Minutes 5-8-2017

Town of Blue Mounds

Board of Supervisors

May 8, 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 Nancy Goplin, Treasurer.

Helen read the minutes of the April 10 meeting. John moved to approve, Wayne seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

Road Maintenance. Charlie is working on culvert on W Blue Mounds RD. He is going to start patching to get ready to seal coat. Couple stop signs need to be replaced on Erbe and Mayflower.

RE Bobcat lease. We were mistaken on the quote from Hennessey to lease. It was not $4500 for 3 years, but $4500/year. Charlie suggested we go with the quote of $2000 per year from Mid States. Wayne moved, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Barton RD Culvert. Dennis met with Jeff Grundahl and Chris Weisskopf. He reiterated that the home owner is responsible for the culvert that is in the right-of-way. It will be probably a 60 ft culvert on the Grundahl driveway leading to the turn-around. It’s difficult to get someone to do the ditching. Grundahl questioned if there was some cost-sharing because of the road being fixed after the fact of the driveway not needing a culvert at the time the permit was issued. (Upon review of permit, it does indicate a culvert is required). It was agreed to meet with Grundahl and Finks to determine where the culvert would go. John moved to table until all the information is in place.

Buildings and Grounds. A+ Plumbing recommended a non-demand water heater and bid $1625. Wayne will get some other bids.

Public Comments. Jesse Schauf appeared wanting to buy 14.5 acres on HWY JG, building a house and having a body shop. It was pointed out that this property isn’t in the commercial corridor and it was suggested he look for property along HWY ID-18-151.

Kim Bigler Final Comments on Rezone Petition. John made a motion that we make no comments. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Comprehensive Plan. The board was given Draft copies of the updated Comprehensive plan. Helen asked them to proof read the changes by the June meeting.

Progress with Mt Horeb on boundary agreements. Dennis has discussed the sewer plant and its effect on town waters and bridges/roads. John suggested we look into EPA regs. He will look into what effect it will be on that natural artisan well and whether or not there are regulations in force.

Report on State Legislative issues. John has about 14 responses to his survey regarding transportation funding. He will attend the transportation day at the State Capitol this week.

Dane Com update. Dennis commented that the system is working pretty according to the Mt Horeb Fire Department.

Land Use Committee Report. There will be a site visit on the Jelle property before the June meeting.

Economic Development, nothing to report.

Fire District building plans and USDA paperwork are being done, bids are scheduled to go out in July.

Review of Correspondence, nothing.

Bills. John moved to pay the $30,609.22 in bills. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.

John moved to go into closed session for employee review. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0. John moved to go back to regular order in closed session. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Helen indicated Kasha is learning and performing her duties very well. Dennis moved to increase Kasha from $13 to $14/hour retroactive to May 1. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

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

John moved to reopen regular session and adjourn. Wayne seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Meeting adjourned 8:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Helen Kahl, Clerk