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Council eyes deal with Kettle Park West developer
working with Forward Development Group, both parties can now get more serious about negoBILL LIVICK the zoning on about 35 acres in tiations. The approval means the Kettle Park West, city officials city is essentially obligated to Unified Newspaper Group will continue working on a devel- accept certain types of developWith the Common Council’s opment agreement. ment on the land which sits on After more than three years of 8-4 decision last week to change

Rezone goes through despite ‘lack of transparency’

the northwest corner of the Hwys. 51-138. That could include large retail stores. But while eight alders voted for the plan to go forward, it has faced scrutiny from several alders and residents who wanted to hold

up the general development plan until the developer agreed to reveal the identity of the so-called “big box” retailer FDG has been working with on the project.

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Council picks pieces of mayor’s plan
Vote against merging departments could be tweaked or reintroduced
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2014 budget
The Common Council passed the 2014 budget last week. Page 4
left at least one alder regretting his vote and caused another to threaten to resign his seat.

The Common Council and city officials are considering the next steps in reorganizing city staff after the council last week narrowly rejected Mayor Donna Olson’s proposal to consolidate the clerk and finance offices to form a new department. The council’s decision to skip that part of the plan while creating a human resources department and position frustrated Olson,

Photos by Mark Ignatowski

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Workers take down a storm-damaged tree in 2011. Wood from damaged or dying trees is salvaged by the city through its urban forestry program.

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Listening sessions likely to start soon
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City’s urban forestry partnership with Cummins becomes a model
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New Life for Old Trees
the city is taking a lead role in recycling dead and dying trees and using the material to make functional pieces for the city. The program continues to grow as the city looks to expand its partnerships with businesses and other groups in the community – including the construction of a solar kiln to dry out the lumber. Johnson started the urban forestry program in the city in 1993, said Randy Nelson, the city’s urban forester. The bench honoring Johnson comes from a locust tree

With an April referendum squarely in their sights as a solution to a mounting financial concerns, the Stoughton Area School District Board of Education continued to narrow their focus on what – and how much– they will ask from district residents. During the board’s Monday night meeting, district

superintendent Dr. Tim Onsager said there seems to be a consensus among board members on the need for a four-year referendum schedule; the question is now whether that referendum should be recurring or not. A recurring referendum would indefinitely add to the amount of taxes the district could raise, depending

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One of the newest park benches in the city is more than just a place to sit – it’s a piece of art that commemorates the former mayor who helped start the city’s growing urban forestry program. Near the edge of Norse park, a single park bench sits near a tree honoring former Mayor Helen Johnson. The bench, made of reclaimed wood that might have otherwise ended up as mulch or in the city yard waste site, is just one example of how

Turn to Forestry/Page 2 former mayor Helen Johnson in Norse park.

Wood from a salvaged tree was used to construct a bench honoring

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Forestry: SASD plans to work with city, local businesses to reuse old trees
Continued from page 1 that was “rotten, splitting and hanging over a house” near Johnson and Harding streets. After it was cut down, it followed a similar path for other trees that have been salvaged in the city. The wood was sent to a sawmill in the Oregon area, where it was cut into boards. Various volunteers and artists then use the wood to make park benches, picnic tables, art projects and more, Nelson said. Johnson’s bench was made by Madison artist Avery Royer. She stained the wood and made a metal frame to support the wood. Other projects – including seats at the Norse Park tennis courts, a bench near city hall and garden beds at Stoughton Area Youth Center – are all made with wood saved by the city’s urban forestry program. businesses. Notably, it got a boost from involvement by Cummins, Inc. a few years ago. Cummins employees – led by industrial engineer Sharanya Krishnamurthi – held a fundraiser at the company to raise money to plant new trees in city parks. That “Adopt a Park” program aims to plant trees that will be have multiple benefits to the city and its residents. For example, fruit trees have been planted with the goal of being able to provide fresh produce to the local food pantries. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has noticed and praised the partnership. And Nelson and Krishnamurthi were asked to present on their program at the Wisconsin Arborists Association conference in Green Bay earlier this year. “Since then, it’s gotten even bigger,” Nelson said in August while installing the bench in Norse park. The pair also has been asked to present at the 2014 International Society of Arboriculture world conference in Milwaukee. Stoughton has used grants through the DNR to pay for milling and other costs associated with the program. Its success working with Cummins has impressed the DNR, said the agency’s south central regional urban forestry assistant, Elizabeth Dierickx. “Their project really is a model,” Dierickx said. “That’s something that we’re interested at the state level to replicate with these partnerships. Communities have to do more with less. It’s model project.” Dierickx said other communities in the state have different partnerships, but nothing on the level that Stoughton and Cummins work at. Some communities will partner with utility companies to use lumber for utility poles or replace trees that need to be cut down for new lines.

Photos by Mark Ignatowski

A new bench near a tree honoring former Mayor Helen Johnson was made with recycled wood from Stoughton. A dying tree was turned into lumber through the city’s urban forestry program and help from Cummins Filtration. Below, crews cut limbs from a fallen tree in the city.


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dry the cut boards so that they can be used indoors. Future plans For this project, Nelson said Nelson said the city’s next he hopes to partner with the step will be to build a solar- Stoughton Area School Dispowered kiln that will help trict. Stoughton High School students will help build the apparatus, Nelson said. “As these trees come down … we can use them for than just outside projects,” Nelson said. The city, Cummins and the high school have been working on blueprints and cost estimates for the kiln, said Cummins test engineer Dan Potratz. “We’re still in the planning stages,” Potratz told the Hub earlier this year. “We have the kiln design laid out.” The kiln will be built using ash boards donated by the City of Middleton, Nelson said, and they plan to have it put on a trailer to make it mobile. That will allow it to be used for demonstrations at events like Syttende Mai, Potratz said. Cummins will cover most of the cost of building the kiln, Potratz said, but is still working out details about making the apparatus mobile before coming up with a cost estimate. Potratz said Cummins employees designed the kiln by combining plans from the University of

Wisconsin-Extension office and the University of Virginia. The kiln will be built and wired by Cummins employees, city staff and volunteers from the high school. “The big thing is getting Cummins, the city and the high school all to work on it together,” Potratz said. Potratz said he hopes to

complete the project during the winter and have it operational by spring. The kiln might be stationed at the high school in order to have students monitor the wood as it dries and remove it at the right times. “We’re still working on the preliminary time commitments for everybody,” Potratz said.

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German exchange students who spent time recently in Stoughton make the “W” sign during a recent visit to Camp Randall Stadium.

German exchange students enjoy ‘return trip’
SHS students host German counterparts for two weeks
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Hopefully, all the Norwegian flags around town didn’t cause any confusion. Earlier this month, a group of more than a dozen students from Augustinianum Gymnasium Greven wrapped up a visit to Stoughton, hosted by Stoughton High School students. The trip is the last

half of an exchange through the German American Partnership Program (GAPP), during which 19 SHS students traveled to Germany for three weeks this summer. The German students visited from Oct. 17 to Nov. 3, and got a great chance to experience American culture firsthand with their SHS partners. The group visited Chicago upon its arrival, where Celina Remke,

partner to SHS senior Allie Moe, noticed a difference right away. “Especially the skyscrapers and the (elevated) train,” Remke said. “Also the typical yellow school buses. And there are so many Dunkin’ Donut shops on every street. But that you have to pay tax is very weird. “I was so excited to go there because everybody wants to go to America.”

Some things taken for granted by Americans also caught the attention of the German students. “We would go to a restaurant and they’d be like, ‘What, free refills?’” Moe said. The German students got to experience a local slice of America with the help of their partners, attending Badger games, touring the state capitol, eating out, traveling to the Wisconsin Dells and going to other attractions. German students also gave presentations to

SHS students and at the Stoughton Senior Center about Germany and its culture. “My experience in America was great,” Remke said. “I love it and I miss it a lot.” The exchanges were initiated in 2009 by SHS German teacher Lisa Gierke, and the program has grown every year since to form a strong bond between Greven and Stoughton students, staff and families. To participate in the

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Staffing: Council votes to hire HR director, but changes to departments are still pending
Continued from page 1 But with the Personnel Committee left to work out the details and bring back a new plan to the council, committee member Tricia Suess (Dist. 3) has come up with a plan she thinks will be a good compromise. Her idea and any other ideas for fitting the new roles into the budget that was approved – including possible reconsideration of last week’s vote – will be discussed at a special Personnel Committee meeting Suess scheduled for this Thursday. “It’s very similar (to the mayor’s plan),” Suess said of her plan, “but does not directly combine the two departments.” That was the major objection some alders had to the mayor’s proposal. Suess said she likes aspects of the mayor’s proposal, specifically the job titles and number of full- and limited-term employees it would create, mostly from existing resources. So her answer was to have more employees report directly to the mayor. “I like the structure that the mayor came up with,” she said, explaining that her version almost “mimics” Olson’s plan. Instead of having the clerk and deputy clerk report to the finance director, however, it keeps them in their own department. The mayor would then have two administrative assistants who could be assigned duties for either department. “That way, (the mayor) can work with the clerk and finance director and other department heads to dictate the work that those two would be doing,” Suess explained. If the committee recommends Suess’ ideas for approval, the council would likely discuss and possibly vote on it at its next regular meeting, Nov. 27. The city has been searching for ways to lighten the load of the clerk after losing three clerks over three years, leaving deputy clerk Pili Hougan to take over the job of acting clerk several times. A study earlier this year by the con- Hougan sulting firm Baker Tilly recommended the city hire a full-time HR specialist. And Olson told the council last week a change was necessary in order to reduce some salaries and create efficiencies at City Hall. She has said repeatedly the clerk, who also serves as the city’s personnel director, has had too big a workload and too many responsibilities, especially during elections. Because her proposal would have removed personnel responsibilities from the clerk’s office, the clerk’s salary could be reduced, she said. “Change is always difficult,” Olson said. “In tough economic times, particularly with what municipalities are facing these days, consolidation of departments is often something that you look to, to either increase efficiencies or save money – or both at the same time.” H e r p l a n a l s o Olson called for reducing the deputy clerk position from full-time to half-time and using money saved in the two clerk office changes to help fund the HR position. Olson also planned to eliminate 30 hours from the finance department and redirect 20 of those hours to the new HR department and 10 hours toward an administrative assistant. “When you take all of the HR responsibilities and all of the risk management responsibilities out of the clerk’s office, that drastically changes the job descriptions for both the clerk and the deputy clerk,” she said. “It doesn’t require the same amount of time and resources to be allocated to those positions.” As a result, the pieces of her proposal were “integrally related” and “interdependent.” And yet, Ald. Tom Selsor (Dist. 4) moved to separate the two parts of the resolution and consider them individually. That passed on a 9-3 vote. The council then debated the consolidation proposal, which failed on a 6-5 vote with one abstention. Selsor had argued that putting the clerk position under finance would not create efficiencies. He said the two areas are unrelated, and he also did not agree with what some interpreted as a downgrading of the clerk’s role. Joining Selsor in voting against that part of the resolution were Suess and Alds. David Kneebone (Dist. 1), Tom Majewski (Dist. 3), Michael Engelberger (Dist. 2) and Greg Jenson (Dist. 3). Those in favor included council president Eric Hohol (Dist. 4), Tim Swadley (Dist. 1), Ron Christianson (Dist. 2), Paul Lawrence (Dist. 2) and Sonny Swangstu (Dist. 1). Ald. Ross Urven (Dist. 4) abstained.

