Town Board Meeting Minutes May 28th, 2019 7:00 pm

Town Board Meeting Minutes May 28th, 2019   7:00 pm

16607 Burlington Road Union Grove, WI 53182


  1. Call to Order at 7:00
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call: John Holloway, Ron Buttke, Ken Monson
  4. Approval of Minutes: Ken made a motion to approve the minutes from TBM April 23rd, 2019 and Special Session on April 30th, 2019 and May 21st,2019. Second by Ron. Passed 3-0.
  5. Treasurer’s Report: Ken made a motion to acknowledge bills paid from 4-24-19 to 5-24-19 and will review corrected treasurer’s report at the June Town Board meeting. Second by Ron.
  6. Citizen Comments

Erin Pugh, 14505 1st street, Has Ron talked with Racine County about Hwy KR? Ron said not yet. 3 calls, no other comments.

  1. Supervisor’s Comments:

Ken is working on getting an air compressor for the fire department which is needed for the air brakes on the trucks.

John and Ron went to a Multi Jurisdiction plan meeting Tuesday. John has been talking with residents about water concerns, and he had a meeting with Zilber Group, a developer, a resident/ farmer had a broken tile on their property that needed to be fixed on Zilber’s land. Zilber let the farmer fix the tile. John has upcoming meetings with We energies, DNR and Kenosha Mayor.

  1. Fire & Rescue: Chief Roland Iwen

Roland provided a list of calls for the month. A rig was sent to two funerals for past fire Fighters. The new tender is here; working on getting radios and decals on.

  1. Planning Commission: Chairman Jeff Badtke

There was no commission meeting this month. Jeff has received calls from residents about water concerns. Next month work will start on density check list for smaller parcels and a fee schedule.

  1. Town Business:

The following items are for discussion and possible action:

  1. Attorney Pat DeMoon, town Counsel for negotiations with Waste Management, reviewed the towns history with the Pheasant Run Landfill, and its agreement. The current land fill contract needs to be amended by the end of the year. Meeting should start in September of 2019.
  2. Michelle Strauss, Senior Account Manager with The Horton Group, reviewed the towns insurance coverage.

She recommends that the Board take raise the Injunctive Relief Limit, on the Public Officials Liability Policy, from $25,000 to $50,000 at an additional premium of $210.

She also recommends that the Board consider increasing the Excess Liability policy from $3,000,000 to $4,000,0000 providing the town with $5,000,000 of total protection at a cost of approximately $450.


  1. Adam Artz from Pinnacle Engineering, 128th Avenue South of 38th Street needs to be redone to make it stronger and have a gravel shoulder. It will also include water and sewer, which will run down the center of the road. The start time is as soon as possible; sometime during the summer 2019. The concern of the board is that Emergency vehicles will not have access to residents that live along the road during the construct due to the trench for water and sewer in the middle of the road and the excavators parked on the road by the trench.

John and Chief Roland thought that if Kenosha helped with Emergency calls and let dispatch know of the road closure, it helps to keep residents safe.

Ken made a motion to object to design changes do to limiting our access for out Emergency services to the residents on 128th Ave. The objection would be lifted if The City of Kenosha would agree to help with Emergency Services during the time of the closure. Second by Ron. Passed 3-0.


  1. l) A contract was made for CK to repair the ditch and shoulder on east side of 172nd Avenue at a Special Town Board meeting. DNR is claiming jurisdiction of this area, and needs permits and an engineer to agree to the plans. An on-site visit with We energies and the Town will be held Wednesday May 29th; to go over the water problem. Under orders by the DNR, the Town cannot proceed with any repairs.

Ken made a motion to table contract for the repair of the ditch and shoulder on east side of 172nd Avenue until the board receives clearer information in which a discussion can be made. Second by Ron. Passed 3-0.


  1. Ken made a motion to purchasing of scanning device for direct depositing of checks. Second by Ron. Passed 3-0.
  2. Ken made a motion to Reappointment of Gene Weis and Margaret Hefner to the planning commission from May 2019 to May 2022. Second by Ron. Passed 3-0.
  3. Supervisor Buttke went to a meeting with the DOT on the Hwy 45 resurfacing project. The project should start by 2021, and will include reconstructing turn lanes, resurfacing, shoulders, and new culverts. The Chief and Clerk will be notified of closures. HWY 45 should be open to one lane for through traffic during the reconstruction time.
  4. The Board did not have time to review the new policies:
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Insurance claims policy
  • Committee policy
  • Town electronic device policy
  • Town policy for security of personal information

Will be brought up at the next town board meeting in June.


  1. Fire and EMS Service Sharing report is about sharing emergency services with Bristol and Somers. Both Ken and Roland did not see a benefit for Paris. With MABAS, Paris does get help from other departments.

Ken made a motion to acknowledge the Fire and EMS Service Sharing report received and file for possible future use. Second by Ron. Passed 3-0.

  1. Ken made a motion to table a Discussion and possible action about Hire an IT consultant to review all the Town’s IT needs and uses, looking for areas of improvement and ways to have all devices and programs work together efficiently, including the town web site until the next meeting. Second by Ron. Passed 3-0.
  2. Ken made a motion to use current town banking institutions as Town depository. Second by Ron. Passed 3-0.
  3. Ken made a motion to approve Ordinance 2019-5-28 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 2-13 AND 2-42, AND TO CREATE SECTION 2-42.5, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE TOWN OF PARIS, RELATING TO TOWN PAYMENT PROCEDURES. Second by Ron. Passed 3-0.



  1. Future Meeting Dates: Town Board Meeting:  June 25th, 2019; July 23rd, 2019
  2. Adjourn: Ron made a motion to adjourn at 9:34 pm. Second by Ken. Passed 3-0.