Agenda/Minutes 2012 Archived

Agenda 01-07-2012 Land Use Committee

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS

Land Use Committee Site Visit and Meeting

Saturday, January 7, 2012 9:00 a.m.

The Land Use Committee will meet at the site of a proposed zoning change at 2090 E Blue Mounds Road, Section 25, owned by Joen Meylor. After the site visit, the committee will meet at the town hall for a decision on this zoning petition.

Other agenda item will be distribution of updated Chapter 10 zoning guide and discussion of land use committee responsibilities.

The above meetings/site visit are open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Additional agenda items will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart.

Helen Kahl, Clerk

Publish January 5, 2012

Agenda 01-10-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS

Board of Supervisors and Land Use Committee

Public Information Meeting on Land Use and Farmland Preservation.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,

Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Board of Supervisors and Land Use Committee will hold a public information meeting regarding Farmland Preservation and other land use issues on Tuesday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. Making a presentation and answering questions will be Brian Standing from Dane County Planning. Land owners in Town of Blue Mounds, as well as Towns of Perry, Vermont, and Primrose are encouraged to attend.

The above meetings/site visit are open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Additional agenda items will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart.

Helen Kahl, Clerk

Publish January 5, 2012

Minutes 1-9-2012

MINUTES OF TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS REGULAR BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm

In attendance was Chairman, Dennis Jelle; Supervisor, Al Antonson; Supervisor, John Brixy; Treasurer, Nancy Goplin (7:45 pm)

Chairman Jelle informed the Board that Town Clerk Helen Kahl would not be in attendance due to poor health. Chairman Jelle appointed Supervisor, John Brixy to serve as temporary Clerk for the meeting, without objection, it was so moved.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
The minutes of the last regular board meeting, December 12, 2011, of the Town of Blue Mounds Board of Supervisors were read.
Approved without changes, MOTION: Al Antonson; SECOND: John Brixy VOTE: 3 ayes 0 nays, MOTION CARRIED

REZONE OF JOAN & DAVE MEYLOR: from A-1 Exclusive AG to A2 for two acres. Dane County petition # DCPREZ-2011-10386
Supervisor Antonson reported that a site visit by the Land Use Committee took place on Saturday, January 7, 2012. Afterward the committee voted 6 – 0 in favor of the rezone. Joan Meylor was in attendance to answer questions. Joan Meylor was informed that a limit of one (1) animal unit per acre would apply to this rezone. She voiced no objection. MOTION: Supervisor, Antonson; SECOND: Supervisor, Brixy to approve the rezone request. Vote: 3 ayes 0 nays, MOTION CARRIED TO APPROVE REZONE .

DANECOM: In attendance, to speak on this issue, Mr. Mark Hazelbaker, Attorney for the Dane County Towns Association (DCTA) and Tim Roehl, Supervisor Town of Middleton, speaking at the request of Dane County Supervisor, Patrick Downing, 30th District.

Chairman Jelle repeated many of the same objections he voiced at the December 12, 2011 Board meeting. In addition, Chairman Jelle stated to limiting our payments to what has been presented in the DCTA summary and handouts.

Supervisor Antonson also spoke to many of his same concerns as voiced at the December regular Town Board Meeting. Specifically, his disappointment that the County Board isn’t paying for the total cost of the new equipment. In addition, Supervisor Antonson expressed concern over potentially more towers being needed in the future and who would pay for them.

Supervisor Brixy recited his December concerns of failure of Dane County Board to act on DCTA unanimous motion to reallocate monies from land purchases to its portion of the first year’s payment and lower the expense to not only the Towns, but the Cities and villages as well. In addition, Supervisor Brixy question why the issues of actual services to be provided by the county, the authority of the governing board, confusion over future withdrawal by a municipality and the yet failure of the Department of Revenue to rule on levy authority being transferred from the County to the Cities, Villages and Towns.Supervisor Brixy also pointed out that neither the County Executive or the County Board President, nor anyone from their staffs, seemed conspicuous by their absence.

Mr. Hazelbaker agreed that both the DCTA and the Cities and Villages Association were not happy with the proposal, but felt the needed upgrade of the current system and the looming deadline left no other choice other than to pass the proposed agreement.
Town of Middleton Supervisor, Tim Roehl also urges the Town of Blue Mounds to reconsider it’s December rejection of the DaneCom
agreement.

Chairman Jelle asked if there was a motion to reconsider the December 12, 2011 Regular Town Board Meeting vote to reject the DaneCom agreement. MOTION: Supervisor, Antonson; SECOND: Chairman, Jelle. Vote: Ayes; Antonson, Jelle Nays; Brixy MOTION CARRIED 2 – 1, to reconsider the December rejection of DaneCom.

Chairman, Jelle then asked if there was a motion to approve the DaneCom agreement as presented by the DCTA. MOTION: Supervisor, Antonson; SECOND: Chairman, Jelle. Vote: Ayes; Antonson, Jelle Nays: Brixy MOTION CARRIED 2 – 1, to accept the DaneCom agreement as presented by the DCTA .

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS: The two windows needing replacement. Original installer finally contacted Chairman Jelle and stated that they had been waiting for parts and the the two windows would soon be repaired.

FIRE DISTRICT REPORT: Chairman Jelle informed the board and those in attendance that for the next two Monday’s 1/16 and 1/23/2012 the Mount Horeb Fire District would be using the Town of Blue Mounds Town Hall for employee reviews.

DNR: A letter received from the WI DNR, received and read at the December, 2011 regular board meeting was on the agenda to be acted on. Chairman Jelle believes that Town Clerk Helen Kahl should send a letter to the DNR informing them that the Town of Blue Mounds needs to approve each time the DNR seeks to place property, inside the Town, into the prairie preservation program. Chairman, Jelle asked for a motion to move this item to the February, regular Town Board meeting. MOTION: Supervisor, Brixy; SECOND: Supervisor, Antonson Vote: Ayes; Antonson, Brixy, Jelle. Nays; None. MOTION CARRIED 3 – 0.

CORRESPONDENCE: Letter from Kapitan Engineering Inc., Letter from County Executive informing municipalities of $500,000 for a 50/50 Conservation Recreation Program. This item to be placed on the February agenda for discussion and possible action. Letter from Wisconsin Town Association (WTA) giving notice of district meetings.
Supervisor, Antonson stated he will attend the February 17, 2012 meeting in Richland Center at the “White Horse”.

APPROVAL OF BILLS: List of bills covering time period, 12/31/2011 – 1/13/2012 : $729,467.74
Bills added: (VISA) Watkins Auto Salvage, $45.00; NW Stone LLC., $1,531.25; Dependable Landscaping, $45.00; (VISA) Mt. Horeb post office, Office Depot, UPS, $95.99 and Winter Equipment, Ohio, $227.66; Total additions: $2,674.15
Total bills for approval: $732, 141.89 Chairman, Jelle requested Motion to approve payment of bills as adjusted. MOTION: Supervisor, Antonson; SECOND: Supervisor, Brixy Vote: Ayes; Antonson, Brixy and Jelle Nays; None. MOTION CARRIED 3 – 0.

MOTION, to adjorn: Supervisor, Brixy; SECOND: Supervisor, Antonson; MOTION CARRIED by voice vote.

Respectfully submitted,

John Brixy, Supervisor
Town of Blue Mounds
Appointed acting Clerk, 1/9/2012, for Regular January Board Meeting.

Agenda 2-13-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS

Board of Supervisors

Monday, February 13, 2012 7:30 p.m.

Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,

Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, February 13, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd, Blue Mounds WI 53517.

Agenda:

*Minutes of the Jan. 9, 2012, meeting

*Officer Brooke Gagner, Dane Co Sheriff’s Department

*Fink’s Paving & Excavating, re changing zoning on property in Sections 11 &

14 From A-1 Ex to Commercial to Comply with Current Use

*Draft Co Ord Amendment regarding Chickens on Private Lots

*Report on Jan 10 Public Information Meeting on Land Use and

Farmland Preservation

*Decision on Policy Regarding Concealed Weapons in Town Hall

*Discussion on Possible Changes/elimination of CARPCC and Co. Executive’s Letter Regarding the same

*Notice of upcoming election Feb 21

*Department of Revenue Request for Support for Stewardship Acquisitions

*Discussion and Possible Action RE County $500,000 for a 50/50 Conservation

Recreation Program

*Discussion RE Town Joining Local Municipal Court

*Report of Bldg. and Grounds Committee

*Land Use Committee report

*Road maintenance report

*Fire District report

*Approval of bills and review of correspondence received

*Adjournment to Closed Session for Personnel Review

The above meeting is open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Additional agenda items will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart.

Helen Kahl, Clerk

Publish February 9, 2012

Minutes 2-13-2012

Unapproved Minutes

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS

TOWN BOARD MEETING

February 13, 2012

Dennis Jelle opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Also present were Clerk, Helen Kahl, Treasurer, Nancy Goplin, and Supervisors John Brixy and Al Antonson.

Helen read the minutes of the January 9, 2012 meeting. John Brixy moved to approve, Al Antonson seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Dennis announced that Sugar River Watershed is having its annual meeting Sunday Feb 19, 1-4 at Epic in Verona. The public is encouraged to attend.

Brooke Gagner, Dane Co Sheriff’s Dept. attended the meeting. Dennis Jelle commented about the speed on North Road and she said they would be more present there. John Brixy asked about stray dogs. The person from Animal Control had to drive from Cambridge to get the stray dog from his property. Could there be an agreement with Mt. Horeb Police Department to hold stray dogs from this part of the county? She commented she would talk to her lieutenant. John also wondered if violations were given for burned out lights on cars. He mentioned bikers in spring, 7 or 8 abreast with farm equipment, running stop signs, etc. Brixy suggested bike registration fees to help with policing costs, etc. of such violations.

