Present: Chairman Wayne Ace, Chris Johnson, Dave Hagemann, Robert Kujawa, & Constable Gary Wackett. Also present: Jerry Tyler & Tammy McGrattan, residents and Scott McMahon, representative of Autumn Supply Company.
The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by Chairman Ace. Jerry Tyler and Tammy McGrattan, 794 County MM stated concerns about noise due to jake braking near their home. They requested that signage be posted. Discussion was held regarding the necessity of creating an ordinance and how that ordinance could be enforced before a sign could be posted. The town would have to provide the sign; the county would install it as MM is a county highway. Gary Wackett offered the suggestion that an addition could be made to our existing "noise ordinance" Section 9.2.14 Prohibition of Noises Disturbing the Public Peace to address jake braking. Sample ordinances were discussed to see if verbiage could be incorporated into the town's noise ordinance. An addition to the Town of Oregon noise ordinance was drafted as #3 (a) & (b) (see attached sheet). Motion made by Robert Kujawa and seconded by Gary Wackett that the committee recommend to the Town Board to approve the jake brake portion of the noise ordinance Section 9.2.14. Motion carried. Supervisors Ace and Johnson will make the recommendation to the board at the April 7th board meeting.
Scott McMahon, a representative for Autumn Supply Company was referred to the committee by Lead Road Patrolman, Ron Outhouse. Mr. McMahon stated that he would like to work with the town on sign orders and would provide competitive pricing. The signs are made in Brown Deer and would require a 7-10 day order time. Prices would be a flat rate plus shipping. Smaller orders could be delivered with no shipping costs. Mr. McMahon provided catalogs for the committee members and asked that his company be considered when placing future sign orders. Chairman Ace thanked him for the information and attending the meeting.
Robert Kujawa will draft a plan for the town's street signs update according to the Federal mandates. No action was taken regarding street name signs at this time. Dave Hagemann will put the current inventory on a spreadsheet that will enable the road patrolmen to keep track more efficiently.
Committee members were asked to check their routes for bent or missing signs and to concentrate on tree trimming that can be done now before the trees bud out. Chairman Ace stated that his goal is to have the trimming done within the next month.
No one appeared regarding the letter objecting to the change in the speed limit on Hillcrest Lane or concerns for pavement markings. Robert Kujawa informed the committee that the amount for the prevailing wage rule for road projects has been changed. What is most significant for local road officials is the much lower $25,000 threshold for projects. Previous laws required public agencies to mandate that contractors meet prevailing wage on single trade projects budgeted at $48,000 or more and multi-trade projects at $234,000 and up. Chairman Ace will contact Pam Dunphy (Dane County) for clarification.
Gary Wackett shared a report he prepared of crash statistics in the Town for 2009. He categorized the crash report: injury, non injury, car-deer, and hit & run.
Motion to adjourn by Chris Johnson, second by Dave Hagemann.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM
Next meeting date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 7:00 PM