Town Board Considers Ordinances, Names New Committee Members

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• The Town Board has approved an ordinance which would prohibit parking on the north side of Hill Road from Spring Road to Ecology Sports/Base Camp.

• A new Utility Ordinance was approved to bring the town into compliance with DNR requirements.

• The conditional use permit for a proposed RV campground on the Hocker Excavating site was sent back to the Plan Commission for further consideration and more specifics on the proposal.

• Ordinance 9-08 has also been updated and replaced with clarifications on several points. The ordinance deals with how the Town Board, Committees and Commissions conduct their meetings. Persons addressing the board on a specific agenda item that have pertinent information will now be allowed additional time upon consensus of the board. Section 7 of the ordinance sets a time limit of three minutes for persons to address the board during Public Input.

• The board approved proposed committee members to the special Niagara Escarpment Interpretive Center Committee. Supervisor Goss presented the Board with a three tiered committee structure as follows:

Tier 1(Regional Consultants): Eric Fowler, director of the Niagara Escarpment Resource Network; Dr. Joanne Kleussendorf, geology professor and founding director of the Weis Earth Science Museum; Charles Shabica, Ph.D. PG, retired geology professor and chair of Earth Science Department Northeastern Illinois University and owner of Shabica Associates.

Tier 2 (Local Consultants): Bob Bultman, geologist and cave specialist; Terri Cooper, Land Program Director of the Door County Land Trust; Mariah Goode, director of Door County Planning Department; Roger Kuhns, geologist and ecologist; Steve Leonard, executive director of The Ridges Sanctuary; Paul Regnier, owner of Door County Nature and Travel and former executive director of The Ridges Sanctuary; Bill Schuster, geologist and director of the Door County Soil and Water Department; Ron Stieglitz, retired geology professor of the UWGB Department of Natural and Applied Earth Science Program.

Tier 3 (Liberty Grove): Nancy Goss, Lon Kopitzke, and Anne Miller.

• The Town Board approved the proposal from Baudhuin Inc. to develop engineering plans for Isle View Road.