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March 5, 2024 Regular Town Board Meeting

Town of Dodgeville
Town Board Meeting Minutes
March 5th, 2024
*6:00 p.m. *


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

Town Supervisors in attendance were Peter Vanderloo, David Pope and Pam Johnson-Loy. Absent was Kyle Levetzow. Also in attendance were Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson, Nick Pierce, Brian Cushman, Carter Zajicek, Jeff Haylock, Aaron Fitzsimons, Randy Beerkircher and Kevin Zajicek.

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, Pam Johnson-Loy. Motion carried.

David Pope made a motion to suspend the agenda and move to Item #9 Presentation from Brian Cushman with Dodgeville Ambulance Service.

3) Presentation from Brian Cushman with Dodgeville Ambulance Service. Brian Cushman from the Dodgeville Ambulance Service presented a power point of information in regards to the Dodgeville EMS to the Town Board members and public that were present. This included information about equipment, number of employees, call volume, run totals, training and recruitment. No action was taken.

4) Public Comment. Town Chairman, Curt Peterson gave an update in regards to the wind siting council. Carter Zajicek from Jewell & Associates introduced himself.

5) Approval of Meeting Minutes from February 6th, 2024. Peter Vanderloo made a motion to approve the meeting minutes from February 6th, 2024 as presented. David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried.

6) 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 February 2024 Treasurer’s Report stating the following fund balances:

General Checking $ 219,381.08
General Checking – Tax Funds $ 0.00
Farmer’s Savings $ 599,219.45
Farmer’s Savings – Tax Funds $ 0.00
Local Government Investment Pool $ 7,955.18
Farmer’s Savings Tax Account $ 0.00
Intra-Fi CD’s $ 422,813.39

Township Funds: $1,249,369.10
Tax Funds: $ 0.00
ARPA Funds: $ 130,407.84

Pam Johnson-Loy 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 $ 17,706.59

Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

7) Bills to be approved. David Pope made a motion to approve the March 5th, 2024 vouchers in the amount of $14,879.51 and Sanitary District #1 vouchers in the amount of $2,621.62. Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

8) Town Roads/Equipment Report. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson indicated that the Township has received the new Chevy 5500 and decals would be placed on the truck on March 19th. Sara Olson presented information from the state of future improvement projects on State Road 23, MSHA Training/ OSHA Refresher Training and indicated the Floyd Rd TRIP project didn’t receive state funding. Town Chairman, Curt Peterson had indicated that he would be putting together the bid document for 2024 – Sealcoating of Town Roads and discussed what roads he was considering sealcoating in 2024.

9) Clerk/Treasurer Report. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson indicated that the next Town Board meeting would be held on Tuesday, April 16th immediately following the Annual meeting which will be held at 5:00 p.m. due to the Spring Election that would be held on Tuesday, April 2nd. Sara Olson also presented a power point in regards to Shared Revenue Updates that was received from the WTA district meeting.

10) Discussion & possible action re: Planning Commission Recommendations. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented the planning commission recommendation for Esch Road Properties, LLC to rezone 12.9 acres from A-1 Ag Legal Non-Conforming to AR-1 located in the S ½ of the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ and part of the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 6, Township 6 North, Range 3 East located at 4268 Esch Road as well as a conditional use permit for the purpose of a residential recreational rental. The Town Board discussed the planning commission recommendation and information provided in regards to the applications. Peter Vanderloo made a motion to recommend the approval of the rezoning application of Esch Road Properties, LLC to rezone 12.9 acres from A-1 Ag Legal Non-Conforming to AR-1 located in the S ½ of the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ and part of the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 6, Township 6 North, Range 3 East located at 4268 Esch Road as well as a conditional use permit for the purpose of a residential recreational rental with the following conditions: 1. Access is limited based on septic sizing (6 guests); 2. All State licenses/approvals must be obtained and maintained; 3. The conditional use permit expires if the property is sold. David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented the planning commission recommendation for the conditional use permit application of Quality Liquid Feeds / Cory Berg for the purpose of a dance studio/school on 4.819 acres zoned B-2 located in the SW ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 16, Town 6 North, Range 3 East located at 3625 State Road 23. The Town Board discussed the planning commission recommendation, the concern in regards to if the basement area that will be utilized meets commercial building codes due to the use change for the safety of the occupants and requested that additional information be received from Studio V in regards to occupancy and use. Curt Peterson made a motion to delay action until information is received from the building inspector that the building is code compliant for the proposed use for the safety of the occupants and additional information about occupancy and proposed use is received. David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented the planning commission recommendation for the conditional use permit application of New Horizon Cooperative for the purpose of fuel and gasoline storage bulk tanks utilized for transfer to tank wagon delivery vehicles on 1.06 acres zoned B-3 located in part of the SE ¼ of the NE ¼ and part of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ in Section 22, Town 6 North, Range 3 East at 4746 County Road YZ. The Town Board discussed the planning commission recommendation and information provided in regards to the application. Peter Vanderloo made a motion to recommend the approval of the conditional use permit application of New Horizon Cooperative for the purpose of fuel and gasoline storage bulk tanks utilized for transfer to tank wagon delivery vehicles on 1.06 acres zoned B-3 located in part of the SE ¼ of the NE ¼ and part of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ in Section 22, Town 6 North, Range 3 East at 4746 County Road YZ. David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried.

