Minutes 9-14-2015

Unapproved Minutes Town of Blue Mounds
Board of Supervisors
September 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Dennis opened the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Also present were Supervisors Al Antonson and John Brixy, Clerk Helen Kahl, Deputy Clerk Angela Runde, and Treasurer, Nancy Goplin.

Helen read the minutes of the August 10 meeting. Meeting date of the July meeting was the 14, not June 8. Al moved to approve, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Building and Grounds, nothing to report.

Road Report: All the culverts are in on Syvrud. Dennis spoke to Scott Construction Friday, they told him they would do our sealing late this week or next week. On Brandywein the county is constructing a retention pond. Dennis signed the contract with the County. Charlie is doing some more patching and will re-mow next week. He was told the county is only mowing once each summer. Straubhaar RD will need to be graded and rolled again this fall. We may have to consider sealcoating it next summer.

Public Comments. None.

Cahill Rezone. Per request by the Cahill’s, Al moved to postpone until October, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Fargo Driveway Application off North RD in Section 10. Dennis asked Charlie Steinhauer for the previously requested engineered plan and the joint driveway agreement. Charlie was led to believe our attorney was going to recommend we pass the driveway subject to those documents. Dennis says, no, the board wants the engineered plan first, as well as the joint driveway agreement. Larry Jenkins representing the Thompson family argues that the easement is non-exclusive and the driveway plan would have to be approved by the land-owners. He believes there would be liability as well as maintenance issues. He brings up DNR and Federal conservation issues as well. John Brixy felt the Thompson’s should have given their concerns to the Fargos. He replied they gave a general list to the Fargo’s in June. But there are other issues which have come up since then, said Jenkins. John moved to table until the town receives an engineered plan and a joint driveway agreement, which includes a hold harmless agreement. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0. The Thompsons were instructed to provide all their concerns to the Fargos.

Mlsna Driveway Application in Section 15 off Blessingway. The plan is to build 3 storage buildings on the C-2 zoned property. Andy Mlsna appeared representing The Third Door, LLC. He had an engineered plan with retention pond, etc. John moved, since we have the engineered plan and payment for the permits, to pass the driveway, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Dennis Jelle/Grundahl driveway in Section 27 off Benson RD. Dennis had rezoned some property in 2008 on Benson RD. We could not find, in the files, a copy of the driveway permit. Dennis provided a copy of the permit signed by Al Antonson in 2008. Helen has record of a deposit of a check for the rezone as well as the driveway. John made a motion to acknowledge the previous documents provided, the driveway permit and payment for the permit as well as the map provided tonight. Al seconded, Dennis abstained. Motion passed 2-0.

Comprehensive Plan. Dennis announced Mary Ellen will attend a special meeting this Wednesday morning, Sep 16, at 10:00 a.m. to present the changes to the comprehensive plan. Helen will post the meeting tomorrow.

Land Use Committee Report. Cahills is postponed until October. The LUC voted to approve. The county recommended A-4 zoning suspecting that is what the Town of Vermont would want, however the Town of Vermont thinks it could just stay A-1 EX. There are two parcels, one in Town of Blue Mounds and one in Vermont.

Report on Hazard Mitigation plan. Al and Helen met with the county representative, we need to have on record for future FEMA possible events. Al explained we need a bridge list, and a list of the most susceptible culverts. Charlie and Helen are working on this.

Report on Economic Development Committee. Empty buildings downtown is still a priority as well as the golf course issue. The Village wants to have an area for a commercial area. Some on the village board are interested in the Minitube property for a business park, even though there are 100’s of acres in between, and they have not yet filled North Cape Commons.

Legislative update. Nothing new to report, John believes it will come up this fall.

Dane Com Update. Dennis was at the Mt. Horeb Village Board meeting and he was asked about the fact that we weren’t paying the maintenance fees. They agreed and voted unanimously not to pay as well.

Fire District Report. The Fire Dept has been talking about a new fire station near the bus garage in Mt. Horeb. The village will also have their police department in the same building. The village will then be responsible for $6 million of the total $11 million cost. They are looking at referendum on the November, 2016, ballot. New cadets started a week ago. The annual fire meeting is September 23. They are proposing a 6.5 % increase in the budget.

Review of Correspondence:
Two year agreement MOU SVRS. John moved to approve, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

John is concerned about the landing strips, transfer of development rights, and other concerns being included in proposed OA16, coming up next month. He will dig into it more and report to Helen so she can transfer the information to the rest of the board. The Towns Association has also not weighed in on it.
Wisconsin Towns Association notified us they are changing their accounting from cash to accrual and there will be a slight increase in our fees
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Gypsy moth spraying letter. Al will contact Darren Marsh to get some more information especially as regards to our organic farms and drift, etc.

Helen indicated we now have 989 people in our township.

Helen requested that she and Angie would like to go to GAB training in Dodgeville at the District IV meeting Oct 6. Al moved to approve $20 for each. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Al moved to approve $65 fee to send Dennis to Wisconsin Towns Association Fall Workshop in Mineral Point on Sep 30. John seconded, motion passed 2-0. Dennis abstained.

John moved to approve payment for PASER/WISLR question/answer webinar at $25/site. Helen, Angie and Charlie will all participate here at the town hall. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Dennis would like to attend the Wisconsin Towns Association annual meeting for one day at the Dells at a cost of $75. Al moved to approve, John seconded, motion passed 2-0. Dennis abstained.

Helen asked the board when they’d like to have a budget work meeting. Monday, Oct 5, 6:30 p.m. Helen will post and email a reminder to the board.

Al moved to approve bills of $13,827.60. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

John moved to adjourn to closed session at 9:30 p.m. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Respectfully Submitted,
Helen Kahl, Clerk

Dennis opened closed session. Al moved to postpone employee evaluation to Oct 5 at 6:00 p.m. before the budget meeting. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Al moved to reconvene to regular session. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Al moved to adjourn the regular session at 9:45 p.m. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.