Town Board Minutes for October 8, 2001

Call to Order. The meeting was called to order at 7:40 P.M. by chairperson Lyle Updike. Supervisors Vernon Pogue and Doug Yelk, treasurer Joan Rademacher, clerk Claudia Quick, highway patrolman Dennis Farrell and assistant highway patrolman Wesley Dorshorst were present. One additional person attended the meeting.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show that notice of the Town Board meeting was published in the October 4, 2001 issue of The Star. The agenda was also faxed to the Capital Times. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on October 5, 2001.

Approve Minutes of Previous. Meeting Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2001 and September 24, 2001 meeting.

Presentation from the Public. None

Report on Town Roads. Mr. Dennis Farrell reported on the following:

  • Waiting for Payne and Dolan for repair projects on Bailey Road.
  • Waiting for Dane County Highway to do line painting on Bailey Road.
  • Will be replacing signs that are no longer reflective.
  • Replacing the Medina Road bridge is off this year’s schedule.
  • Will be replacing the bridge on Kelly Road this year.
  • Received the Paser Program and the information will be entered and sent to the Department of Transportation by December 15, 2001.
  • Mowing is complete – 92 hours of time on the leased tractor.
    Consider Preliminary Plans for M & S Hartman, section 10 Mr. Richard Brockman spoke on behalf of the Hartman’s. Consensus of the board was that they could proceed.

Consider and Take Action re: Rezone Petition #8251 for R & H Trotta as amended by the County Zoning Committee. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the petition as amended. Motion carried.

Consider and Take Action re: Security for The Oaks Plat, section 34. The Oaks Plat must satisfy the conditions of park fund fees, erosion control escrow and security for the portion on the road that remains to be built before the town will sign the final plat. The security for the road will be 125% of the amount left to complete the road. Consensus was that Mr. Farrell will be responsible for determining the amount to be completed. No action was taken.

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the invoices submitted. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the payment of the bills with an amendment to pay the EMS bill when we receive with approval from the chairman, Lyle Updike. Motion carried.

Old Business/New Business

  • Each of the board members received a letter from S. Sullivan regarding the second access. Consensus was that anyone requesting a second driveway must be on the agenda for a board meeting.
  • Lyle Updike reported on the termination of the contract with the Fire Dept. and the City of Sun Prairie is in the process of arranging a meeting with the Town chairs.
  • Vernon Pogue reported on the EMS budget.

Correspondence

  • Town Road Improvement Program (TRIP) Meeting
  • Received from the Towns Association a postcard requesting action on the budget. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the budget. Motion carried

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 7:30 P.M. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. The chairman declared the meeting adjourned at approximately 10:10 p.m.

Correct Attest,

Joan M. Rademacher, Deputy Clerk

Town Board Minutes for November 27, 2000

The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road.

Call to Order. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by chairperson Lyle Updike. Supervisors Vernon Pogue and Doug Yelk, treasurer Joan Rademacher and clerk Claudia Quick were present. Seven other people attended the meeting.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show that notice of the Town Board meeting was faxed to The Star on November 20, 2000. Copies were also faxed to the Capital Times and the Sun Prairie News. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on November 24, 2000.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting. The minutes of the last meeting were not available for action.

Presentation from the Public. None.

Consider and Take Action re: Stormwater Plans for Fenske Development, Town Hall Drive. Glen Fenske talked about the development he has planned for the area which he recently annexed to the City of Sun Prairie. The land is approximately 6 acres in area. He needs to have a detention/retention area. He is inquiring as to whether he can drain water from his development area north through the road ditches. The chair indicated that the applicant would need to return with more plans. He also indicated would not be in favor of changing watersheds. No action was taken. The storm water and wetland issues in the area need to be addressed.

Consider Preliminary Plans for Land Division by Sue Hartman, Town Hall Drive. Sue Hartman, 6060 Town Hall Drive, would like to create several lots from within her land, approximately 14 acres. The Board was resistant to her plans indicating that they wanted the road developed/completed by her along with the division. No action was taken.

Consider CSM for Washecheck for new single-family residence. This is the CSM for the recent rezone. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the CSM with the addition of the language concerning neighboring uses and the assurance that the ROW is 66 feet. Motion carried.

