*Public Hearing and Town Board Meeting

The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday March 25, 2002 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, clerk Claudia Quick and deputy clerk Joan Rademacher were present. Sixteen 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 March 20, 2002 issue of The Star. The agenda was also faxed to the Capital Times. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on March 22, 2002.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the March 11, 2002 meeting. Motion carried.

Presentation from the Public. Monte Couch addressed the board about the resolution that was adopted establishing fees for use of Town property at the March 11, 2002 board meeting. This resolution will be on the next board meeting agenda.

Consider and Take Action re: G. Geier request to extend buildable area on his lot. Greg Geier was unable to attend the meeting. He will be on the next meeting agenda.

Consider Preliminary Plans by R. Dorshorst to create two residential lots in sec. 36. Ron Dorshorst reported on his plan. The consensus of the board was that he could proceed.

Consider Preliminary Plans and Take Action re: CSM by T. Mehlhoff to create separate commercial lot, Heinemann, sec. 33. Troy Mehlhoff explained what the Heinemann’s would like to do. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the CSM with the following adjoining use language added. “I hereby stipulate that I and my heirs or assigns will not object to any of the legally permitted uses that occur on the adjoining property.” Motion carried.

*Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Petition #8382 by T. Viken to change the zoning from A-1 to RH-1 Rural Homes for a residential lot, sec. 26. The chair opened the public hearing. Tom Viken reported on his petition. The chair closed the hearing. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve Petition #8382. Motion carried.

Consider and Take Action re: Certified Survey Map. The board directed that the CSM address the following issues:

Establish boundaries so the drainage ditch remains with the agricultural land.
Any dwelling for human habitation on this lot must be done within the first 400 feet closest to Pierceville Road.
Add the adjoining use language.
No action was taken. The CSM will be on a later board meeting agenda.

*Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Petition #8384 by M. Disch-Freitag to change the zoning from A-1 to RH-2 Rural Homes for a residential lot and A-2 Agricultural, sec. 20 The chair opened the public hearing. Tom Richards reported on his petition. The chair closed the hearing. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve Petition #8384 with a deed restriction on the A-2 parcel stating that no residential dwelling may be built. Motion carried.

Consider and Take Action re: Certified Survey Map. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the CSM with the addition of the adjoining use language. Motion carried.

*Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Petition #8389 by S. Schlough to change the zoning from A-1 to A-2(4) Agricultural and A-2(8) Agricultural, to create residential parcel, sec. 25. The chair opened the public hearing. Stuart Schlough reported on his petition. The chair closed the hearing. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve Petition #8389. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to amend the motion to deed restrict the A-2(8) parcel that no residential dwelling could be built.

Consider and Take Action re: Certified Survey Map. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the CSM with the addition of the adjoining use language. Motion carried.

Consider Preliminary Plans by D. Hammann to create one new residential lot and remove one existing residential lot, sec. 14. Dennis Hammann addressed the board. The consensus of the board was that he could proceed.

Reconsider Action re: County Ordinance Amendment #31 as disapproved March 11, 2002. After discussion the board decided their original motion would stand as disapproved.

Go into CLOSED SESSION to: Discuss Sale of Current EMS Building (SS. 19.85. (1)(e). After discussion the board decided to not go to closed session.

Take Action re: Sale of Current EMS Building. Vernon Pogue reported that there are two viable offers for the building and a third to have the building become a youth center. Consensus of the board was that the highest offer be accepted. However if all other entities wanted to address the third option the board would again address the issue. It was also discussed that the amount received for the building would be paid back on the loan for the new building as per the meeting of electors.

Audit and Pay Bills. The board reviewed the invoice listing. Moved by Lyle Updike, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the payment of bills as presented. Motion carried.

Old Business/New Business

  • Received a map from Vierbicher Associates showing the cutting down of Twin Lane Road next to the Savannah Valley subdivision. The board viewed the proposed 5% grade of the road, retaining wall and excavation.
  • Received a map showing the proposed City of Sun Prairie Recycling Center.
  • Dennis Farrell, highway patrolman would like to know how to plan the road maintenance in regards to the shared revenue cuts. The board directed that he plan with the possibility of $20,000 to $60,000 less to spend.
  • The Town of Sun Prairie Annual Meeting will be on April 10, 2002.
  • Lyle Updike reported that the Towns of Burke, Bristol and Sun Prairie along with the City of Sun Prairie are set to focus on issues with the fire department.

Correspondence 

  • A public hearing before the Dept. of Natural Resources Air Management Program will be held at the town hall on April 10, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with Duffy Grain, Inc. and any interested persons to receive public comments on the preliminary determinations to approve the construction permit and the operation permit.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for Monday, April 8, 2002 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 10:25 p.m.

Correct Attest,
Joan M. Rademacher, Deputy Clerk