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Pella Town Board Meeting agendas and meeting notes
Agenda for the monthly meeting – Monday, July 8, 2019
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Pella Town Hall


Call to order.
Reading of the agenda.
Approve previous month’s minutes.
Input from the public.
Appoint/approve member to the Riverbank Cemetery Comm. for a three-year term.
Currently serving is Duane Buettner.
Approve operator’s licenses for Jessica Kust, Mary Laude and Mary Pluger.
Review/revise/approve amended nuisance ordinance and actions.
Take further action on shipping container at Estate Lane.
Zoning.
Roads.
Treasurer’s report and payment of bills.
Adjourn.



Agenda for the monthly meeting – Monday, June 10, 2019
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Pella Town Hall


Call to order.
Reading of the agenda.
Approve previous month’s minutes.
Input from the public.
Approve/Grant liquor licenses, operator licenses, and cigarette license.
Review/approve CSM for Kevin/Teri Zschaechner.
Zoning.
Roads.
Treasurer’s report and payment of bills.
Adjourn.

MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 11, 2019

In the absence of the Town Chairman, Supervisor Gary Thomack called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Gary Thomack, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Brian Westfahl, Lloyd Fischer, Dohn Laude, Arlyn Tober, Vernon Kratzke and James Jozwiak.
The Clerk read the agenda which had been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the October 14, 2019 monthly meeting. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried by voice with both in favor, zero against.
Input from the Public: County Supervisor Arlyn Tober reported that the County had passed their Budget. Other notes: Law Enforcement has applied for a grant to make a new shooting range near the Co. Hwy Shop on the west side of Shawano County. Around 300 people attended the Open House of the Human Resource facility in the former Retail Lumber property.
As the fire dept. uses the parking lot south of fire hall/town hall for training purposes
; motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to put up more lighting for use during night -time functions. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against.
James Jozwiak, representing the 4-Dams Snowmobile Club represented the list of
Town roads that could be used this winter season. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the list. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the 2019 Proposed Budget for the Town of Pella, with a tax levy of $193,667.00. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve an operator’s license for Kyle Miller. Motion carried with both in both in favor, zero against.
Zoning: Zahn reported that Brandon Blashe’s house will not built until next year. The County zoning approved the permit for Dean Mehlberg to build a house on the end of Hilgenberg Court Road. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to make a list of residences that are violating the Town Ordinance of having too many vehicles on their properties. Motion carried with both in favor, zero against. This will be compiled when the 2020 road inventory is being done. Note: These residents will be sent notification and given a deadline to remove such vehicles or face a forfeiture from the Town.
There still are several trees in road right-of-way that need to be moved to avoid damage to snowplow wings this winter.
The Treasurer reported that the October bills totaled $140,956.26, leaving a balance of $2,610.71 in the checking account and $148,550.36 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the October report and pay the November bills. Motion carried with both in favor, zero against. Zahn and Bill Shumaker together returned the $200 cash to Mr. Bob Larson that was placed by him on the Board meeting table at a former meeting.
The Clerk read the response that was received from Matt Zierden of the Co. Hwy. Dept., concerning run-off issues from Tower Lane. This complaint was brought forward by several residents of “Hooterville”.
Motion was made Thomack/Genskow to accept the recommendation, that due to the lay of the land, nothing could be done about this problem. Motion carried with both in favor, zero against.
The Clerk reviewed the “
update” to the Election Day Contingency Plan”; this was originally prepared in 2008. With cybersecurity at the fore front, many changes were added. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the “Plan” as presented. Motion carried with both in favor, zero against. This is mandated by the Wisconsin Elections Commission that every municipality have a plan in place in case of emergencies on election days.
The Clerk read a letter that was received by her on Nov. 7, 2019 from Chairman Charles Bartz, declaring his reluctant resignation due to health issues.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to accept the resignation. Motion carried with both in favor, zero against. “We were blessed to have 20 years of dedicated service and leadership to the Town by his willingness to serve”.
The Clerk reviewed the ruling from the State Statutes concerning appointing a board member with resignation by another board member, during a term of office. Motion was made by Genskow/Habeck to appoint Gary Thomack (currently Supervisor #2) to the position of Town Chairman, to fill the term that runs to April 2021. Motion carried by voice vote with Genskow and Habeck in favor, Thomack abstaining.
Thomack’s position of Supervisor #2, will be filled by appointment of the Board at the Dec. 9th, 2019 Board Meeting. The Clerk will publish a notice in the Marion Advertiser of the vacancy, any interested town residents need to submit their intent to the Clerk by Dec. 2nd.
There will be an informational meeting at the Herman Town Hall on Tues. Nov. 19th from 10:30-11:30 AM by the DOT concerning what can be done at the intersection of State Hwy. 29 and Co. Hwy. U to improve safety, this meeting is open to the public.
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to adjourn the meeting. The next meeting will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.

MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Chairman Charles Bartz called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Chairman Charles Bartz, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Gary Thomack, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Bonnie Bartz, Brian Westfahl, Lloyd Fischer, Arlyn Tober, Dohn Laude, Deanne Guetschow, Tammy Adams, Vernon Kratzke, Brian Magee, Ryan Harden, John & Julie Lohrentz, Tim & Paula Silvius, Bob Larson, George & Lois Graper and Bill Shumaker.
The Clerk read the agenda which had been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the August 12, 2019 monthly meeting. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Input from the Public: Arlyn Tober, County Supervisor reported that the County had balanced the budget, following that they were informed that insurance for County employees was showing an increase of $400,000, so several departments had to go back to find ways to stay within balancing the budget. The Hwy. Dept. was approached by Manitowoc County with interest in purchasing the 1 acre of wetlands that was owned by Shawano along Fairview Road in the Town of Pella; this piece was sold to Manitowoc Co. for $200,000. On another subject, Bob Larson who resides on Riverside Road approached the Board with concerns of the water level on his end of the Pond; as some of his land is flooding with the high water levels we have experienced this year. In his opinion, he suggested putting some of type of float system near the hydro plant in hopes that it would help to keep the level of the pond at a more consistent level. Bill Shumaker, current dam operator, stated that he monitors the level daily at his home and is keeping the pond level at a level that was set by DNR and Town Board many years ago. With the distance from Larson’s property to the dam the level could be as much 9 inches. When planned work will be done on the dam in the next couple of years, it has been discussed to possibly remove the area that currently has the planks in it and make it a spill way, slightly higher than the current one on the other end, so that excessive water could naturally move as the pond rises.
The discussion of naming the trail between the town hall and Park was tabled for the time being. The subject will be brought up at the annual town meeting in April.
The certified letters that were mailed out after the August meeting were reviewed. The Clerk stated that the issues with the two residences with chicken issues and one with a dog issue have apparently been taken care of. As for the issue at W11042 Cty. Rd. D, the owner had accepted their letter on August 16th, so this issue will be reviewed at the October meeting, as they had 30 days from receipt of the letter to comply.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to do an audit of the Pella Fire Dept. Finances, motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Residents of “Hooterville” continued the discussion of what to do to fix the “snow melt issue” from Tower Lane that flows down the hill into their neighborhood in the Spring. Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to table this discussion to the October meeting. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. Hopefully by that time the corn should be harvested from the field along Tower Lane and a decision will be made as to how to alleviate the flow of run-off.
A resident had approached the Board about using the 10-acre property on Rocky Lane off Stony Hill Road as an off-road recreation course. Ryan Harden of a
full-size vehicle club explained how the courses are made for 4-wheel drive vehicles such as Jeeps, running the courses at 1-3 miles an hour, over rock and wood piles, through revine areas, etc. There are clubs that travel from area to area to use these types of facilities. He referenced the Tigerton area trail that covers close to 500 acres. The trails are closed to other groups and types of all-terrain vehicles. No action was taken by the Board on this information.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the request to survey out a separate 5-acre parcel adjacent to the Bert Blashe property. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Zoning: Zahn reported that he issued a permit for one new house to be located on Maple Hill Road and for one shed to be built on Midway Court.
Bids were presented for
seeding down the areas along the walking trail to the Park. K&S Landscaping came in at $6900.00 plus $20 per straw bale staking and Grant Hoffman Landscaping bid came at 6715.00. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to accept the bid from Grant Hoffman. Motion carried with two in favor, Bartz voting no. Brian Poppe will be purchasing the remainder of the black topsoil from that project.
The Treasurer reported that the August bills totaled $45,103.91, leaving a balance of $2,255.77 in the checking account and $335,479.93 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the August report and pay the September bills. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
The Clerk reported that the decision was made to use our current voting machines for 2020 elections. The purchase of new machines is tabled by County until at least 2021. She also reported that the Hilgenberg Court Public Access Relocation has finally been approved by the DNR and recorded with the County Register of Deeds.
With no further business, motion was made by Bartz/Thomack to adjourn the meeting. The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.