Consider Recommendation Approval and Appointment of Dennis Sieg as interim judge. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve Mr. Sieg as interim judge. Motion carried.

Old Business/New Business

  • Budget Review – Copies of the final version of the proposed budget and the summary were handed out. The summary item will published in The Star and posted on the various bulletin boards. Copies will also be available for the public and for the Budget Hearing etc.
  • Special Charges – Our office will need to generate a listing of structures and buildings, which do not currently have a rural number. The county will assign address numbers. We will be special charging all of these rural numbers.
  • EMS Report – There is a meeting November 28 with additional discussion on the proposed building.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for Tuesday, December 5, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. The chairman declared the meeting adjourned at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Clerk

Town Board Minutes for November 13, 2000

Public Hearing and Town Board Meeting

The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, November 13, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road.

Call to Order. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by chairperson Lyle Updike. Supervisors Vernon Pogue and Doug Yelk, treasurer Joan Rademacher, clerk Claudia Quick and Highway Patrolman Dennis Farrell were present. Twenty-three other people attended the meeting.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show that notice of the Town Board meeting was published in the November 9, 2000 issue of The Star. The agenda was also faxed to the Capital Times and the Sun Prairie News. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on November 10, 2000.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting. The minutes were not available for action.

Presentation from the Public. None.

Report on Town Roads. Dennis Farrell was present for brief report

Presentation by John Selje re: Town Insurance package. John Selje, Rural Insurance, presented a quick review of the insurance package. The cost is being reduced. The policy is due on November 20.

Consider and Take Action re: survey map for Scott Buss, CTH N creating residential lot. sec. 8. The zoning for a single family residence has been approved. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the CSM. Motion carried.

The Board asks for the addition of the neighboring use language.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Petition #8021 by Greg & Karen Sheil to change the zoning from R-1 and R-1A Residential to RH-1 Rural Homes at 3180 Bailey Rd. to allow building of larger shed, sec.19. The Sheils own three lots, two are vacant. In order that they may build a larger pole shed they will increase the size of one of their lots and decrease the size of a different lot. This would bring the Sheil’s existing outbuildings into zoning compliance in regards to size and height, and would allow more outbuildings that the R-1A district. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the zoning change, Motion carried.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Petition # 8027 by Thomas Viken to change the zoning from the A-1 Ex. Ag. to the R-1 Residential east of 5136 Pierceville Road, to allow creation of two residential lots, sec. 26. Tom Viken proposes to create two residential lots for single family residences. The chair opened the public hearing. Don Odgen, a neighbor, spoke and indicated concern for his landscaping business. David Reisop also indicated concern for his existing A-B land. The Board indicated that Viken could expect to have one driveway for the two lots. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the zoning change. Motion carried.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Petition # 8030 by B Farms to change the zoning from the A-1 Ex. Ag. to the RE-1 Recreational, to B-1 Local Business, to R-1 Residential and to CO-1 Conservancy to allow a golf course, residential plat, and conservancy area. The area is north of the interstate 94 and east of CTH TT, section 34 and 35, approximately 180 acres The chair opened the meeting to a public hearing. John Blaska presented his plans for a 180 acre golf course with an area for a subdivision of approximately 14 homes. There was lengthy discussion with most comments positive. There were concerns expressed concerning traffic and highway speeds. The county will be requiring the developer to provide a deceleration land. The town and the developer will workout a developer’s agreement. The Board indicated that since this item was delayed at the county they would delay action until the December 11 Town Board meeting. The army corps of engineers and DNR will be reviewing the project and setting restrictions and guidelines. Issues are deceleration lane; the developer will be working on a developer’s agreement. No action was taken at this time.

Consider and Take Action Public Participation Plan for Adoption of a Comprehensive Plan for Town. The Town Plan commission has developed a public participation plan for development of the Comprehensive Plan. This plan is submitted to the Town Board for their adoption. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adopt the public participation plan. Motion carried.

Consider and Take Action re; Resolution to set Special Charge for Curbside Collection during 2001. Waste Management has indicated that the costs for curbside collection will be $75.12 per year for trash and $30.48 per year for the recycling material. There are approximately 810 homes in the Town. The Town would be billed approximately $85,536.00 for a year of curbside collection. The 2000 recycling grant of $17,279.20 will be used to offset the special charge. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adopt the resolution setting the special charge at $85.00 per residence. Motion carried.

