Meeting Minutes

MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-September 12, 2022

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday September 12th, 2022 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Markwardt. Present were Chairman Markwardt, Supervisor Luebke, Supervisor Blahnik, Constable Shavlik, and Clerk/Treasurer Gilbert.

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Chairman Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the August meeting, no corrections needed, Supervisor Luebke made a motion to approve the minutes and Supervisor Blahnik second it, Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Residents from the town present were:

  • Drew Adelman                   3405 South 15th St
  • Wayne & Jean Vetting         3819 South 15th St
  • Steve Klinkner                   4008 South 18th St
  • Dennis & Cindi Karbon        3319 Jenny Road                                
  • Jo Ann Krejcarek                3310 South 19th St
  • Joe Stanzel                        SCFD
  • Terry Fritz                         1125 Silver Creek Road
  • TJ Seiler                           4181 S 18th St
  • Mike Dolezal                      3315 South 19th St
  • Randy Wagner                   3809 South 19th St
  • Dave Meyer                       3203 South 26th St

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MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-August 08, 2022

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday August 8th, 2022 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Markwardt. Present were Chairman Markwardt, Supervisor Luebke, Supervisor Blahnik, Constable Shavlik, and Clerk/Treasurer Gilbert.

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Chairman Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the July meeting, no corrections needed, Supervisor Luebke made a motion to approve the minutes and Supervisor Blahnik second it, Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Residents from the town present were: 

  • Barb Hochkamer             3529 South 26th St
  • Wayne & Jean Vetting      3819 South 15th St
  • Steve Klinkner                4008 South 18th St
  • Bernie Wazny                 3529 South 26th St                             
  • Jo Ann Krejcarek             3310 South 19th St
  • Joe Stanzel                     SCFD
  • Mike Hanson                   4015 South 10th St
  • TJ Seiler                         4181 S 18th St
  • Mike Dolezal                    3315 South 19th St

*Constable Shavlik shared with a resident on S 15th ST who needed some advice because there was a friend’s car in the driveway (she was ok with it) but then brought a boat and dropped it off in her driveway. Advised to contact the Sheriffs Dept.  

*In the 4400 block of S 10th there were a large amount of household items in the yard.  Contacted the owner and gave them 4 days to clean it up. Returned to find there were only tires left in the yard to be removed.

*Silver Creek Road there was a mattress in the ditch. Picked it up and disposed of it.

*The boring on South 15th Street where the road was damaged by a contractor hired by Comcast, they are receiving bids to get this fix.

*Supervisor Blahnik shared information about ARPA funds and why they can’t be used to pay the County Highway department for road repairs. He contacted Ziegelbauer and Tittl to find out why the County can’t bid on road repairs when using ARPA funds. The finance director (JJ Gutman) was the one that made this decision because of the use of federal funds. We will be using 3 other contractors for bids to repair Lissa Lane and Jenny Road.

*We need to look for a credit card procedure / policy to be used for them credit card the town board will apply for. Resolution is needed for a credit card.

*Water main schedule has been continuing on target.  Restoration phase is one of the last items to be done.

*Telephone number for Supervisor Luebke has changed to 414-731-5646

*Building Permit: None          

*Discussion of month expenses. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Supervisor Blahnik and seconded by Supervisor Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried. 

Next meeting will be Monday, September 12th, 2022 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Supervisor Luebke to adjourn the August meeting, seconded by Supervisor Blahnik. Motion carried. The August 8th, 2022, meeting was adjourned at 7:34pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-July 11, 2022

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday July 11th, 2022 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Markwardt. Present were Chairman Markwardt, Supervisor Luebke, Supervisor Blahnik, Constable Shavlik, and Clerk/Treasurer Gilbert.

Pledge of Allegiance was said. 

Chairman Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the June meeting, no corrections needed, he declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Residents from the town present were:

  • Jane Sleep                        2007 Silver Creek RD
  • Barb Hochkamer                3529 South 26th St
  • Drew Adelmann                 3405 South 15th St
  • Wayne & Jean Vetting        3819 South 15th St
  • Steve Klinkner                  4008 South 18th St
  • Bernie Wazny                   3529 South 26th St                             
  • Jo Ann Krejcarek              3310 South 19th St
  • Dan Cichantek                  2917 South 19th St
  • Dave Meyer                      3203 South 26th St
  • Randy Wagner                  3809 South 19th St                             
  • Terry Farr                         1125 Silver Creek RD    

*Supervisor Blahnik shared information about ARPA funds and why they can’t be used to pay the County Highway department for road repairs. He will be looking into it further with Ziegelbauer and Tittl.  We still would like to use the County and 2 other bids for repairing Lissa Lane and Jenny Road in 2023.

*The boring on South 15th Street where the road was damaged was done by a contractor hired by Comcast, at this time they left the message that they are aware of the damage and will take care of it.

*Water main schedule has been changed because of the trees in the right of way on South 15th and South 19th Streets. One of the residents want trees replanted in replacement of the ones removed.

*Constable reported 1 call this month on a dog at large on Hwy 310 and Johnston Drive, by the time he arrived the dog was gone.

*Telephone Line down by Supervisor Luebke home on South 19th.

*Waste Management for garbage hauling will be billing more because of the rise in fuel costs.

*Building Permit         Curt Thomas-Silver Creek Rd-home remodel  

                                 Rodney Givens-North Side-Fence installation.

*Supervisor Blahnik brought to our attention of the possibility of installing generator power for the fire station and town hall with ARPA funds in the future. Suggestion from the town was to speak with Dave Vogel from Kohler Company because there are programs that they assist towns with generators. 2 thirds of the towns in the county have generators.  The board will reach out to the vendors for estimates and time frames for installation.

*Open discussion from the town on poll worker raises. Supervisor Luebke made the motion to raise wages for the poll workers from $10.00 to $11.00 and the chief inspector from $10.00 to $12.00. Supervisor Blahnik second it.  Motion carried. Wages for poll workers will be addressed again in 2023.

*Right of Way permits will be charged $25.00 for any work done in the right of way, effective immediately. Supervisor Blahnik made the motion to start charging right of way permit fees of $25.00 and Supervisor Luebke second it. Motion carried. 

*Supervisor Blahnik made the motion to raise late fees for pet licensing from $5.00 to $35.00 to match other towns and villages, Supervisor Luebke second it.  Motion carried.

*Election for Partisan Primary on August 9, Clerk Gilbert presented the list of electors for the day.  Supervisor Blahnik made the motion to accept the list of electors and second by Supervisor Luebke. Motion carried.

*Supervisor Blahnik made the motion that we sign the latest agreement contract with the Town of Newton and Supervisor Luebke second it.  Motion carried. 

*We are still waiting for the 911 address signs.

*Discussion of month expenses. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Supervisor Blahnik and seconded by Supervisor Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried. 

Next meeting will be Monday, August 8th, 2022 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Supervisor Luebke to adjourn the July meeting, seconded by Supervisor Blahnik. Motion carried. The July 11th, 2022, meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-June 13, 2022 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday June 13th, 2022 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Markwardt. Present were Chairman Markwardt, Supervisor Luebke, Supervisor Blahnik, Constable Shavlik, and Clerk/Treasurer Gilbert.

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Chairman Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the May meeting, no corrections needed, he declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Residents from the town present were:

  • Drew Adelman             3405 South 15th St
  • Wayne Vetting              3819 South 15th St
  • Steve Klinkner              4008 South 18th St
  • TJ Seiler                       4181 South 21st St
  • Jo Ann Krejcarek           3310 South 19th St
  • Dave Meyer                  3203 South 26th St
  • Denise & Cindy Karbon  3319 Jenny RD
  • Joe Stanzel                   SCFD
  • Mike & Ann Dolezal        3315 South 19th St
  • Bernie Wazny                3529 South 26th St
  • Barb Hochkammer         3529 South 26th St
  • Tom Clapper                  1315 Silver Creek Rd

    *Board of Review Meeting was May 25th, 2022; from 3pm to 5pm, held at Silver Creek Fire Dept (1822 Station Silver Creek Road) No residents attended.

    *It was brought to the Boards attention the recently placed contractors display board with permits place at the corner of South 26th and Viebahn St was an obstruction to drivers stopping at the stop sign. Dale will contact Kruczek in Green Bay to relocate the permit sign, or Planning and Zoning.

    *ATV signs were received for the south side of the town. They are looking for donations to cover the cost ($325) and help installing the signs. Send Donations to Dan Cichantek at 2917 South 19th St Manitowoc, WI  54220 any donations over the amount will be donated to the Fire Department.

    *Sieracki-2408 Elm Rd-Appeal of a Decision-DENIED-Modifications complete by 7/1/22 on garage/home structure-update at July meeting

    *Higgins-variance/adjustment for right of way distance 45 feet from center of So 26th St-DENIED by Planning & Zoning-but pending (June, 2022) update at July meeting

    *Constable report a few calls this month. Dog was loose, excessive garbage on Pheasant Rd and a sign on South 19th and Silver Creek Rd was down.

    *South 15th St, there was some boring done causing damage to the road.  Looking into this to see which company was responsible. The only permits for utilities received are from TAK, and WPS. 

    *Supervisor Blahnik shared information to the town about the water project. Reminded the contractors to keep the Fire Department up to date on road closures. Chairman Marquardt share the contractors will be tunnel boring and not disturbing the asphalt.

    *Still waiting on 911 signs & Nelson Ln (ordered on 04/15/2022).  Contacted the company and it will be going into production soon.

    *Updating the website – Clerk Gilbert to contact Sonnenburg for a meeting on all the new changes by the government and the need for full administrative access.  Clerk Gilbert 

    *Clerk Gilbert was registered to participate in a week-long training for the clerk position. The cost is $499.00 and will be a virtual class. The Municipal Clerk and Treasurer Institute will be July 10-15.

    *We received the Recycle Grant worth $2,375.79

    *The personal property delinquent taxes for the Town of Manitowoc are now zeroed out.

    *The Sales tax letter went in to Motorola for the ordering of the radios.

    *CD #1 was renewed to another 18 months expiring on 8/25/23.  CD #2 was moved to savings at BMO with .05% interest. (Same amount if it was in a CD.) The funds will be used to do the repairs on Johnston Drive this summer. 

    *Credit Card for the Town was suggested by Supervisor Blahnik back in April, because of the various smaller expenses that checks are written out for. Chairman Markwardt stated we will not be able to do check and balance with a credit card. Supervisor Blahnik suggested we check with the other Towns to find out if they use a credit card and what limits they have. Out of a possible 29 towns and villages there are 17 that have active credit cards with limits from $1000 to $4500. A policy needs to be developed for the credit card usage. No decision was made to apply for a card.

    *Building Permit-Chris Schmidt-3329 S 10th St-Gazebo

    *Building Permit-Ben & Paige Chapman 5230 South 10th St-remove load bearing wall

    *WTA County Unit Meeting June 16, 2022 at Maple Grove Town Hall

    *Received a list of the current permits from the Planning and Zoning department and will contact the landowner that is listed on the list, reminding them to apply for a building permit. 

    *Tavern License renewal for 2X Tremé’s was voted on accepting along with the 10 bartenders that have been background checked by the constable. A motion was made by Supervisor Luebke and seconded by Supervisor Blahnik to approve the tavern license and bartending license. Motion carried.

    *3 of the board members met with the county discussing the Johnston Drive, road work that needed to be done. They discussed possibilities on the type of work that could be done. The plan presented to the town, was wedging then seal coating. A motion was made by Supervisor Blahnik to approve the wedging and seal coating on Johnston Drive for about $85,000.00 and second by Supervisor Luebke. Motion Carried

     *Dale shared with the town on how a private road becomes a town road.  Every road needs to be 4 rods wide.  Also, the landowners might have to donate some of their land to the town to make sure it is wide enough. The initial part is the road will have to be prepped and blacktopped to the town standards and the cost is paid for by the property owners.

    *Discussion of month expenses. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Supervisor Luebke and seconded by Supervisor Blahnik to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried. 

    Next meeting will be Monday, July 11th, 2022 at 7:00pm.

    There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Supervisor Blahnik to adjourn the June meeting, seconded by Supervisor Luebke. Motion carried. The June 13th, 2022, meeting was adjourned at 8:02pm. 

    Respectfully submitted

    Geraldine Gilbert  

    Town of Manitowoc Clerk/ Treasurer

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The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday May 09th, 2022 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Markwardt. Present were Chairman Markwardt, Supervisor Luebke, Constable Shavlik, Supervisor Blahnik and Clerk/Treasurer Gilbert.

Pledge of Allegiance was said

Chairman Markwardt asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the March meeting, no corrections needed, he declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Residents from the township present were:

  • Jane Sleep                         2007 Silver Creek RD
  • Jeff Edgar                          3914 Gass Lake RD
  • Drew Adelmann                  3405 South 15th St
  • Wayne & Jean Vetting         3819 South 15th St
  • Steve & Sue Klinkner          4008 South 18th St
  • TJ Seiler                             4181 South 21st St
  • Jo Ann Krejcarek                3310 South 19th St
  • Dan Cichantek                   2917 South 19th St
  • Denise & Cindy Karbon       3319 Jenny RD
  • Joe Stanzel                        SCFD
  • Al & Marilyn Lutz               4007 South 18th St                 
  • Tom & Judy Stanton           4031 South 18th St
  • Randy Levendusky             1905 Pheasant Dr
  • Dennis & Monica Klosinski   4018 South 21st St
  • Trent Nelson                      1517 Goodwin RD
  • Robert Schmidt                  4104 South 21st St
  • William & Sylvia Schmidt    1811 Silver Creek RD
  • Mike & Karla Hansen          4015 South 18th St

    *Sieracki-2408 Elm Rd-Appeal of a Decision-DENIED-Modifications complete by 7/1/22 on garage/home structure

    *Higgins-variance/adjustment for right of way distance 45 feet from center of So 26th St-DENIED by Planning & Zoning-but pending (June, 2022)

    *SC Concrete denied the Appeal. It was suggested he talk to his neighbors about his plans for the business and the Conditional Use Permit before presenting it to Planning & Zoning later in May.  Neighbors of TJ Seiler only received a letter from Planning & Zoning, not the complete document. He shared information on a typical day and the hours he plans on working. Questions were asked by a town resident on his activity on a Sunday and TJ responded he was working on his home not on the business.

    *Chairman Dale shared with the Town the waterline project is waiting for the agreement to be signed by all parties. Motion to sign and accept the water intergovernmental agreement between the city and Town of Newton and Manitowoc by Supervisor Blahnik and second by Supervisor Luebke.

    *Constable report 1 call this month, concerning a safety factor

    *Motion to update the software on the computer by Supervisor Blahnik, was second by Supervisor Luebke. Cost will be added to the budget because it will be ongoing yearly charges.

    *Eventually the town will have to change their email address and the website to .gov.

    *Credit Card for the Town was suggested by Supervisor Blahnik, because of the various smaller expenses that checks are written out for. Chairman Markwardt stated we will not be able to do check and balance with a credit card. Supervisor Blahnik suggested we check with the other Towns to find out if they use a credit card and what limits they have.

    *Supervisor Blahnik brought to our attention of the possibility of installing generator power for the fire station and town hall with ARPA funds in the future

    *Board of Review Meeting is May 25th, 2022; from 3pm to 5pm, held at Silver Creek Fire Dept (1822 Station Silver Creek Road)

    *Discussion of month expenses. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Supervisor Blahnik and seconded by Supervisor Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

    Next meeting will be Monday, July 11th, 2022 at 7:00pm.

    There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Supervisor Blahnik to adjourn the May meeting, seconded by Supervisor Luebke. Motion carried. The May 09th, 2022, meeting was adjourned at 8:35pm. 

    Respectfully submitted

    Geraldine Gilbert  

    Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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 MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-April 11, 2022

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday April 11th, 2022 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Markwardt. Present were Chairman Markwardt, Supervisor Luebke, Constable Shavlik, Supervisor Blahnik and Clerk/Treasurer Gilbert.

