Regular Meeting, December 3, 2008


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 Mark Pallow, Toni Williamson, and a citizen.

Paul read the record of the November meeting. Mike moved to approve; Glen seconded.

OLD BUSINESS: Danforth/Wilma Range Line Road Agreement:

Danforth’s board approved the new joint-road agreement for maintenance of Crooked Lake and Eagle Head Roads, and returned our copy, signed. They also signed and mailed the letter to Marlene Kelch from both boards, asking her to move the trailer in the right-of-way on Crooked Lake Road. They paid all outstanding invoices, including the disputed one for Crooked Lake Road, total $549. They sent us a bill for cleaning culverts and for grading, for $178.50. The board asked Paul to send a letter with our payment asking them to provide more details when they send claims, like the dates and what exactly was done, and the hours involved. Also to remind them that the agreement specifies that screens must be installed on the culverts to keep out beavers now that they are cleaned out or Wilma will not be liable for future culvert cleanings.

New Dosey Claim: So far we have not received payment for our invoice to New Dosey Township.

Subcontactor taxes: Glen said that subcontractors who do work for Wilma Township, like brush cutting, do not have taxes deducted and do not need to receive a 1099 unless they do $600 worth of work in one year for the township. They are still responsible to report their earnings to the IRS.

Town Hall Siding: Mark got a bid for new siding for the Town Hall,

$6,089 for vinyl and $8,762 for steel siding. This bid includes tearing off the existing wood siding. Paul asked Mark if they could install the new siding over the wood siding for greater insulation. Mark said no, but we could ask them to put some Styrofoam insulation over the walls under the Tyvek wrap before they put the new siding on. We don’t have enough in the building fund yet, but will receive another check in December for our second half levies which should be enough. Gary said we should fix the foundation before installing new siding. Mike asked how bad it is; would it need to be jacked up or could it be repaired without that? Mark said it could be repaired either way.

Snowplowing: Pete Jensen send a check for snowplowing, although he is not a year-around resident. Glen asked if we ever got a decision from the Township Association attorneys about snowplowing. Paul said they said we could set our own policies, but we can’t lose money on plowing private drives. Gary said the attorneys said we could avoid all hassles and controversies if we eliminated all plowing of private drives. Paul will call the attorneys again and ask for a clarification on snowplowing, and to get an answer on whether we can charge a user fee for loggers using our roads; they have still not responded to several requests.

Terry Ann Derchel still has not paid the remaining $25 for her snowplowing. Paul will write her also, and ask her to move her car when Mark comes to plow. Mark said the plow has a loud horn and he can let her know. Mike asked for the same because in the past he didn’t have any warning to move his vehicles.

2010 Census: Gary got some preliminary information on the 2010 Census, asking if we had any road or boundary changes since 2000. Gary didn’t have the material with him, but he said he will respond. They did not have some of our roads named or marked on their maps.

Lost River Road: Everything has been done to record this road as a township road with the County Recorder. All expenses related to this road will be paid by Leighton Quinn.

NEW BUSINESS: Duxbury News: Tony Williamson is now writing a twice-monthly column in the Pine County Courier with Duxbury news. Glen thanked her on behalf of the board and township for writing this and said we also have a website:, that carries the column and news of our town. This is besides the official township website: Toni said they are talking with the Askov American about carrying the column. Glen asked that anyone with news should call or email Toni at

Grader: Gary said he and Mark Pallow got two new tires for the grader and Glen’s Tire mounted them and put on the chains, and he and Mark installed them on the grader. Mark said the grader is now ready to go, once we get some snow. The new tires and chains make a big difference.

Bills and Treasurer’s Report: Patrice gave the treasurer’s report (attached). Patrice gave all board members the new non-tax expense claim forms. Bills were presented:

Glen’s Tire $ 1,094.06

ECE 37.23

FNBNS 2,000.00

Danforth Township 178.75

John Finkle 30.00

Paul Raymond 209.00


Glen Williamson 34.63

Patrice Winfield 126.99

Gary Vink 190.47

Mike McCullen 34.63

Mark Pallow 117.74


Total Bills $ 4,308.40

Glen moved to approve the Treasurer’s report and to pay all the bills and to transfer $4,300 from savings to checking. Mike seconded. Mike moved to adjourn the meeting; Glen seconded. Meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.

Paul Raymond, Clerk

Regular Meeting, November 5, 2008


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, Mark Pallow, and four citizens.

Paul read the record of the October meeting. Glen moved to approve; Mike seconded.

LOST RIVER ROAD: The board accepted the agreement to take over Lost River Road as a township road after receiving $2,500 payment from Leighton Quinn in escrow for any road work required on this road for the next two years. Mike moved to amend the agreement to say that Wilma Township will bill Mr. Quinn monthly for any work done on this road, rather than every 6 months. Glen seconded, and the board signed the agreement. Mike move that Wilma Township adopt Lost River Road as a township road and to have it so recorded with the County Auditor.

SEPTEMBER JOINT-RANGE LINE/ESCROW ROAD BILLING: Mona Drive: ½ hour, $75, for blading in September. Heller Road: Bill New Dosey for ½ hour blading, $75, September, and 3 hours of brush cutting and one hour of mulching, $135 total divided by two: $67.50, plus $35.41 equipment rental; plus $25 mileage, total $202.91

Blading $ 75.00

Rental 35.41

Labor 67.50

Mileage 25.00

Total $202.91

ARNA RANGE-LINE PROPOSAL: Arna Chairman David Drake send an email on proposed work on one of the range-line roads, to remove trees that are encroaching on the road and putting two loads of pit-run gravel on the road extension, for a total cost of $1,000. The Supervisors said this proposal doesn’t specify which road and if the $1,000 includes the gravel and directed Paul to respond asking clarification on these issues before the board approves, and saying that the board would like Arna to call Gary to arrange a joint road inspection before we approve this work.

COUNTY TOWNSHIP OFFICERS MEETING: Glen is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Association, but is not paid for attending these meetings. He asked if he could still be paid by Wilma as a township officer. The board said that he does represent Wilma Township and should be paid.

WILMA FALL FEST: Glen gave a report of Wilma Fall Fest held October 18. He said 46-48 people attended, with a potluck dinner and door prizes and music and dancing. He said they spent under budget by $96, with $236.55 total spent. $140 went for the DJ. Thank-you letters have been sent to all donors of door prizes. Glen said it was very successful and we plan to have it an annual event the third Saturday in October next year.

