Friday Memo






To:                  Town Board Members

From: John Olson, Town Administrator

Date:   February 23, 2018



Please take time to read this week’s Friday Memo- -a general recap of the week and upcoming news. As always, should you like more information, I ask that you call the office, e-mail or stop in.  Thanks for your continued support. 



  • At Tuesday’s Board Meeting, you decided not to pass the ordinance that allows Backyard Chickens by permit on residential property. They will continue to be allowed on Ag zoned property within Township limits.
  • You also voted to recommend the Conditional Use Permit allowing an Indoor Farmers Market at Boxed & Burlap, 2935 STH 67 (across from Mercy Hospital). The business is planning to have the market open Fridays only from 7:00am – 2:00pm.
  • You also voted to continue the USGS (Dale Robertson) Delavan Lake monitoring program for 2018. The cost is $15,760.
  • You also voted to purchase additional Turn-Out gear for the Fire Dept for 12K and the department added 36K in their own fundraising dollars towards the total order.
  • You also voted to match the Mechanic’s work schedule with the Public Works Dept. They all now work Monday through Thursday from 6:00am – 3:30pm and 6:00am – 10:00am on Fridays. The brush drop off site will remain open until 2:00pm on Fridays.
  • And you voted to determine Police & Fire Commission eligibility extends to property owners. This clarification allows Lowell Sweet to continue serving.
  • DOT recently confirmed that the STH 50 4 Lane expansion project has been cancelled. The formal letter received from DOT is a public record and available to any citizens.
  • And you are all aware of the numerous Stormwater drainage problems and complaints from the heavy rainfall earlier this week.       Shodeen is hoping to begin construction on the Shores of Delavan Lake subdivision later this year which will help divert storm water away from the Inlet Oaks Subdivision.       Borg Rd. & Willow Pt and the Delmar subdivision are other problem areas. More discussion will be taking place at future Public Works Committees.
  • All Assessed Values for the Town are available online at  
  • The Highway Shop is a “free drop-off site” for Waste Oil that is used for heating purposes. We are currently in low supply.
  • More current lake information can be found in the Delavan Lake Report at
  • Thanks to all the volunteer hours and effort to those who helped with Winter Lakefest in Community Park last weekend.
  • Enjoy your weekend!





Meetings next week: None scheduled at this time