Call to Order: Chairperson L Updike called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road. Supervisors V Pogue and D Yelk, Clerk J Ramsfield, Treasurer C Yelk, B Harry, A & K Weisensel, K & C Hartung, J Lydon, and J Seltzner were present.  

Statement of Public Notice: Record in the minutes that the notice of this meeting was posted on the three Town bulletin boards and website on January 20, 2017.

Pledge of Allegiance: J Ramsfield led the pledge.
Approve Minutes from prior meeting: Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve the minutes for December 19, 2016.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried 

Public Comment: The Hartung’s from Hidden Meadow Dr were present. They had concerns about the red and green ribbons around the trees on Hidden Meadow Dr. The Tree Trimmer had marked trees in the Town’s right-of-way to be trimmed or removed. Their biggest concern was a large Cottonwood Tree that was marked. L Updike explained to them why the trees were marked and what the plan was; he also gave them W Dorshorst’s contact information so they could talk with him direct. No action taken. 

Consider/take action Re: Kurt Harry to separate and rezone .491 acres form R-1A Residential to A-2(1) Agricultural to restore a parcel back to its legal status at 4925 Pierceville Road in the Town of Sun Prairie.  B Harry was present. The clerk explained why the item was struck from the agenda. With the presence of B Harry the board talked to him about the rezone but explained why they would not be acting on the item. 

Consider/take action Re: second driveway at 5325 Stark Rd. The driveway is for the second garage the owner would like to build. The driveway would be on the opposite side of the existing driveway. A & K Weisensel introduced a site plan for their property at 5325 Stark Rd for a second driveway and a garage addition. The board explained to them that they typically do not approve a second driveway. A Weisensel, using his site plan, explained to the board that his septic system was failing and with a growing family needed the additional garage space for storage. The new septic drain field needs to be next to the old driveway to take advantage of the gravity flow. After a lengthy discussion the board took a roll call vote:  2 Aye 1 Nay to approve the 2nd drive way. A board member voting against the approval in fear of setting precedence in the neighborhood for 2nd driveways. The approving board members stated in this case there is extenuating circumstances. The board requested the site plan be filed in the parcels folder. Moved by D Yelk, second by L Updike to approve the second driveway at 5325 Stark Rd.
Voting AYE: Updike and Yelk
Voting Nay: Pogue
Absent: none
Motion carried 

Committee Updates
Plan Commission: D Yelk reported that the commission had met with B Rademacher, R.Acres, regarding a zoning change of 2 parcels with a creation of a new parcel. No action was taken. R.Acres will return for February 20th meeting. The petition for the Harry/Grob properties were discussed and a preliminary approval was given, no one representing the property was present. They also heard from the Crossroads BP representative for the parking lot expansion. Commission requested further information for the BP project to be discussed at the February meeting.
EMS: The EMS board will meet 1/24/17 to discuss staffing alternatives.
Fire: D Yelk reported that the fire department requested smaller 1st and 2nd quarter payments with the 3rd and 4th quarters increasing. The board members agreed on a total cost of $360,000 made in 4 equal payments of $90,000. D Yelk and the city are working on a 2 to 5 year agreement for fire protection.
Parks: Did not meet this month. 

Consider/take action Re: Resolution 2017 1-23 recommending the model Dane Town Zoning Ordinance enactment by Towns withdrawing from Dane County Zoning.
Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve Resolution 2017 1-23 recommending the model Dane Town Zoning Ordinance enactment by Towns withdrawing from Dane County Zoning
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried 

Consider/take action Re: Resolution 2017 1-23A Adoption of Town of Sun Prairie Official Map and Town Zoning Map.
Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve Resolution 2017 1-23A Adoption of Town of Sun Prairie Official Map and Town Zoning Map
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried 

Consider/take action Re: I-39/90/94 Corridor Alternatives: D Yelk and L Updike have been attending meetings for the bypass study. The members discussed the direction the opposition was moving and suggested approval for legal fees up to $4000.  Moved by L Updike, second by D Yelk to approve $4000 for legal representation.
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 the bills with the handwritten amount to cover next week’s wages.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried 

Old Business/New Business/Correspondence: none

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment: The next board meeting will be February 13, 2017 at 6 p.m.  Moved by D Yelk to adjourn the meeting at 7:53 p.m.
Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Jo Ann Ramsfield, Town Clerk