SNOWPLOWING: The Board directed Paul to write Terry Ann Derchel to ask for an additional $25 for snowplowing; she sent $50. Also to return checks from Lost River Road cabin owners who are not year-round residents: Ronald and Donna Rogstad and Ross and Nita Gay.

Glen asked what we should do if someone misses the deadline for snowplowing payment, November 5. Mike said if someone moved into the township after the deadline, we could make an exception. Mike moved that any late snowplowing fees from current full-time residents be penalized at the rate of $25 per week for each 7 days from November 5 that they are late.

Glen seconded.

SISTERMAN EASEMENT: Paul got a call from the DNR in Duluth saying that the Sisterman easement is a public access and that they cannot gate the road.

BILLS AND TREASURER’S REPORT: Patrice gave the Treasurer’s Report (attached). Bills were presented:

FNBNS $ 2,000.00

ECE 86.04

Pine Co. Courier 47.00

The Evergreen 22.50

Donna Filler 127.50

Pine Septic and Design 965.00

MAT Agency (Workers Comp. Ins.) 727.00

Robert Nadeau (labor for brush cutting) 223.00

Michael McCullen 38.09

Glenford Williamson 70.41

Gary Vink 44.45

Patrice Winfield 138.52


Paul Raymond 173.80


Mark Pallow 204.64


Glenford Williamson, Jr. (road work; DJ) 417.50

Total all Bills: $ 6,177.56

Mike moved to approve the Treasurer’s report, to pay all bills, and to transfer $6,100 from savings to checking. Gary seconded. Glen moved to adjourn the meeting; Mike seconded. Meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

Paul Raymond, Clerk

Regular Meeting, October 1, 2008


Chairman Gary Vink called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. There were 16 citizens present, including Supervisors Michael McCullen and Glenford Williamson, Treasurer Patrice Winfield, Clerk Paul Raymond, and Toni Williamson, Joe Vink, Mark Pallow, Leighton Quinn, Ross Gay, Jason Patric, Daniel Larson, and Richard Noyes.

DANFORTH/WILMA RANGE LINE ROAD AGREEMENT: Danforth Township Supervisors Jason Patric and Daniel Larson attended to draw up a new agreement on maintenance of the joint range-line Crooked Lake and Eagle Head Roads. Gary said that the disputed invoice for 10/25/07 for 3 hours of blading the roads should be adjusted to $187.50 and resubmitted to Danforth Township. There was a ½ hour overcharge. Danforth had believed that we were billing for work done by Carlson’s Lumber, and that Carlsons claimed that our grader did not go down the road that day. We had grader records showing that the road was graded. Glen moved that we rescind the invoice for Gary’s road inspection on 6/7/08. Mike seconded.

Danforth is willing to take over responsibility for road maintenance; they said that Sandstone Township charged them half of what we charge. Mike said that Danforth will have to deal with the Kelch’s and their trailer, which is in the right-of-way. Mike moved that we draft a letter from both townships telling them that they have to move their trailer 33′ from the center of Crooked Lake Road. Glen seconded.

Glen moved that the Board accept Danforth Township’s letter of July, 2008, canceling the 2006 road agreement. Glen moved that the Board adopt a new agreement with Danforth Township where Danforth will be responsible for routine snowplowing, ditch work and grading of the range-line roads and will bill Wilma for half, not to exceed $100 per hour for the total cost to both townships. This agreement will be subject to amendment or renewal every September. Wilma will be held harmless and not liable for any damages or claims against Danforth Township arising from maintenance authorized by them. Wilma will be allowed to do emergency plowing or maintenance at our regular rates when Danforth is unable to do it.

Wilma has one last bill for Danforth under the old agreement, for putting 154 yards of gravel, 11 loads, on Crooked Lake Road on 8/7/08, at $8/yard, total cost $1,232, minus $500 from Carlson’s escrow account = $732, divided by two, Danforth’s half, $361.50.

ESCROW ACCOUNT: We still have no response from the Township Attorneys regarding our charging a road use fee from loggers instead of an escrow fee.

LOST RIVER ROAD: Leighton Quinn, Dick Noyes and Ross Gay attended to discuss the township taking over the Lost River Road. The agreement entered into in October, 2005, between the township and Leighton Quinn required a $2,500 escrow deposit by Mr. Quinn to pay for maintenance on Lost River Road until one year from the date that the last lot is sold in order for the town to take over the road. Mr. Quinn said that he may not sell all the lots, but keep some. Mike moved that the agreement be amended to say that this escrow deposit would be for two years from the date that it is received. Glen seconded.

WILMA FALL FEST: Patrice said she is available to help and had received door prizes from Ace Hardware and the Organic Carrot. Toni Williamson has a prize from the Grand Casino. The prizes can be raffled off for $1. Mark has a candy wreath. Glen and Tony made posters for the October 18 event.

TRI-TOWNSHIP DISPOSAL DISTRICT MEETING: Mike attended the meeting and they lowered taxpayer rates by $6/year. Some people in our township dumped trash on a road which required the disposal people to pick it up and dispose of it, including some paint. The Disposal District billed them $302 for the cleanup, but they didn’t pay. Mike directed Paul to write them and ask for payment, and tell them that if it is not paid in 75 days that we will have it assessed on their taxes. Paul will call the county assessor to make sure that we can levy a special assessment like that.

CHAINSAW POLE: Mark needs to rent a chainsaw pole to trim the trees on Heller Drive and Dollar Lake Road where they are hitting the grader. He called Hinckley Rental for quotes. Mike said it may be more economical to buy one than to rent. Mark said he also would like to rent a chipper to dispose of the branches. Mike moved that Mark be authorized to research the cost to rent and/or buy the pole and chipper, and to buy or rent the pole after calling the board members. Gary seconded.


Patrice gave the Treasurer’s Report (attached). Bills were presented:

Pine County Courier $ 18.80

Hopkins Sand and Gravel 3,855.60

FNBNS 2,000.00

Bruno Deep Rock 126.22

US Treasury 477.52

Donna Filler 138.00

Antoinette Williamson 45.00

Mike McCullen 80.80

Gary Vink 81.96

Mark Pallow 169.92

Glenford Williamson 34.63

Patrice Winfield 71.58


Paul Raymond 240.00


TOTAL $ 7,584.75

Glen moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report and to pay all bills, and to transfer $7,600 from savings to checking. Mike seconded. Mike moved to adjourn the meeting; Glen seconded. Meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.

