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 | May

Special Meeting

May 16, 2013 Special Meeting concerning DKS modification to pit on 790th Ave.

Present:  Chairman Monn, Supervisors Bob Anderson and Steve Nielsen, Maintenance Kevin Finder, Clerk-Treas. Val Windsor and townspeople Jack Clark. 

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

Amanda Hanson, Dunn County Land Conservation, isn’t able to be in attendance but talked to Chairman Monn on the phone on May 15th and 16th.  She requested a copy of our moratorium.  The town clerk faxed her the moratorium on May 17th.

Rich was concerned that they would want to expand without permission or would be hauling processed sand with polyachrylamides and would create much dust.

Motion was made that we are opposed to any polyachrylamides material hauled within the Town of Stanton by B. Anderson, 2nd by S. Nielsen.  Approved.

If the county does grant this permit, any resident within 300 feet of the pit has the right to a hearing.

Val will fax Amanda our moratorium as well as the motion made tonight.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:30pm.







Town of Stanton Clerk-Treasurer

Valerie Windsor

Road Inspection minutes

Town of Stanton                                                                                                       May 9th, 2013

Annual Road Inspection




Attendees:      Chairman Rich Monn

                        Supervisor Steve Nielsen

                        Supervisor Bob Anderson – minute taker.

                        Patrolman Kevin Finder


Meeting started at 7:00 AM at the town shop.


This year’s inspection started on 751st Ave and ended on 950th Ave.


Areas of interest:


            810th Ave        Ditching on South side of road to improve drainage


            Shady Lane    Needs base course


            930th Ave. West of County Road Q


At this location a field approach was installed without a culvert.  The landowner is willing to donate a culvert.  The pipe under 930th is half full of soil.  During periods of high, intense rainfall the culvert fails and the road washes out.  The board discussed installing 2 – 36” culverts at approx., 30’ in length.  The road will need to raised about 2’ with gravel.  Since this area might be considered wetland coordination with the WisDNR and Corp of Engineers will be necessary.  The town board would like to get this accomplished this year.



950th  Ave.      Needs base course


790th Ave.       a few cracks to be filled this year


130th St (north of 890th)       overlay small area


970th Ave.       needs base course


890th east of 130th     ditch erosion noticed

Seems to be caused by lack of driveway – board will send land owner a letter


            800th Ave.       a few cracks to be filled this year


            730th Ave.       noticed pallets littering the ditch

                                    board will send land owner a letter


            280th St.          noticed illegal driveway

                                    board will send land owner a letter


            970th Ave.       previously filled cracks reopened.

                                    Kevin will check with the Village of Boyceville


The meeting adjourned at 12:40 PM.




Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting minutes of May 20, 2013

Present:  Chairman Monn, Supervisors Bob Anderson and Steve Nielsen, Maintenance Kevin Finder, Clerk-Treasurer Val Windsor, and townspeople Jim Michalski, Jim and Pat Smith, Jack Clark,

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

Motion to approve April minutes as mailed was made by R. Monn, 2nd by B. Anderson.  Approved.

Treasurer’s Report:                        Balance as of April 1, 2013                                      $17,684.11

                                                           April Receipts                                                            $25,914.35

                                                           Total                                                                           $43,598.46

                                                           Less April Disbursements                                       $18,451.51

                                                           Book Balance as of April 30, 2013                        $25,146.95          

Motion to approve Treasurer’s Report as mailed was made by R. Monn, 2nd by B. Anderson.  Approved.

Motion to approve Vouchers and Checks was made by B. Anderson, 2nd by Steve Nielsen.  Approved.  Board also approved the check to be mailed for Assessment Technologies from last month as Owen Assessing have stated in the past that whatever they have for the Town of Stanton will be the property of the Township if they leave.

Maintenance Report:  Kevin was cutting trees on Lentz Hill; the trailer with the driveway issue appears to be moving out so we will wait with that.  Request for a driveway right on the corner of 890th and 130th, the owner would also like to have the road sign moved.  Both signs are corner signs, the board suggested we leave the signs where they are and he needs to move his planned driveway. Kevin will call him. 

Chairman Report:  Disaster Preparations – Rich is going to get this started, as we need to have a plan in place in case of emergency.

