The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, January 14, 2008, 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 highway patrolman Dennis Farrell were present. Clerk Claudia Quick was not present. Two other people were present.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the January 10, 2008 issue of The Star; notice was also faxed to the Capital Times. Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on January 11, 2008.

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 December 10, 2007 Town Board Meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public. Jennifer Niebuhr, Community Deputy for this area was present to introduce a new Deputy Schraeder, second shift (2 p.m. – 10 p.m.). He may be attending Town Board meetings quarterly.

Report on Town Roads. The Road Patrolman was not present, but Vernon Pogue indicated that Mr. Farrell would be ordering approximately 60 additional tons of salt from Columbia County. The chair reported on the salt brine technique of snow/ice removal.

Allow Public Comment, Consider and Take Action re: Petition #9819 by Wayne Wolf to shrink existing lot and rezone to R-1A and rezone balance to A-1. The owner wishes to reduce the size of his existing 6.2 acre parcel down to a 1.6 acre parcel. Given that the existing parcel is a recorded CSM, the remnant 4.7 acre section will be a newly created parcel and can not be automatically absorbed back into the metes and bounds Ag-1 parcel. The plan commission and the board amend the request from A-1 to A-2. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the zoning changes and place the following deed restrictions on the A-2 parcel. Deed restrictions on A-2 parcel are 1) Limit the use to agricultural purposes. 2) No additional development.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: CMS for Y. Wolf, section 29. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the preliminary certified survey map with the addition of the neighboring use language.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Allow Public Comment, Consider and Take Action re: Conditional Use Permit #2062 by C. Sannes for Horse Boarding and Training up to 8 Horses, section 23. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve Conditional Use Permit #2062 for Horse Boarding Stable for 8 horses and for training of horses, with the following conditions: 1) Hours of operation from10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 2) Outdoor lighting limited to hours of operation except for an outside security light.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Preliminary Adoption of Design Review amendment to the Building Code Ordinance. The Board reviewed and commented on the Design Review amendment to the Building Code Ordinance. The chair did ask for clarification on several items. The Amendment will be returned to the Plan Commission for clarification on several sections. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to give preliminary adoption of the amendment.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Village of Marshall Request for Arbitration regarding EMS The Board reviewed the letters available and discussed options. No action was taken. The chair asked the item be on the next agenda.

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the list of invoices for January. 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

Old Business/New Business.

  • Ambulance runs for 2007 were 496 as compared to 425 in 2006.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for January 28, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Cindy Yelk, Treasurer (provided notes and tape)

Claudia J. Quick, Clerk (wrote minutes from notes and tape)

Town of Sun Prairie