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Bank robber wore
Deadpool mask

On Wednesday, November
22 at 1:58 p.m. the Middleton
Police Department responded
to the report of an armed rob-
bery at the Associated
Bank, 2420 Allen Blvd. The
suspect was a light-skinned
male wearing a Deadpool
style Halloween mask and a
gray hoodie jacket or sweat-
shirt. The suspect implied he
had a gun. He left the bank
with an undisclosed amount
of money and was last seen on
Times-Tribune photo by Jeff Martin
foot headed northbound.
The Middleton Police De-
partment asked anyone who
Ringing in the holidays may have information regard-
ing this incident to call or text
Downtown Middleton was awash in Christmas cheer on Saturday, Nov. 18 as citizens young and old gathered for an array of festivities, including a visit from the police department at 608-
Santa, the annual tree lighting ceremony at City Hall, and even horse carriage rides. Pictured above, Amelie Miller, age 4 from Middleton, gets her chance to sit 824-7300, or call the tipster
atop one of the draft horses after takingthe carriage ride. See more on page 8. line at 608-824-7304.

City council debates what should be done

with land school district walking away from
Could this be the site of mayors research park?
of land west of Clark Street. already owned. The school district is still
The city was considering pur- City administrator Mike very interested in that engage-
chasing the land in partnership Davis proposed the council ment with the private sector
with the school district for ex- still consider a public/private that could benefit their stu-

The Middleton Common pansion plans, however the partnership that could work in dents through learning oppor-
Council debated and ulti- district has now ruled out pur- conjunction with the school tunities, apprenticeships,
mately decided to begin re- chasing new land and will ex- district. He added that is the
searching best uses for parcels pand on-site or on land hope of district officials. See LAND, page 3

District is set to
re-negotiate health
insurance contracts Lock it or lose it!
next contract is due to start next form and can vary wildly from With holiday shopping underway, the Middleton Police De-
May. one year to the next. Negotiat- partment would like to remind everyone to please lock up your
One of the reasons the dis- ing in three-year chunks gives vehicles and keep valuable items and holiday gifts out of plain
trict negotiates a three-year con- the district the stability neces- view if parking outside.

Its time for the Middleton tract with rate caps is so that the sary to avoid drastic swings in Agencies across Dane County, including Middleton Police,
Cross Plains Area School Dis- district can strategically plan for how much it has to ask for in have already seen an increase in the number of thefts from
trict to renegotiate its health in- increases [in costs], MCPASD taxes. motor vehicles and thefts of vehicles and we strongly encourage
surance contract again, so Director of Business Services The additional time gives everyone to keep your vehicles and personal belongings se-
weve decided to take an in Lori Ames told the Times-Tri- us an opportunity to plan and cured. Many of the thefts involve unlocked vehicles with valu-
depth look at what that compli- bune. adjust the budget accordingly, ables left in plain view and could have easily been prevented if
cated process entails. The rate caps that Ames ref- Ames explained. the vehicles were locked and valuables removed or hidden.
The district negotiates health erences are the actual items Employee salaries and bene- If you are the victim of a theft or if you see something that
care contracts in three-year in- being negotiated. Health care fits are the largest expenditure you think is suspicious, please report it to police immediately.
tervals, and this three-year win- costs rise consistently year- You can call or text Middleton Police at608-824-7300for non-
dow is coming to a close. The over-year, but the rise isnt uni- See INSURANCE, page 7 emergencies or call 911 if it is an in-progress emergency.

Town wants rules of the road... marking
terlines, fog lines and direc- Dane County could schedule
tional arrows to pavement. the striping before the school
Roads routinely striped year began.
meet at least one criteria in- The city of Middleton vol-

Prompted perhaps and no cluding: unteered to stripe the road but

doubt embarrassed by the Speed limits above 25 the results were the worst
squiggly lines painted on Air- mph; Ive ever seen, Zubella said
port Rd. this summer, the Roads designated as col- at the time.
town of Middleton realized it lectors or arterials; The county will resume
has no pavement marking Average daily traffic striping the roads in the future
policy. counts above 3,000 vehicles; as they have done a great job
Roads are striped that Roads with bike lanes. in the past, Richson said.
werent striped before, (and) Painting traffic lanes is ex- In addition to what striping
passing zones are striped pensive, estimated by more practices the town employs,
without any engineering stud- than $1,000 per mile and Zubella recommended it co-
ies, said Town Chair Cyn- wears away after only a few ordinate striping with chip
thia Richson of having no years, so the town wants to sealing and road reconstruc-
road striping policy. apply it where needed but ju- tion bids so markings are in
Town Engineer Rod diciously, said Richson. place in a timely fashion.
Zubella said town staff has A portion of Airport Rd. The Town Board did not
followed good practices for that passed Sunset Ridge El- formally adopt Zubellas rec-
the most part in deciding ementary School was recon- ommendations but said it File photo by Kevin Murphy

structed last summer, and would keep them on file. Squiggly lines painted on a road in the Town of Middleton earlier this year left some board members
when and where to apply cen- scratching their heads.

Taxes to rise slightly following budget approval

The new tax levy in the Town of Middleton is just over $3 million
cember, which also include commit to the Rocky Dell, Board Supervisor Brent Salting roads is a town serv- board.
taxes imposed by the school and Longview and Sundown roads Renteria volunteered to be the ice currently under review. The Connell said to ignore what
technical college districts and projectand were borrowing board liaison to the new advi- town may be applying three is being done elsewhere, as
the county. Taxes are due by for it now, Richson said. sory committee, which he rec- times the amount of salt that driving conditions on the towns