MINUTES OF AUGUST 12, 2019

Chairman Charles Bartz called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Chairman Charles Bartz, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Gary Thomack, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Bonnie Bartz, Lloyd Fischer, Bill Korth, Arlyn & Janet Tober, Vernon Kratzke, Howard Waldschmidt, John & Julie Lohrentz, Paula Silvius and Dohn Laude.
The Clerk read the agenda which had been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the July 8, 2019 monthly meeting. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Input from the Public: Several residents from “Hooterville” aired considers about the over-flow of water from a culvert up on Tower Lane that flows down to their residences through the woods. The Town Board will meet with these residents by Tower Lane on Friday, August 16th at 3:30 PM to see what might be done to alleviate this issue. Arlyn Tober, County Supervisor reported that the County has passed an ordinance concerning the issues of “sexting” with fines and forfeitures. The County has also passed a resolution to help municipalities with the cost of the new voting machines that are to be in place for the upcoming elections in 2020. The County will be forwarding $1000.00 for each machine that is ordered. The municipalities are paying the balance of the cost per machine; Command Central, the company that will be providing the machines, will be setting up an opportunity to make payments over three years at 0% interest.
The Wis. DNR has approved the abandonment of Hilgenberg Court Public Access, Outlot 1. This will be recorded with the Register of Deeds of Shawano County.
January 1st, 2020, a new law takes effect concerning electrical upgrades, repairs, etc. Any work that is done must be inspected by a State Certified electrical inspector. The Clerk contacted our current building inspector, Paul Hermes, and was informed that he is certified to do these inspections; so that the Town will not have to look for and/or hire anyone else.
The Clerk was contacted by a member of the Bert Thiel family, inquiring if the Town would be open to naming the walking trail from the Town Hall to the Park as “Thiel Family Heritage Trail”, they would like to give $500 to the Town and would also take care of getting signage made. The Board will table further discussion until the September meeting to give everyone time to think about this. Supervisor Thomack stated that he would like to see the trail be named “Smithville Trail”, for the school that was on the property before the Town Hall was built.

Zoning: Zahn stated that several permits have been issued. Two for sheds, one for a hunting shack built on top of a silo and one for enclosing a deck.
Roads: Blacktopping is complete for this year’s projects. All current washouts from storms have been taken care of by Bill Korth.
Attorney Sloma was contacted by the Clerk concerning the breach of contract with Harter’s Disposal for tipping fees. Sloma stated she had sent a letter to Harter’s and received no reply.
Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to have Sloma continue with proceedings, beginning with a 30-day demand notice and if needed, proceed to small claims. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
For several months, there has been an on-going issue with “chickens roaming off property” in the Midway Court area. The Clerk had sent a letter to the owner of the chickens in May, the issue has not been resolved. It is also noted that the same issue is happening across from the Town Hall.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to mail certified letters to the resident of N3140 Midway Court and the resident of W11030 County Road D, that the chickens must be in some type of enclosure, be it a fence or structure; they are not allowed to roam freely off the property. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. Copies of the “Nuisance Ordinance” will be sent also. These issues will be reviewed at the September Board meeting for compliance.
Motion was made by Bartz/Genskow to have stickers made for use by 4 Season Disposal for problems with garbage and/or recycling violations. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. The Clerk will take the information to Plain Sense for production and deliver them to Ben Korth for future use.
The Board discussed the condition of the
property at W11042 County Road D. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to send a certified letter to the owner to do the following: 1) cut the grass on a regular basis, 2) pick up the garbage/debris on property, dispose of it properly and take care of the noxious weeds and vegetation. The owner must comply within 30 days of receipt of the letter, or further action will be taken by the Town. Motion was carried with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the “Class B” Retailer’s License for the Leopolis Booster Club for the Shotgun Shoot to be held at the Kevin Tober property, at W11025 Old Shawano Road on Sat. Sept. 21, 2019. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
The Treasurer reported that the July bills totaled $35,424.82, leaving a balance of $2,357.64 in the checking account and $327,581.46 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the July report and pay the August bills. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.

Motion was made by Bartz/Thomack to contract 2000 gal. of propane @ 98 cents with L & L Propane for the 2019-2020 heating season. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
There are several yards of black dirt available by the Town Hall, left over from the walk-way area. Motion was made by Bartz/Thomack to sell the dirt for $4 a yard to any interested party. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
To complete the seeding of the area around the walking trail to the park, seed mats are available from the County Hwy. Dept. for $45 apiece. The mats cover an area 100’ long by 8’ wide; 40 such mats would be needed.
K & S Landscaping was contacted about putting the matting down, they would do the project for around $3000, this would be over and above the cost of the mats. That cost could be lowered if individuals from the Town would help lay the mats. Grant Hoffman Landscaping will be contacted for a bid also, to do the same work. The lowest bidder will be contacted to finish the project.
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to adjourn the meeting.
The next meeting is rescheduled to WED. SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 at 7:00PM.

MINUTES OF JULY 8, 2019

Chairman Charles Bartz called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Chairman Charles Bartz, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Gary Thomack, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Bonnie Bartz, Brian Westfahl, Lloyd Fischer, Arlyn Tober and Vernon Kratzke.
Clerk read the agenda which had been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the June 10, 2019 monthly meeting. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Input from the Public: County Supervisor Arlyn Tober stated that contracts have now been signed with Bertram Communications for the towers that need to be put up for broadband service. The tower on Stony Hill Road will be taken down and a new tower will be built in the next few months.
Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to appoint Duane Buettner to a three term on the Riverbank Cemetery Committee. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve operator’s licenses for Jessica Kust, Mary Pluger and Mary Laude. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
The Board reviewed the wording of
Ordinance 2019-1 “Defining and Prohibiting Public Nuisances”. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the ordinance as presented. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. The ordinance was signed by the Board and the Clerk will have the ordinance published in the Marion Advertiser in the July 18,2019th edition and post copies in the three usual locations.
Zoning: Zahn reported two building permits were issued for sheds.
Roads: Chairman Bartz reported that the County will be grinding the section of road(s) beginning on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 for blacktopping this summer. They have been contacted to check out the area on Mill Creek that needs to be opened-up to see why there are issues in the winter with the frost, this must be done before the road is blacktopped. Supervisor Thomack stated that Evergreen Road from Elm Grove to the south needs to be looked at, possibly for reconstruction to widen it or at least to open-up three feet on either side of the road as it is only 13 feet wide now. This will be looked at as a possible blacktopping project in the future.
The Treasurer stated that the June bills totaled $30,246.76, leaving a balance of $3,780.52 in the checking account and $323,575.74 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Thomack/Bartz to approve the June report and pay the July bills. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Clerk reported that information received from the City of Shawano Landfill showed that the recycling rates have increased $18.32 in the last year. She has spoken with Ben Korth of 4 Season Disposal about residents that are still using blue bags for their recycling. As it had been stated in the information given to residents last November,
blue bags were not to be used and all residents should be co-mingling recyclables in some type of container. Ben suggested that the best way to change the situation would be for him to leave any blue bag that has recycling in it at the resident’s curbside and attach a sticker that has information about why it was not picked up. The Clerk will take care of making up some type of a sticker with her contact information on it for 4 Season to use.
With no further business, motion was made by Bartz/Thomack to adjourn the meeting.
The next meeting will be Monday, August 12, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.