Fink’s Paving and Excavating. Rezone in Sections 11 and 14 from A-1 Exclusive to Commercial. Dave Bing, representing Emery Fink, appeared with his map and explained their proposal. The village of Mt. Horeb has designated the area as planned business, so it is felt this will be no problem with them. The 34 acres west of the Co-Op will be rezoned C-2, but there will be no use changes. They are building a new building, which instigated this process. Al Antonson moved to approve, John Brixy seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Regarding the chicken ordinance, Dennis feels the ordinance does not fit all circumstances. He feels that a 2 acre lot sitting in the middle of 200 acres, chickens should be no problem. However, in an area where houses are right next to each other, there could be a problem. The ordinance needs to be clarified further. One ordinance does not fit both rural and city situations. John feels each community should have their own decision on whether or not a local ordinance is needed that fits each community. John moved, Al seconded to NOT approve this amendment. Motion passed 3-0.

Report on the Jan 10 public meeting regarding the Farmland Preservation program. Dennis said it was a good presentation with 30 or more people in attendance. The Farmland Preservation program has been around since 1980, but does not actually make much of a financial difference to farmers.

Decision on policy on concealed weapons in town hall. Dennis mentioned that prohibiting weapons in the town hall could result in liability to the town. The boards’ consensus was that it will not make a difference and signs could actually make people more nervous. John moved that we NOT post signs, Al seconded, motion carried 3-0.

Discussion on possible changes/elimination of CARPCC and County Executive’s letter. John feels CARPCC is not necessary and most counties do not have such an appointed, unelected board. It was a way to stop expansion in order to force companies to stay, however their job was to be to regulate sewer expansions and manage water quality. As Al indicated, because it’s an appointed board, it is impossible to get a fair vote on any issue. The county executive recommends a fee/acre to cover the cost of reviewing proposals. John moved that the Town of Blue Mounds does NOT support the co. executive’s proposal and also that we support the dissolution of CARPCC, as it exists as an unelected, unaccountable agency; and that the CARPCC funds be diverted to human services in the county. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0. Helen will send a letter to Renee Lauber, Dane Co Towns Association.

Helen announced the upcoming election on Feb 21. She is training the election workers on Thursday and will be available at the town hall Friday afternoon for absentee balloting.

Department of Revenue request for support for Stewardship Acquisitions. The board would like the opportunity to review these applications in order to know what is happening in the township. Helen will write a letter to the DNR to make our feeling known. John moved that Helenb write the letter, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

The county had some grant money for recreation purposes. Al moved to table this proposal. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Discussion regarding the town joining the municipal court. Blue Mounds Village is really not interested. Mt. Horeb would probably bring us in and we would have to budget for it. Actual costs are not clear, but might approach $300-500 a year. For now, what this would cover for the township is commercial fire inspections. Dennis will do a little more research on going with the Village of Mt. Horeb. John moved to table, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Buildings and grounds. Windows still not done, John Theobald is busy with school remodel.

LUC report. Al has heard nothing. The motor home is still on Jeanne Foster’s land. It was to be a temporary thing, but has been there now for a long time, perhaps 7 months. It was recommended we send a courtesy letter making them aware of violation of county ordinances and a notice of 30 days. John so moved, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Road Maintenance. Dan recommends we put an extended warranty on the Kenworth, 5 years would be $9,100. Replacing the variable speed turbo and injectors will cost nearly that much for just one incident and it’s almost guaranteed we will have trouble with these systems. Al moved we have someone from the company come to our March 12 meeting to explain the warranty and the issues with the equipment.

Dennis will attend the March 7 meeting at Deer Valley for supervisors of drivers for compliance on alcohol and drug testing.

Dan recommends we buy a bobcat this year for $28,400 because of the EPA restrictions. Rent will be going up as well. However, there is no money in the budget for it, and no motion was made.

Dan is asking for the salt delivery to be paid for when the bill comes, rather than waiting for the next meeting, John moved we authorize Helen to pay the bill when it comes, up to $6000. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Fire District report. Most of the EMT’s are taking IV tech training and all runs will have an EMT trained to do so.

Helen presented Bills to pay $783,491.68. Dennis moved to approve, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

John Brixy moved to adjourn into closed session for employee evaluation. Al Antonson seconded. Roll call vote: Dennis Jelle, yes. Al Antonson, yes. John Brixy, yes.

Respectfully Submitted, Helen Kahl, Clerk

Agenda 3-12-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
Board of Supervisors
Monday, March 12, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,
Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, March 12, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd, Blue Mounds WI 53517.
Agenda:
*Minutes of the February 13, 2012, meeting
*Preliminary Discussion with Mike/Lee Ann Dillis re: their plans to rezone
approx. 4 acres at 3205 Bergum Rd. in Section 3 from A-1 Ex to A-2,
previous owner Thomas Larson
*Representative from Kenworth explains extended warranty options
*Discussion and Comments on Draft changes to County Communication Tower
Ordinance Provisions
*Approval of Town Representative on Outreach Board
*Discussion RE Town Joining Local Municipal Court
*Report of Bldg. and Grounds Committee
*Land Use Committee report
*Road maintenance report
*Fire District report
*Approval of bills and review of correspondence received

The above meeting is open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Additional agenda items will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart.

Helen Kahl, Clerk
Publish March 8, 2012

Minutes 3-12-2012

Unapproved Minutes

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
TOWN BOARD MEETING
March 12, 2012

Dennis Jelle opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Also present were Clerk, Helen Kahl, Treasurer, Nancy Goplin, and Supervisor John Brixy.

Helen read the minutes of the February 13, 2012 meeting. John Brixy moved to approve, Dennis Jelle seconded, motion passed 2-0.

Mike Dillis appeared for preliminary discussions regarding a proposed purchase of land at 3205 Bergum Road, Tom Larson’s land. He is meeting with Dane Co Zoning next week and wanted to get the board’s initial thoughts on his petition to rezone approximately 4 acres from A-1 to A-2. Dennis told him the driveway ordinance requires an 18 ft driveway would be required from Bergum Road to where the two individual driveways split. It’s 81 Acres that has two splits. He has no plans other than his own house. March 31 has been set as the site visit by the Land Use Committee. They will come to the town hall following the 10:00 site visit to discuss and make their recommendation to the board.

Kenworth will appear at the April 16 meeting to discuss an extended warranty on the truck.

The board discussed draft changes to the County Communication Tower Ordinance Provision. Dennis indicated that the towns should have the first say on such towers, with the application coming to the town BEFORE it goes to the county. The board also feels any additions to the initial tower should also come before the town. g. under Section 3 is vague on the amount of the application fee, and the board feels that should be a firm amount in a published fee schedule. It should mention that local (town) fees should apply.

Pat Farrell has indicated interest in being the Town’s representative on the Outreach Board. He appeared to meet the board. John Brixy moved to approve Pat, Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0.

RE: Joining the municipal court. Mt. Horeb charges $275/year. Court fees would be assessed and kept by the village and we would get any fines assessed. The agreement would be a one year agreement, renewable yearly. John moved to table for further discussion until April. Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0.

Land use, no further report.

Road Maintenance. Dan was not present. Helen mentioned Dan is interested in getting a snow plow blade in the proposed landscaping east of the town hall. Dennis would like to find an old horse drawn snow plow.

Fire District. They hired a new full-time fire/EMT, one of the cadets.

The Annual meeting will be held Monday, April 16, at 7:00 with board meeting to follow.

Correspondence:

Dennis made a motion that the Board will support anyone from the township who wants to apply for the CARPC vacancy. John seconded the motion, the motion passed 2-0. Helen will forward the Towns Association email to the residents.

Helen read the reply from the DNR regarding stewardship applications. The board feels it goes against open records for the DNR to notify a local municipality AFTER an application is approved, and that the township should have notification before applications are finalized. Helen will write to DNR and make Board’s feelings known.

Helen notified the board of an upcoming Bike Dane meeting and she will forward the information to the town email list.

Helen notified the board that MATC has 3 3-year appointments on the District Board opening up July 1, 2012, if anyone is interested.

Bills: John moved to pay the bills of $620,416.57, Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0.

John moved to adjourn. Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0.

Respectfully Submitted, Helen Kahl, Clerk

Agenda 4-16-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
NOTICE OF ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 7:00 P.M.
Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,
Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Annual Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Blue Mounds will be held on Monday, April 16, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. Electors may bring any matters or concerns to the attention of the Board at that time. Agenda will include, but is not limited to, the following:
1) Minutes of 2011 Annual Meeting
2) Financial Report
3) Old Business
4) New Business
a. Review of Current Fees/Salaries
b. Upcoming Town Spring Clean-up May 19
c. Any other New Business
5) Adjournment

Please Note: Regular April Board meeting will follow this meeting.

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
Board of Supervisors
Monday, April 16, 2012 following Annual Meeting, approximately 7:45 p.m.
Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,
Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, April 16, 2012, following the Annual Meeting, at the Town Hall.
Agenda:
*Minutes of the March 12, 2012, meeting
*Public Hearing: Mike/Lee Ann Dillis request to rezone approx. 4 acres in
Section 3 from A-1 Ex to A-2. Property currently owned by T. Larson
*Public Hearing: Steve Addison, Renew the Previously Approved
Application for a CUP to create a Bed and Breakfast at 2195 HWY Z, in Section 19
*Discussion Only with John Brakebill regarding a zoning change in Section 23
for a Residence and calf stable
*Amendment to DaneCom Agreement, Discussion & Decision
*Discussion RE Town Joining Local Municipal Court
*Report of Bldg. and Grounds Committee
*Land Use Committee report
*Road maintenance report
*Fire District report
*Approval of bills and review of correspondence received

The above meeting is open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Item in bold added after publishing deadline and posted on April 13 at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart.