Pledge of Allegiance was said

Chairman Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the March meeting, no corrections needed, he declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Residents from the township present were:

  • Mickey & Jeff Rochon          S8677 Hwy 37 Eau Claire
  • Joe & April Higgins             2514 Elm RD
  • Drew Adelmann                  3405 South 15th St
  • Wayne & Jean Vetting          3819 South 15th St
  • Steve & Sue Klinkner           4008 South 18th St
  • TJ Seiler                             4181 South 21st St
  • Jo Ann Krejcarek                 3310 South 19th St
  • Dan Cichantek                     2917 South 19th St
  • Denise & Cindy Karbon         3319 Jenny RD
  • Joe Stanzel                          SCFD
  • Mike & Ann Dolezal              3315 South 19th St
  • Tom & Judy Stanton             4031 South 18th St
  • Randy Levendusky               1905 Pheasant Dr
  •  Bernie Wazny                     3529 South 26th St
  •  Barb Hochkammer              3529 South 26th St

*Jeff Rochon brought before the Town Board the need for a Variance for New Home Construction on his property. Supervisor Blahnik and seconded by Supervisor Luebke to have a letter to be sent to Planning & Zoning that the Town Board does not have any opposition.

*Sieracki-2408 Elm Rd-Appeal of a Decision-DENIED-Modifications complete by 7/1/22 on garage/home structure

*Higgins-variance/adjustment for right of way distance 45 feet from center of So 26th St-DENIED by Planning & Zoning-but pending (June, 2022)

*SC Concrete denied the Appeal. It was suggested he talk to his neighbors about his plans for the business and the Conditional Use Permit before presenting it to Planning & Zoning.

*Open Book is May 4th, 2022 Noon until 2pm. Due to Covid, Open Book will be handled the same as last year via only by phone or email, the assessor will not be at our municipality (Patty Rollinger; Phone (262) 253-1142; Email- Patty@wi-assessor.com)

*Board of Review Meeting is May 25th, 2022; from 3pm to 5pm, held at Silver Creek Fire Dept (1822 Station Silver Creek Road)

*Annual meeting was scheduled for April 19, to be held in the meeting room of the fire department.

*Chairman Dale presented to the Town the waterline project there is nothing to report at this time.  *Dan Cichantek is putting the ATV signs on hold because of the overtime he is working.  Jeri Gilbert will look into getting ATV signs from the WDOR to have installed at a later date.

*No Constable report (slow month).

*Motion to update the software on the computer by Supervisor Blahnik, was second by Supervisor Luebke. Cost will be added to the budget because it will be ongoing yearly charges.

*Credit Card for the Town was suggested by Supervisor Blahnik, because of the various smaller expenses that checks are written out for. Chairman Markwardt stated we will not be able to do check and balance with a credit card. Supervisor Blahnik suggested we check with the other Towns to find out if they use a credit card and what limits they have.

*Joe Stanzel requested notification of the upcoming contractor meetings.

*Supervisor Blahnik brought to our attention of the possibility of installing generator power for the fire station and town hall with ARPA funds in the future

*Pay scale for 2023 and 2024 for only elected officials. Proposal for a 3% increase in wages was suggested, but will present it at the annual meeting to be decided on by the town people.

*Discussion of month expenses. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Supervisor Blahnik and seconded by Supervisor Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

 Next meeting will be Monday, May 9th, 2022 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Supervisor Luebke to adjourn the February meeting, seconded by Supervisor Blahnik. Motion carried. The April 11th, 2022, meeting was adjourned at 8:05pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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EMERGENCY MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-March 26, 2022

An emergency monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Saturday March 26th, 2022, at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 1:05pm by Chairman Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Residents from the township present were:

Leslie Markwardt   1402 Goodwin RD

Randy Wagner      3809 So 19th ST

Emergency business meeting because of voting on Attorney for Water Project between the city, the Town of Newton and Town of Manitowoc.

Dale made a motion to accept the law firm of Hopp Noeumann Humke LLP from Kohler. We will be using the lawyer Michael Bauer and sharing costs 50/50 with Town of Newton. Jeff Blahnik second it. Motion carried.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Supervisor Blahnik to adjourn the Emergency meeting, seconded by Chairman Markwardt. Motion carried. Meeting ended at 1:17pm.

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MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-March 14, 2022

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday March 14th, 2022, at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Andy Shavlik, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman Markwardt asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the February meeting, no corrections needed, he declared the minutes to stand approved.

Residents from the township present were:

  • Joe & April Higgins             2514 Elm RD
  • Barb Hochkammer             3529 South 26th St
  • Drew Adleman                  3405 South 15th St
  • Wayne Vetting                  3819 South 15th St
  • Steve & Sue Klinkner         4008 South 18th St
  • TJ Seiler                           4181 South 21st St
  • Bernie Wazny                   3529 South 26th St
  • Dan Cichantek                  2719 South 19th St
  • Denise & Cindy Karbon      3319 Jenny RD
  • Joe Stanzel                       SCFD
  • JoAnn Krejcarek                3310 South 19th St
  • Randy Wagner                  3809 South 19th St 
  • Bob Grall                          3804 South 15th St
  • Mike & Karla Hansen         4015 South 18th St

 *Sieracki-2408 Elm Rd-Appeal of a Decision-DENIED-Modifications complete by 7/1/22 on garage/home structure

*Higgins-variance/adjustment for right of way distance 45 feet from center of So 26th St-DENIED by Planning & Zoning-but pending (June, 2022)

*SC Concrete-Conditional Use Permit meeting at Park & Planning in March

*Permit to the City of Manitowoc for the waterline construction

*Bremer-4639 S 10th St interior remodeling.

*Posting notices in 3 physical locations, 15 days before the BOR.   Post 1 physical location; 1 electronic notice on the government's website; and post on Town bulletin board or marquee. Eliminating the published notice in the local newspaper saves, about $100.00 per printing of articles.

*Open Book is May 4th, 2022 Noon until 2pm. Due to Covid, Open Book will be handled the same as last year via only by phone or email, the assessor will not be at our municipality (Patty Rollinger; Phone (262) 253-1142; Email- Patty@wi-assessor.com)

*Board of Review Meeting is May 25th, 2022; from 3pm to 5pm, held at Silver Creek Fire Dept (1822 Station Silver Creek Road)

*The Procurement Policy for using ARPA funds, copies were given to board members to read and review.   A motion to accept the Procurement Policy was made by Chairman Markwardt and second by Supervisor Luebke. A copy of the agreement with the Town of Manitowoc was sent to Jamie Aulik.

*Joe Stanzel presented to the Town Board an estimate for radio purchase throught Franks Radios using the ARPA-SLFRF. Supervisor Luebke made a motion to commit 1/4 of the total cost for the radios. Supervisor Blahnik second it.  Motion carried.

*Adoption to accept the revised Utility Contract Policy was made by Supervisor Blahnik and Second by Supervisor Luebke.

*Annual meeting was scheduled for April 19, to be held at the SCFD and Town Hall.

*Discussion of month expenses. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Supervisor Blahnik and seconded by Supervisor Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

*Chairman Dale presented to the Town the waterline project is to begin on 4/18 until 8/31.  The town of Newton and town of Manitowoc are cooperating together and sending the agreement to their lawyer for review.

*Resolution 2022-1 Refund of overpayment of taxes. Board voted unanimously to not refund overpayments under $10 from Property tax checks.

Constable gave his report.  February was a slower month. Very few calls on garbage or disturbances. 

Next meeting will be Monday, April 11th, 2022 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Supervisor Luebke to adjourn the February meeting, seconded by Supervisor Blahnik. Motion carried. The March 14th, 2022, meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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 MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-February 14, 2022

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday February 14th, 2022, at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Andy Shavlik, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman Markwardt asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the January meeting, no corrections needed, he declared the minutes to stand approved.

Residents from the township present were:

  • Joe & April Higgins             2514 Elm RD
  • Jane Sleep                        1909 Silver Creek RD
  • Drew Adleman                  3405 South 15th St
  • Wayne & Jean Vetting        3819 South 15th St
  • Steve & Sue Klinkner         4008 South 18th St
  • TJ Seiler                           4181 South 21st St
  • Jerel & Pat Kluczinske        4219 South 10th St
  • Dan Cichantek                  2719 South 19th St
  • Denise & Cindy Karbon      3319 Jenny RD
  • Joe Stanzel                      SCFD

*Sieracki-2408 Elm Rd-Appeal of a Decision-DENIED-Modifications complete by 7/1/22 on garage/home structure

*Higgins-variance/adjustment for right of way distance 45 feet from center of So 26th St-DENIED by Planning & Zoning-but pending (February, 2022)

*SC Concrete-Conditional Use Permit meeting at Park & Planning in March

*Section 9-Amended Board of Review training requirements starting in 2022. One Board member must attend every year.  For the year 2022 Clerk Gilbert will be attending BOR class on Monday March 28 from 8:30am 12:00pm via virtual training for BOR certification.

*Posting notices in 3 physical locations, 15 days before the BOR.   Post 1 physical location; 1 electronic notice on the government's website; and post on Town bulletin board or marquee. Eliminating the published notice in the local newspaper saves, about $100.00.

*Election Update-NO drop box is to be used for return ballots. Every ballot must be sent via US mail.

*Joe Stanzel presented 2 different bids for radios needed by the SCFD. Estimate bids are $5,000-$6,000 before match from the Town.  The radios will be used in the new fire trucks. ARPA money to be used for this purchase if all requirements are met.

*The Procurement Policy for using ARPA funds, copies were given to board members to read and review.   Procurement Policy must be approved by the board and submitted along with 2-3 bids for any project, to the County Com-controller & Auditor.  Pending approval

*Signing of checks

*Discussion of month expenses. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Supervisor Blahnik and seconded by Supervisor Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

*The Board decided to not renew any CD coming up for renewal.  Decision to put it in the savings account until a later date. 

*Chairman Dale present to the Town the waterline project is to begin on 4/18 until 8/31.  No contracts between parties were drawn up as of this meeting. Estimate of 52 wells contaminated between Newton and Manitowoc.

 *Discussed to make switch to .gov for email-pending for Clerk Gilbert to work with IT

*Light install request for S 10th ST where numerous accidents are because of the curve and it being a dark area.  Clerk Gilbert contacted the County to look into this at their next meeting. (S 10th ST is a county road-not a town road.)

*WTA County meeting is Thursday, March 17-Town of Manitowoc Hosts

*District Meeting April 2, 2022 at Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center. Clerk Gilbert will be representing the Town of Manitowoc 

*Resolution 2022-1 Refund of overpayment of taxes. Board voted unanimously to not refund overpayments under $10 from Property tax checks.

Constable gave his report.  January was a slower month. Very few calls on garbage or disturbances.

Next meeting will be Monday, March 14th, 2022 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Supervisor Luebke to adjourn the February meeting, seconded by Supervisor Blahnik. Motion carried. The February 14th, 2022, meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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 MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-January 10, 2022

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday January 10th, 2022 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Andy Shavlik, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the December meeting, no corrections needed, he declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Supervisor Luebke, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the Budget meeting held in December, no corrections, then Supervisor Blahnik seconded it.

Sue Klinkner presented her concerns of how the board grants permission to operate a business. Noise and operating a recycle business.   A 45-minute, discussion took place but nothing was determined because it is out of the Town Boards control and in the hands of Planning and Zoning, Manitowoc Court Counsel or Legal Counsel.

Residents from the township present were:

  • Joe & April Higgins             2514 Elm RD
  • Jane Sleep                        1909 Silver Creek RD
  • Drew Adleman                   3405 South 15th St
  • Wayne & Jean Vetting         3819 South 15th St
  • Steve & Sue Klinkner          4008 South 18th St
  • TJ Seiler                            4181 South 21st St

Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry during the month of December:

*Kobylarz-3407 S 10th-Kithchen remodel with siding, roofing and windows

*Sieracki-2408 Elm Rd-Appeal of a Decision-DENIED-Modifications to be completed by July 1, 2022 on garage/home structure

*Higgins-variance/adjustment for right of way distance 45 feet from center of So 26th St -DENIED by Planning & Zoning-but pending (January 27th, 2022)

The Spring Primary Election 2022 will be consolidating polling locations because of the anticipated low turnout on February 15. Town of Manitowoc will not be part of the consolidation for the election.

Election Inspectors have been assigned for this election.

Email was sent to the Republican Party selected election inspector to work. A response was received and will be working 2:00pm until closing. 

The Town of Manitowoc updated the Tobacco License Renewal for 2022 with the State of Wisconsin, to stay compliant with the state requirements. 

New recycle containers were delivered.  Smaller Recycle containers are available & the new 2-week schedule for recycling. 

The Procurement Policy for using ARPA funds, copies were given to board members to read and review. Discussion will take place in February and approval will be determined for proper spending of the ARPA funds. 

Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Supervisor Blahnik and seconded by Supervisor Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next meeting will be Monday, February 14th, 2022 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Supervisor Luebke to adjourn the December meeting, seconded by Supervisor Blahnik. Motion carried. The January 10th, 2022, meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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 MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-December 6, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday December 6th, 2021, at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall after the 7:00pm Budget Meeting and the Special Town Electors Meeting.

The meeting was called to order at 7:10pm by Chairman Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Andy Shavlik, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

 Chairman Markwardt asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the November meeting, no corrections were needed, he declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Joe Stanzel from the Silver Creek Fire Department was present to give a semi-annual report. Tom Arndt from the Rockwood Fire Department was present to give their semi-annual report. Each fire department will see a $500.00 increase in their budget for the year 2022.

The Budget was reviewed and voted on by the board to be accepted.

Action on Manitowoc County Joint Powers Agreement:  Clerk Gilbert presented the annual Manitowoc County Joint Powers Agreement.  Chairman Markwardt moved, seconded by Supervisor Blahnik to approve the Manitowoc County Joint Powers agreement for 2022.  Chairman Markwardt signed the 2022 Manitowoc County Joint Powers Agreement.

Residents from the township present were:

  • Joe Stanzel                       SCFD             
  • Tom Arndt                        Rockwood FD
  • Joe & April Higgins         2514 Elm RD
  • Randy Levendusky        1905 Pheasant LN
  • Jeff Edger                     1909 Silver Creek RD
  • Steve & Wendy Lutzke   3201 South 15th St
  • Drew Adleman               3405 South 15th St
  • Wayne Vetting              3819 South 15th St
  • Tom Stanton                 4031 South 18th St
  • Steve & Sue Klinkner    4008 South 18th St
  • Dan Cichantek              2719 South 19th St
  • Helen Cichantek           4030 South 21st St
  • TJ Seiler                      4181 South 21st St
  • Bernie Wazny               3529 South 26th St
  • Barb Hochkammer       3529 South 26th St

Sue Klinkner presented her concerns of noise and an active business on the Silver Creek Landscape property.  She shared with the town people present that the land is listed as an agricultural zone.   The concern of loud noise from the shaker conveyor and the days and times were concerned because they’re not able to enjoy the time on their deck, without having that as an inconvenience. Chairman Markwardt shared that he spoke earlier in the day to Reed Gaedtke and said the need for a variance has to be applied for, to have the trucks stored on their property. The Board members requested a letter to be sent to Reed Gaedtke at Planning and Zoning to evaluate the noise and operations on the Silver Creek Landscape property.  A motion was made by Supervisor Blahnik and seconded by Supervisor Luebke to have Clerk Gilbert send the letter as soon as possible.

Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry during the month of November:

                                                            William & Sylvia Schmidt-1811 Silver Creek Road-Bathroom Remodel                                  

Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Supervisor Blahnik and seconded by Supervisor Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next meeting will be Monday, January 10th, 2022, at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Supervisor Luebke to adjourn the December meeting, seconded by Supervisor Blahnik. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:15pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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TOWN OF MANITOWOC-Public Budget Hearing Minutes– December 06, 2021

Chairman Markwardt called the Public Budget Hearing to order at 7:00pm.

Chairman Markwardt explained the Revenue and the Expenditure portions of the budget.

Chairman Markwardt opened the floor to public comment in regard to the 2022 Proposed Budget.

No one present wished to speak, subsequently Chairman Markwardt closed public input at 07:05 pm.

