Selected Town Board Minutes
Town Board Meeting
May 08, 2017
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Town of Oregon
Board Meeting Minutes
May 8, 2017
Call Town Board meeting to order.Town of Oregon Chairman Wayne Ace called the May 8, 2017 Town Board Meeting to order at 8:15 am.
Roll Call.Clerk Denise Arnold called roll the following were present: Supervisors Phil Van Kampen, Arlen Christensen, Fred Clark, Steve Root and Chairman Wayne Ace.
Discussion and Possible Action re: Dane County Towns Association Dues (DCTA).Supervisor Van Kampen reported that members of the Dane County Towns Association that have been unhappy with the direction the DCTA is going. A majority of the members do not support what a small number of members are doing. It has been interpreted that some have been acting in their own best interest and not doing what may be best for the citizens of the townships. This special interest group if supporting legislation that most of the DCTA do not support. In changing the opt out of Dane County Zoning laws they are attempting to change the ruling so that the decision could be made by a vote by the board and without a referendum or Town Meeting of the Electors. Mark Hazelbaker and Tim Roehl supported by Jerry Derr have been leading this movement. Other members of the DCTA Board are not in favor of this decision that a single vote would have a town out of Dane County Zoning. The Town of Oregon would not be allowed to vote at the meeting to replace members of the executive board. The Annual Meeting will be held on May 17th and the Town of Oregon would need to be current. Van Kampen is optimistic that they will get the votes necessary to change this movement. Ace reminded those present that the funds are in the budget as we have always paid our dues in the past. An apology letter has been sent by the members that were in favor of the opt out fast track. Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Christensen to approve payment of the Dane County Towns Association dues in the amount of $2,500.00. Motion carried.
Adjournment. Motion made by Van Kampen and seconded by Clark to adjourn the May 8, 2017 Town of Oregon Meeting. Motion carried.
Denise R. Arnold
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