Helen Kahl, Clerk
Publish April 12, 2012

Minutes 4-16-12

Unapproved Minutes

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS

TOWN BOARD MEETING

April 16, 2012

Dennis Jelle opened the meeting at 8:07 p.m. Also present were Clerk, Helen Kahl, Treasurer, Nancy Goplin, and Supervisors John Brixy and Al Antonson.

Helen read the minutes of the March 12, 2012 meeting. John Brixy moved to approve, Dennis Jelle seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Public Hearing: Lee Ann Dillis appeared regarding their application to rezone the 4 acres at 3205 Bergum Road. Al indicated the only concern is the safety at the top of the driveway where it is steep as it comes up to Bergum Road. The committee encouraged that there be a landing made where it meets the town road, leveling it off and making it a bit wider. They intend to include the neighbor, Doug Blankschein, in their discussions about the driveway. The land use committee voted 6-0 to approve. John Brixy moved to approve, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0. Because there is an existing driveway, we will not charge for the driveway permit. The $300 rezone fee was paid.

Steve and Jen Addison 2195 County Rd Z, Blue Mounds, applied for a CUP for a Bed & Breakfast. There was a previously approved, but expired CUP. The home was built, but never was used as a B & B. John Brixy moved to approve, with the previous condition still in place, restricting the number of guests at any one time to 8; Al seconded, motion approved 3-0. CUP Fee paid $300.

Jon Brakebill appeared proposing a calf stable on the Joel Sutter property. The proposal is for 6.5 acres of the existing Joel Sutter farm. It would be a show barn for elite dairy cattle. They are thinking 20 animal units. It would be a change from A-1 to A-2 with a CUP for the minimal animal units per acre. The barn would be a first step and there is an existing field road which is recognized and approved as a driveway by the WI DOT. Al mentioned that we have previously adhered to the 1 animal unit/acre rule established by the county. There would be no lactating animals on this property. The cattle will pasture, in the spring-fall months, on the adjoining pastureland owned by Joel Sutter. John Brixy proposed that perhaps the land use committee would consider the property to be a “show” barn as opposed to a place where cattle are actually raised. The approximately 20 animals would be young stock, under a year of age.

Helen introduced Steve Addison as being interested in the vacancy on the Land Use Committee. At this time, it has not yet been published, but Helen will do so and send out one more email. This can be put on the May agenda.

Regarding the DaneCom agreement amendment. John was opposed to Hazelbaker’s letter comparing this to a real estate closing. They are asking us to amend the agreement because some towns, including Town of Blue Mounds, didn’t vote “yes” within the time frame that was originally in the document, even though eventually they convinced the towns to approve. Dennis moved that we NOT sign the amendment. He is uncomfortable with the changing of the date. They are trying to cover something by getting this signed. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Regarding joining the Mt. Horeb Municipal Court. The purpose is initially for fire inspection violations. The fee is $275/year. We would be voting for the judge. Fines would go to the township minus the court costs. It would not include traffic enforcement, but could be used in road weight limit situations if we had an ordinance. Al moved to table, John second, motion passed 3-0.

Building and Grounds: The faulty windows have been replaced. Helen indicated a need for up to 3 more voting booths, including one ADA booth where a voter could sit while voting. Al made a motion for Helen to buy new voting booths up to $400. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Land Use Committee: Joe Ball applied for the CARPCC vacancy. Helen was directed to send a letter to Jerry Derr supporting Joe for the position.

Road Maintenance. Dan got the sealcoat bids. Scott bid lower than Fahrner. Scheduled are: Sand Rock Road, Mayflower, .4 Fertile Ridge and .6 on Syvrud. It’s $1500 more to go with limestone which the board is in favor of. The total is $87,996 on these projects ($17500/mile). Al is a bit concerned that this doesn’t leave much for flexibility to do anything else this year.

John moved to give Darlene Shelstad a $100 gas card either at Meffert’s or a local gas station, or a check for $100 to cover her gas. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Kraft Road residences are now numbered as Bergum Road, but some of them have told the 911 center that their address is Kraft Road. If it’s changed to Kraft Road, they will have to change their fire number addresses. Helen will talk to 911 and see how to proceed.

Fire District: New Engine 3 was ordered from Pierce. Jim Buechner will be the new Village of Mt. Horeb representative on the fire district board.

Correspondence:

Helen read off the candidates for the MATC board vacancy.

Two bike rallies are scheduled and we received a copy of the county permit application. Helen will send a letter to each requesting proof of liability insurance and a hold harmless disclaimer with the town’s name on it. They both travel Town roads for a short distance.

Bills: John moved to pay the bills of $30,216.56, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

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

Respectfully Submitted, Helen Kahl, Clerk

Agenda Annual 4-16-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS

NOTICE OF ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 7:00 P.M.

Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,

Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Annual Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Blue Mounds will be held on Monday, April 16, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. Electors may bring any matters or concerns to the attention of the Board at that time. Agenda will include, but is not limited to, the following:

1) Minutes of 2011 Annual Meeting

2) Financial Report

3) Old Business

4) New Business

a. Review of Current Fees/Salaries

b. Upcoming Town Spring Clean-up May 19

c. Any other New Business

5) Adjournment

Please Note: Regular April Board meeting will follow this meeting.

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS

Board of Supervisors

Monday, April 16, 2012 following Annual Meeting, approximately 7:45 p.m.

Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,

Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, April 16, 2012, following the Annual Meeting, at the Town Hall.

Agenda:

*Minutes of the March 12, 2012, meeting

*Public Hearing: Mike/Lee Ann Dillis request to rezone approx. 4 acres in

Section 3 from A-1 Ex to A-2. Property currently owned by T. Larson

*Public Hearing: Steve Addison, Renew the Previously Approved

Application for a CUP to create a Bed and Breakfast at 2195 HWY Z, in Section 19

*Discussion Only with John Brakebill regarding a zoning change in Section 23

for a Residence and calf stable

*Amendment to DaneCom Agreement, Discussion & Decision

*Discussion RE Town Joining Local Municipal Court

*Report of Bldg. and Grounds Committee

*Land Use Committee report

*Road maintenance report

*Fire District report

*Approval of bills and review of correspondence received

The above meeting is open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Item in red added after publishing deadline and posted on April 13 at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart.

Helen Kahl, Clerk

Publish April 12, 2012

Minutes Annual 4-16-2012

Unapproved Minutes

Town of Blue Mounds

Annual Meeting

April 16, 2012

7:00 p.m.

Dennis Jelle called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Roll Call indicated Chairman Dennis Jelle, Supervisors, Al Antonson and John Brixy, Treasurer, Nancy Goplin and Clerk, Helen Kahl were present. In addition 5 residents were present.

Helen read the minutes of the 2011 annual meeting. John Brixy moved to approve with a correction that he, not Joen Meylor was present as a supervisor. Al Antonson seconded, motion passed 10-0.

Helen gave the annual financial report. There were no questions. A copy is in the minutes book. John moved to approve, Helen seconded, motion passed 10-0.

Dennis asked if there was any old business, there was no response.

Dennis Jelle recommended we raise the clerk’s salary. Dan Peterson made a motion to increase the Clerk’s salary to $22,000. Steve Addison seconded, motion passed 10-0.

Helen also requested the board consider hiring a deputy clerk beginning in January, 2013. It was agreed to postpone this until budget time in November. Helen will work on a job description and hours recommended.

Snowplow drivers are at $16/hour and it was decided to leave as is.

Dan Peterson moved to increase the pollworkers’ hourly compensation from $8.50 to $9.00 and the Chief Inspectors from $9.00 to $9.50/hour beginning Jan 1, 2013. John Brixy seconded, motion passed 11-0. (one more resident had arrived before this vote).

Dan Peterson moved to increase treasurer’s salary from $6000 to $6500. Lori Burns seconded. Motion passed 11-0.

Both supervisors commented they did not need an increase from the current $3000 .

Al feels the land use committee is satisfied with their current compensation of $15 and $25.

Helen Kahl moved to increase the Chairman’s salary from $7000 to $7500. John Brixy seconded, motion passed 11-0.

It was noted that the board increases do not take effect until after the April, 2013, elections and anyone can run for the positions.

No increase in title searches or realtor inquiries.

Dog licenses were increased last year and unless the county increases their fee, which we won’t know until budget time, we will leave the same.

Liquor licenses will stay at the current $300.

John Brixy moved to increase the driveway permit applications and rezoning applications to $315. The motion did not receive a second. Motion dies, fees stay at $300.

Variances and CUP fees will also stay at $300.

The local building permit is $25 and will stay the same.

Regarding cemetery fees, John Brixy moved to leave the fees as is, but if Diego Camacho says the plot preparation fees have increased we will move to what they have been changed to. Al Antonson seconded. Motion carried 11-0.

John Brixy moved to approve the fee schedule as changed at the annual meeting on 4/16/2012. Nancy Goplin seconded. Motion passed 11-0.

Helen reported on the Spring Clean-up scheduled for May 19, 2012, from 8-noon at the town hall. John mentioned that residents should contact a board member if they notice areas where people have dumped tires and large items. We would then arrange for these items to be picked up before the spring clean-up.

