Alcohol License Hearing and Board Meeting

Public Hearing for Amendment to Weight Limit Ordinance

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.  Supervisors Vernon Pogue and Doug Yelk, Clerk Claudia Quick, Office Assistant JoAnn Ramsfield and Road Patrolman Dennis Farrell were present.   The following were also present: John Blaska, Deputy John Nelson, Bob Bruha, and Tyler Olson.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the June 4, 2009 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on June 5, 2009.

Pledge of Allegiance: Vernon Pogue led the pledge.

Open, Review and Award Sealcoat Bids: Sealcoat bid packets went out to contractors in May for the sealcoating of Bailey Road from County Road T to Bird Street.  Only one bid was returned, that being from Scott’s Construction.  Moved by Doug Yelk second by Vernon Pogue, to approve the sealcoat bid of $1.135 per square foot for a total of $42, 562.50

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by Vernon Pogue second by Doug Yelk, to approve the minutes of the May 11, 2009 Town Board Meeting as written.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public:  Deputy John Nelson gave the May Calls for Service Report.  Dennis Farrell stated that there had been sign damage over the past weekend from rifle and buckshot.  Other announcements given by Deputy Nelson were:

  • The Weight Limit meeting has been rescheduled for June 17th at 7:00pm at the Town of Middleton Town Hall 7555 Old Sauk Rd. Questions contact Deputy Longley at 833-9560.
  • National Night Out will be held Aug 4 in Deerfield and Aug 6 in the City of Sun Prairie
  • Safety Saturday – Health and safety organizations will offer interactive safety and injury prevention displays and demonstrations for people of all ages – Saturday, 13 June, 2009 – 08:00 AM – 01:00 PM – Cost: Free – Location: Capitol Square, Madison, WI

Report on Town Roads:  Denny Farrell stated he had received the Kittleson concrete bid to fix the threshold to the old garage, side walk on south side of Town Hall building and the concrete slab under the bulletin board by the Town Hall front door.  These repairs need to be completed before we can continue with the resurfacing of the parking lot.  Moved by Doug Yelk second by Vernon Pogue, to approve the Kittleson Concrete Bid

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

There was discussion about the Krebs culvert on Town Hall Dr and what needed to be done to remedy the issue. The property owner is responsible for the installation and cost of culverts.  Without a culvert the access would be denied.

Consider and Take Action re: Request for contract for Parking Lot resurfacing:  Wolf Paving has submitted a proposal to mill the existing blacktop pave with asphalt hot mix.  The cost would less than $25,000.  Thus a class 1 notice of the intent to enter in a contract under $25,000 will be published on June 18, in The Star newspaper.  Moved by Doug Yelk second by Vernon Pogue, to proceed with the parking lot project.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and Adopt Fire Prevention Code Ordinance:  reschedule July meeting

Consider and Take Action re: MABAS agreement and Resolution: reschedule July meeting

Public Hearing on Alcohol License Applications: Chairperson Lyle Updike opened the Public Hearing on Alcohol License Applications; no one spoke either in favor or opposition to the licenses.  The chair closed the public hearing.

Consider and Take Action re: Applications for Class A and Class B Fermented Malt Beverages and Liquor License:  Moved by Doug Yelk second by Vernon Pogue, to approve “Class B” Combination Liquor and Malt Beverage License for Kerry Blaska (Buckshot’s) and John Blaska (The Oaks Golf Course).

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Moved by Doug Yelk second by Vernon Pogue, approval of Class “A” Beer and Class “A” Liquor License for Jitin Agarwal (Cottage Grove Citgo & TT Liquor) will be granted after they have met their financial obligations to their suppliers.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re:  Applications for Operator Licenses.  The Board reviewed the applications and class certificates or existing licenses.  Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to grant regular operator licenses to the applicants listed on the master list: The Oaks Golf Course – 18 and Buckshots – 7; Licenses for Cottage Grove Citgo & TT Liquor – 6, will be granted after they have met their financial obligations to their suppliers.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider Appeal of Denial of Operator License – Tyler Olson:  Tyler spoke in his behalf addressing the issues that led to his denial.  Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue, to approve the Operator License for Tyler Olson for the period June 8, 2009 through June 30, 2009 and from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

Public Hearing re:  Amendment to Weight Limit Ordinance:  Chairperson Lyle Updike opened the Public Hearing for the Amendment to Weight Limit Ordinance; no one spoke either in favor or opposition.  John Blaska reflected on the past agreement with Duffy Grain and Twin Lane Road improvements.  The chair closed the public hearing.

Consider and Take Action regarding final adoption of Weight Limit Ordinance Amendment: Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue, to approve adoption of an amendment to the Regulation of Weight Limits for Vehicles on Town of Sun Prairie Roads Ordinance.  The amendment establishes a 15 ton weight limit for truck traffic on Twin Lane Road north from the railroad tracks to the Town of Sun Prairie/Town of Bristol boundary line.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re:  EMS Joint Municipal Agreement between Village of Marshall, Town of Medina, Town of Sun Prairie and Town of York:  The chair reported that the work group met May 21to continue work on the agreement.  There were a few editorial changes made.  Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve EMS Joint Municipal Agreement between, Village of Marshall,

Town of Medina, Town of Sun Prairie and Town of York

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Resolution confirming change of Bosben Road name to JB Farm Road: rescheduled July Meeting

Consider and Take Action re:  Village of Cottage Grove Comprehensive Plan amendments (V-CG):  The chair reported he had received a map from V-CG but it did not reflect what was discussed previously.  They will meet again to work on the map.

Consider and Take Action if necessary re: water issue in section 17: issue is resolved

Consider and Take Action re:  County Ordinance Amendment to chapter 10 regarding permitted signage: The amendment explanation is “conditional uses in residential districts are prohibited from having signs.  This includes lands used such as churches, retirement centers and schools. The amendment would allow for one ground sign between 36 to 96 square feet, depending on the speed limit of the adjacent street.  The sign may be illuminated but electronic signs would be prohibited.”  Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve County Ordinance Amendment to chapter 10 regarding permitted signage

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Audit and Pay Bills: The Board reviewed the list of invoices for first half of June. 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

  • Vern and Claudia attended the City of Madison’s expansion planning meeting, June 2nd, held at the Burke Town Hall.
  • Angie (Sun Prairie Fire Department) sent an email inquiry as to the interest of the Town of Sun Prairie in the Uniform Burning Permit.  The Town of Bristol has the uniform burning permit.  The uniform burning permit requires town residents to go to the fire department in Sun Prairie to request a permit in writing.

Items to Consider for Next Agenda

  • Applications for Operator License
  • Request for speed limit change on Bailey Road

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment.  The next meeting date was set for June 22, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.  Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 10:20 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