12/13/17 – Monthly Town Board Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER CO., WI
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MONTHLY MEETING
DECEMBER 13, 2017

The Town of Spider Lake Board of Supervisors monthly meeting was called to order by Town Chair Hucker at 7:00 PM. Present were Hucker, Brandt, Cerman, Huot, Clerk Ferda, Treasurer Overman, Fire Chief Nelson and Road Crew Leader Mark Matchett. Supervisor McGuiness was absent.

Motion was made by Brandt and 2nd by Cerman to approve the agenda. All in favor. Motion carried.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion was made by Brandt and 2nd by Huot to approve the Town Board minutes of 11-8-17 and 11-16-17 and the Plan & Review Commission and Public Hearing minutes of 11-1-17. All in favor. Motion carried.
Cheryl Treland, a representative of the Hayward Lakes Visitors & Convention Bureau (HLVCB), gave a presentation on room tax. A room tax is allowed by state statute and allows individual municipalities the right to levy a tax on overnight lodging stays. Currently, the City of Hayward, the Towns of Hayward and Lenroot impose a room tax. HLVCB is a tourism entity that promotes tourism throughout Sawyer County.
HLVCB currently receives $43,500.00 from Sawyer County; however, the funding may end in 2019. HLVCB is requesting that towns impose a room tax at a recommended rate of 4%. Thirty percent of the tax stays with the municipality to use at its discretion. Seventy percent is paid quarterly to HLVCB. An option is to split the seventy percent between HLVCB and a tourism entity contracted by the municipality. This matter will be placed on next month’s agenda.

Overman presented the Treasurer’s report. November 2017 receipts were $30,159.38 and expenditures were $41,993.19 leaving a balance of $629,862.64.

The vouchers were presented for payment. Motion to approve checks numbered #022598 through #022664 (including EFT checks) in the amount of $59,994.15 was made by Huot and 2nd by Cerman. All in favor. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Brandt and 2nd by Cerman to approve the appointments of Case Mazik, Dave Stimpson, Jo Mazik, Mary Braddish, Steve Braddish, Cindy Kaluf and Bobbi Huot to the election board for the years 2018 and 2019. All in favor. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Brandt and 2nd by Huot to adopt Resolution #2017-04 (copy attached) amending the 2017 budget by transferring $1,600.00 from the Ordinance Enforcement Fund to the Zoning Fund. Motion carried. 4 aye and no nay votes.

At 7:35 PM, Supervisor McGuiness arrived.

Motion was made by Huot and 2nd by McGuiness to approve the following wage increases effective January 1, 2018 – Road Crew Lead Worker position rate as $24.53 per hour, the Equipment Operator, Truck Driver and Mechanic position rate as $23.38 per hour, the Zoning Administrator’s base monthly salary from $600.00 to $850.00, Solid Waste Attendant and Town Hall cleaning at $13.00 per hour and mowing at $90.00 per mow. All in favor. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Cerman and 2nd by Huot to approve the assessor’s contract for 2018 in the amount of $11,000.00. All in favor. Motion carried.

Hucker introduced a draft ordinance (#2017-01) for short term rentals. He reported that a component of the state’s budget bill has changed the regulatory structure of short term rentals. The changes indicate that municipalities cannot prohibit short term rentals but municipalities can restrict short term rentals that are less than six consecutive days. Municipalities can also restrict the number of days for short term rentals in any given year to 180 consecutive days and by ordinance provide for the owner or the owner’s agent to provide the town with notice of the start date for the 180 consecutive days. Hucker reviewed the ordinance with the board. Discussion was held. Several members of the board want to further review the ordinance. This matter will be placed on next month’s agenda.

Plan & Review Commission Report

Certified Survey Map Review – Owner Pat Jones – Subdivision of CSM #3152, located in the NW ¼ of the SW ¼, Section 36, T42N R7W, Town of Spider Lake, Sawyer County, Wisconsin. Hucker reported that the proposed CSM is to divide the current lot into two lots. The proposed Lot 1 measurements included the town’s right of way square footage for lot minimum size which is not allowed by the zoning ordinance. The Commission authorized Boss to approve the final CSM provided that Lot 1 meets the square footage requirements.

