Public Hearing and Regular Town Board Meeting

Call to Order. Chairperson Lyle Updike called the regular semi-monthly meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road, Marshall, WI. Supervisors Vernon Pogue and Doug Yelk, Clerk Claudia Quick, Treasurer Cindy Yelk, Office Assistant JoAnn Ramsfield and Road Patrolman Dennis Farrell were present. The following were also present: Tim Lofgren, D N Hoagland, Gordy & Jen Laufenburg, Joel Schenck, Jerry Bradley, Lenny Ringelsetter, and Don Keyes.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the April 9, 2009 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on April 10, 2009.

Pledge of Allegiance: Cindy Yelk led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by Vernon Pogue second by Doug Yelk, to approve the minutes of the March 23, 2009 Town Board Meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public: none

Discussion re: water issues in NE quarter section of section 17: Chair Lyle Updike stated Clerk Claudia Quick had informed the members at the Annual Town Meeting about the water issue. The board invited the property owners to discuss the issue. At this time it is not clear if the town has any jurisdiction but would like to help find a solution to the standing water. The town and/or county must follow WI State Stats. 88.9 in determination. Drain tile was installed many years ago and it appears that it is being obstructed. After an in depth discussion it was decided that the board members and the property owners would meet at the site Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 5 pm to walk the area in question; future discussion is likely. Jerry Bradley stated for the record, according to WI Stat. 88.9.2 he is enacting the 6 day notice for removal of the obstruction.

Report on Town Roads: Denny Farrell reported that the water level on Twin Lane Road had dropped considerably in the last week. The board members and Denny scheduled a tour of town roads for April 22, 2009. There is extensive deterioration of some of the town roads. Replacement culverts for Nelson, Connors, & Pierceville Roads are delivered. A 60’ x 7’ culvert will replace the culvert at the intersection of Twin Lane and Berlin Roads. During replacement that end of Berlin Road will be closed; property owners will be notified. Mr. Farrell is waiting for bids for crack filling and sealcoat on Nelson Rd, a frost lens had formed in the gravel road known as Crawford Lane, it required removable of the material below the road. The hall parking lot will be resurfaced this summer. Bailey Road will need sealcoat from the corner of Bird Street to the City of Sun Prairie Water Treatment Plant. The board will review the City/Town maintenance agreement for this section of road.

Public Hearing on Revisions to Land Division Ordinance: no public present

Adoption of Land Division Ordinance Amendments: Moved by Doug Yelk second by Vernon Pogue, to approve the Land Division Ordinance Amendments

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none, Motion carried

Consider Resolution Requesting Dane County Adoption of Town Comprehensive Plan Amendments: Moved by Doug Yelk second by Vernon Pogue, to approve the Resolution Requesting Dane County Board Adoption of Town Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: EMS Joint Municipal Agreement: Nothing new to report, no action was taken.

Consider and Take Action re: EMS Arbitration. No action was taken.

Audit and Pay Bills: The Board reviewed the list of invoices for first half of April. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the bills as presented

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business

  • Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Unit budget recap: there are no grant monies this year. They are in the process of applying for Homeland Security Grants.

Items to Consider for Next Agenda

  • Public Hearing on Fire Prevention Code Ordinance
  • Adoption of Fire Prevention Code Ordinance.
  • Consider and Take Action: water issues in NE quarter section of section 17
  • Public comments on Regulating the Sale of Alcohol Ordinance
  • Adoption of Regulating the Sale of Alcohol Ordinance
  • Repeal of Ordinances 56-1; 83-1; 80-2; 72-2; 91-1 relating to Alcohol
  • Consider and Take Action re: EMS Joint Municipal Agreement.
  • Consider and Take Action re: EMS Arbitration

Correspondence: none

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for April 27, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 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