Supervisor Luebke moved, seconded by Supervisor Blahnik to adjourn the Public Budget Hearing at

7:07pm.

Unanimously approved.

TOWN OF MANITOWOC-Special Town Electors Meeting Minutes – December 06, 2021

Chairman Markwardt called the Special Town Electors meeting to order at 7:07pm.

Clerk Gilbert explained that there was $1026 left over from a previous year levy that the Town can carryover/add to the 2021 levy.  Chairman Markwardt looked for a motion to approve the Resolution.  Supervisor Blahnik moved, seconded by Supervisor Luebke to approve the Resolution 2021-2 Approving the Use of Carry-Over Tax Levy Capacity Under Wis. Stat. §66.0602(3)(f) for the 2021 Tax Levy Funding the 2022 Town Operating Budget.

Unanimously approved by the Electors.

Chairman Markwardt looked for a motion to approve the 2021 levy. Supervisor Blahnik moved, seconded by Supervisor Luebke to adopt the Resolution 2021-3 for Electors to Adopt the 2021 Town Tax Levy. Unanimously approved by the Electors. Supervisor Luebke moved, seconded by Supervisor Blahnik to adjourn the Special Town Electors Meeting at 7:10pm.

Unanimously approved.

Attendance held 4 electors.

Respectfully submitted,

Geraldine Gilbert

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-November 09, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday November 9th, 2021, at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Andy Shavlik, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the October meeting, no corrections were needed, he declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Residents from the township present were:

  • Dennis & Cindy Carbon             3319 Jenny RD
  • Joe Higgins                              2514 Elm RD  
  • Drew Adleman                         3405 South 15th ST
  • Wayne Vetting                         3819 South 15th ST

Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry during the month of October:

  • 3711 Cty Road B-Roof Mount Solar- Escabar
  • TAK Communications-Comcast boring cable in conduit under road at 3821 S 19th ST
  • 5739 Cty LS-Rooming House-Rebecca Bush-Health Dept issued license, Planning & Zoning issued a "Conditional Use" Permit-Supervisor Luebke made a motion to accept and Supervisor Blahnik second it, motion carried. Board Approved and letter sent to Planning & Zoning.
  • Hillcrest Builders variance on S 10th ST for New home construction-DENIED by Planning & Zoning.
  • Higgins-variance/adjustment for right of way distance 45 feet from center of So 26th ST-- Supervisor Luebke made a motion to accept and Supervisor Blahnik second it, motion carried. Board Approved and letter sent to Planning & Zoning.
  • 2815 South 15th ST-Annexation to the city-Fager was approved by city-Garbage pick-up stops on December 31, 2021. Clerk Gilbert will send a letter informing the resident.

Road Ratings were completed by Chairman Markwardt. Clerk Gilbert is responsible for entering the data into the system on the Web-WISLR Pavement Rating Entry Screen                               

2 outstanding checks since January for $10.56 & $16.62 were put on hold until next year. Letters written in July and no response. Clerk Gilbert sent another letter to the respective parties.

The 911 address replacement signs and new address signs arrived and Constable Shavlik will install them.

Waste Management proposed using carts for recycles versus bins and to pick up recycles every 2 weeks. Clerk Gilbert explained the request and changes in costs for the next year. Cost for garbage and recycling under the original contract would have been for 2022, $16.15 and 2023, $16.54. Under the new contract it would cost $16.35 for 2022 and 2023 then in 2024 the cost will be $16.84. We will be under contract with Waste Management until 12/31/2026.  Supervisor Luebke made a motion to accept the new contract and Supervisor Blahnik second it, motion carried.

Bartender Tracy Parish for 2 Extremes was approved for Bartending License from the Town. Supervisor Luebke made a motion to accept and Supervisor Blahnik second it, motion carried. 

Budget proposal was reviewed by the board after the Tax Levy was accepted. Supervisor Luebke made a motion to accept and Supervisor Blahnik second it, to be brought before the Town next month during the budget hearing.

Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Supervisor Luebke and seconded by Supervisor Blahnik to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, December 66h, 2021 at 7:00pm, after the budget hearing and resolution

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Chairman Markwardt to adjourn the November meeting, seconded by Supervisor Luebke. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:05pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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 MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-October 11, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday October 11th, 2021 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Andy Shavlik, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the September meeting, no corrections were needed, he declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Residents from the township present were:

  • Al & Kathy Szymczyk     1710 Lissa Ln
  • Dennis & Cindy Carbon 3319 Jenny Rd
  • Dan & MaryBeth Karbon 1801 Jenny Rd        
  • Joe Higgins                 2514 Elm Rd
  • Steve & Wendy Lutzke 3201 South 15th St
  • Drew Adleman            3405 South 15th St
  • Wayne Vetting            3819 South 15th St
  • Randy Wagner            3809 South 19th St
  • Dan Cichantek            2719 South 19th St
  • Bernie Wazny             3529 South 26th St
  • Barb Hochkammer      3529 South 26th St
  • Kathleen McDaniel
  • Hillcrest Builders representative

Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry during the month of September:

                                    None

Hillcrest Builder representative was present to explain the variance needed to the property on S 10th ST for home construction. The board discussed and presented a motion to approve the variance and Jeri will submit a letter to Planning and Zoning, that the Town Board approved the variance, but the final decision is up to Planning and Zoning.

Kathleen McDaniel was present and shared updates to the water contamination project. Information passed onto Jeri from Kathleen will be passed onto the town via website and meetings.

The 911 address replacement signs and new address signs were ordered. 

The 3-year contract was approved and signed for Grota Appraisals. Contract runs 1/1/2022-12/31/2024 and per year will be $7000.00 for professional services.

Jeff Blahnik and Kaila Boeckman from Planning and Zoning, toured the newly constructed garage with Mike Sieracki at 2408 Elm Rd to see if it met the original construction plans.  Planning and Zoning make the final decision on the proper permits.

Brief 2022 budget discussion, Jeri will complete by 11/08/21 and the board will tweak to be in compliance.

Core Clerk Training is October 14, for Jeri Gilbert & Inspector Training is October 15-for Donna Diaz, JoAnn Krejcarek & Steve Lankton, to meet the training requirements.

Dale Markwardt will be doing the Road Ratings for 2021. They are due by December 15.

The Census is now complete and the Resolution for Local Redistricting, to decide on voting wards and boundaries for our town need to be updated. Our Town chose to leave the GIS and Planning and Zoning offices worked on the redistricting maps.  We received a draft resolution to adopt the ward plan and to combine wards for voting purposes. Resolution was passed and signed by the board. 

ARPA Funding reporting and losses estimated for program will be worked on by Jeri for the next meeting.

Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Jeff Blahnik to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, November 8th, 2021 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Dale Markwardt to adjourn the October meeting, seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:05pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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 MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-September 13, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday September 13th, 2021 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:10pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Andy Shavlik, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the August meeting, and changes need to be made on the Section -147(f) Approval and Written Agreement from the SCFD, he declared the minutes to be updated, posted on website with “Pending Status” and will be approved next month.

Residents from the township present were:

  • Sylvia Schmidt                1811 Silver Creek Rd 
  • Al & Kathy Szymczyk        1710  Lissa Ln
  • Dennis & Cindy Carbon     3319 Jenny Rd
  • Adam Schweigl                009-006-010-001.01-Jenny Rd
  • Michael Sieracki               2408 Elm Rd
  • Joe & April Higgins           2514 Elm Rd
  • Jim & Trish Barbier           2911 South 15th St
  • Steve & Wendy Lutzke      3201 South 15th St
  • Drew Adleman                  3405 South 15th St
  • Wayne & Jean Vetting        3819 South 15th St
  • Dan Cichantek                   2719 South 19th St
  • Adam Noskowiak              3003 South 19th St
  • Jane Babcock                    3011 South 19th St
  • Ken Noskowiak                 3019 South 19th St
  • Mark & JoAnn Krejcarek     3310 South 19th St
  • Mike Dolezal                     3315 South 19th St
  • Dave Meyer                      3203 South 26th St
  • Bernie Wazny                    3529 South 26th St
  • Barb Hochkammer             3529 South 26th St

Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry during the month of September

  • Storage Garage - Higgins, Joe (Elm Rd)
  • Second Story added to existing home-Sieracki, Nicholas (Elm Rd)
  • Additional Shed-Becker, Greg (Mirro DR)

Mike Sieracki was in attendance because of the questions the Town had on the design and size of the garage at 2408 Elm RD. Mike will be taking Planning and Zoning, along with a board member through the garage and allow Planning and Zoning make the final decision on the proper permits.

Arrangements were made to have Kathleen McDaniel the City Attorney at the September meeting to give us an update on the current water contamination. She was unable to attend because of being double booked.

Garbage pickup was discussed and was suggested to allow an extra day for pickup because of the lack of employees and truck breakdowns.

Dan Cichantek will be looking into a general sign for ATV on the roads. The County is also looking into allowing ATV’s on the County roads.

The revised Section -147(f) Approval and Written Agreement was presented to the Town Board from Silver Creek Fire Department in agreement of the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $385,541.37 to finance equipment consisting of One (1) New Fire Apparatus for the Silver Creek Fire Department. The Town does not have any financial obligation for this loan. Agreement was signed by the Chairman Dale Markwardt.

Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Jeff Blahnik and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, October 11th, 2021 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Dale Markwardt to adjourn the September meeting, seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:20pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

***A phone call to Kathleen McDaniel on 9/14/21 and she agreed to return to our October 11th meeting with updated information on the water contamination project

 

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MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-August 09, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday August 09th, 2021 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:10pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Andy Shavlik, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the July meeting, no corrections were needed, he declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Residents from the township present were:

  • Wayne & Jean Vetting               3819 South 15th Street
  • Al & Kathy Szymczyk               1710 Lissa Lane
  • Joe Stanzel                              SCFD
  • Mike & Ann Dolezal                  3315 South 19th Street
  • Dennis Carbon                        3319 Jenny Road
  • Mark & JoAnn Krejcarek           3310 South 19th Street
  • Adam & Renee Schweigl           009-006-010-001.01-Jenny Road
  • Dan Cichantek                        2719 South 19th Street
  • Chuck Smith                           2918 South 19th Street
  • James Konecny                       3006 South 19th Street
  • Mary Blahnik                          1709 Lissa Lane
  • Drew Adleman                        3405 South 15th Street
  • Jeff Cavanaugh                       3612 South 19th Street
  • Kathleen McDaniel                   City Attorney
  • Dan Koski                               Director of Public Infrastructure

Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry during the month of July

  • Deck-4218 S 10th St-Sieracki 

Arrangements were made to have Kathleen McDaniel the City Attorney at the August meeting to give us an update on the current water contamination. Dan Koski from Public Infrastructure joined Kathleen to give the residents a chance to ask questions and give them answers. The open question and answer session was very helpful to the residents. The Town requested Kathleen and Dan return for the September meeting.

Signature cards for Investors Community Bank were signed by the following: Municipal Money Market Account (ARPA) interest rate .14%-Dale Markwardt (Chairman) and Geraldine Gilbert (Clerk/Treasurer). Municipal Checking Account Interest bearing and no fees: Dale Markwardt (Chairman), George Luebke (Supervisor), Jeff Blahnik (Supervisor) and Geraldine Gilbert (Clerk/Treasurer). Updated Signature Card to be sent back to Brian at Investors Community Bank. The ARPA (American Rescue Plan) grant received ($56,207.01) will be put into a separate account known as the Municipal Money Market Account (ARPA) because Town losses for Coronavirus need to be calculated and verified before any of the funds are spent-$112,414.03 is available.

All government paper work was updated and signed by the Board, Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) using Driver’s License and Social Security Cards, W4 (Federal Withholding Certificate), and WT-4 (Wisconsin Withholding Certificate).

Section -147(f) Approval and Written Agreement was presented to the Town Board from Silver Creek Fire Department (Joe Stanzel) for a loan of $319,000.00 to finance a new pumper for the Silver Creek Fire Department. The Town does not have any financial obligation for this loan. Agreement was signed by the Chairman Dale Markwardt and Supervisors George Luebke and Jeffrey Blahnik.                                                                ********Approval and written agreement was revised and updated for the September 13th, 2021 meeting because of the loan amount.

Dale Markwardt checked into sealcoating Nagle Avenue and Primrose Lane for 2021, but the road construction crews are booked into 2022. 

Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Jeff Blahnik and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, September 13th, 2021 at 7:00pm. Kathleen McDaniel agreed to return to our September meeting with any updated information on the water contamination project,

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Dale Markwardt to adjourn the August meeting, seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:45pm.  

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert 

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

*********************************************************************************************MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-July 12, 2021 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday July 12th, 2021 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Andy Shavlik, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert. 

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the July meeting, he declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Residents from the township present were:

  • Bernie Wazny 3529 South 26th Street
  • Barb Wazny 3529 South 26th Street
  • Dan Cichantek 2719 South 26th Street
  • Drew Adelmann 3405 South 26th Street
  • William Schmidt 1811 Silver Creek Road
  • Sylvia Schmidt 1811 Silver Creek Road

 Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry

  • Storage Sheds-3307 So 19th St-Vogel (verify shed sizes)
  • Kitchen Remodel-4218 S 10th St-Sieracki
  • Bathroom Remodel-1710 Lissa Lane-Szymczyk

 Water contaminate discussion and arrangements were made to have Kathleen McDaniel the City Attorney at the August 9th meeting. A letter comprised of the questions the town presented will be sent to her ahead of time; for any type of necessary research that needed to be done to answer the questions.

The ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) grant was completed and Jeri requested a separate account for the money to be placed in. Detailed Covid losses are required to be submitted to the state, prior to using the grant. $56,207.01 was received in July and a balance of $56,207.02 will be received in January 2022 giving the Town a total of $112,414.03.

Suggestion of Sealcoating of Nagle Ave and Primrose Lane using Scotts Construction was brought up by Dale Markwardt by using the ARPA grant.

 Reminder of not blowing grass clippings onto the roadway during grass cutting, because of the safety concern for motorists. Add a note in the annual letter about the importance of this.

 Discussion of possible violation of noise ordinance

Update the Website by contacting IT to get assistance.

 Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Jeff Blahnik and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, August 09th, 2021 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Dale Markwardt to adjourn the June meeting, seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:20pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

**********************************************************************************************************          MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-June 14, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday June 14th, 2021 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Andy Shavlik, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the May meeting, the permits were listed on the wrong month and needed to be corrected. He declared the minutes to stand approved as read with the correction. 

Residents from the township present were:

  • Wayne Vetting 3819 South 15th Street
  • Jean Vetting 3819 South 15th Street
  • Al Szymczyk 1710 Lissa Lane
No one came to the Board of Review on May 25th, 2021 with Rae Ann at the Town Hall.

Discussion of Illegal fires taking place in the township, within the last month. Possible size limitations for fires 

Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry

  • Remodel bathroom-1805 Lissa Lane-Gilbert
  • Calf Barn-3223 Cty Rd B-Markwardt
  • Deck-4903 S 10th -Lohr

Water contaminate discussion because a few homes were tested again. Arrangements were made to have Kathleen McDaniel the City Attorney at the August meeting to give us an update on the current situation.

 The ARPA grant (Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Request) was discussed and Jeri is to apply for it. $112,414.03 is available.

2-Extreme bar license on South 10th St was voted on by the Board, noting there were no citations against the establishment in the last few years.  A motion was made by George Luebke to accept the license for 2-Extreme Bar, seconded by Jeff Blahnik.  Motion carried.

Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Jeffrey Blahnik and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, July 12th, 2021 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Dale Markwardt to adjourn the June meeting, seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:00pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

 **************************************************************************************************************************MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-May 10, 2021

 The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday May 10th, 2021 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Andy Shavlik, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the April meeting, the date for the next meeting needed to be corrected and he declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Residents from the township present were:

  • TJ Seiler South 21st Street
  • Ashley Seiler South 21st Street
  • Wayne Vetting 3819 South 15th Street
  • Jean Vetting 3819 South 15th Street
  • Joe Stanzel

 TJ and Ashley Seiler brought to the town boards attention of a request to change zoning from A1 to RR for property on South 21st Street that he plans on purchasing and building a home on it.  The board voted and had no objection to agreeing on the change. Jeri will send a letter of approval for the zone change to the Planning and Zoning Department for their next meeting to vote on it.

 Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry

  • Calf Barn- 925A E St Highway 310-Anhalt

 It was brought to our attention there has been increased patrolling in the south area of the township. This added surveillance for the township is greatly appreciated because this was a request from the annual meeting.

There were questions on allowing shipping containers to be stored on personal property in the past months, and this was now brought up at the Planning and Zoning and they will be making the regulation and ordinance for it.

 Nelson Lane letter in violation of having the abandoned vehicles on the property. Jeri will send a copy to Planning and Zoning (Reed) with the letter. Jeri will also send it by certified mail.

 Elm Road in question about expired construction.

Andy Shavlik did a back ground check for an individual that is attending a Naval Academy.

 Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Dale Markwardt and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

 Next month's meeting will be on Monday, June 14th, 2021 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Dale Markwardt to adjourn the May meeting, seconded by George. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:10pm. 

 Respectfully submitted.

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

**************************************************************************************************************************MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday April 12th, 2021 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. Social distancing was in effect for the meeting.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Andy Shavlik, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the March meeting, he declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Residents from the township present were:

  • Joe Stanzel

Joe Stanzel, brought to the Town’s attention the Silver Creek Fire Department wants to purchase a New Mini Pumper with a Dodge 55 chassis and a crew cab and would like the town to sign loan agreement with no cost or responsibility to the town. The loan is not to exceed $210,000. Motion was made by George Luebke and second by Jeffrey Blahnik to sign the loan agreement at the Annual meeting Tuesday April 13, 2021.

Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry

  • Remodel -3204 Nagle Ave
  • New Home Construction-4869 S 10th

 Order new address marker for 4869 S 10th St. Also, replacement marker for home on S 10th St. Order at this time markers that are no longer visible (reflective) and dead-end sign.

Signing of the annual signature form for the County book. Oath for new chairman, supervisors and constable, was completed.

Nelson Lane letter in violation of having the abandoned vehicles on the property. Copy Planning and Zoning (Reed) with the letter. Safety hazard, Pollution, Non licensed vehicles limits, etc. Registered letter will be written by Jeffrey Blahnik.

Elm Road in question about expired construction.

Delinquent personal property taxes from the past 10 years were talked about. Suggested to write off properties, but was decided to table it until a later date.

Virtual Clerk and Treasurer Training in July through UWGB for 5 days was voted to allow Jeri Gilbert to attend for $489.00 by Jeff Blahnik and second by George Luebke.

Primrose Lane resident needs to work with planning and zoning on making any changes.  However, Dale Markwardt will be working with the individual.

Wis DOT WISLR Program for road ratings will be due this December 15, 2021.

Counters will be placed on the town roads to monitor traffic this summer.

Open Book is set for May 4th, 2021. Board of Review is May 25th

Discussion on the Annual meeting using Covid regulations. Virtual presentation from Paul Corsons.

Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Jeffrey Blahnik and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, May 10th, 2021 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Dale Markwardt to adjourn the April meeting, seconded by George. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:20pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

**************************************************************************************************************************MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING

  The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday March 8th, 2021 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. Social distancing was in effect for the meeting.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the February meeting.  Correction on wording referencing ATV’s signage on maps was noted, with that he declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Residents from the township present were:

  • Wayne & Jean Vetting           3819 South 15th Street
  • Dennis Bernhardt                 1804 Jenny Road
  • Dennis and Cindy Karbon      3319 Jenny Road
  • Andrew Shavlik                    1702 Silver Creek Road
  • Al and Kathy Szymczyk         1710 Lissa Lane

 No Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry - No permits were issued for February.

Spring Election is set for April 6, 2021 and 3 poll workers will be present.

Discussion on the Annual, April 13th, 2021, meeting using Covid regulations. Requested Paul Corsons comes up to Manitowoc to attend the meeting.

Dates were set:

Open Book for May 4th Noon-2pm via phone or email

                    Board of Review for May 25 from 3-5 at the Town Hall with Rae Ann

 Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Dale Markwardt and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

 Next month's meeting will be on Monday, April 12th, 2021 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Dale Markwardt to adjourn the March meeting, seconded by George. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:05pm. 

 Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

**************************************************************************************************************************MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING-FEBRUARY 8TH, 2021

Called to order Hearing on ATV/UTV ordinance. It was stated the ATV/UTV routes will go into effect when all the signage is up and the routes are documented with the signs on a map to be sent to the state. No town money will be used to purchase materials. George Luebke approved and Guy Gustafson second it.

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday February 8th, 2021 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. Social distancing was in effect for the meeting.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert. 

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the January meeting.  No corrections, with that he declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Residents from the township present were:

  • Wayne & Jean Vetting                         3819 South 15th Street

No Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry - No permits were issued for February. 

Spring Primary Election is set for February 16, 2021 and 3 poll workers will be present.

Discussion on the Annual meeting using Covid regulations. Possible virtual presentation with the Grotta Appraisal firm and we use a large screen.

Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Dale Markwardt and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, March 8th, 2021 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Dale Markwardt to adjourn the February meeting, seconded by George. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:45pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

**************************************************************************************************************************MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING--January 11th, 2021

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday January11th, 2021 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. Social distancing was in effect for the meeting.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the December meeting.  Correction to update Supervisor and not North/South Supervisor in the minutes, with that correction made he declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Residents from the township present were:

  • Wayne Vetting  3819 South 15th Street
  • Andrew Shavlik 1702 Silver Creek Road
  • Kristi Schmidt SCFD
  • Joe Stanzel SCFD

No Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry - No permits were issued for January.

Introduction of board members and the candidate for Town Constable Andrew Shavlik was addressed.

The 4 positions on the Town Board with the eligible candidate for the spring election. 

  • Chairman-uncontested Dale Markwardt
  • Supervisor-uncontested George Luebke
  • Supervisor-uncontested Jeff Blahnik
  • Constable-uncontested Andrew Shavlik

Spring Primary Election is set for February 16, 2021.

SMI bridge inspection was completed and work needs to be done by the county crew, such as brush cutting reinforcing bridge and replacing signs. Dale Markwardt will take responsibility to have the county complete the necessary repairs and clean-up on the 3 bridges mentioned in the inspection.

Silver Creek Fire Department representatives were present to share their emergency calls information from 2020.  Contracts for Rockwood and Silver Creek Fire Department were signed for the calendar 2021 year.

ATV/UTV ordinance was presented for discussion. February meeting will include the hearing for the ATV/UTV ordinance for the Town of Manitowoc-South.

Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Dale Markwardt and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Dale Markwardt to adjourn the January meeting, seconded by George. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:10pm. 

 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

*************************************************************************************************************MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday December 7th, 2020 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. Social distancing was in effect for the meeting.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert. Guy Gustafson was not present. 

Approving the 2021 Town Budget, a motion was made by Dale Markwardt to accept the proposed budget, seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Dale Markwardt to adjourn the Town Budget meeting, seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried.

Close Budget meeting.

Residents from the township present were:

  • Wayne Vetting             3819 South 15th Street

No Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry - No permits were issued for November. 

The 4 positions on the Town Board are up for elections. 

  • Chairman- currently Dale Markwardt
  • Supervisor-currently George Luebke
  • Supervisor-currently Guy Gustafson who turned in his Non-candidacy paperwork to remove himself from the upcoming spring election for this position.
  • Constable -currently Jeff Blahnik who turned in his Non-candidacy paperwork to remove himself from the upcoming spring election for this position.

Election paperwork will be handed out to those interested. Paperwork must be completed by January 5th, 2021.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the board minutes of the September and November meetings.  No corrections, so he declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Dale Markwardt and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, January 11th, 2021 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Dale Markwardt to adjourn the December meeting, seconded by George. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:10pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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 MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING

 The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday November 16th, 2020 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. Social distancing was in effect for the meeting.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, Guy Gustafson, George Luebke, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Residents from the township present were:

  • Dan Cichantek             2719 South 19th St
  • Bob Grall                     3804 South 15th St 

Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry - No permits were issued for September and October  

Covid 19 Grant update.

“Road to Recovery” grant for the Town of Manitowoc of $18,095. We were to use the money for Covid- related items pertaining to the election that was not in the budget for 2020.  A tabulator, computer, poly barriers, plastic tables, thermometers, hand sanitizer stations, printers, racks, grease board and a marquee for the outside were purchased with these funds.

WEC grant for $927.10 was used to purchase stamps for postage, ink cartridges and printing of post cards for the annual meeting postponement and rescheduling the annual meeting.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the August Board of Review meeting.  No corrections, so he declared the minutes to stand approved as read.  Annual Town Meeting notes were reviewed and they will be read at the 2021 Annual Town Meeting in April and approved by the town at that time.

Marc Holsen has resigned from the Highway Department Commissioner position and Greg Grottegut is replacing him.

Recycling Center sent a message out “Don’t dispose of ashes at the compost” on Basswood Road, due to a recent fire!

2020 General Election turn out for the Town of Manitowoc was 97.9%. 32 new registered voters, and 684 total voters.

Right of Way Permit/ordinance to be updated in January 2021 

Dan Byrd, representing Schmidt Amusement requested meeting minutes and our letter we sent to the lawyer contesting an allegedly "unlawful tax on Personal Property”. Letter and minutes were sent to Dan Byrd.

Resident called in about a tree fallen limb in the ditch on Pheasant Road.  We will be taking care of tree limb to prevent any safety hazard. There was also a call on the overhanging trees on the frontage road (Lakeshore Drive) by Calvin Creek. The Calvin Creek Association will be working this, unless they reach out to the Town for assistance.

Dan Cichantek, & Jeff Blahnik updated the ATV/UTV routes and regulation. Short discussion on rules, ordinance, and donated funds. The interested group will work with the DNR contact Darrin Kuhn the Recreational Safety Representative. Funding is also available through the DNR for signs. Signs are to be installed by the county department. A hearing on the ordinance must be done prior to a town meeting and it must be published in the newspaper. Work with Town of Newton to get answers on questions.

Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, December 7th, 2020 at 7:00pm and will include the Budget approval meeting prior to the regular monthly meeting.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the November meeting, seconded by George. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:40pm. 

Respectfully submitted

‘Geraldine Gilbert  

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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 MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday September 14th, 2020 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. Social distancing was in effect for the meeting.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, Guy Gustafson, George Luebke, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the August meeting.  No corrections, so he declared the minutes to stand approved as read.

Residents from the township present were:

  • Dennis & Cynthia Karbon        3319 Jenny Road
  • Dan Cichantek                       2917 South 19th St
  • Wayne & Jean Vetting             3819 South 15th St

Dan Cichantek, was present to continue working the ATV/UTV routes and regulation. Short discussion on signage, ordinance, and donated funds. The interested group needs to be organized and a spoke person chosen (Bill Schmitt was suggested). Open discussion at the next meeting about ordinance wording, routes, regulatory signage, rules and compliances.  Next month hearing at 7pm for ATV Ordinance and then regular board meeting to follow. Jeri will have the ordinance prepared for the meeting.

*A resident of the southern part of the township requested it be documented in the minutes that the town of Manitowoc will not be paying any money towards the ATV/UTV signage or other things regarding ATV routes, as they only benefit a handful of people.

Water Project updates: postcards will be sent out late September to residents that were sent postcards earlier about the findings on legal counsel.

  • Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry for August:
  • 2705 Nelson Road-reconstruct a home
  • 3321 Jenny Road-detached garage

Clerk/Treasurer wages are approved as a 3% increase for 2020, 2021 and 2022. George Luebke made a motion to approve the wage increase and it was seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried.

Right of Way Permit pertaining to the resident on Silver Creek Road was discussed and Jeff Blahnik will prepare a letter regarding the driveway approach. It was suggested to have the letter reviewed by Wisconsin Towns Association before sending it via certified mail. If we need representation, we will be having a personal legal representative for the Town.

A new tabulator is to be purchased for the Town, using the Routes to Recovery Grant. A motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to purchased the tabulator using the grant. Motion carried.

Roads to Recovery Grant is open until November 6, 2020. Any Covid-19 type expenses are to be submitted and reviewed for possible reimbursement. Additional funds will be given to the Silver Creek Fire Department to use toward Covid-19 equipment.

Town member requested a sign outside the firehouse for meeting dates or to add the specific dates on the Fire Department

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MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday August 17th, 2020 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. Social distancing was in effect for the meeting.  The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, Guy Gustafson, George Luebke, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the July meeting.  No corrections, so he declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Residents from the township present were:

  • Al & Kathy Szymczyk 1710 Lissa Lane
  • Dennis & Cynthia Karbon 3319 Jenny Road
  • Dennis Bernhardt 1804 Jenny Road
  • Mark & Jo Ann Krejcarek 3310 South 19th St
  • Bernie & Barb Wazny 3529 South 26th St
  • Wayne Vetting 3819 South 15th St

Roger Basler on Nelson Lane, variance for his property to construct a home on his property 3’ from the east lot line. Variance was accepted by the Planning and Zoning Committee.

Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry for July:

  • 1817 Viebahn St-Garage
  • Comcast-replace 234’ of .715 cable-Silver Creek Road

Water Project updates: postcards were sent out late July to residents affected by the contaminated water from the Hecker Land/Dump. Residents had the opportunity to attend the annual meeting on August 3, 2020 and voice their concerns. Many unanswered questions were presented that evening. Dale Markwardt requested a motion to bring all Water Project information to Kate Reynolds (Town of Manitowoc Lawyer) to review and advise us what to do as a town with this project. We are also reaching out to the Town of Newton to see if they want to work together on this with the help of Kate Reynolds. We will keep residents informed as best as we are able on any information we receive. Guy made a motion and George and it was approved. Our website was updated to include contacts from the city and water project for town residents to call, mail or email them with their questions or concerns.

Town of Manitowoc has a population of 1114 per the census of 2020.

Payment to SMI for Road Certification of $125.00.

Bill from the Highway Department was given to Jeri to pay.

Election expenses from Guy were given for reimbursement.

The Federal CARES Act Sub-Grant for elections, was explained and all documentation of added expenses due to the corona virus will be collected and submitted for part of the Sub-Grant per Wisconsin Elections Commission guidelines.

Jeff Blahnik will be ordering new signs that were cut off & a new marker for the Hope Church on Cty B.

Checks were signed. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, September 14th, 2020 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the August meeting, seconded by George. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:15pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert-Clerk/Treasurer

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MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday July 13th, 2020 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. Social distancing was in effect for the meeting.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, Guy Gustafson, George Luebke, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the June meeting.  No corrections, so he declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

No residents from the township were present.

Ken & Janice Gessert variance for their property to construct a pole building less than the 100’ from the center of the road on Cty Q was accepted by the Planning and Zoning Committee.

Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry for June:

4340 So 10th St-Garden Shed

4623 So 10th St-Window Replacement

4340 So 10th St-Sunroom

Road repair on Nagle Avenue was completed by Northeast Asphalt. This is a LRIP Project.

Annual Meeting date is set for August 3, 2020, at 7:00pm at the Fire Station. Jeff Blahnik will make arrangements to have the Fire Trucks moved. Residents will gather in the fire bays to keep in compliance with the social distancing at the meeting. Guy Gustafson will work on designing the postcards to be sent to the town residents for the Annual Meeting. He will also add a message to the cards to encourage qualified residents to consider running for office. 

Board Member wages will be addressed at the Annual Town Meeting.

The Federal CARES Act Sub-Grant for elections, was explained and all documentation of added expenses due to the corona virus will be collected and submitted for part of the Sub-Grant per Wisconsin Elections Commission guidelines.

