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December 3, 2019 Regular Town Board Meeting

Town of Dodgeville
Town Board Meeting Minutes
December 3rd, 2019
*6:00 p.m.*

1) Call to order. Town Chairman, Curt Peterson called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.

Town Supervisors in attendance were: David Gollon, David Pope and Peter Vanderloo. Excused was Kyle Levetzow. Also in attendance were Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson, Randy Beerkircher, Dan Beckman, Travis Disch, Beth Disch, Diane Halverson, Ron Retallick and Jeffrey Haylock.

Everyone in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

2) Approval of Public Notice/Agenda. Supervisor, David Gollon made a motion to approve the public notice and agenda seconded by Supervisor, David Pope. Motion carried.

3) Public Comment. None

4) Approval of Meeting Minutes from November 5th, 2019. David Pope made a motion to approve the meeting minutes from November 5th, 2019 as presented. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried. David Gollon abstained.

5) Discussion & possible action re: Planning Commission Recommendations. David Gollon made a motion to recommend the approval of the rezoning application of Anthony Fockler to rezone 2 acres more or less from A-1 to AR-1 to create a 7 acre more or less lot located in part of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 29, Town 6 North, Range 4 East located at 5879 County Road YZ. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried. David Gollon made a motion to recommend the approval of the rezoning application of R&B Beckman Enterprises LLC/Daniel & Sandra Beckman to rezone 2 acres more or less from A-1 to AR-1 located in the part of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 23, Town 6 North, Range 3 East located at 5051 County Road YZ. David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried. Peter Vanderloo abstained. David Gollon made a motion to recommend the approval of the conditional use permit to allow up to fifteen animal units or pairs (mother/baby) on 2 acres more or less zoned AR-1 located in part of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 26, Town 6 North, Range 3 East located at 5051 County Road YZ with the following conditions:
1. Grazing Only from May thru October
2. No keeping of animals permanently on the property
3. The conditional use permit will be void if change in ownership.

David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Kyle Levetzow arrived during the discussion of the Hyatt petition. David Gollon made a motion to recommend the approval of the rezoning application of Steven & Becky Hyatt to rezone 10 acres more or less from A-1 Non-Conforming to AR-1 located in part of the NW ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 36, Town 7 North, Range 2 East located at 4605 Otter Road with the following conditions the ownership memorandum is upgraded to recordable form and recorded at the Iowa County Register of Deeds; parcel 008-1693 is ineligible to be split in the future. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

6) Discussion & possible action re: ATV Ordinance & Routes on County Roads. The Town Board and members of the Pec Valley ATV club discussed the opening of County Road ZZ from Pleasant Ridge Store East to County Road Y to ATV/UTVs. The Pec Valley ATV club indicated that they were working on seeking County approval however the County had requested Township approval as well due to the county road location. The Town Board also discussed the counties ATV Ordinance and requested that the creation of a Township ATV Ordinance be discussed at a future meeting. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson distributed an e-mail received by property owner Steve Colden. Kyle Levetzow made a motion to approve the use of County Road ZZ from Pleasant Ridge East to County Road Y on County Road ZZ. David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried.

7) Approval of Treasurer’s Report for General, Sanitary District #1 and Tax Collection Account. David Gollon made a motion to approve the Town of Dodgeville’s November 2019 Treasurer’s Report stating the following fund balances:

General Checking $ 256,167.25
Farmer’s Savings $ 196,183.37
Local Government Investment Pool $ 7,351.56
Farmer’s Savings Tax Account $ 0.00
Mound City Tax Account $ 146,456.10

Township Funds: $ 606,158.28
Tax Funds: $ 0.00

Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

David Gollon made a motion to approve Sanitary District #1 Treasurer’s Report as submitted stating the following fund balances:

Sanitary District #1 $14,851.16

Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

8) Bills to be approved. Kyle Levetzow made a motion to approve the December 3rd, 2019 vouchers in the amount of $30,195.64 and Sanitary District #1 vouchers in the amount of $83.21. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

9) Town Roads/Equipment Report. Town Patrolman, Randy Beerkircher updated the Town Board in regards to the equipment and roadways. Town Board members indicated concerns in regards to semi’s loading on the road right-of-ways as well as mud being drug out onto the roadway from field driveways. Town Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson indicated that these concerns will be address in the Winter Newsletter that will be mailed with the tax bills. The Town Board had also requested to have Town Patrolman Randy Beerkircher notify Sara Olson in regards to these particular situations when discovered so they can be addressed with the property owner.

