Regular Meeting - April 27, 2010

                                                                                    April 27, 2010  Regular Meeting




The Crow Wing Township Board of Supervisors held its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 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 and the pledge to the flag was recited.


Tom Muehlbauer presented 60 pair of gopher feet for bounty. 



Brad Arnold gave the Planning Commission report including plans to attempt to handleh smaller issues and violations at the township level and keeping planner hours to a minimum, thereby reducing costs. The owners of Big Wood Timber have asked to extend their fence further and want to know whether or not a permit is required. It was decided that they need to submit some sort of application for this and also pay their outstanding bill with the township. We will send a letter to Dick Rofidal thanking him for his service to the township and for saving the meeting packets and other records. Dave Schultz asked about his son’s septic system which had a compliance inspection completed two years ago. They will be adding a bedroom onto the house. His question is whether or not a new septic system will be required. Further research will be needed to determine if there is another option.


Chad Knutson was present to request approval of his liquor license renewals for Wild Rice Depot. Mark made a motion to approve the renewal of both the 3.2 and off sale licenses. The motion was seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous.



Mowing quotes were next considered, having been received from Carl Boeder and from Davies Farms. Carl had changed the date of completion to August 30th and the mowing of wetland area was included on the Davies bid, but not on Carl’s, so it was decided that before the amounts are made public, Davies Farms would be asked to resubmit a bid to match Carl’s, namely separating out the brushing to be done with a boom mower from the rest of the bid. The first 8 feet of mowing by August 15th with the entire project completed by August 30th. The $100 per day penalty will apply to both completion dates. We will send a letter to Davies Farms with these amendments and a request for a new bid by May 11th.





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The petition to vacate the unconstructed portion of Heron Street between Block 52 and Block C. Dave and Lisa Gerhardt were present and stated that they would like it vacated so that people can’t drive on it and because they have been assaulted in that area. Mike Cluever of Cluever Construction was not present, but had called to indicate his opposition to vacating this portion of platted right of way. It was noted that a fence has been put up in this area. Lisa indicated that they put it there, but can remove it.  It was determined that vacating just the portion that abuts the Gerhardt property would still leave adequate address for the Cluever Construction lot. Mark made a motion to adopt the attached resolution to vacate only the portion of Heron Street that lies between Strong Avenue and Cuyuna Avenue between Block 52 and Block C, a distance of approximately 125 feet. The motion was seconded by Greg and carried by unanimous vote.



Quotes for paving 80th Street and the unpaved end of 50th Ave had been received from Tri-City Paving and from Anderson Brothers. Tri-City had the lower bid. Discussion followed about both jobs. Mark made a motion to reject bids because the portion for 50th Avenue is too costly. Both contractors are requested to submit a new bid for 80th Street only. The motion was seconded by Greg and carried by unanimous vote.


Three beavers were taken out of Wetherbee Road by Tim Parker. He is asking to be paid for his services, although he has not charged for those taken out this year. Tim will be asked to submit a proposal for this service.


Jim Nix was present to ask if he needs a permit to put up a wall to support the wall of his trailer house. He will be put on the agenda for the Planning Commission meeting in May.


After reviewing prices for the recycling roll-off, Mark made a motion to switch to Nisswa Sanitation and use a 20 yard roll-off and 2 yard dumpster in the used oil facility. There would no longer be a 6 yard dumpster. Second by Greg and carried by unanimous vote.


Randy brought information on playground equipment. This item will appear on the next agenda by which time we should have received catalogs from more companies.


Mark made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 23, 2010 Reorganizational Meeting, the March 23, 2010 Regular Meeting, the April 6, 2010 Meeting with the Planning Commission and the April 13, 2010 Regular Meeting with a change to the date of the bid opening for the regular road maintenance bids in the March 23rd minutes. The motion was seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous vote.


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A copy of the new resolution should be sent to Brian Bachman to let him know that his plat might now qualify for township road maintenance. The letter should note that Dave would be willing to meet him and show him what needed.


A letter should be sent to Peter in appreciation of his service to the township and his expertise.


Greg made a motion to approve the purchase of a Fastmarker for locating mowing obstructions on township roads. Greg withdrew the motion pending more information.    


Correspondence was reviewed and payroll was reviewed and approved.


The meeting adjourned by general consent at 9:50 p.m.