TOWN OF EXETER- REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Town Hall, Monday, May 13, 2013; 7:30 – 8:15 PM
Board members in attendance- Chair Fahey, Supervisors Gundlach and Zweifel and Clerk Christen
General- 9 people, (A. Sherman, C. Galhouse, B. Grotophost, D. Schulz, R. Anderson, P. & V. Derendinger, A. Colville, K. Roberts)
Call to order- Chair Fahey called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm and noted that the meting had been properly posted.
Minutes- April 8, 2013, approved, MOTION (Gundlach, Zweifel)
Treasurer report- April ending balance was $288,291.51, approve, MOTION (Zweifel, Gundlach)
Announcements-Clerk Christen reported that Alliant Energy had requested the town get an estimate to repair the Recycling Center fence burnt when a power pole snapped and started a grass fire; M. Chicks family requested to reserve the park- fee tor charge; inquiry as to target shooting allowed on Hughes Rd; Plan Commission meeting set for May 21.
Paul Derendinger was present to seek input from the board regarding the need for a private driveway and easement for a lot he is seeking to purchase and build on following his house fire. The arrangement was briefly discussed and Paul was told he would need to go before the Plan Commission for discussion and any approval first. The board will not act on the request until the Plan Commission acts on it first.
Dylan Schulz was present to let the board know that the intended half basketball court at the park was a good idea. It would be attractive for young adults to use.
Recycling- M. Gundlach attended a meeting at Pellitteri “Pay as you go” it was basically helping communities plan for the future needs of waste handling.
Park- R. Anderson informed those present that the committee is planning a paved half basketball court to be installed shortly, it appears that a few of the trees that were planted last year did not winter over and the trees will be replaced under warranty, the big oak tree has been mulched and appears to be doing well, the Marion Chicks family would like to use donations to install a bench in their mother’s honor at the park-they would like to have it installed before their reunion scheduled for August 3.
Old business- none
*WI Move to Amend Resolution, Anne Colville and Ken Roberts were present to discuss the resolution that was presented to the board at the Annual meeting. This is an advisory resolution that has been approved at numerous towns, cities, and counties. The resolution is to amend 2012 Supreme Court decision allowing the Citizens United ruling. After much discussion the board informed those present that this item will be on the next two monthly agendas to allow people to question and discuss the resolution before the board acts on it in July.
*Contract with Crack Filling Services- 2013 contract submitted to the board for maintenance work on the following roads: Dohm, Carla, Fonda, Hannah, Story Creek, Story ridge, Mourning Dove, Panorama, Nye Roads, total work= $10,000, MOTION (Zweifel, Gundlach) all in favor, approved.
*Cemetery headstone siting fee- it has been recommended to the board to implement a siting fee for the placement of the headstones in town cemeteries to insure the correct placement. It will be billed to the monument companies. MOTION to approve $100 siting fee -the normal charge in the area (Gundlach, Zweifel), all approved.
*Board of Review is set for June 3 and all notices have been mailed and posted.
*Bills as presented, approved, MOTION (Gundlach, Zweifel)
Adjourn, MOTION (Gundlach, Zweifel)
Candee J. Christen, Clerk