Chairman Ron Fanetti called the meeting to order on September 8, 2008 at 8:00 pm. The supervisors present were: David Clements and Gary Yakesh. Delegation present were: Victoria Trinko-clerk, Eunice Steinmetz-treasurer, Glenn Sarauer, Vernon Steinmetz, Loren Zwiefelhofer, Jeff Buchner Corey Shepley, Sam LaGesse, and David LaGesse.
PUBLIC COMMENT: There was no public comment.
Gary Yakesh made a motion to accept and place on file the minutes of the August 11, 2008 regular meeting. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
David Clements made a motion to approve the September financial report. Gary Yakesh seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Gary Yakesh made a motion to approve the payment of the August bills. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0. Fahner sent a partial bill which was received after the monthly bills were paid. They will send a complete bill next month.
The Chairman will contact Cenex about the prepay for propane to determine if the township needs to apply. Gary Yakesh made a motion to prepay the amount used last year plus 20%. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Discussion and possible action on budget categories was tabled until the next regular town meeting.
There was discussion on the roadwork on 148th/150th Avenue in relation to shouldering. The Chippewa County Highway Dept. will do the shouldering for the road at the cost they had estimated previously.
David Clements made a motion to accept the applications for operators licenses for Randy Rihn and John Sykora III. Gary Yakesh seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Discussion about the variance requested by Barry and Libby Quinn revealed there was no traffic problem or an ordinance in effect at this time concerning this variance. Therefore the variance was approved.
PUBLIC COMMENT: Loren Zwiefelhofer reiterated a discussion concerning his opposition to his name being published in the Bloomer Advance as an agenda item for requesting a mining permit. It was noted at the plan commission meeting; Loren wanted a written apology printed in the paper. The clerk explained Loren had called and requested to be placed on the plan commission agenda. When he said it was to be tabled, the clerk interpreted that as meaning it would still be placed on the agenda but tabled at the meeting. The clerk stated the items to be placed on the plan commission meeting were in the clerk’s report in the minutes of the August 11, 2008 regular town board meeting. The item concerning Loren Zwifeflehofer’s request for a mining permit was included in those stated items. At that time, he could have requested it not be placed on the agenda. Loren Zwiefelhofer accepted the fact that as long as it was called in it was acceptable to him the item was placed on the agenda. It was noted that further items to be placed on the agenda must be submitted to the clerk in writing with the person’s name, the date, and the time of submission to prevent further misinterpretations. All items for the plan commission agenda will proceed through the chairman or secretary of the plan commission. Glenn Sarauer wanted to know if he could get a permit and not be under the mining ordinance. Sam LaGesse needs approval on his mining pit for boring and to get a reclamation permit. There was discussion of whether 10 acres or less would be grandfathered in as exiting pits. The dirt from the first 5 acres would have to be place elsewhere and not be counted as the 10 acres open as the existing pit. David Clements made a motion that a landowner can not open more than 10 acres of non-metallic min/pit and before the next 5 acres can be opened the first 5 acres need to start to be reclaimed. There was no second to this motion. There was discussion about appendix B , how the plan commission makes proposals that come before it, what amounts would be paid per truck load, and where the money from the truck loads would be designated to go in the township budget. It was decided these items should be placed on an agenda of a special board meeting as the items being discussed were not on the September regular town meeting agenda and no action can be taken on these items. A reclamation plan has to be voted on before they can start mining. Agenda items for the special meeting on September 17, 2008 would be: the motion by David Clements regarding acreage for a mine/pit, proposal for adding appendix B to the Mining ordinance. This would be a joint meeting of the plan commission and town board. The clerk will post and publish this meeting agenda as a legal notice.
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS AND BUSINESS:
David Clements made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 p.m. Gary Yakesh seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Typed September 24, 2008 Respectfully submitted,
Approved October 13, 2008 Victoria Trinko, town clerk