Checks were signed. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, August 17 2020 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the July meeting, seconded by George. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:20pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Clerk/Treasurer

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MANITOWOC TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday June 8th, 2020 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. Social distancing was in effect for the meeting.  The meeting was called to order at 7:45pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, Guy Gustafson, George Luebke, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the May meeting.  No corrections, so he declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Residents present from the township were:

  • Ken and Janice Gessert-4016 County Q
  • Wayne and Jean Vetting-3819 South 15th Street

Ken & Janice Gessert came to the board to request a variance on their property to construct a pole building less than the 100’ from the center of the road on County Q. After discussion of the variance the town board voted “no objection to the variance”. Guy made the motion for the town board to accept the variance proposal for the Gesserts’ pole building. George Luebke second the motion. A letter is to be sent to the Manitowoc County Board of Adjustment with the Town of Manitowoc’s decision on the variance for the Monday June 15 meeting of variances proposals.

Building /remodel permits/real estate inquiry for May:

  • 1110 Lake Lane-New Garage

Open Book was held on May 12, 2020 via phone and/or computer. Only one individual contacted Les Ahrens in regards to a piece of property with general questions.

Board of Review was held on June 2, 2020 at the Town Office. There were no residents that addressed any questions or concerns.

Bids for the road repair on Nagle Avenue were opened. There was only one bid and it was from Northeast Asphalt with a reasonable quote. Guy made the motion for the town board to accept the bid from Northeast Asphalt. George Luebke second the motion. The Nagle Avenue project was then awarded to Northeast Asphalt. Contract was signed and sent to Northeast and the County Highway Department. Minutes to be sent to the Highway Department for verification.

Dan Koski sent a letter about the water quality problems to Dale Markwardt, Town Chairman and Guy Gustafson, Town Supervisor. Guy contracted Dan Koski back and asked if he could send a copy of the letter to the affected homes addressing the concerns on the contaminated water in the township.

Annual Meeting date is on hold for another month because of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the county. Preparing the agenda for the Annual meeting was put on hold.

Town of Manitowoc adopted a resolution to wave interest and penalties on property tax installment payments due on or after April 1st.  The waiver is only available if both the County and the municipality adopt a resolution.  This is referred to as ACT 185. More information when it is available.

Special Assessment letter fees for a home sale were raised from $10 a letter to $25. The raise in the fee is consistent with the townships in the county. Dale Markwardt made a motion to increase the special assessment fee and George Luebke second the motion. Increase effective July 1, 2020.

Poll worker wages were also increased from $9.00 an hour to $10 an hour. The wage increase is consistent with the townships in the county. Dale Markwardt made a motion to increase the poll workers wages and Guy Gustafson second the motion. Increase effective July 1, 2020.

Board Member wages will be addressed at the Annual Town Meeting when the date is determined.

2 Xtremes Bar License effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 along with the 7 bartenders he has license applications for, were approved by George Luebke and second by Guy Gustafson.

Brief discussion on the Federal CARES Act Sub-Grant for elections, was explained and all documentation of added expenses due to the corona virus will be collected and submitted for part of the Sub-Grant per Wisconsin Elections Commission guidelines.

Checks were signed. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the June meeting, seconded by George. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:50pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Clerk/Treasurer

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TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday May 11th, 2020 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. Social distancing was in effect for the meeting.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, Guy Gustafson, George Luebke, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the March meeting.  No corrections, so he declared the minutes to stand approved. 

No Residents were present from the town.

Building permit applications were received in March and April:

1524 Pheasant Lane - New Home Construction-Needed to follow-up on the building permit for this residence, was completed and is in compliance with permits. Larry Maloney performed an inspection at the end of May.

            3402 Nagle Avenue-Drive-Way Expansion & Culvert

Board Member wages, poll workers and special assessment letters, were put on hold until the next meeting 

Board of Review training for 2020 will be virtual. Geraldine Gilbert will be completing the 3-hour Board of Review training online during the month of May.

Prepare the agenda for the Annual meeting was put on hold until the next meeting.

Bid proposal was being discussed for the upcoming road work on Nagle Avenue. All sealed bids will be sent to Dale Markwardt and opened at the June 8th meeting.

Checks were signed. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, June 08, 2020 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the May meeting, seconded by George. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:30pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Clerk/Treasurer

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TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was cancelled for Monday April 13th, 2020 because of the social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19 virus*.

*Under the authority of Wis. Stat. §§ 252.02(3) and (6) and the direction of Gov. Evers, has updated prior orders regarding mass gatherings and gatherings of more than 10 people to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order is effective at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and will remain in effect until 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued.

Next month's meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7:00pm.

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasurer

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TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday March 9th, 2020 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, Guy Gustafson, George Luebke, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the February meeting.  No corrections, so he declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Residents present from the town were:

  • Morgan Sickinger- Woodland Drive
  • Dan Cichantek-South 19th St

No Building permit applications were received in February. 

Discussion on Schmitz Amusement for unlawful tax on his Personal Property. He is requesting a refund of $89.20. A letter is to be drawn up and sent to the Attorney for Schmitz Amusement stating the claim for the Town of Manitowoc is “Denied “.

Discussion on ATV signage was presented by Dan Cichantek on behalf of Bill Schmidt. It was also noted that there are sponsors that will be donating money for the purchase and installing of signs.

Open discussion on the water testing for the south area of the township. Water purchased by the City is being delivered to the affected residences.

Updating our website to make it more attractive to the town residents and other individuals using it will be done during 2020.

George Luebke signed the contracts for Rockwood and Silver Creek Fire Departments.

No Checks were signed.  Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the March meeting, seconded by George. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:30pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Clerk/Treasurer

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TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday February 10th, 2020 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, Guy Gustafson, and Geraldine Gilbert. Jeff Blahnik, and George Luebke were excused for the meeting.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the January meeting.  A correction of the date was noted to be changed, so he declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Residents present from the town were:

  • Wayne and Jean Vetting-3819 South 15th Street

No Building permit applications were received in January. 

Discussion on Schmitz Amusement for unlawful tax on his Personal Property. He is requesting a refund of $89.20. Contact the Wisconsin Towns Association to see how it is being handled from their perspective and report at the next meeting. We are allowed 90 days from the date it was served (January 31, 2020) to respond.

Updating our website to make it more attractive to the town residents and other individuals using it will be done during 2020.

Itemized bill for the $4500.00 charge from the accountant for a December 2019 bill concerning training and updating Quick-books was clarified.

It was also noted that contracts for the fire department were returned with signatures by Tom Arndt (Rockwood Fire Department) and Joe Stanzel (new fire chief for Silver Creek Fire Department). We are waiting on the final signature from George Luebke.

Checks were signed for upcoming monthly bills by Dale and Guy.  Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by Dale Markwardt to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried. In the future months the board will receive a copy of the Check Details and Deposit Details in their agenda envelope to review prior to the meeting.

A public meeting regarding the water quality in the southern part of the township was planned for March but has been delayed until summer. The clean water meeting will be hosted by the City Engineering Department and the DNR.  They will share information concerning the water testing results and their plan going forward at that time.

Validation of our township on the map for the upcoming 2020 Census count was confirmed by the Town Board for the census workers.

Next month's meeting will be on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the February meeting, seconded by Dale Markwardt. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:00pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Clerk/Treasurer

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TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday January 13th, 2020 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik, and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the December meeting.  No corrections or additions so he declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Residents present from the town were:

  • Wayne and Jean Vetting-3819 South 15th Street

No Building permit applications were received in December.

Request came from a town resident for a variance to build a large storage unit. After discussion it was decided the resident is to contact the county department for approval because this is located on a county road not a town road. Next step would be to go to park and planning and file the variance so neighbors are able to give their input. It was also suggested they go to the county highway commissioner. The town board made no decision.

Christmas newsletter received from Grota Appraisals and a Christmas card from the Sheriff.

Letter from Attorney Katherine Reynolds for fees during 2020.

The town board will look into getting an individual to attend the annual meeting to share information concerning the water testing and the results, in the southern part of the township.

It was also noted that contracts for the fire department are to be sent out for signatures by Tom Arndt (Rockwood Fire Department) and Joe Stanzel (new fire chief for Silver Creek Fire Department).

Checks were signed for upcoming monthly bills. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

It was also decided no more checks would be signed in advance except the check for garbage, because of the 10-day limit.

A request came from the board to get an itemized bill for the $4500.00 charge from the accountant for a December 2019 bill concerning training and updating Quick-books.

Discussion on looking into updating our website to make it more attractive to the town residents and other individuals using it. At this time there is limited access to the attachments for registering for dog licenses and absentee ballots.

Next month's meeting will be a on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke to adjourn the December meeting, seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:30pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Clerk/Treasurer

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TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday December 2nd, 2019 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the November meeting.  No corrections or additions so he declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Residents present from the town were:

  • None

Discussion of the budget took place earlier tonight. Budget was approved for 2020.

No Building permit applications were received in November.

Discussion on poll workers needed for upcoming elections. Calls to all poll workers to verify their intentions for 2020 and the preference of shift.

Funds of $600 were received for a dedicated WIS Vote laptop for the Town of Manitowoc and $500 for maintaining the unit due to the increase of security for voting and its regulations.

TRIP (Town Road Improvement Project) has been approved for the Town of Manitowoc awarding project funds for road construction in the next 3 years. The plan is for Nagel Avenue road to be repaved.

Property on south 19th street will be monitored due to the lack of curb appeal.

Short discussion on ATV usage in the town. More discussion at the Annual meeting on April 13, 2020.

Checks were signed for upcoming monthly bills. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be a on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke to adjourn the December meeting, seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:00pm. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Clerk/Treasurer

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TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday November 11th, 2019 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the October meeting.  Chairman, Markwardt requested the digital speed sign be removed from the October minutes and then declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Residents present from the town were:

  • Wayne and Jean Vetting-3819 South 15th Street

Bonding is not necessary for the Town of Manitowoc because the board approved in 2018, that the town will be responsible for all the taxes and they signed a waver and submitted it to the County Treasurer. Clerk/Treasurer will contact CNA Surety and update the board on the CNA Surety bond insurance and its purpose.

No Building permit applications were received in October.

Discussion on poll workers needed for upcoming elections. Calls to all poll workers to verify their intentions for 2020 and the preference of shift.

TRIP (Town Road Improvement Project) has been approved for the Town of Manitowoc awarding project funds for road construction in the next 3 years. The plan is for Nagel Avenue road to be repaved.

 Cottage demolition on Viebahn Street. No action needed from the board. Owner will need to contact the assessor after completion, so they can reevaluate the taxes on this residence.

Annual Christmas Party for Wisconsin Town Association-Manitowoc County Unit will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019, cost is $10.00 per person. Markwardt’s and Gilbert’s plan on attending. 2 -$10.00 door prizes are needed from the town.

Green safety number signs were missing from a few residents in the town and Jeff will verify they are missing and will order new signs if necessary.

Short discussion on ATV usage in the town. More discussion at the Annual meeting on April 13, 2020.

Checks were signed for upcoming monthly bills. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be a Budget Hearing Meeting and monthly Town meeting on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke to adjourn the November meeting, seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:00pm. 

Board discussion took place after the meeting for the annual budget.

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Clerk/Treasurer

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October 14th, 2019

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday October 14th, 2019 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the September meeting.  Chairman, Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Residents present from the town were:

  • Wayne and Jean Vetting-3819 South 15th Street
  • Bill and Sylvia Schmidt-1811 Silver Creek Road
  • Dan Cichantek-2917 South 19th Street
  • Robert Grall-3804 South 15th Street
  • Andrew Adelman-3405 South 15th Street
  • Dave Noworatzky-4002 South 21st Street

Discussion from the town residents present, was about the possibility of an ATV/UTV trail in the Town of Manitowoc. Knowing there is cost involved in the purchasing and installing the signs, and maintaining the trails the decision was to table it until the annual meeting April 13, 2020 when there is a larger turnout to discuss the trails. Residents interested were asked along with the board to research the cost, safety responsibilities, regulations from DNR, rules, map design and bring it to the Annual Meeting.

No Building permit applications were received in September.

The Town of Manitowoc was awarded the TRIP (Town Road Improvement Project) project funds for road construction. An Application was started for the eligibility of receiving the funds for an approved road project meeting the criteria. This project has the potential of being reimbursed up to 50% of the cost to the town.

George Luebke will be contacting Chris Lewis to trim back trees in the town that are causing problems for drivers by obscuring their vision.

Speed is a factor on South 10th Street, the county sheriff will be notified and asked to monitor the area more. 

Checks were signed for upcoming monthly bills. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke to adjourn the October meeting, seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Clerk/Treasurer

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September 9, 2019

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday September 9th, 2019 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson and Jeff Blahnik. Geraldine Gilbert participated via cell phone.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the August meeting.  Chairman, Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Residents present from the town were:

  • Jeff Cavanaugh-3612 South 19th Street

During the road re-pavement the Highway Department eliminated an iced area on the road because of safety concerns which caused a run off on Jeff Cavanaugh property. The county will be going to the site to evaluate the situation.

Building permit applications were received from:

  • Simon-3312 Simon Road (garage)

Individual from the township is interested in the property on South 15th Street known as the Radandt property. They want to use it as a dumping site to get rid of construction materials. Road limits, single access. No longer an active gravel pit. He is also interested in the land across the road.

2 households had their driveway approach repaved during the South 19th Street re-pavement project. The payment of $800 for driveway approach for Noskowiak and Wagner will be sent to the township.

Geraldine requested permission to attend Local Government Education with Election Administration for Relatively New Clerks and complete the Presidential Election Academy at UWGB in Nov 2019. A motion by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson for her to attend.

Checks were signed for upcoming monthly bills. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be Monday, October 14th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. 

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke to adjourn the August meeting, seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. 

Action items:

  • Pavement ratings due to WisDOT by December-information given and will be entered into the system.
  • Prepare for upcoming 2020 Budget

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Clerk/Treasurer

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August 12, 2019

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday August 12th, 2019 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert. 

Residents present from the town were:

  • Wayne Vetting-3819 South 15th Street
  • Jean Vetting-3819 South 15th Street

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the July meeting.  Chairman, Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Building permit applications were received from:

Mike Omernick-2515 Nelson Lane-New Garage

Utility Permit received from WPS to do electrical and gas lines on any job site in the township, valid for 1 year to avoid individual permits.

Tabulator machine was looked at by the service technician and found the wires inside were in the path of feeding the ballots in the tray. Adjustment was made and unit is ready for upcoming elections.

Roadwork on South 19th Street will start the week of August 19th, 2019. Milling is scheduled for Tuesday the 20th. Paving will follow. Residents along South 19th Street were asked if they wanted the county to finish paving their driveway approach at the property owners’ expense. Payments will be sent to the township. Approximately 3 households will have their driveway approach repaved.

Garbage policy was discussed. Each household receives a 64-gallon garbage unit and an 18 gallon recycle bin. Extra garbage bagged can be placed on the top of the garbage bin at the homeowner’s discretion. Garbage haulers will be the deciding individuals to determine if they will pick up excess garbage.

Checks were signed for upcoming monthly bills. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke to adjourn the August meeting, seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. 

Action items:

  • Pavement ratings due to WisDOT by December
  • Prepare for upcoming 2020 Budget

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Clerk/Treasurer

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July 8, 2019

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday July 8th, 2019 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert. 

No residents from the town were present.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the June meeting.  Chairman, Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Building permit applications were received from:

Cody and Amber Thiel-3301 South 15th Street-New Home and Additional Garage

Bob Krause-3923 Hwy Q-3 Season Room and Garage Addition

Checks were signed for upcoming monthly bills. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

2020 calendar will reflect a change in a meeting date for the month of August due to the primary election. Meeting date for August 17, 2020.

Next month's meeting will be Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke to adjourn the July meeting, seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. 

Action items:

  • Contact Jessica Backus to looked at the ballots and tabulator machine
  • Pavement ratings due to WisDOT by December

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Clerk/Treasurer

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June 10, 2019

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday June 10th, 2019 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:20 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert. 

