October 31, 2016


Present:  Mark Hottmann, Rand Schott, David Lucey, John Wright, Cathy Acker, Wayne Schutte, Bill Gauger, Andrea Joo, Cheryl Schmidt,

Others Present:   Mary Lockman, David Giffey, Scott Littell, Paul & Daria Kluesner, Tracey Johnson, Doug Carden, Vern & Evy Halverson


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.  Roll call was taken. Ingmar Nelson absent.  Schott moved to approve the minutes of the September 26, 2016 meeting. Schutte seconded.  Minutes approved.


Littell – Bugtussel, proposed sites for satellite tower to cover parts of Iowa County.  Driveway permit.  Tower is self-supported no guidewires.  Driveway off of Zwettler.  Beaukamp property.  Problem with driveway placement.  The landowner needs to make the application for the permit.  The driveway needs to be closer to the existing driveway or as close to the road as possible.  You can use a temporary driveway for construction of the tower.  Remove after temporary construction and then use their driveway plus for maintenance.  A site visit will be needed before approval.  They will flag the four corners, coordinate with owner, and figure out where the driveway will be.  Meeting with PC on November 28th. 



Kluesner:  Wants to purchase 15 acres and re-zone from 10 to AR-1 and the other 5 acres conservancy.  Schmidt motions to approve  Lot 1 5 acres to Conservancy and 10 acres for AR Lot 2. One land division. Two re-zone $750 paid.


Halverson:  Baxter Lane.  $30,000 in escrow to pay for the blacktop.  “Unable to blacktop until the state approves the pull-off.  The Check needs to be issued to a trust account for Halverson.  The check needs to be signed by all sides.  Schuttt moves to approve the check for $30,000 escrow will be held in Trust by FSBO plus Realty Trust Account until such work is completed or both parties further agree to release funds at an agreed up later date.  Schmidt seconded.  Motion carried. 


Johnson:  New Building inspector.  Would like to add sheds, additions, garages etc to other building permits.  The Town needs an ordinance for permits.  A boiler plate ordinance was shown to us by Johnson.  Schott motions to accept the contract for Building Inspector Tracy Johnson.  Schutte seconded.  Motion carried. 


Carden:  Township of Brigham.  Dams have been turned over to the maintenance of the county.  The county wants to take out the dams.  Trying to save the dam on Birch Lake.  They want to dredge the lake next spring and fill it up to restore the lake to better depths.  Asked for approval for DNR and should be getting it soon.  Cost $170,000 to do the project.  Wants us to endorse at a meeting on  Nov 15th County Board 7pm.  Lucey will plan on being there. 


Giffey:  ATC.  Badgerland Coop received a loan from the USDA and is sponsoring 4 meetings in the area.  Need to write opinions and get them to Dodgeville by Nov 2nd in order to be recorded.  The form needs to be part of the record.  2) Would like a joint township meeting after the first of the year with the ATC etc. in order to ask questions.  Action item consider a motion that you would move to join with the town of Vermont and Wyoming to invite representatives from ATC etc. to attend a joint town meeting to answer questions. 


Schutte motioned to adjourn.  Joo seconded.  Motion carried. 


Adjourned at 9:40pm.



Next meeting November 28th, 2016