September 24, 2013
Crow Wing Town Hall
Board Members Present: Chairman Greg Smith, Supervisors
Mark Platta and Dave Schultz and Clerk Virginia Rogers.
Greg called the meeting to order and the pledge to the
flag was recited.
Rob Anthony was present and had gotten a quote from one
of the contractors that he had contacted about cleaning up the property. Reed’s Backhoe will be meeting with him tomorrow
as well. He was asked to meet with Brad Arnold and whichever contractor he has chosen so that a decision can be made before
the October 8th deadline. Greg will give Rob a call on Thursday the 26th.
The Jensen complaint was discussed. The bags of cans are
still where they have been. Brad had spoken with Ms. Jensen a few weeks back and she was going to get them cleaned up. Brad
will call her.
Joe Nelson and Robin Nelson were present to discuss the
Wakefield cleanup. They have taken one load of garbage off of the property. Joe is planning to purchase the property and is
in the process of cleaning it up. He asked for additional time to remove the debris. The board indicated that they are willing
to give him some additional time. He will continue removing the garbage and anything else not stored inside a building and
will board up the mobile home and remove the tires.
Tom Martin was present about his property. He said that
the remainder of the debris is on Marv Schuety’s property, not his. The Martin property can now be removed from the
Cliff and KT were present form North Central Speedway to
discuss the noise complaints received over Labor Day weekend, particularly the fireworks that were set off at 4:00 a.m. that
Sunday morning. They will not be having any fireworks in the future, so that will resolve the issue. They also received a
number of complaints. Steve Hagen asked if there is a set time for the track to close. It was explained that there was nothing
in place with the county when the township took over planning and zoning administration. Steve stated that midnight would
seem to be a reasonable end time. KT said that Labor Day weekend is the only time they go beyond midnight.
Steve Hagen was present to discuss the request for a streetlight
at the intersection of 70th Ave and Business 371. Greg shared his thoughts on the subject. He said that we don’t
assess property owners when an improvement is made to their road, so it would seem like this is not something that should
be paid for only by those requesting it. He recommended making a policy that sets criteria for when we will install a streetlight.
He added that this is something that was requested by vote at the last annual meeting. He had checked with MN DOT and they
have no problem with the light being placed in their right of way. Discussion followed concerning traffic counts and other
considerations. Steve presented a petition with 35 signatures from the area requesting
that it be installed. Greg made a motion to put in the light. The motion was seconded by Mark. Dave stated that we don’t
have a policy in place yet, it is a rural setting and Brainerd is in the process of removing streetlights. He added that he
is not opposed to lighting and this would be the first intersection he would choose if one was going to be installed. The
motion passed with Greg and Mark in favor and Dave opposed. Steve also wanted to mention that he believes the dip in 70th
Ave. makes it hard to see smaller vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. He had an accident there himself last winter. His
recommendation is to make the intersection into a three-way stop. He had a petition with 33 signatures requesting that this
be done. Discussion followed. Dave will check with the county to see what regulations would need to be followed in order to
make this change.
Brad gave a planning and zoning update. Mike Sullivan asked
for any support the township could give him in getting Martin Copa off his property. Brad let him know that this is a civil
matter that the township can’t resolve. Martin has been living on the property illegally for a very long time. He agreed
to move off the property quite some time ago and on multiple occasions but continues to live there.
Payroll was reviewed and approved.
The cemetery project was discussed. No motions were made.
Greg had contacted Joe Radinovich’s office to find
out if there was a special reason he was planning to attend our town board meeting. He said that the woman he spoke with made
a comment about Greg not wanting him at the meeting. He said that Joe was more than welcome to attend. When Joe called him
back he also mentioned that maybe he wasn’t wanted at the meeting. Greg assured him as well that that was not the case.
The minutes of the September 10thth meeting
were reviewed. Dave made a motion to approve the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Greg and passed unanimously,
Correspondence was reviewed and the meeting adjourned by
general consent at 7:55 p.m.