Consider Adoption of Resolution re: Special Charge for Purchase and Installation of Rural Number Signs for Town. The Dane County Board has passed Ordinance Amendment #32 which mandates that each rural community must replace all existing rural number address signs. Commonly referred to as fire numbers, the cost of the signs is approximately $10.00. Either the highway employees or a person specifically hired to do the work would do the installation. Dennis Farrell estimates the cost to be approximately $5.00 for installation. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to set the special charge for purchase and installation of these signs at $15.00 per residence/out buildings. Motion carried.

Consider and Take Action re: County Ordinance Amendment #10 to Chapter 10 of County Ordinances Concerning Historic Preservation. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to disapproved of this ordinance amendment. Motion carried. The letter outlining the Board concern regarding the zoning ordinance will be sent to the county.

Consider and Take Action re: County Ordinance Amendment #13 to Chapter 10 of County Ordinances Concerning Definition of Governmental Uses. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to disapprove of amendment. Motion carried.

Consider Zoning Petition # 7993 as amended by the County Zoning Committee/County Board. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve zoning petition # 7993 (Washecheck) as amended. Motion carried.

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the invoice listing. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve payment of the bills with the addition of the Vierbecher bill, the per diems and postage. Motion carried.

Review/Work on Proposed 2001 Budget. The Board reviewed the proposed budget and made necessary adjustment/changes. Final Budget Work Meeting was set for November 16. Budget Hearing, Town Meeting etc. will be December 5, 2000 at 7:00 P.M.

Old Business/New Business

  • Court Commission has made a recommendation for interim judge. Each community will need to approve.
  • Fire commission mtg will be 21st at 6:00 p.m.

Correspondence

  • Town of Cottage Grove sent letter of support to high speed rail resolution of town.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for Monday, November 27, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. The chairman declared the meeting adjourned at approximately 11:30 p.m.

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Clerk

Town Board Minutes for October 23, 2000

Town Board Meeting and Public Hearing

The Town Board of the Town of Sun Prairie met on Monday, October 23, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road.

Call to Order. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by chairperson Lyle Updike. Supervisors Vernon Pogue and Doug Yelk, treasurer Joan Rademacher and clerk Claudia Quick were present. Ten other people attended the meeting.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show that notice of the Town Board meeting was published in the October 19, 2000 issue of The Star. The agenda was also faxed to the Capital Times and the Sun Prairie News. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on October 20, 2000.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting. The minutes of the last meeting were not available for action.

Presentation from the Public. None.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Rezoning Petition #7993 by Judy and Don Washecheck to change the zoning from A-2(4) agricultural and R-3A Residential to R-1A Residential and A-2(4) Agricultural on property located at 5136 Pierceville Road. The chair opened the meeting to a public hearing. No one spoke in favor or opposition to the request. Chair closed the hearing. Moved by Vern Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the zoning. Motion carried.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Conditional Use Permit for horse boarding, riding stable, unlimited livestock and training of horses at 5136 Pierceville Road. The rules and policies developed by the Washechecks were incorporated in the conditional use permit along with the following items:

  1. Submit an acceptable manure management plan to Dane County Planning & Development and to the Town of Sun Prairie.
  2. Acceptable management of boarders with rules and policies agreement.
  3. Boarding limit of twelve (12) horses.
  4. Deed restrict A-2 (4) parcel to prohibit residential development.
  5. Hours of Operation are to be 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to approve the conditional use permit. Motion carried.

Consider Preliminary Plans for creation of four residential lots by William Paulson in section 1. Mr. Paulson is in the process of purchasing Donald Strohmenger’s farm land (116 acres). He would like to develop 4 residential lots on approximately 5 acres of that farmland. He indicated that this would be in an area when the soil is poor. The consensus of the Board members indicated that they feel the farmland is too good for houses. Mr. Pogue also indicated that he is concerned about ambulance service to that area.

Consider Preliminary Plans for creation of two residential lots by Tom Viken, section 26. Mr.Viken brought preliminary plans to the Board for consideration of two residential lots on Connors Road near the Washecheck property. The Board indicated that this property was agricultural land and they did not think it should be used for houses.

