April 8, 2019
Chairman Darrel Fehr called the meeting to order on April 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm. The supervisor present was David Clements. Other officers present were: Victoria Trinko-clerk and Judith A. Prince-treasurer. See attached list for delegation present.
Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance by delegation present.
Certification of proper posting for the scheduled town board: The notice for the April 8, 2019 town board meeting was duly posted on April 4, 2019 in the 3 designated places within the Town of Cooks Valley.
Public Comment: There was no public comment.
Discussion and possible action on budget categories: Darrel Fehr made a motion to move $50.00 from non-allocated funds to P-143 –First Responders leaving a balance of $8750.00 in non-allocated funds. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0. Darrel Fehr made a motion to move $40,000.00 from the fire, ambulance, road emergency fund to W-057 Snowplowing-Roads because of the deficit due to the February snowstorms. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Approval of the March 11, 2019 regular town board meeting minutes: David Clements made a motion to approve the March 11, 2019 regular town board meeting minutes. Darrel Fehr seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Reading by Treasurer of March financial report: The ending balance as of March 31, 2019 was $156,818.43, with the total assets-$325,576.15. Judith A. Prince, treasurer, reported a deposit of $21,602.53 for transportation aids from the State on April 1, 2019 and a future deposit on April 15, of $5205.17 for lottery/gaming credit. Other funds for deposit were $25.00 fire suppression, $1006.23 from Frontier Sands per road agreement, and $60.00 for printing charges over a number of years.
Reading and Approval of the March bills: David Clements made a motion to approve the check vouchers #4848 -#4868 for payment of the March bills. Darrel Fehr seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Building permits: Matthew Borofka-roofing of a barn, Jeff Ballantine-single family home with two-car attached garage.
Discussion and possible action relating to the plan commission: Doug Zwiefelhofer, chairman, presented the reviewed and revised Land Comprehensive Plan 2nd Edition to the Town of Cooks Valley, board with the recommendation the board scrutinize for a couple of months and ultimately approve the Land Comprehensive Plan-2nd Edition as presented. He had recommended Tom Short be compensated for his time of typing the Land Comprehensive Plan but Tom Short refused this additional compensation. A future item for the plan commission may be the Borofka sign on the intersection of 40th Street/135th Avenue.
Discussion and possible approval of operators license application –Kianna Turner-Valley Tavern: Darrel Fehr made a motion to approve the operators license application of Kianna Turner-Valley Tavern. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Chairman’s report: – Fire Dept. There were two fire dept. incidences in the Town of Cooks Valley in March-Fuel truck tipped over on 186th Avenue, and skidster incidence. Darrel Fehr and David Clements attended the Semi-Annual Fire/Ambulance meeting of town board members/City of Bloomer where it was approved to raise the ambulance charge from $600.00 to $700.00 per call. The Bloomer Fire Dept. received an ISO of 4 which is a good rating. The ambulance personal will be paid an hourly rate instead of per call. Mine Roads- Frontier Sands has hauled sand but now halted while the road bans are in place. In reviewing the recycling report, the Town of Cooks Valley has seen a drop in the recycling tonnage in the last three years.
Dissemination of Information –Clerk’s report: There were 117 voters at the Spring Election for a 26% turnout. The QuickBooks edition needs to be updated by May 31, 2019; a letter from Sarah Mohr Mayer stated she will not be applying for a liquor license for Ms. Fitz Hideout; oaths of offices were administered to elected town officers; WTA sheet for officers’ information were completed; and signed approval of County figures for the recycling grant.
Future agenda items and business:
Pledge of allegiance, Discussion and possible action on: budget categories, minutes of the April 8, 2019 regular meeting, treasurer’s financial report, April bills, Building permits, on concerns pertaining to the Plan commission, fire numbers replacement, chairman’s report, dissemination of information-clerk’s report, adjourn
There are special meetings on April 11, 2019 on road project bids at 6:30 and EOG annual permit review with PurFrac update at 7:30 pm. The annual meeting will be on April 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm. The next meeting will be May 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
Adjourn: Darrel Fehr made a motion to adjourn at 8:24 pm. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Typed: April 9, 2019 Respectfully Submitted,
Approved: May 15, 2019 Victoria Trinko-town clerk