Town of Wilma Board of Supervisors Meeting March 3, 2010

Town of Wilma Board of Supervisors Meeting       March 3, 2010

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

Paul read the report of the February meeting.  Gary moved to approve; Mike seconded.

OLD BUSINESS:  Dollar Lake Road: Moske Logging has finished his logging and hauling activity, and both Paul and Gary talked with him.   He said he was not the first logger on Eric Vathne’s property, but only started in September or October of 2009.  Gary said we will do an inspection after the thaw and will take into account that he wasn’t the original logger or hauler.  It’s possible the damages were done by the original hauler.  Glen asked if we can make this part of the regular spring road inspection, or if it should be done earlier, and how will we determine who may be responsible for what damage?

Crooked Lake Road: Gary said someone is hauling on Crooked Lake Road; he said the sign on the truck says Benson Logging.

Mink Farm Road: T&T is still hauling on Mink Farm Road.   Gary asked if they ever paid the escrow for that road and the Short Road.  Paul didn’t find a record in the Escrow Log Book, but noted that the September minutes showed that they had promised to pay the escrow for both roads.   Based on this information, the Board instructed Paul to write to T&T and tell them that they had 48 hours from the receipt of the letter to pay an escrow payment or that the Mink Farm Road would be barricaded, and that we should send it registered and certified. [After the meeting, the treasurer’s report for October, 2009, showed that T&T did pay $500 for the Mink Farm Road and $500 for the Short Road.]

NEW BUSINESS:   Spring Short Courses:   There are three venues that are possible for our Board:  St. Cloud, on Monday, March 22; Grand Rapids, on Thursday, April 1st; and Fortune Bay Casino on Friday, April 2.  Glen said he wanted to attend Fortune Bay, because he and Toni could stay overnight.  Patrice wasn’t sure if her US Census work would be done by March 22.   Paul and Gary both said St. Cloud was the best option for them, and if Patrice is able to go then they will carpool.

Board of Review/Equalization:   The County Auditor and Bob Brewster will be here for the Board of Review on Wednesday, April 14, at 10 a.m.

Annual Town Meeting and Election:  This will be next Tuesday, March 9.  Polls will be open from 5 to 8 p.m., and the meeting at 8 p.m.   Eldon said that Marjorie won’t be able to judge as planned.   Gary said he would be able to judge.  Paul will swear in the judges before voting starts at 5 p.m.

County Commissioners’ Schmedeke Lane Meeting: Paul will write a full report on the Commissioners’ meeting on Schmedeke Lane (his computer crashed and is in the shop).  The Commissioners voted to sell Eldon the land he wanted to extend Schmedeke Lane; and sell Bruce Greenly the land between his land and the Schmedeke Lane right-of-way; and to give Bob Jensen a few acres of land north of his land to compensate him for land he lost.   Eldon asked that the report clearly state that he made a request of the Commissioners that he receive full title to the two 40 acre by 132’ parcels of land he is purchasing by special legislative action from the county.  Mike asked Eldon if he was satisfied with the final decision of the Commissioners.  Eldon said he doesn’t like the fact that the Schmedeke Lane road extension will have two significant curves in it, but that he has to accept the settlement.  He said that he made it clear to the Commissioners that he will be getting two 40’s by 132’ and that he wants full title to each 40 x 132’.

Glen said that it has been a pleasure to serve on the board.  He commended each member of the board, Patrice for doing a fantastic job keeping the township records; Gary for his indispensible knowledge of and work for the town roads, and for his intelligence and proactive work; Mike for being on top of everything and for his tremendous work as a first responder and work on the garbage board; and Paul for being a diplomat and counselor.   He also thanked Eldon for keeping the Board on its toes. Eldon said that at the annual meeting he will be bringing up some issues.

Garbage Board:  Glen said that the Tri-Township Disposal District township representative job should be rotated on a periodic basis.   Gary served for 5 to 7 years, and Mike has served about a year. No decision was made on the term limit.

County Township Supervisors Meeting:  The County Township Supervisors Meeting will be Saturday, March 27.   There are three positions on the executive board up for election; two members will be running for reelection, Frank Grundmeier and Dave Kapof, but Kurt Nelson is resigning as a township Supervisor.  Glen said that if one of our Supervisors were to run it may look like Wilma Township is running the County Association.  Mike moved that any Board member who wish to be authorized and encouraged to attend.

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

Mike McCullen                                            $           80.80

Paul Raymond                                                       143.14

Gary Vink                                                             136.21

Glen Williamson                                                    122.95

Gary Vink (expenses)                                                2.50

Patrice Winfield                                                     108.51

Mark Pallow                                                118.20

Pine Co. Courier                                                       33.84

ECE                                                                         45.54

Patrice Winfield (stamps, expenses)                          15.03

Paul Raymond (1/2 of printer)                                   35.60

Bob Brewster                                                        2,156.00

The Evergreen                                                          10.50

Glen Williamson (mileage)                                         24.10

Mike McCullen (expenses)                                      18.70

Total Bills                                 $       3,051.62

Mike moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, to pay all the bills, and to transfer $3,100 from savings to checking.  Gary seconded.   Gary moved to adjourn the meeting.  Glen seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Paul Raymond, Clerk