The April Farming Township Board Meeting was called to order by Dave Robertson at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present were Jim Studer, Rhendra Studer, Amos Studer, Dale Lange, Sam Cheeley, Vic Kotten, Conrad Lauer, Leon Wieber and Dave Bentrud.
The March minutes were read. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Duane Janssen gave a financial report with $292,055.32 in the checking account.
RE: 193rd – The group with Jim Studer stated that they are selling the property and would like the area on the south end of 193rd to be extended to 275th and named a minimum maintenance road. Discussion was held. The Supervisors stated that they needed some time to check things out and asked the group to return at the May meeting when the Board would have more information.
RE: Hedgewood Road – Victor Kotten stated that he farms land along the road and that it seems the ditch along the property does not allow the farm land to drain properly. Discussion was held. The Board told Mr. Kotten that they will check it out on Road Tour.
RE: Dave Bentrud – Dave Bentrud is running for election as Stearns County Sheriff. He gave a short speech and inquired if the Board had any special concerns or questions about the services offered by the Sheriff’s department. A short discussion session was held.
RE: Conrad Lauer – Mr. Lauer had questions about issues concerning the Royal River 2 plat. He was told he needed to check with the Zoning Administrator.
RE: Leon Wieber – Mr. Wieber presented the Board a financial statement for 2016 and partial 2017 for the Farming Community Center. Questions were asked at the Annual Meeting concerning the cost of maintaining the building and its future.
RE: Zoning Board – Dan Stommes made a motion to accept John Linn as a member of the Zoning Board to replace Don Linz, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
It was noted that Road Tour was not held because of inclement weather. It is planned for Tuesday, May 1, 2018 weather permitting.
Gravel, blading and dustcoating quotes will be opened at the May1, 2018 Board Meeting.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6660 Victor Kotten election judge/moderator $ 137.50
6661 Linda Theisen election judge 93.75
6662 Joyce Wimmer election judge 106.25
6663 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 65.08
6664 United States Treasury medicare/social security 355.16
6665 M-R Sign Inc. 911 signs 46.49
6666 Sunny Brook Ent. Inc. snowplowing 2,085.00
6667 Lange Trenching blading 1,820.50
6668 Town Off. Assn. spouse dinner 10.00
6669 Andersen Excavating steam culverts 1,200.00
Total $ 5,919.73
Year-to-Date Total $ 46,661.88
At 10:35 pm, Dan Stommes made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.