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 J Ramsfield, and Treasurer C Yelk were present.  B Batterman also attended.

Statement of Public Notice: The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the May 6, 2011 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on May 7, 2011.

Pledge of Allegiance: D Yelk led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to approve the minutes of the April 25, 2011 Town Board Meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Presentation from the Public:  none

Discuss/Action re: B Batterman water issue – B Batterman, owner of parcel 058/0811-262-9811-0, there is a natural water course runs through his property into the parcel 058/0811-262-9800-9.  He has tried numerous times to contact the owner, parcel 058/0811-262-9800-9, with no response.  The culvert bridge is obstructed causing the natural water course to be blocked.  He has asked the Town for help resolving the issue.  L Updike advised him to contact our local neighborhood deputy, Deputy Nelson, to see if there is anything he can do to help resolve the issue.  B Batterman was asked to keep the board informed.  No action taken.

Discuss/Action re: G Seltzner – CSM:  L Updike stated he has had no contact since their roadside conversation.  The new survey was completed, property stakes were marked, fence posts installed; L Updike personally donated a roll of woven wire on behalf of the town.  This should fulfill the town’s landowner obligation on fencing.  Town’s position is that Pierceville Road is a 4-rod road per survey.  G Seltzner’s position is that Pierceville Road is a 3-rod road.  L Updike told him the town would need written communication from him stating his position and the town would refer it to the town attorney. L Updike offered G Seltzner the larger trees from the road right-of-way for fire wood and the town would finish the clearing and cleanup of the small trees and brush. No action taken.

Discuss/Action re: Road Reconstruction and Overlay Program Bid Packets – The bid packet this year is a joint bid for adjoining road of the Town of Medina & Town of Sun Prairie.  The prevailing wage law will apply to these projects.  The board reviewed the bid packet, adding verbiage “Town of Medina” in several places, and gave permission to publish notice.  L Updike stated that S Schultz, Town of Medina Chair, would be present during the bid opening May 23.

Discuss/Action re: State Budget implications for Town Budget – nothing new to report.

Discuss/Action re: CARPC Memorandum of Understanding – Moved by D Yelk, second V Pogue by to approve the CARPC Memorandum of Understanding.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Discuss/Action re:  Boundary Agreement Discussions with Cottage Grove – L Updike has a one-on-one with the new Village of Cottage Grove President, Diane Wiedenbeck, May 12th and will report to the board May 23rd.

Discuss/Action re:  Village of Cottage Grove application for usa extension – was approved at  the April 14th CARPC hearing – nothing new to report

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

Voting AYE: Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: L Updike
Motion carried

Old Business:

  1. FEMA was approved for January snow storm.
  2. Clarification – PC Member, R Fetterly or John Quimby will be paid regular per diem/per meeting day.

Correspondence.

  1. D Yelk received a thank you from the Marshall Fire Department for his help during the snow storm.

Agenda Items for next meeting:

Discuss/Action re: State Budget implications for Town Budget
Discuss/Action re:  Boundary Agreement Discussions with Cottage Grove
Discuss/Action re:  Sealcoat, Reconstruction and Overlay bid opening

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment

The next board meeting was set for May 23, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m.

Voting AYE: Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: L Updike
Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Jo Ann Ramsfield
Town Clerk