The towns portion of prop- Jan. 31. The board Monday unani- ommended be expand from county recommends, said Kirt roads are better than in sur-
erty taxes on a $500,000 home On Monday, the town board mously approved borrowing three to five members, if Pierson, Field Operations Man- rounding communities.
in the town of Middleton will unanimously adopted a $3.388 $1.157 million for the Rocky needed. ager, who with the town crew We can get the same results
increase by $9 next year after million general fund budget for Dell project which has a sub- Board Supervisor Gary Whit- recently attended a class on re- but use less salt and save
residents approved a $3.011 2018, up 5.49 percent from the stantial impact on the budget, ney vote against creating the ducing the amount of salt on money, Pierson replied.
million tax levy last week. current year. Expenses for pub- Shaw said. new committee saying it would roads. Getting equipment to wet the
Last year, the towns tax take lic works is up 8.1 percent to The board also established a only add another layer of re- The town may be applying salt as its spread will keep
on an average residence as- $1.649 million and public safety Public Works and Town Serv- view to the decisions made by 900 tons of salt per lane mile, more salt on the roads than just
sessed at $500,000 was approx- expenditures are up 4.72 per- ices Committee on Monday to the towns capable and experi- while the county recommends spreading it dry as its currently
imately $1,390, virtually cent to $911,349 over this year. give residents an opportunity enced staff. 300 tons, said Pierson. How- done, Pierson said.
unchanged from the prior year. It is the first budget for Town for input on how the town oper- I dont see a great need to ever, with salt spreaders Nothing will change for now,
The state limits municipali- Chair Cynthia Richson, who ates and provides services. bring in other people, the resi- mounted on the trucks not cali- Shaw said, as staff studies what
ties from increasing the annual took office in April, and she Roads and public safety are dents are happy with the towns brated, we have no way of equipment is needed to imple-
property tax levy to the net said it comes after reflecting on the biggest items we fund and infrastructure, he said. truly knowing what we used, ment salt-saving techniques.
value of new construction, the towns past and future. the board, which doesnt have Board Supervisor Paul Con- he wrote in a memo to the
which this year increased by The town is growing and someone with expertise in nell said the idea developed out
1.67 percent allowing the town managing more issues and we equipment like in years past, of the boards budget work-
to slightly bump up the levy or want to be positioned for today thought it would be helpful to shops this fall and it gives resi-
and further on. Roads are one of get advice from those who do, dents a chance to offer ideas in
Justin Krantz %HQHWWR
total property tax it can collect.
Dane County typically mails the biggest expenses and the said Town Administrator David cutting the fat out of the Benefit include:
property tax bills by mid-De- (town) board voted in 2016 to Shaw. budget. * Silent Auction
Sat., Dec. 2 * Bucket Raffle
Town of Middleton clerk Sara Ludtke 3:00-9:00 pm
* 50/50 Raffle
* Gun Raffle
American Legion * Food / Drinks available -
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Sara Ludtke, Town of Middleton

deputy clerk, has been designated a Mas-
ter Municipal Clerk an honor awarded by
the International Institute of Muncipal
Clerks, Inc.
Ludtke has been the towns deputy
clerk for 11 years and now has obtained
the IMCs highest honor.
There are four certifications a clerk in
Wisconsin and can get, two are awarded
by the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Asso-
Justin is diagnosed with

ciation and the other two by the (IMC) and

If you are unable to attend and prefer
Stage 4B NO MO Sinonasal
Ive obtained all four, Ludtke said.
to give a cash donation, feel free to
Undifferentiated Carcinoma.
Currently there are 40 municipal clerks
drop off acheck at any Summit Bank
Please join us to celebrate
in the state with the MMC designation.
location c/o The Justin Krantz
Justin and help his family
Those clerks are qualified by completing
Benefit Fund or Paypal:

demanding education requirements, and
have a record of signification contribu-
tions to their local government, their com-
munity and state, according to a release NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS:
issued by the IMC.
Town Administrator David Shaw said
HOLIDAY AD DEADLINE for the Times-Tribune issue of

the certification is another example of the Photo by Jed Henry

Sara Ludtke has been designated a Master Municipal Clerk, the Institute of Municipal
December 28 will be THURSDAY, DEC. 21 at 10 a.m.
quality of staff we have working here.
Clerks highest honor.
HOLIDAY AD DEADLINE for the Times-Tribune issue of
January 4 will be WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28 at 10 a.m.

summer they spent on Green the time of the funeral service at puter algebra. After retiring, he
Dennis M. Lake. 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Gary continued his research, publish-
Dennis is survived by his Zacharias officiating. Burial ing works as late as 2016.
wife, Susan of Markesan; chil- will take place at Markesan Me- George is survived by his
dren, Michael Jackowski of morial Cemetery.
Jackowski daughters Cynthia Cindy
Dennis M. Jackowski, age 69 Green Lake and Kala Jackowski Cornerstone Funeral & Cre- Collins (Jim Miller), Nancy
of Markesan, passed away on of Madison; sister, Linda (Ran- mation Services in Markesan is Rusch, and Rebecca Collins;
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at dall) Brehmer of Markesan; honored to be serving the fam-
the Markesan Resident Home. grandchildren David Rusch,
brothers and sisters-in-law, ily. Andrew Rusch, and Sofia
Dennis was born in Berlin on nieces, nephews, other relatives You may send private online
May 19, 1948, the son of Eu- Collins; and many other rela-
and friends. He was preceded in condolences or sign the fam-
gene and Leone (Seman) Jack- tives and friends. George was
death by his parents and other ilys guest book at
owski. He attended elementary preceded in death by his wife
schools in Princeton and Dorothy and his 6 siblings.
Visitation for Dennis will be
Markesan, and graduated from in the Madison area. An avid held on Friday, November 24, Georges interests varied
and Linnie Collins.
Markesan High School in 1966 hunter, he enjoyed over 35 2017 at Cornerstone Funeral & George graduated from the from the environment to classi-
and MATC in 1968. On October
George E. cal music. At his request, no
years of annual hunting trips to Cremation Services, 181 S. State University of Iowa and re-
2, 1971, he was united in mar- Montana. Dennis also liked Main St., Markesan from 4:00 - ceived his PhD from Cornell services will be held or memo-
riage to Susan Moderow at St. watching NASCAR and at- 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be rial donations designated.
Collins University. After working for
Johns Lutheran Church in tended races at numerous differ- held on Saturday, November 25, MADISON-George E. IBM, George spent the majority Cress Center 6021 University
Markesan. ent tracks throughout the years. 2017 at Terrace Shores Ev. Free Collins, age 89, passed away on of his career at UW-Madison in Ave., Madison, WI 53705.
Dennis enjoyed working in He loved traveling with family Church, W3278 Cty Rd K, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. the Computer Sciences Dept. Please share your memories
sales at International Harvester and friends, and cherished every Markesan from 10:00 a.m. until George was born on January 10, where his focus was on com- at
and Truck County of Wisconsin 1928 in Stuart, Iowa to Martin

