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.  Supervisor D Yelk, Clerk C Quick, Treasurer C Yelk, Office Assistant J Ramsfield, J & M Hahn, J Loomis, and K & S Douglas were present.  Supervisor V Pogue was absent.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the April 22, 2010 issue of The Star and posted on the three town bulletin boards April 23, 2010.

Pledge of Allegiance. C Yelk led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by D Yelk second by L Updike, to approve the minutes of the April 12, 2010 Town Board Meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public: None

Allow Public Comment re:  Petition #10192 by J Loomis to rezone 1.46 acres of land from A-1 Ex Ag to R3-A to allow a duplex or single family home for farm, sec 22.  J Loomis gave a synopsis of the farm background and the intentions for the property.  J Hahn addressed the Board in favor of petition #10192.

Consider and Take Action on Petition #10192.  D Yelk stated the pros and cons that the Plan Commission discussed.  He also received a call from person who was concerned about the duplex zoning.   Moved by D Yelk, second by L Updike amend the petition to rezone 1.46 acres from A-1 Ex Ag to R1-A, instead of R-3A, to allow a single family home for farm in sec 22 with additional requirement that a minimum of a 3 acre conservation easement be recorded prior to the clerk signing the CSM.

Voting AYE:  Updike, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Driveway Issue.  J Loomis has been working with P Dunphy, County Highway Department, to gain access to the residential lot.  Currently there is an existing shared access to the farm property.  She would like to retain use of the shared access for the farm, while also having a separate access to the residential parcel.  Ms. Loomis wrote a letter to P Dunphy requesting use of both.  She asked that the Board and the Plan Commission Chair sign the letter in support of her request.   They did sign the letter of support.

Consider and Take Action on Conditional Use Permit #2138.  Moved by D Yelk, second by L Updike approval of conditional use permit to allow landscape, snowplow and auto repair as limited family business at 4791 Norton Rd., sec 31 subject to the following limits as recommended by the Town Plan Commission:

  • Landscaping, snowplowing and auto repair.
  • Restricted to the existing metal building.
  • No retail or automotive sales on the property.
  • All landscaping and snowplowing equipment shall be stored indoors.
  • No more than 5 vehicles stored outside.
  • No outside storage of landscape material (topsoil, mulch, gravel) or auto parts.
  • Regular hours of operation:  6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., unlimited for snowplowing.
  • No exterior lit signage

Consider and Take Action re: Resolution to Special Charge for collection of excessive trash. No action taken, delayed until next meeting.

Audit and Pay Bills.  The Board reviewed the invoices.  Moved by D Yelk, second by L Updike to pay bills as presented along with the hand written addition.

Voting AYE:  Updike, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business

  • Court Commission – road restrictions

Correspondence

  • Town has been awarded $21,090.00 recycling grant for 2010.

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment. The regular board meeting was set for May 10 & 24, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.  Moved by D Yelk, second by L Updike to adjourn the meeting at 8 p.m.

Voting AYE:  Updike and Yelk

Voting Nay:  none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Town Clerk

Jo Ann Ramsfield, Office Assistant