Town of Blue Mounds
Board of Supervisors
Monday, November 9, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Dennis opened the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors at 7:00 p.m. Also present were Supervisors Al Antonson and John Brixy, Clerk Helen Kahl, and Deputy Clerk Angela Runde. Treasurer Nancy Goplin was not present.
Road Maintenance. Syvrud and Barber patching is done. North Erbe and Blue Rock Road were swept. Charlie’s working on readying the plows. He’s also been marking culverts for plowing purposes. John asked whether any damage was done from the logging on Reisell Road. Charlie will check the pictures before and after.
Building and Grounds, Charlie checked the furnace and changed filters.
Implements of Husbandry. We are required to amend the Ordinance 13 passed last fall. Dennis did some research on grain and manure weights. Tankers don’t get over 92,000 nor are the grain loads. Helen used the boilerplate ordinance provided by the State Towns Association to provide an amended ordinance. Al moved to approve Ordinance 13 Amended. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Fargo Driveway: Charlie Steinhauer appeared representing the Fargos. He asked if the documents provided last month were acceptable. Dennis explained that the surveyor hired by the Thompson’s has found the lot may be off by 98 feet. Charlie spoke with Surveyor Paul Speth. He said possibly a Scrivner’s error (clerical) could be the reason why it could be off that much. To correct that, a corrected deed may need to be filed. Charlie asked about the width of the driveway. Dennis indicated it would need to be 18’ if it is a joint driveway. Charlie indicated that though the Thompson’s want a joint driveway agreement, the Fargo’s are not interested in such an agreement. Steinhauer indicated they are not interested in a shared driveway. He says their attorney talked to our attorney (Hazelbaker) who said the town cannot force such a shared driveway and it would be best if the board backed away from trying to do so. Charlie asked the board to pass a conditional permit tonight. Larry Jenkins appeared late in the discussion. He indicated that the new survey was conducted as a result of the engineer’s review. Jenkins mentioned that a draft of a joint driveway agreement was given to the Fargo’s attorney today. Al did not want to make any decision because we did not get feedback on a scheduled attorney’s meeting today. According to Jenkins, based on their engineer’s review of driveway sites, they found driveway access in the easement area to be the practical access to their own planned building site. He wants a joint driveway agreement to be part of the previously filed Indemnification Agreement. Dennis moved to table until the Dec meeting, pending the new survey, confirmation of driveway position in relation to the new survey, and if the driveway is moved, an updated erosion control and engineered plan. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Regarding the joint driveway agreement, John maintains that since he previously made a motion to require a joint driveway agreement, in December he may or may not withdraw that motion, as a point of personal privilege, dependent on whether or not the above mentioned documents are presented and agreed upon by both parties.
Helen mentioned legal fees and her feeling that the taxpayers should not have to pay the legal fees incurred by the township for this petition. Charlie Steinhauer indicated his client, Mr. Fargo, did not ask us to call an attorney and if we had approved the permit months ago it wouldn’t have been necessary.
Ordinance Amendment 16. The Dane County Towns Association had no opinion on it. The time period for commenting ended October 29. Much of it is technical as explained by the County Planning office.
Gary Karls appeared to review Karls CSM for 2 lots off HWY E in Section 32, purchased from the Putney family. They have a Dane County Hwy driveway permit onto HWY E and have a joint driveway agreement for the two lots. Gary will forward to Helen the registered agreement and the final survey map. John moved to approve the plans as provided, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.
RE Resolution 2015-3, Endorsing Withdrawal from the DaneCom System. John read the resolution. He feels adoption of this resolution will open up the options of the town. It may not mean we will not have to pay the maintenance payments, but there are questions as to the validity of the agreement. Al made a motion to accept the resolution, John seconded. Roll Call Vote: Dennis Yea, Al Yea, John Yea. Helen is instructed to send a letter on Dec 2 to Parisi and Corrigan as Chair of the Governing Board of the Dane Com board, referring to the Resolution as well as the initial Agreement.
Comprehensive Plan updates, tabled.
Land Use Committee, nothing to report.
Mt. Horeb Economic Development. RE: Village of Mt. Horeb’s proposal to annex properties south and west of the village. The public hearing is scheduled for December 2. Dennis showed the board the intended map. John moved that clerk notifies all residents within as well as the perimeter residents within about half mile, expressing the town board’s displeasure and the effect it would have on the town’s tax base if this proposal goes through. Two meetings are scheduled, Nov 18, Village planning commission, and Dec 2 a public hearing. Al seconded. Motion passed 3-0. Helen will also get in touch with the editor of the Mt. Horeb Mail.
No legislative update.
Fire District Report. Nothing to report.
Correspondence. Helen informed the board that the Leuzinger property on HWY 92 which was rezoned last year, have indicated interest in having Duluth Trading Co put an ad on their silo. They were informed the town does not have a sign ordinance and they are working with the state and county on the project.
John moved that Charlie attend the highway safety training n December 16 in Barneveld. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.
John moved to make the budget amendments as follows:
1) FROM Salt and Sand, $7200
a. To Labor $2000
b. To Insurance $800
c. To Board Salaries $700
d. To Board Expense $2000
e. To Land Use Committee $500
f. To Interest $400
g. To Garbage/Recycle $300
h. To E. Blue Mds Cemetery $500
John moved to approve bills of $17059.97. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Al moved to adjourn at 9:45 p.m. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Helen Kahl, Clerk