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Vote Chart Notes 2010 to 2012

Vote Chart Notes 2010 to 2012

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Environmental votes, Dane County Board of Supervisors, 2010 to 2012. Page One of Four.PageDateItemE-180
07/15/2010
Petition 10,195, Zoning Change in the Town of Perry.The Norwegian Lutheran Church in the Town of Perry requested a zoning change tocreate a Historic Overlay District to protect the church, known as the Hauge Chuch.80
07/15/2010
1.a. Re-refer, 14-
21
-2.80
07/15/2010
1.b. Adoption, 21-14-2.E-2141 -142
09/15/2010
Res. 112, Authorizing the Purchase of Land at Prairie Moraine County Park.Adoption,
27
-8-2.This purchase provided for improved access at one of Dane County's most popular parksby acquiring a homestead at the end of Wesner Road. The park has an off leash dogexercise area and provides access to a segment of the Ice Age Trail.E-3162-163
10/07/2010
Res. 113, Authorizing the Purchase of Land for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in theTown of Cross Plains.This represented a key purchase in the Cross Plains National Scientific Reserve, an areawith unique geological history. The purchase provided outdoor recreational andeducational opportunities near a dense population base.162-163
10/07/2010
3.a. Re-refer, 15-
19
-3.162-163
10/07/2010
3.b. Change dollar amount, 10-
24
-3. This motion was to change the required contributionto the purchase price from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to 100% of thepurchase price, meaning that the County contribution would be zero. If passed, the motionwould have effectively killed the purchase.162-163
10/07/2010
3.c. Adoption,
20
-14-3.E-4247
11/15/2010
Gau/Ferrell. Remove $20,000 from PARC program.Motion defeated, 15-
22
.The Partners for Recreation and Conservation (PARC) program was created by CountyExecutive Falk in the 2011 county budget to provide county grant funding to support theefforts of communities and non-profits to enhance recreation and conservation. Thismotion would have reduced the available funds in the 2011 capital budget.E-5247
11/15/2010
Gau/Willett. Cut Conservation Fund $1,411,000.Motion defeated, 15-
22
.The Conservation Fund provides monies for purchases of land to be preserved for environmental and recreational purposes. This motion would have reduced the availablefunds in the 2011 capital budget.E-6281
12/16/2010
Res. 194. Authorizing the Purchase of Land in the Sugar River Natural Resource Area.Adoption,
23
-14.The Sugar River Natural Resource Area is just west of the City of Verona and includessegments of both the Sugar River and the Military Ridge State Trail. It is one of the largestwetland complexes along the boundary of the driftless area in western Dane County.E-7326-327
02/03/2011
Res. 237, Authorization to Purchase Lands at McCarthy County Park - Weisensel.Dane County negotiated for the purchase of approximately 25 acres at McCarthy CountyPark in the Town of Sun Prairie. The Park provides a setting for conservation, education,and recreation activities for a variety of age groups, but primarily youth. The purchaseprovided much needed access to County Highway N, improving access to the park. It wasalso intended to allow for the expansion of trails and habitat restoration.Go back to original resolution. (20-13-4.) (Significance not clear.)7.a. Imhoff/Schlicht - Re-refer to committees and require staff to obtain a new appraisal.7.a. Motion defeated, 9-
24
-4.7.b. Adoption,
25
-8-4.
* Environmental vote chart compiled by Al Matano * March 6, 2012 *
 
