Town of Cooks Valley

Regular Town Board Meeting

February 10, 2020

Chairman Darrel Fehr called the meeting to order on February 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm. The supervisors present
were David Clements and Matt Borofka.  Other officers present: Vicki Freeberg-,clerk and Judith Prince –
See attached list for delegation present.
Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance by delegation present.
Certification of proper posting for the scheduled town board meeting: The notice for the February 10, 2020 board meeting was duly posted on February 7, 2020 in the 3 designated places within the Town of Cooks Valley.
Public Comment: None
Discussion and possible action on budget categories: None
Approval of the January 13, 2020 regular town board meeting minutes – Matt Borofka made a motion to approve January 13, 2020 meeting minutes.  David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Reading by Treasurer of January financial report: Ending balance on January 31st - $ 112,064.56 and total
cash on hand $ 281,981.49. Judy brought money market reports for Board to look over. Judy reported that
delinquent retail license had been paid
Reading and Approval of the January bills: Matt Borofka made a motion to approve check vouchers #5040 - 5069 for payment of the January bills.  David Clements seconded the motion – The motion carried 3-0.
Building/driveway permits: none
Discussion and possible action relating to the plan commission: none
Discussion and possible action on town computer and web site security – Judy confirmed with the County
Treasurer that the program used for taxes was secure. Vicki will check with KerberRose on cost to cover security
system on Darrel Fehr computer. Decide at March meeting if additional security is needed

  1. Discussion and possible renewal of animal control contract -  Darrel Fehr made a motion to approve Calvin Swartz contract without any changes for the year 2020.   David Clements second the motion.  Motion carried  3-0

Chairman’s report: – Fire Dept./Roads – nothing for fires in Cooks Valley for January. Darrel has not heard back on State grant to fix road.
Discussion and possible action on Purfrac road agreement – No attendance by Purfrac. Still working with EOG attorneys on details of contract. Board will need to review before signing.
Discussion and possible action on Chippewa Sand mine closure issues – proposing to close mine and sell equipment, leave high walls. Attorney said that if Township does not agree with reclamation we need to request a public hearing. They can reclaim according to Land conservation specs. Reclamation will be returning black dirt, seeding and scale back the overhang on walls if not stable. Waiting for bids to come in on reclamation before they decide if mine will close or be sold. County needs to give final right off on whether it can be closed and may take 5-7 years.
Dissemination of Information- clerk’s report – WTA agenda, attend public testing February 11 at 9:00 am along with 3 chief inspectors and then bring voting machines back to town hall, need someone to cover March meeting for Clerk, informed Board of referendum for CVTC
Future agenda items and business: Pledge of Allegiance, discussion and possible action on: Budget categories,  minutes of  February 10, 2020 regular meeting, Treasurers financial report, February bills, building permits, concerns pertaining to the Plan Commission, discussion and possible action on Purfrac road agreement, Land conservation representative Dan Masterpole will attend, discuss purchase of package with Kerberose to insure security on Chairman’s computer

The next regular town meeting is scheduled for – March 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Adjourn:  Darrel Fehr made a motion to adjourn at 8:13 pm.  David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.

Typed:  February 11, 2020                                                                Respectfully Submitted,
Approved: March 9, 2020                                                                  Vicki Freeberg, Clerk