The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, March 12, 2007 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, deputy clerk Joan Rademacher and highway patrolman Dennis Farrell were present. Cindy Yelk also attended the meeting.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the Town Board meeting was published in the March 8, 2007 issue of the Star and a copy was faxed to the Capital Times. Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on March 9, 2007.

Pledge of Allegiance. Claudia Quick led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meeting. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the February 26, 2007 Town Board Meeting as presented.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting NAY: None
Absent: None
Motion carried.

Presentation from the Public:

  • Chairman Updike informed the board that he had received a call from Sandy Frei, 2332 Hidden Meadows Drive, regarding the Charter cable service. She would like to be able to get the Sun Prairie school channel and was told that the Town has the option to choose to get that channel versus the Madison channel. Chairman Updike asked that clerk Quick review the contract and supervisor Pogue contact Charter. Based on their findings action will be taken at the next Board meeting.
  • Cindy Yelk also spoke at this time informing the Board that she has submitted papers to be a write-in candidate for treasurer for the Town of Sun Prairie. She gave a summary of her education and experience.

Report on Town Roads. Patrolman Farrell reported on the following:

  • Cost to repair Wes’ truck including towing $3,824.39.
  • Dennis’ truck needed repair of main hydraulic hose.
  • Used the Case loader a great deal when trucks were laid up. Works great!
  • Good supply of salt remains and all equipment is now back in shape.
  • Discussed maintenance needed on sections of Town Hall Drive, Berlin Road, Ridge Road and Baxter Road. Consensus was to have a road tour with board members and highway patrolmen.
  • Dennis suggested that a letter of thanks be written to Troy Statz and Statz Bros. Inc. to thank them for the help received during the last snowstorms.
  • Next year patrolman Farrell feels that a third person needs to be found to help with snow removal. It was very difficult to keep up with the blowing snow. Finding an experienced person may be a challenge.

Review and Reconsider adding a Condition to Petition #9655 and to CSM. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to add deed restriction noting that the parcel lies in a mineral protection/extraction area and there is a possibility of future mineral extraction activity.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting NAY: None
Absent: None
Motion carried.

Consider and Take Action re: MPO Transportation 2030. Supervisor had taken the disc received at the last board meeting and presented maps for review by the Board. No action was taken.

Audit and Pay Bills. After the Board reviewed the invoices it was moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the bills as presented with the handwritten additions and bill submitted by supervisor Yelk for website expense.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting NAY: None
Absent: None
Motion Carried.

Old Business/New Business

  • Supervisor Pogue spoke about the seminar he and Plan Commission members attended regarding preserving farmland.
    Correspondence
  • Dane County Towns Association will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. at the Town of Westport.

Set Next Meeting Date. The next meeting date was set for March 26, 2007 at 7:30 P.M.

Adjournment Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting NAY: None
Absent: None
Motion carried.

The chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 9:20 P.M.

Correct Attest,
Joan M. Rademacher, Deputy Clerk