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Committees & Commissions

When a vacancy occurs or a term is up on a Town committee or commission, the Town Chairperson may appoint or re-appoint a member, subject to Town Board approval. The Town Chairperson also appoints the committee and commissions chairpersons, subject to Town Board approval.

Appointment Application Form (PDF file)

Plan Commission

The Town of Dekorra Plan Commission is a statutory Commission established by the Town under State Statutes 61.35 and 62.23 with seven members, 1 town board member, and 6 citizen members. There are an alternate town board member and 2 alternate citizen members. The terms are 3-year staggered terms except for the Town Board member which is a 2-year term. The Plan Commission Chairperson and other members are appointed by the Town Chairperson, subject to Town Board confirmation. The Plan Commission reviews all zoning, subdivision, site plan, and conditional use requests. After reviewing a submittal the Plan Commission prepares a formal recommendation and forwards it to the Town Board. The Town Board then reviews the matter, considers the Plan Commission recommendation, takes action which is then forwarded to and considered by the Columbia County Planning and Zoning Committee and County Board. Refer to Ordinance 2.03 for further information on Plan Commission duties and responsibilities. The Town Plan Commission generally meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.

 

Official
Address
Phone
E-Mail
Term Expires
Sandy Smith, Chair, 
Town Board Representative
 W8968 Bilkie Rd
Poynette, WI 53955
 635-7836
 gsssdekorra@aol.com
4/20
Lyn Lorenz, Citizen Member,
Alternate
N3671 CTH V
Poynette, WI 53955
635-4105
 thesandhill@gmail.com
4/20
Kyle Knuteson, Citizen Member
W9600 CTH CS
Poynette, WI 53955
635-4154
kyle.knuteson@gmail.com
4/19
Dave Lorenz, Citizen Member
N3671 CTH V
Poynette, WI 53955
608-635-4105
  thesandhill@gmail.com
4/20
Scott Van Etten, Citizen Member
N3805 CTH J
Poynette, WI 53955
635-2840
vanetten@centurytel.net
4/20
Greg Falk, Citizen Member
 W7864 E. Morse Rd

Poynette, WI 53955
635-2798
 gfalktrucking@gmail.com
4/19
Gary Leatherberry, 
Town Board, Alternate
N3076 Smith Rd

Poynette, WI 53955
635-7574
garyl.dekorra@yahoo.com
4/20
Tyler Bergstrom,  
Citizen Member, Alternate
 N4947 Beach Garden Rd.,
Poynette, WI 53955
507-440-1895
tyler.bergstrom@hotmail.com
4/20
Peter Caldwell, Citizen Member
N4843 Hutchinson Rd
Poynette, WI 53955
635-7844
 peterdekorra@gmail.com
 4/19
Robert Ramsey, 
Citizen Member
W7797 Phillips Rd
Poynette, WI 53955
635-4691
grammiepop@centurylink.net
4/19

Parks Commission

The Town of Dekorra Parks Commission is a statutory Commission established by the Town at an Annual Meeting under State Statute 60.66 with seven members, 1-2 Town Board member, and 5-6 citizen members. There are an alternate Town Board member and 2 alternate citizen members. The terms are 7-year staggered terms except for the Town Board member which is a 2-year term. The Parks Commission Chairperson and other members are appointed by the Town Chairperson, subject to Town Board confirmation.

The Town Parks Commission meets on an irregular basis, but its meetings are legally posted and generally are held at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. Work parties are held on site and are also duly noticed. The Parks Commission is responsible for ensuring reservation of lands for town parks, boat landings, open spaces and for producing a master plan for such. They are also responsible for maintaining these community amenities and developing an annual budget for consideration and approval by the Town Board. A Town Recreational Lands Master Plan has been prepared.

Refer to the Parks Commission Charter for further information on Parks Commission duties and responsibilities.

