The Chair called the first meeting of the Board of Review to order at 7:25 p.m. Notices were posted on the three Town bulletin boards and published in The Star.

Since the Assessment Roll is not complete, motion by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting until June 9, 2008.

Voting Aye: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

May 12, 2008

The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, May 12, 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, clerk Claudia Quick and Road Patrolman Dennis Farrell were present. Five other people were present, including Dane County Sheriff Deputies Gerald Hundt and Jennifer Niebuhr.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the May 8, 2008 issue of The Star. Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on May 9, 2008.

Pledge of Allegiance. Vernon Pogue led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the April 28, 2008 Town Board meeting.

Voting Aye: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public. Lt. Gerald Hundt, Dane County Sheriff NE precinct commander introduced himself to the Board and gave a brief summary of what the Department is focusing on. They will be using speed boards on N, TT and T. The portable scale will be ready at the end of May. Officer J. Niebuhr was present also.

Drovers Woods Park Lease. This item was on agenda, but the people requesting it did not attend. There was discussion by those present concerning the Homeowners Association, Park and ideas for future. No action was taken.

Consider and Take Action re: Holding Tank Agreement for Shawn and Brenda Eckhardt. Eckhardts have rezoned their property from R-1A to A-2 and obtained a conditional use permit to operate a photography studio in an accessory building. The holding tank is for that structure. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the holding tank agreement and resolution. The appropriate resolution and holding take agreements were signed and will be recorded.

Voting Aye: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Public Hearing re: Design Review Amendment to the Town Building Permit/Code Ordinance. No one spoke concerning the design review ordinance. The chair closed the public hearing.

Consider Adoption of the Design Review Amendment. The Design Review amendment will allow review of new commercial and industrial development and public utility or governmental development. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adopt said ordinance.

Voting Aye: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Public Hearing re: Ordinance relating to Parks, Open Space, Cultural, Natural and Historic Resources. No one spoke concerning the ordinance. The chair closed the public hearing.

Consider Adoption of the Ordinance relating to Parks, Open Space, Cultural, Natural and Historic Resources. The purpose of this ordinance is to create a program to create, preserve and maintain parks, recreational facilities, open space, cultural, natural and historic resources to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the community. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adopt said ordinance.

Voting Aye: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Moved by

Report on Town Roads

  • Consider and Take Action re: Road Maintenance and Construction options
  • Consider and Take Action re: Budget Adjustments.

There was discussion concerning the Highway Budget and the proposed roadwork along with other maintenance projects that are showing up following the winter. Dennis Farrell, Road Patrolman presented his record of budget to date with adjustments he will make for the remainder of the year. The railroad will be repairing the rail through Twin Lane and the Town will have to lay new black top abutting the tracks. That with the town’s share of Thorson Road will deplete the blacktop budget. Lengthy discussion centered on the different options, what could be postponed and what needed immediate attention.

Consensus of Board was

  1. that it is too late for bids,
  2. the parking lot will not be done this year,
  3. sealcoat one mile of Bailey, from CTH N to Bird Street,
  4. patching and temporary repairs will be done internally on Baxter, Lonely Lane and the Town Hall parking lot.

Consider and Take Action re: Village of Marshall Request for Arbitration regarding EMS. The chairs of the Towns of Sun Prairie, York and Medina chairs and the Village of Marshall president met at the Town of York. The group agreed to form a working group and meet on May 20, 2008. They will start by trying to form a new agreement, working out the principle function of the commission and functions of the municipalities along with the composition of the commission. Consensus of the town board members was that Lyle Updike would be the Town’s representative to the working group.

Consider and Take Action re: Petition #9848 as amended by the Town and County. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve petition #9848, Sylvia Drunasky Trust, as amended.

Voting Aye: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Petition #9857 as amended by the Town and County. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve petition #9848, James Bradley, as amended,

Voting Aye: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the invoices as of May 12. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the bills, with the hand-written items, with the exception of the Hazelbaker invoice.

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 June 9, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Clerk