Town of Blue Mounds
Board of Supervisors
Monday, July 13, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Dennis opened the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors at 7:00 p.m. Also present was Supervisor John Brixy, Clerk Helen Kahl, and Treasurer Nancy Goplin.
Helen read minutes of the June 11 meeting. John moved to accept as corrected regarding the bills, Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0.
Dennis introduced Wayne Jones as our new Supervisor. He has been appointed to fill the rest of the term of Al Antonson. Helen gave Wayne the oath of office and he was seated as Supervisor I.
Dennis also announced he would like to appoint Kevin Depies to serve on the Land Use Committee. Helen gave Kevin the oath of office. She will notify Tom Hansen and he will be in touch with Kevin when there is a new land use petition.
John made a motion to move the Fire District Report to this point in the agenda. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Dennis introduced Ken Kietzke and LeeAnn Dillis from Mt. Horeb Fire Department to report on plans for new fire/ems/safety building. They went through a power point giving the history and the progress thus far. They currently have 9700 sq ft and the architects determined they need 36,000 sq ft. They are approaching 1000 ems calls a year. Referendum wording must be submitted by August 30. The town’s share of the cost would be $887,500. John asked whether the house now owned by the volunteers on Main ST would be sold with the proceeds going to the new building cost. He was informed they would be buying a new generator and some other extras with the proceeds. Other questions included what would happen if a municipality in the district defaults on their payments over the 40 year term. By August 30, the board needs to have its referendum wording to the county for the November election. Helen feels the words “up to” need to be used with the amount of our required portion. Mt. Horeb will use the word “approximately” which Helen feels is dangerous. John wants an answer to the question of what would happen with a default by a municipality before we approve referendum wording. The resolution and referendum wording will be on the August agenda.
Road Report: This past Saturday Scott Construction re-did the roads they did last year. Fahrner will plan to be in the township on Thursday to begin sealcoating. They have no time to do any driveways because they have too much work. Charlie’s been busy with trees that went down on the roads during the winds last week.
Building and Grounds. Drywall in garage has been replaced.
No public comments.
Thompson Family public road dedication. Mary Thompson introduced herself and re-capped what had been done thus far.
John made a motion to accept the Development Concept Plan Agreement as presented, Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0. Regarding the road right of way dedication agreement, Wayne made a motion to approve, John seconded, motion passed 3-0. John asked for a basic timeline, but the Thompson’s were unsure of how long that would take.
Neal Fargo appeared to make sure that he has an easement to his parcel. The original easement is not going to be approved for a driveway because of the ditch in that area. A new survey will have to be done accessing the new town road being planned by the Thompsons which will be dedicated to the township. John moved to table the Fargo permit application until Fargos and Thompsons meet to discuss and make a plan.
Reisdorf CSM, no need to comment.
Bellazzini/Campo di Bella Winery would like to put a sign up on the end of Sharp RD. The sign will be partially on Dennis Jelle’s property and minimally in Town right-of-way. They will have to get a county permit, but Dennis would like it on record what the board feels. John moved to approve the winery’s sign on the Jelle Sunny Ridge Property and the Town right of way. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line Project Comments. John moved that the board will send their comments stating that the moist prudent route through the Town of Blue Mounds is along the 18-151 corridor. North Road would NOT be a good alternative when considering future maintenance needs. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Accurate Appraisal situation, Helen indicated her concern that there is a long list of parcels that had significant increases in assessment, where the property owners did not attend the Open Book. She asked how to proceed. John indicated he was concerned she was jeopardizing her status on the Board of Review by singling out and contacting any specific landowners. She was instructed to send one more email to the general town list and encourage people to call Accurate and get resolution before Board of Review on August 3.
Dane Com Update RE Unpaid Maintenance Fees. Dennis reported that Dane Com reports they will be operational between Halloween and Thanksgiving. He will attend the meeting tomorrow to get more information. We got a legal opinion regarding our non-payment and Dennis recommends we just leave it right now. John moved that the Town continue to not pay our maintenance fees as there is still NO DaneCom system to be maintained. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Update on Opt-Out of Dane County zoning. The committee is working on the ordinance/proposed code of zoning. They will meet Wednesday to go over another 3 chapters. It is believed that the cost of the zoning should be covered by the fees. The DCTA was awarded legal fees of $11,000 in the case that came before the courts, which was a waste of taxpayer funds. Four towns have filed intent to withdraw. Towns have until October 1 to give notice of intent. Dane County does not want to lose the share of the levy that would be directed to the towns that opt out and that is still to be decided. He indicated the county board chair has indicated the county should not cooperate in any way with the towns who are planning to opt out.
Land Use Committee Report. Nothing.
Mt. Horeb Area Economic Development Committee. They’re working on a TIF district for downtown/Front Street.
Fire District Report. The new ladder truck is coming soon, the old one has gone to Lancaster.
Propane Price: John moved to accept the Allegiant bid of $.89/gal.unless the Co Op can beat it by at least a cent. If they can’t, we go with Allegiant. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0. Helen will book 3500 gallons.
Correspondence: Dennis has a letter letting us know that there will be logging in section 23 and 24 on the old Pertzborn farm owned by Tallard. It will probably affect Sand Rock RD. Helen will write the company asking for declaration of insurance and their possible date of logging and its effect on our road.
John made a motion to pay the bills of $27,041.19. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.
John moved to adjourn at 9:50 p.m. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Helen Kahl, Clerk