TITLE:  Town of Berry Board Meeting Minutes

DATE: January 22, 2018

TIME:  7:00 – 8:28 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, Jeff Davis, Michael Statz, Joe Kruchten and Duane Haag. Also present Clerk, Brenda Kahl.

 

II. APPROVE MINUTES OF DECEMBER 18, 2017

Motion Kruchten/Haag to approve the minutes of December 18, 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.

*Orlin Danz reported that the Kenwood radios are working well

 

IV. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PREMIUM DIESEL FUEL

Discussion only. Watch daily prices and trends and when the tank is below 1,000 gallons contact various locations for best fuel price.

 

V. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: CREATING A BLACK EARTH FIRE DISTRICT SINKING FUND

Discussion only since current agreement doesn’t allow sinking funds.

 

VI. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: STUDDED TIRES VS TIRE CHAINS

Discussion only. Currently using studded tires. Tire chains are used occasionally, depending on weather. Worn winter tires are later used as summer tires.

 

VII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: JOINING THE WISCONSIN TOWNS ASSOCIATION TOWN ADVOCACY COUNCIL

Motion Davis/Statz to pass on joining the WTA Advocacy Council. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

VIII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: REVISING THE PERSONNEL AND POLICY MANUAL

Motion Davis/Varda to approve the Personnel and Policy Manual as amended. Motion carried.

Vote 5-0

 

IX. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: REVISING DRUG/ALCOHOL POLICY 105.4

Motion Davis/Kruchten to approve Drug/Alcohol Policy 105.4 as amended. Motion carried.

Vote 5-0

 

 

X. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: REVISING DISCIPLINARY AND DISCHARGE PROCEDURES ORDINANCE 105.7

Motion Davis/Kruchten to approve Disciplinary and Discharge Procedures Ordinance 105.7 as amended. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

XI. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: APPOINTMENT TO ZONING APPEALS BOARD

Motion Varda/Davis to appoint Anthony Varda as the Dane Town Board of Zoning Appeals representative and Jeff Davis as the alternate. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

XII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: CONTINUING THE TAX ABSTRACT ROLL REPORT

Motion Varda/Kruchten to continue creating the tax abstract roll report.  Motion carried. Vote 4-1. In favor: Haag, Statz, Varda and Kruchten.  Opposed: Davis

 

XIII. BUDGETARY MATTERS

A. Payment of bills

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

Checks #4414-4418 & 16308 – 16360

 

B. Resolution to transfer and designate funds within the 2017 budget, if needed

Motion Kruchten/Haag to approve Resolution 2018-1, Transfer of Funds within the 2017 Budget and Designating Funds to Reserves. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

XIV. COMMITTEE REPORTS/CORRESPONDENCE/COMMUNICATIONS

*Black Earth Fire District: Applied for a $490,000 joint grant between Mazomanie and Black Earth for new air packs; started discussion about creating a sinking fund

*Cross Plains Fire District: The agreement was signed by all municipalities

*District 1 EMS: Started discussion on using an outside billing agency and start collection activity after three months instead of six months

*Replacing shelves in storage room

*Dane County Towns Association Meeting: Brian Standing reported regarding the chapter 10 zoning code rewrite and public hearings; passed the new by laws; have a new attorney; looking for what topics/projects they should engage in this year

 

XV. DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

 

XVI. 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