Chairman Darrel Fehr called the meeting to order on March 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm. The supervisors present were: David Clements and John Sykora. Other officers present were: Victoria Trinko-Clerk and Judith A. Prince-treasurer. See attached list for delegation present.
Certification of proper posting for the scheduled town board meeting: The notice for the March town board meeting was duly posted on March 3, 2013 in the 3 designated places within the Town of Cooks Valley.
Public Comment: There was no public comment.
Chris Gaetzke-Dunn Co. Land Conservation-resolution for Agricultural Enterprise Area: Mark Dietsche, resident of the Town of Grant and AEA petitioner and Bob Colson-Dunn County explained the background of the AEA. The Town of Grant has been zoned Ag 1 since 1981 and would like to preserve farmland and protect farmland from development. There are plans [590 plan] within the zoning for Ag 1 with requirements including manure pits and fertilizer run-off. Residents of Cooks Valley [Mark Rihn, Brad Dietsche, Kenny Bjork and Darrel Fehr] and residents of Grant are petitioning for an Agricultural Enterprise Area. This is a voluntary program with 3 different levels of credit. There are penalties if a resident signs a 15 year contract and then may want to withdraw from the program. Dunn County is rewriting their farmland preservation plan at this time. Doug Zwiefelhofer, chairman of the plan commission, informed the town board of the plan commission’s discussion concerning the AEA. The plan commission recommended adoption of the resolution for an Agricultural Enterprise Area. David Clements made a motion to accept the Resolution 006-2013 Resolution to Establish a
Agricultural Enterprise Area in cooperation with Dunn county and Chippewa County. John Sykora seconded the motion. David Clements-yes, John Sykora-yes, Darrel Fehr-abstained. The motion carried 2-0.
Discussion and possible action on budget categories: no action was taken.
Approval of the February 11, 2013 regular monthly town board meeting minutes: John Sykora made a motion to approve the February 11, 2013 regular monthly town board meeting minutes. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Approval of the March financial report: David Clements made a motion to accept the March financial report. John Sykora seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Reading and approval of the February bills: John Sykora made a motion to approve the February bills. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0. Payment was received for extra sanding and plowing requested by EOG on 135th Avenue and 20th Street. An additional charge was submitted this month to Tom Maul, representative of EOG at the mine site, for added requests for plowing and sanding.
Building permits –Chippewa Sands-flock tanks, flock shed and well building.
Discussion on progress of mining applications, quarterly report: There will be a public hearing on March 18, 2013 at 7:30 on the application and permit submitted by EOG, with a special town board meeting following the public hearing.
Discussion and possible action on ambulance reimbursement- there has been no word from the ambulance service.
Discussion and possible action on brushing in the township: All quotes submitted were on an hourly basis-David Huse $65.00 per hour and Makovsky-$64.50 per hour plus wages for operator. David Clements made a motion to approve a contract with Dave Huse for brush/mowing for the Town of Cooks Valley not to exceed $4900.00. Darrel Fehr seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Nomination and possible approval of plan commission members: Darrel Fehr made the following nominations; Calvin Swartz to complete Arlene Hintzman’s position with the term ending on March 22, 2015, Stanley Sarauer filling Scott Johnson’s position with the term ending on March 22, 2016, and Damien Prince for Carol M. Clements position with the term ending on March 22 2016. David Clements made a motion to accept the nominations for members to the plan commission. John Sykora seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Possible approval of operators applications: David Clements made a motion to approve the applications for operators licenses from the Bloomer Rod & Gun Club-Mark Petska, Dick Marquardt, Gerard Uchytil, Delon R Lambert, John Sykora III, and Charles Durch. John Sykora seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Chairman’s report –
Dissemination of Information- clerks report-
Future agenda items and business:
Discussion and possible action on budget categories
Discussion on progress of mining applications
Discussion and possible action on ambulance/fire reimbursement
Discussion and possible action on concerns pertaining to the Plan commission
Dissemination of information
The next meeting will be on Monday April 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm
The annual meeting will be April 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm. The change from the 2nd Tuesday of April to the 3rd Tuesday in April due to election law changes was made at the 2012 annual meeting. Please make note of this change on your calendar.
Adjourn: Darrel Fehr made a motion to adjourn at 8:57 pm. John Sykora seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Typed: March 13, 2013 Respectfully Submitted,
Approved: April 8, 2013 Victoria Trinko-town clerk