Regular Town Board Meeting

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, Treasurer C Yelk, and Office Assistant J Ramsfield were present.  Other residents present were J Rademacher, B Peterson and R Wells.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the March 15, 2010 issue of The Star and posted on the three town bulletin boards March 16, 2010.

Pledge of Allegiance. V Pogue led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by V Pogue second by D Yelk, to approve the minutes of the March 8, 2010 Town Board Meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public: R Wells introduced himself and stated he was just here to observe.

Allow Public Comment on Petition #10158 by J & K Rademacher to rezone to RH-1 and separate residence and buildings from farm at 1696 CTH T, section 13.  J Rademacher stated that they wanted to separate the farm building from the farmland in order to sell off the home and building site.

Consider and Take Action re Petition #10158 by J & K Rademacher. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve Petition #10158 by J & K Rademacher to rezone to RH-1 and separate residence and buildings from farm at 1696 CTH T

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re:  CSM for Rademacher rezone.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve CSM for Petition #10158 by J & K Rademacher to rezone to RH-1 and separate residence and buildings from farm at 1696 CTH T with added neighboring use language (“As owner of Lot 1 of this certified survey map, I hereby stipulate that I and my heirs or assigns will not object to any of the legally permitted uses that occur on the adjoining property”).

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider request for additional access at 2703 Bomkamp Circle, B Peterson.  Board members and B Peterson discussed the reason for the additional driveway access, placement and size of the accessory building to be built, water flow control, and snow removal. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve the second driveway access at 2703 Bomkamp Circle.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Driveway Application forms need to be filled out by B Peterson, return to the clerk’s office and meet with D Farrell for culvert installation and proper water runoff.

Consider and Take Action re:  County Emergency Radio Comm. Network.  There was nothing new to report on the county level.  Lyle explained in detail the need for a County Emergency Radio Comm. Network.

Audit and Pay Bills.  The Board reviewed the invoices.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to pay bills to as presented.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Audit of 2009 Financial Books of the Clerk and Treasurer:  The board members conducted an internal audit of the books by randomly choosing check numbers and then locating the associated invoices.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve the Clerk & Treasurer’s 2009 books as presented.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business

  • The Clerk presented the Norton Drive Turn-around Agreement that was sent and signed by the Douglas’s.  The Chair reviewed and signed the agreement.
  • V Pogue asked if there was any way the board could control the farmette split-offs from the standpoint of property maintenance.  Many farmette’s are purchased and then the upkeep of the building become prohibitive and are left uncared for.
  • V Pogue reported that from the purchase of the new furnace, the EMS heating expense dropped $1000 from Feb 2009 to Feb 2010.

Correspondence

  • The town received a $27,521.67 check for the 2007 flood damages.  This amount will cover 70% of the towns costs and was issued from the State of Wisconsin Disaster Fund.

Items to Consider for Next Agenda

  • Annual Meeting
  • Fire Meeting

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment. The regular board meetings were set for April 12 & 24, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay:  none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Town Clerk

Jo Ann Ramsfield, Office Assistant