Land continued from page 1

internships, Davis said. The used for educational purposes that, Teal added. It is bene- essarily. to have the city move forward done with any property down-
higher and better use of the but doesnt intend to construct ficial to the city in the long Alder Teal asked if one day with a private project. town. Sullivan offered a
property could be fulfilled a public building there. Alder run. the school district would ask Alder Robert Burck asked friendly amendment to have
through a redevelopment of Mark Sullivan uttered the dis- Teal said that he wanted to expand into Firemans Davis for more clarification the city move forward looking
the site, a RFP process for de- trict just didnt want to put any clarification on what the pub- Park, a public park directly on what a public-private part- into the best use of the prop-
velopers and with a scope of funding into it. lic-private partnership would adjacent to the school. Davis nership would look like with- erty whether it be private-pub-
work that would include that Alder Howard Teal com- look like, adding that he also said he strongly discouraged out the school district lic or completely private. West
type of partnership with the pared the situation to the time viewed the district pulling out against that. investing into a facility. accepted the amendment as
high school and school dis- when the city purchased the of the land as pulling out alto- Mayor Brar said he was Davis said the school dis- friendly.
trict. pet milk building downtown, gether. supportive of the idea overall trict was hopeful for a private The motion passed with all
Davis said the city is al- paid for relocation costs, de- Alder Dan Ramsey said he but his decision would depend development which could council members in favor ex-
ready in the process of getting molished and sold the land. In felt a public-private partner- on the final cost of acquisition offer apprenticeships, intern- cept alder Richard.
appraisals for the value of the that case the land was ac- ship was limiting the potential and relocation of existing res- ships and jobs for students
parcels. Acquisition combined quired for $2 million and sold of the site. idents. going into technically educa-
with relocation costs of cur- for $23 million. Davis pointed out the pro- Davis said this was an op- tion or college.
rent residents would cost It sometimes takes a little jected growth of the high portunity for Brars research West said that could be
roughly $500,000 said finance while to do that, this doesnt school. With 2100 students park because it would not hap-
director Bill Burns. happen overnight, but if you currently enrolled, the district pen in the private sector
Alder JoAnna Richard dont start the process of get- projects 2900 by 2030. alone.
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Leo says Brar continues to hustle voters
Letter to the editor, Safety and Professional Serv- reach them quickly when fused to explain to Council was elected to Middleton Com- Middleton voters elected Gur-
ices, which granted them the needed. face-to-face why he refused. mon Council in 2008, and I am dip Brar with the expectation
I applaud the members of variance in defiance of Wiscon- The City must confront this Later, Gurdip provided a let- quite familiar that he would be a fierce and
Middleton Common Council sins own building codes. head on. ter of explanation to the press with his autocratic manner. I unwavering advocate for the
for their vigorous defense of the This matters. Wisconsin Unfortunately, Middletons containing much self-serving have witnessed firsthand his City. Instead, we have a Mayor
Citys long-term interests. DSPS has created every incen- Mayor lacks the stomach to de- verbiage that, among other stubborn refusal to confront stuck in campaign mode, who
As has been reported in your tive for local developers to ig- fend the citys ability to protect things, misconstrues the mean- facts he finds inconvenient, continues to hustle voters with
newspaper, Mazur Realty is nore Middleton code its citizens. ing of the word partisan; in and his preference for playing Trump-style handshakes, self-
building Cardinal Row Apart- enforcement, secure in the be- A unanimous Middleton fact, the resolution contained no to the gallery rather than engag- aggrandizing photo ops, and
ments with a smaller and lief that the State of Wisconsin Common Council responded to references to any political party. ing in substantive debate. As lame excuses when action is
cheaper elevator than State will overrule the City. Such bad the States action by adopting a Further, he made no subse- councilman, Gurdip indulged in called for.
building codes allow. After faith on the part of resolution calling on Governor quent effort to reach consensus impotent tirades while the other Middleton deserves better.
having its variance request Wisconsin DSPS undermines Scott Walker to review his de- with his colleagues, offering no seven members of Council did
turned down by Middleton Middletons responsibility to partments willingness to under- suggestions as to what changes the boring, messy, and some- Stephen Leo
Common Council, Mazur sub- assure that its citizens live and mine Wisconsins own building to the document he might ac- times unpopular business of ac- Middleton
mitted another request to the work in safe buildings where codes. Mayor Gurdip Brar re- cept. tually governing.
Wisconsin Department of emergency responders can fused to sign it. Worse, he re- I served with Gurdip when he Being Mayor is different.

Youth Center and after school program deserve support

maintaining the high-quality Park area, located in Madison, day. Staff and volunteers will Gurdip Brar (Middleton After-School Program on the
program we are justly proud of: about 15 minutes away from provide supervision, activities, Mayor), Percy Brown, Jr. (Di- memo line). You may also do-
$11 one student for one day West Middleton. These stu- and homework support. The rector of Equity and Student nate online at www.inspiringex-
$35 bus for a field trip to dents are part of our Middleton- school district will provide Achievement, MCPASD), Click on the

