Call to Order. Chairperson L Updike called the regular 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. Deputy J Nelson, D Riesop, P Austin and J Bjorenson were also in attendance.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the January 21, 2011 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on January 21, 2011.

Pledge of Allegiance: J Ramsfield led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by V Pogue second by D Yelk, to approve the minutes of the January 10, 2011 Town Board Meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public: Deputy John Nelson presented the Call report for the Town of Sun Prairie. In review, the 2010 report showed a decline in calls from 2009.

Consider and Take Action re: Certified Survey Map for Austin/Bjorenson. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve Certified Survey Map for Austin/Bjorenson with the addition of the following phrase: “As owner of Lots 1, 2 & 3 of this certified survey map, I hereby stipulate that I and my heirs or assigns will not object to any of the legally permitted uses that occur on the adjoining property”.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Allow Public Comment, Consider and Take Action: Petition #10279 By D Riesop, agent for R Dorshorst, to rezone 20.92 acres from A-1 Ex Ag to RH-2 and A-4, at 4848 Ridge Road, section 36. D Riesop summarized the objective for the rezone for those present. Hearing no objections, D Yelk moved, V Pogue second to approve Petition #10279 By D Riesop, agent for R Dorshorst, to rezone 20.92 acres from A-1 Ex Ag to RH-2 and A-4, at 4848 Ridge Road, section 36.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re: Fire Dept Update – L Updike presented a chart comparing fire response time from the time the call comes in until the apparatus leaves the station. The discussions are to determine if the response time is adequate or not. If not, the discussion will focus on solutions to reduce response time. Full time fire department employees, paid on call personnel, another fire station, etc. were discussed as proposed solutions. The board agreed that the current response time is adequate and recommend modest changes if any.

Discussion re: Cottage Grove/Town of Sun Prairie Boundary agreement – L Updike presented ETJ and School District maps for projected growth for Cottage Grove and Madison. Town Attorney Hazelbaker will attend the Town of Sun Prairie/Village Cottage Grove Joint Plan Commission meeting February 21at 8pm, Town of Sun Prairie Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Rd, Marshall, WI as an observer.

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

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Old Business/New Business

V Pogue:

  • EMS board is in the interview process of hiring for the EMS Director position.

Agenda items for next meeting:

  • Boundary Agreement Discussion update
  • Fire Department Update
  • D Riesop, CSM Preliminary Plan

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment. The regular board meeting was set for February 14, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Claudia J. Quick, Town Clerk