Official Minutes 10.6.15
The October monthly meeting of the Farming Township Board 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, Brian Brix and Dave Robertson. Carl Janssen arrived later in the meeting.
The September meeting minutes were read. One correction was made: Dewey Klaphake was also present at the meeting. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the minutes with the correction, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Treasurer Duane Janssen gave a financial statement stating that the checkbook balance was $220,149.29.
RE: Solar Panels – Dewey Klaphake reported that permitting for solar panels is done by the County. It does not involve the Township.
RE: Clear Lake Culvert – Vernon Willenbring reported that the culvert is on a corner and that vehicles are turning shorter on the corner thus causing problems with the culvert. He didn’t know if putting an extension on the culvert would solve the issue as vehicles would then turn even shorter. Maybe putting up reflectors would be a solution. Neil Franz and Dan Stommes will check it out to see what the best option might be.
RE: Baseball Association Grant Letter – The Supervisors looked over the draft of the letter the Township would give to the Association to send with their application for a grant for the Farming Baseball Association. Dan Stommes made a motion to approve the letter and send it to Mike Schleper, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: District Meeting – A reminder was given about the District Township Meeting in Freeport on Thursday, October 29.
RE: Manure Application Permit – MAT News reported that the Legislature passed a law suggesting that Townships need to permit manure application contractors. Neil Franz will check into this.
RE: 260th West – Vernon WIllenbring reported that the loose tar spot has been repaired by Munson Township.
RE: 288th St East – Brian Brix asked permission to clean the ditch on the north side of the road. Discussion was held. The Board decided he could go ahead and do it.
RE: Road Maintenance – Dale Lange presented information he had acquired regarding specifications, costs and maintenance of tarred roads. The Board thanked him for the information.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6387 Lange Trenching blading $ 1413.64
6388 US Treasury medicare/soc. security 428.04
6389 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 64.93
6390 COL Fire & Rescue Dist. Qtr 3 2015 fire protection 1236.18
Total $ 3,142.79
Year-to-date Total $ 220,649.55
At 8:55 pm Vernon Willenbring made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Official Minutes 10.6.15