The Middleton area is a the Middleton Baseball Facility Cross Plains Area School transportation. The West Mid- Susan Demel (Blackhawk Donate button in the Donate
strong, welcoming, vibrant $55 one student for one District (MCPASD) family. dleton Parent-Teacher Organi- Church), Chuck Foulke (Mid- Online box (under Add spe-
community with much to offer week The area lacks enough safe and zation will help with supplies. dleton Chief of Police), Paul cial instructions to the seller,
all its residents. This is true for $125 145 after school accessible after-school opportu- MET is hoping to raise Harshner (St. Lukes Lutheran type West Middleton after-
our children and youth as well. snacks nities for students. $23,000 to fund this program Church, Middleton), Rev. school program). Gifts are tax-
Two programs in our commu- $350 field trip for 24 stu- Although the median income for the second semester of the James Iliff (Middleton Commu- deductible.
nity need your help to support dents in the MCPASD school area is current school year. They will nity United Church of Christ),
our young people: the Middle- $2,275 one student for one above the state average, over seek funding from other sources Katrina Krych (West Middleton
ton Youth Center and the West year 27% of WMES students are el- for future years, including Elementary), Sarah Shatz (Join-
Middleton Elementary after- Donations for the Middleton igible for free or reduced lunch. grants and additional school ing Forces for Families), and
school program. Youth Center may be sent to: While middle-income children district funds. Jenni Vondrak (West Middleton
The Middleton Youth Cen- Middleton Youth Center, 7426 read, create, play, and problem- As well as monetary support, Elementary).
ter provides a free after-school Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, solve at home and through af- volunteers are also needed to Other organizations support-
program to all middle school WI 53562. terschool and summer help lead or supervise activities. ing this effort include the school
youth in the Middleton-Cross This fundraising program is experiences, families stressed If you have an interest that you district, the Elver Park Neigh-
Plains Area School District. being led by the City of Middle- by poverty are less likely to be are willing to sharesports, borhood Center, Madison Po-

This high quality, well-super- ton Commission on Youth, able to ensure those opportuni- beading, yoga, nature, etc.the lice Department, Middleton
vised program provides a snack, whose members include Ron ties for their children. This WMES staff would like to hear Department of Public Lands,
Ridgeway, WI
homework tutoring, volunteer Biendseil, Danielle Boarini, funding will grant access to from you. Call Jenni Vondrak Recreation, and Forestry, the Nightly Features:
projects, field trips, enrichment Rainey Briggs, William Byers, after school programming for at (608) 829-9364. Urban League, and the Middle-
activities (art, sports, science, Nelson Rosales, Robert Burck West Middleton Elementary Spearheading the fundraising ton Equity Team.
Thursday Night All you

gardening, bike riding, radio (District 2 Alder), Gabrielle Hi- Students. effort is the Middleton Equity This program will build pos-
can eat Beef Tips

club, etc.), camping, a lock-in, nahara (Youth Center Director), WMES will partner with Team (MET), a group of com- itive and healthy relationships
Friday Night Fish Fry

and a Spring Showcase. Rebecca Price (Assistant Direc- teachers, school staff, parents, munity leaders who have been with families and community
Saturday Night Prime Rib

In September, the Youth Cen- tor of Public Lands, Recreation, community agencies, and vol- working to overcome barriers in members, provide wellness pro-
and Forestry) and three student unteers to run two after-school our community and providing grams to our most vulnerable
Celebrate Holiday Parties
ter had an average daily atten-
members. clubs in high-interest areas for opportunities for all citizens to families, and create partner-
at Hi Point
dance of 51 students, almost
double the number of students two hours after school each day, succeed and thrive. Members ships, relationships, and con-
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who attended last year. This West Middleton Elementary Monday through Thursday, include: Ron Biendseil (Mid- nections within the community.
high turnout is a testament to School is seeking to create an serving about 100 students each dleton Commission on Youth), Donations for the West Mid-
the great work being done by after-school program that will dleton Elementary after-school

the staff. But more students allow all students in the school program may be sent to MC-

also mean higher costs. community to participate side- PASD Education Foundation,
Lounge opens at 4:30pm and

Your contribution can help by-side in fun, safe activities 7106 South Ave., Middleton,
dining room at 5:00pm

cover the additional expenses that will enhance their learning. WI 53562 (check made out to

for the Youth Center, while The schools attendance area in- MCPASD Education Founda-

cludes students from the Elver tion, with West Middleton

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During the 1997 gun deer Vortex Optical, currently lo-

How many acts exhibiting season, another hunter and his cated in Middleton, Wis., put to-
ethics, kindness, or courtesy did companion, a much younger gether a package of a range
you encounter during the recent male, found a dead deer that had finder, binoculars and a rifle
nine-day, gun deer season? fallen off a vehicle.The deer scope and gave it to Dan Burns,
For that matter, how many had been registered so the task of Madison, for his ethical act.
acts were encountered during was not impossible but it took As Vortex Optical prepares to
the entire year and the numer- the better part of opening Satur- move into their new building
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2017? down and return his deer. March 2018, they have agreed
The Wisconsin Department Last year a man gave up his to continue providing a signifi-
of Natural Resources invites cherished hunting location cant token of appreciation to the
hunters and non-hunters to when he and another man ar- committees choice of the 2017
nominate a hunter they believe rived at the same time, each ex- ethical hunter, and beyond.
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Optics, presented Dan Burns, Madison, (middle) the 2016 DNR Ethical Hunter Award at Vortex
four-person committee studied walked away and said, Ill find Ethical Hunter Award for an ac-
Optics Headquarters, in Middleton this fall.
these nominations and selected another location; you take this tion that took place during that
the person who they believed one, was awarded certificates calendar year. While many
was most deserving of this and prizes for being courteous nominations are made during dress and other contact informa- Wisconsin conservation war- dont hear much about those
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and the last winner, in 2016, and this public land. hunt, waterfowl hunting or any was. this award is to recognize that fellow hunter.
what they did to help a fellow The 2016 award winner, as other Wisconsin hunting sea- For more information, con- most licensed hunters are ethi- -Contact Jerry Davis
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which band they cover). This
band currently is making the
rounds of beautiful old theatres
in small-town Wisconsin,

