Town Chairman Update
Rutland 2020 vision
Greetings to all Town of Rutland Residents!
Iím not sure that introducing me to you with your property tax bill is necessarily the best way to begin a conversation!
It is a bit intimidating stepping into this position. Iíve served the Town of Rutland government for the past 7 years, helping with elections and serving on the Planning Commission. However nothing could truly prepare me to fill the shoes of Dale Beske and Jan Walker; between them a truly amazing 59 years of combined experience steering the Township! It is a tribute to both of them that our township functions so well and meets our needs!
Iíve lived in the town for 25 years, a Wisconsin resident my entire life. I work for
Flad Architects in the Information Systems department. But I also get my hands dirty growing some corn and soybeans; not much, but it keeps me grounded.
Since joining the town board about a year ago, Iíve learned much more about our township and what makes it tick. I watched and listened during our contentious debates about building new town facilities. We succeeded constructing a beautiful new salt and sand storage building that will help us provide services to you. But we havenít yet come to consensus on what the town needs and should build to replace our aged town hall.
We face challenges as our neighbor communities, Stoughton, Oregon and Brooklyn, expand on our flanks, removing essential tax base that helps fund our services and roads. We need to think about how we can replace that, perhaps by attracting more residents and businesses that match our vision for our township. We also lack a unified telecommunications infrastructure across the township with many of us only having access to limited, expensive, slow internet service, which puts us at a disadvantage as well as potential residents or businesses consider moving here. Iím sure there are other things on your mind as well, please share them with us!
My goal for 2016 is simple: I hope to meet, listen and talk to as many of you as possible about what your views are about our township as it is, and as it might be. Iíll make myself as accessible as I can and through a variety of forums, both in-person and online. Iím tentatively calling this new initiative, Rutland 2020. I hope youíll join me and your neighbors, fellow residents and others in help us define and craft a vision for our townshipís future!
Town of Rutland Officials: front row, Clerk Dawn George, Chairman Mark Porter. Back row: Supervisor James Lunde, Treasurer Kim Sime and Supervisor Milt Sperle. |
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agendas no longer published
in The Oregon Observer
2016 ELECTION CALENDAR:
SPRING PRIMARY Ė Feb. 16, 2016
& SPRING PRIMARY Ė APR. 5, 2016
PARTISAN PRIMARY Ė AUG. 9, 2016
GENERAL ELECTION Ė NOV. 8, 2016
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|In the Oregon Observer:
'One of the finest' leaves Rutland Board
Click here to see the article about Dale Beske's retirement published on October 9.
Town of Rutland Representatives
Senate District 15
Assembly District 43
Link to his recent "Capitol Update" where he discusses current legislative issues.
United States Senate
• Planning Commission Agenda
February 1, 2016
• Town Board Agenda
February 2, 2016
• Voting Equipment Public Test
February 10, 2016
Town Board Minutes
• Nov. 3, 2015
• Nov. 17 2015
• Dec. 8, 2015
• Jan. 5, 2016
• Jan 19, 2016
2015 Minutes Archive