Crow Wing Town Hall
Board Members Present:
Chairman Greg Smith, Supervisors Mark Platta and Dave Schultz, Clerk Virginia Rogers and Treasurer Susan Goodew.
Greg called the meeting to order and the pledge to the flag was recited.
The Schoemmer rezoning
request was considered again. Findings of fact were reviewed and discussion followed. Based on the findings of fact and in
consideration of the plan to create a plat that contains only five acre and nearly five acre lots, Dave made a motion to approve
the rezoning change to RR 2.5. The motion was seconded by Mark and passed unanimously.
It was stated that any proposed plat with lots smaller than 4.5 acres would likely be denied. There was additional
discussion about the road in the plat and Sweet Road. It was determined that at this point, the board doesn’t plan to
pave the gravel section of Sweet Road, but that as the plat progresses and homes are built the topic will be revisited.
The Anthony cleanup
is underway. The agreement with the property owner has been signed and notarized. It includes a list of the items that will
be allowed to stay.
The contract with
Crow Wing County for election services was considered. Greg made a motion to sign the contract. The motion was seconded by
Mark and passed unanimously. Dave noted that if the law changed so that we did not have the Automark machine programmed for
each election, even though it has never been used in our township, the costs would be reduced significantly.
Dave made a motion
to move the cemetery CD funds into the money market account and to transfer the balance from the perpetual care fund to the
cemetery fund. The motion was seconded by Mark and passed unanimously. Dave made a motion to transfer $15,041.81 from the
general fund to balance the planning and zoning fund. The motion was seconded by Mark and passed unanimously.
Ginny was asked
to invite County Commissioner Paul Koering to an upcoming town board meeting to discuss taxes that are collected from Crow
Wing Township residents for the purpose of planning and zoning administration, due to the fact that we have provided administration
for our township since 2007. The use of SCORE funds collected from the townships
served by the recycling center here will be another item the board will discuss with him.
Greg made a motion
to pass the attached resolution for the account at Blackridge Bank. The motion was seconded by Mark and passed unanimously.
Mark made a motion to adopt the attached resolution supporting a transportation finance bill. The motion was seconded by Greg.
Discussion followed. The motion passed unanimously.
Greg made a motion
to approve the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Dave and passed unanimously. The Budget Meeting and Audit Meeting
will be held on February 4th at 5:30 p.m.
The meeting adjourned
by general consent at 8:30 p.m.