MINUTES OF JUNE 10, 2019

Chairman Charles Bartz called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Chairman Charles Bartz, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Gary Thomack, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Bonnie Bartz, Brian Westfahl, Lloyd Fischer, Bill Korth, Arlyn and Jan Tober, Jeff Cowden, Linda Cowden, Bob Westphal and Curt Korth.
Clerk Habeck read the agenda which had been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the May 13, 2019 monthly meeting. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. The “children at play” signage has been put up on Grant Road off North Branch Road.
Input from the Public: County Supervisor Arlyn Tober reported that the county ordinance for ATV/UTV operation was amended to prohibit vehicles from using “highlighted” lighting while in use on County roads. The contract that was supposedly being negotiated for cell phone tower use in the County and would have included the Town of Pella upgrades through Bertram Communications was not signed due to the actions of the acting coordinator of the Emergency Management of the County. A new coordinator has been appointed and the process will have to start from square one and will not be up and running for up to a year.
Pella residents, Jeff Cowden and Linda Cowden were inquiring of the Board why the culvert that was recently replaced on Fairview Road was not put in at the proper depth. Rainwaters that should be flowing from the Cowden property on the east side of the road to the west side through the culvert and then through the Thomack property cannot due so unless they are pumped up and through the culvert. The Board will look into what needs to be done to move the water through and into the natural waterway down to Co. M. This will be placed on the agenda for the July Board meeting.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve liquor licenses to: Fred W. Zimmerman, Hopper’s Bar; John G. Schneider, Corner Bar and Grille; Dawn Krueger-Rhode, Hurricane Dawn’s; and Neil Klawitter, Cabana 9. Cigarette license to Hopper’s Bar. Operator’s licenses to: Kathy Buntrock, Gabrielle LeNoble, Kayla Verg, Kelsey Krueger, Jasmine Bessette, Sally Peterson, Cindy Schneider, Abby Schmallenberg, Trista Van Allen, Nicole Zimmerman, Jake Zimmerman, Doug Zahn, Perry Rueckert, Lyle Krueger, Warren Schmidt, Tammy Adams, Michael Stiegman, Marcus Lendved, Kimberly Petrich, Ashley Steenbock, Heather Zimmerman, Roger Peterson, Brian Westfahl, Sylvia Zimdars and Tom Teske. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the CSM for the Kevin/Teri Zschaechner property on Co. DD. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. Motion was made to approve the CSM for the Bert Blashe property on Pond Lane. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.

Zoning: Zahn has issued several permits for building sheds. Elaine Klitz has stepped down as secretary of the Zoning Committee, Kathy Westfahl will take over that position. The shipping container that was placed at N3150 Estate Lane without permission has not been removed from the property. The Clerk was instructed to send a letter to the present owner to have the container removed.
Roads: To date no communication has been issued as to when the blacktopping will be done on Mill Creek Road. Bill Korth was commended for doing a great job of patching the town roads with the help of Vernon Kratzke. The Board agreed that Zahn should be given $100 for use of his dump trailer to haul and apply the blacktop.
Miles Winkler of the DNR met with Bill Shumaker and Dennis Zahn at the Pella Dam. He gave
approval to haul in large clean stone on the south side of the dam to secure that edge for high water. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to hire Brockman Bulldozing and Mr. Onesti to haul and place the rock as needed. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
The Treasurer reported the May bills totaled $27,347.47 leaving a balance of $2906.49 in the checking account and $356,200.75 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Bartz/Genskow to accept the report and pay the June bills. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
The Clerk reported that an estimate of $700 was received to repair the
damage done to the brick sign at the Riverbank Road Cemetery on Thursday, May 30th. Fortunately, the marble plaque was not damaged and will be installed into the brick work. The Sheriff’s Dept. and the insurance company were informed of the situation. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to accept bid for repair. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to adjourn the meeting.
The next meeting will be Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.

Agenda for the monthly meeting – Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Pella Town Hall


Call to order.
Reading of the agenda.
Approve previous month’s minutes.
Input from the public.
Review/approve 6-month Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License for Pella Park Comm.
Review if shipping container has been removed from N3150 Estate Lane; action needed??
Discuss request to change speed limit on Grant Road from N. Branch Rd. to Co. Hwy G.
Discuss/take action about hunting/machinery on old dump property off Stony Hill Road.
Discuss Federal Firearms License applied for by town resident.
Review/approve CSM for Zschaechner property.
Zoning.
Roads.
Treasurer’s report and payment of bills.
Adjourn.

Respectfully submitted,
Karen Habeck, Town Clerk


Published: May 9, 2019
Posted: May 2, 2019

Added: 5/4/19 Approve add’l firefighter application for the Pella Fire Dept.
Added: 5/9/19 Review/approve request for surveying 2.5 – 3 acre lot on Pond Lane.



Agenda for the monthly meeting – Monday, April 8, 2019
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Pella Town Hall


Call to order.
Reading of the agenda.
Approve previous month’s minutes.
Input from the public.
Discuss/take action on run-off of water near W10656 Old Shawno Road.
Appoint
Zoning Administrator for a two-year term, currently held by Dennis Zahn.
Appoint
one member to the Land Use & Planning Committee for a three-year term. Currently serving is Steve Beltz.
Appoint
one member to the Bd. of Adjustments for a 3-year term. Currently serving is Duane Buettner.
Approve: Lawn Care Worker for 2019 mowing season for town hall and Pella Park.
Discuss/take action to complete work on “walkway” from town hall parking lot to Park.
Review/approve/sign resolution to abandon public access off Hilgenberg Court Road.
Reminder
: Open Book Tues. April 16th 2-4PM Town Hall
Board of Review Wed. May 1st 5-7PM Town Hall
Roads. Set date to do road inventory.
Zoning.
Treasurer’s report and payment of bills.
Adjourn.


Respectfully submitted,
Karen Habeck, Town Clerk

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Published: April 4, 2019
Agenda for the monthly meeting – Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Pella Town Hall


Call to order.
Reading of the agenda.
Approve previous month’s minutes.
Input from the public.
Approve number of workers for the Spring Election on April 2, 2019.
Review agenda items for annual meeting on April 16, 2019.
Review/Approve/Sign annual report. (Reports will be made available on Election Day.)
Set term of office for appointed clerk and treasurer.
Appoint clerk and treasurer for term beginning April 16, 2019.
Discuss having a one-day electronic pickup.
Roads.
Treasurer’s report and payment of bills.
Adjourn.


Respectfully submitted,
Karen Habeck, Town Clerk


Published: March 7, 2019
Posted: February 28, 2019


Agenda for the monthly meeting – Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Pella Town Hall


Call to order.
Reading of the agenda.
Approve previous month’s minutes.
Input from the public.
Review yearly contract with Building Inspector Paul Hermes.
Review/Approve: Riverbank Road Cemetery rules and regulations.
Review/approve final CSM for Hilgenberg Court Public Access.
Discuss possibility of leasing out “old dump” property for hunting.
Zoning.
Roads
Treasurer’s report and payment of bills.
Adjourn.


