Meeting August 27, 2013
Crow Wing Town Hall
Board Members Present: Chairman Mark Platta, Supervisors
Greg Smith and Dave Schultz and Clerk Virginia Rogers.
Greg called the meeting to order and the pledge to the
flag was recited.
Mark shared information from the Fire Advisory Board meeting
at which the possibility of setting up a fire district was considered.
Greg and Brad had performed an inspection of the Anthony
property to determine how much debris will need to be removed to resolve the land use violation that exists on the property.
Procedures were considered for how to facilitate the cleanup. The Anthonys will be provided with a list of contractors that
have been pre-approved by the county, but they are welcome to deal directly with any contractor they choose, if they move
forward with the cleanup without the township’s involvement. If the cleanup is not scheduled by the first town board
meeting in September and/or if the township becomes involved with it then quotes will be accepted from interested contractors.
Greg had a quote from Crow Wing Power to light the intersection
at 70th Ave. and Business Highway 371. It would cost $400 to put a light up using the existing pole. Discussion
followed including the fact that the new larger street signs make it much easier to locate the turns at intersection. This
has been verified with at least one of the resident who previously asked for a light. Some opposition to installing streetlights
has also been received stating that this is a rural area and therefore not one where streetlights are necessary or desirable.
The light installed by Crow Wing County at the St. Mathias Road and 371 intersection was chosen because there are over 1000
cars per day using this intersection. The traffic count on 70th Ave was an average of 480 per day over a period
of a week.
A complaint was received about the volume of the noise
at North Central Speedway. This has been the only complaint received this year. The track will be notified that the complaint
The quarterly budget report was reviewed, as well as the
planning and zoning violation financial report. Ginny was asked to send out bills for current expenses on any unresolved land
use violations, excluding those expenses which have previously been assessed to property taxes.
Payroll was reviewed and approved.
The minutes of the August 13th meeting were
reviewed. Greg made a motion to approve the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Dave and passed unanimously,
Correspondence was reviewed and the meeting adjourned by
general consent at 7:55 p.m.