Minutes 4-10-2017

Town of Blue Mounds

Board of Supervisors

April 10, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Dennis opened the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Also present were Supervisors Wayne Jones and John Brixy, Clerk Helen Kahl, and Deputy Clerk, Kasha Larson. Nancy Goplin was absent.

Helen read the minutes of the March 13 meeting. John moved to approve, Wayne seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

Road Maintenance. Salt Shed is full. Charlie is mowing the brush this week.

Report of Buildings and Grounds. There are 3 windows that are leaking, Charlie has called Mt. Horeb Glass. Water heater may need service, it blew a breaker a week ago and seems to run all the time.

Public Comments. None.

Dane County Sheriff’s Department Report. Sheriff Mahoney appeared. The need for more patrols was the main concern they’ve received from the board. He introduced Jeff Hook who is Chief Operations Officer, Jeff Fischer West Division Supervisor, and Mike Walhona, crime analyst. Mike gave us some statistics. We had 558 calls for service in 2015 and 568 in 2016. Most are hazards and traffic incidents, especially on HWY 18-151. Our number of calls falls within the lower 40% of the various municipalities in the county. Response times at this point are on average 11 minutes and 53 seconds in the Town of Blue Mounds. It was agreed that more patrols would be ideal, but there is no budget at this time.

Kim Bigler appeared regarding Rezone Petition 11118. Splitting the farm buildings off from the farm land. John moved to approve, Wayne seconded, motion carried. Fee paid.

Attorney, Vern Jesse, appeared representing KCJ LLC, regarding rezone petition 11116 on Fertile Ridge Road, basically for the purpose of

moving property lines. John moved to approve, Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0. Fee paid.

Jeff Grundahl appeared representing Diane Fink applying for a driveway off Brandywein TR in order to develop 4 commercial lots which were rezoned years ago. Eventually they would apply to make it a town road, so it would be built to town road standards. John moved to approve, Wayne seconded, motion passed, 3-0. Fee paid.

Helen mentioned that if/when they decide to dedicate this road as a town road, there is a statutory process that carries legal fees. These fees will be passed on to the applicant.

Ferron Havens appeared to answer any questions regarding the Kaplan Driveway application off N Erbe RD. John moved to approve, Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0. Fee waived, former field road.

OA 83. John moved to approve contingent on the town having total control of the CUP issuance for any proposed electronic sign. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Dennis announced the Annual meeting April 24.

Announcing the appointment of Town Clerk and Treasurer. Nominations will be taken from the floor at the Annual Meeting.

Report on progress with obtaining boundary agreement with Village of Mt. Horeb. In talking with DNR, Dennis mentioned that the creek along Sand Rock Road was at one time straightened. They are revisiting the situation regarding the application for a new sewer plant. John mentioned that the town is of the opinion that the village should upgrade the two Town of Blue Mounds bridges as well as the road. The artisan well is also an environmental concern. Dennis feels we should compose a letter so we have a paper document and follow up with a sit-down with the Village Board.

Dane Com Update. Mt. Horeb Fire/EMS is having success with updates to the radio systems.

Land Use Committee, nothing.

Mt. Horeb Economic Development Committee. Duluth and Gallina are still the emphasis right now.

Fire District Report. In June the plans will be finished for the building, and the paperwork is being completed for the USDA loan. The current fire station and house will be sold.

Correspondence: Helen announced the Town Officials Workshops in May. Kasha will attend the New Officials sessions.

Helen ordered a disc from UW EX for Board of Review Training. Wayne can do the training from his home computer before June Board of Review.

Kevin Depies will come up with some numbers to renew our extended warranty on the IH tractor. The current warranty expires 6/29/17.

John made a motion to pay $27,236.83 in bills plus the Co-op if/when it arrives. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.

John moved to adjourn, Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Meeting adjourned 9:25.

Respectfully submitted,

Helen Kahl, Clerk