Annual meeting voters in the town of Hudson were on Tuesday asked to approve placing gutters on the town hall and rock in front of the building where the stones have been washing away.

Another option was to place those gutters only over the doors to the hall. Redoing concrete sidewalks where they had buckled was also recommended.

The annual meeting was Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the same hall where the work was requested. Residents also acted on recommendations involving other topics.

Town supervisors suggested that inmates with the Challenge Incarceration Program could do some of the work.

Estimates have been gained from four concrete businesses. Rain, snow and even worms havebeen squeezing in a main door.

In other action at the April 6 regular Town Board meeting, two public hearings were set for May 9, starting at 7 p.m. First is for a change in zoning involving Sunrise Nursery owned by Tom Farrill at County UU and Hwy. 12. Farrill is planning to sell the business, on which a special exception status had been based, and zoning for such an exception could be amended to specify nurseries and landscaping supplies. The new status might also take into account the location on a collector road.

Following that item is a hearing on proposed changes in wording to the animal control ordinance involving dog waste deposited into other people's yards. Some residents say this facet isn't currently addressed and essentially allows such dumping of waste on others' property. A related wording change would specify rules involving rental property.

In other action, the board:

  • Approved a final plat for Doug Zahler for CedarWins Estates, on behalf of Dave Alwin, eight lots on 20.3 acres exclusive of roads in section 22;
  • Approved a home-based business for concrete ornament creation for Glenda Mattonen, 783 Holden Lane, after more information was presented;
  • Discussed obtaining slightly used, inexpensive telephone equipment to replace the current system that often fails;
  • Advocated lifting the sign moratorium, but heard of signs that don't currently comply, such as one on County UU and a lighted one, which is also too large, for a kennel-like business on Tanney Lane. Compliance Officer Jeff Knopps is being asked to work with the sign owners for improvement.
  • Heard a proposal for engineering by St. Croix County to widen McCutcheon Road between County A and LaBarge Road, from a 22-foot paved surface to one that is 32 feet, and also do areas of complete reconstruction of substandard vertical curves. The cost is still being determined.