Regular Meeting November 14, 2017 6:00pm Crow Wing Town Hall
Board Members Present: Chairman Greg Smith, Supervisor
Dave Schultz, Supervisor Doug Kern, Treasurer Sue Kern, Clerk Duane Ruona.
Greg called the meeting to order at 6:00
PM and the pledge to the flag was recited.
There were no gopher bounties.
The final plat application 17-4537
for Oak Ridge South Second Addition was reviewed. A public hearing was held on November 13, 2017 and Brad Arnold was present
to review the conditions of approval and the required documents. Tom Feierabend and Jim Kramer from Kramer, Leas, Deleo were
present to answer questions about the plat.
The preliminary plat of Oak Ridge South, Second Addition was approved
by the Township with the following conditions:
1. The current property owner (Paul Allen according to county records)
shall authorize the subdivision application by signing the application form. a. Completed
2. Metes and Bounds Subdivision
17-4511 shall be filed at Crow Wing County before the final plat application is accepted. a. Completed
3. A report with
the description of the soils on the site and soil test results demonstrating the adequacy of the property for proposed development
in terms of ground water level, and percolation rate shall be submitted. The report shall include information for each of
the seven lots. a. Completed
4. A stormwater management plan meeting the minimum requirements of the subdivision ordinance
shall be approved by the planning commission. a. Completed
5. An "as-built" drawing for Lone Oak Circle shall
be submitted. a. Completed
6. A 16' wide vegetative buffer shall remain in place surrounding the wetland. A conservation
easement shall be created and filed for said area. Vegetation may not be removed from the 16' wide vegetative buffer. a.
7. Before the final plat is approved, the property owner shall enter into a developer's agreement with the Township
regarding construction and maintenance of the roadway. a. The document has been prepared and will be presented to the Town
8. The ditches in and around the development that have been impacted by construction of the road shall be cleaned
and repaired before the final plat signed by the Township. a. Completed
9. The preliminary plat drawing shall be revised
to include new locations for SSTS and dwellings in accordance with the SSTS site evaluations. a. Completed
Brothers Construction shall submit a statement regarding the subgrade of the constructed roadway and warranty of their work.
11. The final plat application shall not be approved until all conditions of the preliminary plat approval
The Planning Commission recommended Board approval at their regular meeting on November 14, 2017 based
on the following findings of fact:
1. Oak Ridge South is a proposed subdivision consisting of seven 2.5 acre lots.
The subject property is 18.41 acres and is located at the south end of Lone Oak Circle (no physical address).
3. The preliminary
plat of Oak Ridge South was approved September 12, 2017 with eleven conditions of approval.
4. All conditions of the preliminary
plat approval have been completed with the exception of condition number seven, "Before the final plat is approved, the
property owner shall enter into a developer's agreement with the Township regarding construction and maintenance of the roadway."
This item will be completed by the Town Board before final approval.
5. An independent plat review from Samuel J. DeLeo
(LS 40341) dated October 12, 2017 has been submitted. According to the plat review, "This plat is found to be in compliance
with Minnesota Statue 505, MSPS platting guidelines and the Crow Wing Township subdivision ordinance."
6. A title
commitment dated October 3, 2017 (Nate Johnson, Atlas Abstract & Title, Inc.) has been submitted. The Township Attorney
has provided an opinion of title and stating if the items associated with "Schedule A" listed below are received
and confirmed, "the Title Commitment is sufficient for the Township to rely on to establish that the plat applicants
are the fee owners of the land described in the proposed final plat."
a) The Notice;
b) The Commitment to Issue
c) The Commitment Conditions;
d) Schedule B;
e) Part I-Requirements;
f) Scheduled B;
g) Part II-Exceptions;
h) A counter-signature by the Company or its issuing agent that may be in electronic format.
covenants has been submitted.
8. A $30,000 letter of credit listing Crow Wing Township as the beneficiary has been submitted.
The letter of credit may be utilized as outlined in the developer's agreement. It expires 10-11-2018.
9. A development
contract has been prepared for the development and will be authorized before the final plat is recorded.
Dave had questions
about the holding pond elevation and needed repairs to the neighboring properties and the damage on Stone Ridge. It was noted
that the Township acceptance of the road is based on compliance with all the plat conditions. There was discussion about
some of the wording in the development contract and Dan Hawley will make the necessary changes and forward to Jim Kramer for
Motion by Dave to accept the development agreement with changes, seconded by Doug. Motion passed.
by Greg to accept the final plat application 17-4537 for Oak Ridge South Second Addition conditioned on execution of the development
agreement, seconded by Dave. Motion passed.
Chad Jillson was present to discuss the violation on his property. The
trailer house in violation is not occupied and is being used for temporary storage of building materials and has been moved
off the neighbor's lot. Mr. Jillson was invited to attend the next Planning Commission meeting on December 11, 2017 to discuss
Resolution 2017-04: An Ordinance Amendment Regarding Contiguous Suitable Lot Size Parcels in the Rural Residential
Land Use Classifications, Application 17-4543 was discussed. The change involves the amount of contiguous suitable area required
for each lot size. A public hearing was conducted on November 13, 2017 and the resolution was recommended for approval by
the Planning Commission. Motion to accept Resolution 2017-04 by Dave, seconded by Doug. Motion passed.
discussion with attorney Hawley about other current ordinance violations and the processes to be used when civil or criminal
prosecution becomes necessary.
The Planning and Zoning Services Agreement with NJPA which expires on March 3, 2018
was reviewed. There has been discussion in the past about the hours billed for work completed being covered by permit fees
collected and it was agreed that the current process is working well. The agreement will be reviewed when it becomes due.
The Data Practices Act Request for a copy of the agreement was discussed. The Board agreed to the request and the clerk will
send the current agreement to the individual.
Treasurer's report and claims were approved. The bill from Minnesota
Employment & Economic Development was investigated and the township is liable for the amount.
Doug had a request
from the purchaser of a cemetery lot that his signature be included on the deed. After discussion it was determined that
Doug can add a signature line to the deed for the buyer if requested.
Dave presented the road report. Cars are parked
in the ROW at 10356 Boulder Court, 10995 Greenwood Street, and 9068 110th Street. There are items in the road right-of-way
at 6876 Wels Avenue as well as an accumulation of items in the yard and the clerk was directed to send a letter to the property
owner. Tri City Paving has finished shouldering Cook Road and Wetherbee Road. Muskrats have caused damage to Cook Road near
the public access. After discussion, Greg made a motion to have Tri City Paving patch the area on Cook Road damaged by muskrats.
Dave seconded, motion passed. Dave will contact Tim Parker about trapping the nuisance muskrats and beaver. The total cost
of the new township truck is $44,939.36 with running boards and undercoating. Greg made a motion to revise the purchase price
of the Ram 3500 with snow plow and equipment from Nelson Auto Center not to exceed $45,000. Doug seconded, motion passed.
was discussion about purchasing a shelter to be put up at Dave's house to park the new truck under. Dave found that the least
expensive option is one that Menards currently has advertised for $899. Motion by Greg, second by Dave to purchase the Shelter
Logic unit from Menards. Dave seconded, motion passed.
The shoulder work on 50th Avenue did not get completed by Dale's
Excavating this year. Dave will get a price from Tri City Paving for the work. Tri City will finish the culvert work on
50th Avenue next spring.
MATIT has requested a property valuation update for the township buildings they insure. There
have been no changes to the structures in the last five years so the clerk was instructed to return the Property Valuation
Update Form to MATIT.
Doug made a motion to approve the minutes from October 24, 2017. Dave seconded, motion passed.
was adjourned at 9:05 PM.