Plan Commission meeting
Town of Stanton Plan Commission Minutes: November 26, 2013
Chairman Bob Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. Members present: Joel Wittenmeyer, Josh Edhlund, Pat Smith. Rich Monn also attended the meeting.
Minutes of the October 22, 2013 meeting were approved. Wittenmeyer/Edhlund
Bob stated that the Town Board drafted a resolution opposing SB 349 restricting Stanton’s ability to exercise village powers. The resolution was forwarded to appropriate government officials.
Bob outlined a process for updating the Comprehensive Plan. There are four major areas important in the revision process:
1. Develop questions for community survey.
2. Revise the Comprehensive Plan by: updating information related to 2010 census; deleting items that are no longer relevant; adding information currently relevant.
3. Seek input from the public, provide/gather information to/from the public through open house/visioning session.
4. Hold a public hearing on the proposed revision.
A tentative monthly schedule for the Plan Commission is as follows:
January: Bob Colson at meeting; work on survey questions.
February: Town Board gets draft of survey questions. Surveys sent out.
March: Tally survey results.
April: Analyze survey results and begin updating the Comprehensive Plan.
May: Submit draft copy of Plan to the Town Board; copies available for the public; visioning session.
June: Revise Plan based on input from Town Board/visioning session/public; prepare final draft of Plan.
July: Final draft of Plan to Town Board for approval.
Members discussed issues not addressed in the old survey: monitoring air/water quality, zoning, roadway weight restrictions, soil recharge with slurry, financing township ordinances. Rich Monn suggested the Towns’ Association might give estimates of the cost of enforcing township ordinances.
Pat Smith will email her suggestions for survey questions the PC members. They can add/delete questions and email the document to other committee members if they wish.
The PC will not meet in December. Next PC meeting will be January 28, 2014.
Pat Smith will be gone until April. During her absence, she will do as much as possible via the internet.
Meeting adjourned at 7:47pm. Edhlund/Wittenmeyer.
Submitted by Patricia Smith
Board Meeting minutes of November 18, 2013
Present: Chairman Monn, Supervisors Bob Anderson and Steve Nielsen, Maintenance Kevin Finder, Clerk-Treasurer Val Windsor and townspeople Al Andrews, Jim Michalski, Josh Edhlund, Pat Smith
Chairman Monn called the meeting to order at 7pm at the Stanton Town Shop, Knapp, WI
Motion to approve October minutes as mailed was made by R. Monn, 2nd by B. Anderson. Approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Balance on hand, October 1, 2013 $72,344.36
October Receipts $71,379.72
Less October Disbursements $122,726.49
Book Balance as of Oct. 31, 2013 $21,364.22
Motion to approve Treasurer’s Report as mailed was made by B. Anderson, 2nd by S. Nielsen. Approved.
Motion to approve Vouchers and Checks was made by R. Monn, 2nd by S. Neilsen. Approved.
Maintenance Report: The truck got a new canister put on. The shop had a fire inspection.
Chairman Report: Called Advanced Disposal about the bill they said we were past due on. They double billed us so it should all be taken care of now; she also said there is not a charge for tires that we already paid. Val paid the monthly bill and should be a credit on the next bill.
Supervisors Report: None
Clerk-Treasurer Report: We are getting a new monthly charge from Bremer Bank in the amount of $5.50 on the statements being mailed out, if I want to print the statement from the internet we can avoid this charge. Bremer assured me this printed statement would be the same as the one mailed to us.
Received a letter from Shelia Harsdorf regarding the SB349, they are saying it will probably go through but will have modifications.
Committee Report: Plan Commission met and went through existing Comprehensive Plan; they are in the process of making modifications to present to the board and residents.
Fire/ Ambulance meeting met last Wednesday, they set their budget. Also request for proposals were sent out for the Ambulance hall.
No New Business.
Public Comment: Question was asked about who is in charge of supervising the mine plant as they were moving the device that monitors the dust. Jim wants to know what the result of the one year study of the dust monitor was. No one seems to know. Jim will go to St. Croix County and see if he can get his questions answered.
Motion was made to adjourn meeting was made by S. Nielsen, 2nd by B. Anderson. Approved.
Meeting adjourned at 7:20pm.