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Archive for June, 2009

WILMA TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING. JUNE 3, 2009

WILMA TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING. JUNE 3, 2009

Chairman Glenford Williamson, Sr. called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.   Also present were Supervisor Gary Vink, Treasurer Patrice Winfield, Clerk Paul Raymond, and Joe Vink, Mark Pallow, and Mark and Lisa Sisterman.

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

OLD BUSINESS:   Fire Hall Heating: Gary moved that we bill the Duxbury Volunteer Fire Dept. for half of our propane costs for 2008, $2,618, ½:  $1,309.   Glen seconded.   The Fire Dept. business meeting is June 9 at 4 p.m.  Paul said he spoke to Supervisors from New Dosey and Arna at Jim Allen’s funeral reception and they both said their townships pay the full cost for heating their fire halls.  In New Dosey, the Township half of the garage isn’t even heated.

Kelch Trailer: Although they said they would move the trailer and Paul sent them the relevant Minnesota laws, they still have not moved the trailer in Crooked Lake Road’s right-of-way.  Gary said that since Danforth Township has taken charge of the roads, it is their responsibility to enforce the law and get Kelch’s to move the trailer.  Glen agreed and asked Paul to send a letter to Danforth’s board asking them to act on this matter, and to send a copy to the Kelch’s.

Town Hall Siding: Mark had the foundation checked out, and to really raise and repair the foundation would cost $7,000-8,000.  Kenny Coveau said the foundation as it is could last another 30 years.   So far there has been no cracking or sagging of the floor or walls.  Glen asked Mark to get a bid or estimate for re-siding the Town Hall, steel and vinyl, and including Styrofoam insulation and new windows for the next meeting.

South Duncan Road Damage: Gary and Glen went to the South Duncan Road to document and photograph the damage done by T & T Logging.  They estimate the damages will require at least two tandem loads of gravel and three hours of blading and ditching to restore the road, at least $720.   They directed Paul to write to T & T and send a bill for the damages, and to specify that this is over and above the damages they did to the South Duncan Road which was deducted from their escrow payment for this road, and then they came back and did more damage.

Range Line Roadwork Billing: Arna Township for Pete Anderson and Langstrom Roads:  3 hours blading on June 2, $450, Arna’s half $225.

New Dosey Township, Heller Drive, 1.5 hours blading, $225, ½ = $112.50.

NEW BUSINESS:   Arna Township Road Inspection Request: Glen got an email from David Drake requesting a joint road inspection of Pete Anderson and Langstrom Roads.   Glen moved that Gary set up an appointment to meet with their representative.  Gary seconded.  They also wanted to coordinate recharging our Fire Hall and Town Hall fire extinguishers.  They asked that we move our V-blade; Joe said he already moved it.  He owns one of the plow blades that we have; Glen asked why we don’t sell the other one if we don’t need it.  Glen moved that Mark Pallow be authorized to research the value and selling the old blade and grader, up to one hour, and to report at the July meeting.  Gary seconded.

N. Duncan Road: Alan Thiry wrote asking that more gravel be put on the N. Duncan Road by his place.   Gary said that spot is so bad the grader got stuck and a truck couldn’t get in.   Glen said it is a Catch-22; it needs more gravel so a truck can get in but a truck can’t get in to put more gravel.  Glen said we should tell Thiry that we are aware of the need for gravel and as soon as it is feasible to get in to there we will do it.

Town Hall Ramp: Gary said we should stain and water seal the new ramp.  Glen said why not hold off until we do the whole Town Hall siding/painting project and do it then; he thinks the ramp would look good painted white to match the hall.

BILLS AND TREASURER’S REPORT:  Patrice gave the Treasurer’s Report (attached) and presented the bills:

Mark Pallow                                     $        406.34

Patrice Winfield (stamps)                                         8.80

ECE                                                              39.13

Paul Raymond                                            110.82

Gary Vink                                                  228.56

Patrice Winfield                                            73.88

GlenWilliamson, Sr.                                     56.56

Joe Vink                                                       49.75

Glen Williamson, Sr. (mileage)                             5.50

Total all bills:                          $        979.34

Gary moved to pay all the bills and to approve the Treasurer’s Report, and to transfer $980 from savings to checking.

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

Paul Raymond, Clerk