WILMA TOWN BOARD MEETING JANUARY 3, 2007
Chairman Gary Vink called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Also present were Supervisors Michael McCullen and Glenford Williamson, Treasurer Patrice Winfield, Clerk Paul Raymond, and Eldon and Marjorie Schmedeke and Kenneth Yager.
Paul read the record of the December, 2006 meeting. Mike moved to approve; Glen seconded.
Ken asked why a new battery was purchased for the grader instead of using the battery from the old grader. Gary said Joe did not buy a new battery; he replaced the one that was weak. Also, one of the old grader batteries does not fit in the new grader.
SCHMEDEKE LANE: Glen attended the Pine County Commissioneers’ meeting on December 16. Schmedeke Lane was discussed, but the matter was referred to the County Attorney for a legal review. Glen also went to Pine City for the next meeting on Tuesday, January 2nd but the Courthouse was closed due to President Ford’s funeral. The Supervisors said that he should still be reimbursed for his mileage. The Commissioners will know their agenda for the January 16th meeting by January 11th, and whether or not Schmedeke Lane will be on the agenda. Eldon said that the County Attorney is ill, and the issue may be delayed. Greg Bernu said that he and the attorney will meet with Eldon privately before this meeting.
LOGGING ON PETE ANDERSON RD: Gary said that someone is logging on the Pete Anderson Road and have filled in the ditch and built a landing on the east side of the road. He believes it is T & T Logging from Dairyland, and that he believes they are also logging on the Duncan Road. Mike said we need to write to T & T and tell them we need a $500 escrow damage deposit for each road and that they need to restore the ditch to the condition it was before their logging activities began. Gary said T & T has a history with Arna Township of logging on and damaging their roads without restoring them. Gary said if they don’t pay the escrow, that he will barricade the roads like he did the Mayfield Road. Paul will write T & T.
MARCH ELECTION: Glen and Patrice are up for reelection. Patrice said she plans to run, and Glen also. Both paid their $2 filing fee. Glen asked the date of the election and asked if he needs to be here for the election or the Board of Reorganization. The election is March 13, and the Board of Reorganization 7-10 days following that, and Gary said Glen should at least be here for the Board of Reorganization. The Board of Audit, to go over the Treasurer’s and Clerk’s books, will be at the February 7th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
GRADER DAMAGE: Ken said that the man at 65430 River Cabin Road said that our grader operator backed over and destroyed his mailbox on the day after deer season. Gary said he should come to a meeting or write a letter to the township regarding the damage. He said the county doesn’t reimburse homeowners when they damage mailboxes. Mike said that if Mark backed over the mailbox, that is different from inadvertent damage from normal plowing activities.
LOGGING PAYMENTS: Mike asked if we have received monies from the county for all the logging activities they license in our township. Patrice said no payments are specifically designated for logging. Mike said that when the legislature increased the payments counties have to pay townships for logging, that Pine County permitted a lot of logging to beat the increase. Paul can call the Auditor and see if they have this information.
BILLS WERE PRESENTED:
Duxbury Store $ 27.70
Pine Co. Assn. Of Townships 316.94
Pine Co. Treasurer/ Truth in Taxation 35.65
Pine Septic and Design 207.05
1st National Bank 2,000.00
East Central Energy 23.77
U.S. Treasury 412.12
Glen Williamson 107.08
Joe Vink 83.11
Gary Vink 100.66
Mike McCullen 20.77
Paul Raymond 87.73
Patrice Winfield 103.89
TOTAL ALL BILLS $ 3,526.47
General Fund Receipts $ 4,701.74
Road and Bridge Rec: 8,108.62
Fire Rec: 1,497.49
Park Rec: 18.66
Building Rec: 449.86
Escrow Bal: 4,849.86
Total All Funds $ 44,251.47
Mike moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report and to transfer $3,600 from savings to checking to pay the bills. Glen seconded. Glen moved to adjourn the meeting; Gary seconded. Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.
Paul Raymond, Clerk