The regular monthly meeting for the Town Board of the Town of Oregon was held Tuesday August 2, 2005. Chairperson Gerald Jensen, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. with Supervisors Darryl Weber, Gerald Jensen, Phil Van Kampen and Pen Beasley present. Wayne Ace absent.
MMS/Weber-Beasley to approve the minutes as read for the June 7, 2005 meeting and July 5, 2005. MMS/Weber-Van Kampen to accept the Treasurer’s report read by Chairperson Gerald Jensen. Vouchers for $60,636.98 were approved. Both motions carried.
Public Comment by resident John Dreher of 730 Heather Lane, Oregon. Mr. Dreher shared information regarding an objection to the location of the ATC and Alliant Energy Sub Station. A suggestion to consider the business park area as a more appropriate location was made. Chairperson Jensen suggested a joint presentation/meeting with Alliant and ATC at the next Plan Commission Meeting on August 30, 2005. The Town Board thanked Mr. Dreher for his efforts.
A separate MMS by Weber/Van Kampen for a recommendation of a driveway permit for Brian and Ndidi Yaucher. Motions carried.
Chief Bloom then presented the Safer Grant Proposal. Chief Bloom mentioned the fire loss percentage was high in the Town. Comments of approval and recommendation by Supervisor Van Kampen. MMS/Van Kampen-Weber to accept the Safer Grant Proposal. Motion Carried.
Discussion to have the former Town of Oregon Clerk Ruth Klahn continue to assist Denise Arnold the newly appointed Clerk with the office duties as needed. Board agreed, no action was necessary.
Supervisor Van Kampen brought up the parking problem on Twin Oaks. A resident was holding meetings at their dwelling creating parking issues. Another resident claimed the meetings are not being held that frequently. No action was needed.
Constable Gary Wackett reported on the incidents that occurred over the 4th of July at the Town Park. Three Juveniles have been reported to the County. The Fire call cost was $350.00 and expense from the damage to the property at the park was approximately $1,165.00.
The Clerk reported that Jennifer Hanson has been hired as an office assistant. A complaint was received by Town resident Heidi Varesi regarding numerous trucks and tree trunks that were an eyesore on a neighboring property, Supervisor Darryl Weber will check into problem. The Clerk requested permission to sign up for some continuing education opportunities. Chairperson Jensen encouraged the clerk to sign up for the classes available.
Supervisor and Chair of the Plan Commission Darryl Weber mentioned that the Plan Commission did not have a quorum for the last meeting. Ellen Smith has requested to resign and probably because of the time commitment needed she should be replaced, however; her input would be missed. Weber said he would follow up with asking individuals that were interested in the position in the past.
There being no further business brought before the board, MMS Van Kampen-Weber to adjourn at 9:00PM. Motion carried.
Denise R. Arnold, Clerk