TOWN OF RIVER FALLS REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Monday, June 3, 2013; River Falls Town Hall
Elected Officials & Staff Present: Diana G. Smith, Chair; Siri Smith, Brad Mogen, Supervisors; Ruth Stern, Clerk; Rita Kozak, Treasurer; Jerome Rodewald, Zoning Administrator; Michele DeLong-Reiter, Recycling Administrator
The meeting was called to order by Diana G. Smith. Siri moved to approve the May 20th regular board meeting minutes. Brad seconded. Motion carried. Brad moved to approve the minutes of the May 16th employee contract meeting. Siri seconded. Motion carried.
Siri moved to approve the May 31st treasurer’s report submitted by Rita. There was a money market balance of $270,087.46. Brad seconded. Motion carried. Discussion followed that Rita will run a current profit/loss statement prior to each board meeting as part of the treasurer’s report. A month long profit/loss will be submitted to the clerk as part of the overall accounting reconciliation for each month. The board directed Rita to allow the Happy Valley Bike Trail CD (#31) to automatically renew.
Communications: Diana reported on the fencing agreement between Marvin Nielsen and Mark Gehl. The boundaries of the properties are currently being questioned. Diana will contact the Pierce County Land Surveyor’s Office and request assistance in placing survey monuments in this area. Diana reported that a group of 805th St. residents will be attending the July 1st meeting to address the condition of their road. Ruth reported that the Pierce County Land Conservation Department will be using the Town Hall on Wednesday, June 19th for a Rocky Branch Watershed Initiative meeting beginning at 7:00 P.M.
Planning Commission Recommendations: A public hearing on the proposed Town of River Falls Non-metallic Mining Ordinance will be held on July 1st at 8:00 P.M. at the Town Hall. This will be a joint hearing before the Planning Commission and the Town Board members. Jerome reported that the final details of Catharine Noel’s conditional use permit have been met and that the permit will be released to Catharine to open her business.
Use of Extreme Tree Shark Along Town Roads: Diana reported that the Tree Shark was being used along portions of Randall Road and would be moved to Fargo Road next.
Fire Call Collections: Ruth and Rita presented a listing of fire calls that have not been collected in the last two year time period. The board also reviewed a cover letter explaining the details of fire call charges, appeals process, special charges on the tax roll, collections process, payment scheduling, etc. Siri moved that the most recent fire call bills (late 2012 into 2013) will be sent out under Rita’s letter head. Older fire call charge letters and bills will be mailed out under Diana’s letterhead. Brad seconded. Motion carried.
Town Fee Schedules: The zoning/building, highway department and general administrative fee schedules will remain the same. Michele brought forward a few small changes to the Recycling
Department fee schedule. Siri moved to amend the Recycling Department fee schedule as recommended by Michele. Brad seconded. Motion carried.
Mobile Home Court License: Still waiting for a response from Blair’s Court. Will be placed on the June 17th agenda.
Abandoned Vehicles: Postponed to June 17th meeting.
Photos for Town Website: Brad took photos of town board members and staff to place on the town website.
Brad moved to approve payment of the June 3rd listing of bills. Siri seconded. Motion carried.
Siri moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:33 P.M. Brad seconded. Meeting adjourned.
Ruth Stern, Clerk