The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, November 12, 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, clerk Claudia Quick and highway patrolman Dennis Farrell were present. Four other people were present for a portion of the meeting.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the November 8, 2007 issue of The Star; notice was also faxed to the Capital Times. Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on November 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 October 29, 2007 Town Board Meeting.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Presentation from the Public. None.

Discussion with guest Tim Vowell, Charter Communication concerning Local Access. Mr. Vowell met with the Board to explain the local access channel. Currently some residents who would like access to the Sun Prairie School District information and meetings are not able to receive that channel. They are currently receiving the Madison access channel. The Town of Sun Prairie contract with Charter indicates that we should receive the same local programming as the City of Sun Prairie. The discussion centered on the borders of the town, the number of customers and nodes. All of these have related to the ability of people within the town being able to get the Sun Prairie local programming. Mr. Vowell will report back. We may use the newsletter to inform residents of their choices and report to Charter.

Discussion with guest Jeff Klawes, Madison Metro Sewer District, preliminary discussion concerning sewer extensions. Mr. Klawes displayed maps and talked about the plans that the Madison Metro has for extension of sewer lines.

Discussion with resident concerning the Noise of Trucks entering and leaving LaRue Fields. Ami Simon, Olin Way, explained that she and other neighbors are being bothered during the over night hours by the engine braking of the truck drivers as they return to the commercial area across from their subdivision. She asked the Town Board if they could restrict the hours of operation. Chair commented that he did not think that was possible, if it was not stipulated in the developer’s agreement or covenants, nothing could be added at this point. He suggested that Mrs. Simons contact the trucking firm and talk with them. The chair also commented that the Board could pass an ordinance regarding use of jake brakes but that enforcement would be an issue as the town does not have a deputy to patrol and issue citations.

Report on Town Roads. Mr. Farrell reported that the trucks are winter ready. Two people have indicated an interest in the substitute position. He will be talking with them. The railroad has not contacted him. Appears that they will need to patch the area and the roadwork will be completed next summer. They have completed the small shed that will cover the generator.

Open and Award Bids for Broom Two bids were submitted for the highway broom. First bid was T. Elliot $301.79, the second bid was from R. Rice $500.00.
Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to accept the bid of R. Rice.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Clarification on Weight Limit. The clerk reported that evidently some people with permits to exceed the posted weight limit, think that the permit they are issued by the office grants them the ability to exceed the state weight limit. She asked the Board for clarification as to the issue. The consensus of the board was to add a line to the permit form. The following will be added to each permit “This permit does not exempt you from following State of Wisconsin Weight Limit Regulations”. No formal action was taken.

Consider and Take Action re: CSM for Steve Drunasky, Town Hall Drive. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the CSM creating two lots for Sylvia Drunasky. A copy of the Ingress & Egress Easement was also available for review.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re; Resolution to set Special Charge for Curbside Collection during 2008. The cost for curbside collection per household will be $126.24 for 2008. There are approximately 875 homes in the Town. The Town cost for the year will be approximately $110,460.00. The recycling grant has been used to offset the cost along with the special charge on the tax bill. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue adopt the resolution setting the special charge at $105.00 per residence.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Petition #99607 by Erb/Loomis, as amended by the County/Town. The Town Board and Plan Commission restricted the commercial uses for the property, thus amending the original petition. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve as amended.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Petition #9749 by Balderas, as amended by the County/Town. The Town Board and Plan Commission restricted the commercial uses for the property, thus amending the original petition. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve as amended.
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 November. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to pay the bills, with the addition of the handwritten items. Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried
Consider and Take Action re: New Furnace for Town Hall The current furnace heating the hall and office portion of the Town Hall is 25 years old and has multiple problems. The Board reviewed three quotes and warranties. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve purchase of new furnace from Landmark with a 10 year extended warranty. 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 November 26, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 10:20 p.m.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Municipal Clerk
Town of Sun Prairie