2013 September 16 Meeting Minutes

Wacouta Town Board Meeting
September 16, 2013

September 16, 2013 Meeting
Present: Sue Betcher, Ray, Mickey. Kyle Mehrkens
Others: Dick Johnson

Sue called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Sue motions to approve the agenda with the addition of upper Wacouta Tree Trimming per old business. Mickey Seconds. Motion carries.

August 12th Minutes
Sue motions to accept August 12th minutes as written with the correction of changing the board member who seconds the approval of the July 8th minutes to ?Mickey seconds? from ?Sue Seconds?. Motion carries.

Declaration of Conflicts

County Sand Moratorium
Their overlay district meeting was cancelled between Florence and Belvidere townships. The two townships met with the commissioner and we don?t know the outcome. Sue says until we know what the two townships are proposing, we can?t attend and share our concerns.

September 23rd at 6:00pm is the Wacouta Planning and Zoning meeting.

HBC Fiber
If we get 75 subscribers, the town hall will get free internet access. Sue says we should wait to see how many subscribers sign up before we look at getting internet access at the town hall.

2014 Levy Cert
Township needs to fill out Levy cert. Sue examines levy cert filled out by Kyle and says the funds listed are correct. Kyle to mail in Levy Cert.

Forfeited Land List
The board examines the maps given by the county and sees the mentioned land is adjacent to existing home owners, whom are the only parties able to acquire the land.

Board of Appeal and Equalization Training
Mickey is current. Sue and Ray are due and say there is online training to get current.

County Notice – Meeting Reese County Variance
Board members examine the notice and state the issue is with splitting beach property into two parcels. No further discussion.

County Notice ? Silica Sand and Resource Protection Overlay District
Received in the mail. The notice outlines the request to cancel on behalf of applicants.

County Notice ? Planning Advisory Commission
Received in the mail. The notice staties their meeting is going on tonight, 9/16/13.

Tree Trimming
Ray says he called sentence to serve for cutting trees in upper Wacouta. Ray will get quotes for trimming the trees and said this should get done before the next meeting on October 15th.

Wacouta Planning and Zoning Meeting Septemeber, 23rd at 6:00pm
They will discuss Sand Mining, Flood Plain Overlay District, Side setbacks, and Basements. Next step would be to have a public hearing. Mickey will attend the meeting.

MATIT Consolidation Coverage
Minnesota Association of Townships Insurance and Bond Trust Annual renewal. The township renewed the MATIT coverage.

Dick Johnson New Business
Dick asked if his letter to the township was posted out on the bulletin board about his cartway and township?s right away. Sue says it is listed in the August meeting minutes.

Dick says he wasn?t happy with how HBC started burying cable on his land, which is thought to be a township right away. Sue says the township has a right away and it does vary depending on road sizes, existing utility easements, etc.

He also asks if Silica Sand Mining will start with the Planning and Zoning meeting on Sep. 23rd. Sue says yes.

Dick leaves 8:00pm.

Pay Bills
Motion was made by Sue and seconded by Mickey to approve paying bills and payroll on September 16, 2013 in the amount of $6,644.28 as presented. The motion carries.

Treasurer?s Report
Sue, Mickey, and Ray reviewed reconciliations and check detail reports.

Sue motions to adjourn meeting at 8:20pm. Ray seconds. Motion carries.