The meeting of the Town of Hay River Board was called to order at 7:05 P.M. by Russ Hitz. The meeting was verified to have been legally posted. Supervisor Hahn was not in attendance.
A large attendance of citizens included: Joan & John Cassellius, Amy Fleischmann with Regina & Stella Gramins (children), Doug & Sharon Palmer, Kyle Sutliff, Curt Klefstad, Susan Williams, Krista & Luke Becker, Mike & Dorothy Hintzman, Rick & Gloria Lake, Curt Crane, Brent Klefstad, Eric Wagner, Sharon Roscoe, Beck Lokrantz, Bob Retz, Randy Nelson and surveyor Josh Nave.
The Clerk read the minutes of the April regular meeting. Hoff moved to approve the minutes, seconded Hitz. Carried 2-0.
Treasurer’s report was given by Sue. She reported $13,123.55 in checking, $117,004.80 in the money market, $169,374.70 in the tax account, $169,647.40 in the machine fund and $16,753.29 in the solid waste account. There have been 170 dogs licensed. Jon Oemig small claims court $578.76 for an unpaid fire call will be updated next month. Treasurer’s re port was approved by motion of Hoff, seconded Hitz. Carried 2-0
The website should be live very soon.
Eli Ford was not in attendance to discuss his request for Board approval of a metal storage special exception. Hitz indicated he had spoken to Bob Colson about this issue and it is assumed Ford did not appear as Town approval is not a requirement.
Josh Nave presented a preliminary map to the Board for a CSM for Wendell Andrews. The plan commission has reviewed and approved a new parcel of 5.077 acres. The official map is under review at the County and Josh will make an appointment to have it signed when it is complete.
Per Hitz the plan commission also discussed Jeff Lake’s desire to create a 3 acre parcel on the Slind property that he has listed. Hitz said this is acceptable as the property is part of a land conservation (NCRS and /or NRCS as stated by Hitz) program. This was met with some resistance from the crowd as it is less than 5 acres. Hitz said it has to do with the program and the swamp. The Clerk questioned if it would include all the buildings and Hitz indicated it would. No action taken.
Susan Williams addressed the Board per her request to be on the agenda for a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Status. She had a resolution drafted which shed explained was to offer constitutional protection. The Clerk read the multi page document aloud per her request. Discussion included the plan to gather these resolutions from the local municipalities and present them to the Dunn County so they might enact the sanctuary at the County level. There are a number that have already done so. Hitz made a motion to approve the Constitutional Rights Protection Resolution as presented, seconded Hoff. Carried 2-0. The Clerk is to post it in the Town and mail a copy to a group representative in Colfax per request.
Public: Joan Cassellius asked about the status of the ambulance. Hitz reviewed the events from several recent meetings and voiced his concerns that the meeting when the decision to hire Wayne Dow were made happened in an improper closed session. He explained to the group that he did not get his way. Hitz agreed with a statement from a citizen that they should have hired one of the other candidates and kept all their EMT’s. Hitz told the group that the fire and ambulance meetings are Wednesday night this week at 6:30 and 7:00 P.M. and they should attend to voice their concerns.
Doug Palmer asked questions about taxes and services and voiced his frustration with the way things are going.
The truck has been repaired again. The one ton needs some new tires and Jeremy will search for the best price The new truck will be built on June 4th.
1040th culverts will be done tomorrow or next week.
1120th hauling per Wirth will be 32 loads @ $105/load-$3,360
350th Street-98 loads @ $95/load=$9,310
370th Street-68 loads @ $95/load-$6,460
1040th-102 loads @$105/load=$10,710
Total rock hauling: $29,840
The rock will be about $45,870 for 6,600 tons.
The 370th culver & ditching will be $800-$1,100 with the culvert about $1,000 for a 24′ x 30′.
Russ met with Emmert’s about 1040th. Owner will do the culvert under the driveway to the house on the North side of the road. A written agreement has not been done. Hitz will complete something with Emmert.
Road bid ad closes on May 14th and a special meeting was set for Monday, May 17th at 7:00 A. M. to open the bids by motion of Hoff, seconded Hitz. Carried 2-0.
The County salt/sand purchase was reviewed and a motion was made by Hitz to buy 300 tons at $19.50/ton delivered from the County pit. Seconded Hoff. Carried 2-0.
Hitz reported the plan commission met. The culvert 1000th Ave will need to be delivered as the property owner wishes to proceed with the drainage project.
The bills were presented for approval & payment. Checks 14314-14323, with 4 EFT’s all were approved by motion of Hoff, seconded by Hitz. Carried 2-0.
The next regular meeting June 14, 2021.
Motion to adjourn at 9:00 by Hitz, seconded Hoff. Carried 2-0.
Dated this 12th day of May, 2021.
Michelle Drury, Clerk