Minutes 1-9-2017

Unapproved Minutes

Town of Blue Mounds

CAUCUS
6:45 p.m.

Dennis Jelle opened the caucus at 6:45 p.m. Also present were Supervisors, John Brixy and Wayne Jones, and Clerk Helen Kahl. Dennis appointed Gerry Brock to run the caucus. Three residents were in attendance besides the board.

Gerry explained the rules of the caucus and opened up the nominations.

For Chairman: Dennis Jelle was nominated by John Brixy. Helen Kahl seconded. No Other nominations.

For Supervisor 1: John Brixy nominated Wayne Jones. Dennis Jelle seconded. No Other Nominations.

For Supervisor 2: Wayne Jones nominated John Brixy. Dennis Jelle econded. No other nominations.

For Constable: Helen Kahl nominated Jerry Blizzard. John Brixy seconded. No other nominations.

The Caucus was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

Board of Supervisors
Monday, January 9, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Dennis Jelle opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Also present were Supervisors, John Brixy and Wayne Jones, and Treasurer, Nancy Goplin and Clerk Helen Kahl.

Helen read minutes of the December 12 meeting. John moved to approve, Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Nothing new on Roads. Just plowing snow. Village of Blue Mounds got 9 T of sand/salt mix from us. John moved we charge them $225. Helen will send a bill.

Building and Grounds: Phil Solchenberger got the heaters working again.

Public Comments. None

Helen gave notice of the Special meeting on Monday, January 30, 7:00 p.m., to adopt the updated Comprehensive Plan including the Official Map. The notice is on the website and will be in the Mt. Horeb Mail for two weeks as required by the Statutes.

Approval of Form for Group Zoning. The Board approved Resolution 2017-1 recommending the Model Dane County Zoning Ordinance for Enactment by Towns Withdrawing from Dane County Zoning.

Report on Progress with Obtaining Boundary Agreement with Mt. Horeb. The Village is going ahead with planning their sewer system. They may have to close Sand Rock Road at different times to make upgrades. Dennis feels we should come up with an agreement to make sure Sand Rock Road does not get damaged. Instead, we should ask them to resurface the road when they are done with the upgrades. John suggested we get this letter and proposal together by the February 13 board meeting.

John moved to approve the Resolution for the Medical Coverage for Charlie beginning Jan. 1, 2018. This will enable him to get the State of Wis. policy for dental coverage starting on Jan 1, 2018.
Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Dane Com Update. Dennis indicated it is still not working well, according to the Fire Department. Helen indicated receipt of another past-due billing from the county. John feels the agreement long ago expired and they have no right to even bill. We gave our notice to withdraw as of December 1, 2015.

John updated us on the process upcoming for the Opt Out of Dane County Zoning, with the next meeting being the Jan 30 meeting. He reiterated that there are no plans to change our 1:35 ratio on land splits, nor our 2 acre minimum. Dennis reported that Lust Auction has plans to put up a storage shed on the recently purchased property in the township and will want to be on the agenda for our January, 2018, meeting. We will still want to meet with MOFA regarding their future plans for the Minitube facility.

Land Use Committee has a meeting this Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. to go over the
Comprehensive Plan in preparation for the Special Meeting on January 30 and the April Annual Meeting.

Report on Area Economic Development Committee. Thursday night they’re having a planning meeting for some of the properties they want to see developed in town. Dennis will attend. The Economic Development Committee has a new chairwoman. Parking is a problem downtown and will only get worse with the Duluth expansion.

Fire District Report. Schedule is all put together on the meetings that have to take place before the building gets started. Bidding will happen mid-summer. Possible start date would be October with completion in summer, 2018.

Review of Correspondence Received. Helen mentioned that Richard Johnson called representing the VFW. They are having a meat sale and request if we would close Erbe RD between 18-151 and ID. The board feels there are too many entities involved with the town road, county road and state road. If it was a maintenance issue, it could be closed temporarily, but not for an event. Dennis will contact Mr. Johnson and suggest he talk to Stauffer and the Co Op to park on those properties..

Helen received a Notice of expiration of CUP for quarry being inactive on the KJC quarry on Fertile Ridge RD.. Consensus of board is that within a year they can apply with us for CUP if they want to reactivate the quarry.

Dennis will check on the two logging notices to see if they’re using Steinhauer Road to come out of the property. Charlie should try to take pictures of that road soon so we have proof if damage would be done.

RE OA 67, John has a concern about the fact that the people on the Board of Adjustments will have control if this passes. John will do some research to get some answers before our Feb 13 meeting.

Helen presented bills in the amount of $84,688.05. John moved to pay the bills and authority to Nancy to pay the levies this week in Helen’s absence.

John moved to adjourn at 8:15. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Helen Kahl, Clerk