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Split decision

The discussion over hiring an HR specialist was much less contentious, with Alds. Engelberger and Kneebone voting against. Both said they were dissatisfied with the Baker Tilly study and the process in general. “I didn’t agree with the cost of the study and didn’t agree with a lot of the things in the study,” Engelberger said. He told the council he would have preferred to meet as a Committee of the Whole, discuss the issues with city staff and have the council find its own solutions while saving the roughly $30,000 cost of the study. Baker Tilly estimated an HR specialist would cost the city about $60,000 in salary and benefits at three-quarters time, or about $80,000 at full-time. The Personnel committee hasn’t discussed or recommended specific salaries for various positions under consideration or whether the HR director would be full-time or threequarters time.

He also “absolutely agrees” with Suess’ idea about rearranging City Hall staff. “I think the mayor and Laurie came up with a good plan to make some changes,” he said. “And I agree with the changes, except for combining the two departments. “We’re pretty close,” he added, “but I’m not sure that the budget has very much to do with the desire to unite these two departments. There’s no financial basis to do that, not that I can see.”

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The decision angered Ald. Christianson, who said it wasn’t possible to hire an HR director and have a separate clerk office and finance office under the financial constraints facing the city. He was critical of council members who voted against the consolidation, and as he grew increasingly agitated, Christianson abruptly left the room before the HR discussion began. On Monday, Christianson said he felt like resigning a week ago but has reconsidered. He attended last week’s Personnel committee meeting and has some problems with Suess’ idea. He said the mayor’s job is to oversee the 12 department heads, not to oversee administrative assistants. “There is a hierarchy that has to be followed,” he said. “It happens in every organization, and there’s a rightful place for oversight and delegation. I think that’s two steps removed from the mayor’s responsibility.” Selsor disagreed with the notion that the city can’t afford to hire an HR specialist if it doesn’t consolidate the two departments. He said he’s run the numbers provided by finance director Laurie Sullivan and comes up about $7,000 short, which he believes the city could easily find.

Christianson was heartened by talk that the proposal for consolidation of the clerk and finance departments may be reconsidered. Toward the end of last week’s meeting, Jenson – who voted against the consolidation – asked the city attorney about the city’s rules for reconsidering an item that has been defeated. Attorney Matt Dregne said there are two ways an issue can be brought back before the council. Under Rule 10, any member who voted with the prevailing side on any question may move for reconsideration immediately after the vote on the question is determined, or at the next succeeding regular meeting. “That would be reconsideration of exactly the same resolution that was before the council at the last meeting that was defeated,” Dregne explained. Jenson said he interpreted Dregne’s answer to mean that he could not ask for reconsideration of the consolidation question last week, because he raised the issue after the council had gone on to other business. Therefore, it was not “immediately after the vote” on the question. He, or any other alder who voted in the majority, could ask that the question be placed on the council agenda for its next meeting, however. Jenson told the Hub he supports Suess’ idea about keeping the departments separate and allowing the mayor to assign staff to help where needed. He said if the committee doesn’t recommend her proposal, he would likely ask for reconsideration. “With Tricia’s proposal, it would maintain the salary levels and hours of the mayor’s proposal,” Jenson said. “If that goes, great. If it doesn’t, then that’s when reconsideration needs to be brought back up.”

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Cooksville Lutheran Church hosts Christmas vigil
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Ecumenical Thanksgiving service slated for Nov. 27
The annual ecumenical Thanksgiving service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Covenant Lutheran Church, 1525 N. Van Buren St. Clergy and lay people from Covenant and six other Stoughton churches (Christ Lutheran, St. Ann Catholic, First Lutheran, United Methodist, West Koshkonong Lutheran and LakeView) will come together to lead worship, and Father Randy Budnar will preach. Nonperishable food items brought to the service will be donated to the Stoughton Food Pantry, and the monetary offering will be given to the Good Samaritan Fund. Refreshments will be served following worship; all are welcome. Special music will be provided by handbell, vocal and instrumental ensembles. All

The small village of Cooksville will host the inaugural “Welcome Christmas Vigil” on Sunday, Dec. 1. Starting at 4:30 p.m., the vigil will begin at the historical Cooksville Store where attendees can purchase hot apple cider and sky lanterns to release into the sky during the walk to the vigil service. The walk to the service will officially begin at 4:45 p.m., with caroling and the release of the lanterns along the way. The service itself will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Cooksville Lutheran Church. The event organizer, Cooksville native Jeanne Julseth, said the vigil is a Norwegian tradition. “The inspiration came from a tradition that is very well-known in Norway,” Julseth said. “As the children lead others through the villages of Norway, church bells are ringing and they end up visiting the church in preparation for the coming of the Christ child.” Many of the village children have already been rehearsing carols they will sing at the vigil when they pay regular visits to Julseth and her dog, Molly. She encourages any children who wish to participate in the vigil to attend the rehearsal at 10 a.m. on Nov. 30. “The children stop by my house daily,” Julseth

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What: Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Worship When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27 Where: Covenant Lutheran Church, 1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton interested singers are invited to take part in an ecumenical vocal choir; participants need not be members of a church choir or a church. Music will be distributed at rehearsals, which will take place at Christ Lutheran Church (700 Cty. Hwy. B) from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, and at Covenant Lutheran Church (1525 N. Van Buren) from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24.

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said. “If we’re not playing games, we’re rehearsing and enjoying each other’s company.” Attendees of the vigil will be led from the store to the one-room schoolhouse and the commons area, where the sky lanterns will be released. Julseth said people are encouraged to dedicate their lanterns to someone who made their 2013 a little brighter. “This vigil is all about light,” she said. “People should bring candles and flashlights to join in the light celebration.” The advent service at the church will include more singing and wind ensemble

performances by village residents, and the presentation of pine boughs and straw to the manger as an offering by the children. Julseth hopes that starting a new tradition will mean a lot to the community. “Especially for the children, tradition is such an important part of their formative years,” she said. “The symbolism of this small, tiny village making a vigil into a beautiful feeling of love, light and brightness for everyone

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The Syttende Mai committee is looking for a new leader to head up this year’s art fair. “The co-chairs of the art fair committee are retiring after 10 years, and we’re looking for someone new to take over,” read a news release from the committee. An ideal candidate would have a computer and good organizational skills, and be able to update spreadsheets and print labels. The job requires a few hours of work each week between January and May. Interested volunteers can call Laura Trotter at the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce for more information, 873-7912.

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Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge (317 S. Page St.) will hold its annual fall bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 23. The sale will feature Mandt Lodge cookbooks, lefse and doughnuts, homemade Norwegian and American baked goods, and children’s Norsk T-shirts. Contact Darlene Arneson at 873-7209 or arnesonfamily5@ to purchase lefse, cookbooks or doughnuts for your holiday needs by appointment - but you must wait until after the bake sale. They will also be sold at our Dec. 12 Old Time Radio Show

and Dec. 14 Family Christmas Come to the Stoughton Public Event. Library, 304 S. Fourth St., from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26 to “Our Daily Bread” find out more. All are welcome to this free meal program from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24 at First Luther- Books are Fun Sale an Church, 310 E. Washington Come to the lobby of the St., Stoughton. The meals are Stoughton Hospital from 10 a.m. served at 4:30 p.m., and are pro- to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26 vided monthly by Stoughton area and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 to get started on holiday churches. shopping with books for all ages. Need a ride? Call 873-7494.

5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and the Stoughton Historical Society. There will be displays throughout the building telling the story of the depot as well as light refreshments.

Chess club

Music Appreciation

Teens in grades 6 and above are welcome to the Stoughton Public Library from 3:15-4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3 to learn how to make popcorn seasoning and a movie-themed card to pair with a bag of microwave popcorn for Love Lights Ceremony a quick and easy gift. Stoughton Hospital (900 Ridge Call 873-6281 for information. St.) celebrates its 22nd anniversary of the Love Lights Trees at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5. Happy 100th! An ecumenical children’s Health care meeting Celebrate the centennial birth- choir will be led by Linda Kunz Do you have questions about day of the Stoughton Railroad and there will also be a bell the Affordable Health Care Act? Depot (532 E. Main St.) from choir. Seventh Day Baptist Church Of Albion

Classes are for anyone who loves music and would like to know more about it. Bring your friends. It is free, but donations are welcome. Classes are all on Mondays at 3 p.m. at the Stoughton Area Senior Center and last about one hour. The next class is set for Monday, Nov. 25.

