Regular Town Board Meeting-Monday, June 13, 2016-7:00 pm- Linn Town Hall


Chairman Weiss called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm. Present at roll were Chairman Weiss, Supervisors Jones, Rasch, Palmer, Clerk/Treasurer Polyock, Atty. Schiltz. Supervisor White was absent. There were ten (10) people in the audience.

Rasch/Jones motion to approve the minutes of the May 9 (2 meetings) and May 27,2016 meetings as distributed. Carried.
Jones/Palmer motion to pay the bills in the packet and also those distributed tonight. Concerning the HD Supply bill, the easements have been sent out and are waiting for them to be returned. Steve Snudden has signed the reimbursement agreement with the Town. Carried.

Chairman Weiss went over the quick books profit & loss statement to date. On page 1, Pat Romenesko will make changes so the real estate number is not a big negative. Page 3 , deputy clerk, Marna Akerley, is at 63%, need to cut back, buildings & grounds and town complex have no budget amount assigned to them so that must be fixed.
Comments from the Public: Becky Merwin was present representing Farm Technology Days. She presented a Charter Sponsor plaque to the Town of Linn thanking them for their support. Zenda Road will be closed beginning July 5th. Becky also gave Chairman Weiss complimentary tickets for the event.

Chief Cates informed the Board that the Big Foot Triathlon would be taking place June 26th.

Correspondence received by any Board members: Jones – complaint about highway department not removing dead animals from roadway, mowing comments
Rasch – Black Point resident concerning Lifshin boat house
Palmer – Black Point resident concerning Lifshin boat house, picking up dead animals and road mowing
Weiss – Black Point resident concerning Lifshin boat house, mowing (both positive & negative comments), barricades in the Highlands by the Owl Tavern
Plan Commission: Chairman Weiss presented the re-zone request of Buttons Bay Land Development from B-2 to B-3. The Plan Commission felt that B-3 zoning was appropriate for this property and all voted in favor of it. Weiss/Rasch motion to re-zone Parcel IL 1200003A, Buttons Bay Land Development, to B-3 (Waterfront Business District). Carried.

Chairman Weiss presented the conditional use request of Buttons Bay Land Development for a boat rental and access site. At the Plan Commission public hearing, the Commission flt the owners were not asking for anything more than what was in place last year. The Commission had conditions attached to their approval.

1. 10 slips, 10 slips with shore stations, 16 buoys
2. hours of operation: May 1st – Sept. 30 9 am to 7 pm, 7 days/week
3. No launching of boats or other vessels
4. existing security lighting is acceptable, if any additional lighting is added it must conform to the dry sky initiative
5. no sales of boats on site

Weiss/Palmer motion to approve the conditional use subject to all the conditions as presented. After discussion, Weiss/Palmer amended their motion to include all the conditions presented, but to strike #5 – no sales of boats only. The discussion included no other retail sales of boating accessories or apparatus. Weiss/Palmer rescinded the motion.
Weiss/Palmer motion to approve the conditional use request of Buttons Bay Land Development with the following conditions
1. 10 slips, 10 slips with shore stations, 16 buoys
2. Hours of operation: May 1st – Sept. 30th 9 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week
3. No launching of boats or other vessels
4. Existing security lighting is acceptable, if any additional lighting is added it must conform to the Town Ordinance and dark sky initiative
5. Sale of boats is acceptable by the tenants, however, no retail sales of boating accessories or apparatus
Carried without negative vote.

Protective Services: no meeting

Highway Committee: no meeting

Harbor Commission: no meeting

Buildings & Grounds: had a meeting, will meet next month and have something to report

Public Parks: no meeting

GLEA: no meeting

Geneva Lake Use: no meeting

Chief Cates reported that Jonathan Strohm has been a part-time officer since April. He does a very good job and is pro-active. Rasch/Jones motion to appoint Officer Jonathan Strohm as the department 32 hour police officer. Carried without negative vote.

Rasch/Jones motion to approve the list of liquor licenses as presented and published in the newspaper. Carried without negative vote.

Rasch/Jones motion to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm.

Respectfully submitted,