Paul Raymond, Clerk

Regular Meeting, September 3, 2008


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 Joe Vink, Mark Pallow, and a citizen.

Paul read the record of the August meeting. Mike moved to approve; Glen seconded.

Pete Anderson/Langstorm Range Line Roads: Arna Township Chairman David Drake sent a letter dated August 1 saying that Wilma did not put gravel on the end of Pete Anderson and Langstrom Roads in 2007 as per our joint road agreement, and informing us that they believe six loads of pit run gravel are needed at 58502, ditching at the new culvert, and 4 -6 loads of pit run at the low spot 100-200 yards north of Duxbury Road where it flooded, and that they plan to do this work this year, their maintenance year. We have the claim dated 1-15-08 showing that we did put 24 yards of gravel at the two road extensions in November, 2007 and billed Arna, and that they paid the claim.

There was a discussion on their other proposals. Gary and Mark inspected the road today, September 3rd, and they don’t believe that there is a need for 6 loads of gravel south of 58502. Gary said that if any gravel is used there, it should be class 5; pit run would just make it worse. In the area 200 yards north of the Duxbury Road, Gary again said that if anything, it should be class 5 gravel. Mike said he has heard several complaints about the Pete Anderson Road, people saying the crown is too high. Joe said that it is not too high; he drove the road both before and after they graded it and he didn’t see much difference. Mike said the area 200 yards north of Duxbury Road will always need gravel as it is low and sinking into the swamp. Joe said that if you put pit run gravel just 3″ deep with 4″ rocks it will just be scraped off; it needs at least 6″. He said the best practice is 4″ of pit run topped off with 2″ of class 5 gravel. Mike said if they do what they propose, we could just fix it next year in our year. Glen moved that we respond to their proposal, sending a copy of our paid claim showing that we did put the 12 yards of gravel at the end of both roads last year; and saying that Gary and Mark inspected Pete Anderson Road on September 3rd and do not believe the road needs 6 loads of pit run south of 58502; and that we agree with the third part of putting 4-6 loads of pit run 100-200 yards north of the Duxbury Road.

WILMA DAYS CELEBRATION: Glen said preparations are on for our Wilma Days celebration set for Saturday, October 18, from 6 to 11 p.m. Glen said we need a consensus that we will have the event and set a limit for the budget for food and entertainment and advertising. The board agreed to have it pot-luck and BYOB, with a band to play from 8 to 11. Mike moved that a $300 limit be set for the band and advertising, with Glen in charge of the planning committee, which will include Patrice. Glen seconded. Patrice suggested the name Wilma Fall Fest, which the board liked and adopted, with the possibility of making this an annual celebration.

DANFORTH RANGE LINE ROAD NEGOTIATIONS: We did not get a response to our invitation for their board to meet with ours. Mike said according to our agreement, the current agreement is still in effect until both boards agree in writing to change or nullify it. The board directed Paul to write to Jeff Shute, telling their board that we consider the agreement to still be in force and that we will not pay for any work authorized by or done by Danforth Township outside of this agreement until both boards can meet and agree on a new agreement, and to invite them to our October 1st meeting.

SNOWPLOW NOTICE: Paul needs to post and publish the notice that snowplowing fees are due for the 2008-09 season by the first Wednesday of November. The rates set by the town at the annual meeting are $75 for regular drives; $100 for driveways over 700 feet, with special plowing at $150 per hour

TREASURER’S REPORT AND BILLS: Patrice presented the Treasurer’s report (attached). Bills were presented:

FNBNS $ 2,000.00

ECE 43.44

The Evergreen 9.75

Patrice Winfield 36.00


Paul Raymond 87.73

Gary Vink 62.33

Glen Williamson 41.56

Pine County Courier 18.80

Federated Coop 423.01

Mark Pallow 125.60


Mike McCullen 41.56

Total Bills $ 3,028.37

Gary moved to pay all bills and to approve the Treasurer’s Report, and to transfer $3,050 from savings to checking.

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT QUESTIONNAIRE: The Board had a discussion on how to respond to the questionnaire from the Soil and Water Conservation District. Mike said that he feels that the reponse is that there are too many governmental regulations on people already and that the most endangered resource is our taxpayers. He moved to send it back with his suggestions; Glen seconded.

AUTOMARK PUBLIC TEST: Patrice conducted the public test of the Automark Voting Machine, running test ballots that were collaborated by the Clerk and Board. The machine worked fine. The polls for the Primary Election will be open from 10 am to 8 pm, Tuesday, September 9. Judges will be Paul, Patrice, and Donna Filler.

Gary moved to adjourn the meeting; Mike seconded. Meeting adjourned at 10 p.m.

Paul Raymond, Clerk

Regular Meeting, August 13, 2008


Chairman Gary Vink called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Also present were Supervisors Glenford Williamson and Michael McCullen, Treasurer Patrice Winfield, Clerk Paul Raymond, and Joe Vink, Eldon and Marjorie Schmedeke, Mark Pallow, Donna Filler, and a citizen.

Paul read the record of the July meeting; Glen moved to approve; Mike seconded.

OLD BUSINESS: Propane Prebuy: The deadline for locking in the prebuy price for propane was July 31, but Patrice called them and they gave us until August 14 to get it for $2.45, up from $1.79 last year. They filled the tank to 80% yesterday with 160 gallons. Mike moved to buy 1,000 gallons at $2.45. Glen seconded.

Sisterman Easement: There was an error in the land description on our application and resolution for the township easement into Sisterman’s property. Mike moved that the board approve the amended resolution to forward to the DNR. Gary seconded.

Park Logging Project: Duane Glienke is almost half done logging the poplar from the park site. He sent a check for $950 for what he’s taken so far.

Escrow Account Deductions: Gary said we have done road and gravel work on roads that were covered under escrow agreements, and that we need to deduct the costs from the loggers’ escrow accounts:

T & T Logging: They had $500 in the account for the South Duncan Road. $300 was used to restore the crown on 7-2-08; $200 was used in August for ditching, gravel and restorative work. They still have $500 in the account for the Pete Anderson Road, minus $66.75 for inspecting the road and the damaged road signs in March and July, total remaining: $433.25.

