeting with Town of Clarno board on July 10th at 10 a.m. at Monroe Town Hall to discuss rural fire tank district issues.  Allison Road resident concern about speeding vehicles – Todd will talk to Town of Washington to put up advisory sign of 45 mph to see if that helps.  Bushnell/Benkert Cemetery concerns about proper map on where lots are located/listed on the information town received from cemetery association years ago.  Iliff Road-garbage being dumped on private property. Letter of Intent to Harvest from Weckerly.  Roof repair with venting done at town hall.  Meier’s need driveway permit for E. Benkert Road.  Lancaster driveway – need to look at driveway ordinance for wording on adding to existing driveway and what needs to be presented to Board at a regular monthly meeting to adhere to the standards for all town residents.  TDS access for Town Hall is done and router set up by Jim S. tonight.

Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts to approve revisions from last month’s road work changes to:  Youth Cabin Rd, Joy-Del Rd, Rothenbuhler culvert, and Buckskin Rd.

  
Clerk’s Report - Progress of Month’s Business

Board of Review final form to County and they sent to state this week.  Renewal of liquor licenses for 5 businesses in the township.  4 year voter maintenance postcards were sent out and have received some back-mostly ones that are not deliverable as addressed-but also received a few back that want to remain on the voter registration list.  DNR re: land entered under the Managed Forest Law – letter that Town of Monroe will be receiving pmt of $529.77 – 20% to the County Treasurer on pmts rec’d before November 1st

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts that the Clerk’s meeting minutes will be emailed to Board and posted to website, not read during future meetings, but still need to be approved as printed.

            Next meeting will be on July 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

           

Peggy Murphy, Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE

May 19th, 2017   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was brought to order by Chairman Todd Hasse at 7:07 p.m. 

No additions/changes to Agenda.

The Clerk verified that the OPEN MEETING notices were posted on May 15, 2017 on the Town of Monroe website, at the Monroe Town Hall, Recycling Center, Helena Chemical Co.  WEKZ and the Monroe Times were notified by email.

Board members present:  Hasse, Spotts, Lambert, Bieneman, Murphy, and Sutter

Other attendees: Karen and Jim Freymiller, Gary Kleppe, Jim Schindler, Bob Stauffacher, Pete Koch-Green Co. Hwy, Jeff Lanz, and Phil Vosberg

Minutes of the April 20, 2017 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurer’s Report was given by the Treasurer:

                        $    4,904.27  in Checking

                            76,481.82 in General Savings

                            87,946.83  in Tax Collection

                            78,857.97  in Truck & Equipment

                           100,356.57  in Golden Savings

                        $ 348,547.46  Total available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to pay the audited bills of $ 12,672.00, accept the Treasurer’s Report, and transfer $10,000.00 from Tax Collection to Checking.  Motion carried.

Revenues received since the April meeting were $1,532.00.

Public Input (Limit of 5 minutes per person): 

Bob Stauffacher asked for Planning Commission to inspect ag driveway so refund can be issued from driveway security deposit of $1,500.00

Planning Commission:  Broge driveway permit approved; Bug Tussel-still waiting for drawings, driveway needs to be flagged so Planning Commission can inspect

Jeff Lanz:  can’t get mower on Vogel Rd to knock down invasive weeds so he will contact County to mow it down for us; will look into getting a sprayer for tractor; continue to put up new road name signs; mow roads next couple weeks; tamp on Int’l needs to be replaced – Board okayed Jeff to take care of these items mentioned.

Discussion and possible action on 2017 Road Projects: 

Pete Koch with Green County Hwy reviewed bid that included a summary sheet of all road project suggestions and a detailed sheet on each road.  A more detailed review of each road project from the board noted that there will be revisions to some quotes and adding wedging on Youth Cabin Road and adding culvert on Gutzmer Road. At this time, the Iliff Road project will be tabled until next year’s review.  The Board asked Jeff Lanz to be on site during all the road repairs and motion was made by Lambert, seconded by Spotts for Jeff to make changes as he sees fit during the road work.

No quote from Scott Construction – there is still the Hiawatha Rd issue from last year with Jordan Township.

Quote from Frank Bros Inc. was an amount for Iliff Road asphalt improvements for 12,255 s.y., but no detailed quote per road.

Discussion and possible action on updating building codes:

Todd spoke to CG Schmidt at Hospice site for additional insight on commercial codes.

Phil Vosberg will speak to the state regarding commercial building codes to get more information on pros/cons.  Mike Finley will be asked to attend the monthly meeting where this will be discussed further.

Discussion and possible action on updating Fireworks Permit

Jim reworked/updated Fireworks Permit.  Motion by Lambert and seconded by Spotts to accept revision.  Todd will send to Dave E. for putting on website.

 

 

 

Land Division Request for James Freymiller

Sketch was provided to detail the Freymiller property into two lots.  Lot 2 of Skinner Prairie is to be set aside for Prairie Enthusiasts group and will be restricted from building on in future years, even if Lot 1 is sold.  Motion by Spotts and seconded by Lambert to approve this land division request.

Chairman’s Report - Progress of Months Business

Driveway access/permit form and Conditional use permit form will be worked on with Phil to revise, with fillable items, and put on website.

Improved intersection site on Wald Rd & Youth Cabin Rd by taking down trees/brush for better visibility.  Motion by Hasse and seconded by Lambert to change the yield sign to a stop sign at this intersection.

Brought Karen Sutter’s files from home up to the town hall. Received some of Ali’s files from Carol Mayer for review.

Call out change to County – 1st contact to be Hasse, 2nd contact to be Jeff Lanz

Thank you to Jeff Lanz for the upkeep/maintenance of roads. Many good comments from residents.

Clarno Township would like to meet with Monroe Township board to discuss fire department issues. Decided to propose July 10th at 10 a.m. and to meet at Monroe Town Hall.

Clerk’s Report - Progress of Months Business

Attended a Town Officials Workshop on 5/3 and Board of Review Training on 5/4

Planning for teleconference on 5/25 for Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing program for upcoming liquor license renewals

I-9 forms to be completed by all town employees that receive a payroll check, includes election workers – would like an updated W-4, W-4T form as well to ensure taking the correct deductions

Update on mailbox info. --- can put a mailbox by fire number – but not sure if will receive mail on a regular basis so may be best to change address to Clerk’s home address.  Board okay with this.

Laptop computer purchased/software installed; do we have internet yet at town hall?      When this is available then will be able to access printer/scanner/fax – TDS to inspect. Board has dropped phone in shop.

Quickbooks software program was discussed and Board suggested one stand alone computer to have installed.  Chad will look into this option further and report back his findings.

Cleanup of town hall – would need help to evaluate some of the files/plot maps/etc. and then transport recyclable books to recycling center, 4-H items to be brought to extension office, general clean up of all rooms, painting bathroom, wash down walls and get rid of bugs – Board will help after Clarno Township meeting on July 10th.

Motion by Spotts and seconded by Hasse to change mileage reimbursement to the Federal rate as of 1/1/17 and continue going forward.

Motion by Lambert and seconded by Spotts to pay bills online, if that option is available.

Motion by Spotts and seconded by Lambert to purchases supplies to conduct Clerk business efficiently. Hasse suggested UW Swap Shop to see what is available.

            Next meeting will be on June 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. 

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

           

Peggy Murphy, Clerk 

TOWN OF MONROE

Board of Review
Tuesday
May 16th, 2017  
6:00 p.m.(must be in session a minimum of 2 hours)
Town of Monroe Hall
N3302 Monroe Road, Monroe WI  53566

The 2017 Board of Review was called into session on May 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Roll Call –

Present:  Todd Hasse, Chad Spotts, Mike Lambert, Peggy Murphy, & Karen  Sutter

Also: Gerad Gage, representing Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc.

 

Confirmation of appropriate Board of Review and Open Meetings notices -- Notices for Open Book and Board of Review were published under legal notices in the Monroe Times on April 10, 2017. Notices were posted before the election of April 4, 2017, with Karen Sutter’s name as clerk and then again after the election with Peggy Murphy’s name as the newly elected Town of Monroe Clerk at the Town Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp., Helena Chemical Co., announced over WEKZ, listed in the Agenda column of the Monroe Times, and listed on the Town of Monroe website at townofmonroe@tds.net.

 

Open Book was held April 19, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm., at the Town Hall.

Gerad Gage, representing Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. was present to answer questions on their assessments.

Karen Sutter, retiring Clerk and Peggy Murphy, newly elected Clerk were also present. 

Seven residents of the Township appeared at Open Book.

                                                                                               

Select a Chairperson for Board of Review

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to appoint Todd Hasse as Chairperson of the Board of Review.  Motion carried.

 

Select a Vice-Chairperson for Board of Review

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Lambert, to appoint Chad Spotts as Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Review.  Motion carried.

 

The Chairperson then appointed Peggy Murphy as Clerk for the Board of Review

This proceeding is being taped, starting with tape 1, side A.

                                                                                                           

A resolution was passed on 11/9/1989, to give the Board authority to appoint the Assessor for the Town, on a contract basis.  The Town of Monroe has appointed Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. to be our Assessor starting 11/1/2012.

Mr Gage, are you certified?  _Yes__

Be it noted, that the Assessor is certified.

Two members of this Board of Review attended the Board of Review training presented by the Wisconsin Towns Association on Feb. 5, 2016, and another member attended the Board of Review training on May 4, 2017, and are therefore certified to sit on this Board.

The Town of Monroe has an ordinance for the confidentiality of income and expense information provided to the assessor under state law (sec. 70.47(7)(af), and was published in the legal notices section of the Monroe Times as stated above.

 

Review of new laws – None for 2017

 

Discussion/Action – Verified by the assessor that all open book changes are included in the final assessment roll.

 

Discussion/Action – Certify all corrections of error under state law (sec. 70.43, Wis. Stats.)

No omitted properties.

 

Review the Assessment Roll and Perform Statutory Duties:

            Examine the roll

            Correct description or calculation errors

            Eliminate double assessed property

 

Allow taxpayers to examine assessment data.

 

The Board witnessed the signing of the 2017 Assessment Roll by the Assessor and Clerk.

 

Since there is no one to appear before the Board, we will turn the recorder off.  We will turn it back on if someone appears or at the close of the Board of Review.

 

No one appeared before the Board or filed an objection form.

 

With no business to conduct, no formal objections to hear, and no Notice of Determination to be mailed, the 2017 Board of Review is Closed.  This is the Final Adjournment.

It is now 8:00 pm.

 

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Lambert to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

 

Peggy Murphy

Town of Monroe Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

April 20th, 2017   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was brought to order by Chairman Todd Hasse at 7:30 p.m., following the conclusion of

the Annual Meeting. 

Elected Officers sworn in:  Todd Hasse, Chair; Chad Spotts, 1st Supervisor; Mike Lambert, 2nd Supervisor; Francy Bieneman, Treasurer; Peggy Murphy, Clerk

Karen Sutter was appointed Deputy Clerk by the Town of Monroe Clerk

The Clerk verified that the OPEN MEETING notices were posted on April 5, 2017 on the Town of Monroe website, at the Monroe Town Hall, Recycling Center, at East Side Farm Equip., at Helena Chemical Co., WEKZ and the Monroe Times were notified.

Board members present:  Hasse, Spotts, Lambert, Bieneman, Murphy, and Sutter

Other attendees: Rich Schindler, Werner Vogel, James Schindler, Phil Vosberg, Dave Engerman, Steve Broge, Carol Mayer, Kris Hasse, Gary Kleppe, Robert Stauffacher, Jeff Lanz, Karan Balch.

No additions or changes to Agenda.

Minutes of the March 16, 2017 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurer’s Report was given by the Treasurer:

                        $   4,510.82  in Checking

                            89,481.82  in General Savings

                            87,934.83  in Tax Collection

                            78,857.97  in Truck & Equipment

                          100,356.57  in Golden Savings

                        $ 361,142.01  Total available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to pay the audited bills of $14,878.29, accept the Treasurer’s Report, and transfer $13,000.00 from General Savings to Checking.  Motion carried.

Revenues received since the March meeting were $3,785.82.

Public Input (Limit of 5 minutes per person) – Mr. and Mrs. Steve Broge are moving into

the township and are looking for board approval on an addition to the existing building on the land.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to proceed with a driveway verification paperwork.  Planning Commission will set up a time to inspect, then Hasse to sign after the inspection is completed.

Chairman’s Report - Progress of Month’s Business:

Jeff Lanz sold township saw. Purchased items from Farm & Fleet and used funds to offset part of this cost.

Road signs ordered by Jeff Lanz, approximately $2,500, and old signs are at township.

Emerald Ash Borer has been identified at Steve & Lynn Wheelers.

Mold issue at Town Hall is due to the insulation in roof not venting enough – will need to reattach insulation correctly in the trusses, vapor barrier and ridge cap to be installed.

Clerk is to send bill to Town of Clarno, Attn: Jim Rutledge for the 2016-17 Clarno snow plowing and salting billed at $65/trip and 26 trips = $1,690.

Discussion on Clerk working at Town Hall and cleaning up bathroom, office, election area, etc. Spotts will contact TDS about getting internet connection. Clerk will call post office about delivery of mail at the hall and board to install a mail box.  Laptop computer to be purchased for Clerk duties.  Also need to get a set of keys to Clerk and Lambert.  List of those who currently have keys was also noted.  

           Discussion, Possible Action on Bug Tussel Driveway Permit – this item will be tabled as there needs to be a site visit with the land owner and Planning Commission, along with Bug Tussel.

Pond View Road-Gary Klepping – assumed Larry Leopolds expenses and asking what township will reimburse regarding the curve by Smock Valley Road and a turn around. Board will reimburse for 3 points of the turn around at $450.00 a point = $1,350.00.  Gary will submit a bill to the township, which can be scheduled to be paid next month.      

Next meeting will be on May 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.   

Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 Peggy Murphy, Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE

April 20th, 2017   Annual Business Meeting

The Annual Meeting was brought to order by Chairman Todd Hasse at 6:00 p.m.

The Clerk verified that the OPEN MEETING notices were posted on April 5, 2017 on the Town of Monroe website, at the Monroe Town Hall, Recycling Center, at East Side Farm Equip., at Helena Chemical Co, on WEKZ and in the Agenda Column of the Monroe Times.

Board members present: Todd Hasse, Chad Spotts, Mike Lambert, Francy Bieneman, Karen Sutter (retiring clerk), Peggy Murphy (newly elected clerk)

Other attendees:  William & Marilyn Hartwig, Betty Klessinger, Carol Weiss, James Schindler, Doug & Sandy Mayer, Steve & Lonna Mayer, Dave Engerman, Mike Doyle, Trevor Hasse, Alaya Hummel, Kris Hasse, Gary Kleppe, Mark Mayer, Bob Stauffacher, Richard Schindler, Carol Mayer, Jody Arl, Jeff Lanz, Sherri Hawkins, Phil Vosberg, Werner Vogel, Martha Scherer, Paul Scherer, Gwen Suth, Karan Balch.

Minutes of the April 19, 2016 Annual Meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Jeff Lanz, seconded by Jake Scherer to accept.  Motion carried.

          The 2016 Financial Statement of the Town of Monroe, compiled by Clerk Karen Sutter, covering cash receipts & disbursements, was passed out.  Motion by Mike Doyle, seconded by Jim Schindler to accept the Financial Statement Report.  Motion carried.

          Current fees charged by the Township for licenses issued by the Clerk were discussed.  Motion by Chad Spotts, seconded by Mike Lambert to leave all the license fees the same. Motion carried.

          Cemeteries were discussed.  Motion by Mike Lambert, seconded by Chad Spotts to continue to have Iliff Cemetery (Highway 81) mowed by Jeff Lanz and Benkert Bushnell (Argus) Cemetery (Cty Hwy N) mowed by Dan Neuenschwander.  Motion carried.

          Motion by Rich Schindler, seconded by Karan Balch, to authorize the Town Board to spend Town monies to maintain roads & equipment, authorize the Town Board to dispose of real and personal property, and to handle any business coming before the Board concerning the Town, it’s properties, and the people of the Town.

Yes 21   No 0.   Motion carried.

          Motion by Chad Spotts, seconded by Mike Lambert to set the date of the 2018 Annual Meeting as the third Thursday night of April 2018 at 6:00 p.m. with the regular monthly business meeting to follow.  Motion carried.

Public Input – any Issues Town Residents wish to Discuss

Todd Hasse presented Alois Mayer’s family with a plaque in his honor for his years of service to the town board.

Todd also presented Karen Sutter with a proclamation from Gov. Walker, Senator Marklein, and Rep. Novak in addition to a plaque from the Town of Monroe for her 26 years of service.

With no further business to transact, a motion for adjournment was made by Mike Lambert,

seconded by Chad Spotts.  Motion carried. 

 

 

Peggy Murphy, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

March 16th, 2017   Monthly Business Meeting



The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Todd Hasse, at 2:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 3/10/17, at the Hall, Recycling Center,  East Side Imp,  and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present:  Hasse, Spotts, Lambert, Bieneman and Sutter.

Also: Sherri Fiduccia, Jeff Lanz, Jeff Thomm,  Werner Vogel, Phil Vosberg, Gary Klepping,  & Robert Stauffacher.

Minutes of the Feb 23, 2017 meeting were read by the Clerk. Motion by Lambert, seconded Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treasurer

                                                       $ 10,629.33 in checking

                                                          71,483.01 in  Gen Savings

                                                                        119,149.01 in Tax Collection

          78,831.18 in Truck & Equip

        100,319.47 in Golden Savings

      $380,412.00    Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to pay the audited bills of $44,008.08, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $35,000.00 from Tax Collection to Checking.   Motion carried

Revenues since the Feb meeting were $3,317.02

Phil Vosberg, Chairman of the Planning Comm., gave an update on the Bug Tussel Tower application.  He wants an updated map,(drawing),showing the agreed upon  changes made to the turn around at the tower site, and the turning radius of  their driveway, before making a recommendation for passage, to the Town Board. This driveway would be limited to Bug Tussel and farming  usage only.

Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts, to accept The Pond View Survey map. Motion carried.

Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts,to grant Bob Stauffacher a driveway permit, for farm use only, onto Aebly road.. The driveway fee was waived, charging only the refundable security deposit fee for the driveway.

Mike Finley, our Building Inspector, spoke to the Board about our present Building Inspection Ordinance, which was adopted in 2004. At present only new homes and new additions come under our ordinance.  The Board shall decide if they want stricter inforcement of all  new building and remodeling projects, within the Twp.

Wendy Ellingson and Stephen Scanlan , representing Gr. Co. Development Corp.,spoke to the Board about increased Broadband coverage needed within the County. They asked for a $750.00 donation to help them pay for writing a grant application  to the Wis Public Service Commission, for available funding for such projects. Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse. to give them $750.00 Motion carried.

The Clerk received a new lease from Lamar Sign Co., to sign.  The Board adjusted the length of the Contract from ten years to one year, before signing it.  The Clerk shall sent it back to them.

Mold issue in the Town Hall bathroom ceiling is due to the high humidity in the hall, when not in use.

Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts to grant Mike Jerge an Operators License for the 7/1/17-6/30/18 year.  Motion carried.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to issue Family Promise a temporary Beer and Wine License for June 15, 2017, for their Family Promise 10 Grand Raffle, to be held at the Roller Den..  Motion carried.

Burial Lots at our cemeteries, were discussed.  The Clerk has very little information on them.  Scant records were turned over to the Town by the Bank, after the Cemetery Associations disbanded.

 Next meeting will be on April 20, 2017, starting with the Annual Meeting at 6:00 pm  .The Monthly Business Meeting will follow. Newly Elected Officials will be sworn in.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                                Karen Sutter, Clerk








TOWN OF MONROE

February 23rd, 2017   Monthly Business Meeting


The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Todd Hasse, at 2:00 pm. The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 2/15/2017, at the Hall, Recycling Center,  East Side Imp,  and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present:  Hasse, Spotts, Lambert, Bieneman and Sutter.

Also: Sherri Fiduccia, Jeff Lanz, Jeff Thomm, Rich Schindler, Werner Vogel, Phil Vosberg, Gary Klepping, Peggy Murphy, & Robert Stauffacher.

Minutes of the Jan 23, 2017 meeting were read by the Clerk. Motion by Lambert, seconded Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treasurer

                                                       $   2,646.32 in checking

                                                          71,483.01 in  Gen Savings

                                                                        127,641.01 in Tax Collection

          78,831.18 in Truck & Equip

        100,319.47 in Golden Savings

      $380,920.99 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to pay the audited bills of $9,423.65, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $8,500.00 from Tax Savings to Checking.   Motion carried

Revenues since the Jan meeting were $8,160.13.

The Feb. settlement with the Gr. Co. Treas was $563,394.87.

Motion by Lambert, seconded by Spotts, to not pay the additional charge of $21.98 per month to Assoc. Appraisal for internet postings of parcels by Assess. Technologies.  Motion carried.  This charge was not part of our contract with Assoc. Appraisal and this charge started appearing on our bill last month.

The Board purchased a new chain-saw from Sugar River Power Center.

Tony Hickey, Representing Lamar Sign Co. informed the Board that our contract with them has an automatic 10 year renewal clause in it, that has automatically renewed their lease with the  Town, for another 10 years. They would work with us if we decide to build a bldg..  next to the sign, and agreed to a modest raise in rent, starting in 2018.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to grant driveway permits to Gene/Darlene Weckerly and Robert/Angela Frie.  Motion carried.

Phil Vosberg, Chairman of the Planning Comm., gave an update on the Bug Tussel Tower application.  He would like a clear drawing  of changes made to the tower site and a representative to appear at our next Board meeting to explain the changes.  The Planning Comm is reviewing our driveway ordinance with a lawyer, and will present suggested changes to the town board at a later date.

The Pond View Survey is being sent back to the lawyer.

Tree trimming has been completed with the County. A stop ahead sign will be installed on Goepfert Road and Co. Hiway  FF.

Dan Neuenschwander  will mow the cemetery on Co. N., but we will need to find someone to mow the cemetery on Hiway 81, (above the Junction House), during the summer of 2017..

There is mold on the bathroom ceiling at the Town Hall.

Lambert was asked to look-price a new lawn mower for the Township.

Reduced speed limit signs were requested for the area around the Recycling Center.

Behr Gr. Co. Salvage has been sold to Alter Co. Some new rules apply to recycleables.

Next meeting March 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                                Karen Sutter, Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE

January 23rd, 2017   Monthly Business Meeting


The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Todd Hasse, at 1:00 pm.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 1/11/17, at the Hall, Recycling Center,  East Side Imp,  and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present:  Hasse, Spotts, Lambert, Bieneman and Sutter.

Also: Sherri Fiduccia, Jeff Lanz, Jeff Thomm, Rich Schindler, Werner Vogel,and Phil Vosberg.

Minutes of the Dec. 15, 2016 meeting were read by the Clerk. Motion by Lambert, seconded Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treasurer

                                           $ 10,940.26 in checking

                                            102,483.01 in  Gen Savings

                                                          99,465.74 in Tax Collection

          53,831.18 in Truck & Equip

        100,319.47 in Golden Savings

      $367,039.66 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to pay the audited bills of $15,252.10, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $6,000.00 from General Savings to Checking.   Motion carried. January settlement with the Gr.Co. Treasurer was $841,051.32 (approx. 40% of the tax roll.)

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to transfer $25,000.00 from General Savings to the Truck- Equip. Acct. Motion carried.

Revenues received since the Dec. meeting were $ 24,342.65.

Repairs on the Township tractor, trucks and chain saws were discussed. Lambert will get price quotes on a new chain- saw.

A discussion on building a new building for township equipment was discussed at great length. Location, size, water availability, sewer system, road-right of way, and financing are some of the decisions that would have to be made.  Hasse will contact the Green Co. Hiway Dept to see what they would charge to plow our roads in the winter-time. No action taken.

The Town Board hired the Gr.Co. Hiway Dept, to do tree- trimming on certain township roads, using their special equipment including their extended arm. The work has been completed.

The contract with Lamar Signs has expired The Clerk shall  ask them to attend the next meeting.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Hasse to refund road security deposits to Gary Keegan and Bruce Meier.  Motion carried.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to issue a driveway permit to Green Co. for the Gov’t Services Bldg. to be built at the Pleasant View complex.  Motion carried.

Motion by Lambert, seconded by Hasse, to sign a Resolution from the Town of New Glarus asking the Green Co. Board of Supervisors, to commission a high speed internet committee, to encourage faster, more reliable internet options with in Green Co. Motion carried.

Parcel #0377.1000 on Monroe-Sylvester Road has not paid real estate taxes in 3 years, and owes $2,190.00.  This property is in poor condition.  The County Clerk’s office will work through the legal process of collecting the past taxes or selling the property.

A residence on Goepfert Road has many cars on its property. The Board will check to see if a business is being run there.

Compliants from the Carnie subdivision in Clarno Twp., on snowplowing, have been received by us.  We service this area for Clarno Twp. because this part of the subdivision has no outlet onto Clarno Twp. Roads. We will investigate the problem.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to issue  an Operators license for Sir Buks. Motion carried.

The Clerk informed the Board that the Township Books balance for the year 2016.

Next Meeting will be held Thurs, Feb. 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                       

                                                                                    Karen Sutter, Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE

January 21st, 2017   Caucus

The Caucus was brought to order at 10:00 am on Jan. 21, 2017, by Chairman Todd Hasse.

Present: Board Members: Todd Hasse, Mike Lambert, Francy Bieneman, and Karen Sutter,

 Also Chris Hasse, Carol Mayer, George Mau, Sherri Fiduccia, Jim Becker, Laura Vosberg, Mitch Hasse, Treavor Hasse, Nick Hartwig, Corlisa Robertson, Richard Spike,   Mike Doyle, Dan Murphy, Peggy Murphy, Heidi Robertson, Josh Folker, Werner Vogel, James Notter, Cindy Stephenson, & Warren Stephenson.  (24 residents in attendance.)

 

The Clerk verified that the Notices were posted on 1/2/17  & published on 1/11/17. The Agenda Column,  Monroe Township Website  & WEKZ were notified.  Notices were posted  at the Hall, Recycling Center, Ag Tech, & East Side Imp.

 

 Motion by Hasse, seconded by Lambert,  to elect Karen Sutter and  France Bieneman        to the Caucus Committee.

 No  other nominations were made.      Ayes 24          no’s 0     Motion carried.

The Caucus Committee, opened the floor to nominations.

 

 

CHAIRMAN; TO REPLACE TODD HASSE

Motion by  Jim Becker, seconded by Sherri Fiduccia,  to nominate Todd Hasse.

 

                       Motion by George Mau,  seconded by Richard Spike, to nominate Jeff Thomm.

 

Motion to close the nominations by  Sherri Fiduccia,  seconded by  George Mau,    Ayes 24      No 0  Motion carried.

