Town of Stanton
N8414 Co. Rd. O
Knapp, WI 54749
(715) 665-2568

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Chairman, Rich Monn
Supervisor, Bob Anderson
Supervisor, Steve Nielsen
Clerk-Treasurer, Valerie Windsor

Minutes | 2013 | January

Board Meeting Minutes



Board Meeting minutes of January 21, 2013

Present:  Chairman Monn, Supervisors Bob Anderson and Tim Mittlestadt Jr., Maintenance Kevin Finder, Clerk-Treasurer Valerie Windsor and townspeople Al Andrews, Wayne and Shirley Rostamo, Tim Mittlestadt Sr., Candy Anderson, Jack Clark, Jim Chich, Steve Nielson, Jack and Kelly Owen, Jim Michalski

Chairman Monn called the meeting to order at 7pm at the Stanton Town Shop, Knapp, WI.

Motion to approve minutes as mailed was made by R. Monn, 2ndby T. Mittlestadt.  Approved

Treasurer’s Report:                           Balance on hand, Dec. 1, 2012                       56,937.76

                                                              December Receipts                                            2,324.14

                                                              Total                                                                    59,261.90

                                                              Less December Disbursements                      16,402.39

                                                              Book Balance as of Dec. 31, 2012                  42,859.51

Motion to approve Treasurer’s Report as mailed was made by R. Monn, 2ndby T. Mittlestadt Jr.  Approved.

Motion to approve Vouchers and Checks was made by R. Monn, 2ndby T. Mittlestadt Jr. Approved

Maintenance Report:  Kevin called Wiers, out of Kaukauna about leasing a mower (includes tractor and 5’blade).  It is $1,800.00 for 40 hours, plus a set of blades, plus pickup and delivery.  If you lease for a month you’d get the 4thweek free plus pickup and delivery is free.  We could also share the mower and costs with another township (Lucas is interested).  Kevin will call around to get other prices.

Chairman Report:  Prior to the Feb. 18thregular town board meeting we will have a tabletop exercise with the Dunn County Emergency Management.  This will be from 6pm-7pm.  Other townships will be invited as well.

 Rich is going to the meeting for the Dunn County Zoning for they will be voting to accept us under the county zoning.

Supervisors Report:  Bob gave a copy of the Town of Black Brook animal ordinance to his neighbors as they are concerned with the ordinance we would be adopting concerning dog kennels.

 Bob suggested we get a couple rollup signs (road work ahead).  Kevin will call the county to see about prices.

Tim Mittlestadt Sr. is asking questions of Jack and Kelly Owen about phone calls not being returned.  Tim needs the Owens to come out and re-evaluate the property as he feels he is being charged too much.  Discussion ensued on the real estate transfer and so on.  Owen Assessing has not gone through Stanton Township yet.  Owens said they would accept all paperwork from Tim Sr. even though some of it is almost a year old.  Tim Jr. would like to abandon his road (80thStreet), Lucas Township is okay with this.  Rich has contacted the chairman of Lucas and the fire chief of Menomonie.  The fire chief said they use that road for access for fires ( Mittlestadt’s stated the fire dept ‘s never use this road).  Lucas doesn’t seem to be taking care of it.  Bob suggested we talk to Lucas about not taking care of their roads in a timely manner.  Kevin will plow 80thStreet in his route and use Tim’s driveway as a turnaround.

Tim handed out drafts of the Sand Operator Licensing Ordinance from the Plan Commission to look over and get on the next agenda.

Clerk-Treasurer Report:  Val was wondering about pursuing being a notary for the township.  Val will find out prices for this and bring it up at the next meeting.

New Business:  2012 Audit – Motion was made to use Wipfli as our auditor again for the year 2012 by B. Anderson, 2ndby R. Monn.  Approved.

Animal Control Ordinance – Sheriff Smith is not interested at this time for the enforcement part of the animal ordinance.  Rich contacted the Township Association and they suggested we advertise in the paper for an animal control warden.  According to Steve Nielsen, Animal Control Officers need to be certified by the State.  Bob suggested we put this on next month’s agenda and get some information of what it would take to get an animal control warden.

