TOWN OF FREEDOM
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
November 14, 2017
Chairman Rehr called the meeting to order at (7:16) pm. (Pledge of Allegiance)
Certify compliance with open meetings law that the meeting notices were posted.
Roll Call: Gerd Muehllehner (P), Andy Zimmer (P), Dale Klingenmeyer (P), Greg Anstett (A), Dennis Rehr (P)
SUBJECTS FOR DISCUSSION:
Approve Agenda: Motion (Klingenmeyer/Muehllehner) to approve agenda. Motion Carried
Approve Minutes: Motion (Muehllehner/Klingenmeyer) to approve minutes from 10/17/2017 Regular Meeting. Motions Carried
Treasurer’s Report: Reports were handed out. Motion by (Muehllehner/Zimmer) to approve treasurer’s report as presented, Motion Carried.
Public Comment:Phelps – Ran drain tile to ditch in front of house, will restore ditch to original condition, discussed with Dennis, just want to inform the board of what needs to be accomplished. Licht – Joe asked about this Saturday to see if someone can work for him (Judy will work half a day).
Patrolman’s Report: Todd will move backhoe to Weinke. Took a load of gravel to Sugar Road. Talked with Harry Zastrows son and Harry will get ahold of either Brandon or Dennis to discuss end walls on culvert. Brush cutting to do, some misc trees to take care of, pole saw work to be done, few signs to replace, wash up mowers and put away, misc maintenance to be done, sand has arrived. Front tires on 03 plow truck: Hartje $385, Don’s $407 or double for Michelin/Firestone type tires. Motion (Zimmer/Muehllehner) to go with Cooper tire at Hartje for $385. Motion Carried
Freedom Road Bridge items:Dennis received emails from Josh regarding construction intents for Alliant and Centurylink. Still on track for March letting.
Shop Equipment Purchases:During Butch’s review, we found some of our shop inefficiencies. Big Jack $1,450, Jack stand (double) $225, Jack (3 ton) for road $185, welding helmet $50. Motion (Zimmer/Klingenmeyer) to purchase the above items for the shop. Motion Carried
Sugar Road Ditching Issues: Gravel is put down on East side just before tree line. $485 due from Nathan Gaetzke. Nathan, shouldn’t this be due from landowner? Nathan would prefer it closer to W but he doesn’t own the land. Margaret Gitter owns the land. Zimmer – Town board thought it would be best accessible on Sugar Road as a point of access to land, we need to help preserve our roads, ditches, etc. Nathan requested extra gravel needed up on High. Nathan Gaetzke will be hauling own manure now so hopefully will be gentler on the road.
Summary of Ordinances:Went through list of Ordinances, change number on ATV to 211-17. Need to address driveway ordinance next month and repass it.
Sauk County Planning & Zoning Meeting:Muehllehner – first section was on conservation management. County can have rules but have no power to enforce it. Conditional Use Permits and Land Use Permits were discussed. Conditional Use Permit is issued first then Land Use Permit needs to be issued.
Approve Vouchers: Motion (Zimmer/Muehllehner) to approve vouchers. Motion Carried
Communications: Holiday Party on 12/16/17 at Jay’s, DOT Road Rating tour on 12/2/2017.
Adjourn Motion (Klingenmyer/Zimmer) to adjourn. Time: (8:46) PM
Respectfully Submitted, Jennifer Roloff - Town of Freedom Clerk