TITLE:  Town of Berry Board Meeting Minutes

DATE: April 17, 2017

TIME:  7:00 – 8:17 p.m.

PLACE:  Town Hall, 9046 State Road 19, Mazomanie, WI 53560

POSTINGS:  Town Hall and Town of Berry website

 

I. CALL TO ORDER – ROLL CALL:  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.  Board members present: Anthony Varda, Joe Kruchten, Jeff Davis, Duane Haag and Mike Statz. Also present Clerk, Brenda Kahl.

 

II. APPROVE MINUTES OF MARCH 20, 2017

Motion Davis/Kruchten to approve the minutes of March 20, 2017. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

III. PUBLIC COMMENTS:  You may address the Board on any item not on the agenda.  A discussion item may be placed on a future agenda.  Public comment may be heard on any agenda item either now, or at the time the agenda item is to be discussed, or at the discretion of the Town Chair at any other time the agenda item is discussed.

*Sue Studz had questions about the draft zoning ordinance.

*Duane Haag informed the board about gravel being added to a field road which is now creating a pond on a residents property

*Phil Richards informed the board that part of the fence that is scheduled for a site visit on Saturday was fixed.

 

IV. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: ORDINANCE CONFIRMING WITHDRAWAL FROM DANE COUNTY ZONING AND DANE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN COVERAGE

Motion Varda/Davis to adopt the Ordinance Confirming Withdrawal from Dane County Zoning and Dane County Development Plan Coverage. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

Motion Varda/Kruchten to recommend to the annual town meeting that the board approved the Ordinance withdrawing from Dane County Zoning and Dane County Development Plan Coverage. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

V. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: AWARDING 2017 ROAD IMPROVEMENT BIDS AND PROJECTS

Motion Kruchten/Davis to accept Wolf Paving’s bid for Kalsow Road. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

Motion Varda/Davis to approve the tentative road budget. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

VI. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: AWARDING PROPOSAL FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE HALL/GARAGE GROUNDS AND SUNNING HILL CEMETERY

Motion Davis/Varda to approve Jeff Dresen’s bids for maintenance of hall/garage grounds and Sunning Hill Cemetery. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

VII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: CROSS PLAINS/BERRY FIRE DISTRICT AGREEMENT

Motion Haag/Kruchten for reconsideration. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

Motion Davis/Statz to approve the Cross Plains/Berry Fire District Agreement. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

VIII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: HERITAGE COMMITTEE COMPOSITION AND BERRY HERITAGE TRUST ORDINANCE 111.2

Discussion only. No action taken.

 

IX. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: TOWN COMMITTEES AND APPOINTMENTS

Motion Varda/Davis to adopt the committees and appointments list except for the Heritage Trust Board. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

X. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: REVISED ORDINANCE 103.1, APPOINTING ALTERNATE MEMBERS FOR BOARD OF REVIEW

Motion Davis/Haag to approve the revised Ordinance 103.1, Appointing Alternate Members for Board of Review. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

XI. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: CYCLE ROAD EVENT PERMIT FOR FRIENDS OF BLUE MOUND STATE PARK-HORRIBLY HILLY HUNDREDS ON JUNE 17, 2017

Motion Davis/Haag to approve the Cycle Road Event Permit for Blue Mound State Park-Horribly Hilly Hundreds. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

XII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: REPLACING THE TOWN HALL ENTRY DOORS

Motion Varda/Davis to advertise for bids in the New Sickle Arrow to replace three exterior town hall doors with alarm system and provide two alternates, one with fiber glass and one with steel, and note you are responsible for dovetailing with the existing siding and finishing off the interior. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

XIII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: REMOVING AND INSTALLING NEW TOWN HALL ROOF

Motion Varda/Davis to advertise for bids in the New Sickle Arrow and have Tony, Mike and Brenda prepare one bid for all three items, which will include the options of both shingles and metal roofing. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

XIV. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: REPLACING SALT SHED ROOF AND PAINTING BUILDING

Motion Varda/Davis to advertise for bids in the New Sickle Arrow and have Tony, Mike and Brenda prepare one bid for all three items, which will include the options of both shingles and metal roofing along with recommendations for either painting or siding the salt shed. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

XV. BUDGETARY MATTERS

A. Payment of bills

Motion Varda/Kruchten to approve the payment of bills.  Motion carried.  Vote 5-0 

Checks #16088-16129

 

B. Review 2012 Dodge truck tire purchase

Discussion only. Clarification of why six tires were purchased.

 

 

XVI. COMMITTEE REPORTS/CORRESPONDENCE/COMMUNICATIONS

*Mike Statz is attending a WTA workshop on fundamentals of town road funding and advanced topics in town road operations.

 

XVII. DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

 

XVIII. ADJOURN

Motion Varda/Haag to adjourn until the next regular meeting or the call of the chair.  Motion carried.  Vote 5-0.

 

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Brenda Kahl, Clerk/Treasurer                         Anthony Varda, Chair