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10970 Cty Rd N,Wood County, WI

Meeting Minutes


Town of Rock-Board Meeting

October 10th, 2019-7:00 p.m, Town Hall


CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pete Winistorfer at 7:00 p.m. 

The flag was saluted and Pledge of Allegiance recited.  

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Pete Winistorfer; Mark Katzenberger; Louis Krainz; John Zahradka; Greg Mueller; Lisa Wallis, Treasurer; Jill Wrensch, Clerk 

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC PRESENT: Harry Wallis, Jeff Meinders, Bob Reed, Lori Zahradka, Cole Pankratz, Jason Krenn  

MINUTES:  Motion by Greg Mueller, second by Mark Katzenberger to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2019 Board Meeting as presented.  Motion Carried.  

PUBLIC COMMENT: No members of the public had comments this month.  


  There was a cat situation at Patton Dr and Robin Rd last weekend and a couple kittens were trapped while the mom and one kitten got away  


        One check was collected for a permit

        Harry has a meeting tomorrow regarding a machine shed on MacArthur Dr  


        A backup camera was installed on the rescue vehicle

        There is a fundraiser at Applebee’s today

        The Department currently has an account with BMO Harris for the fundraiser money, but have been getting charged so much that they are looking to switch to Partners Bank

        The engine is being taken to Stainless & Repair tomorrow for a pump test  

LINDSEY PARK: There was nothing to report this month.  


        Two collection dates have been set for taxes

        The Town’s household count for garbage is up to 332 with 5 additions and 1 subtraction  

Motion by Mark Katzenberger, second by Louis Krainz to approve the treasurer’s report as presented.  Motion Carried. 


Culverts – Current culvert standards are 18” and minimum 24’.  Pete Winistorfer would like to increase the minimum to 30’ because the culverts come in 20’ sections and we end up getting stuck with unusable end pieces.  There was some discussion among the Board if 30’ is too long to require when not all culverts are for residences.  Harry Wallis inquired what the County required and it is believed they require 30’.  Cole Pankratz disagreed with anything less than 30’ because it’s just simpler and more cost effective with better drainage and stability on a driveway.  The topic will be on next month’s agenda again.  

Zoning – Pete Winistorfer spoke with the Town attorney in regard to updating the zoning.  The thought is to recruit a team of interested residents to work on the update, which will be about a year-long process.  The plan is to perhaps send a survey or letter with the tax bills.  


Abandoned Vehicles – Pete Winistorfer received a call from a resident in Lindsey that was upset about the junk cars at the Ken Poeschel property and this was not the first complaint about this property.  Pete spoke with Mr. Poeschel, explained who he was and told him he needed to make an honest attempt to clean up the property by November 1st or the DNR and Sheriff would be contacted.  There will be follow up made on this matter  

Conference Phone – There was again discussion of getting a conference phone for the Town Hall specifically to conference with the attorney as zoning is being updated – otherwise, it costs $265 per hour to have the attorney drive to the Hall to meet in person.  

Motion by John Zahradka, second by Louis Krainz to have Greg Mueller research and purchase a conference phone for the Town Hall. Motion Carried. 

Cell Phone for Town Chair – This topic was also revisited at the request of Pete Winistorfer.  The benefits of having a separate cell phone for the Town Chair position were discussed.  There would be better tracking of calls coming in and out, photos of flooding, culverts etc would all be in one place and the phone could be handed off to another Board member if someone was going to be out of Town.  It was the consensus of the Board that carriers, prices and plans should be looked at.

Miscellaneous Other

        Advanced Disposal wants to go back to collecting the garbage and recycling on the same day again.

        Starr Rd was bubbling and that was remedied.  The tile had collapsed and two bleeders were put in.

        Wood County took care of Bluff Dr the last two days.

        MacArthur Dr bridge was re-done.

        Remaining patching will be done by the end of the month

        Hwy V from Patton Dr to Hwy N will now be open to ATV traffic and the County is putting up signage.  This will allow access to Lindsey.  

Jason Krenn was in attendance.  His business, J&S Processing is doing slaughtering at the former Hewitt’s Meat site.  The business has all proper licenses and permits to operate and no conditional use permit is necessary because they’ve continued to slaughter and process just as Hewitt’s was doing the day they took over.

 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Motion by Mark Katzenberger, second by Louis Krainz to certify the bills for payment.  Motion Carried.


        Pete Winistorfer received an annual contract for snow removal by Wood County if ever necessary and he will go ahead and sign that and send it back.

        TRIP funds were submitted for Bluff Dr

        Wood County submitted for aid for Crooked Bridge and if accepted, the Town’s share will only be around $18,000.

        The 90/10 grant for MacArthur Dr is just about finished and results should be known by February

        There will be a new taxable property in the Town because 40 acres owned by the County on the corner of Cary Dr and Falcon R is for sale

 ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Mark Katzenberger; second by Louis Krainz to adjourn the meeting at 8:37 p.m.  Motion Carried.  

Jill Wrensch, Town Clerk

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