The March monthly Board Meeting of Farming Township was called to order by Vernon Willenbring at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. Also present were Jason Willenbring, Mike Schleper, Leo Gerads, John Blenker and Dewey Klaphake.
The February minutes were read. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
A financial report was given by Duane Janssen with $300,299.61 in the checking account.
RE: Farming Baseball Association – Mike Schleper presented an application for a On-Sale 3.2 Percent Malt Liquor License for the Farming Athletic Field from April 14, 2018 thru October 13, 2018. Discussion was held. Dan Stommes made a motion to approve the application, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Albany Fire Department – Dan Stommes gave a report on the Albany Fire Department meeting. He stated that the Department had made a change in the percentage of training sessions the personnel were required to attend each year.
RE: St. Martin Fire Department – Duane Janssen stated that he was at the St. Martin Fire Department meeting and there were no changes in their operation.
RE: Zoning – Dewey Klaphake reported that Don Linz no longer wanted to be on the Zoning Board. An announcement will be made at the annual meeting concerning this. He also said there was a request for a 911 sign #28397. If the number is not on hand, the Clerk will order it.
REL Culverts – Issues concerning culverts on Clear Lake Road and 195th were reported. They will be checked into.
The following warrants have been examined, verified and ordered paid:
6645 Dave Robertson supervisor wages $ 221.64
6646 Judy Bruemmer clerk wages 581.80
6647 Daniel Stommes supervisor wages 311.68
6648 Judy Bruemmer re-imb. mileage/postage/computer 200.38
6649 Daniel Stommes re-imb. mileage 24.64
6650 Dewey Klaphake zoning adm. wages/website 155.84
6651 Vernon Willenbring supervisor wages 387.87
6652 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 65.23
6653 Star Publications newspaper ads 120.78
6654 City of St. Martin fire protection 5,931.71
6655 COL Fire & Rescue Dist. fire protection 1,156.02
6656 Sunny Brook Ent. Inc. snowplowing 3,995.00
6657 Dave Robertson re-imb. mileage 7.84
6658 City of Albany fire protection 18,306.00
6659 Duane Janssen treasurer wages 484.84
**** Stearns Bank check blanks 108.00
Total $ 32,059.27
Year-to-date Total $ 40,742.15
At 8:55 pm, Dan Stommes made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.