 

 

 

  1ST SUPERVISOR; TO REPLACE  CHAD SPOTTS

Motion by  Chris Hasse, seconded by Sherri Fiduccia, to nominate Chad Spotts.

 

No other nominations were made.

                                                         

Motion by Sherri Fiduccia,  seconded  by  Francy Bieneman, to close the nominations.  Motion carried.  Ayes  24  No 0  Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2ND SUPERVISOR; TO REPLACE  MIKE LAMBERT

 

Motion by  Todd Hasse, seconded by  Sherri Fiduccia, to nominate Mike Lambert

 

Motion by  Josh Foulker,  2nd by James Notter,  to nominate Nick Hartwig.              No other nominations were made.

 

Motion by  Todd Hasse, seconded  Karen Sutter,  to close the nominations.

Ayes 24     No 0.    Motion carried.

 

       

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.  CLERK; TO REPLACE KAREN SUTTER

Motion by  Heidi Robertson, seconded by Jim Becker, to nominate  Sherri Fiduccia.

Motion by Dan Murphy, seconded by  Laura Vosberg, to nominate Peggy Murphy

No other nominations were made.

 

Motion by Jim Becker, seconded by Todd Hasse,to close the nomination. Ayes 24 No 0.  Motion carried

 

 

 

 


                                 TREASURER; TO REPLACE FRANCY BIENEMAN

Motion by Chris Hasse, seconded by  Sherri Fiduccia, to nominate Francy Bieneman

No other nominations were made.

 

Motion by Nick Hartrwig, seconded by Mike Doyle, to close the nominations.

 Ayes   24   No 0 Motion carried.

 

Unanimous vote for Francy Bieneman for Town Treasurer

 

 

With all nominations in place, motion by Sherri Fiduccia,  seconded by  Heidi Robertson, to close, any further action by the Caucus Committee.    Ayes 24   No 0    Motion carried.

 

 

Motion by  Karen Sutter, seconded by France Bieneman, to pick the 2019 Caucus Committee at the 2019 Caucus.  Motion carried..

Motion by Chris Hasse, seconded by Mike Lambert, to adjourn the 2017 Caucus Committee.  Ayes24    No 0.  Motion carried. It is  10:50 AM

Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

November 16th, 2016   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Todd Hasse, at 8:00 pm.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 11/10/16, at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town Garage, East Side Imp,  and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present:  Hasse, Spotts, Lambert, Bieneman and Sutter.

Also:  Jeff Lanz, Werner Vogel, Nick Hartwig. Carol Mayer, Phil Vosberg, & Rich Schindler,

Minutes of the Oct. 20, 2016 meeting were read by the Clerk. Motion by Spotts, seconded Hasse, to accept.  Motion carried.

Minutes of the Special November 7, 2016 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Lambet, seconded by Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treasurer

                                             $ 6,430.36 in checking

                                              53,152.00 in  Gen Savings

                                                          49,434.35 in Tax Collection

          53,810.84 in Truck & Equip

        100,281.56 in Golden Savings

      $263,109.11 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to pay the audited bills of $15,627.36, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $14,000.00 from Tax Collection to Checking.   Motion carried.

Revenues received since the Oct. meeting were $ 5,961.62.

Phil Vosberg, Chairman of our Planning Commission, recommended to the Board that we grant Bug Tussel Wireless a conditional use permit application to build a 149 ft. communication tower, with conditions.

 Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert, to accept the proposal from the Planning Comm., for the application of Bug Tussel to construct a 149 ft. tower, with conditions attached, on the Robert/Carol Stauffacher land, after all costs/fees, incurred by the Township, pertaining to this permit, are paid. Motion carried.  

Salaries were discussed.  Supervisors are limited to $5,000.00 per year in working for the Township. No action taken.

The Sterling truck is being painted at Bartels and should be back in service next week.

Lanz stated that the  Pacer ratings report was done by the Hiway Dept last year.  He said he would be able file that report next year.

The Town of Clarno requests that we continue to plow the Rufener subdivision roads that are located in Clarno Twp. The Board agreed to this arrangement again this year.

Salt costs were discussed.  No action taken.

Water retention problems in the old garage was discussed.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                Karen Sutter, Clerk



TOWN OF MONROE

November 16th, 2016   Annual Budget Meeting


The Budget Meeting was called to order by Chairman  Todd Hasse  at  7:30 p.m.

Present:, Todd Hasse, Chad  Spotts, Mike Lambert, Francy Bieneman, & Karen Sutter

Also: Phil Vosberg, Rich Schindler, Werner Vogel,  Nick Hartwig, Carol Mayer, Jeff Lanz, Bob Stauffacher & Jacob Scherer.

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 11/ 1/2016  at the Hall,

 Recycling Center,  and Town Garage... Our Annual Budget Meeting was published in the Monroe Times on 11/10/16        .  .

Minutes of the Nov 19, 2015 Budget  Meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Jacob Scherer , to accept.  Motion carried.

The 2017 Proposed Budget was distributed by the Clerk.  A review of the Budget followed.    

Proposed Budget total expected Expenses       $305,314.00                                                   

Proposed Budget total expected Revenues      $162,798.00

 

TOWNSHIP TAX LEVY                             $  142,516.00              ( 2% Increase)

 

 Motion by  Bieneman, seconded by  Rich Schindler, to adopt the 2016 Town Tax Levy of $142,516.00 to be paid in 2017, pursuant to Section 60.10(1)(A) of Wis. Stat.  Voting aye 13, voting no 0, Abstaining, 0.  Motion carried.  The  Clerk shall sign the necessary forms to be sent to the Dept. of Revenue.

Motion by Jacob Scherer, seconded by Rich Schindler, to approve the total 2017  Hiway Expenses pursuant to Section 81.01(3) of the Wis. Stat.  Expenditures shall not exceed $300,000.00  Ayes 13  No   0. Motion carried.

Motion by Rich Schindler, seconded by Mike Lambert, to leave the yearly street light fee at $26.00. Ayes 13  no  0  Motion carried.

Motion by  Werner Vogel,  2nd by  Nick Hartwig, to leave the  yearly Garbage charge at $75.00 per residence. Ayes 13     no 0 .  Motion carried.

Motion by  Sutter,  seconded by Werner Vogel, to leave the  Election workers  hourly pay at  $9.00 per hour.  Ayes 13     no 0     Motion carried.

Motion by  Jacob Scherer, seconded by Rich Schindler to leave the  patrolman hourly pay at $15.50 per hour and other part time  workers at  $ 14.00 per hour.   Ayes 13    no 0   Motion carried.

Motion by  Nick Hartwig, seconded by Werner Vogel, to leave the Recycling Attendant hourly wage at $11.00 per hour.  Ayes13    no 0.  Motion carried.

With no further business to conduct, motion by  Rich Schindler, seconded by  Nick Hartwig, to adjourn.  Motion carried.   It is now 8:00 p.m.

 

Karen Sutter, Clerk





TOWN OF MONROE

November 7th, 2016   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by  Supervisor I, Todd Hasse, at 3:00 pm. The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 11/5/16, at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town Garage, and the Town of Monroe Web site.. 

Present:  Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman and Sutter.

Also: Jeff Lanz and Mike Lambert

 

This Special Meeting was called due to the death of Chairman Alois Mayer on November 3, 2016.

 

Following Wis Statutes 17.25 “Vacancies in town Offices:,  the following actions were taken:

Motion by Supervisor II Chad Spots, seconded by Clerk Sutter, to appoint Todd Hasse as Chairman of Monroe Township, to fill out the term of Alois Mayer, which will end April 4, 2017.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Todd Hasse, seconded by Clerk Sutter to promote Chad Spotts from Supervisor II to Supervisor I. until the April 4, 2017 Election. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Hasse, , seconded by Spotts, to appoint Mike Lambert as Supervisor II until the April 4, 2017 Election.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Lambert to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE

October 20th, 2016   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm. The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on10/12/16, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman and Sutter.

Also: Debbie & Gary Kleppe, Bob Stauffacher, Jeff Lanz, Werner Vogel, & Nick Hartwig.

Minutes of the Sept. 15, 2016 meeting were read by the Clerk. Motion by Hasse, seconded Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treasurer

                                             $ 3,566.02 in checking

                                              53,152.00 in  Gen Savings

                                                          54,422.35 in Tax Collection

          53,810.84 in Truck & Equip

        100,281.56 in Golden Savings

      $265,232.77 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to pay the audited bills of $7,109.90, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $5,000.00 from Tax Collection to Checking.   Motion carried.

Revenues received since the Sept. meeting were $ 19,920.02.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer, to grant  3 operator licenses to individuals employed at the Junction House. Motion carried.

No action taken on the Bug Tussel Wireless Tower.  Gr. Co. Zoning has issued them a tower permit.

The Town of Monroe Budget Hearing will be held Nov. 16th at 7:00 pm.  The monthly business meeting will follow.

Hasse Surveying will survey Pond View Road and the paper work will then be drawn up by the Dan Bardoff.

The Bridge report shows that the Benkert Rd. bridge has a problem with channeling water underneath.

The Clerk shall notify Rural Mutual to leave our coverage as is, on our policy.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer, to grant a land division to Wanda Dieckman as presented by Hasse Surveying.  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                Karen Sutter, Clerk

 

TOWN OF MONROE

September 15th, 2016   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:30 pm., after the conclusion of the Planning Commissions Public Hearing for the Bug Tussel Wireless  Tower.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 9/8/2016, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman and Sutter.

Also: Some residents of the Township that attended the  Planning Comm public hearing, stayed for part of our meeting.

Minutes of the August 18th, 2016 meeting were read by the Clerk. Motion by Hasse, seconded Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treasurer

                                              $ 7,051.81 in checking

                                              35,160.84 in  Gen Savings

                                                          72,411.47 in Tax Collection

          53,790.50 in Truck & Equip

        100,243.66 in Golden Savings

      $268,658.28 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to pay the audited bills of $25,556.22, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $18,000.00 from Tax Collection to Checking.   Motion carried.

Revenues received since the August meeting were $ 54,393.58.  The August settlement for our Township was $47,603.24.

A  recommendation was received from the Planning Comm.  to table the  conditional use permit from  Bug Tussel Wireless Tower, until further information on the tower is received. Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to table the application of Bug Tussel Wireless.  Motion carried.

Pond View Road was again discussed.  The Road is not centered in the road-right-of-way and was not properly dedicated to the Township.  Gary Kleppe now owns the 66 ft. road right-of-way. The residents in attendance that live on Pond View Road ,want to leave the roadway where it is. The Township, Gr. Co. Treasurer, and Mr Kleppe, will work together to update the records and dedicate the  roadway to the Township.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to approve the land division for Mike Lambert properties, as presented by Hasse Surveying.  Motion carried.

A discussion was held with our patrolman, to talk about snowplowing and safety in removing downed trees from the roadway.     

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to appoint Jim Schindler to the Planning Comm. to replace Dave Engerman, who has moved from the Township.  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to grant Debbie McNicol and Heather Gower operator licenses.  Motion carried.  They are employed by  C.B. Junction House.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to rezone the property of  Jim Becker, on Co. D.R,. from hiway interchange to commercial.  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                Karen Sutter, Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE

August 18th, 2016   Monthly Business Meeting


The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 6:30 pm., after the conclusion of the Public Hearing for the Monroe Clinic hospice.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 8/12/16, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse,  Bieneman and Sutter. Spots was absent

Also:  Dave Engerman,  Phil Vosberg, Tony Wels, Werner Vogel, Rich Schindler, Gary Kleppe, George Mau,  Linda & Charles Voegeli, Nick Hartwig, Duane & Kathy Kubly, & Steve Gorton. Jim Schindler arrived later.

Minutes of the July 21st, 2016 meeting were read by the Clerk. After a correction was made, motion by Hasse, seconded Mayer, to accept.  Motion carried.

                                          $   3,690.84 in  checking

                                                         37,160.84 in  Gen Savings

                                                         24,808.23 in Tax Collection

         53,790.50 in Truck & Equip

       100,243.66 in Golden Savings

     $219,694.07 Total Available

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to pay the audited bills of $4,834.01, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $2,000.00 from General Savings to Checking.   Motion carried.

Revenues received since the July meeting were $5,219.93.

After a recommendation to  grant  from the Planning Comm. and a presentation by Monroe Clinic Hospice, motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer, to grant the Monroe Clinic Hospice a conditional use permit to construct their 8 bed facility located on Co. Trunk N. on lands leased from the Green Co. Nursing Home. Motion carried

            An application and maps from Bug Tussel Wireless Tower (Derek McGrew)  Cellusite LLC was received by the Planning Comm and Town Board.  They want to construct a 185 ft tower on the Bob Stauffacher property.   McGrew spoke briefly about the project.  The Planning Comm will hold a Public Hearing  on Sept 15th at 6:00 pm.

.The Gr. Co. Treas has made a  tax parcel, legal description and quick claim deed for   Pond View Road. Larry Leopold has signed off and Gary Klepping has bought it. He will dedicate it to the Township. Questions remain on the status of the Mau shed location.

Motion by Hasse, to conditionally approve the signing of the building application of George Mau, for his replacement shed, contigent on the guidance and approval of Green Co. Zoning, as to the  correct location.  When approved, Mayer shall sign his application. Motion  was 2nd by Mayer,  Motion carried.

Dave Engerman resigned from the Planning Commission.  He is moving from the Township. The Board accepted his resignation with regret and wished him well.  He stated he will continue to service and update our web-page as long  as we want him to.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to have Monroe Truck Equip sandblast and paint the Sterling Truck for $3,140.00  Motion carried.

The Board will set a date next week to meet with the patrolman to clarify the duties of each patrolman.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to grant an operators license to Mathew Austin.  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                     

                                                                             Karen Sutter, Clerk








TOWN OF MONROE

July 21st, 2016   Monthly Business Meeting



The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 7/14/16, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman and Sutter.

Also:  Jim Schindler, Dave Engerman, Jeff Lanz, Phil Vosberg, Tony Wels, Werner Vogel, Andy Scherer, Larry Leopold, Gary Kleppe, Karen Balch, Dan Bardoff, Mike Doyle & Sherri Hawkins.

Minutes of the June 16, 2016 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

                                          $ 25,023.13 in  checking

                                                         87,897.20 in  Gen Savings

                                                         24,808.23 in Tax Collection

         53,790.50 in Truck & Equip

       100,243.66 in Golden Savings

    $291,762.72 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to pay the audited bills of $75,578.80, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $54,000.00 from General Savings Acct.  to Checking.   Motion carried.  Revenues received since the June  meeting were  $ 30,431.46

Ownership of Pond View Road and the road-right-of-way was discussed. Larry Leopold will meet with Dan Bardoff to discuss his options to clear up ownership of this parcel of land.

Jesse Duff, of the Fehr Graham Firm, applied for a conditional use driveway permit, for a driveway  on County  Hiway N, for the new Monroe Clinic Hospice building. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Aug. 18 at 6:00 pm , before issuing a recommendation to the Town Board on the driveway permit.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to issue 2 operator licenses to employees of Monroe Beverage Mart.  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts. to accept a contract for the 2016-2017 heating season for 2,100 gal of propane at $1.049 from Badger State Propane, Inc.  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to purchase a new sander with a 9 inch auger for the international truck.  Motion carried.

Mayer will get an estimate on sandblasting the box on the Sterling truck.

The Green Co. Landfill will allow residents of non-member municipalities to again take things to the landfill. Rates for disposal will be $60.00 per ton for non-members.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to adjourn.  Motion carried..

 

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk.






TOWN OF MONROE

June 16th, 2016   Monthly Business Meeting

 

.           The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 6/9/16, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, and Sutter.  Bieneman was gone.

Also:  Jim Schindler, Dave Engerman and Jeff Lanz

Minutes of the May 18, 2016 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report  was given by the Clerk

                                                     $  15,334.14in  checking

                                                         69,900.20 in  Gen Savings

                                                         89,787.80 in Tax Collection

         53,768.91 in Truck & Equip

       100,206.19 in Golden Savings

    $ 328,997.24 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to pay the audited bills of $67,654.57, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $65,000.00 from Tax Collection Acct.  to Checking.   Motion carried.  Revenues received since the May  meeting were  $ 2,367.73

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to accept the certified survey map and vision easement agreement from Bruce & Judy Meier and therefore grant them a driveway permit for a new home on Benkert Road.  Motion carried.  The Township will bear no responsibility to mow the corner easement area.

The Chair has issued several fire works permits.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to refund Dan Purcell his road security deposit for Allison Road. Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer, to grant all liquor, malt, operators, game, etc. licenses as presented by the Town Clerk.  Motion carried.

Jeff Lanz has been patching, mowing, trimming brush on the town roads, and doing repair work on the chipper and one ton truck.

Recycling and waste collection information is going to be put on our website for our residents to view.  Many questions have been asked, as to where things that can’t be brought to our Recycling Center can be disposed of. Because the Town of Monroe is no longer a member of the Green Co. Landfill, they will no longer accept anything from Town residents.

Ownership of Pond View Road and the road-right-of-way has been questioned. The Planning Comm will meet with Charles & Linda Voegeli.  They have built a shed that is in the road-right-of-way.  According to records, Larry Leopold owns the roadway.  The Voegeli’s have agreed to pay the costs of this investigation .

            Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

.                                                                                               Karen Sutter. Clerk.

TOWN OF MONROE

May 24th, 2016   Board of Review

The 2016 Board of Review was called into session on May 24, 2016 at 6:00PM.

Notices for Open Book and Board of Review were published in the Monroe Times on April 19, 2016. Notices were posted on April 4, 2016, at the Town Hall,  Recycling Center,  East Side Imp.,  Helena Chemical Co.,  announced over WEKZ,  listed in the Agenda column of the Monroe Times, and listed on the Town of Monroe website at townofmonroe@tds.net

 

OPEN BOOK

            Open Book was held April 21, 2016 from 10:00 to 12:15 pm., at the Town Hall.

            Gerod Gage, representing Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. was present to answer questions on their assessments.

            Karen Sutter, Clerk,  was also present . 

            Four residents of the Township appeared at Open Book.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk

 

BOARD OF REVIEW
May 24, 2016

 

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM OR UNTIL ADJOURNMENT

 

The 2016 Board of Review was called into session by Alois Mayer at 6:00 pm.

  

  Present:  Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse, & Karen  Sutter.  Chad Spotts arrived at 6:30.

  Also: Gerod Gage, representing Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc.

 

The Board witnessed the signing of the 2016 Assessment Roll by the Clerk and Assessor.

A resolution was passed on 11/9/89, to give the Board authority to appoint the Assessor for the Town, on a contract basis.

The Town of Monroe has appointed Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. to be our Assessor.  starting 11/1/2012.

Mr Gage, are you certified?_Yes__

Be it noted, that the Assessor  is certified.

Three  members of this Board of Review attended the Bd. of Review training presented by the Wis. Towns Ass’n  on Feb. 5, 2016, and are therefore certified to sit on this Board..

 

Motion to appoint a Chr of the Bd. Of Review

 

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Sutter, to appoint Alois Mayer as Chairman of the Board of Review.  Motion carried.

Motion to appoint a Vice-Chr of the Bd. Of Review

 

Motion by Mayer,  seconded by Sutter, to appoint Todd Hasse, as Vice Chairman.of the Board of Review.  Motion carried.

The Chairman then appointed  Karen Sutter as  Clerk for the Bd. Of Review

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This proceeding is being taped, starting with tape 1, side A.

 

 

 

No one appeared before the Board or filed an objection form.

 

`With no  business  to conduct, no formal objections to hear, and no Notice of Determination to be mailed, the 2016 Board of Review is Closed.  This is the Final Adjournment.

It is now 8:00 pm.

 

            Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

Karen Sutter

                                                                                                                        Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

May 18th, 2016   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 5/11/16, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman and Sutter.

Also:  Jim Schindler, Karan Balch, Chris Hasse, Nick Hartwig, & Gary Klepping.

Minutes of the April 19, 2016 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    2,223.52 in  checking

                                                         69,900.20 in  Gen Savings

                                                         94,787.80 in Tax Collection

         61,268.91 in Truck & Equip

       100,206.19 in Golden Savings

    $ 328,386.62 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to pay the audited bills of $ 4,527.10, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $7,500.00 from Truck & Equipment Acct. and $5,000.00 from the Tax Savings Acct. to Checking.   Motion carried.  Revenues received since the April  meeting were  $ 2,101.19.

 Carl Thorson. representing Scott Construction, presented the Board with bids for summer road work in the Township.

Pete Koch , representing the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept. also presented the Board with bids for summer road work in the Township. He stated that adjustments in the mix material would be made this year, due to problems in last years mix.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to grant a temp Beer/Wine license for Family Promise at the Den for Thurs June 16, 2016.  Motion carried

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to approve as presented, a Certified Survey map & Driveway Permit application. for Judy & Bruce Meier on Benkert Road.. They will need to present us with a recorded vision corner easement before being issued an occupancy permit.  Motion carried.

Charles Voegeli has built a shed on his property on Pond View Rd. that is non-compliant. It is not clear who owns the land surrounding Pond view Rd. Hasse will investigate

Road bids were discussed. The contracts were awarded to Scott Construction this year.

The Clerk was instructed to bill Clarno Twp. For winter plowing/salting.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

.                                                                                               Karen Sutter. Clerk.

TOWN OF MONROE

April 19th, 2016   Annual Business Meeting

The Meeting was brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer 6:00 P.M.

The Clerk verified that the OPEN MEETING notices were posted on March 29, 2016        on the  Town of Monroe website, at the Monroe Town Hall, Recycling Center,  at East Side Farm Equip., at Helena Chemical Co., on WEKZ and in the Agenda Column of the Monroe Times.  .

Present: Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse,  Chad Spotts, Francy  Bieneman, & Karen Sutter.

   Also  Jim Schindler,  & Dave Engerman

Minutes of the  April 16, 2015 Annual Meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by  Jim Schindler, seconded by Dave Engerman,  to accept.  Motion carried.

The 2015 Financial Statement of the Town of Monroe, compiled by Clerk Karen Sutter, covering cash receipts & disbursements, was passed out.  Motion by Dave Engerman,  seconded by Jim Schindler, to accept the Financial Statement Report.  Motion carried.

Current fees charged by the Township for licenses issued by the Clerk were discussed. Motion by  Todd Hasse, seconded by  Francy Bieneman, to leave all the  license fees the same.  Motion carried.

            Cemeteries were discussed. Motion by  Karen Sutter, seconded by Chad Spotts, to continue to have Iliff  Cemetery (Hiway 81) mowed by Alois Mayer, and  Benkert Bushnell (Argus) Cemetery ( Co. Hwy N) mowed by Dan Neuenschwander. Motion carried.

Motion by Francy Bieneman, seconded by  Jim Schindler,  to authorize the Town Board to spend Town monies to maintain roads & equipment, authorize the Town Board to dispose of real and personal property, and to handle any business coming before the Board concerning the Town, it’s properties, and  the people of the Town.  Yes 7     No  0.    Motion carried.

Motion by Karen Sutter,  seconded by Alois Mayer  to set the date of the 2017 Annual Meeting as the third Thursday night of April,  2017, at 6:00 PM, with the regular monthly business meeting to follow.  Motion carried.

With no further business to transact, a motion for adjournment was made by Alois Mayer,   seconded by  Todd Hasse,  Motion carried. 

 

Karen Sutter   

                                                                                                            Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

April 19th, 2016   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 6:30 pm, following the conclusion of the Annual Meeting..   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 4/1/2016, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman and Sutter. Hasse left early, due to prior commitments.

Also:  Jim Schindler & Dave Engerman

Minutes of the March 17th , 2016 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    9,583.36 in  checking

                                                         77,400.20 in  Gen Savings

                                                         94,766.80 in Tax Collection

         61,268.91 in Truck & Equip

       100,206.19 in Golden Savings

      343,225.46 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to pay the audited bills of $ 14,907.97, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $7,500.00 from General Savings to Checking.   Motion carried.  Revenues received since the March  meeting were  $27,151.95.

Ron Bowen introduced Charles Rubio and Rena Alderman to the Board.  They are interested in purchasing The Ravine and Sir Buks.  Bowen requested that his license be transferred to them, upon completion of the sale. Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer, to allow the transfer of the license to them, upon completion of all necessary forms, a federal employee identification number and Wis Seller’s permit number obtained, and all are filed with the township clerk. Motion carried.

Bruce Myers applied for a driveway permit on Benkert Road.  The necessary sight distance  can not be met at his location

The Junction House inquired about a noise ordinance.  They wish to have Bands play the weekend of Aug. 19-21st.

We are receiving complaints about not being able to use the Gr. Co. Landfill.

Iliff Road has been  damaged by dumptrucks delivering fill to an expanding dairy.

Wedging from the 2015 road repair season is not holding.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to issue Karen Homerding an Operators license for the 2015-2016 year.  Motion carried.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer, to issue Michael Jerges an Operators license for the 2015-2016 year and  for the 2016-2017 year.  Motion carried.

 Th   Sheriffs Dept has requested a copy of all the Liquor Licenses issued..

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

.                                                                                               Karen Sutter. Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

March 17th, 2016   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 1:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 3/9/16, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman and Sutter.

              Also:  Nick Hartwig

Minutes of the February 25th , 2016 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to accept.  Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $   9,016.25  in  checking

                                                         59,404.46 in  Gen Savings

                                                       123,715.71 in Tax Collection

         61,246.01 in Truck & Equip

      100,168.73 in Golden Savings

      353,551.16 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to pay the audited bills of $ 38,382.77, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $32,000.00 from Tax Collection to Checking.   Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Feb. meeting were  $8,248.66

A driveway permit for Dick Marty on Mon-Sylvester Road was issued.

Lawn damage in Rufeners subdivision from the snowplow will be fixed.

Damage to Iliff Road from trucks hauling fill, will be viewed by the Board

Jeff Lanz will be available for summer work again this year.

Our Annual Meeting will be held Tues, April 19, starting at 6:00 pm.

Quotes for a new mower were discussed.  No action taken.

Todd Hasse informed the Board that he has issued 3 permits under the implements of husbandry act

The Clerk was informed by the state that state assessors were working in the area checking on assessments.

A new state law allows posting of meetings in only one place, if the meeting is posted on our Township Web page.

Residents have questioned where to dispose of  items they used to take to the Gr. Co. Landfill.  They could call Advance Disposal for pickup, or take directly to the Janesville Landfill.   Behr Gr. Co. Salvage also takes many items.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

.                                                                                               Karen Sutter. Clerk.













TOWN OF MONROE

February 25th, 2016   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 1:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 2/16/16, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman and Sutter.

              Also:  Nick Hartwig

Minutes of the January 21st , 2016 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    2,944.60 in  checking

                                                         67,404.46 in  Gen Savings

                                                       123,686.30 in Tax Collection

         61,246.01 in Truck & Equip

      100,168.73 in Golden Savings

      355,450.10 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to pay the audited bills of $ 8,474.73, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $8,000.00 from General Savings to Checking.   Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Jan. meeting were  $2,213.39

The County Hiway Dept has completed tree/brush work on Gutzmer & Iliff Rd.

