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, Road Patrolman D Farrell, 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 April 8, 2010 issue of The Star and posted on the three town bulletin boards April 9, 2010.

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 March 22, 2010 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 stated the timeline for the bridge reconstruction of Ridge and Baxter Roads.  A road tour was conducted by the board members and D Farrell on April 6th; many town roads are in need of repair.  D Farrell compiled the numbers for the projects and stated his recommendation for the road repairs.

Discuss County TDR (Transfer of Development Rights) Program.  After a brief discussion L Updike recommended that Ordinance #45 be referred to the Plan Commission to see if they have any short, intermediate, or long term issues that they’d like to recommend.

Consider and Take Action re: Application for Operator Licenses.  The Board reviewed the applications.  D Yelk expressed his concern about the out of state drivers’ license and questioned the length of residency before you are to apply for a WI drivers’ license.  Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to grant regular operator licenses to the applicants: Cottage Grove Citgo & TT Liquor – Dolores Manifacio and Pierre White.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Charge for Collection of extra trash.  C Quick informed the board about some trash collection issues.  A few residents are leaving extra trash next to the trash container and others have contracted for the larger container but neglect to make payment.  The Board agreed that the items need to be collected, as compared with leaving curbside.  The owner can be invoiced for the cost as determined by Waste Management.  A resolution could be drafted further stating that outstanding amounts could be added as a special charge on the property tax role at the end of the year.

Fire Unit Report.  L Updike reported that at the close of 2009, the fire runs were up.   There was a $10,700 carryover; and $3200 refunded from Workman’s Comp.  The advisory board recommended using the surplus for: 1) DNR Grant matching.  2) Large monitors for visual mapping system, real-time reporting. 3) One new computer.

Audit and Pay Bills.  The Board reviewed the invoices.  WM invoice needs clarification.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to pay bills with exception of Waste Management.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business

  • Village of Cottage Grove:
  • Amendments to the current Comprehensive Land Use Plan – board discussion consensus: amendments do not affect Town of Sun Prairie.

Correspondence

  • Madison Metro – 265 acres in the Town of Sun Prairie had applications.

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment. The regular board meeting was set for April 26, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 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