Minutes of the April 10, 2023 Town of Eau Galle Board Meeting
*Minutes are unofficial until approved by the Town Board*
The regular monthly meeting was called to order by Town Board Chairman Lund at 7:00 PM at
the town hall.
Chairman Lund indicated that the notice of the meeting was posted as required by statutes and noted no additional items were added since the April Agenda was posted at the Town Hall and on the official Town website.
The Town Board members present were Kevin Larson, Amy Shafer, Nicole Olson, and Jim Lund.
The agenda was approved as presented on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.
Minutes of the March 13, 2023 Town Board Meeting were approved with one correction on a motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.
Treasurer’s report, and bills were reviewed. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to approve the bills as presented, motion carried.
Building and Driveway Permits issued were reviewed.
Clerk reviewed correspondence and emails. Chairman Lund will look into the road renaming information issued by the county.
Peter Heebink and Stephanie Supri gave permission to be reappointed for another 2 year term (each) on the Planning Committee. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.
Town board discussed collateralizing the bank account. Motion by Kevin Larson to collateralize the Town of Eau Galles bank account with Pillar Bank in Baldwin second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.
Town board discussed the purchase of a cell phone for town use by the clerk. Stephanie Supri stated she had been in contact with a Verizon representative in regards to setting up a Public Protection account and listed the various plans and prices. Motion by Amy Shafer to approve Verizon plan of $39.99/per month second by Kevin Larson, motion passes.
Town board discussed the installation and use of a secure mailbox at the end of the town hall driveway on County Road BB. Amy Shafer asked how often the mail would be checked. Kevin Larson asked how sturdy the metal pole that comes with the mailbox will be. Chairman Lund asked how often money is being mailed and if we should be concerned about theft. Motion by Amy Shafer to approve a secure mailbox be installed at the end of the town hall driveway second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.
Town board discussed obtaining a credit card for town use. Motion by Amy Shafer to obtain a town credit card in the clerk’s name second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.
Town board discussed possible amendments to Town Ordinances 2021-03/2021-04. Chairman Lund has solar concerns and would like to see it on the electrical codes section of 2021-04. Discussion was tabled for the month of April and amendments to the town’s current building ordinances will be an agenda item next month.
James Lund, Kevin Larson, Amy Shafer and Stephanie Supri signed their Oath of Office forms.
A) A Town landowner emailed through the town website inquiring on the stance of reallocating existing funds or partial project funds. The resident was also curious how the town is going to handle reconstructing the existing state of 12th to a proper gravel condition come springtime. Chairman Lund stated the town will still be holding off on doing anything for 12th Avenue as County states blacktopping is over budget for 2023 as of now.
B) Gravel will be hauled this summer to 59th Avenue as it got missed last year.
C) A Town resident emailed a complaint about residents pushing snow across town roads. Three times this year the county had to be called to come out and push snow off of the road from residents driveways. Clerk will reach out to Robbie at the county to obtain a letter template to mail to residents warning them of not pushing snow across the road from driveways. Town resident also complained of county snow plows pushing back sod and gravel from the road into ditches that resident mows. Inquiring about having the county come back and clean ditches out. Chairman Lund states if the ditches want to be mowed by town residents/land owners, it is their responsibility to clean ditches. The county will fix any road damage from snow plows.
Board of Review Training on May 1st.
Spring Clean up is scheduled for May 6th, 2023 at Murtha Sanitation in Baldwin 9am-noon.
The Annual Meeting will be on April 18th, 2023 at 7pm.
Board of Review Meeting adjourned on May 8th, 2023 Meeting 7:20 pm.
Discussion for possibly obtaining a contract through Dedicated Animal Control Services will be on May’s agenda.
Public Comment/Open Forum:
Brian and Shelia Gedatus talked about new lots/CSM they will be presenting to the board at the next meeting and steps they need to approve. Would like to be on the agenda for the May 8th meeting.
Dane Rassmussen was concerned about the property on Highway 63 and County Road N and the condition it is currently in as well as the condition it will be in come spring and summertime. Chairman Lund stated he will look into it and follow up with the county again.
Date of Next Meeting:
The adjourned Board of Review meeting will be held before the monthly board meeting on Monday, May 8th at 7:20pm.
The next regular monthly Board Meeting will be held on Monday, May 8th at 7:30 PM.
Motion to Adjourn at 8:15 PM by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.
Stephanie J. Supri