New Business. Dan Peterson wants to talk about abandoning several private driveways: Amacher Rd is 739’ long and transportation aids are $295.60. To sealcoat would be $2790. Lukken Rd is 792 ft long with $317 revenue. Ridglan is 528 ft, with $211.20 revenue, and Steinhauer is 422 ft and revenue is $168.80. To get to Lukken and Steinhauer it’s 4.6 miles out of the way. These are all single family roads. This would cut $1000 a year out of the highway aids and therefore out of the road budget. Landowners do not have to agree to the abandonment of the road. John Brixy asked if we could approach the 4 landowners asking them if they would be willing to help pay for maintenance. Dan Peterson made a motion that the Board research this possibility to bring up at the August Board meeting. John Brixy seconded, motion passed 11-0

Dan Peterson brought up spraying for wild parsnip, crown vetch and garlic mustard. Lori Burns talked to FSA regarding the parsnip and when it’s cut or pulled it can keep coming. John Brixy cautioned that there may be a problem with people who may strongly object to chemical spraying. Lori Burns moved that we look into the spraying. John Brixy seconded, motion passed 11-0.

John Brixy moved to adjourn, Al Antonson seconded, motion passed 11-0.

Respectfully Submitted,

Helen Kahl, Clerk

Agenda 5-2-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
Board of Supervisors Special Meeting
Town Hall
Wednesday, May 2, 9:30 a.m.

Agenda:

Discussion with Mike McCutcheon regarding extended warranty for Kenworth Truck.

All meetings open to the public. Posted at Town Hall, Miller’s Grocery and Mt. Horeb Public Library on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

Helen Kahl, Clerk

Agenda 5-14-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS

Board of Supervisors

Monday, May 14, 2012 7:30 p.m.

Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,

Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, May 14, 2012, at the Town Hall.

Agenda:

*Minutes of the April 16, 2012, meeting

*Public Hearing: Joel Sutter Property at 2432 HWY 78 in Section 23, 6.5 Acres

From A-1 to A-2 for Calf Stable and Farm Home

*Appointment of New Member(s) for Land Use Committee

*Duane Gau Representing MSA Professional Services, Asset Management

*Kraft Road/Bergum Road…Numbering Issue RE: Emergency Vehicles

*Dane Co Ord Amendment #39, Regarding Mineral Extraction CUP Application

Requirements

*Decision on Extended Warranty on Kenworth

*Discussion and Decision re: Purchase of Snow Blower

*Report of Bldg. and Grounds Committee

*Land Use Committee report

*Road maintenance report

*Fire District report

*Approval of bills and review of correspondence received

The above meeting is open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Additional agenda items will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart.

Helen Kahl, Clerk

Publish May 10, 2012

Minutes 5-14-2012

Unapproved Minutes

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
TOWN BOARD MEETING

May 14, 2012

Dennis Jelle opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Also present were Clerk, Helen Kahl, Treasurer, Nancy Goplin, and Supervisors John Brixy and Al Antonson.

Helen read the minutes of the April 16, 2012 meeting. John Brixy moved to approve, Al Antonson seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Public Hearing: Jon Brakebill and Ed Peck appeared regarding the Joel Sutter property. They have approval to connect to HWY 78. They are working on erosion control. The Land Use Committee met and voted 6-0 to approve. The number of calves that they can have according to the DNR’s numbers would be 32, but they doubt they’d reach that number. The County notified them that Mt. Horeb Village does not approve lots more than 5 acres. The proposed lot is 4 acres and the driveway takes 2 acres. Duane Gau, who sat in as Mt. Horeb’s Interim Administrator last year, was in the audience. He commented that this should not hold up the Board’s vote or the county’s vote . Al moved to approve the rezone from A-1 to A-2, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

John moved to approve a driveway permit to the above property, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Land Use Committee appointment. Sue Johnson appeared to introduce herself to the Board. She and Steve Addison showed interest in the vacancy. Al recommended we keep the committee at 7. Al moved to keep the committee at 7, John seconded, motion passed 3-0. No new members will be appointed.

Duane Gau, representing MSA Professional Services, Asset Management, and Joe DeYoung were present with a power point presentation about their services. All town records of roads, culverts, signs, zoning parcels, etc. can be put in this web-based application. The Board thanked them for the information

Kraft Road/Bergum Road. John moved we formally change the road to Kraft Road and notify the owners. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Dane Co Ordinance Amendment #39, regarding mineral extraction CUP application requirements. Al moved to postpone any action until our June meeting indicating we would like clarification on point #4. John seconded, motion passed 3-0. John will work with Majid Allen for clarification.

Decision on extended warranty on Kenworth Truck. Cost was $3600 which extends the warranty for another 4 years. Dennis feels the warranty is too expensive for the 4 years. Al moved we do NOT extend the warranty. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Discussion and decision on purchasing a snowblower. There is a 2001 snow blower up for auction on June 5. It was originally new at $9000, and now a new one is about $11,000. It’s now owned by Bruce Co. Dan had pictures and said it looked to be in good condition. Al moved Dan go to the auction and see if we can get it for $4000 or under. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Buildings and grounds. No report.

Road Maintenance Report. The bill for the damage on Fertile Ridge Road is $700. It is to be sent to Fertile Ridge Dairy together with a copy of the statute about road damages.

Fire District Report. Nothing to report.

Land Use Committee Report. Regarding the Dillis rezone petition, there may be a question at the county level about the length of the driveway. Helen will forward our Driveway Ordinance to Roger Lane at the ZLR, which shows an amendment that indicates the township has no restrictions on length of driveway. The proposed driveway follows an existing field road and has been approved by the Mt. Horeb Fire District as accessible. Our recommendation is that the house sit where the slope does not exceed 12% and it’s marked on the aerial photo. It is not the site of the old house. The farm is mostly in the CRP, and has been for a number of years.

Bills, John moved to approve $26,735.11. Al seconded, motion passed.

Correspondence: John introduced a resolution recognizing May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Respectfully Submitted,

Helen Kahl, Clerk

Agenda 6-11-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS

Board of Supervisors

Monday, June 11, 2012 7:30 p.m.

Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,

Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, June 11, 2012, at the Town Hall.

Agenda:

*Minutes of the May 14, 2012, meeting

*Liquor License Application – VFW

*CUP Fink’s Paving Petition #10406

*Discussion and Possible Resolution Recommending Dissolution of Capital

Area Regional Planning Commission aka CARPC

*Resolution to Officially Change Kraft Road/Bergum Road, to Craft

Road with Re-Numbering

*Dane Co Ord Amendment #39, Regarding Mineral Extraction CUP Application

Requirements

*Revisions to Dane County Farmland Preservation Plan

*Election Report

*Report on Weight Limit Meeting

*Report of Bldg. and Grounds Committee

*Land Use Committee report

*Road maintenance report

*Fire District report

*Approval of bills and review of correspondence received

The above meeting is open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Additional agenda items in red posted at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart on Friday, June 8, 2012.

Helen Kahl, Clerk

Publish June 7, 2012

Minutes 6-11-2012

Unapproved Minutes

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS

TOWN BOARD MEETING

June 11, 2012

Dennis Jelle opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Also present were Clerk, Helen Kahl, Treasurer, Nancy Goplin, and Supervisors John Brixy and Al Antonson.

Helen read the minutes of the May 14, 2012 meeting. John Brixy moved to approve, Al Antonson seconded, motion passed 3-0.

John made a motion to move the CARPC Resolution on the agenda to be taken up later in the meeting at the Chairman’s discretion. Al seconded, Motion passed 3-0.

John moved to approve the CUP on the Fink Petition #10406. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Regarding the Resolution to change the name of part Bergum Road to Craft Road. Dennis explained the history of the naming of that part of the road, which goes back to when Gene Craft died and Bill Hitzemann wanted to name the road in his memory. Family of Art Bergum, Keith Garfoot and Terri Williams, appeared with questions about this situation. John made a motion to postpone this discussion until July 9, allowing the Bergum family to come up with ideas for a road name. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Dane Co Ordinance Amendment #39, Regarding Mineral Extraction CUP Application Requirements. John indicated his displeasure with the inclusion of navigable streams within 1600 feet as well as other overlay districts in this resolution. His opinion is that this is too restrictive as to take away property owner’s rights. Dennis moved to deny this amendment, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Dane County Farmland Preservation Plan Draft. Dennis explained that the county has to come up with a plan because the state is updating the program where farmers get payment to keep their land in agriculture. Dane County wants each township’s plan to be consistent with one another. Throughout the county each plan differs in such things as slope allowable for development. The state requirements indicate that Dane County has put much more into their plan than is required. John suggested that we have a special meeting to discuss this proposal. June 23, at 10:00 was the suggested time to meet with the land use committee to discuss this proposal. Helen will make sure each land use committee member gets a plan. Al proposed we postpone this discussion to a special meeting to be held sometime in late June. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Election report. Helen reported we had 537 ballots cast, 60 of which were absentee ballots. This would be about 84% of registered voters, 75% of eligible voters. This was above the state average. The additional booths obtained from Village of Barneveld helped to keep the line moving.

No one was able to attend the weight limit meeting, but Dennis reported that the Town of Vermont put together a weight limit ordinance. Dennis will get a copy of their ordinance. John moved we table weight limit discussions. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Road Report. There is damage on Barton Road caused by machinery owned by Gary Sutter coming out of the field and grooving the road. Al moved we bill them $300. John seconded, motion carried 3-0.

Building and Grounds, another window is leaking. Dennis will contact the window company again.

Dan also reported that he had the County grade a road and we were billed for it. At the time of the job, there was no shared work agreement and we were not aware that a work order system had been activated by the county. There was a verbal work order agreement to be signed after the work was done. Seemingly, as a result of this job, done without a proper work order, the driver who completed the job, Paul Mieden, was transferred from the Mt. Horeb shop to Madison. He lives in Town of Blue Mounds and this transfer seems unwarranted and insensible. Al moved we write a letter in support of Paul and questioning why he was transferred to Madison. John seconded, adding that we should cc Paul, our county supervisor, Pam’s supervisor and the county executive. Motion passed, 3-0.

