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Town of Somerset Minutes

Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 3:11pm

TOWN OF SOMERSET TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Public Hearing

Chairman Schachtner called the Public Hearing to order at 6:45 p.m. Present were Rauch, Germain, Demulling, Plourde and Schachtner. The purpose of the Public Hearing was to take comments on the abandonment of the northernmost 188' of Heron Lane upon application from Kris & Sarah Kielsa. No public comments. Motion by Demulling, seconded by Germain to close the Public Hearing. Public hearing closed at 6:53 p.m.

Town Board Meeting:

Chairman Schachtner called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. All present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Motion by Germain, seconded by Plourde to approve the agenda. Motion carried. All members voted yes. 2008 Audit Report by Steve S c h e i d l e r / L a r s o n A l l e n : Scheidler reviewed the 2008 revenues and expenditures in detail. Public Input: None Clerk's & Treasurer's Reports: Motion by Plourde, seconded by Rauch to approve the April Minutes with the correction under the Planning Commission Report that Schachtner commented on the best use of the land, not Rauch. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Motion by Germain, seconded by Demulling to approve the April Financial Report. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Building Inspector's Report: Motion by Rauch, seconded by Plourde to approve the April Building Inspector's Report. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Animal Control Report: Motion by Demulling, seconded by Germain to approve the April Animal Control Report. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Fire/Rescue Commission Report: Demulling read a report from Belisle. Run total for 2009 is 115; 20 grass fires during dry spell, getting ready for Pea Soup Days, two new members have applied to department. Discussion on grants and generator. Motion by Plourde, seconded by Rauch to approve the April Fire/Rescue Commission Report. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Parks & Rec Committee

Report - Ordinance 2009-01 Fees and Regulations at Twin Springs Park: Jim Van Tassel commented that residents of Twin Springs Addition deeds state they have access to use the landing and he doesn't feel residents should have to purchase the permits to use the landing. Agenda item for June 3rd to consider the Twin Springs Addition landowner's use and if they should be granted a waiver to the purchase of a permit to use the landing, as stated in their deeds. Motion by Rauch, seconded by Demulling to approve Ordinance

2009-01 to establish a fee and regulations for use at Twin Springs Park. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Resolution 2009-01 Fees for Twin Springs Park: Plourde presented a spreadsheet on permit fees. Motion by Rauch, seconded by Plourde to approve Resolution 2009-01 fees for Twin Springs Park as written. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Approval of Law Enforcement Agreement with County Sheriff & Designation of Town Liaison: Motion by Demulling, seconded by Rauch to approve the Law Enforcement Agreement with the County Sheriff and designate Lenny Germain as the Town liaison. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Approval of 2009 Towing Rates & Use of Jerry's Towing: Motion by Germain, seconded by Rauch to approve the 2009 towing rates and use of Jerry's Towing. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Approval of Annual Twin Springs Park Permit Application Form: Consensus was to use the permit application and post on website. Repeal Ordinance 1999-01 Twin Springs Park: Motion by Germain, seconded by Plourde to repeal Ordinance 1999-01 Twin Springs Park. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Transportation & Facilities Committee Report- Consideration of Approval of Repairing Town Hall Roof: Motion by Demulling, seconded by Plourde to approve Rolling Hills Roofing to repair the Town Hall roof at a cost of $8,440.00. Motion carried. Demulling, Plourde, Rauch and Schachtner voted yes; Germain abstained. Consideration of Awarding Bid for 85th Street & 160th Avenue Project: After review of bids and discussion with the two lowest bidders, Belisle Excavating and Gjonnes & Sons Excavating, motion by Rauch, seconded by Germain to accept the bid from Belisle Excavating for $53,950.00 on the 85th Street and 160th Avenue project. Roll call vote: Plourde-yes, Germainyes, Schachtner-yes, Demullingyes, Rauch-yes. Motion carried.