Reconsider and Clarify “Concerns to be Addressed” for Alice Yelk rezone Petition #7959 as requested by the County The Town Board approved zoning petition #7959 for residential, rural homes and conservancy districts. The Board has forwarded to the County a list of ten concerns, which had been provided by the plan commission. The county zoning and natural resources committee has asked that the town board clarify the conditions. They are also suggesting that the conditions/concerns be limited to those items which are enforceable. There was discussion and consideration of what items are covered by other agencies and review groups. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to leave one condition “Maintain the existing buried tile in operating condition.” Motion carried.

Approve Granting of Operator Licenses History checks and class certification have been reviewed. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve operator licenses for Beverly D. Ferguson Speth and Terri Komorowski. Motion carried.

Old Business/New Business

  • There was brief discussion concerning the Boards concerns about the proposed Public Safety Building in Marshall. No action was taken.
  • The Assessors will be holding open book October 24. Approximately 95 people have signed up to meet with the assessors.
  • The developer will hold an information meeting for the people neighboring the proposed golf course.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for Monday, November 13, 2000 at 7:30 P.M.. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. The chairman declared the meeting adjourned at approximately 9:55 p.m.

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Clerk

Town Board Minutes for October 9, 2000

Public Hearing and Town Board Meeting

Call to Order.The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by chairperson Lyle Updike. Supervisors Vernon Pogue and Doug Yelk, treasurer Joan Rademacher, clerk Claudia Quick and Highway Patrolman Dennis Farrell were present. Five other people attended the meeting.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show that notice of the Town Board meeting was published in the October 5, 2000 issue of The Star. The agenda was also faxed to the Capital Times and the Sun Prairie News. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on October 6, 2000.

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the minutes of the September 25, 2000 Town Board meeting. Motion carried.

Presentation from the Public. None.

Report on Town Roads. Dennis Farrell indicated that he had attended a meeting concerning the new rural address signs. They have this years order and will begin putting them together. Crackfilling will begin tree trimming approximately Oct 16. All other road work is completed.

Consider Preliminary Plans for Residential Lot by Lisa Paskey-Barr. Mrs. Paskey-Barr explained that she would like to building a single family residence on property which she owns in section 26. She will request an access off of Pierceville Road, currently there is a field access at that point. Board reminded her that she would need a driveway that would meet new town specs. The Board indicated that she could proceed with a rezone application at the county.

Public Hearing – Consider Rezone Petition #7936 by Felix Jaramillo as amended by Dane County Board of Supervisors. On July 10, 2000 the Town Board approved petition # 7936 and conditional use permit 1644 for Felix Jaramillo. That zoning petition was amended by the county board to include the following additional conditions. This amendment will be effective, if within 90 days of its adoption by Dane County, the owner or owners of the land shall record an affidavit with the Dane County Register of Deeds stating:

  • I hereby stipulate that I, as owner of 3145 County Trunk T property do not object to any of the permitted uses or conditional uses as outlined in Dane County Ag-1 Exclusive zoning which could occur on the adjoining Homburg farm.
  • I hereby stipulate that I, as owner of 3145 County Trunk T property, do not object to a zoning change to C-2 of the southeast 20 acres, more or less, of the adjoining Homburg farm.
    Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Lyle Updike to approve the zoning petition as amended.

Motion carried. Doug Yelk asked that the record show that he opposed the added conditions and that he didn’t feel that Mr. Jaramillo should be required to attach these.

Consider Preliminary Plans for adding to Residential Lot by Greg Sheil, section 19. Karen Sheil was present to indicate that they would like increase the size of their lot by taking some of lot 2. This will allow them to build a shed of the size that they need for storage. The board indicated that they can proceed with the rezone application.

Public Hearing – Consider and Take Action re: Resolution concerning High Speed Rail. The chair opened the meeting to a public hearing. No one appeared to speak in favor or opposition to the concept of high speed rail. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve the resolution. Motion carried. The resolution is included here and in the Town Resolution book.

Resolution Concerning High Speed Rail Service

Resolution #10-9-00

Whereas: There is a rail line corridor which traverses the northern sections of the Town of Sun Prairie

Whereas: There is potential for the development of high speed freight and passenger service on that rail corridor.

