REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING August 15, 2006

Phillippo Scout Reservation

30654 32nd Avenue Way, Cannon Falls, MN 55009

 

 

Board Chair, Bob Benson, called the meeting to order.  Others present included Supervisor Joyce Moorhouse, Supervisor Dave Garner, Clerk Betts Top and Treasurer Kenneth Ebert.

 

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M.

 

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Bob called to reveal any conflict of interest.

 

None was heard.

 

Minutes of the 7-18-06 were reviewed. 

Dave wanted the sentence on page 3, paragraph starting with “Ms. Carroll said well, yes” to be clarified to “Ms. Carroll said she needed to have the Board know she was working hard to find another place.”

 

Dave Garner made a motion to approve the minutes as corrected.

Seconded by Joyce Moorhouse

Motion passed 3/0

 

Minutes amended of 5/16/06 were reviewed

Dave Garner made a motion to accept the amended minutes

Seconded by Bob Benson

Motion passed 3/0

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Ken gave the Treasurer’s Report:

 

Current Investments remain the same.

Building Fund  $105,398.92

Road and Bridge $ 67,474.47

Total Receipts $ 63,833.51

Disbursements $ 5,657.41

 

Dave Garner made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report

Seconded by Joyce Moorhouse

Motion passed 3/0

 

Building Permits

 

  1. Kurt Emery of 884 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls came forward.

Kurt displayed a drawing of proposed machine shed to the Board. Cost $18,000, size is 40 x 80 feet, 90 feet from the well, 200 feet from the road, 90 feet from the septic. 

 

Dave Garner made a motion to approve the permit

Joyce Moorhouse seconded the motion

Motion passed 3/0

 

2. Tom Meyers of 29831 20th Avenue Way, Cannon Falls, came forward.

Requesting a permit for a shed, 12 x 16 foot storage, replacement shed on skids.  Same setbacks will be met, although it is 4 feet wider in toward the house.  Estimated cost was $3,000.

 

Dave Garner made a motion to approve the permit

Joyce Moorhouse seconded the motion

Motion passed 3/0

 

3.      Tom Sherman of 5454 of 312th St. Path, Cannon Falls, permit for a garage addition. It is 14 by 42 feet, NE side of the garage.  1 stall wide and 40 feet deep. Estimated cost $18,000.00.  Setbacks 29 feet from back lot line, 40 feet other line. 

 

Joyce Moorhouse made a motion to grant permit for garage addition

Bob Benson seconded the motion

Passed 3/0

 

Clerks Report

 

Betts reported that H & R Construction gave her a quote of $4,950.00 for the guardrails on 23rd Avenue Way.  They said they would put in the guardrails tomorrow, August 16th.  She said she had found a place on the State website to apply for financial aide for the project and would hear after September 1 if the township got it or not.  Next were some complaints on the property of Keith Berggren and the amount of salvage being kept there. She showed pictures she had taken of the property and items on it.  She wanted to know if she should notify the owner.

 

The board advised readdressing the situation in another 60 days.  To record the photos taken.

 

Betts requested permission to publish notice of Public Accuracy Testing in the Cannon Falls Beacon. Also approval for Wednesday September 6th , 10:00 AM as a date and time for the testing.

 

Dave Garner made a motion to approve the Public Accuracy Testing publication.

Joyce Moorhouse seconded the motion

Motion passed 3/0

 

Betts continued with a request to publish a Change of Meeting Date for the Planning Commission to September 11, 2006 due to the Primary election being held on the 12th.

 

Dave Garner made a motion to approve Change of Meeting Date publication

Joyce Moorhouse seconded the motion

Motion passed 3/0

 

Road Report

 

Dan was present for the road report.  He reported he had trimmed trees and branches.  A sign had been taken and he had replaced it. 

 

Wheels for the snowplow were discussed and getting them welded on. 

 

Dan was instructed to keep brush or trees out of the waterways.

 

Dan asked about fuel. He said we had 80 gallons left. 

 

Bob advised Dan to get about 300 gallons of fuel. 

 

Dan left the meeting.

 

Old Business

 

New Planning Commission member.

 

Dave said he felt that with Betts taking Planning Commission minutes and freeing up one of the Planning Commission members it was not necessary to expand the Planning Commission.  Also, that is might be a good idea to let the number drop down to 3.  The board operates just fine at 3 also. 

 

Joyce said she agreed that it was working with 4. 

 

Bob felt that 3 would be sufficient. 

 

Dave Garner made a motion to leave the Planning Commission at 4 or 3 members.

Bob Benson seconded the motion

Motion passed 3/0

 

Joyce thanked Paul Althoff and Vince Cockriel (who were present for Planning Commission interview) and said we would keep their names on file for future Planning Commission member openings. 

 

Comprehensive Plan

 

The board members discussed adding Maltby Nature Preserve on pages 8 and 23 of the Comprehensive Plan.

 

Dave Garner made a motion to add Maltby Nature Preserve to the 2006 Comprehensive Plan on requested pages.

Joyce Moorhouse seconded the motion

Motion passed 3/0

 

Dave Garner made a motion to accept all the changes that the Planning Commission had before the public. 

Joyce Moorhouse seconded the motion

Motion passed 3/0

 

Dave requested that the clerk do the final draft, with the corrections.  Then that final draft should be brought to the board. The formatting should be examined for any errors.  Any map questions should be brought to the attention of Dean Johnson of Resource Strategies. 

