Robert (Bob) Benson called the Stanton Town Board Meeting to order. Other members present included Supervisors David W. McKeag and David Garner, Clerk, Colleen Thompson and Treasurer, Kenneth Ebert.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Colleen read the minutes of the
Ken gave the Treasurer Report. Ken stated he has run into a few problems with CTAS and year end reports. He stated he has been in contact with Irene Bright for guidance. The CD’s have been renewed for a one year period at 2.25% interest. Investments totals are $162,449.21 in the Building Fund and $124,543.27 in the Road and Bridge Fund for total investments of $286,992.48. For the month, we had receipts of $224.56 and disbursements of $6,370.22. Bob made a motion to accept the report as read. Dave McKeag seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Bob stated the signs at
Chuck Fox has reported to a board member that there is a bed
spring and mattress in the ditch on
Tom stated he has picked up nuts and bolts but has not attached a new cutting edge to the snowplow.
Colleen stated we have a letter from the Goodhue County
Works Department stating we need to order any salt and sand for next year from
the County by
Colleen also stated we have a letter from Goodhue County Public Works Department stating they have weight limit signs and warning signs provided by the State for our use to post bridge #2104 located on 330th Street with weight limits until the State has time to do a structural evaluation of the bridge and determine if it can or can not support a heavy load. The County stated they would be willing to help install the signs and highly recommended we do install the signs with or without their help.
levy increase, and that money for road and bridge
improvement depends on what the State Legislature does this year. The
Paul Schluter stated he attended the Goodhue County Planning
Commission Meeting that addressed flood plains in
Bob reported that he had talked at length with Steve
Weidner, treasurer of the Randolph-Hampton Fire Dept. about the cost to
The Board of Appeal and Equalization will meet
Colleen reported that she had been told by Bud Gustafson
that the United Methodist Church of Stanton has decided to research the cost of
installing an elevator and that a joint building venture between the church and
township is “on the back burner”.
Colleen reported that she had contacted Tom Scott to inquire as to our next step in dealing with Ron Davis not signing the legal document drawn up for the purpose of turning 59th Avenue over to the Township. Tom stated that if Mr. Davis has no interest in signing the document, so be it. As long as the Township has agreed that the road is improved to township standards and is currently maintaining the road and has a letter from Mr. Davis stating such, to just let it lay as it is clearly a township road. He directed the Clerk to make a notation in the file as to the document not being signed for future Board’s knowledge and to put the matter to rest.
Colleen stated that she will now be able to include this
road along with
Court to the Snowplow Policy and finish the policy update.
Bob stated that he has not found a Company interested in removing the trees along Stanton Trail. It was decided not to pursue the issue any further at this time.
Bob completed and signed the Goodhue County Noxious Weed Report. The Township reported no money spent in 2004 for noxious weed control.
The Board reviewed a questionnaire pertaining to permit requirements and permitting fees for Telecommunication’s excavation under or through township roads and in the township road right of way. It was decided this may be an issue to address in our Ordinance update.
Colleen presented a copy of the Goodhue County All Hazards
Mitigation Plan and explained the need for
RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE COUNTY ALL-HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
WHEREAS, the County of Goodhue has completed an All-Hazard Mitigation Plan as established under the Hazard Mitigation Act of 2000; and
WHEREAS, the Act establishes a framework for the development of a county all-hazard mitigation plan; and
WHEREAS, the Act, as part of the planning process, required public involvement and local coordination among neighboring local units of government and businesses; and
WHEREAS, the plan includes a risk assessment including past hazards, hazards that threaten the county, maps of hazards, an estimate of structures at risk, estimate of potential dollar losses for each hazard, a general description of land uses and development trends; and
WHEREAS, the plan includes a mitigation strategy including goals and objectives and an action plan identifying specific mitigation projects and costs; and
WHEREAS, the plan includes a maintenance or implementation process including plan updates, integration of plan into other planning documents and how the county will maintain public participation and coordination; and
WHEREAS, the draft plan was shared with Minnesota Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management for coordination of state agency review, comment, and approval and
WHEREAS, this resolution does not preclude the township/city from preparing its own plan sometime in the future should it desire to do so.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
Adopted this 15th day of February, 2005.
Colleen stated we have received a letter from the Goodhue
County Land Use Management Department regarding section zoning changes.
Currently there is a moratorium on building in sections designated as A-1. This involves three sections in
Numbered sections and asked the Board to help determine if
these sections should be rezoned to A-2. Currently A-1 allows four (4) single
family dwellings per section and A-2 allows twelve (12) single family dwellings
per section. Each Board member filled out one questionnaire and in this way
covered all three sections. The general
consensus was to recommend to the County to keep Sections 19, 32 & 33 in
At this time the Board recognized Mark Dubbels. Mark stated he had received an e-mail from the Clerk stating the joint meeting with the Planning Commission was in fact not a Special Meeting and should have been recognized as an item in their regular meeting. He stated that Joyce Moorhouse had opened the meeting as a Special Meeting with no Board member stating it was in error at the time and he would not change his minutes.
Colleen stated she had sent an e-mail to Mark earlier
stating the Board would meet with the Planning Commission at their next
scheduled meeting of
Bob Benson stated “no, Dave it was meant to be old business and never was intended to be a Special Meeting.”
Colleen stated that if it were to be a Special Meeting last months minutes would have
MONTHLY MEETING (
stated so. A legal notice would have needed to be placed in the paper for two
consecutive weeks. This was not done because it was never stated we would have a Special Meeting.
Heather Sharp concurred with Colleen stating due to timelines it was decided to be posted as the Board attending the regular P.C. meeting. A Special Meeting was never intended.
Board Chair Bob Benson made the following statement for the record. The Town Board was to meet with the Planning Commission as old business and the meeting was conducted as a Special Meeting in error and the Stanton Town Board recognizes the error that was made.
The Board did the annual audit of the books.
Ken presented his 2005 proposed budget report showing receipts and disbursements for 2004.
The Board made the following assumptions for the proposed budget.
Building Fund $160.000.00
Fire Fund 25,000.00
Road and Bridge Fund 85,000.00
General Fund 50,000.00
It was stated that $95,017.82 was spent on road and bridge in 2004. It was determined that $59,000.00 would be the minimum we could budget for road and bridge to meet state requirements assuring the township would receive payment of funds.
Bob made a motion to budget (the above stated assumptions) for 2005. Dave McKeag seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The Board made the following assumptions for the proposed levy.
Road & Bridge Fund $ 90,000.00
Fire Fund 23,000.00
MONTHLY MEETING (
General Fund 50,000.00
Total of Funds $163,000.00
The Board recommended the levy stay the same.
Bob made a motion to approve Phyllis Emery, Marilyn Hines
and Betty Pelkey as election judges for the General Township Election to be
held from until on
Bob made a motion to spend $15.00 the yearly fee for Stantontownship.org. Dave McKeag seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Colleen stated that Dean Lindeman would attend the
Bob made a motion, seconded by Dave McKeag to pay claims. Motion carried.
Bob made a motion, seconded by Dave McKeag to view the mail. Motion carried.
Bob made a motion, seconded by Dave McKeag to adjourn. Motion carried.