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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 is 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

 635-7836

 gsssdekorra@aol.com

4/20

Tyler Bergstrom, 
Citizen Member

N4947 Beach Garden Rd

507-440-1895

tyler.bergstrom@hotmail.com

04/22

Justin Brusveen, Citizen member 

     

04/20

Peter Caldwell, Citizen member

N4843 Hutchinson Rd

635-7844

peterdekorra@gmail.com

04/22

Greg Falk, Citizen member

W7864 E. Morse Rd

635-2798

gfalktrucking@gmail.com

04/22

Kyle Knuteson, Town Board Alternate

W9600 CTH CS

608-617-3670

kknuteson.dekorra@gmail.com

04/21

Gary Leatherberry,
Town Board, Alternate

N3076 Smith Rd

 

garyl.dekorra@yahoo.com

4/20

VACANT

Citizen Alternate

     

04/22

Roger Palmer

   

palmerrp@ymail.com

04/22

Scott Van Etten

N3805 CTH J

635-2840

vanetten@centurytel.net

04/20

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

Mark Niebuhr, Chairman

N3623 Sky High Rd

635-8946

markn.dekorra@gmail.com

04/21

Andrea Lupo

W8761 Bilkie Rd

   

04/25

Bob Acker

W10446 Tipperary Rd.

635-7489

 

04/23

Roxann Brue, alternate member

 N3646 Stebbins Rd.

Poynette, WI 53955

 635-2353

 theefoxrox@gmail.com

4/26

Brian Robinson

     

04/26

Jeff Lybek

W9306 CTH V

Poynette, WI 53955

608-573-0129

jefflybek@gmail.com

04/24

Phil Nugier

Poynette, WI 53955

   

04/26

Emma Brue, Town Board Alternate

Poynette, WI 53955   emma.dekorra@gmail.com

04/21

 Gary Leatherberry, Town Board Representative

Poynette, WI 53955   garyldekorra@yahoo.com

04/20

Safety Committee

The Safety Committee is constituted under the authority of Town Ordinance 2.05 and shall consist of not less than 5 but not more than 7 voting members. In order for the Town Safety Committee to take action, a quorum shall be in attendance at a meeting, consisting of no fewer than 4 members. Two Town Supervisors one of whom may be the Town Board Chairperson and/or the Town Clerk, may be members. Not less than 3 but not more than 5 of the remaining members shall be citizens. 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 starting at 6:30 pm.

Official

Address

Phone

E-Mail

Term Expires

Sandy Smith, Town Board member.  Chair

W8968 Bilkie Rd

635-7836

gsssdekorra@aol.com

04/20

Emma Brue, Town Board member

    emma.dekorra@gmail.com

04/20

Lynne Clark, Citizen member

W10766 Wildwood Way

 

clark.m.lynne@gmail.com 

04/22

Greg Falk, Citizen member

W7864 E. Morse Rd,

635-2798

gfalktrucking@gmail.com

04/20

Tom Leckwee, Citizen member

N4191 Keebaugh Rd.

635-2195

trleckwee@gmail.com

04/22

Andrea Lupo

W8761 Bilkie Rd

   

04/21

         

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

Kyle Knuteson, Town Roads Supervisor

W9600 CTH CS

608-617-3670

 kknuteson.dekorra@gmail.com

04/21

Chris Crawford

 

608-279-3938

chriscrawford1114@gmail.com

04/21

Randy Crawford

W7790 Phillips Rd

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

Sandy Smith, Chair, Town Board member

 W8968 Bilkie Rd.

635-7836

gsssdekorra@aol.com

04/21

Greg Falk, Site operator

W7864 E. Morse Rd.

843-6798

 gfalktrucking@gmail.com

 

 Dane Brue, Citizen member

N3646 Stebbins Rd.

635-2353

 

04/22


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

Kyle Knuteson

W9600 CTH CS

608-617-3670

kknuteson.dekorra@gmail.com

04/21

 Randy Crawford

W7790 Phillips Rd.

 635-4978

 meandmyrc13@hotmail.com

04/22

 Ken Erdahl

 W10850 Fox Glen Rd.

 

608-712-7674

 kenerdahl@gmail.com

04/22

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

 

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

608-712-7674

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

     

No term limit

 Vacant

     

No term limit

 Vacant

     

No term limit