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September 8, 2010 September 2010 Minutes
MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
Being properly noticed, the monthly meeting of the Clam Falls town board was called to order by Chairman Greg Anderson. Present were Greg Anderson, Brad Olson, the treasurer, clerk, Lee Cartier, and several members of the community. Robert Carlson arrived near the end of the meeting.
Minutes of the August meeting were read. Greg Anderson motioned to approve; second Brad Olson; carried.
The treasurer report was given. There is $31,479.49 in the checking account; $146,040.82 in the savings account and $1,069.56 in the real estate tax account, for total available funds of $178,589.87. Checks are written through #8955.
Robert Carlson was not present to provide status on the Godfrey Lake Dam Emergency Action Plan.
Greg Anderson will contact Randy Surbaugh regarding his qualifications to serve as inspector for Godfrey Lake Dam as requested by the DNR. He will report at the October meeting.
A new report on projected cost for replacement of the bridge near 80th Street was received from Polk County Land & Water Resources Department with new projected costs. No action was taken.
Greg Anderson spoke with the West Sweden township chairman regarding the beaver dam. The dam is on private property and it is unlikely that the landowner will allow it to be removed.
There has been no meeting of the Comprehensive Land Use committee since the last board meeting. The committee will be looking at the advantages and disadvantages of getting out of county zoning. The committee plans to invite the St. Croix County township administrator to come to speak at an upcoming meeting.
Lee Cartier spoke with T&T Logging regarding cutting ditches on 100th St. and Boone Road. T&T projected $1,500 per mile. No action was taken.
Striping of Clam Falls Drive will be done by Fahrner in the near future. Lee is still working on repairing washouts from the heavy rain. He is scheduled to meet with FEMA on September 9. 100th Street repair has been completed.
Brad Olson motioned to sign an updated contract with North Land Ambulance. The changes in the contract were to change the word township to town, add Trade Lake township to the service area and to require notice from the town to terminate service. All townships in their service area were provided a new contract. Motioned seconded by Greg Anderson; carried.
Lee Cartier provided input to the clerk for the budget, and the comprehensive land use committee requested $3,000 to $4,000 in the 2011 budget. The clerk plans to have a preliminary budget prepared for the next meeting.
Horton Insurance contacted the clerk to provide a quote for town insurance. The clerk will meet with the agent prior to our next board meeting.
The clerk reminded the board that the board of review will be held September 15 at 7 p.m.
Greg Anderson motioned to sell the old plow truck; second Brad Olson; carried. The clerk is to place an ad with specs provided by Lee Cartier. Sealed bids will be opened at the October board meeting.
Bills were paid and correspondence was handled.
Greg Anderson motioned to adjourn; second Robert Carlson; carried.
Betty Knutson, Clerk
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