Fire District Report, Nothing to report.

John made a motion to return to the regularly scheduled agenda re the proposal for dissolution of CARPC. Al seconded, motion passed.

Jim Pulvermacher from the Dane County Towns Association executive board attended to explain the history of why the Executive Board is recommending dissolution of the CARPC. It has nothing to do with the members of said board. One of the biggest problems is that the budget/personnel committee is supposed to be directed to hire personnel and approve budget. They have never hired a director, so the acting director really doesn’t have to answer to the personnel committee. DCTA feels they do not want to have to answer to the budget/personnel committee at all. The Towns Association has met with the county executive several times. The results of those meetings seem to indicate that something needs to be done to resolve the issues, or CARPC should be dissolved. There is FUDA grant money that has been granted and must be monitored. There will be a chairman’s meeting this Wed night, June 13 at 7:00, where this proposal is on the agenda. CARPC’s function was intended to manage water quality in Dane Co. They are to be an advisory committee to the DNR who make the final decision.

John made a motion we adopt Resolution 2012-3 recommending the dissolution of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0. Dennis will attend the chairman’s meeting and take a copy of the resolution with him.

Correspondence: Helen received an email from Dane Co Highway indicating that the estimate for bridge inspections had been increased $25/bridge. We have 3 bridges scheduled for inspection this year. John moved we go forward with the inspections at the estimate of $175/bridge. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Bills were presented in the amount of $17,250.03. Dan recommended we cancel our Verizon Account as he and the other plow drivers have their own cell phones which they can use to communicate during the winter plowing season. Helen will make contact with them. It was also decided to hold the check to Dane Co. Hwy to see how the situation with Paul Mieden is handled. John moved to pay the bills with the two noted exceptions, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Helen Kahl, Clerk

Agenda 7-9-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS

Board of Supervisors

Monday, July 9, 2012 7:30 p.m.

Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,

Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, July 9, 2012, at the Town Hall.

Agenda:

*Minutes of the June 11, 2012, meeting

*Randy Docken Public Hearing to Rezone 4.9 Acres in Sec 14 from A-1 to RH-2

*Ed Peck/Jon Brakebill CUP on Approved Petition to rezone 4.9 Acres in

Section 14 from A-1 to RH-2, Assuring that Development Does not

Occur on Slope Steeper than 12%

*Ordinance 10 Extending Term of Elected Officials One Week to 3rd Tues in

April to Comply with Wisconsin Act 115

*Renaming the Section of Bergum Road known as Kraft Road (Section 11)

*Revisions to Dane County Farmland Preservation Plan

*Report of Bldg. and Grounds Committee

*Land Use Committee report

*Road maintenance report

*Fire District report

*Approval of bills and review of correspondence received

The above meeting is open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Additional agenda items will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart.

Helen Kahl, Clerk

Publish July 5, 2012

Minutes 7-9-2012

Unapproved Minutes

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS

TOWN BOARD MEETING

July 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Dennis Jelle opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Also present were Clerk, Helen Kahl, Treasurer, Nancy Goplin, and Supervisors John Brixy and Al Antonson.

Helen read the minutes of the June 11, 2012 meeting. John Brixy moved to approve, Al Antonson seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Randy Docken appeared to rezone 4.9 Acres in Section 14 from A-1 to RH-2. The Land Use Committee voted 5-0 to approve. Al moved to approve, John seconded, motion passed 3-0. Randy will call Helen with a Petition #. (10468)

Marco Tejeda appeared with a few questions about purchasing 26 A on Mayflower Road for the purposes of farming. He was advised to get a density study on the property. If the existing property already is zoned RH, he wouldn’t have to even rezone. On any of the A-2 land, there shouldn’t need to be a zoning change. He was advised to also talk to Dane Co Land and Water.

Dane County Ordinance Amendment No. 10423. We will allow it, but the County should not take this approval as precedent in the township, that is, the county and town plans both indicate 20% slope, not 12% as indicated on the CUP. John moved that we approve this CUP for the Peck/Brakebill Petition#10423, pointing out that the county and the town limit is 20% slope, and we are approving it under a 20% standard. The Board of Supervisors of Town of Blue Mounds does not recognize any change in current slope limitation of 20%. (Note: This particular building site is well below the current standard and we believe below 10%.) Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Al moved to approve Ordinance #10, Extending Term of Elected Officials One Week to 3rd Tues in April to Comply with Wisconsin Act 115, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Al moved to approve Resolution #2012-2 to change the part of Bergum RD known as Kraft Road to Arthur Lane. John seconded, motion passed 3-0. County Planning will take care of notifying property owners, post office and 911. Dan will be notified when to order a street sign.

Dane County Farmland Preservation Revised draft. If the county adopts it, they will have to change the ordinances. At that point the townships have the right to approve or disapprove it. In the meantime we can send our comments to the state asking them to reject on the grounds it’s inconsistent. The third option would be to veto the ordinance amendments as they come forward. John pointed out that each township should have the right to have an exemption written into any ordinance such as this. Dennis believes it’s a simple majority of the townships that have the ability to veto any parts. The Board instructed Helen to send our Comments and Concerns about the Dane Co. Farmland Preservation Draft Plan to: Towns Association, County ZLR, our state legislator and state senator, Brian Standing, Kurt Schlicht, Ag Secy, the acting farmland preservation director for the state, the Lt. Governor and the Governor.

Bldgs and grounds. Dan found an old grader blade for landscaping East of the bldg. for $250. He can get about $150 worth of dirt, and washed rock would add about $350. John moved we get the grader for $250, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0. We had a donation of $250 from Kenworth which will pay for the grader. Al moved Dan spend up to $500 for dirt and gravel for a berm. John seconded, motion passed 3-0. John also moved we contact the Mt Horeb Garden Club for the possibility of a grant. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Land Use Committee Report: Regarding the Dillis situation, Dennis gave an update. Since it was turned down by ZLR, they had to pull their application or they would have had to wait a year to reapply. It was denied based on the length of the driveway, though there are NO driveway length limits from township nor any issues with County Land and Water. The Dillis petition is hung up by one person on ZLR who says driveways cannot be longer than 1000 ft. They are meeting at the site with ZLR on July 17. Dennis has set up a meeting with Patrick Miles, the chairman of the ZLR, to set up some guidelines for highways, including turning radius, culverts, base, etc.

Road Report:

Dan brought up Pepper DR off Brandywein TR, as well as other road mileage, etc. that do not seem to be correct to what he has from DOT. He was told not to worry about it, the document he’s comparing to may not be current.

Dan slit the tire on the Fendt on HWY 78. It’s been reported to insurance. Two new tires will cost $2400. He would like to try Nokian tires which would have better traction in snow. Insurance will be about $600 and he’ll get something for the good tire from McFarlane’s. John moved we purchase two Nokian tires from McFarlane’s, trading the Firestone. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Dan mentioned that he had asked if we could cut the grass along HWY 78, but has been denied because the County has a contract with the State for that and they have decided not to mow it. The board told him not to pursue it.

Helen read the correspondence between the township and the attorney for Gary Sutter regarding the repairs that were billed to him. We are waiting for a response. A letter was sent to the Attorney explaining the statutes, which Helen read.

Fire and ambulance fund raiser will be the weekend of the Art Fair on July 21 and 22. The ambulance crew has been extremely busy. Dennis reiterated that he did institute a burning ban last week until further notice.

Correspondence: Polling place accessibility. Due to an audit by the GAB at the February election, some problems were noted with the way our parking lot is marked in the handicap area. John moved we allow Dan to improve our accessibility and mark our handicap stall according to ADA standards. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0. He will also check options to make the door more accessible.

Al will go to the 18/151 freeway conversion meeting on July 17 at the Mt. Horeb Community Center.

Al is also trying to get a light put in the Park n Ride lot. People are concerned about how dark it is and do not want to park there at times. He suggests a solar light. John is concerned about liability if something would happen to someone in there, would we have liability. Dan will check with Rural about whether or not there would be liability for us if we install a light.

Bills, Helen added bills in the amount of $405.73, plus Dan wants us to pay the County bill from last month and the RENU bill for the Fertile Ridge Road repair. John moved we pay bills in the amount of $165,186.12 in bills unless the clerk finds out we do not owe Mid-State $212.78, then that amount would be reduced.

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

Respectfully Submitted, Helen Kahl, Clerk

Agenda 8-13-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
Board of Supervisors
Monday, August 13, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,
Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, August 13, 2012, at the Town Hall.
Agenda:
*Minutes of the July 9, 2012, meeting
*Lighting at Park n Ride on HWY 78 S
*DC Zoning Taskforce Request for Feedback on Farmland Preservation Zoning Text Changes
*County OA 11, to amend Chapter 11 RE Chickens Kept in Residential Yards
*Capital Area Regional Planning Commission, Dissolution Proposal Update
*Report on July 17 Meeting regarding HWY E/18-151 Project
*Report of Bldg. and Grounds Committee
*Land Use Committee report
*Road maintenance report
*Fire District report
*Approval of bills and review of correspondence received

The above meeting is open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Additional agenda items will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart.
Helen Kahl, Clerk
Publish August 9, 2012

Minutes 8-13-2012

Approved Minutes

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
TOWN BOARD MEETING
August 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Dennis Jelle opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Also present were Clerk, Helen Kahl, and Supervisors John Brixy and Al Antonson.

Helen read the minutes of the July 9, 2012 meeting. John Brixy moved to approve, Al Antonson seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Al said the lighting at the park n ride ends up being very expensive, with many regulations. It has to be engineered and meet standards that would make the cost more than the town could handle.

Al gave a report on the 18/151 meeting. We will get some signage on HWY 78 regarding machinery, etc. The biggest debate is still the issue of frontage roads near Barneveld and Verona, with issues regarding farms being split.

