Monthly Board Meeting: was called to order at 6:04 pm by Chairman John Kirchberg
Present: Chairman John Kirchberg, Supervisor 1 John Kraus, Jr., Supervisor 2 Carole
Garczynski, Treasurer Marian Haas, Clerk Marjorie Beilke
Posting Verified on October 7, 2006 at the Town Hall, Schultz’s Cheese Haus, and The
Bell, published in the Daily Citizen on October 7, 2006
Minutes from the September 20, 2006 Board Meeting were approved as presented with
a motion from John Kraus, Jr., seconded by Carole Garczynski.
Treasurers Report: The Treasurers Report for $177,801.52 was approved as presented
with a motion from John Kirchberg, seconded by John Kraus, Jr. A full report is on file.
Floor was opened for questions or comments:
Alfred Schneider asked the board if there was any news about the home on blocks along
Moriah Road. Chairman Kirchberg stated that neither the board or town attorney has
had heard from the homeowner.
Discuss 2007 Budget and schedule Budget Hearing:
The Board worked through the 2007 budget resulting in a proposed tax levy of
$201,850.00, which includes $27,922.00 to be paid on debt service for the salt shed.
The Budget Hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 6:00pm.
Discussion/decision on a Letter of Intent submitted by New Frontier Land Survey for
Steve and Peggy Krenz to create a 14 acre residential parcel and a 80 acre parcel from
an existing 94 acre parcel in Section 25 along Canary Road:
Planning Committee Chairman John Wedel informed the board that the committee
viewed this proposed land division on October 4, 2006 and found the parcel to include
some work land and that most of the parcel was in“residential”on the town Land Use
Map therefore the committee recommends approval of this division on the condition that
the driveway be placed on the south property line, that there be no more than 2 acres
of work land used for the home site and driveway and that Steve Krenz keep the
remaining work land. Also the committee recommends that there be a“right to farm”
statement recorded on the deed as well as a restriction that the parent parcel shall not
be further subdivided. Mr. Wedel read out load the county staff report and
Chairman Kirchberg opened the floor for discussion, asking first for those in favor of the
Brad Johnson of New Frontier Land Survey stated that he would allow for the 125’of
road frontage as required by Dodge County and follow the property line back
approximately 800’at a width of 50 feet for the driveway.
Mr. Steve Krenz stated that the work land in the front yard of the proposed land division
is not the best and shaded by the woods.
The gentleman that intends to buy and build on the property stated that he is the
brother of Ardella Krenz and plans to build his retirement home here to be with family.
He continued that he plans on having horses and wanted to use the work land as a
Chairman Kirchberg asked if there was anyone that wanted to speak against the land
division, with no response. Chairman Kirchberg closed the floor.
After discussion a motion was made by John Kraus, Jr., seconded by John Kirchberg,
carried by unanimous vote to allow the minor land division request of Steve and Peggy
Krenz as recommended by the planning committee: that there be no more than 2 acres
of work land used for the home and driveway, that the driveway be placed on the south
property line, obeying the Town of Calamus Driveway Ordinance, that there be a“Right
to Farm”statement on the new parcel and a deed restriction of“no further land
divisions”recorded on the mother parcel.
Discuss/decision on a Letter of Intent submitted by John Winter to create a 5 acre
residential parcel and a 75 acre parcel from an existing 80 acre parcel in section 35
along County Highway S:
Planning Committee Chairman John Wedel stated that the committee reviewed the
proposed division on October 4th and found that the proposed division is not tilled and
that most of the proposed parcel is located within a transition area on the Land Use
map, therefore the committee recommends that the board approve this division with a
“right to farm”statement and that there be no further land division on the parent parcel.
The committee also recommends that John Winter keep at least two rods width of land
along the ditch for cleaning. Mr. Wedel read out loud the Dodge County staff report and
Chairman Kirchberg opened the floor for comments regarding this land division.
Mr. Ken Ostermann, an adjoining landowner, stated that he is not opposed to what John
Winter plans to do; however, he would prefer that there be no homes built next to his
property-certainly no more then one.
Mrs. Altine Graper-Hesebeck stated that she also did not want to interfere with John
Winters plans, however she wanted to bring forth her concerns regarding the drainage
of her lands on the south side of County Highway“S”because they drain through Johns
land and it is imperative that the ditch remain flowing. She expressed concerns of any
obstacles that may be placed in it intentionally or otherwise by a homebuilder or new
As there were no other responses Chairman Kirchberg closed the open floor discussion.
After discussion a motion was made by John Kirchberg, seconded by John Kraus, Jr.,
carried by unanimous vote to allow the minor land division request of John Winter to
create a five acre parcel with the lot line to be at a minimum of 50 feet from the existing
ditch bank along with a“right to farm”statement and a restriction that the parent parcel
shall not be further subdivided.
Annual Review of Fee Schedule:
The board approved resolution 5-2006“Amending the Town of Calamus Fee Schedule”
With a motion from John Kirchberg, seconded by John Kraus, Jr. and carried by
Review 2006-2007 Snowplow List:
The driveways that have submitted checks were approved. Clerk was informed to hold
any checks received late until next monthly board meeting.
Road Report from Chairman: Chairman mentioned that the 2006 road projects have
been completed. Also, there was an accident on the Forest Road Bridge and that he has
met with Dodge County Highway Department for its repair. Supervisor Kraus, Jr.
obtained a copy of the accident report and Clerk Beilke is to call the drivers’insurance
Mobile Home Park Report: none
Report from Driveway Inspector: none
Marian Haas presented the tax letter and dog letter that will be included in the tax bills,
as well as the hours for tax collection.
Correspondence Received by Chairman and Clerk:
Notice by certified mail of public hearing to be held on Monday, October 16, 2006 on the
petition of Scott Steers to rezone land to General Agriculture and a Conditional Use
Permit to bring an existing animal sale and service business into compliance at W11350
Van Buren Road
Minor Land Division Letter of Intent submitted by Keith Watkins for Phyllis Herzberg to
create a parcel with existing farmstead at W11876 Moriah Road
Land Use permit approved for Robert Miller to construct a detached shed for roadside
produce stand in the NE ¼ SW ¼ of section 7 along State Highway 73
Land Use Permit Approved for United Cooperative to construct a new industrial structure
at W9710 County road“D”
Land Use Permit approved for Shawn Grant to construct a detached garage at W11395
Land Use permit approved for Alan Herzberg to add an addition on the principle
structure at W11876 Moriah Road
State of Wisconsin:
Notice to file quarterly Unemployment insurance report
Notice of value of Property Tax Exempt Computers to be $19.21
State Elections Board letter dated September 21, 2006
SVRS Newsletter and“In Brief”
Rock River Basin Coalition announcement of 2nd edition of their Rural Development
Guidelines & Policy Manual
Alliant Energy“worry proof bill”
Charter Communications letters dated September 13, 2006 and September 29, 2006
Assessment Technologies of Wisconsin, LLC advertisement dated October 2, 2006
Landmark Navigator September 2006 issue
Powercom proposal for town business line
Wisconsin Towns Report October 2006 Issue
Bills: Bills for a total of $5,481.33 were approved as presented with a motion from John
Kraus, Jr., seconded by John Kirchberg
Next Meeting: A motion was made by John Kirchberg, seconded by John Kraus, Jr. and
carried by voice vote to begin all future meetings at 6:00pm. Next monthly board
meeting was scheduled for November 14, 2006 to begin after the Budget Hearing is
Adjourn: The Meeting was adjourned at 9:10pm with a motion from John Kirchberg,
seconded by John Kraus, Jr.
October 13, 2006 __________________________
Marjorie Beilke, Clerk