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Teens in grades six and higher are invited to the library at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 to participate in the chess club, where experienced volunteers from the Stoughton Area Senior Center will show you how to play. Lessons and games are available for all ability levels.

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911 or Gail and Greg Gagnon, 873-9225 Stoughton study classes. All are welcome. 2095 Hwy. W, Utica • 873-7077 • 423-3033 Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship 700 Cty Tk B, Stoughton 873-9353 • e-mail: Sunday: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship 9:10 a.m. – Family Express followed by Sunday School

Bible Baptist Church

1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton • 873-7494 • Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Come As You Are Worship Sunday: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Worship Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. 129 E Main St, Stoughton | 834-9050 Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m. 310 E. Washington, Stoughton • 873-7761 Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship 9209 Fulton St., Edgerton | 884-8512 Worship services 8, 10:30 a.m. coffee hour 9 a.m. - Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Varsity 12:07 p.m. - AWANA 3 p.m.

Covenant Lutheran Church

Community calendar
• 10 a.m., “Coffee With Stoughton High School Coaches,” Stoughton Area Senior Center • 1-2:30 p.m., Low Vision Group webinar - “Adaptive Products to Make Life With Vision Loss Easier,” Stoughton Area Senior Center • 5:30 p.m., Stoughton Kiwanis Club, Vennevoll Clubhouse, • 6:30 p.m., “Eating Healthy During the Holidays,” Stoughton Area Senior Center, 873-8585 • 7:30 p.m., Emo Phillips at Stoughton Opera House, 877-4400 • Mandt Marketplace Shopping Extravaganza, Stoughton High School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • 7:30 p.m., Willy Porter at Stoughton Opera House, 877-4400 • 4-6 p.m., “Our Daily Bread” free meal program, First Lutheran Church, 310 E. Washington St., 873-7494 • 3 p.m., music appreciation class, Stoughton Area Senior Center, 873-8585 • 6:30 p.m., American Legion dinner, 803 N. Page St., 205-9090 • 6:30 p.m., Optimists, Pizza Hut, 1424 Hwy. 51, • 7 p.m., SASD board meeting, Administrative and Educational Services Center, 877-5000 • 5:30 p.m., free presentation, “Pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence,” Stoughton Hospital Bryant Health Education Center, 873-2356 • 6 p.m., Finance Committee, City Hall • 6:30 p.m., Town of Rutland board, town hall, 4553925 • 7 p.m., Common Council, Public Safety Building

Ezra Church

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10 Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath Phone: 561-7450 or email:

Thursday, Nov. 21

Stoughton Baptist Church

Christ Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton 873-6517 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Evening Service

Christ the King Community Church
401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303 • Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

Fulton Church

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton Weekday Mass: At Nazareth House and St. Ann’s Church - Check the weekly bulletin or call 873-6448 or 873-7633. Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.; Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Ann Catholic Church

Friday, Nov. 22

Christian Assembly Church

United Methodist of Stoughton
525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton E-mail: Sunday: 8 a.m. - Short Service; 10 a.m. - Full Worship 1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship

1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton, 873-9106 Saturday, 6 p.m. worship Sunday, 10 a.m. worship

Good Shepherd By The Lake Lutheran Church
1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton 873-5924 Sunday Worship: 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Education Hour for all ages: 9:15 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 23

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

WestKoshkonongLutheranChurch Western Koshkonong Lutheran Church

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton • 877-0439 Missionaries 877-0696 Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday school and Primary

Office: 882-4408 Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - Worship and Sunday School

Cooksville Lutheran Church

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton 873-9838 • Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. - Worship

LakeView Church

Sunday, Nov. 24

2633 Church St., Cottage Grove, Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship 11 a.m. Bible study

Thought for the week
The Spiritual Gift of Administration

Monday, Nov. 25

Doctors Park Dental Office
Dr. Richard Albright Dr. Phillip Oinonen Dr. Thor Anderson Dr. Thane Anderson

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Skaalen Retirement Services
400 N. Morris, Stoughton (608) 873-5651

A Life Celebration Center

1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton
Mike Smits • Dale Holzhuter • Jodi Corbit Laurie Dybevik, Pre-Need Specialist • Paul Selbo, Office Manager

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The Stoughton Village Players put on Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” Nov. 7-16 at the Stoughton Village Players theater. The show takes place at a birthday party, where friends dispense advice and warnings to a lifelong bachelor. Left: Robert (Jordan Peterson) enjoys an awkward breakfast on the day of his friend’s wedding. Paul (Phillip Werman) is convinced he is ready for marriage, while his soon-to-be wife Amy (Sarah C. O’Hara) has some doubts. Right: Wedding singer (Liz Itzen) narrates as two of Robert’s friends prepare for their wedding. Below: Robert (Jordan Peterson) listens as his girlfriend April (Brooke Hauser) talks about how uninteresting she is at a park in New York.
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The returning letterwinners for the Stoughton boys basketball team (from left) are: Nick McGlynn, Will Clark, Luke Logan, PJ Rosowski, Zach Zeichert, Austin Scheel and River Hoaglin. (not pictured) Brady Brusegar and Tanner Kahl (both injured with torn ACLs).

Primed for another state run
No. 10 Vikings come into the season as the Badger South favorite
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It took three tries, but the Stoughton High School boys basketball team finally was able to move on to state last season with a WIAA Division 2 sectional final win. And as the 2013-14 season begins, the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association has the Vikings pegged as favorites to not only win its third straight Badger South Conference title but also to be contenders for the state title with a No. 10 pre-season ranking. This year’s team returns nine players, although seniors Brady Brusegar (guard) and Tanner Kahl (forward) are out for the season with torn ACLs suffered earlier this year. But out of the seven healthy players back, two were starters, including All-State honorable mention junior Nick McGlynn. McGlynn (forward) led Stoughton with 394 points, nearly averaging a double-double with 14.8 points per game and 9.9 rebounds. Senior PJ Rosowski (guard), who helped pitch the Stoughton baseball team to state this past spring as well as help the basketball team to state, also returns and will have to step up in the absence of Brusegar. Rosowski finished with 81 points and averaged 3.2 per game and had 2.0 rebounds per game. The rest of the returning class are seniors River Hoaglin (forward), Luke Logan (forward), Will Clark (guard), Austin Scheel (guard) and Zach Zeichert (guard). As with any team, the Vikings will also have to make up for the lost production of graduates Shane Rowley, Ben Gerber, Zach Krueger, Zach Bower, Donald Lehr, Ryan

Streich and Ryan Hausen. Gerber scored 71 points last season, but he was also key on defense, which helped Stoughton overcome a 4-7 start and finish 14-2 on the way to state. “We have a lot of tools, but getting the tools working together efficiently is what makes the difference between good teams and great teams,” head coach Matt Hockett wrote in a preview questionnaire. “Replacing defensive stopper Ben Gerber is a big question mark and a high priority moving into November.” The Vikings will also have to find a replacement for Rowley, who was the starting point guard. Rowley was second on the team with 250 points. Bower and Krueger combined for 247 points. Lehr added 48 points off the bench. But unlike last year, when Stoughton had to replace 98 percent of its scoring, it will be different this time with McGlynn, Rosowski, Logan and Clark all contributing offense last season. The loss of Brusegar does leave a hole, but Hockett said the back court experience will still be a key. “Though we took a blow losing Brusegar to an ACL injury, we return Clark and Rosowski, who saw extended playing time last February and March. Teamed up with incoming freshman Troy Slaby, who will play a big role for us, this group has a high ceiling.” Besides Slaby, newcomers include juniors Bradley Graffin, Alex Zacharias, Brady Wanniger, Ty Krueger, John McCune and Tre McClain.

2012-13 Badger South
Team W-L Stoughton 8-4 Monona Grove 8-4 Monroe 7-5 Oregon 6-6 Madison Edgewood 5-7 Fort Atkinson 4-8 Milton 4-8 That game also marks the last home game until a Jan. 17 matchup with Milton. Stoughton travels to Monroe (Dec. 7), Sauk Prairie (Dec. 13.), Oregon (Dec. 20), Whitewater (Dec. 28), East Troy (Jan. 4), Fort Atkinson (Jan. 7), Monona Grove (Jan. 10) and Oregon again (Jan. 11). Hockett said the rigorous schedule is one of the concerns for the season. But in terms of competing, the three teams Hockett said he believes will be battling for the top spot with the Vikings are Monona Grove, Oregon and Fort Atkinson. MG returns three of its top six scorers from last season. Seniors Mark Nelson Jr. (forward), Tyler Blang (guard) and Nate Hepp (guard) are all back. Nelson Jr. led the Silver Eagles with 338 points, while Blang and Hepp picked up 148 and 74, respectively. Graduates Brett Percy, Marcus Goff and Ben Crawford leave 581 points to be made up. Monona Grove (8-4) shared the conference title with Stoughton last season. Oregon returns five of its top scorers from last season. Seniors Andrew McCauley (forward/guard), Jon Conduah (point guard) and Shaw Storey (guard) are back with juniors Josh Sromovsky (forward)

and Markus Tobias (forward/center). McCauley was second on the team with 205 points, while Sromovsky contributed 164. Conduah added 114, and Tobias and Storey scored 63 and 61, respectively. Graduates Dan Schwartz, Mike Rosga and Tim Fallon combined for 405 points. Schwartz led Oregon with 277. Oregon was third in the conference last season (6-6). Fort Atkinson loses the most out of Hockett’s contenders with just 250 of 1,174 points returning. Senior scoring guard Alex Bakken is back. He was second on the team with 169 points. Senior guard Andrew Dahl collected 59 points for the Blackhawks. Fort Atkinson was tied for last in the conference with Milton (4-8) last season. Monroe (7-5) was second last season and loses its top four scorers, which combined for 893 of the Cheesemakers’ 1,210 points. Monroe does return seniors Charlie Kind (forward), Jake Hirsbrunner (guard) and Kylan Helmeid (guard). Kind had 98 points, while Hirsbrunner and Helmeid had 92 and 51, respectively.

