Call to Order. Chairperson L Updike called the regular meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road. Supervisors V Pogue and D Yelk, Clerk J Ramsfield, and Treasurer C Yelk were present.

Statement of Public Notice. Chairperson L Updike directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in November 21st issue of The Star. Copies were also posted on the three town bulletin boards and website on November 19, 2013.

Pledge of Allegiance:  J Ramsfield led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by V Pogue second by D Yelk to approve the minutes of November 11, 2013 Town Board Meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public: No one present

Consider & take action: Approve Resolution 11-25-2013 Fees for Service, Licenses & Equipment Hire. The board members reviewed the current fee rates; board consensus was to leave the fees ‘as is’ with the verbiage change clarifying rate fee at the time of service.  Moved by V Pogue second by D Yelk to Approve Resolution 11-25-2013 Fees for Service, Licenses & Equipment Hire.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider & take action: Non-conforming mineral extraction. L Updike outlined the pros & cons of the issue. The board supports removing the exemption because it is felt to be another step limiting local government powers. Moved by D Yelk second by V Pogue to support removing the exemption and requiring currently exempted non-conforming mineral extraction sites to get a CUP.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Committee Updates

  • Plan Commission – no meeting
  • EMS – working on a short grant for emergency generators.

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 V Pogue second by D Yelk to Approve Resolution 11-25-2013 Fees for Service, Licenses & Equipment Hire.

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.

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

Old Business/New Business/Correspondence:

  • J Ramsfield reported that the written complaint filed by a local resident had been turned over to the town building inspector. The building inspector will enforce Ordinance 93-1, Article D – S 15-1-50 Property Maintenance Standards Established.

Audit/Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the invoices and authorized the clerk & treasurer to pay bills   Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to pay the bills with the handwritten on the bottom.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Items for next meeting agenda:

  • drop closed session
  • approve election inspector list
  • approve correction to fee schedule

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment: the next board meeting will be December 9, 2013 at 7p.m.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 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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