Kroening CUP Request – Hucker reported that Boss was able to come to a resolution with the landowner
so that a CUP would not be required for the placement of the lift. The lift will be parallel to the steps that are already there. Adjacent landowners have been notified and provided with a copy of the site plan.

Zoning Administrator Report – Hucker reported that Boss issued a few permits. All the permits, with the exception of one, had double fees due to building being started without obtaining land use permits.

Hucker reported that the Commission discussed Acts 59 & 67. Act 59 deals with the short term rental issue. Act 67 deals with land development, CUP’s and variances. Hucker stated that the town’s zoning ordinance applies most of the requirements of Act 67. The town’s attorney is reviewing the zoning ordinance to see if any changes need to be made to meet the requirements of Act 67.

Committee Reports

Roads – Matchett reported that both plow trucks and the utility pick-up truck have needed repairs. The mirrors on both plow trucks have been damaged. The shop furnace exhaust needs to be repaired.

FEMA Road Work – Flagging was done by the road crew while D&D Excavating worked on Pederson Rd. These hours will be added to the payment request from FEMA. Hucker will contact WEM to find out the procedure for submitting a payment request.

There is no update on the work plan for Town Hall Road.
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Health & Safety – Fire Department Report – Fire Chief Nelson reported that all equipment is working properly. The 2018 contract with the forest service for fire suppression has been signed. The temperature alarm for station #2 has been backordered. The telephone installation has been postponed by CenturyLink four times, but should be installed on December 15th. Hucker has talked with the Round Lake Chair regarding the lack of radio communication and he seems receptive to a joint approach. The Round Lake Town Chair and Fire Chief will be invited to attend the Clam Lake Wildfire Protection Plan meeting when it is scheduled.

The 2017 CWPP Grants – Request for payment was submitted today. The 2018 CWPP Grants have been approved by the DNR.

Hucker reported that the bid process is open for the Landing Camp Road Boat Access. The deadline for submitting a bid is January 23, 2018.

Insurance & Finance – Huot reported that the town received a dividend check in the amount of $1,804.00 for a favorable loss experience under worker’s compensation for 2016. Discussion was held regarding increasing the injunctive relief limits. The policy currently carries a $10,000.00 limit. Motion was made by Brandt and 2nd by McGuiness to authorize Huot to increase the limit up to $210.00 in additional premium if he felt it necessary after speaking with the insurance agent. All in favor. Motion carried.

Clerk’s Report

Other Correspondence – An email received from the WI Dept. of Revenue was distributed to the board outlining the changes to Board of Review procedures (2017 Wisconsin Act 68 [AB 480].

A motion was made by McGuiness and 2nd by Huot to grant the request of the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival to utilize Telemark Road/Spider Lake Fire Lane from Clear Lake Road north to the town line,
Boedecker Road from the town line east to Spider Lake Fire Lane and Janet Road from the town line north to Boedecker Road on 9-15-18 for the Fat Tire bicycle race subject to receiving a $1,000,000.00 certificate of liability insurance. All in favor. Motion carried.

Ferda reported on the 2017 mill rates for the town. The Hayward School District rate is $9.90, an increase of $0.05 over the 2016 rate and the Chequamegon School District rate is $11.73, a increase of $0.14 over the 2016 rate.

A letter was received from the Northwest Regional Planning Commission advising that the 2017 Annual Update to the 2015-19 Northwest Wisconsin Region’s “Vision for Prosperity” Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Report for Northwest Wisconsin has been completed. It may be viewed online at www.nwrpc.com/ceds.

Motion to adjourn was made by Huot and 2nd by Cerman. All in favor. Motion carried.

Christine Ferda
Town Clerk

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12/06/17 – Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes

Town of Spider Lake
Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes
December 6, 2017

The Plan and Review Commission meeting was called to order by Chair Hucker at approximately 6:00 p.m. with Brandt, Cerman, Mazik, alternate Smith, and Hucker present along with Zoning Administrator. Ross was absent.

Pledge of Allegiance

Motion made by Mazik and seconded by Cerman to approve the 11-1-17 meeting and public hearing minutes. MC 5-0

Certified Survey Map Review

Owner Pat Jones – Subdivision of CSM #3152, located in the NW ¼ of the SW ¼, section 36, T42N R7W, Town of Spider Lake, Sawyer County, Wisconsin.

