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 Dane Co Supervisor D O’Loughlin were present.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the January 19, 2012 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on January 20, 2012.

Pledge of Allegiance:  V Pogue led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by V Pogue second by D Yelk to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2012 Town Board Meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public: Dane County Supervisor Dennis O’Loughlin stopped by to introduce himself to the town board members. He currently lives in DeForest, WI 53532. Because of the redistricting, he is running unopposed in the Spring Election to represent District 20. He talked about current issues and stated his political view. He gave an overview of his background in politics and listed the other committees that he is involved with.  He looks forward to working with the Town of Sun Prairie as its Dane County Representative.

Consider/Take Action re: Amendment to Chapter 10 of the Dane County Code of Ordinances, regarding the keeping of poultry on residential lots. No action taken

Consider/Take Action re: Amend 2012 Fire Department Budget: No action taken.

Consider/Take Action re: Town credit card policy: A debt card account was setup with the Bank of Sun Prairie. Cards were issued for use by the clerk, treasurer, and patrolman. A daily limit was established. The cards will be used for purchases where the town does not have charge accounts. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve Resolution 1-23-12, Debit Card Access to Depository Account.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Audit/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 as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Committee Updates

  • L Updike: Village Cottage Grove boundary area agreement offer – the Village of Cottage Grove presented their proposed boundary map. The discussions are progressing and moving forward. It is too early in the discussion for either side to make a commitment, there is also Madison to consider and the roll they will play.  The village president will look into the payment that is due to the Town of Sun Prairie for the already annexed land.
  • L Updike: City of Sun Prairie, Bird Street Agreement.  The City of Sun Prairie has finance issues and is not prepared to commit to the reconstruction of Bird Street.  The estimates and plans were discussed, no agreement was made.  Talks will continue next month.

Old Business/New Business/Correspondence

  • V Pogue distributed the EMS year end reports to board members. L Updike commented that we need to be on the lookout for Public Safety Grants so the town can apply. If DaneCom is approved the town will need to purchase new emergency radios for the town trucks.

Items for next meeting agenda

  • Consider/Take Action re: Amend 2012 Fire Department Budget

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment – The next board meeting will be February 6, 2012 at 7p.m.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 9 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Correct Attest,

Jo Ann Ramsfield, Town Clerk