Ideal Township

Crow Wing County - Minnesota

Board Meeting July 2004

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 7:00pm
Minutes Status: 

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Wortham at 7:00P.M. with the Pledge of Allegiance. All Board Members were present.

Motion by Steffen to accept the minutes of the June 14th, 2004 Board Meeting as read, with the correction on the Motion to accept the June bills for payment being made by Steffen, not Brandt.

In addition, a motion was made to adopt the Ideal Comprehensive Plan by Steffen and seconded by Wortham. Carried - unanimous

Motion by Steffen to accept the Treasurers report for June 2004. Carried – unanimous

Motion by Brandt to pay all July bills presented for payment by the Clerk. Carried- unanimous

Bruce and Kara Kehring presented the Board with a request to establish a cartway to access their land-locked property on Arrowhead Lake. A lengthy discussion followed. The Board advised the Kehrings to first contact the neighboring property owner directly to see if an easement could be granted for access to the property.

The Road and Bridge Report was as follows:

  1. Ken Athmann reported on mowing in the Township.
  2. There were no safety incidents.

Supervisor Wortham reported Anderson Brothers had completed road work on Deer Trail and N. Kimble Lane and estimated beginning work on Father Foley around the end of the month.

The Clerk advised the Board of a request from residents on N. Kimble Access Road to install signage to indicate there was no public access down this road. The Board agreed a sign indicating "no public access" should be installed at the beginning of the road.

The Fire Department Report was as follows:

  1. Chief Schultz reported 3 new SCBA bottles were needed.
  2. There were 6 fire runs the previous month.
  3. Schultz requested the Clerk contact the Auditor regarding increasing department members.
  4. There were no safety incidents.

Supervisor Brandt reported the rezoning request for the North-Side Substation was scheduled for July 22nd, and closing on the property would hopefully occur on or around August 1st, 2004.

Motion by Steffen to purchase 3 SCBA bottles at a cost of approximately $500 apiece. Carried - unanimous

There was nothing new to report for Park and Recreation.

The Transfer Station Report was as follows:

  1. Supervisor Brandt reported that Crow Wing County picked up all the Hazardous Waste from the Transfer Station.

Supervisor Steffen reported on a possible joint effort between Breezy Point and Ideal Township on radar software to be used with the speed monitor Breezy already owned. A discussion followed regarding cost and benefits. Motion by Steffen to cover one half of the cost of the software contingent on the ICSO covering the remaining half. Carried - unanimous

Supervisor Steffen reported several contractors would be giving bids on replacing the damaged roof of the Town Hall and Fire Station within the next week.

Motion by Steffen to accept the annual Relief Association Report with a benefit of $1600 per year of service and indicating no deficit or liability for the Township. Carried -unanimous

A discussion regarding speed limits on Township roads occurred. Motion by Wortham to adopt a speed limit of30 mph on Township maintained roads unless otherwise posted. Carried - unanimous

There being no further Township business to transact, the meeting adjourned at 8:58P.M.

Deana St. Pierre, Clerk
July 14th, 2004

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