Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing

The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, October 23, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road.

Call to Order. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by chairperson Lyle Updike. Supervisors Vernon Pogue and Doug Yelk, treasurer Joan Rademacher and clerk Claudia Quick were present. Ten other people attended the meeting.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show that notice of the Town Board meeting was published in the October 19, 2000 issue of The Star. The agenda was also faxed to the Capital Times and the Sun Prairie News. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on October 20, 2000.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting. The minutes of the last meeting were not available for action.

Presentation from the Public. None.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Rezoning Petition #7993 by Judy and Don Washecheck to change the zoning from A-2(4) agricultural and R-3A Residential to R-1A Residential and A-2(4) Agricultural on property located at 5136 Pierceville Road. The chair opened the meeting to a public hearing. No one spoke in favor or opposition to the request. Chair closed the hearing. Moved by Vern Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the zoning. Motion carried.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Conditional Use Permit for horse boarding, riding stable, unlimited livestock and training of horses at 5136 Pierceville Road. The rules and policies developed by the Washechecks were incorporated in the conditional use permit along with the following items:

  1. Submit an acceptable manure management plan to Dane County Planning & Development and to the Town of Sun Prairie.
  2. Acceptable management of boarders with rules and policies agreement.
  3. Boarding limit of twelve (12) horses.
  4. Deed restrict A-2 (4) parcel to prohibit residential development.
  5. Hours of Operation are to be 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the conditional use permit. Motion carried.

Consider Preliminary Plans for creation of four residential lots by William Paulson in section 1. Mr. Paulson is in the process of purchasing Donald Strohmenger’s farm land (116 acres). He would like to develop 4 residential lots on approximately 5 acres of that farmland. He indicated that this would be in an area when the soil is poor. The consensus of the Board members indicated that they feel the farmland is too good for houses. Mr. Pogue also indicated that he is concerned about ambulance service to that area.

Consider Preliminary Plans for creation of two residential lots by Tom Viken, section 26. Mr.Viken brought preliminary plans to the Board for consideration of two residential lots on Connors Road near the Washecheck property. The Board indicated that this property was agricultural land and they did not think it should be used for houses.

Reconsider and Clarify “Concerns to be Addressed” for Alice Yelk rezone Petition #7959 as requested by the County The Town Board approved zoning petition #7959 for residential, rural homes and conservancy districts. The Board has forwarded to the County a list of ten concerns, which had been provided by the plan commission. The county zoning and natural resources committee has asked that the town board clarify the conditions. They are also suggesting that the conditions/concerns be limited to those items which are enforceable. There was discussion and consideration of what items are covered by other agencies and review groups. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to leave one condition “Maintain the existing buried tile in operating condition.” Motion carried.

Approve Granting of Operator Licenses History checks and class certification have been reviewed. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve operator licenses for Beverly D. Ferguson Speth and Terri Komorowski. Motion carried.

Old Business/New Business

  • There was brief discussion concerning the Boards concerns about the proposed Public Safety Building in Marshall. No action was taken.
  • The Assessors will be holding open book October 24. Approximately 95 people have signed up to meet with the assessors.
  • The developer will hold an information meeting for the people neighboring the proposed golf course.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for Monday, November 13, 2000 at 7:30 P.M.. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. The chairman declared the meeting adjourned at approximately 9:55 p.m.

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Clerk