Tri-State Logging: Their $500 escrow for the N. Duncan Road was used 7-2-08 to restore the crown on the road ($300) and in August $200 for gravel.

ECE: Their $500 for the Little Tamarack Lake Road was used in August for gravel and restorative work.

Potlatch: They had $500 for Crooked Lake Road. $225 was used in November, 07 for roadwork on Crooked Lake Road, and $275 used on 8-7-08 for gravel.

Carlson Timber Products: They’ve had a total of $1500 for three escrow accounts. $1,000 was used on the Vink and Mayfield Roads in 2004; the $500 for Crooked Lake Road was used in August for gravel. Gary has the figures. Hopkins hauled it for us.

Glen said he is concerned about the way we are accounting for the amounts we are taking from these escrow accounts; just taking the entire account and saying it’s for the road is like voodoo economics, and the loggers will ask for and have a right to details of what was done and the costs and how much gravel was used. Joe said that if we don’t take photographs or do a joint road inspection with the loggers before and after their logging activities they could take us to court. Glen said we should investigate having a user fee instead of an escrow account so the loggers know in front that they will not be getting their money back. Gary said he always considered the escrow account to be a user fee. Gary said he does have the details of the dates and amounts of gravel and what grading and restorative work was done, but he didn’t have time to get it prepared for the meeting. He said the actual work and amounts was more than what we are taking from the escrow accounts. Mike said that a user fee to use our public roads may not be legal and he asked Paul to call the township attorneys to explain our escrow program and ask if a user fee would be legal and appropriate.

Townhall Ramp: We got a check for $6,000 for the ramp from the Secretary of State. Glen asked for an accounting for all the money used to build the ramp. Joe, Mark and Gary explained what they did. Donna questioned Gary billing for mileage since he does not have a driver’s license. He said his vehicle was used but Mark did the driving. Patrice questioned the hourly rate for labor. Mike said all these questions would be irrelevant if they did the work as sub-contractors and Mark did the work as the contractor hired by the town to build the ramp, and the board decided to treat Mark, Joe and Gary as contractors. They will not have to pay taxes on their claims. Paul’s work was as a township employee and he will pay taxes. Glen asked for recognition for all those who worked on the ramp, saying they did a great job. Mark said he is getting a bid for putting siding on the town hall to match our new outhouse.

New Dosey Billing: Gary asked Paul to bill New Dosey for grading and gravel on the Heller Road: $75, their half, for grading on 7-30; and $240 for their half of gravel and prep work on 8-7-08 (60 yards of gravel at $8/yard). The total for their half is $315.

Danforth Township Joint Road Agreement: Jeff Shute was going to be at the meeting but he came early and left. They wrote us on July 18 saying that Danforth will no longer continue the joint road agreement. They sent a check for $375 for work already done under the agreement, but they are disputing the 3 hours of blading on 10-25-08, $225. They said that Carlson’s were logging the road that week and never saw our grader do the road. Paul asked if we had the grader diary to prove that the work was done. Donna said she made a road diary at Becky’s request and asked if the grader operator is using it. Paul will find Mark’s claim for that date to show that Mark did grade the road. Mike said not to cash their check so it doesn’t imply that we are accepting it as full payment. Mike asked Paul to write to Jeff to invite their entire board to our meeting on September 3rd to negotiate a new road agreement. Danforth says Sandstone is grading the road for less than we charge.

Clean Water Restoration Act: Eldon asked for the floor to ask the board and township citizens to oppose James Obestar’s Clean Water Restoration Act initiative HR 24-21. He said this would be the biggest land and power grab by the federal government over private property ever. Patrice said that township board meetings are not the forum for private political views and lobbying; they are not political meetings. Glen read into the meeting record part of an article in the July-August Township News by Township Attorney Eric Hedtke on “Controlling Your Meeting:” “The purpose of the town board meeting is for the board to conduct town business. The review of the minutes from the previous month’s meeting are only subject to correction, amendment or deletion by members of the town board. Members of the audience have no right to demand corrections or additions. This general rule applies to most items that come before the board, including the treasurer’s report, claims for payment, considerations of contracts, and any other items of formal business that are exclusively within the purview of the town board. We recommend a public comment item on the meeting agenda, with restrictions, including a time limit on a person’s comments (3 – 5 minutes), requirements that the issue pertain to township business, and that the comment be directed to the board as a whole and that it won’t be a question and answer session. The board chair has the responsibility to move through the agenda, enforce rules of procedure, and stop disruptions.”

Assessment Contract: Bob Brewster sent a contract for the Board for 2008-09 assessments, 279 parcels at $5.50 per parcel = $1,534.50. Mike moved to approve the contract; Glen seconded.

N. Duncan Road Survey: Paul got a letter from Robin Matthews, Pine County Surveyor, saying he did extensive excavations on the North and South Duncan Road to try to find the original road survey markers, to see if Duncan Road is in the wrong location. Since they didn’t find anything, he said that the PLSS monuments that he found earlier are the correct PLSS corner locations

Grader Tires: Gary said the grader needs new tires. It will cost nearly $1,000 for both, and they should last the lifetime of the grader. Glen moved to buy two new tires; Mike seconded.

Treasurer’s Report and Bills: Patrice gave the Treasurer’s Report (attached). Bills were presented:

The Evergreen $ 6.00

Glen’s Tire 977.38

Hopkins Sand and Gravel 370.00

Pine Co. Courier 13.16

ECE 45.92

FNBN 2,000.00

Federated Coop (prebuy) 2,459.00

Askov Deep Rock 9.89

Napa Auto Parts 33.75

Lamperts (ramp) 1,228.06

Duane Glienke (ramp) 125.00

JR Construction (ramp) 2,995.00

Mark Pallow (ramp) 400.00


Gary Vink (ramp) 400.00



Patrice Winfield 138.52


Paul Raymond 144.99


Glen Williamson 27.70

Joseph Vink (ramp) 400.00


TOTAL BILLS $ 13,021.55

Mike moved to approve the Treasurer’s report and to pay all the bills and to transfer $13,050 from savings to checking. Glen seconded. Glen moved to adjourn and meeting; Gary seconded. Meeting adjourned at 10:30 p.m.

