Bell Harbor Commission Meeting Minutes – April 4, 2022

Town of Bell

Harbor Commission Meeting

Monday, April 4, 2022

7:00 p.m. at the Community Center



The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m..  Members present were Chuck Perry, Jesse Kaseno, Jessica Resac and Will Tillmans. Nick Colberg, Pauline Colamatteo and Jennifer Sauter Sargent were absent. Mike Thorson, David Tillmans and Roger Lindgren were present.


Minutes  – A motion was made by W. Tillmans to approve the minutes and J. Kaseno 2nd  the

motion.  Unanimous decision.  Approved.

Conflict of interest – None

Public Comments – None

Public Hearing – None


Harbor Dredging Committee –D. Tillmans gave the report.

The currently issued DNR permit for dredging, covers only any immediate needs we might have for dredging the entryway, turning basin, and river.
It has many additional requirements drafted into it concerning dredging in the east slip, Towns inner basin, and west slip areas. They have demanded more sampling and lab analysis for these areas as well as the disposal options and volumes they granted.

He recommended proceeding further, after the Corps can get their annual condition survey done.
Green Shed – It is closed for the winter.

Shop Lease Policy Statement – No update

Old Business:

1   Halvorson Lease 2022

Halvorsons are reviewing the new 2022 lease.

  1. Harbor Map -The map done by W. Tillmans of the harbor showing the areas of responsibility

and jurisdiction will be turned over to the board for approval.

  1. Ten Year Plan – No update
  2. Breakwater access –No action has been taken. It will be done in the spring.
  3. Boardwalk leveling – This is a project expected to done in the spring.
  4. BIG and RBF and HAP grant update – R. Lindgren gave update. Between the grants, they will be able

to fund the project on the town’s north side of the river at no cost to the town. He is waiting for

the HAP contract. He is going out for the engineering and creating a new proposal with

specifications to go out for bids.  He asked for assistance on information about having all necessary

permits and defining a drive line.

  1. Harbor Master Job Description/Harbor Master Replacement – C. Perry received two inquiries about

the position.  One application was received from Mike Thorson.  His application was reviewed.

  1. Kaseno made a motion to hire M. Thorson as the harbor master and J. Resac 2nd the motion.

Unanimous decision.  Approved.

  1. General Rule Update –Exemptions will be added to the quiet hours.


New Business

  1. New Commissioners welcomed – Commissioners will be decided at the next Town Board

meeting on April 19, 2022.

  1. Election of Officers – J. Kaseno nominated C. Perry as chair and J. Resac as Vice Chair  J.

Kaseno made a motion approve the slate of officer nominations and W. Tillmans 2nd the

motion.  Unanimous decision.  Approved.

  1. Memorial Bench – The family of Harry Kellog would like to donate a bench to be placed in

the inner slip.  W. Tillmans made a motion to accept the donation and J. Resac 2nd the motion.

Unanimous decision.  Approved.

  1. Financial Statements – J. Kaseno made a motion to approve the financials statements and
  2. Resac 2nd the motion. Unanimous decision.  Approved.


At 8:49 p.m., W. Tillmans made a motion to adjourn and J. Resac 2nd the motion.



Respectfully submitted,


MaryBeth Tillmans – Secretary