February 28, 2011
Wing Town Hall
Board Members Present: Chairman Mark Platta, Supervisors
Greg Smith and Dave Schultz, Clerk Virginia Rogers, Treasurer Susie Goodew and those on the attached public roster.
Mark called the meeting to order and the pledge to the
flag was recited.
No gopher feet were presented for bounty.
Rob Anthony was present to discuss the ongoing progress
on the cleanup of the Anthony property. He was informed that the fence needs to be replaced or repaired, as it is falling
down and it was recommended that the items that are along the front of the property be moved to reduce the number of items
visible from the road and eliminate the need for some of the fencing. He asked about using trees to screen the salvage yard.
The ordinance was consulted and it was found that with certain requirements, trees are acceptable for screening. Until the
trees are in place and reach the required height and density, Rob was instructed to repair the fence and keep it in good condition
wherever it is needed for screening . It was also suggested that Rob continue to read through the ordinance for junk salvage
yards and work on a plan to bring the property into compliance, making sure that the business is worth the work and cost involved
in the process. He will bring the plan to the town board when it has been completed.
Legislative redistricting information was reviewed. The
portion of Section 2 of the township known as the “Thompson Forty” that is now surrounded by the city of Brainerd
due to annexation, is in a different than the rest of the township. That 40 acre area will now be known as Precinct 2 of Crow
Wing Township, with the remainder of the township designated as Precinct 1. All township residents will vote at the town hall,
but there will be two separate ballots for all state elections. Greg made a motion to adopt Resolution 2012-01, which is attached
to these minutes. The motion was seconded by Dave and passed unanimously.
Information from the Fire Advisory Board and the Mississippi
River meetings was discussed as well as information from the Voters Rights Forum.
The 2011 books were audited and the Board of Audit report
was reviewed. Greg made a motion to approve the books and report as presented. The motion was seconded by Dave and passed
unanimously. The final copy of the 2012 budget was reviewed as it was entered
into the accounting program. Greg made a motion to accept it as presented. The motion died for lack of a second. Greg made
a motion to pass the budget with an account added for brushing with wages budgeted at $1600 and operating supplies at $5700. The motion was seconded by Dave and passed unanimously. The 2013 levy was considered. After discussion,
Greg made a motion to suggest the following levy: General Fund $70,000, Fire
Fund - $40,000, Road and Bridge Fund - $130,000, Park Fund – 0 for a total
of $240,000. This is a reduction of $12000 compared to the 2012 levy and the fifth straight year of levy reduction. The motion was seconded by Dave and passed unanimously. There was some discussion about the large amount
of money that will be necessary when we begin repaving the roads that were paved in 1998, but Dave feels confident that he
can continue patching and further extend the life of the bituminous. It was agreed that saving for future projects makes more
sense than having to hold a special referendum to borrow money for projects. However, the board decided to wait and see how
much we are able to add to the street improvement fund at the end of this year without recommending a raise in the road and
The minutes of the February 14th meeting were
reviewed. Dave made a motion to approve the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Greg and carried by unanimous vote.
Payroll was approved and paid and correspondence was reviewed.
was adjourned at 8:45 p.m. by general consent.