Regular Meeting, December 6, 2006


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 Schmedeke and Bruce and Donna Filler.

Paul read the record of the November meeting. Eldon asked that the record be amended to show that at the November meeting Joe Vink had said that the Board of Supervisors when he was Chairman had measured Schmedeke Road from the Pete Anderson Road and that the distance was exactly one mile, and that Joe had found the stake at the section line where Schmedeke Lane is located. Glen moved to approve the minutes as amended.

OLD BUSINESS: Gary ordered diesel fuel for the grader.

Crooked Lake Road: When Mark was blading Crooked Lake Road to remove ridges and berms, a number of rocks were dug up. Danforth supervisors did not contact us for four days, but Kelch’s said that their fire ring was bladed and damaged. Mark said the ring and a trailer were in the right of way, and when he was grading, the Kelch’s came out dressed in hunting clothes and acted in a threatening manner, so he did not stop to talk with them.

Eagle Head Road: Gary is continuing to clean out the culverts on this road. We need to bill Danforth for work done on this and Crooked Lake Road: November 10, 13 and 14: 2 ½ hour blading, $250.00, plus 1 hour cleaning screens and culverts, $15.00, total $265.00. (Danforth’s half).

Heller’s Road: Gary killed and removed a beaver from Hellers’ Road, but at no charge.

Grader: One grader battery was weak so Joe replaced it. Also one of the wedges that had weakened and a hydraulic hose were both replaced.

Wilma Township Website: The website is up and running and a number of month’s minutes are already posted. Glen is still looking for featured residents. Paul asked the Supervisors for his copy of the Arna/Wilma Joint Road Agreement, so that it can be posted on the site. He had given it to them to study for a possible change in the New Dosey/Wilma agreement. Gary said that in 2007 the Board needs to think about amending the New Dosey Joint Road Agreement.

NEW BUSINESS: Crooked Lake Boulder: There is a large boulder that Bob Johnson has moved to his land that is in the right-of-way of the Crooked Lake Road. If the grader struck it, it could damage the blade. Mike said we may need to flag it to make it more visible as a hazard if it gets covered with snow.

Schmedeke Lake: Eldon said he needs help measuring the distance from Pete Anderson Road to Schmedeke Lane, to prove that Schmede Lane is on the Section Line between Sections 11 and 12. Gary said if more than one Supervisor helps at the same time, it will have to be posted as an open meeting. There was a discussion on the Open Meeting Law, and whether Supervisors can meet together to discuss road or township issues as long as they don’t make decisions without posting this as a meeting. Glen said that at the Short Course they made it clear in a skit that any discussion of township business between Supervisors is considered a meeting and falls under the Open Meeting Laws. Greg Bernu from Pine County said that the issue of this road survey and location and what measures may be taken will be brought up at the County Commissioners’ Meeting. Glen moved that any Supervisor who can attend this meeting to find out what their concerns are be authorized to attend and to represent the township. Mike seconded.

Bills were presented:

Duxbury Store $ 24.95

East Central Energy 29.98

1st National Bank 2,000.00

Little Falls Machine 11,448.75

Napa Auto 181.67

Town and Country Oil 722.39

Donna Filler 106.20

Gary Vink 145.45

Joe Vink 264.12

Mark Pallow 147.76

Paul Rayimond 334.47

Mike McCullen 27.70

Glen Williamson 27.70

Patrice Winfield 224.50

TOTAL BILLS $ 15,685.64

Treasurer’s Report:

General Fund Receipts 843.01

Disbursements 1,181.89

Balance 18,152.80

Road and Bridge Fund Rec: 414.65

Disb: 4,739.18

Bal: 12,923.26

Park Fund Bal: 699.30

Fire Fund Bal: 2,205.39

Building Fund Bal: 6,330.13

Escrow Bal: 4,849.86

TOTAL ALL FUNDS; $ 45,160.74

Mike moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report and to transfer $15,600 from savings to checking to pay bills. Gary seconded. Gary moved to adjourn the meeting; Glen seconded. Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Paul Raymond, Clerk