Minutes: February 12, 2019 Regular Board Meeting

Presented for approval at the March 13, 2019 Board Meeting


February meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Michelle Meis with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Supervisors present included, John Paitl, Betsy Rising, and Jared Landon. Also present were Clerk Stan Iskierka, and Deputy Clerk Kelli Storck. Not present were Supervisor Brandon Mell and Treasurer Mary Dillner.

Oath of Office

  • Jared Landon – Sworn in as a new Board Member. Welcome to the Board!

Agenda (Additions or Changes) 


Motion by Paitl seconded by Rising to approve Agenda.  Approved. 

Approve Minutes 

Motion by Rising seconded by Paitl to approve January Minutes. Approved.


Treasurer’s Report

Motion by Paitl seconded by Rising to approve Treasurer’s Report. Approved. 


Motion by Rising seconded by Paitl to approve paying bills.  Approved.


  • Doug O’Brien   – Variance to sell a strip of his platted lot to the abutting landowner without having to replat.

Motion by Landon seconded by Paitl to approve the landowner to sell part of his land to his neighbor. Approved.

Preliminary Plat

  • North Rush Shores – Subdivide 22.3-acre parcel on the SW corner of Belle Isle Drive and County Road 1, into four individual lots for development.

Motion by Rising seconded by Paitl to approve the subdividing of 22.3 acres. Approved.

Open Forum

  • Shorewood Park Sanitary Sewer District – Adjoining property owners have signed a legal petition and are requesting that the Shorewood Park Sanitary Sewer District expand the current area of the sanitary sewer service to include these adjoining properties. Resolution 02-2019 has been provided to Nessel Town Board to authorize and sign the petition for annexation of adjacent land as proposed by Shorewood Park Sanitary Sewer District.

Motion by Rising seconded by Landon to approve Resolution 02-2019 contingent upon the Nessel Township lawyer reviewing and approving the resolution. Also, add to this resolution that the Township will not snow plow or grade any of the private roads in the new proposed annexation area. Approved.

Maintenance Report

  • Salted roads with the dump truck.
  • Plowed and salt/chip rocked the tar and gravel roads with the dump truck
  • Plowed and also cleaned up drifting snow with the 1-ton truck
  • General maintenance – cut tree that was on the road
  • Concerns of residents pushing snow into the roads on Evergreen Court and Basswood
  • Concerns of a resident in Shorewood that has post to close to the edge of the road, which causes the road to be very narrow  
  • Landon suggested to start a Facebook page to post some of the above listed concerns
  • Notices will go to residents stating the first time they will be warned for putting snow into the roads and the second time, they will be fined.

Motion by Paitl seconded by Rising to approve the maintenance report. Approved.

Road Committee

  • Rising thanked Sutcliffe again for his help. Rising stated that residents appear to be happy as she only received two complaints in the last 6-weeks. The only concerns were that when the snow plow comes by, the snow blocks the resident’s driveways.
  • Appointment – Landon was appointed to be the back-up for the Road Committee.

Motion by Rising seconded by Paitl to appoint Landon as the back-up for the Road Committee. Approved.

   Old Business 

  • Blue Sign Resolution – When there is new construction for a home in Nessel Township, the County will collect $225.00 and the County will retain $25.00 of this fee for the cost of the 911-Blue Address Signs. The County will forward Nessel Township the remaining $200.00 of the collected fee to cover installation cost. Nessel Township will install the signs at the new address.

Motion by Rising seconded by Paitl to approve Resolution 01-2019. Approved.

  • Interview Minutes – Nessel Township interview minutes from January 8, 2019.

Motion by Paitl seconded by Rising to approve the interview minutes. Approved

  • Audit Minutes – Nessel Township Board of Audit Report 2018 Budget.

Motion by Paitl seconded by Rising to approve the Audit Minutes. Approved.

  • Annual Minutes – Public notice for the Annual meeting will be posted and will also be placed in the newspapers.

New Business

  • Short Course – Iskierka recommends the training in St Cloud on March 26 to Landon, Storck, and whoever else wants to attend the training. The Board will meet at the Township and can carpool to the training in St Cloud. 
  • Second Alternate – For bank signature.

Motion by Rising seconded by Landon to nominate Paitl as the second alternate for bank signatures. Approved.

  • Facebook/Internet – Landon will research Facebook and also the cost of having internet at the Town Hall.  
  • Annual Newsletter – The Board reviewed the annual newsletter that will go out to the residents. The Board discussed changing the rate of $70 per hour to residents who shovel snow into the roadway or across the road. The change in the policy will be that the resident will receive a warning letter for the first offense. For the second offense, the resident will be fined $125. For the third offense, the sheriff’s office will be involved and the resident will also be fined $200. The policy will have to be amended to reflect the changes. 

Motion by Rising seconded by Paitl to adjourn at 8:15 pm.   Approved.