A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Farming Township Board Room. Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Absentee balloting can be done by contacting Stearns County.
Date: June 12, 2018
Contact: Randy Schreifels, County Auditor-Treasurer, 320-656-3901
New Equipment In Use for 2018 Elections
Randy Schreifels, Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer, announces that Stearns County residents will be using new ballot counters in the polling places for the 2018 Elections. These new machines have larger and improved screens for the convenience of voters and also provide a higher degree of accuracy and security of election results.
If voters are interested in viewing the system prior to Election Day, a demonstration voting machine will be on display beginning on June 29th – August 13th from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Stearns County Auditor’s Office at 705 Courthouse Square Room 148, St. Cloud, MN 56303.
If you have any questions, please contact the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer’s office at 320-656-3920, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE OF FILING FOR THE 2018 STATE GENERAL ELECTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the terms of the following named officers will expire on the first Monday in January, 2019, and that successors to the said officers are to be voted for at the State General Election to be held on Tuesday, the Sixth day of November, 2018, and that a Primary Election, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, the Fourteenth day of August, 2018, for the purpose of nominating the candidates specified below.
One United States Senator
One United States Senator (Special Election)
One United States Representative each for the 6th and 7th Districts
STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICES
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
STATE LEGISLATIVE OFFICES
One State Representative each for Districts 12B, 13A, 13B, 14A, and 14B
Chief Justice (One Seat) (Gildea)
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (Three Seats)
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Seat 1 (G. Barry Anderson)
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Seat 2 (Chutich)
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Seat 5 (McKeig)
Court of Appeals (Six Seats)
Appellate offices are elected statewide. Where designated, candidates must reside in the congressional district listed for at least one year.
Judge Court of Appeals Seat 2 (Jesson)
Judge Court of Appeals Seat 4 (Tracy M. Smith)
Judge Court of Appeals Seat 6 (Worke) 1st Congressional District
Judge Court of Appeals Seat 7 (Halbrooks) 5th Congressional District
Judge Court of Appeals Seat 12 (Bratvold)
Judge Court of Appeals Seat 14 (Florey) 8th Congressional District
Seventh Judicial District (Ten Seats)
Judge Seventh District Court Seat 1 (Davick-Halfen)
Judge Seventh District Court Seat 5 (Churchwell)
Judge Seventh District Court Seat 6 (Kulick)
Judge Seventh District Court Seat 7 (Mahler)
Judge Seventh District Court Seat 10 (Quinn)
Judge Seventh District Court Seat 16 (Thilmony)
Judge Seventh District Court Seat 17 (Sharon G. Benson)
Judge Seventh District Court Seat 19 (Barbara R. Hanson)
Judge Seventh District Court Seat 20 (Cashman)
Judge Seventh District Court Seat 29 (Wang)
One County Commissioner each for the 1st and 5th Districts
One Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor each for the 1st and 5th Districts
The place of filing for federal offices is the Office of the Secretary of State, State Office Building, Room 180, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN, 55155-1299. The place of filing for state offices is with the Office of the Secretary of State or with the County Auditor of the county in which the candidate resides. The place of filing for Stearns County offices is the Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer’s office in the Stearns County Administration Center, 705 Courthouse Square, Room 148, St. Cloud, MN, 56303.
Filing begins at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2018, and ends at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018, for all offices listed, other than presidential elector candidates.
Note: Filing offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day.
Candidates may file in person or by mail, if the filing is received during the filing period. Candidates who will be absent from the state during the filing period and meet the requirements of Minnesota Statutes section 204B.09, subdivision 1a, may arrange to file during the seven days immediately preceding the candidate’s absence from the state.
STEARNS COUNTY, MINNESOTA
Dustcoating of roads in 2018
Any resident interested in having the road along their property dustcoated is asked to contact one of the Township Supervisors before April 28, 2018.
Board of Canvass Meeting 3.13.18
The Board of Canvass was called to order by Vernon Willenbring at 8:20 pm.