Supervisors Report:   Bob read through the minutes from road inspection, which took place on May 3rd.  (Val will post minutes on the website).  Bob suggested we leave the road ban on until we hear from Dunn County Land Conservation with the DKS issue on 790th Ave. 

Clerk-Treasurer Report:  Reminder on board of review on May 29th

Committee Reports:  Boyceville Ambulance/Fire Reports:  Rich was made Chairman of this committee which also consists of 4 other people.  This committee would cover basically anything that would cost additional monies over and above the budget.

New Business:  Plan Commission Appointments – Rich nominated Bob Anderson be the Chairman of the Plan Commission, because of Bob’s health issues, he would like to accept this position but would like to wait about a month to see what happens with his health.  He suggested we have an appointed position to be an acting chair for at least a month until he gets back on his feet.  Bob accepted this position. Jack Clark will sit in as chairman until Bob is ready.

 Other members:  Pat Smith, Cindy Griffin, Jack Clark (until September when he moves), Cheryl Hoffman, and Bob Anderson.   Motion was made to approve the names listed above by R. Monn, 2nd by B. Anderson.   Approved. Bob will talk to a few others to see about who will take over for Jack when he moves.


Contract for Clerk-Treasurer:  Val gave the board members a description/contract for the Clerk-Treasurer position.  Bob went to the Town’s Association website and found a listing from 2004 for appointed Clerk/Treasurer and found that the average wage was $17,492.00.  Val currently makes $16,000/year.  Motion was made to approve the contract with the amended salary of $20,000/year for Clerk-Treasurer was made by R. Monn, 2nd by B. Anderson.  Approved.


Submit bids for Recycle Center – Val will put into the paper and on the website the bid to be opened at our June meeting.


Submit bids for Road Work – Val will put into the paper and on the website the bid to be opened at our June 17th meeting.


Public Comment:  As acting Plan Commission chair, Jack Clark, would like to have their first meeting soon.  He would like to tentatively plan Tuesday, May 28th

Motion to adjourn meeting was made by S. Nielsen, 2nd by B. Anderson.  Approved.

Meeting adjourned at 8pm.

Plan Commission Minutes

Town of Stanton Plan Commission Minutes: May 28, 2013  


Acting Chairperson Jack Clark called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm at the Stanton Town Shop in Knapp.  Members present:  Cindy Griffin, Pat Smith.   Members not present: Bob Anderson, Cheryl Hoffmann.  Also present: Steve Nielsen.  Draft minutes from the April 3rd meeting were reviewed.   Motion by Griffin/Smith to approve minutes.  Motion carried.


Clark emphasized the need for the Commission to work hand-in-hand with the Town Board.  Smith noted that she  purchased a copy of UWSP’s Plan Commission Handbook for $15 and recommended that the township purchase or copy this handbook for each PC member.  Motion by Smith/Griffin to recommend to the Town Board that Val order 5 copies.  Approved unanimously.


Clark distributed copies of Monn’s “Developer/Business Agreement” document as revised by township attorney Terry Dunst.   Motion by Griffin/Smith that document as presented not be recommended to the Town Board and that Dunst be asked to provide information on the conceptual framework and precedents for such an “all in one” business licensing ordinance.  Ayes: Smith, Griffin.  Nay: Clark.   At Neilsen’s request, Smith will address the Town Board at their next regular meeting regarding concerns related to the document.


The Plan Commission was asked by the Town Board to compare existing township ordinances to the Dunn County comprehensive zoning code.  Smith reported that a draft of the revised county code is expected to be available in 2 to 4 weeks and that the county zoning administrator recommended that we wait and use the new code for our comparison.  Clark stated that he saw no point in using the old county document as our working document. Motion to table this item by Griffin/Smith.  Approved unanimously.


Public comments:  In response to a question, Neilsen stated that Total Excavating and DKS have approached the township and the county for permission to bring in 1 truckload of sand contaminated with acrylamides from Pierce County for every 10 truckloads of silica removed from their sand mine on 790th Ave north of Knapp.  The contaminated sand would be buried at the mine site.  Neilsen noted that the town’s consulting engineer, Pat McCurdy, warned against burying acrylamides.  Neilsen reported that the Town Board members were not in favor of the proposal and that Dunn County Land Conservation was also reviewing the request. 


The next PC meeting is tentatively scheduled for the week after the June Town Board meeting at 6pm.


Motion by Smith/Griffin to adjourn at 7:55 pm.





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