Chairman John Kirchberg called the Annual Meeting of the Electors of the Town of
Calamus to order at 7:00 pm.
Minutes from the April 12, 2005 Annual Meeting were read by Clerk Marjorie Beilke and
approved with a motion from Scott Steers, seconded by David Stange. Motion carried on
Clerk Beilke read the 2005 Annual Financial Report. Motion by Scott Steers, seconded by
Walter Haas to approve the financial report as presented. Motion carried by voice vote.
(Annual Report submitted as minutes, pages 67-70)
Discussion on 2030 Comprehensive Plan:
Chairman Kirchberg stated that the State of Wisconsin has required all municipalities to
have in place a 2030 Smart Growth Comprehensive Plan by 2010. Dodge County can
offer these planning services for a cost of $15,000. Foth & Van Dyke, at this time, has
not responded to our inquiry as to their cost. It is thought that, possibly, it could be less
because the history and statistics have already been completed with the Year 2020 Land
Use Plan. The board is seeking elector input, and it was decided to put some numbers
together for the November Budget Hearing.
Set Town Salaries to be Effective For the Next Term that Begins April 2007: Chairman of
the Salary Committee Scott Steers stated that after review and talking with adjoining
towns, the committee recommends that there be no increase in salaries for the next
term of office. A motion was made by Scott Steers, seconded by Dale Herzberg to leave
the town board salaries at the current level. Motion carried by voice vote.
Chairman Kirchberg stated that the board actively sought and acquired a Local Road
Improvement Program Grant for $8,000.00, possibly $10,000.00 for improvements
planed for Forest Road, from County Hwy D to County Hwy DE
Clerk Beilke stated that the Federal Help America Vote Act requires a state approved
voting machine for people with disabilities in all voting places by year-end. The cost
associated with this will be approximately $5,000.00 with the possibility of some grant
money available to offset the cost.
Being no further business a motion by Scott Steers, seconded by Joanne Lininger to
adjourn at 8:21 pm. Carried voice vote.
April 24, 2006 _______________________________