Wednesday June 6, 2024, Wilma Township Minutes

Chairman Glen Williamson called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. In attendance: Supervisor Mike McCullen, Supervisor/Road Manager Alden Shute, Treasurer Patrice Winfield, Clerk Paul Raymond, Angie Anderson, Stefanie Williamson, Tracy Riley, Lori Shute, and Jim Bredeson.

Paul Raymond read his notes from the May 1, 2024, meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Paul provided a written copy of his notes to the board.

Stefanie Williamson read the meeting minutes of the Board of Supervisors Meeting from May 1, 2024. Alden made a motion to approve the minutes, Glen seconded the motion and Mike abstained.

Glen addressed the actions of the Clerk as being not directed by the board. Glen stated that “the board did not direct Paul to post minutes online as the Board had voted to have Stefanie do it.”  The Borad then declined to bring a vote for Paul’s record of the meeting of May 1, 2024.

The board did not direct Paul to letter the plow blade in front of the Town Hall. Alden said this had never been voted on and that the record was supposed to be corrected, and it never was. Patrice said “The Board voted to paint it silver or gray, and I just want to say that when we put the letters on it should say Duxbury on the top and Wilma Township Est. date underneath”

Road Inspection: A hard copy of the road inspection meeting was given to the board for their review. 

Road Report: There is some grading to be done but currently it is too wet to grade. There is an issue on Tamarack Pine Drive, that culvert is plugged up. They had it open, but the beaver did plug it again. Jim Bredeson got two beavers. We will have another two beaver bounty to pay him. The second time the culvert turned out real good meaning the culvert is empty. Alden wants to get three or four T poles to create a semi-circle around the culvert and get some concrete mesh to block that culvert. Mike and Alden had some conversation about the road.

Alden stated that the escrow fee is not enough, he recommends that the escrow amounts be raised. Glen recommends that the amount be $1000.00, and Alden agreed. Mike made a motion for $1000.00 down payment for any loggers that come in through these roads. Alden seconded the motion, it passed unanimously.

 Fuss lane needs ditching, Mink Farm Road needs a couple of loads, and the board will leave these decisions up to the road manager.  

March 6, record: Paul had challenged Glen and Alden to show his record to be inaccurate or bias. Glen produced the document given to himself and Alden, and pointed out that the document provided was not the same document as was posted online for the March 6, 2024, meeting. Alden received the same document as Glen. Both documents included information that was not posted on as the meeting minutes of March 6, 2024. Glen determined that Paul had two different records for the same meeting. One that was posted online and a different record as a hard copy.

Aspire Inc as Webmaster: Glen observed that Paul has put online that Glen has snuck through the township website renewal for Aspire Inc. That it was not voted on and that Glen is making a killing. Glen referred to the record online and from 2012 to current there are only a few references to Aspire or the website.  In October of 2022 Paul says that “it was brought up to cause pain and anger in Glen like Paul felt about Bob Sundstrom brought donuts to the Pine County Township Meeting. And in 2017 Gary made motion to renew Aspire to do the website.”  Alden agreed that he has never observed a vote for website, and before he was a supervisor he was at the meetings for 7 years. Glen brought this up because he does not want it posted that he snuck it in and that Aspire Inc. was paid $400.00 per year, with the work required to maintain the website this is not a killing. Glen wants to defend this slander and libel for the record.

Also, for the record. The Board needs to get another webmaster.  The only reason Aspire is still doing the website is because when Glen said he resigned the board had not found someone else to do it.  Glen recommends because you need a company that is professional.  

Glen made a motion that Wilma Township transfer to or or another professional web designer.  There was no second and there was no vote.

Alden made a motion to research a webmaster.  There was no second, there was no vote.

Old Business: Paul requested that the Board consider paying for reflectors on Crooked Lake Road to warn drivers of the steep drop off. After some discussion, there was no motion and there was no vote.

New Business: Paul has requested that the wooden picnic tables need stain for preservation. Patrice and Mike discussed the use of the picnic tables at the fire department pancake breakfast. It was determined that the picnic tables are only used for the fire department pancake breakfast, and it is a fire department issue.

Fire Department Pancake Breakfast: Report given by Patrice. It was $2,000.00 dollars less than two years ago. She did not have the time to subtract the cost of supplies, but the total taken in was $5,500.00. It was $7,000. Something 2 years ago.

Cannabis Law Meeting: The County Board is having a meeting to discuss Mary Jane on June 18, 2024, at 10:00am at the North Pine Government Center in Sandstone.

Treasurer’s Report and Claims:  Total bills are $2206.17, and Patrice will transfer $2200.00. Mike made a motion to pay said bills and transfer said amount. Glen called for a vote, there was no vote.

