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, Road Patrolman D Farrell, C and G Seltzner were present.

Statement of Public Notice:  The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the October 7, 2010 issue of The Star and posted on the three town bulletin boards on October 12, 2010.

Pledge of Allegiance:  V Pogue led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meeting: Moved by V Pogue second by D Yelk, to approve the minutes of the September 27, 2010 Town Board Meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Public Comment:  None.

Consider and Take Action re: Correspondence from Resident concerning Property Damage: The property owner at 1945 County Rd T sustained property damage following a 2010 summer wind storm. The property owner’s trees had fallen into Pierceville Road, covering a portion of the road and right-of-way.  When the tree was pushed off the road by the town’s road patrolman, a fence along the property was damaged. The residents are requesting payment of cleanup and replacement cost of the fence.  There is question regarding the location of the fence.  Location of the 66 foot right-of-way for Pierceville Road is critical.  Moved by D Yelk second by V Pogue, to approve a CSM be conducted for that portion of the road adjacent to 1945 County Rd T, surveyor to be property owner’s choice, the town and property owner will equally split cost of CSM.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Town Road Report: D Farrell reported on Whispering Pines Road repair, Bailey Settlement ditch clean out, pavement condition of Bailey Road between Burke and Bird, and road sign installations.

Consider and Take Action re: Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department 2011 Budget:  Moved by D Yelk second by V Pogue, to approve the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department 2011 Budget.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Dane County Resolution 88 concerning Endorsement of Alternative Emergency Radio System Proposal: No action taken.  Place on next agenda.

Consider and Take Action re: Resolution Urging Dane County Board to retain Positions in the Dane County Sheriff’s Department: The board discussed and agreed there was insufficient information. Place on next meeting agenda.  No action taken.

Discussion re: DCTA Road Weight Limits:  The DCTA is working to find a way to improve weight limit enforcement by promoting a uniform county-wide ordinance which would make it possible for the Sheriff’s Department to enforce the limits. After considerable discussion the board decided they were not interested in participation at this time.

EMS Report: V Pogue stated that they were working on the EMS budget and the District Meeting is October 13, 2010.

Fire Advisory Board Report: Advisory board approved fire budget.

Audit and Pay Bills:  The Board reviewed the invoices.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to pay bills including the handwritten items.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Local 2011 Budget Discussion: D Yelk presented his proposal for the Clerk and Treasurer’s salaries.

 Old Business/New Business

  • Clerk will contact  R. Bartlett @ County Zoning regarding Cardinal Roofing zoning issues.

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment: The next board meetings was set for October 25, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. Budget meetings are scheduled for Thursday evenings, October 21, and November 4 at 6:30 p.m. Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 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