The Treasurer reported that $111,583.00 is owed the Township in delinquent real estate taxes and delinquent special charges. This amount  is higher than usual.

Dick Marty has requested another driveway permit on Monroe-Sylvester Road.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to sign the EMS contract resolution from the EMS .  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to grant Ed. Stampfli an operators license.  He is employed by the Junction House.

The Board was informed by the State that road repairs/upgrades to Hiway 11-81-59 will be made in 2019-2020.

The Board will meet March 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm.

The Board discussed information relayed to the Clerk by our Assessor regarding equalized values in all classes in the Township.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

.                                                                                               Karen Sutter. Clerk.


TOWN OF MONROE

January 21st, 2016   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 1:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 1/13/16, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Spotts, Bieneman and Sutter.  Hasse arrived later.

              Also:  Bill Holland, Nick Hartwig, & Phil Vosberg

Minutes of the December 17th, 2015 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to accept.  Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    2,725.37 in  checking

                                                         76,404.46  in  Gen Savings

                                                         72,228.61 in Tax Collection

         61,246.01 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

       100,168.73 in Golden Savings

$     312,773.18 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to pay the audited bills of $ 11,312.11, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $9,000.00 from General Savings to Checking.   Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Dec. meeting were  $20,443.08  .  The Gr. Co.Treas office collected about  39.3% of our tax roll before Dec. 31st.

Bill Holland, representing  “Gr. Co. United to Amend”, spoke to the Board about adding their  “Move to Amend” resolution to our April ballot. He stated that any cost to the Township for publication or other costs would have to be paid by the Township.  Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to deny” Move to Amend” amendment be added to our April ballot.  Motion carried.

Phil Vosberg informed  the Board that our  Planning Comm will be working on our ten year review of our comprehsensive Plan, setting up the necessary meetings and hearings to bring it up to date

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to refund Ernest Studer his road security deposit. Motion carried.  Two other driveways do not yet conform with Twp. Specs  

Advanced Disposal contract was discussed.  They are having a problem picking up our trash and recyclables as per contract.  No action taken.

Three people will attend the training session at Mineral Point on Feb. 5th.

Mayer reported a culvert on Abels Road is cracked.

The township will hire the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept to do some brush/-tree cutting in the township on Gutzmer, Benkert & Iliff Rds.

After considering the hours worked, motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to pay Dave Engerman and additional $500.00 for computer work on our Web  site.  Motion carried.

The Feb. meeting will be held Feb. 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

                                                                                    Karen Sutter. Clerk.

TOWN OF MONROE

December 17th , 2015   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 1:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 12/11/15, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman and Sutter.

              Also:  Bill Holland & Phil Vosberg

Minutes of the November 19th, 2015 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    2,139.81 in  checking

                                                        82,406.50  in  Gen Savings

                                                         10,471.07 in Tax Collection

         32,761.27 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

       100,130.87 in Golden Savings

$     227,909.52 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to pay the audited bills of $6770.78, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $6,000.00 from General Savings to Checking , transfer  $18,000.00 from General Savings to Truck & Equip., and transfer $10,471.07 from Tax Savings to Truck & Equipment.   Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Nov. meeting were  $131.42

A citizens comment was made by Bill Holland about the need for a big farm ordinance.

Bill Holland, representing  “Gr. Co. United to Amend”, spoke to the Board about big money in politics.  He wants their “Move to Amend” resolution to appear on our April ballot.  The Board took no action, so he will appear before the Board next month.

Mayer told the Board Jeff Lanz would be able to help again next summer, the Hiway Dept would again have their winter brush cutting special during the months of Dec. thru Feb. and Loren Homb of EMS had contacted him about turning the fire signs sideways, so they could be read at night in the fog.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to accept the list of Poll Workers as presented by the Clerk.  Motion carried.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to issue a Operators license to Heidi Brown & Melissa Gruenberg.  Motion carried.

Phil Vosberg spoke to the Board on the ten year review of our Comprehensive Plan and what needs to be done to comply with state law. Our Planning Comm will be working on this.

Gerod Gage, with Assoc. Appraisal, spoke to the Clerk in regard to finishing the updating of our computer records.  There will be an additional charge of $500.00 to complete this work.

Our Planning Comm will be meeting to review and possibly update our Town of Monroe Comprehensive Plan.  They will report back to the Town Board at our Dec. meeting.

.Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

                                                                                    Karen Sutter. Clerk.




TOWN OF MONROE

November 19th , 2015   Monthly Business Meeting

            

.           The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 11/2/15, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter. 

 Also:   Dave Engerman, Jim Schindler, Phil Vosberg & Alex Sutter.

Minutes of the Oct. 15th, 2015 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    3,391.85 in  checking

                                                        88,406.50 in  Gen Savings

                                                         10,471.07 in Tax Collection

         32,761.27 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

       100,130.87 in Golden Savings

$     235,161.56 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to pay the audited bills of $7451.61, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $6,000.00 from General Savings to checking.  Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Oct. meeting were  $19,090.19

Combs & Assoc. appeared before the Board requesting that we sign the Town Review of Co. Applications for a Public Hearing form, for Helena Chemical Co. for a land division.  They wish to construct a storage warehouse on 6 acres bought, that joins their land. The land would be rezoned from ag to industrial. This would update their conditional use permit .Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to accept.  Motion carried.

Our Planning Comm will be meeting to review and possibly update our Town of Monroe Comprehensive Plan.  They will report back to the Town Board at our Dec. meeting.

Received a complaint on manure on Smock Valley Rd.  The DNR should be notified.

The Town of Monroe Board will meet At 1:00 pm during the months of Dec-March.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

                                                                                    Karen Sutter. Clerk.



TOWN OF MONROE

November 19th , 2015   Annual Budget Meeting





Nov. 19, 2015        Annual Budget Meeting         6::00 p.m.

 

The Budget Meeting was called to order by Chairman Alois Mayer at 6:00 p.m.

Present: Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse, Chad  Spotts, Francy Bieneman, and Karen Sutter. 

Also: Jacob Scherer, Dave Engerman & Alex Sutter

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 11/2/15 at the Hall, Recycling Center,  and East Side Imp... Our Annual Budget Meeting was published in the Monroe Times on 11/4/15.  WEKZ, and the Town of Monroe Website,  were also notified.

Minutes of the Nov  20, 2014  Budget  Meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Jacob Scherer, seconded by Dave Engerman, to accept.  Motion carried.

The 2016 Proposed Budget was distributed by the Clerk.  A review of the Budget followed.                                                                                                                                            Proposed Budget total expected Expenses       $298,344.00                                                    Proposed Budget total expected Revenues      $158,242.00

 

TOWNSHIP TAX LEVY                             $  140,102.00              ( 0% Increase)

 

 Motion by Francy Bieneman, seconded by Jacob Scherer, to adopt the 2015 Town Tax Levy of $140,102.00 to be paid in 2016, pursuant to Section 60.10(1)(A) of Wis. Stat.  Voting aye  7, voting no 0, Abstaining, 0   .  Motion carried.  The  Clerk shall sign the necessary forms to be sent to the Dept. of Revenue.

Motion by  Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to approve the total 2016  Highway Expenses pursuant to Section 81.01(3) of the Wis. Stat.  Expenditures shall not exceed $300,000.00  Ayes 7  No 0. Motion carried.

Motion by  Chad Spotts, seconded by  Dave Engerman, to leave the yearly street light fee at $26.00. Ayes 7   no 0     Motion carried.

Motion by Chad Spotts,  2nd by Francy Bieneman, to leave the  yearly Garbage charge at $75.00 per residence. Ayes 7  no 0.  Motion carried.

Motion by Alois Mayer,  seconded by Karen Sutter, to leave the  Election workers  hourly pay at  $9.00 per hour.  Ayes7  no  0  Motion carried.

Motion by Jacob Scherer, seconded by Todd Hasse, to raise the  patrolman hourly wage to 15.50 per hour and other part time highway workers to  $14.00  Ayes   7  no  0   Motion carried.

Motion by Chad Spotts, seconded by Karen Sutter,  to raise the Recycling Attendant hourly wage to $11.00 per hour.  Ayes  7  no  0.  Motion carried.

With no further business to conduct, motion by  Jacob Scherer, seconded by Dave Engerman, to adjourn.  Motion carried.   It is now 7:00 p.m.

 

Karen Sutter

                                                                                                        Clerk                              










TOWN OF MONROE

October 15th , 2015   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 10/2/15, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter. 

 Also:   No one else present

Minutes of the Sept. 17th, 2015 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    3,819.90 in  checking

                                                         77,276.79 in  Gen Savings

                                                         10,471.07 in Tax Collection

         32,761.27 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

       100,130.87 in Golden Savings

$     224,459.90 Total Available

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to pay the audited bills of $7488.90, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $7,000.00 from General Savings to checking.  Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Sept. meeting were  $19,597.42.

 Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer, to grant Vicki Schutte an Operators License.   (employed by the Junction House).  Motion carried.

The holding tank at the hall was pumped 10/15/15.

Mark & Brian Steinmann appeared before the Board in regard to the Steinmann subdivision on Allison Road.  They wish to name the road in the subdivision “Randy Lane” The town board approved, but they have to get permission from Gr. Co. Zoning.They asked about adding this road to the township road system. Our ordinances call for 7 completed homes per ½ mile, with the road built to town road specifications.  (This subdivision will have six homes when completed)

Mayer reported  the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept. has completed their summer road work in our township. He said Jeff Thomm & Ron Albright have agreed to plow our roads again this winter.

Discussion was held on the need for a new roadside mower in 2016.

Our Annual Budget Hearing, Budget Meeting and monthly Business Meeting will be held Nov. 19, 2015, starting at 6:00 pm.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk

 



TOWN OF MONROE

September 17th , 2015   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 9/9/15, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter. 

 Also:   Dave Engerman, Jeff Lanz and Mike Doyle.

Minutes of the Aug 20th, 2015 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    3,865.27 in  checking

                                                         59,278.11 in  Gen Savings

                                                         90,457.36 in Tax Collection

         32,748.89 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

       100,093.03 in Golden Savings

$     286,442.66 Total Available

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to pay the audited bills of $81,760.07, accept the Treas. Report, and transfer $80,000.00 from Tax Savings to checking.  Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Aug. meeting were  $991.30.

Mike Doyle, Gr. Co. Clerk, spoke to the Board about an agreement between Green Co. & the Monroe Clinic Hospice Foundation, to build a  building, with a 99 year lease on property owned by the County, on Co. N, at Pleasant View Nursing Home.  This facility would be approx. 6,000 sq. ft., have approx.. 8 rooms and a common area, for hospice patients. Water and sewer would connect to Pleasant View lines .Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer, to sign the land division Town Review Form, as presented by Hasse Surveying.  Motion carried.

Jeff Lanz spoke to the Board about the tubo-charger on the International Truck and repairs needed.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to replace the yield sign on Iliff Road, with a Stop Sign.  Motion carried.

The tornado sirens in Monroe were activated.   

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

August 20th , 2015   Monthly Business Meeting


The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 8/12/15, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Bieneman & Sutter.  Spotts absent.

 Also:  Jim Schindler and Dave Engerman

Minutes of the July 16th, 2015 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    7,979.37 in  checking

                                                         94,278.11 in  Gen Savings

                                                         90,457.36 in Tax Collection

         32,748.89 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

       100,093.03 in Golden Savings

$     325,556.76 Total Available

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer, to pay the audited bills of $41,156.80, transfer $35,000.00 from General Savings, and accept the Treasurers Report.  Motion carried.  Revenues received since the July meeting were  $53,414.20

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer, to approve the application form requiring a public hearing from Mike Koch, for a 24x28 separate building to house an office and rest room, at Koch Trucking on County N.  Motion carried  This business employees 3 people.  This would amend their commercial, conditional use permit.

The break-up of the blacktop on the  cul-du-sac on Monroe-Sylvester Rd. and an area on Coplien Road were discussed.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to pay the Recycling Attendent time and one half for work on Holidays, starting 7/1/2015.  Motion carried.  Our hiway employees already have this benefit.

The Town Board received a letter of complaint from a resident, regarding the placement of machinery and vehicles on a neighbors property.  This is a permitted use in an area zoned agriculture.  No action taken. 

The Town Board has started refurnishing some older road signs.     

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to grant an Operators licenses to Lena Graff  Motion carried.(Junction House)

.Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk











TOWN OF MONROE

July 16th , 2015   Monthly Business Meeting




The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 7/6/15, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

 Also:  Jim Schindler  

Minutes of the June 18th, 2015 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $  13,589.04 in  checking

                                                         90,956.81 in  Gen Savings

                                                         44,871.91 in Tax Collection

         32,748.89 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

       100,093.03 in Golden Savings

$     282,259.68 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer, to pay the audited bills of $9,267.06, and accept the Treasurers Report.  Motion carried.  Revenues received since the June meeting were  $29,189.09

The first house will be built in the Steinmann subdivision on Allison Road.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to accept the 2 lot CSM as presented by Hasse Surveying for land owned by Dan Spearstad.  Ernie Studer is purchasing a 1 acre lot.  Motion carried.

After calls from our Chairman, residents are taking care of their thistles.  The second mowing of the roads is about completed.

Mayer & Lanz are working on the grader & old mower.  Patching of the roads is also being done.

The Township is having  2 recycling dumpsters picked up twice a week for an additional $100.00 per month.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to grant Operators licenses to Ben Gaptill, Penny Ness & C. Mchelle Vines.  Motion carried

.Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk










TOWN OF MONROE

June 18th , 2015   Monthly Business Meeting



The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 6/12/15, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

Also:  Jim Schindler and Dave Engerman,

Minutes of the May 27th, 2015 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    5,669.90 in  checking

                                                         76,958.64 in  Gen Savings

         32,736.65 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

       100,055.61 in Golden Savings

$     260,274.86 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to pay the audited bills of $8,224.38, transfer $4,000.00 from General Savings, and accept the Treasurers Report.  Motion carried.  Revenues received since the May meeting were  $4339.73

Summer road work quotes from the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept. were studied and the quotes accepted, were signed by the chairman.  Bridge work has been completed, the papers signed, and will also be returned to the Gr. Co.  Hiway Dept.

Jeff Lanz will be patching our roads where necessary starting tomorrow.

The Chair has issued 3 fireworks permits as of today.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to grant all liquor, malt, operator, game, etc.  licenses, as presented by the Clerk.  Motion carried.

The Green Co. Natural Hazards Preparedness & Mitigation Questioniar, from the Emergency Management Office was received, filled out, and returned

Recycling dumpster capacity was discussed.  Mayer will contact Advanced Disposal to see what our options are.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to sign an agreement between Green County and the Town of Monroe in regard to Deliquent Special Assessments and Charges.  Motion carried.

 .Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk







TOWN OF MONROE

May 27th , 2015   Monthly Business Meeting


The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 4/17/15, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

Also:  Jim Schindler, Dave Engerman,  and Phil Vosberg

Minutes of the April 16th, 2015 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    4,982.68 in  checking

                                                         76,958.64 in  Gen Savings

         88,354.06 in Tax Collection

         32,736.65 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

       100,055.61 in Golden Savings

$     303,087.64 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to pay the audited bills of $48,609.26, transfer $43,500 from Tax Collection, and accept the Treasurers Report.  Motion carried.  Revenues received since the April meeting were  $3,594.61.

Dave Zuberbuhler, requested we sign a conditional use permit, for application for a county public hearing for a used car lot at N2563 Coplien Rd., at property owned by Marv Rufi.  It is currently zoned commercial.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to grant him the permit.  Motion carried.

We are overflowing with recyclables.  The Board requested the Clerk call Advanced Disposal, to take 1 dumpster out and dump the other 2, twice a week.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to reappoint all members of our Planning Comm, to another 3 year term., starting 6/1/15, with Phil Vosberg continuing as Chairman.  Motion carried. Present members are Phil Vosberg, Rich Schindler, Dave Engerman, Werner Vogel & Tony Wels.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to issue Operator licenses to Jennifer Armitage, and Ashley Lanz.  They are employed at the Junction House.  Motion carried.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to issue a temporary Class B Beer & Wine License to Family Promise for June 11, 2015 at the Den.  Motion carried

Ron Albright, our patrolman, was present to inform the Board of repairs necessary to  equipment and work being done.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk




TOWN OF MONROE

2015   Board of Review Minutes

The 2015 Board of Review was called into session on May 19, 2015 at 10:00 am.

Notices for Open Book and Board of Review were published in the Monroe Times on May 1, 2015. Notices were posted on April 15 2015 at the Town Hall,  Recycling Center,  East Side Imp.,  Helena Chemical Co.,  announced over WEKZ,  listed in the Agenda column of the Monroe Times, and listed on the Town of Monroe website at townofmonroe@tds.net

 

OPEN BOOK

            Open Book was held April 23, 2015 from 10:00 to 12:15 pm., at the Town Hall.

            Gerod Gage, representing Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. was present to answer questions on their assessments.

            Karen Sutter, Clerk,  was also present . 

            Two residents of the Township appeared at Open Book.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk

 

BOARD OF REVIEW
May 19, 2015

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM OR UNTIL ADJOURNMENT

 

The 2015 Board of Review was called into session by Alois Mayer at 10:00 am.

  

Present:  Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse, Chad Spotts,  & Karen  Sutter. 

Also: Gerod Gage, representing Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc.

A resolution was passed on 11/9/89, to give the Board authority to appoint the Assessor for the Town, on a contract basis.

The Town of Monroe has appointed Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. to be our Assessor.  starting 11/1/2012. ( Three year contract 2013-2015)

Mr Gage, are you certified?  Yes

Be it noted, that the Assessor  is certified.

Three  members of this Board of Review attended the Bd. of Review training presented by the Wis. Towns Ass’n  on Feb. 16, 2014, and are therefore certified to sit on this Board..

 

Motion to appoint a Chr of the Bd. Of Review

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to appoint Alois Mayer as Chairman of the Board of Review.  Motion carried.

Motion to appoint a Vice-Chr of the Bd. Of Review

Motion by Mayer,  seconded by Spotts, to appoint Hasse, as Vice Chairman.of the Board of Review.  Motion carried.

The Chairman then appointed  Karen Sutter as  Clerk for the Bd. Of Review

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This proceeding is being taped, starting with tape 1, side A.

 

 

No one appeared before the Board or filed an objection form.

 

With no  business  to conduct, no formal objections to hear, and no Notice of Determination to be mailed, the 2015 Board of Review is Closed.  This is the Final Adjournment.

It is now 12:00 PM. (noon).

            Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

Karen Sutter

                                                                                                                        Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

April 16th , 2015   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 6:45 pm., after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 3/30/15, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

 Also:  Jim Schindler and Phil Vosberg

Minutes of the March 17th, 2015 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    7,306.03 in  checking

                                                         76,958.64 in  Gen Savings

         88,350.06 in Tax Collection

         32,736.65 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

       100,055.61 in Golden Savings

$     305,406.99 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to pay the audited bills of $ 5864.83. and accept the Treasurers Report.  Motion carried.  Revenues received since the March meeting were  $29,552.05.

The location of the driveway for Steve Miller on Monroe-Sylvester Road was viewed.

After failure to locate, the personal property tax of $3.54 for Access Medical Transport was removed from the roll.

Pond View Road is again broken up at the end of the road, so additional work will need to be done to correct drainage problems.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to sign the Land Division Form for a division of 20 acres for Dan & Amy Roeschli, as presented by Hasse Surveying.  Motion carried.

Brian Basset will not need another driveway permit to build a house off his  driveway on Co. N.    He has a fire number for this property.

American Transmission Lines has been trimming or cutting trees down on the east side of Aebly Road.

Implements of Husbandry permitting was again discussed. Todd Hasse is taking care of this for the Township at the present time.

Phil Vosberg spoke to the Board about the updating of the 2005 Town of Monroe Compreshensive Plan,  The State requires that this must be done by 12/31/15.  The Planning Comm will start the process necessary to complete the update.  Reappointment of members to the Planning Comm will take place in May.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to hold our May Meeting on Wed. May 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

March 17th , 2015   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 1:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 3/9/15, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

Also:  No Observers

Minutes of the Feb.11th, 2015 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    3,151.56 in  checking

                                                         49,966.05 in  Gen Savings

        127,525.79in Tax Collection

         41,721.74 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

       100,018.62 in Golden Savings

$     322,363.76 Total Available

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to pay the audited bills of $ 43,838.23. accept the Treasurers Report, and transfer $ 42,500.00 from  Tax Collection to checking.    Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Feb. meeting were  $ 1,264.18

The Treasurer reported that there is $81,377.46 in deliquent taxes.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to issue Heather Gower an operators license. Motion carried.  ( Junction House.)

A driveway site was OK’d for Matt and Malessa Ardely on Center Road.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer, to pass an “ Ordinance to establish procedures and criteria for allowing alternative forms of sworn testimony at Board of Review Hearings”  Motion carried.

Open Book will be held April 23, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon)

Board of Review will be held May 19, 2015 from 10:00 to 12:00 pm (noon) or until adjournment

Our Annual Meeting will be held April 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm, with the regular monthly business meeting to follow.

Weight limits and permits issued for agriculture implements on town roads was again discussed.  A decal stating “by order of the Town Board” will be added to weight limit signs now posted on roads.

New poles on the transmission line on the east side of Aebly road are being installed.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

February 11th , 2015   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 1:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 2/4/2015, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

Also:  No Observers

Minutes of the Jan 15th, 2015 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    3,469.01 in  checking

                                                         53,966.05 in  Gen Savings

        127,190.25in Tax Collection

         41,721.74 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

       100,018.62 in Golden Savings

$     326,365.67 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to pay the audited bills of $ 5,371.60,. accept the Treasurers Report, and transfer $ 4,000.00 from  General Savings to checking.    Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Jan. meeting were  $ 1,652.33

            The February settlement was $ 484,132.00.

Devin Duffield  area sales representative from Advanced Disposal, presented the Board with a 3 year contract . It will not have an automatic renewal clause, but cancellation  must be by certified mail by Dec. 13, 2017 and every 3rd Dec. 13 thereafter for each respective like renewal term.   The trash will be picked up from two  8 yard dumpsters twice a week (Mon & Fri) & one 8 yard dumpster once a week. (Monday)  The recyclables will be picked up from three 8 yd dumpsters once a week. (Monday)  This will cost a flat fee of $680.00 per month, with no other fees charged. There will be a maximum of a 3% increase allowable per year.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.  Mayer signed the contract.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to issue Danielle Jones an operators license. She is employed by the Junction House.  Motion carried.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to permit an agent change from Karen Bergeson to Charles Bentayou for the Junction House LLC.  Motion carried.

            Safety equipment for the patrolman was discussed.

            An estimate of $1500.00 for fixing the hydraulic tank on the International truck was received from Davis Welding. The estimate was accepted by the Board.

The March Meeting will be held on Tuesday March 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm, due to a conflict of schedules of Board members.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk



TOWN OF MONROE

January 15th , 2015   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 1:15 pm., following the conclusion of the 2015 Caucus.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 1/09/2015, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp,  Helena Chemical Co., and the Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

Also:  Carol Mayer, Chris Hasse & Ron Albright, our patrolman.

Minutes of the Dec. 18th, 2014 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    4,150.86 in  checking

                                                         61,966.05 in  Gen Savings

         75,841.04 in Tax Collection

         41,721.74 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

        100,018.62 in Golden Savings

$     283,698.31 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer, to pay the audited bills of $12,176.86,. accept the Treasurers Report, and transfer $ 8,000.00 from  General Savings to checking.    Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Dec.. meeting were  $21,608.07

The Treasurer reported that over 40% of the real estate taxes were paid by 12/31/14.  The January settlement was $759,011.42.

Mayer, Hasse, & Sutter will attend the Wis Towns Ass’n training session at Belmont on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

Our patrolman reported that they are repairing the chipper and now mixing their own salt/chips, for a more.thorough mix.

Devin Duffield  area sales representitve from Advanced Disposal conversed with the Board with what they want in a contract.  He will   present us with options and pricing by the next board meeting..

A Town Review Land Division application from Hasse Surveying for Chris Soukup and Phil Vosberg was presented to the Board..  Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

The Board will contact the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept about using their special winter brush cutting program.

The February Meeting will be held on Wed. February 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm, due to prior commitments by Board members.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk



TOWN OF MONROE

January 15th , 2015   Caucus Minutes


The Caucus was brought to order at 1:00 pm on Jan. 15, 2015, by Chairman Alois Mayer.

 

Present: Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse, Chad Spotts, Francy Bieneman, and Karen Sutter,

 

Also Chris Hasse and Carol Mayer.

 

The Clerk verified that the Notices were posted on 12/26/14  & published on 1/7/15. The Agenda Column,  Monroe Township Website  & WEKZ were notified.  Notices were posted  at the Hall, Recycling Center,  Ag Tech, & East Side Imp.

 
 Motion by Alois Mayer , seconded by Chad Spotts,  to elect Karen Sutter and Francy Bieneman  to the Caucus Committee.  No  other nominations were made.  7 Ayes    0 no’s      Motion carried.

 

 The Caucus Committee, opened the floor to nominations.

 

 

CHAIRMAN; TO REPLACE ALOIS MAYER.

Motion by Karen Sutter, seconded by Chris Hasse,  to nominate Alois Mayer.

No other nominations were made

 

Motion to close the nominations by Karen Sutter,  seconded by Carol Mayer.    Ayes 7  No 0.  Motion carried.

Unanimous vote for Alois Mayer for Town Chairman

 

 

.  1ST SUPERVISOR; TO REPLACE  TODD HASSE

Motion by Carol Mayer, seconded by Chris Hasse, to nominate Todd Hasse

No other nominations were made.

 

Motion to close the nominations by Karen Sutter, seconded by Chad Spotts. Ayes 7  No 0.  Motion carried

 

 Unanimous vote for Todd Hasse for 1st Supervisor

 

 
 2ND SUPERVISOR; TO REPLACE  CHAD SPOTTS

Motion by Chris Hasse, seconded by Carol Mayer, to nominate Chad Spotts.

.No other nominations were made.

 

Motion by Karen Sutter, seconded by Todd Hasse, to close the nominations.

Ayes 7  No 0.  Motion carried.

 

                    Unanimous vote for Chad Spotts  for 2nd Supervisor

.

 

.  CLERK; TO REPLACE KAREN SUTTER

Motion by Francy Bieneman, seconded by Carol Mayer, to nominate Karen Sutter.

No other nominations were made.

 

Motion by Todd Hasse, seconded by Chad Spotts to close the nominations.  Ayes 7  No 0.  Motion carried.

