TITLE:  Town of Berry Board Meeting Minutes

DATE: January 23, 2017

TIME:  8:17 – 8:56 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 8:17 p.m.  Board members present:  Anthony Varda, Joe Kruchten, Mike Statz, Jeff Davis and Duane Haag. Also present Clerk, Brenda Kahl.

 

II. APPROVE MINUTES OF DECEMBER 19, 2016

Motion Davis/Kruchten to approve the minutes of December 19, 2016. 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.

*Duane Haag commented on items in the Cross Plains fire truck purchase agreement.

 

IV. DISCUSSION/APPROVE/DISAPPROVE:

A. (2017-1) Barbara Hellenbrand, 5441 Enchanted Valley Road, rezone 5.46 acres from A-1Ex to RH-2 for a home site

Motion Haag/Kruchten to approve Barbara Hellenbrand’s rezone of 5.46 acres from A-1Ex to RH-2. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

V. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: ORDINANCE AMENDING AND READOPTING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE TOWN OF BERRY

Motion Varda/Davis to adopt Ordinance Amending and Readopting the Comprehensive Plan of the Town of Berry

 

Motion Varda/Kruchten to amend the motion, with respect to the transfer of development rights that creates development rights for those extinguished that be limited to those development rights extinguished after January 1, 2015. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance Amending and Readopting the Comprehensive Plan of the Town of Berry, with respect to the transfer of development rights that creates development rights for those extinguished that be limited to those development rights extinguished after January 1, 2015. Roll call vote: Haag-aye, Statz-aye, Varda-aye, Kruchten-aye, Davis-aye. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

VI. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING THE MODEL DANE TOWN ZONING ORDINANCE FOR ENACTMENT BY TOWNS WITHDRAWING FROM DANE COUNTY ZONING

Motion Varda/Davis to adopt Resolution Recommending the Model Dane Town Zoning Ordinance for Enactment by Towns Withdrawing from Dane County Zoning. Roll call vote: Haag-aye, Statz-aye, Varda-aye, Kruchten-aye, Davis-aye. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

VII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: ORDINANCE ADOPTING ZONING CODE FOR THE TOWN OF BERRY

Motion Varda/Kruchten to adopt Ordinance Adopting Zoning Code for the Town of Berry. Roll call vote: Haag-aye, Statz-aye, Varda-aye, Kruchten-aye, Davis-aye. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

VIII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: RESOLUTION ADOPTING OFFICIAL MAP FOR THE TOWN OF BERRY

Motion Varda/Haag to adopt Resolution Adopting Official Map for the Town of Berry as of this date. Roll call vote: Haag-aye, Statz-aye, Varda-aye, Kruchten-aye, Davis-aye. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

IX. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: ROAD NAME INCONSISTENCIES BETWEEN THE TOWN AND DANE COUNTY

Motion Davis/Varda to make the changes to Statz Road, Ridge Road, Hellenbrand Road and Statz Road so they correspond to the people’s current mailing addresses and EMS services with Dane County. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

X. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #67, Amending Chapter 10 of the Dane County Code of Ordinances, Regarding Conditional Use Permit Appeals

Motion Kruchten/Davis to approve Ordinance Amendment #67, Amending Chapter 10 of the Dane County Code of Ordinances, Regarding Conditional Use Permit Appeals. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

XI. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: REVISING TOWN OF BERRY PERSONNEL AND POLICY MANUAL, CHAPTER II, SECTION 6, ELECTRONIC MAIL

Motion Davis/Varda to set over to the April meeting. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

XII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: EMPLOYEES CARRYING VACATION HOURS INTO THE NEXT YEAR

Motion Davis/Kruchten to approve the employees carrying over vacation hours into the next year. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

XIII. BUDGETARY MATTERS

A. Payment of bills

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

Checks #15928-15977 and 4324-4326

 

B. Resolution to designate funds with the 2016 budget, if  needed

Motion Varda/Haag to approve Resolution 2017-1, Transfer of Funds within 2016 Budget and Designating Funds to Reserves. Motion carried. Vote 5-0

 

XIV. COMMITTEE REPORTS/CORRESPONDENCE/COMMUNICATIONS

*Black Earth Fire District: Purchasing a fire truck, discussed chassis options

*Cross Plains EMS: Replaced furnace, which costed $2,900

*District One EMS: Fewer runs last year, which resulted in less income

 

XV. DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

 

XVI. ADJOURN

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

 

____________________________                ________________________________

Brenda Kahl, Clerk/Treasurer                         Anthony Varda, Chair