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, Town Clerk Claudia Quick, Treasurer Cindy Yelk, Dennis Farrell Road Patrolman, and Office Assistant JoAnn Ramsfield were present.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the July 23, 2009 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on July 24, 2009.

Pledge of Allegiance: Vernon Pogue led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by Vernon Pogue second by Doug Yelk, to approve the minutes of the July 13, 2009 Town Board Meeting as written.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion: carried

Presentation from the Public: none

Consider and Take Action re:  Employment Contract between Marshall Area EMS Commission and Jon Erdmann. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the Employment Contract between Marshall Area EMS Commission and Jon Erdmann

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Review year to date budget/actual numbers.  The board members reviewed and discussed the year-to-date town expenses and revenue.

Consider and Take Action re:  Cost Estimates for Culvert Replacements, Town Hall Drive.  Dennis submitted cost estimates for culvert replacements on Town Hall Drive.  After considerable discussion the board decided to proceed with the Larson and Cole culvert projects.

Update on Bailey Road Speed Limit request: Dennis Farrell researched the possibility for the traffic study.  To date the county does not have a traffic engineer on staff for traffic studies for rural roads.  The town would need to hire an independent traffic engineer to complete the study.  The cost of the study would range from $1000 and up.  The town completed a traffic study on Bailey Road in 2002.  The results showed that 90% of vehicles traveling the road obey the speed limit and that the construction of the road should accommodate 55 mph speed limit.  The chair will confer with legal counsel.

Consider and Take Action re:  Ordinance Amendment 8 amending chapter 10 of the Dane County Code of Ordinances regarding permitted signage.  Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the Ordinance Amendment 8 amending chapter 10 of the Dane County Code of Ordinances regarding permitted signage.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re:  Village of Cottage Grove amendments.  Lyle Updike and Roger Fetterly met with Scott Norton, Village President.  The meeting was productive.  They will meet again in August.  A third meeting will be scheduled with legal counsel attending to walk through draft with members.

Discuss Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. Doug updated the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Twin Lane Road was added.

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the list of invoices for the second half of July. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the bills with the hand written additions.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business.

  • Vern Pogue – Dane Co notified EMS that they would no longer pay workman’s comp for EMT’s.

Correspondence.

  • Invitation from DOT to attend a meeting concerning the reconstruction of the CTH TT and N intersection.

Items to Consider for Next Agenda

  • Village of Cottage Grove Plan amendments
  • Fire Prevention Code

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for Aug 10, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.  Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 p.m.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Jo Ann Ramsfield, Office Assistant

Claudia J. Quick, Clerk