                        Unanimous vote for Karen Sutter for Town Clerk

 

                                   


                                          TREASURER; TO REPLACE FRANCY BIENEMAN

Motion by Alois Mayer, seconded by Chris Hasse, to nominate Francy Bieneman.

No other nominations were made.

 

Motion by Karen Sutter ,seconded by Todd Hasse, to close the nominations.

 Ayes 7  No 0.  Motion carried.

 

Unanimous vote for Francy Bieneman for Town Treasurer

 

 

With all nominations in place, motion by Alois Mayer, seconded by Francy Bieneman, to close, any further action by the Caucus Committee.    Ayes 7  No 0  Motion carried.

 

 

Motion by Chad Spotts, seconded by  Alois Mayer, to pick the 2017 Caucus Committee at the 2017 Caucus.  Motion carried..

Motion by Chris Hasse, seconded by Alois Mayer, to adjourn the 2015 Caucus Committee.  Ayes 7  No 0.  Motion carried. It is  1:15 pm.

 

Karen Sutter

Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

December 18th , 2014   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at1:00 pm.   The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 12/12/14, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and the Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

 Also:  None

Minutes of the Nov. 20, 2014 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    1,245.95 in  checking

                                                         60,473.50 in  Gen Savings

                  0.00 in  Tax Collection

         41,702.49 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

         99,972.47 in Golden Savings

$     203,394.41 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to pay the audited bills of $16,379.28,. accept the Treasurers Report, and transfer $16,500.00 from  General Savings to checking.    Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Nov.. meeting were  $835.47

Wis Act 377,. modifies the laws pertaining to farm equipment and creates new rules for farm equipment to travel on local, county & state roads. The Green Co. Hiway Dept. was notified that Monroe Twp has chosen Option F.   Hasse will issue the permit, which will be good for one year.

Craig Kamholz, Rural Mutual Ins, went over our present Businessowners  policy with the Board..  Changes were made where necessary.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer that all elected town officials are considered part time employees for all township work.  Motion carried.  {This motion clarifies a section of our businessowners policy as to who is a covered employee.}

Dates for the upcoming training sessions given by the Wis Towns Ass’n were discussed. No action taken

We received a complaint on the running of our recycling center.  It appears the complainant lives in the city of Monroe! Backing into the recycling center was also discussed.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to hold the Town of Monroe Caucus on Thurs Jan. 15 at 1:00 pm, with the monthly business meeting to follow.  Motion carried.

Loading of a pail of salt/chips by township residents was discussed.  Some residents are abusing the privilege and will be billed.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

November 20th , 2014   Annual Budget Meeting


The Budget Meeting was called to order by Chairman Alois Mayer at 6:00 p.m.

Present: Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse, Chad  Spotts, Francy Bieneman, and Karen Sutter. 

Also : Jacob Scherer

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 10/30/14 at the Hall, Recycling Center,  and East Side Imp... Our Annual Budget Meeting was published in the Monroe Times on 11/4/14 & 11/19/14..  WEKZ, and the Town of Monroe Website,  were also notified.

Minutes of the Nov  21, 2013  Budget  Meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by  Jacob Scherer, seconded by Francy Bieneman, to accept.  Motion carried.

The 2015 Proposed Budget was distributed by the Clerk.  A review of the Budget followed.                                                                                                                                            Proposed Budget total expected Expenses       $296,207.00                                                    Proposed Budget total expected Revenues      $157,071.00

 

TOWNSHIP TAX LEVY                             $  139,136.00              ( 0% Increase)

 

.                                   Motion by Jacob Scherer, seconded by Francy Bieneman, to adopt the 2014 Town Tax Levy of $139,136.00 to be paid in 2015, pursuant to Section 60.10(1)(A) of Wis. Stat.  Voting aye 6,  voting no 0, Abstaining, 0.  Motion carried.  The  Clerk shall sign the necessary forms to be sent to the Dept. of Revenue.

Motion by  Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to approve the total 2015  Hiway Expenses pursuant to Section 81.01(3) of the Wis. Stat.  Expenditures shall not exceed $300,000.00  Ayes  6  No 0. Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts,  to leave the yearly street light fee at $26.00. Ayes 6  no 0  Motion carried.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Jacob Scherer, to leave the  yearly Garbage charge at $75.00 per residence. Ayes 6  no 0.  Motion carried.

Motion by Sutter,  seconded by Bieneman, to leave the  Election workers  hourly pay at  $9.00 per hour.  Ayes 6  no  0  Motion carried.

Motion by  Spotts, seconded by Scherer, to leave the two patrolman hourly wage at $15.00 per hour.  Ayes 6 no 0  Other part time Hiway workers at  $13.50  Ayes   6  no  0   Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to leave the Recycling Attendant hourly wage at $10.50 per hour.  Ayes  6  no  0.  Motion carried.

The current annual salaries of the Town Officers are as follows:

                        $   5,000.00  Chairman

                             3,000.00  Supervisors I & II

                             4,000.00  Treasurer (no tax collections)

                           15,000.00   Clerk

 

 

            Salaries for the 2015-2016 Term of the Board .were discussed.

 

Motion by Jacob Scherer, seconded by Spotts to leave all elected Town Officers annual salaries the same for the 2015-2016 term of the Board.  Ayes 6  No  0  Motion carried.

 

With no further business to conduct, motion by  Sutter, seconded by Bieneman,  to adjourn.  Motion carried.   It is now  6:45 p.m.

 

Karen Sutter

                                                                                                        Clerk                       






TOWN OF MONROE

November 20th , 2014   Monthly Business Meeting


The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm. following the conclusion of the 2015 Budget Meeting  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 10/30/2014, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and the Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts Bieneman & Sutter.

 Also:  Jim Schindler

 Minutes of the Oct 16, 2014 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    9,584.81 in  checking

                                                         52,342.07 in  Gen Savings

         12,131.43 in  Tax Collection

         41,702.49 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

         99,972.47 in Golden Savings

$     215,733.27 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to pay the audited bills of $11,689.12. accept the Treasurers Report, and transfer $4,000.00 from  General Savings to checking.    Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Oct.. meeting were  $25,478.90

Wis Act 377, concerning implements of husbandry, was discussed.  This act modifies the laws pertaining to farm equipment and creates new rules for farm equipment to travel on local, county & state roads. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to go with option F.  Motion carried. Mayer will rate our roads and deliver this information to the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept. These permits, issued by the township, will be good for one year.

Mayer reported that the Town of Clarno has requested that we continue to plow & salt the roads in the Rufener subdivision on Hiway 11 that are in Clarno Twp.  Clarno Twp. will  then billed for these services in the spring.

Steven Miller & Christian Halverson were issued driveway permits.

Three loads of salt/chips have been hauled into shed.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to approve the Treasurers Bond Exemption Ordinance for Town of Monroe Treasurer Francy Bieneman.  Motion carried.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to meet at 1:00 pm during the months of

Dec. Jan.  Feb., & March.  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk






TOWN OF MONROE

October 16th , 2014   Monthly Business Meeting



The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 10/8/2014, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and the Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts Bieneman & Sutter.

 Also:  Jim Schindler, Dave Engerman, & Carol Mayer..

Minutes of the Sept. 18, 2014 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    7,037.12 in  checking

                                                         35,487.28 in  Gen Savings

         12,131.43 in  Tax Collection

         41,702.49 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

         99,972.37 in Golden Savings

$     196,330.69 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to pay the audited bills of $5963.92. accept the Treasurers Report, and transfer $1500.00 from  General Savings to checking.    Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Sept. meeting were  $23,228.56

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to sign the Tax Collection Agreement with the Green Co. Treasurers Office.  Motion carried.  One dollar per parcel will be charged for collection.

Bridge Inspection reports were studied.

Cook Trucking has started building an addition onto their building

Repair vs trading  the old mower was discussed. Quotes will be gotten.

A letter from the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept. was received informing us that we should not be selling or delivering salt/slag to individuals in the township that was purchased from the Hiway Dept.  Culverts could be gotten for driveways if they are to be located next to the roadway.

A fireworks permit was issued for fireworks at the Junction House on Nov. 28th.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to approve a Land Division Application for Chris/Laura Halverson,as presented by Hasse Surveying.  Motion carried.

A discussion was held on our contract with the Gr. Co. Landfill.  The contract automatically rolls over for another year unless notification of non-renewal is  received before Nov. 1st. Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to terminate our contract with the Gr.Co. Landfill effective 12/31/14.  Motion carried.

Weight limits on roads in the township was discussed.  No action taken.

The Town of Monroe Public Budget Hearing will begin Nov. 20th at 6:00 pm, with the Special Town Meeting of the Electors to follow.  The November Business Meeting will follow

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk







TOWN OF MONROE

September 18th , 2014   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 9/11/14, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and the Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts Bieneman & Sutter.

 Also:  Jim Schindler.

Minutes of the Aug 19, 2014 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    6,897.67 in  checking

                                                         34,193.78 in  Gen Savings

         62,119.28 in  Tax Collection

         41,681.48 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

         99,922.10 in Golden Savings

$     244,814.31  Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to pay the audited bills of $71,857.26. accept the Treasurers Report, and transfer $50,000.00 from  Tax Savings and $16,000 from General Savings to checking.    Motion carried.  Revenues received since the Aug meeting were  $4,237.08.

Rudy Rothenbuehler, representing Rock Disposal, talked to the Board about his Bid for recycling and garbage disposal… He said the Janesville landfill will stay open for now.  His bid  has no fuel surcharge. 

Pellitteri Waste Systems also submitted a bid.  Their bid would have a fuel surcharge  Advanced Disposal has extended our present contract monthly, until we know if the Gr. Co. Landfill  is going. to stay open.

A brief discussion was held on the 2015 preliminary budget.  The Clerk will begin working on it.

The Board discussed the work that needs to be done by the patrolman before fall.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                   

                                                                        Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

August 19th , 2014   Monthly Business Meeting


The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 8/11/14, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and the Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse,  Bieneman & Sutter. Also: Dave Engerman      

Minutes of the July 23, 2014 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    9,164.49 in checking

                                                         13,540.75 in General Savings

                                                         20,652.20 in Woodford Gen Savings

         32,702.36 in Tax Collection

         50,415.16 in Woodford Tax Collrction

         41,681.48 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

         99,922.10 in Golden Savings

$     268,078.54  Total Available

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to accept the Treasurers Report, pay the audited bills of  $28,348.67 and transfer $21,000.00 from  Tax Savings at 1st National Bank. to checking.  Revenues received since the July meeting were  $61,340.57.

Melissa & Gary Burch appeared before the Board, to request a driveway/access certification form be approved,  for land being leased by Bountiful Hope Farms, onto Rufenacht Road  .The land now has a trailer & green house on it. They have agreed to install a new driveway & culvert on Rufenacht Road by May 1, 2015.  Collection of all necessary fees will be deferred until April 1, 2015. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to accept this agreement. and sign this form.  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer for patrolman hourly pay increase to”time and one half” when called out for emergency road work done from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am. ( This does  not include regular early-late snowplowing)  Motion carried.

The Clerk shall order road name signs for Coplien,Wald & Rufenacht roads

The Chair has sent weed notification letters to landowners who are not taking care of their thistles..  There are  weeds inthe yard of the Miller property along Youth Cabin Road. The Complaint would like this matter resolved before Cheese Days

The issue of gravel washing out on Pond View Road will be looked at again.

The condition of the front tires on the tractor was discussed.

We are going to use fog-sealing on Center Road.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                   

                                                                        Karen Sutter, Clerk










TOWN OF MONROE

July 23rd , 2014   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 7/16/14, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and the Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified.

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter. Also: Jim Schindler.  Minutes of the June 19, 2014 meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    8,304.96 in checking

                                                         13,539.66 in General Savings

                                                         17,385.33 in Woodford Gen Savings

         36,699.47 in Tax Collection

              100.03 in Woodford Tax Collrction

         41,681.48 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

         99,922.10 in Golden Savings

    $  217,633.03 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurers Report, pay the audited bills of  $12,070.70 and transfer $4,000.00 from  Tax Savings at 1st Nat’l  Bank to checking. Motion carried.  .Revenues received since the June meeting were  $25,028.55.

The Chair reported that gravel has been pulled back on Pond View Rd.  Thistle notices have been sent to 4 landowners. Dave Biscoff has inquired if a cement wall could be built by the bridge culvert.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to grant all liquor, beer, operator, game & cigarette licenses presented to the Board by the Clerk. Motion carried

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to sign a contract with Badger State Propane to purchase 2000 gal of propane at $1.709.  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to ok the reconstruction of a driveway on Buehler road,  to comply with the present Town Driveway Ordinance..Motion carried.

The Treasurer notified the Board she will now close the town accounts at 1st National. and transfer the balances to Woodford State Bank. All accounts will now  be located at the Woodford State Bank.

Joe Grislet of MI TEC will need a driveway permit for changes needed on Utility Lane for Whitney Tree Service driveway, 32 ft. culvert, pole & transmission line changes...

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                   

                                                                        Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

June 19th , 2014   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 6/12/14, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter. (Hasse gone)(Bieneman left 7:45 pm)

Also: Dave Engerman Jim Schindler. &  Jeff Thomm

           .Minutes of the May 15, 2014 were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    5,278.32 in checking

                                                         51,536.45 in General Savings

                                                              100.00 in Woodford Gen Savings

         36,696.60 in Tax Collection

              100.00 in Woodford Tax Collrction

          41,660.71 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

          99,872.30 in Golden Savings

    $  235,244.38 Total Available

 Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to accept the Treasurers Report, pay the audited bills of  $41,421.88 and transfer $38,000.00 from General Savings  to checking. Motion carried.  .Revenues received since the May meeting were  $3,994.34.

Dennis Polivka, running on the republican ticket for the 51st assembly district, introduced himself to the Board.and spoke a few minutes.

Sylvester Township has agreed to fix Sylvester Road, (This is a shared road.)

Alliant Energy will be  working on  their poles on Greenbush Road.

A new oil pan has been installed on the Sterling truck.

The first mowing of the Twp. Roads is being done.  The thistles are coming. Some blacktop patching is being done.

Jim Schindler was issued a fire works permit by the Chairman.for 6/28/14.

Advanced Disposal has left a  mess on Monroe Rd., after dumping the dumpsters.  They were notified.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to close Youth Cabin Road on 6/29/14 for a wedding at Kim Hartwigs. Motion carried. The Sheriffs Dept will be notified.

Jeff Thomm requested to speak to the Board, but decided to wait until next month, when all Board members would be present.

A driveway on Buehler Road does not meet the maximum 10% grade.  It presently is at 14%.       The west end of Pond View Road need additional work. 

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to issue all liquor, beer, operator, game and cigarette licenses as submitted by the clerk.  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                   

                                                                        Karen Sutter, Clerk.

May 27, 2014     Bids for Summer Road Work

The Meeting was called to order by Chairman Alois Mayer at 11:00 a.m.

 Present: Alois Mayer,  Todd Hasse  Chad Spotts, &  Karen Sutter.  Also Pete Koch, representing the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept..

 The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted 5/23/14

 Pete Kock presented his work orders, with a description of the proposed work for each town road needing repair.  Quotes totaling $81,732.00 were given, with an additional $18,732.00 for Gutzmer Road for our half, if Sylvester Twp. agrees to the needed repairs.. (The work on Gutzmer Road was postponed last year.by Sylvester Twp.)

The Board  began their study of the Bids for the summer work.

  Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to accept  the quotes for work on  Aebly,  Buckskin,  Center,  Iliff,  Monroe & Old Argyle Roads, totaling $81,732.00.  Motion carried.   Wis statutes 60:47 governs county-township work.  The Chair shall sign the contracts.

 

Total costs of the work would be  $81,732.00 without Gutzmer Rd.

 

 If Sylvester Twp. agrees to ½ of the costs, ($18,732.00) for repair for Gutzmer Road, then our total costs for roadwork will be $100,518.00

 

Motion by  Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to  adjourn.  Motion carried..

             

Karen Sutter, Clerk

 

TOWN OF MONROE

Board of Review

Tuesday May 27th , 2014   10:45 AM

at the Town Hall

 

The Town of Monroe Board of Review  was called into session by Chairman Alois Mayer at 10:45 am.

Present Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse, Chad Spotts and Karen Sutter.

Notices were posted on 5/23/14.

Motion by Hasses seconded by Mayer, to immediately adjourn until such time as the Assessment Roll is completed.  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                            Karen Sutter

                                                                            Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE

May 15th , 2014   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 pm.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 5/9/14, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

Also: Dave Engerman & Jim Schindler.

           .Minutes of the April 16, 2014 were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    2,718.15 in checking

                                                         59,532.28 in General Savings

                                                              100.00 in Woodford Gen Savings

         36,693.90 in Tax Collection

              100.00 in Woodford Tax Collrction

          41,660.71 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

          99,872.30 in Golden Savings

    $  240,677.34 Total Available

 Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurers Report, pay the audited bills of  $8,651.24, and transfer $8,000.00 from General Savings  to checking. Motion carried.  .         

Revenues received since the April meeting were  $3,211.24.

The Treasurer has notified the State of Wis & Green County  of our change from the First Nat’l Bank to Woodford State Bank  for direct deposits from them.

The Clerk was instructed to bill salt-chip mix for the 2013-2014 winter at $44.73 a ton.

The Clerk was instructed to bill Clarno Twp. $50.00 per trip to plow Clarno Roads in the Rufener Subdivision.  Payroll records show 53 trips were made, for a cost of $2,650.00.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to pay Todd Hasse $32.50 for printing and stapling of the 2013 Financial Statement.  Motion carried. 

The Green Co. Landfill is requesting a 5 year contract .   No action taken.

Mayer signed a release form to turn down Trip money allocated to the Township.

, Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to clarify the charge per hour for fire dept service.  There is a minimum charge for a fire call to the Monroe Fire Dept. of $750.00.  Each additional hour will be billed at $750.00 .. Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to grant Michael Jerges an Operators license from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to grant the Gr. Co. Humane Society a Temporary class B Retailers License to sell fermented malt beverages at any “Concerts on the Square” held at the Den, in case of rain..  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to adjourn,.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter

 Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

April 16th , 2014   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 6:45 pm, after the conclusion of the 2014 Annual Meeting.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 4/2/14, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

Also: Jeff Thomm, Ron Albright, Jacob Scherer, & Jim Schindler.

           .Minutes of the March 24, 2014 were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    4,701.49 in checking

                                                         59,628.44 in General Savings

         53,617.45 in Tax Collection

         41,660.71 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

         99,872.30 in Golden Savings

   $  259,480.39 Total Available

 Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurers Report, pay the audited bills of  $22,396.89, and transfer $20,000.00 from Tax Collection  to checking. Motion carried.  Revenues received since the March meeting were  $18,995.93.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to refund the road security deposits of Jessica Wellington (500.00) & Spotts Grain Farm(1500.00).  Motion carried.

A discussion was held regarding the plowing of Clarno Twp.roads in the Rufener subdivision and costs incurred.  Hasse will talk with Clarno Twp. to see if it would be possible to construct a road from the subdivision south onto Patterson road.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to purchase a 2000 3500 Chevy 4 wheel drive Dullie pickup with 88,000 miles from Voegeli Landscaping for $9000.00.  Motion carried.

Discussed the need for a culvert replacement on Wald Road.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to grant Family Promise a temporary beer & Wine license for June 12, 2014 at The Den.  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to grant Cindy Moubry an Operators License.  Motion carried. She is employed at the Junction House..

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn,.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter

 Clerk



TOWN OF MONROE

April 16th , 2014   Annual Business Meeting


The Meeting was brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer 6:00 P.M.The Clerk verified that the OPEN MEETING notices were posted on 4/2/14 on the  Town of Monroe website, at the Monroe Town Hall, Recycling Center,  at East Side Farm Equip, at Ag-Tec, on WEKZ and in the Agenda Column of the Monroe Times.  .

Present: Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse,  Chad Spotts, Francy  Bieneman,  Karen Sutter,  Ron Albright, Jeff Thomm, Jacob Scherer, & Jim Schindler.

The minutes of the April 18, 2013  Annual Meeting were read by the Clerk..  Motion by Jacob Scherer,  seconded by Jeff Thomm, to accept.  Motion carried.

The 2013 Financial Statement of the Town of Monroe, compiled by Clerk Karen Sutter, covering cash receipts & disbursements, was passed out.  Motion by Jim Schindler, seconded by  Jacob Scherer, to accept the Financial Statement Report.  Motion carried.

Current fees charged by the Township for licenses issued by the Clerk were discussed. Motion by Chad Spotts, seconded by  Todd Hasse, to leave all the  license fees the same. Motion carried.

Cemeteries were discussed. Motion by  Jacob Scherer, seconded by Jeff Thomm, to continue to have Iliff  Cemetery (Hiway 81) mowed by  Alois Mayer, and  Benkert Bushnell (Argus) Cemetery ( Co. Hwy N) mowed by  Dan Neuenschwander. Motion carried.

Motion by  Francy Bieneman, seconded by  Jacob Scherer, to authorize the Town Board to spend Town monies to maintain roads & equipment, authorize the Town Board to dispose of real and personal property, and to handle any business coming before the Board concerning the Town, it’s properties, and  the people of the Town.  Yes  8  No 0 Motion carried.

Motion by  Karen Sutter,  seconded by  Todd Hasse, to set the date of the 2015 Annual Meeting as the third Thursday night of April,  2015, at 6:00 PM, with the regular monthly business meeting to follow.  Motion carried.

With no further business to transact, a motion for adjournment was made by  Jeff Thomm, seconded by Jacob Scherer. Motion carried. 

 

Karen Sutter   

                                                                                                            Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

March 24th , 2014   Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 p.m.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 3/17/14, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

Also: Dave Engerman. and Jeff Thomm

           .Minutes of the Feb. 20, 2014 were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    4,023.64 in checking

                                                         42,340.52 in General Savings

        105,611.59 in Tax Collection

          41,643.68 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

          99,823.07 in Golden Savings

    $ 293,422.50 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurers Report, pay the audited bills of  $53,631.62, and transfer $52,000.00 from Tax Collection  to checking. Motion carried. Revenues received since the February meeting were  $1,318.14.

Tim Bolhuis, account executive for Pelliteri Waste Systems, spoke to the Board.  He gave us a history of the company & how they could serve us. Their contracts usually run 3 years, with increases limited to once a year.  There would be a fuel surcharge added each month.  Pricing would be determined by the number of dumpsters needed  and number of times they need to be dumped per week. He said the Landfill is not interested in buying their own truck for garbage or recyclable pickup.  Pelliteri would continue to serve their contracts,  if the Gr. Co. Landfill closes.

After a discussion on our accounts at the  First National Bank & Woodford State Bank, motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to transfer all accounts to the Woodford State Bank.  Motion carried.

The Board discussed if we wanted to buy a bond to cover the Town Treas during tax collection time, or pass a resolution accepting responsibility for monies collected. The Green Co. Treasurer collects our taxes,  and has her own bond, but our treasurer has access to those funds..  No action taken.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to raise the pay of Ron Albright, to $15.00 per hour, starting April 1, 2014.  Motion carried.

Our patrolmen will begin trimming trees. They have been working on the trucks, sander, grader and cleaning up the town garage.

Lance Altman appeared before the board regarding the increase in his homeowners ins. policy.  Spotts will check  with the fire dept.

The $750.00 charge for the Monroe Fire Dept. is the .minumum charge, charged, for the services of the Dept, when they are called out by the Sheriff’s Dept.  The second hour of service & beyond will be billed at a rate of $750 per hour or a percentage of.. in accordance with the Rural Tanker Dist. contract.

Scott Neuenschwander will begin his Eagle Scout project , fixing grave stones, and cleaning up  Benkert Bushnell Cemetery.  The Board had granted permission and money for supplies.

The Annual Meeting of the Town of Monroe will be held April 16 (Wed) at 6:00 pm. At the Town Hall.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer, to grant Lory Hoffman  a operator License.  Motion carried.  (Junction House)

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter. Clerk



TOWN OF MONROE

February 20th , 2014   Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 1:00 p.m.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 2/14/2014, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

Also: Ron Albright. and Jeff Thomm

           .Minutes of the Jan 16, 2014 were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    2,620.30 in checking

                                                         42,338.36 in General Savings

        118,581.08 in Tax Collection

          41,643.68 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

          99,823.07 in Golden Savings

    $ 305,006.49 Total Available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurers Report, pay the audited bills of  $13,054.20, and transfer $13,000.00 from Tax Collection  to checking. Motion carried. 

Revenues received since the January. meeting were  $1,329.70.

63.9% of the 2013 taxes have been collected.  There is $47,698 that is deliquent.

Our patrolmen reported to the Board on their activities for the past month.  They stated it takes 3 hours to make one round on the township  roads.  It has been difficult to widen some roads  to 2 lane traffic, due to the high banks.  Mailboxes have been hit, & will be replaced. Discussion on hourly charges for truck,  plowing & salting in the Rufener subdivision located in Clarno Twp.was discussed 

Bridge inspections will  be done this summer. The County will contract for this work.

Weight limits,  length & width of machinery on town roads was discussed. 

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to grant Karen Johnson & Heidi Hanson Operator Licenses.  Motion carried.  (Junction House)

An update on the future plans for the operation of the Green Co. Landfill, was given by Todd Hasse.    Dave Pellitteri has asked to be on the Agenda for the March meeting.

Ag Tec was  purchased by Helena Chemical Co. in late 2012.

Green Co. Grain was purchased by Badger State Ethanol on 12/31/13.

The March meeting will be held March 20, at 7:00 pm.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter. Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE

January 16th, 2014   Business Meeting



The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 1:00 p.m.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 1/09/14, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

Also: Mike Doyle, Ron Albright. and Jeff Thomm

Minutes of the Dec 19th  2013  meeting was read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    5,859.08 in checking

                                                         42,333.90 in General Savings

          65,523.47 in Tax Collection

          41,643.68 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

          99,823.07 in Golden Savings

    $ 255,183.20 Total Available

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to accept the Treasurers Report, pay the audited bills of  $19,670.15, and transfer $15,000.00 from Tax Collection  to checking. Motion carried.  .         

Revenues received since the December. meeting were  $19,146.05.

Mike Doyle spoke to the Board about the letter he compiled, that was sent to township residents with their real estate tax bills regarding purchasing fire dept insurance coverage.  This insurance costs a few dollars per thousand, for coverage.  Only $500.00 of coverage is written into most homeowners policies. 

The Board discussed the flat fee charge of $750.00 per hour for fire calls, as is included in the Monroe Rural Tanker District contract with the Monroe Fire Dept.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer, to charge $750.00 per hour flat fee for service from the Monroe Fire Dept.  Motion carried.

Jeff Thomm gave a report on the activities of the patrolman during the last month. 

Motion by Spots, seconded by Hasse, to pay Dave Engerman $250.00 for Maintenance and design of our Web page in 2014.  Motion carried.