Paul Raymond, clerk

Regular Board Meeting, July 2, 2008

JULY 2, 2008

Chairman Gary Vink called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Also present were Supervisor Glenford Williamson, Treasurer Patrice Winfield, Clerk Paul Raymond, and Eldon and Marjorie Schmedeke, Mark Pallow, and a township citizen.

Paul read the record of the June meeting. Eldon asked that the record be amended to not say that Schmedeke Lane is a minimum maintenance road. Glen moved to approve the record as amended. Gary seconded.

OLD BUSINESS: Sisterman Easement: Paul had the resolution and all the paperwork from Sisterman’s to send to the DNR. Glen has reservations about the commitments Sisterman’s have made since we do not have a signed agreement with them. Glen asked Paul to send the Sistermans a copy of our resolution and ask them to both sign it and have it notarized, and to write them that the gate issue is not part of the agreement, in case the board eventually wants it moved. Glen moved that once we get the signed agreement back from the Sistermans, that we send the application and resolution and paperwork and the $500 check to the DNR. Gary seconded.

Town and Country fuel: They have an offer that if we pay within 5 days we will get the diesel fuel for $4.15/gal. We got 288 gallons @ $4.14 =

$1,303.56 — $28.80. There was a discussion on whether we are tax exempt and need to pay the tax. Gary said the tax exemption does not apply to tires. Patrice spent a lot of time with the State Auditor’s office trying to find out if we were tax exempt for the checks and found out that we were not. The tax exemption only applies to road and bridge materials.

Eagle Head/Crooked Lake Road: Gary said that a few days after our June meeting, someone bladed Eagle Head and Crooked Lake Roads and scraped off the crown. Kelch’s complained that the grader tore up rocks and knocked them into their property.

Joint-road billing: Gary asked Paul to bill Danforth for 5 miles mileage and ½ hour for inspecting Eagle Head and Crooked Lake Roads on 6/7 for the complaints: Their half, $12.50. Also to bill New Dosey Township for ½ hour of blading Heller’s Drive on 6/26, $75.

Culverts: Gary hasn’t received an answer from the County on culvert prices. Also he called Hopkins to get a quote for hauling grave. He also inspected the cul-de-sac at River Cabin Road where Thielman’s complained and he said it has degraded since the road inspection and does need gravel. Glen sent Theilmans a copy of our meeting record from June.

Escrow Account Deductions: Gary said to take $300 from T & T Logging’s Escrow Account for 2 hours of blading the South Duncan Road on 7/2/08 to restore the crown they had flattened out. Ditching will be required and possibly other restorative work. We also need to take $300 from Tri-State Logging’s account for road work on 7/2/08 on the North Duncan Road to restore the crown. The road also needs more gravel.

HAVA Grant: When the Secretary of State notified us in November that we had been awarded a $6,000 grant to build a ramp for the Town Hall, they sent a contract that we needed to sign and return. No action was taken, but they recently faxed another copy of the contract and we still have time to do the work; it has to be completed by August 1st. We cannot start the work until they receive the signed contract and they send us a letter authorizing us to start the work. Paul will fax and mail the contract and Mark can start the work as soon as we receive the letter. All receipts and billing needs to be sent to them by August 1st.

Building Committee: Glen said that the Building Committee was supposed to present a report at the June meeting with estimates to build a new town hall at the park site. Eldon said they did not pursue the building study because there was no point if we will not have a clearing at the park site, if Duane Glienke gets a back access to the wood in the park. He said that they would get an estimate if there was some interest in actually building a new town hall. Marg said that when Eldon brought up the hall that Gary laughed. Eldon said that we should all be looking out for what benefits the township. Gary said that Duane Glienke always wanted to get to the wood from the back and that he does not receive any personal benefit and resents the implication that he is looking out for his own interests and not the town’s. Glen said that Eldon is only intimating that there was a conflict of interest, and that whenever there is an appearance of impropriety or confict of interest in township business that the parties should abstain or step back.

NEW BUSINESS: Automark Voting Machine: The County Auditor wants us to bring the Automark machine to the courthouse on July 18 for cleaning and inspection. Patrice will take care of it.

August Town Board Meeting: Paul asked it the meeting in August could be moved to the second Wednesday, August 13, as he will be on vacation. Glen said this would be better for him also and he moved that the meeting be changed to 8/13. Paul will post and publish this.

Duxbury Days: Glen said he and his family always enjoyed coming up for Duxbury Days and the parade and dinner and games. He would like to restore this holiday. Glen suggested moving it to October to coincide with our anniversary like last year when we celebrated the 100th birthday. We could have a potluck dinner and party like we did last year. It could be called Wilma Days. Glen said that we could have a dance at the town hall, with a live band. Gary said Dennis Hanson may still have a band. Glen said if we’re going to have a Duxbury Days dance or party that we need to start the planning soon.

Bills and Treasurer’s Report:

ECE $ 48.41

FNBN 2,000.00

US Treasury (2nd quarter) 343.60

DNR Division of Land and Minerals 500.00

Askov Deep Rock 52.00

Federated Coop 10.65

Mark Pallow 36.00


Paul Raymond 115.44


Town and Country Oil 1,274.76

Gary Vink 253.90


Glen Williamson 27.70

Patrice Winfield 110.82


Joseph Vink 237.34

Total all bills: $ 4,353.94

Glen moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report (attached) and to pay all the bills, and to transfer $4,400 from savings to checking. Gary seconded.

Gary moved to adjourn the meeting; Glen seconded. Meeting adjourned at 9:30.

Paul Raymond, Clerk

Regular Board Meeting, June 4, 2008


Deputy Chairman Michael McCullen called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Also present were Supervisors Glenford Williamson and Gary Vink, Treasurer Patrice Winfield and Clerk Paul Raymond, and Eldon and Margjorie Schmedeke and Mark Pallow.

Paul read the record of the May meeting; Mike moved to approve, Glen seconded.

OLD BUSINESS: Schmedeke Lane: Gary said that Mark Pallow cut the tree that was in Schmedeke Lane, and that the County said that until the issue is resolved on moving Schmedeke Lane, we should maintain it as a minimum maintenance road.

