TOWN OF STANTON
DUNN COUNTY, WI
Board Meeting minutes of September 15, 2014
Chairman Monn called the meeting to order at 7pm at the Stanton Town Shop, Knapp, WI
Present: Chairman Monn, Supervisors Joel Wittenmeyer and Steve Nielsen, Maintenance Kevin Finder, Clerk-Treasurer Valerie Windsor, and townspeople Pat Smith
Motion to approve August minutes as mailed was made by R. Monn, 2nd by J. Wittenmeyer. Approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Balance on hand as of August 1, 2014 $22,694.46
Total August Receipts $80,696.84
Less August Disbursements $99,685.91
Book balance as of August 31, 2014 $3,705.39
Motion to approve Treasurer’s Report as mailed was made by R. Monn, 2nd by S. Nielsen. Approved.
Motion to approve Vouchers and Checks was made by R. Monn, 2nd by J. Wittenmeyer. Approved.
Maintenance Report: Resident was riding a 4wheeler on a township road and was stopped by someone who said they couldn’t be riding on it on the road. The board stated it is okay for 4 wheelers to be on township roads.
Rolloff is set for October 11th
John Deere hasn’t been out yet to look at the bucket, Kevin and/or Steve will go talk to Dave at John Deere.
Due to excess rain Kevin needed to get quite a bit of gravel for the roads.
Some culverts have been replaced on 930th.
Chairman Report: Rich went with Kevin to look at Driveway permits. They approved both permits.
Supervisor Reports: Someone unloaded a bobcat on 770th and spun it on the road. We will try to find out who is doing this and tell them to stop before it tears up the road.
Clerk-Treasurer Report: Val had a question on a fire bill that didn’t seem to have anything to do with our township. Rich will get a hold of Brian Marlette and see what is going on.
Committee Reports: Fire/Ambulance committee met and approved the budget for 2015. Ambulance is still waiting on the state to get back the approval of the plans.
Plan Commission: They recommend we formally approve and submit the zoning map as drawn. Motion was made that we accept county zoning by J. Wittenmeyer, 2nd by R. Monn. Motion carried with 2 yes and 1 abstention.
New Business: Dunn County Tax Collection Contract: Motion was made that we sign the one year contract with Dunn County for tax parcel collection at $2.25 per parcel by S. Nielsen, 2nd by J. Wittenmeyer. Approved.
Patrolman’s Contract: Due to Kevin trying to find different insurance we have tabled his contract until now. Kevin’s health insurance plan has a very high detectable and he is requesting a health savings plan to help offset that cost. By law, the max amount the town can put into a plan for him is $6,550.00 per year, however this amount can be rolled over from year to year.
Proposal was made to give Kevin a 6% wage increase over the course of 3 years (2% each year). Kevin’s contract will be for 3 years which can be opened by either party at any time. The Township will put $6,550.00 per year into a Health Savings Plan for Kevin to use at his discretion.
Motion to start Kevin’s contract as stated starting January 1, 2015 was made by R. Monn, 2nd by J. Wittenmeyer. Approved.
Public Comment: None
Motion to adjourn meeting was made by S. Nielsen, 2nd by R. Monn. Approved.
Meeting adjourned at 7:50pm
Plan Commission minutes
Town of Stanton Plan Commission Minutes: September 10, 2014
Chairman Josh Edhlund called the meeting to order at 7:10pm. Members present: Joel Wittenmeyer, Pat Smith, Cheryl Hoffman, Melissa Schutz. Tim Middlestadt also attended the meeting. Minutes of the July 30 meeting were approved. Edhlund/ Wittenmeyer
Josh spoke with Wayne Lorenz who responded to the Final Notice mailing. His land will remain GA. Wayne drafted a letter regarding possible land use options in effect at the time he purchased his land. He asked that the letter be kept on file. The Plan Commission will do this. Josh also spoke with Tim Mittlestadt who requested that three of his parcels be zoned commercial since the parcels are currently being used for commercial purposes. Tim said he had been in contact with Bob Colson from Dunn County Zoning. The consensus of the PC was to allow this change in zoning.
Joel spoke with Terry Golen. After reading the GA portion of the proposed zoning ordinance, she said the GA designation was fine.
The Plan Commission recommends that the Town Board rezone the town according to the final zoning map by approving and executing the resolution presented by the Plan Commission. A certified copy of the approving resolution along with one copy of the ordinance (text booklet and final map) is to be submitted to the County Clerk.
The PC will begin the process of updating the Comp Plan at its next meeting. Josh asked members of the committee to read the first 30 pages of the plan. A limit of one hour was suggested as the optimum time to be spent on the update process at each meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 8:10pm. Wittenmeyer/ Hoffman
Submitted by Patricia Smith