May 11, 2010 Regular Meeting
The Crow Wing Township Board of Supervisors held its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 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.
No gopher bounties were claimed.
Connie Bachman was present to request that the board consider installing horseshoe pits in the park. Discussion followed.
Mark made a motion to set up four horseshoe pits. The motion was seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous vote. Randy will
be asked to look into this when he returns.
Planning & Zoning
The Planning Commission had requested that the board approve changing the language of the bylaws to remove the need
for an alternate planning commission member. Greg made a motion to change the
wording as requested. The motion was seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous vote. It was noted that if we find that the
alternate is a requirement by law, this change should not be made.
The Big Wood Timber Conditional Use Permit was discussed. The deadline for compliance is June 15th. The Planning Commission
is asking the board to meet with them at the inspection. A letter should be sent to Big Wood reminding them of the deadline
and asking that they review the conditions that must be met by that date. They should also be reminded of the outstanding
$438.19 debt to the township. The current sign on the building is likely in violation, as a sign permit was denied. Ginny
will check with the sheriff's department to make sure that they are willing to assist with enforcement of a shutdown of the
business should the conditions not be met. It was determined that the furnace probably would not be considered in violation
until it is put into use again and a problem is noted. If they have questions about any of the conditions, they should contact
the Town Board or Planning Commission. June 16th at 10:00 a.m. was determined to be the tentative inspection date. If the
conditions are not met upon inspection, the permit will be pulled and the business shut down.
Planning Commission trainings were considered. It was decided that mileage and an hourly rate will be paid and all
trainings must be preapproved by the Town Board.
May 11, 2010 Regular Meeting
One bid had been received for regular road maintenance from Dale's Excavating. The prices bid were as follows:
Grading - $85 per mile
Plowing & Sanding - $42 per mile
(all per mile bids include both sides of the roadway)
Motorgrader to Scrape Ice - $100 per hour
Gravel application & Spreading - $12.50 per yard
Shoulder Maintenance and Repair - $18 per yard
Bituminous Road Repair – 3 men - $145 per hour
Road Repaid – Grader, Loader, Truck - $80 per hour
Sweep Roads - $80 per hour
Minimum plowing charge Dec 1-Mar 313 - $1200 per month
Fuel surcharge after $3.50 per gallon – 10 cents per gallon/50 cents per mile.
Mark asked if plowing can be done to bare pavement, due to complaints received about snow pack and icy roads. Discussion
followed. Mark made a motion to accept Dale's bid. The motion was seconded by Greg and carried by unanimous vote.
Petition to Vacate - Heron Street & Strong Avenue
Mark made a motion to award zero in damages to the property owners affected by the vacation of the north end of Heron
Street. The motion was seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous vote. A new petition was presented by Lisa Gerhardt to vacate the unconstructed portion of Strong Avenue that
lies between Robin Street and Heron Street. The board found the petition to be in order and set a public hearing date of June
8, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Boeder and Davies Farms both submitted bids for ditch mowing in the township. Carl's bid was $6994 and Davies Farms was $8300.
The first 8 feet will be completed by August 15th, with the remainder of the job being completed by August 30th. Greg made
a motion to accept Carl's bid for 2010 mowing. The motion was seconded by Mark and carried with Dave abstaining.
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Dave gave the road report. A letter should be sent to the owner of the property next to the town hall asking that
they remove the rock and dirt that was moved onto Cuyuna Avenue when they used a drag on their driveway. Quotes for the paving
of 80th Street from Tri-City Paving and Anderson Brothers Construction Company were considered. Tri-City's bid was lower.
Discussion followed concerning past experience with both companies. Greg made a motion to accept the quote from Anderson Brothers
for $96,323.96 for 80th Ave. (Street). The motion was seconded by Dave and carried
by unanimous vote. It was decided that the former fire number sign posts will be offered to the local snowmobile club in exchange
for their labor in removing the signs and returning them to the town hall. Dave was asked to get prices for gravel so that
the board can make a decision about gravelling roads this summer. A sign inventory has been started. A bill should be sent
to Qwest for damage to the road shoulder near 9766 Forest Heights Dr - 2 hours and 1 yard Cl 1 and a bill should be sent to
Crow Wing County for damage done to the shoulder of Wetherbee Road by loggers using the county entrance - 2 hours and 2 yards
Cl 1 - $11
Brian Bachman had called about the Bachman Wilderness Acres roads. He will need to install a stop sign, fills holes
and cracks and repair one of the cul de sacs where vegetation is growing through. One of the cul de sacs needs to be looked
at again by the supervisors to determine what should be done with it, if anything.
After reviewing information on a Fast Measure system for the township truck, Greg made a motion to purchase the unit.
The motion was seconded by Mark and carried by unanimous vote.
The rocks on Home Place Drive have been removed, but the mailbox post that needs to be changed has not been moved.
The hole in the cul de sac has been patched. Dave was asked to let the developer know that it's only the mailbox post that
is holding up acceptance of the road.
The minutes of the April 27, 2010 regular meeting were reviewed, as well as the minutes from the April 28, 2010 Board
of Adjustment meeting. Mark made a motion to approve the minutes with a couple of minor corrections. The motion was seconded
by Dave and carried by unanimous vote.
Correspondence was reviewed and claims were reviewed and paid.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 p.m. by general consent.