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Jun 01, 2004

Town of Oregon Board

June 1, 2004



The Board of Review was called to order on June 1st at 7:22 p.m. with Pen Beasley, Darryl Weber, Rick Andersen, Ruth Klahn & Andrew Blomstrom present.  The Assessment Roll was not finished so the Board of Review was adjourned to Saturday, July 10, 2004 beginning at 8 a.m. Assessor, Andrew Blomstrom, will have an OPEN BOOK on Friday, July 9th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Town Hall. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.


MMS/Andersen-Ace to have Darryl Weber act as chairperson.  Motion carried.  Weber called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. with Supervisors: Wayne Ace, Rick Andersen, Pen Beasley present.  Nine other persons were in attendance.  Darryl introduced Sheriff Gary Hamblin. Chairperson, Gerald Jensen, came in after he had been at a Public meeting at the City of Fitchburg. Hamblin said that the Dane Co. Sheriff’s Dept. has been asked to make 13 million dollars in cuts for the 2005.  Housing inmates is a cost that can not be lowered.  He is saying that rural patrol is the budget that will probably be cut.  Squad cars are being kept longer and driven with higher mileage.  Concern that a minor expense item may cause a delay in an emergency. 

MMS/Andersen-Weber to approve the renewal operator’s licenses for the following persons: Eric Peterson, Erin Coogen, Melissa R. Owens, Stephen P. Peterson, Krista M. Cheremy, and Louis Eifert. Motion carried.

MMS/Weber-Ace to approve the Class B Liquor and Class B Beer license for Foxboro Golf Club, Ltd. Motion carried.

MMS/Andersen-Beasley to approve the minutes of May 4th as read. Motion carried.  MMS/Weber-Ace to approve Treasurer, Rhonda LaFlash’s, report showing a balance of $642,009.58 in the general account. Motion carried.  Vouchers for $ 30,728.82 were approved. (Bill the Village of Brooklyn for costs associated with the Brooklyn ETZ.)

Set a work session for the board to consider increases/decreases for building permits and/or driveway permits for June 15th at 6:30 p.m.

MMS/Andersen-Weber to allow an 8 foot culvert on property owned by Kurt Steberl, 4781 Eisenhower St.  This property has been reviewed by Ace and he recommended approval.  Motion carried.

After discussion on driveway at Ralph Bergeland property, 212 Glenway Rd., MMS/Weber-Jensen to put a recorded deed restriction on this driveway that it would be eliminated and connected to the driveway directly to the south when property was sold.  Motion carried with Andersen abstaining.  Jensen to contact Forrer and Bergeland.

Committee assignments :
Jensen—Town’s Association, County Board legislative liaison and boundary agreement agreement
Ace—Patrolmen supervisor and issuance of driveway permits
Andersen—Or Fire-EMS and ETZ
Beasley—Cable and Park Comm., office supervisor
Weber—Equipment, Personnel, and Plan Commission

Plan Comm, Chr. Weber, reported that Fred Clark appeared with questions about building a new farm house and remodeling the existing house into an office with no bedroom.

Andersen reported that the Brooklyn ETZ had a meeting scheduled for June 22nd at the Oregon Town Hall, to consider the extension of the Brooklyn Interim Extraterritorial Ordinance.  Clerk instructed to gather expenses accumulated by the Town of Oregon because of the ETZ.  Include per diems for Committee members, office and publishing expense and attorney fees for a billing to the Village of Brooklyn. (schedule an executive session if necessary before the work session of June 15th)

Park Committee Chr., Steve Root, reported that the Town Park work day was a success.  MMS/Weber-Andersen to allow Steve to meet with Ron Outhouse concerning the park trails and blacktopping. Motion carried.

Pen Beasley, as the newly appointed board member to the Cable Comm., to contact Liz Harlow, regarding the local access channel.

Jensen reported that the Rezone for JoAnne Huston to change the RH-l location for her new house on Glenway Road has been approved at the County.  Suzanne Simonson given permission to park horse trailers at our parking lot during the Summerfest Parade.  Jensen reported that he had attended a public meeting on the Joint Business Park adventure at the City of Fitchburg. Lycon is buying 80 acres from Alpine Dairy near the railroad tracks.  The railroad would be upgraded to Class I (10 mph) from Netherwood to Madison. In 2020, it would be upgraded to Class II (25 mph).

MMS/Jensen-Andersen to reapprove Rezone #8653, submitted by JoAnne Huston. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m.

Ruth Klahn, CMC

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