The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, October 27, 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, treasurer Cindy Yelk, and office assistant Jo Ann Ramsfield 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 23 issue of The Star. Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards on October 23, 2008.

Pledge of Allegiance. Jo Ann Ramsfield led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the October 13, 2008 Town Board meeting as written.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public. none

Consider and Take Action re: Fire Prevention Code Lyle indicated that there were no updates. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to defer action.

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 Ordinance re: Firearm Restriction in Town of Sun Prairie. Motion by Doug Yelk to give preliminary approved to the Firearm Restriction in the Town of Sun Prairie. The ordinance is modeled after the Town of Cottage Grove Ordinance. Moved by Lyle Updike, second by Vernon Pogue.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Publication Discussion: Post Draft Firearm Restriction on the Town of Sun Prairie. Adoption will be at the November 24th Town Board Meeting.

Consider and Take Action re: Town’s New Authority over Conditional Use Permits. The Planning Commission (PC) will hear petitions for new and changes to Conditional Use Permits. PC will make recommendations to the Town Board. The Town Board will make the final ruling; findings are necessary for denial in six categories. Legal counsel should be considered when appropriate.

Consider and Take Action re: EMS arbitration issue. The Town Chairs and Village President will continue discussions. Judge Angela Bartell was appointed as the arbitrator for the Town of Medina. She has asked to be appointed as sole arbitrator. The Towns of Medina and Sun Prairie will split the attorney cost.

Consider hiring attorney. Motion by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve joint representation by the Town of Medina attorney, Gene Reynolds.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider arbitrator appointment. Motion introduced by Lyle Updike to accept Judge Angela Bartell as sole arbitrator. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider Resolution re: Fee for Curbside Collection. Motion by Lyle Updike, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the increase in curbside collection from $105 to $110 for the 2008 tax roll, also noting that December 2009 was the end of our contract with Waste Management.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider Election Inspector wage increase for Nov. election. Motion by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the poll workers wage increase for the Nov 4, 2008 election.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the list of invoices. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the October bills.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none,

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business

  • Budget meeting November 6 at 6 p.m.
  • 911 protocol

Next meeting agenda items

  • EMS arbitration issue.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for Nov 10 at 7:30 p.m. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Jo Ann Ramsfield, Office Assistant

Town of Sun Prairie

Amended 11/10/2008