Official Minutes 2.5.13
The February 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 Dewey Klaphake, Leo Gerads, Brian Brix, Mike Schleper and Mike Nelson.
The January minutes were read. One correction was made: to ‘void’ check #6045. Neil Franz made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
A financial report was given by Duane Janssen. The current checking balance was $99,997.57.
RE: Gravel vs Tar – Dewey Klaphake was present with more information about his presentation before the annual meeting concerning gravel roads vs. tar roads. The presentation will begin at 8:00 pm. He may also show the Farming Township Website and what it has on it.
RE: Liquor License – Mike Schleper requested approval by the Township Board for a 3.2 liquor license for the Farming Athletic Association. Discussion was held. Neil Franz made a motion to recommend approval of an on-sale 3.2 liquor license for the Farming Athletic Association, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Snowplowing – Discussion was held with Leo Gerads from Sunny Brook Enterprises concerning snowplowing.
RE: Crackfilling – Brian Brix was present to ask if the Township was going to crackfill again this year. Discussion was held. Supervisors stated that others had also expressed an interest in crackfilling township roads. Quotes for crackfilling will be opened at the March meeting.
RE: Manana Road Project – Mike Nelson was present to explain the difference in billing for the project. Discussion was held. It was noted that check #6045 was voided because it was not sent. Mike will contact Knife River and upon receipt of a notarized payment voucher Farming Township will send a check for the final payment.
RE: Absentee Ballot Board – Dan Stommes made a motion to establish an Absentee Ballot Board for the Township Election, Neil Franz seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Zoning Administrator Position – Dewey Klaphake stated that he would be interested in replacing Bill Otto as Zoning Administrator.
RE: Community Center Sign – Holly Roush from the Community Center Board notified the Clerk that the Community Center will be putting up a new sign in front of the building and offered to include the Farming Township Board on the sign at their cost. Discussion was held and the Supervisors thought it would be a good idea.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6046 COL Fire & Rescue Dist Qtr 1 fire protection $ 1056.85
6047 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 64.93
6048 Office Furniture Solutions fireproof files/delivery 2915.00
6049 MATIT liability/bond insurance 1479.00
6050 Sunny Brook Ent. Inc. snowplowing 4140.00
6051 CVT Manana Road testing 530.00
6052 Knife River Manana Road final payment 8949.81
Total $ 19,135.59
Year-to-date Total $ 32,810.50
The February monthly meeting was recessed at 9:23 pm to conduct the Annual Board of Audit Meeting and the Annual Budget Meeting.
The Annual Board of Audit Meeting was called to order at 9:25 pm by Vernon Willenbring. All members were present.
The Board reviewed the 2012 Financial Report. Discussion was held. A correction concerning a .10 error was made. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the financial report with the correction, Neil Franz seconded. All in favor motion carried. At 9:37 pm, Neil Franz made a motion to adjourn the Board of Audit Meeting, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
The Annual Budget Meeting was called to order by Vernon Willenbring at 9:39 pm. All members were present. The budget levy proposal for the year 2014 was discussed and set. The agenda for the annual meeting was also reviewed and set. At 10:10 pm Neil Franz made a motion to adjourn the Budget Meeting, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
The February monthly meeting was called back to order by Vernon Willenbring at 10:12 pm. All members were present.
As there was no further business, Neil Franz made a motion to adjourn the monthly meeting, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried