Town of Dunkirk
Dane County, Wisconsin
Town Board Meeting Minutes
June 20, 2022
Dunkirk Town Hall
654 County Highway N
Chairman Monsen called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Also present were Supervisor Ted Olson, Supervisor Daniel Jenks, Constable Greg Holte, Public Works Foreman John Bothum, and Clerk Melanie Huchthausen. Treasurer Smithback excused. See attached sign-in sheet for others present.
1. Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the Constable Holte.
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 June 6, 2022. 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 $35,755.28. Motion was seconded by Supervisor Jenks. Motion carried 3-0.
5. Public Comment: (1) A resident was in attendance to ask about the restrictions on the land for sale on Leslie Road. Chairman Monsen advised the Plan Commission will contact Majid Allen to determine if a split is available. (2) A resident was in attendance to ask whether the Hammis property has been sold. The Board did confirm that the Hammis property on US Highway 51 has been sold. (3) Leah Huchthausen was awarded the State FFA Specialty Crop Production Proficiency. Her project will now be submitted for the National contest. (4) Chairman Monsen stated Tim Klongland, former Clerk in the Town, passed away last week. Our condolences to the family.
6. Clerk's Report: No report. The Clerk submitted her resignation on June 13, 2022. Her last day in the office will be August 15, 2022. An ad for the position has been submitted to the newspaper and it is on the Town’s website.
7. Road Crew: (1) Culverts have been ordered. (2) State Inspector was out on Hogie Road and Taylor Lane for weight limits. The Clerk will notice for a discussion of exemptions for the Town farmers. (3) Chairman Monsen will contact the resident on Westchester regarding a damaged culvert. (4) Chairman Monsen will also contact the City regarding the Eggelson’s Woods sign. (5) A weight limit has been posted on Aaker Road. Rob Hostrawser has purchased the property and is running large construction equipment. Mr. Howstrawser has provided a bond in the amount of $200,000 to repair the road if damage is done. He has also provided his site plan. The weight limits will remain on Aaker Road and an exemption will be given to Mr. Howstrawser.
8. Constable Report: (1) Holte responded to a complaint of Klongland Realty not mowing the property. The owner has now mowed. (2) He received a call from a resident regarding trespassing at the dam. Enforcement of that is done by Dane County Sheriff. (3) A resident complained of rifles being shot on Taylor Lane. Holte responded.
9. Plan Commission Report: The Plan Commission met and considered a resolution to amend the Land Use Plan. The matter was tabled.
10. Rural Preservation Commission Report. No report.
11. Complaints: None.
12. Unfinished Business:
a. Discussion and necessary action on amending the Town’s Land
Use Plan. The Plan Commission met last week to make recommendations to the Town Bard for amending the Land Use Plan. The resolution was tabled.
b. Discussion and necessary action on updating the Town’s
Employee Handbook. The Board has received the amended handbook. A meeting will be scheduled in July.
c. Discussion and necessary action on appointment of two Rural
Preservation Committee members to a two-year term. No action taken.
d. Discussion and necessary action on improving the Town’s
website. Supervisor Jenks has emailed Tim and Ryan Miller at Isadex. Options have been provided for improvement and to make it more user friendly. It is recommended the Board look at Pleasant Springs’ website as a good example.
e. Discussion and necessary action on Town attorney. The Board
will be meeting with a candidate in July.
13. New Business:
a. Discussion and necessary action on second service truck for the
Town. Road Crew Foreman Bothum provided bids for an F150 second service truck. The money will come from ARPA funds. Supervisor Jenks stated a motion to purchase the 2022 F-150 4x4 regular cab 8’ box truck from Kayser Ford in the amount of $35,845, plus the cost of a sprayed on bed liner, using funds from ARPA. Motion was seconded by Supervisor Olson. Motion carried 3-0
b. Discussion and necessary action on creation of a planning
committee to establish a TDR program in the Town. Chairman Monsen will prepare a written proposal of committee requirements, number of members, etc. and present them to the Board.
c. Visit from Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy. Supervisor Jenks stated
Sheriff Kalvin Barrett will be in attendance at the next meeting.
14. Future agenda items. Naming of the new park, weight limit exemptions for Town farmers, and Dane County Sheriff Barrett in attendance.
15. Adjournment: No further business, Supervisor Olson stated a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Motion was seconded by Supervisor Jenks. Motion carried 3-0.
Melanie Huchthausen, Clerk
List of attendees
Copy of Bills
Copy of agenda for June 20, 2022 meeting