August 25, 2009 Regular Meeting
The Crow Wing Township Board of
Supervisors held its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crow Wing Town Hall. Present were Chairman Greg Smith, Supervisor Dave Schultz, Clerk Virginia Rogers and those on the attached
Greg called the meeting to order
and the pledge to the flag was recited.
The following gopher bounties were
claimed: Richard Kassube - 62 pair, Brandon Tautges - 31 pair - Dorothy Weiss - 1 pair.
Brad Arnold gave the planning and
zoning report, including the following:
Request for rezoning from Agricultural/Multiple Use to Commercial II
Applicant Jim Ertz, Frandsen Corp.
Findings of fact were reviewed as
well as the recommendation of the Planning Commission, which was for approval. Jim Ertz shared plans and design layouts for
the proposed road into the property. Discussion followed. Greg made a motion to approve the rezoning to Commercial II. The
motion was seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous vote.
Request for Refund - Munsch
A request had been received for
a refund of the application fee for a variance paid by James & Joanne Munsch. Information regarding the expenses involved
in the variance and violation was reviewed. Greg reviewed the policy on the refunding of fees. It was discussed that the land
use permits will include a statement in the future indicating that any changes to a site plan require notification to the
township. Mark made a motion, based on the circumstances, to refund $500. The motion was seconded by Greg. Discussion followed.
The motion carried by unanimous vote. The Munsch's have also requested a second entrance to their lot, this one from Atwater
Court. Greg made a motion to approve the second entrance. The motion was seconded by Mark and carried by unanimous vote.
Supervisor’s Role on Planning
The role of the town board supervisor
sitting on the Planning Commission was also discussed. Greg made a motion to make the supervisor sitting on the Planning Commission
a non-voting member, but also to serve as the alternate member. The motion was seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous vote.
Big Woods Timber
The August 1, 2009 deadline for
Big Woods Timber has passed. A site visit was completed, finding that the requirements set forth have been met at the most
minimal level possible, with the exception of shrubbery, which is to be provided in the near future.
Dale DeRosier presented a proposal
for the work on 80th Street in the amount of $22,950.00, including the installation, but not the cost of fabric. Dale was
asked if his gravel meets the specs for Class 5. He stated that it does not. He would be purchasing the top four inches and
it will meet Class 5 requirements. A proposal was received from Tri-City paving in the amount of $29,625, including the fabric.
Anderson Brothers had submitted a proposal for $24,813.11, including fabric, which would be $425 per roll or appoximately
$1700 total. Anderson brothers would use Class 5 on the shouldering and using a shouldering machine for placement, while Dale
would use his own gravel. Other aspects of the proposals were considered. Greg made a motion to accept Dale's proposal of
$22,950.00. Greg withdrew his motion and discussion followed. Dale agreed that the final decision on what the job requires
would be left up the Dave as Project Manager. Specifics were added to the proposal and Dale re-signed the proposal accepting
them. Greg made a motion to accept Dale's proposal for $22,950.00. The motion was seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous
vote. Proposals for stabilizing areas of Wetherbee Road were also reviewed. Mark made a motion to accept Dale's proposal of
$8.75 c.y. for fill and $17.00 c.y for black dirt. The motion was seconded by Greg and carried by unanimous vote.
The potential violation at 6037
Magohany Lane was considered and a letter from Jean Pomerleau was briefly reviewed. It was decided that Planning & Zoning
should look into the matter further.
Dave gave an update on other road
The request by Lynne Seehafer to
transfer lots in Oakland Cemetery into her name was considered. Mark made a motion to transfer the lot owned by Thelma Lougee
to Lynne Seehafer. The motion was seconded by Greg and carried by unanimous vote. The lot in her father Carl Rakow’s
name will be transferred by survivorship.
It was decided that the September
22nd meeting will be moved to Tuesday, September 29th due to a conflict with the District 8 meeting.
Randy described the vandalism that
has occurred again at the park. Every light bulb was broken out and remaining outlet covers were kicked off. The light for
the flag pole was again broken off. Randy suggested leaving the electricity off unless someone requested that it be turned
on, but he said he would like to see the flag put back up and lit. The board approved having the electrician look at it and
make suggestions for moving the light higher up.
Mark made a motion to approve the
August 4th minutes as read. The motion was seconded by Greg and carried by unanimous vote.
Mark made a motion to approve the
August 4th minutes as read. The motion was seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous vote.
Correspondence was reviewed and
payroll was reviewed and approved.
The meeting adjourned by general
consent at 9:30 p.m.