TITLE:  Town of Berry Board Meeting Minutes

DATE: October 23, 2017

TIME:  7:00 – 8:09 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, Michael Statz, Joe Kruchten, and Duane Haag. Also present Clerk, Brenda Kahl. Jeff Davis was excused.

 

II. APPROVE MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Motion Haag/Kruchten to approve the minutes of September 18, 2017. Motion carried. Vote 4-0.

 

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.

*The Public Hearing on amendments to the Town’s Zoning Ordinance was included as part of the public comments. No public comments.

 

IV. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: AGREEMENT FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WITH CROSS PLAINS AREA EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DISTRICTS

Motion Varda/Haag to set over to the December meeting. Motion carried. Vote 4-0

 

V. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: RESOLUTION 2017-3, TO ADOPT THE TOWN OF BERRY ANNEX TO THE DANE COUNTY NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

Motion Kruchten/Haag to approve Resolution 2017-3, To Adopt the Town of Berry Annex to the Dane County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. Motion carried. Vote 4-0

 

VI. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: RESOLUTION 2017-4, RELATING TO THE REFUND OF CERTAIN OVERPAYMENTS TO THE TOWN

Motion Haag/Varda to approve Resolution 2017-4, Relating to the Refund of Certain Overpayments to the Town as amended from “in an amount which does not exceed $5” to “in an amount which does not exceed $10”. Motion carried. Vote 4-0

 

VII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE 401.2

Motion Haag/Kruchten to approve Land Development Ordinance 401.2.

 

Motion Kruchten/Varda to amend the motion to include that Ordinance 401.1 is replaced by Ordinance 401.2. Motion carried. Vote 4-0

 

Motion to approve Land Development Ordinance 401.2, which replaces Ordinance 401.1. Motion carried. Vote 4-0

 

 

 

VIII. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: HIRING A PART-TIME HIGHWAY EMPLOYEE

Motion Varda/Haag to make a job offer to August Helmenstine for part-time highway work this winter with a start date of November 1, 2017. Motion carried. Vote 4-0

 

IX. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: HILL POINT ROAD CULVERT REPLACEMENT

Discussion only. The box culvert has been ordered. Expected to start in two weeks.

 

X. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: SCHERBEL ROAD PROJECT

Discussion only. MSA Engineers applied for LRIP. Sample borings are done and are working on the proposed plans. Project is scheduled for next year.

 

XI. DISCUSSION/ACTION RE: TURKEY ROAD PROJECT

Discussion only. Jewell Engineering applied for LRIP. Surveying is next. Project is scheduled for next year.

 

XII. BUDGETARY MATTERS

A. Payment of bills

Motion Varda/Haag to approve the payment of bills.  Motion carried.  Vote 4-0 

Checks #16212 - 16243

 

XIII. COMMITTEE REPORTS/CORRESPONDENCE/COMMUNICATIONS

*Joe Kruchten attended the Dane County Towns Association meeting; Dane County’s budget was presented and major expenses include roads, bicycle trail and jail renovation, the county is also considering a wheel tax; A word in the previous meeting minutes was interpreted incorrectly resulting in amending the AB 109 agenda item minutes; reviewed the Dane County Zoning Ordinance Comprehensive revisions

 

XIV. DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

 

XV. ADJOURN

Motion Varda/Kruchten to adjourn until the next regular meeting or the call of the chair.  Motion carried.  Vote 4-0.

 

____________________________                ________________________________

Brenda Kahl, Clerk/Treasurer                         Anthony Varda, Chair