Respectfully submitted,
Karen Habeck, Town Clerk

NOTICE OF TOWN CAUCUS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Town Caucus for the Town of Pella will be held at the Pella Town Hall at 7:00PM, on the 14th day of January, 2019 for the purpose of nominating candidates for the Spring Election to be held on April 2, 2019.
Dated this December 17, 2018
Karen Habeck, Town Clerk
***In the case of inclement weather, the Caucus will then be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00PM.
Published: January 10, 2019 Posted: December 17, 2018


Agenda for the monthly meeting – Monday, January 14, 2019
Time: Immediately following the completion of the Town Caucus at 7:00PM
Place: Pella Town Hall


Call to order.
Reading of the agenda.
Approve previous month’s minutes.
Input from the public.
Review/approve the “final” CSM for Public Access off Hilgenberg Road.
Zoning
Roads
Treasurer’s report and payment of bills.
Adjourn.
Agenda for the monthly meeting – Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Pella Town Hall


Call to order.
Reading of the agenda.
Approve previous month’s minutes.
Input from the public.
Review/Approve CSM for river access off Hilgenberg Court Road.
Review/Approve CSM for Beyersdorf property.
Zoning.
Roads.
Treasurer’s report and payment of bills.
Adjourn.


Respectfully submitted,
Karen Habeck, Town Clerk



Published: December 6, 2018
Posted: November 29, 2018

Agenda for Budget Hearing and Special Town Meeting of Electors of the Town of Pella - Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Pella Town HallCall to order.

Reading of minutes from last year’s budget hearing.
Reading of the proposed budget.
Discuss the budget overall.
Adjourn the budget hearing.
Call the special town meeting to order.
Input from the public.
Set the 2018 Town Tax Levy to be paid in 2019 pursuant to Sec. 60.10 (1) (a) of WI Statutes.
Set the compensation of the elected town officials for the term of office beginning in April, 2019 pursuant to Section 60.32 of WI Statutes.
Adjourn.


Respectfully submitted,
Karen Habeck, Town Clerk


Published: November 8, 2018
Posted: October 25, 2018
Agenda for Budget Hearing and Special Town Meeting of Electors of the Town of Pella - Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Pella Town Hall

Call to order.
Readin of minutes from last year’s budget hearing.
Reading of the proposed budget.
Discuss the budget overall.
Adjourn the budget hearing.
Call the special town meeting to order.
Input from the public.
Set the 2018 Town Tax Levy to be paid in 2019 pursuant to Sec. 60.10 (1) (a) of WI Statutes.
Set the compensation of the elected town officials for the term of office beginning in April, 2019 pursuant to Section 60.32 of WI Statutes.
Adjourn.


Respectfully submitted,
Karen Habeck, Town Clerk


Published: November 8, 2018
Posted: October 25, 2018


Agenda for the monthly meeting – Monday, October 8, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Pella Town Hall

Call to order.
Reading of the agenda.
Approve previous month’s minutes.
Input from the public.
Set date for the budget hearing.
Set date and approve agenda for the special town meeting of the electors.
Review/approve and sign contract with 4 Seasons Disposal.
Approve election workers for the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election.
Zoning.
Roads.
Treasurer’s report and payment of bills.
Work on budget.
Adjourn.


Respectfully submitted,
Karen Habeck, Town Clerk

Published: October 4, 2018
Posted: September 27, 2018



Agenda for the monthly meeting – Monday, September 10, 2018
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Pella Town Hall


Call to order.
Reading of the agenda.
Approve previous month’s minutes.
Input from the public.
WTA convention registration in Oct.
Approve Class “B” Picnic License for the Leopolis Booster Club Shotgun Bowling.
Discuss/take action on setting speed limit on Shawano Avenue off Co. D.
Zoning.
Roads.
Treasurer’s report and payment of bills.
Any budget considerations for 2017?
Adjourn.


Respectfully submitted,
Karen Habeck, Town Clerk


Published: September 6, 2018
Posted: August 30, 2018


MINUTES OF APRIL 8, 2019

Chairman Charles Bartz called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Chairman Charles Bartz, Supervisor Kenneth Genskow, Supervisor Gary Thomack, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Bonnie Bartz, Brian Westfahl, Lloyd Fischer, Dohn Laude, Arlyn Tober, Vernon Kratzke, Tom Bamke, Bill Korth, Mr. & Mrs. Brian Starszak.
Clerk Habeck read the agenda which had been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the March 11, 2019 monthly meeting. Motion was made be Genskow/Thomack to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Input from the Public: Arlyn Tober, County Supervisor reported that the County refinanced the $13 million-dollar loan that was taken out to buy the Retail Lumber property, the interest rate is now done to 2.8%. A committee has been formed to work with municipal-ities to make the ATV/UTV speed limits uniform. He also reported on several things that newly-elected Governor Evers is proposing in the budget.
Town resident, Tom Bamke of
W10565 Old Shawano Road explained the water issues that have ensued near his property due to a driveway culvert that was not put in at a residence near him sometime in the mid to late 1990’s. Because of this, the natural waterway for runoff has been altered and water runs onto his property. The Board will check this out as they do the road inventory later this month to come up with a solution to this problem.
Motion was made by Bartz/Thomack to appoint Dennis Zahn to a two-year term as Zoning Administrator for the Town of Pella. Motion carried
by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to appoint Steve Beltz to a three-year term on the Land Use & Planning Committee. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to appoint Duane Buettner to a three-year term to the Board of Adjustments. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to hire Tracy Laude to take care of the lawn mowing at
the Pella Town Hall and the Pella Park for 2019. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Discussion was held on steps to take to finish the walkway from the town hall parking lot to the Park.
Motion was made by Bartz/Genskow to have Brockman come in to finish the east side with the black dirt that is available there and start shaping up the west side; as there may be some sand that might still be needed to remove to finish that side completely. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.

The Board set the date of Wed. April 24th 10:30AM to do the road inventory. For roads, there are culvert issues on Tower Lane and Midway Court. These may need to be flushed out to check if they need to be replaced.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve operator’s licenses to Tom Teske and Kelsey Krueger. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
A resident of the Town of Grant asked the Board if they would agree
to consider lowering the speed limit on Grant Road from North Branch Road on the Town of Pella end to Co. Hwy G on the Town of Grant end. His recommendation would be to 35 miles an hour, as the road has several families with small children that use the road for walking and biking. The Board saw no problem with that. The Clerk will contact the Town of Grant Board with their opinion, and this will be placed on the May agenda for further action.
Zoning: One building permit has been issued for a home on Hemlock Lane. The Board reviewed a letter that will be sent to the owner(s) past and present of N3150 Estate Lane to remove a shipping container that was placed on the property without the Board’s consent. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the content of the letter and have the Clerk mail out the letters. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Treasurer reported that March bills totaled $27,823.50, leaving a balance of $3,054.54 in the checking account and $379,075.92 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to accept the March report and pay the April bills. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Bill Shumaker, dam operator needed help placing the new boards in at the dam earlier this month. He would like to include the extra wages for the helpers on his check and he would pay them individually, motion was made by Bartz/Genskow to approve that request. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
The Clerk informed the Board that a
town resident is applying for a Federal Firearms License. She had contacted the Dept. of Justice, the WI Town’s Assoc., the County Clerk and the County Sheriff’s Dept. for more information as to what is covered in these licenses, what concerns the Town may have, etc. To date the Clerk had not been contacted by the person applying the license as to his intent for use of the license. The DOJ rep. stated that he was of the understanding that the individual was considering an online buy/sell weapons business. This discussion will be tabled until the May meeting, for the Clerk to get further information from licensee as to his intent and if there will be a need for conditional use permit from the Town.
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to adjourn the meeting. The next meeting will be Monday, May 13, 2019 7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.
Reminder: Open Book Tues. April 16th 2-4PM Board of Review Wed. May 1st 5-7PM

