Public Hearing on 2011 Budget

Town Electors Meeting and Town Board Meeting

Call to Order.   The chairman, L Updike called the Public Hearing on the 2011 Budget to order at 7:00 P.M.   Supervisors V Pogue and D Yelk, clerk C Quick, treasurer C Yelk, office assistant J Ramsfield, highway patrolmen D Farrell and W Dorshorst were present.

Statement of Public Notice.   The chair directed that the minutes show that notices of the Public Hearing, Budget Summary and Special Town Meeting were posted on the three town bulletin boards on November 19, 2010.  The same notices and Town Board Agenda were published in the November 18, 2010 issues of The Star.

Public Hearing on Proposed 2011 Budget. There were no comments/questions.

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE ELECTORS

Notice is hereby given of a Special Town Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Sun Prairie on Monday, November 22, 2010.  This Special Town Meeting will follow the completion of the Public Hearing on the Proposed Town Budget which begins at 7:00 P.M.  The Town Board calls this Special Town Meeting of the Electors pursuant to Section 60.12 (1)(b) of Wisconsin Statutes for the following purposes:

To Authorize the Town Board to hire a town officer(s) as an employee and set an hourly wage pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(g) and Section 60.10 (2)(L) of Wisconsin Statutes.  Moved by J Ramsfield, second by V Pogue to authorize the Town Board to hire a town officer(s) as an employee and to set the hourly wage at $18.00 not to exceed $5000 pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(g) and Section 60.10 (2)(L) of Wisconsin Statutes.  Doug Yelk abstained from voting.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, Quick, Ramsfield, Farrell, and C Yelk

Voting NAY:  None

Absent:  None

Motion carried.

To set compensation of elected town officials for the term of office beginning April, 2011 for two years pursuant to Sec. 60.32 of Wis. Statutes.  Moved by L Updike, second by C Quick to set compensation of elected town officials for the term of office beginning April 12, 2011 for two years as follows:

  • Chairman – $3500 annual salary with $50 per diem for April 2011-2013
  • Supervisors – $2500 annual salary with $50 per diem for April 2011-2013
  • Clerk – $$23,296 annual salary April 2011-2013
  • Treasurer – $23,296 annual salary April 2011-2013
  • Constable – $1,500 annual salary April 2011-2013

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, Quick, Ramsfield, Farrell, C and D Yelk

Voting NAY:  None

Absent:  None

Motion carried.

To approve the total 2011 Highway Expenditures pursuant to Section 81.01 (3) of Wisconsin Statutes.   Moved by D Farrell, second by D Yelk to approve the 2011 Highway Expenditures of $1,038,555 which is consistent with the proposed budget pursuant to Section 81.01 (3) of Wisconsin Statutes.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, Quick, Ramsfield, Farrell, C and D Yelk

Voting NAY:  None

Absent:  None

Motion carried.

Authorize Town Borrowing pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(a) of Wisconsin Statutes.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to allow the Town Board to borrow up to $30,000 over the total budget amount without authorization of the electorate.  (A larger amount would require the approval of the electors of the Town at a Town Meeting.)

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, Quick, Ramsfield, Farrell, C and D Yelk

Voting NAY:  None

Absent:  None

Motion carried.

To adopt the 2010 Town Tax Levy to be paid in 2011 pursuant to Section 60.10 (1)(a) of Wisconsin Statutes.   Moved by C Yelk, second by C Quick to adopt the 2010 Tax Levy of $625,567.  This sets the mill rate for the Town of Sun Prairie at 2.40101.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, Quick, Ramsfield, Farrell, C and D Yelk

Voting NAY:  None

Absent:  None

Motion carried.

Any other items as allowed by the electors at a Special Town Meeting, pursuant to Section 60.10 (1) and (2)

Adjournment.   There being no other business for the Special Town Meeting of Electors the meeting adjourned.

Town Board Meeting

Call to Order. Chairperson L Updike called the regular semi-monthly meeting to order at 7:20 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 Patrolmen D Farrell and W Dorshorst.

Statement of Public Notice:  The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the November 18, 2010 issue of The Star and posted on the three town bulletin boards on November 19, 2010.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meeting: Moved by D Yelk second by V Pogue, to approve the minutes of the November 8, 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: Amendments to Ordinance 2002-5 Town Clerk Ordinance: Moved by V Pogue second by D Yelk, to approve Amendments to Ordinance 2002-5 Town Clerk Ordinance.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Amendments to Ordinance 2002-6 Town Treasurer Ordinance: Moved by D Yelk second by V Pogue, to approve Amendments to Ordinance 2002-6 Town Treasurer Ordinance.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider & Take Action re:  Amendment to Ordinance 1992-1 Town Roads and Right-of-Ways:  D Yelk commented, “This is still a work in progress.”  No action taken.

Consider & Take Action re: Amendments to the proposed 2011 Budget.  Moved by D Yelk second by V Pogue, to approve the amendments to the proposed 2011 budget; noting change to line 32 (constable salary) from $1000 to $1500 & line 192 (Cash Balance applied to reduce levy) from $245,000 to $245,500

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

Consider & Adopt 2011 Town Budget.  Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adopt the 2011 Town Budget Summary as presented to the electors.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent:  none

Motion carried

TOWN OF SUN PRAIRIE 2011 BUDGET SUMMARY

2011
REVENUES Proposed Budget
Taxes 625567
Intergovernmental Revenue 141292
Licenses & Permits 19925
Public Charges for Services 122220
Miscellaneous Revenue 11435
Financing Sources Long Term Loan 500000
Other Financing Source 230000
TOTAL REVENUES & Cash Applied 1672514
EXPENDITURES
General Government 168944
Public Service 109995
Public Works 1180645
Health & Human Services 4800
Conservation and Development 6400
Capital Outlay 8825
Debt Service 102905
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 1582514
Reserve for Capital Purchases 40000
Reserve for Contingencies 50000
TOTAL EXPEND. & RESERVES 1672514

Consider and give approval to Ordinance re:  Municipal Court.  Moved by V Pogue second by D Yelk, to approve to Municipal Court. Ordinance changing the Municipal Judge term from 2 years to 4 years.

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

Old Business/New Business

D Farrell:

  • Town bulletin board – the new board will be located on County Rd TT at the Homburg Farm property.
  • Ridge Road – complaint of mud on road from tractors exiting farm field.

D Yelk:

  • #2 Fuel has been contracted with Landmark from Dec 2010 – Nov 2011 at $2.89 gallon

Items for next meeting agenda

  • Consider & take action – CSM of the G Seltzner property
  • Consider & take action – authorize payment of bills through the end of 2010

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment:  The next board meeting was set for December 13, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 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