Whereas: The Town Board supports the economic benefit that this would add to the local community, regional area and the state.

Whereas: The Board also recognizes that the operation of a rail line for commodities and merchandise will also help in relieving highway traffic congestion and need for highway construction

Therefore: The Town Board supports high speed rail service on the existing line subject to the following conditions:

  1. The rail corridor shall be limited to the existing right of way as it transits the Town of Sun Prairie.
  2. Through highway access shall be retained on Town Hall Drive, Skala Road, CTH V V and Twin Lane Road.
  3. Gated crossings shall be installed and maintained, at no expense to the Town, at all road crossings.
  4. Fencing shall be installed and maintained, at no expense to the Town, along the entire right of way to protect pedestrians and livestock.
  5. The railroad shall control noxious weeds and woody vegetation in the rail right of way.
  6. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WDOT) shall implement any other safety features identified in the development of this project that are necessary to protect human life and property.
  7. The right of way shall remain available for the transit of freight and reasonable accommodation shall be provided for additional rail sidings. We are especially interested in additional freight service within the Town of Sun Prairie for agricultural products and commodities.
  8. There shall be no modification of the roadbed that will alter surface water drainage patterns or increase stormwater runoff.
  9. During construction, the railroad shall provide an erosion control plan and meet all State and County erosion control standards.
  10. We urge the WDOT to maintain an active dialogue with the citizens and local governments affected by this project. The WDOT has a special expertise to share on these issues. Our citizens and local governments have a legitimate concern for public safety, environmental quality, and protection of property.
  11. We recognize that our urban neighbors are distressed with the potential impact of the high-speed rail. The Town implores WDOT to address their concerns and mitigate any negative effect this project may have on our community.

This Resolution shall be deemed effective as of the date of its passage.
Passed, Adopted and Approved by the Town of Sun Prairie this 9th Day of October , 2000.

Adopt Amendment to Town Driveway Ordinance concerning Deposit and Fee. Moved by Vernon Pogue second by Doug Yelk to approve the amendment to the Town Driveway Ordinance concerning deposit and fee. The amendment reads as follows:

“An applicant for a driveway permit associated with residential or commercial development on a Town Road will be asked to escrow $1050.00 with the Town business office. The intent of this fee is to hold the owner responsible for potential damage by construction equipment. If at the time of the issuance of the occupancy permit by the building inspector there is no damage to the Town Road, the $1,000.00 of the escrowed money will be returned to the applicant. If, in the estimation of the highway patrolman, there is damage to the road, the road will be fixed and the cost will be deducted from the $1,000.00 escrow. The remainder, $50.00, will be retained by the Town for administrative fees in the issuance and inspection process.”

Field accesses do not need to escrow the $1,000.00, put will be required to pay the $50.00 inspection fee.”

Motion carried. This amend will become effective immediately.

Report on EMS Budget Meeting

  • Ambulance runs will be raised to $350.00 per run.

Consider Action Concerning Construction of New Shared Facility. Vernon Pogue reported that the group has not made any decision because two communities have not had an opportunity to discuss the proposal with their boards.

Discuss Rezone Review Process for Proposed Golf Course. The process for review of the golf course petition was discussed. Decided that the petitioner could hold public information session for the public and the plan commission at the Town Hall. The plan commission would have a meeting to review and respond prior to the Town Board public hearing which is scheduled for November 13. The County ZNR committee will hold their public hearing on December 12.

Audit and Pay Bills. The Board reviewed the invoice listing. Moved by Vernon Pogue, second by Doug Yelk to approve payment of the bills. Motion carried.

Old Business/New Business

  • Discuss Budget Process: The work meeting dates were set.
  • Discuss November 7 Election Day Process: The consensus of the Board was to pay the election workers $7.50 per hour for their time during the presidential election on November 7.

Correspondence

  • Rezone petitions for G. Bohling and D. Rednour were approved.
  • D. Birrenkott provided a letter concerning Vierbecher Associates involvement with the Yelk Plat.

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment. The next meeting date was set for Monday, October 23, 2000 at 7:30 P.M.. Moved by Doug Yelk, second by Vernon Pogue to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. The chairman declared the meeting adjourned at approximately 10:45 p.m.

Correct Attest,

Claudia J. Quick, Clerk