Village of Bay City

GENERAL MEETING August 9, 2023

PRESENT: Roger Spindler, Norman Baker, Terry Johnson, Jerry McConnell, Jon Ebensperger, Kimberly Lunda & Chris Zenner


MOTION: to Accept July 12, 14, and 27, 2023, Board Meeting Minutes by Ebensperger/Johnson, motion carried.

PUBLIC WORKS: Chris reported that he had been working with the new campground attendant Steve Franzen, a discussion started about updating the electric on the attendants site, Trustee Baker had questions for the electrical contractor, he wanted to know why they couldn’t splice into the existing wire for site number 5, he will be talking to the contractor regarding what we want so that they can get this on there docket for completion as they are contracted to complete this. Chris reported that some homeless people were found to be tenting on the east side of the pond. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department was contacted. They came out and looked at the site, the people were not at the site so the Sheriff’s office said that if they come back we should contact them and they will come back out and have them clean the site up and vacate them from the area as it is not a designated campground and they can not be there. We were able to find them at the site, the Sheriff came out and made them clean up the site and vacate the area. Chris reported that our nitrate level had risen slightly, but is still in the acceptable range, the Wisconsin DNR wants further testing of the well. They were in the process of getting the correct bottles out to us as they had sent the wrong bottles and packaging and then these tests can be completed. DNR will be paying for the tests and shipping. Chris reported that the dredging people are starting to come in, Nick Chyko who is the Assistant Project Manager for the dredging project, was on hand to explain what is being done and what will be completed first. He wanted to talk to the board about how they need to set up their satellite antennae in the campground.

DISCUSSION on the Campground and the condition it was left in when the previous campground manager left, there were tall weeds, unkept and unmowed sites. The fish cleaning station was not disinfected, and it looked like it had not been done in a long time. The pavilion was not cleared of debree and sand the kids/playground area had high weeds in it. She was warned that she could forfeit her percentage on the daily/weekly/monthly sites because receipt of that was based on her job performance and that is why it was figured separately from the base rate. Based on the condition that the campground was left the board made a motion to not pay the percentage portion of the arrears.

MOTION to only pay the base rate of the arrears to Krisa Phernetton due to her poor performance and the condition the campground was left in by Baker, Ebensperger, motion carried.

DISCUSSION on the issue with David Culver and his planting on the Village property, which blocked the view of the stop sign and made the intersection much more dangerous. On Tuesday the 11th, 2023 both Public Works employees and the Village President cleared out the boulevard at this property. Some things were left but the stop sign was cleared, and the viewing triangle was cleared out. The board was informed of the completion of this project. There are stones that Mr. Culver had agreed to move in 2022 but they still remained on Village Property. The board wants these removed from Village Property. The board instructed Clerk Lunda to send Mr. Culver a letter informing him that if the stones are not moved within the next 30 days, they would be considered abandoned and would be removed by the Village at his expense.

MOTION to have the Village Clerk send a letter to Mr. Culver reminding him of our agreement in 2022 and that he needs to remove the stone that is on Village property within 30 days and that if they were not removed within 30 days, they would then be considered abandoned. At that time, they would be removed by the Village at his expense by Baker/Johnson, motion carried.

DISCUSSION on Bay Bombers water consumption for the month of July, a meter was not used and a hydrant with hose was left on at the ballpark over the weekend, the water consumption was 90,000 gallons for a weekend. This amount is more than the whole village uses over a 3-day period. The board felt that in order to impress upon them the importance of following the DNR and Public Service Commission rules of metering water they would have to pay for the wasted water as we had to pay for the for the pumping of the water as well.

MOTION to charge the Bay City Bombers back for the excessive water consumption in the amount of $317.70 by Johnson/McConnell, motion carried.

DISCUSSION on regarding the request by Lisa Zarza to have the speed limit lowered to 35 mph the board agreed that we do have issues with people speeding through town, the clerk was informed that the State of Wisconsin needs to be contacted and the speed limit on State Road 35 from Meatheads at W6518 State Road 35 to Dollar General at W6324 State Road 35 in Bay City should be reduced to 35 mph.

MOTION to approve the reduction of the speed limit on State Highway 35 from Meatheads to Dollar General down from 40pmh to 35mph by McConnell/Ebensperger, motion carried.

MOTION to go into closed session, roll call vote per Wis Stat 19.85(1)(g)

MOTION to go into closed session per Wis. Stat 19.85(1)(g) to confer with Legal Counsel (either by phone or in person) who is rendering oral or written advise concerning strategy to be adopted by the board with respect to litigation in which it is involved with David Meixner. Wis.Stat 19.85(1)(f). To consider legal issue on the campground area.

CLOSED SESSION Roll call Vote out of Sesson Per Wis Stat 19.85(1)(g).


MOTION to raise Jeff Links pay up to $20.00 per hour effective immediately by Baker/Ebensperger, motion carried.

MOTION to give the new campground attendant Steve Franzen fifty percent of the percentage pay from the July by Johnson/McConnell, motion carried.

MOTION to pay bills by Ebensperger/Johnson, motion carried.


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