Phil Lyons: educator artist Lyons said, such as the Mineral

musician Point Theatre and Stoughton
Opera House (February 10).
Thus, reads the business card January 5, Steely Dane will play
of a Middleton resident who has the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee.
seemingly successfully cloned Lyons can also be found on
himself. How else to explain the stage with: Primitive Culture
ubiquitous presence of Lyons? (February 9 at The Hody Bar);
Madison Metropolitan School David Hecht & the WhoDat
District teacher for 27 years; (every third Tuesday at The
chair of the Madison West Art Crystal Corner Bar), and others.
Department; a ceramic sculptor In an odd twist, on December
(MFA University of Wisconsin- 7 at the Majestic in Madison,
Madison 2006) who has shown Lyons will be, as it were, open-
his work at the Overture Center; ing for himself: first performing
and a bass and trombone player with Elektro Lovekit, a reunion
who has recently performed of Lyons funky pop band
with 10 local bands. from the 80s, then playing bass
Educator is listed first on with Dont Mess With Cupid,
the card, as Lyons says he self- for an Otis Redding tribute
identifies in that role. I manage (marking the 50th anniversary of
150 teenagers every day, he Otis Reddings demise in Lake
said with a grin. It keeps me Monona). Lyons is excited to
young. play with his buddies who are
Lyons, a 77 alumnus of flying in from L.A. for the gig,
Madison West, credits his high including the drummer who has
school ceramic and band teach- played with Cheryl Crow and
ers with informing his adult- Jackson Browne, and the crazy
hood. In fact, Lyons took over Photos contributed good lead singer.
the art department mantle from Phil Lyons will be celebrated as a Channel 3 Topnotch Teacher of the Month. Teacher for three-fourths of
the man who founded the Habi- the year, musician year-round
tat for Humanity SOUPerbowl developed; he uses them every here, noting he could walk to all said. Im the kind of musician for fun, Lyons said his sum-
fundraiser, which Lyons cur- day. of these gigs, if it werent for His first gigs were as a jazz where its all about the music, mer job is building and renovat-
rently coordinates. Annually, Sometimes Lyons sees his lugging his instruments. trombonist in the supper clubs not the make-up or hair. But I ing houses. This skill came in
Lyons students create 500 former students from a more Lyons love of music began of Upstate New York, during do love the theatrical aspect of handy after Lyons inherited his
bowls for this benefit which unusual vantage point: the as a child. His parents exposed Lyons college years. VO5 and their incredible fol- mothers baby grand and
raises over $25,000 on the Sat- stage. Lyons taught elementary their children to a wide range of Lyons didnt take up the bass lowing, Lyons said. This band wanted to showcase it.
urday before the Super Bowl. art in the 90s, and occasionally music genres and life experi- until he was 20. Soon after, he plays many of the Madison I designed and built our cur-
It seems this kind of continu- a former student will greet him ences, including living in Iraq met Ben Sidran, who was a stu- summer festivals, at Dane rent home around the piano. My
ity can be found in many as- at a show, and thank him. Its and Iran for three years. His fa- dent of Lyons father. Lyons re- Dances on the Monona Terrace siblings let me have it; I got
pects of Lyons life. always fun when your former ther, an English professor at the calls Sidrans advice, Stick rooftop, and at the kick-off of fewer Persian rugs, or some-
One of Lyons favorite teach- elementary students want to buy University of Wisconsin, loved with the bass if you want to per- the UW fall semester, at the Me- thing, he quipped. Lyons three
ing stories comes from a former you a beer! classical, jazz and opera, form as a musician. Bass play- morial Union. talented sons, all Middleton
student working for Apple in It is as a talented musician singing along to the latter. His ers are always needed. I am so privileged to play High grads, were also excited to
California. He told me that for that Lyons is best known around mother was a pianist. Although he sometimes plays with some of the best musicians have a baby grand to hone their
what he does every day, his this community, playing five Lyons recalls one moment in trombone, Lyons followed that in town, Lyons said, stating the musical chops.
most important class in school venues in Middleton with one time as pivotal. advice, explaining it allowed camaraderie is what he espe- Now all grown and flown,
was mine because of the cre- band or another. Lyons enjoys When my mom inherited him to also expand his reper- cially enjoys. When you play eldest son Clay, a jazz saxo-
ative problem-solving skills he the ability to live and perform jewelry after her mom died, she toire, reggae, blues, and all the music right together, at a high phonist in NYC, received a full
sold it all. And bought a baby stuff I do now. level, you reveal your soul. scholarship to Berklee College
grand Yamaha piano, Lyons For all but one of the bands Youre putting yourself out of Music in Boston, and has
explained. Shed always he is in, Lyons said he performs there, taking risks together. played around the world, as
R I ., N OV. 24 th am p
wanted one. as himself. The exception? The In the 80s Lyons played with well as up and down the East
O P E N F 9 -4 m This piano solidified Lyons glittery, 70s disco cover band, Clyde Stubblefield, Robert J. &
musical bent. Then, as a youth, VO5. For those gigs, Lyons taps Boystown, Tony Brown, and Second son, Isaac, is a visual
he took up brass: first the trum- into his collegiate theatre expe- Firetown (with members of artist, music producer and rap-
pet, then the tuba, because of rience, donning a wig and outfit Garbage, and Grammy-winning per, with several albums out
the dearth of players, then the that Earth, Wind & Fire would producer Butch Vig.) In fact, re- under the name Duke Daeo.
$50 Youngest son, Sam, a singer
trombone, a natural fit, Lyons be proud of. cently Lyons and other local
musicians were referred to as songwriter, also has several al-
Madison Music Royalty, by bums out, and a local band,
Trees up to 16 ft. Saws provided

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Rogers is Student of the Month

The Cross Plains Optimist Club recently presented Chase Rogers with the November Student
of the Month Award. Chase is in fourthgrade at Park Elementary School. His favorite school
subjects are reading and math. Outside of the classroom Rogers also participates in football
and baseball. His teachers say Rogers brings a strong work ethic to everything he does inside
the classroom and out. But what sets him apart from other strong students is his character.Pic-
tured from left to right: (back) Optimist President-Mike Roessler, Park Principal-Monica Schom-
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Insurance continued from page 1

