Town of Kinnickinnic
Town Board Meeting Minutes
June 6, 2017
I. Meeting called to order by Chair Jerry Olson at 7:00 pm.
II. Roll Call: Dave Nelson, Tom Andersen, Mae Wolfe, Jerry Olson, Axel Bogdan (7:35pm), Treasurer Brenda LaValley and Clerk Nicky Thompson.
III. Pledge of Allegiance.
IV. Statement of Public Notice was given and put on file for public record.
V. CLERK'S REPORT
a. Fire Bills to collections/small claims: Clerk will submit to State system.
b. Approved Road Committee Meeting minutes to website: No benefit seen, will not post at this time.
c. Plan Commission Members, paid for meetings: By ordinance Plan Commission can be paid for meetings. Must turn in an expense report.
VI. APPROVE MINUTES: Motion to approve the Minutes from the May 2, 2017 Town Board Meeting as corrected, TA/DN, all in favor.
VII. TREASURER'S REPORT: Given and put on file for public record.
VIII. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Dave Nelson, is Animal Warden equipped for large animals?
IX. NEW BUSINESS
a. 65 Vines Winery LLC "Class A" Liquor License renewal, notice May 9th within the Town and May 18 in the River Falls Journal. Scott and Julie Andrzejczak 1105 Coulee Trail Roberts WI both for servers permits and winery building: Motion to approve the renewal of Sixty-five Vines LLC's "Class A" Liquor License, TA/DN, all in favor. Motion to approve server licenses for Scott and Julie Andrzejczak, TA/MW, all in favor.
b. River Falls Rifle Club Inc "Class B" Beer License renewal, May 9th within the Town and May 18 in the River Falls Journal. Ben Gaus representative 1130 Rifle Range Road River Falls server permits and Club House: Olson started by stating Wisconsin Statue 125.12 lists reasons a license can be revoked/not renewed, none of these reasons are alleged or exist. After much discussion a motion was made to approve the renewal of the River Falls Rifle Club, Inc's "Class B" Beer License TA/AB, all in favor, DN abstain. Motion to approve server licenses for Benedict Gaus, Gregory Leier, Travis Schnick, Gregory Smith (corrected date), Steven Paurus, Belinda Hopp and Allen Gallistel, AB/TA, all in favor.
c. Mary Roen, bluebird houses at Town Hall: Board said go ahead and thank you!
d. Census, hire Mary Murphy: Motion to hire Mary Murphy to do the census for $12.00/hour up to 30 hours, AB/TA, all in favor.
e. Borrowing for roads: Olson looked into how other places borrowed for large projects.
f. Town expectations of St Croix County Sheriff: Current Sheriff is leaving. Board was asked to come up with expectations and questions for the Sheriff Dept to be discussed at July's Town Board Meeting.
g. Use of website to push agenda: Facebook for the Town, benefits vs risks.
h. Little Free Library, stay or have 4H remove: Board said Library is fine to stay at the Town Hall.
i. Ordinance/Resolution review process: Andersen re-named PDFs, put in date order. Some items were not ordinances. Board was advised to read ordinances and note things that are odd or questionable. Clerk will get document with ordinances on it ready to air drop to Board at July meeting.
j. The Current: Andersen met with editorial board. All is going well. June article posted to the website.
k. Direct contact with Kathi Pelnar: A motion was made to ask St Croix Dispatch to call Kathi Pelnar with animal concerns in the Town of Kinnickinnic, AB/TA, all is favor, DN abstains. A motion was made to ask Kathi Pelnar to send a text to the Town Chair when calls are made for informational/tracking purposes, AB/TA, approved JO/TA/AB, opposed DN/MW. (MW opposed due to additional requirement left out)
l. Building Maintenance
i. Town Hall locks: Motion to replace the front door lock and have 8, non-reproduce able keys made, with a limit of $500, TA/AB, all in favor. The key will also be removed from the lockbox outside.
X. OLD BUSINESS
a. Update of Plan Commission
i. CBA: No meeting with City since last meeting. Letters to the City were sent regarding 14 residents asking to be exempt from the URA and the 35 vs 40 acre change, requesting the City for more consideration. Awsumb plans to attend the next meeting with City.
b. Update of the Road Committee
i. Liberty Road: Moving forward. Bids are in. Road will be open for emergency vehicles and local traffic.
ii. Maintenance Issues: Results of the Spring Road Review. County will mow ditches in June. Motion to approve spending for sign repair, debris removal and tree trimming, TA/DN, all in favor. Motion to approve spending retroactively, TA/AB, all in favor.
XI. Pay Bills: A motion to pay bills, with Pelnar check not being sent until contract reviewed, DN/TA, all in favor.
XII. Chair Announcements: Next meeting July 11th, due to July 4th holiday.
XIII. Motion to go into closed session to discuss Liberty Road bids, per State Statute 19.85(1)(e), conducting public business with competitive or bargaining implications, DN/TA, all in favor.
XIV. Motion to return to open session, MW/AB, all in favor. Motion to accept bid from Total Excavating LLC from River Falls, WI as presented by the Town Engineer, Dave Simons, SEH, AB/TA, all in favor. Motion to pay check for contracted amount the Peskars, TA/AB, all in favor. Motion for Town Chair, Jerry Olson to sign the action contract with Total Excavating LLC, TA/AB, all in favor.
XV. Adjourn 10:30pm MW/AB, all in favor.
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