Public Hearing On 2010 Budget, Town Electors Meeting And Town Board Meeting

The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, November 23, at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road, Marshall, Wisconsin.

Call to Order.   The chairman, Lyle Updike called the Public Hearing on the 2010 Budget to order at 7:00 P.M.   Supervisors Vernon Pogue and Doug Yelk, clerk Claudia Quick, treasurer Cindy Yelk, office assistant Jo Ann Ramsfield, and highway patrolman Dennis Farrell were present. Also present were residents Robert Smith, Roger Haeterich, and John Quimby.

Statement of Public Notice.   The chair directed that the minutes show that notices of the Public Hearing, Budget Summary and Special Town Meeting were posted on the three town bulletin boards on November 6, 2009.  The same notices were published in the November 12, 2009 issues of The Star.

Public Hearing on Proposed 2010 Budget.  Those present received a copy of the proposed 2010 budget and the budget summary.  Chairman Updike opened the public hearing for comment.  He responded to general questions.

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE ELECTORS

Notice is hereby given of a Special Town Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Sun Prairie on Monday, November 23, 2009.  This Special Town Meeting will follow the completion of the Public Hearing on the Proposed Town Budget, which begins at 7:00 P.M.  The Town Board calls this Special Town Meeting of the Electors pursuant to Section 60.12 (1)(b) of Wisconsin Statutes for the following purposes:

To Authorize the Town Board to hire a town officer(s) as an employee and set an hourly wage pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(g) and Section 60.10 (2)(L) of Wisconsin Statutes.  Moved by Dennis Farrell, second by John Quimby to authorize the Town Board to hire a town officer(s) as an employee and to set the hourly wage at $18.00 not to exceed $5000 pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(g) and Section 60.10 (2)(L) of Wisconsin Statutes.   Doug Yelk abstained from voting.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, Smith, Haeterich, Quimby, Quick, Ramsfield, Farrell

Voting NAY:  None

Absent:  None

Motion carried.

To approve the total 2010 Highway Expenditures pursuant to Section 81.01 (3) of Wisconsin Statutes.  Moved by Cindy Yelk, second by Dennis Farrell to approve the 2010 Highway Expenditures of $303,770 which is consistent with the proposed budget pursuant to Section 81.01 (3) of Wisconsin Statutes.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, Yelk, Smith, Haeterich, Quimby, Quick, Ramsfield, Farrell and C. Yelk

Voting NAY:  None

Absent:  None

Motion carried.

Authorize Town Borrowing pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(a) of Wisconsin Statutes. Moved by Jo Ann Ramsfield, second by John Quimby to allow the Town Board to borrow up to $30,000 over the total budget amount without authorization of the electorate.  (A larger amount would require the approval of the electors of the Town at a Town Meeting.)

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue Yelk, Smith, Haeterich, Quimby, Quick, Ramsfield, Farrell and C. Yelk

Voting NAY:  None

Absent:  None

Motion carried.

To adopt the 2009 Town Tax Levy to be paid in 2010 pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(a) of Wisconsin Statutes.  Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Claudia Quick to adopt the 2009 Tax Levy of $623,848.  This sets the mill rate for the Town of Sun Prairie at 2.40101.   Motion carried.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue Yelk, Smith, Haeterich, Quimby, Quick, Ramsfield, Farrell and C. Yelk

Voting NAY:  None

Absent:  None

Motion carried.

Any other items as allowed by the electors at a Special Town Meeting, pursuant to Section 60.10 (1) and (2)  No new items were brought to the chair for consideration.

Adjournment.   There being no other business for the Special Town Meeting of Electors the meeting adjourned.

TOWN BOARD MEETING

November 23, 2009

Call to Order.  Chairman Updike called the regular meeting to order at approximately 8:20 p.m.

Statement of Public Notice.  The chair directed that the minutes show that notice of the Town Board meeting was published in the November 19 issue of The Star.  Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards located at the Town Hall, the intersection of CTH TT and CTH N and the intersection of Lonely Lane and CTH N on November 20, 2009.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting.  Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the November 9, 2009 meeting as presented.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting NAY:  None

Absent:  None

Motion carried.

Presentation from the Public.  No one spoke.

Consider and Take Action re: Update to Fees Schedule Resolution.  No action taken add to the December agenda.

Consider and Take Action re:  Amendments to proposed 2010 Budget.  None

Consider and Adopt 2010 Town Budget.   Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adopt the 2010 Town Budget Summary as presented to the electors.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting NAY:  None

Absent:  None

Motion carried.

TOWN OF SUN PRAIRIE 2010 BUDGET SUMMARY

General Fund Revenues
Taxes $623848
Intergovernmental Revenues $166457
Licenses and Permits $  20200
Public Charges for Services $110150
Miscellaneous Revenue $  13000
Capital Fund Contribution $5900
Cash Balance applied to Reduce Levy $3877
TOTAL REVENUES $ 943432
EXPENDITURES
General Government $182337
Public Safety $106327
Public Works $432511
Health & Human Services $4500
Conservation and Development $4900
Capital Outlay $7353
Debt Service $105504
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $943432
Reserve for Capital Purchases $50000
Reserve for Contingencies $50000
TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR RESERVES $943432

Consider and Take Action re: Assessor Error Parcel 0811-213-8660-0. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to refund $596.84 for assessor error and charge back.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting NAY: None
Absent: None
Motion carried

Audit and Pay Bills. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to pay the bills except for the Verizon bill; pay only what the town insurance does not cover.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting NAY: None
Absent: None
Motion carried.

Set Next Meeting Date. The next Town Board meeting was set for Monday, December 14, 2009 at 7:30 P.M.

Adjournment Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn this meeting.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting NAY: None
Absent: None
Motion carried. The chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 9:10 P.M.

Correct Attest,

Jo Ramsfield, Office Assistant

Claudia J. Quick, Clerk