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December 7, 2011 Board Meeting
Monthly Board Meeting
Town of New Haven
December 7, 2011
The monthly board meeting of the Town of New Haven was called to order by Chairman, Roger Hanson, at the New Haven Town Hall at 7:05 pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2011.
Chairman Hanson led those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call showed Hanson, Prestrud, Siniff, Wold and Duerst present. Town Attorney Adam Jarchow was present along with many townspeople.
Motion by Siniff, second by Prestrud, to accept the November 28, 2011 Special Board Meeting minutes as distributed. Carried.
The Treasurer gave the Treasurer’s Report:
Checking $ 128.09
Savings $ 33,264.90
LGIP $ 3,100.12
Motion by Prestrud to approve the Treasurer’s Report, second by Siniff. Carried.
Alvin gave a brief report on the roads.
Hanson reported that the Town will receive a TRIP/LRIP award up to the amount of $17,993.41 for blacktopping ½ mile of 30th St in the summer of 2012. This is a matching award where the Town will be reimbursed for 50% of what they spend, up to a maximum award of $17,993.41, on blacktopping according to specifications provided by the program.
Motion by Prestrud, second by Siniff, to sign the Fee Agreement between the Town of New Haven and Attorney Adam Jarchow of Bakke Norman. Carried. The Agreement was signed.
Motion by Hanson, second by Siniff, to approve the following election inspectors for the 2012-2013 election cycle: June Hanson, Carol Olson, Alaine Siniff, Nancy Roney, Phyllis Duray, Pat Schoonover and Irene Schmidt. Arlene McClelland had decided to step down after many years of service as an election inspector and the board thanked her for her service. Motion carried unanimously.
Roger gave a very brief report on what is happening with the Boyceville Fire and Ambulance departments and that the board will continue to attend upcoming meetings in Boyceville regarding this issue.
The clerk reported that the Town had two extra No Concealed Weapons Allowed signs due to an error by the company that provided them. There was no charge to the Town for the extra signs and the company said to keep them. Motion by Hanson, second by Siniff, to put one of the extra signs up on the Town Shop. Motion carried unanimously.
Discussion about the Plan Commission’s recommendation for the Town to hold an Advisory Referendum at the April 2012 General Election regarding whether the Town should adopt County zoning or not. Motion by Hanson, second by Siniff, to have an Advisory Referendum on the April 2012 ballot regarding whether the Town should adopt County zoning or not.
The board will make a decision about the exact wording for the Advisory Referendum at the next meeting in January.
Public Hearing (Note from the Town Clerk: It should be noted that although this item on the agenda was entitled Public Hearing, it was not a Public Hearing in the true sense such as is required when zoning changes are being requested and as such was not subject to the two week notice that a true zoning Public Hearing is subject to. It was basically a prolonged Public Input item.)
Supervisor Marv Prestrud recused himself from the board while discussion about frac sand mining was in effect. Attorney Adam Jarchow explained the few simple rules, such as stating your name, keeping it brief and respectful.
A large number of townspeople spoke in favor of a moratorium on frac sand mining so that the board would have time to study the issue. There were also several people who spoke against a moratorium. Some of the people who spoke were: Lee Theorin, Jill Huber, Mervyn Bergman, Sam Dodge, Tim Sempf, Kelly Jones of Prairie Farm, Jeff & Missy Flettre, Char Stellamaris, Doug Enloe, Craig Formoe, Rosemary Olson, Cindy Theorin, Kevin Flettre, Rod Swenby, Roxanne Horky, Kyle Hillman, Leonard Cox, Virginia Carr of Prairie Farm, Roger Bygd, Rick Lohfink, Daniel Seivert, Brian Loida, Arlene McClelland and Steve Hager. Chip Simmons, a representative from Saber Sand, LLC, also spoke.
Motion by Siniff, second by Hanson, for the Town of New Haven to issue a six month moratorium on the expansion or development of existing or new non-metallic mining operations in the Town of New Haven while the Town studies the issue. Motion carried. Roger Hanson voted yes. Donald Siniff voted yes. Marv Prestrud recused himself.
There were some questions about when the next Plan Commission meeting would be. It was unknown when that would be.
The next board meeting is January 4, 2012.
The board signed the check detail.
Motion to adjourn at 9:00 pm by Hanson, second by Siniff. Carried.
Diane Duerst, Clerk
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