Mayer, Hasse, & Sutter will attend the Wis Towns Assn training session to be held on Feb. 14, 2014 in Belmont. This session includes the mandatory Board of Review Training.

The Board will view the Junction House on Feb 20 at 1:30 pm.  Upon approval, the liquor license will be issued.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to pass the Fire Inspection Ordinance allowing once a year inspection of commercial property by the Monroe Fire Dept.  Motion carried.

Hasse gave a report on the options being  studied regarding the future of the Gr. Co. Landfill. One option could be contracting with them to pick up our garbage, with the townships owning their own  dumpsters . 

The Clerk informed the Board that the 2013 Financial Books are balanced to the penny.

She stated that the Township mill rate for 2013 taxes, to be paid in 2014, is $18.74 per thousand. The towns share  is $1.35 per thousand.

The Clerk has received another open records request from Gardiner Appraisal, requesting the Town of Monroe insurance policies, the contract with Associated Appraisal  Consultants,  and their  current certificate of insurance. The Clerk will comply.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter. Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE

December 19th, 2013   Business Meeting

            

.           The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 1:00 p.m.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 12/13/13, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.

Also: Ron Albright. and Jeff Thomm

           .Minutes of the Nov 21st  2013  meeting was read by the Clerk.. Motion by

Hasse, seconded by Mayer  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    2,121.50 in checking

                                                         65,043.59 in General Savings

           8,428.51 in Tax Collection

           1,642.85 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

         99,772.77 in Golden Savings

    $ 177,009.22 Total Available

 M,otion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to accept the Treasurers Report, pay the audited bills of  $7968.45, and transfer $8,428.51 from Tax Collection  to checking to pay the audited bills.  Motion carried.  This will empty the Tax Collection Account  so it is ready to accept the 2013 tax collections.

Revenues received since the November. meeting were  $ 2,981.07.

Victoria Soloman, Community resource Development Educator, introduced herself to the Board.

Motion by Hasse seconded by Mayer to accept the Five Year Monroe Tanker District Agreement as presented,  Motion carried.

 A discussion followed on putting a cap on the amount billed for a fire call. The Tanker District agreement has a clause calling for a $750.00 charge per hour, with no cap.  Subject tabled until next month.  Hasse shall research the matter.

Jeff Lanz, our recently hired part time patrolman, has decided to terminate his employment with the Township and resume employment with the  Green Co. Hiway Dept.  Jeff Thomm was hired as #1  part time  patrolman at $15.00 per hour.  Ron Albright will continue as #2  part time patrolman. at $13.50. The Board requested that the snowplows start at 4:00 am.  A salt-slag mix will be used when possible.  They shall notify Spotts before taking a truck to a garage for repairs.  Work will be scheduled through Mayer.

The City of Monroe will use the Green Co. Landfill through 2014.  A letter to the Townships  from the Landfill, will come out in Jan., to guage interest in trying to keep the Landfill open.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to accept the Poll Workers list as submitted by the Clerk.  Motion carried.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer, to transfer $40,000.00 from the General Savings Acct to the Truck/Equipment Account.  Motion carried.

The Clerk shall notify WEKZ and  the Monroe Times that the Recycling Center will closed on Wed Dec.. 25th & Jan1st, for Xmas Day & New Years Day.

 Owners of vehicles parked in the road right of way on Vogel Road & Hill Lane  will be contacted. to move them.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn Motion carried.

                                                                                    Karen Sutter, Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE

November 21st, 2013   Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:35 p.m, following the conclusion of the Annual Budget Meeting....  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 11/4/13, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..It was also published  in the Monroe Times Nov 6, 2013, with the Annual Budget Meeting.notice.

Present: Mayer,  Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter. (Hasse excused due to a fire call.) ..

Also: Dave Engerman, Phil Vosberg, Jeff Lanz, Jacob Scherer, Mike Doyle & Ron Albright.

           .Minutes of the Oct 17th  2013  meeting was read by the Clerk.. Motion by

Spotts, seconded by Mayer  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $       847.59 in checking

                                                         73,039.59 in General Savings

           8,427.96 in Tax Collection

           1,642.85 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

         99,772.77 in Golden Savings

    $ 183,730.76 Total Available

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to transfer $8,000.00 from General Savings  to checking to pay the audited bills.  Motion carried.

Revenues since the October. meeting were  $ 36,225.00.

Future cost increases for fire protection from the Monroe Fire Dept. was  discussed.

The next Monroe Rural Fire Dist meeting will be held at our hall on Dec. 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm.  Chief Rausch will be in attendance

Mike Doyle has composed a letter that will go out with the real estate tax statements, explaining fire protection costs & fees charged, in the Monroe Rural Tanker District, starting 1/1/2014.  It alerts residents to check their homeowners policies to be sure they have adequate fire dept costs coverage in their policies. It was reported that Sylvester Township will probably leave the Monroe Rural Fire Dist.

Personal property tax parcels were reviewed for accuracy.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer, to sign the Tax Collection Agreement with the Green Co,. Treasurer to collect the first half of taxes for the Town of Monroe. Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to hire Jeff Lanz as 1st part-time patrolman.  He shall start at $13.50 per hour, with  a raise to $15.00 per hour on Jan 1, 2014. He will be guaranteed 20 hrs of work a week. He is retiring from the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to allow Luke Neuenschwander up to $200.00 for  supplies to repair the gravestones in the  Benkert-Bushnell cemetery, as his Eagle Scout project.  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to meet at 1:00 pm during the months of Dec., Jan, & Feb. Motion carried.

Motion by Spotts. Seconded by Mayer, to pass the 2014 Budget as presented by the Clerk for the Town of Monroe.  Motion carried.

The Clerk has requested payment up front, from Gardiner Appraisal Service, for costs associated with their open records request.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn Motion carried.

                                                                                    Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

November 21st, 2013   Annual Budget Meeting

 
The Budget Meeting was called to order by Chairman Alois Mayer at 6:00 p.m.

 

Present: Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse, Chad  Spotts, Francy Bieneman, and Karen Sutter.

Also : Phil Vosberg, Dave Engerman, Jacob Scherer, and Jeff Lanz.  Mike Doyle arrived later.

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 11/2/13 at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp., & Ag. Tec.. Our Annual Budget Meeting was published in the Monroe Times on 11/6/13.  WEKZ, the Agenda Column of the Monroe Times and the Town of Monroe Website,  were also notified.

Minutes of the Nov  15, 2012  Budget  Meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by  Dave Engerman, seconded by  Jacob Scherer, to accept.  Motion carried.

 

The 2014 Proposed Budget was distributed by the Clerk.  A review of the Budget followed. 

                                             Proposed Budget total expected Expenses       $301,843.00                                                                                                                                                                                           Proposed Budget total expected Revenues      $163,058.00

 

TOWNSHIP TAX LEVY                             $ 138,785.00              ( 40% Increase)

Motion by  Phil Vosberg, seconded by  Chad Spotts,to adopt the 2013 Town Tax Levy of $ 138,785.00  to be paid in 2014, pursuant to Section 60.10(1)(A) of Wis. Stat.  Voting aye  9,  voting no 0 , Abstaining, 0 ..  Motion carried.  The  Clerk shall sign the necessary forms to be sent to the Dept. of Revenue.

 
Motion by Spotts, seconded by  Jacob  Scherer to approve the total 2014  Hiway Expenses pursuant to Section 81.01(3) of the Wis. Stat.  Expenditures shall not exceed $300,000.00.    Ayes 9     No 0.  Abstaining 0.     Motion carried.

 
Motion by   Spotts  seconded by  Alois Mayer,  to leave the yearly street light fee at        $26.00 Ayes 9   no  0.  Abstaining 0.   Motion carried.

 
Motion by  Vosberg,  seconded by  Dave Engerman, to leave the  yearly Garbage charge at $75.00  per residence. Ayes  9     no  0   .  Motion carried.

Mike Doyle arrived.

 
Motion by  Mike Doyle, seconded by Frances Bieneman to leave the Election workers hourly pay at $9.00 per hour.  Ayes 10  No  0   Motion carried.

 
Motion by Scherer, seconded by Karen Sutter, to leave the patrolmans  hourly wage for the rest of 2013 at $13.50 per hour.  Starting Jan 1, 2014, Patrolman #1 hourly wage will be raised to $15.00 per hour, with a guarantee of 20 hours per week.  Patrolman #II hourly wage will remain at $13.50 per hour.  Ayes 10  No 0  Motion carried.

 
Motion by Engerman, seconded by Lanz, to raise the hourly wage of the Recycling Attendant to $10.50 per hour, starting Jan 1, 2014.  Ayes 10 No 0  Motion carried.

 
With no further business to conduct, motion by Engerman, seconded by Vosberg, to adjourn.  Motion carried.  It is now 7:25 pm.

 
Karen Sutter

 Clerk             

TOWN OF MONROE

October 17th, 2013   Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 p.m...  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 10/9/13, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.  ..

Also:    Dave Engerman, Phil Vosberg, Rich Schindler, Werner Vogel & Keith Wiesenberg.

           .Minutes of the Sept. 19th,. 2013  meetings were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    3,776.54 in checking

                                                         39,320.23 in General Savings

           8,427.35 in Tax Collection

           1,642.85 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

         99,772.77 in Golden Savings

    $ 152,939.74 Total Available

M,otion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse  to accept the Treasurers report, pay the audited bills of $4,468.12, and transfer $2,000 from General Savings  to pay the audited bills.  Motion carried.

Revenues since the September. meeting were  $ 356.10.

Future cost increases for fire protection from the Monroe Fire Dept. was  discussed.  A  second meeting with Chief Rausch will be held at our town hall on Oct. 28 at 7:15 pm.with the members of the Monroe Rural Fire Dist  in attendance..

The Board discussed the 2nd part time position for patrolmen.  Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to hire Ronald Albright. Motion carried.  Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to hire Jeff Kubly  as #3 backup patrolman.  Motion carried.

The Board  decided to refuse the Trip money  allocated to the Twp.  We would have to spend $48,000 on a hiway project  to qualify for the funds.in 2014.

The Hiway Dept has completed the turn-around project on Pond View Road.

A variance was granted to Dan Stormont for a new shed after receiving a release from him regarding any liability to the township in regard to emergency vehicles being unable to reach his property.

Chairman Mayer signed a release for Seymour Environmental so they could abandoned their monitoring well on the east side of Aebly Road. Their testing has been completed.

The Board discussed future capital projects needed in the Township.  Aging equipment needs to be prioritized, along with need for a new shed. Money needsto be set aside for this.  A mower is needed now.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to sign a resolution on levy limits to raise the Town Levy by 40%.  Ayes 3 no 0  Motion carried. The Clerk shall finalize the budget.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn Motion carried.

                                                                                    Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

September 19th, 2013   Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 p.m...  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 9/12/13, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.  ..

Also:    Dave Engerman & Keith Wiesenberg.

           .Minutes of the Aug 15th,. 2013  meetings were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    6,756.69 in checking

                                                         39,317.52 in General Savings

         42,425.02 in Tax Collection

           1,642.02 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

         99,722.50 in Golden Savings

    $ 189, 863.75  Total Available

M,otion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse  to accept the Treasurers report, pay the audited bills of $38,171.29, and transfer $34,000 from the Tax Savings account to pay the audited bills.  Motion carried.

Revenues since the August. meeting were  $ 39,758.50.

Future cost increases for fire protection from the Monroe Fire Dept. was  discussed.  A meeting with Chief Rausch will be held at our town hall on Sept 30 at 7:00 pm.with the members of the Monroe Rural Fire Dist  in attendance..

Ron Albright helped remove downed trees  

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to hire the County Hiway Dept. to remove a bank to construct a turnaround on Pond View Road.  Motion carried.

The County Hiway Dept will rate our roads in November for the Pacer Report.

Trees limbs on Township roads that are hitting vehicles are being trimmed.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to require Dan Stormont to sign a statement releasing the township from any liability that could be associated with emergency vehicles not being able to reach his buildings, before issuing him a  building permit for a new shed..His driveway does not meet our current driveway specifications.  Motion carried.

The Board discussed the 2nd part time position for patrolmen.  No action taken.

The Board discussed purchasing 2 20 yard roll-off bins for our recycling center, if the Green Co. Transfer Station continues to operate.. Our Gr. Co. Landfill contract expires. 12/31/13. Our contract with Advance Disposal expires 10/24/13.  The Clerk was asked to contact Advance Disposal, to see if our present contract could be extended for 6 months.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn Motion carried. 

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

August 15th, 2013   Business Meeting

            

.           The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 p.m...  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 8/7/13, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.  ..

Also:   Keith Wiesenberg.

           .Minutes of the July 18th,. 2013  meetings were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $     3838.50 in checking

                                                         39,314.69 in General Savings

         43,346.42 in Tax Collection

           1,642.02 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                         99,722.50 in Golden Savings-Woodford

                 $187,864.13 Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Hasse  to accept the Treasurer’s report, pay the audited bills of  37,418.70 & transfer $36,000.00 from Tax Savings to checking.  Motion carried. 

Revenues since the July. meeting were  $5,571.51

Dustin Schultz, representing Advanced Disposal and Tod Luedy, the operator manager of Advanced Disposal Monroe Transfer station, spoke to the Board and answered questions regarding their new 3 year contract proposal that they presented to us.  No action taken.

Keith Weisenberg  Town Patrolman, spoke to  the Board about the work accomplished this month.

Mayer reported that 3 driveway locations were inspected for driveway permits.

Building permits were issued to Bruce Meier & Eric Skelton.

Future cost increases for fire protection from the Monroe Fire Dept. was  discussed.  No action taken

The Building inspector will check 2 homes in the Bahe subdivision that are occupied, but weren’t issued occupancy permits.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer, to sign the Co. application for a public hearing for K G  Holdings (Kim Buehl)  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer seconded by Spotts to approve a land split  for the former Grace Evengenical Luthern Church property.  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to accept the propane contract from Badger State Propane for the 2013-2014  winter season. (1800 gal for $1.399.)  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn Motion carried. 

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk

 






TOWN OF MONROE

July 18th, 2013   Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 p.m...  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 7/10/13, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman & Sutter.  

Also:   Keith Wiesenberg.

           .Minutes of the June 20th,. 2013  meetings were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse  to accept..  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $  10,350.71 in checking

                                                         44,020.54 in General Savings

         43,342.68 in Tax Collection

           1,642.02 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                         99,722.50 in Golden Savings-Woodford

                 $199,078.45 Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Hasse  to accept the Treasurer’s report, pay the audited bills of  $16,274.01 & transfer $8,000.00 from General Savings to checking.  Motion carried. 

Revenues since the June. meeting were  $ 24,624.25.

There were four permits issued by the Chair for fire works permits

Rudy Rothenbuehler, representing Rock  Disposal, talked to the Board about a new contract.  Our present contract with Advanced Disposal expires 10/24/13.  He would like a 3 to 5 year contract,. He stated that the contract service agreement was based on delivering our garbage  to the Green Co. Landfill, with no fuel cost adjustments.

There has been no further communication regarding the Richard Hartwig fire bill.

Keith Wiesenberg, our new part-time patrolman, talked to the Board about the work he has been doing and ideas he has for work he could do for the Township in the future.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn Motion carried. 

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

June 25th, 2013   Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 3:30 p.m..  Notices were posted at the Hall, Recycling Center, and Ag Tec...by Todd Hasse

 

Purpose: to interview an applicant for our  part- time patrolman.

Present: Mayer, Hasse, and Spotts.  ..

Also:  Keith Wiesenberg..

 

.Under discussion was the following topic:

 

            An interview for the  part time patrolman position

 

After the interview, motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to hire Keith Wiesenberg as the  part time  patrolman as of  6/25/13..  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to adjourn. Motion carried. 

 

 

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

June 20th, 2013   Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:00 p.m...  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 6/13/13, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, (arrived late) Bieneman,  (left early) & Sutter.  ..

Also:  Dave Engerman &  Phil Vosberg, members of the Twp.Planning Comm.  and  ten town residents.

           .Minutes of the May 16 and June 6,. 2013  meetings were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer  to accept the minutes of both meetings.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    5,462.58 in checking

                                                         30,733.11 in General Savings

         47,335.36 in Tax Collection

           1,641.20 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                         99,672.80 in Golden Savings-Woodford

                 $184,845.05 Total available

Motion by Hasse,,  seconded by Spotts  to accept the Treasurer’s report, & transfer $4,000.00 from General Savings to checking.  Motion carried.  Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to transfer $4000.00 from Tax Savings to checking, and  pay the audited bills of $11,107.38..  Motion carried.

Revenues since the May. meeting were  $ 2,772.75.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to deny the conditional use permit as presented by Eric Skelton.  Ayes 3  no 0.  Motion carried.

Charles Bentayou and Karen Bergesen appeared before the Board, and  told the Board about their plans  to operate the Junction House.  The building should be completed in a couple of months.

Rich Hartwig and Peggy Beck appeared before the Board about the fire bill that Mr.Hartwig received.from the township.  They had pictures of a propane tank  to show that he would not start a fire near such a tank. The Board suggested he contact the Fire Dept. to ask if they had made a mistake on the origin of the fire on their report.  The Township bills according to the fire dept report.

Rich Hartwig  had agreed to take down 3 trees, for sight distance, when he was granted a driveway permit... He has failed to do so.  He stated he would take care of the  trees if we would cut them down.

The Chair reported on the progress of the summer road work,   brush that needs cutting along the roadway, & the thistle problem in the township.  The Clerk shall sent notices to those in non-compliance  of thistle control.

Jim Stricker has applied for a fireworks permit.  The Chair shall issue one.

The part time patrolman position was discussed.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to issue all liquor, beer, operator, game and cigarette licenses as submitted by the Clerk.  Motion carried. 

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn Motion carried.  It is 10:45 pm

                                                                                                Karen Sutter. Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

June 6th, 2013   Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 5:10 p.m., after the conclusion of the Board of Review.  Notices were posted at the Hall, Recycling Center, and Ag Tec...

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.  

Also:  Phil Vosberg, Chr of Planning Comm, appeared briefly..

 

This short business meeting, after the conclusion of the Board of Review, was for discussion on several issues, with no action taken.

Under discussion was the following topics::

            Change of use of a residential lot

            A disputed fire billing

            A liquor License Renewal

            A part time patrolmans position         

            Summer road work orders & changes

            A certified letter received by Assoc. Appraisal  Consultants

 

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer,. to approve a  certified survey map for Gene Schultz for a land split to separate the buildings on a parcel owned by Albert Deppeler. Motion carried.  The Chairman shall sign the Township Land Division Form.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to approve a  certified survey map for Frances & Sandy Donny,  for a lot purchase and road  accessment easement.  Motion carried.  The Chairman shall sign the Township Land Division Form.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to adjourn. Motion carried.  It is 6:15 pm.

 

 

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

June 6, 2013  BOARD OF REVIEW

 

The 2013 Board of Review was called into session by Alois Mayer at 3:00 pm.  Open meeting notices were posted on 4/26/13 and published on 4/29/13 and 5/21/13 in the Monroe Times. 

Present:  Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse ,Chad Spotts,  & Karen  Sutter. 

Also: Ryan Anderson representing Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc.

 

The date for Open Book was May 16, 2013 from 10:00 am  to Noon..  The date for Board of Review is June 6, 2013  from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, or to adjournment. (minimum of 2 hours)

           
Open Book

            Open Book was held May 16, 2013 from 10:00 am to Noon, at the Town Hall. 

            Ryan Anderson, representing Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. was present to answer questions on their assessments.

            Karen Sutter, Clerk,  was also present . 

            Five residents of the Township appeared at Open Book.

                                                                                               

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk

 

 

Board of Review

June 6, 2013

 

The Clerk signed and witnessed the signing of the Assessors Affidavit in the 2013 Town of Monroe Assessment Roll.

Alois Mayer, Chairman, called the Board of Review to order at 3:00 PM.

 Present: Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse, Chad Spotts, & Karen Sutter, and Ryan Anderson, representing Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. 

A resolution was passed on 11/9/89 at the Town of Monroe Nov. Budget Meeting, to give the Board authority to appoint the Assessor for the Town, on a contract basis.

The Town of Monroe has appointed Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. to be our Assessor.  starting 11/1/2012.

Mr Anderson, are you certified?_Yes__

Be it noted, that the Assessor  is certified.

Three  members of this Board of Review attended the Bd. of Review training presented by the Wis. Towns Ass’n  on Feb. 17, 2012, and are therefore certified to sit on this Board..

 

Motion to appoint a Chr of the Bd. Of Review

Motion by _Chad Spotts, seconded by Todd Hasse, to appoint Alois Mayer as Chairman of the Board of Review.  Motion carried.

Motion to appoint a Vice-Chr of the Bd. Of Review

Motion by Alois Mayer, seconded by Todd Hasse, to appoint

Chad Spots, as Vice Chairman.of the Board of Review.  Motion carried.

The Chairman then appointed  Karen Sutter as  Clerk for the Bd. Of Review


This proceeding is being taped, starting with tape 1, side A.

 
 

No one appeared before the Board or filed an objection form.

 

With no  business  to conduct, no formal objections to hear, and no Notice of Determination to be mailed, the 2013 Board of Review is Closed.  This is the Final Adjournment.

It is now 5:00 PM.

            Motion by Alois Mayer, seconded by  Todd Hasse, to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

Karen Sutter

                                                                                                                        Clerk

 

Notices for the Open Book and Board of Review, were published in the Monroe Times on 4/29/13 and 5/21/13. Notices were posted on 4/26/13 at the Town Hall,  Recycling Center,  East Side Imp.,  Ag Tec,  announced over WEKZ,  listed in the Agenda column of the Monroe Times, and listed on the Town of Monroe website at www.monroetownship.info.

TOWN OF MONROE

May 16, 2013   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, at 7:30 p.m., after the conclusion of the Public Hearing for Eric Skelton..  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 5/9/13, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.  ..

Also:  Dave Engerman, Phil Vosberg, & Tony Wels.

           .Minutes of theApril 18,. 2013  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    4,475.80 in checking

                                                         35,729.29 in General Savings

         47,330.07 in Tax Collection

           1,641.20 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                         99,672.80 in Golden Savings-Woodford

                 $188,849.16 Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Hasse  to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $5,000.00 from General Savings to checking, and  pay the audited bills of $6,975.03..  Motion carried.

Revenues since the April. meeting were  $ 3,379.46.

Pete Koch, representing the Gr. Co.Hiway Dept., discussed their bids for our summer road work projects. A discussion followed.  Mr Koch thanked the Board and left.

Aebly  Road is now a shared road with the City of Monroe.due to the annexation of the Aebly Road/Menards project.,but the actual line is in question. The Town will confer with the city .

Phil Vosberg, Chairman of the Planning Comm. told the Board they have 180 days to make a decision on the Skelton conditional use permit, and could grant it, with restrictions.  The Planning Comm recommendation was contingent on the opinions of people at the public hearing.  The majority of people attending  were not in favor.  Neighbors raised questions about deed restrictions for their subdivision, and  reductions in property values, due to sight, smell,and  noise.  Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to table the decision on the conditional use permit until next  month, when additional information would be available. & questions could be answered.  Motion carried.

The Clerk has notified Advances Disposal by certified return receipt mail that we would not be renewing our contract with them when it expires.  This keeps the contract from rolling over for another three years.

The Board rechecked the driveway  exit of the Whitehead house, now owned by the Woodford Bank.  The driveway will have to exit the property to the west, which is where permission was originally given.

Mayer notified Matt Siegenthaler  to stop parking his semi-trailer on the right-of-way of Round Grove Road.  This creates a road hazard and causes ruts on the shoulder of the road.

Jeff Thomm notified the Board by letter that he will help out as much as possible, but must attend to his own business first.  Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to instruct the Clerk to put an ad in the Shopper for as part-time patrolman.  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse seconded by Spotts, to have the Chairman sign the summer road work orders as presented by  the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept.  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

April 18, 2013   Monthly Business Meeting

            

.           The meeting was  brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer, after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 3/29/13, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.  ..

Also:  Jacob Scherer, Dave Engerman, Phil Vosberg, & Tony Wels.

           .Minutes of the March 21,. 2013  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $       467.69 in checking

                                                         55,723.78 in General Savings

         45,277.22 in Tax Collection

           1,641.20 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                         99,672.80 in Golden Savings-Woodford

                 $202,782.69 Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Hasse  to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $20,000 from General Savings to checking, and  pay the audited bills of $19,326.70..  Motion carried.

Revenues since the March. meeting were  $ 19,068.41.

A check for $550.00 was received from Green County, for the perpetual care of the veterans’ graves in our cemeteries. The County was sending a small yearly  payment for their care, but has now gone to a one time payment.

Eric Skelton appeared before the Board,  to ask for a conditional use permit.  The Planning Comm met with him on April 16th. The Commission asked that a  Public Hearing be held, with neighbors notified, so they would have a chance to voice their opinions.  The Public Hearing will be held May 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm, with the monthly business meeting to follow.  The City will also be notified.

Dave & Marcia Wald appeared before the Board for a land division of under 35 acres.  Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to sign their Town Review form for land division to be submitted to the County.  Motion carried.

A semi has been parking along Round Grove Road, in the right-of-way, & leaving ruts.  Mayer will notify the owner to level the ruts, and  stop parking there. 

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to issue Michael J. Jerges an Operators license for the 2012-2013 year ending 6/30/13, and an Operators license for the 2013-2014 year ending 6/30/14.  Motion carried. 

The Humane Society will be using The Den for their concert dates in case of rain.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to hire Eric Beckman to do necessary repairs to the new shed.  Motion carried. 

The moisture problem  and needed repairs in the old garage were discussed.  No action taken.

Complaints were received about silo bags blowing on other people’s property,  debris blowing around from  the cleanup of the Englin property, and the mess on the property at Highway 81 & Iliff Road. 

The Clerk was asked to notify Veolia that we are not renewing our present contract with them when it runs out in Oct. 2013.  It will be sent certified, return receipt requested.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

March 21, 2013   Monthly Business Meeting

            

           The meeting was  brought to order at 1:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer..  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 3/15/13, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site,  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.  

Also:  None

           .Minutes of the Feb 21,. 2013  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    4,034.08 in checking

                                                         37,562.05 in General Savings

         96,270.46 in Tax Savings (after Feb. settlement)

          1,640.39 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                        99,623.67  in Golden Savings-Woodford

                $239,130.65 Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Mayer  to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $51,000.00 from Tax Collection to checking, and  pay the audited bills of $55,322.82..  Motion carried.

Revenues since the Feb. meeting were  $ 2,856.51.

The Board discussed  cemetery lot  fees,  condition  of the  cemeteries,  a part time patrolmans position, distance mail boxes need to be from the roadway, tree trimming,  gravel needed at the recycling center & the annual salt shed inspection done by the State.  They also discussed a contract the City of Monroe presented to the Gr. Co. Landfill Board, which would give Monroe a weighted vote in making decisions , and therefore more control in running the landfill.  No actions taken.