Boss indicated that the proposed CSM is to divide the current lot into two lots. It was discussed that proposed Lot 1 measurements shown on preliminary CSM included the public right of way. By ordinance, the Lot cannot include a public right of way square footage for lot minimum size. Lot 1 square footage will need to be checked in order for the CSM to pass. Motion made by Brandt, seconded by Smith to authorize Boss to approve the CSM provided that Lot 1 meets the square footage requirements. MC 5-0

Kroening CUP Request

Boss issued a Land Use Permit for the installation of the lift. Adjacent landowners have been notified and provided, with a copy of the site plan. The Conditional Use Permit application is abandoned.

Zoning Administrator Report

Boss handed out his monthly report. There was one Non-Shoreland Land Use permit with double permit fee for the warming building on Boedecker Rd. There were three Shoreland Land use permits issues, all with double permit fees. One Demolition permit. Two site inspections, and one violation.

Proposed Ordinance Changes in relation to Short Term Rentals, Land Development, CUPs, Variances, Etc.

There was an open discussion on Wisconsin Act 67, and Act 59. Act 59 is included in the budget bill. The town likely will pursue passing an ordinance limiting Short Term Rentals as allowed by sections of Act 59. Possible changes to the zoning ordinance are being reviewed by the town’s attorney and will be made if necessary as it relates to CUPs and matters before the Board of Appeals. It appears the town already applies most if not all of the requirements in our current review activities.

Any Other Business That May Come Before the Commission for Discussion

There was none.

Motion to adjourn by Cerman and seconded by Mazik, MC 5-0

Chelsea Tripodi
Secretary

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12/13/17 – Monthly Town Board Meeting Agenda

MEETING NOTICE
December 13, 2017
10896W Town Hall Rd.
TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Spider Lake Board of Supervisors will hold its Monthly Town Board Meeting on December 13, 2017 commencing at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall.

Agenda is as follows:

1. Call to Order
2. Approval of the Agenda
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Approval of Minutes: TBM 11/8/17, 11/16/17, PRC (and Public Hearing)11/1/17
5. Presentation on Room Tax from Hayward Lakes Visitor and Convention Bureau
6. Treasurer’s Report
7. Vouchers
8. Recommended Reappointment and Appointment of Election Board for 2018-2019 (Case Mazik, Jo Mazik, Mary Braddish, Steve Braddish, Dave Stimpson, Cindy Kaluf, Bobbi Huot)
9. Budget Amendments, If Any
10. Wage Adjustments for 2018 (Road Crew, Zoning Administrator, Solid Waste and Town Hall Cleaning)
11. Approval of Assessor’s Contract for 2018
12. Discussion and Possible Action on Proposed Short Term Rental Ordinance

13. Plan & Review Commission Report

• Owner: Pat Jones – Subdivision of CSM #3152, Located In The NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Section 36, T42N, R7W, Town of Spider Lake, Sawyer County, Wisconsin.
• Status of Request for CUP by Tony and Karna Kroening for Installation of Lift, Two Oversized/Non-Conforming Decks
• Zoning Administrator’s Report
• Discussion of Proposed Ordinance Changes to Address Certain Sections of 2017 Wisconsin Act 67 and Act 59 Relating to Short Term Rentals, Land Development, Conditional Use Permits, Variances, etc.

14. Committee Reports

Roads

• Road and Equipment Status
• FEMA Road Work
• Update, if any, on Work Plan for Town Hall Road

Health and Safety

• Fire Department Report
• Roads and Fire Department Building Repairs Status
• Scheduling of CWPP Meeting and Discussion with Round Lake FD
• 2017 CWPP Grants
• 2018 CWPP Grants
• Status of Work Bid Process for Landing Camp Road Boat Access

Solid Waste

Insurance and Finance

• Return of Premium—Worker’s Comp Dividend
• Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Increasing Injunctive Relief Limits on Town’s Policy

15. Clerk’s Report

• Other Correspondence
• Request to Close Town Roads (Telemark, Boedecker, Janet) for Chequamegon Fat Tire Bike Race (September 15, 2018)
• Status of 2017 Mill Rate
• NWRPC CEDS Report Availability

16. Questions from Audience and Other Matters for Discussion Purposes Only
17. Adjournment

Posted this 9th day of December, 2017
Christine Ferda, Town Clerk

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12/06/17 – Plan and Review Commission Mtg Agenda

MEETING NOTICE
Town of Spider Lake
Plan and Review Commission Meeting
Town Hall
10896 W Town Hall Road
December 6, 2017
6:00 P.M.

