Kinnickinnic: Town salutes departing supervisors; encourages people to clean ditchesLast week’s Kinnickinnic Town Board meeting was the last for supervisors Mary Murphy and Milo Oppegard. Neither sought re-election.
By: Jillian Dexheimer, firstname.lastname@example.org, River Falls Journal
Last week’s Kinnickinnic Town Board meeting was the last for supervisors Mary Murphy and Milo Oppegard. Neither sought re-election.
They are being replaced by Dave Nelson, who defeated Mae Wolfe, and Axel Bogdan, who ran unopposed.
Town Board Chairman Rodger Van Beek read a recognition letter for both departing supervisors.
Supervisor John Humphrey commended Murphy and Oppegard on their service. Town clerk Lola Higgins added, “They were great to work with.”
Neighbors Gordon Mueller, 481 Hwy. 65, and Marvin Johnson, 457 Hwy. 65, were present to report on an ongoing fence and livestock dispute.
Johnson reported that he got rid of quite a few bulls and is in the process of repairing the fences that were in dispute.
Mueller stated, “Marvin is doing all he can do to solve the issues.”
Johnson foresees getting the remaining fence repairs done in the near future.
Mueller was very satisfied with the way things were going. At this time it appears the Town Board no longer needs to be involved in the dispute.
To celebrate Earth Day the town of Kinnickinnic is sponsoring a town cleanup during April.
According to Van Beek, “People can stop at the Town Hall, pick up a bag and clean up their ditches or any area of the township.”
A dumpster will be available the last week of April outside Town Hall.
To further clean up the area and celebrate Earth Day, the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust is sponsoring a river cleanup Saturday, April 23.
Pre-registration and more information is available at www.kinniriver.org.
Van Beek reported on the March Rural Fire Association meeting, saying, “A list of acceptable fire inspectors will be given to the townships. We need to provide the names and addresses of those who need inspections.”
A certificate and gift card was presented to Murphy for her eight years of work with the Rural Fire Association. Supervisor Bill Gnatzig will represent the town at the rural fire meetings, taking the place of the departing Murphy.
Open Book on property taxes will be held on Monday, May 16, with Board of Review on Tuesday, May 17.
Gnatzig encouraged those with tax issues to attend Open Book.
“You have more flexibility to argue taxes on the 16th,” stated Gnatzig.