Call to Order: Chairman 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, Treasurer C Yelk, and W Dorshorst were present.  Also present were D Lippitt, D Bauer, T Beckner, R Sellin, J Blaska, D Midthun, G Behrens, P & K Dobble.

Statement of Public Notice: Chairman L Updike directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was posted on the three town bulletin boards and website on March 18, 2014.

Pledge of Allegiance:  D Yelk led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by V Pogue second by D Yelk to approve the minutes of February 27, 2014 Town Board Meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Abstain: Updike

Motion carried

Moved by D Yelk, second by L Updike to approve the minutes of March 10, 2014 Town Board Meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Abstain: Pogue

Motion carried

Presentation from the Public: None

Consider/take action: Waste Management request to change pickup day. – D Lippitt & T Beckner from Waste Management asked the board members if it would be possible to change the trash/recycle pickup day from Thursday to Wednesday. The change was requested to improve route efficiency. The board members agreed to the change as long as Waste Management agreed to a dual notice to residents and for the first two weeks come back to pickup from any resident that forgot about the change. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve the trash/recycle pickup day change from Thursday to Wednesdays.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Abstain: none

Motion carried

Consider/take action: approval of operator’s license for Crossroads BP – Moved by D Yelk, Second by V Pogue to approve applications for operator licenses for the Crossroads BP.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Abstain: none

Motion carried

Consider/take action: Notice of Hearing-Petition of Dane County for declaratory ruling pursuant to s.s. 227.41(5) regarding the determinations by the Dept. of Revenue regarding Dane Count’s levy limit. – The board reviewed the documents and instructed the clerk to contact Renee to find out if a town representative needed to attend the hearing.

Consider/take action: DCPREZ-2014-10659, 4688 Pierceville Road, D Bauer, change of zoning district. – The board members reviewed the Plan Commission recommendation action report.  There was board member opposition to spot zoning. How would the town enforce compliance to the deed restriction? D Bauer stated the reason for the change. The board members referred the request back to the Plan Commission. The board would like the Plan Commission to investigate other zoning options. D Bauer was asked to attend the next Plan Commission meeting and bring a site plan with specifics and timetable. Moved by D Yelk, Second by V Pogue to recommend the request be referred back to the Plan Commission.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Abstain: none

Motion carried

Road Report: W Dorshorst reported that they had found a larger used bucket for the endloader and asked the board for approval to purchase.  D Yelk spoke on behalf of the purchase; a new bucket estimate would be $9,000 to $12,000. The owner of the used bucket is asking $1,200.

Consider/take action: Purchase of used snow bucket for endloader. Moved by D Yelk, Second by V Pogue to purchase used snow bucket for endloader.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Abstain: none

Motion carried

Consider/take action: review draft – parking ordinance on town roads. The board discussed the parking ordinance in detail. No action taken, more research needed, and place on next agenda.

Committee Updates

  • Plan Commission: Farmland Preservation Plan Blanket Rezones – C Kodl attend the PC meeting to explain the objective of the blanket rezone. The PC requested modification to the number of parcels that would be affected.
  • EMS: none
  • Fire Unit: D Yelk will attend the Fire Department Advisory board meeting April 10, 2014 as the representative for the town.
  • Farm Technology Days: J Blaska gave a detailed overview on the progress of the 2015 Farm Technology Days to be held at the Statz Brothers Farms on County Hwy VV.

Audit of 2013 Financial Books of the Clerk & Treasurer: The Board reviewed 2013 Financial Books of the Clerk and Treasurer’s beginning/ending balances against the actual bank statements for the year along with corresponding checks, receipts and invoices.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to accept the financial books of the clerk and treasurer as being in balance and in order.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

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

Old Business/New Business/Correspondence: None

Items for next meeting agenda: Savannah Valley sign relocation.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment: The next board meeting will be April 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Correctly Attested,

Jo Ann Ramsfield, Town Clerk