Crooked Lake/Eagle Head Roads: Danforth had said that they were considering contracting Sandstone Township to do maintenance and grading on these roads, but nothing was done last month. Crooked Lake road is rough and needs work. Also, Danforth has not paid any of our invoices since August, 2007. So far they owe:

9-21-07 $75.00

10-25-07 225.00

12-27-07 225.00

12-24-07 75.00

3-16-08 75.00

Total due: $ 675.00

Paul was directed to write a letter to the Danforth Board to Jeff Shute, Danforth Chairman, stating that at their next regularly scheduled board meeting they need to pay all outstanding invoices in full or we will be assessing 1 ½ % per month on all unpaid invoices. Glen said we should remind them of our joint road agreement where the two towns agreed that Wilma Township will be responsible for all road maintenance on these roads, and that in the future all unpaid invoices will be assessed at 1 ½ % interest after 30 days.

New Dosey: Dave Baker said that New Dosey is considering buying some culverts and want to know if we want to go in with them on this. Arna has told them they will be getting their own. Gary said neither township was aware of the joint purchasing agreement with the county. Gary said it may be cheaper for them to purchase them through us as we are covered by the joint purchasing venture. Gary asked if we need any culverts. Mike said we need one on the Mayfield Road and we should have a couple stockpiled for future needs. Mike said we need to find out what sizes New Dosey needs and what price they are getting and what prices we can get through the county. Gary will check with the county on their prices and talk with Dave Baker about what their vendor charges.

Roads: Mark graded some roads before Memorial Day. Mike Scott was complaining that some divots had been dug out of Mona Drive and he thinks this will ruin the road. Gary told him he could fix them himself and get some gravel. Mike wanted to know how much was left in the escrow account. Gary looked up the agreement and it states that we bill them for all maintenance until tax revenues pay for it, before we take anything out of the escrow account. Gary expected Mike Scott to come to the meeting. Mike wanted more class 5 gravel on the road. Gary said that 4-wheelers were spinning up the road and taking off the gravel.

Town Park Site Logging Agreement: Duane Glienke said that he will not put in a driveway into the park site as there is little salable wood near Duxbury Road, and he would have to make a skid trail all the way to the end of the park to drag the wood out. Also, that it may be too soft this summer anyway, until winter. Eldon said that if Duane doesn’t want to build a road to do the logging, that we should get someone else to do it. He said all loggers build roads and landings when they log off land. Gary said that we have a signed contract with Duane and that we cannot abrogate this. Paul read the minutes of the March meeting where the agreement was made with Duane. Although Mike said he wanted Duane to clear out a landing and to use the present driveway off of the Duxbury Road, the motion did not stipulate that this was the only way he could get the wood. Glen said that the Board did not see the contract, but only Duane and Gary, and he moved that all future contracts entered into by the Board be approved and signed by the entire board, and not just the chairman. Mike seconded; all aye. Eldon said that letting Duane have access from the back is not working for the township.

County Assessor Fee: Glen questioned the County Assessor’s billing for commercial properties in Wilma Township. Patrice said this includes the store and the campground, properties that Bob Brewster does not assess.

CTAS Checks: Patrice called the other two check providers. One didn’t return her call, but the other one, used by New Dosey Township, charges $217 for 1,000 checks with no set-up fee and free shipping, vs. $199 for 1,000 checks and a $40 set-up fee. Glen moved that we buy 1,000 checks from Victor Lundeen at $217. Gary said to tell them that we are tax exempt; our tax number is #2193593 for the state and #41160926 Federal.

River Cabin Road concerns: Glen got an email from David Thielman at lot 66177 River Cabin Road complaining that the road at the cul-de-sac gets very soft and can’t be used. Mark confirmed that it is very soft at the end of the road and much muddier than other roads. Gary said this is because 4-wheelers are tearing the road up. (At this point Mike had to leave the meeting due to illness). Glen moved that we put one tandem truck load of class 5 gravel at the cul-de-sac at the end of River Cabin Road to firm this road up. There was no second and the motion failed. Gary said that when we coordinate all the gravel for township roads, that this one will also be considered. Glen moved that when we coordinate the gravel for all township roads that will receive gravel, that the cul-de-sac at 66117 River Cabin Road also be included. No second; motion failed.


Patrice gave the Treasurer’s report (attached.)


Pine Co. Courier $ 15.04

Mark Pallow 73.88

ECE 41.06

FNBNS (grader loan) 2,000.00

The Evergreen 5.50

Paul Raymond 96.97

Mike McCullen 38.09

Pine Co. Public Works (blade) 177.57

Patrice Winfield 95.93

Glenford Williamson 38.09

Gary Vink 160.29

Pine Co. Assessor 289.00

Victor Lundeen Checks 217.00

Total Bills $ 3,248.42

Gary moved to pay all the bills, to approve the Treasurer’s Report, and to transfer $3,200 from savings to checking. Glen seconded.

Glen moved to adjourn the meeting; Gary seconded. Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

Paul Raymond, Clerk

Regular Board Meeting, May 7, 2008


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 Margorie Schmedeke, Beverly Vink, Mark and Lisa Sisterman, Mark Pallow, Rick Dunckley, and three citizens.

Paul read the record of the April meeting. Mike moved to approve; Glen seconded.

Rick Dunckley, Area Supervisor for the DNR Division of Forestry, took the floor to explain the town’s involvement in obtaining the easement for Mark and Lisa Sisterman, who have purchased the Parrish place on Grace’s Lake. Rick said that this land is DNR State Trust Land, which is held in trust for school districts, and any revenues from these lands go into this trust. Since private citizens cannot purchase DNR Trust Land, the town would have to purchase the easement property. He said several townships own easements that the DNR maintains; he has never had a ruling from the Attorney General on liability in this. Rick said the township would purchase just the land for the easement, and the Sistermans would pay all the costs and fees. The state owns 250,000 acres of land in our area, and hundreds of landowners are landlocked. This land would be a town road and the town would have to work out the gate issue. Mark said he would prefer to leave the gate there because of people driving in and dumping. Glen asked the Sistermans if they would agree to an agreement where the town would have no liability for the road or any maintenance. They said yes. Mike said the gate could be a town liability issue, and if they moved it to their property line this would remove the liability. He said he hates to have public roads gated off. The public should be allowed on public land.

Glen moved that the town adopt a resolution stating that the Town of Wilma intends to continue the process of obtaining an easement from the DNR for the preexisting driveway in the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of section 36 in Wilma Township, approximately .4 of an acre, to give the Sistermans access to their land; and, that the Sistermans will hold the Town of Wilma harmless from any legal action on stated property; and, that the Sistermans will be responsible for all maintenance on this easement; and, that this easement will be labeled a minimum maintenance cartway; and, that the Sistermans will pay all costs and legal fees for the survey and purchase of this property. Mike seconded.

