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, Office Assistant J Ramsfield, Road Patrolman D Farrell, L Loewen, and M Bursaw were present.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the August 5, 2010 issue of The Star and posted on the three town bulletin boards August 6, 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 July 26, 2010 Town Board Meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Public Comment: L Loewen addressed the board members about pavement, shoulders, and ditch correction along Ridge Road.  The board members acknowledged their awareness of the conditions.  They further explained the process for funding the reconstruction projects and the projected time line.  The issue the board must consider is how much expense should be incurred on a patch job when the road will be reconstructed in 2011 if the five to seven year road plan is approved.

Town Road Report:  D Farrell stated there was nothing to report except for the trees that fell across roads during the last storm.

Consider and Take Action re:  Speed limit on Nelson, Burke and Bird. L Updike stated an overview of previous discussions for those present.  The pros and cons were discussed about reducing speed limit for sections of roads connecting to other municipalities; e.g. (Bird Street Town SP/City line to Bailey; Nelson Rd – Town SP/Town Burke line to Bailey; Burke Road – Town SP/Town Burke line to Bailey.)

Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue, for preliminary adoption to lower speed limit to be consistent with neighboring communities and to add road sections e.g. (Bird Street Town SP/City limits to Bailey; Nelson Rd – Town SP/Town Burke line to Bailey) to Ordinance 2010-1; the ordinance provides for the reduction of the speed limits on certain town roads in the town as follows: Pursuant to s. 349.11, Wis. Stats.,:

  • From the intersection of Bailey Road & Bird St to the City limits of Sun Prairie/ 45mph speed limit
  • From the intersection of Bailey & Burke Road to boundary line of Town of Sun Prairie & Burke/ remain at 55mph speed limit
  • From the intersection of Bailey & Nelson Road to boundary line of Town of Sun Prairie & Burke/ 45mph speed limit

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Final Action re:  Amendment to Ordinance Regulating Weight Limits on Town Roads concerning Permit Process.  Moved by D Yelk second by V Pogue, to adopt the language changes in Weight Limit Permits to 2003-1 Ordinance Regulation of Weight Limits for vehicles on Town of Sun Prairie Roads,

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Resolution Requiring a Referendum on the Levying of a Sales Tax to Fund Commuter Rail.  After a short discussion the board decided to delay action to adopt a resolution to place a referendum regarding the levying of a sales tax to fund commuter rail on the November 2nd ballot until the August 23rd meeting.  No action taken.

Consider and Take Action re: Reappointments of Plan Commission Members: Judy Stang, John Quimby, Dot Havens.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to reappoint Judy Stang, John Quimby, Dot Havens for a three year term e.g. (July 1, 2010 – June 31, 2013) on the Plan Commission.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

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

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business

  • Boundary agreement talks have resumed with the City of Sun Prairie.  L Updike felt the meeting was productive.

Correspondence

  • The office received a phone call from Dane County Highway Department stating they had a request from a resident on Bailey Settlement Road for an advanced sign for Bailey Settlement Rd be placed on County Hwy TT (driving east).  The town would need to purchase the sign but the county department would install the sign.  General consensus of the board was not to install the sign.

Agenda items for next meeting:

  • Consider and Take Action re: Resolution Requiring a Referendum on the Levying of a Sales Tax to Fund Commuter Rail
  • Waste Management will attend meeting to discuss the recycling collection.
  • WDOT to make presentation on High Speed Rail System.

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment. The next board meeting was set for August 23, 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