Residents from the town present:

Tom Voche - 1441 Silver Creek Road

Don Knuth - 1423 Silver Creek Road

Elizabeth Knuth - 1423 Silver Creek Road

Charles Mrotek -1703 Silver Creek Road

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the May meeting.  Chairman, Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Variance request for 1441 Silver Creek Road. Tom Voche gave his reasons why the building was placed 40 feet from the center of the road versus the mandatory 60 feet (per building permit from County Planning and Zoning). Town Board forwarded their concerns to the County Board of Adjustment to be addressed at the public hearing on June 17, 2019.

Paving South 19th street will go with the recommended 2” asphalt. Manitowoc County Highway Department will be awarded the contract to perform the work in 2019.

The Town of Two Rivers will be resurfacing their portion of Woodland Drive by Scott Construction. A proposal was made to finish the remaining .52 miles of Woodland Drive that is in the Town of Manitowoc, at a cost of $11409.00. A motion was made by George Luebke and second by Guy Gustafson to approve the resurfacing.

Tavern license for 2X Tremes and bartender serving licenses were approved with a motion made by Guy Gustafson and second by George Luebke. Motion carried.

Building permit applications were received from.: Travis Peterson- 3315 Cimarron Ct.-Garage 

Checks were signed for upcoming monthly bills. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the May meeting, seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:15p.m. 

Action items:

  • Contact Jessica Backus to looked at the ballots and tabulator machine
  • Pavement ratings due to WisDOT by December

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert 

Clerk/Treasurer

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May 13th, 2019

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday May 13th, 2019 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Geraldine Gilbert.  No residents from the town were present.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the April meeting.  Chairman, Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Paving South 19th street in 2019 was addressed. 2 bids for repaving South 19th were received.

  • 2” added asphalt to existing surface for approximately $120,000
  • 3” surface using pulverized and new asphalt for approximately $164,000

After discussing the differences, the board proposed going with 2” asphalt and pulverizing the existing surface if the bid would come in at around $134,000. The board unanimously agreed to get it on the calendar of the contractor.

Building permit application was received from Joseph Englebrecht.  

Bartender serving license a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson

5.5% tax-since no earmark of what the money is designated for, the town board opposes the .05% sales tax.

Checks were signed for upcoming monthly bills. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the March meeting, seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. 

Action items:

  • Town Board to contact Jessica Backus to have the tabulator machine and ballots looked at
  • Pavement ratings due to WisDOT by December

Respectfully submitted

Geraldine Gilbert

Clerk/Treasurer

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April 8th, 2019

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held Monday April 8th, 2019 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.  Resident from the town was present was Geraldine Gilbert. Guest speaker present, was Tom Ward representing the following groups, Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, Inc., Lakeshore Invasive Species Management Area and MCLA.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the March meeting.  Chairman, Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

Guest speaker Tom Ward spoke to the board about the noxious weed and invasive species “Phragmites” present in the local wetland areas. It is highly recommended the weed is treated 2 times to eliminate it and more treatments done as needed. The groups are trying to implement an ordinance regulating the noxious weed and invasive species. Town Board will review the information and make a decision at a later date on the ordinance.

Paving South 19th street in 2019 was briefly addressed. More to discuss at the next monthly meeting. 

The recent elections the tabulator machine started presenting problems with feeding in the ballots. The Town Board will contact Jessica Backus to assist in having the machine and ballots looked at for future elections.

No Building permit applications were received.  Discussion to add the seal, town permit and address marker fees to new single and 2 family home building permits were reviewed and a motion to include all the listed fees to the new Building permits immediately. Motion second and accepted.

             1 Family dwelling        $635.00                       2 Family dwelling                    $785.00

            Address marker              75.00                       Address markers                       150.00

            Seal                               35.00                       Seal                                          35.00

            Town permit                   15.00                       Town permit                              15.00 

                                               760.00                                                                      985.00                                 

Checks were signed for upcoming monthly bills. Bills were presented for payment, and a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid. Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be Monday, May 13th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke to adjourn the March meeting, seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg


 March 4, 2019

TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held March 4th, 2019 at the Silver Creek Fire Station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.  Resident from the town present was Geraldine Gilbert.  Town guest speaker present was TJ Henrickson from Sauve's of Two Rivers.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the February meeting.  Chairman, Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read.

Guest speaker TJ Henrickson from Sauve's Computers of Two Rivers, discussed three options of building a new Dell laptop with a solid-state drive.  The major differences between the laptops were price, battery life, weight, warranty and build quality.  Decision to purchase the middle laptop.  Geraldine Gilbert will work with TJ Henrickson on the order of the laptop.

TJ will be doing the Data Copy, QuckBooks, J. Mauel & Associates, LLC, Microsoft Office 2019 Home & Business installation and any other needed software to mirror the current tower computer the Town of Manitowoc information is on.  This will be a 2-3 hour process to download and transfer.

Town of Manitowoc Clerk/Treasure Contract for Geraldine Gilbert was presented for one year. Signature was documented, accepted and will remain in effect until April 21st, 2020.

Investment Bank paperwork was passed around requesting the necessary signatures needed to update the bank accounts with the upcoming April 16th Clerk/Treasure transition.

Discussion about our town keeping the policy of using the 3 signatures for checks.  Option of one signature can be used if absolutely necessry.

No building permit applications were received, however discussion to adding the new fees and cost of the markers to new home buildiing permits.

Checks were signed for upcoming monthly bills.  The bills presented for payment and a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid.  Motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be Monday April 8th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke to adjourn the March meeting, seconded by Guy Gustafson.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfullly submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer

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February 11th, 2019

TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held February 11th, 2019 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg. Resident from the town who was present was Geraldine Gilbert.  Town guest speaker also present was TJ Hendrickson from Sauve's of Two Rivers.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the January meeting.  Chairman, Dale Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read.

The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid.  The motion carried.

Guest speaker, TJ Hendrickson from Sauve's Computers of Two Rivers, discussed options of building a new Dell laptop with a solid-state drive.  TJ discussed the process of transferring the current data, QuickBooks and installng Windows Property Tax Collections Payments, Microsoft Office and any other needed software to mirror the currect tower computer the Town of Manitowoc information is on.  Discussion ended, inviting TJ back to the March 4th meeting with detailed cost.

Next month's meeting will be Monday, March 4th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the February meeting, seconded by George Luebke.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8;50.

Respectfully submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/treasurer

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 January 14th, 2019

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held January 14th, 2019 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.  Resident from the town who was present was Geraldine Gilbert.

 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the December meeting.  Chairman, Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

The clerk is planning that she would stay until April 2 and receive her salary and a clerk deputy be hired at $15.00 per hour.  Dale Markwardt said that at the annual meeting on April 17th, 2018 that the chairman, supervisors, clerk/treasurer and constable were to receive 3% increase from April 1, 2019 through March 30, 2020

A motion was made by Guy Gustafson to offer the position of Clerk/treasurer to Geraldine Gilbert pending a signed contract.  George Luebke seconded the motion.

Building permit applications were received from:

                                              Guy Gustafson,  912 Koeppel Lane

                                            Jeremy Mancheski, 5407 South 26th St. 

The joint powers agreement between Manitowoc County joint dispatch center and Town of Manitowoc was signed by the chairman. 

A thank you card was received from the children of Bill & Hallie Wendorff

Since there are two running for supervisors the board has to draw who will be Number 1 and number 2.  George Luebke will be first on the ballot and Guy Gustafson will be second. 

The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid. The motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the January meeting, seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer


 December 3, 2018

TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held December 3rd, 2018 at the fire station and town hall.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Buy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg. Present from the town were Drew and Hillary Adelman and Geraldine Gilbert

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the November meeting.  Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read.

George Luebke made a motion to accept the budget for 2019 and adopt the 2019 budget.  Seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried. Guy Gustafson made a motion to close the budget hearing for 2019.  George Luebke seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Building permit applications were received from: Jeremy Mancheskii - 5407 South 26th St.

There was a discussion on the position of the clerk/treasurer.  There were thoughts that the position should be split up.  It was suggested that the clerk come up with some idea by next month.  It was suggested that the clerk spend some time with each person who is interested.

Next month's meeting will be Monday, January 14, 2019.

The fire department and the Town of Manitowoc contract for Rockwood Fire Department was signed by the chairman, supervisors and the Clerk/treasurer.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by GuyGustafson to accept the treasurer's report and pay the bills.  Motion carried.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion as made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer


November 12, 2018

TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held November 12th, 2018, at the fire station and town hall.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg. Residents present from the township were Tom Arndt, Dan Cichantek and Drew Adelman.

Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

The chairman received a call from the electrician that Noah Poklinkowski was going to live in the garage until the house is built.  If he lives in the garage, the garage has to be inspected and treated like a new house.  The building inspector, Larry Maloney, will take care of the situation.

A bond oath for the town clerk/treasurer was signed by the chairman and clerk/treasurer.

The county aid bridge petition was signed by the board members and the clerk/treasurer. The estimated cost of the bridge is $8,513.05.

Building permits were submitted to the following:

Noah Poklinkowski, 1524 Pheasant Dr.

Trinity Alliance Church, 3121 Nagle Ave.

Jerome Lambert,  1817 Viebahn St.

George Luebke, 3602 South 19th St.

The clerk reminded the board of the Christmas party on Thursday, December 6, 2018, Valders at 6:30.

The accountant, Paul Carson, helped the clerk/treasurer and changed a few entries on the budget and added the percent change column. There will be a Public Budget hearing on December 3rd, 2018 at 7:00.  He wanted road improvements separate from capital expense.  Capital expense is if you do a new road.  Road improvements was separated from the highway which is maintenance like grass cutting, pot holes, snow plowing.  The levy limit is $172,126.00

A motion was made by Guy Gustafson to increase Rockwood Fire Department $500.00 and Silver Creek Fire Department $500.00.  The total for Rockwood Fire Department would be $21,305.93 and Silver Creek Fire Department would be $44,433.08. Seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried.

After 40 years as the clerk/treasurer, she told the board that she wanted to retire.  She would stay as long as it took for someone to learn the position.

A motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid and to accept the financial report. Motion carried.

The next month's meeting will be Monday, December 3rd 2018.with the budget meeting at 7:00 and the regular board meeting to follow.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer

 


 

October 8, 2018

TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held October 8th, 2018 at the fire station and town hall.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.  Present were the following Town of Manitowoc residents:

                   Susan Hein                                 - 3709 S. 15th

                   Robert & Wendy Wetak                - 3712 S. 15th

                   Bernie Wazny & Barb Hochkamer  - 3529 S. 26th 

                   Wayne & Kate Dehne                   - 3708 S. 15th

                   Mark & Diane Miller                      - 3705 S. 15th

                  Bob & Lori Grall                             - 3804 S. 15th

                  Randy Wagner                                3809 S. 19th 

Also present from the City of Manitowoc was Pat Nickels.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, explained to Susan Hein the variance she received from Planning and Zoning.  Susan Hein explained that she had a pony named Licorice who was 27 yeas old.  Pat Nickels took over and explained that Susan lost her partner due to a tractor accident.  At that time Susan decided to sell the ranch house and live with Wendy & Rob Wetak.  The deputy constable went to Susan as there were complaints from the neighbors, that the acreage was not big enough for a pony.

Susan purchased the property at 3709 South 15th St. prior to checking with Planning & Zoning.  She would need 2 acres to keep a horse.

The chairman explained that the board makes a recommendation but the board of adjustment makes the final decision.  The chairman asked for the people who were for the variance to speak.  Next he called for the people opposing the variance.  It was brought up that the residents did not want the manure and odor in their backyard.  A motion was made by Guy Gustafson to close the discussion.  Motion carried.  The town board moved forward opposing the variance that is coming up October 30th by the Board of Adjustment.  The board goes on record as there was a negative result.  The reasons for this is that it is a highly residential neighborhood, the small lot size and the complaints of the neighbors and from the odors from the manure.  It's a self-imposed hardship, bought the property well after she was made aware of the situation, sanitary problems, visual issues of a horse outside of your window, small lot size, and manure issues.  George Luebke made a motion pertaining to the letter received on the pony issue.  The board is negative and would not agree on the variance.  Seconded by Guy Gustafson.  Motion carried.  A letter will be sent to Reed Gaedtke.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the September meeting.  Chairman, Dale Markwardt, declared the minutes to stand approved.

The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid.  The motion carried.  There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to adjourn at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer                              - 


 September 10, 2018


TOWN BOARD MEETING
 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held September 10th, 2018 at the fire station and town hall.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg. Also present were Mark & Diane Miller and Wayne & Kathleen Dehne.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the August meeting.    Chairman, Dale Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

Guy Gustafson reported that he was called by Robert Wetak that there was a horse kept on South 15th Street, which is residential and less than two acres.  The lady told Guy that she had bought the property across the street and that she would not have bought the property and wasted all that money.  Apparently she has not purchased that property yet.  Register of Deeds was called and the property is still under Ansbaugh name.  Guy went to Planning and Zoning and talked to Kayla and she said a notice of violation was sent to the owner of the horse.  Dale Markwardt explained the process of getting a variance.

The resolution on the Notz property located at 3205 South 19th St was signed by the chairman, Dale Markwardt and the Clerk, Caroline Sonnenburg.  George Luebke made a motion to adopt the resolution #2018-01, regarding the Notz property.  It was seconded by Guy Gustafson.  Motion carried. 

The contract for the assessor’s salary was signed by the supervisors, Guy Gustafson and George Luebke, chairman, Dale Markwardt and the Clerk, Caroline Sonnenburg.  The contract runs from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021.

Dale Markwardt, chairman, signed the road certification map for transportation aids.

The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. The motion carried.

 Next month's meeting will be Monday, October 8th, 2018.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to adjourn at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted

 Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer

 


 

August 13, 2018

TOWN BOARD MEETING

 The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held August 13th, 2018 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.  Present from the town was Bernard Wazny.  Also Larry Maloney, building inspector, was present at the meeting.

 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the July meeting.  Chairman, Dale Markwardt, declared the minutes to stand approved as read.

 Bernard Wazny will contact his neighbor, Steve Fictum, and try to resolve the problem with their ditches.

 Larry Maloney reported that he received a call from Gordon Lund, Nastasha Notz’s father. That she was going to live in the house.  He told Larry that he received a $90,000.00 bill from Bilt Rite Construction.  The Lunds were going to hire Bartow Builders to finish the project.  Larry Maloney tried to explain to Gordon Lund that there was substantial amount of work done to get Kate Reynolds involved.  The town thought to put some deed restrictions or some information on the deed that there was a substantial amount of the house completed, enclosed and no electrical inspections, no plumbing inspections, no insulation inspections.  It was completely finished inside.  There will be something in the deed  that saids there were no inspections, don’t  hold the town or the building inspector for any problems that might take place.  A alternate would be to hire an inspection agency.  The building inspector was especially concerned with mold.

 Larry Maloney is going to Kate Reynolds for the best solution first and then to Gordon Lund.   A motion was made by George Luebke to give the authority to Larry Maloney to contact Kate Reynolds and Gordon Lund to decide on the options that were  suggested to get an inspection service in  or putting something in the deed,  noting that it is the Notz property.  The motion was seconded by Guy Gustafson.  Motion carried. 

 Larry Maloney recommended that when someone comes in with an addition, they should come in with a floor plan.. 

 The following resident was issued a building permit:   Greg Waak, 3109 South 19th St.

 Next month’s meeting will be Monday, September 10th, 2018.

 The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid and also to accept the financial report.  The motion carried.

 There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the August meeting at 900 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted

 Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer


July 9, 2018

TOWN BOARD MEETING

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held July 9th, 2018 at the fire station and town hall.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustatson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.

 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the June meeting.  Chairman, Dale Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

George Luebke said that he contacted Chris Lewis about cutting some branches on South 15th St. This was done on July 6th, 2018.

Dale Markwardt reported that the County would get at the weeds next week.

A building permit was issued to Rick & Sue Vogt, 3028 South 15th St.

A citation fee in the amount of $89.44 for not applying for a burning permit was received from a resident.

A bill will be sent to Susan Gagnon, Johnston Dr., Manitowoc for the damage of a traffic sign post in the amount of $191.14.

Next month's meeting will be August 13th, 2018.

The bills were presented for payment, and after review a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid and accept the treasurer's report.  The Motion carried.

