Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Public Notices & Agendas

NOTICES

Effective immediately, Town Board meetings and Plan Commission meetings will only be available in person; REMOTE ACCESS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE, except by special request for extenuating circumstances, with permission of Chairmen Pulvermacher and Endres respectively.

Town hall is open and accessible by appointment only.  Please call (608) 849-7887 or email townhall@town.springfield.wi.us to schedule an appointment.


CHRISTMAS TREE PICK UP

Springfield has ONE Christmas tree collection per year.  The 2022 Christmas tree pickup will occur the week of Jan. 17-22.  Place trees out by 7:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17th. Pellitteri Waste will make one trip through town during that week. 

***Remove all ornaments, lights, etc. Place the trees curbside, perpendicular to the street with the cut end facing the street. Trees will not be collected if buried in the snow or frozen to the ground.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

 


AGENDAS

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Regular Board Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 @ 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: Jan. 4, 2022
  5. Chairperson’s Report
  6. Recommendations of PC Jan. 3, 2022
    • Public Street Connection request – 6506 Hwy. 19, Waunakee

PC Action:  Motion by Chairperson Endres, seconded by Commissioner Wolfe to refer to the town board for ruling on DOT application for public street connection on Highway 19, across from Kingsley.  Motion carried, 4-0; Mr. Pulvermacher abstained.

    • Property Maintenance Ordinance

PC Action:  Motion by Commissioner Wolfe, seconded by Commissioner Krill to send to Attorney Hazelbaker for review; if no objections, refer to town board for action.  Motion carried, 5-0.

    • Design Review Ordinance review and update

PC Action:  Motion by Commissioner Krill, seconded by Commissioner Wolfe to approve the Design Review Ordinance amendment with the addition of “illumination” added to the parenthetical phrase in #7b Exterior Lighting.  Motion carried, 5-0.  (The parenthetical phrase to read:  “or LED equivalent illumination”)

  1. Creation of municipal court
  2. Building & zoning permit fees review and update
  3. OLD BUSINESS
    • Air quality testing & purchase of lead monitoring equip.
    • Middleton Morey Airport update (& POLCO survey results)
    • JAR Storage zoning violation
    • Blight
    • Outdoor storage violations
    • 4901-4981 Pheasant Branch Road dedicated ROW vs. access easement request re: Acker Farm
    • Livestock Harvest Facility siting guidelines policy
  4. Committee Reports
  5. Road Patrolman’s Report
  6. Clerk/Treasurer’s Report and Correspondence
  7. Approval of Bills as presented
  8. 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.

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND ZONING APPEALS
Towns of Berry, Blue Mounds, Bristol, Springfield, Sun Prairie and Westport

NOTICE OF HEARING
January 20, 2022, 6:00 PM 

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Joint Towns Board of Adjustment will hold a hearing on the Petition for Variances filed by:

  1. Melanie Jelle, 1959 Jelle Road, Town of Blue Mounds, as provided by sec. 1.098 of the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Blue Mounds. The Variance concerns a requested setback variance for property located at 1959 Jelle Road. The variance states that the applicant is requesting a variance for a new garage that is in the required setback.
  2. Horeb Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9511, 2787 Erbe Road, Town of Blue Mounds, as provided by sec. 1.098 of the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Blue Mounds. The Variance concerns a requested setback variance for property located at 2787 Erbe Road.  The Variance states that the applicant is requesting a variance for an addition to the building that is in the required setback.
  3. JAR Express Inc (Corey Wipperfurth), 6434 State Highway 19, Town of Springfield, as provided by sec. 1.098 of the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Springfield. The Variance concerns a requested setback variance for property located at 6434 State Highway 19.  The Variance states that the applicant is requesting a variance for an addition to the building that is in the required setback.

The Agenda of the Hearing For Each Variance Request Will Be:

  1. Call to Order.
  2. Chairperson summarizes the application or variance.
  3. Applicant presents their case for a variance.
  4. Other parties present evidence concerning the variance.
  5. Board discussion.
  6. Board action.
  7. Adjournment

The Board will take evidence of the applicant and all interested parties. All testimony to the Board will be sworn under oath.

The Board is not bound by the Rules of Evidence. The Board reserves the right to exclude irrelevant, cumulative or unfairly prejudicial evidence.

The Board may convene in closed session to deliberate on the Petition. The Board will announce its decision in open session.                 

Thomas Wilson, Secretary of the Board, For the Member Towns

A majority of the members of the town board or plan commission of the towns listed above may be present.  No business of an individual town will be transacted.

NOTICE LIST:

  1. The Property Owner.
  2. The Owners of Property located within 100 feet of the Property.
  3. The Town Board of the Town of Blue Mounds and the Town of Springfield.
  4. If the Property is located in a shoreland or wetland, or within 75 feet of a wetland, the Dane County Department of Planning and Development.
  5. If the Proposed Variance will affect access to a County of State Highway, the Dane County or Wisconsin Department of Transportation, respectively.

NOTICE OF ELECTION

SPRING ELECTION – APRIL 5, 2022

STATE OF WISCONSIN
DANE COUNTY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Town of Springfield, on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 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 19, 2022.

              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, 2021, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.


REFUSE & RECYCLING

Please have your garbage and recycling containers out by 6 a.m. pick ups are starting earlier than previously. 


       NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #6 RELATED TO VARIANCES

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 December 7, 2021, the Town Board amended the Town Zoning Ordinance Related to Variance.

The Town Board is aware from experience with construction projects over time that there are occasional errors in locating structures.  These may result from surveying errors or uncertainty, removal of location stakes or other mistakes.  The Town does not intend to allow deliberate violations of setbacks as determined by the Town zoning administrator.  However, there are circumstances in which literal compliance with setbacks would require expensive reconstruction of a building with no economic gain.

For that reason, the Town Board has determined to amend the Town Zoning Ordinance’s language on variances to authorize a variance of less than one foot where the error was unintentional or compliance would cause economic waste.

ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #6 RELATED TO VARIANCES


 NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #7 
RELATED TO LIVESTOCK HARVEST FACILITIES

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 December 21, 2021, the Town Board amended the Town Zoning Ordinance Related to Livestock Harvest Facilities.

Discussion amongst the six Towns withdrawing from Dane County zoning, resulted in a new proposed amendment to sec. 1.0624 Livestock harvest facility: secondary standards. The amendment keeps the livestock harvest facility as a conditional use and allows each town to set setbacks and other parameters for these facilities, allowing variation among the towns while maintaining uniformity in the ordinance.

ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT #7 RELATED TO LIVESTOCK HARVEST FACILITIES


  NOXIOUS WEED NOTICE

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