Monthly Board Meeting: was called to order at 7:00 pm by Chairman John Kirchberg
Present: Chairman John Kirchberg, Supervisor John Kraus, Jr., Supervisor Lucille Miller,
Treasurer Marian Haas, Clerk Marjorie Beilke
Posting Verified on March 4, 2005 at the Town Hall, Schultz’s Cheese Haus, and United
Cooperative, published in the Daily Citizen on March 4, 2005
Agenda: John Kraus, Jr. made a motion seconded by Lucille Miller to amend the minutes as
published but properly posted in three spots to include the Agreement with the Lost Lake
Preservation Association. Roll call: all aye, motion carried.
Minutes from the February 8, 2005 Board Meeting were approved as presented with a motion
from John Kraus, Jr., seconded by Lucille Miller.
Treasurers Report: The Treasurers Report for $141,260.37 was approved as presented with a
motion from John Kirchberg, seconded by John Kraus, Jr. A full report is on file.
Floor was opened for questions or comments:
Scott Steers informed the board that they should check the ditch along Van Buren Road by his
house to see if it needs cleaning, when they go to view roads this spring.
Harold Stelter asked if the board had heard anything about the new house across Hwy 151 from
Discussion/Decision on Agreement with Lost Lake Preservation Association:
President Donald Westphal presented the check for $2148.62 to pay for the Driveway Ordinance
violation and attorney fees; and provided, in writing, the liaison member of the Lost Lake
Preservation Association to be Chuck Powers of Madison.
He asked the board why the association had to have a request in writing 60days prior to an event
for town board approval. Chairman Kirchberg replied that the agreement is a done deal and to
Discussion/ decision on Signage for the N. Lost Lake Park:
It was discussed and approved with a motion from John Kraus, Jr., seconded by Lucille Miller,
and approved by unanimous vote to have the clerk order a sign for the donation box to say
“Voluntary Access Fee, Suggested Donation $2.00, All Proceeds Go To The Lost Lake
Preservation Association for Lake Improvements, To Contact LLPA 920-885-3171”. With the
following on the same sign or a smaller one to be placed also on the post “Solicitation for Fee is
Not Allowed, if Violated Contact Town Chairman at 920-885-3051”. And to have the clerk order
a brown with white lettering road name sign that stated “N. Lost Lake Park (with arrow)”, to be
placed at the corner of N. Lost Lake Road and Hwy FW.
Discussion of Beaver Dam Rural Fire Group Charter Agreement:
Chairman Kirchberg stated that the group would be meeting again at the Beaver Dam City Hall
on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 7:30pm. He also stated that the Town of Beaver Dam want all of
their supervisors to have a vote, and to remove the land value for the value assessment used for
It was discussed that the board would oppose giving any town more votes then any other town,
and that the clerk prepares the figures for an improvement only assessment.
Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance 2005-1 “Ordinance to Appoint Alternate Member to
the Board of Review”: Clerk read ordinance in full and it was adopted with a motion from John
Kirchberg, seconded by John Kraus, Jr., and passed with unanimous consent. Clerk is to post, as
required by law.
First Reading of “Citation Ordinance”: John Kraus, Jr. made a motion, seconded by Lucille
Miller to table discussion until April Meeting as the materials were incomplete.
Town Hall and Cemetery Mowing for the 2005 Season:
After discussion, a motion was made by John Kraus, Jr., seconded by John Kirchberg to have
Randy Kurtz mow the town hall and Calamus cemetery for the same fee as last year, $14.00 per
hour labor plus $25.00 per hour for equipment rental; and to have Ben Kmiec mow Salem and
Bethany Cemeteries for the same fee as last year, $10.00 per hour labor and $25.00 per hour for
equipment rental. Call of voice votes, all aye, motion carried.
John Kirchberg will check with Herb Braker to see if he will mow the N. Lost Lake Park
Set Date and Agenda For the Annual Meeting:
The annual meeting was scheduled for April 12, 2005 at 7:00pm with a motion from John
Kirchberg, seconded by Lucille Miller, call of votes all aye, motion carried. Agenda will be what
ever is brought forth by the electors, discussion on a salt shed and loader, Uniform Dwelling
Code Enforcement, and the Financial Report. The regular monthly board meeting will follow.
Mobile Home Park Violations:
John Kirchberg reported on the results of the February 21st hearings, and that he will be meeting
with the owners to view the park. The goal is to have the park owners notice the violations first,
to remove the burden from the town.
It was discussed to get some prices for a digital camera for the town so that timely photos may
be taken for trial. Clerk will have some prices for next meeting.
Marian Haas reported that Cameron Sims is still delinquent with the personal property taxes all
others have paid.
Correspondence received by Chairman and Clerk:
Letter dated 2/24/2005 from Chris Lyons, Fire Inspector for the Columbus Fire Department,
stating that all businesses and multi family dwellings are to have semi annual fire inspections by
the Columbus Fire Department. Farming operations are the only businesses that are currently
exempt. Enclosed were copies of the fire inspection report and acknowledgement form.
Dodge County Planning and Development:
New Building Number Assignment for David and Helen Held of W9744 Cousins Court (Lot 31)
Land Use Permit Application for Randall Minnig to construct an addition at N7071 Forest Road
Land Use Permit application Oelke Construction applicant for Larry and Debbie Neuman to
construct a home on Fountain Road
Copy of letter to New Frontier Land Surveying on adopted resolution of February 7, 2005,
activity # 2004-1706 to grant the land division request of Tom and Susie Haas with conditions.
Copies of the updated New Building Number Application Form
State of Wisconsin department of Administration demographic Services Calendar Year 2004
Housing Survey to be completed by March 31, 2005
State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources printouts of land enrolled in Forest Crop
Law of Managed Forest Law as of January 1, 2005
Wisconsin Department of Commerce conditional approval for United Cooperative for HVAC
ICC Systems in building 2 W9719 County Tk D
State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, certified, Order Altering School District
Boundaries for Warren and Janice Koenig to detach from Columbus School District and attach to
Fall River School District. And for Ross and Catherine Firary to detach from the Fall River
School District and attach to the Columbus School District, both to become effective July 1,
Madison Area Technical College meeting notice of the appointment committee on March 12,
UW Extension seminar “ Wisconsin’s New Livestock Facility Siting Law: What does it mean
for your local community” Thursday April 7 in Arlington
Public Service Commission Notice of Investigation to commence on a Strategic Energy
VFIS, faxed, flyer announcing a Highway Safety Response Workshop April 26, 2005 at the Mt
Horeb Fire Department
Bills: bills for a total of $399,321.17 were approved as presented with a motion from John Kraus,
Jr., seconded by Lucille Miller
Next Meeting: next monthly board meeting will be on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 after the Annual
Meeting is adjourned
Adjourned: Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:27 pm with a motion from
John Kirchberg, seconded by John Kraus, Jr.
March 18, 2005
Marjorie Beilke, Clerk