A motion passed at the 2012 Annual meeting, set the date of April 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm. for the 2013 Annual Meeting..  The monthly business meeting will follow the completion of the Annual meeting.

In appreciation  for his work in updating our Website, motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to pay Dave Engerman $250.00. Motion carried.

Motion by Spotts.seconded by Mayer, to pass  Ordinance#3-21-13, to extend Town Officer terms by one week, in response to election law changes.  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to grant a Temporary Class B Retailers License to the Green Co. Humane Society, to  serve fermented malt beverages for their” Concerts on the Square” at the Den, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, in case of rain on their concert dates.  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to sign the contract with Green Co,. for the care of the Veterans graves  in our cemeteries .Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to adjourn Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

February 21, 2013   Monthly Business Meeting

            

           The meeting was  brought to order at 1:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer..  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 2/13/2013, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site, .. The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.  Hasse was excused..

Also:  Phil Vosberg & Werner Vogel

           .Minutes of the Jan 17. 2013  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Spotts seconded by Mayer to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $    8,964.72 in checking

                                                         37,560.86 in General Savings

         97,320.86 in Tax Savings (after Feb. settlement)

           1,640.39 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                        99,623.67  in Golden Savings-Woodford

                $245,110.50 Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Mayer  to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $1,500.00 from Tax Collection to checking, and  pay the audited bills of $31,707.15..  Motion carried.

Revenues since the Jan. meeting were  $ 5,786.94,.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to cancel the uncashed check written in Oct. to Gardiner Appraisal for $1337.50 .The check could be reissued  at a later date.  The Town changed assessors on Nov. 1, 2012 and is waiting for the transfer of all of our electronic records, to the new assessors, before releasing the final contract payment.. The Twp has answered an open record request from Gardiner Appraisal.

The Junction House is being rebuilt. The Town has no information on an opening date.      The Clerk has completed the Fire Dues report for Monroe & Sylvester Township..

Humane Society  special licenses, needed for the summer concert season in case of rain, was discussed.  No action taken.

Mayer reported that  our recyclables will now be picked up on Mondays.

Eric Meyer, representing A Pex Auto, appeared before the Board requesting a conditional use permit to start a used car business at the former GCR Tire location.  He would  have approx 15 used cars on the lot,  with a service dept inside.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to sign the county application requiring a public hearing.  Motion carried.

The Clerk reported that 2013 building permits, issued by Gr. Co. Zoning,  will only be available to the Township by Email

Motion to adjourn by Spotts, seconded by Mayer.. Motion carried.

Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

January 17th , 2013   Monthly Business Meeting

            

.           The meeting was  brought to order at 1:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer..  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 1/11/2013, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site, .. The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.  .

Also:  None.

           .Minutes of the December  26, 2012  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Clerk

                                                     $       485.46 in checking

                                                         87,558.50 in General Savings

         54,445.90 in Tax Savings ( 143.00 dog licenses )

          1,640..39 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                        99,623.67  in Golden Savings-Woodford

                $243,753.92 Total available

Motion by Hasse,  seconded by Spotts  to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $50,000.00 from general savings to checking,  pay the audited bills of $24,366.54  and issue a . check for $22,560.00  to the Monroe Rural Tanker District  for our 40% share of the tank for the new fire truck, at their meeting on 1/29/13.  Motion carried.

Revenues since the Dec. meeting were  $ 19,715.70.

The Treasurer reported that 37% of the real estate taxes were paid by 12/31/12.

Randy Thompson, manager at the Green Co. Landfill, spoke to the Board about the future of the landfill and explained the one year contract. He assured us that our cost will stay at the same %, after April, when the City of Monroe’s contract expires. If the City of Monroe does not sign a new contract, the landfill will close at the end of 2013. He stated the landfill is run at cost.and has shipped trash, under contract, to Janesville, since 1999.  They have just set up a permanent clean-sweep site at the landfill.Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to sign the one year contract with the Gr.Co. Landfill.  Motion carried.

Mike Finley, representing his firm, Finley Total Inspections, applied to the Board for the building inspector position with the Township.  He has been hired by many municipalities in the area. He would  assist us in updating our Uniform Dwelling Code ordinance.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to hire Finley Total Inspections to be our building inspector, starting 1/17/13..  Motion carried.

The Board accepted a letter from Fran Donny relieving the Township of any responsibility in regard to reaching his storage shed.

A new water pump and pipe was installed at the Town Hall.

A road route for each snow plow to follow, will be made & kept in each truck.

Next meeting will be held Wed. Feb 20th at 2;00 PM.

Motion to adjourn by Spotts, seconded by Hasse. Motion carried.

Karen Sutter, Clerk






TOWN OF MONROE

December 26th , 2012   Monthly Business Meeting

            

           The meeting was  brought to order at 1:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer..  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 12/14/12, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site, .. The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.  .

Also:  None.

           .Minutes of the November 15, 2012  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Spotts seconded by Hasse to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Clerk

                                                     $  5,440.61  in Checking

                                                       75,670.82  in General Savings

               41.00 in Tax Savings (dog licenses only)

          1,639.56 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                        99,573.47 in Golden Savings-Woodford

                $182,365.46 Total available

Motion by Hasse,  seconded by Spotts  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $5,000.00 from General Savings to checking, &  pay the audited bills of  $19,590.77   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the Nov. meeting were  $ 33,479.79

Mayer reported that all three townships making up the Monroe Rural Tanker District, have agreed to accept the quote of $7,500 from the City of  Monroe to purchase the 1990 tanker fire truck.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to refund Pick Const  their driveway security deposit on Lighting Ridge. Motion carried.

The Town of Monroe has received  a letter of resignation from our recycling attendant, Barbara Smith, effective 12/29/12.  The resignation was accepted. We wish her well in her retirement.

Fran Donny spoke to the Board about a portable shed he wishes to construct on his property.  A farm lane that comes out on Co. DR, would be used to reach this shed.. No permits are required from the township, but the Board requested that Donny sign a  letter releasing the Township from any liability.or legal issues, associated with emergency vehicle access to the property.

Installation of the light by the Recycling Center has been completed.

New road signs ordered have been installed.

The Chairman & Clerk shall attend a meeting on 1/16/13 at the Justice center on the impact of heavy equipment on rural roads.

Chains have been ordered for the grader & truck.

Eric Skelton appeared before the Board.  He wants to change the use of the garage on his home, to additional living space.  The Chairman signed the county application requiring a public hearing.

The building inspector position was discussed. It will be put on the Agenda for next month.  Three applicants have shown an interest.

Msotion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to hire Carol Mayer  as our Recycling Attendant, starting Jan. 2, 2013.

Nate Klassy was called for more information on the Gr. Co. Landfill.. He assured us that acting on the landfill contract at our Jan 2013 meeting would be ok.  We will ask Randy Thompson, manager at the landfill, to be present to answer our questions.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to hold the 2013 Town of Monroe Causus on Sat. Jan 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  Motion carried.

The January meeting will be held Jan 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm..

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried

 

 Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

November 15th , 2012   Monthly Business Meeting




The meeting was  brought to order at 7:15 pm, following the conclusion of the Budget Meeting by Chairman Alois Mayer..  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  10/26/12, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site, .. The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.  .

Also: Phil Vosberg & Jacob Scherer

           .Minutes of the Oct 18, 2012  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Clerk

                                                     $   1,628.17 in Checking

                                                       65,768.51  in General Savings

          6,282.37 in Tax Savings

          1,639.56 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                        99,573.47 in Golden Savings-Woodford

                $174,892.08 Total available

Motion by Hasse,  seconded by Spotts  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $15,000.00 from General Savings to checking, &  pay the audited bills of  $15,887.77   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the Oct meeting were $386.56.

Gene Abreham informed the board that he was no longer going to do building inspections, due to costs associated with licenses, insurance etc.    He will be available to us until we hire a replacement.  He suggested  several people that would be interestd in providing the service.. He will be put on the Agenda for next month.

Tom Boll, city street superintendent has offered a bid of $7,500 for the 1990 tanker fire truck. No action taken

Steve Larson, Alliant Energy, made suggestions on how to get a light fixture installed over to the Recycling Center.  No action taken.

It was decided to nail plyboard on the ceiling of the old shed, to keep the insulation from falling down.

The Clerk shall order missing road signs

Salt vs a salt-chip mix on the roadways was discussed  No action taken.

The December Meeting will be held at the Hall on Dec. 20 at 1:00 pm.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried

 

 Karen Sutter, Clerk







 

TOWN OF MONROE

November 15th , 2012   Annual Budget Meeting

 
 

 

The Budget Meeting was called to order by Chairman Alois Mayer at 6:00 p.m.

Present: Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse, Chad  Spotts, Francy Bieneman, and Karen Sutter.  Also  Jacob Scherer & Phil Vosberg..( arrived later)

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 10/26/12 at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp., & Ag. Tec.. Our Annual Budget Meeting was published in the Monroe Times on 10/31/12.  WEKZ, the Agenda Column of the Monroe Times and the Town of Monroe Website,  were also notified.

Minutes of the Nov  17, 2011  Budget  Meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Todd Hasse, seconded by Chad Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

The 2013 Proposed Budget was distributed by the Clerk.  A review of the Budget followed.                                                                                                                                            Proposed Budget total expected Expenses       $262,190.00                                                    Proposed Budget total expected Revenues      $163,058.00

 

TOWNSHIP TAX LEVY                             $   99,132.00              ( 1% Increase)


Motion by Francy Bieneman, seconded by Jacob Scherer,to adopt the 2012 Town Tax Levy of $99,132.00 to be paid in 2013, pursuant to Section 60.10(1)(A) of Wis. Stat.  Voting aye 6,  voting no 0, Abstaining, 0.  Motion carried.  The  Clerk shall sign the necessary forms to be sent to the Dept. of Revenue.

Motion by Todd Hasse, seconded by Francy Bieneman, to approve the total 2013  Hiway Expenses pursuant to Section 81.01(3) of the Wis. Stat.  Expenditures shall not exceed $300,000.00  Ayes 6  No 0  Motion carried.

Motion by Alois Mayer, seconded by Chad Spotts,  to leave the yearly street light fee at $26.00 Ayes 6 no 0  Motion carried.

Motion by Jacob Scherer, seconded by Karen Sutter, to leave the  yearly Garbage charge at $75.00 per residence. Ayes 6  no 0.  Motion carried.

Motion by Alois Mayer, seconded by Chad Spotts to leave the  Election workers  hourly pay at  $9.00 per hour.  Ayes 6  no 0  Motion carried.

Motion by Chad Spotts, seconded by Jacob Scherer, tp leave the patrolman hourly wage at $13.50 per hour.  Ayes 6 no 0  Motion carried.

Motion by Alois Mayer, seconded by Jacob Scherer, to leave the Recycling Attendent hourly wage at $10.00 per hour.  Ayes 6 no 0  Motion carried.

The current annual salaries of the Town Officers are as follows:

                        $   5,000.00  Chairman

                             3,000.00  Supervisors I & II

                             4,000.00  Treasurer (no tax collections)

                           13,000.00   Clerk

            Salaries for the 2013-2014 Term of the Board and current work loads for each office .were discussed.

Motion by Jacob Scherer, seconded by Chad Spotts, to leave the Chairmans annual salary at $5,000.00.  Ayes 7 no 0  Motion carried.

Motion by Phil Vosberg, seconded by Jacob Scherer, to leave the  Supervisors I & II annual salaries at  $3000.00 each.  Ayes 7 no 0  Motion carried.

Moption by Phil Vosberg, seconded by Karen Sutter, to leave the Treasurers annual salary at $4000.00.  Ayes 7 no 0  Motion carried.

Motion by Francy Bieneman, seconded by Jacob Scherer, to raise the Clerks annual salary from $13,000 to $15,000.00.  Ayes 7  no 0  Motion carried.  The duties in this office keep increasing.

With no further business to conduct, motion by Jacob Scherer, seconded by Karen Sutter, to adjourn.  Motion carried. It is now 7:15 p.m.

 

Karen Sutter

                                                                                                        Clerk                                                                                          


TOWN OF MONROE

October 18th , 2012   Monthly Business Meeting





The meeting was  brought to order at 7:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer..  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 10/11/12, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site. The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.  .

Also:  Dave Engerman.

           .Minutes of the Sept. 20, 2012  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Spotts seconded by Hasse to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Clerk

                                                     $   2,544.23 in Checking

                                                       77,765.90  in General Savings

          6,282.15 in Tax Savings

          1,639.56 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                        99,573.47 in Golden Savings-Woodford

                $187,805.31 Total available

Motion by Hasse,  seconded by Spotts  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $12,000.00 from General Savings to checking, &  pay the audited bills of  $15,752.92   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the Sept meeting were  $3,414.04.

The Board discussed the progress of cleaning up  the Recycling Center.and what type of  light fixture could be mounted at the center.for light in the early morning hours.

Insulation is falling in the old shed.  The Board will inspect the shed and discuss possible solutions to the problem.  No truck was discussed. The city of Monroe is interested in purchasing it, but hasn’t made an offer.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to pay Dan Bartholf  $500.00 for his work with the Planning Commission, to draw up the Conditional Use Zoning Ordinance for the Town of Monroe.  Motion carried.

The 2013 preliminary budget, compiled by the clerk, was presented to the Board. A work session followed. The Clerk will finalize the Budget as soon as she gets the municipal levy limit worksheet from the state.

The November Budget Meeting will be held Nov. 15, 2012 starting at 6;00 pm.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried

 

 Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

September 20th , 2012   Monthly Business Meeting

            

.           The meeting was  brought to order at 7:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer..  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  9/14/12, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site, .. The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.  .

Also: Phil Vosberg & Dave Engerman.

           .Minutes of the Aug 20th 2012  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Clerk

                                                     $   5,973.87 in Checking

                                                        60,452.27 in General Savings

          6,281.96 in Tax Savings

          1,633.57 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                        99,514.44 in Golden Savings-Woodford

                $173,856.11 Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Hasse  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  &  pay the audited bills of  $3,186.70   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the August meeting were  $3,414.04.

 After a lengthly discussion, motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to award Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. the 2013-2015 Assessor Contract for the Town of Monroe, dated June 13, 2012.Costs:

2013 $5,900    2014  $5,900   2015  $5,950.00.  .  Ayes 3  No  0  Motion carried.

 The Gr. Co. Treasurer has raised the rate from $  .85  to $1.00 per parcel to collect the first half of the real estate taxes. 

The garage roof, servicing of the township’s trucks,  cleanup of the Recycling Center, and missing road signs were discussed. No action taken.

Todd Hasse has the necessary training certification, to comply with the minimun standards of training mandated by NIMS, for emergency preparedness.

The Erie Ins.Co. has paid the fire bill for Sally Disrud, dismissing the Small Claims Court action.brought by the Township,.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to adjourn.  Motion carried..

 

                                                                                                  Karen Sutter, Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE

August 20th , 2012   Monthly Business Meeting

            

.           The meeting was  brought to order at 1:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer..  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  8/14/12, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site, .. The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts,  & Sutter.  Bieneman was excused.

Also: No residents in attendance.

           .Minutes of the July 19th 2012  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Spotts seconded by Mayer to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Clerk

                                                     $   6,360.25 in Checking

                                                        60,450.22 in General Savings

        37,323.41 in Tax Savings

          1,633.57 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                        99,514.44 in Golden Savings-Woodford

                $205,281.89 Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Hasse  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $66,500.00 from Tax Collection to Checking, &  pay the audited bills of  $72,560.26   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the July meeting were  $45,695.83.

Bernie Laird, representing Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc., appeared before the Board with their proposal for assessment services for the Township beginning Oct. 1, 2012, for a term of 3 years. He explained to the Board what services and records his firm would provide the Township, in accordance with the new Wis. Dept. of Revenue mandates.

John Wright, sole proprietor of Wright Assessment & Rural Development Services, spoke to the Board on  his proposal for our assessment services.. He has interned with Craig Gailhouse  He has a 1 year agreement with him, to provide expert advice, if needed..

Gardiner Appraisal will submit a bid before our Sept. Meeting..

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to have the Chairman & Clerk attend the 2012 training workshop,  sponsored by the Wis Towns Assn in Mineral Point Sept. 11th.  Motion carried.

Mayer reported that  construction on the  new Junction House has started.

Mayer took a truckload of electronic recyclables that were at the Recycling Center, down to the Gr.landfill on the free Electronic Recycling Day .

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to pursue the Disrud fire bill in Small Claims  Court.  Motion carried.

A driveway permit was issued for a new home on Lightening Ridge Rd.

The Clerk was notified that Dan Neuenschwander was injured by a chain saw while working at the cemetery.  She shall start the Workers Comp claim & get in touch with him

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to adjourn.  Motion carried. It is now 5:45 pm.

 

                                                                                                  Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

July 19 , 2012   Monthly Business Meeting


The meeting was  brought to order at 7:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer..  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  7/11/12, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site, .. The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.

Also: Werner Vogel & Phil Vosberg attended part of the meeting.

           .Minutes of the June 21, 2012  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $  14,361.21 in Checking

                                                        57,097.43 in General Savings

        52,321.36 in Tax Savings

        40,233.57 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                        99,514.44 in Golden Savings-Woodford

                $263,528.01 Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Hasse  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $15,000.00 from Tax Collection to Checking, transfer  $38,600.00 from the Truck & Equipment acct to checking, &  pay the audited bills of  $65,896.76   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the June meeting were  $27,339.67.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to reissue a check for $254.74, dated 12/12/11 to Dave Engerman.  Motion carried.

The Board talked about the assessor contract starting 11/1/12.  They looked over bids received from 2 assessors.  The Clerk was instructed to asked them to appear at the next Board meeting.  The Clerk will schedule one at 1:00 pm and the other at 3:00 pm.  She shall also ask for a new contract from our present assessor.

The Clerk was instructed to bill Tony Anglin $500.00 for a driveway permit for the construction of an extension of his driveway without getting the necessary permit.  He was notified by certified mail on 12/13/11. but has failed to respond.  Unpaid charges against a property will be added to their tax bill.

Weed control in the township was discussed

Mayer reported the bridge inspections in our township were completed, and  the Hiway dept was done sealcoating our roads.

Vosberg & Vogel gave an update on the progress on  Land Preservation.

The Clerk told the Board about problems in collecting fire dept reimbursements for vehicle accidents on our roadways.

Next meeting: Monday Aug. 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm.  No meeting on 8/16/12.

..Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk









TOWN OF MONROE

June 21, 2012   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order at 7:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer..  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  6/13/12, at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp, Ag Tec., and Town of Monroe Web site, .. The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter. Bieneman was excused at 7:45 to attend another meeting..

Also: Dave Engerman.

           .Minutes of the May 17, 2012  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $   3,069.84 in Checking

                                                        39,784.72 in General Savins

        62,319.91 in Tax Savings

        40,208.51 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                        99,452.45 in Golden Savings-Woodford

                $244,835.43 Total available

Motion by Hasse,  seconded by Spotts  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $10,000.00 from Tax Collection to Checking, &  pay the audited bills of  $10,690.86   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the May meeting were  $2,660.51

After receiving an OK from Sylvester Township, motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to sign  the Quote with the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept.for $10,124.00 for work on  Gutzmer Road. (This is a shared road..)  Motion carried.

A clock was hung on the town hall wall, that was donated by Betty Klessinger.

Fire calls to Voegeli & Joy Del roads, caused by down wires and a voltage regulator manfunction were discussed.  The Clerk was instructed to bill Alliant Energy.

Roger Mahlkuch, a Rural Mutual Insurance agent, talked to the Board about their Businessmans policy and our options for coverage.  It was decided to stay with a $1000.00 deductable, but coverage values on the buildings and equipment were changed to reflect more current values.  The changes resulted in a savings of  $1,213.40 in premium.

Dave Engerman gave the Board  an update on the new Farmland Land Preservation Program.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to sign the Town Review of Co. Application requiring an Public Hearing for a conditional use permit  for Jeff Hartwig. to construct an addition to his house for a garage, with living quarters upstairs. Motion carried.

Tony Wels and Dave Engerman have agreed to serve on the Town of Monroe Planning Comm for another three year term,  (Expiring in 2015)

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to issue all liquor , beer, operator, game and cigarette licenses as submitted by the Clerk   Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to allow a land division request from Carol Weiss, to separate a 3 ½ acre parcel with buildings  as presented by Hasse surveying.  Motion carried.

Our Weed Commissioner, Mark Petersen, is busy again this year, notifying some landowners that they have to cut their weeds.

The Clerk shall check the minutes on the transfer of Weiss Lane to the City.  This took place in the 90’s.

.Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

May 17, 2012   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order at 7:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer..  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  5/8/12, at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, and  East Side Imp,. The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.  .

Also: Phil Vosberg  came later.

           .Minutes of the April 19, 2012  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report  was given by the Treasurer

                                                     $   2,842.81 in Checking

                                                        49,282.74 in General Savins

        62,317.23 in Tax Savings

        40,208.51 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                        99,452.45 in Golden Savings-Woodford

                $254,103.74 Total available

Motion by Hasse,  seconded by Spotts  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $9,500 from General Savings to Checking, &  pay the audited bills of  $11,078.80   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the April meeting were  $25.24

Mayer reported    Demler has removed the trees from the road-right-of-way.

.                           Charles Bentayou  has been issued a building permit to rebuild   C.B.s  Junction House.

                           Mark Peterson has agreed to be our Weed Commissioner for 2012.

Phil Vosberg introduced Keith Foye, Chief of  Land Mgnt , who talked to the Board on the new Farm Land Preservation Program, being  worked on by an advisory Committee, consisting of township-county  people.  This act will  protect lands in the future, so they stay in agric.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to allow a land division request from Carrousel Farms to separate an existing home site.of  7.90 acres as presented by Hasse Surveying.  Motion carried.

The Clerk gave an update on the Green County Land Fill tonnage  problem. They are still not receiving any trash from our township.

The Board gave the Clerk a list of  businesses to ask for quotes for Township Insurance from.  The present Insurance terminates on 7/13/12.The Board will make a decision at the June meeting.

The Board also asked the Clerk to notify area Assessors, asking  for a quote for our next Assessor Contract,  The present contract with Gardiner Appraisal expires 10/31/12..

Motion by Mayere, seconded by Spotts, to sign  the following contracts with the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept.:

                        32nd Ave                      $  2,934.50  (1/2 of  $5.869 – City)

                        Carnie                              5,341.00

                        Aebly                            22,181.00

                        Grandview                      4,778.00

                        Hill Lane                         4,908.00

                        Rolling Acres                  8,030.00

                        Round Grove                16,847.00

                        Steiner                             4,525.50  (1/2 of $9057 – Jordan)

                                                             $69,545.00  Total

Motion carried.    A quote of $10,124 for work on Gutzmer road was put on hold until Sylvester Township  meets and  agrees to ½ the cost..  This is a shared road.  . 

 

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

April 19, 2012   Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order at 6:30 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer, following the Annual Meeting..  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  3/30/12, at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, and  East Side Imp.  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.  .

Also Martha Scherer, Jacob Scherer, Phil Vosberg & Dave Engerman

           .Minutes of the March 15, 2012  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report was given by the Treasurer

      1,543.64 in Checking-Woodford

    60,780.46 in General Savings

    62,314.79 in Tax Savings

    40,208.51 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                    99,452.45 in Golden Savings-Woodford

            $264,299.85 Total available

Motion by Hasse,  seconded by Spotts  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $11,500 from General Savings to Checking, &  pay the audited bills of  $11,332.82   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the March meeting were  $20,538.88

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to pay Dave Engerman $250.00 for setting up our Town of Monroe web site & updating it.  Motion carried.

The new Farmland Preservation..program was discussed.  Phil Vosberg said he would try to get Keith Foye to speak to the Board next month.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to pass the Town of Monroe Conditional Use Zoning Ordinance as presented to the Board, by the Town of Monroe Planning Commission.  Motiion carried.  Yes 3 No 0.  Ordinance shall take effect on May 1, 2012, after passage and publication.

The Clerk was instructed to compile figures for the  Board so the  Assessor Contract and the Town’s Businessman’s Insurance Policy could be put out for bids.

The Clerk informed the Board that she was having trouble getting Exxon-Mobil to grant us the exemption on federal diesel tax that the Township is entitled to.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk






TOWN OF MONROE

March 15, 2012   Monthly Business Meeting

            

.           The meeting was  brought to order at 1:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  3/9/12, at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, and  East Side Imp.  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer,  Spotts,  Bieneman, & Sutter.  Hasse was excused.

Phil Vosberg, Chr of our Planning Comm. arrived later..

           .Minutes of the Feb. 23rd 2012  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Spotts seconded by Mayer to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report was given by the Treasurer

      1,794.16 in Checking-Woodford

    43,467.31 in General Savings

    97,330.76 in Tax Savings

    40,183.46 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                    99,390.50 in Golden Savings-Woodford

            $282,166.19 Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Mayer  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $37,000.00 from Tax Collection to Checking, &  pay the audited bills of  $37,597.09   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the February meeting were  $2,788.78

Bieneman reported that there were no outstanding personal property taxes this year.

There was no new information available on the  Veolia - Green Co. Landfill situation..

Phil Vosberg said the Planning Comm will  turn  the  Conditional Use Zoning Ordinance over to the Town Board, for possible action, after their meeting on April 5, 2012.. He also spoke on the Land maps being worked on.

The Monroe Tanker District has signed a contract for $187,700.00 with Truck Country, to purchase a Freightliner truck, with tank & conversions for the Monroe Fire Dept, payment to be made from our 2012 & 2013 budgets.  Monroe Twp. is responsible for 40% of the cost.

Mayer reported:

-  bridge inspections by the Co. Hiway Dept. will be  done in May.

-  Govt Day will be held Apr. 9th at noon at the Moose lodge

.- a county public hearing on a cell tower in Monroe will be held on Mar 28 at 7:30

- the Township will check roads on Tues 3/20 at 1:00 pm- &.there will be a state inspection of our salt shed next week,

TheAnnual Meeting will be held April 19, starting at 6:00 pm with the regular monthly meeting to follow.

The Town of Monroe Board of Review will be held Friday May 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk





TOWN OF MONROE

February 23, 2012   Monthly Business Meeting

         

         The meeting was  brought to order at 1:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  2/8/12, at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts,  Bieneman, & Sutter

Also Phil Vosberg, Chr of our Planning Comm..

           .Minutes of the Jan 19, 2012  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report was given by the Treasurer

      5,060.20 in Checking-Woodford

    54,465.63 in General Savings

    95,631.04 in Tax Savings

    40,183.46 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                    99,390.50 in Golden Savings-Woodford

            $294,730.83 Total available

Motion by Hasse,  seconded by Spotts  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $11,000.00 from General Savings to Checking, &  pay the audited bills of  $14,332.50   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the January 19th meeting were  $3,427.96

Bieneman reported that after settling with the Gr.Co. Treasurers office, for the 1st half of the taxes collected, $95,137.54 is the balance in our Tax collection account.

