Town of Kinnickinnic
Town Board Meeting Minutes
December 5, 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, 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: Tom Andersen will not be running for re-election in the Spring 2018. First day to circulate nomination papers was December 1, 2017. Papers are due to the Clerk by 5pm on January 2, 2018.
VI. Approve Minutes: Motion to approve the Town Board Minutes from November 7, 2017 as written MW/TA, AB abstained.
VII. Treasurer's Report: Reported and put on file for public record.
VIII. Public Comments: Nelson commented that trash cans are being left out days passed garbage pick up, concerns for large equipment and plow trucks. Ordinance does cover this, will be discussed at the Road Committee. Andersen commented that the Emergency Plan needs to be updated, he has received the latest up from the County. This item will be on the agenda for January.
IX. New Business
a. Appoint Election Inspectors: Poll Workers and Chief Inspectors: Gail Andersen, Donna Badje, Joe Cegielski, Mike Cernohous, Barb Grant (CI), Mary Hoffmyier, Wynona Keatley, Brenda LaValley (CI), Robert LaValley, Sherill Mueller, Christina Moutray, Mary Murphy (CI), Diane Olson, Patti Phillips (CI), Lori Rukstales. Motion to accept the list of Election Inspections for the 2018-19 Term, TA/AB, all in favor.
b. Humane Society Contract for 2018: Motion to approve the contract as written, TA/AB, all in favor.
c. Server License wording in Fee Schedule: Clarify annual fee is $15 and the license is good for one year.
d. Wert property sale vs Building Inspector duties: The Board sees this an a non-issue.
e. The Current: Some changes were suggested: Add "no alcohol allowed" and Capacity 99 to Town Hall Rental section. Re-word the "Burning Permits" section. Andersen stated he is still willing to work on The Current after he leaves the Board.
f. Ordinance Review
i. Building Ordinance 2010-1A: Regarding non permanent storage containers, Town/County have no ordinance. Per the State Inspector there are State Statutes that have changed that require Ordinance 2010-1A to be updated.
g. Building Maintenance: Clerk has not made calls, will call regarding furnace and floors. Roof/siding may have to wait until warmer weather.
X. Old Business
a. Update of Plan Commission
i. CBA: Updated draft of the CBA received from the City of River Falls today. CBA Negotiating Team will review as well the Plan Commission. Town Board will review in January. Loberg was confirmed as the lawyer who will look over the draft, after the Town Board gives their approval. Loberg will help ensure the document reflects what was negotiated with help from representatives from the Negotiating Team, Plan Commission and or Town Board. Loberg will asked to draft a section to clarify Special Assessments.
b. Update of the Road Committee: Road Committee has approved and is recommending to the Town Board: 1. signage on Coulee Trail, curves and speeds, estimated cost $1500 and 2. Removal of trees on River Road to increase visibility around curve, DNR land, DNR has agreed to trees being removed, estimated cost $2500, with stump removal. Motion to allow spending of up to $4000 for Coulee Trail signage and River Road tree removal, TA/DN, MW/AB opposed, DN abstains, motion failed. Motion to approve signage on Coulee Trail for $1500, DN/AB, all in favor. Motion to remove trees on River Road for $2500 ($500 is stump removal, to be determined if necessary in future), TA/MW, AB opposes, motion passes. Road Committee is looking at future projects and grant opportunities. The Halo Drive Turn-Around project is complete and was cheaper than expected. School Board reported the buses are using the turn-around, they like it and it is working well. On March 21, 2018 the Road Committee will meet at 1pm with Mark Renz, Ph.D. Assistant Professor/Extension Weed Specialist @ UW-Madison presenting on Wild Parnips. The Road Committee recommends the Town continue to not allow plastic culverts, as currently stated in the ordinance.
i. Liberty Road: Waiting to receive the final bill.
XI. Pay Bills: Motion to pay bills MA/TA, all in favor.
XII. Chair Announcements: Next Town Board Meeting is Tuesday, January 2nd at 7:00pm.
XIII. Motion to adjourn 8:40pm MW/TA, all in favor.
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