MINUTES OF MARCH 11, 2019

Chairman Charles Bartz called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Chairman Charles Bartz, Supervisor Kenneth Genskow, Supervisor Gary Thomack, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Bonnie Bartz, Brian Westfahl, Lloyd Fischer, Vernon Kratzke, Dohn Laude, Bob Westphal and Arlyn Tober.
Clerk Habeck read the agenda which had been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the February 11, 2019 monthly meeting. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Input from the Public: There was none.
Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to approve the five workers for the April 2, 2019 election. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. The election workers will be Carol Korth, Elaine Kriewaldt, Jan Baerenwald, Elaine Klitz and Kathy Westfahl.
The Board reviewed the agenda for the
Town of Pella Annual meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:30PM.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to set the term of office for appointment of the
treasurer and the clerk at two years. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. Motion was then made by Bartz/Genskow to increase the current salary for the treasurer position by $600 and the current salary for the clerk position by $1000. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Bartz/Thomack to appoint Dennis Zahn to a two-year term for the treasurer position and to appoint Karen Habeck to a two-year term for the clerk position. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to hold an electronic pickup on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9AM-12 Noon at the Pella Town Hall Parking lot. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. The Clerk will post notices and have them available at the April election to inform the residents.
The Clerk informed the Board that there are some issues with the CSM that was approved at the February 11, 2019 meeting. The owner of the property, being Blashe Farms, was not aware that Nordin had been asked to increase the original CSM of “Lot 1” that was approved in 2017. Dave and/or Doug Blashe will contact the Clerk sometime in the future if the Board needs to take further action concerning the Feb. 11
th CSM approval.
Roads: The culvert that needs to be replaced on Fairview Road will come in at a cost of around $3600 for the 60 ft. culvert itself, plus installation costs. This work will be done sometime in the Spring.
The Treasurer reported that the February bills totaled $416,680.29, leaving a balance of $5,824.29 in the checking account and $403,179.70 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the February report and pay the March bills. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Open Book with the town assessor will be: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 2:00-4:00PM.
Board of Review will be: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:00-7:00PM.
With no further business, motion was made by Genksow/Bartz to adjourn the meeting. The next meeting will be Monday, April 8, 2019 7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.

MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 11, 2019

In the absence of the Chairman, the meeting was called to order by Supervisor, Gary Thomack.
Board members present: Supervisor Gary Thomack, Supervisor Kenneth Genskow, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Brian Westfahl, Lloyd Fischer, Vernon Kratzke, Arlyn Tober, Matt Rasmussen and Lonnie Krueger.
Clerk Habeck read the agenda which had been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the January 14, 2019 monthly meeting. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against.
Input from the Public: Arlyn Tober, County Supervisor, reported that he had attended an open meeting at the State Capitol to hear newly elected Governor Tony Evers. Evers expressed that he would be working hard for more money for education and for roads in the transportation system. From what Tober heard, it doesn’t look like the two sides plan to work together to get anything done for the State in the near future. The Town residents are appreciative for the salt/sand that is available to them behind the town hall.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow
to approve the contract with Paul Hermes, Building Inspector for the upcoming year beginning April 1st. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against. The Clerk will forward a copy of the contract to Hermes for his approval and signature and then have it signed by the Town.
The Board reviewed the current “
Riverbank Cemetery Rules and Regulations”. Item #7 will be revised to include “cremation containers must have their own cemetery lot, they cannot be buried in the same lot with a vault burial”. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to include that revision. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against.
As Mr. Nordin was not in attendance with the final CSM changes for Hilgenberg Court Road Public Access, this is tabled until the March meeting.
A town resident had inquired if the “old dump property” could be leased out for hunting. This conversation will be opened-up to the residents at the Annual Town Meeting in April, to see how the residents feel about it. After that, the Board could take some type of action if it is properly placed on an agenda of an upcoming Board meeting.
Zoning: Zahn reported that someone is planning to build a “cottage” off of Hemlock Road in the near future. They plan to put in a holding tank and not a septic system.
For Roads: A culvert on Fairview Road needs to be replaced sometime in the Spring. The Board will have to check out if it should be at the current depth or changed one way or the other.
The Pella Park Committee would like to construct a stage that could be used for Pella Daze celebrations. Matt Rasmussen presented a drawing of a possible idea for a 16’ x 24’ stage that could be built in sections so that it could be stored in the Park storage building. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to allow them to do so; as long as building codes are followed for safety and the Park Committee would pay for the cost to do so. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the yearly maintenance contract with Automatic Entrances for the handicap door to the Town Hall. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the changes to the CSM for the Brandon Blashe “Lot 1” that had been approved in 2017. Motion carried with both in favor, zero against. The lot size will be increased from 13.96 acres to approximately 20 acres.
Senator Cowles will be having a listening session at the Clintonville Community Center on Friday, Feb. 15th from 2–3:30PM and at the Shawano Civic Center from 4:30-6PM.
The Treasurer reported that the January bills totaled $470,906.94, leaving a balance of $2,482.47 in the checking account and $689,048.58 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the January report and pay the February bills. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against.
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to adjourn the meeting.
The next meeting will be Monday, March 11, 2019 7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.

MINUTES OF JANUARY 14, 2019

Chairman Charles Bartz called the meeting to order immediately following the Town Caucus.
Board members present: Chairman Charles Bartz, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Gary Thomack, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Bonnie Bartz, Dohn and Tracy Laude, Brian Westfahl, Arlyn Tober, Lloyd Fischer, Vernon Kratzke and Howard Waldschmidt.
Clerk Habeck read the agenda which had been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the December 10, 2018 monthly meeting. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Input from the Public: Arlyn Tober, County Supervisor, stated that the County Board approved the cost to update the locking system of the cells in the Co. Jail. The work will take 18 months to complete. The Board also approved the upgrades that are needed for the 911 dispatch system; with that work taking about 6 months. It was brought to the Town Board’s attention that garbage and recycling are still being put out by the old dump where signage against that practice was placed. Brian Westfahl and Bill Korth reported that the 2000 pumper truck is in need of replacing an impeller in the pump; the cost being around $8500. Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to approve the repair of the truck by Custom Fab as soon as they can do the repairs. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
As Mr. Nordin was not in attendance with the final CSM changes for Hilgenberg Court Road Public Access, this is tabled until the February meeting.
Zoning: Zahn reported that we are up for review with the County of the Comprehensive Plan, this is done every 10 years. A meeting with them will be set up sometime in the future. There is a zoning issue concerning a storage container on a property on Estate Lane. The Board had banned the use of these types of containers at their Aug. 2017 meeting. Steps will have to be taken to rectify this situation. A resident inquired about leasing the property of the old dump, which is Town property, for hunting. The Clerk will check with the WTA lawyers for guidance on this request.
The Board discussed the request to sand church parking lots and private driveways.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to stay with the policy that is already in place: to NOT offer this service. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. As a courtesy, the Clerk will post known names of local individuals that offer a service of plowing and sanding.
Motion was made by Bartz/Genskow to increase the compensation to the Treasurer and the Clerk from the current $20 to $40 a month, beginning with the February pay period, to
defray their cost to have internet services in their home offices for Town business. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
The Treasurer reported that the December bills totaled $13,065.07 leaving a balance of $3,389.41 in the checking account and $689,820.99 (which includes taxes taken in) in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the December report and pay the January bills. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
With no further business, motion was made by Thomack/Bartz to adjourn the meeting. The next meeting will be Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.

