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									                                     Town of Star Prairie
                                       Annual Meeting

The Town of Star Prairie held a special meeting on April 13th, 2010 at 6:30 pm at the New
Town Hall. Present: Douglas Rivard; Scott Counter; Steve Lewis; Allen Campeau; Michael
Flandrick and Felicia Germain.

Outpost Bar & Grill- requested to extend the noise ordinance time to midnight for them on April
24th. They will be having a band out side on the deck. Jessie and Jeremy (owners) agreed that if
people complain about the music they will have the band stop playing and they promised not to
have the music blasting. Lewis made a motion to approve the extended hour for the noise
ordinance to midnight on April 24th, 2010 and Counter seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Roll Call: 5 –In Favor and 0- Opposed.

Water Agreement with the City of New Richmond – The board looked over the water agreement
that the city wanted the Town board to sign. Counter noticed that the maps were not the same as
agreed upon with the City. The City will need to update the map before the town board will sign
the agreement. Counter made a motion to approve the water agreement between the City of New
Richmond and the Town of Star Prairie as copies are here and documented at this meeting with
the condition that the annexed map is updated to reflect the water district to extend Westerly
from 110th to the Apple River for distance down to 192nd Ave. or as identified on our previous
map. Counter amended his motion only to have the maps be updated to the extent that our
original maps had reflected which was north of 192nd Ave. to the river and Lewis seconded the
motion. Motion Carried. Roll Call: 5 – In Favor and 0 – Opposed.

Purchasing of Germain Property – Discussed the property for sale next to the Town Hall. The
board would like to make another offer of $55,000.00. Campeau made a motion to approve the
town to make an offer to the bank for the Germain property at $55,000.00 and Lewis seconded
the motion. Motion carried. Roll Call: 4 – in Favor and 1 – Abstained

Lewis made a motion to adjourn the Special meeting and Flandrick seconded the motion.
Motion carried.

The Annual Board meeting was called to order by Douglas Rivard (Chairman) following the
Special meeting at 7:00 pm. Felicia Germain (clerk) recorded the minutes.

Minutes from 2009 annual meeting – was read by the clerk. John Heintz made a motion and Jeff
Levy seconded the motion to approve the minutes as read and published. Vote of hands: 22 – in
Favor and 0 – opposed

Annual Report discussed- Clerk read the building inspectors annual report. Clerk also broke
down the funds that were in the park fund. John Heintz had a question in regards to the amount
of the maintenance on Highway. Clerk and Rivard advised him that it is for grading roads, salt
and for holding regular maintenance on the roads. Allen Campeau questioned how much the
town owes on the loans. Clerk advised him that it is in the annual report – New Building
$336,974.09 and Landfill $139,693.04. John Heintz questioned on the amount of NSF funds.
Clerk advised him that it was one check that bounced from when collecting taxes and that was
collected back with a fee for the bounced check. Motion was made by John Heintz and seconded
by Tom Heintz to approve the annual/financial report. Motion carried. Vote of hands: 24 in
Favor and 0 opposed.
Emergency Borrowing Power- Motion was made to approve the emergency borrowing power to
be set at $50,000.00 by Harold Baillargean and seconded by Jeff Peplau. Motion carried. Vote
of hands: 23 in Favor and 0 opposed.

Gopher Tails – John Harrison made a motion to cut out paying for gopher tails there was no
second motion. John Harrison withdrew his motion and Ilene Baillargean made a motion to pay
$2.00 per tail and Linda Garrity seconded the motion. Motion carried. Vote of hands: 18 in
Favor and 4 opposed.

Plowing senior citizen driveways- Harold Baillargean made a motion and John Harrison
seconded the motion to discontinue the snow plowing for senior citizens unless there is a medical
emergency. Motion carried. Vote of hands: 19 in Favor and 2 opposed.

First Responders- Rivard read a letter that Joe Schachtner wrote on behalf of the First
Responders requesting a donation of $1,000.00 to help assist in their cause to help the
community members when they call 911. This year they are planning a major fundraiser which
will be at the River Edge Concert. Harold Baillargean made a motion and John Harrison
seconded the motion to approve donating $1,000.00 to the First Responders. Motion carried.
Vote of hands: 27 in Favor and 0 opposed.

Combining the Clerk/Treasurer position- A motion was made by Kathy Rivard and seconded by
Ilene Baillargean to combine the Clerk/Treasurer position. Vote of hands: 17 in Favor and 9
opposed. Rivard advised the residents that at the next board meeting the board will appoint a
treasurer, to replace Richard Kings elected position for the remaining of his term. Clerk read a
letter from Donna King requesting that the board take in consideration that she finishes out the
treasurer term.

Books Audited- A motion was made by Sandy Nelson and seconded by John Harrison to have
the books audited before the Treasurers position is filled. Motion carried. Vote of hands: 18 in
Favor and 0 opposed.

John Harrison donated a basketball net for the basketball hoop out in the parking lot of the Town
Hall.

John Heintz made a motion and John Harrison seconded the motion to adjourn. Motion carried.


                                                            Felicia Germain, Clerk

								
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