Monday, October 14, 2019

Public Notices & Agendas


Regular Board Meeting Agenda
October 15, 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
  4. Minutes of previous meeting: 17, 2019
  5. Chairperson’s Report
  6. Operator’s License: Amber Googins, Missouri Tavern
  7. Driveway permit: 5288 Scenic Ridge Trail
  8. Recommendations of PC:
  • PUBLIC HEARING –          Move to recess regular meeting and enter into a public hearing
      • Ayers / Butteris, Approx. 7730-7795 County Hwy. K;
      • CSM and rezone 1.01 acres from A-1EX to SFR & 43.43 acres from A-1EX to AG
      • Parcel Nos. 0808-302-9535-9, 0808-302-8340-0, & 0808-301-8540-5;

                                                         Move to close public hearing and re-enter regular meeting

  • CSM & Rezone: Ayers & Butteris, Parcel Nos. 0808-302-9535-9, 0808-302-8340-0, & 0808-301-8540-5

Motion by Mr. Pulvermacher, seconded by Commissioner Beglinger to grant the application for agenda item 7 with the following conditions:  the Butteris’ “split” is assigned to Lot 4, Lot 3 will have no buildings allowed; any driveways created on the two parcels will be reviewed by Middleton Fire District, and that the Right to Farm Notice will go on both Lots 3 and 4; Lots 1 and 2–the “split” for the home is from Lot 2 and will go on Lot 1; no buildings will be allowed on areas of 20% or greater slopes; the driveway will be reviewed by Middleton Fire District; a Right to Farm Notice will go on Lots 1 and 2; and that no “split” remains on Lot 2 and that we add the notations from GEC’s and MSA’s September 25, 2019 reviews pertaining to lot size irregularities to be corrected and the setbacks noted on CSM sheet 1 of 5.  Motion carried, 5-0.

  • PUBLIC HEARING –                   Move to recess regular meeting and enter into a public hearing
    • JAR Express, Inc., 6434 State Hwy. 19
    • CUP and rezone 3.28 acres from C-2 to COM zoning
    • Parcel No. 0808-121-8790-0

                                              Move to close public hearing and re-enter regular meeting

  • Hottmann Construction Design Review Application- security fence and dumpster fence

Motion by Mr. Pulvermacher, seconded by Commissioner Beglinger to accept the plan for Hottmann Construction’s screening of the dumpster.  Motion carried, 5-0. 

Motion by Commissioner Wolfe, seconded by Mr. Pulvermacher to accept the security fence proposal with the condition that the applicant will timely replace the plastic slats in the chain link to the Town’s satisfaction at the Towns’ request.  Motion carried, 5-0.

  • Zoning ordinance amendment – plumbing in accessory buildings

Motion by Commissioner Beglinger, seconded by Commissioner Wright to accept the ordinance amendment to the Town’s zoning, Item 10A on the agenda.  Motion carried, 5-0.

  1. Whippoorwill culvert and cul de sac
  2. CD Renewal
  3. September financials
  4. Ramo, LLC building
  5. Short term vacation rentals
  6. Old Business
    1. Blight
      • 7166 County Highway K
      • 7139 County Highway K
      • 7759 Martinsville Rd.
    2. Zoning Violation: 6236 Us Hwy. 12
    3. Kingsley Cemetery Garden Shed Maintenance
    4. Audit proposals
    5. Notice of opportunity to request a public hearing on the WI Hwy. 19 reconstruction
    6. Outstanding salt shed invoice
    7. Outdoor storage and violations
    8. Volunteer funds ordinance for EMS & fire districts
    9. Bittersweet Court Town road parking issue
    10. Hyer Road Drainage: Cross Culvert Abandonment
  7. Committee Reports
  8. Road Patrolman’s Report
  9. Clerk/Treasurer’s Report and Correspondence
  10. Approval of Bills as presented
  11. Adjourn

COMPLIANCE WITH THE OPEN MEETINGS LAW is certified.  Notice was given by posting this agenda at the Springfield Town Hall and on the town website. Meetings may be recorded.

The Town of Springfield will accommodate qualified persons with disabilities requesting such accommodations.  Please contact the Town Clerk for more information.            

All agenda items are posted for discussion and possible action by the body.

The members of other Town boards, commissions or committees may attend this meeting.  Even if a majority of another Town Board, commission or committee is present, that board, commission or committee will not meet, discuss or act on any business unless a meeting has been noticed.


