each inspection, maintenance or servicing event..." This section ONLY states that it's the OWNER'S reasonability to submit the reports to us. 2. Section 145.245(3) Maintenance " The department shall establish a maintenance program to be administered by governmental units. The maintenance program is applicable to all new or replacement private sewage systems constructed in a governmental unit after the date on which the governmental unit adopts this program..." This is very clear. Governmental Units are supposed to have a maintenance program for Wisconsin Fund.
With the passage of Act 347 our district has the understanding that “The department shall establish a maintenance program to be administered by governmental units responsible for the regulation of private sewage systems. The department shall determine the private sewage systems to which the maintenance program applies. At to minimum the maintenance program is applicable to all new or replacement private sewage system constructed in a governmental unit after the date on which the governmental unit adopts this program. The department may apply the maintenance program by rule to the private sewage systems constructed in a governmental unit responsible for the regulation of private sewage systems on or before the date on which the governmental unit adopts the program The department shall determine the private sewage system to which the maintenance program applies in governmental units that do not meet the condition for eligibility under s145.245…”
So it’s our district position that until the Department of Commerce changes Comm 83, our maintenance programs will remain the same as before the adoption of Act 347. Are district is strongly opposed to a retroactive maintenance program because we do not have the budgetary resources to accommodate the extra staff time, mailings and enforcement that a retroactive maintenance program would require.
On a littler note, our district has had many retirements in 2006. Kathy Moore (Waukesha County), David Carpenter (Dodge County), Fred Lueck (Dodge County) and Phil Blazkowski (Rock County).
Fred Lueck is retiring as Zoning Administrator for Dodge County on July 1, 2006 after 37+ years with the County. Fred began college in 1959 at Oshkosh, starting out in pre-forestry. Fred was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1963 during the Vietnam Era and returned to college at Stevens Point in 1965, graduating in 1969 with a degree in Resource Management. Fred began his career with Dodge County in 1968, working part time for the Planning and Development Department and becoming a full time employee in 1969. Fred has seen a lot of changes in the zoning and planning field during his tenure. The department started out in 1968 with a department head and secretary and has moved their offices five times. The department has been reorganized several times and most recently combined with two other departments and now has over 20 employees. Fred noted that since he began working for the department, 65 other full time employees have worked for the department and left before him. Fred supervised code enforcement and was the County Zoning Administrator and County Plat Review Officer. Fred also worked exclusively with the Dodge County Board of Adjustment and the County Planning Committee. Fred never missed a Board of Adjustment public hearing meeting since he began working with the County Board of Adjustment in the early 1970’s. Two large projects that Fred worked with most recently were a controversial 133 unit wind energy farm adjacent to the Horicon Marsh and a (7) day tire fire at a local tire recycling facility.
Fred will split his time in retirement between his home in Waupun and his summer cabin on Big Arbor Vitae Lake in Vilas County. Fred is an avid musky hunter and enjoys wildlife photography, downhill skiing in the winter, working on his corvette in the summer and attending NASCAR races in North Carolina and road races at Elkhart Lake.
Press Release February 21, 2006 ROCK COUNTY DIRECTOR OF PLANNING TO RETIRE Phil Blazkowski’s last day to be March 25th
County Administrator Craig Knutson announced today that Phil Blazkowski, Director of Rock County’s Planning, Economic and Community Development Agency, will retire as of March 25, 2006. Blazkowski has overseen planning and development for Rock County for more than 32 years.
“Phil has overseen substantial improvements to the County’s planning activities during his tenure,” Knutson said. “His expertise has been an asset not only to the County but also to the towns, villages, and cities with which he has closely worked. His knowledge will be greatly missed.”
The Rock County Planning, Economic, and Community Development Agency is responsible for enforcing County zoning regulations and preparing plans that guide how development will occur in the County. Knutson noted the role