11) Discussion & possible action re: Fence Viewing Request – Pierce. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented a fence viewing request that was received from Nicholas Pierce. Peter Vanderloo made a motion to schedule the fence viewing meeting for Saturday, March 23rd at 8:00 a.m. Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

12) Discussion & possible action re: WisDOT Small Bridge/Culvert Program. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented information in regards to the WisDOT Small Bridge/Culvert Program. The Town Board discussed the program, inventory phase and the three options that local government can choose from to accomplish the inventory phase. Peter Vanderloo made a motion to have the county highway department collect and input data on the 6-20ft bridges and culverts. David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried.

13) Discussion & possible action re: Snow Plowing Procedures & Policies. Town Supervisor, Peter Vanderloo indicated that he is still working on drafting these documents to present to the Board. No action was taken.

14) Discussion & possible action re: Setting of Spring Clean-Up. David Pope made a motion to hold the Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 13th. Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

15) Discussion & possible action re: 2023 – 2024 Workers Compensation Policy. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented information in regards to the current limits of employers liability insurance in regards to bodily injury and presented proposals to increase the amount to $500,000 or $1,000,000. Peter Vanderloo made a motion to increase the employers liability insurance in regards to bodily injury to $1,000,000. Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

16) Discussion & possible action re: Quickbooks 2021 Discontinuation. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented information in regards to purchasing Desktop Pro 2024 for $850.00 a year as well as the enhanced and unlimited employees payroll for $649.00 per year. Peter Vanderloo made a motion to purchase Desktop Pro 2024 and the enhanced and unlimited employees payroll. Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

17) Discussion & possible action re: Town Office Computer. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson indicated that she had received a hardware lifecycle report from KerberRose Technology indicating that the office computer was approaching 5 years of age. The Town Board also talked about the transferring of information from one computer to the other as well as having all the information backed up and felt we should look into talking to an IT Technician. The Town Board requested that Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson obtain prices in regards to purchasing a new computer.

18) Discussion & possible action re: ARPA Funds. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson distributed information in regards to the remaining ARPA funds and the need to have the funds obligated prior to the deadline of December 31,2024. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson requested that the Town Board look over the information, review how the funds can be utilized as ARPA funds are complexed and think about how they would like to utilize the funds. No action was taken.

19) Adjournment. Kyle Levetzow made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:23 p.m. David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried.



Respectfully Submitted,

Sara J. Olson, Clerk-Treasurer


Archive:

May 3, 2024 Special Town Board Meeting
April 27, 2024 Fence Viewing Meeting
April 16, 2024 Regular Town Board Meeting
March 25, 2024 Planning Commission Meeting
March 5, 2024 Regular Town Board Meeting
February 26, 2024 Planning Commission Meeting
February 6, 2024 Regular Town Board Meeting
January 2, 2024 Regular Town Board Meeting
December 26, 2023 Planning Commission Meeting
December 5, 2023 Regular Town Board Meeting


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