TOWN OF PELLA Town Caucus

Chairman Charles Bartz called the Town Caucus meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members and public included: Charles Bartz, Ken Genskow, Gary Thomack, Dennis Zahn, Karen Habeck, Lloyd Fischer, Elaine Klitz, Bonnie Bartz, Dohn and Tracy Laude, Brian Westfahl, Vernon Kratzke, Bill Korth, Howard Waldschmidt and Arlyn Tober.
Motion was made by Gary Thomack/Ken Genskow to have Arlyn Tober chair the caucus. Motion carried by voice vote with all in favor, zero against.
Chairman: Charles Bartz – Motion by Elaine Klitz/Howard Waldschmidt.
No further nominations.
Supervisor #1: Ken Genskow – Motion by Lloyd Fischer/Elaine Klitz.
No further nominations.
Supervisor #2: Gary Thomack – Motion by Brian Westfahl/Dohn Laude.
No further nominations.
Motion was made by Elaine Klitz/Lloyd Fischer to adjourn the Town Caucus. Motion carried by voice vote with all in favor, zero against.

MINUTES OF DECEMBER 10, 2018

Chairman Charles Bartz called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Chairman Charles Bartz, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Gary Thomack, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Bonnie Bartz, Dohn Laude, Brian Westfahl, Lloyd Fischer, Vernon Kratzke, Brian and Ellen Starszak, Mike Nordin and Terry Hilgenberg.
Clerk Habeck read the agenda which had been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the November 12, 2018 monthly meeting. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Input from the Public: The Motorola system that has been used by the County Sheriff Dept. for dispatch purposes needs to be updated to a cost of approximately $900,000. With the use of electronic cigarette popularity, measures may be needed to be put in place concerning the sale of these products to underage persons, such as is in place for the over-the-counter sale of cigarettes.
Motion was made by Bartz/Thomack
to set the Caucus for election of Town board members for Monday, January 14, 2019 7:00PM, prior to the regular monthly Town Board meeting and the inclement weather date as Saturday, January 19, 2019. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Mike Nordin, surveyor and Terry Hilgenberg of Hilgenberg Realty presented the proposed change requested for a public access off Hilgenberg Court Road. At the November Board meeting, Nordin had presented a change request from the Plat that had been recorded in 2007. At that meeting he was requesting moving the access from between lots 13 and 14 on CSM map 3489 of 2007
back to the original location off the 2001 Plat, which was between lots 14 and 15, but also widening the access from 60 ft. to 100 ft. Also at that November meeting the Board approved doing a “vacation of the existing access” to accommodate the request. The Clerk published the “vacation notice” twice in the Marion Advertiser as is required by State Statute. After the November meeting, Mr. Hilgenberg had contacted Mr. Nordin and requested that the width of the access remain at the 60 ft. that it was originally platted in 2001. The proposed preliminary CSM # 3489 that was presented at the December 10, 2018 meeting has the Public Access off Hilgenberg Court Road between lot 14 and lot 15, at a 60 ft. width. Motion was made by Bartz/Thomack to approve the proposed preliminary CSM #3489 as presented. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
For the approved change to become effective, the Shawano County Property Lister has three requirements: 1) DNR approval, 2) Town of Pella has to vacate the public land and 3) Town of Pella has to sign as owner of the proposed public access upon approval of the Town. Mr. Hilgenberg will forward the required DNR paperwork to the Clerk along with whatever they require from the Town. “Discuss/approve” will be added to the January agenda for the Board to review the “final” CSM that will be brought forward by Mr. Nordin. Mr. Hilgenberg will reimburse the Town for the expense of publishing the “vacation notice” in the paper.
Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz
to approve the “vacation of public access” description as follows: The public access, being Outlot 1,Certified Survey Map No. 3489, Volume 15, Pages 9 & 10, Shawano County Registry, located in the Fractional NE ¼ of the NE ¼, Sec. 6 T26N. R14E., Town of Pella, Shawano County, Wisconsin. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to
approve the CSM presented for the George Beyersdorf property on Elm Grove Road. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the CSM presented for the Debra Eggert
property on Stony Hill Road. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Clerk presented a request from Nordin Surveying on behalf of the Kabble family
to do a survey of the Ray Arrowood property. The survey is to pull out approximately 2 acres that includes the buildings and make that a parcel of its self. Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to approve the survey to be done with the following stipulations: 1) that the lot be at least 2 acres and 2) lot lines must be at least 20 ft. away from any buildings. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Treasurer reported that the November bills totaled $24,902.12, leaving a balance of $3,454.04 in the checking account and $221,010.86 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Bartz/Thomack to approve the November report and pay the December bills. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Bartz/Thomack to accept Tracy Laude as an Emergency Responder for the Town of Pella EMS. Laude has taken the required training and is certified for the position. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
With no further business, motion was made by Bartz/Thomack to adjourn the meeting. The next meeting will be Monday, January 14, 2018 immediately following the Town of Pella Caucus that begins at 7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.


MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 12, 2018

Chairman Charles Bartz called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Chairman Charles Bartz, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Gary Thomack, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Bonnie Bartz, Vernon Kratzke, Lloyd Fischer, Arlyn Tober, Kevin Tober, James Jozwiak, Dohn Laude, Brian Westfahl and Bob Westphal.
Clerk Habeck read the agenda which had been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Adertiser. The minutes were read from the October 8, 2018 monthly meeting. Motion was made Genskow/Thomack to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Input from the Public: Arlyn Tober County Supervisor, reported that the County has passed the Budget. In 2019, a major expense will be incurred as the locks on the cells of the jail must be updated so that all of the cells can be opened simultaneously in case of an emergency. The cost is estimated at around $2 million dollars.
The Chairman deviated from the agenda to allow
Mike Nordin to present CSM changes that are requested for the river access along Hilgenberg Court Road. The original CSM was platted in 2002 with river access along Lot 14, in 2007 the river access was changed on the plat, now the river access is requested to be returned to the original area of 2002 as Lots 12, 13 and 14 are being sold to one party. The river access was originally at 67 feet wide and now will be 100 feet width with the extra footage coming off of Lot 14. Nordin also stated that the Outlot 1 needs to be vacated by the Town of Pella in order for the changes to be made. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the vacation. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. The Clerk will take care of publishing the vacated area in the Marion Advertiser as required by State Statute. Nordin will return to the December meeting with the amended CSM for approval by the Board. By law the access does not have to be improved so that it is useable; as is it is very rocky and full of brush and etc.
James Jozwiak represented the snowmobile trails and changes for the 2018-2019 season
. Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to approve the changes. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the 2018 Proposed Budget with a tax levy of $191,284.00 to be paid to 2019. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Zoning: Zahn reported issuing permits for 4 sheds.
Motion was made by Bartz/Thomack to order a street sign for the south side of Co. D on Center Street. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
The Clerk presented the CSM from Riverside Surveying for the Beyersdorf property. As it was unclear exactly what was being changed from the original plat, this will be tabled until the December meeting. More information will be requested to explain the change.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the reissuance of a permit for the Oak Grove Cheese Factory for discharge of whey water product; this is issued by the DNR as a five-year permit. Motion carried
with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to withhold Social Security and Medicare from the lawn mowing expense hours that were turned in for the 2018 season. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve an operator’s license for Jasmine Bessette. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made to approve applications from Nathaniel Laude and Matthew Papendorf for the Pella Fire Dept. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
The Treasurer reported that the October bills totaled $115,599.42, leaving a balance of $3,355.20 in the checking account and $201,943.86 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to accept the October report and pay the November bills. Motion carried by vote voice with three in favor, zero against.
With no further business, motion was made by Thomack/Bartz to adjourn the meeting. The next monthly meeting will take place on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:00PM

