Residents ask village to address traffic problems

by Steve Ottman
Review Correspondent

HOWARDS GROVE . Audubon Road, Wren Lane and Morning Dove Drive residents asked the Village Board to address existing traffic problems at Tuesday’s meeting.

Residents discussed speeding on Audubon and related traffic problems with the board.

Some of them suggested that the students leaving school are the biggest problem and others felt that it’s everyone in general. Both parties are worried for the safety of everyone involved.

School Superintendent Chris Peterson, who also lives on the road, assured the residents that the school will cooperate and if necessary take away parking passes for the students that are abusing their privilege to drive to school.

The board discussed a multitude of solutions which included more police presence from the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department.

Board President James Scheiber commended the Sheriff’s department for their hard work.

After a lengthy discussion, board members approved adding stop signs to the Wren and Morning Dove intersections on Audubon Road and purchase two temporary speed bumps to be installed on Audubon Road, with option to purchase two additional speed bumps if needed.

The board approved special assessments for Kennedy Avenue and Mayflower Lane for 2016 road projects. The Appletree Road project was delayed until 2017.

The village had listened to citizen input and sent letters out with explanations. The resolution was approved with a five-year payment plan.

Board members approved a recommendation from the Plan Commission to acupuncturist Janene Lang to operate a health and wellness facility at 514 Madison Ave. and for the construction of two eight-bed assisted living facilities on Appletree Road owned by 2003 Appletree LLC.

Scheiber appointed the 2016 committee appointments for Finance, Public Safety, Public Works, Parks, Health and Welfare, Personnel and Continuous Improvement.

Chris Heili and Wade Steinpreis were appointed to the Plan Commission for three-year terms.

Matt Kappelen was appointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a three-year term. There is still one vacancy on the board.

The recommendation to contract with Advanced Disposal for refuse and recycling for a period of 10 years was referred back to the Finance Committee. Trustee Jeff Plass felt that the terms of the contract needed to be defined and added that he may check other quotes.

An amendment was added to the employee handbook for unpaid time off. Unpaid time off will be allowed up to a maximum of five days during a calendar year to be approved by the department supervisor.

The village will enter into a developer’s agreement with stipulation for the Eastern Pines subdivision.

Clerk/Treasurer Joanne Lesser was directed to work with the village attorney to create an ordinance regulating the placement of cell towers in the village right of ways.

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