Mike made a motion to adjourn the meeting; it was seconded by Alden. Passed unanimously. Chairman Glen adjourned the meeting at 9:00pm

Submitted by Stefanie Williamson__________________________________Date__________________

Chair Glen Williamson_____________________________________________Date__________________


Present were Supervisors Glen Williamson (Chair), Mike McCullen, Road Manager/Supervisor Alden Shute, Clerk Paul Raymond, and for portions of the inspection, Danforth Supervisor Jason Palme.

EAGLE HEAD ROAD: Danforth Supervisor Jason Palme joined us for Crooked Lake and Eagle Head Roads. Road Sign bent over; straighten.

Culvert at ¼ mile. Last year we had Hopkins dig out the big culvert and add 6′ extension and sink it 6” lower, with a gate to block the beavers. The beavers are still a problem. Alden wants to put two 30′ x 18” PVC/plastic culverts side by side, buried even deeper, with a bridge/walkway across them to reach the end of the culvert. He said holes could be put on the bottom of the culverts where the beavers can’t reach them. He said we can put cables through the length of the culverts with a hook at the end (with a rope attached to retrieve it) that we can drag through the culvert to drag out any debris. Alden estimates the cost at $3,000-4,000, no more than $2,000 each. Duane Glienke cancelled his insurance so he can not longer do contractor work for us. The road is .6 mile long.

CROOKED LAKE ROAD: .2 mile in, 1 load class 5 gravel.

Culvert .4 mile in, at the culvert the road is very narrow with a steep dropoff. For safety we need to fill the full width of the road and bury a 30′ x 2′ culvert and fill with rock and dirt. We anticipate more traffic because of the parking area the County is buiding at the lake access further down. Jason said the County is having a hearing about the landing in Sandstone Thursday May 23 at 6 p.m. with Mike Gainor at the Sandstone Govt. Center, and he plans to go. He will ask them if they will pay for filling in and widening the road at our culvert, since the increased traffic is due to their improvements. He will find out if they will build a boardwalk or pathway to the lake, which is now under water.

DOLLAR LAKE ROAD: Alden is trying to meet with Chris Matrious to ask about the county widening the entrance to Dollar Lake Road and their culvert. Blading and routine maintenance.

VINK ROAD: Routine blading.

MINK FARM ROAD: At .1 mile 2-3 loads minus 2”. At .2 2-3 more loads. Alden said when the budget is flush we should do the whole road; put a good base down and then red-rock. Routine blading, otherwise good.

MAYFIELD ROAD: Road good. Routine blading.

LITTLE TAMARACK LAKE ROAD: Big project for 2024: Rock is exposed from the beginning of the hill at .1 mile, to the bottom at the driveways. Need at least 6” cover of red-rock. Routine blading. Eventual project red-rock whole road.

SHORT ROAD: Blade the grass off of the road and then routine blading.

LOST RIVER ROAD: Routine blading. Ditches are draining well; no water on road.

RIVER CABIN ROAD: Projects for future: 66255 River Cabin; at 66177 clay is coming up; Alden wants to gouge out the road at this spot and then put 2 loads class 5 gravel in the future. Routine blading.

MONA DRIVE: Routine blading. Trim trees.

KENNY PETERSON ROAD: Routine blading. The red-rock gravel has held up well for two years.

HELLER DRIVE: Beaver dam .2 mile. Clay Heller was checking dam and breaking it up. At the hill need 3 loads of 2”-. At Tamarack River bridge the County wants us to remove the large trees; Regular blading.

TAMARACK PINE DRIVE: The major project for 2023 season was to build up and resurface the entire road with red rock gravel. Road in good shape.

SOUTH DUNCAN ROAD: Needs 2 loads of 2”-minus pit run to build a better base at the slippery spot at .6 mile before the logging road. Start at the big pine tree and end at logging road. Craig Summerland has this gravel. Routine blading and leveling.

NORTH DUNCAN ROAD: Big project for future, to pit run the whole road with more 2”-minus gravel. Need 3 loads 2”- pit run at the beginning of the road at slippery spots. Four culverts need to be covered better with gravel, about 1 -2 loads each: .9 mile up at 56723 N. Duncan (2 loads); 1 mile up, culvert just before Bredesen’s place(1 load pit run); 1.1 mile, just past Bredesens at 57391 N. Duncan, 1.2 miles up, fourth culvert at 57391 N. Duncan; at 1.6 miles; cover culverts with more gravel;. Cut tree towards the end of road. Loggers will be using road after it is frozen to cross river and access trees. Routine blading; gravel on wet spots.

Escrow: Has been $500 since it started; discussion on raising it to $1,000.

FUST LANE: Needs to be ditched for drainage .1 mile in. 10-12 loads of Summerland pit run. When the gravel is ready Alden will ditch road with grader. Routine blading.

LANGSTROM LANE: Alden said he and Doug alternate taking care of this road and Pete Anderson. Routine blading.

PETE ANDERSON ROAD: Blade out the washboard bumps. Alden thinks Doug bladed it last; Routine blading.

SCHMEDEKE LANE: Routine blading.

Road inspection completed at 3 p.m.

Paul Raymond, Clerk