Call to Order. Chairperson L Updike called the regular meeting to order at 7:18 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road. Supervisors V Pogue and D Yelk, Clerk J Ramsfield, Treasurer C Yelk, Patrolman W Dorshorst, J Quimby, J VanPelt, and G H Ziegler were present.

Statement of Public Notice. Record in the minutes that the notice of this meeting was published in the Nov 7th issue of The Star.  Copies were also posted on the three Town bulletin boards and website on Nov 1, 2013.

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 October 28, 2013 Town Board Meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public: none

Consider & Take Action re: Zoning/Assessment – parcel # 0811-303-9240-7, Gary H Ziegler. G Ziegler told the board about the real estate tax and zoning issues with parcel # 0811-303-9240-7. Previously the parcel was in his son’s name, a parcel inherited from the great grandmother. According to the town records the parcel was rezoned from A-1(EX) to R-1 in 1999, however the use of the parcel has never changed. The parcel has been signed over to G H Ziegler, now the legal owner of said parcel, is requesting the parcel be taxed appropriately for the use of the parcel. When the town re-evaluation was done in 2008 the parcel value greatly increased along with the taxes. After a lengthy discussion of different options available, the board recommended G H Ziegler leave the said parcel zoning as is R-1, leave the rest of his acres as is, and the clerk would contact the town assessor to have the parcel taxed for its use. The board also informed G H Ziegler that he may need to pay the taxes as charged for 2012 & 2013 but it would be corrected for 2014. The clerk will contact G H Ziegler after the conversation with the assessor is completed.

Consider/take action re: Approve operator’s license for Crossroad’s BP. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve operator’s license for Crossroad’s BP

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider/take action re: 2014 Budget items – Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve 2014 budget.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

2013 2014 %
Budget Proposed Budget Change
REVENUES
Taxes $632805 $637298 +0.00710%
Other Jurisdiction Tax Recovery 5589 5589
Intergovernmental Revenue 120349 129367
Licenses & Permits 17950 22444
Public Charges for Services 144250 144580
Miscellaneous Revenue 8150 5000
Financing Sources Long Term Loan
Other Financing Source 96477 63438
TOTAL REVENUES & Cash Applied $1025570 $1006860 -0.01824%
EXPENDITURES
General Government $168137 $176033
Public Service 116711 148148
Public Works 477247 487331
Health & Human Services 4800 4550
Conservation and Development 6434 6434
Capital Outlay 50977 1500
Debt Service 82865 82865
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $907171 $906860
Reserve for Capital Purchases 68399 50000
Reserve for Contingencies 50000 50000
TOTAL EXPEND. & RESERVES $1025570 $1006860 -0.01824%
All Governmental Funds Fund Balance Jan 1 2014 Total Revenues Total Expenditures Fund Balance Dec 31 2014 Property Tax Contribution
General Fund 267576 943422 956860 267576 642887
Capital Fund 186543 63438 50000 236543
Park Fund 99906 99906
Escrowed Funds 53691 53691
$607716 $1006860 $1006860 $657716 $642887
Closed sessions: per S.S. 19.85 (1) (e) to deliberate the proposed contract with the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department. The meeting will then reconvene into open session to continue with the posted agenda. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to go into closed session per S.S. 19.85 (1) (e) to discuss negotiations with the City of Sun Prairie for fire protection. Time: 7:50 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Reconvene to open session per S.S. 19.85 (2). Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to Reconvene to open session per S.S. 19.85 (2). Time: 8:30 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider/take action re: Proposed contract with Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department. No action taken.

Consider/take action re: Dane County Ord. Amendments 17 & 18, 2013-14, regarding changes to the CO-1 Conservancy zoning district (OA 17) and creating the A-Ba Transitional Agriculture-Business zoning district (OA 18). Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve Dane County Ord. Amendments 17 & 18, 2013-14, regarding changes to the CO-1 Conservancy zoning district (OA 17) and creating the A-Ba Transitional Agriculture-Business zoning district (OA 18).

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider/take action re: Resolution opposing Senate Bill 349, regulate non metallic mining in WI. Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk opposing the passage of SB 349 which would prohibit local governments from regulating nonmetallic mining through the use of “police power type” ordinances enacted under village powers in an effort to protect the public health and safety of town residents and result in other limitations on local control.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Committee Updates: none

Old Business/New Business/Correspondence:

  • The hand written letter included in the board packet is from a resident that is unhappy with the way his neighbor is maintaining his property. The property in reference is a chronic problem in the town. County Zoning has gone as far as to take the property own to court. After reading the town ordinance for property maintenance the town resident filing the complaint has asked if the town would execute its jurisdiction. The town board instructed the clerk to turn the complaint over to the building inspector for processing.

Audit/Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the invoices and authorized the clerk to pay bills withholding the payment for Lakeside while W Dorshorst verifies the service preformed.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to pay the bills with the handwritten on the bottom and withholding the payment for Lakeside while W Dorshorst verifies the service preformed.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Items for next meeting agenda

  • Closed sessions: per S.S. 19.85 (1) (e) to deliberate the proposed contract with the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department. The meeting will then reconvene into open session to continue with the posted agenda.
  • Reconvene to open session per S.S. 19.85 (2)
  • Consider/take action re: Proposed contract with Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment – The next board meeting will be November 25, 2013.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 8:48 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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