Town of Dunkirk
Dane County, Wisconsin
Town Board Meeting Minutes
March 20, 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 members Mark Gretebeck and John Bothum, 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 March 4, 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 $14,873.37. Motion was seconded by Chairman Monsen. Motion carried 2-0.
5. Public Comment: Jeanne Schwass-Long was in attendance to give her Commission on Aging report. The Senior Center received their accreditation. The Volunteer Coordinator resigned to take a position at the Governor’s Mansion. Interviews for a replacement are taking place currently. May 11th they are holding a fundraiser at Chorus Center. Currently there is a CNA shortage in the State of Wisconsin, which is affecting surrounding nursing homes. Parking continues to be a concern.
6. 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.
7. Road Crew: (1) Weight limits have been posted on the roads. (2) Gretebeck met with Darren from Wolfe regarding overlay and road work for preliminary budget numbers. The work on Bass Lake and Oak Lawn Roads totaled $240,000 plus shoulder work. This would not allow for any seal coating, culverts, graveling of driveways, etc. Gretebeck has been running the numbers and attempting to come up with a plan. At current numbers, this will only allow for a mile of road repairs. The cost was $55.60/ton last year and it’s up to $70/ton. Gretebeck will prepare the bids to be awarded the second meeting in April. (3) There are a couple of roads that we used slag on to make repairs and it is not holding up. Gretebeck will be discussing that problem with the contractors to determine the best course of action to repair.
8. Constable Report: (1) Holte emailed Scott Schroeckenthaler on the Skoien property and a letter has been prepared. (2) Holte responded to the semi parked on Vernon Road. Within a half an hour, two deputies responded and spoke with the resident. The resident was given a warning. However, if the semi is parked there again the State Inspector is to be called so the weights can be determined a citation issued. (3) Jerry Duerst on Marilyn Drive complained about his neighbor who is plowing his driveway into the waterway, preventing water from flowing to the river. Holte and Supervisor Olson will view the site and speak with the resident.
9. Purchase of Development Rights Report. The Committee continues to meet monthly and work towards the referendum at the April 2, 2019 election. The last public forum will take place on March 31st.
10. Plan Commission Report. None.
11. Complaints: None.
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. Bass Lake and Sam Miles Road is still a concern.
b. Discussion and necessary action on Brush Site Agreement with the City of Stoughton. No action taken. The Clerk has received numerous calls from
residents inquiring as to what the Town’s plan is. Chairman Monsen will speak with the City regarding the agreement. The Town will pay the $25 per resident but is not wanting to use the brush site so the $1,000 should be removed.
13. New Business:
a. Discussion and necessary action on Town of Dunkirk Resolution 03-19-01, Resolution to Adopt the Comprehensively Revised Dane County Zoning
Ordinance. Supervisor Olson stated a motion to approve Resolution No. 03-19-1. Motion was seconded by Chairman Monsen. Motion carried 2-0.
14. Future Agenda Items. Clerk will look to determine the Town’s procedures on appointed positions.
15. Adjournment: No further business, Supervisor Olson stated a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 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 March 20, 2019 meeting
Copy of Clerk’s Report
Copy of Resolution No. 03-19-01