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February 11, 2015 Monthly Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF CLAM FALLS
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
February 11, 2015
Being properly noticed, the monthly meeting of the Clam Falls town board was called to order by Chairman Greg Anderson. All board members were present, along with the treasurer, clerk, deputy clerk and several members of the community.
Minutes of the January monthly town board meeting were read. Robert Carlson motioned to approve; second Brad Olson; carried. The minutes of the February 6 special meeting were read. Greg Anderson motioned to approve; second Brad Olson; carried.
The treasurer report was given and there was $76,967.79 in the savings account, $219,826.87 in the property tax account, and $73,856.08 in the checking account, for total available funds of $324,180.69. Checks were written through #10349. There was discussion regarding the checking account balance and the report was not approved as corrections are needed. The February treasurer’s report will be reviewed at the March Town Board Meeting. Brad Olson motioned to transfer $322,000.00 from the property tax account to the checking account; second Robert Carlson; carried.
Godfrey Lake Dam Emergency Action Plan; no action.
There was brief review of samples and discussion of the driveway ordinance and driveway permit application form. These forms will be completed and presented at the March meeting.
There was brief discussion regarding the jury trial in regards to the McKenzie Trail DNR citation and this topic will be discussed in closed session and will remain on the agenda for the March meeting.
The logging on McKenzie Trail has been completed.
ROAD REPORT/ROAD CONDITIONS:
David Schmidt was present and gave the road report. Brushing has been done on 120th, 315th, 115th and Clam Falls Drive. There are pine trees along 80th and 85th that are in question of needing to be removed. Measurements will need to be taken and discussion initiated with property owners, if needed.
A new signature card with Bremer Bank was presented by Betty. It was signed and Betty will present back to Bremer.
The yearly Polk County Purchasing Agreement was reviewed and signed.
An email was received by the clerk from the GIS Specialist of the WI Department of Natural Resources proposing a geographic name change to a lake in our township. The property owners of Baker Lake are proposing the name of the lake be changed to Bosak Lake. The proposal has already received approval from Polk County Board of Supervisors. The town board is to respond as soon as possible or if no response in 60 days, the WI Geographic Name Council will move forward with the name change. The board discussed and chose to take no action.
Bills were paid and any other remaining correspondence handled.
Milton Johnson was present and voiced interest in and possible participation with the Northland Ambulance.
Brad Olson motioned to adjourn to closed session for the purpose of discussing the upcoming March 4th trial; second Robert Carlson; carried.
Discussion was held and the decision was made for the town to write a letter to Judge Jeffrey Anderson asking for delay to the trial in order for the town to contact the DNR Secretary asking her to testify.
Brad Olson motioned to adjourn the closed session; second Robert Carlson; carried.
Robert Carlson motioned to adjourn the meeting; second Brad Olson; carried.
Submitted by Jane Schmidt, Deputy Clerk
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