MINUTES OF OCTOBER 8, 2018

Chairman Charles Bartz called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Chairman Charles Bartz, Supervisor Gary Thomack, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Bonnie Bartz, Vernon Kratzke, Lloyd Fischer, Bob Westphal, Arlyn Tober, Duane Spiegel of the Town of Herman and Ben Korth of 4 Seasons Disposal.
Clerk Habeck read the agenda which had been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the September 10, 2018 monthly meeting. Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
The Chairman deviated from the agenda as Ben Korth of 4 Seasons Disposal was in attendance. The Clerk reviewed the contract from
4 Seasons for garbage and recycling services that will take effect as of January 1st, 2019. This is a three-year agreement with garbage and recycling being picked up on a weekly basis with the new company. Ben answered questions from the Board and the Public. With no further discussion, motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve and sign the 3-year agreement with 4 Seasons. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. The Clerk will be doing a mailing to all of the residences that are on the garbage list informing them of the changes that will be coming.
Input from the Public: Arlyn Tober, County Supervisor reported that the County is proceeding with the grant application process that concerns Broadband services with Bertram Communications. No time line has been set to date as to when services will be offered to Town residents.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to set Monday, November 12, 2018 for the Public Budget Hearing and Special Town Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Pella 7:00PM prior to the regular monthly Board meeting. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made Bartz/Genskow to approve the following workers for the November 6, 2018 General Election: Carol Korth, Elaine Kriewaldt, Beverly Genskow, Darla House, Bonnie Bartz, Elaine Klitz, George Graper, Kathy Westfahl and Jan Baerenwald. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Zoning: Zahn reported that several permits have issued for sheds and one for a deck. Hilgenberg wants to change the original covenant for the properties off North Branch Road on Hilgenberg Court to include being able to put manufactured homes on those lots. The land owners at that location have contacted by him and will have a say as to any objections to that covenant change. The Board did not have any issues with that change if approved by them.

Roads: There is an issue with a culvert that was put in on Angle Road. The Supervisors will continue to monitor this situation. K & S Landscape will be contacted about trimming trees that are hanging over the roadway of several areas of the township.
The Treasurer reported that the September bills totaled $63,397.71, leaving a balance of $3,948.80 in the checking account and $291,235.50 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Thomack/Bartz to accept the September report and pay the October bills. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Clerk informed the Board and public that were present that there are only
two ATV/UTV routes on County roads that were approved; one being from Co. D Stony Hill Road to Mill Creek Road off Co. M and the second one on Co. D, Elm Grove Road to Oak Grove Road. The County has put up signage at both of these locations. A town resident had some questions about registered sex offenders living in residential areas. The Clerk had contacted the Police Dept. and was informed that as long as an individual is not listed on the “violent sex offender list”, there are no restrictions as to where they can live. They are not to be treated any differently than any other resident of the community. With that being said; he also stated if someone feels uncomfortable about any actions of that individual they should contact the Police Dept. with their concerns and an officer will check it out.
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to adjourn the meeting. The next monthly meeting will take place immediately following the Public Budget Hearing and Special Town Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Pella on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:00PM at the Pella Town Hall.
Following adjournment, the Board reviewed the Proposed 2019 Budget. The Clerk will have copies ready for the Budget Hearing.

MINUTES OF AUGUST 13, 2018

Chairman Charles Bartz called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Chairman Charles Bartz, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Gary Thomack, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Bonnie Bartz, Brian Westfahl, Bill Korth, Lloyd Fischer, Arlyn and Jan Tober, Bob Westphal and a Rep. from Harter’s Disposal.
Clerk Habeck read the agenda which was been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the July 9, 2018 monthly meeting. Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Input from the Public: County Supervisor, Arlyn Tober reported that the Evidence Storage Building should be open sometime in September. The County is working on the Budget, insurance costs are expected to rise approximately 5.5% for all County employees.
Chairman Bartz stated that we would deviate from the printed agenda to look over the garbage hauler contracts, as there was a representative from Harter’s Disposal in attendance. Following discussion and having their questions answered,
a motion was made by Bartz/Genskow to contract with 4 Season Disposal of Cecil for a three-year period. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Clerk Habeck read the wording of
Town Transportation Resolution 1-2018 to consider for approval. The Wisconsin Town’s Association was encouraging municipalities to pass the resolution to encourage the Governor and Legislators to get busy and get our roads fixed. Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to sign the resolution and send it on. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. Copies of the signed resolution will be sent to Governor Walker and to our Legislators.
For Zoning: Zahn reported that he has issued permits for two new homes and a couple of storage sheds.
For Roads: The blacktopping jobs have been done by the County, shouldering still needs to be completed. Ditching will be done by the County on Balsam Lane and Angle Road.
The County Clerk sent out a request for the municipality to do a dog list for the township. Motion was made by Bartz/Genskow to not do a dog list. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. The Clerk will contact the County Clerk with the Town’s decision.
The Town of Pella was given $367 from the Jeff Sousek Benefit to go towards the cost of signage for the ATV/UTV trails.
The Board reviewed an application from Dohn Laude to be on the Town of Pella EMS. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the applicant. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
When the new contract from Harter’s Disposal that would take effect on Jan. 1
st, 2019 was reviewed, the wording under “disposal of refuse” was that “Harter’s would pay the tipping fees”. The current contract of Jan. 1st, 2016 -Dec. 31st, 2018 was then reviewed and the wording of “Harter’s would pay the tipping fees” was also in that contract. The information was taken to an attorney for an opinion as to the meaning of the wording; as the Town of Pella has been paying the tipping fees monthly to Marathon County and the City of Shawano Landfill since Jan. 1st, 2016. The attorney determined that by the wording in the current Harter’s contract that they should have been taking care of the tipping fees. Motion was made by Thomack/Bartz to have the Attorney contact Harter’s to be reimbursed by them for the tipping fees that the contract states that they were responsible for. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Treasurer reported that the July bills totaled $25,718.51, leaving a balance of $3,517.09 in the checking account and $319,915.12 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to accept the July report and pay the August bills. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Clerk informed the Board that she had applied for assistance from Wis. Emergency Management through Shawano County to possibly recoup monies for expenses that were incurred to roadways during the June 14, 2017 storm. The Town received a check of over $6,400 as reimbursement from that application.
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to adjourn the meeting.
The next meeting will be Monday, September 10, 2018 7:00PM at the Pella Town Meeting.

