Minutes from
Town of Vienna Board Meeting Minutes
Monday, May 16, 2011

As Recorded by Shawn Haney, Town Clerk- Manager

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Chairman Lonnie Breggeman. Supervisors Dave Ripp, Jeff Freppon, Gary Endres, Jonathan Marquardt, Treasurer Linda Smithback and Clerk Shawn Haney were present.

Motion by Endres, 2 nd by Marquardt to approve the minutes of the May 2 nd, 2011 meeting. All yes.

Public comment on items not on the agenda:

Resident Dennis Sigmund inquired about the Town Picnic. In the past he has arranged for a band to play and he was inquiring whether he should book a band for this year. It was explained that when the 2011 budget was prepared and approved, no money was included for the picnic, so it is not planned for this year.

The board met with George Dorn, Manager of Vienna Kwik Stop, and discussed the sale of alcohol at their business. A survey was done of other municipalities to see if they restrict how alcohol is displayed and/or sold. Responses ranged from no restrictions to not allowing alcohol sales where gas is sold. Motion by Marquardt, 2 nd by Freppon to have pint bottles and smaller be kept behind the counter, with larger bottles displayed openly in the store. All yes.

Doug Porter, President of the Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters, Inc., gave a presentation on the proposal to clean the Town of Vienna section of the Yahara River. It was explained that there is a fair amount of woody debris in the river that is blocking water flow. There is a plan to promote recreational use of the river, including canoeing. It would be best for the work to be done in the winter to minimize damage to the banks. Affected property owners will be contacted and it will be reviewed at a September meeting. e. All yes.

The board reviewed a proposal to allow highway access for commercial land on the north side of County V, east of Holiday Court (across from Subway and River Road). The Plan Commission recommended approval. Motion by Marquardt, 2 nd by Ripp to approve the Plan Commission’s recommendation.

An article was placed in the newsletter asking farm land owner to contact the Town Office by June 1 st if they are interested in applying for Agricultural Enterprise Zoning.

Town Supervisor Committee Reports: Supervisor Marquardt reported that the DeForest Fire Board will be meeting on May 18 th. Chairman Breggeman reported that the DeForest Senior Center Board chose Jason Kramar (DeForest) as President, Bruce Stravinski (Windsor) as Vice President and Connie Tenjum as Treasurer. Supervisor Freppon attended the Waunakee EMS meeting. Their Open House is Sunday May 22 nd from 10A-2P.

Town Manager’s Report:

  • FEMA Update - Paperwork has been completed and we are expecting $10229.52
  • Insurance Update – Agent John Selje recalculated the coverage amounts for the town buildings and the changes will be made to the policy.
  • Office Computer Update – 2 new computers were installed on May 16 th. We are still working on programs and applications, but everything is going well.
  • Building Estimate Update - Board members were given updated numbers for engineering and surveying costs. Those numbers will be added to the spreadsheet. We are hoping to have final estimates for the June 6 th meeting.
  • Board of Review will meet and adjourn on Monday June 6 th at 6:45 P.M. New dates for Open Book and Board of Review should be available on June 6 th.
  • Re-districting Update – The County has completed the re-districting of county board seats. At this time the Town of Vienna will remain in one county supervisory district. The County Board is scheduled to vote on the plan on Thursday, May 19, 2011.
  • The Future Urban Development Area needs more representation from the Town of Vienna. The desire is to have a Board member, Plan Commission member and citizen representative. Greg Smithback represents the Plan Commission. We will work on trying to recruit for the other positions.

Other Business: Dane County made a change to the deed restrictions on the Larson property on Patton Road. It was sent back to the Town to review the changes. The board agreed to hold a special meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. to approve the changes so the process can get finalized.

Current bills and expenses were reviewed and approved for payment.   Meeting adjourned at 8:45 P.M.


Recorded by: Shawn Ha ney

* Note: These draft minutes are subject
to approval at the June 6, 2011 Town Board Meeting.


Town of Vienna Board Special Meeting Minutes

Thursday, May 19, 2011


The meeting was called to order at 7:01 P.M. by Chairman Lonnie Breggeman. Supervisors Jeff Freppon, and Jonathan Marquardt and Clerk Shawn Haney were present.

The meeting was posted at our posting locations more than 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

Public comment on items not on the agenda: None.

Discussion of zoning petition 10299, Eugene and Audrey Larson. The county added an additional deed restriction prohibiting residential building on the A-1 Ex parcel on the west side of Patton Road. Because of the addition it was sent back to the town for review. Motion by Marquardt, 2 nd by Freppon to approve with the new restriction. All yes.

Discussion of ordinance amendment 37, amending chapter 10 of the county ordinances regarding small scale electric generating stations. The county made changes regarding whether a conditional use permit was needed in A-1 Exclusive ag districts. Motion by Freppon, 2 nd by Marquardt to approve. All yes.

Meeting adjourned at 7:05 P.M.


Recorded by: Shawn Haney

* Note: These draft minutes are subject to approval at the June 6, 2011 Town Board Meeting.


Vienna Town Board Meeting Agenda

Monday, June 6, 2011


The Vienna Town Board will meet on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Hall, located at 7161 County Highway I, DeForest, WI. The agenda for that meeting includes the following:

  • Call the regular town board meeting to order, recite the pledge of allegiance, approve or amend the minutes of the May 16th, 2011 regular board meeting and the May 19 th, 2011 special board meeting.
  • Public comment on matters not on the agenda.
  • Discussion and action on a request to use the Vienna Town Hall for ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) meetings.
  • Meet with a resident of Beech Court regarding a mailbox replacement claim.
  • Discussion and possible action regarding lowering or moving the culvert under Patton Road south of CTH V.
  • Discussion and possible action on lowering a culvert under Schumacher Road south of CTH V.
  • Discussion and action on 2011-2012 Alcohol, Beer, Cigarette, Soda and Operators Licenses.
  • Re-appointment of Plan Commission member Tom Midthun.
  • Discussion and possible action regarding building estimates for town hall and to establish a timeline for a public meeting.
  • Town Supervisor Reports
  • Town Manager’s Report
    • Insurance Update
    • Road Bid Update
    • Aring Equipment Development Agreement Update
    • Utility District meetings date
    • Re-districting update
  • Review, approve and authorize payments of current town bills and expenses.

The Town Board will Convene into Closed Session pursuant to sec. 19.85(1)(c) of the Wisconsin Statutes for the purpose of considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

  • Return to open session
  • Action from items discussed in closed session
  • Adjourn



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