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Mar 10, 2015


Minutes of March 10, 2015


Beaver Dam Town Hall, W8540 Cty Hwy W, Beaver Dam, WI

Meeting called to order 7:00pm.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Present:  Chairman Neal Stippich, Mark Bobholz, John Kuzniewicz, Brian Toth (arrived 7:10pm), Jeff Schmitt (arrived 7:30pm), Treasurer Annette Sustman, Clerk Kristine Klodowski

Notice of meeting posted March 2, 2015, published March 6, 2015, amended notice posted March 8, 2015.

Motion (Bobholz/Kuzniewicz) to approve agenda.  Motion carried.

February 10, 2015 minutes read.  Motion (Kuzniewicz/Bobholz) to approve minutes.  Motion carried.

March 3, 2015 minutes read.  Motion (Bobholz/Kuzniewicz) to approve minutes.  Motion carried.


  1. Land Use Administrator:  Dan Prunuske, no permits issued last month.
  2. Plan commission:  Conducted public hearing on HBM properties to rezone properties along Highway 151 from A-2to I-1. Acted on revisions to Chapter 62 with some changes.
  3. Board of Appeals:  Overturned LUA’s denial of CEE Media for billboards along Highway 151.  Overturned LUA’s denial of certified survey to create about a 2 acre parcel on the east side of Highway W in an exclusive Ag zoning district.
  4. Police Department:  Chief Brian Drumm reviewed Town of Beaver Dam Monthly Call Report 2015and Police Beat for February 2015.  Interviews for new patrolman.  Police Commission made a hiring recommendation.  Chief Drumm will extend offer pending physical and drug screening.  MDC to new Chief’s training in Madison for a week.
  5. Road Maintenance Department:  February Job Report.  Also presented various estimates for cherry picker rental, oil, batteries, and tires.  Has started patching holes with remaining blacktop.  Will be contacting Sheriff’s Department for roadside clean up.  Salt needs to be ordered by March 20th100 ton current with 300 ton in Milwaukee to be picked up yet.  Les recommends 400 ton for 2016.

Motion (Kuzniewicz/Toth) to approve committee reports.  Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  given by Annette Sustman.   

Motion (Toth/Bobholz) to approve.  Motion carried.

PAYMENT OF BILLS:  Total bills presented:  $1,308,925.71.  Motion (Toth/Bobholz) to approve.  Motion carried.



  1. Implements of Husbandry permit:  need a permit if going over 92,000 pounds.
  2. Resolution 2015-1:  adopted last month.
  3. Clerk/Treasurer appointment:  Chairman Stippich presented job descriptions for Clerk/Treasurer positions.  In the interest of time, a special meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:00pm.


  1. IBC Ordinance:  Matt Christian of the BDFD recommends drafting an IBC Ordinance that will automatically be updated with the changing of the State code.
  2. Security cameras:  Chief Brian Drumm presented information regarding various options and drawbacks.  He also distributed a proposal packet to the Board compiled by Brian Downey.  Chief Drumm asked to have future system specifics discussed in closed session.  Discussion.  Motion (Bobholz/Schmitt) to request proposals for some type of security system for the Township.  Motion carried.  Chairman Stippich proposes to include closed session at Special Town Board Meeting on March 24, 2015 to discuss specifics.
  3. Clerk/Treasurer job descriptions:  will include in March 24, 2015 meeting.
  4. Resolution amendment to balance budget.  Will place on agenda for April meeting.
  5. SVRS:  Motion (Stippich/Schmitt) to terminate MOU with Dodge County and have present clerk handle the SVRS.  Ayes:  Stippich, Kuzniewicz, Toth, Schmitt.  Nays:  Bobholz.  Motion carried.
  6. Town financial accounts:  Discussion.  Stippich would like to look at the accounts and see if they can be consolidated and make a presentation.  Will work with Treasurer to come up with a solution.  Discussion.  Treasurer will talk with American National Bank and Horicon State Bank regarding the possibility of handling the Town of Beaver Dam accounts.
  7. Plan Commission's recommendation to rezone Parcel 004-1114-0331-000
    located in the SE¼ of the NW¼ and the NE¼ of the
    SW¼ of Section 3, T. 11 N., R. 14 E. from A-2
    General Agricultural to I-1 Industrial:  Motion (Stippich/Kuzniewicz) approve changing of zoning from previous classification to industrial.  Motion carried.
  8. 2015-1 Code of Ordinances:  Discussion.   Motion (Kuzniewicz) to accept Ordinance 2015-1.  Discussion.   No second.  Motion (Toth/Schmitt) to table 2015-1 Code of Ordinances until March 24, 2015 meeting.  

CLERK’S REPORT:  Liquor license applications (Amanda A. Unzicker).  Motion (Stippich/Bobholz) to approve application, pending background check by Chief Drumm.  Motion carried.

CORRESPONDENCE:  Kuzniewicz made mention of Dodge County sales tax distribution.  Chairman had a letter from Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative for Board to sign.  Schmitt stated Bob Matheus was present and has had contact with a Union-Pacific Railroad representative, Tom, who will clean out under the tracks at Sunny Side Estates on Thursday.


Special Town Board meeting Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:00pm.

Next Beaver Dam Town Board meeting Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:00pm.


Motion (Toth/Schmitt) to adjourn 8:57pm.  Motion carried.


Respectfully Submitted,

Kristine Klodowski, Clerk

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