RE: the Farmland Preservation Zoning Ordinance specifically definitions of Ag Uses and Revisions to the A-1EX District: Two things that bothered Al are, on page 10 of 12, number 7. It says the minimum lot size is 35 acres. Our minimum lot size is 2 acres. Al feels if you want to preserve farm land, this is the wrong way to go about it. Dennis feels we should notify them that we are not happy with that. Al moved that we disapprove Ord. Amendment Amending Chapter 10 of the Dane County Code of Ord RE Definitions of Ag Uses and Revisions to the A-1 EX District, in part due to the Article 14 line 384 (7) a. (page 10 of 12), “minimum lot size of 35 acres” needs clarification. It contradicts the Town of Blue Mounds minimum lot size of 2 acres. John Brixy seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Regarding the accessory buildings, John points out that the two ordinances contradict one another when it comes to restricting animals near residences. Page 3 of OA 11, Article 4 (4) l. 2 says that covered and fenced enclosure should not be closer than 25 ft from a residential structure. On the Farmland Preservation Amendment, lines 419, thru 435 says they must be 100ft which is obviously contradictory. Al moved to include this argument about the contradictions. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.
Also, regarding the directive on page 12 of 12, lines 482 to 485, which ties to the old Chapter 10 that says a house must be re-built within 100 ft of where it was in the case of a burned house or act of God. There are times when the present location is not practical for re-building a home because of a nearby stream, or other topographical issues. Dennis moves that that requirement be stricken. John seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

With this type of requirement, it seems they are trying to merge RH and R-1 zoning.

Regarding the amendment for revisions to the A-4 (Small Lot Ag) District. Al moved to approve this proposed amendment. It is helpful in that it defines what you can do with A-4. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Regarding the Dane Co Code of Ordinances for the A-B District, John moved to approve, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

John moved to disapprove OA 11, as we did in January, 2012. Al seconded. John has done some research on this issue indicating diseases that come with chickens, etc. and would like this submitted with our disapproval of OA 11. The ordinance contradicts other ordinances/proposed ordinances, esp as concerns distances from residences, etc. Because of the differences in land use across the county, our board feels strongly that each municipality should look at this issue for their own land use purposes and make their own decisions. A county-wide ordinance does not fit each municipality. Motion passed 3-0.

Regarding dissolution of CARPC. Dennis noted there are negotiations ongoing regarding this issue. Helen will find out how the municipalities have voted.

Buildings and Grounds. The door will be fixed to have less than 8# of pressure in order to comply with the GAB survey and the Handicap Parking sign was raised as well.

Land Use Committee report. The ZLR will meet tomorrow night with Dillis’s. The Comprehensive Plan must be approved from the County and in order for that, the map must be updated. The committee should meet to work on that again.

Road Maintenance Report. Dennis presented the updated report on the future repairs on County Roads.

Fire District Report. Next Wed. the preliminary budget will be presented. There will be an increase because some of the grants used to hire people will be expiring and the expense will fall on the department now.

John moved to pay the bills of $138,316.51. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0. Regarding the Sutter unpaid repair, we will notify their attorney that the bill is unpaid, did they receive the letter, and what is the status? The amount can be added as a special assessment on their taxes, which we would prefer not to do. The sealcoating cost for that mileage was an additional $3400, for which we did not bill.

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

Respectfully Submitted, Helen Kahl, Clerk

Agenda 9-10-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
Board of Supervisors
Monday, September 10, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,
Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, September 10, 2012, at the Town Hall.

Agenda:
*Minutes of the August 13, 2012, meeting
*Public Hearing Dillis/Larson Rezone, 2 Acres from A-1 EX to A-2 in Section 3 at 3205 Bergum Road
*Farmland Preservation Zoning Text Changes
*Sep 17 CARPC Forum
*DCTA Membership Meeting Comments on Minutes
*Budget Amendments
*Report of Bldg. and Grounds Committee
*Land Use Committee report
*Road maintenance report
*Fire District report
*Approval of bills and review of correspondence received

The above meeting is open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Additional agenda items will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart.

Helen Kahl, Clerk
Publish Sep 6, 2012

Minutes 9-10-2012

Unapproved Minutes

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
TOWN BOARD MEETING
Sep. 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Dennis Jelle opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Also present were Clerk, Helen Kahl, Treasurer, Nancy Goplin, and Supervisor John Brixy.

Helen read the minutes of the August 13, 2012 meeting. John Brixy moved to approve, with a change in wording indicating that on OA11, we submitted our disapproval of OA11, NOT our disapproval of the research we submitted with our decision, Also, the wording under Road Maintenance Report is amended to read “report on the future repairs on County Roads.” Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0.

Public Hearing Dillis/Larson rezone of 2 Acres from A-1 EX to A-2 in Section 3 at 3205 Bergum Road. Mike Dillis appeared to enter his new petition, #10486. He pulled the previous petition so as not to have to wait if it was denied. He will buy 80 acres, but the building parcel was cut to 2 acres to avoid issues of erosion, etc. The county has an issue with the length of his driveway. Dennis indicated that corporation counsel of Dane County had ruled several years ago that length of driveway cannot be dictated by Zoning. Town of Blue Mounds’ Driveway Ordinance has no restrictions on driveway length. Health and human services would be the only issue, however, all services to this property would be taken care of by the township and the local fire/ems services, who have indicated there is adequate access. Zoning is recommending a second access with a path to the neighboring Spellman property. Spellmans have no issue coming to their property, but are not interested in coming over their property for this purpose. Supervisor, John Brixy made a motion in regard to the second access recommended by the county zoning committee: whereas, corporate counsel has ruled that county zoning has no jurisdiction on driveway length; and whereas, our local fire/ems has weighed in on the matter with a, concurring, attached opinion; and whereas, in fact, with the fairly level meadow area of the property, a medical flight helicopter could land if no other emergency means were available; and whereas, by forcing this second access, we would be setting a precedent when, to our knowledge, there has not been anyone, either within the Town of Blue Mounds or the county, asked to install a second access; and that, by doing so, it would cause disturbance to and destruction of precious natural beauty and resources within the Town of Blue Mounds. We, therefore, reject the imposition of a second access requirement for Petition #10486. Chairman, Dennis Jelle seconded the motion, motion passed 2-0. Supervisor, John Brixy moved to approve Petition #10486 Dillis/Larson rezone of 2 acres from A-1 Ex to A-2. Chairman, Dennis Jelle seconded, motion passed 2-0.

Farmland Preservation Zoning Text Changes. Dennis proposed, since Al isn’t here, the Board meet some morning to go over this information and make recommendations. A special meeting was set for Thursday morning, Sep 13, 10:00 a.m. Also on the agenda will be NR 151 manure/storage/runoff rules. Helen will post.

CARPC has a Forum on Sept 17 at CUNA from 5:45 to 9:00 p.m. John will represent the Board at the meeting and Dennis re-stated that the Board stands on its opinion that CARPC has over-extended their boundaries trying to regulate zoning and not water quality which was their original purpose.

Dane County Towns Association Membership meeting. John pointed out that if it’s ok for a Board to threaten to withdraw their payment from DCTA because of their not calling for dissolutionment of CARPC. we were going for dissolution. So what keeps the 5 towns that agree with dissolution from getting together and holding their dues? John asked to have a future discussion on this.

Budget Amendments: On the 2012 Budget, John moved to make amendments as noted:

move $5000 from Utilities and Fuel to Board Expense.
move $5000 from Machinery Repair to Road Maintenance.
move $7000 from Fuel & Tires to Road Maintenance.
move $3000 from Salt & Sand to Road Maintenance.

with the addition of the itemized expenses on both Board Expenses and Road Maintenance. Dennis seconded, motion carried 2-0. (See attachment)

Building and Grounds. Dennis complimented Dan on the front landscaping display of the old plow. Also, one additional window has been replaced and there are three more in the office that need replacing. He has bids for cleaning carpet, but the consensus was to wait until February to do it, after elections and tax season.

Land Use Committee: No report, but Dennis indicated he met with Shirley Thompson regarding her property between Highway 18-151 and ID to put up commercial warehouses. He directed them to talk to the DNR before they move forward, as they would need approval to cross the bike trail.

Road Maintenance no report.

Fire District Report: They have proposed a 6.8% increase in the budget for 2013. The fire department budget meeting is Sep. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Bills: John moved to approve the bills to a total of $13,063.63. Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0. Regarding the Gary Sutter outstanding road repair bill, John made a motion that Helen send a letter, by registered mail to Gary’s attorney, indicating that this must be totally resolved by Sep. 28 or it will be on the agenda for our October 8 meeting calling for a motion for the outstanding $700 to be added to his taxes as a special assessment. Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0.

John moved to adjourn, Dennis seconded, motion passed 2-0.

Respectfully submitted,
Helen Kahl, Clerk

Agenda 9-13-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SPECIAL MEETING
THURSDAY, SEP 13, 2012, 10:00 A.M.
AT THE TOWN HALL

AGENDA:
Discussion of Farmland Preservation Zoning Ordinance and Comments to be made to County.

Discussion of NR151 Manure/Runoff Rules and Comments to be Made to County.

Posted Sep 12, 2012 at Town Hall, Miller’s Foods, Mt. Horeb Public Library.

Helen Kahl, Clerk

Minutes 9-13-2012

Unapproved Minutes

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
TOWN BOARD MEETING
Special Meeting, Sep. 13, 2012, 10 a.m.

