The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, August 27, 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, treasurer Cindy Yelk and clerk Claudia Quick were present.  John Steele and Jack Erb were also present for part of the meeting.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the August 23, 2007 issue of The Star; notice was also faxed to the Capital Times.  Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on August 24, 2007.

Pledge of Allegiance. Cindy Yelk led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings.   Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the August 13, 2007 Town Board Meeting.

Voting 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 # 9607 by J. Loomis and J Erb to change the zoning from A-1 Ex Ag.   The Plan Commission, with several suggested conditions, approved petition #9607.  Moved by Doug Yelk and second by Vernon Pogue to approve the rezone presented by Kim & Jack Erb with the following conditions.  The permitted uses are limited to County Zoning Ordinance 10.13(1) (e) offices  (h) bakeries, printing plans, laundries, dry-cleaning plants (i) distribution centers and wholesale businesses (j) woodworking shops, machine shops, manufacturing and assembly plants.  Additional restriction:  Printing plant and associated buildings not to exceed 20,000 square feet, including not more than 3,000 square feet of office space.  Also the board approved conditional use permit # 2030 for an existing single-family residence and for agricultural uses on the land that will not be used for buildings.  The motion includes the following conditions:  1) No lighted outdoor signs.  2) Hours of operation are from 7 am to 6 pm.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

The board reminded the petitioner that he would need to follow commercial erosion control issues.

Status Report on LaRue Fields Road.  According to Dennis Farrell, Belken Engineering is overseeing the completion of LaRue Fields Road, as to compliance with Town specifications.  No action was taken.

Consider and Take Action re:  Request by J. Steele to operator a Motor Vehicle Recycler Business Type 2 at 2421 State Hwy 19.  This is the fourth appearance for Mr. Steele to address zoning, DNR and DOT compliance in order to operate his business.  Mr. Steele has met with the area DNR storm water specialist.  His operation is ok as long as inside the building.  He explained how he would handle oil, anti-freeze and batteries.  He has subcontracted with a certified refrigerant recovery and recycling system business.   The chair signed the application and made a motion to direct the clerk to send a letter to the DOT and DNR outlining the Town Board’s points of compliance and concern.  Motion seconded by Vernon Pogue.  The Town Board’s points of compliance and concern are: 1) Maintain a current storm-water permit.  2) Maintain compliance with a refrigerant recovery program, 3) All storage or processing of scrap or waste materials is conducted entirely within a building, 4) Provide for proper disposal of all hazardous materials including waste oil and antifreeze.  Motion was second by Vernon Pogue.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Petition #97287 E. Haefner, as amended by the Dane County Board.   Petition #9728, by E. Haefner was approved on July 9, 2007.  Two conditions were added: 1) the proposed A-2 area shall remain A-1 Ex Ag.  2) The proposed RH-3 boundaries shall be revised as shown on the preliminary CSM dated 7/24/07.  Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve # 9728 as amended.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Regional Transportation Authority:  Following discussion and review the Board chose to adopt a resolution Opposing Legislation Creating a Dane County Regional Transportation Authority and Implementation of Commuter Rail.  Moved by Lyle Updike and second by Vernon Pogue to oppose the RTA and implementation of commuter rail  A copy of the resolution is in the Town Resolution Book.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider Preliminary Adoption of Ordinance setting Design Standards for New Construction.  The plan commission is urging the Board to consider adoption of an amendment to the Building Code Ordinance that addresses design standards for commercial structures in the Town.  .  Moved by Doug Yelk and second by Vernon Pogue to give preliminary adoption of that amendment.  The amendment will be referred to to Plan Commission for review.  The amendment will be available in the Town Office for a period of at least two weeks.  Appropriate notices will be posted.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Audit and Pay Bills.  The Board reviewed the list of invoices for August.  Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the August bills with the addition of the handwritten items.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none, Motion carried

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment.  The next meeting date was set for September 10, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.  Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 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