The meeting was called to
order at by Chair Lloyd Erdmann.
All board members were present. They compared claims and checks and end of the
year financial reports by the clerk and treasurer.Motion was made by Craig Gondeck, seconded by
Brad McIntosh to approve all accounts and the year-end statements. Motion
Recommendations for levy for
2007 payable taxes will be as follows:
Total of $300,000
Craig seconded adjournment of Board of Audit meeting at . Motion passed.
Minutes of March 7, 2006WatabTown Board
The regular monthly meeting
of the WatabTownBoard was called to order
at by Chair Lloyd Erdmann. All board members were
present. Following the Pledge to the Flag, the Chair let the audience know that
the board had just completed the Board of Audit. The first order of business
was to approve the minutes of the February meeting. A motion was made by Craig
Gondeck, seconded by Brad McIntosh to approve the minutes as printed; the
The Treasurer’s Report was a
balance of $407,045.61. Craig moved, Brad seconded approval of the report, and
the motion passed.
Board reviewed the monthly
bills. A motion was made by Craig and seconded by Brad to approve the bills for
payment as presented and to authorize the treasurer to withdraw the funds from
the appropriate funds for their payment. The motion passed.
Delroy Rothstein asked who the candidates are for the
election and if the 5-member board proposal would be on the ballot. Ed Kacures informed the board that the road edge
near the railroad crossing on LakewoodShores is breaking up into small pieces; new Plaziak Road is starting to fracture; recommended Bob looking at
it; and that the new Plaziak Road is getting to be a dumping ground. Bob Erickson said that the fractures
in the road are normal, but he will check on it.
The Fire Ordinance was
tabled until the township attorney has more time to review it.
Craig Gondeck reported on
the Bi-Annual Fire Department Agreement with Sauk Rapids. They want to keep a
good working relationship with us. Craig has studied the agreement and feels it
is a good contract. Motion was made by Craig, seconded by Brad authorizing the
Chair and Clerk to sign the contract. The motion passed.
The Park Dedication Fee Report
was given by Craig. One half of the county funds from Watab developments is going to the Bend in the RiverPark. The county is proposing a park by the GordonBridge. He said what we want is a parking lot by Gordon Bridge not a park. A 2004
law says that money generated in a development must be spent within the
development. Craig met with Scott Hamak and he feels
that the law would apply to urban townships as well. However, the county
attorney has not ruled on it.RosannaBeachPark wasn’t in the 2002 plan but neither was Bend in the RiverPark. Craig suggested that perhaps we should take over
the park department.We want to know
where the money is.The clerk was asked
to send a copy of the letter we sent to the commissioners to the Park Board
members which expresses the board’s wishes to not have Watab funds go for Bend in the RiverPark.
Craig will apply for a SCORE
Grant for picnic tables and park benches for RosannaBeachPark.
The clerk sent a letter to
Noble Custom Homes by certified letter. Lloyd said that Burski Construction
will propose a drainage solution for the road by a professional and then bring
it to the town board.
The consideration of
Resolution 2006-2: Resolution Establishing a Snow and Ice Control Policy for
the Town of Watab was tabled until the next meeting for review by the
The consideration of
Resolution 2006-3: Resolution Establishing a Town of Watab Policy for Plat Process was tabled until the next meeting.
If the Ballot Question of
moving to 5-member board is not approved no action will be needed by the town
board. If it passes, the board will determine next steps. The election for new
supervisors can be 60 days after the vote or at the next annual meeting.
The Town Hall Task Force will
present a report on their work and recommendations to build a new town hall at
the annual meeting.
Approval of Preliminary Plat for Paradise: Marty Reker. Linda Braun presented. The plat now
includes sixteen lots along Little Rock Creek. The road in the development
has been changed to meet the supervisors’ recommendations. There is still
the need for an ingress and egress easement at the south end of the road. Marty
would like to dontate the land he paid $35,000
for and put in $9,600 (at cost) of playground equipment for a neighborhood
park. He would provide a letter of credit for $9,600 stating when the park
would be completed. The town board would meet with the county park board
about the recommendation. The township attorney is researching if we can
take over the park department without taking on planning and zoning. Lloyd
was concerned about storm water runoff in the development.Bob Erickson explained that he thinks
this system is going to work, but Lloyd is wondering if it will work. He
would like storm water ponds. Both Bob & Linda suggested locations for
such ponds.Marty pointed out the
lower density of housing than housing developments in Rice. Sewer will fit
county ordinance. Brad asked for a certificate of storm water drainage in
the developer agreement. Outlot A will be a permanent outlot;
this will be put in the developer agreement and the homeowner’s
association documents.The board
told Marty that they want a turn radius of 15 feet for turnaround for
trucks on the south hammerhead. The traffic study shows that there are
currently 250 cars per day on Lakewood Shores Road. Brad asked Marty if he would be willing to pay
for turn lanes on LakewoodShores into his development. Marty said that he would
do so and that it could be part of the developer’s agreement.
was made by Craig to approve the preliminary plat with the addition of a guarantee
agreement on drainage for the development, the recommended radius on the hammerhead,
and a collection pond on the south of Outlot A with Lloyd working out the three
issues with the developer. The motion was seconded by Brad and the motion
passed. Marty Reker is covering Bob Erickson’s fees (township engineer).
made a motion, seconded by Brad, to allow the chair to sign the preliminary
plat. The motion passed.
moved, Brad seconded agreement on the concept Marty
proposed regarding the park dedication for Paradise Plat.
Mark Saldana: owns land in WatabTownship that he would like rezoned
from Agricultural to Light Industrial and Business to entice other
businesses to Watab.Mark will meet
with Brad and Lloyd individually before the next town board meeting to discuss his
plans and see his proposal. The board was in favor of his rezoning.
Craig moved to have the Clerk sign the agreement
is complete; motion was seconded by Brad; the motion passed.
April 5th is the Lobby Day for
townships. Lloyd was given the letter of invitation for our board to
The Clerk informed the board of Rand Schaper ‘s
request to involve the board in his attempt to purchase the King’s Inn. The board chose to not get involved.
There were not any additional items presented
for the annual meeting agenda.
Bob Erickson will provide the board with a
letter about park dedication fees.
Lloyd moved, and Craig
seconded adjournment; the motion passed and the meeting adjourned at .