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Jul 21, 2015


Minutes of July 21, 2015


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

Meeting called to order 6:58pm.

Pledge of Allegiance

Present:  Chairman Neal Stippich, Mark Bobholz, John Kuzniewicz, Jeff Schmitt, Joe Kern, Treasurer Annette Sustman, Clerk Kristine Klodowski 

Notice of meeting posted July 9, 2015, published July 13, 2015, amended notice posted July 20, 2015.

Motion (Kuzniewicz/Bobholz) to approve agenda allowing the chairman to go out of order.  Motion carried. 

June 9, 2015 minutes read.  Motion (Kuzniewicz/Bobholz) to approve minutes with addition of address for GH Solutions.  Motion carried.

June 16, 2015 minutes read.  Motion (Bobholz/Kuzniewicz) to approve minutes.  Motion carried.

July 7, 2015 minutes read.  Motion (Stippich/Kuzniewicz) to approve minutes with addition of “seal coating”  “Also to bid culverts” to end of paragraph.  Motion carried.

July 14, 2015 minutes read.  Motion (Kuzniewicz/Kern) to approve minutes with addition of Nicholas, Andrea, Hillview after “Marlow Road” and deletion of “is to replace any work done on Shaw Hill Road”.  Motion carried.


  1. Land Use Administrator:  Dan Prunuske 4 permits issued in June.  Nehls’ subdivision located at Lola Court and Hemlock Road has been cut since last monthly meeting.  Building on trailer at                        

1205 Madison Street needs permit from Dodge County to be moved.  Property to be raised on W9367 Cty Hwy D has been turned over to Town’s attorney. 

  1. Plan commission:  No meeting.
  2. Board of Appeals:  No meeting.
  3. Police Department:  Chief Brian Drumm reviewed Town of Beaver Dam Monthly Call Report 2015 and Police Beat for June 2015.  Budgeted wages are down for the first half of the year. Combined with several departments to make a large purchase of ammunition that should last the department 4 years.
  4. Road Maintenance Department:   June Job Report presented by Les OestreichLes distributed pictures of some culvert and tree concerns.   Schmitt, Oestreich, and Stippich will meet at 7:30am Wednesday, July 22ndto look at trees.

Motion (Kuzniewicz/Schmitt) to accept committee reports.  Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  given by Annette Sustman.  Motion (Schmitt/Kuzniewicz) to approve.  Motion carried.

PAYMENT OF BILLS:  Total bills presented:  $39,141.69.  Motion (Schmitt/Bobholz) to approve as presented.  Motion carried.

TOWN RESIDENTS:  Judi Miller present regarding cats roaming around subdivision and Township not having a policy.



  1. Pete Thompson/Resolution 2015-6 declaring the project “CTH S, Shaw Brook Bridge B-14-0216” meets the conditions for an “Absence of Need” exception under Wisconsin Administrative Code Trans 75.  Discussion.  Motion (Kuzniewicz/Schmitt) to pass resolution requested by Dodge County.  Motion carried.  Thompson also spoke on seller’s permits and indicated no governmental agency has a seller’s permit as all are tax exempt.  Thompson indicated Town residents have contacted Dodge County regarding culvert pipe and he had asked Stippich if they may go ahead with the requests and in turn bill the Township and the Township would bill the resident.  Bobholz asked for price for center lining.  Thompson quoted .08-.10 per line per foot. Discussion on seal coating.



  1. Security cameras-Prunuske and Stippich met with Don Burcham of Inter-Quest regarding security cameras and VOIP phone systems last week.  They have not yet received quote.
  2. 2014 Town fiscal year audit – Kuzniewicz would like a bid from Parent Dott and Stippich would like a bid from Hietpas for both 2014 and 2015.
  3. Ron Haase driveway – Judi Miller and Ron Haase present.  Haase has spoken with neighbors:  Miller, Bonilla and Weigel.  Neighbors are interested in solving the problem and would like more specifics.  Stippich instructed Prunuske to put stakes in to show elevation changes.  Discussion.  Kuzniewicz and Stippich will meet Prunuske at 10:00am at N8240 Frances Lane Beaver Dam on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
  4. Janusz driveway – Kuzniewicz and Stippich are meeting with the Town’s attorney at 9:00am on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
  5. Fabisch Road driveways – Prunuske stated letters went out last week and no response to date.
  6. EMS agreement with City of Beaver Dam – meeting with attorney Thursday, July 23rd.  Kuzniewicz and Stippich are meeting with the Town’s attorney at 9:00am on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
  7. Resolution 2015-5 "Code of Ordinances” – Stippich will email what is being sent to the County.  A copy needs to be in the Clerk’s office by next week Tuesday for review.  Meeting scheduled for Monday, July 27th at 7:00pm.  Resolution needs to be noticed 2 weeks before it is passed August 11, 2015.  Motion (Schmitt/Kern) to adopt resolution.  Motion carried. 



  1. Hiring of 2015/2016 plow drivers – Clerk will place employment advertisement.
  2. 2015 Town fiscal year audit – addressed in Unfinished Business #4.
  3. Website – Motion (Kern/Schmitt) to go with Inter-Quest’s responsive website.  Motion carried.
  4. DNR Fire Ordinance – Matt Christian – Stippich forgot to call Matt.  Will attempt to schedule for Monday night meeting.


CLERKS REPORT:  Operator licenses (Katrina L. Hole, Ashley N. LaVanda, Karen K. McNitt, Megan N. Trott, Sophie A. Bishop, Melody J. Linendoll)

Motion (Stippich/Kuzniewicz) to approve operator’s licenses upon completion of background checks.  Motion carried.


CORRESPONDENCE& Information received by Chairman and/or Town Officers.  Bobholz asked the Board to continue what they have done in previous years for the return of the Patriot Ride on September 5, 2015.  Will be placed on agenda for August.  Stippich shared Incident Command System email from the Wisconsin Emergency Management and letter from Mark Weterveld from DOT regarding study on 151 between Columbus and Waupun.


Motion (Bobholz/Kern) to adjourn 9:23pm.  Motion carried.


Beaver Dam Town Board Speical Meeting Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 10:00am at N8240 Frances Lane, Beaver Dam

Beaver Dam Town Board Speical Meeting Monday, July 27, 2015 at 7:00pm

Beaver Dam Town Board Speical Meeting Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:00pm

Beaver Dam Town Board Meeting Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:00pm


Respectfully Submitted,


Kristine Klodowski, Clerk

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