Agenda is as follows:

1. Call to Order.

2. Pledge of Allegiance.

3. Approval of the minutes of the November 1, 2017 meeting and public hearing.

4. Certified Survey Map Review.

•  Owner: Pat Jones – Subdivision of CSM #3152, Located In The NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Section 36, T42N, R7W, Town of Spider Lake, Sawyer County, Wisconsin.

5. Report on the matter of Kroening CUP Request.

6. Zoning Administrators Report.

7. Discussion of Proposed Ordinance Changes to Address Certain Sections of 2017 Wisconsin Act 67 and Act 59 Relating to Short Term Rentals, Land Development, Conditional Use Permits, Variances, etc.

8. Any other business that may come before the Commission for discussion.

9. Adjournment.

Posted this 2nd day of December, 2017
Christine Ferda, Clerk

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11/16/17 – Special Town Board Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER CO., WI
SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING 11-16-17

The Town of Spider Lake Special Town Board Meeting was called to order by Town Chair Hucker immediately following the Special Meeting of the Electors. Present were Hucker, Brandt, McGuiness, Cerman, Treasurer Overman, Clerk Ferda and Fire Chief Nelson. Supervisor Huot was absent. There were a total of nine electors present.

The purpose of the meeting was to adopt the Town budget (pursuant to Section 60.40(4) of WI Statutes) for 2018 in the amount of $788,600.00. Motion to adopt was made by Brandt and 2nd by Cerman. 4 aye votes and no nay votes. Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn was made by Cerman and 2nd by McGuiness. All in favor. Motion carried.

Christine Ferda
Town Clerk

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11/16/17 – Special Meeting of the Electors Minutes

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER CO., WI
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ELECTORS 11-16-17

The Town of Spider Lake Special Meeting of the Electors was called to order by Town Chair Hucker immediately following the Public Hearing for the 2018 budget. Present were Hucker, Brandt, McGuiness, Cerman, Treasurer Overman, Clerk Ferda and Fire Chief Nelson. Supervisor Huot was absent. There were a total of nine electors present.

Motion to approve the 2017 town levy to be paid in 2018 in the amount of $265,537.00 was made by Kay Hucker and 2nd by Dolores Brandt. Motion carried. 9 aye votes and no nay votes.

Motion to set compensation for the two supervisors whose terms of office begin in April 2018 through April 2020 at $5,984.00 per year was made by Dolores Brandt and 2nd by Jerry Ferda. Motion carried. 9 aye votes and no nay votes.

Motion to adjourn was made by McGuiness and 2nd by Overman. Motion carried. 9 yes and no nay votes.

Christine Ferda
Town Clerk

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11/16/17 – Budget Public Hearing Minutes

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER CO., WI
BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING 11-16-17

The Town of Spider Lake Budget Hearing was called to order by Town Chair Hucker at 6:00 PM. Present were Hucker Brandt, McGuiness, Cerman, Treasurer Overman, Clerk Ferda and Fire Chief Nelson. Supervisor Huot was absent. There were a total of nine electors present.

Hucker reported that the board is not proposing much change in the 2018 budget. The most significant change is that there is currently no outstanding debt. The maximum allowable 2017 (payable 2018) levy limit allowed by the State is $265,537.00. This is an increase of $1,061.00 over last year due to net new construction resulting in a 0.40% increase in the levy.

Hucker reviewed portions of the 2018 budget. The Road Construction & Maintenance line item has been increased to meet the anticipated costs for the Town Hall Rd. project. Engineering studies are currently being done to determine what needs to be done to correct the problems. Applied surplus in the amount of $129,000.00 will be used to meet the 2018 budget. Part of this surplus is due to the fire department’s expenditures being less than expected. On the revenue side of the 2018 budget, the State Transportation Aids will increase by $18,255.00. The anticipated revenue line item received for Federal PILT was increased to $60,000.00.

There were no further questions or comments from the electors present at the hearing.

The Public Hearing was closed at 6:10 PM.

