The September 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 Math Schmitz, Dale Lange, John Blenker and Dewey Klaphake.
The August 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 $374,822.52 in checking.
RE: Kriegle Lake Road – Jason Willenbring reported that the road is finished and Collegeville Township will send a bill.
RE: Dustcoating – Dave Robertson reported that he met with the dustcoating contractor. The same formula was used as in other years and they drove the roads. All seemed to be OK. Discussion was held. It was thought the excessive rain may have made some difference.
RE: Crackfilling – Dan Stommes reported that crackfilling will be done in October.
RE: Culvert Issues – Culverts on Clear Lake Road and Fifth Lake Road South will be checked into.
RE: Road Report/Website – Dewey Klaphake presented the updated Road Report to the Board and stated that he has added the security package to the Township website.
RE: District Meeting – The Supervisors and the Treasurer attended the District Meeting. They gave a short report.
RE: Primary Election – Judy Bruemmer gave a report on the election. They had some problems with the new ballot counting machine, had to get another counting machine and had problems transmitting results to the County. She asked the Board to give the Head Judge a raise of $1 as she is responsible when the Clerk is not there. Discussion was held. Dave Robertson made a motion to raise the Head Judges wage to $13.50 when she is serving as Head Judge, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: November Board Meeting – As the General Election falls on our Board Meeting night it was decided to change the November meeting to Thursday, November 8, 2018. The Clerk will publish and post the notice.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6704 Central MN Dust Control LLC dustcoating $ 19,614.00
6705 Daniel Stommes supervisor wages 392.49
6706 Jason Willenbring supervisor wages 484.84
6707 Dewey Klaphake zoning adm. wages 270.12
6708 Dewey Klaphake reimb. mileage/permits/website 301.74
6709 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 65.08
6710 Grace Orbeck election judge/training 146.10
6711 Vernon Willenbring supervisor wages 55.41
6712 Judy Bruemmer clerk wages 775.74
6713 Judy Bruemmer election judge/training 200.00
6714 Judy Bruemmer reimb. mileage/supplies/meals 386.23
6715 Diane Brinkman election judge/training 136.02
6716 Mary Lou Salzl election judge/training 150.76
6717 Jack Wimmer election judge/training 134.90
6718 Joyce Wimmer election judge training 84.90
6719 Linda Theisen election judge/training 140.27
6720 Victor Kotten election judge/training 139.15
6721 Math Schmitz road ditch cutting 2,357.00
6722 Lange Trenching blading 1777.52/road rpr 336.00 2,113.52
6723 Daniel Stommes reimb. mileage 57.12
6724 Dave Robertson supervisor wages 277.05
6725 Duane Janssen treasurer wages 526.40
Total $ 28,808.84
Year-to-date Total $ 338,142.45
At 9:05 pm, Dan Stommes made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.