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Stoughton 48, McFarland 45 OT

Conference preview

But with any season, there are multiple challenges, including the Badger South Conference schedule, which gets underway Dec. 3 with a home game against Madison Edgewood.

The Vikings opened the season Tuesday against non-conference McFarland and needed overtime to eke out a 48-45 win. Stoughton lost a 4-point lead with six second left after a 3-pointer and a foul, and McFarland grabbed a 5-point lead in overtime. However, Rosowski nailed a 3-pointer and McGlynn knocked in two free throws to tie the game. Graffin and Slaby hit the last free throws to seal the win. McGlynn led Stoughton with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Rosowski had 15 points, and Slaby picked up eight points and five assists.

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Kettle West: Alders debate plan, approve commercial area rezoning
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That “lack of transparency” was the reason Alds. Tim Swadley (Dist. 1), Michael Engelberger (D-2), Tom Majewski (D-3) and David Kneebone (D-1) voted against the rezoning last Tuesday. The majority, however, sided with Mayor Donna Olson and city staff. Olson argued that developing Kettle Park West would bring jobs, goods and services to the city. “We need to grow our community for our schools and the general benefit of the community,” she said. In a pitch to persuade the council, Ald. Eric Hohol (Dist. 4) cited school district statistics that show 1,039 students are currently enrolled at Stoughton High School and only 872 students in the four grades below high school. He said that represents a huge loss in state aid to the district and a troubling sign for the city’s future. Hohol said a vote to rezone and allow the project to more forward would be a step to “stem the tide of stagnation in the community.” “It’s not just about the big box store,” he said. “It’s about the other businesses and residential development.” Hohol also argued that Kettle West is the right place for development and warned that if the city does not “fund economic growth, we won’t have the money to maintain services.”

Let’s make a deal

Though the city has made its official declaration that it will allow a big box project on that site – a big step considering its history with the Wal-Mart Supercenter project that was withdrawn several years ago – it hasn’t given up all of its bargaining position. City attorney Matt Dregne reminded the council that language in the ordinance states the zoning “shall not be effective” until there is a development agreement “that addresses the public improvements related to this development.” And it has been suggested that some of those public improvements be paid for with tax-increment financing, or TIF, as it will also help improve an already problematic intersection. That process alone could take several months, though planning director Rodney Scheel said he hopes to have a proposal for the council in December or January. Swadley asked finance director Laurie Sullivan to estimate how much the city would have to spend to provide services to the development. He would like to have a discussion in closed session about investing public funds in the project, he said. Dregne reminded Swadley and the rest of the council that the zoning decision was “separate and distinct from the discussion of investing public funds.” “That will come up when you discuss creating a TIF district,” he said. “You can

Planned Development Zoning
June: Pre-Application Conference – Informal Discussion about zoning with the Planning Commission August: Concept Plan – Planning Commission Oct. 14: General Development Plan (GDP), including Public Hearing Oct. 22: GDP, Council first reading Nov. 12: GDP, second reading, TBA: Specific Implementation Plan (SIP)
discuss financial issues in closed sessions.” City officials began working with the Forward Development Group on the project in September 2010. Since then, the parties have steadily moved ahead by amending the city’s urban service area and annexing about 140 acres. But along with that progress has been a growing chorus of voices opposing the project until they “know who we’re dealing with,” as Swadley put it. “Why isn’t the big box willing to reveal their identity?” he asked Forward Development Group’s development manager, Dennis Steinkraus, at last week’s meeting. “We don’t have a guarantee of a project yet,” Steinkraus replied. Steinkraus told the city’s Planning Commission in January this year that his group was close to closing a deal with the big box, which would serve as an anchor in the commercial part of the development. The final step in the zoning process will be considering Specific Implementation Plans for individual parcels in the development. Jenson asked Dregne if the council could hold a public hearing on the SIP. Dregne recommended against that approach. “The general development plan sets before the council the general development and what the land can be zoned for,” he said. “It’s a land-use question. The SIP is sitespecific.” of the project and urged the council to vote yes to rezoning the property, and four spoke against it. Buzz Davis urged the council to “table the matter until the developer tells you who the rezoning is for.” Kathleen Kelly said the name of the big retailer is important. “I’m opposed to doing business in secret,” she said. Christa Westerberg said she is concerned about the negative economic impact that a large retailer on the outskirts of town could have on established businesses. “This isn’t an anti-big box position,” she said. “It’s a pro-information position.” But the project’s proponents were just as adamant. Chamber of Commerce director Erica Dial spoke on behalf of the chamber’s board of directors and said the project could be a key component for long-term growth. Scott Truehl, a member of the city’s planning commission, noted he’s asked lots of questions of the developers, but not the name of the big box because he doesn’t think it matters. “We’re in a unique situation to have a developer that wants to spend millions and invest in our community,” he said. Businessmen Rudy Silbaugh and Bob Jenson each talked about their family history in Stoughton and called on the council to support the development. Jenson said like any business, the city needs cash flow. “Kettle West will bring that, along with new people,” he said.

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Future items needed for commercial development of Kettle Park West after GDP approval: • Specific Implementation Plan (SIP) – Planning Commission • Certified Survey Map or subdivision platting process • Construction plan review – sanitary sewer, water, stormwater, street, sidewalks, etc. • Public sewer extension approval by CARPC • DNR Notice of Intent, Chapter 30 • Stormwater Management and Erosion Control • DOT approval of plans for work within state rights-of-way • Development/TIF agreement • Authorize staff to begin agreement discussions July, 2013
back.” When Mayor Olson responded that steps the city has taken “are all part of the development process,” Swadley shot back, “We’re two-thirds of the way through this process.” Majewski said a “big concern” of his is the vacant storefronts he’s seen in downtowns throughout the state as developments have happened on the outskirts of cities. “There’s a perception (among residents) that we are not being transparent and fair,” he said. “I don’t think the zoning relies on who the big box is. It’s about zoning.” He warned, however, that if the council approved rezoning the 35 acres in Kettle West, it could lose the ability to stop the development from going forward. He made a motion to table the matter “until we can amend the zoning ordinance so the council can have more input on what happens beyond this.” His motion failed 4-8. Lawrence then “called the question” again, to shut down debate and have a vote. His motion passed 8-4, with the same majority that voted to approve the zoning change.

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Center, teaching stained glass at MATC and spending time with his family and friends. Tony is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janey; children, Mike (Diane) Barberino of Waunakee, Mark (Becki) of Stoughton; grandchildren, Adam Barberino and Gianna Barberino; special aunt, Frances Munley; and many cousins of Wallingford, Conn. He was preceded in death by his father, George Barberino; and grandson, Collin Barberino. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Ann Catholic Church, 323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, with Father Randy Budnar presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Tony’s name to Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg. The family would like to thank Dr. Guirish Agni of the Dean Clinic, Stoughton, the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison, and Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg, for the wonderful care provided. Online condolences may be made at Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Care 1358 Hwy 51 @ Jackson St. 873-4590

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be inspected annually to verify that the land use continues to meets all applicable regulations. A fee for such annual inspections shall be imposed by the city. c. One sign, with a maximum area of 20 square feet and a maximum height of 6 feet, shall be permitted on the property. d. Facility shall provide a bufferyard with a minimum opacity of .60 along all property borders abutting residentially zoned property (see section 78-610). de. No premises shall be utilized for a bed and breakfast operation unless there are at least two exits to the outdoors from such premises. Rooms utilized for sleeping shall have a minimum size of 100 square feet for two occupants with an additional 30 square feet for each additional occupant to a maximum of four occupants per room. Each sleeping room used for the bed and breakfast operation shall have a separate operational smoke detector alarm, as required in the Building Code. One lavatory and bathing facility shall be required for every ten occupants, in addition to the owner/occupants personal facilities. ef. The dwelling unit in which the bed and breakfast takes place shall be the principal residence of the operator/ owner and said operator/owner shall live on the premises when the bed and breakfast operation is active. fg. Only the meal of breakfast shall be served to overnight guests. h. Each operator shall keep a list of names of all persons staying at the bed and breakfast operation. This list shall be kept on file for a period of one year. Such list shall be available for inspection by city officials at any time. gi. The maximum stay for any occupants of bed and breakfast operations shall be 14 days. hj. It shall be unlawful for any persons to operate a bed and breakfast operation as defined and as permitted in the Municipal Code of the City of Stoughton without first having obtained a conditional use permit. jk. Application requirements. Applicants for a license conditional use permit to operate a bed and breakfast shall submit a floor plan of the singlefamily dwelling unit illustrating that the proposed operation will comply with the City Zoning Ordinance as amended, other applicable city codes and ordinances, and within the terms of this chapter. l. Consideration of issuance. After application duly filed with the clerk for a license under this division, plan commission review and recommendation for a conditional use permit, the city shall hold a public hearing and determine whether any further license shall be issued based on the public convenience and necessity of the people in the city. In the council’s determination of the number of bed and breakfast operations required to provide for such public convenience and necessity, the council shall consider the effect upon residential neighborhoods, conditions of existing holders of licenses, and the necessity of issuance of additional licenses for public service. jm. Public nuisance violations. Bed and breakfast operations shall not be permitted whenever the operation endangers, or offends, or interferes with the safety or rights of others so as to constitute a nuisance. n. Suspension, revocation and renewal. Any license issued under the provisions of this chapter may be revoked by the common council for good cause shown after investigation and opportunity to the holder of such license to be heard in opposition thereto; in such investigation the compliance or noncompliance with the state law and local ordinances, the conduct of the licensee in regard to the public, and other considerations shall be weighed in determination of such issue. 2. Parking requirements: One space per each bedroom in addition to requirements for principal residents. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its date of publication. ADOPTED: Nov. 12, 2013 VOTE: 12-0 APPROVED: Donna Olson, Mayor ATTEST: Maria P. Hougan, Acting City Clerk Published: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