Christine Ferda
Clerk

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11/08/17 – Board of Supervisors Monthly Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER CO., WI
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MONTHLY MEETING
NOVEMBER 8, 2017

The Town of Spider Lake Board of Supervisors monthly meeting was called to order by Town Chair Hucker at 7:00 PM. Present were Hucker, McGuiness, Brandt, Cerman, Huot, Clerk Ferda, Treasurer Overman, Fire Chief Nelson and Road Crew Leader Mark Matchett.

Motion was made by McGuiness and 2nd by Cerman to approve the agenda. All in favor. Motion carried.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion was made by Huot and 2nd by Brandt to approve the Town Board minutes of 10-11-17, the Budget Workshop minutes of 10-18-17, the Plan & Review Commission and Public Hearing minutes of 10-4-17 and the Road, Health & Safety, Insurance & Finance and Solid Waste committee meeting minutes of 10-10-17. All in favor. Motion carried.

Overman presented the Treasurer’s report. October 2017 receipts were $55,694.84 and expenditures were $35,654.97 leaving a balance of $641,696.97.

The vouchers were presented for payment. Motion to approve checks numbered #022560 through #022597 (including EFT checks) in the amount of $39,859.66 was made by McGuiness and 2nd by Huot. All in favor. Motion carried.

On the recommendation of Hucker, a motion was made by Huot and 2nd by McGuiness to appoint Chelsea Tripodi as secretary to the Plan & Review Commission effective 11-1-17. All in favor. Motion carried.

Overman reported on the WTA County meeting. Carol Williamson, Sawyer County Clerk, discussed the reasons why the county is now passing more of the election costs to the towns. Senator Petrowski discussed mining in the area and asked that any towns that have mining issues to contact him. Hucker stated that some residents have received postcards regarding the “Homeowners Bill of Rights” that if passed could take away local control for zoning.

Plan & Review Commission Report
Hucker reported on the public hearing for a Conditional Use Permit for Tony and Karna Kroening. The Kroening’s are requesting the installation of a lift and two oversized nonconforming decks for a physically cognitively disabled child with Downs Syndrome, and an adult male with traumatic brain injury and auto immune rheumatoid arthritis. Two property owners, (Halls and Hallenbecks) objected to the proposed CUP (written comments are attached to the PRC minutes). Boss has issued a notice of violation for the installation of a deck without obtaining a land use permit. Boss noted that no mitigation plan had been submitted and the WDNR had not approved placement of posts that were placed in the water to support an expanded deck. The Commission would prefer that the lift fit in the existing 43’ corridor. Boss advised that if revisions were made to the plan, a CUP might not be needed. Mr. Kroening agreed to work with Boss to reevaluate the plan. The Commission voted to defer any action until Boss reports back whether the issue was resolved without a CUP or further action would be needed. Any new plan will be provided to the Halls and Hallenbecks. A double permit fee will be required and the DNR must also address this issue. Cerman asked if the property could be put back to its original condition if the Kroening’s move. Hucker advised that if a CUP is required, then that could be a condition. If a CUP is not needed, this may not be possible.

Sheldon Johnson, director for the Northwest Regional Planning Commission attended the meeting regarding the revision of the Comprehensive Plan. The plan must be updated every ten years and the deadline for revision is September 2018. Information in the plan needs to be updated and the CWPP should be referenced in the Comprehensive Plan. Johnson will prepare options and costs to present to the town board.

Zoning Administrator’s Report – There was one Shoreland Land Use permit that was denied. The Vorlicky CUP was issued and there were some site inspections. A land use application was submitted for the Manahan violation.

Committee Reports
Roads – McGuiness reported that the PTO shaft was replaced on the mower. All other equipment is in working order. The road crew is currently grading and clearing upper limbs on trees along Upper A to help minimize any damage to the plow mirrors. The work on Rock Lake Rd. has been completed. The work on Pederson Rd. should begin tomorrow.

Hucker reported that WEM (Wisconsin Emergency Management) requested that the 4th quarter FEMA report needed to be submitted. Hucker submitted the report in October; however he will resubmit the report again.

Matchett reported that the delineation report on Town Hall Rd. has been completed. Currently, surveying, shooting center lines and topology is being done. Matchett also reported that there has been water on Town Hall Rd. north of Curtis Rd. Since the water level has now receded, Matchett is suggesting that a 4” lift be installed to correct the problem.

