DUNN COUNTY, WI
Board Meeting minutes of October 15, 2012
Present: Chairman Monn, Supervisors Bob Anderson and Tim Mittlestadt Jr., Maintenance Kevin Finder, Clerk-Treasurer Valerie Windsor and townspeople Jack Clark, Cindy Griffin, Jim Michalski, Pat Smith, Kurt Beutow, Steve Nielson, Tim Muran
Chairman Monn called the meeting to order at 7pm at the Stanton Town Shop, Knapp, WI.
Motion to approve minutes as mailed was made by R. Monn, 2ndby B. Anderson. Approved
Treasurer’s Report: Balance on hand September 1, 2012 $45,575.63
September Receipts $19,065.32
Less September Disbursements $32,073.54
Book Balance as of Sept. 1, 2012 $29,567.41
Motion to approve Treasurer’s Report as mailed was made by R. Monn, 2ndby T. Mittlestadt Jr. Approved.
Maintenance Report: None
Chairman Report: Rich contacted Waste Management about cancelling our contract. We need to notify them by March 12 and ask them to rebid along with others and we will decide at that time. Fire/Ambulance meetings have been held every Wednesday. New ambulance building will come out to be $51.35/capita. They have applied for grants which they haven’t heard back on yet. They will also be using volunteers for some of the work. This figure of $51.35 is for a completely contracted out building. Not sure what our rates will be for sure, we will find out at a later date. They have gotten rates from the bank (looking like 4% interest). They will hold meetings over the next two Wednesday’s and will need a quorum from each township so they can decide for sure on costs.
Sheriff Smith got in contact with Rich, Smith would like to gather more information before he can get us enforcement information for our ordinances.
Supervisors Report: Bob received a call from Terry Golen, she would like us to hold another meeting concerning the zoning issues. Rich and Tim spoke with her as well, Val put the minutes of the special meeting in March back on the website and she seemed okay with that. Val will also put a few copies at the town shop for residents to read before voting at the election.
Tim is asking for a 6 month extension for the moratorium as they need to amend the ordinance drafts, review Mathy concerns, consult with legal counsel, ect… Jack Clark would like to get this passed soon as possible as he feels we can amend things as we go. Rich has concerns that we’ve presented to township the agreement already and also feels that everything that still needs to be done can be done and just amend it as we go. Tim would like to put on the agenda for next month to discuss the possibility of an extension of the moratorium.
Clerk-Treasurer Report: Roll off day brought in about $350.00.
Election is set for November.
Val asked about having a special meeting on November 12 to go over a preliminary budget so we can be a bit more prepared for the Budget Hearing. We will have a meeting on Monday, November 12 at 7pm to go over preliminary budget figures. On November 19thfrom 6pm-7pm we will be hosting a table top exercise from the Emergency Management about emergency situations.
New Business: Tractor Tires – Kevin got prices - bias ply $2,850.00 and radials for$ 5,980.00 Firestone radials for$5,200.00. These prices were from last spring. Tim suggested that we allow Kevin to use his discretion on what the best price for the tire would be. Kevin talked to the county about the radials; they said they have trouble at times with sidewalls. Motion was made that Kevin get the bias ply tires at his discretion by B. Anderson, 2ndby T. Mittlestadt Jr. Approved. This cost will come out the Machinery Fund.
Motion was made to approve Dunn County Humane Society contract for 2013-2014 was made by R. Monn, 2ndby T. Mittlestadt Jr. Approved.
UTV’s need to be added to the existing ATVordinance. No signage needs to be changed. Motion was made to allow and add UTV’s to the ATV ordinance was made by R. Monn, 2ndby B. Anderson. Approved.
Animal Control Ordinance: Sheriff Smith is going to get information from other townships and get back with us. The board went through the example ordinance (Black Brook) and struck things that wouldn’t apply to us. Rich will invite the Sheriff to our meeting when he gets the enforcement issues all settled and we can ask questions at that time. We will table this until the sheriff can come to our meeting for questions.
Public Comment: Jim Michalski asked about when the road by his house is going to get done. Bob stated because of all involved (DNR) it will be budgeted for next year.
Suggestion was made that we allow a certain amount of dogs per household. We will look into the State Statutes and make sure we are following that within the new ordinance.
Steve Nielson suggested we have Waste Management (and any others) break down their fees when we get the bid.
Motion to swear in Pat Smith for the Plan Commission was made by B. Anderson, 2ndby T. Mittlestadt Jr. Approved.
Motion to adjourn was made by B. Anderson, 2ndby T. Mittlestadt Jr. Approved.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20pm