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UW-Extension Education, Agriculture and Recreation Committee

 

Sarah A. Everson:  5-7:49 p.m.                                       
Robert J. Giese:  5-7:49 p.m.

Sam Kaufman:  5-7:49 p.m.                                             
John J. Rickert:  5-7:49 p.m.            

Michael J. Will:  5-7:49 p.m.

 

Also present were David Brandenburg, Craig Walters, Cindy Sarkady, Terry Dietzel, Laura DeGolier, David Hornung, Lisa Freiberg, Sam Tobias, Bob Simon, Jim Thome, Mike Arrowood, Joanne Michaels and Ryan Waldschmidt.

 

1. Call meeting to order.

Chair Will called the meeting to order at 5 p.m.

 

2. Approve minutes of the June 5, 2019, meeting.

Motion (Kaufman/Rickert) to approve the minutes. Motion carried.

 

3. Members of the public who wish to address the committee on specific agenda items must register their requests at this time, with such comments subject to the reasonable control of the committee chair, as set forth in “Robert’s Rules of Order.”

Chair Will announced that he would allow public comment as agenda items were addressed.

 

4. Rolling Meadows Golf Course.

a. Golf Course Manager David Brandenburg explained the request for a season permit refund due to illness and the committee’s role in the process. Motion (Giese/Kaufman) to approve a 90 percent refund, or $745.20, for a senior weekday permit due to illness. Motion carried.

 

b. Mr. Brandenburg highlighted the August 2019 Golf Course Report provided to the committee. The report included golf course conditions and work in progress and clubhouse work in progress. He also gave an update on rounds and revenues and events.

 

5. Fairgrounds.                                 

Fairgrounds Manager Craig Walters highlighted the June-July report, which included current happenings, events and revenues. Mr. Walters recapped the Fond du Lac County Fair.

 

6. UW-Extension.

a. Area Extension Director Cindy Sarkady reviewed the June-July Programming Highlights. She included staff highlights from the publication.

 

b. Ms. Sarkady provided a personnel update.

 

7. Written update from Building Manager Rick Kiefer on the UW-Fond du Lac tunnel waterproofing.          

The written update was discussed. Questions will be referred to Mr. Kiefer.

 

8. Planning and Parks.                   

b. Motion (Kaufman/Everson) to approve the resolution authorizing the proper county officials to enter into a 25-year lease agreement with Alliant Energy for continued operation of the Northwestern Trail. Motion carried.

 

c. Motion (Rickert/Giese) to approve the resolution authorizing the proper county officials to enter into a 20-year lease with the Department of Natural Resources for land adjacent to Columbia Park for the purpose of providing overflow parking for Columbia Park visitors. Motion carried.

 

d. Planning and Parks Director Sam Tobias highlighted the May-July update. The report included information on the Riggs County Park splash pad, the Northwestern Trail, Waupun County Park cleanup, Camp Shaginappi, Wolf Lake and the landfill.

 

a. The committee recessed at 5:52 p.m. for the public hearing regarding adding winter all-terrain vehicle riding as a permitted use on the Wild Goose State Trail. The committee resumed its meeting at 7:07 p.m.

 

e. Laura DeGolier, Bob Simon and Mike Arrowood spoke on Hobbs Woods. Mr. Tobias went over the draft rules and regulations for the use of the Hobbs Woods nature area. Motion (Giese/Kaufman) to move forward with the southwest parking lot and the closure of the current parking lot for public use. Motion carried.

 

9. Future agenda items and meeting date.

The committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 4. Future agenda items include Hobbs Woods trail improvement study, dog leash ordinance at Hobbs Woods/increasing the fine for dogs not leashed, and possibly UW-Fond du Lac tunnel waterproofing.

 

10. Adjournment.                           

Motion (Kaufman/Everson) to adjourn the meeting at 7:49 p.m. Motion carried.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Freiberg, Fond du Lac County Clerk

A public hearing regarding adding winter all-terrain vehicle riding as a permitted use on the Wild Goose State Trail was held on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Rooms F, G and H of the City-County Government Center.

 

Sarah A. Everson:  6-7 p.m.                                             
Robert J. Giese:  6-7 p.m.

Sam Kaufman:  6-7 p.m.                                                   
John J. Rickert:  6-7 p.m.  

Michael J. Will:  6-7 p.m.

 

Also present were Sam Tobias, Terry Dietzel and Lisa Freiberg. See citizen attendance forms.

