Town of Blooming Grove Board Meeting Minutes – March 14, 2006
Chair Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM. Board members in attendance were Chair Johnson, Supervisor Berg, Supervisor Linzmeier, and Supervisor Stube. Supervisor Young was absent.
Others in attendance were: Clerk/Treasurer/Administrator Mike Wolf, Fire Chief Glenn Linzmeier, Mead & Hunt representative Kari Nichols, County Supervisor John Hendrick, Plan Commissioner Joel Hasse, and town residents Bill Blatterman and Deborah Sellers.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Chair Johnson asked if the meeting notice had been properly posted, and Mike Wolf said that it had been.
The agenda was reviewed, and changes made as stated herein:
4a. Blatterman Rezone: Joel Hasse stated that Mr. Blatterman intends on bringing an additional two acres into C-2 so he can expand his existing business. The Public Hearing held before the Plan Commission had neighbors show up in support of the rezone, and nobody in attendance opposed to it. The Plan Commission voted 5-1 to approve the rezone. Chair Johnson made a motion to approve Rezone #9439 at 3460 Meier Road , from C-2 & A-1Ex to C-2 as presented. Supervisor Linzmeier seconded the motion, and it passed 4-0.
4f. Dane County Ordinance Amendment OA26: Dane County Supervisor John Hendrick explained that many towns in the county have similar ordinances to this one (which deals with development rights). But this amendment would codify this at the county level, which takes the burden of legal costs off of the individual towns. He went on to point out that even if this passes, the ordinance allows each individual town to opt out of it so it wouldn't apply to them. It was generally agreed upon by all present that this wouldn't apply to Blooming Grove, given that the entire town is within the extra-territorial limits of the City of Madison , and given the Boundary Agreement that is in place. Supervisor Berg made a motion to veto OA26, and Supervisor Stube seconded the motion. The motion failed on a 2-2 vote (with Supervisor Linzmeier and Chair Johnson voting against the motion, and Supervisors Berg and Stube voting for it).
4g. Dane County Ordinance Amendment OA27: Supervisor Berg made a motion to support OA27. Chair Johnson seconded the motion, and it passed 4-0.
4b. Presentation of 2005 Storm Water Annual Report: Kari Nichols of Mead & Hunt presented the annual report.
4c. Adoption of 2005 Storm Water Annual Report: Chair Johnson made a motion to approve Blooming Grove's 2005 Storm Water Annual Report as presented. Supervisor Linzmeier seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
2. Public Comment: Deborah Sellers expressed concern about the buildup of pea gravel on Commercial Ave. Mike Wolf said he will have Tony Reigstad check this out.
Chair Johnson said he attended another meeting regarding the Highway 51 corridor study, and voiced his opinion there about using a diamond interchange from Buckeye to Pflaum. This option would allow the current Town buildings to stay where they are (other options have new roads going right through the Town's property). Chair Johnson said the decision has not been made, that there are more upcoming meetings, and that any construction probably wouldn't start for 8 to 10 years.
Supervisor Linzmeier expressed concern about the change in Public Works hours. Mike Wolf said that this will be put on a Board agenda in three months, after the trial period is over.
3a. February 14, 2006 Board Meeting Minutes: Supervisor Berg made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Chair Johnson seconded the motion, and it passed 3-0, with Supervisor Stube abstaining.
3b. February 28, 2006 Board Meeting Minutes: Supervisor Berg made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Chair Johnson seconded the motion, and it passed 3-0, with Supervisor Linzmeier abstaining.
3c. Vouchers: Supervisor Berg asked about the L&L Electric bill. Neither Mike Wolf nor Chief Linzmeier was completely sure about every item on this bill, and they said they would investigate it further. Chair Johnson made a motion to approve the vouchers as presented, with the exception of the L&L Electric bill. Supervisor Linzmeier seconded the motion, and it passed 4-0.
4d. Funding for Design Work on Siggelkow Road: Chair Johnson explained that the Town's portion of this work is limited to the percentage share based upon the north frontage along April Hill (and therefore does not include the schoolhouse frontage, or the frontage of the two remaining homes on the north side of Siggelkow in the middle of Secret Places). Supervisor Berg stated he was, in general terms, in favor of the project and having the Town pay its fair share. However, he went on to express some concern about the City's estimated costs of the design work, and suggested that perhaps it would be less expensive if an independent consultant did this work. After some discussion it was agreed upon that Mike Wolf will contact McFarland City Administrator Don Peterson, and McFarland Public Works Director Allan Coville, to see if they have similar concerns. This issue will be placed on this next Town Board agenda.
4e. Resolution Authorizing Milwaukee Street Improvements: Supervisor Berg made a motion to adopt Resolution 2004-004 as presented, allowing the City of Madison to proceed with road and right-of-way improvements on Milwaukee Street . Chair Johnson seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
4h. Starting Time of April 11, 2006 Board Meeting: Supervisor Berg made a motion to change the start time of the April 11, 2006 meeting to 6:00pm. Chair Johnson seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
5. Adjournment – Supervisor Linzmeier made a motion to adjourn. Chair Johnson seconded, and the motion passed 4-0 at 8:37 PM.
Respectfully Submitted, Mike Wolf, Clerk/Treasurer/Administrator