TOWN OF RIVER FALLS REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Monday, July 7, 2014; River Falls Town Hall
Elected officials and staff present: Diana G. Smith, Chair; Siri Smith, LeRoy Kusilek, Joe Mahoney, Brad Mogen, Supervisors; Ruth Stern, Clerk; Rita Kozak, Treasurer; Jerome Rodewald, Zoning Administrator
The meeting was called to order by Chair, Diana Smith. Siri moved to approve the June 16th minutes with one correction as noted. Joe seconded. Motion carried.
Rita presented the financial report. There is a money market balance of $296,490.65. Brad moved to approve the financial report. Siri seconded. Motion carried. Diana moved that the contingency and recycling CD’s be allowed to automatically renew. Brad seconded. Motion carried. The board decided that the John Nestler fire call be forwarded on to the collections agency under Jennifer Gaylord’s account since she was determined to be the at-fault party in the multi-vehicle accident.
Communications: Jerome reported that a cemetery walk for the public would take place at the Glass Valley Cemetery on Sunday, September 7th from 1:00-3:00. Town & Country 4-H Club members will be presenting a re-enactment which will depict the original settlers and history of the cemetery.
Planning Commission Recommendations: Siri moved that the board approve a Certified Survey Map for O’Connell Farms located in the NE1/4 of the SE1/4 of S1/T27/R18W. Joe seconded. Motion carried.
Field Access off of Town Roads: The board decided that the Town Road Committee should be convened to study the provisions of Town Code section 8.02 and state statutes as they relate to field access off of town roads. The road committee will also be reviewing safety concerns along 805th St. and the eastern portion of 770th Ave.
Abandoned/Unlicensed Vehicles: The board will meet at 6:45 P.M. on Tuesday, July 15th and proceed to N8057 920th St. to determine if the property meets provisions of town code relating to vehicle storage.
Fencing in 910th St. Road Right- of Way: Diana has worked with the landowners on this to resolve the issue.
Walkway in Right-of -way on 950th St.: The Parks & Recreation Committee will meet at 6:30 P.M. on Monday, July 14th to inspect this area along with Halverson Park property.
Removal of Silo from 805th St. Road Right-of-way: Joe has talked to the owner of the silo and reached an agreement to have the silo removed. Joe will draft a document to have the landowner sign his concurrence with having the town remove the silo in the 805th St. right-of-way.
Fire Call Appeal from Bradley Kuehn: Rita reported that further information had been obtained that the vehicle in the accident belonged to a business. She was directed to send the fire call billing information to both the business and the insurance company.
Bridge Maintenance: This agenda item was postponed to July 21st meeting.
Dog Licensing: Rita reported the cost of dog licensing can be increased by $5.00 for any dogs that are not licensed by April 1st. This late fee information will be included as part of the next dog licensing form that is developed for the December newsletter.
Brad moved to approve payment of the July 7th listing of bills. Siri seconded. Motion carried.
Joe moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 P.M. Siri seconded. Motion carried.
Ruth Stern, Clerk