The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, July 28, 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. Eighteen people, including two children, attended the meeting.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was posted on the three town bulletin boards on July 25, 2008.

Pledge of Allegiance. Claudia Quick led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the July 14, 2008 Town Board meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public. No one spoke during presentation from the public.

Discussion with McNeil re: Berlin Road flooding issues. David and Ruth McNeill were present with two of their adult daughters and son-in-law. Bill Kern, son-in law, spoke of the McNeill’s flood experience in early June. He described the photos that documented the amount of water. “It seemed like water came from everywhere onto their lot and farm.” They were at the Board meeting to ask what could be done to prevent this water deluge again. During the discussion the McNeill family described various items that they saw as potential problems and solutions for the amount of water they were getting. Prior to the meeting, Dennis Farrell, road patrolman, had prepared a diagram indicating what he thought would address the problem. The clerk spoke to the McNeill’s about Farrell’s sketch and his suggestions. He suggested that drainage swales should be re-established, as some have been blocked and some have been filled in. The water should be contained within swales. It appears that most of the work would need to be done on private property, but that culverts in the area would be checked for debris. The chair asked that Supervisor Yelk talk with Farrell about the situation. McNeil will talk with the owner of the woods to the west of their property. No other action was taken.

Discussion re: Drovers Woods Homeowners Association/lease Drovers Woods Park Ten residents of Drovers Woods were present. The residents raised points of concern and question. Items brought up were: risk of liability to individual homeowners, how many kids are playing in the park, how to pay park insurance, would the park have lights, volunteers to mow or hire people to mow. Those present talked about calling a meeting of the residents and amending the by-laws, in order to pay the insurance in a timely manner. The Board took no action. The Board did encourage the group to work toward resolving the issues.

Consider and Take Action re: Creating Town Park Committee. The consensus of the Board was that creating a Park Committee should be on hold.

Consider and Take Action re: Petition #9886 by G. Price as amended by the Town and the County. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve petition #9886 as amended.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Petition #9921 by Duane Riley as amended by the Town and the County. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve petition #9921 as amended.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Amendment to Town of Sun Prairie Building Code Ordinance concerning application of Uniform Dwelling Code to detached accessory buildings This amendment requires that accessory buildings meet UDC code. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve said fee schedule.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Granting Operator License. The Board reviewed the application and class certificate. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to grant regular operator licenses to Shawn Rogers.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Building Inspection Service Contract revision. The new contract includes the new design review planning fee and a modified fee schedule, which includes the mechanical fees so that the Town may go to a one uniform permit form for all trades. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to sign the contract.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: EMS arbitration issue. Chairperson Updike reported on July 22, 2008 meeting.

Audit and Pay Bills.

  • Question re: attorney invoice Mr. Pogue will contact the attorney and ask that invoices be re-directed to the EMS commission.
  • Fly Dane cost estimate Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vern Pogue to not participate in Fly Dane, estimate of cost is $1753.00

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

  • The Board reviewed the list of invoices for late July. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to pay the July bills with the addition of the park insurance premium if necessary.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none, Motion carried

Correspondence

  • The Board received a letter from Duffy Grain encouraging the Board to do what would be necessary to open Twin Lane Road. Currently there still is water over the road.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for August 11, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting. Meeting was declared adjourned 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