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Amending Section 78-206(4)(1), Bed and Breakfast Establishment of the Zoning Code Committee Action: Recommend approval 6-0 with Mayor Olson voting Fiscal Impact: N/A File Number: O-27-2013 Date Introduced: October 22, 2013 1st Reading November 12, 2013 2nd Reading The Common Council of the City of Stoughton do ordain as follows: 1. 78-206(4)(1) Commercial Land Use (1) Bed and breakfast establishment. Description: Bed and breakfast establishments are exclusively indoor lodging facilities which provide meals only to paying lodgers. Such land uses may provide indoor recreational facilities for the exclusive use of their customers. 1. Regulations: a. If alcoholic beverages of any kind are to be served on the premises, the owner of the establishment shall first obtain the appropriate license in accordance with city and state regulations. b. Each such establishment shall

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*** The Department will follow the steps below to reach its final decision on the application. 1. Review the plans and information provided by the applicant. 2. Review the information from public comments. 3. Review the information presented at a public informational hearing if one is requested. 4. Review the information found in natural resource inventories and plans, maps, or data collected by the Department or others using commonly accepted methods. 5. Determine whether the proposed project or activity complies with s.1.11, Stats (the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act), and ch. NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code. The Department has made a tentative determination that it will issue the permit with conditions for the proposed activity. If you would like to know more about this project or would like to see the application and plans, please visit the Department’s permit tracking website at SitePges/Permit%20Search.aspx. Reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. If notice of a public informational hearing is not included in this notice of pending application, no public informational hearing will be held unless the Department receives a request for hearing or determines within 20 days after this notice is published that there is a significant public interest in holding a hearing. If no hearing is requested, the Department may issue its decision without a hearing. Any person may request a public informational hearing by writing to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Attention Wendy Peich, 3911 Fish Hatchery Rd., Fitchburg, WI 53711 by U.S. mail postmarked no later than 20 days following publication of this notice. A request for hearing must include the docket number or applicant name and specify the issues that the party desires to be addressed at the informational hearing. Because the Department must base its decision to issue, deny, or modify the permit on whether the project or activity meets the legal standards listed above, the issues raised in the request for hearing should relate to those standards. Any member of the public may submit written comments to the address above by U.S. mail. Comments should include the docket number or applicant name. If no public informational hearing is held on this application, comments must be postmarked within 30 days after the date this notice is published in a newspaper as a class 1 notice or within 30 days after the date this notice is published on the Department’s website, whichever is later. If a public informational hearing is held, comments must be postmarked no later than 10 days following the date on which the hearing is completed. The final decision may be appealed as indicated in the decision document. Docket Numbers IPSC-2013-13-03121 & 03122 WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES For the Secretary Wendy Peich Date Water Management Specialist Published: November 21 & 28, December 5 & 12, 2013 WNAXLP Safety recommends approval 2-1.) Second reading. Moved by Hohol, second by Lawrence, to amend the motion to amend 6-13(a)(1) to add the word “domesticated” in front of the word animal. Discussion of the definition of “domesticated animal” and of the authority given the Police Chief by this ordinance followed. Motion to amend failed 4-8 by roll call, with Swadley, Kneebone, Christianson, Lawrence, Majewski, Engelberger, Selsor, and Suess in opposition. Further discussion followed. Majewski called for a point of order. Return to the main motion. Moved by Swadley, second by Lawrence, to approve. Motion carried 10-2 by roll call, with Hohol and Christianson in opposition. NEW BUSINESS 6. O-23-2013: Rezoning the property at the northwest corner of US Highway 51 and State Highway 138 from RH-Rural Holding to PD-Planned Development. (Planning Commission recommends approval 4-1 with Mayor Olson voting.) First reading. Christianson presented the ordinance. It will be back at the next meeting. There was extensive discussion of the ordinance and the proposed Kettle Park West development. No action taken. 7. O-27-213: Amending Section 78-206(4)(1) Bed and Breakfast Establishment of the Zoning Code. (Planning Commission recommends approval 6-0 with Mayor Olson voting.) First reading. Christianson presented this ordinance. It will be back at the next meeting. No action taken. 8. R-124-2013: Approving a conditional use permit for Jerod & Patricia Wooldridge to operate a Group Daycare at 720 Nygaard Street, Stoughton. (Planning Commission recommends approval 6-0 with Mayor Olson voting.) Christianson presented this resolution. Moved by Christianson, second by Hohol, to approve. Motion carried 12-0 by acclamation. 9. R-127-2013: Authorizing and directing the proper City official(s) to amend the hours of the Municipal Court Clerk position, as requested by Judge Roethe. (Personnel recommends approval 5-0 with Mayor Olson voting.) Moved by Swangstu, second by Christianson, to approve. Motion carried 12-0 by acclamation. 10. R-132-2013: Authorizing and directing the proper City official(s) to approval the rental of 12.2 acres of agricultural land at the corner of McComb Road and STH 138 to the Stoughton FFA and Alumni Chapter. (Utilities recommends approval 7-0 with Mayor Olson voting.) Moved by Hohol, second by Lawrence, to approve. Motion carried 12-0 by acclamation. ADJOURNMENT Moved by Lawrence, second by Swangstu, to adjourn at 8:25 P.M. All in favor. Respectfully submitted, Maria P. Hougan, Acting City Clerk MPH:sm Published: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP the GDP, subject to certain conditions. G. The Common Council determines that, subject to certain conditions, changing the zoning classification of the Property to PD and approving the GDP is consistent with the spirit and intent of the City’s Zoning Code, has the potential for producing significant community benefits in terms of environmental and aesthetic design, promotes the public health, safety and general welfare of the City, and allows appropriate use of the Property. ORDINANCE The Common Council of the City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin do ordain as follows: 1. The recitals set forth above are material to and are incorporated in this ordinance as if set forth in full. 2. Except as provided in sections 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 below, the General Development Plan is approved, and the zoning classification of the Property is changed to Planned Development - PD, pursuant to section 78-914 of the City Code and Wis. Stat. § 62.23(7)(d). 3. The following parts of the GDP are not approved and shall not be deemed to be part of the approved GDP: a. Page 13 of the GDP, describing approvals received to-date, is not approved. b. The following language on page 22 of the GDP is not approved: “eastwest pedestrian circulation will be accomplished by a landscaped pedestrian walkway corridor(s) that will provide a safe walking route traversing the parking lot of Parcel A.” c. That portion of the GDP beginning on page 23 with the heading “Zoning Barriers that are Creating Barriers to Successful Development of the KPWCC,” and continuing through the end of page 26, is not approved. d. The following language on page 27 of the GDP is not approved: “Any nuisances, offensive or noxious odors, fumes, dust, smoke, noise, vibration, pollution glare or other nuisance, or hazardous uses by reason of excessive danger of fire or explosion shall not be permitted on the property. Determinations of nuisance shall be made by the Developer, the Business Owners Association, or the City of Stoughton upon the basis of written complaint or on its own initiative. Standard for nuisance or offensive and noxious use shall be those of the City of Stoughton.” e. The language on page 28 of the GDP, above the heading “Density and Intensity Exemptions,” is not approved. f. Pages 30, 31 and 32 of the GDP are not approved. g. The following Exhibits are not approved: i. Color map entitled “General Landscape Plan.” ii. Color map entitled “Preliminary Highway Improvements.” iii. Color map entitled “Wetland Rehabilitation and Stormwater Treatment.” iv. Color drawing entitled “Jackson Street Section View. v. Color map entitled “Preliminary Concept Pedestrian & Bike Network.” vi. Color drawing entitled “B-B – West Property Line Landscape Treatment Concept.” vii. Color drawing entitled “A-A North Landscape Treatment Concept.” viii. Color drawing depicting Lot A. ix. Color drawing entitled “Preliminary Design Concept Pedestrian Corridor.” h. The following attachments are not approved: i. Large Development Questionnaire. ii. Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis Summary. iii. Traffic Impact Analysis. iv. 51 x 138 Westside Neighborhood Plan. 4. The first sentence after the heading “Land Use,” on page 23 of the GDP, is modified as follows: “Except as listed below, all uses, buildings and other improvements that are allowed as permitted uses in the Planned Business District under the City of Stoughton Zoning Code are permitted uses, buildings and structures within in Kettle Park West Commercial Center. Conditional uses in the Planned Business District are conditional uses in the Kettle Park West Commercial Center, and may be allowed by the City in accordance with the conditional use approval procedures and standards in the City of Stoughton Zoning Code. 5. The language on Page 28 of the GDP, under the heading “Bulk Exemptions,” is modified as follows: “All bulk standards are established by this General Development Plan. For a description of the standards for the KPWCC compared to those listed for Planned Business in the Zoning Ordinance, see Table 4 on page 29.” 6. Neither this ordinance nor the GDP constitute City approval of any plans or specifications for any public improvements referred to in the GDP, including utility improvements, street improvements, and other public improvements. Plans and specifications for all public improvements to be constructed within the Property shall be approved by the City, separately from the approval of the GDP, and in accordance with the City’s ordinances and policies relating to the design, approval and construction of public improvements. 7. No part of the Property may be developed until a Specific Implementation Plan (SIP) has been submitted and approved for that part of the Property. Specific Implementation Plans may be approved in phases, for parts of the Property. However, Planned Development zoning and the GDP, and any approved SIP, shall expire for any part of the Property that is not fully developed within ten years of the date of adoption of this ordinance, and the zoning classification of such property shall revert to RH District. 8. The Property shall be developed and used in full compliance with all standards and requirements in Chapter 78 of the City Code that apply to lands zoned Planned Business, except those standards and requirements that are expressly modified in the approved GDP, or that are expressly modified in an approved Specific Implementation Plan for all or part of the Property. Chapter 78 of the City Code, the GDP, and approved SIPs, constitute the zoning regulations for the Property, and may be enforced as any other zoning regulation in the City of Stoughton. A copy of the General Development Plan and any approved Specific Development Plan shall be maintained and kept on file by the City Clerk. 9. The change in the zoning classification of the Property to Planned Development District shall not be effective until the City and Forward Development Group (or its assignee), and any other parties deemed necessary by the City, have signed an agreement relating to the development of the Property. The agreement must provide for the construction and installation of all public improvements needed to serve the Property, and any other issues the City or the Applicant deem necessary or appropriate in connection with the development of the Property. If the agreement required by this section has not been signed by both parties on or before November 30, 2015, then this ordinance shall automatically, and without any further action, become null and void and of no further force or effect. 10. This ordinance shall take effect upon publication. ADOPTED: Nov. 12, 2013 VOTE: 8-4 APPROVED: Donna Olson, Mayor ATTEST: Maria P. Hougan, Acting City Clerk Attachment: Exhibit A – Legal Description of the Property Exhibit A LEGAL DESCRIPTION PART OF LOT 2. CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP Na. 34311 VOLUME 13. PAGE 266-270. AS DOCUMENT Na. 1658270. AND LOTS 1, 2 AND 3. CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP Na. 3435. VOLUME 13. PAGE 270-281. AS DOCUMENT Na. 16586011 AND LOT L CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP No. 9632. VOLUME 55, PAGE 104-107. AS DOCUMENT No. 3100102_ AND PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER AND THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER AND PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 1. TOWNSHIP .5 NORTH. RANGE 10 EAST. TOWN OF RUTLAND. DANE COUNTY. WISCONSIN, DESCRIBED MORE PARTICULARLY AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER CORNER OF SECTION L AFORESAID: THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 05 MUTES 45 SECONDS WEST. ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER. 33.05 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF VEEK ROAD: THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE 185.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 26 SECONDS WEST. 260.52 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 40 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST, 5.01 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE TRUNK HIGHWAY ‘130: THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE. 21.50 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST, 8.07 FEET: THENCE NORTH 80 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, 343.76 FEET: THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST. 1004.03 FEET; THENCE NORTH 02 DEGREES 12 Mt/UTE:9 57 SECONDS EAST. 96.05 FEET: THENCE NORTH 49 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST. 206.46 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 87 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 44 SECONDS EAST_ 172.86 FEET: THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST. 933.15 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 86 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST, 645.48 FEET: THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, 72E30 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 80 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST, 164.22 FEET: THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 32 SECONDS WEST. 307.46 FEET: THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST. 220.50 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST, 213028 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF LOT 2 OF CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NUMBER 8144. AFORESAID: THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE 10525 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NUMBER 9632. AFORESAID: THENCE SOUTH 40 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NUMBER 9632 A DISTANCE OF 80823 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 67 DEGREES 57 MINUTES al SECONDS EAST_ 1.15 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST. 19839 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 1 CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NUMBER 9632: THENCE NORTH 80 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 1 A DISTANCE OF 516_76 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1, CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NUMBER 0632 AND THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY ‘51’: THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY L1N E. 170.46 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE: THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY 497.72 FEET ALONG AN ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 001.47 FEET, THE CHORD BEARING SOUTH 12 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST_ 482.72 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF VEEK ROAD: THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 322.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL CONTAINS 1,530,266.01 SQUARE FEET OR 35.34 ACRES. Published: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

