MINUTES SUBJECT TO BOARD APPROVAL
Town Board Chair Darryl Weber called the January 4, 2011 Town of Oregon Board Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The following Town Board Supervisors were present Wayne Ace, Jerry Jensen, Phil Van Kampen, Treasurer Rhonda Christensen LaFlash, Assessor Andy Blomstrom, Park Chair Steve Root and Clerk Denise Arnold. Absent: Supervisor Chris Johnson and Constable Gary Wackett.
Motion made by Ace and seconded by Van Kampen to approve the December 7, 2010 Town Board Meeting Minutes as presented. Motion carried.
Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Jensen to accept the Financial Report as presented by Treasurer Rhonda Christensen LaFlash. Motion carried. LaFlash explained that the Town’s funds are FDIC insured up to $600,000. LaFlash reported that Oak Bank has a program available thru Certificate of Deposit Registry Service (CDARS). CDARS allows for funds to be fully insured, there is a decreased interest rate of .1% to maintain full insurance. There is a one day turn around for withdrawal of funds. Motion made by Jensen and seconded by Van Kampen to instruct the Treasurer to proceed with moving Town funds to the CDARS program at Oak Bank. Motion carried.
Motion made by Ace and seconded by Weber to adopt the 2011 WI DOT classified equipment rates for the Town. Motion carried. These rates would be used in the event of a FEMA disaster or for the purpose of reimbursement for work completed for another municipality.
Park Chair Steve Root shared that Eagle Scout Garrett Frankson was unable to attend the Board Meeting this evening due to another engagement. Frankson will present his gazebo project at the February 2011 Town Board Meeting. Root shared that Tom Grenlie will be proceeding with the Ravenoaks survey project. Jensen will provide the steel fence posts for marking purposes. Root will be meeting with a scout from troop 168 for a potential Eagle Scout project of trail improvements in the Town Park. The Clerk shared documentation of the Park expenses for 2010. The Treasurer has transferred funds from the Park account to the Town funds for a total of $10,258.02. This is for expenses and public works mowing service in the parks.
Assessor Blomstrom reported that he has completed 112 walk thru inspections for $26.00 each totaling $2,912.00. The personal property notices have been mailed. The Market Drive assessment computer program needs to be updated. The update would be $1,200. with an additional $60. for a tutorial guide. Motion made by Ace and seconded by Jensen to approve the Market Drive software purchase and guide for $1,260.00 Motion carried.
A printed log of building inspections were shared with the board. The Town had 70 building permits in 2010.
Constable Gary Wackett was unable to attend the Board Meeting and had submitted his annual report prior to the meeting.
Supervisor Jensen shared that the Dane County resolution establishing an independent committee to formulate and recommend a plan of apportionment of the Dane County Board of Supervisors is still in the planning stage. Jensen was waiting to see how the Town’s Association weighs in on this matter and will keep the board informed of any action needed.
Supervisor Van Kampen reported that the NIMS Committee did not meeting in December. There were no new developments to report regarding the various Fire & EMS Departments.
Weber did not have action to report from the last Plan Commission meeting.
Ace said the Road and Traffic Safety Committee has not had a meeting so there was not anything new to report.
Ace Shared that the TORC employees would like some signs to identify recycling dumpsters. Ace talked to Pellitteri and made the decision to not provide styrofoam recycling services. December was rough for the Public Works Department due to the quantity of snow. Jensen purchased a hoop building for the
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recycling center. Weber suggested that the Public Works Department should continue to have a morning meeting to touch base about daily activity.
Jensen reported that there have been some seat changes in the executive office. Kathleen Falk stepped down and Scott McDonnell took the position for a short time. The Dane County Board approved Scott McDonnell as Acting County Executive. McDonell appointed Kathleen Falk as the Interim County Executive until the successor is sworn in April 19th 2011.
Jensen suggested taking action regarding Foxboro Golf Club as a future agenda item. The Board Supervisors encouraged Jensen to contact the Town’s Attorney Larry Bechler about drafting an inter-governmental agreement for the liqueur licensing and sales in the three municipalities. The problem occurs when the golf course beverage cart sells alcohol in the Village of Oregon and the Township of Rutland.
Treasurer LaFlash thanked Supervisor Jensen and Clerk Arnold and Deputy Clerk Hanson for completing the tax bill mailing process.
Motion made by Weber and seconded by Van Kampen to approve the payment vouchers for the amount of $77,990.04. Motion carried.
The Clerk reminded everyone of the 2011 Caucus being held on Saturday January 8th at 2:00 p.m. The Treasurer will be collecting tax payments on Saturday January 29th, 2011 from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. The Clerk wanted to publicly thank Public Works employee Josh Cockcroft for building new shelves in the Town’s secured storage area. The existing shelves were beginning to bow and pull away from the wall.
Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Ace to adjourn the January 4, 2011 Town Board Meeting at 7:50 p.m. Motion carried.
Denise R. Arnold, Clerk