Regular Meeting – April 12, 2016; 5:30pm Crow Wing Town Hall
Board Members Present: Chairman Mark Platta, Supervisors Greg Smith
& Dave Schultz, Clerk Susan Amick, Treasurer Susan Kern
Mark called the meeting
order at 5:30pm and the pledge to the flag was recited.
The annual AWAIR safety
meeting occurred with all of the township recycling employees, planning
commission members and town board members present. Mark shared a
review of the purpose of the
workplace accident and injury reduction program with those present by reading
aloud the important points, details, & instructions pertaining to the
employees. Topics such as workplace
safety, hazardous materials, accident/injury related information, etc was
covered. The board welcomed feedback
& suggestions for improvement from those present. The AWAIR
meeting adjourned at 5:50pm and a
short break was taken.
Katherine Torbert was present
to have paperwork signed for the renewal of the North Central Speedway’s beer
license. The clerk signed all the paperwork
after the supervisors received updates on the business from the past year. It
was mentioned that there is frustration
with a neighbor who is driving across their property to get to their adjoining
property, as well as people whipping around on 4-wheelers on their property.
Jordan Spychalla was present
to inquire about permits regarding his new property. He would like to put in
driveway which requires a culvert & build a pole barn. Greg made a motion
to approve the second
driveway for Mr. Spychalla, Mark seconded it, motion passed.
The matter of the township’s
contract with Dale’s Excavating expiring May 31st was
discussed. The bid process was covered.
A notice will be placed in the paper and info
The Juaire property violation
was revisited with discussion on how to proceed. Greg made a motion for the
clerk to contact
Attorney Steve Qualley to send Lola Fuchs & Lesly Juarie a letter outlining
the steps starting the legal process to clean-up their property. Dave seconded
it. Motion passed.
Brad gave an overview of
Commission’s public hearing that was conducted regarding a land use ordinance
amendment application 16-4406 regarding Article 6. Crow Wing Township Planning
proposing to amend Article 6 “Planning Commission” of the Crow Wing Township
Land Use Ordinance; the proposed amendments remove the maximum amount of
consecutive terms able to be served and removes language regarding
“Commissioner Districts”. The
commission members had discussed the language in the ordinance and made
clarifications to specific wording. After
the supervisors reviewed the updated ordinance & asked clarifying
questions, Greg made a motion to accept Resolution 16-4406. Dave seconded it. Motion passed. Brad
shared other items discussed at the meeting including: Arlene Jillson and her
son Paul’s request
that their property be rezoned to Rural Residential from Rural Ag so it can be
subdivided. The matter of the Josh
Neelan violation will be revisited with him by Brad or Justin with a visit to
set up an inspection meeting in May, and the bill for a full inspection will be
sent to Mr. Neelan since the commission members were present for the April 11th
inspection at his property but he was not despite advance notification. The
property violation of Jamie Markuson was
brought to the board. The PC suggested a
cease & desist document be delivered to him by the sheriff. The board determined
that the clerk will
investigate the cease & desist process and report back at the next board
meeting in April.
Susan Kern gave the
treasurer’s report. Claims were examined
by the supervisors and paid. Dave made a
motion not to approve the donations voted upon & approved at the annual
meeting. Greg seconded it. Discussion
was had. Greg Smith shared that he has no issue with
those that are clearly spelled out within township statutes such as medical
related groups (like Zone One First Responders) and historical societies. Statutes
were reviewed for clarification. Motion failed.
Greg made a motion that all the donations
approved by the annual meeting participants be paid. Mark seconded it. Motion passed.
Dave gave the road
report. He filled in the board on
permits issued, problems with culverts, and also with sand at the end of Erin
Road’s cul-de-sac again. No
communication from Tri-City as to when they will finish the work they have left
to do or re-do. Tri-City will be sent a
letter inviting them to the next board meeting on April 26th to discuss the
plan for moving forward with road repairs and completion of the project.
The remainder of the
reorganizational items were discussed.
The inspection fee rate
reviewed. Mark made a motion that
elected township officials and planning commission members attending property
violation inspections each be paid a $50 inspection fee per inspection. Greg
seconded it. Motion passed. Mark made a motion that all township
employee wages and committee members remain the same. Greg seconded. Motion
Mark made a motion to adopt
Resolution 2014-01, authorizing Dave Schultz to work with the roads for next
year. Greg seconded it. Motion passed.
Greg made a motion to adopt
Resolution 2014-01, authorizing Mark Platta to work with the cemetery for next
year. Dave seconded it. Motion
The matter of a dog complaint
phone call by Irene Marshall was talked about.
She contacted Susan (clerk) about the neighbor’s dog who has been on her
property and acting aggressive towards her family and pets. She has talked to
the owner multiple times
about this with no result. She was
instructed to contact the Sheriff’s department and issue a formal complaint.
Minutes from the March
meeting were reviewed. Dave made a
motion to approve the minutes, Mark seconded it. Motion passed.
The meeting adjourned at