Town Board Meeting

The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, January 26, 2009, 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, Office Assistant JoAnn Ramsfield and Sheriff Deputy John Nelson 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 January 22, 2009 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on January 22 & 23, 2009.

Pledge of Allegiance. JoAnn Ramsfield led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings. Moved by Vernon Pogue second by Doug Yelk, to approve the minutes of the January 12, 2009 Town Board Meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public: Deputy John Nelson gave the December Calls for Service Report. He also informed the board that Deputy Randy Wiessinger has the portable scale certified and will patrol town roads and issue citations for over-weight vehicles. He spoke about theft prevention due to the recent property thefts in the Towns of Burke and Medina. He contributed to the discussion about the recent underage alcohol sale violation at the CTH TT Citgo convenience store. Lyle Updike asked to move to item nine on the agenda.

Consider and Take Action re: Preliminary Adoption of Fire Prevention Code Ordinance. Item is held over for next meeting when Sun Prairie Fire Chief or A. White will attend. No action was taken.

Review and compare County solid waste management ordinance and proposed solid waste disposal ordinance. The clerk will check with other towns to determine if they have similar ordinance.

Consider and Take Action re: Quilling claim of excessive assessment. The consensus was to have the clerk meet with Quillings to discuss the assessment process more thoroughly. No action was taken.

Discuss and Consider means of dealing with Alcohol Violation. The clerk presented copies of the point/demerit systems used by the Alcohol Review Boards in the City of Madison and Sun Prairie. The discussion included Deputy Nelson, who encouraged the Board to adopt some kind of penalty system. The clerk will review additional ordinances and have a draft available for the next meeting. The license holders will be encouraged to attend the public hearing so that they are fully informed as to the consequence for violations.

Consider and Take Action re: EMS Joint Municipal Agreement Between Village of Marshall, Town of Medina, Town of York and Town of Sun Prairie. The chair reviewed the two main issues still of concern in the draft with the board members. The item will be on the next agenda for action.

Consider and Take Action re: EMS Arbitration. The attorney’s brief is due January 30, 2009. No action was taken.

Audit and Pay Bills: The Board reviewed the list of invoices for second half of January and the escrow list. The clerk requested that the board consider the refund of certain escrowed funds. K. Crothers has requested, in writing, consideration of a refund of development fees. At this time he does not foresee any development within the near future. Those that request refund of escrowed fees will be told that they must submit the fees at the time they resume their developments/construction. All requests for refunds are to be in writing. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the bills including the appropriate escrow funds.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting dates were set for February 9 and 23, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 10:05 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Clerk

Jo Ann Ramsfield, Office Assistant

Town of Sun Prairie