October 6, 2009 Regular Meeting
The Crow Wing Township Board of
Supervisors held its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 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, Treasurer
Susan Goodew and those on the attached public roster.
There were 400 pair of gopher feet
presented by Tom Fleischhacker for bounty.
The petition to vacate Jackson Street
was considered. Greg asked Jim and Zack Jackson if they had taken care of things with CGI in regard to their lot split. Zack
cited the ordinance stating that he believes that their subdivision may not require going through planning and zoning for
approval. CGI had sent a letter to them on September 1, 2009, but Zack said they did not receive it. A copy of the letter
was provided to them at the meeting. Discussion followed regarding whether or not the lot split would be recognized by the
township. It was decided that the Planning Commission should determine whether or not the lot split falls under the metes
and bounds requirements of the ordinance.
5-YEAR ROAD PLAN
The five year road plan was considered.
The following items were suggested as a basis for starting the plan: paving 80th Street and 50th Ave (N) (2010), brush cutting
(2010 or 2011), correcting steep slopes on Cook Road, gravelling Roscoe Road, 40th Ave and Sweet Road and resurfacing of roads
that require it such as Wetherbee and Cook as needed. For other paved roads crack filling would be done again in 2011 and
following every other year, with patching done as needed.
BIG WOODS TIMBER
Brad shared information on the Big
Woods Timber violations. He gave a brief history of the problems and noted that the owners say they are working at improving
the property. There is currently a violation of the Conditional Use Permit. A site visit was made on October 1, 2009. It was
determined that there are 22 shrubs that have not been planted and final erosion control has not been completed. As requested
by the Town Board, the process of pulling the permit and closing the business down has been started. The owners indicated
some confusion on the deadline date. They have since planted 22 shrubs and have stated that they have a contractor lined up
to complete the erosion control. Roy Pokavich asked about the possibility of arsenic in the older treated lumber being processed.
Brad stated that most of the wood there is not treated lumber, but that there is some older painted lumber there. The topic
will be discussed in detail at the October 13th Planning Commission meeting and the owners will be invited to attend.
The minutes of the September 29,
2009 Regular Meeting were read. Mark added that Ginny had shared information from the NaTaT conference in Washington DC. Dave
made a motion to accept the minutes with that addition. The motion was seconded by Mark and carried by unanimous vote.
Dave gave the road report. Joshua
Road and 80th Street should have a stop sign. Depot Street is finished and Dave gave a summary of street signs that have been
installed. Work on 50th Ave and 80th Street is completed.
Correspondence was reviewed and
claims were approved and paid.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m. by general consent.