Official Minutes 11.13.12
The November monthly meeting was called to order by Vernon Willenbring at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present were Dale Lange, John Doubek and Mike Nelson.
The October minutes were read. One correction was made – regarding the Pete Fischer road – the township board stated that they would require a 22 foot base for the road but would not require that it be tarred. Neil Franz made a motion to accept the minutes with the correction, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
A financial report was given by Duane Janssen. The township has a balance of $61,535.44.
RE: Manana Road – Neil Franz reported that the road was finished and nicely done. Mike Nelson from MN Engineering presented the boring tests and stated that all looked good. He will bring the tarring bill to the next meeting.
RE: John Doubek – John Doubek had questions concerning the zoning regulations for Farming Township and his wish to build a second home on his 44 acre property. The board stated that he needed to check with Stearns County as we follow their zoning ordinances.
RE: Snow Removal Quotes – Only one quote was received for snow removal. Sunny Brook Enterprises submitted a quote of $100/hr for truck, $85/cyd for salt/sand, a $5/hr surcharge if diesel was over $4 a gallon and a guarantee of $600 for the months of December, January, February and March. Herdering, Inc. was contacted but did not submit a quote and Lange Trenching said they were not interested in snow removal. Discussion was held. Neil Franz made a motion to approve the quote from Sunny Brook Enterprises, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: COL – nothing to report as no meeting was held since last month
RE: Albany Fire Dept – Neil Franz gave a short report on the Albany Fire Dept stating that they are shopping for a replacement water tanker and will sell the old one.
RE: Albany School District Fifth Monday Meeting – Dan Stommes attended the meeting and said the district’s levy ends next year and decisions need to be made as to what to do next.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6011 MN UI Fund wage detail late fee $ 250.00
6012 Lange Trenching blading 1470.88
6013 Star Publishing newspaper ads 26.00
6014 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 64.93
6015 MN Engineering Manana Rd inspections 1950.00
6016 COL Fire District Qtr 4 billing 1153.48
6017 Walter Graham election judge 77.50
6018 Mary Lou Salzl election judge 77.50
6019 Randy Orbeck election judge 75.00
6020 Linda Theisen election judge 75.00
6021 Arnold Wehseler election judge 72.50
6022 Joyce Wimmer election judge 130.00
Total $ 5,422.79
Year-to-date Total $ 169,995.81
At 9:05 pm, Neil Franz made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.