Town of Dunkirk
Dane County, Wisconsin
Town Board Meeting Minutes
February 3, 2020
Dunkirk Town Hall
654 County Highway N
Chairman Monsen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Also present were Supervisor Ted Olson, Supervisor Daniel Jenks, Treasurer Bonnie Smithback, Constable Greg Holte, Road Crew members Mark Gretebeck and John Bothum, and Clerk Melanie Huchthausen. See attached sign-in sheet for others present.
Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Approval of Agenda. Supervisor Olson stated a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Motion was seconded by Supervisor Jenks. Motion carried 3-0.
3. Minutes: Chairman Monsen asked if everyone read the minutes. Supervisor Jenks stated a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 20, 2020, and special meeting minutes of January 22, 2020. Motion was seconded by Supervisor Olson. Motion carried 3-0.
4. Report on Bills: Supervisor Olson stated a motion to accept and approve the bills payable in the amount $35,499.74. Motion was seconded by Supervisor Jenks. Motion carried 3-0.
5. Public Comment: Kate McGinnity is running for Dane County Supervisor District 37. She is running for Bob Salov’s vacant seat. She has been in the Town of Dunkirk meeting residents for the last couple of days. Ms. McGinnity recognizes the differences between rural Dane County and urban Dane County. She has invited current Supervisors to ride along with her throughout District 37.
6. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Smithback gave the treasurer's report, a copy of which is attached and made a part of these minutes. Supervisor Jenks stated a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Motion was seconded by Supervisor Olson. Motion carried 3-0.
7. Clerk's Report: Clerk Huchthausen gave the Clerk’s report, a copy of which is attached and made a part of these minutes. Supervisor Olson stated a motion to approve the Clerk’s Report. Motion was seconded by Supervisor Jenks. Motion carried 3-0.
8. Road Crew: John’s truck had to be taken to JX last week for a rear wheel leak. The auger went down on the old truck. They are current trimming trees. They are looking into trading in the tractor due to worn tires and the steering having a problem. We are in the fourth year of a five year lease.
9. Constable Report: Holte responded to a couple of vehicles parked in the subdivisions, which was impeding plowing of snow.
10. Complaints: None.
11. Unfinished Business:
a. Discussion and necessary action on Paul Tyler Culvert issues.
The Town Board will be meeting with Eric from the DNR, Dale Beske, Mr. Tyler and the Road Crew tomorrow afternoon.
b. Discussion and necessary action on display case for historical
documents. No action taken, pending updating the Town Hall.
c. Discussion and necessary on appointment of rural preservation
committee. Renee Lauber has prepared a draft letter to all interested parties which the Clerk will send out.
d. Discussion and necessary action on broadband access for the
Town. Additional information from Senator Baldwin was forwarded to Bryan Smith today.
e. Discussion and necessary on EMS Agreement with the City of
Stoughton. The Attorney is recommending changes, so a meeting with the City needs to be scheduled.
f. Discussion and necessary action on remodeling/updating the
Town Hall. John Bothum obtained bids to paint the walls, install new lights and install a new ceiling. The bid to paint the walls totaled $2,700.00. The bid to install a new ceiling was $4,460.00. The bid to install new lights was $3,455.00. The lights and ceiling work will have to be performed together.
g. Discussion and necessary action on scheduling a meeting with
Mayor Swadley at the City of Stoughton. The Board is available February 13th or February 27th at 8:30 a.m. They would like the Finance Director, The Public Works Director and EMS Director in attendance.
12. New Business:
a. Dane County Sheriff Deputy Mike Butler will be in attendance to
give an update and answer questions. Deputy Butler provided the incident reports for 2019. Chairman Monsen stated we are in second year of contracting with the Dane County Sheriff and there is definitely an increase in the number of calls the Department responded to. Nothing was of great concern. Dunkirk seems to be a very quiet, nice place to live. Any ideas for the traffic team can always be passed along. The speed board will be placed in the spring. The Clerk asked Deputy Butler if he had an update regarding the bus stop violations from last week. The owners have been found and citations have been issued. The Southeast Precinct may be moving from the Pleasant Springs Town Hall to the vacant public health building at the corner of Highways N and 51. Chairman Monsen stated the Town is pleased with the services the Department provides.
13. Future Agenda Items. (1) Decals for the Town vehicles and patches for Constable’s uniforms. (2) Bill Delehanty stated the Plan Commission intends to amend the Land Use Plan to include language regarding the PDR program.
14. Adjournment: No further business, Supervisor Jenks stated a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m. Motion was seconded by Supervisor Olson. Motion carried 3-0.
Melanie Huchthausen, Clerk
List of attendees
Copy of Bills
Copy of agenda for February 3, 2020 meeting
Copy of Treasurer’s Report
Copy of Clerk’s Report