The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, July 23, 2007, 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. Stephen Drunasky and Sandra Frei were also present.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the July 19, 2007 issue of The Star; notice was also faxed to the Capital Times. Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on July 20, 2007.

Pledge of Allegiance. Vernon Pogue led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the June 25, 2007 Town Board Meeting, the Liquor License Hearing, the Postponed Board of Review and the minutes of the July 9, 2007 Town Board Meeting. Mr. Yelk noted an error in the date of the June 25 minutes. Correction will be made for the year to read 2007, not 21007.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Presentation from the Public. No one spoke during presentation from the public.

Report on Town Roads. The clerk reported for Dennis Farrell. They anticipate that Payne & Dolan will be beginning the reconstruction project in a couple of weeks.

Consider and Take Action re: Charter Public Access Channel. Sandra Frei was present to discuss her frustration with not being able to view the public access channel (#12) which shows Sun Prairie related local programming. Vern Pogue had been investigating this several months ago and was told that people would have to let Charter know if they wanted to be switched from Madison to Sun Prairie programming. Claudia Quick was in contract with a Charter staff member last week and was told that they may be able to come to the meeting. No one has shown up for this meeting. The clerk will continue to follow-up on this. No formal action was taken.

Allow Public Comment, Consider and Take Action on Petition #9733 by Sylvia Drunasky (represented by Stephen Drunasky) to rezone 2.3 acres from RH-1 to R-1A to create two residential lots, one for an existing home and one for a new single family residence at 5781 Town Hall Drive, section 16. Doug Yelk reported that the Plan Commission approved this petition on July 16. The petitioner is seeking to divide an existing residential parcel into 2 residential lots. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve petition #9733 to create 1 new residential lot with the condition that the existing driveway will be required to serve as a joint driveway. (The Town Board Action Report condition is stated as follows: An access easement is required to enable the existing driveway to serve as a joint driveway for both lots. A recorded joint driveway agreement is also required.)
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Wood Chips. The past several years the Town has been able to obtain wood chips from the City of Madison Transfer Station. There is now a charge for the fuel used to chip and deliver the mulch. Discussion centered on the service this provides to the residents. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to acquire no more than three loads for town residents.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Chairperson appointment of residents to Plan Commission vacancies, confirmation by Board. Chairperson Updike recommended the reappointment of three members of the plan commission, their terms expire in July of this year. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to reappoint Judy Stang, Dot Havens and John Quimby to terms to expire in July 2010.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the list of invoices for July. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the July bills with the addition of the handwritten items.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none, Motion carried

Correspondence

  • Attorney Hazelbaker forwarded a copy of the Reply Brief filed by the Madison Area Builders Association.
  • Memo from City of Sun Prairie announcing public hearing concerning amendments to City Land Division Ordinance.
  • Dane County Department of Emergency Management correspondence concerning NIMS workshops IS-700, ICS-100.
  • Madison Area MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) is updating public participation plan and would like input.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for August, 13, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Correct Attest,
Claudia J. Quick, Municipal Clerk, Town of Sun Prairie