A discussion on Veolia and  the Green Co. Landfill, was held.  No action taken.

Phil Vosberg reminded the Board of the public hearing on the Conditional Use Zoning Ordinance on March 1st and hoped the Board could  be in attendance at that hearing.. He also spoke on the Land maps being worked on, and their need to be consistant with our Land Use plan.

The Board discussed the need for a new tanker truck for the Monroe Fire Dept,. financed through the Monroe Rural Tanker District.  No action taken.  Next meeting is March 2, at 9:00 am, at the Monroe Fire Dept..

Mayer reported that the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept.will be doing bridge inspections  this year.  He informed the Board that the new tires have been put on the 2000 truck..

A Street light at the intersection of Hiway 11 and the Carnie-Smock Valley roads, was discussed.  No action taken.

Lemar Signs have requested that  trees be cut that are blocking the view of their sign.  The  Board would like to meet with them, regarding this matter.

Next meeting shall be March 15th at 1:00 pm.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE

January 19, 2012   Monthly Business Meeting

            

.           The meeting was  brought to order at !:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  1/13/12, at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer,  Spotts,  Bieneman, & Sutter. Hasse was excused.

Also Werner Vogel.and Jeff Thomm.

           .Minutes of the Dec 15th, 2011  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

                                              $      9,850.40 in Checking-Woodford

    54,464.87 in General Savings

              ..51 in Tax Savings

    40,183.46 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

  99,390.50 in Golden Savings-Woodford

  $203,889.23 Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Mayer  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  &  pay the audited bills of  $8,292.15   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the December meeting were  $25,167.53.

Bieneman reported that the Gr.Co. Treasurers office had collected about 34.5% of our real estate taxes of which $33,932.26 will stay with the Township.

Gene Abreham, our building inspector, presented a letter signed by Dennis Ostdyke, that relieves the township of any liability in regard to the home that was moved by Kim Bahe, to the Sunset Hills subdivision.  He also requested that we bring our Wis Uniform Dwelling Code Ordinance up to date.  No action taken.

 Jim Weinmann, a representative from U.S Cellular, spoke to the Board about the  building of a tower in the township next to the bus garage,  with an alternate site on the Wyttenbach property on Aebly Road..  He also supplied the Board with additional maps.

With a recommendation from the Planning Comm & Town Board, Mayer signed the Town Review of County Application Requiring a Public Hearing.form.

The Board decided to attend the Towns Ass’n training session in Richland Center on Friday, Feb. 17th. The Clerk shall send in the registration.

Jeff Thomm spoke to the Board about the 50-50 mix that we use, that the Hiway Dept no longer is mixing.  They are now mixing a 90/10 mix.

The conditional use zoning ord. was tabled.

Tony Englin has not responded to the Clerk’s registered letter regarding his extended driveway.

The Board was urged to attend the Landfill meeting at the Courthouse 1/26/12 at 7:00

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

December 15 , 2011 Monthly Business Meeting

            

.           The meeting was  brought to order at 1:00 pm. by Chairman Alois Mayer.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  12/8/11, at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts,  Bieneman, & Sutter.

Also Phil Vosberg, Peggy Murphy and Steve Lowery.

           .Minutes of the Nov. 17th, 2011  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

                                              $      3,286.47 in Checking-Woodford

    47,351.86 in General Savings

    16,800.44 in Tax Savings

    40,158.15 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                    99,327.91 in Golden Savings-Woodford

            $206,924.83  Total available

Motion by Hasse,  seconded by Spotts  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $27,000 from general savings, &  pay the audited bills of  $29,053.49   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the November meeting were  $25,567.78.

Gene Abreham, our building inspector, gave his yearly report to the Board,  with a check for $520.92. The Board discussed if some other building improvements should require a permit  No action taken

Jim Weinmann, a representative from U.S Cellular, spoke to the Board about the possibility of building a tower in the township next to the bus garage, and another within the city limits behind Cousin Subs.  He asked to be put on the Jan. Agenda. at 2:00 pm.

Phil Vosberg, Chr of our Planning Comm informed the Board that the Farmland preservation map was completed.  He asked the Board to attend their Jan 5th meeting to discuss the Conditional Use Zoning Ordinance.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to pass the updated Town of Monroe Fire Protection Ordinance, effective 1/1/2012, after posting and publication.  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to pass the Nomination of Poll Workers for the 2012-2013 year term.  Motion carried.

The Clerk reported that the mill rate for the 2011 real estate taxes, to be paid in 2012, will be $17.28 per thousand.  This is $1.28 per thousand less than last year.  The mill rate to operate the township remained at 96 cents per thousand.

 Veolia increased charges was discussed.  Rock Disposal will be contacted.

Rates at the Gr. Co. Landfill will increase to $47.00 per ton on 1/1/2012.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

November 17 , 2011 Monthly Business Meeting


The meeting was  brought to order at 7:55, after the conclusion of the Budget Meeting by Chairman Alois Mayer.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  10/28/11 and 11/10/11, at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts,  Bieneman, & Sutter.

Also Dave Engerman & Rich Schindler. .

           .Minutes of the Oct 20, 2011  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

                                              $      1,378.69 in Checking-Woodford

    34,463.60 in General Savings

    16,800.30 in Tax Savings

    40,158.15 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                    99,327.91 in Golden Savings-Woodford

            $192,128.65  Total available

Motion by Hasse,  seconded by Spotts  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $10,000 from general savings, &  pay the audited bills of  $11,218.69   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the October meeting were  $18,697.23.

Chairman Mayer reported to the Board that :

1.      the radio still has not been installed in the grader.

2.      the County highway dept is still doing crackfilling on our roads

3.      the county highway dept has implemented a new policy that they must be notified before loading salt from the county salt piles.

4.      the townships trucks have  been serviced

Todd & Chris Hasse and family, have donated two cemetery signs to the township, that they have had made, naming the two  cemeteries.  The township board appreciates the donation of the beautiful signs.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to meet at 1:00 pm in Jan, Feb, & March on the 3rd Thurs. of the month.  Motion carried.

A discussion was held on the conditional use zoning ordinance as submitted by our Planning Comm. No action taken

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to pass the 2012 Town of Monroe Budget.  Ayes 3 no 0.

The current fire ordinance was discussed.  The clerk was instructed to take out any limit of payment by residents,  allow the clerk to use Nov. 20, as the cut-off date for non-payment of bills before adding them to the tax roll, & specifically naming vehicles under personal property in the ordinance.   She shall present the Board with the updated ordinance at the next meeting.

The Recycling Center was discussed.  This Center was meant for household garbage and recyclables, but now building materials, door, windows, mattresses etc are being brought in.   A notice will go out with the taxes, compiled by the treasurer, reminding residents what should be brought to the Center & what should be taken directly down to the Gr. Co.landfill.at their expense.

Increased costs for Assessor records was discussed.  The clerk had called Clarno & Sylvester Townships to see what their increases were.  No action taken.

The Mobil gas cards have been ordered by the Clerk.  The 10 cent discount will begin the first time the cards are used and continue for 3 months.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk






TOWN OF MONROE

November 17, 2011 Annual Budget Meeting

Nov. 17,  2011        Annual Budget Meeting         6::00 p.m.

 

The Budget Meeting was called to order by Chairman Alois Mayer at 6:00 p.m.

Present: Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse, Chad Spotts, Francy Bieneman, and Karen Sutter.  Also Dave Engerman. and Rich Schindler

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 10/28/11 at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp., & Monroe Feeds. Our Annual Budget Meeting was published in the Monroe Times on 11/2/11.  WEKZ,  Green Co. Spotlight, Town of Monroe website, and the Agenda Column of the Monroe Times were also notified.

Minutes of the Nov  17, 2010  Budget  Meeting were read by the Clerk.  Motion by Hasse., seconded by Engerman, to accept.  Motion carried.

The 2012 Proposed Budget was distributed by the Clerk.  A review of the Budget followed.                                                                                                                                            Proposed Budget total expected Expenses       $316,816.00                                                    Proposed Budget total expected Revenues      $150,619.00

             $166,197.00

                  Less cash Balance Applied                         $  67,924.00

TOWNSHIP TAX LEVY                             $   98,273.00              ( 1% Increase)

 

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Motion by Chad Spotts, seconded by  Frances Bieneman, to apply a cash balance of $67,924.00 to the proposed Revenues to reduce the 2011 Town Tax Levy to $98,273.00.

 Ayes 7  Nos 0.  Motion carried...

Motion by Francy Bieneman, seconded by Alois Mayer, to adopt the 2011 Town Tax Levy of $98,278.00 to be paid in 2012, pursuant to Section 60.10(1)(A) of Wis. Stat.  Voting aye 7,  voting no 0, Abstaining, 0.  Motion carried.  The  Clerk shall sign the necessary forms to be sent to the Dept. of Revenue.

Motion by Alois Mayer, seconded by Chad Spotts, to approve the total 2012  Highway Expenses pursuant to Section 81.01(3) of the Wis. Stat.  Expenditures shall not exceed $300,000.00  Ayes 7  no 0.  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Engerman to leave the yearly street light fee at  $26.00.  Ayes 7  no 0  Motion carried.

Motion by  Hasse, seconded by Schindler, to leave the garbage charge at $75.00 per residence.  Ayes 7  No 0   Motion carried.

Motion by Engerman, seconded by Schindler to leave the Election workers  hourly pay at $9.00 per hour.  Ayes 7  no 0  Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Schindler to leave the Patrolman hourly pay at $ 13.50 per hour.  Ayes 7  no 0   Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Sutter, to leave the hourly pay for the Recycling Attendant at  $10.00 per hour.  Ayes 7  No 0  Motion carried.

Mayer reported that a decision needs to be made soon on what to do about the leaking tanker owned by our rural tanker district. 

A discussion was held on the repairs needed to update the old shed and roof, vs the cost of building a new shed.  No action taken

Road & sign damage, need for a new lawnmower, new assessor charges and  increased cost for garbage and recyclables pickup  was also discussed.  No action taken.

With no further business to conduct, motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to adjourn.  Motion carried.

 

Karen Sutter

                                                                                                        Clerk                              







TOWN OF MONROE

October 20, 2011 Monthly Business Meeting

          

.           The meeting was  brought to order at 6:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  10/13/11 at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer,  Spotts,  Bieneman, & Sutter.  Hasse was excused.

           .Minutes of the Sept 15, 2011  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

                                              $      3,279.28 in Checking-Woodford

    39,151.39 in General Savings

    16,800.16 in Tax Savings

    40,158.15 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.

                                                     99,327.91 in Golden Savings-Woodford

            $198,716.89  Total available

Motion by Mayer,  seconded by Spotts  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $22,000 from general savings, &  pay the audited bills of  $24,208.69   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the September. meeting were  $1,623.04.

Chairman Mayer reported to the Board that :

1.      the charge for new road signs, mandated by the State, would be $3.00 cheaper per sign from the Co. Hiway Shop, than from The Lang.Co.

2.      the lawn mower is in need of replacement.

3.      the truck radio people will be coming back & will install a radio into our grader.

The Clerk presented a petition from Royletta Moon for direct annexation to the City.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to sign the tax collection agreement with the Gr. Co. Treasurer, for the collection of the 1st half of the  real estate taxes & the personal property taxes in the Town of Monroe. Motion carried.

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Mayer to use the $ .10 discount option from ExxonMobil for  3 months , as offered by Olin Oil Co.  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to adopt and sign the Green County All Hazards Mitigation Plan Revision.  Motion carried.

The Dec. 1997 Ordinance creating the fire protection response fee,  was discussed.  Increased costs from the Monroe Fire Dept. necessitates the updating of this ordinance. The Clerk was instructed to put this on next months agenda.

 A request from Gardiner Appraisal for an additional $2,100.00 , be included in our 2012 Budget, for purchasing a program to computerize our files on acceptable software as mandated by the Wis Dept of Revenue was discussed.  The Clerk shall contact other municipalities to see what their costs are.

The Clerk passed out the 2012 preliminary budget she had compiled.  The Board looked over the figures.  A discussion followed, but no action taken.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk



TOWN OF MONROE

September 15, 2011 Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order at 6:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  9/7/11 at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer,  Hasse, Spotts,  Bieneman, & Sutter.

Also: Planning Comm members:

                 Dave Engerman,  Werner Vogel, Phil Vosberg, Tony Wels.

Minutes of the Aug 18, 2011  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

                  3,275.97  in Checking-Woodford
       39,151.07 in General Savings
 74,799.74 in Tax Savings
  40,132.86 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.
  99,265.36 in Golden Savings-Woodford
 $256,625..00  Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Hasse  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $58,000.00 from tax savings, &  pay the audited bills of  $59,991.07   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the August. meeting were  $34,598.64.

The problems with the phone at the garage have been taken care of.

The new 2018 Road sign regulations were discussed. The Township will begin by replacing the most important signs first, such as the stop signs.  The new signs will be in larger print and reflective.

Paul Barrett and Dean Councilman, representing the Gr. Co. Humane Society, spoke to the Board about the new building & driveway they are going to construct on  Pleasant View property, under a one dollar a year lease for 99 years,  on 8 ½ acres.  Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to waive the $500.00 driveway permit fee, because the Gr.. Co. Humane Society is a  non-profit organization.  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to pass the Employee Grievance Procedure Ordanance .pursuant to s. 66.0509(1) Wis stat.   Motion carried.

The concealed carry law, to  take effect on Nov. 1,st was discussed.  No action taken. 

Members of our Planning Commission discussed the conditional use zoning ordinance, they are working on. No action taken.   They also discussed the new farm preservation law being drafted at the county level..

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                Karen Suttter, Clerk

 

TOWN OF MONROE

August 18, 2011 Monthly Business Meeting

          

.           The meeting was  brought to order at 6:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  8/11/11 at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer,  Hasse, Spotts,  Bieneman, & Sutter.

. Also: Planning Comm members Dave Engerman,  Werner Vogel,  Rich Schindler, & Phil Vosberg, & Twp. residents Walt Treuhardt, & Al Stricker.

..Minutes of the  July 21, 2011  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

     6,031.04  in Checking-Woodford
    47,150.67 in General Savings
    41,451.45 in Tax Savings
    40,132.86 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.
    99,265.36 in Golden Savings-Woodford
 $234,031.38  Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Hasse  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $8,000.00 from general savings, &  pay the audited bills of  $11,804.12   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the July. meeting were  $10,157.88.

Twp. residents spoke about their concern regarding the mess & housing of animals on the former Klein property on Aebly road.  Tony Anglin  has purchased the property.  Aebly Rd  has a class B weight limit on it.  Gunfire coming from that property was also reported.  The Board will monitor the situation.

The Town Chair reported:

1.the Weed Commissioner is calling residents to get them to comply with the weed ordinance .The Board has not been able to hire anyone to cut the weeds

2.The Sheriff reported  that cattle owned by Donald Anderson have been out on Co. J..   

3 A tree at the intersection of Co. N & Iliff Rd. needs to come down for sight reasons.

4 the 2nd mowing is done and the road signs that were down, have been put back up.

5 He has quotes for sandblasting and painting  the 2000 truck box & sander

Todd Hasse has had signs made for both cemeteries.

A discussion was held on what materials should be allowed to be left  at the Recycling Center.  Bigger items such as building remodeling material, furniture, mattresses, etc are being brought in.  No action taken.

No action taken on the Conditional Use Zoning Ordinance.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to pass the Town of Monroe Driveway Ordinance dated 9/1/11.  Motion carried.  Yes 3  No 0.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to accept the Badger State Propane contract  for 1800 gal propane @$1.899.  Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                Karen Suttter, Clerk






TOWN OF MONROE

July 21, 2011 Monthly Business Meeting

        

.           The meeting was  brought to order at 6:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  7/13/11 at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer,  Hasse, Spotts,  Bieneman, & Sutter.

Also: Dave Engerman,  Werner Vogel, & Tony Wels

Minutes of the  June 23, 2011  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse, to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

      9,278.69  in Checking-Woodford
    43,438.57 in General Savings
    39,827.52 in Tax Savings
    40,132.86 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.
    99,265.36 in Golden Savings-Woodford
 231,943.00  Total available

Motion by Spotts,  seconded by Hasse  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  &  pay the audited bills of $12,939.53   Motion carried.  

Revenues since the June. meeting were  $29,889.52.

It was reported that Wellington  is constructing a driveway to his daughters future home, without  a driveway permit.  Mayer will contact him

Terris Holmes is going to use his present driveway, therefore doesn’t need a driveway permit.

The Board will pass the updated Driveway Ordinance next month

It was decided that the Board will instruct our attorney to draw up papers, to be signed by the person who is accepting responsibility for the roof load on the cut trusses in the Kim Bahe house, and  therefore releasing the Town of Monroe of any future liability in regard to the building code violations in the house in Sunset Acres.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to authorize Mayer to hire someone to cut thistles in the Twp. if possible. Motion carried.  Nine letters have been sent out by the Weed Commissioner for thistle violations.

The Clerk was instructed to return road security deposits over 1 year old to  driveway permit applicants that had  constructed driveways that had been approved or weren’t constructed at all.  The Board went over the list.   The Clerk  shall issue the checks.

The Board will continue to discuss a stand alone Zoning Ordinance, which would give the Town Board power to issue conditional use permits, at the next Planning Comm meeting..

.Motion Hasse seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried..

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk.

 

 

TOWN OF MONROE

June 23, 2011 Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was  brought to order at 7:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer.  The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on  6/16//11 at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed..  The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer,  Hasse, Spotts,  Bieneman, & Sutter.. Also: Phil Vosberg, Dave Engerman, & Rich Schindler.  Bieneman was excused at 8:00 to attend another meeting.

..Minutes of the  May 19, 2011  meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to accept.  Motion carried.

            The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

$    2,456.73  in Checking-Woodford
    25,625.79 in General Savings
    48,325.12 in Tax Savings
    40,107.86 in  Truck & Equipment  Acct.
    99,203.53 in Golden Savings-Woodford
 $215,719.03 Total available

    Motion by Hasse,  seconded by Spotts  to accept the Treasurer’s report,  transfer $8,500.00 from Tax Collection to checking and pay the audited bills of $8,081.74   Motion carried.    Revenues since the April. meeting were $ 2,351.78.

     Gene Abraham, our building inspector, gave a report on the building code violations he  finds in the Kim Bahe house.  Bahe, his mother, and an independent builder responded to the violations.  The Board decided to contact an attorney.

    Mark Peterson has agreed to be our Weed Commissioner. He will charge $10.00 per hour & $ .48 per mile.  He will check the Twp. 3 times a year.

.    The Clerk has made up new timesheets for the patrolman.  They will be used starting with the July payroll.

    Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to contract with  PKK Lightening Inc. Recycling Division, to pick up the floresent light bulbs  from our recycling center. Motion carried

    Phil Vosberg, chr of the Planning Comm,. went over the final draft of the amended Driveway Ordinance with the Board. This amended ordinance is set for a public hearing at the next Planning Comm. meeting. on July 7, 2011.

    The Board discussed a stand alone Zoning Ordinance, which would give the Town Board power to issue conditional use permits at the Twp. level.

    Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to pay Joe Klessinger $20.00 for his help & tractor use in removing a tree from Round Grove Road.  Motion carried.

    Motion by Mayer, seconded by  Spotts, to issue all liquor, beer, operator, game, & cigarette licenses as submitted by the Clerk.  Motion carried.  A discussion was held  on the possibility of hiring the Gr Co. Sheriff’s Dept to do a background check on operator applications next year, increasing the cost of operator licenses,  to cover this cost.

    Motion by Mayer, seconded by Spotts, to pass the Resolution for Ward Creation, Designation of Polling Place, & Combining Wards for Elections, as presented by the Gr. Co Clerk,.  Motion carried.  The Chairman & Clerk shall sign the Ordinance.

    A new front tire is needed on the John Deere tractor. The condition of the salt spreader on the International truck was also discussed.

    The Clerk reported to the Board  on  fire calls from vehicle accidents that she  has not been able to collect. It was decided that she should submit the bills for collection to the county or state, depending on what roads the incident happened, and  accept their partial payments.

Motion Hasse seconded by Spotts to adjourn.  Motion carried..

                                                                                                            Karen Sutter, Clerk.

..



TOWN OF MONROE

May 19, 2011 Monthly Business Meeting

. The meeting was brought to order at 7:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer. The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 5/12/11 at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed.. The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Spotts, Bieneman, & Sutter.. Also: Werner Vogel, Phil Vosberg, Dave Engerman, & Dan Barthdoff.

..Minutes of the April 21, 2011 meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Spotts, to accept. Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

$ 1,949.62 in Checking-Woodford
25,624.67 in General Savings
60,315.12 in Tax Savings
40,107.86 in Truck & Equipment Acct
99,203.53 in Golden Savings-Woodford
$227,200.87 Total available

Motion by Spotts, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $12,000.00 from Tax Collection to checking and pay the audited bills of $10,371.92 Motion carried. Revenues since the April. meeting were $ 720.25.

Gene Abraham, our building inspector, gave a summary of his activities in the township. The Board and Gene will meet with Kim Bahe next week, to view the progress he has made, toward meeting the state building codes, on the Whithead house, that he owns and has moved into the Bahe subdivision. He is presently living there without an occupancy permit, and is working on house.

Werner Vogel gave the Board an update on the last Planning Comm meeting.

Phil Vosburg spoke on the language and fee changes being made in the present Driveway ordinance. A public hearing will be held at 6:00 pm, on June 2nd, at the Town Hall. The Planning Comm. meeting will follow.

            Mayer contacted Rudy at Veolia, inquiring what a 20 yd roll- off garbage-dumpster from Veolia would cost. Rudy said they do not collect garbage in this type of dumpster.

            Bob Buehl informed Mayer that he will not accept the weed commissioner job in our township for 2011. He said Mark Peterson might be interested in the job. The Board instructed Mayer to contact Peterson.

            Mayer reported that FEMA has awarded Monroe Twp. $4567.00 for snow-plowing during the Feb. 4-7th, 2011 snowstorm. The twp will pay 12 1/2 % , the state 12 1/2 % and the federal govt. 75%.of that cost.

            Mayer reported that the patrolman job valuation has not improved during the last month. No shouldering or patching has been done as of this date, as requested.

Next Township meeting will be held June 24, 2011 due to the Treas vacation..

Jeff Wunschel, representing the Gr. Co. Hiway Dept., appeared before the Board with quotes for the summer road work projects. There were no other bids for this work submitted.

After Mr. Wunschel left, the Board looked over the bids. Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse and Spotts, to accept the following quotes for the summer road work: Motion carried.

Road NamePaver PatchSeal coatCrack FillMiscTOTAL
Aebly7,343.0011,000.0018,343.00
Buckskin3,204.0011,346.001,000.0015,550.00
Carnie6,809.00830.007,639.00
Hill Lane1,469.001,075.002,544.00
Round Grove2,470.005,965.008,435.00
Smock Valley590.00590.00
Rufenacht7,751.001,140.008,891.00
Vogel21,964.0021,964.00
Wald11,933.0011,933.00
Indergand Ln1,200.001,200.00
TOTAL:21,295.0052,994.0021,800.001,000.0097,089.00



Motion Mayer seconded by Spotts to adjourn. Motion carried..

Karen Sutter, Clerk.




2011 Annual Meeting April 21, 2011



The Meeting was brought to order by Chairman Alois Mayer 6:00 P.M.

The Clerk verified that the OPEN MEETING notices were posted on 3/31/11 on Gr.Co. Spotlight, WEKZ, Town of Monroe website ,and at the Town Hall, Recycling Center, Monroe Feed, East Side Farm Equip, and the Agenda Column. It was also published in the Monroe Times on 4/4/11.

Present: Alois Mayer, Todd Hasse, Chad Spotts, Francy Bieneman, Karen Sutter, Phil Vosberg, Werner Vogel, & Jeff Thomm.

The minutes of the April 15, 2010 Annual Meeting were read by the Clerk. Motion by Todd Hasse, seconded by Chad Spotts, to accept. Motion carried.

The 2010 Financial Statement of the Town of Monroe, covering cash receipts & disbursements, was passed out and explained by the Clerk. Motion by Phil Vosberg, seconded by Werner Vogel, to accept the Financial Report. Motion carried.

Current fees charged by the Township for licenses issued by the Clerk were discussed. Motion by Werner Vogel, seconded by Phil Vosberg, to leave all the license fees the same. Motion carried..

A discussion followed, on the driveway and road ordinance language, The Planning Comm will discuss the security deposit language in both ordinances. They will also discussed how much of the driveway sub-base should be in before a permit is signed.

Cemeteries were discussed. Motion by Jeff Thomm, seconded by Phil Vosberg, to continue to have Iliff Cemetery (Hiway 81) mowed by Chr, Mayer. and Argus Cemetery ( Co. Hwy N) mowed by Dan Neuschwander. Mr Neuenschwander to be paid for gas usage for the summers of 2010 & 2011. Motion carried.

. .Motion by Phil Vosberg, ,seconded by Jeff Thomm, to authorize the Town Board to spend Town monies to maintain roads & equipment, authorize the Town Board to dispose of real and personal property, and to handle any business coming before the Board concerning the Town, it’s properties, and the people of the Town. Motion carried.

Motion by Werner Vogel, seconded by Phil Vosberg, to set the date of the 2012 Annual Meeting as the third Thursday night of April, 2012 at 6:00 PM, with the regular monthly business meeting to follow. Motion carried.

..With no further business to transact, a motion for adjournment was made by Phil Vosberg, seconded by Jeff Thomm Motion carried.


Karen Sutter

Clerk

TOWN OF MONROE

March  17, 2011 Monthly Business Meeting

. The meeting was brought to order at 1:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer..

.The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 3/10/11at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed.. The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Hasse, Bieneman, & Sutter.. Digman was excused because of knee surgery.

Also: Chad Spotts & Werner Vogel

.Minutes of the Feb 17, 2011 meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer, to accept. Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

$ 2,945.90 in Checking-Woodford
18,309.38 in Geneeral Savings
98,413.32 in Tax Savings
40,083.15 in Truck & Equipment Acct.
99,142.41 in Golden Savings-Woodford

$258,894.16 Total available


Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $40,000.00 from Tax Savings to checking and pay the audited bills of $43,119.75 Motion carried.

Revenues since the Feb.. meeting were $ 1,759.03.

Werner Vogel gave the Board an update on the last Planning Comm meeting. They are gathering information on County & State codes, lot size, & density proposals..

Gene Abreham has contacted Kim Bahe , who says he will comply with the present codes & will get the work done.Gene will give him time to comply & then check back on his progress.

The new radio’s have been installed into the trucks, with one of the old radios being put into the grader.

Mayer & Sutter attended an Emergency gov’t meeting in Juda, on spotting & reporting tornado’s.

