2017 Annual Meeting
MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING
TOWN OF Plymouth
April 18, 2017
Chairperson of the Meeting: Newly Elected Town Chairperson Sean Snyder
Clerk of the Meeting: Town Clerk Susan Douglas
Others Present: 10 electors of the Town of Plymouth
12 town residents were eligible to vote at this Annual meeting.
Meeting called to order by Town Board Chairperson Snyder at 7:10 p.m. at the Plymouth Town Hall, Orfordville, Wisconsin. The Pledge of Allegiance followed.
1. Town Chairperson Sean Snyder explained the purpose of the annual meeting and stated it was a meeting of the residents and not a Town Board meeting. He stated residents could discuss any town issues and reviewed the categories of items which could be voted on at a town meeting.
2. Bill Redmer moved, seconded by Ann Redmer to vote by show of hands. The motion carried on a 12-0 show of hands.
3. Town Board Announcements
a. E-Waste recycling will be held on May 20, 2017 from 8 am -Noon in the Footville Fire Department’s parking lot.
b. Open Book will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Plymouth Town Hall. Assessment notices had been sent by the assessor to property owners who had a change in their assessment.
4. Minutes of the 2016 Annual Meeting
Larry Harding moved, seconded by Bill Redmer to approve the 2016 Annual meeting minutes as submitted by Town Clerk Susan Douglas. The motion carried on a 12-0 show of hands.
5. Set Date for the 2018 Town Meeting
Larry Harding moved, seconded by Kim Dooley to set Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. as the date and time for the 2018 Annual Town Meeting to be held at the Plymouth Town Hall. The motion carried on a 12-0 show of hands.
6. 2016 Financial Report
Copies of the 2016 Town Financial Report were available for inspection. Kim Dooley moved, seconded by Larry Harding to accept the financial statement for the year 2016 as presented by Treasurer Tippy Phillips. The motion carried on a 12-0 show of hands.
7. Public Participation
a. Bill Redmer stated he was concerned about large livestock facilities, manure handling and deep water wells for irrigation. Sue Douglas stated the Plymouth Planning and Zoning Committee looked at examples of ordinances related to those issues at a meeting last year but no action was taken. Bill Redmer moved, seconded by Larry Harding to recommend the Town Board approve livestock facilities, deep wells and manure handling ordinances. The motion carried on a 12-0 show of hands.
b. Ann Redmer asked if the Town Board had looked into warning sirens being installed on the tower at County Road H and State Hwy 213 for the benefit of residents in that area. Sean Snyder stated nothing had been done in regards to warning sirens yet. Ann Redmer moved, seconded by Larry Harding to recommend the Town Board look into having a warning siren installed on the tower at County Road H and State Hwy 213.
c. Ann Redmer asked if the Town Board had established a list of maintenance needs for the Town Hall. Sean Snyder stated the Town Board had replaced the windows in the Town Hall in 2016 and was planning to replace the Town Hall floor next. The Town Board increased the maintenance budget for 2017 with the hope of having some funds left to carry over into 2018 and then combined with the 2018 budgeted amount would enable the Board to replace the floor.
d. Larry Harding suggested again the Town Board look into contracting some road maintenance such roadside mowing and trimming trees to private contractors. He stated this would save money and the Town Board would still work with the Rock County Publics Works Department on other road maintenance projects. Town Chairperson Sean Snyder stated he and Supervisor Kim Dooley had just toured the roads with Rock County Highway Personnel to determine priorities for town road work.
e. Charlie Vogt expressed concern that frac sand processing was becoming an issue in Wisconsin. Charlie Vogt moved, seconded by Larry Harding to recommend the Town Board look into frac sand processing and its potential impact on the Town of Plymouth. The motion carried on a 12-0 show of hands.
f. Charlie Vogt suggested the Town Board look into an intergovernmental agreement with the Village of Footville or Village of Orfordville for municipal court services. Larry Harding stated when he was chairperson of Town of Plymouth, he proposed an agreement with the Village of Orfordville for police and municipal court services but the Village decided not to pursue an agreement. Sean Snyder stated he was interested in approaching both villages again with an intergovernmental agreement proposal. Larry Harding moved, seconded by Kim Dooley to recommend the Town Board look into an intergovernmental agreement with Village of Footville or Village of Orfordville to utilize their municipal court system for Town of Plymouth ordinance violations. The motion carried on a 12-0 voice vote.
g. Vanessa Herald asked if recycling removal could be weekly. She stated she had more recycling waste than regular garbage. Sue Douglas explained the recycling and waste removal schedule was part of the contract and weekly recycling would have been more expensive. Sue stated unfortunately most residents do not recycle enough to justify weekly recycling pickup. She gave Vanessa contact information for Advance Disposal to see if she could get an additional recycling cart.
Bill Redmer moved, seconded by Kim Dooley to adjourn the 2017 Annual Town meeting. The motion carried on a 12-0 show of hands.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Susan Douglas, Town Clerk