10) Clerk/Treasurer Report. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented a draft copy of the winter newsletter and indicated that the property tax bills have been received and will be mailed out as soon as possible.

11) Discussion re: High Speed Broadband. Town Chairman, Curt Peterson indicated that he received a phone call from a Town resident in regards to the possibility of furthering broadband access to Township residence as well as the availability of grants. Town Chairman, Curt Peterson had recommended that the Town Board meet with John Dunbar from MHTC or another party to find out additional information in regards to where the lines currently run as well as to obtain some general knowledge in regards to broadband and funding opportunities that are available.

12) Discussion & possible action re: Purchasing of New Computer & IT Services (WEC Election Security Sub-grant Program). Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson a proposal from Kerber Rose Technology in the amount of $1,192.00. Kyle Levetzow made a motion to approve the proposal from Kerber Rose Technology. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

13) Discussion & possible action re: TRIP-D & Multimodal Local Supplement (90/10) Project Updates. Town Chairman, Curt Peterson updated the Town Board in regards to the submittal of the TRIP-D and Multimodal Local Supplement projects. Town Supervisor, David Gollon indicated that a uniform policy needs to be created in regards to the selection of an engineer on these types of projects.

14) Discussion & possible action re: Resolution 2019-308 Appointment of Chief Election Inspectors & Poll Workers for the 2020-2021 term. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented Resolution 2019-308 Appointment of Chief Election Inspectors & Poll Workers for the 2020-2021 term and indicated that this Resolution may need to be amended as she was still waiting to hear back from one individual. David Pope made a motion to approve Resolution 2019-308 Appointment of Chief Election Inspectors & Poll Workers for the 2020 – 2021 term as presented. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

15) Discussion & possible action re: 2020 Stray Animal Contract – Iowa County Humane Society. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented the 2020 Stray Animal Contract from Iowa County Humane Society. Sara Olson indicated that there has been a large number of cats brought to the Humane Society under the 2019 contract and some modification need to be made. David Gollon made a motion to approve the 2020 Stray Animal Contract with the modification that pre-approval must be received from the Town of Dodgeville prior to the intake of a stray cat under the 2020 animal contract. Kyle Levetzow seconded the motion. Motion carried.

16) Closed Session in accordance with Wisconsin Statue 19.85 (1) ( c ) to consider employment, promotion, employee hours, compensation or performance evaluation of any public employee of which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. (Christmas Bonus). David Pope made a motion to go into Closed Session in accordance with Wisconsin Statue 19.85 (1) ( c ) to consider employment, promotion, employee hours, compensation or performance evaluation of any public employee of which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. (Christmas Bonus). Kyle Levetzow seconded the motion. Motion carried. Roll call: Levetzow, yes; Peterson, yes; Gollon, yes; Pope, yes; and Vanderloo, yes. Also in attendance was Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson.

17) Reconvene into Open Session. David Gollon made a motion to reconvene into open session. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

18) Board action as a result of Closed Session. David Gollon made a motion to issue Christmas Bonuses in the amount of $150.00 to full-time employees and $75.00 to part-time employees. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

19) Adjournment. David Gollon made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m. Kyle Levetzow seconded the motion. Motion carried.


Respectfully Submitted,


Sara J. Olson, Clerk-Treasurer


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April 21, 2020 Regular Town Board Meeting
March 3, 2020 Regular Town Board Meeting
February 4, 2020 Regular Town Board Meeting
January 28, 2020 Regular Town Board Meeting
January 7, 2020 Regular Town Board Meeting
December 3, 2019 Regular Town Board Meeting
November 25, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting
November 5, 2019 Regular Town Board Meeting
November 5, 2019 Special Town Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Dodgeville
November 5, 2019 Public Budget Hearing


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