Minutes: November 12, 2019 Regular Board Meeting

Presented for approval at the December 16, 2019 Board Meeting


November meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Michelle Meis with the Pledge of Allegiance. Supervisors present included, Branden Mell, Betsy Rising, John Paitl and Jared Landon. Also present was Clerk Stan Iskierka, not present Treasurer Mary Dillner.


Agenda (Additions or Changes)


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


Approve Minutes


Motion by Mell seconded by Landon to approve October Minutes. Approved.


Treasurer’s Report


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




  • Additions to Bill – L&L Lawn Service $65.00 and Verizon $40.01 for a total November disbursement of $27,944.01.


Motion by Landon seconded by Rising to approve paying bills with additions. Approved.




  • Budzinski -1490 509th Strequesting variance to rebuild closer to road and side property.


Motion by Mell seconded by Landon to approve rebuilding closer to road. Approved.


  • Truskolaski – County 1/Rush Lake Way – requesting variance to subdivide a platted lot without formal re-platting.


Motion by Patil seconded by Mell to approve to subdivide parcel. Approved.


  • Anderson – 49830 Bayside Ave – requesting variance to add to existing garage closer to the road.


Motion by Landon seconded by Paitl to approve building garage closer to road.


Preliminary Plat



  • Pfieffer – County 7/Clover Trailis seeking approval of a preliminary plat of two lots out of an 18-acre tract.


Motion by Landon seconded by Paitl to approve the preliminary plat. Approved.


Open Forum



  • O’Donnel – bought a parcel of land on Country Cove Plat which shows a road, Ash Ave, but the whole road was not built. Nessel Township maintain 400 feet of the road that was built but never maintain any more of the road- right-way. Since Nessel Township did not accept the whole road, the Township is not required to build the road. Parcel owners would have to build a road or have it as a private road.


Motion by Landon seconded by Rising that Ash Ave ends 400 ft from 517th Ave and if the resident decides to do something to the road right-of-way they have to come to the Board for approval. Approved.


  • Acacia Way– resident has a problem with the post office as there are vehicles parked in front of his mailbox and the post office will not deliver his mail. The vehicles are from the construction workers that are building the new home next door. He was told construction is almost complete and that the owner of the new home knows about the problem and will take care of it.


Maintenance Report


  • Graded new gravel 540th St
  • Delivered salt from county
  • Graded roads
  • Patch holes at Anchor Ave
  • Repair hole in culvert on 525th St


  • Muddy Gap Hollow has been given the green light from the Board to get the roads in shape for winter.



  • It was brought to Boards attention that there are obstacles on road right-of-way that will interfere with snowplowing. Rising will notify these residents of their problem.


  1. resident on Berry Ave has a post along the road
  2. residents in Shorewood District are placing posts on the road
  3. resident on Belle Isle has rocks on the road
  4. van on Afton Ave blocking part of the road


Road Committee


  • Afton Way– Meis was checking Afton Ave and was wondering if it should be a minimum maintenance road, because there is hardly any traffic especially in the winter. After some discussion about this minimum road, the Board members will take a look at Afton Way and next month we will discuss if it should be a minimum maintenance road.


  • Meis said the other problem on Afton Ave is a resident on the road was trying to clear trees and brush on the road right-of-way for his ATV to get down to the lake. It is a steep embankment and this can cause erosion. Iskierka will write letter to this resident to stop all clearing on the road right-of-way.


  • Acacia Way – resident of a new home on Acacia Way was at the board meeting and wanted to know how far he can pour concrete to the road. He was told where the road right-of-way is and that the concrete, he poured is the farthest he can lay concrete. He was also told that the soil that was placed on the road for his driveway has to be removed and the height of his driveway has to be lowered as there should be a swell where the road and driveway meet.
  • 30 mph Sign – Meis received a call that a resident would like a 30-mph sign on 505th just west of Bayview Ave. Muddy Gap Hollow will install a sign 50 ft west of Bayview Ave on 505th St.


Budget Committee


  • Paitl inquired about a budget meeting and it was suggested to have it the Friday after Thanksgiving. Iskierka is waiting for the 2021 budget information from Dillner and then he will email the information. The Board should get the budget at the December meeting.


Old Business


  • Fish Lake Township paid their share of road maintenance on Blue Heron road.


  • Royalton Township paid their share of road maintenance on 540th St


  • Anchor Ave – Mell talked to resident of Anchor Ave that had interest in paving the road and gave him the information about cost and all the other information that was collected. He also mentioned that if he needs more information to form an SSD district that he needs to talk to the Board. Resident was not at the Board Meeting therefore the Board may have to make a decision about what to do about Anchor Ave: pave the road and have forced assessment, grind the material and have a gravel road or pave road and assess everyone in the township. Board will think about what path to take.


  • Salt Shed – Iskierka received a cost to split the existing salt shed with a middle divider. Board will have to make decision whether to build on new shed or split the shed with a middle divider. If it is a new shed it will have to be placed on the Annual Meeting to ask the residents if they want to pay for a new shed. If the Board decides to add a middle divider the cost is less and we could place it in the budget.


  • Automated External Defibrillator– Board has decided to buy their own AED and decline the offer from RLIA since RLIA wanted a resolution that they could remove the AED from the building.


New Business



  • Deputy Clerk – Kelli Storck has resigned as deputy Clerk. Her letter of resignation was dated for October 8, 2019. Need approval for resignation.


Motion by Landon seconded by Rising to approve Kelli Storck resignation. Approved.



  • Hall Rental – Town Hall is rented for a wedding in July of 2020 and there will be liquor present. Wedding party has a cater with a liquor license and insurance and there will be an Off-Duty Deputy hired. Need Board approval.


     Motion by Landon seconded by Rising to approve wedding with liquor. Resident will have off-

duty deputy and insurance for liquor. Approved.




     Motion by Mell seconded by Paitl to Adjourn at 9:00 pm. Approved.