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Town Board Meeting Minutes
May 01, 2018

Town of Kinnickinnic

Town Board Meeting Minutes

May 1, 2018

 

       I.          Meeting called to order by Chair Jerry Olson at 7:00 pm.

     II.          Roll Call: Dave Nelson,  Alex Williams, Mae Wolfe, Jerry Olson, Axel Bogdan, 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.      Open Book May 10th 5-7pm and Board of Review May 17th 5-7pm with Olson, Wolfe and Williams

b.      2018 WMCA Conference August 22-24

c.       BOR Training DVD, Olson and Williams completed, Wolfe will receive today

d.      July Town Board Meeting moved to July 5, 2018

    VI.          Approve Minutes:  Motion to approve Minutes from the April 10, 2018 Town Board Meeting as presented, AB/DN, all in favor, AW abstains.  

   VII.          Treasurer's Report:  Was given and put on file for public record.  LaValley paid $200,000 down on Bremer Loan, daily interest went from $41 to $29 per day.  LaValley talked to Cindy Campbell, County Clerk regarding dogs.  The Town needs more information from the Sheriff's Dept on what is provided vs what is needed.

  VIII.          Public Comments: Peter Bloch would like to participate in CBA discussion.

     IX.          New Business:

a.      Rural Insurance, policy review with Tom Jenkins:  Jenkins asked how the town handles stray dog calls, happy to hear the Town uses an insured animal warden.  Jenkins explained that volunteers, doing town business with the Town's knowledge are covered under the policy.  Premium went up $90.  Currently at 37% discount, Jenkins said that is good, may re-work when discount gets closer to 30%.  Jenkins reminded that if on Town business, auto damages are covered in the policy. 

b.      Lindus Construction, review roof/siding repair with Mitch Lilienthal:  Lilienthal presented his findings on the Town Hall roof and gave a presentation of materials Lindus uses and explained their 50 year warranty.  A quote was submitted.

c.      Certified Survey Map for Megan Purfeerst, 261B Highway 65, recommended from the Plan Commission:  Ed Flanum was present representing Purfeerst and to answer questions.  Flanum has been notified the property is in the ETZ and plan to talk to the City of River Falls.  A motion was made to approve the CSM as presented, AB/AW, all in favor.

d.      Zoning change request for Peter Bloch 309 N River Road, recommended from the Plan Commission:  In attendance to present and answer questions are Peter Bloch, Bonnie Rubenstein, Abby and Jody Testaburg, partners in the request.  Bloch stated that the Plan Commission had stipulations for approval, he is asking the Board to re-consider, as the program is new and in flux.  The partners intend to conform to regulations put in place by the County and State (DATCP).  After discussion a motion was made to approve the zoning change to Ag-2 and to approve the conditional use permit to allow on-site processing, as presented in the materials provided, subject to following requirements of the County and State (DATCP), AB/AW, all in favor.

e.      St Croix County Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance:  Awsumb offered to set up a meeting with John Hilgers at the County and the Plan Commission to get more details about St Croix County's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.  As of this meeting, no date is set. 

f.       Board of Review ordinances:  The Board of Review training recommended Towns have a Confidentiality Ordinance.  Motion to approve 2018-1 Confidentiality Ordinance, MW/AB, all in favor.  The Town's ordinance for Board of Review alternates has expired, 2018-2 replaces the expired ordinance.  A motion to approve 2018-2 Appoint BOR Alternate Members Ordinance, MW/AB, all in favor.

g.      Wild Parsnip:  The Road Committee discussed plans for treating wild parsnip at both their regular meeting in April and again at a special meeting.  The Road Committee considered 3 options for treatment, the Road Committee is recommending Option 2 (options are in the Road Committee Minutes for April 25, 2018) to the Town Board.  Option 2 involves spot spraying Town Roads with the  highest infestation levels of wild parsnip and volunteers, organized by Margaret Smith, will remove other areas by hand.  Expected cost is $5,000-6,000.  An inspection will be done in 2019 and the program will be adjusted as necessary.  Bill Gnatzig added that the Road Committee is asking the County to clean mowing equipment, to reduce chances of spreading seeds.  Motion to approve the Road Committee's recommendation, up to $6,000, to control wild parsnip, AB/AW, all in favor.

h.      Update Emergency Management Plan: Bogdan will review and will be put on June's agenda.

i.       The Current: Nothing at this time.

j.       Ordinance/Resolution Review: Nothing at this time.

k.      Building Maintenance:  RT Resurfacing possible option for floors.  Budget only allows for roof this year.  Bogdan suggested getting a 2nd opinion.  Roof will be added to the June agenda.

      X.          Old Business:

a.      Update of Plan Commission

                                                     i.     CBA: Waiting for the City to respond, they are reviewing updates with staff.  A meeting between the CBA Negotiating Team and the City will be set when the City is done reviewing. 

b.      Update of the Road Committee:

                                                     i.     Liberty Road:  Final projects planned to be completed in May, 1. gravel 2. guardrails.  Nelson questioned the placement of the "curve arrows" and their proximity to the pavement on Liberty Road, Olson said it would be reviewed at the Spring Road Review and added to the next Road Committee Agenda.  Nelson also had concerns about the weight restrictions, this topic was also asked to be added to the next Road Committee agenda.

    XI.          Pay Bills: Motion to pay the bills as presented, AB/DN, all in favor.

  XII.          Chair Announcements: Next Town Board Meeting is Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00pm.

 XIII.          Adjourn:  Motion to adjourn at 9:30pm, MW/AB, all in favor.       

 

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