 

Betts said she would bring 3 copies of the final draft to the next board meeting for their examination. 

 

Town Hall

 

Dave reported that the County had required that the new town hall have two bathrooms and this has resulted in SMSQ architects having to redo the plans.  Because of this we loose the sink area and closet out in the meeting area.  The pages changed had to be mailed out to the bidders as soon as possible and therefore we had SMSQ print off copies for that purpose. 

 

Betts said 9 contractors had paid for plans already and would receive the new pages as soon as possible.

 

Dave said we needed to give an additional 2 weeks for the bids to come in.  He recommended September 5th,  at 7:00 PM as a new date and time for bid opening.  We would need posted and published notices for that and a Special Board Meeting, along with notifying all the contractors of the new bid opening date.

 

Dave Garner made a motion that we have a Special Meeting and it would be posted in the paper for September 5, 2006 at 7:00 PM at the Phillippo Scout Camp.

Joyce Moorhouse seconded the motion.

Motion passed 3/0

 

Betts said she had received several requests from the contractors asking for the finish date to also be moved forward. Should she say the township will be flexible on that or should she give them a specific date.

 

Dave thought we should notify them that we would be flexible with the awarded bidder.

 

Betts said she would send out that information to the contractors.

 

Meetings Attended

 

Joyce reported on the Highway 52 meeting she attended.  She said there would be a public meeting in September. 

 

Betts reported she had attended M100 training in Red Wing.  Many questions were answered and it was very valuable training for her. 

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

Bob reported he would be attending the County meeting next week.

 

The board discussed the Annual Meeting in Duluth.  It was decided each would be responsible for their own registration and due to schedules driving would be each responsibility also. 

 

Betts reported there was going to be a meeting up in Savage on Thursday, August 24th. The topic would be “Potential Use of  Foundry Sand”. 

 

Dave Garner made a motion to distribute the mail.

Joyce Moorhouse seconded the motion.

Motion carried 3/0

 

Betts distributed the mail.  She asked what would be the best way to proceed with the unpaid bill of Mr. Nelson. 

 

The board advised the clerk to send the second bill as registered mail.

 

Betts said she had received a Best Practices Survey form.  It needed to be filled in. 

 

The clerk read the questions and the board advised her how to fill in the survey.

 

Joyce Moorhouse made a motion to pay the claims

Bob Benson seconded the motion

Motion passed 3/0

 

Claims were paid

 

Ken announced that we had $ 32,120.39 in claims.

 

Building Permits were reopened

 

Wendy Carroll came forward.  The contract between Stanton Township and Wendy Carroll was presented for the supervisors, Ms. Carroll and clerk to sign. 

 

Dave Garner made a motion to enter into the legal contract with Wendy Carroll

 

Bob read the contract into the minutes as follows:

 

 

AGREEMENT BETWEEN STANTON TOWNSHIP

AND WENDY L. CARROLL RELATING TO

PROPERTY LOCATED AT

32740 STANTON TRAIL

 

 

            AGREEMENT this ____ day of __________, 2006, by and between the TOWN OF STANTON, a political subdivision organized under the laws of the State of Minnesota, (“Township”) and WENDY L. CARROLL, a single person (“Carroll”).

RECITALS

 

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the parties agree as follows:

1.            The Township will allow Carroll to continue temporarily operating the business on the Subject Property at its current level of operations.

2.            By April 1, 2007, Carroll will provide written proof to the Town Board that she has a signed purchase agreement and approved building permit for a new location for the business.          

3.            By October 1, 2007, the business will cease operation on the Subject Property.

4.            If Carroll fails to comply with this Agreement, Township, after giving written notice to Carroll that the Agreement is terminated, may pursue any and all available legal remedies to enforce the Town zoning ordinance.

 

                                                                        TOWN BOARD OF STANTON

 

Dated:                                                              By:                                                      

                                                                                    Its Chairperson

 

                                                                        By:                                                                              

                                                                                    Elizabeth Top

                                                                                    Its Clerk

 

 

Dated:                                                                                                                         

                                                                        Wendy L. Carroll

 

STATE OF MINNESOTA            )

                                                )ss.

COUNTY OF GOODHUE            )

 

            The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _________ day of ________________, 2006, by ____________________ and by Elizabeth Top, the Chairperson and Town Clerk of the Town of Stanton, a political subdivision organized under the laws of the State of Minnesota, and pursuant to the authority granted by its Town Board.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Notary Public

 


STATE OF MINNESOTA            )

                                                )ss.

COUNTY OF GOODHUE            )

 

            The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _________ day of ___________________, 2006, by Wendy L. Carroll, a single person.

 

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                        Notary Public

 

 

THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY:

CAMPBELL KNUTSON

Professional Association

317 Eagandale Office Center

1380 Corporate Center Curve

Eagan, Minnesota  55121

651-452-5000

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Wendy Carroll, Chairperson Bob Benson, and Clerk and Notary Elizabeth Top signed the contracts.  One was given to Ms. Carroll, one was kept with the clerk.

 

Bob asked if there was any further discussion.

None was heard.

 

Dave Garner made a motion to adjourn

Joyce Moorhouse seconded the motion

Motion passed 3/0

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:54 PM

 

 

Minutes respectfully submitted

Elizabeth Top

Stanton Township Clerk