Town of Oregon
Board Meeting Minutes
April 4, 2012
Town of Oregon Board Chair Darryl Weber called the April 4, 2012 Town Board Meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the following Town Board Supervisors present Wayne Ace, Chris Johnson, Phil Van Kampen, Treasurer Rhonda Christensen LaFlash and Clerk Denise Arnold. Absent: Board Supervisor Jerry Jensen, Assessor Andy Blomstrom, Constable Gary Wackett, and Park Chair Steve Root.
Motion made by Ace and seconded by Johnson to approve the Town Board Meeting Minutes for March 6, 2012 as presented. Motion carried.
Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Weber to accept the Financial Report as presented by Treasurer Rhonda Christensen LaFlash. Motion carried.
Chair Weber inquired if there were any public comments or items not listed on the agenda there being none the next item on the agenda was addressed.
Motion made by Weber and seconded by Ace to approve CUP Amendment Petition number DCPCUP-2012-02198 parcel number 0509-163-9500-3 to amend CUP conditions on A-1 Entertainment zoning to allow for an additional building. The property is located at 848 Tipperary Road, Oregon, WI 53575. The owner is Greg Hann, 200 N. Monroe St., Stoughton, WI 53589. Mr. Hann explained that he is not increasing any services just trying to create more space to accommodate customers. The addition will be 30’ X 70’. Motion carried.
Motion made by Weber and seconded by Ace to approve land rezone petition for parcel number 0509-132-8676-0. The request is to rezone property from C-1 to C-2 including automotive repair. The property is located at 1088 Union Road, Oregon, WI 53575. Petitioner and owner is Richard Lofy, 203 Madelia Place, Mooresville, NC 28115. Agent is Mark Genin, 1090 Union Road Oregon, WI 53575. Motion carried. The Plan Commission recommended approval for the auto repair business to operate at this location. Motion carried.
Supervisor Ace said that he would be looking at the 2012 potential road projects with Public Works Employee Abel Schultz. Bids should be available at the next meeting.
The agenda item regarding the possible purchase of a snow blower has been tabled until fall.
In the absence of Park Chair Root there was not any report from the Park Committee.
The Clerk reported that the 2012 Town of Oregon Open Book will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A second session will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 9:00-Noon. The Board of Review will be held on May 19 2012 from 9:00-Noon. Arnold talked to Assessor Blomstrom and there are over 800 assessment notice changes that need to be mailed. The Board instructed the clerk to have Sprint Print copy the mailer due to the high volume. This will be done at cost per Van Kampen. The Board also agreed that the mailing was the responsibility of the Assessor.
Building inspections were delayed due to the limited hours allowed the Building Inspector Mike Kleisch. Inspector Kleisch had attended training sessions and the paperwork was accumulating. The Clerk spoke with the Village and the Inspector’s hours are being increase temporarily and the situation will be monitored so inspections will stay current.
Supervisor Van Kampen reported that Belleville Fire/EMS was celebrating their 100thanniversary and were receiving the Jaws of Life. The OAFED is examining every expense of the Finance Committee looking at everything. The Committee is exploring the possibility of charging fees for various services such as inspections, fire response, repeated false alarms. This is only in the discussion phase and would be brought before the entire district before any decision s would be made. One or two joint meetings may be called to discuss the financial situation with the OAFED.
Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Johnson to approve the DaneCom Radio payment required purchase for the Town’s share for $1,310.06 along with Belleville Fire and EMS. Motion carried. Chair Weber shared that the Plan Commission reviewed and recommended the petition for the Lofy property and the CUP for Hann’s Christmas Tree Farm.
Town of Oregon Board Meeting Minutes
April 4, 2012
Supervisor Ace reported that Abel Schultz is doing well. Harlan Heller is off work, and has not returned to work since February 24. Heller informed Ace that he may have to return in a light duty capacity as he will be receiving physical therapy. Lead Public Works Employee Abel Schultz provided a written report submitted to the Clerk prior to the Town Board Meeting to share with the Board. He also had a driveway permit and highway excavation permit to submit to the board for their information.
The Clerk informed the Board that the election expense in 2012 would probably exceed the budget amount for the year. There are four more elections to be held.
In the absence of Supervisor Jensen there was not a report from Dane County.
The Road Bids should be included on the May agenda.
Supervisor Johnson mentioned the poor condition of the trees located on Union Road on the Anderson Farm Park Land now owned by Dane County. The Board instructed the Clerk to follow up with Laura Guyer from Dane County to inquire if there is an action plan.
Motion made by Ace and seconded by Weber to approve the payment vouchers in the amount of $44,491.34. Motion carried.
The Clerk reminded the board of the Town of Oregon Annual Meeting coming up on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm. The Plan Commission Meeting will by held on April 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm. On Wednesday April 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Cottage Grove Town Hall there is a public information meeting on the draft Farmland Preservation Plan. The Urban Towns Committee will have a Committee Workshop on Saturday April 21, from 8:30 to 3:00 pm in Fond du Lac. The Senior Center is hosting a meeting on Tuesday April 24, 2012 at 7:00 am. They are asking for a representative from the Town of Oregon. The Clerk also reported that there were 1021 voters at the Spring Election held April 3, 2012, using 20 poll workers, there were 98 absentees and 49 remade ballots.
Baker Tilly prepared a surplus report for the Board members to review for 2011. The Audit has been completed. Van Kampen suggested that the surplus funds be designated to specific projects. The Board requested checking with our accountant to see if setting up different funds would be better to protect the Town’s surplus.
Motion made by Ace and seconded by Johnson to adjourn the April 4, 2010 meeting at 7:55 pm.
Denise R. Arnold