The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, May 22, 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. Dennis Moungey, Kennan Crothers, Tony and Lynn Krebs attended the meeting.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the May 18, 2006 issue of The Star; notice was also faxed to the Capital Times. Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on May 19.

Pledge of Allegiance. Claudia Quick led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meeting. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the May 8, 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: 2006 Town Highway Project Bids. On May 8, the Board opened the 2006 Road bids. The bids ranged from $239,505.75 to $248,193.50. The escalating cost of oil was reflected in the bids. The 2006 Budget includes $170,000 for major work as outlined in the 5-year plan. The bid acceptance was scheduled for this meeting in order to allow the individual board members to think about the choices. This also afforded the highway patrolman and clerk to work out financing. The options were described as follows:

Accept low bid and do all seven projects. This would mean using contingency or capital funds to pick up the difference. Long-term consequences of using those funds would have impact on future budgets. Would be on track with 5-year plan if we used this option.
Cut Stark and Betlach, these roads are in close proximity and should be done together. Stark and Betlach could be added to a future years project list. This option would allow the 2006 road reconstruction to stay within budget. This option would affect the 5-year plan.
Cut Parkview Rd. This road is in a different section of the Town, away from the other two work areas. This would require using capital funds or contingency because we would still be over budget. This project would need to add to future years projects and would affect the 5-year plan.
Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to accept low bid from Payne and Dolan, Inc. excluding Betlach and Stark Road. The cost of the road bid would then be $167,511.00.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Final Plat by K. Crothers, section 10. Kennan Crothers is seeking approval of his final plat First Addition to East End creating/recreating 9 residential lots on the south side of Manley Drive south and west of Keller Drive. The City of Sun Prairie has approved his plat. Mr. Crothers has signed the Developer’s Agreement, the Chair and Clerk signed for the Town during this meeting. He will provide the Town with an $8,000 letter of credit as a surety for potential road damage. Other requirements he will need to complete before the clerk can sign the plat are park fee and developer’s fee.

Move by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the final plat and developer agreement.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Petition #9503 by Tony and Lynn Krebs to rezone from RH-2 Rural Homes to RH-1 Rural Homes and R-1A Residential property located at and east of 1979 Yelk Road, sec. 14. Tony Krebs has a 5.08 acre parcel and is seeking to divide into 2 residential parcels. The Town Plan Commission held a public hearing on May 15, 2006. On that same date the Plan Commission recommended approval of his petition. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve petition #9503.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: CSM for Tony Krebs. The board reminded Mr. Krebs about the construction of his driveway, especially if it exceeds the 200-foot mark. Mr. Krebs received a copy of the driveway ordinance. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the CSM

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business.

  • The chair moved to this item to allow the Highway Patrolman to speak about the condition of the second plow truck. The paint is peeling, it needs to be sandblasted and repainted. Dennis Farrell has obtained 2 estimates. Peterbuilt $3,000 and Monroe Truck $725. The estimate from Monroe also specified the amount for applying a “rhino” lining to box. Consensus of the Board was to proceed with the painting and liner with Monroe Truck
  • Consider Compliance Assurance Plan for Recycling Program The clerk distributed a compliance plan she had developed. She talked with Ken Corbett, Waste Management and he will be giving the Town a compliance draft from their perspective. It should be ready for next meeting. Consensus was to wait for that copy before taking any action.
  • Discuss Local Implementation of Livestock Facility Siting Law There was general discussion concerning the requirements and impact of the law. Large facilities can be regulated by ordinance, zoning or permitting system. The Town Board can also choose not to take any role in siting, do nothing. There is not a requirement to become involved. Consensus was to learn more information about the process and enforcement. Comment was made that perhaps Dane County Towns should look at this, it might be best for several towns to join together if those towns would choose to become involved in the permitting. Item will be on next agenda.

Audit and Pay Bills. The clerk presented the list of invoices to be paid. She also reported on a fire unit meeting, held 5/22/06 concerning the 2nd payment for the fire unit pumper truck. The Town of Sun Prairie portion is $23, 865.32. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the bills with the addition of the actual cost of the Town share of the pumper truck as it is finally determined.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Reports

  • Vernon Pogue reported on the meeting he attended at the City, concerning future development.
  • Claudia Quick commented on the Emergency Management meeting she attended. She indicated that she would add the item to a future agenda. We need to do some work in this area.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for June 12, 2006. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adjourn the meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Municipal Clerk