Farming Township – Official Minutes 9.6.11
The September monthly board meeting was called to order by Vernon Willenbring at 8:05 pm. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present: Bill Otto, Math Schmitz, Craig Bardson and Mike Schleper.
The August minutes were read. One correction was made: “regarding Mapleview South – that the ‘washout’ by the culvert on the Gorecki property will be taken care of”. A motion was made by Neil Franz to accept the minutes with the correction, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Patti Legatt gave a financial report.
RE: Statz Cartway – Landowners at the end of the cartway (Collegeville residents) want the cartway built up in order to get to their property for deer hunting. The cartway is the only way to the property and Collegeville Township did not want to pay for work needed on the cartway. Vernon Willenbring will check into this and contact Collegeville Township.
RE: Ditch Cutting – Math Schmitz reported that the second round of ditch cutting was finished. He stated that the cost of the second round was higher because bad blading made his work more difficult. This will be checked into.
RE: Mapleview South Project – Craig Bardson stated that the work on Mapleview is progressing. Discussion was held.
RE: Farming Baseball Levy – Mike Schleper was present to request payment of the baseball levy that was passed in 2010. It was decided to pay one-half now and the remainder when we receive our second government payment in December.
RE: Legatt Mining – It was noted that Legatt Mining has not paid the road maintenance fee for 2010. It was also noted that Stearns County will be having a special hearing regarding the mining operations on Farming Township on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm.
RE: COL Fire and Rescue District – Vernon Willenbring reported that 23 applications have been received. Training sessions were scheduled. Purchases of vehicles and equipment are being looked into. They are also applying for grants to help pay for some of these purchases.
RE: Zoning – Bill Otto gave a short report on zoning issues.
RE: Snow Removal Quotes – Snow removal quotes will be opened at the October monthly meeting.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
5880 Craig Bardson, Exc. partial pmt-Mapleview South $ 17100.00
5881 Stearns Cty Recorder record new zoning ordinance 46.00
5882 City of St. Martin ½ 2011 estimated fire protection 5181.29
5883 City of Richmond 3rd quarter fire protection 2011 1685.00
5884 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 64.93
5885 Pat Schmitz road ditch cutting 1603.00
5886 Sunny Brook Ent. blading – July thru 9/5/11 3798.00
5887 Kotzer Exc. Inc. class 5/asphalt-road repair 778.50
5888 Vernon Willenbring supervisor wages 778.39
5889 Bill Otto zoning adm. wages 33.02
5890 Bill Otto re-imb –site permits/postage 32.00
5891 Neil Franz supervisor wages 226.44
5892 Daniel Stommes supervisor wages 438.73
5893 Daniel Stommes reimbursement – mileage 40.00
5894 Judy Bruemmer reimb. – mileage/postage/computer 98.44
5895 Judy Bruemmer clerk wages 594.40
5896 Patti Legatt treasurer wages 382.12
5897 Farming Baseball Team ½ payment of baseball levy 2500.00
Total $ 35,380.26
Year-to-date Total $ 163,088.60
At 9:35 pm, Neil Franz made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.