Minutes 3-16-2015

Unapproved Minutes Town of Blue Mounds
Board of Supervisors
March 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Dennis opened the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Also present was Supervisor John Brixy, Clerk Helen Kahl and Treasurer Nancy Goplin. Supervisor, Al Antonson, was absent.

John moved to approve the minutes of the Feb. 9 meeting Dennis seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Road Maintenance, no report.

Building and Grounds: Salt Shed will be inspected soon.

No Public Comments.

Rezone Petition for Thompson family for 17.7 acres in Section 10. Mary Thompson Haynes introduced herself and indicated that she and her brother, Randy, are now dividing their jointly owned parcel, the whole parcel being about 35 acres. Also appearing was Larry Jenkins representing the family. There is driveway access to the property from ID with an existing field road. The county would be ok with their moving the driveway further west from the HWY 78 corner. The property to be owned by Randy is due north with access to both properties on HWY ID. John moved to approve the petition, Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0. Once Helen receives the $300 rezone fee, she will make the report to the county.

Neal Fargo’s driveway application is tabled for now. He has some homework to do before coming to the board. There is only 30 feet of right of way, not the 33 required feet. The erosion control permit might be difficult to obtain. The Thompson family requested to be updated when any action is about to be taken on this property because their property surrounds the parcel.

Driveway Application for Kitsemble/Losenegger parcel. Lynn explained they’d gotten everything to the county, will be closing on May 1. Dennis recommended they’d be best to come off the road straight for 24’ and then turn the driveway, rather than coming to Bergum Road at an angle. John moved to approve the driveway permit. Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0. They paid their $300 fee and will give us a new map that shows the curve in the driveway.

RF Farms Conditional Use Petition #10791. John moved to approve, the Conditional Use that indicates they must have an approval from Town of Springdale on their Certified Survey Map. Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0.

Helen presented two proposals for the loan for the new tractor. Farmers Savings Bank proposed 1.55% for 5 years or 1.75% for 6 years. Dennis moved to accept State Bank of Cross Plains offer for lending at 1.34% for 4 years, John seconded, motion passed 2-0.

Report on Towns Association Meeting. John attended and reported that the State towns association emphasized that the proposed legislation regarding assessment change. John moved that the clerk send a letter to Erpenbach and Roberts, saying that we oppose legislation having the county taking over assessment responsibilities. Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0. Jerry Derr mentioned there is a CARPC board opening. John mentioned he would be willing to sit on the committee, Dennis hasn’t heard back from Jerry on it. John also said that DaneCom was discussed but no one in the county will sign any proposed new contract agreements.

Dennis reported on the ACE meeting. One of the peculiarities of the permitting process is that the permit applications for IOV hauling cannot be discussed among board members, only one person takes and issues the applications. Also, with most haulers being under 80,000#, there’s really no issue. Dennis also mention that the farmers around Madison have done research and have data that proves that the runoff isn’t a farm problem, but a Madison problem.

Comprehensive Plan. Dennis brought out the maps, but we still don’t have a disc. We need to get finished with the updates to the Comprehensive Plan and include verbiage about the quarries. Mary Ellen is scheduled to present the updates at the Annual Meeting on April 27.

Economic Development. Nothing specific to report.

Helen announced that Open Book is scheduled for May 20 and Board of Review is scheduled for June 9.

Fire district working on DaneCom and property for a fire department site and police station site. The village has now approved money for a study. The fire department refused to pay any more for the study.

Bills, John moved to approve the bills in the amount of $628,700.68, which include levies paid at February settlement. Dennis seconded, motion approved 2-0.

John moved to adjourn to closed session. Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0.

Respectfully Submitted,
Helen Kahl, Clerk