Official Minutes 12.1.15
The December monthly meeting was called to order by Neil Franz at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. Present were Neil Franz, Dan Stommes, Vernon Willenbring and Duane Janssen. Also present was Dewey Klaphake, Dale Lange, Bryan Wellner and Randy Maile.
The November 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 $203, 804.86.
RE: Snowplowing Complaints – Complaints were received about snowplowing on Hedgewood Road, Fifth Lake Road and 193rd. Discussion was held.
RE: 288th Street East – No work has been done on the road.
RE: Snow Plowing Quotes – Only one quote was received for snow plowing – Sunny Brook, Inc. The quote was for $100/hr for plow truck, salt and sand for $85/yd with possible increase due to possible shortages, a $5/hr surcharge if diesel fuel goes above $4/gal and an additional $600/month guarantee for the months of December, January, February, and March. Lange Trenching did not want to give a quote. Discussion was held. Dan Stommes made a motion to approve the quote and hire Sunny Brook Enterprise for snowplowing for 2015/2016, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Tarring Fund Transfer – Vernon Willenbring made a motion to transfer $50,000 to a Tarring Fund CD, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Zoning – Dewey Klaphake reported that the County visited the farm owned by Evergreen Acres and found that the new building was for worker housing. The County will take care of any zoning issues.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6394 Neil Franz supervisor wages $ 277.05
6395 Daniel Stommes supervisor wages 244.73
6396 Vernon Willenbring supervisor wages 443.28
6397 Lange Trenching blading 4367.67
6398 Dewey Klaphake zoning adm. wages 96.97
6399 MATIT workman’s comp ins 242.00
6400 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 64.93
6401 City of St. Martin fire protection ½ of 2015 6481.10
6402 Judy Bruemmer reimb supplies/mileage/comp 109.60
6404 Stearns Cty Aud/Treas truth in taxation charge 109.00
6405 Judy Bruemmer clerk wages 637.21
6406 Duane Janssen treasurer wages 429.43
6407 Farming Township transfer to tarring fund CD 50000.00
Total $ 63,502.97
Year-to-date Total $ 297,752.61
At 9:00 pm, Vernon Willenbring made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Minutes taken by Neil Franz.
Official Minutes 12.1.15