Town of Dunkirk
Dane County, Wisconsin
Town Board Meeting Minutes
February 4, 2019
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, Treasurer Bonnie Smithback, Constable Greg Holte, Road Crew Foreman Mark Gretebeck and Clerk Melanie Huchthausen. Supervisor Quam was absent. See attached sign-in sheet for others present.
1. Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance. The Pledge was led by Constable Holte.
2. Approval of Agenda. Supervisor Olson stated a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Motion was seconded by Chairman Monsen. Motion carried 2-0.
3. Minutes: Chairman Monsen asked if everyone read the minutes. Supervisor Olson stated a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 17, 2019. Motion was seconded by Chairman Monsen. Motion carried 2-0.
4. Report on Bills: Supervisor Olson stated a motion to accept and approve the bills payable in the amount $31,135.20. Motion was seconded by Chairman Monsen. Motion carried 2-0.
5. Public Comment: None.
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 Olson stated a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Motion was seconded by Chairman Monsen. Motion carried 2-0.
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 Chairman Monsen. Motion carried 2-0.
8. Road Crew: None.
9. Constable Report: (1) Holte responded to a parked vehicle in the roadway that was preventing the snow plows from clearing the road. He spoke with the residents and asked them to move the vehicle, which they did. (2) Holte spoke with the Reeves and updated them on the Skoien property.
10. Purchase of Development Rights Report. The Committee continues to meet monthly and work towards the referendum at the April 2, 2019 election. The referendum language was filed with the Dane County Clerk by January 22, 2019.
11. Complaints: (1) Dan Boley from Taylor Lane called to complain about the amount of water in his area. He believes this is due to the new building built at the corner of Taylor Lane and Aacker Road. Supervisor Olson will view the property and speak with the resident. (2) Scott Harried called and was concerned about water in the ditch on his property. The culvert was plugged and debris removed. (3) Chairman Monsen received a call from the Dowlings regarding concern about water. The Road Crew will view the area.
12. Unfinished Business:
a. Discussion and necessary action on working with the Dane County Sheriff to provide additional patrol in the town. The Sheriff continues to
provide good service. Vehicles continue to run the stop sign at Oak Lawn and Taylor Lane, and Sam Miles and Bass Lake Road. Chairman Monsen thanked Deputy Butler for them patrolling the subdivisions.
b. Discussion and necessary action on Brush Site Agreement with the City of Stoughton. Brett Hebert will present the plan to the City.
13. New Business:
a. Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Butler will be in attendance to discuss patrol in the town and answer questions. Deputy Butler provided the calls for
service/citations by month from March through December, 2018. He also provided a record list of all incidents from February 4, 2018 through February 4, 2019. When the speed board is available, the Board would like it on the east end of Kaase Road. Constable Holte questioned what Dane County does with regard to dog bites. Deputy Butler stated most time Animal Control is contacted and the matter is turned over to them. Chairman Monsen questioned suspicious vehicle calls. Deputy Butler stated people are more aware of vehicles should and should not be in the area. Human trafficking is happening in Dane County but nothing has been reported in the Town. Deputy Butler recommended you always be aware of your surroundings and lock your cars. Chairman Monsen thanked Deputy Butler for his service and the good work of the other deputies. Deputy Butler questioned whether the Town had any questions about the sex offenders at the house on Highway 51. There are two residents living there and continue to be monitored.
14. Future Agenda Items. Reappointment of Jeanne Schwass-Long to the Commission on Aging for the Senior Center.
15. Adjournment: No further business, Supervisor Olson stated a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m. Motion was seconded by Chairman Monsen. Motion carried 2-0.
Melanie Huchthausen, Clerk
List of attendees
Copy of Bills
Copy of agenda for February 4, 2019 meeting
Copy of Treasurer’s Report
Copy of Clerk’s Report