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.  Supervisor D Yelk, Clerk J Ramsfield, Treasurer C Yelk, and Patrolmen D Farrell were present.  Also attending the meeting was J Quimby, J Belken, M & D Miller.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the August 18, 2011 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on August 20, 2011.

Pledge of Allegiance: J Ramsfield led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by D Yelk second by L Updike to approve the minutes of the August 8, 2011 Town Board Meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: Pogue

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public:  None

Welcome new Assistant Patrolman – in the absence of V Pogue the welcome for B Dodge is deferred to next meeting.

Road Report – D Farrell stated that the only remaining road construction was the finishing of Ridge Road hill shoulder & ditch. Frank Brother’s had finished the contracted work and Struck & Irwin would be finished by the end of the week.  He also remarked that this was his last meeting before his retirement.

Consider/Take Action re: Belken Engineering, Inc – Ridge Road reconstruction – J Belken recapped the Ridge Road reconstruction project from the beginning clarifying professional fees for work preformed.  No action taken.

Consider/ Take Action re: Approve reappointment of Al Meyer to Plan Commission – The board members thanked Al Meyer for his service to the community.  Moved by D Yelk second by L Updike to approve reappointment of Al Meyer to the Plan Commission.

Voting AYE: Updike and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: Pogue

Motion carried

Consider/ Take Action re: Approve Resolution # 8-22-11 – Allowing the Posting of “No Conceal/Carry Weapons Allowed” signs to be posted for Town of Sun Prairie Buildings – The board reviewed and discussed the resolution document.  Moved by D Yelk second by L Updike to approve Resolution # 8-22-11 allowing the Posting of “No Conceal/Carry Weapons Allowed” signs to be posted for Town of Sun Prairie Buildings

Voting AYE: Updike and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: Pogue

Motion carried

Consider/ Take Action re: Petition #10338, D & M Miller request to rezone 5 acres of a 14.53 acre parcel from A-2(8) Agricultural to RH-1 Rural Homes to split off a residential parcel for an existing home and use the remainder of the A-2(8) parcel for a new home and an existing business at 2829 CTH T in Section 29.  M Miller stated the intent for the rezone.  The board suggested that the driveway easement be extended up the hill, the length of the driveway.  Moved by D Yelk second by L Updike to approve Miller’s request to rezone 5 acres of a 14.53 acre parcel from A-2(8) Agricultural to RH-1 Rural Homes to split off a residential parcel for an existing home and use the remainder of the A-2(8) parcel for a new home and an existing business at 2829 CTH T in Section 29.

Voting AYE: Updike and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: Pogue

Motion carried

Consider/Take Action re: Approve Amended Employee Handbook – The board reviewed the amended employee handbook in detail.  It was decided to approve the amended employee handbook and approve the newer mandates by the state as they come up.  Moved by D Yelk second by L Updike to approve amended Employee Handbook.

Voting AYE: Updike and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: Pogue

Motion carried

Consider/Take Action re: Paperless Board Packets – consensus of the board was to continue with the emailed PDF board packet before the meeting and the clerk will have the hardcopies at the meeting. No action taken.

Audit and Pay Bills: The Board reviewed the invoices and authorized the clerk to pay bills.  Moved by D Yelk, second by L Updike to pay the bills with hand written additions.

Voting AYE: Updike and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: Pogue

Motion carried

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment. The next board meeting was set for Monday, Sept 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  Moved by D Yelk, second by L Updike to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: Pogue

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Jo Ann Ramsfield, Town Clerk