March 25, 2014
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
The Anthony cleanup was discussed. Thirty-seven mobile homes
have been removed from the property. The contractor has indicated that there
has been enough salvage to cover the rest of the cleanup costs and the township
will not need to be involved financially.
The proposed plat of Golden Oak was reviewed. The planning
commission recommendation was for approval with the following conditions:
1. The applicant shall submit a plan identifying the location
where the vegetation is to be removed from each of the proposed lots for the
creation of driveways, building sites, etc.
2. The applicant shall be responsible to obtain a grading
permit through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, if required.
There was also a discussion regarding the gravel road
leading to the plat and the request from the developer that the township pave
that piece of roadway. There were some revisions to the plat map requested for
the final copy. It was determined that a
decision on the road should be made after Dave returns so that he can
participate. Mark made a motion to approve the preliminary plat. The motion was
seconded by Greg and passed unanimously. Brad noted that it has been confirmed that in
the 2006 annexation, parcels lying south of Business 371 were included in the
City of Brainerd, even though they were not part of the annexation. Greg motion
to send letter requesting that county recover the property taxes paid to the
city and route then to the township where they should have gone in the first
Reorganizational items were next discussed. It was
determined that Greg will continue Chairman and assigned to work with planning
and zoning. Mark will continue as Vice Chair and will continue to work with the
cemetery. Dave will continue to work with roads.
Recommendations for donations and contracts for services
made at the annual meeting were reviewed. Greg made a motion to approve the
following 2014 annual meeting recommendations:
Contract for services with New Pathways - $1000, St.
Mathias/Fort Ripley First Responders - $2000, Lakes Area Pregnancy Support
Center - $500, Crisis Line and Referral Services - $250 and a donation to the
Crow Wing County Historical Society of $250. The motion was seconded by Mark
and passed unanimously.
Greg – motion to name town depositories as those with which
we currently have accounts. The motion was seconded by Mark and passed unanimously.
Greg – approve meeting schedule as printed and as presented
at the annual meeting. The motion was seconded by Mark and passed unanimously.
Greg made a motion to designate the town hall as the
official posting site with courtesy posting at Wild Rice Depot. The motion was
seconded by Mark and passed unanimously.
Pay rates will be set at the April 8th meeting.
Appliance and electronic recycling was discussed. It was
determined that this would be a good addition to our recycling services, as
there would be no cost to the township. Three businesses have expressed
interest in providing this service. It was determined that the two local owners
should attend a meeting as soon as possible to discuss the details.
Payroll approved and paid.
Greg made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 4 meeting
as written. The motion was seconded by Mark and passed unanimously.
The meeting adjourned by general consent at 9:00 p.m.