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, and Road Patrolman Dennis Farrell were present.  Others present included Craig Haberkorn, Mark Bursaw, and Duane and Elayne Riley

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the August 20, 2009 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on August 21, 2009.

Pledge of Allegiance: Doug Yelk led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by Vernon Pogue second by Doug Yelk, to approve the minutes of the August 10, 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:  Holding Tank Agreement with C. Haberkorn:  Mr. Haberkorn explained that he has an accessory building and he would like to have a restroom in that building.  He indicated that his business is not located in the building.  Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk, that the Town enter into holding agreement with Mr. Haberkorn for a 2000 gallon holding tank

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Discussion re:  Lighting on Towers in Town.  Recently strobe lights were activated on the Wisconsin Telephone tower located at the southwest corner of Yelk and Twin Lane.  There have been several phone calls and comments concerning the bright flashing light.  Supervisor Yelk will make some contacts.  The item will be the next agenda.

Discussion, Consider and Take Action re:  Reduction of Bailey Road Speed Limit.  The chair contacted the WTA assistant legal counsel, who confirmed that the Town has discretion to lower the speed limit without meeting the DOT standards according to S.S.349.11(3)(c).  The Town does need to do a traffic study.  Following lengthy discussion; consensus was to get another opinion from our legal counsel that the Board has authority to lower speed limit.  Then the Board could proceed to with a traffic study.

Consider and Take Action re:  Petition #10052  as amended by the Town Board.  On June 22, 2009 the Town Board approved petition #10052.   A condition (amendment) of the rezoning was that the existing driveway be brought into compliance with the existing Town driveway ordinance.  The condition concerning the driveway has been satisfied.  Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve petition #10052 as amended by the Town.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and take Action re: County Ordinance Amendments 13, 16 & 17 to Dane County Chapter 14, 10 and 11 concerning preservation of topography near property lines.   Consensus of the Board was to postpone action on these amendments until next meeting or such time when DCTA recommendation is received.

Consider and Take Action re:  Village of Cottage Grove amendments – Nothing new to report, meeting dates are being discussed.

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the invoices for the second half of August. Moved by Vern Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the bills.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business.

  • EMS Report – Pogue gave a brief EMS Report, annual mtg date 9/29 at 7 p.m.
  • DOT Meeting about Citgo Station and proposed road construction – Pogue reported.
  • Colonial Club – Updike reported on mtg of advisory committee.
  • RPC staff mtg –  Updike met with staff member about planning support for town.
  • Weed Complaint at 5695 S. Bird St. –  D. Yelk responded
  • Homburg and Moore rezones – Clerk reported that petitions have been filed for these.

Items for Next Agenda

  • Curbside Collection Bids
  • Tower Lighting
  • Village of Cottage Grove amendments
  • Bailey Road Speed Limit
  • County Ordinance Amendment
  • Budget Work Schedule

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for September 14, 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