Official Minutes 5.5.15
The May monthly meeting was called to order by Neil Franz at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present were Dewey Klaphake, Dale Lange, Dave Robertson, Patti Zimmerman, Nick Salzer & daughter.
The April minutes were read. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Duane Janssen gave a financial report stating that the checking account balance for the Township was $219,995.45.
RE: 317th St Blading – Patti Zimmerman and Nick Salzer stated that the blading and condition of 317th Street was not good. A lengthy discussion followed concerning what alternatives could be taken to improve the condition of the road. The Supervisors stated that they will look into the situation and see what can be done.
RE: Gravel Quotes – Only one gravel quote was received. No other contractors offered a quote. Wm. Scepaniak submitted a quote of $8.10 c/yd for Class 5 gravel which included supply, delivery and blading. Discussion was held. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the quote from Wm. Scepaniak for $8.10, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Blading Quotes – Only one quote was received for blading of Township roads. No other contractors submitted a quote. Lange Trenching submitted a quote of $43.00/mile. It was noted that last years quote was $41.00/mile. Vernon Willenbring made a motion to accept the quote for $43.00/mile, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Class 2 Granite Quotes – Only one quote for Class 2 Granite was received. No other quotes were received. Lange Trenching submitted a quote of $18.50/ton. Discussion was held. It was noted that the granite might be an option for 317th Street. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the quote of $18.50/ton, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Road Tour – Discussion was held concerning the Road Tour. It was decided which roads to put gravel and class 2 on. Notations from Lange Trenching were also added to the Road Tour Report.
RE: 221st Culvert – Discussion was held. Supervisors will check on it to see if it needs repair.
RE: Manana Road – Vernon Willenbring reported that he was contacted by Linn Farms concerning the need for an approach from their field to Manana Road. It was noted that the lack of an approach could ruin the tar on Manana Road. Discussion was held. It was decided to offer Linn Farms the option of the Township paying for one-half of the cost of the approach. Vernon Willenbring will contact them and report back at the next meeting.
RE: Dustcoating – Discussion was held. It was decided to use the Richmond firm again. The clerk will put a notice on the website that residents wanting dustcoating along their property should notify one of the Supervisors by June 1, 2015.
RE: Crackfilling – It was noted that no contact had been made with the crackfilling contractor at this time.
RE: Farming Baseball Team – Neil Franz reported that he had not received any further contact from Mike Schleper regarding their request to use the Township Tax Exemption for improvements on the baseball field.
RE: 260th West – It was noted that Munson Township reported that repairs will be made to the road as soon as road restrictions are lifted.
RE: Road Advisory Committee – The Road Advisory Committee, formed at the Township Annual Meeting, will submit a report on the results of their meetings at the June monthly meeting. The clerk will put a notice on the website concerning the meeting.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6335 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill $ 64.93
6336 Lange Trenching blading 2306.36
Total $ 2,370.99
Year-to-date Total $ 50,626.94
At 9:30 pm, Vernon Willenbring made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Official Minutes 5.5.15