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Jul 11, 2017

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Town Board Meeting Minutes

July 11, 2017

 

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

     II.          Roll Call: Dave Nelson, 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.      Sam's Club Membership: do not renew.

b.      Special Assessment for Fire Call: start process to add special assessment.

c.       Outside lighting: to deter loitering, didn't discuss

    VI.          APPROVE MINUTES: Amotion to approve the June 6, 2017 own Board Meeting Minutes as amended, DN/MW, all in favor, AB abstain.

   VII.          TREASURER'S REPORT: Put on file for public record.

  VIII.          PUBLIC COMMENTS: Mel Bowman, 1031 E River Drive, dangerous corner by her home, can't see around the corner, people drive too fast.  Road Committee will look in to this concern.  Margaret Smith is setting up training with UW-Extension to train Master Gardeners and interested residents in identifying and mapping invasive species.  Would like to use the Town Hall, Board is ok with that, contact clerk for availability.

     IX.          NEW BUSINESS

a.      Glenn Badge, fiber optic/broadband update:  AT&T will be turning a tower on at Hwy 65 and Cty N, Fall 2017.  After discussion, much is the same as presented in 2013.  Price has come down to under $5 million for towers, still too high for town budget.  There was a suggestion to send a survey to town residents to determine interest, possibly done by residents. 

b.      Expectations of Sheriff's Department:  Will be put on the August agenda.

c.      Building Maintenance

                                                    i.     Security System decision:  Bogdan, LaValley and Thompson will configure a system and will present at the August meeting.

 

      X.          OLD BUSINESS

a.      Update of Plan Commission: Thompson concept review, made Commission realize the "green line" on the map is not accurate.  Care needs to be taken when making recommendations to properties near the line.

b.      CBA:  The City of River Falls' legal team is still reviewing the CBA.  Since the last Plan Commission meeting the City has rejected the exclusion of the 14 residents and changing the 40 acres back to 35.  The process for the CBA, once the City is done, is have the Town attorney review, hold public hearings.  A motion was made to authorize up to $2500 for Loberg to review the CBA draft, AB/DN, all in favor.

c.       Update of the Road Committee, discussion and action.

                                                     i.     Liberty Road: Olson has contacted First National and Bremer Banks with requirements for the loan needed for the Liberty Road project.  Asked that they get their proposal back to be discussed at the August 1st Town Board Meeting.  Olson has signed the Conformed Contract for the 2017 Liberty Road Improvements - TRID.  Project is planned to start the week of July 17th and end October 2017.

                                                   ii.     Road and Ditch Maintenance Ordinances: Road Committee reviewed ordinance and there are a  couple things that were suggested by WTA attorney to remove.  It is the responsibility of the Town to maintain ditches and control weeds, Town has an obligation to take care of noxious weeds.  Amotion was made to authorize an increase in the budget for JCE from $10,000 to $15,000, stop at $15,000 and monitor results, DN/AB, all in favor.  Nelson suggested focus points for JCE to include signs, corners and dead trees.

                                                  iii.     Halo Drive turnaround:  It is not an official turnaround, the Town does not maintain.  The Road Committee is researching options and contacting the bus garage and fire dept.

                                                  iv.     Roadside Maintenance Ordinance

                                                   v.     Maintenance Issues

    XI.          Pay Bills:  A motion was made to pay bills,  DN/AB, all in favor. 

  XII.          Chair Announcements: Next Town Board Meeting is Tuesday, August 1st at 7:00pm.

 XIII.          Adjourn 9:20pm MW/AB, all in favor.

 

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