OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRANT VALLEY TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING OF THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016.

 

The Grant Valley Town Board of Supervisors met for their scheduled monthly business meeting on Thursday October 13, 2016 at the Grant Valley Town Hall.  

 

Board Members and employees present were Hiltz, Rauch, Moudry, Treasurer Boyer and Clerk Schmidt.

 

Chairman Hiltz welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order with the pledge to the flag at 7:00 pm. 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Supervisor Rauch made a motion to approve the September 8, 2016, regular meeting Minutes.  Motion seconded by Supervisor Moudry and carried on unanimous voice call vote. 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Treasurer Boyer reported the fund balances of General $107,256.48, Road and Bridge $589,236.24, Fire Fund $88,593.91 with outstanding checks of $2,769.00 for a total cash on hand balance of $787,855.63.  Supervisor Moudry made a motion to accept the Treasurer's Report subject to audit. Supervisor Rauch seconded motion and it carried on unanimous roll call vote.   

 

PAYMENT OF BILLS:

The bills were reviewed.  Supervisor Rauch made a motion to pay the bills as presented.  Supervisor Moudry seconded motion and it carried on unanimous roll call vote.  

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Nate Matthews, the City Manager from the City of Bemidji, was present and discussion was held on the new school site.  There was a conditional use permit issued and a lot depends on what the county does with the road.  He explained how the city would like the road.  The City can annex just the road and the school as of now but they city is wondering what the residents would want.  Lots to figure out.  Annexation is going to be coming in Grant Valley.  If we had some land use this may not have happened.  Lengthy discussion held with residents present.

 

BATO notice received, reviewed and filed.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

The gate and signs on the Archery Club Road are in place.  All we need now is the padlock and extra keys.  Corrine Stone sent a letter with instructions on whom to give the key to for her land.  Supervisor Hiltz made a motion to send a letter to the Association asking if we have a road closed/gated is it still a minimum maintenance road and is anybody who tries to go through trespassing and what are our options.  Motion seconded by Supervisor Rauch and carried on unanimous voice call vote.   

 

The 4 wheelers have chewed up the approach at 15th Street.  Supervisor Hiltz made a motion to send a letter to the county advising them that the 4 wheelers are digging up at the intersection of 15th Street and Adams and it needs to be fixed.  Supervisor Moudry seconded motion and it carried on unanimous voice call vote. 

 

 

REPORTS:

Supervisor Rauch reported on Animal Control.  Dolf is being treated right now for cancer.  The Sheriff’s Dept is helping take up the slack. 

 

Supervisor Hiltz reported on the Fire Association.  They are talking long range planning and will be acquiring a new tanker in 2017, the new station is to open in November and they are looking for some more firefighters.

 

ROADS:

The Stone Lake Road by Mrazek’s needs to be done before freeze up.

 

16th Street has four plexes being built and they ditched out into our ditch.  Supervisor Hiltz will discuss this with the owner and meet him out there to review. 

 

Fern Lake Road could be doubled up on which is o.k. because it needs it. 

 

Freeze up will probably be soon.

 

 

 

As there was no further business, Supervisor Rauch made motion to adjourn. Supervisor Moudry seconded motion and it carried on unanimous voice call vote.  Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Angela Schmidt

Clerk