Town of Washburn

November 10, 2020

Budget Hearing called to order at 7:00 P.M.. Present: Kerry Tetzner, Sandra Raspotnik, Wendy Stein, Brenda Rechel, Mike Harvey, Kim Bro. Jim Miller, Jim Park, Lorraine Norrgard, Dennis Weibel, Lynne Krueger, and John Adams.

Meeting notices were timely posted in the three public places and published in the Daily Press.  

Budgets were presented by the Clerk and reviewed.

Motion by Sandra Raspotnik and a second by Wendy Stein to adjourn the Budget Hearing. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Meeting of the Electors called to order. Same people present.

Motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to approve a Town Levy of $52,000.00, a legal allowable amount. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Motion by Wendy Stein and a second by John Adams to adjourn Elector meeting. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Regular Board Meeting called to order at 7:30 p.m. Same people present.

Meeting notices were properly posted in the three public places and published in the Daily Press.

Motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to amend the Agenda to add ATV discussion on County C. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Meeting minutes from October 13, 2020 were read and written copies given to the Board Members. Motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to accept as presented. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Brenda gave Treasurer report. All books are balanced. The Clerks and Treasurer’s computers are mirrored. A motion by Wendy Stein and a second By Sandra Raspotnik to renew CD at Bremer Bank for .5% for 7 months. Motion carried. All Ayes. Motion by Wendy Stein and a second by John Adams to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Mike Harvey gave crew report. Snowplows are ready to go. Everything else in the Town is in order.  Motion by Wendy Stein and a second by John Adams to purchase new tires for the grader at a cost between $10,000.00 and $12,000.00. Motion carried. All Ayes. Motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to approve a driveway permit for Robert and Monique Mattson upon the inspection by Mike Harvey. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion Sandra Raspotnik and a second by John Adams to approve a Class A Special Use Permit for Robert and Monique Mattson at 27265 South Maple Hill NE ¼ NW ¼ Section 37 Township 49N Range 5. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to disapprove of a Class B Special Use Permit for Ryan and Andrea Collins at 30490 County Hwy CSE ¼ SW ¼ Section 25 Township 49N Range 5. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by Sandra Raspotnik and a second by Wendy Stein to approve the Bay Area Solid Waste contract. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Discussion on South Maple Hill Road improvements. Wendy Stein will be checking into different options on how precede with the work and will report back to the Board.

A motion by Sandra Raspotnik and a second by John Adams to allow an easement of 35’ for Century Link on the Town property across County Hwy C from the Town Hall. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by Sandra Raspotnik and a second by Wendy Stein to have Section 7 of the Driveway policy added to that any damage to emergency equipment due to insufficient driveway passage will be billed to the Town of Washburn and then passed on to the homeowner. Motion carried. All Ayes.

John Adams talked about the County Hwy C route for ATV and UTVs. This was tabled until it could be probably posted for the next Town Meeting.

Motion by Wendy Stein and a second by John Adams to approve check number 14065 to 14096. Motion carried. All ayes.

A motion and a second to adjourn.

Kerry Tetzner, Clerk