Public Notices & Agendas
Letter to the City of Middleton from Springfield Town Board
re: Morey Airport
February 19, 2020
City of Middleton
Mayor Brar and City Council
7426 Hubbard Ave.
Middleton, WI 53562
Dear Mayor and City Council.
The Town of Springfield stated that we would not comment on the Middleton Airport plan until it was drafted. We have attended meetings and presentations and have patiently waited for discussions to resume. I am sure the emotional concerns have been trying at times. But I thank you for giving us all a chance to comment.
The chance to comment is important because we are all part of a wonderful community. Four of the current Springfield Board members have either lived in Middleton or have gone to school there. Our fifth and most recent Board member’s children attended Middleton schools. We grew up around Middleton; we bought gas at Bennets, sodas at Balaskes, ate Kelly’s hamburgers. We continue to have family and friends living in your community.
Things have changed, though. Your City has expanded, our Town and the Town of Middleton have also grown. With time, all things must change. We signed an historic mutual twenty-year boundary agreement between our two communities and have updated it once already to establish a cooperative path forward. That Agreement allowed change to occur with predictability and cooperation.
This was no small thing. The City has always said it was a Good Neighbor. Throughout my time on the Board, the City has lived up to this slogan. We appreciate it very much. Our Agreement and the broader cooperative spirit have served the community far more than adversarial actions would.
The current agreement indicates that Springfield would not oppose any needed and orderly expansion of the Morey Airport. The City has made updates and added hangers that you felt were needed. Further changes to improve safety of flight operations are appropriate. We at Springfield have waited for information showing that expansion of the airport is needed for the safety of the operations. No such information has been shown to date. We believe that in its current state, Morey Airport can serve the communities’ needs.
As I have stated already all municipalities nearby have grown, this is only natural. But to try to expand really any further doesn’t make much sense. If the Dane County Regional Airport weren’t so close, it might be appropriate. But there is an excellent airport with its own emergency rescue service just minutes from Middleton. We have not seen any information which shows benefits to the area. On the other hand, in a time of tight budgets, it does not seem logical to duplicate the services at Dane County Regional Airport.
The Town has heard widespread and serious concerns from its residents about the impact of any expansion on residents living near the airport. Those interests matter a great deal. It should also be noted that the Dane County Regional Airport undertook a major property acquisition program over the past 20 years to reduce conflicting land uses. For these reasons, we think future aviation service increases should be directed to the Dane County Regional Airport.
Please know that Springfield does not oppose use of the airport’s current facilities. We felt, given the strength of sentiments expressed by our citizens, a need to express our opinion before any final decisions are made. We have had an outstanding working relationship with the City and want to continue it. We can work together on mutual storm water issues, current and future roadways and traffic issues as well as future growth for both of our communities.
Middleton is of course, a City and we are only a small town. But now we have a chance to do something historic again. I am hoping we can work together on the many mutual issues and concerns we share as neighbors.
SPRINGFIELD TOWN BOARD
S/ Jim Pulvermacher, Chairman
S/ Dave Laufenberg, Supervisor I
S/ Bill Statz, Supervisor II
S/ Art Meinholz, Supervisor III
S/ Dan Dresen, Supervisor IV
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Manure and Frac Tank Regulations Meeting
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Call to Order & Roll Call
- Confirmation of Compliance with Open Meetings Law
- Informal Public Comment Time
- Manure and Frac Tank Regulations
- Signage: number, distance/spacing
- Distances: intersections, ROW
Towns of Berry and Springfield
Joint Boards of Supervisors Meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Call to Order, Roll Call, Pledge of Allegiance
- Confirmation of Compliance with Open Meetings Law
- Informal Public Comment Time
- Towns’ update
- ATV routes
- Whippoorwill Road cul de sac
- Manure truck and frac tank parking and safety on roads and in ROW
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.
NOTICE OF POSSIBLE QUORUM
In compliance to the State of Wisconsin Open Meetings Law requirements, this serves as public notice that quorums of the Town Board &/or Plan Commission may/will be in attendance for an informational presentation on short term rental regulation:
Monday, Feb. 24th, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall, 6157 Hwy. P, Dane, WI
Short term rental regulation
No action will be taken by any governmental body of the municipality.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REQUEST FOR REZONING
Please take notice that the Plan Commission of the Town of Springfield will, on the 2nd day of March, at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall located at 6157 CTH P, Dane, Wisconsin, conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on rezoning requests for the following parcels:
Parcel Nos. 0808-203-8070-3
7555 Riles Rd., Middleton, WI
Applicant Tyler Jankowski is requesting to rezone his parcel from A-1 EX in Legacy Zoning to SFR (Single Family Residential) 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.
TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD
NOTICE OF PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE AND SPRING ELECTION
APRIL 7, 2020
STATE OF WISCONSIN
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.
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.
MIDDLETON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT-MOREY FIELD INFORMATION
Information related to the Middleton Municipal Airport can be found on their website at: https://www.cityofmiddleton.us/93/Airport
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