STAR PRAIRIE minutes
The regular board meeting was called to order at 8:00 P.M. on September 2, 2008. Present were: Douglas Rivard; Steve Lewis; Scott Counter; Allen Campeau; Richard King; Felicia Germain; Tim Scott (Attorney) and Greg Adams (Engineer). Absent: Michael Flandrick.
Approval of minutes – was approved as published and circulated. Motion by Lewis and seconded by Counter. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report - The treasurer didn’t receive the bank statement.
Building permits - for the month of August were read by Rivard. The board approved the building permits for one storage shed; 3 decks; 2 repairs and one grain bin. Lewis made a motion and was seconded by Campeau. Motion carried.
Canopy for Town hall park - the board would like to do more research on the costs of the canopy. Counter and Lewis will work on getting prices on playground equipment.
Mante CSM - Northland Surveying presented Mante’s CSM showing the access easement running from 220th Ave. through to the east – west 1/4 line of section 16. The Planning Commission recommended that the Mante’s have their attorney write up verbiage to be put on the deed on who will be responsible for building the road to county specs. The board requested that if Lots 2 or 3 are to be subdivided by owner they will have to have the road connect with 104th street. Tim Scott advised Mante’s to have this put on a separate agreement referenced to the deed. There will be a special meeting held this month for the board to view the verbiage that will be written up for the CSM.
Update on Old Town Hall - Patty Schactner represented the committee for the old town hall. The committee would like to preserve the old town hall. The committee came up with several uses of the old town hall: A day school program to show the history of the school (field trips); holding local art shows among other ideas. The committee questioned the board on what type of committee the board would like them to be; a Park fund committee or a 501C3 committee. Tim Scott advised the committee to write a memo on the information regarding the old town hall uses and about the difference between the two types of committees.
Approving Cedar Lake Speedway Camping Application License - Cedar Lake Speedway submitted all the required information needed to qualify for the camping license. They applied for 50sites and had applied for 200 sites for the Special Event that will be coming in September. Lewis made a motion to approve the yearly camping license and to approve the license for the September special event, Campeau seconded this motion. Motion carried.
Ordinance for Direct Seller/Transient Merchants - the clerk requested that the town have an ordinance which would require solicitors or transient merchants to have a permit in order to sell door to door. The board wasn’t interested at this time.
Discussed Project Lifesaver - this project would be through Pierce/St. Croix County. The County would like to keep on of the tracking machines in the sheriffs office located at the new town hall. This tracking machine helps locate autistic; Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s. Rivard recommended that the town go in with the counties and contribute $3,000.00 towards the program. This will be put on our next agenda.
Boundary Agreement – The City of New Richmond has reviewed the draft the Town has given them and would like to meet to discuss the differences. The Town will be holding a closed meeting with the town attorney and board members on September 16th at 4:30 P.M. prior to meeting with the City. This meeting will be held at the town hall.
A motion was made by Campeau, seconded by Lewis to pay the bills and to adjourn. Motion carried.
Felicia Germain, Clerk