MINUTES OF REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Plymouth Town Board
Town of Plymouth, Rock County, Wisconsin
January 10, 2017
Board Members Present: Chairperson Dean Connell, Supervisor Kim Dooley and Supervisor Sean Snyder
Board Members Absent: None
Others Present: Clerk Susan Douglas, Treasurer Tippy Phillips, Planning & Zoning Chairperson Brad Inman and 6 members of the public.
Notice of Meeting was properly posted. Meeting called to order by Chairperson Connell at 7:00 p.m. at the Plymouth Town Hall. The Pledge of Allegiance followed.
1. Agenda for January 10, 2017 Meeting: Snyder/Dooley moved and seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried on a 3-0 voice vote.
2. Citizen Participation, Communications, and Announcements:
3. Approval of Minutes of Meetings:
Snyder/Dooley moved and seconded to approve the minutes of the December 13, 2016 monthly meeting as presented. Motion carried on a 3-0 voice vote.
4. Town Treasurer’s Financial Statement:
Tippy Phillips, Treasurer, explained the treasurer’s report ending December 31, 2016 with a Total Balance of $33,582.61 for all accounts. Snyder/Dooley moved and seconded to approve the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried on a 3-0 voice vote.
5. Planning and Zoning Discussion and Possible Action
Report on December 27, 2016 Meeting: Planning & Zoning Chairperson Brad Inman stated the Committee finished the Conditional Use Permits review.
6. Unfinished Business for Discussion and Possible Action
Ordinance 2016-02: An Ordinance Repealing Town of Plymouth Ordinance No. 1995 Which Designated a Portion of Plymouth Church Road as a Heavy Traffic Route:
Chairperson Connell stated Plymouth Church Road was the only road in Rock County with the heavy traffic restriction. He stated residents on Johnson Road were concerned about the trucks turning onto Johnson Road from Plymouth Church Road. Supervisor Dooley stated she did research and spoke to residents who stated the road was posted with the restrictions but there was no enforcement. She stated it would cost the Town of Plymouth approximately $8000 to have the County paint yellow middle lines and white fog lines on the town’s share of Plymouth Church Road. Supervisor Dooley stated the County was willing to do a traffic study which would help determine what specific areas needed lines and signage. Lori Inman stated she was glad Supervisor Dooley was researching the issue and talking with residents. Ann Redmer stated in the past the Town explored the possibility of a joint effort with Orfordville to enforce Plymouth’s ordinances but Orfordville declined. Larry Harding stated there were two issues to be addressed when considering the ordinance: safety and road damage. Rose Cash suggested lifting the restriction and then posting “No Through Truck Traffic-Local Delivery Only” signs along the road. Supervisor Snyder stated he understood all sides of the issue but wondered why the Town spent four years in the 1990’s working to make it a 5 ton road. He stated he was concerned the Town Board would take action on this ordinance without having a plan in place to address what would be done if the restriction was lifted. After much discussion, Chairperson Connell stated final action on the ordinance would be postponed until the February Town Board meeting and the Town Board would also address what course of action would be taken if the heavy traffic limitation was lifted.
7. New Business for Discussion and Possible Action
7.1. Approval of Amended 2016 Town Budget: Treasurer Tippy Phillips presented the 2016 Town Budget with the final actual end of year account amounts. Snyder/Dooley moved and seconded to approve the amended 2016 Town Budget as presented. Motion carried on a 3-0 voice vote.
7.2. Approval of Amended 2017 Town Budget: Treasurer Tippy Phillips presented the 2017 Town Budget with the actual cash on hand amount of $33,582.61 carried over from 2016. Snyder/Dooley moved and seconded to approve the amended 2017 Town Budget as presented. Motion carried on a 3-0 voice vote.
8. Supervisors’ Report
8.1. Ordinance Enforcement: Supervisor Snyder stated the issue with people living in a garage on Race St. was still being addressed.
8.2. Road Maintenance/Road Projects: Supervisor Kim Dooley stated she met with Jack Beggs and John Traynor. John Traynor provided her with information on Plymouth Church Rd. She and Chairperson Connell stated the County would be working on brush cutting and tree trimming along town roads.
9. Clerk’s Report
February Primary Election: Clerk Sue Douglas stated a Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 to narrow down candidates for the Spring Election to be held in April. Currently only candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction will be on the ballot.
10. Chairperson’s Report
Chairperson Connell reported the Rock County Sheriff’s Weekender program was scheduled to clean the town hall and Maple Grove Cemetery on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Supervisor Kim Dooley and her son cleaned the Town Hall on December 30, 2016.
11. Approval and Payment of Bills
Snyder/Dooley moved and seconded to approve the payment of all bills presented which included Check #9860 through Check # 9875 for a total of $ 590,600.81. Motion carried on a
3-0 voice vote.
Snyder/Dooley moved and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried on 3-0 voice vote.
Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Susan Douglas, Plymouth Town Clerk
Minutes approved February 14, 2017 by Town Board