Joint Town Board of Adjustment
Towns of Berry, Blue Mounds, Bristol, Springfield, Sun Prairie and Westport
Wednesday, October 23, 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.
5. -Pursuant to sec. 6.02 of the ByLaws of the Joint Town Board of Adjustment, the following shall be the proceedings on the Docketed matters:
(a) Read public hearing appeal.
(b) Chair recites purpose of the BOA and the hearing procedures, etc…
(c) Reading of the reasons for denial by the Zoning Administrator if the appeal is an appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s decision.
(d) Staff, Town, State or Federal Agencies correspondence/recommendations.
(e) Administration of an oath or affirmation to the applicant or appellant by the Board of Adjustment Chairman.
(f)Applicant or appellant presents evidence.
(g)Questioning by Board of Adjustment.
(h) Evidence presented by those in support of or opposed to the appeal.
(i) Rebuttals as permitted by Board of Adjustment.
(j) Close hearing and move into deliberative stage.
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.


Dear residents,

Sorry for the last minute notice but I was just informed the Board of adjustment has been cancelled for tonight, please see below. The board of adjustment chair was handed more information today & not enough people were notified.

I have asked them to cancel tonight’s meeting, we will reschedule & let you know. 

Thank you for your patience,

Chairman Jim Pulvermacher


From: Anthony R. Varda []
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 5:32 PM
Subject: RE: The Proposed Record for BOA Hearing
Importance: High


   In the last 72 hours, the Board of Appeals has been inundated with paperwork.  My stack is about 3 inches thick.   However, none of it indicated any problems with the Agenda, sent out on September 25th, with a request to comment.  Third parties have today raised the issue of the failure of the notice to specifically describe the parties to the appeal as making the notice defective.  It is probably a fair point, which I missed when reviewing the Agenda.  Even if it is likely not to have mislead anyone actually interested, it puts us at risk of an invalid decision and court challenge, all of which would be an enormous waste of our time.

   I would suggest we postpone tonight’s Appeal Hearing to a later date, such as the 23rd or 30th.  This will allow actual review of the materials provided, and thought out questions from the Board.  However, I would invite each side to present a short written summary of their position, their opponent’s mistaken position, and the important points in the materials provided.  I suggest 10 pages, max, double spaced, 12 point, 10 footnotes, separate caption cover (not counted as a page.)   An outline form would be great.  That way we can be prepared to meet and then decide immediately.  Given the volume of paperwork recently dropped, I would have set over the deliberations from tonight, anyway, to allow review it all.  As such, the delay is not likely to delay the ultimate decision.

   I have also heard a suggestion public comment should not be allowed.  It was on the original agenda.  Your thoughts?

   Mark, unless there is a better suggestion, please confirm cancellation to all parties.

Tony Varda

Town Chairperson





Please take notice that public hearings to receive public comment on the rezone requests below will be held on October 7th and 15th, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall located at 6157 CTH P, Dane, Wisconsin:

Parcel Nos. 0808-302-9535-9, 0808-302-8340-0, & 0808-301-8540-5

Approx. 7730-7795 County Hwy. K

Michael & Jaclyn Ayers and Bryan & Sabrina Butteris have submitted an application for a CSM and rezone of 1.01 acres from A-1EX Legacy zoning to SFR Town zoning and 43.43 acres from A-1EX Legacy zoning to AG Town zoning

Parcel No. 0808-121-8790-0

6434 State Hwy. 19

JAR Express, Inc. has filed an application for a CUP and rezone of 3.28 acres from C-2 Legacy zoning to COM Town zoning.

Related maps and materials may be reviewed at the Springfield Town Hall during regular office hours.  All interested parties and any objections to these Rezoning requests being granted will be heard at the Public Hearing.



Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 60.80, the Town of Springfield, Dane County, Wisconsin, hereby posts notice that at its regular Town Board Meeting held on October 1, 2019, the Town Board enacted an update to Chapter 4-Town Rd Ordinance, 4.09 Street Design Standards (6) (b).


(b) The paved surface shall be at least 22 feet wide with 3-foot wide aggregate shoulders and roadside ditches with a minimum of two feet in depth.  The road shall have a gravel base at least 10 12 inches in depth.  The pavement shall be laid in a binder course of asphalt which is at least 2 4 inches in thickness.

Location of Full Ordinance:  The full text of the ordinance is available at the Town Hall.


Please take notice that at their regularly scheduled meeting on the 17th day of September, 2019, at the Town Hall, the Town of Springfield Town Board adopted two amendments to the Towns’ zoning ordinance: 

Zoning Ordinance Amendment re:  Outside storage of boats, RVs and other property 

Zoning Ordinance Amendment re:  Signs


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