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, 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 October 21, 2010 issue of The Star and posted on the three town bulletin boards on October 22, 2010.

Pledge of Allegiance:  C Quick led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meeting: Moved by V Pogue second by D Yelk, to approve the minutes of the October 11, 2010 Town Board Meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Public Comment:  None.

Guest –Shawn Haney, Dane County Sheriff candidate was unable to attend.

Consider and Take Action re: Dane County Resolution 88 concerning Endorsement of Alternative Emergency Radio System Proposal: Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue that the town chair will draft a letter and send to the County Executive and County Board Chair in support of the proposed County-wide radio system with stipulations.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Resolution Urging Dane County Board to retain Positions in the Dane County Sheriff’s Department: Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to adopt Resolution Urging Dane County Board to retain Positions in the Dane County Sheriff’s Department.

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.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

EMS Report: EMS board approved the budget.

Fire Advisory Board Report: nothing new to report.

 Old Business/New Business

  • C Quick – Calls for Service Report submitted by Community Deputy John Nelson.  Deputy Nelson also reported to C Quick that he had received calls from town residents happy with the new speed limit on Bailey Rd. Also noting that Deputy Nelson will drop in twice a year at meetings unless otherwise requested.
  • C Quick – new bulletin board is needed to replace the board at the corner of N &TT. Relocation of the new bulletin board was discussed. New placement sites will be investigated.
  • C Quick – final town population – 2410 decrease of one.
  • L Updike – Community Court approved 2011 budget. There has been a change in state law allowing the court to attach non-payment or additional fees if person is found guilty of the charges.  Two Community Court issues will be put on a future agenda. The issues to address are 1) reference model ordinance in the towns road ordinance primarily for parking citations, 2) change town Municipal Judge Ordinance from 2 year to 4 year term.
  • D Yelk – there have been complaints about the overgrown bushes at the corner of Stark and Betlach Roads. The board will need to start discussions to update Ordinance 92-1 Town Roads and Right-of-ways to control vegetation in the right-of-ways stated in the State Statutes. The ordinance should also state specifically what, where and how the town roads patrolmen should resolve the issue.

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment:  Budget meeting is scheduled for November 4 at 7:00 p.m.  November 8th is the next regular town meeting at 7:00 p.m. The Public Hearing on 2011 Budget, Town Electors Meeting was set for November 22, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. and the regular Town Board Meeting to follow at 7:30 p.m. Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 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