Environmental votes, Dane County Board of Supervisors, 2010 to 2012. Page Two of Four.E-8353-355
03/03/2011
Ord. Am. 22,Amending Chapter 34 of the Dane County Code of Ordinances, Regulating DieselPowered Motor Vehicle Idling.The purpose of the ordinance amendment was to protect the public health of the citizensof Dane County and the environment by reducing emissions from diesel powered motor vehicles.8.a. Re-refer. 13-
20
-3-1.8.b. An amendment to provide an exemption for truck driving schools. Passed, 18-
15
-3-1.8.c. Adoption.
22
-11-3-1.E-9365 -366
03/17/2011
Res. 286, Developing an Energy Efficiency Program.This resolution established the Dane County Energy Efficiency Task Force. It wasintended to develop an energy efficiency program for homeowners, not-for-profits, andbusinesses in Dane County.Adoption,
25
-6-6.E-1017-18
04/14/2011
Res. 295, Authorizing Purchasing a Conservation Easement in the Town of Springfield.This measure provided for funding for 70% of the cost of installing a Barnyard Roof System for the farm of Eugene Theis. In return, Dane County would obtain a conservationeasement on Mr. Theis' land. This would limit runoff from Mr. Theis' farm to improve andprotect the water quality in Dorn Creek, a Tier 2 stream identified in the Dane County Parkand Open Space Plan.Adoption,
23
-9-5.E-1141-43
05/19/2011
Ord. Am. 14, Amending Chapter 72 of the Dane County Code of Ordinances, RegardingSlow-No-Wake Restrictions on Yahara Lakes.The measure would have established a process for establishing a slow-no-wake zone onall or any portion of Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa during periods of high water or other hazardous substances posing a threat to life or property.41-43
05/19/2011
Downing, Bruskewitz amendment. Failed, 16-18-3.41-43
05/19/2011
Imhoff/Gau amendment regarding process for rescinding a slow-no-wake zone.Failed by voice vote.41-43
05/19/2011
Motion to substitute Sub. 2 for the original ordinance amendment.Passed,
24
-10-3.41-43
05/19/2011
Ord. Am. 14 Sub. 2 was adopted by voice vote.41-43
05/19/2011
The measure was vetoed by County Executive Parisi.E-1256
06/02/2011
Petition 10,296, Zoning Change in the Town of Roxbury.The proposal, by Fish Lake LLC, was to construct 4 homes on the north shore of FishLake, on Dane County's northern border. On September 16, 2010, the Board of Supervisors had voted to purchase flooded properties along the shores of Fish Lake. Therecommendation of the Zoning and Land Regulation Committee was to deny the petition.The Committee's recommendation for denial was upheld,
21
-14-2.E-13103
08/18/2011
Petition 10,314, Zoning Change in the Town of Cottage Grove.The petition, by Marc Lea Farms, LLC, was to build a home on a hilltop in the Town of Cottage Grove. Neighbors of the property objected, stating that the house would sit on aprominent hilltop and mar the appearance of the area. The property was situated on a roadthat is designated a Rustic Road by the State of Wisconsin.The recommendation of the Zoning and Land Regulation Committee was to grant thepetition.13.a. That recommendation was defeated, 14-
17
-6.
* Environmental vote chart compiled by Al Matano * March 6, 2012 *
 
Environmental votes, Dane County Board of Supervisors, 2010 to 2012. Page Three of Four.E-13111 -112
09/01/2011
Petition 10,314, Zoning Change in the Town of Cottage Grove.It was determined that defeating a motion to approve was not an affirmative act and that amotion to approve the petition was required for final action. The petitioner providedinformation that a berm would be built and vegetation would be planted to screen the viewof the house from the Rustic Road. This proposal had not been presented to the Zoningand Land Regulation Committee. Nonetheless, the result was that:13.b. A motion to deny failed,
7
-27-2.A motion by Solberg and Salov to adopt with berm was approved by voice vote.E-14112
09/01/2011
Petition 10,315, Zoning Change in the Town of Windsor.MHG Properties and the Town of Windsor sought to amend the adopted DNR WetlandInventory Map from Wetland to Non-Wetland in a portion of the Revere TrailsCondominium Plat. The Zoning and Land Regulation Committee had defeated a relatedproposal to develop a subdivision of more than 80 houses, finding that the area of theproposed subdivision had extensive hydric soils. The lands to be zoned out of wetlandswould have allowed for the construction of a roadway through the area.The recommendation of the Zoning and Land Regulation Committee was approval.A motion was made for denial of the petition.A motion to re-refer the Petition to the Zoning and Land Regulation Committee was made.The motion for re-referral failed, 13-
21
-2.A motion for denial passed by voice vote.E-15113
09/01/2011
Res. 83, Authorizing the Purchase of Land at Donald County Park.Donald County Park, in southwestern Dane County, was established in 1993 with thedonation of 105 acres. It has since grown to over 500 acres. The seller offered 163 acresbefore placing the lands on the market, and offered them to Dane County for $520,465,while having had the lands appraised to be worth $895,000. Donald Park is a popular destination for equestrian use, trout fishing, hiking, and picnicking.The Resolution was approved,
21
-12-4.153 -158
10/06/2011
Res. 107. An Initial Resolution Authorizing General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bondsand Promissory Notes.Resolutions authorizing the issuance of bonds require an affirmative vote of 3/4 of themembers of the Board of Supervisors. Therefore, 10 negative votes are sufficient to defeatsuch a resolution.Adoption failed, 26-10-1.Reconsideration failed, 33-3-1.A Sub. 3. was introduced which reduced the total amount of the bond issue from$27,859,304 to $26,908,004.Rusk/Bayrd moved an amendment to add $122,000to the Public Safety Projects-Sheriff Building improvements line for the Saddlebrookrenovation. The amendment was approved, 20-16-1.E-16153 -158
10/06/2011
Downing/Salov moved an amendment to add $52,050 to the Conservation Projects-Conservation Land Acquisition line.The amendment was defeated,
15
-21-1.Many of the votes cast against this measure were intended to preserve a compromise toprevent the bloc of 10 who voted against the larger bond issue from defeating the reducedpackage. The real story was the emergence of the bloc of ten members who used theleverage of the 10 votes to block bond issues, especially to prevent funding for theConservation Fund.153 -158
10/06/2011
Adoption of Sub. 3 was approved, 33-3-1.
* Environmental vote chart compiled by Al Matano * March 6, 2012 *

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