November 10, 2009 Regular Meeting
The Crow Wing Township Board of
Supervisors held its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 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.
A request had been received from
Ed Mattson to take the roads in the plat of Sand Creek. It was noted that the $1500 maintenance amount has not been submitted
and six stop signs will need to be installed and the cars parking on Boulder Court will need to be parked off the road. Once
the maintenance fee and signs are taken care of, the township will accept the roads, as they do meet other requirements for
Dave LePage was present on behalf
of Big Wood Timber. The chimney on the outdoor furnace has been raised to a level of 40 feet and Dave had met with Mark Strobel
to discuss the size and construction of the fence between the properties. Mark was present and reviewed a sketch of the fence.
He expressed his approval of the location and type of fence and noted that he will look again at the treeline to see just
how far the fence needs to extend to provide adequate screening. There still seems to be some problem with the smoke coming
back down to the ground on some mornings. Dave said that he intends to build some sort of lean-to to keep the wood dry, as
starting the fire with damp wood contributes to this problem. Mark noted that the problem is occuring about two mornings out
of the four that the furnace is running.
Dave requested an extension on the
right to appeal the so that they would have recourse in the event that the new CUP has conditions placed on it that are more
restrictive than the business allows. Mark made a motion to extend the right to appeal to December 31, 2009. The motion was
seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous vote. The amount Big Wood will be billed for the expenses involved in the land use
violation was discussed. A decision on which expenses to charge for was tabled until there is a final total and the statutes
have been checked.
A check for $13000 was received
from the bond company for the plat of Nature Path. Since the assessment has not been certified yet, it can be changed to reflect
this reduction. Dave made a motion to pass Resolution 2009-12 - Resolution Adopting Assessment, which is attached to these
minutes. The motion was seconded by Mark and carried by unanimous vote.
A cemetery deed for Roy and Joann
Luukonen was reviewed and signed.
Billing for land use violation expenses
was considered. Mark made a motion to adopt the following Land Use Violation Enforcement Billing Policy attached to these
minutes. The motion was seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous vote.
Ginny was asked to send a letter
to The Farm on St. Mathias informing them that they will need an entry permit for the driveway they appear to be putting in
on 75th Street.
The minutes of the October 27, 2009
Regular Meeting were read. It was noted that Mark had voted no on the refund amount for White Oaks Glen. Dave made a motion
to accept the minutes with that addition. The motion was seconded by Mark and carried by unanimous vote.
Correspondence was reviewed and
claims were approved and paid.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00
p.m. by general consent.