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February 6, 2018 Regular Town Board Meeting

Town of Dodgeville
Town Board Meeting Minutes
February 6th, 2018
*6:00 p.m.*

1) Call to order. Town Chairman, Curt Peterson called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Town Supervisors in attendance were: David Gollon, Kyle Levetzow and Peter Vanderloo. Also in attendance were Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson, Larry Nelson, Brett Winslow, Anna Ninneman, Jeffrey Haylock, Greg Jewell, Ellery Schaffer, Kevin Zajicek and Randy Beerkircher.

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, Peter Vanderloo. Motion carried.

3) Approval of Meeting Minutes from January 2nd, 2018. David Gollon made a motion to approve the meeting minutes from January 2nd, 2018 as submitted. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

4) Approval of Treasurer’s Report for General, Sanitary District #1 and Tax Collection Account. Peter Vanderloo made a motion to approve the Town of Dodgeville’s January 2018 Treasurer’s Report stating the following fund balances:

General Checking $ 122,930.42
Farmer’s Savings $ 435,189.31
Local Government Investment Pool $ 7,075.41
Farmer’s Savings Tax Account $ 25,000.00
Mound City Tax Account $ 653,092.79

Township Funds: $ 361,370.92
Tax Funds: $ 881,917.01

David Gollon seconded the motion. Motion carried.

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

Sanitary District #1 $20,453.06

David Gollon seconded the motion. Motion carried.

5) Bills to be approved. David Gollon made a motion to approve the February 6th, 2018 vouchers in the amount of $36,748.98. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Curt Peterson made a motion to suspend the agenda and move to Item #9 Survey Road Bridge Project Update. David Gollon seconded the motion. Motion carried.

6) Discussion & possible action re: Survey Road Bridge Project Update. Ellery Schaffer from Jewell & Associates presented information in regards to the Survey Road Bridge Project. This project is currently slated to be constructed in 2020 with an approximate 2 month completion time. The Town Board discussed the bridge width, existing driveways, pavement structure, potential bus route, traffic control for soil boring and the potential of packaging this project with the County Road Y bridge project. The Town Board indicated that they would like to see a 26-ft clear roadway width, driveway permits are not required for existing driveways, the pavement structure should be 4” HMA, 8” BAD 1 ¼ Inch over 12” Breaker Run due to the high level of truck traffic, no know bus route, the Township would be interested in packaging this project with the County Y bridge project and the Township would provide an employee to flag for the soil boring on Survey Road.

7) Discussion & possible action re: Norwegian Hollow Bridge Replacement. Greg Jewell from Jewell & Associates presented information to the Town Board in regards to the proposed Norwegian Hollow Bridge/culvert project which has an estimated cost of $65,000.00 and will be completed between July 13th – August 31st. Greg Jewell had indicated that they would be sending this project out for bids in the month of March. David Blume arrived during this discussion.

8) Discussion & possible action re: Certified Survey Map of Township Property/Annexation. Greg Jewell from Jewell & Associates presented a certified survey map of the township property. The Town Board recommended placing markers around the rear property line for future reference points. David Blume made a motion to approve the prepared certified survey map. Kyle Levetzow seconded the motion. Motion carried.

9) Town Roads/Equipment Report. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson informed the board of the status of the MACK trucks, the airbag repair on the F550 and the fixing of the end loader tire.

10) Clerk/Treasurer Report. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson updated the board in regards to the completion of the audit, the upcoming February election, the property tax settlements and the passing of her uncle.

11) Discussion & possible action re: Military Ridge Road. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented information in regards to the invoices that were received from KD Engineering on the Military Ridge Road Project, proposals that were received for soil boarings and comments regarding the improvement of Military Ridge Road submitted by Larry Nelson. The Town Board continued the discussion on the redoing of Military Ridge Road and requested that Town Chairman, Curt Peterson have a discussion with the City in regards to the potential of entering into an agreement in regards to the reconstruction of Military Ridge Road.

12) Discussion & possible adoption re: Ordinance Chapter 31 Prohibiting of Parking on Town Road Right-of-Ways. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented information that was received from the Wisconsin Towns Association in regards to issuing citations as well as the enforcement of the Ordinance. Brett Winslow presented information in regards to accident counts in Iowa County, indicated concerns of people speeding on Brennan Road and concerns in regards to the visibility when approaching the intersection of Brennan/Blotz Road. Brett discussed the parking of vehicles in front of 5001 Brennan Road and asked if the property could be grandfathered due to parking has been permitted for several years. Brett also indicated that parking cars along the road right-of-way is a safety barrier due to people speeding on Brennan Road. The Town Board indicated that the parking of vehicles on the road right-of-way is a true safety concern to the Town Board and other things can be done in regards to people speeding on Brennan Road. Town Chairman, Curt Peterson indicated that he would propose that the Township would waive a driveway permit fee and provide a load of material to construct a different driveway to allow parking off of the road right-of-way. Town Supervisor, David Gollon indicated that he would be happy to meet with the landowners and look at the possibilities of constructing a driveway. The Town Board requested Brett Winslow come back with a plan at the March Town Board meeting to address the parking in front of 5001 Brennan Road that is currently a safety concern.

13) Discussion & possible action re: Setting up of Meeting for Fence Viewing Request. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented a fence viewing request that was received from Larry Nelson at 4100 Wilson Road. Larry Nelson presented additional information to the Board in regards to the request. After discussing the fence viewing request the Town Board and property owner felt that guidance may be a better alternative than an actual fence viewing. The Town Board requested that Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson notify the other party that shares the common fence and inform them that this will appear on the March 6th, 2018 board meeting.

14) Discussion & possible action re: City of Dodgeville Agreement for City Sewer & Water Services. No action was taken.

15) Discussion & possible action re: Lighting in the Town Shop. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented information in regards to the lighting in the Town Shop and the existing fixtures. David Blume made a motion to purchase 2 retro-fit kits from BJ Electric. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

16) Discussion & possible action re: Appointment Change of Agent for White Oak Savanna, LLC. David Blume made a motion to approve the agent change to Agent, Rachel Raye for White Oak Savanna, LLC. David Gollon seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Curt Peterson made a motion to suspend the agenda and move to Item #18 and then move to Item #17. David Gollon seconded the motion. Motion carried.

17) Closed Session in accordance with Wisconsin Statue 19.85 (1) 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. (Employment & Compensation)
David Gollon made a motion to go into Closed Session in accordance with Wisconsin Statue 19.85 (1) 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. David Blume seconded the motion. Motion carried. Roll Call: Vanderloo, yes; Blume, yes; Gollon, yes; Levetzow, yes and Peterson, yes. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson was also present during the discussion. David Blume made a motion to go out of Closed Session. David Gollon seconded the motion. Motion carried.

18) Discussion & possible action re: Part-time Snow Plow Position. David Blume made a motion to hire Jim Rochon to fill the Part-time Snow Plow position with compensation set at $20.75 per hour. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

19) Public Comment. None

20) Adjournment. David Blume made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m. Kyle Levetzow seconded the motion. Motion carried.


Respectfully Submitted,

Sara J. Olson, Clerk-Treasurer


Archive:

March 6, 2018 Regular Town Board Meeting
February 6, 2018 Regular Town Board Meeting
January 2, 2018 Regular Town Board Meeting
December 5, 2017 Regular Town Board Meeting
November 7, 2017 Special Town Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Dodgeville
November 7, 2017 Public Budget Hearing
November 7, 2017 Regular Town Board Meeting
October 16, 2017 Special Town Board Meeting
October 3, 2017 Regular Town Board Meeting
October 3, 2017 Amended Meeting Agenda


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