The January monthly meeting of the Farming Township Board was called to order by Daniel Stommes at 8:00 pm in the FCC Board Room. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present were Dewey Klaphake, Leo Gerads, and Anne and Jim Bleichner.
The December minutes were read. Dave Robertson made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Treasurer Duane Janssen gave a financial report with $373, 463.39 in the checking account.
RE: Mail Ballot Election – Anne and Jim Bleichner were present with questions regarding the decision to do mail ballot elections for statewide elections. Discussion was held.
RE: Road Issues – Blading issues were discussed. Leo Gerads explained that roads were only spread with gravel and not salt because salt would cause more problems.
RE: Township Election – Jason Willenbring made a motion to make the following Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and Tuesday, March 24, 2020 as the alternate days should inclement weather postpone the Annual Township Election, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried. Clerk Judy Bruemmer reported that Joyce Wimmer will serve as head judge and Linda Theisen and Victor Kotten will serve as election judges for the Township Election. Joyce Wimmer and Linda Theisen will also serve on the absentee ballot board.
RE: Zoning – Dewey Klaphake gave a short zoning report.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6863 Farming Community Center annual rent $ 3,000.00
6864 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 63.08
6865 Star Publications newspaper ads 74.70
6866 Sunny Brook Ent. Inc. snowplowing 8,050.00
6867 COL Fire & Rescue Qtr 4 2019 fire protection 1,093.01
6868 US Treasury medicare/soc.security 437.58
6869 Stearns Cty. Assn. of Twps. county/state dues 1,089.66
Total $ 13,808.03
Year-to-date Total $ 13,808.03
At 9:10 pm Jason Willenbring made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.