Town of Blue Mounds
Board of Supervisors
November 10, 2014
Dennis Jelle, Chairman, opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Also present were Supervisors, John Brixy and Al Antonson, Clerk, Helen Kahl and Treasurer, Nancy Goplin.
Helen read the minutes of the October 13, 2014 meeting. Al moved to approve, Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0. John abstained as he had left meeting early.
No Public Comments.
Road Maintenance Report, Dan indicated that he would get a bill from Metal Culverts for 8 culverts which is in the budget for this year, but will be delivered after first of year. He may not get all of his salt order because they are short on trucks.
Buildings/Grounds Committee, nothing.
Comprehensive Plan meeting at 7:30 on Nov 17, with board and LUC. Meeting has been posted.
Ordinance 13 on Implements of Husbandry. Al got better information when he went to the meeting that the DOR put on. According to the state you don’t need a permit until you are over 92,000 lbs. If we have roads/bridges that cannot handle such a weight, we can deny the permit, but we can provide an alternate route if that is available. There is no fee with the permit. This is created because of spring thaw, and hot, hot days mostly with the manure haulers. There are new lighting requirements as well that are part of this legislation. They rescinded a law saying you could pass on double yellow if the tractor/truck was going under 25 mph.
John proposed Ordinance 13, which we need to pass before Jan 15, 2015. The part that Al referred to is mentioned in the first paragraph. It is in effect for 2015, but a future board could rescind it if needed. He moved we approve Ordinance 13 to comply with the statutory weight limits. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Update on Dane Com…Dane Com is not running, we are on the old system. Dane and Milwaukee Counties are the only counties that have systems that do not work. Dennis explained that the system uses a trunking method of communication. There’s no idea when DaneCom is going to work, if ever. The 911 center is better but needs more work. The oversight committee was change to an advisory board. Dennis mentioned that both our representative, Abigail Wuest and Pat Downing argued to keep the 911 board as it was. The Towns Association sided with Parisi, which was not popular with many town boards and area EMS/Fire Departments.
Fire District Report, new ambulance is ordered, coming in early February. The old ambulance #38 is possibly sold.
John made a request that we include State legislation on the agenda going forward.
John moved to approve bills in the amount of $22,742.21. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.
John moved to adjourn, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Respectfully submitted, Helen Kahl, Clerk