September 29, 2009 Regular Meeting
The Crow Wing Township Board of
Supervisors held its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crow Wing Town Hall. Present were
Chairman Greg Smith, Supervisors Mark Platta and Dave Schultz, Clerk Virginia Rogers and those on the attached roster.
Greg called the meeting to order
and the pledge to the flag was recited.
There were no gopher bounties claimed.
Big Woods Timber Complaint
Mark Strobel was present with a
petition from residents who live near Big Woods Timber requesting that the violations that they have be dealt with and something
done to correct the problems. He reported a fire left unattended last year that had to be put out by the Brainerd Fire Department.
He also noted that the former owner, Blue Ox Co-op, was a good neighbor, but that the current owners are not. Greg informed
him that the township will need to look into what ordinances are being violated and what can be done to correct these violations.
He also mentioned that the Planning Commission has been working very hard on this issue. Cliff Carlson noted the fact that
the business is operating under a Conditional Use Permit and that the business can be shut down if the conditions aren't met.
Other discussion followed with the board determining that the Planning Commission should visit the property on the October
1st deadline and or as soon thereafter as convenient and verify whether or not the conditions have been met and the violations
cleared up. Greg made a motion that if the conditions aren't met by the deadline, that on the business day after the site
visit by Planning Commission, the CUP will be pulled and legal measures taken to close the business down. The motion was seconded
by Mark and carried by unanimous vote.
Greg had received a request that
the township finish the baseball field in the park. Various ideas were discussed. Greg suggested putting the topic on the
annual meeting agenda and looking into putting a survey on the township website.
Resolution 2009-10 Resolution to
Approve Lot Subdivisions Prior to Recording
Mark made a motion to pass Resolution
2009-10 which is attached to these minutes. The motion was seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous vote.
110th Street - Appliance Dumping
A complaint had been received about
appliances being dumped on the Mills property off the end of 110th Street. Mark had visited the property and found that there
are both appliances and garbage being dumped there. A letter will be written to the property owner requesting that they clean
up the area and consider fencing it off, so that it does not continue to be a problem in the future.
White Oaks Glen
Dave had a total for the road work
$3,790 for the project itself. Ginny will add the attorney fees to this amount and get a total project cost to Steve Hagen.
Jackson Street - Petition to Vacate
Mark suggested postponing a decision
on the petition until the appropriate steps have been taken through our planning office for the lot split. Jim Jackson and
Zack Jackson were again instructed to visit Community Growth Institute to complete the lot split that would prevent the road
from being vacated.
A resident reported that a truck
driver has been driving through Barrows with what he believes are loads that are over the road limit. He was encouraged to
let the town board know if a heavy load is seen so that we can have the highway patrol check it. Dirt bike riding on Barrows
streets was also reported.
Vandalism at Park
Randy reported that the flag at
the park was again vandalized again. For now the flag has been taken down. Randy will call the electrician to see if he possibly
didn't tighten up the light with a wrench and it will be put back up again.
shared information from the Crow Wing County Association of Townships and District 8 Meetings.
minutes of the September 1, 2009 were read. Due to some confusion about what the actual statement was, the sentence including
Tom Feierabend's comment about his use of Jackson Street was removed. Greg made a motion to accept the minutes with that correction.
The motion was seconded by Mark 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.