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, Office Assistant J Ramsfield and Road Patrolman D Farrell were present.  Other residents present were B & T Tofte, G Friday, D & D Hummel, J Veloff, D Gau, M & C Josheff, D Wiganowsky, T Showers, T Ames, J Christy, J Banach, S & K Douglas.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was posted on the three town bulletin boards and published in the March 5, 2010 issue of The Star.

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 February 22, 2010 Town Board Meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public: L Updike suggested item ten be discussed at this point since most of the people in attendance were present to voice their concerns about the Viken Et Al Annexation Petition.  Hearing no objections item ten on the agenda was discussed.  L Updike set the stage by relaying background information about the boundary area agreement discussions between Village of Cottage Grove, Town of Cottage Grove and the Town of Sun Prairie.  He then outlined the procedure and process of an annexation.  County Supervisors D Wiganowsky and D Gau added comments and question from the area residents followed.  The major concern of the area residents that border the property to be annexed is not knowing what development is being planned for the area and how it will impact their property and quality of country living. No Action taken.

Town Road Report: D Farrell reported that Towns of Media and Cottage Grove have posted their roads which access the bridges at Baxter and Ridge Roads leaving access only from the Town of Sun Prairie roads.  The roads that would be used, Ridge, Connors, & Pierceville, are not typically posted roads in the Town of Sun Prairie.  The discussion centered on temporarily posting these roads or having a written agreement with Payne & Dolan to cover road damages that occur during the reconstruction period.  Photos of the roads will be taken and used as a guide for damage.  A letter will be sent to Payne & Dolan.

The board members and D Farrell will conduct the annual road tour April 6th at 1 pm.  The salt shed is full.  There are some equipment repairs that they will address now that the winter is drawing to an end.

Consider and Take Action re:  Zoning Petition #10121 by S Douglas, agent for K Miller, S Douglas and D Farrell reached a verbal turn-around agreement to allow the town equipment to turn around in the driveway at 4791 Norton road. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to rezone approximately 15 acres at 4791 Norton Dr. to A-2 to allow a single family residence.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

The Douglas’s will now file for a conditional use permit for a limited family business.

Consider and Take Action re:  County Emergency Radio Comm. Network.  The consensus of the board is that this is too costly a burden for the town.  L Updike would support a referendum to increase tax levy to cover the project.

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

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business

  • Midthun property on County Rd TT – From Roger Lane, County Zoning Administrator – the engineering has been found to conform to Dane Co. Code of Ordinance, Chapter 17.

Correspondence

  • Announcement from the Village of Deforest and Town of Windsor – they are preparing to enter into Cooperative Plan.

Items to Consider for Next Agenda

  • Consider and Take Action re:  County Emergency Radio Comm. Network

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment. The regular board meetings were set for March 22, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 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