Regular Town Board Meeting-Monday, January 9, 2017-7:00 pm – Linn Town Hall

Chairman Weiss called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm. Present at roll call were Weiss, Supervisors Rasch, White, Palmer, Clerk/Treasurer Polyock, Atty. Schiltz. Supervisor Jones was absent. There were five (5) people in the audience.

White/Rasch motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Town Board meeting of December 8, 2016 as distributed. Carried.

Palmer/White motion to pay the bills contained in the packet and also those distributed tonight. Carried.

There were no comments from the public.

There was no correspondence received by Board members reported.

Plan Commission: no meeting

Protective Services: Fire Chief Smith would like to amend the quorum needed for a meeting to be only eight (8) members. He stated the Chief only votes if there is a tie. Rasch/Palmer motion to approve that a quorum be eight (8) members of the Fire/EMS department. Carried.

The requirement for being on the Linn Fire/EMS Department is that the member lives within a three mile radius of the Town border. There are people that do not live within that radius, but work in the Town of Linn that would be able to respond to calls. The department would like to strike that requirement and have no requirement. Rasch/Palmer motion to strike the three mile radius rule and look at it on a case by case issue. Carried. It states in the by-laws of the Fire Department that one cannot be a member of more than one fire department. There was discussion on who would pay for training (it was stated the “home” department would) and some other issues that might arise. Before the Board acts on a decision, it was felt that full disclosure needs to be made to all municipalities. Discussion should be held and perhaps an agreement reached with all surrounding Municipalities on this issue. Weiss/White motion to approve Joe Balsitis, Sr. to be a member of the Williams Bay Fire Department (his residence) and the Linn Fire Department. Carried.

Highway: no meeting

Harbor: no meeting

Buildings & Grounds: no meeting

Public Parks: no meeting

GLEA: no one present to report

Geneva Lake Use: item later on agenda

Zenda drainage: Atty. Schiltz reported he has received the last easement signature needed.

Land Use Survey: The Board members thought the survey looked good. Rasch/White motion to have the minor corrections (address, meeting times) done to the survey and then send it out. Dick Malmin asked if the Community would be able to look at the survey and make suggestions. Chairman Weiss said not with the survey as it is very broad. Carried.

Weiss/Rasch motion to increase the Health Savings Account payments to Single, $2,500 and Family, $4,000. Carried.

White/Palmer motion to approve the Ordinance amending Joint Uniform Lake Law Ordinance of Geneva Lake. White said Holidays will be considered like weekends. Carried.

White explained that the Tall Grass proposal for brush removal was put in the budget. White/Palmer motion to hire TallGrass to remove the invasive species around the silos. It was pointed out that the Board will approve but to note this is over budget by $3,600. White explained he hopes to receive a grant for $10,000. Carried.

White/Rasch motion to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm. Carried.

Respectfully submitted,


Sue Polyock, CMC/WCMC