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

Agenda

Motion to approve the agenda by Branden Mell, seconded by Doug Johnson.  Approved.

Board Meeting Minutes

Motion to approve the January 9th, 2024 Board of Audit meeting minutes by Branden Mell, seconded by Doug Johnson.  Approved.

Motion to approve the January 9th, 2024 regular board meeting minutes by Branden Mell, seconded by Doug Johnson.  Approved.

Motion to approve the February 5th, 2024 Special board meeting minutes by Michelle Meis, seconded by Doug Johnson.  Approved.

Treasurer’s Report

Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report by Branden Mell, seconded by Doug Johnson.  Approved.

Bills

Motion to approve paying presented bills by Doug Johnson, seconded by Branden Mell.  Approved.


Variance/Plat Requests

Brody Halseth – 50491 Arbor Ave W, Variance Request. Mr. Halseth requested a variance to construct a 60×80 pole shed.  Motion to approve the requested variance by Branden Mell, seconded by Doug Johnson. Approved.

Open Forum

  • None presented.


Road Maintenance Report

  • Muddy Gap Hollow has been salting, there was no snow plowing since last meeting.
  • Started Basswood brush cutting.

Committee Reports

  1. Road Committee
  • No calls, nothing to report.
  1. Budget Committee
  • Nothing to report.
  1. Contract Committee
  • Nothing to report.
  1. Policy Committee
  • Nothing to report.
  1. Clerk’s Township Update
  • The Clerk presented monthly report of the township happenings.
  • Preparing for upcoming Presidential Nominating Primary election.

Old Business

  1. LRIP Funding – Clover Trail: Should get notification this spring.
  1. Fish Lake Road Pavement Update: Nothing to report.

New Business

  1. Approve to Publish Annual Meeting, Tuesday, March 12, 2024: Motion to approve by Michelle Meis, seconded by Branden Mell.  Approved.
  1. Approve Annual Meeting Agenda: Motion to approve by Branden Mell, seconded by Doug Johnson with “General Discussion” change. Approved.
  1. Approve to Approve 2023 Supervisor’s Report: Motion to approve by Michelle Meis, seconded by Branden Mell. Approved.
  1. Approve to Publish LBAE (Local Board of Appeal and Equalization) date, April 24, 2024: Motion to approve by Branden Mell, seconded by Doug Johnson. Approved.
  1. Approve to Publish Tree and Brush Cutting Notice: John requested to change the date to start February 15, 2024 to February 15, 2025.  Motion to approve by Michelle Meis, seconded by Branden Mell.  Approved.
  1. Open Meeting Law discussion: Due to the termination of the pandemic emergency orders, remote meeting attendance is now only permitted if the location is in a public place, accessible

to others and notice has been publicly posted for three (3) days prior to the meeting.  The attendee needs to be seen and heard on video and all votes would need to be done in a roll-call format.   The healthcare exception was reviewed and is allowed three (3) times per year if advised by a healthcare professional.  Please advise the clerk if you are not able to attend our meetings in person and we will work to ensure that we are compliant to the statute.

  1. Other: Treasurer, Mary Dillner has submitted her resignation.  Mary has graciously offered to continue in the Treasurer role until this position can be filled.   She has also offered to help train the new hire.  We will advertise to fill this position as soon as possible.

Motion to adjourn by Branden Mell, seconded by Doug Johnson at 7:42. Approved.