Unapproved Minutes Town of Blue Mounds
Board of Supervisors
August 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Dennis opened the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Also present were Supervisors Al Antonson and John Brixy, and Clerk Helen Kahl. Treasurer, Nancy Goplin, was absent.
Helen read the minutes of the July 13 meeting. Al made a clarification that the county approved an erosion control permit, not an engineered plan on the Fargo driveway petition. Al also pointed out that the grapple bucket did cost $4100, not the previously quoted $3100, to accommodate the heavier tractor. Al moved to approve with the changes, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Building and Grounds, Charlie is in the process of painting the doors.
Road Report: RE: Brandywein Trail, Dennis received a contract with our cost being $3000 out of the total of $4370 for the culvert, and additional for the driveway $3,930. Dale Cleary owns the building and the water runs through the culvert on his driveway first. His cost to replace his culvert is about $2200. The total cost of the project is about $8000. Al feels that because of the special circumstances, in addition to the agreed-upon town cost of $3000, we should help out Cleary with his cost. Dennis also feels once this is done, we should send soil samples in from the ditch so that we can go after the county to get the problem of the salt run-off fixed. He made a motion to split the $3000 with Cleary’s. In other words, we pay $1500 and Cleary pays $1500 of the town’s responsibility of $3000. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.
In regard to the contract itself, John would like the sentences, “Dane County is not assuming responsibility for the current condition of the culverts or any future liability for repair, replacement or maintenance of the culverts. The ongoing maintenance responsibilities shall remain with the Town.”
Removed from paragraph of 11, page 2 of the contract and we will not sign until it is. That would allow for remediation of the run-off problem, such as a retention pond or berm behind their salt shed, perhaps within 24 months. Dennis will get soil samples taken and then we’ll write a letter asking them to strike the notice with giving us a plan and remediation by Sep 1, 2016. John moved we notify Dane County that we wish to strike the above-quoted sentence in section 11 of the proposed contract…and we will supply them with core soil sample results and water well tests from the Cleary well which has been declared not safe to drink. We would then expect to be given their remediation plan to be completed by Sep 1, 2016. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.
On North Erbe Road, Rule is still hauling and should be done this week. Dennis talked to Ferron Havens, his cost of the turn-around will be $1800.
Charlie talked to Travis and they should begin to put in culverts around the 15th. John moved that the work by done by Friday the 21st by Travis or the township will have to go with someone else. It’s a mucky area so since it’s nice and dry now this would be the best time to get it done. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Public Comments. Dennis had notice that there will be logging on Reisell Road . John moved Charlie take video of the road before they begin, perhaps by Sep 1, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Helen commented on the notice given to Independent Inspections. They are done as our inspector on September 15. The new inspector, Fenley, asked that Dennis and I meet with him sometime before that.
Gary Karls Driveway Application for driveway on North Perry Road in Section 31. He presented an engineered plan. The engineer suggested a 15” diameter culvert rather than the 18” culvert that our ordinance mentions. It would fit in better and make a better clearance to the road. It would be a 30 ft long culvert. The grade will be about 5%, well under the maximum 12% mandated in our ordinance. Al moved to approve the Driveway Application, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Comprehensive Plan. Dennis reported that Mary Ellen has been having health problems, etc., but hopes still to get the plan done soon. She is planning to have it done in about 2 weeks. Dennis will set a meeting with her one morning, hopefully before our next regular meeting.
Land Use Committee Report. Helen has an application for a rezone for Cahills. Tom will notify the committee for a site visit.
Report on Economic Development Committee, the priority now is getting some businesses into the vacant Main Street places.
Legislative update. John said the legislation to leave county zoning is slated to go to the legislature after Labor Day, hopefully to be signed during the fall session. There seems to be support for the bill.
Fire District Report. The squad got sold, is going to New York. They will be ordering a new ladder truck with the old truck being sold to Lancaster.
Review of Correspondence, nothing.
Helen presented the board with year-to-date financial numbers. There is nothing to be concerned about either in expenses or income.
Al moved for Charlie to get rid of the un-needed tires in the garage, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.
John moved to approve bills of $69,469.31. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Al moved to adjourn at 9:20 p.m. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Helen Kahl, Clerk