Regular Town Board Meeting

Time:  7:30 p.m.

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.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the December 10, 2009 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on December 12, 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 November 26, 2009 Town Board Meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public:  none.

Town Road Report:  C Quick received a phone call from a town resident complimenting the snow plow drivers after the last snow storm.

Consider and Take Action re:  Adoption of Town Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve the Adoption of Town Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re:  Appoint of Election Inspectors, 2 yr term.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to approve the appointment of Election Inspectors for a 2 yr term.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re:  Adoption of Fee Schedule.  Place on January 14th agenda; park fee and ordinance need discussion.  Current fees will stay in effect until then.  No action taken.

Consider and Take Action re:  County Emergency Radio Comm. Network.  The Town of Burke board has already taken action not to be involved.  Further discussion is needed at the next board meeting.  There are still questions as to the cost to the town and how emergency communications will work if towns ops out.  The City of Sun Prairie EMS wants to join and the Sun Prairie Fire does not.

Consider and Take Action re:  County Resolution Authorizing Dane County Membership in the Dane County Transit Authority.  It is the consensus of the board that membership to the RTA is automatic for the town the way the resolution is written. No action taken.

Consider and Take Action re: Amended County Zoning petition #10107.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve amended County Zoning petition #10107 as amended by the Town and County.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Direct Annexation Petition.  The board members discussed the pros and cons of the Viken Annexation request; opposition was the general consensus.  L Updike will contact Village of Cottage Grove President for a meeting and report back to the board at the January meeting.  The Village of Cottage Grove and Town have been involved in boundary discussions and are close to an agreement.  No action taken.

Consider Changing Town Board Meeting times.  After a brief discussion, consensus was to change the Regular Board Meeting time to 7 p.m. effective January 2010.

Audit and Pay Bills.  The Board reviewed the invoices for December.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to authorize Clerk and Chair to pay end of year bills.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

  • Authorize additional loan payment.   Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to authorize $100,000 additional loan payment.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

  • Authorize Clerk and Chair to pay end of yr bills.  The Board reviewed the invoices for December.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to authorize Clerk and Chair to pay end of year bills.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business.  V Pogue reported that the new furnace for the EMS building has been installed and is working.

Correspondence.

  • Received a franchise fee payment of $1600 from Charter Communication.
  • Town Association – Mark Hazelbaker urging County Board to override the County Executive’s Veto of Rezoning Petition in Town of Springfield.

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment. The regular board meeting was set for January 11, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 9 p.m.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Clerk