Sunday, November 17, 2019

Public Notices & Agendas


Regular Town Board Meeting, Public Hearing
& Special Town Meeting of Electors
Agenda:  Nov. 18, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order, Roll Call, Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Confirmation of Compliance with Open Meetings Law
  3. Informal Public Comment Time

Move to recess Regular Town Board Meeting & Special Town Meeting of Electors and enter Public Hearing.

  1. Public Hearing on 2020 Budget, pursuant to sec. 65.90 of Wis. Statutes.

Move to close Public Hearing and enter Special Town Meeting of Electors.

  1. Special Town Meeting of the Electors, pursuant to sec 60.12(1)(c):
    • Adopt the year 2019 Town tax levy to be paid in 2020 pursuant to 60.10(1)(a) – $862,482 as proposed

 Move to close Special Town Meeting of Electors and enter Regular Town Board Meeting.

  1. Minutes of previous meeting: 5, 2019
  2. Chairperson’s Report
  3. Driveway Permit: 5288 Scenic Ridge Trail
  4. Discussion & adoption of 2020 Town Budget
    • Dog License fees (potential updates to Office Policies & Ordinance 2.02 Dog Licenses)
  5. Resolution Authorizing Exceedance of 2019 Levy Limits to Pay for Charges Assessed by the Middleton Joint Fire District, Resolution 2019-4
  6. October financials
  7. Helt farmhouse razing timeline
    1. Whippoorwill culvert and cul de sac
    2. Hyer Road Drainage: Cross Culvert Abandonment
    3. Blight
      1. 7166 County Highway K
      2. 7139 County Highway K
    4. Zoning Violation: 6236 US Hwy. 12
    5. Outstanding salt shed invoice
    6. Outdoor storage and violations
    7. Volunteer funds ordinance for EMS & fire districts
    8. Bittersweet Court Town road parking issue
  9. Committee Reports
  10. Road Patrolman’s Report
  11. Clerk/Treasurer’s Report
  12. Approval of Bills as presented
  13. Adjourn



Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Town Hall, 6157 Cty Hwy P, Dane, WI 53529, a Public Hearing on the proposed 2020 budget will be held for the Town of Springfield, pursuant to sec. 65.90 of the Wis. Statutes. A detailed copy of the proposed budget is available for inspection from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 18, 2019, immediately following the completion of the Public Hearing, pursuant to Section 60.12 (1) (c) of the Wisconsin State Statutes, the Town Board has called a Special Town Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Springfield for the following purposes:

  1. To adopt the year 2019 Town tax levy to be paid in 2020 (Sec. 60.10 (1)(a) of the Wis. Statutes).
  2. To adopt the compensation of elective town officers (Sec. 60.32).

Notice is hereby given that the Town Board will meet immediately following the special meeting for the purpose of acting on the 2020 budget.

REVENUES 2019 Budget          YE est. Proposed 2020 Budget % Change
Local Property Tax 857,082 862,482 0.6%
Personal Property Aid 3,564 3,602 1.1%
Mobile Home 9,000 9,500 5.6%
Intergovernmental Rev 251,989 223,551 -11.3%
Licenses/Permits 47,419 46,300 -2.4%
Public Charges for Services 174,818 174,370 -0.3%
Miscellaneous 185,642 124,431 -33.0%
Total Revenues 1,529,514 1,444,236 -5.6%
General Government 285,707 286,663 0.3%
Public Safety 266,842 255,961 -4.1%
Public Works/Road Maint. 674,350 746,361 10.7%
Health/Human Services 5,124 13,300 159.6%
Conservation & Dev 28,546 36,383 27.5%
Capital Expense 9,700 609,600 6184.5%
Debt Service 163,411 142,411 -12.9%
Total Expenditures 1,433,680 2,090,679 45.8%
Transfers In–Fund Bal. 403 61,443 15146.4%
Transfers Out      
Loan Proceeds 0 600,000 N/A
  General Fund    
  Beginning Balance 1,255,422
  Estimated Revenues 1,529,917
  Estimated Expenses 1,433,680
  Ending Balance 1,351,659


Joint Town Board of Adjustment
Towns of Berry, Blue Mounds, Bristol, Springfield, Sun Prairie and Westport
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Town of Springfield Town Hall, 6157 County Highway P, Dane, WI 53529

1. Call to Order – Chair Anthony Varda
2. Certification of Open Meetings Law Compliance
3. Roll |Call of members, appearances by the appellant and others.
4. Docketed Matters for the Meeting:
Appeal of Meinholz, LLC, operator of the Yahara Materials quarry located in the Town of Springfield, from the Determination of Zoning Administration dated July 18, 2019 and revised August 20, 2019.
6. The Joint Board may deliberate on the Docketed Matters, or, in its discretion, elect to receive post-hearing briefs. If the Joint Board elects to receive briefs, the Joint Board shall schedule the briefing and a meeting to deliberate on the appeal.
7. Adjournment.
If any member of the public wishing to attend the hearing requests accommodations of a disability, they should contact the Town Clerk of the Town of Springfield at least one week in advance at 608-849-7887 or by email to
It is possible that a majority of the Town Boards of Berry, Blue Mounds, Bristol, Springfield, Sun Prairie or Westport may be present, but those Boards will neither meet nor take action on any matters.



 APRIL 7, 2020


 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Town of Springfield, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the incumbents listed. The term for Supervisor III and IV will be two years and begin on April 21, 2020.

OFFICE                                         INCUMBENT

Town Board Supervisor III           Arthur E. Meinholz

Town Board Supervisor IV            Daniel Dresen                        

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2019, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.



Information related to the Middleton Municipal Airport can be found on their website at:


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to each and every person who owns, occupies or controls land in the TOWNS OF SPRINGFIELD, County of Dane, State of Wisconsin, to cut or destroy noxious weeds on such property before the plants bloom.

Noxious weeds are:  Canada Thistle, Leafy Spurge, Field Bindweed (creeping Jenny), Yellow Rocket, Perennial Sow Thistle, Musk Thistle, Giant Foxtail, Wild Hemp (Marijuana), Yellow Mustard, Velvet Leaf, Wild Radish, Bull Thistle and the Buckthorn Bush and any other weed the governing body of any municipality or the county board of any county by ordinance or resolution declares to be noxious within its respective boundaries. Wis. Stats. § 66.0407(b). Noxious Weeds shall be controlled at such time and in such a manner as shall effectively prevent such plants from bearing seed, or spreading to adjoining property.

Town of Springfield