Official Address Phone E-Mail Term Expires
Lloyd Simpson N3818 Tipperary Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
635-7770   04/23
Mark Niebuhr, Chairman N3623 Sky High Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
635-8946 markn.dekorra@gmail.com 04/21
Bob Acker W10446 Tipperary Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
635-7489   04/23
Roxann Brue  N3646 Stebbins Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
 635-2353  theefoxrox@gmail.com 4/19
Angela Redington  N3624 Tipperary Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
608-513-5512  a.redington@yahoo.com 04/21
 Jeff Lybek

W9306 CTH V

Poynette, WI 53955

608-573-0129 jefflybek@gmail.com 04/24
Andrea Lupo W8761 Bilkie Rd Poynette, WI 5395     04/25
 Vacant        
 Vacant        

 

Safety Committee

The Safety Committee is constituted under the authority of Town Ordinance 2.05 and has 7 members, consisting of 2 board members, 4 citizen members, and the Town Clerk. The Town Constable attends Safety Committee meetings and reports on his activities. Terms are 3 years staggered. The Safety Committee oversees the activities of the Constable also reviews and advises the Town Board on all ordinances except those under the jurisdiction of the Plan Commission. The Safety Committee generally meets the first Thursday of the month at the Town Hall starting at 6:30 pm.

Official Address Phone E-Mail Term Expires
Roxann Brue, Chairperson N3646 Stebbins Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
635-2353 theefoxrox@gmail.com 04/20
 Greg Falk W7864 E. Morse Rd,
Poynette, WI 53955
635-2798  gfalktrucking@gmail.com 04/19
Holly Priske W8460 Bilkie Rd,
Poynette, WI 53955
635-2014 dekorra@centurytel.net  
Tom Leckwee N4191 Keebaugh Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
635-2195 trleckwee@gmail.com 04/19
Sandy Smith W8968 Bilkie Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
635-7836 gsssdekorra@aol.com 04/20
 Lynne Clark  W10766 Wildwood Way
Poynette, WI 53955
   clark.m.lynne@gmail.com 04/19
Andrea Lupo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W8761 Bilkie Rd Poynette, WI 53955     4/21

Town Roads Committee

State Statute 81.01 requires the Town Board to be responsible for the care and supervision of all highways in the Town. It also allows the board to appoint a superintendent of  Town roads, or instead provide for all the duties and responsibilities of the superintendent laid out in the State Statute. The Town Board has chosen to appoint a Roads Supervisor and establish a Town Roads Committee to assist it in executing its statutory duties. The committee consists of the Roads Supervisor, another town board supervisor, and a citizen member, each serving a 2-year term. Among its duties is an annual tour and assessment of all town roads during which a WisDOT established PASER condition rating is assigned as well as documentation of other conditions and problems. This data is then entered into the WisDOT WISLR computer-assisted budgeting tool which creates a 5-year expenditure plan to assist the Town Board in allocating funds to crack-fill, seal-coat, overlay or replace roads. The Roads Supervisor ensures that Town road mileage on the WisDOT map is correct as well as annually submits to WisDOT a listing or work performed on Town roads. The committee also advises on the utilization of County Matching Aids.

Official Address Phone E-Mail Term Expires
Mike Dorshsorst W8761 Bilkie Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
635-2294  No Email 2019
Jeremy Smith, Roads Supervisor W8968 Bilkie Rd.
Poynette WI 53955
635-7836  jsmithdekorra@gmail.com 2019
Randy Crawford W7790 Phillips Rd
Poynette, WI 53955
635-4978 meandmyrc13@hotmail.com 2020

 

Waste and Recycling Committee

The Waste and Recycling Committee is responsible for ensuring that waste and recycled materials are properly disposed of at the Towns Recycling Site located at W8901 Hall Road in accordance with Town Ordinance 7.01. The committee consists of the Recycling Site Operator, a town board supervisor, and a citizen. The site operator and citizen serve 3-year terms and the town board supervisor serves a 2-year term.

The committee meets only as needed, but posts meetings.

