Town of Chilton
May 15, 2017
Town Board Meeting
Chairman John Schwarz called the meeting to order at 8:00pm and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. In attendance were the Town Board, Town Clerk, Bob Schneider, Jesse Schneider, Dave, and Jay from Milwaukee.
Tim Lau made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2017-1, second by Andy Pethan, motion carried.
Dave and Jay explained how they have sponsored rally car races at Gravity Park since 2007. Receipts and pictures of trophies awarded at these races were provided. Proof of insurance for these races has been requested for but not yet arrived, but will be forwarded if need be. The posters that were provided before cost $75 a poster and would not just be duplicated. They asked if any further proof is needed as they would love to continue to race there.
Bob Schneider explained that the track did not change as the light poles have been there since 2005. Bob provided a letter from his legal counsel verifying that auto races have been held there every year since the tracks existence including 2012 and every year after. Bob also explained future plans for the track and that they strive to be done by 10:30 pm. He invited the Board to tour the facility sometime so they would know what is exactly there at this time.
The Board agreed that the track has the same footprint as before and sufficient proof has been provided to verify auto racing has been held there regularly enough to satisfy section 24.413, nonconforming uses, of the Towns zoning ordinance. With that being agreed upon, Gravity Park auto racing will be grandfathered in. The Board advised Bob that there are still zoning issues in 24.413 that pertain to him.
Tim Lau made a motion to adjourn at 9:25pm, second by Andy Pethan, motion carried.
Respectfully submitted, Doug Koffarnus, Clerk