There being no other business to come before the Town of Manitowoc board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

 


June 11, 2018

Town Board Meeting

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Mannitowoc was held June 11th, 2018, at the fire station and town hall.  The monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeffrey Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.  Also present was Mark Krejcarek, 3310 South 19th St.

 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the May meeting. Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

The tavern license application for 2Xtremes was reviewed.  Buy Bustafson made a motion to accept the application and seconded by George Luebke.  The following have bartender's applications on file:

                                Lori Reininger, 3002 South 10th St.

                                Tori Rivet, 2512 Birch Rd.

                                Christine Patt, 1219 North 9th St.

                                Pat Kennedy, 3021 South 26th St.

                                Jackie Dueno, 718 North 8th St., Apt 110

                                Jason Farr, 2302 South 10th St.

Mark Krejcarek asked the board if the town really needed Waste Management to pick up the garbage and reycling.  The board explained that the town has signed a five year agreement with WM.

                       Building permits were issued to:

                       Brian Laurent, 3408 Mirro Dr.

                       John Schroeder, 2824 Nagle Ave.

                       Scott & Kelly Wallin, 3317 Serenity Dr

                       Tim Petersen, 2423 County Road Q

 A motion was made by George Luebke to approve the contract for edge repair for Scott Construction for the town's portion on Woodland Drive. Seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried. A signed copy was sent to Scott Construction.

 The next meeting will be July 9th, 2018.

 A motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to accept the treasurer's report and pay the bills.  Motion carried.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 745 p.m.

Respectfully submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer

 


  May 14, 2018

 

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held May 14th, 2018, at the fire station and town hall.  The monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, Guy Gustafson, George Luebke and Jeff Blahnik.  Also present was Larry Sonnenburg.  

 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the April meeting.  Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read.

The maps were marked for the spraying of the phragmmites.

 Jeff reported on a citation issued for a person on  729 East State Highway 310 for burning without a permit.  The citation was for $256.50.  That is just for court cost.  It will go to court on June 19th.

 Guy reported on a company who will inspect the culvert running from South 19th to South 15th.

The next board meeting will be Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Building permit application was received from the following:               

                   Kevin Damrow,    2402 Silver Creek Rd 

A motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid and accept the treasurer’s report.  Motion carried.

 There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn. Motion carried.   The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer

 accident report involving an address marker on South 26th St. 

The county treasurer is requiring the town to have a treasurer’s bond for tax collection. The town will have a hearing at next month’s meeting. 

The clerk called for two people to go to the board of review training in February. This needs to be done every two years. 

The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid. The motion carried. 

Next month's meeting will be Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. 

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the January meeting, seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted 

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer


 December 4, 2017

 TOWN BOARD MEETING

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held December 4, 2017, at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.

Guy Gustafson made a motion to close the budget hearing for 2018. George Luebke seconded the motion. Motion carried.

George Luebke made a motion to approve and adopt the 2018 budget. Seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the November meeting. Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

Dave Hardrath and Corey Krueger, as fire chiefs, were contacted and that they both agreed that they would take over the issuing of burning permits. George Luebke made a motion that the board transfer the responsibility of burning permits to the Silver Creek and Rockwood officials effective January 1, 2018. Seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried.

Building permit applications were received from:

                                Mitch & Ann Moret, 5207 S. 10th St.

                                Tim Petersen, 2125 Hwy Q

 Guy Gustafson made a motion to accept the list of election inspectors that the clerk has presented for the following years of 2018 and 2019 for the Town of Manitowoc elections. The list includes Jeanette Junk, Carole Anhalt, Leslie Markwardt, Jo Ann Skarivoda, Edwin Skarivoda, Neil Erickson, Helen Cichantek, Rosemary Skubal and Jo Ann Krejcarek. Seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried.

 Carole Anhalt sent an email to the clerk that she was having a difficult time because of her long driveway her garbage containers were blowing over and spreading paper in the ditches. The board suggested that the clerk contact WM for an answer to her problem.

 Guy Gustafson moved that the board table the request for the support of .5% sales tax proposal from the Village of Cleveland until our January 8th meeting.

 There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to pay the bills. Motion carried. A motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to adjourn. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:10.

A motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to accept the financial report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

 The next month’s meeting will be January 8th, 2018.

 There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer

 


 

November 13, 2017 

TOWN BOARD MEETING

 The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held November 13th, 2017, at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg. 

After discussing the budget it was decided to put the rate at $1.2367 per thousand. The local tax levy would be $107,003.00 for 2018.  The budgeted amount 107,003 divided by the assessed value of $86,518,000 = $1.2367 per thousand.   Also $55,000.00 would be taken out of the reserves for road work to be put into the budget.

The chairman, Dale Markwardt, signed the papers from Paul Corson.

Building permits were submitted to the following:

                                     Roy & Darlene Geigel, 2916 Cty Road B

                                    Christine Lauderdale, 5511 South 10th St.

 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the October meeting.   Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

 The constable, Jeff Blahnik, is going to check out Lori Reininger if the town can give her an operator’s license.

 The clerk reminded the board of the Christmas party on Thursday, November 30, at Gills, Whitelaw, 6:30 p.m.

 A motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid and to accept the financial report. Motion carried.

 The next month’s meeting will be Monday, December 4th, 2017, with the budget meeting at 7:00 and the regular board meeting to follow.

 There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted 

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer


  October 11, 2017

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held October 11th, 2017 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.   Also present was Dave Hardrath and Tom Arndt from the Rockwood Fire Department. 

A motion was made by George Luebke to approve the bartender’s application for Christine Patt, 519 Ridge Lane. Seconded by Guy Gustafson. 

A motion was made by Guy Gustafson to give a one-time $500.00 increase for Rockwood Fire Department and $1,000.00 to Silver Creek Fire Department in the 2018 budget. The total for Rockwood Fire Department would be $20,805.93 and for Silver Creek Fire Department would be $43,933.08. 

The clerk reminded the board that the November meeting will be November 13, 2017. The budget hearing would be December 4th, 2017 at 7:00, followed with the regular meeting at 7:30. 

The town would like to send all residents a letter some time before the April election stating that a referendum be on the April election to change the town clerk/treasurer position be appointed instead of elected. 

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the September meeting.   Chairman, Dale Markwardt, declared the minutes to stand approved.  

The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. The motion carried.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to adjourn at 8:00 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted 

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer


 

September 11, 2017

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held September 11th, 2017 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg. The building inspector, Larry Maloney, was also present.

 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the August meeting.   Chairman, Dale Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

Larry Maloney reported that the state have permit applications sent directly to them by electronic format. By January 2, 2018 they will have a standard electonic form. It will be available in 2017, but it will go into effect in 2018. The builder has to come in with all the information such as the plans, energy work sheets like he always did. The only difference is that the builder can submit the application on line to the state but he still has to send it to the municipality. Once the municipality gets a permit form and they would be approved like always and electronically by the 15th of the following month after the permit has been finalized and issued, we would have to send that information to the state. A penalty if it is not done in that time the town would have to reimburse the builder for all the fees that he has paid except for the state seal. There are three ways to electronically submit these permits. Larry Maloney suggested that the builder file with the department so that all the information is filled out. Then they come to the town and bring their forms, plans, energy worksheet site plan and whatever we would require and that’s when the permit would be issued. Dale Markwardt signed the forms that authorizes Bill Jindra and Larry Maloney to act on the municipality’s behalf. The town has to alert the state that we are implementing the Act 211 prior to the 2nd of January, 2018. The state will send us an access code and on that access code gives information to who is able to issue the permit. A motion was made by George Luebke to have a second person, William Jindra on the form Delegation of Authority.

A motion was made by George Luebke to accept the 2015 Wisconsin Act 211 Municipality Delegation of Authority to both Larry Maloney and William Jindra. Seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried.

The Town of Manitowoc would like to ordain that a referendum be submitted for the April 3, 2018 election which states that the person holding the office of Clerk/Treasurer in the Town be appointed by the Town Board. It was signed by Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson and Caroline Sonnenburg. It will be published and also it will be posted before the election. 

Dale Markwardt, chairman, signed the road certification map for transportation aids. 

A building permit was received from the following:   Roger & Sue Noskowiak 

The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. The motion carried. 

The board was reminded of the meeting on September 21, 2017 at City Limits. 

Dale Markwardt applied for a driveway permit. 

Next month's meeting will be Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. 

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to adjourn at 8:40 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted

 Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/treasurer 

 


 

August 14, 2017 

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held August 14th, 2017 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg. .

 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the July meeting. Chairman, Dale Markwardt, declared the minutes to stand approved as read.

The chairman remarked that the resident at 3723 County Road B was sent a letter and that now the property has been cleaned up.

 Jeff Blahnik remarked that he had the list of the conditional use permits and now has to get them to the right fire department.

 The following residents were issued building permits:

                        Jon Stecker, 2208 Silver Creek Rd

                        Michael Mecca Sr., 2827 South 15th St.

 The towns association meeting which will be hosted by the Town of Manitowoc will be September 21st at City Limits.

 Next month’s meeting will be Monday, September 11th, 2017.

 The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid and also to accept the financial report. The motion carried.

 There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the August meeting at 7:48 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted 

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer

 


 

 July 10, 2017

 TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held July 10th, 2017 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the May meeting. Chairman, Dale Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

 Dale Markwardt was notified by Lee Engelbrecht that the Town of Manitowoc was asked to host the next association meeting. George Luebke is going to talk to Guy Leclair to hold it at City Limits. It should cost between $7.00 and $8.00. It is scheduled for September 21st, 2017.

A building application was received from David & Sara Barnett, 1106 Koeppel Lane.

The gas service was upgraded from Nagle Ave, down Woodland Drive, County Road B to the dog shelter, down to 310. Dale Markwardt reported that Public Service bored under his concrete driveway approach in the right away and cracked the concrete. So Public Service was contacted and they said they would take care of it. With the new ordinance it states no concrete in the right away, so the concrete will have to be torn up and replaced with black top. It was discussed with Greg Grotegut and the contractor from Public Service A bill was given in the amount of $4,000.00. The concrete has to be removed and replaced with two mats of blacktop, three inches thick. The bill was given to the contractor K&S, Demark. K&S said they would take care of the bill.

 The pavement rating spreadsheets were filled out.

 The board has discussed the possible junk violation on County Rd B residence and Dale Markwardt asked for some approval from the board that if this resident does not clean up this mess, the chairman has permission to contact zoning and park for zoning enforcement and Guy Gustafson will contact the sheriff’s department in regard to the animals. The board has approved this action.

 Next month’s meeting will be August 14th, 2017.

The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid and accept the treasurer’s report. The motion carried.

 There being no other business to come before the Town of Manitowoc board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted

 Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer 

 

  The June meeting which was to be held on June 12th was postponed until the July meeting.  Checks were signed after the Board of Review meeting on June 6th, 2017.


 

May 8, 2017

 
TOWN BOARD MEETING

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held May 8th, 2017, at the fire station and town hall. The monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.

 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the April meeting. Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read.

The clerk reminded the board that Open Book was Friday, May 12th, 2017 at noon – 2 p.m. Board of Review is Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 6-8 p.m. 

The next board meeting will be Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. 

Building permit applications were received from the following:                  

                   Robert & Helen Cichantek, 4030 South 21st St.

                   Trent & Amy Nelson, 1512 Goodwin Road 

A motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by Dale Markwardt to allow the bills to be paid and accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried. 

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by Dale Markwardt to adjourn. Motion carried.   The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted 

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer


  

April 10, 2017

Town Board Meeting

 The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held April 10th, 2017 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.

 Chairman Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the March meeting. Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

Corey Krueger, fire chief of the Silver Creek Fire Department, and Dave Hardrath, fire chief of the Rockwood Fire Department were sworn in as fire chiefs f their fire department. Both oaths of office were signed by the town chairman, Dale Markwardt, and the fire chiefs.

 Building permit applications were received from:

                                     Wm & Ena Jost, 3723 S. 10th St.                                           

                                    John & Patty Fell, 4611 S. 10th St.

                                    John Beschta, 5218 S 10th St.

Having been elected, all the town officers signed an official oath.

Comcast and Wisconsin Public Service applied for utility permits.

The next meeting will be May 8th, 2017.

 The chairman will present at the annual meeting that the town would like to pass an ordinance to have the clerk/treasurer appointed instead of being elected.

A motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to accept the financial report and to allow the bills to be paid. The motion carried.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted

 

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/treasurer

 


 

March 13, 2017

 TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held March 13th, 2017, at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the February meeting.   Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

In reviewing the annual town meeting notice the following dates were approved:

                        Annual meeting - Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.

                        Open Book - Friday, May 12th, 2017 at Noon – 2:00 p.m.

                        Board of Review - Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The newsletter about the upcoming meetings was looked at and okayed by the board. The newsletter will be going out the week of April 3rd, 2017.

Building permit application was received from:

                                    John & Lori Powalisz, 3905 Cty Rd B

The clerk turned over to the chairman maps on what the Wisconsin Public Service are going to do this summer. They will be putting in some more pipes, removing pipes and replacing some.

 There was discussion of having the clerk/treasurer position appointed instead of being elected. It will be brought up at the annual meeting.

Our next meeting will be April 11th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 A motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by Dale Markwardt to accept the financial report and to allow the bills to be paid. The motion carried.

 There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by Dale Markwardt to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted

 Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer

 


 

February 13, 2017

 

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held February 13th, 2017, at the fire station and town hall. The monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg. Resident from the town that was present was Diana Woodworth, 5218 South 10th St.



 

 April 9, 2018

Town Board Meeting 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held April 9th, 2018 at the fire station and town hall.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff  Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.  Also present was Tom Arndt, the new fire chief from the Rockwood Fire Dept who took over from Dave Hardrath.

Chairman Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the March meeting.  Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved. 

Tom Arndt, fire chief of the Rockwood Fire Department was sworn in as fire chief.  The oath of office was signed by the town chairman, Dale Markwardt, and Tom Arndt. 

Building permit applications were received from:

                        Adam Noskowiak, 3003 South 19th St.

                        Ken Noskowiak, 3019 South 19th St 

George Luebke commented that some people were upset that their lawns were torn up by the snow plows.  The cost would be a lot to have it done, so it should be done by the home owner.   

The Waste Management contract was signed by the clerk and the chairman.   George Luebke made a motion to sign the Waste Management contract for five years as presented to the board on March 5th, 2018.  It was seconded by Guy Gustafson. 

The salaries for next year was discussed by the board. 

The next meeting will be May 14th, 2018.  The annual meeting will be held Tuesday, April 17th 2018 

A motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to accept the financial report and to allow the bills to be paid.  The motion carried. 

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted 

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 5th, 2018

                                                                     TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held March 5th, 2018, at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.  

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the February meeting.   Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

The clerk handed out a spreadsheet of all the meetings and dates the town will have in 2018.

 Tony Knoeck from Waste Management presented a three year contract.

            2019 rate (same as existing 2018 rate  - $15.34  per unit per month

            2020 rates                                            - $15.73 per unit per month

            2021 rates                                            - $16.12 per unit per month 

 A contract for five years:

            2019 Rates                                           - $15.00 per unit per month

            2020 Rates                                           - $15.37 per unit per month

            2021 Rates                                           - $15.76 per unit per month

            2023 rates                                            - $16.l5 per unit per month

            2023 Rates (rates frozen from previous year) $16.15 per unit per month

 The newsletter about the upcoming meetings was looked at and approved by the board. The newsletter will be going out the week of April 2nd, 2018

                         Annual meeting - Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.

                        Open Book -Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at Noon – 2:00 p.m.

                        Board of Review - Thursday, May 31st, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 A building permit application was received from: Tom & Diana Hartman, 2029 Nagle Ave.

 Our next meeting will be April 9th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

 A motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to accept the financial report and to allow the bills to be paid. The motion carried.

 There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted

 Caroline Sonnenburg

 

February 12, 2018

  BOARD MEETING

 The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held February 12th, 2018, at the fire station and town hall. The monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg. Resident from the town that was present was Mary Blahnik, 1709 Lissa Lane.