Photos contributed
the district makes: They com- for MCPASD reported that the tient will be visiting one of their
bine to account for 82% of the first step in the renegotiating facilities to receive care. And on
districts budget. According to
Ames, the district paid out
process it to form a listening
committee to hear what em-
top of that, there are two HMOs
in Dane County Dean Health
Giving thanks at
$71.1 million in combined com- ployees think about their cover- Systems and Unity Health Plans
pensation last year, and nearly age and what areas they want competing with each other to St. Francis Xavier
$20 million of that was spent on improved. The committee will provide services.
benefits. be made up of about ten people, Board member Kurt Karbu-
Health insurance is the most and the goal is to represent sicky asked Jaeger whether self- Three hundred and fifty people joined together for a Thanksgiving Luncheon in the St.
expensive benefit the district teachers and support staff funding was an option, and the Francis Xavier Fellowship Hall on Friday, November 17. Together with their families, stu-
provides, but it isnt the only equally. consultant replied that Dane dents enjoyed a homemade turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce,
one. Theres also dental insur- The district retains an Asso- Countys HMO systems present fresh rolls and pumpkin, dessert. Families also were given opportunities to sign up for Ad-
ance, life insurance, social secu- ciated Bank vice-president to a roughly 20% cost savings on vent service projects including, ringing bells for the Salvation Army and taking a name from
rity, and retirement packages, to help with negotiations. Armed their own, compared to other St. Vincent de Pauls Little Drummer Giving Tree. Parents also enjoyed student work on
name a few. But health insur- with the the knowledge of the districts around the state like display throughout the school and a Thanksgiving day play put on by 1st graders.
ance is still the largest slice of districts needs and goals, Al Janesville and Wausau.
the pie: in fiscal year 2017- Jaeger and the team at Associ- When a study was done in
2018, the district plans to spend ated Benefits and Risk Consult- an area district on this concept,
just over $10.1 million on its directly with our Gundrum underscored, they
share of health insurance premi- vendors during the negotiation found their costs would actually
ums. Remember, employees stage to navigate to the best increase by about 20% if they
pay a portion of their own value for our benefit that we can were to move to self-insuring
health care costs, as well. Last get, Gundrum explains. their health plans.
year, the district and its employ- Last years rate cap was Despite the uncertainty in the
ees paid a total of $11,676,533 5.9%, which means that rates national debate, MCPASD is
to Dean Health Systems and rose 5.9% over what the district relatively insulated, accord-
Unity Health Plans, according paid in FY 2015-2016. Given ing to Gundrum.
to Ames. the volatility in the national When the ACA was first
In a school board meeting health insurance conversation, implemented, we had a few im-
last month, Tabatha Gundrum, board President Bob Green pacts such as a change to our el-
Director of Employee Services mentioned that some had been igibility criteria and some of our
afraid of rates climbing 10- or coverage items, Gundrum ex- Photo contributed
even 20% over last year. plained. However, those im-
Jaeger, who works with dis- pacts were very minor overall
CHURCH NOTES tricts across the region, told the compared to those in the indi-
Santa arrives Saturday!
board last month that he is vidual marketplace.
Santa Claus will visit Cross Plains on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9-11 a.m. at the Cross Plains-
hopeful that rate increases will Its true the district is set to
Berry Fire Station, 1501 Bourbon Rd., Cross Plains.
stay near 5%. He pointed to a renegotiate one of its largest in-
Join the Cross Plains Optimists for this free event. Nibble on some goodies, enjoy some cider
few factors unique to Dane dividual expenditures, but its a
or coffee, and share some general holiday fun. Weather permitting, kids can also take a ride on
County that help keep costs low. process it has gone through
the Lions Train (pictured above).
The reality is for the last many times before, often with
In the spirit of the season, please consider bringing a donation of a non-perishable food items
10-15 years, we in Middleton great success. Generally, ac-
or a cash donation. Organizers will be working with Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) and
have been able to outperform cording to Gundrum, district
other local groups to distribute contributions to those in the community who are in need this
the world, Mr. Jaeger ex- employees love their benefits,
holiday season.
plained. We have two provider and dont want anything to
Generous local merchants have provided and sponsored an assortment of family and child-
systems that are very engaged change.
centered door prizes that could end up in your stocking this year.
in competing for your staff The new plans will take ef-
Cant make the event, but still want to contribute? Send your cash donations to the Cross
members, [and] they are actu- fect at the end of the school
Plains Optimists, PO Box 64, Cross Plains, WI 53528. Mark it, Santa Fund.
ally willing to lower the amount year.
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A magical way to kick off the holidays

Times-Tribune photos by Jeff Martin

Clockwise from top left during last weeks holiday festivities in downtown Middleton:
Sitting astride one of Andings horses provided a great photo op for the many parents and
youngsters who took the popular carriage ride around downtown Middleton; Santa passes out
candy canes to the many kids as the day came to a close; A large gathering filled the Librarys
basement to watch magician John Becker perform a variety of magic tricks; With the aid of
Middletons Fire District volunteers, Santa lights the holiday tree; Stephanie Duncan, age 3 from
Madison, is busy making a Christmas Tree ornament at the Hubbard Activity Center; Bella
Kinne is about to taste her decorated Christmas cookie at the Middleton Senior Center; Josie
Day was having fun decorating Christmas cookies at the Middleton Senior Center.

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Boys spikers net honors

Robson first-team all-state, six
Cardinals named all-Big Eight
coach Ben White said.
Thomas was the face of
Middleton volleyball for a
It was a memorable year number of years. He started

for Middletons boys volley- since his freshmen year,

ball team. though I made him earn it by
And the Cardinals were having him play defensive
justly rewarded when it came specialist for about three
to postseason honors. matches at our first tourna-
Middleton senior libero ment, and by the end of the
Thomas Robson was named day he was our libero and
the Big Eight Conferences never looked back.
Player of the Year and No one won more match-
received first-team all-state es than Thomas. The list goes
honors. on and on, but truthfully the
Senior setter Andrew character of Thomas is what
Lepage and senior middle hit- cannot be replaced. He was a
ter Brian Verganz were both captain and leader, the first
named first-team all-Big one to shake the officials hand
Eight Conference and honor- after every match, the first one
able-mention all-state. to take responsibility for any-
Junior Eagan Peters- thing that happened on or off
Michaud was named first- the court. Again, I cannot say
team all-conference, while enough positives.
junior middle hitter Sam Lepage set a school record
Dettman and senior outside with 2,258 assists, including a
hitter Casey McKean were school-record 861 assists this
both named second-team all- season. Thanks in large part to
league. Lepage, Middleton had five
Robson repeated as Big players with more than 100
Eight Player of the Year and kills this season.
set school records for career Hes the most underrated
digs (1,610) and career pass- setter in the state, White said.
ing attempts (1,829). He went from a timid sopho-
Robsons 105 career aces more to a force as a senior and
were second in school history grew before our eyes.
and he became Middletons He truly was the quarter-
first first-team all-state per- back of the team and always
former since Michael Owen in made the right choice in
2009. crunch time. He ran the
I dont know if there are offense with confidence and Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
enough superlatives to
describe Thomas, Middleton See BOYS VB, page 16 Middletons Thomas Robson was named first-team all-state and the Big Eight Conferences Player of the Year.

