Town of Blue Mounds
Board of Supervisors
October 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Dennis opened the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Also present were Supervisors Al Antonson and John Brixy, Deputy Clerk Angela Runde, and Treasurer, Nancy Goplin. Clerk, Helen Kahl arrived at 7:35 p.m.
Angela read the minutes of the September 14th meeting. John moved to approve, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Road Maintenance Report: Charlie is still patching. He received bids from Fink’s Paving on the culvert patching on Syvrud Road and the bridge wedge repair on Barber Road. Fink’s bid split out three options. Option A for $1480.00 to fix bridge wedge. Option B would be $4800 to have the four culvert areas patched separately and match up to the existing road between them. Option C would be to repair the three culverts and asphalting entire road between them to avoid seams for a total of 2100SF for $8400.00.
Discussion followed as to remaining road budget and which projects need to be completed yet this year. As discussed they would like to make these repairs before winter as to avoid the snow plow catching and damaging further. Fink’s reported that they would be able complete the work if they received a signed contract.
Motion made by John for $9,880.00 to approve Fink’s contract for bridge repair and second option of Barber Road. Seconded by Al, motion passed 3-0.
Charlie will continue to mow. He will also sweep off N. Erbe Rd before winter. Other roads were discussed to see if sweeping is needed. Charlie will check with Village of Blue Mounds as to borrowing their equipment.
Building and Grounds Report: Dennis asked if furnace should be checked before winter or at least check filter.
Public Comments: No public comment.
Cahill Rezone: Nancy Cahill presented new zoning maps and stated the County had approved of changes made to certified map.
Al stated that the LUC met at the site and unanimously approved the rezoning.
Al motioned to approve the re-zoning of 7.26 acres on Bergum Road from A-1EX to A-2(4) as requested, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Angela will pass information to Helen for forms to send into the County Zoning.
Rogers Driveway, final approval: Bobbie Rogers presented the information on the driveway request. Dennis asked if the driveway had previously been approved. Bobbie stated she had a copy of an approved driveway permit for the lot prior to their owning it. The old driveway permit was from 1999. Al said that they all had to opportunity to review the site and he felt that there was a definite need for an engineered plan. Al noted that visibility was good, but mentioned that there was a considerable drop-off and a probable need for a culvert. Al made a motion to approve a ‘conditional’ driveway permit upon the receipt of an engineered plan. Seconded by Dennis, motion passed, 3-0. A new permit form will be filled out, no fee will be assessed since the original fee was paid in 1999. Once an engineered plan is provided the Rogers driveway permit will be added for final approval.
Fargo Driveway Application off North RD in Section 10: Al motioned to table, John seconded, motion passed 3-0. It was noted that documents were received right before the meeting. Helen will forward information to Town’s Attorney and also to all interested parties.
Dane County Ordinance Amendment 16 RE Farmland preservation Zoning Ord.: John moved to table until next month’s meeting, Dennis seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Proposed Budget for Publishing: Helen reviewed budget expenditures and proposed increases. Nancy noted that our Fire District expenditures are almost as much as our road budget. Helen noted that we have room to finish approved road improvements and stay within our budget. It was discussed that our waste and recycling charges will be going up in 2016. This will be offset by revenue increases to waste and recycling charges. It was noted that the 2016 budget will be using reserves funds to complete road improvements next year.
Al motioned to approve the 2016 budget as presented to be published, Dennis seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Amendments to Comprehensive Plan: Dennis noted that Mary Ellen is working on the final changes and new maps, and will provide us with a copy as soon as she can.
Report of Comprehensive Planning Committee: Nothing to report.
Land Use Committee Report: Nothing to report.
Report on Economic Development Committee: Dennis reported that Mark Rooney is heading the committee reviewing the possibility of annexing the Minitube property. It was stated that there are several properties between Mt. Horeb and that property that would have to be annexed first. Dennis noted that these are public meetings if anyone would like to attend for more information.
Legislative update: John noted that there should be an update later in the year.
Fire District Report: Dennis reported that on Oct. 25th they will have a Fire District Banquet. They have not had a meeting on the new building plans.
Review of Correspondence: Helen had nothing to report. Dennis reported that it is not required to publish our Meeting notices in the local newspaper as long as we put the notices on our website and post in two places. The Board discussed options as ways to transition into posting monthly meeting agendas on our website and discontinuing the newspaper as a way to save on publishing costs. It was also noted that we can reach many of our residents from our email list.
Approval of bills: Al made a motion to approve bills in the amount of $73,399.51, seconded by John, motion approved 3-0.
Al moved to adjourn at 8:48 p.m., seconded by John, motion passed 3-0.
Angela Runde, Deputy Clerk