Call to Order: Regular Town Meeting was called to order by Town Chair, L Updike at 7 p.m.; present were Supervisors V Pogue and D Yelk, Clerk J Ramsfield, Treasurer C Yelk, Patrolman W Dorshorst, J Kaltenberg, C Femrite, and N Choudoir.

Pledge of Allegiance: The Pledge was led by V Pogue.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meeting: Moved by D Yelk, second by L Updike to approve minutes for meeting.

Voting AYE: Updike and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Abstain: V Pogue

Motion carried

Public Comment: None

Consider/take action: operator license denial appeal for CrossRoads BP: C Femrite appealed to the board to reverse their decision of denial for an operator’s license. He offered a letter from his Crossroads BP manager stating his positive work ethics. The board members addressed the issues for denial and listened to C Femrite’s explanations. A decision was made to allow C Femrite a 60 day probationary operator’s license giving him time to resolve his issues and then the board would entertain his reapplication for an operator’s license. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve 60 day probationary operator’s license giving him time to resolve his issues and then the board would entertain his reapplication for a operator’s license

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Public Hearing:  Allow public comment on proposed purchase of an end loader and trade-in of grader. W Dorshorst presented 3 quotes for the purchase of an end loader and the proposed value of the grader to be traded. He also stated the pros and cons of making the change. The public present had no comments. The special meeting on June 3 will be held for public vote. No action taken.

Public Hearing: Adjourned 7:30 p.m.

Consider/take action: Approve Rezone petition – J Kaltenberg – 2 acres of a 29.3 acre parcel from A-1(EX) Agriculture to R-1 Residential to create a separate lot for home for the farm owner intending to sell the remainder of the farm east of 4661 Pierceville Rd, Section 34, Town of Sun Prairie. The board members reviewed the Plan Commission’s Action Report and hearing no objections accepted the report. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve the rezone petition of 2 acres of a 29.3 acre parcel from A-1(EX) Agriculture to R-1 Residential to create a separate lot for home for the farm owner intending to sell the remainder of the farm east of 4661 Pierceville Rd, Section 34, Town of Sun Prairie.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Consider/take action: Approve Final CSM D Midthun – application #9716 – division of 7.363 acres from R-1 Residential into four R-1 Residential lots in the Savannah Valley Subdivision in section 13, Twin Lane Road, Town of Sun Prairie.  D Midthun was not present at the meeting.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to conditionally approve the final CSM D Midthun – application #9716 – division of 7.363 acres from R-1 Residential into four R-1 Residential lots in the Savannah Valley Subdivision in section 13, Twin Lane Road, Town of Sun Prairie. Conditions: 1) The Savannah Valley Covenants needs to be amended to include the Neighboring use verbiage, 2) D Midthun needs to sign an amended Developers Agreement 3) The final CSM must include the Neighboring use verbiage before the clerk will sign it.
Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Consider/take action: Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Sun Prairie and the North East Dane County Fire Unit pursuant to section 66.0301, Wis. Stats. After one and half years of negotiations, D Yelk presented the current Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the City of Sun Prairie and the North East Dane County Fire Unit (NEDCFU) for approval by the town board. The agreement defines the working relationship and responsibilities between the Volunteer Fire Department, the City of Sun Prairie, and the North East Dane County Fire Unit. The NEDCFU represents the towns of Sun Prairie & Bristol.  Moved by L Updike, second by D Yelk to accept and sign the IAG between the City of Sun Prairie and the NEDCFU.
Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Committee Updates

  • Farm Technology Days: Nothing new to report
  • EMS: L Updike reported that the EMS board members are all new except for the director and board chairman.
  • Parks: N Choudoir reported that the park committee has been working on a land acquisition with little success. However, the park entrance make over is coming along and more trails have been groomed. He also asks the board for money to purchase large boulders for the entrance creating an entrance that would be hard to miss. The cost would exceed the 2015 approved budget. The board members informed him that a special meeting would be needed to amend the current budget. A date of June 22 was set for the special electors meeting to amend the park budget. No action taken.

Discussion on the ACA Health Insurance Payment or Reimbursement for Small Businesses. Per board consensus, more information is needed for discussion. The clerk & treasurer will explore options and report to the board on June 22. No action taken.

Old Business/New Business/Correspondence: none

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

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Items for next agenda:

  • Resolution to dispose of obsolete equipment (trade-in of road grader), pursuant to Section 60.10(2)g Wisconsin Statutes.
  • Resolution to purchase an end loader, pursuant to 82.03(1) Wisconsin Statutes.
  • Resolution to amend 2015 Town Highway Budget
  • Resolution to amend 2015 Town Curbside Collection Budget

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment: The next board meeting will be May 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.  Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Correctly Attested,

Jo Ann Ramsfield, Town Clerk