Town of Blue Mounds
Board of Supervisors
Monday, September 12, 2016
Dennis Jelle opened the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors at 7:00 p.m. Also present were Supervisors John Brixy and Wayne Jones , Clerk Helen Kahl, and Treasurer Nancy Goplin.
Helen read minutes of the August 8 meeting. John made a motion to accept minutes as read. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Road Maintenance. Charlie is busy patching roads. Dennis mentioned a culvert on Syvrud RD, using the dirt that’s piled up along the road as fill. He had some gravel put on Blessingway and filled washed out ditches along Fertile Ridge. He’ll start mowing after he’s done patching.
The new truck will be lettered and should be ready to get equipment put on. He got new tires for the Kenworth.
Building and Grounds. The arborvitaes were trimmed, and the Cracks on the parking lot were filled by Crack Filling at a cost of $2000.
Public Comments: None.
Dennis Brunker appeared to rezone ½ acre he is buying from Gary Sutter to make his lot square. John moved to approve, Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0. He will get a check and his petition number to Helen, and apply for a town building permit at the same time..
John moved to approve Kaplan CS M as presented by the County on September 6. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Regarding the Cardinal-Hickory Creek Power Line Resolution which Town of Vermont is asking us to sign. The board had concerns that their resolution is not really dealing with the actual power line route, but more to stop the project. John moved to table the resolution, Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0. Our board already made it known to Cardinal-Hickory Creek that we favored a route along HWY 18-151, not cross our town roads into Vermont Township or over private property.
Report on Progress with Village of Mt. Horeb on Boundary Agreements. The board met with some representatives of the Village Board on September 1. They would discuss at their board meeting and then form a committee to meet with us again. John indicated he would still be in favor of a longer than 10 year, permanent agreement.
Helen gave notice of Bike the Barns bike ride on Sep 18. They use mostly county roads, but do travel through the township.
Dane Com Update. John reported that he was told the radios in this end of the county were down for some time today. They are scheduled to be live sometime in November.
Update on opting out of Dane County Zoning. Two meetings are upcoming on Sep 14 and 22. He reported that the County is interpreting the part of Act 178regarding to accepting each town’s Comprehensive Plan to mean they only have to accept the plans of the towns that opt out. They are threatening a lawsuit when the first town opts out in Jan., 2018. The opinion of the committee is that they have no ground to stand on and it will meet with a “frivolous lawsuit” opposition.
Dennis appointed Wayne Jones to be the Board liaison to the Land Use Committee.
Mt. Horeb Area Economic Development Committee report. The village is moving forward with the TIF district. Dennis also relayed several remodeling projects and new business.
Fire District Report. Dennis reported the Department received an anonymous donation to purchase a compressor.
Correspondence. Dennis mentioned Kapitan Engineering’s proposed work on 78, Sharp RD, Barton RD, Jelle RD, and Sand Rock RD to expand bandwidth. Dennis wants a letter sent that they clean up the rocks on the North side of Blue Rock RD near HWY 78 and to pick up their flags when they’re done. They get into haying equipment. John moved to approve with the comments as specified. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Dennis asked Helen to read the minutes of the special meeting on August 29 at which the finalized referendum wording was approved. The boundary agreement was removed from the referendum wording and the amount listed in the referendum includes the interest amount.
John moved that we pay the bills of $14,806.30 and allow the Treasurer to pay the County for the dog licenses. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.
John made a motion to adjourn at 8:20, Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Helen Kahl, Clerk