Minutes: January 9, 2024, Regular Board Meeting
Presented for approval at the February 13, 2024, Board Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Chair Michelle Meis, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Supervisors present included Stan Iskierka, Branden Mell, Doug Johnson and Betsy Rising. Clerk Heather Sward, and Treasurer Mary Dillner were also present.

Agenda

Motion to approve the agenda with the addition of LBAE meeting date under new business by Betsy Rising, seconded by Stan Iskierka.  Approved.

Board Meeting Minutes

Motion to approve the December 12th, 2023 regular meeting minutes by Betsy Rising, seconded by Stan Iskierka. Approved.

Treasurer’s Report

Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report by Betsy Rising, seconded by Doug Johnson.  Approved.

Bills

Motion to approve paying presented bills by Betsy Rising, seconded by Doug Johnson.  Approved.


Variance/Plat Requests

  • None presented.

Open Forum

  • None presented.


Road Maintenance Report

  • Muddy Gap Hollow graded roads after the recent rain.
  • Minimal snowplowing and salting.

Committee Reports

  1. Road Committee
  • We had one (1) call for Shorewood/Lakeview snow plowing.  The resident at the end of the road has requested a meeting to discuss the snow plowing and to determine where to deposit the snow.  Stan will work with Rich (SSPD).  It was recommended that Stan bring someone with him if/when he meets with SSPD.
  • The December rain was a good opportunity for grading.
  1. Budget Committee
  • No comment or issues with the proposed budget.
  1. Contract Committee
  • We are in our 3rd contract year with Muddy Gap Hollow.   We have until May to decide if we will utilize a 4th option year or go out for bid.   We will put on the April meeting agenda.
  1. Policy Committee
  • The current policy was updated with the approved ESST (4.10) policy.
  1. Clerk’s Township Update
  • The Clerk presented monthly report of the township happenings.
  • Renewed website for 2-years and worked with Shane on website updates.

Old Business

  1. LRIP Funding – Clover Trail: Nothing to update at this time.
  1. Fish Lake Road Pavement Update: Michelle updated the board that they are discussing paving 430th south of Fish Lake and Blue Heron (our shared road), both projects are contingent on funding assistance/grants. Blue Heron project would be a 2” overlay and would be a 50/50 split based on our agreement (major repair).

New Business

  1. County Zoning, Subdivision & Shoreland Ordinance Discussion: The County has requested that local entities review the presented ordinances.  No feedback was given.  If anyone has any feedback, please send to Heather and she will send to the County.
  1. Local Board of Appeal & Equalization (LBAE) meeting: Clerk, Heather Sward has a conflict with our tentative meeting date.   Alternative dates were reviewed, Heather will work with the Assessor to set a new date based on the proposed dates.  We will need to get our board certified (trained); three (3) board member need to be trained to serve on the LBAE board.  Currently Stan and Branden are trained, Heather will send the training link to Michelle, Betsy and Doug.
  1. County Road 6 County Paving Project: The proposed County project was discussed.

Motion to adjourn by Betsy Rising, seconded by Stan Iskierka at 7:54. Approved.