November 23, 2010 Regular Meeting
The Crow Wing Township
Board of Supervisors held its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 23, 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 and those on the attached roster.
Greg called the
meeting to order.
No gopher feet were
PLANNING & ZONING
Mark Strobel was
present and had additional pictures of the smoke that has been in his yard. These were reviewed by the board, as well as a
letter from Big Wood Timber and an opinion received from township attorney Troy Gilchrist, whose opinion is that we should
not attempt to revoke the Conditional Use Permit for the smoke and ash problem alone. Mark Strobel suggested that Big Wood
falls under the category of a salvage yard and therefore no burning should be allowed on the property. Brad shared information
on what the county is doing in amending the county ordinances. Mark was encouraged to get involved in that process since the
township will look at adopting the same amendments in the future.
was present about the outside storage violation for which the township has received complaints. Brad gave a brief background
on the situation. Laureen stated that her ex-husband received five acres of the property in their divorce. Wade Tomberlin
is moving his debris from Laureen’s property onto his own, but he has not had her name removed from the property ownership.
She also stated that someone, even if it is not Wade, is living in the shed on the five acres, without sewer or water. The
land use permit does not allow for someone to live on the property as it is for a storage shed only. It was noted that while
enforcement is difficult, there will be no further permits issued now that the outside storage violation is on record. This
is another situation that might be improved with revisions to the ordinance. Cliff Carlson asked if assistance from the PCA
had been explored. Greg said that he will contact them about this situation. Laureen was encouraged to submit comments to
the county or to attend the meetings on the ordinance revisions.
Brad noted that
the Czechs, new property owners on Erin Road, have submitted an application for a permit for the trailer that they moved in,
but they did not include the application fee. Brad has visited the property twice and it was established that they did know
they needed the permit before bringing in the trailer and that they moved it in without one. They did not think that a permit
should be required.
Dave noted that
he had had some difficulty with the township plow and that he injured his back while working on it. He will fill out a First
Report of Injury form.
The roads in the
plat of Sand Creek were considered for acceptance by the township. The stop signs have been installed and Ed Mattson has stated
that he will pay the county for them as soon as he gets a bill. The group home employees on Boulder Court have been informed
that they can no longer park on the road. Greg made a motion to adopt the resolution accepting Stonewood Court, Sand Creek
Circle and Boulder Court with the condition that this acceptance can be withdrawn if the county does not receive payment for
the stop signs. The motion was seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous vote. The resolution is attached to these minutes.
John Ward was present
and expressed his appreciation for being elected to another term in state legislature. He stressed the importance of communicating
and will let us know what his new office address is as soon as he has that information. He will also continue to attend township
meetings. He gave an update on seeking funding for the retro-reflectivity mandate. John was asked about enforcement of outside
storage violations. He shared some ideas from his experience.
Dave made a motion
to approve the November 9, 2010 minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Greg and carried by unanimous vote.
Payroll was approved
and correspondence was reviewed.
The meeting adjourned
by general consent at 8:10 p.m.