Blooming Grove Town Board Meeting Minutes for June 28, 2017
Chair Johnson called the meeting to order at 6:30pm. Other Town Board members in attendance were Supervisor Berg, Supervisor Linzmeier and Supervisor Young. Supervisor Bristol was excused. 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 2017-18 Operator’s Licenses for Alexander Will, Tammy Washington, Kristie Jo Stroede, Erica Pergande, Janice Buckingham, Eric Christenson, Carolyn Benson, Lorraine Holt, Abbey Bailey, Bethany Dewhirst, Tonya Reed, Terri Colberg, James Johnson, Cory Beld, Gina Heiman, George Koltes and Geralyn Kubly. Supervisor Linzmeier seconded the motion, and it passed 4-0.
2b. Historical Society Donation: Mike Wolf suggested the Board not make a decision on this issue until the room tax issue is resolved. It is possible that room tax revenue over the state-imposed cap could legally be distributed to the Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society (HBGHS), but that is not yet known.
Supervisor Berg said he would prefer that a donation be made to an endowment, but understands why the HBGHS would like to have the money more readily available for needs that may arise. This is especially true given how low interest rates are, which means an endowment wouldn’t provide much revenue on an annual basis. Mike Wolf said that in his meeting with Don Taylor, the treasurer of HBGHS, Don said they would prefer a donation that would go into their outlay account – which is used for capital expenditures.
Chair Johnson made a motion to postpone this item to a future meeting. Supervisor Young seconded the motion and it passed 4-0.
2c. Parking Enforcement Personnel: Mike Wolf reported that Mike Meyers resigned, and so the Town is now in need of someone to issue alternate side parking tickets in the winter. Supervisor Young suggested looking into using City of Madison or Dane County personnel. All present agreed that, while using Cory and/or Steve is an option, that should be something we do only if other options don’t pan out. Mike Wolf will continue to explore alternatives.
3a. Approval of Minutes of the June 14, 2017 Town Board Meeting: Supervisor Young made a motion to approve the June 14, 2017 Town Board meeting minutes as presented. Chair Johnson seconded the motion and it passed 4-0.
3b. Approval of Vouchers: Chair Johnson made a motion to approve the vouchers as presented. Supervisor Young seconded the motion and it passed 4-0.
4. Public Comment: Deborah Sellers said she would be willing to work to enforce the “no parking” restrictions in Thurber Park.
Supervisor Berg said he had talked with Jeff Teuscher again about the possibility of Jeff filling the vacancy created by Supervisor Berg’s imminent departure. Supervisor Berg reported that Jeff would be willing to serve, willing to run next spring… and would well represent the Rambling Acres neighborhood.
5. Adjournment: Chair Johnson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and it was seconded by Supervisor Young. The motion passed 4-0 at 6:46pm.
Minutes written and submitted by
Michael J. Wolf, Clerk/Treasurer/Administrator