Sun Prairie rolls

past Middleton
Girls basketball team falls to league power
Conference contest. tie with 12 minutes left in the
BY DENNIS SEMRAU We have a lot of room to first half.
improve, and I think we will, But Middleton lost senior
Kind said. Its a long sea- guard Claire Staples to an
For the Times-Tribune
SUN PRAIRIE With son. ankle injury, and Sun Prairie
six sophomores on the 13- Senior guards Haley Dunn took the lead for good with an
player roster, coach Jeff Kind and Tavi Tanin each scored 11-0 run highlighted by back-
expected his Middleton girls eight points to lead Middleton to-back 3s by Moore en route
basketball team to go through (1-1 overall, 1-1 Big Eight). to a 19-8 lead.
some growing pains this sea- We have to get rotations Ive played with Claire
son. that will be more productive since I was in fourth grade.
That certainly was true with each other and we That was my buddy going
when Middleton traveled to havent learned that yet, down. That definitely affected
Sun Prairie last Tuesday for a Kind said. We need to come my play at that point, White
rematch of last seasons Big up with solid rotations and said. There was a knot in my
Eight Conference co-champi- where were going to get our stomach, for sure. I hope she
ons. points from in each rotation. gets better soon and can come
Junior wing Elle Moore Were still experimenting. back.
scored a career-best 19 points Sophomore forward Karina Staples had scored a game-
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld to help lead host Sun Prairie Bursacs rebound basket high 14 points, including four
past Middleton, 75-53, in a pulled Middleton into an 8-8
Megan Schwartz and Middletons girls basketball team fell to Sun Prairie last week. key early-season Big Eight See GIRLS BB, page 14

Swimmers hoping to shine

are a bevy of gifted returnees.
There are a handful of new-
comers ready to make their
Middletons boys swimming
and diving team which fin-
ished eighth at state last year
could be poised for another big
The Cardinals begin their
new year Thursday with a dual
meet at Janesville Parker.
The conference will be sim-
ilar to previous years, with us,
(Madison) Memorial and
(Madison) West fighting for the
top three spots, Middleton sec-
ond year coach Danny Lynam
said. State is hard to tell this
early on, but I expect similar
teams from last year to be dom-
Middleton will be led by sen-
ior Michael Draves, who recent-
ly signed his national letter of
intent to swim at the University
of Indiana.
Last season, Draves finished
second in the 500 freestyle and
fourth in the 200 freestyle at the
state meet.
Middleton also welcomes
back an experienced, gifted
group that includes senior Sam
Young (breaststroke and IM),
juniors Andrew Martin (distance
freestyle), Archer Parkin (sprint
free and backstroke), Jack
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Mondi (IM and breaststroke) Michael Draves and Middletons boys swimming team starts its new season Thursday.
and Blake Zillner (sprint
freestyle and backstroke), as Lynam said of that trio. We will cuts. Martin, Jack Mondi, Archer Larsen, Owen Mosley, Forrest
well as standout sophomores develop them to fill some spots Parkin, Owen Roenneburg, Jon Peterson, Karsey Renfert,
Nate Lamers (sprint freestyle we may have next year with MIDDLETON Roll, Noah Williams, Blake Calvin Roberts, Jay Sullivan.
and butterfly) and Nathan Kim
(multiple strokes).
departing seniors. SWIMMING AND Zillner. Freshmen: Jacob Beckmen,
The Cardinals appear to have DIVING ROSTER Sophomores: Wesley Ian Bohachek, Boya Jayadeep,
I expect these guys to con-
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Bryce Schuster and Middletons hockey team are off to a 2-2

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expected to be two of
top drop 2 of 3
Middletons Bo Bergenthal
scored a power play goal on an
assist from Jonny Hippen that
tied the game with 3:28 left.
Middletons hockey team

Chafe then scored the game-

had a busy holiday weekend.
winner on an assist from Cade
The Cardinals defeated
Arrowhead, 4-3, in overtime
Waukesha 4, Middleton 1
last Tuesday.
The Cardinals fell to the
Middleton then dropped a 4-
Wings in a game played UWM
1 decision to Waukesha last
Panther Arena last Friday.
Friday during the Admiral Cup.
Homestead 4, Middleton
The Cardinals also lost to
1 Jonny Hippens second
Homestead, 4-1, at the Admiral
period goal knotted things, 1-1,
Cup last Saturday.
in a game played at UWM
Heres a recap of the
Panther Arena last Saturday.
Cardinals week:
But Homestead scored with
Middleton 4, Arrowhead
just 16 seconds left in the sec-
3 Andrew Chafe scored
ond period, then added two
midway through overtime and
more third period goals and
the Cardinals upended the
pulled away.
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Middleton senior Alan Roden (front) recently signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Creighton. Roden
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Alan is one of the top-five kids to play for us at Middleton during my tenure, Cardinals manager Tom Schmitt said.
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3-pointers, in a season- When you get a team to Middleton sophomore Evie