Case No. 13PR727 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for Informal Administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth April 30, 1909 and date of death August 28, 2013, was domiciled in Dane County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 1734 Tower Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589. 3. The application will be heard at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1005, before the presiding Probate Registrar, on (Date) December 2, 2013 at (Time) 8:30 a.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is (Date) January 31, 2014. 5. A claim may be filed at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1005. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 266-4311 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. Please check with person named below for exact time and date. Lisa Chandler Probate Registrar October 29, 2013 Michael D. Rumpf PO Box 1 Cambridge, WI 53523 608-423-3254 Bar Number: 01015663 Published: November 7, 14 and 21, 2013 WNAXLP

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Town of Pleasant Springs, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. All terms are for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Office, Incumbent Town Board Supervisor Seat 3, Jay Damkoehler Town Board Supervisor Seat 4, Janiece Bolender NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a Town Caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the Spring Election ballot for the above listed offices will be scheduled during the month of December. The Caucus will be held on a date not sooner than January 7, 2014 and not later than January 28, 2014. Notice of the scheduled date of the Caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus. Done in the Town of Pleasant Springs, Dane County, Wisconsin this 21st day of November 2013. /s/Cassandra Suettinger Clerk/Treasurer Published: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

Case No. 2013 PR 736 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for Informal Administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth February 19, 1943 and date of death October 6, 2013, was domiciled in Dane County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 510 Clyde Street, Stoughton, WI 53589. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is February 7, 2014. 5. A claim may be filed at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000. Lisa Chandler Probate Registrar November 4, 2013 David. M. Houser 301 W. Main Street PO Box 347 Stoughton, WI 53589 608-873-7781 Bar Number: 1013777 Published: November 14, 21 and 27, 2013 WNAXLP



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Town of Rutland, on the first day of April 2014, the following officers are to be elected: A Town Board Supervisor, for a term of two years, to succeed Jim Lunde, whose term will expire April 15, 2014. A Town Board Supervisor, for a term of two years, to succeed Jeanette Walker, whose term will expire April 15, 2014. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that nominations for the offices will be made at a Town Caucus to be held in January 2014, at the Rutland Town Hall. Dawn George, Clerk Published: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP



Case No. 13PR753 An application has been filed for informal administration of the estate of the decedent, whose date of birth was September 1, 1948, and date of death November 3, 2013. The decedent was domiciled in Dane County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 3421 Quam Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589. All interested persons have waived notice. Creditors’ claims must be filed with the probate registrar on or before February 14, 2014. Lisa Chandler Probate Registrar November 7, 2013 Jonathan M. Hajny 828 Roby Road Stoughton, WI 53589 608-877-4081 Published: November 14, 21 and 27, 2013 WNAXLP



Notice is hereby given of an election to be held in the School District of Stoughton on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, for the purpose of electing board members to succeed the present incumbents listed. Board members begin their term of office on Monday, April 28, 2014. Office, Term of Office, Incumbent Board Member, 3 years, Liz Menzer Board Member, 3 years, Brett Schumacher Board Member, 3 years, Bev Fergus Notice is further given that a Campaign Registration Statement and a Declaration of Candidacy must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, in the school district’s Administrative and Educational Services Center, 320 North Street. If an incumbent is not a candidate for reelection to his or her office, the incumbent must file written notification with the school district clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013. Notice is further given, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. A description of the school district boundaries can be obtained from the school district office. Tina Hunter School District Clerk Published: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Stoughton Area School District April 1, 2014




Date/Time: October 22, 2013 @ 7:00



The City of Stoughton Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6:00 o’clock p.m., or as soon after as the matter may be heard, at the Public Safety Building, Second Floor, 321 S. Fourth Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a proposed ordinance amendment to the City of Stoughton Municipal Code of Ordinances. The proposed ordinance amendment is to Section 78-612, Requirements for installation, maintenance and use of landscaped and bufferyard areas of the City of Stoughton Municipal Zoning Ordinance, Dane County, Wisconsin. For questions regarding this notice please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421 Michael Stacey Published November 21 and 28, 2013 WNAXLP

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the City of Stoughton on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the following officers are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for Mayor and Alderpersons begins on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. All terms are for three years unless otherwise indicated: Office, Incumbent MAYOR, Donna Olson (4 year term) ALDERPERSON, First Aldermanic District, Tim Swadley ALDERPERSON, Second Aldermanic District, Paul Lawrence ALDERPERSON, Third Aldermanic District, Greg Jenson ALDERPERSON, Fourth Aldermanic District, Tom Selsor ALDERPERSON, Fourth Aldermanic District, Ross Urven (2 year term) NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2013, and the final day for filing nomination papers in the office of the City Clerk is 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Given under my hand and official seal at the City Hall, in the City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin, this 21st day of November, 2013. Maria P. Hougan Acting City Clerk Published: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP



Mr. Brent Davis of First Rate Resorts, 2671 Circle Dr., Stoughton, WI 53589 has applied to the Department of Natural Resources for a permit to dredge and place a sand blanket on the bed of an unnamed pond associated with a tributary to the Yahara River in Dane County. The project is located at Badgerland Campground in the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 20, Township 6 North Range 11 East, Town of Pleasant Springs, Dane County. The project is proposing to dewater an estimated 391,200 gallons of pond water, dredge approximately 620 cubic yards of sediment and place 185 cubic yards of sand in the pond basin for the purpose of creating a swimming pond. The Department has determined that the application is complete and is currently evaluating the applicant’s proposal. The Department must consider factual information about the following legal standards in deciding whether to issue, modify, or deny the permit. • Whether the project will materially obstruct navigation, including commercial, recreational, active and passive forms of navigation. • Whether the project will be detrimental to the public interest, including fish and wildlife or their habitat, natural scenic beauty, or water quality. • Whether the project will materially reduce the flood flow capacity of a stream. • Whether the proposed project will result in significant adverse impacts to wetland functional values, significant impacts to water quality, or other significant adverse environmental consequences.