Present were: Vernon Willenbring, Dan Stommes, Dave Robertson, Duane Janssen, Judy Bruemmer, Joyce Wimmer, Victor Kotten and Linda Theisen.
For the office of Supervisor:
Jason Willenbring received 46 votes
John Blenker received 6 votes
Neil Franz received 32 votes
Dan Stommes made a motion to declare Jason Willenbring the winner of the Supervisor position, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
For the Clerk position:
Judy Bruemmer received 82 votes
Phil Rolfes received 1 vote
Dan Stommes made a motion to declare Judy Bruemmer the winner of the Clerk position, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
A total of 84 ballots were voted in the Annual Election.
Dave Robertson made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:23 pm, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
1. A Public Accuracy Test of the Automark Handicapped Voting Machine will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Township Board Room of the Farming Community Center. This testing is open to the public.
2. Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Farming Township, County of Stearns, State of Minnesota that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in the Town of Farming at the Farming Community Center, 23801 County Road 42, Richmond, MN 56368. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday, March 20, 2018 and if inclement weather also postpones the election and meeting on the third Tuesday they shall be held on the fourth Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Listen to KASM radio for updates.
3. The Election Poll hours will be open from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at which time the voters will elect one Supervisor for a three year term and one Clerk for a two year term. Candidates who filed for the Supervisor position are: John Blenker, Jason Willenbring and Neil C. Franz. The candidate that filed for the Clerk position is Judy Bruemmer. Any qualified voter who would like to cast an absentee ballot may contact the Township Clerk at 320-250-3398 or email@example.com for more information.
4. The Board of Canvass will meet immediately following the counting of ballots.
5. The Annual Meeting will commence at 8:30 pm to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law.
Farming Township Clerk
February 15, 2018
(Publish February 21 and 28)
Farming Township Clerk
Notice to all qualified residents of Farming Township that Affidavits for Candidacy for offices in the Township Election can be filed from Tuesday, January 2, 2018 to Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5 p. in the Clerk’s office at 27555 County Road 41, Albany, MN 56307. A $2.00 filing fee is payable at the time of filing.
Offices up for election at the March 13, 2018 Annual Township Election are:
One Supervisor for a term of 3 years
One Clerk for a term of 2 years
Farming Township Clerk
The July Monthly Board Meeting of Farming Township was called to order by Vernon Willenbring at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present were Dewey Klaphake, Math Schmitz, Dale Lange and John Blenker.
The June minutes were read. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Duane Janssen gave a financial report with $317,653.29 in checking.
RE: Ditch Cutting – Math Schmitz reported that ditch cutting went well. He noted that townships should be watching for Wild Parsnip – a very dangerous weed. He also recommended having the ditches sprayed.
RE: Weed Inspection – The Supervisors reported that weed inspection was completed and there were no major issues.
RE: Zoning – Administrator Dewey Klaphake gave a short report on zoning and explained some State Building Code changes.
RE: Ducks Unlimited – Mr. Hopfer from Ducks Unlimited presented an application for a gambling license for their benefit to be held at Trappers Pub and Grub. Discussion was held. Dan Stommes made a motion to approve the application, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Road Issues – a biker reported a hole in 223rd Ave and another resident requested a horse rider sign in order to make drivers aware along Mapleview Road – the hole will be taken care of and a sign will be ordered.
RE: COL Fire District – Vernon Willenbring gave a short report on the Fire District meeting and state that they had 4 new applications for firefighters.
RE: Farming Community Center – Vernon Willenbring reported that he had attended the public meeting concerning future plans for the Community Center. He stated that he was asked if the Township would consider taking it over and said he told them that the Township would not be interested in it. Dan Stommes and Dave Robertson agreed with him.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6587 Star Publications newspaper ads $ 14.22
6588 US Treasury medicare/soc. security 573.78
6589 Math Schmitz ditch cutting 1220.00
6590 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 64.93
6591 Lange Trenching culvert repair 780.00
(2369.50) blading 1589.50
6592 Farming Township tarring fund CD 50,000.00
Total $ 54,242.43
Year-to-date Total $ 290,538.59
At 9:00 pm, Dan Stommes made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
The June Monthly Board Meeting of Farming Township was called to order by Vernon Willenbring at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. Present were Vernon Willenbring, Dan Stommes, Duane Janssen and Judy Bruemmer. Also present were Dewey Klaphake, Dale Lange, John Blenker and Tony Legatt. Supervisor Dave Robertson was absent.
