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Regular Board Meeting
Aug 04, 2014



Monday, August 4, 2014; River Falls Town Hall

Elected officials and staff present:  Diana G. Smith, Chair; Siri Smith, LeRoy Kusilek, Joe Mahoney, Supervisors; Ruth Stern, Clerk; Jerome Rodewald, Zoning Administrator; Michele DeLong-Reiter, Recycling Administrator

The meeting was called to order at 8:08 P.M. by Chair, Diana Smith.  Joe moved to approve the July 21st regular board meeting minutes.  LeRoy seconded.  Motion carried.

The board reviewed the August 4th financial report.  There was a money market balance of $264,745.19.  Siri moved to approve the treasurer’s report.  Joe seconded.  Motion carried.

Communications:  Joe moved to approve the poll worker listing for the August 12th primary election.  There will be four workers hired on each shift.  Siri seconded.  Motion carried. 

Planning Commission Recommendations:  The Planning Commission worked on tower ordinance updates and discussed implements of animal husbandry (IoH) regulations.

Bridge Maintenance:  Diana stated that maintenance work would need to be done on the bridge located on the Trimbelle/River Falls town line.  The towns share joint responsibility for maintaining the bridge. 

Road Committee Recommendations:  The committee recommended that a super patch project be considered for 770th Ave. (Randall Road) east of Cty. Rd. W.  The plan is that this patching project would last 2-3 years until a major renovation of the road can take place. 

Purchase of Brush Chipper:  LeRoy reported that he had contacted the Pierce County Highway Department and the town would be able to contract with them for the use of a chipper and a county staff member to help run the equipment at the cost of $100.00/hr.  This information will be discussed at the next Road Committee meeting.  The Road Committee will meet on Monday, August 25th at 6:30 P.M.

Removal of Silo from 805th St.:  Brian is gathering more information on this project. 

Walkway in right-of-way on 950th St.:   Joe moved that the town mark the 10 foot wide public park walkway in the South Valley Development as well as remove any non-park related signs.  Siri seconded.  Motion carried. 

Hiring of Recycling Assistant:  Siri moved that back-up town recycling assistants be paid a rate of $10.00/hr.  LeRoy seconded.  Motion carried.

Implements of Animal Husbandry:  The town is currently investigating Option E under Act 377.  This option would require IoH and Ag CMV’s to apply for a permit to exceed the 23K/92K/Wt. table. 

St. Croix Valley Natural Gas Line Proposal:  Diana will contact St. Croix Valley Natural Gas and invite a representative to attend the next meeting to discuss the proposal. 

Automotive Recyclers of River Falls:  The board will complete the unlicensed salvage yard inspection at W9880 710th Ave. on Tuesday, August 19th at 7:00 P.M.  A letter will be sent stating the requirement that salvage yards must be licensed on an annual basis to avoid citation and financial penalties.

Noise Issues/Noise Ordinance:  Town code section 9.05 governs loud and unnecessary noises.  Discussion followed that this section may need to be better defined. 

Noxious Weeds:  Ruth will contact the DNR and see if they would be willing to provide color inserts of noxious/prohibited weeds for the next town newsletter. 

Siri moved to approve the August 4th listing of bills.  Joe seconded.  Motion carried.

LeRoy moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 P.M.  Joe seconded.  Motion carried.


                                                                        Respectfully submitted,


                                                                        Ruth Stern, Clerk

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