Hucker reported that the signed paperwork was received from the USFS regarding the pumps that were used on FR 205 (Upper A).

McGuiness reported that he attended the LRIP meeting on October 26th. The town is currently in 10th place to receive any grant funds. Since the program started in 1992, the town has received a total of $115,500.00 from this program for road projects. McGuiness will sit on the committee to determine which towns in Sawyer County will receive the funds ($165,960.00) that are available for 2018-2019.

Matchett reported that a warming hut has been erected at the Boedecker Rd. ski hill crossing on county property. Hucker will contact the zoning administrator to see if a land use permit was issued.

Health & Safety – Fire Department Report – Fire Chief Nelson reported that three trees were removed at station #2. Discussion was held regarding the installation of a telephone at station #2, at a cost of $80.00 a month, so that a temperature alarm can be installed for the protection of the fire equipment. Hucker advised that if Nelson does not want to install a phone due to the cost, to come up with an alternate plan to make sure that the heat is always working at station #2. Nelson reported that the brush chipping is done. Hucker asked that all volunteer time be turned in for the 2017 grants and he still has not heard from the DNR on whether the 2018 grants have been approved. Regarding radio communication, Hucker suggested possibly meeting with the Town of Round Lake to discuss this matter and the Wild Fire Protection Plan.

Cerman reported that the heating units in the town garage and fire station #2 have been inspected, cleaned and repaired. Gutters and doors still need to be installed at the town hall.

Solid Waste – Discussion was held on how to dispose of televisions that were collected over the summer as Best Choice Recycling no longer takes them. Costs of disposal, which will be more expensive, through Republic Services or Northwest WI Regional were reviewed. Brandt will take the TV’s for disposal next week.

Insurance & Finance – Ferda reported that due to a change in the state law, the treasurer’s bond now has to be the amount of the county and state’s combined levy. There should not be much change in the cost.

Clerk’s Report
An email was received from the Hayward Lakes Visitors and Convention Bureau regarding information to property owners who rent out their property for overnight stays. Hucker advised that he will include the substance of this information in the annual taxpayer letter along with the changes to the town’s zoning ordinance regarding short term rentals.

An email was received from the state outlining the changes made to the Managed Forest Law due to the enactment of 2017 Wisconsin Act 59. The changes should not have much impact on the town’s revenue from this source.

A reminder that the Budget Public Hearing, the Special Elector meeting and the Special Town Board meeting to approve the 2018 budget will be held on November 16th at 6:00 PM.

Overman would like everyone to turn in their annual year end letter as soon as possible.

The final estimate of the January 1, 2017 population is 357.

Questions from Audience and Other Matters for Discussion Purposes Only
Patrick Delaney stated that he agreed with Cerman regarding the Kroening property being reverted back to its original condition should the Kroenings move. He said that the zoning ordinance should not be changed to accommodate people with special needs. He stated he is willing to pay more for trash disposal in order for the town to keep taking televisions. Brandt & Hucker want to continue the service of taking televisions.

Hucker reported that higher internet speed is now available. If anyone wishes to upgrade, you must contact Century Link. Century Link will not contact residents.

Brandt reported the cell tower is now working if you have T-Mobile service.

Motion to adjourn was made by Huot and 2nd by McGuiness. All in favor. Motion carried.

Christine Ferda
Town Clerk

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11/01/17 – Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes

Town of Spider Lake
Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes
November 1, 2017

The Plan and Review Commission meeting was called to order by Chair Hucker at approximately 7:25 p.m. (following a public hearing). All commission members were in attendance, with the exception of Cerman. Zoning Administrator Boss also was present.

Pledge of Allegiance

Motion made by Brandt, and seconded by Mazik to approve the 10-4-17 meeting minutes, and public hearing minutes. MC4-0

Discussion of Comprehensive Plan

Sheldon Johnson from Northwest Planning Commission came to speak with the PRC regarding revision of the Comprehensive Plan. Hucker noted that the PRC had done some work on the plan a few years back and concluded that some changes were needed such as updating fire protection coverage, elimination of an outdated draft cell tower ordinance and reassessing population growth protection. Data is dated at this point. He confirmed that the town needs to update the plan next year. The CWPP should be referenced in the Comprehensive Plan. Mr. Johnson is going to present to the town board with options on cost of updating the plan, its maps as well as data.