Official Address Phone E-Mail Term Expires
Jeremy Smith
Chairman
 W8968 Bilkie Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
635-7836 jsmithdekorra@gmail.com 2019
Greg Falk W7864 E. Morse Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
843-6798  gfalktrucking@gmail.com  
 Dane Brue N3646 Stebbins Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
635-2353    


Poynette-Dekorra Fire Protection District Commission

The Town of Dekorra is a member of the Poynette-Dekorra Fire Protection District which provides both firefighting and emergency medical services to the Village of Poynette, the Town of Dekorra, the Town of Lowville and to other communities by mutual aid agreements. The District is governed by a Commission which has 7 members plus the Fire Chief who is a non-voting member. Dekorra is entitled to appoint 3 of the commissioners, selected by the Town Board and serving 2-year terms. The Fire Protection District and Commission is governed by the Restated Fire and Emergency Protection Agreement executed in 2011. The Fire and Emergency Medical Response Station is located in the Village of Poynette at 601 Water Tower Road. The Commission generally meets quarterly at 7 pm at the Fire Station.

Official Address Phone E-Mail Term Expires
 Michael Dorshorst W8761 Bilkie Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
 635-2294   04/19
 Randy Crawford W7790 Phillips Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
 635-4978  meandmyrc13@hotmail.com 04/19
 Ken Erdahl  W10850 Fox Glen Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
635-7466  kenerdahl@gmail.com 04/19

 

Fireworks Committee

The Town of Dekorra has established a Fireworks Committee to plan the annual Midsummer Nights in Dekorra Fireworks event usually held on a Saturday within 2 weeks after the 4th of July. The Town does not financially subsidize this event. Contributions from citizens and businesses fund the event. The committee consists of 2 town board supervisors and 4 citizens, without term limits, and meets periodically to plan the event. Meetings are held at the Town Hall and are publicly noticed.

No term limit

Official Address Phone E-Mail Term Expires
Mark Niebuhr, Chairman N3623 Sky High Rd.
Poynette, WI 53955
635-8946 markn.dekorra@gmail.com No term limit
 Doug Harvey  N2270 CTH Q
Poynette, WI 53955
635-7950   No term limit
 Brent Harris       No term limit
 Jessa Hollister  W8499 Bilkie Rd
Poynette, WI 53955
    No term limit
Vacant       No term limit
Vacant       No term limit

 

Columbia County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC)

The Columbia County Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit corporation established in 1992 to coordinate economic development throughout Columbia County, Wisconsin. The corporation is staffed by a full-time economic professional and an administrative assistant and is governed by a Board of Directors with membership from all participating county communities and the Columbia County Board of Supervisors. The corporation is funded by the Columbia County Board and participating municipalities on a per capita basis. Its goals are to retain and expand existing businesses, promote new business formation, assist member communities, and to seek additional funding for economic development activities. Meetings of the board are held monthly at alternating sites. Dekorra has a town board designated representative. Town Board supervisors all serve as alternates. Currently, the Town contributes approximately $5,000 per year to help fund the CCEDC.

Official Address Phone E-Mail Term Expires
Gary Leatherberry N3076 Smith Rd
Poynette, WI 53955
635-7574 garyl.dekorra@yahoo.com No term limit

 

Sanitary District 1

The Town created Sanitary District 1 under the authority of State Statute 60.71. It is intended to serve the area on both sides of Tipperary Rd. and Wildcat Road near Lake Wisconsin as shown on Map 8 of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. Commissioners are appointed by the Town Board and consist of 3 members serving 6-year staggered terms. There is no sanitary sewer infrastructure, service provided or contemplated in this district at the present time.

Official Address Phone E-Mail Term Expires
 Ken Erdahl  W10850 Fox Glen
Poynette, WI 53955
635-7466 kenerdahl@gmail.com No term limit
Vacant       No term limit
 Vacant       No term limit

 

Sanitary District 2

The Town created Sanitary District 2 under the authority of State Statute 60.71. It is intended to serve the area on both sides of County Highway CS near Lake Wisconsin west of Whalen’s Grade as shown on Map 8 of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. Commissioners are appointed by the Town Board and consist of 3 members serving 6-year staggered terms. There is no sanitary sewer infrastructure, service provided or contemplated in this district at the present time.

Official Address Phone E-Mail Term Expires
 Vacant Poynette, WI 53955     No term limit
 Vacant Poynette, WI 53955     No term limit
 Vacant Poynette, WI 53955     No term limit