Call to Order. Chairperson L Updike called the regular meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road. Supervisors V Pogue and D Yelk, Clerk J Ramsfield, Treasurer C Yelk, and Patrolman W Dorshorst were present.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the September 6th issue of The Star and posted on the three town bulletin boards and website on September 6th, 2012

Pledge of Allegiance: C Yelk led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to approve the minutes of the August 27, 2012 Town Board Meeting with changes to a misspelled word and additional wording to Petition 10471 – (Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve petition # 10471 by Bruce and Shelly Rademacher rezone of two lots from a 40 acre parcel: Lot 1, a 0.95 acre parcel from A-1(Ex) Agricultural to R-1 Residential to make an existing home available for sale; and Lot 2; a 2.98 acre parcel from A-1(Ex) Agricultural to A-2(2) Agricultural with the restriction of no residential development; at 5007 CTH TT in Section 34, Town of Sun Prairie.)

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

Public Comment: None

Road Report: W Dorshorst – tree trimming was completed; continue to shoulder and patch roads, and replace missing road signs.

Consider/Take Action re: Applications for Operator Licenses: None

Consider/Take Action re: Approval of final CSM for Petition # 10436 by David Riesop: Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to approve CSM for Petition # 10436 by David Riesop.

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

Discuss topics for budget meetings scheduled for Oct 4, 11, 18, & 25 at 8 a.m. – a conflict with Oct 18th 8 a.m. meeting time…time was changed to Oct 16 at 8 a.m. L Updike suggested the budget talks start with salaries and progress with the direction of the office staff projecting operating cost through the end of the year and proposed operating expenses for 2013.

Committee Updates:

  • Plan Commission: D Yelk – there is a Plan Commission vacancy; has a new appointment been decided?
  • Cottage Grove Boundary: L Updike – the boundary agreement committee is working on a counter proposal for the next meeting with the Village of Cottage Grove.
  • EMS: V Pogue – started budget talks, discussed the replacement of ambulance (what to buy/what to keep). Ambulance runs are 9-10 ahead of last year at this time.
  • Fire Advisory: L Updike – budget talks for 2013
  • City of Sun Prairie Fire Contract Talks: The discussions continue about full time fire fighters verses the volunteer fire fighters; the buyout and timetable of the Town of Burke’s portion of the fire equipment, and whether or not the towns will move the volunteer fire department within the town boundaries.
  • County Executive Listening Sessions: L Updike attended Dane County Executive Joe Parisi listening session in Sun Prairie on September 10th. The listening session was held to allow residents to provide their input for his 2013 budget proposal. L Updike spoke at the session expressing the positive town interactions with the county departments and the budget concerns for the 2013 budget.

Audit/Pay Bills. Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to approve pay bills as presented.

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

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment: the next board meeting will be September 24, 2012 at 7p.m. Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.

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

Correctly Attested,

Jo Ann Ramsfield
Town Clerk

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