MINUTES OF JUNE 11, 2018

Chairman Charles Bartz called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Chairman Charles Bartz, Supervisor Gary Thomack, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Cindy Graper, Scott Menzel, Lois Graper, Bruce Starszak, Mandy and Jordan Kriesel, Mary Rades, Bill Korth, Laurie Thomack, Arlyn and Jan Tober, Dave Malueg, Carol and Katie Gruenwald, Lloyd Fischer, Debbie Rades, Jeff and Kim Machmueller, Jake Zimmerman, Terri Jo Kust, Lori List and Bob Westphal. Guests: Mark Dodge of Bertram Communications and Dennis Heling of Shawano County Economic Development.
Clerk Habeck read the agenda which was been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the May 14, 2018 monthly meeting. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Mark Dodge of Bertram Communications gave a presentation concerning wireless Broadband Internet. The County has passed a resolution to apply for a funding grant to offer this wireless service to residents in the County. Mr. Dodge outlined how the service works and demographics of it. This wireless company can use existing high points in a community such as; silos, very high barns, towers that are not being used by another company, etc. For best service, these connecting points would be between 6-18 miles apart. Following his presentation, the Chairman asked those in attendance if they were interested in this type of service, the majority were. A motion was made by Bartz/Thomack to pledge $2000 towards the grant matching fund, motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Input from the public: County Supervisor Arlyn Tober stated the construction of the evidence building is on schedule. The property where Lakeland Industries is presently located will be in need of sand to fill in for future development. Chairman Bartz will make Grant Bystol aware that the Town of Pella has sand available for sale if the County is interested.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve Class “B” Retail Licenses for the sale of Fermented Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquors to Dawn Krueger-Rhode (Hurricane Dawn’s), J & M Corner Bar & Grille, Inc. (John Schneider, Owner), Hopper’s Bar, Inc. (Fred Zimmerman, Agent), a cigarette license for Hopper’s Bar, Inc. and operator’s licenses for: Kathy Buntrock, Gabrielle LeNoble, Kayla Verg, Stephanie Grignon, Shawn Rhode, Mike Krueger, Sally Peterson, Cynthia Schneider, Abby Schmallenberg, Trista Van Allen, Nicole Zimmerman, Jake Zimmerman, Doug Zahn, Perry Rueckert, Lyle Krueger, Warren Schmidt, Tammy Adams, Michael Steigman, Marcus Lendved, Kimberly Petrich, Ashley Steenbock, Heather Zimmerman, Mary Pluger, Roger Peterson, Brian Westfahl, Mary Laude, Sylvia Zimdars and John Bartz. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
As we have not received any design layouts for an entrance to the town hall from the south parking lot, this will be placed on the July agenda for discussion.
The overhead door on the south side of the large shelter that was kinked in from the April blizzard was fixed by an anonymous person and is usable.
Motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to blacktop the following areas this summer: the town hall parking lots on both sides of the building, .2 of a mile in from Stony Hill Rd. on Old Shawano Road, ¼ mile in off County D on Old Shawano Road and approximately ½ mile on Stony Hill Road from the intersection of Old Shawano Road north to the first corner. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. There are some ditching issues on Angle Road and Tower Road that need to be taken care of, along with fill that needs to be hauled onto Balsam Road. Just to note: The septic line update that was needed to be complete before the parking lot could be repaved, was done by Eric’s Septic for the town hall through the parking lot.
The Board reviewed a proposal from Becher-Hoppe for engineering assistance for the Pella Dam. The spill-way below the plank area is starting to deteriorate and needs to be repaired. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to accept the engineering cost of $6370. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. Chairman Bartz signed the proposal and the Clerk will take care of contacting Becher Hoppe.
For Zoning: Zahn stated that several permits have been issued for building projects. There is a variance/zoning hearing coming up on June 25th for a couple of projects.
The Sheriff Dept. had a request as to where the Town would like
foreclosure notices posted in the township. The Clerk will inform them that we would like them posted in the case outside of the town hall.
The Treasurer reported that the May bills totaled $29,924.69, leaving a balance of $3,050.88 in the checking account and $378,424.13 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to accept the May report and pay the June bills. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Bartz to adjourn the meeting.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 7:00PM at the Pella Town Hall.

MINUTES OF MARCH 12, 2018

Due to illness, Chairman Bartz was not in attendance. Supervisor Gary Thomack called the monthly meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Supervisor Gary Thomack, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Vernon Kratzke and Lloyd Fischer.
Input from the Public: County Supervisor Arlyn Tober was not in attendance, but he sent the information that the Board accepted the bid of $600,000 for the evidence facility building project.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the election workers for the April 3, 2018 election. Motion carried with both in favor. Workers will be Carol Korth, Darla House, Jan Baerenwald, Bonnie Bartz and Elaine Klitz.
The Board reviewed the 2017 Annual Report as presented by the Clerk. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to accept the report. Motion carried with both in favor. The Clerk will have copies of the report available at the April election and at the Annual meeting on April 17
th.
The Board reviewed the CSM for the Secrest property that was approved at the Dec. meeting
. Boundary line changes to the CSM are requested by the party that purchased the property. As the Board was unsure if the owner(s) were changing, this will be tabled to the April meeting until more information can be attained.
The Board discussed sanding parking lots for businesses and churches during the winter months. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to NOT sand anything outside of the town roads at any time. Motion carried with both in favor. Just for information, the Co. Hwy. Dept. rate for the Town to sand roads during the winter months comes to approximately $127.50 an hour.
Jerry Strehlow of N4565 Spruce Road in the Town of Belle Plaine will hold an electronic, etc. clean sweep in the parking lot of the Pella Town Hall on Sat. May 5, 2018 from 9:00AM to 12 Noon. The Clerk will make this information available on Election Day and post the information at four places. There isn’t any cost to bring items on the day of the collection.
Zoning: Zahn reported that there may be two new homes going up this year, permits are pending.
The Board will set the date for the annual road inventory at the April meeting.
The Treasurer reported that the February bills totaled $376,212.70, leaving a balance of $2,797.67 in the checking account and $405,981.57 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the February report and pay the March bills.
The Clerk had not received any bids for lawn care for the upcoming season. This will be tabled until the April meeting.
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to adjourn the meeting. The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:00PM at the Pella Town Hall.


MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Chairman Charles Bartz called the monthly meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board member present: Chairman Charles Bartz, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Gary Thomack, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included: Elaine Klitz, Bonnie Bartz, Vernon Kratzke, Lloyd Fischer and Bob Westphal.
Clerk Habeck read the agenda which had been posted in three public places and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were then read from the January 8, 2018 monthly meeting. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Input from the Public: County Supervisor Arlyn Tober was not in attendance, but he sent the information that the evidence facility will be built sometime this year. The bids are coming in ranging from $600,000 to $1 million. The building will be put up near the Sheriff Dept. in Shawano.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to
approve the 1-year contract for Building Inspector, Paul Hermes. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. The Clerk will contact Mr. Hermes to sign the contract that will be in effect from April 11, 2018 to April 11, 2019.
The Board reviewed the “ordinance for referendum” to have the electors of the Town of Pella vote their preference of having the offices of town clerk and town treasurer be appointed or be elected for each term
. Motion was made by Bartz/Genskow to approve Ordinance 2018-1 to have a referendum on the November 6, 2018 General Election for appointing or electing the positions of Town Clerk and Town Treasurer. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against. The Clerk will publish the proper notices of referendum in the Marion Advertiser.
The Clerk read a letter from a town resident concerning a rat concern near her property. As the resident has been in contact with Board members concerning this issue; the County Health Dept. has already issued a statement about the situation and living in the rural areas near farms and corn fields that are not harvested until Spring, the conditions for these issues are prevalent in these areas. The Clerk is directed to send a letter to the resident that the Board suggests that the resident put out rat control; such as baits that can be purchased at various locations or consider a sonic type monitor that may deter the rats away from her property. As all of the Board members are living on farms, they and many others have been doing the same type of control for years.
Zoning: Currently, there is one building permit pending for a cabin on Hemlock Lane. There wasn’t anything to report on roads.
Miles Winkler, the contact person with the WI DNR would like to meet with the Board and Becher/Hoppe near the dam sometime in April or May to discuss what needs to be done to correct the issues that were found with the dam inspection. There is a five-year window to complete the restorations to be compliant.
The Treasurer reported that the January bills totaled $436,663.27, leaving a balance of $3,005.61 in the checking account and $691,690.84 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the January report and pay the February bills. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Board is still looking for someone to cut some trees between the Park and the town hall parking lot to open-up the pathway to the Park. The Clerk
will be placing a notice in the Marion Advertiser for bids for lawn care for the town hall and the Pella Park for this year.
With no further business, motion was made by Bartz/Thomack to adjourn the meeting.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7:00PM at the Pella Town Hall.