Official Minutes 2.11.14
The February meeting was called to order by Dan Stommes at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. Also present were: Paul Killmer, Mike Nelson, Leo Gerads, Dale Lange, Craig Bardson, Brian Brix, Dave Robertson, Dean Rausch and Mike Schleper.
The January minutes were read. Neil Franz made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried. A financial report was given by Duane Janssen stating that the Township had a balance of $161,510 in checking.
RE: Crackfilling – Mike Nelson from MN Engineering gave a report on crackfilling specs. Discussion was held. It was decided to ask for quotes with material by the pound, using the recommended blow-out specs and using the MN DOT approved materials. Mike will check with Stearns County as to what they use, get the information to Neil Franz, who in turn will send out requests for quotes.
RE: 317th/Marshfield – Paul Killmer was present to ask the Board about the road tarring order, how the priority is set and the possibility of getting bids for roads. Discussion was held. It was decided to discuss the issue further at the Annual Meeting.
RE: Rausch Approach – Dean Rausch was present to request an extension on his driveway approach because of the milk truck’s difficulty getting in. Discussion was held as to who is responsible to extend the driveway and who would pay for it. The Board decided to check it out on Road Tour and then will get back to him.
RE: County On-Sale 3.2 Percent Malt Liquor License for Farming Baseball Club, Inc – Mike Schleper was present to request the Board’s approval of the Liquor License for the period of April 12, 2014 to October 11, 2014. Discussion was held. Vernon Willenbring made a motion to approve the License, Neil Franz seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Township Election – Judy Bruemmer stated that all is in order for the election. The Absentee Ballot Board and Election Judges have been appointed.
RE: Albany Fire Department – Neil Franz gave a short report and stated that the next meeting will be on Thursday, February 25, 2014.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6164 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill $64.93
6165 Stearns Cty Aud/Treas Election equip. maintenance $452.08
6166 Walter Graham election judge $70.00
6167 Wakefield Township debt ret/interest/clerk fees $5282.03
6168 Star Publications newspaper ads $27.60
6169 MN Engineering prepare crackseal info $225.00
6170 Sunny Brook Ent. Inc. snowplowing $10015.00
6171 Mary Lou Salzl election judge $92.50
6172 Linda Theisen election judge $77.50
Year-to-date Total $24,559.18
At 9:20 pm, Neil Franz made a motion to recess the meeting in order to hold the Board of Audit Meeting and the Budget Meeting, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Official Minutes Board of Audit Meeting 2.11.14
Dan Stommes called the meeting to order at 9:21 pm. The Board reviewed the information presented by the Clerk and Treasurer. Discussion was held. Vernon Willenbring made a motion to accept the Audit Report, Neil Franz seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Neil Franz made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 pm, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Official Minutes Budget Meeting 2.11.14
Dan Stommes called the Budget Meeting to order at 9:36 pm. The Board reviewed budget information from previous years and set the Budget to propose to the Township residents at the Annual Meeting.
At 9:49 pm Vernon Willenbring made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Neil Franz seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
At 9:50 pm Dan Stommes called the recessed Township Meeting back to order.
Crackfilling was discussed. It was agreed that Neil Franz would assemble information, send requests for quotes from vendors and present the results at the March Board Meeting.
At 9:55 pm Neil Franz made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.