TITLE:  Town of Berry Board Meeting Minutes

DATE: August 21, 2017

TIME:  7:00 – 8:14 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 JULY 17, 2017

Motion Kruchten/Haag to approve the minutes of July 17, 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.

*Mike Theis attended the Dane County broadband presentation in the Town of Cross Plains and suggested that the board speak to our State and County Representatives when applying for future grants

 

IV. DISCUSSION/APPROVE/DISAPPROVE:

A. (2017-4) Vernon & Eileen Statz, 4897 Carya Rd, rezone 30.44 acres from A-1(Ex) to A-2(8) (lot 1) and A-2 (lot 2) for a home site

Motion Kruchten/Davis to approve Vernon & Eileen Statz’s rezone of 30.44 acres from A-1(Ex) to A-2(8) (lot 1) and A-2 (lot 2). Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

V DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: AWARD BIDS FOR REPLACEMENT OF TOWN HALL ROOF, REPLACEMENT OF SALT SHED ROOF AND SALT SHED EXTERIOR FINISH

Motion Haag/Davis to award J Kirch Construction’s town hall metal roof bid at $19,970.53 and J Kirch Construction’s salt shed shingle roof bid at $3,630.84. Motion carried. Vote 3-1. In favor: Haag, Kruchten and Davis. Opposed: Statz. Abstained: Varda

 

Motion Davis/Kruchten to indefinitely postpone the bidding of the salt shed exterior finish. Motion carried. Vote 5-0.

 

VI. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: BICYCLE USE ON TOWN ROADS

Send a letter to the West Precinct Community Deputy expressing our concerns about the bicyclist groups and see from their law enforcement experience if they have recommendations and invite them to a meeting.

 

VII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: PART-TIME SNOW PLOW DRIVER ADVERTISEMENT

Motion Varda/Kruchten to run a part-time snow plow driver ad. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

 

VIII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: PARTICIPATION IN 2020 LOCAL UPDATE OF CENSUS ADDRESSES

Motion Davis/Varda to participate in the 2020 local update of census addresses. Motion carried. Vote 4-1  In favor: Statz, Varda, Kruchten and Davis  Opposed: Haag

 

IX. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: ACCURATE APPPRAISAL’S CONTRACT

Motion Varda/Davis to approve Accurate Appraisal’s maintenance contract. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

X. BUDGETARY MATTERS

A. Payment of bills

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

Checks #4408-4413 & 16153-16181

 

B. Discussion/action re: Purchasing communication radios from District One EMS

Motion Varda/Kruchten to recommend to the Heritage Trust Board purchasing communication radios with two in vehicle charging holders and exterior antennas for the trucks if available. Motion carried. Vote 3-2. In favor: Statz, Varda and Kruchten  Opposed: Haag and Davis

 

C. Discussion/action re: Website software and updates

Motion Varda/Haag to defer to the budget meeting. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

XI. COMMITTEE REPORTS/CORRESPONDENCE/COMMUNICATIONS

*Cross Plains Fire District meeting is August 22; on agenda is budget and contract

*MSA proposal for Scherbel Road reconstruction

*Jeff attended a Village of Cross Plains meeting; will be proceeding with submitting their urban service area map amendment to CARPCA without our endorsement

*Jeff attended a WebEOC training with Dane County Emergency government in regards to major incidents, incident tracking, road closures and additional assistance

*The August Dane County Towns Association membership meeting was attended by Jeff and Joe

*Use WISLR for our projected five year road budget

 

XII. DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

Diesel fuel contract bidding

 

XIII. ADJOURN

Motion Davis/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