Location: Council Chambers/Public Safety Building Members: David Kneebone, Sonny Swangstu, Tim Swadley, Michael Engelberger, Ron Christianson, Paul Lawrence, Tricia Suess, Greg Jenson, Eric Hohol, Tom Majewski, Tom Selsor, Ross Urven Mayor Donna Olson presided at a Regular Meeting of the Common Council of the City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin, held in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Building, on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, convening at 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER Mayor Olson called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. 1. Roll Call, Communications, and Presentations: Acting City Clerk Maria P. Hougan called the roll and noted 12 alders present, constituting a quorum: Christianson, Engelberger, Hohol, Jenson, Kneebone, Lawrence, Majewski, Selsor, Suess, Swadley, Swangstu, Urven. Communications from Mayor Olson: • The City of Stoughton received a Be Safe Award for advocacy in honor of the pedestrian flags. • Congratulations to Acting Clerk Pili Hougan for her recent graduation from the UW Green Bay Clerks and Treasurers Institute as noted from State Representative Gary Hebl • The City of Stoughton received a Brownfields award for the Elven Sted project. Congratulations to Finance Director Sullivan and all who assisted with this project. • Congratulations to the Senior Center for receiving national accreditation again this year. • Mayor Olson reminded everyone to complete the FUDA survey. • Mayor Olson read the Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week proclamation. • Kettle Park West update: Planning Director Scheel reported that the Planning Commission has reviewed the General Development Plan, and they continue to work on Kettle Park West. 2. Minutes and Reports Minutes (placed on file): CA/CP 09/03/2013; Finance 09/10/2013; PFC 08/19/2013, 09/04/2013, 09/17/2013; Planning 10/14/2013; Public Safety 09/03/2013; Public Works 09/17/2013; RDA 09/18/2013; Risk Management 09/18/2013; Tree Commission 08/14/2013; Utilities 09/16/2013 Reports: Finance: September Claims & September Treasurer’s Report; Utilities: August Financial Summary, August Payments & August Statistical Worksheet 3. Public Comment: No one registered to speak. CONSENT AGENDA 4. Approval of Council Minutes of: 10/08/2013 Moved by Lawrence, second by Suess, to approve. Motion carried 12-0 by acclamation. OLD BUSINESS 5. O-23-2013: To repeal and recreate Section 6-13 of the Municipal Code relating to dangerous animals (Public

Rezoning the property at the northwest corner of US Highway 51 and State Highway 138 from RH – Rural Holding to Planned Development (PD). (Kettle Park West Commercial Center) Committee Action: Recommend Approval 4 - 1 with the Mayor voting Fiscal Impact: None File Number: O- 23 -2013 Date Introduced: October 22, 2013 – 1st Reading November 12, 2013 – 2nd Reading RECITALS A. Leslie & Jeanette Mabie, 1400 US Highway 51 LLC, Peter Burno, and Robert & Margaret Veek (the “Owners”) are the owners of the property described on Exhibit A (the “Property”). B. Forward Development Group (“the Applicant”), acting on behalf of and with the consent of the Owners, has requested that the zoning classification of the Property be changed from RH – Rural Holding to Planned Development (“PD”), to establish a mixed use development. C. The Zoning Administrator has determined, pursuant to Section 78914(1)(a) of the City of Stoughton Municipal Code (the “City Code”), that the most comparable standard zoning district applicable to the proposed Planned Development is Planned Business (PB). D. The Applicant has submitted a proposed General Development Plan (the “GDP”) consisting of a document entitled “Kettle Park West Commercial Center General Development Plan,” dated “September, 2013,” and containing the following: a. Thirty five numbered pages. b. Exhibits as follows: i. Map showing GDP Boundary and Adjacent Property Owners. ii. Legal description. iii. Color map entitled “General Development Plan.” iv. Color map entitled “General Landscape Plan.” v. Color map entitled “Preliminary Highway Improvements.” vi. Color map entitled “General GDP Parcels.” vii. Color map entitled “Wetland Rehabilitation and Stormwater Treatment.” viii. Color drawing entitled “Jackson Street Section View.” ix. Color map entitled “Preliminary Concept Pedestrian & Bike Network.” x. Color drawing entitled “B-B – West Property Line Landscape Treatment Concept.” xi. Color drawing entitled “A-A North Landscape Treatment Concept.” xii. Color drawing depicting Lot A. xiii. Color drawing entitled “Preliminary Design Concept Pedestrian Corridor.” c. Attachments as follows: i. Large Development Questionnaire. ii. Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis Summary. iii. Traffic Impact Analysis. iv. 51 x 138 Westside Neighborhood Plan. E. On October 14, 2013, the City of Stoughton Planning Commission held a public hearing regarding the application to change the zoning classification of this Property to PD, which was preceded by the publication of a class 2 notice under chapter 985 of the Wisconsin Statutes. F. On October 14, 2013, the Planning Commission recommended changing the zoning classification of the Property to PD and recommended approving



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Authorizing and directing the proper city officials to adopt the 2014 City of Stoughton Budget and the 2014 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Committee Action: Fiscal Impact: $ 11,732,539 File number: R-140-2013 Date Introduced: November 12, 2013 RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2014 ANNUAL CITY BUDGET WHEREAS, the Mayor has prepared and Council Committee of the Whole


has reviewed the proposed budgets of the City of Stoughton for the year 2014; and WHEREAS, a Summary of the Budget and Notice of Public Hearing was published on October 21st; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on the budget on the 12th day of November, 2013 by the Common Council; and WHEREAS, the Common Council has examined the budget and various items therein and finds the budget as presented and amended to date of this Resolution to represent the income anticipated and the expenditures for the

various departments by major category as set forth therein; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Common Council of the City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin does approve the following: SECTION 1. 2014 Budget Adopted. There is hereby adopted the 2014 Budget for the City of Stoughton and appropriated out of the receipts of the City of Stoughton for the year 2014, including monies received from the general property tax levy, special assessments and other sources of revenue as therein provided, for the various purposes therein specified, the amounts set forth

in said Budget presented, or attached thereto or referenced by it. SECTION 2. Tax Levy Adopted. There is hereby certified to the City Clerk, a general property tax levy in the amount of $7,316,543 on all of the taxable property within the City of Stoughton for the year 2013 for the uses and purposes set forth as expenditures in the Budget hereby adopted. The above and foregoing resolution was duly adopted by the Common Council of the City of Stoughton at a regular meeting held on the 12th day of November, 2013. SECTION 3. City Clerk Directed to

Spread Tax on Roll. The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to spread the tax levied herein on the tax roll of the City of Stoughton for the year 2013. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Clerk is directed to publish this resolution as a Class 1 Notice in the Stoughton Courier Hub. Council Action: ADOPTED Vote: 12-0 Mayoral Action: APPROVED Donna Olson, Mayor Published: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP

Please take notice that the Stoughton Board of Appeals will meet for a workshop on December 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm, in the Opera House, City Hall, 381 E. Main Street, Stoughton. For questions related to this notice contact the City Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421 Published: November 21, 2013 WNAXLP ***




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HOME & OFFICE Cleaning Detailed, affordable, dependable. 608-444-4916 / 608-514-2177 A&B ENTERPRISES Light Construction/Remodeling No job too small 608-835-7791

DEER VALLEY LODGE Hiring Lifeguards Weekends - Good Pay Flexible scheduling 608-924-1600

ALL THINGS BASEMENTY! Basement Systems Inc. Call us for all your basement needs! Waterproofing? Finishing? Structural Repairs? Humidity and Mold Control? Free Estimates! Call 888-9298307 (wcan)

ONE CALL Does it All! Fast and Reliable Electrical Repair and Installations. Call 800-757-0383 (wcan) ONE CALL Does it All! Fast and Reliable Electrical Repair and Installations. Call 800-757-0383 (wcan)


FARMI 3PT Logging Winch's, Valby 3pt PTO Chippers, New 3pt Rototillers, Loader Attachments and 3pt Attachments, New Log Splitters. www. (866) 638-7885 (wcan)

ANTHROCITE COAL in 50 lb bags. Clean burning. 4 sizes available. Prices starting at $10.50 per bag. 920-838-2200 (wcan) FOR SALE Oak firewood, seasoned and split. Delivered. 608-843-5961

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Opening for a responsible adult for Pet Sitter and/or midday Dog Walker position; pet care is for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and other small pets; part-time but flexible hours; candidates need to live in the Stoughton area.


HELP WANTED- TRUCK DRIVER OTR Drivers Needed Above Avg. Mileage Pay. Avg. 2500-3500 Miles/WK 100% No Touch. Full Benefits W/401K. 12 Months CDL/A Experience 1-888-5459351 Ext 13 (CNOW) Knight Refrigerated CDL-A Truck Drivers Needed. Get Paid Daily or Weekly. Consistent Miles. Pay Incentive & Benefits! Become a Knight of the Road. EOE. 855-8766079 (CNOW) OTR Company Drivers, Class A CDL, 23 yrs of age. Health insurance, Dental/Vision. Pd Vacation & Company matched 401K. Safety/Performance Incentives. Home time. Call Monson and Sons @ 1-800-463-4097 or ext 110. EOE. (CNOW) Drivers: Class A CDL Tractor/Trailer Daycab Drivers Wanted. Competitive Pay, Frequent Home Time. JOIN THE DEBOER trans TEAM NOW! 800-825-8511 www. (CNOW) Drivers-CDL-A Train and work for us! Professional, focused CDL training available. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 369-7893 www.CentralTruckDrivingJobs. com (CNOW)

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STOUGHTON- 2558 Cty N Nov/21-23 9-6. Heated-Garage. Multifamily. See Craigslist

MISCELLANEOUS THIS SPOT FOR SALE! Place a 25 word classified ad in 180 newspapers in Wisconsin for $300. Call 800-2277636 or this newspaper. (CNOW)


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SPORTING GOODS MADISON GUN SHOW November 29-30. Madison Marriott, 1313 John Q Hammons Dr., Middleton, WI. Fri 3-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Admission:$7. 14 & Under FREE. Register to win FREE deer rifle! Buy/Sell/Trade 608-752-6677 (CNOW)

MEDICAL ALERT FOR SENIORS - 24/7 monitoring. Free Equipment. Free shipping. Nationwide Services. $29.95/month Call Medical Guardian today. 877-8636622 (wcan)

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SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB Alert for Seniors. Bathrooms falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less than 4 inch step-in. Wide door. Anti-slip floors. American made. Installation included. Call 888960-4522 for $750. off (wcan)



MY COMPUTER WORKS - Computer Problems? Viruses, Spyware, Email, Printer Issues, Bad Internet Connections - FIX IT NOW! Professional, US based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 888-885-7944 (wcan)

MULTIPLE HOME Window replacement or installation. All pros are pre-screened and relentlessly reviewed. Call now for a no obligation estimate. 800-871-1093 (wcan)


REAL LAMBSKIN slippers, mittens, gloves, hats and more. Colicky baby? A real lambskin will put them to sleep. Golden Touch Lambskin 608-274-0826

Manpower is hiring seasonal production workers in Stoughton, Wisconsin. Entry level, no experience required. First shift, Monday through Saturday. Pay is $8.50/hr with significant overtime. If you are interested in applying, or need more information. Please contact Lindsey Watson at 888-927-3135 ext. 7136.
STOUGHTON- 105 West ST. 2 bedroom, appliances, water, heat, A/C, ceiling fan included, on site laundry. Well kept and maintained. On site manager. Next to Park. $710 per month. 608-238-3815 VERONA 2 Bedroom Apartment $690 in a small 24 unit building. Includes heat, hot water, water & sewer, off-street parking, fully carpeted, dishwasher and coin operated laundry and storage in basement. Convenient to Madison's west side. Call KC at 608-273-0228 to view your new home.

