Regular Meeting - May 13, 2014

Regular Meeting                          May 13, 2014

Crow Wing Town Hall               6:00 p.m.

Board Members Present: Chairman Greg Smith, Supervisors Mark Platta and Dave Schultz, Clerk Virginia Rogers and Deputy Treasurer Sue Kern.  

Greg called the meeting to order and the pledge to the flag was recited.

Dennis Sniderich was present to request a permit for a second entrance onto is property on 7451 Lone Oak Road. Dave had visited the property and found the proposed location to be appropriate. Greg made a motion to approve the second entry. The motion was seconded by Mark and passed unanimously.

Bob Rudsenske was present to present a proposed plan for erecting decorative fencing along the front of the cemetery. He is willing to pay for the project as a donation to the cemetery. He asked how much frontage was there and the board estimated roughly 400-500 feet. Greg stated that we will get that number to him. Bob shared information and pictures of what he thinks would be the best type of fencing. He asked if the board could provide some of the labor to install the fence. He asked if the board was interested in the project and they indicated that they thought it would be an asset to the cemetery. Bob will look into it further.

The Plat of Golden Oak was reviewed. The public hearing had been held and the planning commission recommendation was for approval. Joe Schommer was present as the developer and worked with the board to complete the document. Mark made a motion to approve the developer’s agreement as revised. The motion was seconded by Dave and passed unanimously. Mark made a motion to accept the final plat as presented. The motion was seconded by Greg and passed unanimously. Joe had also gotten a quote for $10,520 on the grading of the portion of Sweet Road that would lead to his plat and 13,540 for paving it.  $660 would be saved if done in conjunction with the paving of Golden Oak Dr. He offered to split the cost with the township. If the project does move forward, Pat DeRosier should be contacted about the possible paving of the road, as he uses it for hauling produce from his field. He could be asked if he would want to pay the difference to pave it to ten ton standards if he intends to continue using it for this purpose. Discussion followed regarding what benefit paving this portion of road would provide to current township residents. The board will give Joe an answer at the next meeting.

Ginny shared information about a call from Jacky Jensen who has requested additional time to resolve her land use violation. The board decided to allow her until May 27th to clean up all the loose garbage and to allow until June 10th for the remaining debris to be removed from the property. An inspection date was set for June 10th at 5:30 p.m. If the cleanup is completed prior to this, Ms. Jensen should let the board know so that one person can drive by and cancel the inspection if the violation has been resolved.

The Juaires will be given until June 10th to resolve their violation as well, since their letter had been misaddressed and returned. A new letter will be sent letting them know that an inspection has been scheduled for June 10th. If the violation is resolved before then, they can let us know and the inspection can be cancelled once the cleanup is verified.

Sue gave the treasurers report. Affinity Credit Union had sent a letter stating that they will begin charging service fees on our savings account due to the low balance. This account was left open in case we want to open a cd there again. The board instructed Sue to close the account and move it to Brainerd Savings & Loan.

Susie Goodew has given her notice and will be leaving the treasurer position at the end of the month, due to moving out of the township. Greg made a motion to appoint Deputy Treasurer Sue Kern to the treasurer position until the next election. The motion was seconded by Mark and passed unanimously.

Dave made a motion to approve the April 22nd minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Greg and passed unanimously.

The meeting adjourned by general consent at 10:35 p.m.  

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