Blooming Grove Town Board Meeting Minutes for February 8, 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, Public Works Supervisor Cory Buske, Dean Larson 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. Parcel Split and Rezone at 3365 Siggelkow Road: Supervisor Bristol said the public hearing for this proposal took place at the Town’s Plan Commission meeting earlier this evening. Two people brought up concerns about the parcel split and building of another house on the property. In the end the Plan Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the parcel split and rezone as requested.
Supervisor Bristol made a motion to approve the parcel split and rezone from A1-ex to RH-2 on parcel 0710-363-8070-7 as presented. Supervisor Young seconded the motion, and it passed 5-0.
2b. Operator’s Licenses: Supervisor Young made a motion to approve the 2016-17 Operator’s Licenses for Timothy M. DiMenna, David J. Porto, and Gary A. Breedlove. Supervisor Bristol seconded the motion and it passed 5-0.
2c. Road Repair Projects: Cory Buske described all three projects. Regas Road is shared with the City of Madison, who approached us to have this done in 2017. The Town’s portion is estimated to cost $26,000. Cory said the road is not in good condition. Lake Farm Road would be done with the Town of Dunn – who is having their portion of the road repaved as well. Blooming Grove’s portion is estimated to cost about $100,000 – which includes the cost of having a culvert replaced. Finally, three roads in April Hill will be repaved: Bittner, Kuehling, and the north portion of Jenness Avenue. This project is estimated to cost about $120,000… and will also include the replacement of a culvert.
Chair Johnson made a motion to approve moving forward with all three projects in 2017 as presented. Supervisor Young seconded the motion and it passed 5-0.
2d. Clerk/Treasurer/Administrator Contract: Chair Johnson made a motion to approve renewing a three-year contract to appoint Mike Wolf to the position of Clerk/Treasurer/Administrator of the Town of Blooming Grove effective April 12, 2017 and expiring April 8, 2020. Supervisor Bristol seconded the motion and it passed 5-0.
2e. Appointment of Plan Commission Chair: Supervisor Young reported that the Plan Commission, at their meeting earlier this same evening, recommended Ron Bristol be appointed to another three-year term as Chair of the Plan Commission.
Chair Johnson made a motion to reappoint Ron Bristol to a three-year term as Chair of the Town Plan Commission effective May 1, 2017. Supervisor Linzmeier seconded the motion and it passed 4-0, with Supervisor Bristol abstaining.
3a. Approval of Minutes of the January 25, 2017 Town Board Meeting: Supervisor Young made a motion to approve the January 25, 2017 Town Board meeting minutes as presented. Supervisor Linzmeier seconded the motion, and it passed 5-0.
3b. Approval of Vouchers: Chair Johnson made a motion to approve the vouchers, including property tax refunds, as presented. Supervisor Young seconded the motion, and it passed 5-0.
4. Public Comment: Deborah Sellers said there are potholes on Furey Avenue between Rethke and Fair Oaks. She also reported that the City of Madison is holding a meeting regarding their plans for the Voit Farm on February 20 at Olbrich Gardens at 7:00pm.
5. Adjournment: Chair Johnson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and it was seconded by Supervisor Young. The motion passed 5-0 at 6:50pm.
Minutes written and submitted by
Michael J. Wolf, Clerk/Treasurer/Administrator