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, Treasurer C Yelk, J Seltzner , J Quimby, Patrolmen D Farrell and W Dorshorst were present.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the July 14, 2011 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on July 16, 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 June 27, 2011 Town Board Meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: Pogue

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public:  None

Consider/Take Action: Petition # 10320 by Joseph Seltzner to rezone approximately 12.203 acres of an 80 acre farm from A-1(Ex) Agricultural to 1.502 acres rezoned A-2(1) Agricultural for a new home for the farm owner; 2.539 acres rezoned A-2(2) Agricultural for an existing farm home and buildings and 8.163 acres rezoned  A-4 Agricultural for the remainder of the farmland west at 2944 Bailey Road in Section 18, Town of Sun Prairie.  Moved by D Yelk second by V Pogue to approve Petition # 10320 for J Seltzner to rezone approximately 12.203 acres of an 80 acre farm.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider/Take Action: Batterman/ Bogie – natural flow of ground water. B Batterman was unable to attend…discussion deferred to August 8th meeting.

Road Report:  D Farrell reported that reconstruction of Ridge Road is complete, Townhall Dr is scheduled to begin  August 3rd and the subdivision overlays will start the week of July 25,  but the road that will receive Sealcoat will be delayed because of the hot weather.

Public Hearing: Amend Building Code Ord. 93-1, Design Review, SEC 15-1-75 VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES – No comment – hearing closed.

Consider/Take Action: Amend Building Code Ord. 93-1, Design Review, SEC 15-1-75 VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES – Any person who violates this section shall, upon conviction, be subject to a forfeiture of not less than ten dollars ($10), nor more than two hundred dollars ($200), together with all costs of prosecution and penalty assessment, if any. Each day each violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. Nothing in this section shall preclude the Town from maintaining any appropriate action to prevent or remove a violation of any provision of this section.  See the Town of Sun Prairie fee schedule for appropriate forfeitures.   Moved by D Yelk second by V Pogue for the preliminary approval of Building Code Ord. 93-1, Design Review, SEC 15-1-75 VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES for the insertion of additional language (of not less than ten dollars ($10), nor more than two hundred dollars ($200).

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider/Take Action: Resolution Supporting An Application To The Department Of Natural Resources Stewardship Local Assistance Grant Program For Acquisition Of Land Adjacent To McCarthy County Park

Moved by L Updike second by V Pogue to support the application to the Department of Natural Resources Stewardship Local Assistance Grant Program For Acquisition Of Land Adjacent To McCarthy County Park.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider/Take Action: 5 year Copier Lease

Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve a 5 year lease for a Xerox copier for the town office.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Audit and Pay Bills: The Board reviewed the invoices and authorized the clerk to pay bills.  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

New Business/Old Business/Correspondence

Updates:

  • Employee Manual – the board members were given a manual with proposed changes.  The members will review changes individually and give final changes to clerk.
  • Boundary Agreement Discussions with Cottage Grove – meeting will be rescheduled
  • EMS – the new EMS director is making get acquainted rounds to each of the communities

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment

The next board meeting was set for Monday, August 8 & 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  Moved by D Yelk second by V Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Jo Ann Ramsfield, Clerk