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Archive for December, 2006

Regular Meeting, November 1, 2006

WILMA TOWN BOARD MEETING NOVEMBER 1, 2006

The Wilma Township Board of Supervisors met at the town hall in Duxbury on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 following the public test of the Automark voting machine for the November 7th election. Chairman Gary Vink called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Also present were Supervisors Michael McCullen and Glenford Williamson, Treasurer Patrice Winfield, Clerk Paul Raymond, and Bruce and Donna Filler, Eldon Schmedeke, Joe Vink and Mark Pallow.

Paul read the clerk’s report of the October meeting. Mike moved to approve; Glen seconded.

OLD BUSINESS:

Crooked Lake/Eagle Head Roads: Danforth cleared out the culvert on the Crooked Lake Road. Gary has been doing some culvert cleaning on Eagle Head Road as Danforth hasn’t been doing it. Paul will bill Danforth $45 for their half of the work digging out the culvert.

Dollar Lake Road: Eric Vathne contacted Gary and did some slope repair on the deep drop-off at the end of the road.

Heller Road: Joe put down 16 yards of gravel on the culvert. Paul will bill New Dosey for half of the gravel, total $38, plus 1 hour of blading at $100, for a total bill of $138.

Pete Anderson Road: Eldon said the culvert has been torn up at the entrance to the Duxbury Road. This is a county culvert, and Eldon said he will call the county.

Schmedeke Lane: The county has contacted us regarding a possible surveying error on Schmedeke Lane, which may be on Jensen’s land. They sent us a map, and will be in further contact about the problem. Eldon asked for permission to go through township road records and old minutes to see if there is information about the road surveys and markers. Mike moved that Eldon be allowed to go through old town records for this information. Glen seconded.

New Grader: The new grader was delivered for a shipping cost of $1,800. Mark has taken it out and worked with it, grading berms before the freeze-up.

Town Hall Toilet and Door Handles: Joe said he would install the new door handles and Mark said he would build a platform in the outhouse for the new toilet seat. Mark will also put in a new hook for the town hall sign.

NEW BUSINESS:

Wilma Township Website: Glen demonstrated a mock up of the new website for Wilma on his laptop computer. He will register the name WilmaTownship.com, unless it has been taken. He said the yearly cost for upkeep and posting is about $200, but he may be able to get it for free on a server that contains advertising. Mike moved that the Township pay the $17 to register the WilmaTownship.com domain name and that Glen be authorized to try to find a free server for the site. Gary seconded. Mike said that with the grader expenditure, he is reluctant to spend the taxpayers’ money on an expensive server. Glen said he would see what he could do, and shared ideas he has for the website: featured citizens, like Joe and Bev Vink; Town Board meeting minutes, links to township businesses, outdoor recreation opportunities.

Wilma Township ATV Trails: The county sent a letter asking for a map designating Wilma Township roads that have been designated as open ATV trails. Gary said we have not designated any township roads as open ATV trails. It is illegal to drive on county roads, but Joe said we can’t stop legally licensed drivers from driving 4-wheelers on township roads. Paul will write the county and tell them that we have no designated ATV trails on township roads.

County Township Officers’ Meeting: Glen attended the October 28th meeting representing Wilma Township. He said it was a very informative meeting, with the county commissioners giving reports and the different candidates for state and county offices reporting, plus Sheriff Mark Mansavage. Mansavage said they are advocating a lesser penalty for level 3 speeding offenders that will not be on a driver’s permanent record. Instead of $180, the fine would be $60 or $70. Currently no-pays lead to a long process of bench warrants and tracking down the offenders, and deputies are often reluctant to write citations because of this. Mark LeBrun said that the Markville Road/Duxbury Road paving should be completed in 2008. The Markville Road is now paved from Markville to Grace’s Lake Road. The county will need to hire 14-17 new people for the new jail. The big meth problem now is in trafficking and selling meth, not manufacture.

BILLS:

East Central Energy $ 30.24

Couri/Ruppe/MacArthur Lawyers 487.50

MAT Agency (Workers Comp) 560.00

Duxbury Store 9.95

Federated Propane 150.00

Ranger Trucking 1,800.00

1st National Bank (Grader Loan) 2,000.00

The Evergreen 20.25

Joe Vink 112.00

Pine County Courier 39.48

Gary Vink 115.43

Toni Williamson 13.85

Glen Williamson 99.40

Paul Raymond 95.53

Mark Pallow 246.62

Donna Filler 9.23

Patrice Winfield 110.82

Mike McCullen 20.77

TOTAL BILLS: $ 5,921.07

TREASURER’S REPORT:

General Fund Receipts 166.94

Disbursements 1,188.88

Balance 18,491.68

Road and Bridge Rec: 724.37

Disb: 18,184.75

Bal: 17,247.79

Fire Bal: 2,205.39

Park Bal: 699.30

Building Bal: 6,330.13

Escrow Rec: 13.51

Bal: 4,849.86

TOTAL ALL FUNDS: $49,824.15

Mike moved to approve the Treasurer’s report and to transfer $5,800 from savings to checking and to pay all the bills. Glen seconded. Mike moved to adjourn the meeting. Gary seconded. Meeting adjourned at 9:30.

Paul Raymond, Clerk