Dennis Jelle opened the meeting at 10:00 a.m. Also present were Clerk, Helen Kahl, and Supervisor Al Antonson.
RE Draft Amendments to Dane Co Ord Chapter 11 and 14.
There should be an exemption for “old” farms where barns and accessory buildings/barnyards were built on less than desirable areas for crops. Clarification needed on 6. 14.46 does the 20,000 sq ft included existing structures/yards/feed lots. Clarification needed on 7.14.47…. does this include machine sheds on dairy or animal operations? Again, will existing structures have to comply with new standards? There should be a Grandfathering-In of existing structures.

RE NR 151 Ordinance Amendments: The board feels this “one size fits all” ordinance doesn’t work. There is a big difference between small operations who haul manure every day compared to big operations that spread large amounts a few days at a time. Also, will enforcement of this ordinance be consistent? Who is the “local approval authority?” and do they have the staff to actually enforce? The charts displayed are not clear to the average person…more description is needed. Also, please note our displeasure with the short comment period requested in your email of August 31, where comments are to be made by September 14. This time frame does not allow boards to publish notice of their meeting and then meet to discuss, and have comments forwarded. For comment purposes, please allow at least 28 days to comment from time of receipt of information until it’s needed.

Re: Farmland Preservation Draft. Majid Allan has explained our concerns, but we don’t have the final draft. Helen will print for all and we’ll discuss in October.

Respectfully Submitted,
Helen Kahl, Clerk

Agenda 10-8-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
Board of Supervisors
Monday, October 8, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,
Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, October 8, 2012, at the Town Hall.
Agenda:
*Minutes of the Sep 10, 2012, meeting
*Chris Hofmann, Re Speed of Traffic on Mayflower Road
*County Ord. Amendments 12, 13, and 14 amending the A-1 EX, A-4, and A-B Zoning Districts
*Farmland Preservation Zoning Text Changes, Updated Draft
*Initial Look at Proposed Contract to Join Mt. Horeb Municipal Court
*Request from Upper Sugar River Assn. for Donation
*Report on Sep 17 CARPC Forum
*Discussion on DCTA Budget/Dues
*Announcement of Budget Workshop Oct 16, 7:30 p.m.
*Safety Inspection, Dept of Safety and Buildings
*Notice of Change of Date of November Board Meeting to 3rd Monday
*Report of Bldg. and Grounds Committee
*Land Use Committee report
*Road maintenance report
*Fire District report
*Approval of bills and review of correspondence received

The above meeting is open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Additional agenda items will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart.

Helen Kahl, Clerk
Publish October 4, 2012

Minutes 10-8-2012

Unapproved Minutes
TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
TOWN BOARD MEETING
Oct 8, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Dennis Jelle opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Also present were Clerk, Helen Kahl, Treasurer, Nancy Goplin, and Supervisors John Brixy and Al Antonson.

Helen read the minutes of the Sep 10, 2012 meeting. Al moved to approve, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Chris Hofmann appeared asking for a “Slow Children at Play” sign on Mayflower Road. The home/yard is close to the road. The traffic on that road, both neighbors and car clubs, etc., is going dangerously fast. Suggestions made were signage, speed machines, police presence. Al moved we do the signage, John seconded, amending that we contact the sheriff’s department regarding the mobile speed limit machine and perhaps police presence. Motion passed 3-0.

County Ordinance Amendments: Al felt the set-back requirements, as John had pointed out in previous discussions, have been standardized for agricultural and residential requirements. He also commented on the animal units/acre on the small lot change in OA 13. Dennis commented that it was a result of our pointing out the DNR guidelines. We should, however, ask them to clarify their definition of animal units. John moved we deny OA 13 because it lacks a definitional description of an animal unit and fails to state what state/federal/or independent guidelines they are using. We recommend the DNR guidelines. Al seconded, motion carried 3-0.

OA 12. John moved to approve OA 12, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

OA 14 John moved to approve OA 14, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Farmland Preservation: Al and Dennis are concerned about the Nutrient Management Plan portion of the Farmland Preservation Zoning Text Changes. Basically, they feel this draft is an effort to limit development on farm land. As Dennis pointed out, he can sell off one lot on his farm and get more than he would get in farmland preservation money in a hundred years! The plan pushes transfer of development rights and density caps for non-farm development. They are using the proposed draft as a detriment to development, trying to deny the rights of people who have farmed the land for years to have any say about the use of that land. Also, on page 51, “implement fees and financial mechanisms” is too vague. Al commented that there are many other places in the document that he has issue with and feels that more time and public comment should be allowed before this is rushed through. John moved to disapprove, Al seconded, motion passed 3-0. Helen will notify all other townships of our comments and decision and ask for their comments as well.

Joining the Mt. Horeb Municipal Court. This is intended to put teeth into fire inspection violations. On the proposed contract with the Village, Al needs clarification on 2 and 3 where financial costs could be substantial. Helen pointed out that it would only come in to play when there was a violation case. A discussion ensued about why we need this as opposed to some other way of handling the rare but possible fire inspection violation. John suggested some kind of public notice when a violation occurred, as is done in the Mt Horeb Mail with traffic violations. It was decided we go to the Fire Department and see what other method could be used to enforce violations. Al moved to table, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Dennis got a request from Sugar River Watershed for a donation. John read from the October Wisconsin Towns Association Newsletter, p. 20, a legal opinion: The ability of a town to make a “donation” with its public’s money is severely limited. It is possible for all towns to have intergovernmental agreements which are a contract. It is also possible for towns with village powers, in some cases, to make an appropriation to another entity if it is a non-profit and the money will ultimately be spent on its particular citizens. Even then, this should be rarely considered and is never required. As Dennis pointed out, individuals may donate, but the town is not going to take tax $ and donate to Upper Sugar River or any other organization.

Regarding the Sep 17 CARPC Forum, John was not able to attend and has not been able to find a copy of the minutes. Dennis reported that dissolution of CARPC is still being discussed. Regarding the board vacancy, Bob Wipperfurth was put back on the board. Joe Ball did not get an appointment, but there will be more openings on the Board.

Regarding the Dillis/Larson petition, Dennis updated the board. Atty. Hazelbaker of the Dane Co Towns Association sent Dennis a letter indicating that the ZLR has no jurisdiction on length of driveway. Apparently they are now using health and safety as a reason to deny and there is absolutely no validity to that argument, as verified by the Mt. Horeb Fire Department Chief’s letter. The board then segued into a discussion about the DCTA dues budget. John remembered that the town of Westport was going to ask for their dues to be refunded because there was a proposal to dissolve CARPC. He pointed out that perhaps the towns that want to see CARPC dissolved might hold their dues as well. He feels the Towns Association should recognize that argument as well. Al move to accept the proposed DCTA budget, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Helen asked to have the budget work meeting on Monday Oct 22 at 7:30 p.m. rather than on Tuesday the 16th in order that Dan can attend.

At last month’s meeting it was decided to have the Town Budget meeting and regular board meeting on November 19 at 7:00 p.m., one week later than normal.

Road Maintenance. John brought up a proposed resolution in the Towns Association October newsletter: Resolution in Support of a Constitutional Amendment for Fair Share for Local Roads. It indicates that roughly 90% of Wisconsin’s roads are local roads and yet only 30% of Wisconsin’s transportation fund is spent on local road projects. Helen will put this on the November agenda.

Fire district budget was passed as presented. There was no caucus before the vote. The Fire Dept will spend $25,000 on a feasibility study for a new fire station. They are running out of office space and dormitory space. They will look at the current site, other sites, or perhaps having two sites.

Regarding roads, Helen and Dennis received an email from Barb Feeny at SEH with a map and proposal for accessing Gary Sutter’s property along 18-151 (former Vadney Hanson property). DOT is working to remove access points along the freeway. There are several access possibilities to CTH E and she is asking the Board to work with Gary to find the best possible situation. The Board is comfortable with Dennis handling this with Gary and DOT and SEH.

Agenda 10-22-2012

Town of Blue Mounds

Budget Workshop

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Town Board of the Town of Blue Mounds will meet at the Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd, Blue Mounds, WI, on Monday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m. to begin work on the 2013 budget for the township.

The public is welcome to attend this meeting.

Helen M Kahl, Clerk

Posted October 17, 2012 at Town Hall, Miller’s Foods-Mt. Horeb, and Mt. Horeb Public Library and on Town website

Agenda 11-19-2012

NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING
FOR TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS, DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN
Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 19, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd, Blue Mounds, WI, pursuant to Sections 60.12(1)(c) and 60.10(1)(a)WI statutes, a PUBLIC HEARING on the PROPOSED 2013 BUDGET of the Town of Blue Mounds will be held. The entire budget is posted on the Town Website, will be available on election day, or by calling the clerk. Please give 8 hours notice by phone at 437-5311.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE ELECTORS
OF THE TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS TO ADOPT LEVY
Monday, November 19, 2012 7:30 p.m. approx.

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, Nov 19, 2012, immediately following completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2013 budget, a special town meeting of the electors, called pursuant to Section 60.12(1)(c) of Wisconsin Statutes by the town board will be held for the purpose of:
1)To adopt the 2012 town tax levy, to be collected in 2013 pursuant to Section 60.10(1)(a) of Wisconsin Statutes.
TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
Board of Supervisors
Monday, November 19, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,
Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, November 19, 2012, following the budget and levy meeting, at the Town Hall.
Agenda:
*Minutes of the Oct 8, 2012, meeting
*Public Hearing Sybilla Opsal, rezone 16.1 acres at 3210 North RD from
A-1 Ex to A-2
*Public Hearing Rezone for Meylor, 2 lots on HWY ID in Section 10, from
A-1 Ex to A-2, Approx 43.5 Acres
*Marc & Mary Ann Bellazini Initial Presentation Regarding Proposed
Winery on Sharp Road
*Farmland Preservation Zoning Text Changes, Update
*Proposed Contract to Join Mt. Horeb Municipal Court/Other Options
*Election Report
*Resolution Supporting Constitutional Amendment for Fair Share on Local Roads
*Report of Bldg. and Grounds Committee
*Land Use Committee report
*Road maintenance report
*Fire District report
*Approval of bills and review of correspondence received

The above meeting is open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Additional agenda items will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart.