opening victory over Madison pull up and take 8-to-10 foot- Coleman sank the second of
Memorial. ers off the end of the press, its her two 3s.
Staples scored four points what we want them to do, Moore, though, sank two
before she was helped off the Kind said of Sun Prairie. But free throws to give Sun Prairie
court and taken to the athletic they were hitting them. its largest lead of the game at
training room about 6 min- The host Cardinals also 71-42 with 8 minutes to play.
utes into the game. converted Middletons 33 White, who is in her fourth
Claires putting some turnovers into a gaudy 35 varsity season, said despite
points on the board, said jun- points. the loss, Middleton showed
ior guard Charlotte Dunn, Meanwhile, Middleton plenty of promise and is eager
who finished with five points. scored 15 points off Sun to get back on the court Friday
Shes a great rebounder, so Prairies 20 turnovers. when it hosts Madison West
losing her is going to hurt. This is all the little things (1-1 1-1) at 7:30 p.m.
Hopefully well get her back you get away with when We have really good hus-
soon. youre playing JV and fresh- tle, and we have a lot of
That threw the team off a man that Ive been harping on heart, White said. We want
little bit, but were strong in practice all season so far, to get better. Were going to
enough that weve got to Kind said. You cant play get better.
bounce back. We have so that way against a good Its just were young. We
many girls. Were 13 deep. team. dont have the experience at
Anyone can go. Sun Prairie coach John this speed of the game. The
Kind employed a five-play- Olson said despite it being his transition from JV to varsity is
er wave of substitutions, giv- teams first game of the sea- such a big jump. We have a lot
ing ample playing time to the son, the host Cardinals got off of strength. We want to go
visiting Cardinals, who to a great start. fast, but we have to stay in
received points from 10 of I thought the key was our control. Thats something
their 13 players. defense, Olson said. I weve got to work on.
However, Middleton shot thought our bench came in
poorly from the field, making and gave some quality min- Nov. 21
Sun Prairie 75, Middleton 53
just 15-of-60 field goal utes for our starters to rest. Middleton .................... 30 23 53
attempts (25.0%) and was a But I thought our defense was Sun Prairie ................... 45 30 75
disappointing 5-of-31 from 3- good, really good. MIDDLETON Josie Lemirande
0 4-4 4, Evie Coleman 2 0-0 6, Tavi
point range (16.1%). Sun Prairie opened up its Tanin 3 0-0 8, Sitori Tanin 1 3-4 5,
There will be some games largest lead of the first half at Kendall Roquet 1 3-4 5, Haley Dunn 3
youll hit an ice cube and 45-27 on Ashley Raes two 2-2 8, Christina Schauer 0 2-2 2, Karina
Bursac 3 0-0 6, Charlotte Dunn 1 3-8 5,
cant get them in, Charlotte free throws with 22.8 seconds Claire Staples 1 2-2 4. Totals 15 19-26
Dunn said. remaining. 53.
But Middleton also com- Tavi Tanin sank a late 3- SUN PRAIRIE Grace Hilber 3
0-0 7, Elle Moore 7 2-3 19, Semaaj
mitted 33 turnovers and 22 pointer to pull Middleton Odom 0 0-1 0, Bailey Lutes 1 0-0 2,
personal fouls, which Kind within 45-30 at halftime. But Jayda Jansen 5 0-2 10, Ashley Rae 1 7-7
said showed the Cardinals that was as close as the visit- 9, Carly Coulthart 2 0-0 5, Alexis Baker
3 1-2 7, Macy Faust-Ziegler 1 2-2 5,
lack of patience and experi- ing Cardinals would get the Lydia Agnew 0 2-2 2, Kayla Haas 1 0-1
ence on both ends of the court. rest of the game. 3, Rachel Kostelnik 2 0-0 4, Jazzanay
Weve got a lot of learn- Sun Prairie was on with Seymore 1 0-0 2. Totals 27 14-20 75.
3-point goals M 4 (Tavi Tanin 2,
ing to do. Im not disappoint- their shooting, and we were Evie Coleman 2), SP 7 (Carly Coulthart
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
ed with them. They kept play- not. We werent making shots 1, Grace Hilber 1, Elle Moore 3, Macy
Charlotte Dunn (30) and Middletons girls basketball team hosts Madison West Friday at 7:30
ing hard, Kind said. When that we normally do, Tanin Faust-Ziegler 1, Kayla Haas). Total
fouls M 22, SP 24. p.m.
you have six sophomores out said. Everything about the
there playing, thats going to game from the beginning was
happen. Its a learning experi- not us. The momentum wasnt VILLAGE OF CROSS PLAINS
ence for them. You can run there that was there against
and try to steal the ball from Memorial.
Please take note that the City of Middleton enacted the follow-
ing Ordinances and Resolution on November 21, 2017. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
somebody or come up on the Were an aggressive team. Ordinance Relating to Sanitary Sewer Rates. This ordi-
wrong time on the press and Its all there, but because we
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at the
nance amends Section 9.05(10)(d)(1)(a) and (b) the Middleton Village Hall located at 2417 Brewery Road, Cross Plains, WI
they score. We have a lot to are a young team, we lack the General Ordinances. 53528 at 7:00 pm on December 4, 2017 before the Plan
learn. game experience. But with a Ordinance Relating to Room Tax. This ordinance Amends Commission regarding the following items:
Sun Prairie (1-0, 1-0), young team, we have so much Section 3.10(2)(a) of the Middleton General Ordinances increas- 1. An application from CVO Ventures, LLC for demolition
which also got 10 points from potential for this season.
ing room tax rates from 7 to 8 percent. of 2015-2017 Main Street under the Downtown Design
Resolution 2017-45 Establishing 2018 EMS Fee Schedule.
senior guard Jayda Jansen, a Were really excited about
Overlay Project Review procedures.
This resolution updates the 2018 fee schedule for EMS. Dated this 30th day November, 2017.
Maryville University recruit, that. Full text of the above ordinances and resolution may be Caitlin Stene, Administrator/Clerk
shot 42 percent (27-of-64) Sun Prairie opened the sec- obtained at the City Clerks office at 7426 Hubbard Avenue. Publish: 11/30/17 WNAXLP
from the field and 35 percent ond half with a 9-0 surge to Clerks Phone: 608-821-8350.
(7-of-20) from 3-point land. extend its lead to 54-30 before
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017 8:00 PM

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A listing of GC licenses available at Ref. 043.

6. Discussion: Nicole Jones is requesting a rezone of her
property on 4190 Observatory to modify lot lines and allo-
cate development entitlements between lots.
7. Action: Modifications/Amendments of TDR Super
Sending Area Proposal.
Note1: A majority of the Town Board may be present. No votes
or other action will be taken by the Town Board at this meeting.
Note 2: Papers and information on the agenda topics above
may be found on the Internet at http://www.plan-
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