The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, November 27, at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road, Marshall, Wisconsin.

Call to Order. The chairman, Lyle Updike called the Public Hearing on the 2007 Budget to order at 7:00 P.M. Supervisors Vernon Pogue and Doug Yelk, clerk Claudia Quick, deputy clerk Joan Rademacher and highway patrolman Dennis Farrell were present. Monte Couch also attended the meeting.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show that notices of the Public Hearing on the 2007 proposed budget of the Town of Sun Prairie and Special Town Meeting were posted on the three town bulletin boards on November 8, 2006. The same notice was published in the November 23, 2006 issues of The Star and copies were faxed to the Capital Times.

Public Hearing on Proposed 2007 Budget. All in attendance received a summary copy of the 2007 budget. Chairman Updike opened the public hearing for comment asking if anyone would like a detailed description of the budget. As no questions were asked the Chairman proceeded to state that the principal challenge this year within the levy limits was the dramatic increase in the cost of highway rebuilding. The cost of asphalt rose from $28.00 to approximately $50.00 a ton. To stay within the 2006 budget there were five subdivision roads completed with new asphalt of the seven planned. He also stated that there was considerable discussion during the budget process regarding a five-year roadwork plan. The chairman closed the public hearing.

This public hearing was adjourned at 7:10 P.M.

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE ELECTORS OF THE TOWN OF SUN PRAIRIE, DANE COUNTY

Notice is hereby given of a Special Town Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Sun

Prairie on Monday, November 27, 2006. This Special Town Meeting will follow the completion of the Public Hearing on the Proposed 2007 Town Budget, which begins at 7:00 P.M. at the Sun Prairie Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road. The Town Board calls this Special Town Meeting of the Electors pursuant to Section 60.12 (1)(b) of Wisconsin Statutes for the following purposes:

To approve the total 2007 Highway Expenditures pursuant to Section 81.01 (3) of Wisconsin Statutes Moved by Dennis Farrell, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the 2007 Highway Expenditures of $396,297 which is consistent with the budget summary pursuant to Section 81.01 (3) of Wisconsin Statutes. Motion carried.

Authorize Town Borrowing pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(a) of Wisconsin Statutes  Moved by Joan Rademacher, second by Dennis Farrell to allow the Town Board to borrow up to $30,000 over the total budget amount without authorization of the electorate. (A larger amount would require the approval of the electors of the Town at a Town Meeting.) Motion carried.

To set compensation of elected town officials for the term of office beginning April, 2007 for two years pursuant to Section 60.32 of Wisconsin Statutes Moved by Dennis Farrell, second by Doug Yelk to set the compensation of Town officials as follows:

  • Chairman – $3500 annual salary with a $40 per diem for April 2007 – April 2009
  • Supervisors – $2250 annual salary with $40 per diem for April 2007 – April 2009
  • Clerk – $41,987.00 salary for April 2007 – April 2008
  • Clerk – $43,246.66 salary for April 2008 – April 2009
  • Treasurer – $6500 annual salary for April 2007 – April 2009
  • Constable – $750 annual salary for April 2007 – April 2009

Motion carried.

To Authorize the Town Board to hire a town officer(s) as an employee and set an hourly wage pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(g) and Section 60.10 (2)(L) of Wisconsin Statutes Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to authorize the Town Board to hire a town officer(s) as an employee and to set the hourly wage at $12.00 not to exceed $5000 pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(g) and Section 60.10 (2)(L) of Wisconsin Statutes. Motion carried.

Any other items as allowed by the electors at a Special Town Meeting, pursuant to Section 60.10 (1) and (2) Chairman Updike asked electors if there were any other items to be addressed at this meeting. Supervisor Pogue stated that he had been approached by the City of Sun Prairie Council President asking if the Town of Sun Prairie would donate to the Sun Prairie Area Veterans Memorial. After discussion it was moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Lyle Updike to contribute $1,000 from the 2007 budget towards the Sun Prairie Area Veterans Memorial. There was discussion on whether the Town should donate public money to this memorial. Doug Yelk commented that the public sent people over to fight; therefore the public could donate to this Veterans Memorial. Motion carried.

To adopt the 2006 Town Tax Levy to be paid in 2007 pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(a) of Wisconsin Statutes Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adopt the 2006 Tax Levy of $587,627. This sets the mill rate for the Town of Sun Prairie at 3.5415 Motion carried.

Adjournment There being no other business for the Special Town Meeting of Electors the meeting adjourned at 7:30 P.M.

TOWN BOARD MEETING

Call to Order. Chairman Updike called the regular meeting to order at 7:35 P.M.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show that notice of the Town Board meeting was published in the November 23, 2006 issue of The Star. The agenda was also faxed to the Capital Times. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards located at the Town Hall, the intersection of CTH TT and CTH N and the intersection of Lonely Lane and CTH N on November 21, 2006.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the minutes of the November 13, 2006 meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting NAY: None

Absent: None

Motion carried.

