The August 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 and Dale Lange.
The July 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 a balance in checking of $378,320.96.
RE: Kriegle Lake Road – Work is in progress. Dale Lange reported that there were a few problems with construction which may increase the cost to Farming Township slightly.
RE: Dustcoating – Discussion was held. It was noted that it is not controlling the dust as well as other years. Dave Robertson will check with the contractor and also check about the billing.
RE: Weed Inspection – Supervisors reported that weed inspection was complete and there were no major weed problems.
RE: Crackfilling – Dan Stommes presented two estimates he had received for crackfilling and road repair. One was from Midwest Asphalt Maintenance, LLC with a cost of $1.40/lb for repair material. The second was from Bertram Asphalt Company with a cost of $1.60/lb for repair material. Discussion was held. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the quote from Midwest Asphalt of $1.40/lb, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried. Dan Stommes will contact Midwest Asphalt.
RE: Albany Fire Department – A contract for fire protection services was received from the Albany Fire Department. Discussion was held. Jason Willenbring made a motion to sign the agreement with Albany Fire Department, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: COL Fire District – Jason Willenbring gave a report on the COL Fire District. They are planning on purchasing a new truck and have a used water truck for sale.
RE: 210th Street – Jerry Rausch reported there was a soft spot on 210th Avenue. This will be checked into.
RE: Gravel/Dustcoat History – Dewey Klaphake presented the history and will update it with this year’s information. The Board thanked him for his efforts in maintaining the history.
RE: District Meeting – The District Township Meeting will be held on August 23, 2018. Those wishing to attend will meet at Trappers to ride share.
RE: Website – Dewey Klaphake reported that the Township had received a notice that the Farming Township website will be noted as an ‘unsafe site’. He suggested adding a security package to the website package. Discussion was held. Jason Willenbring made a motion to add the security package, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Fifth Lake Road Culvert – A report was received about a culvert on Fifth Lake Road. This will be checked into.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6699 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill $ 65.08
6700 Anderson Excavating culvert repair 250.00
6701 Lange Trenching blading 3436.89/rd rpr 395.00 3831.89
6702 Star Publications newspaper ads 29.28
6703 COL Fire District Qtr 3 fire protection 1156.02
Total $ 5,332.27
Year-to-date Total $ 309,333.61
At 9:26 pm, Dan Stommes made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.