Board Meeting minutes of June 18, 2012
Present: Chairman Monn, Supervisors Bob Anderson and Tim Mittlestadt Jr., Clerk-Treasurer Val Windsor, Maintenance Kevin Finder and townspeople Kevin Ullom, Jim Michalski, Jack Clark, Pat Smith, Earl Nihart and Becky Reihold, Dennis Duval and Jeff Brenden with Scott Construction
Motion to approve May 21, 2012 minutes as mailed was made by R. Monn, 2ndby B. Anderson. Approved
Treasurer’s Report: Balance on hand as of May 1, 2012 10,976.73
May Receipts 14,964.83
Less May Disbursements 13,626.67
Book Balance as of May 31, 2012 12,314.89
Motion to approve Treasurer’s Report as mailed was made by R. Monn, 2ndby B. Anderson. Approved.
Motion to approve Vouchers and Checks was made by R. Monn, 2ndby T. Mittlestadt Jr. Approved.
Maintenance Report: Mark Atkins contacted Kevin about blacktopping his driveway when the road crew was on 790th. Kevin advised the blacktop crew not to do it.
Supervisor Reports: Hanging branches on 800th/O.
Bob has been in contact with the lawyer on several questions the board has asked. Snowmobiles are not technically allowed on the town roads unless there is an ordinance on file, which we would have to do before next winter. In order to have a speed limit ordinance we have to do an engineering study. Bob will get a radar gun, (he has a license for this). Proposed Parking Ordinance (for fishing from bridges), Bob has a sample ordinance, we could just fill in the blanks. Because we don’t have a constable or patrolman we would be relying on Dunn Co. Sheriffs Dept. Building Inspection Requirements Ordinance, the attorney went through and corrected a few things. The board will discuss these issues at a later meeting. Bob asked the Plan Commission to have an ordinance done and ready to go for the board to go over before the Nov. ballot.
Clerk-Treasurer Report: Val had to go to court regarding the late personal property taxes and speak with the mediator and the town resident. It was resolved that they would pay $50.00 by the 30thof each month until paid in full. If they fail to make even one payment, Val will call the Clerk of Courts and a judgment will be filed against them.
Received a letter from Melissa Gilgenbach, Director of Dunn Co. Emergency Communications, in regards to the fire incident on 3-29-12 on 890thAve. She reviewed the tapes and feels the resident did not follow proper procedures in a burning permit. Val will send the resident a copy of the letter and another bill.
Open and possibly award bids for crack filling-
Scott Construction fiber and crack filling – 6740.00 (rubber crack filling, as done in the past 5987.00)
Long Asphalt, Medford – 5543.00 includes a five yr. warranty
Perfection Paving, Bloomer – 11,373.45
Asphalt Maintenance and Paving – 10,458.89
Jeff with Scott Construction, stated the advantages of using fiber over rubber as with fiber you do not route the cracks, the fiber has a fiber mesh to help hold it in. It will still be heat meshed. They will warranty their work. They have found that the fiber does not “dip” as rubber does. Bob doesn’t feel we should go with fiber as it was not bid that way. R. Monn made a motion to accept the Long Asphalt proposal in the amount of 5543.00 to be done by the last week in July, 2ndby T. Mittlestadt Jr. Approved.
Roads to be done are : 870thAve, 280thAve, 800thAve, 130thAve. These are the same roads that need to be chip sealed as well.
Burning Permit Ordinance: Rich spoke with Melissa Gilgenbach, she is in agreement with the revised burning permit ordinance. Changes are allowing residents to call the non-emergency number without having called the town official. They will take your name, address of where the fire will be, and give you a 24hr. time period to burn. If the fire gets out of control, the resident will still be liable for any costs incurred. Motion was made to change the ordinance to reflect the new wording was made by R. Monn, 2ndby B. Anderson. Approved.
Fireworks Ordinance: Question was asked about what the county’s procedure is. They stated that if the resident has a permit they would have permission to shoot off fireworks, they would be “legal” if someone turns you in. Dennis Smith is here to explain the procedures of what they would do if called to a fireworks scene. If the resident does not have a permit and the sheriff is called they will come out and confiscate any existing fireworks and send a warning letter. Dennis requested that if we adopt an ordinance he would like us to send them a copy for their files. Val will download a sample ordinance from the Town’s Assoc. website and the board will look over this for the July meeting. Val will also email the sample to Dennis and he’ll look over it as well.
Auditor quotes: Val will contact the Town’s Assoc. and see if they can recommend anyone. Based on that information Val will use her discretion on whom to go with.
Required posting places: Bremer Bank in Knapp will be closing as of Aug. 31 so we need to have another posting place. Tim will contact the gas station to see about posting there as well as seeing if they would be willing to sell garbage bags for us.
Public Comment: Dennis Duval is wondering about the bicycle race. Rich stated we don’t have anything to do with it, they do not contact us. Dennis is concerned as they are all over the road, with their “watch vehicles”. Sheriff Dennis stated the association that puts it together gets permission from the county, which then gets permission from the state. Another concern is that they paint arrows on the signs and on the roads and blow the sand off the roads and into people’s yards. Sheriff Dennis stated the bike assoc. should be contacting the townships as well as the villages and counties. Sheriff Dennis will address these issues in question with the bikers for next year.
Seems to be a problem getting a quorum for the Plan Commission, they need to get alternates. Tim will call the Town’s Association to see about the legal ramifications of appointing Plan Commission members.
Motion was made to adjourn meeting by R. Monn, 2ndby B. Anderson. Approved
Meeting adjourned at 8:25pm