The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, October 13, 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. No one else was present.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the October 9 issue of The Star. Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on October 9, 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 September 22, 2008 Town Board meeting with the correction to the spelling of name.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Presentation from the Public. none

Report on Town Roads. Dennis Farrell was present and indicated that 240 of the 350 tons of salt have been delivered. Sand was mixed with the salt, prior to putting it in the shed. The Town still has a reserve of 110 tons from the State and 100 tons from Columbia County. The Sanders culvert on Connors Road has been replaced; Payne & Dolan will patch the area and will fix the patch on Twin Lane Road. The County has just finished painting lines on Bailey Road. The Railroad will be replacing the tracks on Town Hall north of State Hwy 19, at the same time the Town will do a culvert replacement. The City will pay for half of the cost. Denny is attempting to line up relief snowplow drivers.

Consider and Take Action re: Preliminary Adoption of Comprehensive Plan Amendment Ordinance. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve adoption of the amendments to the Land Use Element, Housing Element and Implementation Element.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Application for Operator License. Motion by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the operator license for Elizabeth Perez, employed by Citgo.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Consider Preliminary Adoption of Fire Prevention Code. No action, Board is waiting for answers to questions.

Consider and Take Action re: Annexation Resolution. The clerk presented a resolution based on the Town of Merrimac experience and with information gained from the WTA conference. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vern Pogue to adopt the resolution urging legislators to revise the annexation law so that only territory contiguous to an annexing municipality may be annexed .
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Town’s New Authority over Conditional Use Permits. Because people were not prepared for discussion and action, this item was deferred to the next meeting.

Consider and Take Action re: Fire Unit Budget. The chair went through the draft with the board.

Consider and Take Action re: EMS Budget. The budget was adopted at the hearing and will be incorporated in our budget.

Consider and Take Action re: EMS arbitration issue. The Town Chairs and Village President will continue discussions. Judge Angela Bartell will be the arbitrator for the Town of Medina.

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the list of invoices. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the October 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 October 27, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 10 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