Troy: Schwab, Kjos to run, fire call charge dispute and town assessor discussedThe town of Troy caucus on Thursday, Jan. 14, found nominations for the positions of second and fourth supervisor, whose terms will expire this coming April.
By: By Chris Hamble, staff correspondent, River Falls Journal
The town of Troy caucus on Thursday, Jan. 14, found nominations for the positions of second and fourth supervisor, whose terms will expire this coming April.
Incumbent Brian Schwab will run unopposed for the position of second supervisor, and Jason Kjos will run unopposed for the position of fourth supervisor. Dan Pearson, who currently holds the position of fourth supervisor, will not run for re-election, citing personal reasons.
Eric Lokken came before the Town Board to dispute a $500 charge for a fire call that was in response to a car accident that occurred on July 26, 2009. Lokken’s car was parked and was struck by a drunk driver.
The fee is standard for any emergency call where a fire department responds.
The town has no fire department of its own and has to contract out to Hudson and River Falls in order to have fire coverage. In November the fee was raised to $700.
While the car was registered to Lokken, it was in the possession of his friend, who had parked it outside his house at the time of the accident. When the accident occurred, the driver of the other vehicle was found passed out, and 911 was called immediately.
“I would like to commend you on your Good Samaritan efforts,” said Supervisor Gloria Wahrenbrock. A sentiment that was echoed by Town Chair Ray Knapp who agreed that, “they acted in good faith.”
After a short deliberation, the Town agreed to forgive the charge and any interest that may have accrued.
The town of Troy entered into a two-year contract with Bowmar Appraisal to fulfill the role of Town Assessor at a cost of $26,800 for 2010, and $27,600 for 2011.
An outline of the final steps of the Comprehensive Zoning Code (CZC) was presented Thursday night, as well as a tentative goal for completion of this step.
Under the current timeline, the CZC will be presented at the Plan Commission meeting that is scheduled for Feb. 4.
Taking all suggestions from that meeting into account, the process would go into an ongoing editing and review phase that will be completed no later than March 1. No action was taken by the Town Board on this item.