Regular Town Board Meeting

Call to Order. Chairperson L Updike called the regular semi-monthly meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road.  Supervisors V Pogue and D Yelk, Clerk C Quick, and Office Assistant J Ramsfield were present.  Others present included T Knoeck, representing Waste Management, J Scott, M Bursaw, L and F Loewen, and C. Randall.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the Sept 24, 2009 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on Sept 25, 2009.

Pledge of Allegiance: C Quick led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by V Pogue second by D Yelk, to approve the minutes of the September 14, 2009 Town Board Meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public:  L. Loewen addressed the board: 1) She requested reimbursement of their expense for hiring a tree cutter to remove dead trees.  The trees were in the Ridge Road right-away.  Evidently one of the highway staff indicated to Loewens that the Town would not take them down. 2) She also commented on the noise from the high capacity well pump at the sod farm and questioned the potential effect on private well water. 3) She also commented on the deteriorating Ridge Road pavement surface; irregular surface width; and the heavy truck traffic.  When will the road be worked on?  L Updike explained that Ridge Road is the next major road work to be done when the current road repair loan is paid off.  There are three years left on the current loan.  Road work will be discussed at the upcoming budget meetings.  The issue of reimbursement will be added to the next regular board meeting agenda.

Discussion, Consider and Take Action re:  Reduction of Bailey Road Speed Limit.  The consensus of the board was to do a traffic study, will need to allocate money in the 2010 budget.

Allow Public Comment – Consider and Take Action on Zoning Petition #10104  G. Moore zoning change. Moved by Doug Yelk second by Vernon Pogue to approve Zoning Petition #10104, G. Moore zoning change from A-1 Ex to RH-2, section 26

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Take Action and Award Contract for Curbside Collection Program for Town.  Bids were submitted by Waste Management and Veolia Environmental Services (VES).  T Knoeck was present for Waste Management.  The bids were discussed in length using the comparison spreadsheet summary.  T Knoeck addressed single item collection and extra bags placed outside of the automated collection bins.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to award Waste Management the curbside collection contract.  Contract dates will be January 1, 2010 through December, 2014.  Service will be automated type.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Discussion re:  Lighting on Towers in Town.  Supervisor D Yelk had nothing new to report and requested the item be removed from the agenda.

Consider and Take Action re: Issuing comp time hours to Hwy Employee in advance.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to approve issuing 120 hours comp time to long term Hwy Employee in advance to alleviate zero income during his recover from a work related injury.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Prepare Town Response to City Comprehensive Plan Amendment.  The Plan Commission committee members have not prepared response yet.

Consider and Take Action re:  Village of Cottage Grove amendments – L Updike suggested that it be removed from the agenda in light of the Village President’s resignation.  Discussions would not continue until the position is filled.

Consider and Take Action re:  Operator License Application – T. Derra – Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve Operator License Application for T. Derra.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the invoices for the second half of September.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to pay the bills with the addition of hand written items.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business.

  • EMS Report – budget mtg 9/29 at 7 p.m.
  • Trailer parked on property at Creek Haven – Russ Bartlett, Dane County Zoning has been in contact with property owner.  He has addressed rezoning of property, licensing of vehicle, and waste water.
  • Complaints from residents in Drovers Woods.  Blasting is being done in the town of Medina at a quarry located near Drovers Woods.  Clerk share the conditional use permit and conditions with the Board
  • Correspondence.
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization – draft of Unified Planning Work Program.

Items for Next Agenda

  • Reimbursement to Lenore Loewen

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment. The regular board meeting was set for October 26, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.  Budget Work Sessions Schedules dates are October 5, 21, and 28.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 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