Public Comment:  One was inquiring about having a meeting on a federal holiday. 

Motion was made to adjourn the meeting  by B. Anderson, 2ndby R. Monn.  Approved.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50pm.

















Caucus for the Town of Stanton 

Chairman Monn called the caucus to order at 8pm at the Town of Stanton, Knapp, WI

Present:  See board meeting residents in attendance

Chairman Monn turned the caucus over to Kevin as Rich is up for election.

Nominees for Town Chairman:  Tim Mittlestadt Jr. nominated by T. Mittlestadt Sr, accepted

                                                         Rich Monn nominated by Steve Nielson, accepted


Nominees for Town Supervisors:  Jim Chich nominated by Tim Mittlestadt Jr., accepted

                                                             Steve Nielson nominated by Jack Clark, accepted

                                                             Jack Clark nominated by Kevin Finder, accepted

                                                             Bob Anderson nominated by Al Andrews, accepted


Motion was made to close nominations  by Wayne Rostamo, 2ndby Jim Chich.  Approved


Motion to adjourn caucus was made by R. Monn, 2ndby T. Mittlestadt Jr.  Approved


Caucus adjourned at 8:10pm

Plan Commission Meeting Minutes

Town of Stanton Plan Commission Minutes: January 8, 2013


Acting Chairperson Jim Chich called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm at the Stanton Town Shop in Knapp.  Also present:  Jack Clark, Cindy Griffin, Pat Smith.  Not present: Tim Mittlestadt.   Public present: Jim Michalski.


Draft minutes from the December 18th meeting were reviewed.   Motion by Clark/Griffin to approve minutes.  Motion carried.


Clark again emphasized the need to include a modified version of paragraph H on page 21 of Dunn County’s NM ordinance in the township NM ordinance, assigning powers similar to those granted the County Board of Adjustment to the Town Board.  Clark would prefer that all specific conditions (e.g., restrictions on hours of operation) be negotiated as part of each developer’s agreement rather than included in a township ordinance.   


Griffin noted that the language WTA recommended previously also needs to be included in the township ordinance in order to authorize the township to negotiate developer’s agreements.


Commission members then again reviewed the document prepared by Smith to finalize provisions for a township ordinance to regulate aspects on nonmetallic mining operations not similarly regulated in the new Dunn County ordinance.   These include hours of operation, safety concerns related to trucking, noise levels, road design, construction and inspection levels, mining into groundwater, well testing, on-site waste material, blasting hours, township site inspection, and property value guarantees.


Members then discussed concerns about long-term monitoring of mine sites after reclamation is completed.   Concern was expressed as to the possibility of chemicals leaching into the ground and groundwater after a site is closed.  Questions were raised as to how any leaching would be discovered and remediated before it negatively impacts the health of local residents.


Fees were then discussed briefly, with general consensus the township application fee for an operator’s license needs to be at least $5,000, based on information from other townships.  Concerns were also expressed that the township may not currently be collecting enough from mine operators for road repairs.  An example was cited in which in August of 2012, Frankfort Township and Pepin County required Bechel Trucking to pay a $30,000 administrative fee and establish a million dollar fund for county road repairs based on a maximum allowable tonnage of 80 loads per day; 500,000 tons per year.  It was further suggested that we ask the County’s highway commissioner whether they would be willing to help the township calculate costs when a mine operator proposes to utilize township roads.


Smith will summarize the points recommended for inclusion in a township ordinance and email them to Griffin to be shared at the next township meeting on January 21, 2012.


The agenda for the next meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd at 6:30 pm at the Town Shop will include a report on the results of the Town Board meeting and related action, recommendations for the Town Board on fees and citations related to nonmetallic mining and further discussion regarding how road agreements can be negotiated.  Smith will be unavailable for this meeting.  Motion to adjourn at 8:23 pm by Smith/Clark.  Motion carried.


Submitted by: Cindy Griffin, Planning Commission    January 16, 2013

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