Official Minutes 11.3.15
The November 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 and Brian Brix.
The October minutes were read. Vernon Willenbring made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Duane Janssen gave a financial report stating that the checking account balance was $217,006.50.
RE: Mapleview Maintenance Fund – Discussion was held. Dan Stommes made a motion to transfer the funds from the account into checking in order to pay for crackfilling along Mapleview, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Zoning – Dewey Klaphake gave a short zoning report. He stated that he and the County are still checking on construction done by Evergreen Acres as no permits have been recorded. He will update the Board when he has more information.
RE: Clear Lake Culvert – Discussion was held. Vernon Willenbring stated that he put up a post with red paint on it on the edge of the culvert. He will check on it to see if it helps keep the traffic off the edge of the culvert.
RE: Manure Regulations – Neil Franz stated that he checked on the statute regarding Townships issuing permits for manure applicators. He reported that the statute does not clearly state that the Township ‘must’ issue permits. Discussion was held. The Supervisors decided they will not issue permits unless it becomes a problem.
RE: 288th Street – Supervisors reported that Brian Brix has not done any work along the road yet.
RE: Blading – It was noted that there is a slight problem where 223rd Ave and 280th Street meet. It will be checked on.
RE: District Meeting – Discussion was held concerning information from the meeting. The County stated that there plan was to turn over one road a year to local governments. Farming Township was not on the list which only went to 2020.
RE: Regional Transportation Plan – Neil Franz reported on the October 21st meeting concerning future plans regarding bike paths, etc.
RE: Snowplowing Quotes – Supervisors will check for snowplowing quotes to be opened at the December meeting.
RE: Brushcutter – Vernon Willenbring stated that Munson Township said they are renting a brushcutter. He will check with them about how well it worked.
RE: January Meeting – Neil Franz stated that he will not be in attendance at the January meeting.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6391 Lange Trenching blading $ 1668.76
6392 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 64.93
6393 All Things Asphalt crackfilling 11866.40
Total $ 13,600.09
Year-to-date Total $ 234,249.64
Dan Stommes made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 pm, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Official Minutes 11.3.15