Helen Kahl, Clerk
Publish November 15, 2012

Minutes 11-19-2012

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MONDAY, November 19, 2012

Chairman Jelle called the meeting to order at 7:12 p.m. In attendance were Chairman Jelle, Supervisor Antonson, Supervisor, Brixy and Treasurer Goplin.
Town Clerk Helen Kahl was absent due to illness, excused.

Supervisor Brixy read the minutes of the October 8, 2012 regular board meeting of the Town of Blue Mounds Board of Supervisors.

Supervisor Antonson made a motion to approve the minutes with one change, that being under Road Maintenance; change John to Al. Supervisor Brixy seconded, Motion passed 3 Ayes and no Nays.

Chairman Jelle stated that there would be various individuals needing to appear before the board tonight and would reserve the right to take agenda items out of order, if necessary, to accommodate those already in attendance.
Without objection, it was so moved, by a voice vote.

The board took up the request of Sybilla Opsal to rezone 16.1 acres at 3210 North Road from A – 1 EX to A – 2. Supervisor Antonson reported that the land use committee had reviewed the request and approved the rezone petition. Supervisor Antonson stated that the one animal unit per acre for parcels under 35 acres would not apply in this instance, since this is an existing dairy operation and the animal unit criterion applies to open parcels. Without further discussion, Supervisor Brixy moved to approve the petition for rezone of the 16.1 acres from AEx – 1 to A – 2. Supervisor Antonson seconded the motion. Motion passed 3 – 0.

Chairman Jelle deferred the Meylor rezone petition at this time.

Marc and Mary Ann Bellazini presented a written proposal for a future winery, Campo di Bella LLC, on Sharp Road. Currently, the two residents operate a small community supported agricultural farm that delivers, to families with membership, fresh vegetables from June through October each year. The board explained the rezone process, advised them to visit the Town web site for step–by–step directions and cautioned that even if the Town Board were to eventually approve the needed rezone of the property, there was no guarantee the Dane County Board would do the same. The Town Board took no action, since this proposal was just introduced.

Chairman Jelle updated the board on textual changes that were made to the final Farmland Preservation Zoning Ordinance. He stated that a number of comments, inquiries and requests for changes made by the Town of Blue Mounds were actually addressed, changed or amended in the final document.
The board, again, discussed the proposal for the Town of Blue Mounds to join the Mount Horeb Municipal Court or attempt to find or use other options to deal with future enforcement of fire district code violations. General discussion brought forth that the Town has never had the fire district cite a resident or business for failure to comply with the existing code. In addition, the question of why money should be spent to join the court if there has never been an opportunity in the past to use a court for enforcement. Motion made by Supervisor Brixy to table the question to a future meeting. Supervisor Antonson seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

A formal report on the November election was deferred since Town Clerk Helen Kahl was absent. It was noted that the Town experienced no problems on Election Day.

A “Resolution Supporting a Constitutional Amendment for Fair Share on Local Roads” was introduced by Supervisor Antonson citing the continuing historical down trend of money from the state’s Segregated Transportation Fund being received by Towns across the state for local road maintenance. A motion was made by Supervisor Brixy to adopt the resolution and forward it to various state and legislative officials. Supervisor Antonson seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Chairman Jelle returned to previously deferred agenda item regarding a request by resident Joen Meylor to rezone 2 lots, approximately 43.5 acres, on HWY ID in Section 10, from A-1 EX to A-2. The land use committee had previously approved of this request; however, noting that the animal unit per acre for parcels under 35 acres would apply to this rezoning request. Supervisor Brixy motioned to approve the rezoning request with the one animal per acre restriction. Supervisor Antonson seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

There was no Building and Grounds report, as there was nothing notable to report.

Supervisor Antonson reported that the Land Use Committee was up to date on all requests and had nothing further to report.

A general discussion took place after an inquiry about a rezone petition that has been before the county’s Zoning and Land Regulation committee since February 2012. The lack of action on this petition is mainly the work of Madison based, County Supervisor, John Hendricks who is a member and chairman of that committee. He has refused to approve the petition, already approved by the Town, first, over proposed driveway placement issues and now over purported health, safety and welfare concerns by his committee.
Supervisor Antonson stated that supervisor Hendricks just doesn’t want any rural development. Chairman Jelle noted the inordinate amount of time he has spent on this particular rezone petition and referred to county supervisor Hendrick’s actions as bizarre. Supervisor Brixy questioned county supervisor Hendrick’s legitimate right to be a member of the zoning committee as it is reserved for rural supervisors and supervisor Hendrick’s east side Madison isthmus based district was gerrymandered to include less than a handful of rural residents and it is hard to conceive how this district qualifies as rural.

Chairman Jelle reported under the Road Maintenance report that some damage had been done to an area of West Blue Mounds Road and the responsible party was currently working with him to bring about financial restitution to the Town for repair costs.

Under the Fire District report, notice was received from the district requesting the Town to include a letter concerning the need for private driveways to be clear of obstructions to allow for emergency vehicle access. After a brief discussion including mailing costs and the possibility of setting a precedent by including this letter in with town resident tax bills, Supervisor Brixy made a motion that the Town Board authorize the letter to be posted on the town’s web site, place a notice on the tax bill for residents to go to the town web site to view the letter and for the town to mail letters directly to the property owners, previously determined by a town survey, who have problems with their driveway’s access. Supervisor Antonson seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

There was a motion made by Supervisor Antonson to pay the bills totaling $39,307.85. Supervisor Brixy seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.

Supervisor Brixy motioned to adjourn. Supervisor Antonson seconded the motion. The motion passed 3-0.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:28 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
John Brixy, Supervisor and acting recording clerk.

Agenda 12-10-2012

TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
Board of Supervisors
Monday, December 10, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall, 10566 Blue Vista Rd.,
Blue Mounds, WI 53517

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, December 10, 2012, at the town hall.
Agenda:
*Minutes of the Nov 19, 2012, meeting
*Ord Amendment 10468, Randy Docken, Deed Restriction Approval
*Discussion and Options Regarding Removing Town of Blue Mounds from
Dane County Zoning
*Proposed Contract to Join Mt. Horeb Municipal Court/Other Options
*Notice of Upcoming Caucus January 14
*Report of Bldg. and Grounds Committee
*Land Use Committee report
*Road maintenance report
*Fire District report
*Approval of bills and review of correspondence received

The above meeting is open to the public. These are agenda items available on publishing deadline. Additional agenda items will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting at the Town Hall, Mt. Horeb Public Library, State Bank of Cross Plains, Co-Op Mini Mart.

Helen Kahl, Clerk
Publish December 6, 2012

Minutes 12-10-2012

Unapproved Minutes
TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS
TOWN BOARD MEETING
Dec 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Dennis Jelle opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Also present were Clerk, Helen Kahl, and Supervisors John Brixy and Al Antonson. Treasurer, Nancy Goplin, was absent due to working taxes.

Helen read the minutes of the November 12, 2012 meeting. Al moved to approve, John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Al moved to approve the deed restriction on #10468, Randy Docken, indicating they were allowed no further residential development on that parcel. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Dennis Jelle reported on the fact that the Village of Marshall took over the Town of Medina extra-territorial zoning. A discussion ensued as to whether that would be the way to go, having Mt. Horeb make town zoning decisions, with representation on the board from the township. One option is to just have them do the 1.5 mile extraterritorial zone. John suggested we could let them have the majority vote when the rezone petition affected the 1.5 mile extraterritorial area, and let the township have the majority vote when petitions were outside of the 1.5 mile area. Jelle reported that he has a meeting with Corporation Counsel of Dane County. The meeting will include the Larson’s Dillis’ and their attorney, Dane Co Executive Parisi, and Mark Hazelbaker from DCTA. He also proposed to Hazelbaker from the Towns Association that Chapter 10 and DNR rules, as well as the town’s comprehensive plans should be the ONLY zoning rules to be used in zoning petitions. He proposed the Towns Association should appoint an oversight committee from the townships for the situations when the ZLR decides to refer to some other chapter, other than Chapter 10. Al pointed out that in the upcoming legislative agenda, one of the agenda items is passing a bill to allow town withdrawal from county zoning upon notice to the county. Al pointed out that the current driveway ordinance is NOT in the comprehensive plan and the maps are also not up to date.

Notice was given of the caucus on January 14 at 7:15 prior to the regular meeting. Gerry Brock will run the caucus meeting. Helen reported that Kari Schaper has agreed to be the Deputy Clerk, the term of her appointment will be concurrent with the Clerk’s term.

Dan was instructed to cut down the branch on Mayflower Rd. on which Dan Ryan hung a tire and rim and to notify the Sheriff’s Dept to discuss before they take down the branch.

Al moved to send Hilda Oimoen a letter stating that her driveway to the farm on Amacher Road does not have a proper turnaround and will not be plowed going forward. There are numerous items in the turnaround which must be removed by January 1, 2013. Al agreed to talk to her daughter first and report to Helen before she sends a letter. John seconded, motion passed 3-0.

The Omega hydraulic jack blew out and it would be $400 to fix and $700 for a new one. John made a motion to buy a similar jack if it is under $700 and to contact Dennis if it’s over that amount. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

Going back to the municipal court situation in order to comply. John moved to table to the January meeting. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

John moved to pay the bills totaling $11,298.74. Al seconded, motion passed 3-0.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Helen Kahl, Clerk