 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the January meeting.   Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

The 2018 contract for the Rockwood Fire Department was signed.

Mary Blahnik spoke and said that she was on the auxiliary for the fire department. Because there were double bookings the fire department is now going on line to book a meeting. There will also be phone contact.

A letter will be going out to all the residents in the township regarding the referendum which will be on the ballot on April 3, 2018. Shall the person holding the office of town clerk/treasurer in the Town of Manitowoc be appointed by the town board.

A motion to accept the treasurer‘s report and pay the bills was made by George Luebke, seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried    

 The next town meeting will be March 5th, 2018.

 There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted

 Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

January 8th, 2018

 

TOWN BOARD MEETING 

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held January 8th, 2018 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg. Also present was Larry Maloney the Town of Manitowoc Building Inspector and Drew Adelman, 3405 South 15th St.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the December meeting. Chairman, Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read.

Larry Maloney remarked that two weeks ago he noticed a vehicle leaving 3215 South 19th St.

(Attached is a summary that Larry Maloney gave of the property) George Luebke suggested that an outside home inspection agency comes in and does a final inspection to protect the township and the building inspector. 

The contract for the Lakeshore Humane Society was signed by the chairman and the clerk. 

The contract for Silver Creek Fire Department was signed by the board. 

After looking at the policy for reimbursement list for 2018, it was decided to change the mileage to the IRS rate which is $.545 for 2018.  A motion was made by George Luebke to adopt this change. Seconded by Gustafson.  Motion carried. 

A building permit was given to:         Kenneth & Cheryl Krish, 3422 South 10th St. 

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 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the January meeting.   Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

Diana Woodworth explained that she wanted to use the kitchen for caning and catering. Also she would like to rent the kitchen out when she is not using it.  Guy Gustafson made a motion that as the neighborhood have been notified and have not heard any opposition. Seconded by George Luebke. Guy Gustafson will make up a letter which will be sent to Planning and Park for the Manitowoc County Board of Adjustment meeting on February 20st, 2017. (A copy is attached)

The contract for 2017 for Silver Creek Fire Department was signed.

A motion to accept the treasurer‘s report and pay the bills was made by George Luebke, seconded by Guy Gustafson. Motion carried     

The next town meeting will be March 13th, 2017.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer

 

TOWN BOARD MEETING

January 9th, 2017

Town of Manitowoc

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held January 9th, 2017 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke,  Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.   

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the December meeting.  Chairman, Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read. 

The contract for  Rockwood Fire Department was signed by the board. 

After looking at the policy for reimbursement list for 2017, it was decided to change the following:  change the mileage to the IRS rate which is $.535 for 2017.   A motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adopt these changes.  Seconded by George Luebke.  Motion carried.

A thank you card was received from Betty Swadner thanking the Board for all they do to make the town a great place to live. 

The letter from Paul Corson for the 2015 audit was signed by the chairman, Dale Markwardt.

The joint powers agreement between Manitowoc County joint dispatch center and Town of Manitowoc was signed by the chairman.  

Building permit was received from Kathy Beer, 3215 Simon Rd. 

The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid. The motion carried. 

Next month's meeting will be Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. 

There  being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the January meeting, seconded by George Luebke. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer




Town of Manitowoc

December 5, 2016

TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held December 5, 2016, at the fire station and town hall.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson and Caroline Sonnenburg. 

Guy Gustafson made a motion to close the budget hearing for 2017.  George Luebke seconded the motion.  Motion carried. 

George Luebke made a motion to approve and adopt the 2017 budget. Seconded by Guy Gustafson.  Motion carried.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the November meeting. Chairman Markwardt declared the  minutes to stand approved.

The nomination papers were handed out to the town officers. A drawing was made to determine ballot placement on the spring election.  Guy Gustafson  was first and George Luebke came in second.

The chairman suggested that the town pay in advance for highway expenses for 2017 in the amount of $19,000.00. 

Building permits were issued to the following:

                        Robert Popp - 3401 and 3403 Cimarron Ct

                        Dennis Klosinski - 4018 South 21st St

A driveway permit was issued to Robert Popp on Cimarron Ct. 

A motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to accept the financial report and to pay the bills.  Motion carried.

 The next month's meeting will be January 9th, 2017.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn. Motion

carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully
submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer


 

 Town of Manitowoc

November 14, 2016                

TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held November 14th, 2016, at the fire station and town hall.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt,  Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg. 

Residents present at the meeting were: Nicole & Kyle DeRoche, Mike Nickels, Robert Popp, Travis & Sarah Peterson, Richard & Carol Brey, Bonnie Wech, Chris & Jennifer Gospodarek, Marion Frisch, Debra Hoida-Reilly and Pam Siehr.  There was discussion that Bob Popp was going to build a duplex and the residents on Cimarron and Jenny were opposed to it.  A letter will be sent to Planning & Zoning.  It will now be the decision of the Manitowoc County Board of Adjustment which will be on Monday, November 21st, 2016.

A motion was made by Dale Markwardt to accept the application for a bartender's license by Patrick Kennedy. Seconded by Guy Gustafson.

Building permits were submitted to the following:

                                    Kenneth Krish, 3422 S. 10th St.

                                    David & Sara Barnett, 1106 Koeppel Lane

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the October meeting.    Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.


After discussing the budget it was decided to put the rate at $1.2338 per thousand.  The local tax levy would be $106,511 for 2017.  The budgeted amount 106,511 divided by the assessed value of $86,326,872 = $1.2338 per thousand 

The clerk reminded the board of the Christmas party on Thursday, December 1st, at Silver Valley at 6:30.

A motion was made   Guy Gustafson and econded by Dale Markwardt to allow the bills to be paid and to accept the financial report. Motion carried.

The next month's meeting will be Monday, December 5th, 2016, with the budget meeting at 7:00 and the regular board meeting to follow.


There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by Dale Markwardt to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Respectfully
submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer


Town of Manitowoc

October 17, 2016

TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held October 17th, 2016 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.   Also present was Dave Hardrath and Jess Schwalbe from the Rockwood Fire Department, Allen Schweigl from the Silver Creek Fire Department and Michael Wech.

There has been a rumor that on the end of Cimmeron Ct. Popp Builders want to build a duplex.  When they applied for a building permit it was denied.  They will be filing for a conditional use permit to get a duplex in there.  Michael Wech asked what help they can get from the town and trying to stick with the 20 year comprehensive plan.  Michael and Bonnie went around the neighborhood getting signatures from the entire neighborhood. 

A motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to give Silver Creek Fire Department a 3% increase for the year 2017, which would be a $1.250.48 increase, bringing their total to $42,933.08.  Rockwood Fire Department would get a 3% increase, which would be $591.44  increase, bringing their total to $20,305.93.  Motion carried.  The first responders are not asking for an increase for 2017.

A building permit was issued and also a road right of way permit was given to Nicholas Sieracki.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the September meeting.    Chairman, Dale Markwardt, declared the minutes to stand approved.  

Jeff reported that there are now 4 signs on Pheasant Drive.  George Luebke suggested that another sign be put up. 

The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. The motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be November 14th, 2016.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully
submitted

Caroline
Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer


Town of Manitowoc

September 12, 2016


TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held September 12th, 2016 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg. 

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the August meeting.    Chairman, Dale Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

The clerk reported that Wes Drumm was sent the second notice constructing a gazebo without having a setback permit, for not having a shoreland vegetation affidavit form filed at the register of deeds and for locating the structure within the shoreland setback.  Compliance with the ordinance requires the structure be moved to meet the setback requirements or a variance obtained to locate it within the setback area and a setback permit is issued by the county.

The clerk read a letter from Inet Computers that next year in 2017 that the current site edit platform will discontinue.  A motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to upgrade the web site for the price of $583.33. Motion carried

George Luebke suggested that two signs be put up on South 15th St saying "children at play" because of all the little children in that area.  The chairman suggested that he call in to the sign shop where he would like the signs placed.

A motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson that in 2016 the town blacktop Birch Rd and Elm Rd at a cost of $22,869.39.  Motion carried

Dale Markwardt, chairman, signed the road certification map for transportation aids.

Building permits were received from the following:

                                        Hope Community Church, 4408 Cty Rd B
                                        Laurel Langley, 2908 S. 15th St.

The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid. The motion carried.

Next month's meeting will be October 17th, 2016.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to adjourn at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully
submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer


 

August 15, 2016
 

TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held August 15th, 2016 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.  

 Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the July meeting.  Chairman, Dale Markwardt, declared the minutes to stand approved as read.

Dale Markwardt relayed a message from Leslie to thank the town board for the lunch for election day, Mary Blahnik for her snacks and Larry for getting the food.  

Jeff Blahnik reported that he talked to the new DNR warden and she expressed any way she could be of help to the town to let her know.

 Discussion of the garbage being dumped in the
ditches was discussed and as of this time no action will be taken.

A letter was sent to Andrew Freiberg on Cimmeron Ct about the weeds on his lot.  After checking Jeff Blahnik reported that the weeds were cut down.

A road right of way application for Robert Basken, 2732 South 15th St was approved by the chairman.

An email was received from Mike Korbes to pass a resolution by September 1st.  The resolution urged the Governor and legislature to Just Fix It and agree upon a solution that includes a responsible level of bonding and adjust our user fees to adequately and sustainably fund Wisconsin's transportation system.  

The following residents were issued building permits:

      Tim & Kristine Lemberger, 2912 South 15th St.

      Hope Community Church, 4408 Cty Rd B

Pheasant Drive can't be seal coated this year but the county could shim it.  The county hires the machine from Sheboygan County as they do all the projects at one time.  The bid price for shimming would be $28,500.00.  Seal coating is another $14,000.00.  A total cost of 42,500.00.

Next month's meeting will be Monday, September 12th, 2016.

The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid and also to accept the financial report.  The motion carried.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to adjourn the August meeting at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully
submitted

Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer


 

 Town of Manitowoc

July 12, 2016

TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held July 12th, 2016 at the fire station and town hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson and Caroline Sonnenburg.  Also present was Gene Erdman, 2408 Silver Creek Road

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the June meeting.  Chairman, Dale Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

The chairman signed the driveway permits for Gene Erdman and Bruce Barnard.  The clerk is to send a signed copy to Bruce Barnard.

Two signs will be placed on Pheasant Drive "This road protected by surveillance camera".  In a year or two the board will see if it is effective.

Jeff Blahnik reported that a complaint was made of the high weeds on a property on Cimarron Road.  A letter was sent to the new owner, Andrew Freiberg.  The letter stated that he had until July 31st to remove the weeds or the county will cut them down and the cost would be placed on his tax bill next year.

The chairman announced that the weed cutting would be done in the next few weeks.

Next month's meeting will be August 15th, 2016.

The bills were presented for payment, and after review, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to allow the bills to be paid and accept the treasurer's report. The motion carried.

There being no other business to come before the Town of Manitowoc board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn. Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully
submitted


Caroline
Sonnenburg

 

 

June 13, 2016

TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held June 13th, 2016, at the fire station and town hall.  The monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeffrey Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.  Also present was Michael Berzinsky, 4340 South 10th St and Michael Wech and his son Ryan, 2403 Jenny Rd. 

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the May meeting.    Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

The tavern license application for 2Xtremes was reviewed.  George Luebke made a motion to accept the application when the two classifications are checked from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  Guy Gustafson seconded the amendment that Class B beer and Class B liquor are checked. The following have bartender's applications on file:

                                                Tori Rivet, 2512 Birch Rd.

                                                Heather Vetter, 1026 S. 15th St.

                                                Jason Farr, 2302 South 10th St

                                                 Jacqueline Dueno, 718 North 8th St., Apt 110


Building permit application was received from the following: Michael Berzinsky, 4340 South 10th St.

After considerable discussion it was suggested that the town get two signs, no dumping, to be put on Pheasant Drive.

 There was a lot of discussion about the trees down after the storm and how to get rid of the branches.  The chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked Jeff to thank the fire department for the tree cleanup. 

The clerk reported that the CD at BMO matured on 5/25/2016.  The bank suggested that the town open a $100.00 checking account in order to get a better rate for the CD's   One CD was opened for $135,304.64 with an annual percentage yield for 1.25% and matures on 2/25/2019 and a second CD was opened for $135,304.63 with an annual percentage yield of 1.00% which will mature on 10/25/2017.

The agreement for deer carcass pickup and disposal was signed by the chairman and clerk.
The next meeting will be July 11th, 2016.

A motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to accept the treasurer's report and pay the bills. Motion carried

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


Respectfully
submitted

Caroline
Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer 

May 9, 2016

 

TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held May 9th, 2016, at the fire station and town hall. The monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt. Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg. 

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the April meeting. Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved as read.

The clerk reminded the board that Open Book was Friday, May 13th, 2016 at noon – 2 p.m. Board of Review is Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 6-8 p.m.

The next board meeting will be Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

 Building permit applications were received from the following:         

                   Steven Johnsen, 1807 Jenny Rd.

                   Tim & Tammy Flemal, 3304 South 15th St.

                   Tom Dernlan, 1701 Lissa Lane

 A motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to allow the bills to be paid and accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to adjourn. Motion carried.   The meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted

 Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer

 

 
Town of Manitowoc

April 11, 2016

Town Board Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held April 11th, 2016 at the fire station and town hall.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff  Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.

Chairman Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the March meeting.  Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

The clerk gave the chairman a copy of Paul Corson's speech from last year 2014 and made the changes for 2015 to be used for the annual meeting.

All the officers signed the official releases for the county, so the names can appear in the Manitowoc County directory.

Building permit applications were received from:

                                    Tim Petersen, 2324 County Road Q                                      

                                    James & Kristin Odell, 1906 Silver Creek Rd

It was suggested that the board ask for a 3% increase at the annual meeting. .                                                                     

The notice to control noxious weeds will be published in the Herald Times on April 30th and May 1st.

Comcast asked for a permit to bore under the road at 3819 South 15th St.  They can either pay for a general permit of $150.00 or pay an annual fee of $100.00.

Jeff reported on the meeting for neighborhood watch headed by Dan Stuckmann. He reported that there have been some break-ins  in the area.  He suggested that you leave lights on, keep everything locked up and communicate with your neighbors.

The next meeting will be May 9th, 2016.

A motion was made by Dale Markwardt and seconded by Guy Gustafson to accept the financial report and to allow the bills to be paid. The motion carried.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted
Caroline Sonnenburg

Clerk/treasurer



Town of Manitowoc

March 14, 2016


                                                          TOWN BOARD MEETING

The regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Manitowoc was held March 14th, 2016, at the fire station and town hall.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Dale Markwardt.  Present were Dale Markwardt, George Luebke, Guy Gustafson, Jeff Blahnik and Caroline Sonnenburg.  Also present was Mike Berzinsky, 4340 S. 10th St.

Chairman, Dale Markwardt, asked if there were any questions or corrections to the minutes of the February meeting.    Chairman Markwardt declared the minutes to stand approved.

In reviewing the annual town meeting notice the following dates were approved:

                        Annual meeting - Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.

                        Open Book - Friday, May 13th, 2016 at Noon - 2:00 p.m.         

               Board of Review - Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The newsletter about the meetings was looked at and okayed by the board.  The newsletter will be going out the week of April 10th, 2016.

Building permit applications were received from:

                                    Robert & Helen Cichantek, 4030 S 21st St

                                    Dan & Janet Babcock, 3011 S. 19th St

                                    Kevin Damrow, 2402 Silver Creek Rd.

William Ratajczak and his wife are thinking of putting up a retirement home on South 26th St.  The board recommended that he go to Planning & Zoning. 

The clerk informed the board that there will be a Neighborhood Watch meeting at the Fire Station on March 24th at 7:00 p.m.

Our next meeting will be April 11th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

A motion was made by Guy Gustafson and seconded by George Luebke to accept the financial report and to allow the bills to be paid.  The motion carried.

There being no other business to come before the board, a motion was made by George Luebke and seconded by Guy Gustafson to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully
submitted

 Caroline
Sonnenburg

Clerk/Treasurer


Town of Manitowoc