The Annual Meeting will be held on April 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm, with the regular monthly meeting to follow.

Reflective signs, slurry seal, tree trimming, & summer road work were discussed.

A letter will be written to Chuck Wellington, outlining what he will have to do, to add another home onto his private road.

Hasse Surveying presented a land division of under 35 acres for Julie Blumer, on Rufenacht Road.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman(by telephone conference) to accept. Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to adjourn. Motion carried..

Karen Sutter.







TOWN OF MONROE

February 17, 2011 Monthly Business Meeting




. The meeting was brought to order at 1:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer.

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 2/11/11at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed.. The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..
Present: Mayer, Digman, Hasse, Bieneman, & Sutter..
Also: Chad Spotts & Werner Vogel

Minutes of the Jan 17, 2011 meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse, to accept. Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.
$ 2,875.78 in Checking-Woodford
31,306.72 in General Savings
98,234.44 in Tax Savings.
40,083.15 in Truck & Equipment Acct.
99,142.41 in Golden Savings-Woodford
$271,642.50 Total available
Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $13,000 from Gen. Savings to checking and pay the audited bills of $14,068.57 Motion carried. Revenues since the Jan. meeting were $ 3,408.41.

Werner Vogel gave the Board an update on the last Planning Comm meeting. They are using the Town of Exeter Ordinance as an outline.

Gene Abreham presented the Board with his report and talked of his problems with Kim Bahe . Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman to meet with Atty Dan Bardoff, to see what can be done to get Bahe in compliance. Motion carried.

.Phil Vosberg has agreed to represent the Township at Farmland Preservation meetings
.
The snowplow vs car accident has be settled for $800.00 plus her keeping the car.

The Board is getting estimates on the damage to the door on the Sterling snow plow.

The Board talked about purchasing signs for our two cemeteries. Hasse will look into the cost.

The tanker district meeting was beneficial to all who attended.

.March 17th at 1:00 pm will be the next Town Board meeting. .

.Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to adjourn. Motion carried.

Karen Sutter, Clerk





TOWN OF MONROE

January 17, 2011 Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was brought to order at 1:30 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer, after the conclusion of the 2011 Caucus.

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 1/07/11 at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed.. The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Digman, Hasse, Bieneman, & Sutter..
Also: Chad Spotts, Gene Weckerly, & Leland Hartwig.

Minutes of the Dec. 16, 2010 meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse, to accept. Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

$ 5,289.37 in Checking-Woodford
46,302.54 in General Savings
49,317.45 in Tax Savings.
40,083.15 in Truck & Equipment Acct.
99,142.41 in Golden Savings-Woodford
$240,134.92 Total available
Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $15,000 from Gen. Savings to checking and pay the audited bills of $20,199.42 Motion carried. Revenues since the Dec. meeting were $ 4,804.43.
The Planning Commission will hold a Public Input meeting with Town residents on Feb. 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm., to hear the residents concerns, regarding land use. They would like the Board to be in attendance.

A letter from Dr. Tullet on the plowing of Tullet Lane was discussed by the Board.

Todd Jensen asked for a representative from the Township to attend future Farmland Preservation meetings.

Feb. 16th at 10:00 am, is the new date and time set for the Town Board and Clerks, to meet with the Fire Chief.

Feb. 17th at 1:00 pm will be the next Town Board meeting. .

.Motion by Digman, seconded by Mayer, to adjourn. Motion carried.

Karen Sutter, Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE


December 16, 2010 Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was brought to order at 7:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer.

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 12-13-10 at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed.. The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Digman, Hasse, Bieneman, & Sutter..

Also: Phil Vosberg, Dave Engerman, and Werner Vogel, members of the Land Planning Comm,. and Dave Murphy, a resident of the township.

Minutes of the Nov. 17th, 2010 meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Digman, seconded by Mayer, to accept. Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

$ 4,715.99 in Checking-Woodford
 28,036.02 in General Savings
11,946.47 in Tax Savings.
40,060.75 in Truck & Equipment Acct.
99,067.50 in Golden Savings-Woodford

$183,826.73 Total available

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $11,000 from Gen. Savings to checking and pay the audited bills of $14,579.43 Motion carried. Revenues since the Nov. meeting were $28,325.28.

.Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman to sign the Town Review of Co. Land Division form for Betty Roe, as presented by Hasse Surveying. Motion carried. This is a land division of less than 10 acres. She is creating a 2 acre lot on Co. Y

Bytec requested, but did not appear before the Board to discuss their use of Center & Cold Springs road.

Phil Vosberg, Chr of the Land Use Comm. led a discussion with the Board on future Ordinances governing land use planning and a subdivision ordinance. The Committee will hold a Public Input meeting with Town residents on Feb. 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm., to hear the residents concerns, regarding land use.

The Clerk was instructed to bill John Anderson $125.00 for the damage he caused to bridge-road signs with his combine.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman, to hold the 2011 Caucus on Jan. 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm, with the regular monthly business meeting to follow. Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to reimburse township milage costs at $ .50 per mile. Motion carried.

The Survey of the Health of Wis. (SHOW) will be working in Green Co.in Jan 2011.

Steve Digman stated he would not be a candidate for re-election in April. Todd Hasse will run for Supervisor #l, leaving a vacancy for the office of supervisor #2. All other township officers will be running for re-election.

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse, to adjourn. Motion carried.

Karen Sutter, Clerk


TOWN OF MONROE


November 17, 2010 Monthly Business Meeting

The meeting was brought to order at the Town Hall by Chairman Alois Mayer, following the conclusion of the Special Town Meeting of the Electors.

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 10/31/10 at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed.. The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Digman, Hasse, Bieneman, & Sutter..

Also: Phil Vosberg, and Dave Engereman., members of the Planning Comm.

Minutes of the Oct. 21st, 2010 meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse, to accept. Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

$ 56,107.50 in Checking-Woodford
     8,794.67 in General Savings
   31,940.90 in Tax Savings.
   20,060.75 in Truck & Equipment Acct.
   99,067.50 in Golden Savings-Woodford
$215,971.32 Total available

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $20,000 from tax savings to the Truck & Equipment acct, transfer $5,200.00 from General Savings to checking, and pay the audited bills of $60,401.42 Motion carried

Revenues since the Oct.. meeting were $45,175.33

.Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman to sign the Town Review of Co. Land Division form for Green Co. Humane Society, as presented by Hasse Surveying. Motion carried. They have a 99 year land lease & are building a building on this site.This is a land division of less than 10 acres

. .Motion by Digman, seconded by Mayer to sign the Town Review of Co. Land Division form for Delbert & Marilyn Neuenschwander, , as presented by Hasse Surveying. Motion carried. They wish to separate 2.6 acres with House & buildings) This is a land division of less than 10 acres.

.Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman to sign the Town Review of Co. Land Division form for Tina Andrews/ Woodford State Bank. They wish to separate the farm house and 2 acres., and 7.7 acres with farm buildings, as presented by Hasse Surveying. Motion carried. .This is a land division of less than 10 acres

. .Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman to sign the Town Review of Co. Land Division form for Karen Sutter, as presented by Hasse Surveying. Motion carried. She wishes to separate 5 acres including the farm house & buildings. This is a land division of less than 10 acres

Gene Abraham, building inspector, spoke to the Board about the Bahe house problems.

The Board discussed the new federal law regarding sign replacement on our roads.

John Anderson tore out bridge signs with his combine. The sheriff was notified. He will be billed for damages when the costs are known.

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse, to pass the 2011 Town of Monroe Budget. Motion carried.

Mayer informed the Board that Bytec wishes to be on our agenda next month to discuss their use of Cold Springs & Center Road.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman, to approve a 2 year contract with Gardiner Appraisal. Motion carried.

The Board discussed the need to have an ordinance allowing only Twp. residents to come to the recycling center, with a fine imposed if not a resident.

Phil Vosberg , chr. of our Planning Comm, asked us to think about land division & how to notify the residents, to have a public meeting in February to get citizen input up front.

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse, to adjourn. Motion carried.

Karen Sutter. Clerk




November 17, 2010 Annual Budget Meeting


The Budget Meeting was called to order by Chairman Alois Mayer at 6:00 p.m.

Present: Alois Mayer, Steve Digman, Todd Hasse, Francy Bieneman, and Karen Sutter. Also Dave Engerman. and Phil Vosberg

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 10/31/10 at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp., & Monroe Feeds. Our Annual Budget Meeting was published in the Monroe Times on 11/3/10. WEKZ, Green Co. Spotlight and the Agenda Column of the Monroe Times were also notified.

Minutes of the Nov 19, 2009 Budget Meeting were read by the Clerk. Motion by Hasse., seconded by Digman, to accept. Motion carried.

The 2011 Proposed Budget was distributed by the Clerk. A review of the Budget followed. Proposed Budget total expected Expenses $316,251.00 Proposed Budget total expected Revenues $150,754.00

$130,445.00

Less cash Balance Applied $ 68,107.00

TOWNSHIP TAX LEVY $ 97,390.00 ( 3% Increase)


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Motion by Francy Bieneman, seconded by Todd Hasse, to apply a cash balance of $68,107.00 to the proposed Revenues to reduce the 2010 Town Tax Levy to $97,390.00.

Ayes 7 Nos 0. Motion carried...

Motion by Francy Bieneman, seconded by Dave Engerman, to adopt the 2010 Town Tax Levy of $97,390.00 to be paid in 2011, pursuant to Section 60.10(1)(A) of Wis. Stat. Voting aye 7, voting no 0, Abstaining, 0. Motion carried. The Clerk shall sign the necessary forms to be sent to the Dept. of Revenue.

Motion by Phil Vosberg, seconded by Dave Engerman, to approve the total 2011 Hiway Expenses pursuant to Section 81.01(3) of the Wis. Stat. Expenditures shall not exceed $300,000.00 Ayes 7 no 0. Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to increase the yearly street light fee from $25.00 to $26.00. Ayes 7 no 0 Motion carried.

Motion by Digman, seconded by Engerman, to leave the garbage charge at $75.00 per residence. Ayes 7 No 0 Motion carried.

The current salaries of the Town Officers are as follows:

$ 5,000.00 Chairman

3,000.00 Supervisors I & II

4,000.00 Treasurer

13,000.00 Clerk

Salaries for the 2011-2013 Term of the Board .was discussed briefly.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Engerman, to leave the salaries of the Town Board at current levels. Ayes 7 no 0. Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman to leave the Election workers hourly pay at $9.00 per hour. Ayes 7 no 0 Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to leave the Patrolman hourly pay at $ 13.50 per hour. Ayes 7 no 0 Motion carried.

Motion by Engerman, seconded by Hasse, to increase the hourly pay for the Recycling Attendant from $8.00 to $10.00 per hour, starting with the Dec. hours to be paid in Jan. 2011. Ayes 7 No 0 Motion carried.

Motion by Digman, seconded by Sutter, to transfer $20,000 from the Tax Savings acct to the Truck & Equipment acct . Ayes 7 no 0 Motion carried.

With no further business to conduct, motion by Vosberg, seconded by Sutter, to adjourn. Motion carried.


Karen Sutter

                                                                                                Clerk





TOWN OF MONROE


October 21,2010 Monthly Business Meeting

. The meeting was brought to order at the Town Hall at 7:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer.

..The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 10/13/10 at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed.. The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Digman, Hasse, Bieneman, & Sutter..

Also: Phil Vosberg, Tony Wels, and Werner Vogel members of the Planning Comm.

.Minutes of the Sept. 16th, 2010 meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer, to accept. Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

$ 18,309.82 in Checking-Woodford

8,792.85 in General Savings

31,934.30 in Tax Savings.

20,060.75 in Truck & Equipment Acct.

99,067.50 in Golden Savings-Woodford

$178,165.22 Total available

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurer’s report, and pay the audited bills of $7,390.93 Motion carried

Revenues since the Sept. meeting were $17,208.31

.Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman to sign the Town Review of Co. Land Division form for Ted Knight, as presented by Hasse Surveying. Motion carried. This is a land division of less than 10 acres

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to gave authority to the building inspector, to deny an occupancy permit, until the driveway meets the specs of our driveway ordinance. Motion carried.

Gene Abraham, building inspector, gave his quarterly report, and reported the trouble he is having with one homeowner, regarding the 1983 home he has moved to a lot in the Bahe subdivision.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman, to adopt the Town of Monroe Road Ordinance, as presented by the Planning Commission.. 3 ayes, 0 no. Motion carried Ordinance to take effect on November 1, 2010, (after posting & publication.)

Mayer informed the Board that Bytec wishes to spread their product on land they would rent from Rollie, on Cold Springs Road. They wanted the township to allow fully loaded semi’s on Cold Springs and Center Road. Discussion followed. The Board has many questions on this and therefore is not in favor of this at this time.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Digman, to allow Mike Lambert to have 2 ½ ft shoulders in his subdivision on Co. J, because he has a width of 21 ft of blacktop on Lightning Ridge Road, instead of the 20 ft. width required in our Road Ordinance. Motion carried.

Mayer reported that Clark Kepplinger wants to put a 2 ft. shoulder on the inside of his cul-ti-sac, at Gobbler Creek. The Board was in agreement.

A complaint from Cindy Johnson, on the property she rented from Jeff Thomm, was discussed. He has an occupancy permit for this duplex, so issues she has with Jeff need to be addressed in Court. The Township has no jurisdiction in this complaint.

The Assessor Contract was discussed and tabled.

The Budget Meeting was set for Wed. Nov. 17, 2010, at 6:00 pm. The Clerk passed out the Budget she has compiled, for the Board to look over. before next month.

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse, to adjourn. Motion carried.

Karen Sutter,

Clerk



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TOWN OF MONROE


September 16,2010 Monthly Business Meeting



. The meeting was brought to order at the Town Hall at 7:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer.

..The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 9/10/10 at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed.. The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Digman, Hasse, Bieneman, & Sutter..

Also: Phil Vosberg and Dave Engerman, members of the Planning Comm. and Attorney Dan Bartholf

.Minutes of the August 19th, 2010 meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Digman seconded by Hasse, to accept. Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

$ 4,775.58 in Checking-Woodford

8,790.97 in General Savings

50,924.91 in Tax Savings.

20,045.59 in Truck & Equipment Acct.

98,992.65 in Golden Savings-Woodford

$183,529.70 Total available

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $19,000 from Tax Savings to Checking, and pay the audited bills of $22,568.53 Motion carried

Revenues since the August meeting were $37,856.33

The Treasurer informed the Board that the State is going to direct deposit all payments to the Twp.Motion by Hasse, seconded by Digman to use the Gen. Savings Acct for all State deposits and the Tax Savings Acct for all direct deposits from the County. Motion carried.

The Green Co. Clerk informed all municipal treasurers that the County will no longer collect any dog licenses. Township Treasurers will now be responsible for all dog license collections in the 2010 Tax collection cycle and beyond.

Electronic recycling was again discussed. Hasse will get a pallot to separate such items. The Board decided to accept such items for now, & will determine the cost to the Township. The Board will then determine if a charge is necessary to recoup our costs.

The State has extended the deadline for use of the Trip money awarded to the Townshop. for Aebly Road until 2012. A discussion on roads followed.

The Planning Comm. will meet Oct.7 & hold a Public Hearing on the Road ordinance, before presenting it to the Town Board for adoption.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman to sign the Town Review of Co. Land Division form for Pete & Sarah Leutenegger, and Peggy Rote, as presented by Hasse Surveying. Motion carried. They are combining 3 lots into 2.. Most of the land in these lots is located in Clarno Twp.

.Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse, to adjourn. Motion carried.

Karen Sutter,






TOWN OF MONROE


August 19,2010 Monthly Business Meeting



. The meeting was brought to order at the Town Hall at 7:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer.

..The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 8/16/10 at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed.. The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Digman, Hasse, Bieneman, & Sutter..

Also: Phil Vosberg, Dave Engerman, & Tony Wels, members of the Planning Comm.

.Minutes of the July 15th, 2010 meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Digman seconded by Hasse, to accept. Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

        $ 48,569.21 in Checking-Woodford

    34,784.71 in General Savings

41,411.23 in Tax Savings.

                  20,045.59 in Truck & Equipment Acct.

                    98,992.65 in Golden Savings-Woodford

$243,803.39 Total available


Motion by Hasse, seconded by Digman to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $26,000 from General Savings & $26,000 from Tax Savings to Checking to pay the audited bills of $107,067.57 Motion carried.

Revenues received since the July. meeting were $38,947.55

Gene Abraham, our building inspector, gave his quarterly report on permits issued in the Township from Apr 1st thru June30. A discussion followed.

The updated road ordinance the Planning Commission has been working on was discussed.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman to sign the Town Review of Co. Land Division form for Steve Gorton, as presented by Hasse Surveying. Motion carried. He is separating 9.44 acres.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse to sign a contract with Badger State Propane for 1800 gal propane at $1.699. Motion carried.

The official population count for 2010 is 1295 residents.

As of Sept 1st, electronics must be recycled. They will no longer be accepted at our Recycling Center.

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse, to adjourn. Motion carried.

Karen Sutter,

Clerk









TOWN OF MONROE


July 15,2010 Monthly Business Meeting




The meeting was brought to order at the Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Alois Mayer..

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 7/7/10 at the Hall, Recycling Center, Town of Monroe Web site, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed.. The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Digman, Hasse, Bieneman, & Sutter..

Also: Jeff Thomm, Phil Vosberg, Dave Engerman, Werner Vogel, & Tony Wels, members of the Smart Growth Comm.and Sherri Fiduccia and Dan Bardoff

.Minutes of the June 17 th, 2010 meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Hasse seconded by Digman, to accept. Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

                                            $ 23,632.46 in Checking-Woodford

                                               34,777.28 in General Savings

41,402.38 in Tax Savings.

20,045.59 in Truck & Equipment Acct.

                                                98,992.65 in Golden Savings-Woodford

        $218,850.36 Total available

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurer’s report, and pay the audited bills in the amount of $6,228.87 Motion carried

Revenues received since the June. meeting were $23,795.98

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Digman, to disband the Smart Growth Comm. Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse seconded by Mayer to create a five member Town of Monroe Planning Comm.,with three year terms, which will commence on July 1, 2010. Motion carried. The first meeting will be held Aug. 5, 2010.

To start the rotation, motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse to appoint Tony Wels and Dave Engerman to terms ending June 30, 2012 and Phil Vosberg, Werner Vogel and Rich Schindler to terms ending June 30, 2013. Motion carried.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Digman, to appoint Steve Wheeler as an alternate on the Committee, if a member is absent. Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Hasse, to appoint Phil Vosberg as Chairman of the Town of Monroe Planning Comm. Motion carried.

Jeff Thomm was thanked by the Board for his years of service as Chairman of the Smart Growth Comm.

An update on the Road Ordinance was discussed. The Board was told that using a cost per mile, an estimate that the assessed value of 7 homes are needed for an adequate tax base, for sufficient revenue to support a new mile of Town road. Definations, penalities for violations, & justification for refusal to okey,, were also talked about. Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer to allow the Planning Comm to consult with Dan Bardoff, on the updated road ordinance. Motion carried.

Motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman to pay both patrolman $13.50 per hour. Motion carried.

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse, to refuse the TRIP money for Aebly Road. Motion carried.. We still have TRIP money available for Rolling Acres.

The overflow of recyclables at the recycling center was discussed.

Mayer issued 2 fireworks permits for residents on Aebly Road.

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse, to adjourn. Motion carried.

Karen Sutter,

Clerk











TOWN OF MONROE


June 17,2010 Monthly Business Meeting



 The meeting was brought to order at the Town Hall at 7:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer.

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 6/10/10 at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed.. The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Digman, Bieneman, & Sutter.. Hasse was on vacation.

Also: Phil Vosberg, Dave Engerman & Werner Vogel, members of the Smart Growth Comm.

.Minutes of the May 20th, 2010 meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Digman seconded by Mayer, to accept. Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

                                            $    4,425.99 in Checking-Woodford

                                                34,769.11 in General Savings

                                                53,390.68 in Tax Savings.

                                                20,021.40 in Truck & Equipment Acct.

                                                98,873.19 in Golden Savings-Woodford

        $211,480.37 Total available

Motion by Digman, seconded by Mayer to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $12,000.00 from Tax Collection to checking, and pay the audited bills in the amount of $15,336.78 Motion carried

Revenues received since the May. meeting were $2,981.85

Motion by Digman, seconded by Mayer, to sign the Town Review of Co. Land Division form for Marion Nelson, as presented by Jim Kundert of Hasse Surveying, and Don Schewe. Motion carried. (She wishes to make 3 lots out of 2 off of Co. FF.)

Dave Engerman showed the Board samples of the Town’s web site.

Roger Zimmerman’s driveway on Wald Road was not put in according to our driveway ordinance. He will be notified.

Motion by Digman, seconded by Mayer, to issue all liquor, operator, game and cigarette licenses as submitted by the Clerk. Motion carried.

A discussion followed on the duties of the Smart Growth Comm. This discussion will be continued next month. Points under consideration:.

Reorganize the Smart Growth Comm into the Town of Monroe Planning Comm

Appoint a Chairman, four members, and set their terms

Write a mission statement for the Planning Comm.

Land Use Plan be in compliance with any changes.

Better communication between the Board and Planning Commission..

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer, to adjourn. Motion carried.

Karen Sutter,

Clerk
















TOWN OF MONROE


May 20,2010 Monthly Business Meeting



. The meeting was brought to order at the Town Hall at 7:00 p.m by Chairman Alois Mayer.

..The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 5/17/10 at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed.. The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Gr. Co. Spotlight, & WEKZ were notified..

Present: Mayer, Digman, Hasse, & Sutter.. Bieneman was absent for personal reasons .

Also: 15 Township residents.

.Minutes of the April 15, 2010 meeting were read by the Clerk.. Motion by Digman seconded by Hasse, to accept. Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treas.

            $ 10,464.32 in Checking-Woodford

            36,761.81 in General Savings
            53,380.03 in Tax Savings
            20,021.40 in Truck & Equipment Acct.
            98,873.19 in Golden Savings-Woodford
            $219,500.75 Total available

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse to accept the Treasurer’s report, transfer $2,000.00 from General Savings to checking, and pay the audited bills in the amount of $11,049.98 Motion carried

Revenues received since the April. meeting were $4,090.05.

Fran Donny appeared before the Board, at Mayer’s request, regarding the proposed sale of some of his property to Jeff Whitehouse, for a proposed ATV Park. Jeff Whitehouse did not appear. Donny stated, that in his contract with Whitehouse, he had to have community support for this project and DNR approval. He had neither. The terms of the purchase agreement were set to expire June 20, 2010. As of today, May 20, 2010, both Donny and Whitehouse have signed a mutual agreement, to release each other from their purchase agreement, therefore canceling the purchase agreement. .Donny presented the Board with a copy of the release agreement. The issue of a proposed ATV Park in Monroe Twp is now closed.

Those present discussed land use & ordinances needed to better protect the town residents and resources in the future. Some residents present indicated an interest in serving on the Smart Growth Comm. All present were invited to participate in future meetings. On June 3rd they will review our present land use plan.

Phil Vosberg, Smart Growth Comm, spoke on the changes being considered in the Township Road Ordinance.

Dave Engerman spoke on the Web page he is creating

Trees are being planted at Fox Landing, a subdivision on Co. J.

Mayer requested permission to hire Jeff Hartwig, as needed, to help him with the patrolmans work. Signs need to be put back up, limbs picked up, & road potholes filled Jeff Thomm has not been available, when needed, to get the jobs done. Permission granted by Hasse and Digman.

Clark Kleppinger is having the county highway dept. blacktop his subdivision road. He has presented the Township with a letter of credit from the Monticello Bank to cover the costs of the project.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Digman to sign the county form to allow Jim Larson to combine 2 adjoining properties and be issued a driveway permit.

The Junction House was refused a permit by the County Board of Adjustments to construct a shelter house on their property. They plan on rebuilding the Junction House this summer.

The Board will meet in the near future, to go over the road quotes from the Co. Hiway Dept. for our summer road work. Date has not been set. Budget allows $100,000.00 in expenditures.

Motion by Hasse, seconded by Mayer, to adjourn. Motion carried.

Karen Sutter,

Clerk












TOWN OF MONROE


April 15,2010 Monthly Business Meeting


The meeting was brought to order at the Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Alois Mayer, following the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

The Clerk verified that the Open Meeting notices were posted on 3/25/10 at the Hall, Recycling Center, East Side Imp. and Monroe Feed. The Monroe Times Agenda Column, Green Co. Spotlight and WEKZ were notified.

Present: Mayer, Digman, Hasse, Bieneman and Sutter.

Also: 27 Township residents.

Minutes of the March 18,2010 meeting were read by the Clerk, motion by Digman seconded by Hasse, to accept. Motion carried.

The Treasurers Report was given by the Treasurer.

$ 20,424.38 in Checking – Woodford

$ 36,753.96 in General Savings

$ 51,669.41 in Tax Savings

$ 20,021.40 in Truck and Equipment Acct.

$ 98,873.19 in Golden Savings – Woodford

$227,742.36 Total available

Motion by Digman, seconded by Hasse and pay the audited bills in the amount of $12,185.32. Motion carried.

Revenues received since the March meeting was $19,201.74.

Jeff Whitehouse, Belleville, who wants to establish an ATV park on property owned by Fran Donny, was present to ask the Board to sign his “use permit application form”, so it can proceed to the Green Co. Board of Adjustments. Twenty seven township residents were present to object to any zoning change to the property.

On Sept 9, 2004 the Board was presented with a layout for a 13 lot subdivision for this property. This would have been a consistent use.

On 4/1/10 a public informational meeting was held at the Hall regarding the ATV Park. Approximately sixty six residents attended, most all were against it.

The Board has since received a petition against, signed by 226 residents, and several emails. Residents are afraid of decreased values, noise, dust, water run off, soil erosion issues, increased traffic flow, lights, and enforcement issues. They want to protect our rural character and protect against inconsistent uses, being next to each other.

After a discussion, motion by Mayer, seconded by Digman, to refer it back to the Smart Growth Committee, to completely review the land use plan, to see if this would be an allowable use and consistent with our Town of Monroe Comprehensive Plan. The Southwest Regional Planning Comm. can be contacted for help, if necessary. Motion carried.

Don Knoble appeared before the Board in regard to adding on to the south end of his garage. He was told to contact the Green Co. Zoning Commissioner.

Add Don Schewe to next month's agenda. He wants to build a shed on his property on Co. FF. He needs a certified survey map.

The cleanup of brush on some Twp roads still needs to be done.

It is time to ride the roads and decide on what summer road work needs to be done.

Motion by Digman, seconded by Mayer to sign the Town Review of Co. Land Division form for Jim Larson, as presented by Hasse Surveying. Motion carried. He has bought additional land on Co. J.

Motion by Digman, seconded by Mayer to adjourn. Motion carried.

Karen Sutter,

Clerk