TheMay minutes were read. Two corrections were made: to add that accepted Lange bid for Class 2 because of the packing machine used – and that the pit run/fabric quote from Scepaniak was accepted for the Clear Lake Road Repair. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the minutes with the corrections, Vernon Willenbring seconded. Motion carried.
Duane Janssen gave a financial report stating that the checking balance was $295,848.57.
RE: Zoning – Dewey Klaphake presented a short report on permit activity in the Township for the month.
RE: Dustcoating – It was reported that dustcoating was finished. The Clerk will bill those residents who asked for dustcoating.
RE: Graveling Roads – It was reported that it was finished.
RE: 260th East Repairs – It was reported that repairs needed on 260th East were finished.
RE: Crackfilling – The contractor will be contacted and crackfilling will be done later this year.
RE: Deputy Clerk – Judy Bruemmer stated that she has asked Boni Behnen to be the Deputy Clerk for Farming Township and she accepted. Dan Stommes made a motion to approve the appointment of Boni Behnen as Deputy Clerk, Vernon Willenbring seconded. Motion carried. It was decided that she will receive the same wages as the Clerk when performing the Clerk’s duties.
RE: July Board Meeting – Since the meeting falls on July 4th it was decided to hold the July Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The Clerk will publish and post the notice.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6569 Wm. D. Scepaniak gravel twp rds $ 46,463.40
(93,254.40) Clear Lake Rd repair 46,791.00
6570 Dewey Klaphake permit fees/mileage 97.96
6571 Daniel Stommes supervisor wages 1,140.52
6572 Dewey Klaphake zoning adm wages 150.07
6573 Vernon Willenbring supervisor wages 748.03
6574 Duane Janssen treasurer wages 565.64
6575 Vernon Willenbring mileage/wkshop fee 110.48
6576 Duane Janssen workshop fee 50.00
6577 Dan Stommes mileage/wkshop fee/materials 358.70
6578 Stearns County assessing fees 7,156.00
6579 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 64.93
6580 COL Fire & Rescue Dist. Qtr 2 fire protection 1,132.45
6581 Central MN Dust Control dustcoating 20,650.00
6582 General Rental chainsaw rent 44.77
6583 CentraSota-St. Martin pasture mix seed 240.00
6584 Judy Bruemmer clerk wages 858.85
6585 Judy Bruemmer mileage/supplies/computer 201.29
6586 Lange Trenching blade roads 5,467.00
(52,435.78) road repair 260/280/Clear Lake 19,812.78
Class 2 27,156.00
Total $ 179,259.87
Year-to-date Total $ 236,296.16
Dan Stommes made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 pm, Vernon Willenbring seconded. Motion carried.
Board of Canvass Meeting
The Board of Canvass was called to order by Dan Stommes at 8:10 pm.
Present were: Dan Stommes, Judy Bruemmer, Dave Robertson, Vernon Willenbring, Duane Janssen, Jack Wimmer and Mary Lou Salzl.
For the office of Farming Township Supervisor:
Dan Stommes received 31 votes, Neil Franz received 2 votes, John Zimmerman received 1 vote.
Vernon Willenbring made a motion to declare Dan Stommes the winner of the Supervisor position, Dave Robertson seconded. Motion carried.
For the office of Farming Township Treasurer:
Duane Janssen received 32 votes, Ron Backes received 2 votes.
Dave Robertson made a motion to declare Duane Janssen the winner of the Treasurer position, Vernon Willenbring seconded. Motion carried.
At 8:17 pm, Vernon Willenbring made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.