Zoning Administrator Report

Boss handed out his monthly report. There was one Shoreland Land Use permit that was denied. One conditional use permit issued, one CSM reviewed. Two site inspections, one with a violation, and the other with no violation were completed. A land use application was submitted for the Manahan violation.

Any Other Business That May Come Before the Commission for Discussion

There was none.

Motion to adjourn by Brandt and seconded by Ross, MC 4-0

Chelsea Tripodi
Acting Secretary

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11/01/17 – Public Hearing Minutes

Minutes of Public Hearing
November 1, 2017
Town of Spider Lake
Sawyer County, WI
6:00 P.M.

The purpose of this Public Hearing was to obtain public comments regarding a request for a Conditional Use Permit submitted by Tony and Karna Kroening requesting permission to allow for the installation of a lift and two oversized, nonconforming decks for a physically cognitively disabled child: Down Syndrome, and an adult male with traumatic brain injury, and auto immune rheumatoid arthritis for the Plan commission to possibly take action on the request.

The meeting was called to order by Hucker at 6:00 p.m. All commission members were in attendance, with the exception of Cerman. Zoning Administrator Boss also was present. Hucker noted that two people signed in (The sign-in sheet will be attached to the minutes.). Hucker opened the public comment session. The notice was duly published in the Sawyer County Record on 10-18-17 and 10-27-17 and the language of the notice will also be attached to the minutes. Once the public input segment is complete, the PRC will deliberate on the proposal

Tony Kroening, and Peter Halls were present to give testimony. Mr. Kroening thanked Boss for his assistance and indicated that he was prepared to listen and answer any questions persons had. He is the person who has the brain injury and sometimes it takes time for him to process verbal communications. He is able to drive. He thinks he understands the process.

Peter Halls summarized the written objections that were submitted by his wife and him (See attached written objections). He also noted that the ADA does not apply.

The public comment segment of the hearing was left open to see if anyone else appeared and wanted to speak to the project. In the interim Boss noted that he sent written notice to landowners as required by the ordinance. Of the eight notices sent out, two were not returned, three do not object, one party does not object and provided comments, and two objected with comments. As noted Halls summarized his comments and Boss summarized comments received from the Hallenbecks. All written comments will be attached in the minutes.

Boss was concerned about proposed placement of decks, etc. A notice of violation has been issued. Boss described what was added and what had been there, including what required a permit. Boss also noted that no mitigation plan had been submitted and the WDNR had not approved placement of a couple of posts that supported an expanded deck. Boss provided photos of the deck placement. Also, it was noted that one portion of the replaced deck was two feet wider than what had been in place.

There was extensive discussion of the size of the proposed use corridor for the proposed decking, lift, etc. There were a number of questions from members of the Commission as to why the proposed lift could not fit in the existing use corridor if it is approved. Also it was noted that one portion of the replaced deck was two feet wider than what had been in place.

Hucker noted that there are many open questions and asked if the PRC was prepared to make a decision based upon the information provided. Members of the PRC stated the preference was to fit anything that was needed in the preexisting 43’ wide use corridor. If the lift is adjacent or attached to the steps, Boss was of the view he might be able to approve the lift without a CUP. Mr. Kroening described some of the concerns for his son.

Hucker indicated that the PRC could continue the matter to give the applicants the opportunity to review their options including streamlining the lift, addressing the concerns of objectors, addressing a shoreland mitigation plan within 35 feet of shore, etc. Tony Kroening agreed to reevaluate the location of the lift. He will be working with Boss to find a solution. Motion was made by Brandt and seconded by Mazik to defer any action on this issue this evening, pending a report back from Boss that he was able to resolve the matter without a CUP or that the PRC needed to hear the matter at its December 6th meeting, if further action is needed. Hucker asked that any “new” plan be provided to the Halls and Hallenbecks. In any event a double permit fee will be required and any DNR concerns will need to be addressed as well. Motion carried 4-0.
Hearing is continued to 6:00 P.M. on December 6, 2017 if needed.
Public hearing was concluded at about 7:20 p.m.

Brian S. Hucker
PRC Chairman

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