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June 6, 2023 Regular Town Board Meeting

Town of Dodgeville
Town Board Meeting Minutes
June 6th, 2023
*6:00 p.m.*


1) Call to order. Town Supervisor, Curt Peterson called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

Town Supervisors in attendance were David Pope, Pam Johnson-Loy, and Peter Vanderloo. Absent was Kyle Levetzow. Also, in attendance were Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson, Randy Beerkircher, Kevin Zajicek, Dan Ivey, Jenna Vondra, Jean Luecke, Guy Lapierre, Parnee Lapierre and Rick Zemlicka.

Everyone in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

3) Public Comment. Jean Luecke presented a flyer and information in regards to a meeting that will be held on June 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the Belmont Convention Center in regards to wind turbines. Jean invited everyone in attendance to attend the meeting. Town Supervisor, Pam Johnson-Loy indicated that a great resource to obtain information about the wind turbines rules and regulation is the Wisconsin Wind Siting Council.

David Pope made a motion to suspend the agenda and move to Item #9 Planning Commission Recommendations. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

4) Discussion & possible action re: Planning Commission Recommendations. Peter Vanderloo made a motion to recommend the approval of the conditional use application of Donald & Sharon Christensen to adjust the property lines on a 19.34 acre parcel zoned AR-1 and to allow up to 8 animal units on the property in part of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of State Highway 191 excluding the West Side and part of the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 35, Town 6 North, Range 3 East located at 5090 Brennan Road. Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Town Chairman, Curt Peterson abstained from the discussion and voting of the rezoning application of Jim Accola & Ivey Construction.

Peter Vanderloo made a motion to recommend the approval of the rezoning application of Jim Accola & Ivey Construction to rezone approximately 48.18 acres more or less from A-1 Ag to AB-1 located in part fraction of the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ and a fraction of the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 31, Town 6 North, Range 3 East located at 3603 County Road CH and the conditional use application of Jim Accola & Ivey Construction for the purpose of non-metallic mining on 48.18 acres more or less located in part fraction of the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ and a fraction of the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 31, Town 6 North, Range 3 East at 3603 County Road CH with the following conditions:

1. The applicant shall apply for and receive all required local, state and federal permits.
2. The reclamation plan will meet the requirements of NR135.
3. Hours of Operation will be from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. No operations will take place on Sundays.
4. The operation will require all trucks and excavation equipment to have muffler systems that meet or exceed the current industry standard for noise abatement.
5. The operator shall meet or exceed DNR standards to particulate emissions as described in NR 415.075 and NR 415.076.
6. A seismograph will be installed for the first two shots to all adjoining land owners with or without a residence, and abutting land owners, if requested.
7. Reclamation activities shall be phased with respect to the phasing of the mining operation and shall be initiated at the earliest possible time on those portions of the mined lands that will not be subject to further disturbance.
8. Interim reclamation may also be required to mined lands that have been disturbed and will be disturbed again in future operations. Reclamation may be done on an annual basis, or in stages compatible with continuing operations, or on completion of all excavation.
9. The nonmetallic site must comply with all provisions of this ordinance, the Iowa County Nonmetallic Mining Reclamation Ordinance, and Wisconsin Administrative Code Ch. NR135.
10. The establishment, maintenance, or operation of the mining use will not substantially affect the existing use of adjacent properties and will not have a substantial adverse effect on the most suitable long term future use for the area.
11. That the mining use shall conform to all government regulations and standards pertaining to the activity, including air and water quality standards and storm and waste water permit discharge requirements.
12. That the noise, vibration, and dust levels be within the standards as established by the State.
13. That the reclamation plan, which shall similarly be imposed as a condition of approval, will be enforceable, and as enforced will result in the property being in a final condition which is reasonably safe, attractive and, if possible, conductive to productive new uses for the site.
14. That the operation and reclamation shall be conducted in a manner that meets groundwater quality standards pursuant to Wisconsin admin. Code Ch. NR140.
15. That the operations and reclamation shall be conducted in a manner that does not cause a permanent lowering of the groundwater table that results in adverse effects on surface waters or a significant reduction in the quality of groundwater available for reasonable use to future users.
16. The mining site shall be enclosed by at least a 3-strand barbed wire fence, maintained at all times with warning signs posted to indicate the presence of a nonmetallic mining site at intervals agreeable to the affected Town and County.
17. Water for site dewatering and washing operations will meet the conditions of the required Wisconsin Pollution Discharge Eliminations System (WPDES) permit for the WDRN.
18. Any noise shall comply with all applicable OSHA standards. Verification of this requirement shall be provided to the office upon written request.
19. Blasting shall, at a minimum, comply with the provisions listed in SPS 307. Wis. Admin. Rule. At sites where there is a principal structure on neighboring property within 500 feet of the shared property line with the mining site, blast charges may be required to be reduced in size as blasting activities near the property line.
20. The permit shall be in effect for 5 years and may be renewed by application to the County. All permitted operations may be inspected at least once every year by the Office and may be inspected at the time a request for renewal is submitted for the purpose of determining if all conditions of the operations are being complied with. Renewed permits shall be modified to be in compliance with all state, county, and local law in effect at the time of renewal. Permits may be amended on application to the Commission to allow extensions or alterations in operation under new Ownership or Management.
21. An address shall be required for the mining site assigned under the provisions of the Iowa County Address and Road Naming Ordinance.
22. The Town of Dodgeville Land Use Map H-1 must be modified placing Parcels 008-1378 & 008-1379 in the Industrial Area.

Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

5) Discussion & possible action re: Establishing a Room Tax. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented information in regards to establishing a room tax, Wisconsin State Statue 66.0615, Room Tax Act 55 and a sample Ordinance. The Town Board members continued to discuss establishing a room tax and invited the hotels that were present to join in the discussion. Nancy Schaaf indicated the House on the Rock hotel isn’t currently in operation at this time and the property is currently for sale. Jenna Vondra also provided information to the Town Board in regards to the Chamber of Commerce and room tax. Dave Pope made a motion to have Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson draft an ordinance establishing a room tax to present at the July 5th Town Board meeting for further discussion. Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

6) Approval of Meeting Minutes from May 2nd, 2023. Pam Johnson-Loy made a motion to approve the meeting minutes from May 2nd, 2023 as presented. David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried.

7) Approval of Treasurer’s Report for General, Sanitary District #1 and Tax Collection Account. David Pope made a motion to approve the Town of Dodgeville’s May 2023 Treasurer’s Report stating the following fund balances:

General Checking $ 190,916.34
Farmer’s Savings $ 367,899.70
Local Government Investment Pool $ 7,645.09
Farmer’s Savings Tax Account $ 0.00
Intra-Fi CD’s $1,018,659.91

Township Funds: $1,585,121.04
Tax Funds: $ 0.00
ARPA Funds: $ 132,593.55

Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

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

Sanitary District #1 $ 17,533.05

Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

8) Bills to be approved. David Pope made a motion to approve the June 6th, 2023 vouchers in the amount of $25,833.79 and Sanitary District #1 vouchers in the amount of $3,389.42. Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

9) Town Roads/Equipment Report. The Town Patrolmen updated the Town Board in regards to equipment and roadways. The Town Board further discussed the sample Town decals for detailing the doors of the Township trucks from Signs-To-Go. Pam Johnson-Loy made a motion to approve the detailing of the three Town trucks utilizing design #6 with the installation taking place at the Town Shop. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

10) Clerk/Treasurer Report. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson indicated that the office will be closed on Wednesday, June 7th due to the Clerk/Treasurer will be on vacation and presented an e-mail that was received from a Town resident commending the Town Assessor.

11) Approval or Denial of Class “A” and “B” Beer, and Liquor Licenses for the 2023-2024 licensing year. Jumping Jupiter LLC – Class “A” Beer & Liquor, Pleasant Ridge County Store LLC – Class “B” Beer & Liquor, Kate’s Bait LLC – Class “A” Beer, White Oak Savannah – Class “B” Beer & Liquor and Vivid Inc. – Class “B” Beer & Liquor.

David Pope made a motion to approve the issuance of a 2023-2024 Class “A” Beer & Liquor License for Jumping Jupiter LLC (Susan Grimes, Agent). Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

David Pope made a motion to approve the issuance of a 2023-2024 Class “B” Beer & Liquor license for Pleasant Ridge Store (Charles Rolli, Agent). Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

David Pope made a motion to approve the issuance of a 2023-2024 Class “A” Beer license for Kate’s Bait LLC (Kathryn Mosley, Agent). Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

David Pope made a motion to approve the issuance of a 2023-2024 Class “B” Beer & Liquor license for White Oak Savannah, LLC. (Rachel Raye, Agent). Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

David Pope made a motion to approve the issuance of a 2023-2024 Class “B” Beer & Liquor license for Vivid, Inc (Nancy Schaaf, Agent). Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

12) Approval or Denial of Operator Licenses for the 2023-2024 licensing year: Ashley Anderson, Jenni Mae Mook, Terri Rolli, Nicole Martin, Sarah Mook, Sydney Judd, Elizabeth Grutz, Jalissa Jacobson, Chad Mosley, Dale Rickey, Lily Rickey, David Busse, Debra Rickey, Nancy Schaaf, Doyle Wallace and Paul Gaynor. David Pope made a motion to approve operator licenses for the 2023-2024 licensing year for the following individuals: Ashley Anderson, Jenni Mae Mook, Terri Rolli, Nicole Martin, Sarah Mook, Sydney Judd, Elizabeth Grutz, Jalissa Jacobson, Chad Mosley, Dale Rickey, Lily Rickey, David Busse, Debra Rickey, Nancy Schaaf, Doyle Wallace and Paul Gaynor. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

13) Discussion & possible action re: TRIP & TRIP-D Project. Town Chairman, Curt Peterson presented information to the Town Board in regards to projects that he would like to submit for TRIP & TRIP-D funding which included the Intersection of Floyd Rd & 130, James Road and the Otter/Norwegian road project. No action was taken.

14) Discussion & possible action re: Fencing of Town Property on Evans Road. The Town Board further discussed the fencing of the Town property on Evans Road in regards to establishing an agreement with the adjoining landowner. David Pope made a motion to rescind the previous motion from the March 7th, 2023 meeting. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried. Pam Johnson-Loy abstained. David Pope made a motion to have the Township install the fence around the property with a gate for access for maintaining the fence line done by a formal agreement with the adjoining property owner Eric Evans. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried. Pam Johnson-Loy abstained.

15) Discussion & possible action re: Resolution 2023-143 E-CMAR 2022. Peter Vanderloo made a motion to approve Resolution 2023-143 E-CMAR 2022. Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

16) Discussion & possible action re: Scheduling of July Regular Town Board Meeting. The Town Board scheduled the July Regular Town Board meeting for Wednesday, July 5th at 6:00 p.m.

17) Adjournment. Peter Vanderloo made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:37 p.m. Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.


Respectfully Submitted,


Sara J. Olson, Clerk-Treasurer


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