Chairman Darrel Fehr called the meeting to order on June 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm. The supervisors present were David Clements and Matt Borofka. Other officers present were: Victoria Trinko-clerk and Judith A. Prince-treasurer. See attached attendance sheet.
Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance by delegation present.
Certification of proper posting for the scheduled town board meeting: The notice for the June town board meeting was duly posted on June 9, 2016 in the 3 designated places within the Town of Cooks Valley.
Public Comment: Beth Pagel inquired about the invasive plant chervil that is growing in ditches and invading the pastures and fields in the Town of Cooks Valley. Darrel Fehr reported Chippewa County is spraying chervil with Escort and will evaluate its effectiveness on eradicating the spread of this invasive plant. Darrel Fehr is spraying ‘Escort’ at his place and says a person must spray it aggressively and mow it before it flowers to slow it down. The Town of Cooks Valley will observe the county’s spraying and then determine what action the town might take against this plant. Another invasive plant is the Japanese Knotweed. It is presently growing close to Tony Bohl’s farm.
Discussion and possible action on budget categories: Darrel Fehr made a motion to transfer $200.00 from non-allocated funds to B-077 Board Supplies & Expenses, leaving a balance of $8800.00 in non-allocated funds. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Approval of the May 9, 2016 regular monthly town board meeting minutes and April 14, 2016 special meeting minutes: Darrel Fehr made a motion to approve and place on file the May 9, 2016 regular monthly town board meeting minutes and April 14, 2016 special meeting minutes. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Reading by the Treasurer of the May financial report: The ending check book balance was $168,584.65 as of May 31, 2016. The total cash assets for the Town of Cooks Valley were $335,129.22. The treasurer received a letter from the DNR that a check for $348.88 will be issued to the Town of Cooks Valley for MFL.
Reading and approval of the May bills: Darrel Fehr made a motion to approve payment of the May bills. Matthew Borofka seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Building permits: Cathy & Joe Couey-house, Richard Koehler-garden shed, removal of existing shed, Stacy & Brian Bowe-shed, North Running Valley Church-fellowship hall. Driveway permit-Scott Culver
Discussion and possible action pertaining to the plan commission: no action taken.
Discussion and possible on appointments to the plan commission: Darrel Fehr made a motion to reappoint Stanley Sarauer and Damian Prince to the plan commission. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Discussion and possible approval of a bid for 20th Street/Lookout Lane:
Company emulsified oil gal. per yard aggregate size price
Chippewa County 170 degree .38 3/8 $23,232.00
Fahrner Asphalt 170 degree .70 3/8 $26,480.00
340 degree .70 3/8 $27,811.00
Scott Construction Inc. 170 degree .78 3/8 $26,365.00
340 degree .69 3/8 $25,740.00
[PG 28 5%cutback oil]
Matthew Borofka made a motion to award the contract to Scott Construction for 20th Street/Lookout Lane using 10 degree emulsified oil, with .78 gal. per sq. yard , 3/8 inch aggregate for the sum of $26,365.00. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0. David Clements made a motion to ask Chippewa County to apply base 1 and do grading of 20th Street/Lookout Lane for an estimated cost of $12,000.00. Darrel Fehr seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Discussion and possible approval of beer, liquor, cigarette, and operators applications: Darrel Fehr made a motion to approve the beer, liquor, cigarette, and operators applications for the Valley Tavern and the beer application of the Bloomer Rod & Gun Club. Matthew Borofka seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Discussion and possible action installation of private culverts on County roads: David Clements reported Ellen Zwiefelhofer who lives on County Highway C, had her driveway culvert collapse and created a hole in the asphalt in her driveway. Matt Hartman said there is a culvert further up the road and possibly the county would replace both culverts. Fred Anderson of Chippewa Co. Highway Dept. said the culvert should be filled up and if the water backs up, the county would replace it then or when the road is reconstructed, then the culvert would be replaced. Fred Anderson said he would look at the culvert. There was discussion on who is responsible for county/town roads when taxpayers pay for maintenance of roads. The board’s recommendation was for Ellen Zwiefelhofer to fill in the hole in the driveway blacktop, then see if the county looks at it and if they would replace it.
Chairman’s report: – Fire Dept. no calls in Town of Cooks Valley in May Mine Roads-No issues with the mine road projects. Preferred Sands has dropped the lease on the Rogge Mine and the reclamation plan for the Rogge Mine with Chippewa County has elapsed. The chairman received a wood cutting permit for Dr. Richard Gladitsch. .
Dissemination of Information-Clerk’s report: total Manufacturing value in the Town of Cooks Valley-$10,744,800, received driveway forms for Ruth & Ben Fowler and Cathy & Joe Couey, distributed WTA membership cards for the town officials.
Future agenda items and business:
Pledge of allegiance, Discussion and possible action on budget categories, Building permits, on concerns pertaining to the Plan commission, minutes of the June 13, 2016, paving the ends of 20th Street/Lookout Lane, private culverts, Chairman’s report, Dissemination of information, future agenda items and business. Next regular board meeting will be July 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Adjourn: Darrel Fehr made a motion to adjourn at 8:41 pm. Matthew Borofka seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Typed: June 14, 2016 Respectfully Submitted,
Approved: July 11, 2016 Victoria Trinko-town clerk