Wing Town Hall
Board Members Present: Chairman Mark Platta, Supervisors
Greg Smith and Dave Schultz, Clerk Virginia Rogers and Treasurer Susan Goodew.
the meeting to order and the pledge to the flag was recited.
Brad gave the planning and zoning report.
Linda Schuety was present to request that the board consider
donating to some of the organizations which requested this. The recommendation from the annual meeting was to not donate to
anyone. She felt that the meeting ran very late with considerable time spent on many topics, which pushed a decision on donation
recommendations until after midnight. Many people had already left by this point. Several other township residents were also
in attendance to support her request. Linda stated that giving a small amount is an important reflection on our township.
Carol Wermter had emailed the supervisors asking that they support the County Historical Society and spoke at the meeting
as well. She and Don had had to leave the annual meeting before this item was addressed.
Discussion followed. Greg asked which organizations the residents felt most strongly about. The Historical Society,
LAPS and New Pathways were named. Carol gave an update from the Historical Society.
In looking through the statue information available it
was determined that only the electorate may authorize contracts for health, social and recreational services, so if it was
not authorized at the annual meeting, the board does not have the authority to enter into any contracts. The board could donate
to the Historical Society and/or the County Fair. Discussion followed concerning the longevity of the annual meeting, the
fact that some topics were discussed for 90 minutes or more and that this particular item was addressed very briefly with
no discussion allowed or a list read of the organizations which had requested funding. Linda stated that she felt these should
have been addressed and voted on one at a time.
Greg made a motion to donate $1000 to the Crow Wing County
Historical Society. The motion was seconded by Mark. Discussion followed. The motion passed with Dave opposed. Mark made a
motion to call a special town meeting for the purpose of looking at the donation and contracts for health, social and recreational
services, due to a number of residents requesting this, some of whom had to leave the annual meeting before this item was
addressed at 12:15 a.m. The motion was seconded by Greg. Discussion followed. The motion failed with Greg and Dave opposed.
The residents in attendance were instructed that they could get a petition together for the special town meeting and submit
it to the board. At this meeting the electorate could vote to authorize the board to contract with these organizations for
Wade Miller was present from the DNR to present the 90%
completed plans for the Paul Bunyan Way trail expansion. A portion of Brandon Way would be cut out and replaced and curb and
gutter would be added. Since the pavement on the road is fifteen years old the
curb and gutter could cause a problem for overlaying the bituminous. Discussion followed. Dave was given the contractor’s
contact information to submit comments and amendments to the plan. Mark made a motion to approve the 50% plans at this time
and wait until the appropriate amendments were made to approve the 90% plans. The motion was seconded by Dave and passed unanimously.
The 90% plans will be considered at the April 9th meeting.
Reorganizational items were next considered. Greg and Susie
were sworn into office. Mark made a motion to appoint Greg Smith as Chair. The motion was seconded by Dave and passed unanimously.
Mark made a motion to appoint Dave as Vice Chair. The motion was seconded by Greg and passed unanimously. Mark made a motion to have Dave continue to work with roads. The motion was seconded by Greg and passed
with Dave abstaining. Greg made a motion to have Mark continue to work with the
cemetery. The motion was seconded by Dave and passed with Mark abstaining. Dave
made a motion to have Greg continue to serve on the planning commission. The motion was seconded by Mark and passed with Greg
Mark made a motion to designate Brainerd Savings &
Loan, Mid Minnesota Credit Union, Affinity Credit Union and Edward Jones as town
depositories. The motion was seconded by Dave and passed unanimously.
Dave made a motion to adopt the meeting schedule as presented
and posted. The motion was seconded by Greg and passed unanimously.
Dave made a motion to leave the town hall rent at $30 for
residents and $60 for non-residents with a $250 damaged deposit for all. The motion was seconded by Greg and passed unanimously.
Dave made a motion to require a deposit on borrowing tables
and chairs in the amount of $100 and to not loan out the padded chairs. The motion was seconded by Greg and passed unanimously.
It was also noted that they are not to be used outside unless on a solid surface.
a motion to leave all board member and staff pay and per diems at the same rate as 2012. The motion was seconded by Dave and
passed unanimously. Other fees and policies stayed the same other than to note that the for examining records, the clerk’s
time beyond a reasonable point may be billable to the individual at the discretion of the town board.
The Planning Commission will be asked to meet with the
town board at the April 23rd meeting. The AWAIR meeting will be held on the same evening. All staff will be asked
to attend if they are able.
The road tour will be held on April 20th beginning
at the town hall at 8:00 a.m.
Payroll was approved and correspondence reviewed.
Dave made a motion to approve the March 5th minutes as
written. The motion was seconded by Greg and passed unanimously.
Correspondence was reviewed and the meeting adjourned by
general consent at 9:45 p.m.