Minutes of the Sept. 12, 2022 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 September Agenda was posted at the Town Hall and on the official Town website.
The Town Board members present were Kevin Larson, Amy Shafer, Jim Lund, and Nicole Olson.
The agenda was approved as presented on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.
Minutes of the 08-08-2022 Town Board Meeting were approved with one correction (date change) 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.
The town board reviewed a request from Murtha Sanitation to change pricing in the current contract due to rising fuel costs. Discussion occurred. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to update the current contract pricing from NTE 3% to NTE 10%, motion carried. Change will occur January 1, 2023.
The Town Board reviewed and discussed a joint driveway request for Dennis Duckworth Estate in Section 15. After the discussion, the board concurred the proposed joint driveway would need an easement from “proposed parcel 1” current owner. Granting easements is not a town board function and needs to be granted by the property owner(s). No action taken.
Town board reviewed and made changes to the 2023 preliminary budget. No action taken.
Town board reviewed and made changes to Ordinance 97-01 Establishing Fire Protection Charges. Clerk to update ordinance with discussed changes for review at the next board meeting. No action taken.
Town board reviewed the proposed 2023 Maintenance Assessment Contract with Kleven Property Assessment LLC. Motion by Kevin Larson, second by Amy Shafer to approve the 2023 Maintenance Assessment Contract with Kleven Property Assessment LLC for $10,900.00. Motion carried.
- The town ditches are being mowed.
- The 47th Avenue project will be postponed until 2023 due to Murtha Sanitation’s building project.
- 20th Avenue is completed.
- Gravel roads are completed.
- The culvert on 33rd was too small and was replaced.
- The County found logs underneath 60th Avenue from County Rd B to 270th. They will take them out to allow road to settle before next year’s project begins.
- 32nd Avenue may need brushing.
- Town Roads will be patched this fall.
Brookville Cemetery grounds have been brushed and seeded.
The Board of Review (BOR) was held September 7th. No cases were heard.
Town clean-up day is scheduled for October 8, 2022 from 9 AM- 12 PM at Murtha.
Public Comment/Open Forum:
A town resident commented on a proposed land division. He is unsure if it will meet the standards set by the current Comprehensive Town Plan.
Another resident expressed frustration with the Dennis Duckworth Estate land auction.
Date of Next Meeting:
The next regular monthly Board Meeting will be held on October 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM.
Motion to Adjourn at 8:34 PM by Kevin Larson, second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.