The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, August 11, 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. Three other people were present.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the August 7, 2008 issue of The Star. Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on August 7, 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 July 28, 2008 Town Board meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public. Kathy Maves, 744 Chedell St, Oregon introduced herself to the Board and indicated that she is on the September primary ballot for the 46th Assembly District.

Report on Town Roads

  • Update on Public Sector Flood Damage and Costs Dennis Farrell reported that the public sector damage might be as much as $287,000.00. We continue to document everything and will be meeting with FEMA representatives soon.
  • Hellenbrand has been working to clean the road ditches of debris. The soil and other debris is be hauled to the Town property on Twin Lane Road. The Town has established an erosion control area, complete with permit and silt fence. The intent was to continue this work for one more week, however Brooks has pulled the backhoe which the contractor was using.
  • Twin Lane Road has been closed for 8 weeks. The water has receded from road surface, but the sides are still under water. John Belken, Belken Engineering, has advised that the road remained closed until more water has receded.

Consider Appeal of Denial of Operator License Brian Mellon, applicant for an Operator license and Jessica Blaska, Dining Room and Bar Manager for The Oaks were present. Ms. Blaska explained that it was important for Mr. Mellon to have an operator license. Recently during a spot check by the Sheriff department, Mr. Mellon turned away underage people. Ms. Blaska also pointed out that Mr. Mellon has not been found guilty of his DWI charge. The report submitted to the Board indicated there was only a charge. Following reconsideration, motion by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to grant the operator license to Brian Mellon.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: County Ordinance Amendment#6 which requires review of zoning petitions and conditional use permit applications for consistency with the county and applicable town comprehensive plans. Following discussion motion by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to disapprove ordinance amendment #6. The clerk will include a letter indicating the Town reluctantly took this action independent of the merits of the proposed ordinance amendment. The Board believes that chapter 10 of the County ordinances cannot be “updated” by numerous amendments.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider Preliminary Adoption of Fire Prevention Code The Board reviewed the ordinance draft. The Fire Department is requesting adoption of this ordinance. Consensus of the Board was that they would like more information regarding citations and enforcement. Item will be postponed until another meeting. They requested that a representative of the Fire Department be present at Board meeting.

Consider and Take Action re: EMS arbitration issue. The persons involved will meet August 13. Mr. Updike reported on the last meeting and has hopes they are resolving the issues. A revised agreement is be drafted.

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the list of invoices. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the August 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 August 25, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Municipal Clerk

Town of Sun Prairie