Blooming Grove Town Board Meeting Minutes for April 12, 2017
Chair Johnson called the meeting to order at 6:30pm. Other Town Board members in attendance were Supervisor Berg, Supervisor Bristol, Supervisor Linzmeier and Supervisor Young. Also in attendance were Clerk/Treasurer/Administrator Mike Wolf, and Deborah Sellers.
The pledge of allegiance was recited. Chair Johnson asked if the meeting notice had been properly posted, and Mike Wolf said it had been.
2a. Operator’s Licenses: Supervisor Young made a motion to approve 2016-17 Operator’s Licenses for Donsha Hudson, Erica Pergande and Janice Buckingham. Supervisor Bristol seconded the motion and it passed 5-0.
2b. County Zoning Amendment 83, 2016: Supervisor Bristol explained that the original version of the amendment would have allowed electronic signage in A1-Ex zoned property. However the revised version does not allow this, and instead clarifies the specifications on electronic signage that is allowable. He further reported that the Town’s Plan Commission considered this issue at their meeting earlier this evening, and unanimously recommended the Board support this amendment, as clarified.
Supervisor Bristol made a motion to approve County Zoning Amendment 83, with the understanding that it would continue to prohibit electronic signage in A1-Ex zoned land. Supervisor Young seconded the motion and it passed 5-0.
2c. First Quarter Treasurer’s Report: Mike Wolf said there are no significant issues after three months in 2017. He did say the Town will be keeping a close eye on the Room Taxes collected as the year goes on.
2d. Large Pine Trees in the Cemetery: Mike Wolf reported that a very large pine tree was blown over in a storm a few weeks ago, and that there are three more trees very similar to that one that could be considered a public safety and/or property risk. The Town has reached out to Madison Gas & Electric, because the trees are right next to and under high-voltage power lines.
To date MG&E has not agreed to trim the trees, but the Town continues to work to convince them that is in the best interest of everyone to have these trees trimmed and/or removed.
3a. Approval of Minutes of the March 22, 2017 Town Board Meeting: Supervisor Linzmeier made a motion to approve the March 22, 2017 Town Board meeting minutes as presented. Supervisor Young seconded the motion and it passed 5-0.
3b. Approval of Vouchers: Chair Johnson made a motion to approve the vouchers as presented. Supervisor Young seconded the motion and it passed 5-0.
4. Public Comment: Supervisor Young suggested that the Town consider making Carncross Drive a one-way street when the Town’s Clean Sweep takes place (the morning of Saturday, May 6).
5. Adjournment: Chair Johnson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and it was seconded by Supervisor Bristol. The motion passed 5-0 at 6:40pm.
Minutes written and submitted by
Michael J. Wolf, Clerk/Treasurer/Administrator