The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, February 25, 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 and clerk Claudia Quick were present. Brenda and Shawn Eckhardt were present.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the February 21, 2008 issue of The Star; notice was also faxed to the Capital Times. Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on February 22, 2008.

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 February 11, 2008 Town Board meeting.

Voting Aye: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public. Brenda Eckhardt questioned the response time of the Marshall EMS. There was discussion regarding the issues that effect the average response times.

Report on Town Roads. The Road Patrolman was not present, but the clerk reported that he was released from the hospital and is resting well at home. Doug Yelk is doing plowing in Denny’s absence. Mr. Farrell has been monitoring salt availability.

Allow Public Comment, Consider and Take Action re: Petition #9842 by Shawn and Brenda Eckhardt to change zoning from R-1A to A-2(1) and Conditional Use Permit #2066 to allow a limited family business. Eckhardt’s intention is to establish a photography studio in an accessory building on their lot at 6036 Town Hall Drive. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve petition #9842 to change the zoning from R-1A to A-2(1) and to approve conditional use permit #2066 for a limited family business with the hours of operation being from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the added condition that there be unlit signage.

Voting Aye: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Village of Marshall Request for Arbitration regarding EMS issues. Jerry Derr has withdrawn his name for consideration as arbitrator for the town. Judge John C. Albert has agreed to serve as arbitrator for the Town, if it is determined that there is no conflict of interest. No action taken.

Consider and Take Action re: Zoning Ordinance Amendment #9819 Wayne Wolf, as amended by the county. Wolf original request was to return the 4.7-acre parcel to A-1 Ex Ag., however since that remnant parcel was part of a CSM it cannot automatically be absorbed back into the metes and bounds of the parent parcel. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approved petition #9819 as amended.

Voting Aye: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider adoption of proposed amendments to Town Comprehensive Plan. The Board reviewed the proposed amendments that the Plan Commission has developed to date. Doug Yelk, who also serves on the Plan Commission, explained that they are continuing to review and add amendments. He asked that people forward any suggestions to him, Roger Fetterly or the office. No action was taken.

Consider preliminary Adoption of Park and Open Space Ordinance. The Board reviewed the Park and Open Space Ordinance draft. Doug Yelk, who also serves on the Plan Commission, explained that the draft includes the additions and revisions suggested by the attorney. He asked that people forward any suggestions to him, Roger Fetterly or the office. No action was taken.

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the list of invoices for February. 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 March 10, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Clerk