Call to Order: Chairperson L Updike called the regular semi-monthly meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road.  Supervisors V Pogue and D Yelk, Clerk C Quick, Office Assistant J Ramsfield, Road Patrolman D Farrell, Scott/Kim Douglas, Dennis Midthun, and Don Klongland were present.

Statement of Public Notice: The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the January 7, 2010 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on January 8, 2010.

Pledge of Allegiance: D Yelk led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by V Pogue second by D Yelk, to approve the minutes of the December 14, 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:  D Farrell reported many road equipment repairs were needed this past month; fuel and salt usage to date this winter season are less than this time last year.  D Farrell informed the board that he will need to repeat his shoulder surgery.  D Farrell will train D Keyes to operate the grader.  The road rating report discussion will be in conjunction with the road tour in the spring.

Allow Public Comment, Consider and Take Action re:  Zoning Petition #10119 by D. Midthun to rezone 6.642 acres from RE-1 Recreational to C-2 Commercial to allow construction of small contractor’s offices and 7 acres from A-1 to A-4, lands located at 4100 CTH TT, section 31. D Midthun reported that an additional elevation study is being conducted.  D Yelk stated that the Plan Commission will review the results before they take final action.  There was discussion concerning this petition being held in abeyance while the Plan Commission would amend the Comprehensive Plan to allow commercial in that area.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to table Petition #10119 until the flood plain study and elevation mapping are completed.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Allow Public Comment, Consider and Take Action re:  Zoning Petition #10121 by S. Douglas to rezone the 1.967 acres from LC-1 parcel to C-2 on parcel 0811-314-9531-2, 4791 Norton Road to establish zoning compliance for auto repair.  The board members recommended S. Douglas to proceed with A-2 zoning.  A-2 zoning allows for family operated business.  The road is in need of repair at present and is not constructed for heavy commercial use.  No action taken.

Consider and Take Action re: Ordinance Repealing and Recreating the Town Open Burning Ordinance  L Updike will attend the next Fire Department Board meeting.  He will report back at next meeting.  No action taken.

Consider and Take Action re:  Fee Resolution for 2010  The park fee is included in Ordinance 2008-1 titled Parks, Opens Space, Cultural, Natural and Historic Resources adopted May 12, 2008.  Moved by V Pogue second by D Yelk, to adopt fee schedule with the addition of the park fee and notation “per ordinance”.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re:  County Emergency Radio Comm. Network.  The board discussion focused on consequences of not participating.  No action taken.

Discussion re: Viken ET Al Direct Annexation petition.

The board members discussed the communication from the State of Wisconsin regarding the direct annexation petition by Viken ET AL.  The State Municipal Boundary Review found the annexation to be against the public interest.  The petition seeks to annex260 acres to the Village of Cottage Grove.  A balloon on the string configuration does not meet the minimum standard for contiguity established by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The Village of Cottage Grove and Town boundary discussions will continue.

Audit and Pay Bills.  The Board reviewed the invoices.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to pay bills along with handwritten items.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business

L Updike – WI Towns Association Newsletter – An article written in opposition to the DOR’s proposal to County Wide Assessment; he asked that the other board members review the sample Resolution to oppose the county wide assessment.

Correspondence. none

Items for Next Agenda

  • Ordinance Repealing and Recreating the Town Open Burning Ordinance
  • County Emergency Radio Comm. Network
  • Fee Resolution
  • DOR  County Assessment Resolution

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment. The regular board meeting was set for January 25, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Town Clerk

Persons needing special accommodations should contact the Clerk’s office 837-6688 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.