The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, September 10, 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.  Dennis Farrell and Alden Bosben were 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 September 6, 2007 issue of The Star; notice was also faxed to the Capital Times.  Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on September 8, 2007.

Pledge of Allegiance. Doug Yelk led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings.  Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the August 27, 2007 Town Board Meeting with the following correction which relates to Petition # 9607 filed by Jack Erb.  Following to be added to the minutes “additional permitted uses: limit plant and associated buildings not to exceed 20,000 square feet, including not more than 3,000 square feet of office space.”

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public  None.

Consider and Take Action re:  Request to Lower Speed Limit on Bird Street.  The Clerk received a complaint, via email, concerning the 55 mph speed limit on Bird Street.  The Board received copies of the correspondence.  Following review and discussion, Vernon Pogue made a motion to let the speed limit remain at 55 mph.  Dennis Farrell the road patrolman noted that there are close to 7,000 vehicles on that road per day, this is the only complaint we have received.  People tend drive at the speed they are comfortable, if the limit were lowered, many people would be driving over the speed limit.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re:  County Ordinance Amendment #16, enacting the Dane County Comprehensive Plan. At the urging of Dane County Towns Association the Town Board reviewed a resolution urging the County to Respect Town Comprehensive Plans.  Moved Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adopt resolution #9-10-2007.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re:  County Ordinance Amendment #17 Increasing Definition of Land Division and Lot from 35 acres to 160 acres.  At the urging of DCTA, motion was made by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adopt resolution opposing the increase in the number of acres defining a lot or land division.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Report on Town Roads

Status Report on LaRue Fields Road – Dennis Farrell reported that John Belken of Belken Engineering is overseeing the completion of LaRue Fields Road, and has reported also that everything is finished, and meets town specs.  Consensus was that the Board would then let the Letter of Credit expire.  No formal action was taken.

Road reconstruction – Mr. Farrell also reported that the reconstruction project on portions of Twin Lane and Town Hall and all of Stark and Betlach is finally finished.  The weather made the project a big challenge for everyone involved.  The Twin Lane Road area adjacent to the RR tracks is not finished, the RR track will be reset and new asphalt added by the Town when the RR people are finished with their work.  That may be in November.

Consider and Take Action re:  Application for Operator. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to grant licenses to Ranjit Singh and Igbal Singh.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider Amendment to Fee for Services, Licenses and Equipment Hire Ordinance.  Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to amend the existing resolution 11-27-2006 to include a line: Reserve “Class B” Liquor License $10,000.00

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Discuss Budget Timetable.  The Board set three dates for budget meetings: October 10, 17 and 29th.

Audit and Pay Bills.  The Board reviewed the list of invoices for September.  Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the 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 24, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.  Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 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