Beverly Vink took the floor to have the Chairman and Clerk sign the permit for the Duxbury Store for a permit to sell 3.2 beer. Mike moved to approve the application; Glen seconded.

CTAS PAYROLL CHECKS: Patrice said that at the Spring Short Course they said we need to separate payroll from non-taxable expenses on our checks, and that she would like to purchase computerized checks for payroll, so the CTAS program could print them out, with all the deductions. They gave her three suppliers; one didn’t answer, one she hasn’t contacted, and the third charges $199 for 1,000 checks, plus a $40 setup fee. Glen said this seems high and Mike asked Patrice to check on the other supplier and to report at the next meeting.


Gary reported on the road inspection held earlier in the day.

Crooked Lake Road: Glen and Gary met Jason Palme at Crooked Lake Road. Glen said Jason Palme complained about our charges for roadwork, and he said that Danforth may contract with Sandstone to do roadwork; he said they would only chage $65/hour. Mike said fine, if they want to be responsible for it and bill us half.

Bob Johnson needs to install a culvert at his field road driveway. They will get a bid on ditching the side of the road. Someone pulled out part of the second culvert, and the third culvert is bowed from logging trucks. The fourth culvert by Jason Palme’s is plugged again and is barely draining, and needs screens. Both Eagle Head and Crooked Lake Roads need brushing; Jason talked about Danforth renting a boom brush mower. Eagle Head road needs some gravel at the culvert where it washed over, and some pit run at the end of the road. Glen said Bob Johnson has been dragging the road and bringing up rocks. Glen moved that we send a letter to Bob Johnson telling him that we have reports that he has been dragging this road and telling him not to do any dragging or maintenance on this road. Mike said dragging isn’t always damaging to roads; the McCullen Drive is dragged and is probably the best township road.

Dollar Lake Road: Some of the trees need to be trimmed on the sides of the road. Mike asked Paul to write to Alan Seley who bought Fliegel’s place and tell them we will be trimming trees in our road right-of-way, and to give them the option of trimming the trees for firewood. We need to see if Eric Vathne will widen the road entrance. The road needs gravel on low spots.

Vink Road: Needs gravel at the beginning and up by Mannings.

Heller Road: Needs trees cut by the culvert.

Tamarack Pine Rd.: Needs gravel and brushing.

Little Tamarack Lake Road: Needs gravel and grading from the ECE escrow account. Mike asked if ECE graded it with a flat blade and removed the crown. Gary said it is flat.

Mayfield Road: This road is soft and has frost boils. Glen said it looks like it’s going to erode. We need to do frequent checks on this road and it’s possible the culvert will need to be dug up and replaced.

Short Road: (at Arna townline, off 25) Nothing needs to be done.

River Cabin Road: Regular grading.

Mona Drive: Regular grading.

Kenny Peterson Road: Needs branches cut and a load of pit run at the end. Mike said we’d agreed to put a load of pit run on this road every year.

Mink Farm Road: Regular grading and some brushing.

Pete Anderson Road: Both culverts are good on Pete Anderson and at Schemedeke’s. It needs some gravel from T & T’s escrow account.

S. Duncan Road: Needs some gravel from T & T’s escrow account for some soft spots and at the landing.

N. Duncan Road: Needs gravel from Tri State’s escrow account on the ditch by Barret’s. Someone got stuck up by Barret’s and we need to do some grading there.

Escrow Account: Glen said that $500 is not enough to cover the damages loggers are doing on our roads. Costs are going through the roof and we haven’t increased the escrow fee since it was established. There was a discussion on increasing the fee. Mike said we don’t want to increase it on the small loggers, as they couldn’t afford $1,000. He suggested setting the fee based on the number of acres logged. Glen said we could require a logging permit which would specify the area to be logged. Mike said this could open up a can of worms, and if they don’t use township roads we would not need a permit. The board decided to table this for futher discussion.

Schmedeke Lane: The board said that because the county has ruled that this road is in Jensen’s property and will be moved, that we would not do work on this road at this time. Eldon asked about the tree across the road, if the board intends to remove it. Marg said this issue is not resolved and may go to court, and it is still now a township road. Eldon said all he’s asking is that the tree be cut. Mike moved that we cut the tree on the road and blade the road until the county makes the final decision on this road and the sign is removed. Eldon said he pays $2,700 a year in taxes to Wilma Township and feels he should not have had to bring up the tree in the road.

JUNKYARD ORDINANCE: Eldon said no supervisors attended the Junkyard Ordinance hearing. He spoke up at the hearing and said the government will be coming after old barns next, considering them health hazards. People need to know who reports them for junkyard violations.

SCHOOLHOUSE: Glen said there is a lot of concern about the litter and garbage at the schoolhouse, and asked if there is anything we could do. Ken suggested talking to their father and letting him talk to them. Marg said a letter is the wrong approach; it would be better to go personally. Glen moved that Paul write a friendly and non-threatening letter from the Town Board of Wilma Township asking them to clean up their yard. Mike seconded. Gary abstained.

TOWN PARK SITE: The Park Committee surveyed the site today and Eldon said that the driveway and culvert goes into a part of the land that is low and soggy; he said that since Duane has to build up the driveway into the park to do the logging, could we ask him to move it about 200 yards west where it is higher ground and where it drains naturally, and where he would not need to put any gravel at his landing. Gary said there is no salable wood at the driveway site and that Duane wants to go in from the private road where the trees are. Gary said he will ask Duane if he will build up a new driveway and culvert into the park land, and if he is still interested in logging the land under those conditions. Glen said that the supervisors need to always be aware that they represent the people and not their own agendas, and that they need to be able to see all perspectives.


Patrice gave the Treasurer’s Report (attached).

Bills were presented:

Mark Pallow $ 271.04

Paul Raymond 275.49

Mike McCullen 69.26

Patrice Winfield 227.76

Glen Williamson 373.87

ECE 46.59

Gary Vink 179.15

Pine Co. Courier 15.04

The Evergreen 7.50

Federated Coop 116.97

MAT Insurance 2,380.00

FNBNS 2,000.00

Total all Bills: $ 5,962.62

Mike moved to pay all bills, and to transfer $6,000 from savings to checking, and to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Glen seconded. Glen moved to adjourn the meeting; Gary seconded. Meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.