Presentation from the Public. Dennis Farrell reported that the Town’s storage building and the concrete walls of the salt shed had been paint balled. Board consensus was to report this senseless destruction to the Dane County Sheriff’s office.

Consider request to make financial contribution to Sun Prairie Area Veterans Memorial. As the electors during the Special Town Meeting of Electors moved to make a $1,000 contribution to the Sun Prairie Area Veterans Memorial it is necessary to amend the 2007 budget. Lyle Updike, second by Vernon Pogue moved to amend budget to increase expenditures by $1,000 for a contribution to the Sun Prairie Area Veterans Memorial, and increase revenue $1,000 by increasing a transfer from the capital reserve fund.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting NAY: None

Absent: None

Motion carried.

Consider and Take Action re: Fees for Town Services Resolution. The following changes were made to the fee schedule.

  • Front End Loader – from $60.00/hour with driver to $75.00/hour with driver
  • 7 cu. Yard Dump Truck – from $55.00/hour with driver to $60.00/hour with driver
  • Class “A” Beer license – from $15.00 to $100.00
  • Class “B” Beer license – from $75.00 to $100.00
  • Class “A” Liquor license – from $150.00 to $250.00
  • Class “B” Liquor license – from $250.00 to $350.00
  • Tobacco License – from $25.00 to $100.00
  • Operator License – from $20.00 to $25.00
  • Provisional License – $15.00
  • Preliminary Plan Fees – from $20.00 to $50.00
  • Preliminary Plat Approval – from $250.00 plus $10.00 for each lot to $250.00 plus $50.00 for each lot

Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adopt Resolution 11-27-2006 changing fees for Town services as stated above.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting NAY: None

Absent: None

Motion carried.

Consider and Take Action re: Amendments to proposed 2007 Budget. The following amendments were made to the proposed 2007 budget:

  • To increase expenditures by $1,000 for contribution to Sun Prairie Area Veterans Memorial and increase revenue by $1,000 by transferring from the capital reserve.

Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the amendments for the 2007 budget for the revenue and expenditures for the Veterans Memorial.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting NAY: None

Absent: None

Motion carried.

Consider and Adopt 2007 Town Budget. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adopt the 2007 Town Budget Summary as presented to the electors with the amendments stated above.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting NAY: None

Absent: None

Motion carried.

TOWN OF SUN PRAIRIE

2007 BUDGET SUMMARY

General Fund
REVENUES
Taxes $587627
Intergovernmental Revenues 136809
Licenses and Permits 29535
Public Charges for Services 92849
Intergovernmental Charges 0
Miscellaneous Revenue 31900
Other Financing Sources 0
TOTAL REVENUES $878720
Cash Balance applied to reduce levy 0
Cash Balance to Capital Fund 129318
Capital Fund contribution to Budget 45117
TOTAL REV & CASH APPLIED $1053155
EXPENDITURES
General Government $174349
Public Safety 129994
Public Works 502274
Health & Human Services 4000
Conservation and Development 6750
Capital Outlay 112518
Debt Service 33270
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $962155
Reserve for Capital Purchases 50000
Reserve for Contingencies 40000
TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR RESERVES $1053155

Audit and Pay Bills. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the bills as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting NAY: None

Absent: None

Motion carried.

Old Business/New Business

  •  Supervisor Pogue presented the Board with copies of the EMS Director’s Report. He noted that there is a meeting scheduled for Dec. 7, 2006.
  •  Supervisor Yelk stated that a salesperson from Brooks Tractor, Inc. talked to him about not getting the new loader from them. Consensus of the Board was that if he would like to address the Board he is welcome to attend a public meeting and discuss this issue under “Presentation from the Public”.
  • Chairman Updike reported that he along with Plan Commission Chair Roger Fetterly and Clerk Quick met with City of Sun Prairie Mayor, City Planner and City Administrator on November 16 to discuss a boundary agreement.

Supervisor Pogue reported on a Drainage Board Meeting he attended.

Correspondence

  • Clerk Quick received from Dane County Dept. of Emergency Management a list of training opportunities that are available. Copies were distributed to the Board members.
  • City of Sun Prairie Plan Commission meeting will be held on November 28, 2006.
  • Dane County Towns Association President Gerald Derr sent a memo regarding the Resolution on Zoning Administration asking that Towns hold off on taking action. The status of the zoning dept. will be discussed at the Feb 28, 2007 meeting.
  • Clerk Quick reported that the notice for Spring Election was put in the paper this week. Also noted that nomination papers for Town offices will be available Dec. 1, 2006.

Set Next Meeting Date. The next Town Board meeting was set for Monday, December 11, 2006 at 7:30 P.M.

Adjournment Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn this meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting NAY: None

Absent: None

Motion carried. The chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 8:15 P.M.

Correct Attest,

Joan M. Rademacher, Deputy Clerk