Public Hearing and Town Board Meeting

The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, November 13, 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, clerk Claudia Quick and Highway Patrolman Dennis Farrell were present. Twenty-three 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 November 9, 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 November 10, 2000.

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

Presentation from the Public. None.

Report on Town Roads. Dennis Farrell was present for brief report

Presentation by John Selje re: Town Insurance package. John Selje, Rural Insurance, presented a quick review of the insurance package. The cost is being reduced. The policy is due on November 20.

Consider and Take Action re: survey map for Scott Buss, CTH N creating residential lot. sec. 8. The zoning for a single family residence has been approved. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the CSM. Motion carried.

The Board asks for the addition of the neighboring use language.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Petition #8021 by Greg & Karen Sheil to change the zoning from R-1 and R-1A Residential to RH-1 Rural Homes at 3180 Bailey Rd. to allow building of larger shed, sec.19. The Sheils own three lots, two are vacant. In order that they may build a larger pole shed they will increase the size of one of their lots and decrease the size of a different lot. This would bring the Sheil’s existing outbuildings into zoning compliance in regards to size and height, and would allow more outbuildings that the R-1A district. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the zoning change, Motion carried.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Petition # 8027 by Thomas Viken to change the zoning from the A-1 Ex. Ag. to the R-1 Residential east of 5136 Pierceville Road, to allow creation of two residential lots, sec. 26. Tom Viken proposes to create two residential lots for single family residences. The chair opened the public hearing. Don Odgen, a neighbor, spoke and indicated concern for his landscaping business. David Reisop also indicated concern for his existing A-B land. The Board indicated that Viken could expect to have one driveway for the two lots. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the zoning change. Motion carried.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Petition # 8030 by B Farms to change the zoning from the A-1 Ex. Ag. to the RE-1 Recreational, to B-1 Local Business, to R-1 Residential and to CO-1 Conservancy to allow a golf course, residential plat, and conservancy area. The area is north of the interstate 94 and east of CTH TT, section 34 and 35, approximately 180 acres The chair opened the meeting to a public hearing. John Blaska presented his plans for a 180 acre golf course with an area for a subdivision of approximately 14 homes. There was lengthy discussion with most comments positive. There were concerns expressed concerning traffic and highway speeds. The county will be requiring the developer to provide a deceleration land. The town and the developer will workout a developer’s agreement. The Board indicated that since this item was delayed at the county they would delay action until the December 11 Town Board meeting. The army corps of engineers and DNR will be reviewing the project and setting restrictions and guidelines. Issues are deceleration lane; the developer will be working on a developer’s agreement. No action was taken at this time.

Consider and Take Action Public Participation Plan for Adoption of a Comprehensive Plan for Town. The Town Plan commission has developed a public participation plan for development of the Comprehensive Plan. This plan is submitted to the Town Board for their adoption. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adopt the public participation plan. Motion carried.

Consider and Take Action re; Resolution to set Special Charge for Curbside Collection during 2001. Waste Management has indicated that the costs for curbside collection will be $75.12 per year for trash and $30.48 per year for the recycling material. There are approximately 810 homes in the Town. The Town would be billed approximately $85,536.00 for a year of curbside collection. The 2000 recycling grant of $17,279.20 will be used to offset the special charge. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adopt the resolution setting the special charge at $85.00 per residence. Motion carried.

Consider Adoption of Resolution re: Special Charge for Purchase and Installation of Rural Number Signs for Town. The Dane County Board has passed Ordinance Amendment #32 which mandates that each rural community must replace all existing rural number address signs. Commonly referred to as fire numbers, the cost of the signs is approximately $10.00. Either the highway employees or a person specifically hired to do the work would do the installation. Dennis Farrell estimates the cost to be approximately $5.00 for installation. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to set the special charge for purchase and installation of these signs at $15.00 per residence/out buildings. Motion carried.

Consider and Take Action re: County Ordinance Amendment #10 to Chapter 10 of County Ordinances Concerning Historic Preservation. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to disapproved of this ordinance amendment. Motion carried. The letter outlining the Board concern regarding the zoning ordinance will be sent to the county.

Consider and Take Action re: County Ordinance Amendment #13 to Chapter 10 of County Ordinances Concerning Definition of Governmental Uses. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to disapprove of amendment. Motion carried.

Consider Zoning Petition # 7993 as amended by the County Zoning Committee/County Board. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve zoning petition # 7993 (Washecheck) as amended. Motion carried.

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the invoice listing. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve payment of the bills with the addition of the Vierbecher bill, the per diems and postage. Motion carried.

Review/Work on Proposed 2001 Budget. The Board reviewed the proposed budget and made necessary adjustment/changes. Final Budget Work Meeting was set for November 16. Budget Hearing, Town Meeting etc. will be December 5, 2000 at 7:00 P.M.

Old Business/New Business

  • Court Commission has made a recommendation for interim judge. Each community will need to approve.
  • Fire commission mtg will be 21st at 6:00 p.m.

Correspondence

  • Town of Cottage Grove sent letter of support to high speed rail resolution of town.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for Monday, November 27, 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 11:30 p.m.

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Clerk