Official Minutes 9.1.15
The September monthly meeting of the Farming Township Board was called to order by Chairperson Neil Franz at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present were Matt Schmitz, John Blenker, Tom Winkels, Kenneth Hamann, Patty Linz, Donnie Linz, Nick Salzer, Dale Lange, Brian Brix, Dave Robertson, Craig Klein, P. Fischer, Lou Jost, Norb Jost, John Linn, Breanna Linn, Roger Backes, Jerry Rausch, Buddy Bushman, Ron Backes, Tony Legatt, Dean Rausch, Fred Holthaus, Dewey Klaphake and one unreadable signature.
The minutes from the August meeting were read. One correction was made – the unknown signature was determined to be Gary Winkels. Vernon Willenbring made a motion to accept the minutes with the correction, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
A financial report was given by Treasurer Duane Janssen stating that the checking account balance was $229,054.16.
RE: Road Tarring Policy – Dave Robertson submitted a petition in response to the proposed tarring policy. The petition, containing 320 signatures, asking that the Board retain the 2008 Tarring Policy was reviewed by the Township Supervisors. The Board noted that remarks made at the Annual Meeting, the establishment of the Road Study Group, their presentation in July and the Special Meeting in August were all indicators to them that residents were not pleased with the current tarring policy. A lengthy discussion was held. Vernon Willenbring made a motion to ratify and keep the 2008 tarring policy in effect, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried. As a result of the petition presentation and the passing of a motion to keep the 2008 policy in effect, Neil Franz did not present the updated revision of the proposed tarring policy.
RE: Bardson Ditch Spraying Complaint – Vernon Willenbring stated that he checked it out and the trees sprayed were within the Township right-of-way. He said he attempted to contact the residents but no one was home. He will try another time.
RE: 300th Street – A complaint was received about 300th Street West. It will be checked and bladed.
RE: Clear Lake Road Culvert – A complaint was received about a culvert on Clear Lake Road. Supervisors will check on it.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6371 Bardson Excavating crushed concrete $ 324.00
6372 Star Publications newspaper ads 96.60
6373 Pat Schmitz road ditch cutting 2176.00
6374 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 64.93
6375 CentraSota-St. Martin spray road ditches 2287.60
6376 Lange Trenching blading 1596.39
6377 Dan Stommes supervisor wages/put up signs 842.69
6378 Dan Stommes reimb. mileage/road rpr supplies 379.62
6379 Vernon Willenbring supervisor wages 443.28
6380 Neil Franz supervisor wages 221.64
6381 Judy Bruemmer clerk wages 581.80
6382 Judy Bruemmer supplies/computer time 58.49
6383 Dewey Klaphake reimb. – permit fees 65.12
6384 Dewey Klaphake zoning adm. wages 64.64
6385 Duane Janssen treasurer wages 429.43
6386 Duane Janssen road rpr 161.50
Total $ 9,793.73
Year-to-date Total $ 217,506.76
At 9:45 pm, Dan Stommes made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Official Minutes 9.1.15