Town of Oregon
Town Board Meeting Minutes
July 2, 2013
Town of Oregon Supervisor Wayne Ace called the July 2, 2013 Town Of Oregon Board Meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the following Town Board Supervisors present: Fred Clark, Steve Root, Phil Van Kampen, Constable Gary Wackett and Clerk Denise Arnold. Absent: Chair Darryl Weber, Treasurer Rhonda Christensen LaFlash and Assessor Andy Blomstrom.
Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Root to approve the Town Board Meeting Minutes from June 4, 2013 as presented. Motion carried.
In the absence of Treasurer Rhonda Christensen LaFlash there was not a Financial Report.
Supervisor Ace inquired if there were any public comments there being none the next item on the agenda was addressed.
Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Root to approve the land division and rezone petition number DCPREZ-2013-1056-6; parcel number 0509-353-8690-0 request to separate existing residence from the farm land. The property is zoned A-1Ex (36.2 acres) and RH-1 (2.0 acres). The request is to rezone 24.8 acres to A-1Ex to sell to adjoining land owner and 13.213 acres to RH-3. No additional building sites will be created. The property is located at 120 Glenway Road, Brooklyn, WI 53521. The petitioner and owner is Joanne Huston, 120 Glenway Road, Brooklyn, WI 53521. Motion carried.
Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Clark to approve the land division and rezone petition number DCPREZ-2013-1056-7; parcel number 0509-353-8690-0 request to separate exiting residence from farm land. The property is zoned A-1Ex (36.0 acres) and RH-1 (2.0 acres). The request is to rezone 24.87 acres to A-1Ex to sell to the adjoining land owner and 12.827 acres to RH-3. No additional building sites will be created. The property is located at 172 Glenway Road Brooklyn, WI 53521. The petitioner and owner is Robert Halbleib, 172 Glenway Road, Brooklyn, WI 53521. Motion carried.
Jim Purdin shared with the Town Board Supervisors a nonresidential site plan review. Purdin would use the facility for the storage of his car collection. To recover some of the expense he would like to offer additional storage condominiums for sale. The location is on Union Road CSM number 10073. Phase 1 of the plan would establish a driveway and building one unit with 2 storage sites. Phase 2 would include another building with two sites. Purdin is aware of erosion control restrictions and permits for the project. Vehicles would not be stored outdoors. Upon creating the condominium agreement the board would like to approve the usage and restrictions to the site. Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Root to approve Mr. Purdin’s site plan. Motion carried.
Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Clark to approve the renewal application for an Alcohol Beverage License and application for Coin Operated Machine License for JDB Golf, LLC (Foxboro Golf Club). Motion carried.
Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Root to approve the renewal of Operator’s Licenses at JDB Golf, LLC (Foxboro Golf Club). The following operators applied.
1. Daniel W. Kovalaske, 1020 CTH MM, Oregon, WI 53575
2. Nathan P. Malek, 1020 CTH MM, Oregon, WI 53575
3. Brook T. Schmitt, 1020 CTH MM., Oregon, WI 53575
Constable Gary Wackett provided a bid from General Communications for the Town’s Radio System that will be required to be in compliance with Dane County (DANECOM). Van Kampen thanked Wackett for the work done obtaining the bid. The Supervisors were not in favor of taking a vote to purchase any new radio system until Dane County had finalized their requirements. Jerry Bollig confirmed that the Village of Oregon has not yet made a new purchase for radios.
Dane County Representative District 31 Jerry Bollig talked about the Dane County Anderson Farm Park site. The Soccer Clubs are still actively interested in the site and there would be issues with the traffic level. Bollig agreed to notify the Clerk if any new developments occur. Bollig also shared the County approved Resolution 29 – acceptance of a $322,943 grant from the WI Department of Agriculture to provide staff funding support and cost share funds to qualified farmers for nutrient management and conservation practices. Resolution 51 was approved which opposes a State proposal that would prohibit local governments from enacting erosion and storm water management controls that are stricter than state standards.
Supervisor Clark reported that he attended the Belleville Fire meeting. Belleville is considering charging for each fire call for example $500. The insurance companies will not pay if the Township does not have an ordinance on file to allow the Fire Department to charge their residents. If multiple departments are called to the scene only the primary department would charge a bill. Each charge would be reviewed by a committee on a case by case basis. This would avoid abuse calls or a drive by false alarm fire call such as a burn barrel. They are considering contracting with Three Rivers Billing. There will be a sample ordinance as a guideline for approval. Clark shared that this is still in the planning stages. Van Kampen did not have any new information regarding OAFED.
Supervisor Root reported that the Park Committee will be meeting on Monday July 15, 2013. Root inspected all parks after the recent heavy rains. Kennedy Park was the only location that was any problem at all. The rope pullers will come to the next park meeting and share their proposal for improving the poles and possibly change sites. There is a tree down in the Town Park. The Park Committee is looking into an arborist inspecting the parks for potential tree issues. Some weed control spraying needs to be done on some of the trails.
The Clerk has sent walk thru letters for Assessor Blomstrom to schedule and complete inspections.
There were eight new building permits pulled in the month of June 2013.
Constable Wackett provided a log of his patrolling and activities from January thru June of 2013 for the Board Supervisors.
Supervisor Ace reported that the Public Works Department have complete roadside mowing for one round and will need to start over. The heavy rains caused some washouts that needed attention. Payne and Dolan should be here the week of the 15th of July. The Clerk is sending letters to the residents to inform them of the road construction.
The Clerk shared that the joint insurance for the excavator has been paid. Payment has been prepared for the chipseal done by Fahrner Asphalt Sealers, Inc. Clerk Arnold expressed concern on the condition of the completed project and requested the board check it out before the $46,717.00 check is mailed. After completing an audit a refund of premium was obtained from the temporary Workman’s Compensation policy with Travelers Insurance in the amount of $3,398.00. The Quickbooks software package used by the Clerk has increased, after negotiating a reasonable price was agreed upon from $529.00 to $341.32.
Future agenda items include the DaneCom Radios, Belleville Fire; report on the Park Tugger group and a Railroad car storage update.
There will be a July 29th Joint Municipality meeting for the Oregon Senior Center and OAFED.
Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Root to approve the June 2013 payment vouchers in the amount of $76,694.15. Motion carried.
Clerk Arnold shared that on July 20th the bike for boys and girls club will be traveling through the Town of Oregon. On August 1st thru the 4th the AIDS Network Bike Ride will be held in a portion of the Town of Oregon. Charter has a project on Netherwood Road that the Clerk has been notified about.
Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Clark to adjourn the July 2, 2013 Town Board Meeting at 8:15 pm. Motion carried.
Denise R. Arnold, Clerk