Parks and Lands Meeting Minutes March 4

Town of Bell Parks and Lands Meeting Minutes
March 4, 2022 9:30 am Cornucopia Community Center

Committee Members Present: Doug Becker, Judy Becker, Gordon Anderson, Gina Emily
Community Present: Judy Kerr, Cindy Schmidt

Doug called the meeting to order at 9:36 am.
Minutes were approved.
1. Campground Vault Toilet
a. Doug has requested workable plans from RomTec.
b. The Town Clerk stated that the Committee can set up a dedicated account for the Campground Vault Toilet Fund. Judy Becker will contact the Town Clerk to set this up.
c. Judy Kerr will seek a donation from the Lions Club at their April meeting.
d. 2021 Campground Hosts, Cindy and Ed Butterfield will consider returning for 2022, but have concerns over enforcement of rules and ordinances.
e. Campground Future: much discussion over its financial viability and the possibility of putting it up for sale. Gordon Anderson will present this idea for discussion at the next Planning Commission meeting and report in April.
f. Updates to the Ordinance, changes to the fee structure and timeline for updating changes will be finalized in April pending the Town Board’s input.
2. Committee Term dates
a. Town Board was informed for discussion at the March Board meeting.
3. Transient Vendor Ordinance
a. No updates from Allan Hahn. Tabled.
4. Beach and Restroom Concerns
a. Judy Kerr reported damage to the two doors. Floors need power washing and paint. Gina Emily recommended that the picnic tables need maintenance.
5. Community Center concerns
a. No information on the proposed pavilion. Concerns continued about local businesses using the property behind the Community Center for patron and/or employee parking. One suggestion was for the businesses to seek permission from the Town for parking near the Recycling Center and using a shuttle service.
6. Lost Creek Property Update
a. No update from Andrew Sauter-Sargent. Tabled.
7. Forestry Report
a. Gordon Anderson viewed the current logging operation near Kaseno Road, calling it “severe”. He stated that the snowmobile trail through the land has been obstructed.
b. Doug Becker discussed the strong need to develop guidelines if Town lands are to be logged, to maintain the beauty and integrity of Town property.
8. Other
a. Senior Housing
i. Much discussion for the future need of senior housing within Cornucopia. No action.
Next meeting will be on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 9:30 am at the Community Center.

Gina Emily made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Doug Becker. Approved. Meeting was adjourned at 10:48 am.

Submitted by Secretary, Judy Becker, on March 4, 2022.