Consideration of Awarding Contracts for Seal coating & Crack filling: Motion by Plourde, seconded by Demulling to approve the bid from Scott Construction for $51,529.00 for seal coating. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Motion by Plourde, seconded by Demulling to approve the bid from Total Asphalt Maintenance for $11,500.00 for crack filling. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Plourde asked for a definition of the 5 year warranty. New Business - Consideration of Resolution 2009-02 Abandonment of Northernmost 188' of Heron Lane: Kielsa presented the return receipts for certified mailings to DNR and St. Croix County Land & Water. Discussion on building a hammerhead turnaround. Plourde stressed building to County specs on hammerhead requirements. Kielsa asked who will pay for the initial gravel and the maintenance. Board consensus was Kielsa would build and put the initial gravel on the hammerhead and the Town will maintain it. Motion by Plourde, seconded by Demulling to approve Resolution 2009-02 abandonment of the northernmost 188' of Heron Lane with the condition Kris Kielsa builds a hammerhead turnaround to County specifications. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Edward Jones/Gregg Miller- Request to use Town Hall: Program with Social Security office in Eau Claire to be presented for future and current retirees at no charge. Miller is requesting Wednesday, July 22nd, in the evening. Motion by Demulling, seconded by Plourde to approve Gregg Miller to use Town Hall on Wednesday, July 22. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Somerset Baseball/Jerry Waalen - Request to use Town Hall: No one present. Jerry LaMere/Farmington ATV Club - Request to Open County Line for ATV Use: Town will not have any liability; DNR signs will be installed on road to indicate ATV route and non-ATV route. No state or County Roads. ATVs will not be allowed to the river; club enforces its rules and hasn't had any problems. Route Farmington ATV Club is requesting from Town of Somerset is from Hwy 35. East to 80th Street (approx. 1/2 mile). Motion by Demulling, seconded by Germain to allow the Farmington ATV Club to use the County line road from Town of Farmington 280th Street to Town of Somerset 80th Street for a one year probation period. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Belisle Excavating - Request to be Exemplified from Dock Certificate Requirements at Pine Lake: Motion by Germain, seconded by Rauch to exemplify Belisle Excavating from Section 02390 of the dock requirement. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Rita Lawson - Request for "No River Access" Sign on 208th Avenue: Board consensus was to put a "No River Access" sign on the top of 208th Avenue by the dead end sign that is currently there. Chamber of Commerce - Pea Soup Days Sponsorship: No action. Change of Agent and Transfer of Liquor License from Bernard Leverty to

Maurice Leverty - Patio Lounge: Motion by Plourde, seconded by Demulling to approve the change of agent and transfer of liquor license from Bernard Leverty to Maurice Leverty for Patio Lounge. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Review 2009-2010 Liquor, Operator, Cigarette, Tubing, Junkyard, Concessions License Applicants: No applications received from Potting's Bar, St. Croix National Golf & Event Center, and Apple Eatery for the 2009-2010 renewals. All other license applications have been received. Town Board Appointments to Committees by Chairman: Schachtner appointed Rauch and Plourde to Planning Commission, Demulling to Fire/Rescue Commission, Germain to Parks & Rec Committee, Germain & Demulling to Transportation & Facilities Committee. Consideration to Change Town Board Meeting Start Time to 8:00 p.m.: Motion by Germain, seconded by Demulling to change the Town Board meeting start time to 8:00 p.m. effective June 3, 2009. Motion carried. All members voted yes. Old Business - Charles Bailey - Letter requesting refund of 2008 Personal Property Taxes: No action taken. Planning Commission Report - Subdivision

Ordinance: Rauch reported a revision under the waiver procedure. Rauch suggested Board read over the road ordinance section for comments. Planning Commission will consider the subdivision ordinance work completed and will begin reviewing the Comprehensive Plan. Other Announcements: Open Book w/Assessor, Thursday, May 28th, 4 - 8 p.m. Board of Review, Monday, June 1, 7 - 9 p.m.Meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m. Jeri Koester, Clerk

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