Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing

The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Thursday, October 18, 2001 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, deputy clerk Joan Rademacher and clerk Claudia Quick were present. Ten additional 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 11, 2001 issue of The Star. The agenda was also faxed to the Capital Times. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on October 12, 2001.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2001 and September 24, 2001 meetings.

Presentation from the Public. Kathy Harry at 4909 Pierceville Road asked if Mr. Farrell, the highway patrolman, would check out the dirt in the ditch along Pierceville Road.

Consider and Take Action re: J. Blaska Access – Bailey Road. Mr. Blaska rents this field from Mr. Thurston. The owner put in culverts without permits and has since met with Mr. Farrell and it was decided which accesses will stay and which are to be removed.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Rezone Petition #8271 for Cary Cole to change the zoning from A-1 Ex Ag to RH-1 to create separate residential lot and providing zoning compliance for existing parcel, section 27. The chair opened the public hearing. Mr. Cole asked that the petition be amended to change the zoning from RH-1 to R1-A. The chair closed the hearing. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve petition #8271 as amended Motion carried.

Consider and Take Action re: CSM for C. Cole. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the certified survey map with the addition of the neighboring use language. Motion carried.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Petition #8276 by G. Walters to change the zoning from A-1 Ex Ag to A-2(8) on property owned by Northwestern College to comply with zoning for communication towers, section 17. The chair opened the public hearing. Mr. Walters reported on the tower proposal and the concerns brought up at the meeting of residents that was held on October 16, 2001. These concerns were road access, tower lighting, co-location and interference. The chair closed the hearing. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve Petition #8276 with the condition that no animal units be allowed. Motion carried.

Consider and Take Action re: Request for conditional use permit to allow communication towers (compliance for existing site, tower replacement). The board received a request from FAA for intergovernmental cooperation with the Wis. Dept. of Transportation that they review tower sites and make recommendations to local governments. The board decided to take no action on the conditional use permit until a formal response is received from the Dept. of Transportation and the concerns brought up at the meeting of residents are met.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Petition #8283 by Benesh Trust to change the zoning from A-1 Ex Ag to RH-1 to create four residential lots, east of 4909 Pierceville Road, section 35. The chair opened the public hearing. Mr. Lowrey reported on this petition. Mrs. K. Harry, 4909 Pierceville Road spoke of her concern about the location of the driveway and Mr. G. Kielley, 4896 Pierceville Road spoke of his concern about the erosion and extra run-off going into his fields. The chair closed the hearing. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve Petition #8283. Motion carried.

Consider and Take Action re: CSM for Benesh Estate. No action was taken.

Consider and Take Action re: Support of Maintaining Contract with Sun Prairie Volunteer Department, Inc. Moved by Lyle Updike, second by Doug Yelk to approve this motion. A letter will be forwarded to the Fire Chief. Motion carried.

Consider Proclamation proclaiming Positive Youth Involvement Week October 28-November 4. No action taken.

Consider and Take Action re: County Ordinance Amendment #9 concerning Zoning of Mineral Extraction Operations. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to (veto) disapprove amendment to county ordinances. Motion carried.

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the invoice listing. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve payment of bills. Motion carried.

Old Business/New Business. None.

Correspondence

  • The population of the Town of Sun Prairie is 2317.
  • Received various notices of upcoming meetings.
  • J. Werner and KJB Rademacher rezones were approved.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for Monday, November 12, 2001 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 10:00 p.m.

Correct Attest,

Joan M. Rademacher, Deputy Clerk