The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, April 24, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road, Marshall, Wisconsin.

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. No one else was in attendance.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the Town Board meeting was published in the April 20, 2006 issue of the Star and a copy was faxed to the Capital Times. Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on April 21, 2006.

Pledge of Allegiance. Joan Rademacher led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2006 Town Board Meeting as presented.
AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting NAY: None
Absent: None
Motion carried.

Presentation from the Public. None

Allow Public Comment – Consider and Take Action re: Petition #9457 by L & C.  Bohling to change the zoning from R-2 Residential to R-3A Residential on property located at 2167 State Highway 19 in section 10. Supervisor Yelk who is also a plan commission member stated that this is an existing residence that will be turned into a 2-flat residence. There was some concern regarding the septic; however the Bohling’s had a documentation stating that the present system is sufficient. The plan commission approved this petition unanimously. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve petition #9457 by L & C Bohling to change the zoning from R-2 residential to R-3A residential on property located at 2167 State Highway 19 in section 10.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting NAY: None
Absent: None
Motion carried.

Discuss City of Sun Prairie direct annexation of 111 acres east of City Sewer Plant. The Board reviewed the map received from the City of Sun Prairie outlining the area to be annexed. During discussion it was noted that a portion of this land is listed in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan as proposed residential development. This is land owned by the City of Sun Prairie and therefore is already tax-exempt. Chairman Updike stated this is a good location for the City of Sun Prairie Public Works Dept. He also noted that the City was forthcoming in their intentions for this area when they were negotiating the road agreement with the Town on that portion of Bailey Road from the sewer plant to Bird Street. The clerk will send an e-mail to Scott Kugler, city planner, stating the Town of Sun Prairie has no objection to the annexation.  Fire Unit Report Chairman Updike reported on the following:

  • Received the final financials from the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Dept. and there is a $33,000 unexpended amount left from the 2005 budget that will be put into capital reserve. This will be put towards the purchase of a new fire truck.
  • The new fire inspector is getting good results and good compliance. The fire inspector will be moving out into the Towns checking farms. It is assumed that one issue will be the number of fire extinguishers needed. Chairman Updike mentioned to the Chief that it would be beneficial to hold a fire extinguisher class. It could be held at the Town Hall for farmers and their employees to learn how to operate an extinguisher and also what is needed to be in compliance.
  • Chairman Updike discussed the difference between the wireless 911 and 911. He also talked about the Repeater 4 that takes a weak signal and transfers to another frequency to make it stronger. This Repeater is up and running and the City has covered the operating expenses. This will help keep track of the team fighting a fire. The Towns and City will share the licensing costs.

Consider and Take Action re: Application for Operator License. The Board reviewed the application, history check and class certificate for John M. Blaska. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the operator license for John M. Blaska.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting NAY: None
Absent: None
Motion carried.

Review and Take Action re: Consideration of increase in driveway escrow fee. Clerk Quick stated that Fred Schuster brought up the issue of having a larger amount escrowed for a driveway. Currently the Town escrows $1,000 until the occupancy permit is issued to insure that no damage was done to the road during construction. An additional fee of $50 is charged for siting the driveway and inspection of culvert. Consensus of the Board was to discuss this again when the road bids are opened and examine the issue of costs.

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the invoice listing. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve payment of bills as presented with the hand-written addition.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting NAY: None Absent: None Motion carried.

Old Business/New Business

  • Vernon Pogue reported that there is a new member on the EMS Commission due to the fact that the new Council President of the Village of Marshall made new appointments.
  • Lyle Updike stated that he would be attending a meeting on April 25, 2006 with the Green Tier Group, as he is the representative from the Lake and Watershed Commission. This group includes the City of Sun Prairie, City of Madison and Veridian Homes. They will be addressing storm water issues.
  • Chairman Updike will also meet on April 25 with the Towns and Villages group for the Colonial Club to open bids for Rural Transportation. There is $17,000 available for this part of the County targeted for seniors.
  • A Dane County Towns meeting on economic development will be held on April 26, 2006 at the Town of Burke.
  • Plan Commission Chair Fetterly, Clerk Quick and Chairman Updike will meet with representatives of the Cities of Sun Prairie and Madison in the Mayor’s office to discuss boundaries.
  • Plan Commission Chair Fetterly and Chairman Updike will meet on Thursday, April 27 with the Joint Planning Committee with Village of Cottage Grove.
  • Clerk Quick and Hwy. Patrolman Farrell are working on road bids and they will go out this week.

Correspondence

  • County Zoning Inspector checked on property located at 4787 Garden Court. There was concern that a business is being run there.
  • Clerk Quick reported that Town of Sun Prairie was awarded a recycling grant in the amount of $17,613.
  • Received information on the new version of TABOR and Ethics bill. Clerk Quick stated that if the Board would want to do a resolution regarding this Board should let her know and it would be placed on the agenda.
  • Supervisor Pogue checked on property located at 4587 CTH TT. He stated that the area for storm water is filled in. Clerk Quick will inform Dane County Zoning.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to set the next regular Town Board meeting for Monday, April 24, 2006 and adjourn the meeting.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting NAY: None
Absent: None Motion carried.
The chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 9:05 P.M.

Correct Attest,
Joan M. Rademacher, Deputy Clerk