Meeting – February 23, 2016; 6:00pm Crow
Wing Town Hall
Members Present: Chairman Greg Smith,
Supervisors Mark Platta & Dave Schultz, Clerk Susan Amick, Treasurer Susan
the meeting to order at 6:00pm and the pledge to the flag was recited.
from Banick logging was present to request permission to work across the Potlatch
road while doing some logging/thinning of trees potentially this spring which
could take up to three weeks. Discussion
was had on how to protect the road by putting class 5 gravel down, or to
instead repair the road damage that will incur from working. Mr. Herold had
discussed the matter with
Anderson Brothers to get cost estimates for repairing any damaged section of road.
Mark brought up the idea of getting a bond
for the road, or a letter of credit for $5,000-$10,000 from Banick
Logging/Potlatch to insure timeliness of road repair. Banick/Potlatch will be
repairs. Photos will be taken in advance
of beginning the process. They will also
be responsible for all signage. It will
be up to Mr. Herold to contact Greg in advance of starting the process to let
the town board know the dates and road protection/repair plan. They will be
granted a 4 week period once
started to finish the project. If
problems arise in completing the project within the 4 week period,
Banick/Potlatch will need to contact the town board to communicate about the
new timeline. Greg made a motion to
approve Mr. Herold’s request to cross the road for logging purposes. Mark
seconded the motion, motion passed
Mark gave a
report on the local fire advisory meeting he attended February 17th.
He shared handouts with statistics showing
the number of fire runs in the various service districts that the City of
Brainerd Fire Service covers, as well as financial statements reflecting
payment calculations for the 2016 & 2017 assessments.
supervisors examined the updated Planning Commission Ordinance Amendment
document received from the township attorney’s office. It was discovered
there are still some
formatting issues that need to be fixed.
The revisions & updates in the document were discussed by the
supervisors. Mark made a motion to
accept the revised amendment document, Dave seconded it. Motion passed unanimously.
order with St. Mathias Township was revisited.
Susan shared the cost information sent from the clerk in St. Mathias
Township. Due to the fact that Crow Wing
Township residents are very aware of the program, the board determined we did
not need to get magnets to mail out and it would not be a wise use of
funds. Susan will let the St. Mathias
clerk know we will not be participating in the magnet order.
that the main township computer died and cannot be repaired due to it being
very old. Data loss was discussed and
what may need to be retrieved or recreated.
There were a small number of files that will need to be recreated. Susan
will contact MAT to get feedback and
also inquire about using the Office 365 Business Plan program and backing up
files into the cloud.
supervisors conducted the yearly audit of the treasurer and clerk bookkeeping
for 2015. The budget was examined and
set for 2016. It was noted that Dave is
in the opinion that the amount for donations should be budgeted at $0.00. It
was decided to budget for donations based
on the residents at the annual meeting last year voting to donate to a few
Greg made a
motion that the following amounts be presented for the 2017 levy to the
residents at the annual meeting in March.
Dave seconded it. Motion passed
and claims were examined by the supervisors and approved for payment.
appointed Randy Power to serve in his place on the Board of Canvas following
the March 8 election.
examined the minutes from February 9, 2016.
Greg made a motion to approve the minutes, Mark seconded it. Motion passed
adjourned at 9:05pm.