Town of York
Monthly Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Please Note: These Town Board meeting minutes are posted as draft-only to inform town residents of the topics addressed at the board meeting. These minutes are subject to review and possible revision at next month’s Town Board meeting and should not be considered official until they receive final board approval at that time.
The meeting was called to order at 7:04 pm. The meeting was held in person and as a video conference on Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman Dan Truttmann, 1st Supervisor April Prusia, 2nd Supervisor Travis Leonard, and Clerk-Treasurer Jessie Schlumpf were present. Verification of proper notice was given.
Public Comment- Jessie Schlumpf thanked the Plan Commission for the good work on the Comprehensive Plan Survey.
Minutes August 10, 2021, Town Board Meeting- Minutes for the Tuesday, August 10, 2021, Board meeting were presented and amended. April Prusia moved to approve the minutes as amended; second by Travis Leonard. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report, ARPA update and Redistricting update- The Treasurer’s report was presented. Dan Truttmann moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report; second by April Prusia. Motion carried. ARPA: Dan Truttmann attended the Green County WTA Unit meeting where Jake Langenhahn of the WTA discussed ARPA. The Board discussed possible ARPA fund uses: improved electrical, Wi-Fi, ventilation and windows at the Town Hall. Redistricting: Jessie Schlumpf reported that she is awaiting notification on advancement to Stage 2. The Town of York will need to pass a resolution on ward creation and designation of polling place at the October Board meeting
Bills- Jessie Schlumpf presented bills to be paid. Dan Truttmann moved to approve the bills as presented; second by Travis Leonard. Motion carried.
Patrolman’s Report- Wayne Bue reported on bridge work. A 25-ton limit sign will be ordered for the Badger Road bridge. Buckeye Rd. (at Sunnyside) and both upper and lower Hay Hollow Rd signs have been stolen. Wayne will order replacements. Wayne will install replacement signs on power poles for So. Postville Rd. and Buckeye Rd. Dan Truttmann will have the replacement sign installed for Hustad Valley Rd. Wayne will weld a 2-foot post extension and sink the post (mounting up 15 feet) for the replacement Hay Hollow Rd. sign. There have been problems with the excavator joy stick; parts have arrived and Wayne will repair the problem. The new tires have been installed on the tractor. Dan Truttmann asked if salt and chips will be ordered. Wayne will mow as far back as he can.
Plan Commission Report- Bethany Storm updated the dwelling unit database on 9/14/2021. She reported the Comprehensive Plan survey has been mailed out, as well as posted on the Town website; results are due by next month. Bethany has been in touch with Troy at SWRPC regarding maps and figures for the updated Comprehensive Plan. A couple of sections of the Comprehensive Plan still need review as well as goals; then they’ll look at ordinances. The Plan Commission approved the Ron Strommen/Kiel Stampfli land division-transfer.
Chairman Report- 1) Dan Truttmann will contact town counsel to set up a closed session meeting on ordinance review. 2) The old cheese factory on Hay Hollow has been cleaned up. 3) Jeff Briggs of Green County received a response from the out-of-state owner of the abandoned camper on Badger Rd; 60 days follow up (possible removal of camper with those costs added to the owner’s tax bill?). 4) Scott Jelle (Building Inspector) updated the Board on the Diane O’Donnell camper situation – septic has been staked out. He’ll reach out to her regarding progress on septic, electric, etc.
Ron Strommen land division- Though approved by the Plan Commission, this land transfer/division to Kiel Stampfli of the house and 94 acres of land was tabled until the October 12, 2021 Board meeting. Mr. Strommen is waiting for documents.
Scott Jelle (Building Inspector) – driveway inspections- Scott Jelle and the Board discussed the logistics of Mr. Jelle taking over driveway inspections. He is at those sites 7-8 times during construction of new buildings. The Board tabled this item pending town counsel consultation and possible revision of the driveway ordinance.
Marc Movrich driveway refund – W9397 Buckeye Road- The Board discussed this driveway and sight lines. Dan Truttmann moved to approve the driveway refund for Marc Movrich, W9397 Buckeye Rd.; second by Travis Leonard. Motion carried.
Mark Muench driveway refund – Hwy 39- The Board discussed the driveway specifications. Dan Truttmann moved to approve the driveway refund for Mark Muench, Hwy. 39; second by Travis Leonard. Motion carried.
Web address change – possibly to .gov or .wi.gov- The Board discussed the information provided by Tim Czerwonka on this process. April Prusia moved that we change our web address to townofyork.wi.gov; second by Dan Truttmann. Motion carried. Jessie Schlumpf will contact Tim Czerwonka to facilitate this change.
Vacating driveways- Dan Truttmann reported on his attempts to find records on the Register of Deeds website. Discussion was held on the process for vacation: different process depending on how the drives were created (via resolution, by deed, easement, etc.). Dan Truttmann will check with town counsel on this matter. The Board also discussed notification to residents of right-of-way problems.
Begin budget process for 2022- Jessie Schlumpf presented a very rough proposed budget and the Board discussed the upcoming budget process. Jessie will provide the Board with year-end bank balances, 2019 and 2020 actual budgets and continue preparing the proposed 2022 budget.
Rules/Signage for Recycling Center dumpsters- The Board tabled this item for next month.
Adjournment- Travis Leonard moved to adjourn; second by Dan Truttmann. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:25 pm.
Respectfully submitted, Jessica L. Schlumpf, Clerk-Treasurer