The June monthly Board Meeting of Farming Township was called to order by Dave Robertson at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present were Dewey Klaphake, Math Schmitz, John Blenker and Dale Lange.
The May minutes were read. One correction was made: the liquor license for Trappers Pub and Grub runs from July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2019. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the minutes with the correction, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Duane Janssen gave a financial report with $284,094.22 in the checking account.
RE: 193rd Ave – Jason Willenbring reported that he talked to adjacent property owners and they were not willing to agree to an easement. After discussion with the Studer family, it was decided they would just do a contract for deed for the property thereby eliminating the need for a road or easement.
RE: Munson Township – Discussion was held concerning the permit allowing Pilgrim Foods trucks to haul heavier loads on Township roads. The new agreement stated that they would honor road restrictions and do an annual renewal of the permit. Munson Township had agreed to the permit. Dan Stommes made a motion to sign the new permit, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Culverts – Munson Township had inquired about Farming and Munson Township buying culverts together. Discussion was held. The Board decided we didn’t need to buy any culverts. They will take an inventory of those we have on hand and if we have an overabundance we will offer them to Munson Township. Jason Willenbring will take care of this.
RE: Ditch Cutting Quote – Only one quote was received for ditch cutting. Math Schmitz quote was for $60/hour plus fuel using a 70 hp tractor with an 8 foot disc mower. Discussion was held. Jason Willenbring made a motion to accept the quote from Schmitz, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried. Craig Bardson had contacted the clerk requesting ‘NO’ cutting along their property or along their in-law’s property. Math Schmitz was made aware of this and Dan Stommes will contact Bardsons.
RE: Graveling Roads – Class 5 graveling is finished and Class 2 should be finished in a day or two.
RE: Dustcoating – Dustcoating will be done by the end of this week or the beginning of next week, weather permitting.
RE: Noxious Weeds – Supervisors will begin their noxious weed inspection with each Supervisor taking a section of the Township.
RE: County 5-year Road Plan – Dave Robertson reported on the meeting with the County. He stated that there will be no major road repair done in Farming Township for the next 2 or 3 years.
RE: Culvert Issues – Discussion was held concerning a couple of culvert issues. These will be checked into and repaired if needed.
RE: Zoning – Dewey Klaphake gave a report on zoning in the Township. Discussion was held. He was also given the updated Zoning Ordinance Book from the County.
RE: Election – Judy Bruemmer submitted her list of election judges, stating that all are scheduled for training with the County. Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6674 Dewey Klaphke zoning adm. wages $ 171.43
6675 Wm. D. Scepaniak Inc. class 5 gravel 14,456.75
6676 Duane Janssen reimburse wkshop fee/mileage 78.00
6677 Duane Janssen treasurer wages 812.68
6678 Lange Trenching blading 2,047.52
6679 Daniel Stommes supervisor wages 595.66
6680 Daniel Stommes reimburse wkshop fee/mileage 137.92
6681 Stearns County assessing fees 7,163.75
6682 Jason Willenbring supervisor wages 803.44
6683 Jason Willenbring reimburse wkshop/mileage 137.92
6684 Couri &Ruppe PLLP lawyer fee 95.00
6685 Sunny Brook Ent. Inc. snowplowing 2,750.00
6686 COL Fire District Qtr 2 fire protection 1156.02
6687 Judy Bruemmer clerk wages 1025.08
6688 Judy Bruemmer reimburse supplies/mileage/computer 223.19
6689 Dave Robertson supervisor wages 803.44
6690 Dave Robertson reimburse wkshop fee/mileage 156.96
6692 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 65.08
6693 Dewey Klaphake reimburse permit fee/mileage 159.14
Total $ 32,838.98
Year-to-date Total $ 81,759.31
At 9:30 pm, Dan Stommes made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.