The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, February 27, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road, Marshall, WI.

Call to Order. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by chairperson Lyle Updike. Supervisors Vernon Pogue and Doug Yelk and clerk, Claudia Quick were present. Kennan Crothers and Fred Schuster also attended the meeting.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the February 23, 2006 issue of The Star; notice was also faxed to the Capital Times. Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on February 24.

Pledge of Allegiance. Doug Yelk led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meeting. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2006 meeting as presented.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Presentation from the Public. none

Consider and Take Action re: Preliminary Plat by K. Crothers, section 10 Kennan Crothers submitted the proposed West End Addition to East End located on lots 5, 6 and 7 East End and lot 3, certified Survey Map #10349, located in section 10. Mr. Crothers indicated that he has met with the City of Sun Prairie and is willing to comply with their conditions of approval. The conditions are as follows:

  1. Prior to submitting a final plat, the applicant shall submit a revised preliminary plat, showing a potential future roadway extending east from Town Hall Drive, immediately south of the southern boundary of this plat.
  2. Prior to submitting a final plat, the applicant shall submit a revised preliminary plat, showing a potential future roadway extending south from Keller Drive, immediately east of the eastern boundary of this plat, the applicant shall adjust the eastern sideyard setback of proposed Lot 9 as needed.
  3. On the final plat, the developer shall show a 20-foot wide public access easement through the center of this plat for a mid-block pedestrian path to extend south from Manley Drive. The location of said easement should be in the vicinity of proposed Lots 6 and 7.
  4. The applicant shall submit a revised preliminary plat showing building envelopes for residential buildings on each of the lots, which are limited to the northern 50 percent of the lots.
  5. The applicant shall revise the covenants and restrictions for this subdivision to allow for the future resubdivision of these lots at such time as access is provided along the southern boundaries of the proposed lots.
  6. A note shall be added to the face of the plat stating that Lots1-9 may be subdivided in the future at such time as access is provided along the southern and, or eastern boundaries of the proposed lots.
  7. The applicant shall change the name of the proposed plat from “West End Addition to East End”, which is confusing, to “First Addition to East End”.

Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the preliminary plat.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Final Plat – Drovers Woods First Addition by Schuster Family LLC, section 12 Fred Schuster, managing member of Schuster Family LLC. gave the Board an update on his Plat. He has hired an engineer, John Belken, to draw p his Erosion Control Plan and fulfill requirements for the Stormwater Control Permit. Each lot in the plat will have a rain garden. Following further review, the Board indicated that they would like to see the following items addressed:

  1. The rain gardens should be shown on the face of the plat map.
  2. Maintenance of the rain gardens and “no building” in that area needs to be addressed somewhere, plat map or in the covenants.
  3. The developer will be responsible for erecting the fence, but the new residential owners will responsible for maintenance. A covenant binding the developers, its grantees, heirs, successors, and assignees to erect and maintain such fences, without cost to the adjoining property owners, so long as the land is used for farming or grazing purposes. (Statement will need to be added to covenants list.)
  4. The route of the various construction vehicles, especially the cement trucks needs to be controlled. They should be restricted to Prospector Lane. Clerk will work with Dennis Farrell to devise method.

Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the final plat entitled Drovers Woods First Addition, with the understanding that the developer does not need to return to the Board unless there are major changes. The clerk and Mr. Schuster will be able to work out the minor requirements and when complete the Clerk will sign the final plat.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Appeal filed by Schuster Family LLC. to re-consider request for one lot Mr. Schuster explained that he has requested one additional lot along Prospector Lane. Initially he had requested and was granted 6 lots in 2005. When the surveyor began work on the project it became evident there was space for 7 lots. However the plan commission was not in a position to consider any more lots for Mr. Schuster and the request was put at the bottom of the list. The Plan Commission heard Mr. Schuster’s preliminary plans at their January. The item was on their February 20, 2006 meeting for action. The Plan Commission denied the request. Mr. Schuster is seeking appeal and consideration from the Town Board as described in the Town’s Land Division Ordinance, which allows the petitioner to file an appeal of the Plan Commission action with the Town Board. There was general discussion of the events leading up to the denial. The issues were the timing and the process of allocating the 10 lots by the plan commission. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to refer the request back to the plan commission with the recommendation for approval of the seventh lot.
Voting AYE: Pogue
Voting Nay: Updike, Yelk
Absent: none
Motion denied.

Audit and Pay Bills. The clerk presented the list of payroll and invoices to be paid. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to make the payments as listed.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Old Business/New Business 

Correspondence

  • Comments were made about several upcoming meetings.
  • The City of Sun Prairie forwarded the ClarMar LLC development plan.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for March 13, 2006. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried
The chairperson declared the meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

Correct Attest,
Claudia J. Quick, Municipal Clerk