Minutes

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS

TOWN BOARD MEETING

November 15, 2010

Helen read the minutes of the October 11, 2010, meeting.  Al moved to approve, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Public hearing for Dan Atkins property for 4.59 Acres rezoning from A-1 Ex to A-2(4) at County Rd E and Perry Rd.  Jacob Valentine appeared, he is the purchaser.  There are easements and right of way issues that must be settled before it can be finalized.  The existing neighbor’s 66’ septic system easement needs to be moved to a different location. They will have a shared driveway with the Atkins driveway, so it won’t matter where the easement is.  The land use committee voted unanimously to approve the rezone, recommending a driveway agreement.  John moved to approve with the easement issue and shared driveway settled.  Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Public Hearing:  CUP 2150, Jones/Verizon.  The Town of Blue Mounds CUP applications do not expire.  Al moved that they do not have to reapply at the Town level.  John seconded, motion passed 3-0.  Helen will notify Dane County Zoning of our policy.

Building inspector contracts.  John has two major concerns with Parkos’ proposal.  The insurance issue is a concern.  It probably isn’t the Town’s role to subsidize private business costs with public dollars.  Also, liability issues could occur with his intention to hire out some of the electrical/plumbing inspections.  The only reason we even looked for bids was because of Todd’s application.  John moved to stay with IIL and offer to anyone else to make bids in another year.  Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Dane Co Ord. Amendment 17, 10-11 RE Adult Entertainment Overlay District.  John moved that we support the Ordinance as amended.  Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Dane Co Ord. Amendment 16, 10-11 RE Definitions of Ag uses & Revisions to A-4 Small Lot Ag.  Al moved to approve the amendment.  Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-1.

Dane Co Ord. Amendment 10, changing LC-1 zoning and CUP application procedures.  Feeling this amendment is much too restrictive on businesses who might have equipment outside, John moved that we reject the amendment, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Land Use Committee.  Tom Hansen has agreed to be chairman of the land use committee.  John moved to approve his appointment.  Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

No Budget Amendments necessary.

Al moved to approve the Treasurer’s Bond.  John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Buildings and Grounds, no report.

Comprehensive Planning.  Al and Dennis met with Tom to make some small map changes.

Land Use Committee Report, nothing further.

Road maintenance report.  Dan questioned the policy of the town giving town roads that are driveways back to the owners.  His concern is Tomnan Road.  There is now a water main in the right of way.  John moved that Dan measure on his own where this water hydrant is and if they dug in the road right of way for a water main.  Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Fire District Report.  A used ambulance was purchased from Denver, CO, to replace one ambulance.  It is scheduled to be in service for 4.5 years.  There will also be a new one purchased.  They will be replaced on a rotating basis.

John suggested we send a letter to the fire district and the 911 center regarding Marlene Cordes and the situation with her home in our township but the end of the drive is in Brigham Township.  Helen should also put it on file with Town n Country for purposes of garbage/recycling pickup.

John moved to pay the bills totaling $35,140.79.  Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Nancy is considering when to collect taxes at the end of December, with the holidays falling on the weekend.  She may schedule hours at the town hall on the evening of December 29.

Al moved to let Dan bid up to $1500 on a small pickup.  John seconded, motion passed 3-0.  This was an amendment to a previous motion of $1000.

Jamie Stenner will be hired for a backup snowplow driver.  Dan will get his contact information and taxpayer ID to Helen.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Helen Kahl, Clerk