Regular Meeting October
Crow Wing Town Hall 6:00
Board Members Present: Chairman Mark Platta, Supervisors
Greg Smith and Dave Schultz, Clerk Virginia Rogers and those on the attached public roster.
Mark called the meeting to order and the pledge to the
flag was recited.
John Jansen presented 82 pair of gopher feet for bounty.
Planning and zoning items were discussed. Wendy Keeler
was present on behalf of Rob Anthony. She shared that Rob has gotten more panels for the fence and will be getting posts soon.
The township will need to inspect the fence once it’s completed to see if it meets the ordinance. The board requested
that they call Brad next week when the fence is complete and he will visit the property to look at it.
Brad shared that he continues to receive complaints about
the Tomberlin property with specific information about the items being hauled onto the property and the vehicles doing the
hauling. Brad will inspect the property before the next meeting. Wade Tomberlin has already been informed that if the violation
is not resolved by now, he will be responsible for any further expenses the township has in regard to the violation. At the
last meeting, he stated that everything has been taken care of.
The meeting was recessed at 6:25 p.m. to be reconvened
immediately at the Engholm property. The meeting reconvened at 6:28 p.m. at the Engholm property. No one appeared to be on
the property and there was no answer when Mark announced that the board was there. There were two smoldering burn piles with
no one in attendance. It was determined that there is still a very large amount of debris on the property. Some effort has
been made to clean up but there is little obvious progress. Photos were taken, as advised by the attorney. The meeting was
recessed at 6:37 and reconvened at the town hall at 6:39 p.m. It was discussed that the Engholm property is being used for
a salvage business with income being made and debris accumulating on the property. There is a tire breakdown tool on the property
and other tools that indicate a salvage business being operated. Greg made a motion to advise the attorney to proceed with
the November 21st court date. The motion was seconded by Mark and passed unanimously. The photos will be printed for the file and the minutes with copies mailed to the attorney.
Steve Hagen had requested a second entrance onto 70th
Ave from his property to provide a turnaround driveway. Dave described the location. The distance between the two entries
is adequate and the line of sight is clear. There is no need for a culvert. Randy
Ryan on Crow Wing Heights Drive had requested a second entrance. The same conditions were noted for that property. Brad Arnold
had also requested a second entrance onto 50th Ave from his property. The same conditions were found there, with
the exception that a culvert may be needed. Dave will check to make sure. Mark made a motion to approve all three entries.
The motion was seconded by Greg and passed unanimously.
Brad noted that the Johnson Motocross Track has been sold
and equipment has been there altering the track, possibly for expanded use. This should be looked into due to noise complaints
in the past.
A request to plant a tree or shrub near the Titus Goodew
grave had been received. Discussion followed including the potential problem of roots growing into other gravesites. Ideas
for alternatives were discussed. The people wanting to plant the tree have indicated that they might be willing to purchase
a gravesite to provide enough room for this. They will be asked to come back with a more definite plan before a decision is
Dave had received letters about the juveniles who damaged
street signs in the township. They have been given supervised probation, 120 hours of community service and restitution to
be determined by the probation officer. They are to pay for the signs within 6 months. The problem with the school bus being
unable to turn around at the end of Town Hall Street is not yet resolved. The property owners are not happy with where Dave
has marked the right of way to indicate how far the driver can back up in that direction. The right of way has been verified
on both the plat map and the aerial photo and has been measured. Dave will meet with the property owner, who is currently
in Alaska, when he returns .
Curt Engholm came to the meeting to discuss his violation.
He said that he injured his knee and has been recovering and that he didn’t have help to clean up. The court date is
set for November 21st and Curt said he will continue to clean up the property until then.
Dave made a motion to move $500,000 from the road and bridge
fund to the Street Improvement Fund. The motion was seconded by Greg and passed unanimously. This was done to make use of
a fund which has not been used in the past, but probably should have been. The purpose of this fund is to separate dollars
that are being saved for future road projects so that they are not confused with road maintenance funds.
The minutes of the October 11th meeting were
reviewed. Greg made a motion to approve the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Dave and carried by unanimous vote.
Payroll was approved and paid and correspondence was reviewed.
was adjourned at 8:45 p.m. by general consent.