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STOUGHTON 307 S Forrest Retail or Office space. 400 sq. ft. $299/ month utilities included. 608-271-0101 VERONA- OFFICE/WAREHOUSE 1000 Sq Ft.$500 +Utilities. 608-575-2211 or 608-845-2052 FRATELLI II - Verona's newest Professional Office/ Retail Building - Conveniently located at corner of Whalen Rd and Kimball Lane - Easy access to Hwy 151 to downtown Madison - Design your own layout (generous build-out allowance) - 400-6,000 Sq Ft - Occupancy 60-90days Fratelli I - Last office/retail condo suite - 1894 sq ft - Purchase or lease Metro Real Estate 608-575-9700

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STOUGHTON 209 E Main St. Retail or Office space. 1000 sq ft. Beautifully remodeled. $766. per month utilities included. 608-271-0101 STOUGHTON 211 E Main St. 3400 sq. ft. Retail space plus 1800 sq. ft. display or storage space. Beautifully remodeled $1900/mo plus utilities. 608271-0101

OREGON OFFICE SPACE 500 sq ft, 2 room suite with signage. 120 Janesville St. Call 608-575-1128


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RENT SKIDLOADERS MINI-EXCAVATORS TELE-HANDLER and these attachments. Concrete breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake, concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher, rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump grinder. By the day, week, or month. Carter & Gruenewald Co. 4417 Hwy 92 Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411

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ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors 55+, has 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $695 per month. Includes heat, water and sewer. Professionally managed. 608-877-9388 Located at 300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 STOUGHTON 2BR $710-$725 includes heat, water/sewer. No dogs, 1 cat is Ok. EHO. 608-222-1981 ext 2 or 3. HOLLANDALE COUNTRY Home on working farmette. 3 bedroom, 2 bath Laundry off kitchen. Approx. 1700 sq. ft, 2 car plus detached garage, all appliances. Landowner plows driveway. No animals, no smoking. 35 minutes to Epic. Completely renovated: electrical, plumbing, insulation. $1100. month Call Cathy 608-967-2481.





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Sub-Zero, Inc. and Wolf Appliance, Inc., the premier provider of quality appliances is seeking Assemblers, Fabricators and Material Handlers to join our 2nd and 3rd shift manufacturing teams at our Fitchburg facilities. We offer a clean, climate controlled environment. Sub-Zero/ Wolf offers competitive compensation plus incentive pay and shift differential. Benefits offered include: medical, dental, vision insurance, free life insurance, pension, 401k, holidays, vacation and personal days. Qualification testing may be required. EOE. Apply online at

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ALPINE MEADOWS Oregon Hwy CC. Only 8 lots remaining! Choose your own builder 608-215-5895

Tractor-trailer drivers needed for the Walgreen’s Private Fleet Operation based in Windsor, WI. Drivers make hand deliveries to Walgreen’s stores within a regional area (WI, IL, IA, MN, ND, SD). Workweek is Tues. ~ Sat. All drivers must be willing & able to unload freight. * Earn $21.25/hour (OT after 8 hours) or $0.4650/mile * Full Benefit Pkg. includes Life, Dental, Disability & Health Insurance with Prescription Card * 401k Pension Program with Company Contribution * Paid Holidays & Vacation * Home every day except for occasional layover Drivers must be over 24 years old, have 18 months tractor trailer exp. or 6 months T/T exp. with a certificate from an accredited driving school & meet all DOT requirements.



ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE 10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30 Security Lights-24/7 access BRAND NEW OREGON/BROOKLYN Credit Cards Accepted CALL (608)444-2900 C.N.R. STORAGE Located behind Stoughton Garden Center Convenient Dry Secure Lighted with access 24/7 Bank Cards Accepted Off North Hwy 51 on Oak Opening Dr. behind Stoughton Garden Center Call: 608-509-8904

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WALMERS TACK SHOP 16379 W. Milbrandt Road Evansville, WI 608-882-5725

DEER POINT STORAGE Convenient location behind Stoughton Lumber Clean-Dry Units 24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS 5x10 thru 12x25 608-335-3337 FRENCHTOWN SELF-STORAGE Only 6 miles South of Verona on Hwy PB. Variety of sizes available now. 10x10=$50/month 10x15=$55/month 10x20=$70/month 10x25=$80/month 12x30=$105/month Call 608-424-6530 or 1-888-878-4244 NORTH PARK STORAGE 10x10 through 10x40, plus 14x40 with 14' door for RV & Boats. Come & go as you please. 608-873-5088 RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market Street/Burr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-206-2347 UNION ROAD STORAGE 10x10 - 10x15 10x20 - 12x30 24 / 7 Access Security Lights & Cameras Credit Cards Accepted 608-835-0082 1128 Union Road Oregon, WI Located on the corner of Union Road & Lincoln Road

Do you have excellent communication skills? Creative ideas? The ability to develop and maintain client relationships? An interest in print and web based media? We have an established account list with growth potential. If you possess excellent communication and organizational skills, a pleasant personality, and the ability to prospect for new business we would like to speak to you. Previous sales experience desired. Media experience a plus. Competitive compensation, employee stock option ownership, 401(k), paid vacations, holidays, insurance and continuing education assistance.


Kuhn North America, Inc. in Brodhead, WI is a global leader in the agricultural machinery industry! CNC Machinist (4th/Weekend Shift)- The position requires set up and operation of machining equipment including various presses, mills, hobbing equipment, and manual/CNC lathes. The position requires the ability to operate measuring and material handling equipment, read blueprints and perform basic math functions. A vocational diploma in machine tool and production machining experience is preferred. Welder (2nd Shift)- Seeking skilled welders to weld unit shells, sub-assemblies and components. A vocational diploma in welding or a minimum of two years production welding experience is required. Experience in GMAW and flux cored arc welding, blue print reading and operating material handling equipment is preferred. Visit our website at to view professional employment opportunities!

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Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub, Verona Press, The Great Dane Shopping News Unified Newspaper Group is part of Woodward Community Media, a division of Woodward Communications, Inc. and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work local! Community Living Connections is hiring part-time and full-time Direct Support Staff to provide residential support to adults with developmental disabilities who live in Stoughton. Skills Teachers- part-time or full-time, teach assist with activities of daily living, coordinate and accompany people to recreational activities and provide assistance with personal cares as needed. Hours available are early mornings, afternoons/evenings and weekends. Program Coordinator- full-time, act as the lead residential staff and provide direct care, plan and implement activity schedules, maintain a clean well-managed household, teach daily living skills, some financial and administrative responsibilities, train and supervise direct care staff. Work hours include afternoons, evenings and weekends.
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Human Service Opportunities in Stoughton!

Second shift runs M–Th, 3:15 PM–1:15 AM and 4th/ Weekend shift runs Friday – Sunday, 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM.A high school diploma or GED is required for all positions. We offer a competitive wage and complete benefit package (health, life, dental, and disability insurance, paid vacations and holidays, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement) for these fulltime positions. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Complete application at: Kuhn North America, Inc. 1501 West Seventh Avenue Brodhead, WI 53520

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November 21, 2013

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SASD: Board must decide by
January for spring referendum
Continued from page 1 how much was asked for. “In my view, a recurring referendum is preferable, because it makes school funding in Stoughton a lot more predictable,” said board member Frank Sullivan. Before Monday night’s board meeting, the SASD finance committee discussed referendum topics in depth, and chair Donna Tarpinian said members unanimously agreed to “think about” a recurring referendum. “It bumps us up, it builds our base through time,” she said. “Then we’re hoping in four years – we don’t know what’s going to happen at the state level, we have no idea what’s going to happen with vouchers, on school privatization, we have no idea

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What: Stoughton Area School District Board of Education meeting When: 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2 Where: Administration and Educational Services Center, 320 North St. what our situation is going to look like in the community – but at least this would give us some sort of cushion and give us some time.”

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While a recurring referendum would provide more funding for the district in the future than a non-recurring one, there is a greater chance taxpayers could balk at the ballot box in April. at footing a larger bill. With this in mind, board members will likely schedule a series of community listening sessions to get a better gauge of what district residents want, and what they are willing to pay. “My sense is if the community doesn’t like this much, then we’re going to hear it right away,” said board president Liz Menzer. “We should be able to explain the situation and the two options in about 10 minutes. I think you have to ground people in the facts, like we did in the listening sessions in 2010, where we did presentations, and then people can ask questions. Maybe we do some polling on peoples’ likelihood of (supporting the referendum).” Board member Pat Volk suggested creating focus groups in addition to listening sessions. “We could do that fairly quickly – parents’ groups, business leaders … select some people to come in and we tell them what we’re talking about,” he said. “I think, ’Do you understand?’ is the biggest obstacle. What’s the likelihood … of a recurring referendum passing?” Menzer said she also wants to know what would happen if the referendum does not pass. “We haven’t asked that question, so we need to do some community listening sessions on that notion fairly quickly,” she said. “I also think the school funding formula is broken and what if a recurring referendum isn’t enough? Then what do we do?”

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The board has tenta tively planned for the first reading of a resolution on a referendum at its Monday, Dec. 16 meeting, with a final reading slated for Monday, Jan. 6. Onsager said by law, a resolution on a referendum must be passed by Jan. 18 to appear on the April ballot.

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