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November 8, 2023 Regular Town Board Meeting

Town of Dodgeville
Town Board Meeting Minutes
November 8th, 2023
*Immediately following the Special Town Meeting of the Town Electors*


1) Call to order. Town Supervisor, Curt Peterson called the meeting to order at 6:11 p.m.

Town Supervisors in attendance were Peter Vanderloo, David Pope, Pam Johnson-Loy and Kyle Levetzow. Also in attendance were Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson, Randy Beerkircher, Kevin Zajicek and approximately 13 members of the public.

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) Approval of Meeting Minutes from October 3rd, 2023 and October 16th, 2023. Kyle Levetzow made a motion to approve the meeting minutes from October 3rd, 2023 and October 16th, 2023 as presented. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Kyle Levetzow made a motion to suspend the agenda and move to Item #9 Discussion & possible action re: Planning Commission Recommendations. Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried.

4) Discussion & possible action re: Planning Commission Recommendations.

Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented the planning commission recommendation, an e-mail that was received from Sunshine Behavioral Health indicating their plans for the existing hotel, and a power point presentation/community introduction that was received with the conditional use application of Vivid, Inc. and Sunshine Behavioral Health for the purpose of a behavior health residential care facility on 17.39 acres zoned B-2 located in part of the SW ¼ of the SE ¼, Section 16, Town 6 North, Range 3 East and part of the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 21, Town 6 North, Range 3 East at 3591 State Road 23. The Town Board members and members of the public asked questions to the representatives from Sunshine Behavioral Health in regards to their plans for the premises, security, staffing, capacity, location choice, policies, protocols and procedures. Members of the public shared concerns of safety for adjoining property owners, the potential effects on residential property values and concerns that the public may not be aware of the conditional use application. The Town Board members further discussed the presented information, concerns of the public, the recommended conditions and shared additional comments. Curt Peterson indicated he felt that the first condition needed to be defined more and the fence needs to defy the footprint of the property. Peter Vanderloo made a motion to recommend the approval of the application of Vivid, Inc. and Sunshine Behavioral Health for the purpose of a behavior health residential care facility on 17.39 acres zoned B-2 located in part of the SW ¼ of the SE ¼, Section 16, Town 6 North, Range 3 East and part of the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 21, Town 6 North, Range 3 East at 3591 State Road 23 with the conditions:

1. A perimeter fence would be placed on the north and south side of the property.
2. A security fence would be placed on the back side of the property to be agreed upon by the Town Board.
3. If ownership changes the conditional use permit would need to be reviewed by all committees.
4. It remains a voluntary admission facility.
5. No upward lighting.

Pam Johnson-Loy seconded the motion. Motion carried. Kyle Levetzow voted present (abstained).

Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented the planning commission recommendation, information in regards to the definition of a recreational residential rental under the county’s zoning ordinance and the conditional use application of Kay D. Randall & Sherill B Randall Revocable Trust for the purpose of a recreational residential rental on 17.96 acres zoned A-1 Ag located in part of the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 26, Town 7 North, Range 3 East located at 5050 Dyreson Road. The Town Board discussed the conditional use application. Peter Vanderloo made a motion to recommend the approval of the conditional use application of Kay D. Randall & Sherrill B Randall Revocable Trust for the purpose of a recreational residential rental on 17.96 acres zoned A-1 Ag located in part of the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 26, Town 7 North, Range 3 East located at 5050 Dyreson Road with the condition that the individual comply with the State of Wisconsin licensing requirements. David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried.
5) Approval of Treasurer’s Report for General, Sanitary District #1 and Tax Collection Account. Kyle Levetzow made a motion to approve the Town of Dodgeville’s October 2023 Treasurer’s Report stating the following fund balances:

General Checking $ 162,379.60
Farmer’s Savings $ 76,359.29
Local Government Investment Pool $ 7,812.61
Farmer’s Savings Tax Account $ 0.00
Intra-Fi CD’s $ 722,168.79

Township Funds: $ 968,720.29
Tax Funds: $ 0.00
ARPA Funds: $ 130,407.84

David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried.

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

Sanitary District #1 $ 14,386.35

David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried.

6) Bills to be approved. Kyle Levetzow made a motion to approve the November 8th, 2023 vouchers in the amount of $45,984.50 with the correction of two invoices (Diamond Mowers & Town & Country Sanitation) being modified due to receiving credits and Sanitary District #1 vouchers in the amount of $4,505.21. Peter Vanderloo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

7) Town Roads/Equipment Report. The Town Patrolmen presented information in regards to the town roads, equipment and winter preparations that were taking place. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented information about the Highway Transfer Program that was received from Iowa County.

8) Clerk/Treasurer Report. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented the Department of Revenue’s Preliminary Major Class Comparison report and indicated there is no longer a burning permit reinstatement.

9) Adoption of the 2024 Town Budget. David Pope made a motion to adopt the 2024 Town Budget as presented. Kyle Levetzow seconded the motion. Motion carried.

10) Discussion & possible action re: Town of Dodgeville Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Town Chairman, Curt Peterson updated the Town Board in regards to Iowa County updating their Comprehensive Plan. Curt Peterson talked about the Town of Dodgeville’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan and how to potentially create affordable development. Curt Peterson indicated that many things would need to be looked at and discussed such as lot size, density standard and etc. The Town Board recommended that Town Chairman, Curt Peterson work with the Town Planning Commission to discuss this topic.

11) Discussion & possible action re: Grant Funding for Town Road Projects. Town Chairman, Curt Peterson updated the Town Board in regards to the potential projects that he will be submitting for potential funding thru the TRIP program. These projects include Floyd Rd, James Rd and Otter Road.

12) Discussion & possible action re: Town Garage Roof. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented a proposal for the Town Garage Roof from Farmland Painting. No action was taken.

13) Discussion & possible action re: 2024-2025 Assessor’s Contract. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented the 2024-2025 Assessor’s Contract from Chimney Rock Appraisals. Kyle Levetzow made a motion to approve the 2024-2025 Assessor’s Contract. David Pope seconded the motion. Motion carried.

14) Discussion & possible action re: 2023-2025 Audit Engagement Letter. Clerk/Treasurer Sara Olson presented the 2023-2025 audit engagement letter from Johnson Block & Company. David Pope made a motion to approve the 2023-2025 audit engagement letter as submitted. Kyle Levetzow seconded the motion. Motion carried.

15) Discussion & possible action re: Snow Plowing Policy. The Town Board members and patrolmen discussed the current plow routes and the amount of overtime in 2023 due to snowfalls. No action was taken.
16) Discussion & possible action re: Mack Truck. Town Patrolmen, Randy and Kevin updated the board in regards to the estimated cost of a Mack Truck, availability, and a $10,000 down payment to get on the list to get a slot for potentially the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2024. The Town Board discussed different options that are available and requested the patrolman obtain additional information.

17) Public/Board Comments. Town Chairman, Curt Peterson gave a Wind Sitting Council update and commented about wind farms that are being placed in the ocean. Town Supervisor, Kyle Levetzow indicated that he was disappointed in the Town Boards decision in regards to the Wind Turbines.

18) Adjournment. Kyle Levetzow made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m. Peter Vanderloo 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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