 

Chair Will opened the public hearing at 6 p.m. and explained how the hearing would proceed. Planning and Parks Director Sam Tobias explained the guidelines that need to be followed to move forward with allowing wintertime all-terrain vehicle use on the Wild Goose State Trail.

 

Speakers

  1. Sally Mulhollon – support
  2. David Hornung – oppose
  3. Jeff Montsma – support
  4. D. L. Lloyd – oppose
  5. Thomas G. Yancy – support
  6. Bruce Fryda – oppose
  7. Dave Mischler – support
  8. Jeanne McDowell – oppose
  9. Randy Harden – support
  10. Charlotte Rackow – oppose
  11. Timothy Rohrer – support
  12. John McDowell – oppose
  13. Tom Thompson – support
  14. David Kuen – otherwise
  15. Clair Zimmerman – oppose
  16. Joe Vitale – otherwise
  17. Laura DeGolier – oppose
  18. Steve Meyer – support
  19. Jay Baumhardt – support
  20. Ryan Rochwite – support
  21. Rick Welch – support
  22. Eric McMullen – support

The public hearing closed at 7 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Freiberg, Fond du Lac County Clerk

  

A public hearing regarding adding winter all-terrain vehicle riding as a permitted use on the Wild Goose State Trail was held on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Rooms F, G and H of the City-County Government Center.

 

Support – Did not speak

Chuck Bebow, N5106 County Road D, Fond du Lac

Connie Bebow, N5106 County Road D, Fond du Lac

Kyle Beck, W5462 Abel Drive, Fond du Lac

Randall Bentley, N4059 W. Center Road, Waupun

Russell Blansette, 111 15th Street, Fond du Lac

Anthony Cypcar, 657 Wood River Court, West Bend

Dakota Donaldson, N5467 River Road, Fond du Lac

Colin Fiene, 181 E. Rees Street, Fond du Lac

Chas Flitcroft, 479 Bischoff Street, Fond du Lac

Keith Garner, N5529 St. Catherines Bay Road, Hilbert

George Helpap, 201 Clark Street, Glenbeulah

Nic Kuik, W7457 County Road T, Fond du Lac

Alan LaPine, W7267 State Road 23, Fond du Lac

Gerald LaPine, W7437 Highbridge Road, Oakfield

Mark Lehman, 222 Dickinson Street, Randolph

Tom McAuly, W11988 Hemp Road, Brandon

Tyler Mengel, W5358 Garden Drive, Fond du Lac

Darcy Meyer, 332 Leona Way, Oakfield

Elmer Mulhollen, 628 School Street, White Lake

Darryl Nielsen, W6948 E. Lone Elm Road, Van Dyne

Lori Nielsen, W6948 E. Lone Elm Road, Van Dyne

Steve Ouimette, 200 Reagan Drive, Eden

Eugene Prosek, N3725 Meadow Lane, Cascade

Chad Riter, W11788 Whooley Road, Waupun

Connie Rohrer, 6415 Glen Court, West Bend

Mark Schmidt, 713 Buwalda Drive, Waupun

Cory Schmitz, 616 Illinois Avenue, North Fond du Lac

Helen Sippel, 119 E. Railroad Avenue, St. Cloud

Jim Sippel, 119 E. Railroad Avenue, St. Cloud

Jim Thome, 109 Division Street, Mt. Calvary

Emil Vajgrt, 111 W. Parkway Avenue, Oshkosh

Justin Wagner, 421 Cedar Street, Fond du Lac

Hank Wozniel, 668 Ridgewood Knoll, Hubertus

Christopher J. Wruck, 212 Elmwood Court, Neenah

Dawn Wruck, 212 Elmwood Court, Neenah

 

Oppose – Did not speak

David Demezas, 594 Boyd Street, Fond du Lac

Deborah Doll, 324 Southlake Circle, Fond du Lac

Peter Doll, 324 Southlake Circle, Fond du Lac

Daniel Flatau, 373 Steiner Drive, Oakfield

Joanne Michaels, 119 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac

Larry Rackow, 232 Hawthorn Drive, Waupun

Rosalie M. Zimmerman, 135 E. Church Street, Oakfield

 

Otherwise – Did not speak

Anthony Koenigs, W6872 W. Grove Street, Fond du Lac

Lee Zills, W9429 Elm Road, Waupun

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