Paul Raymond, Clerk

Board of Appeal/Equalization, April 16, 2008


Chairman Gary Vink called the meeting to order at 10: a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Also present were County Assessor Mike Sheehy, Wilma Township Assessor Bob Brewster, Supervisors Michael McCullen and Glenford Williamson, Clerk Paul Raymond, and Joe Vink, Eldon and Marg Schmedeke, Bruce and Donna Filler, Dave and Judy Swanson, Patrice Winfield, and Scott Quady.

Joe Vink asked for the floor to ask a question of Mike Sheehy: “What would happen if the Board lowered everyone’s taxes to what they were a year ago?” Mike said the Board has no authority over taxes, but can lower property values, but the overall taxes would remain the same. Joe said that taxpayers have lost control of their government and we have to take back the power.

Paul read the record of last years Board of Appeal/Equalization. Mike moved to approve the record; Gary seconded. Mike Sheehy confirmed that there was a quorum present and that both Gary and Glen are certified as having taken supervisor assessment training.

Mike McCullen said he has heard from outraged taxpayers who are fed up with our valuation. He said our values are way too high. There are no sales in our township because prices are set so high by realtors.

Mike Sheehy said valuations are sometimes higher than what properties sell for, sometimes less. They compare assessments to sale prices of what properties actually sell for. The middle rate is the median ratio. There were 267 sales, 1/3 less than the year before, with an average of 96.8% of market value. The base year for 2008 assessments and 2009 taxes is October 1, 2006, to September 30, 2007, so there is a lag in a time of decreasing values that won’t be reflected for a couple of years. Mike said that of 57 sales in Pine County for all land from 30 to 730 acres, only three sales were for less than $1,000 an acre, even in the declining market. Ten years ago there were many sales for $200-250 an acre. Mike said that taxes are based on local jurisdictions, such as townships and school districts. Costs for things like fuel have gone up, and towns lost local government aid that used to alleviate the tax burden.

Bob Brewster said that being fair and comparable is foremost on his mind in doing assessments. He said that evaluations are going down in Wilma township for most taxpayers. The site amenity for the first acre went down from $18,500 to $18,000. Bob encourages taxpayers to call him (320/242-3236).

First up were Bruce and Donna Filler, Parcel 32.0095. They said the appraisal is higher than the real value for their manufactured home. Their home on 8 acres is valued at $157,000, and they feel it’s closer to $100,000. Bob said their assessed values actually decreased this year, and that he could take another look at the part of their land that is swamp. Wasteland is valued at $650/acre and high ground is $1,500. Filler’s home was evaluated as a modular home, not a manufactured home, and there is a difference. Stick-built homes are $96/square foot; modular homes $70/ square foot; manufactured homes $60/square foot; and mobile homes $40/square foot.

Second, Patrice Winfield, Parcel 32.0138. She said her valuation went up and she believes it is being appraised at 100% complete. Bob said it is still rated 95% complete. She asked why her land valuation went up from $102,000 to $109,500 and her building from $144,100 to $146,400. Her overall assessment rose from $247,000 to $255,900. Bob said she has 825 feet of river front land, appraised as waterfront property, 10.25 acres of high ground, 8 acres limited access, across the river. The site amenity for riverfront property went up from $27,000 for the first acre to $35,000, an increase of $8,000.

Next, Dave and Judy Swanson, Parcel 32.0028, 42.4 acres. Bob said it went down from $80,400 to $78,100, and their overall assessment went down from $158,100 to $155,200. The limited market value of all properties has been kept artificially low for many years by the state legislature, but this will expire so the limited and estimated market values will be the same, and the limited market values went way up for 2009.

Eldon and Marjorie Schmedeke, Parcels 32.0104, 0106, 0008, 0114, and 0112. He asked if any parcels in Wilma sold for over $2,000 an acre. He said these five parcels are all valued at over $2,000 an acre. Bob said three of the parcels went down in value, but 0008 has McDermott Creek running through it. Eldon said that the taxable market values are going up and this scares him. People don’t seem willing to speak up and we are going to lose our land. Bob said that by law they must set values at 90 to 105% of what it would sell at an open transaction.

Joe asked why river frontage keeps going up while DNR restrictions on use of that land keep increasing. He asked how you could remove wetlands from tax rolls. Mike explained that in southern Minnesota farmers who had wetlands that could be feasibly drained could have them removed from the tax rolls since they couldn’t farm the land.

Next, Scott Quady, Parcel 32.00160. He has 2.5 acres and a hunting shack, and he had a jump from $14,200 to $26,900, while he has made no improvements. Bob said he valued the site amenities as a full site, with a well and septic. Scott said he only has electricity. Bob said this would drop it $8,000, to $18,900.

Glen Williamson had a question about his high land vs. swampland. Because he is on the board, his questions need to go to the county board. Gary moved that Glen’s case be kept open and forwarded to the county board for action. Mike seconded.


Bruce and Donna Filler: Gary moved to change the classification of their home from modular to manufactured, and that the assessment change be made by the county assessor. Mike seconded.

Patrice Winfield: Mike moved to make no change but to have Bob re-evaluate Patrice’s property and land and forward his recommendation to the board. Glen seconded.

Dave and Judy Swanson: Glen moved to make no change; Mike seconded.

Eldon and Marg Schmedeke: Seven parcels went down and one went up due to river frontage. Glen moved that Bob review the 7 parcels and see if they are fairly assessed as far as high vs. low land. Mike seconded.

Scott Quady: Glen said this is the clearest one as it was improperly assessed for site amenities, and he moved that it be assessed as half a site; Mike seconded.

Mike had two letters. One trailer at Two Creeks Campground had no license so was assessed as private property. Mike moved to remove the assessment as private property as it has been licensed and has current registration. Gary seconded.

Second letter, Gordon and Delores Anderson, Parcel 32.0195, next to Randy Michel’s old place. They felt they were under-assessed. They have a 20 x 30′ cabin with a deck and porch. Mike moved to have Bob assess this cabin and to forward his recommendation for adjustments to the county board; Glen seconded. Glen said the Andersons deserve a commendation from the board for coming forward to have their assessment corrected.

Glen moved to adjourn; Gary seconded. Meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.

Paul Raymond, Clerk