Farming Township Official Minutes 4.10.12
Vernon Willenbring called the extended meeting to order at 12:10 pm. Present were Vernon Willenbring, Neil Franz, Dan Stommes and Judy Bruemmer. The purpose of the meeting was the Road Tour. Results were:
246th Ave – spot gravel, North end
Hazelwood Rd – OK
260th St W (tar) – OK
Royal River Rd (tar) – OK
288th St W – soft west end & center, needs blading
305th St – OK
Mahogany Rd – OK
310th St – good, needs blading
320th St W – OK
320th St E – OK
228th Ave S – OK
228th Ave N – OK
Sand Lake Rd – needs gravel, stop sign needs straightening
Mapleview Rd N (tar) – OK
Mapleview Rd S – boils, needs blading, fixing culvert
317th St W – base good, possible RAP/crushed material/class 2, dustcoat whole road around
Marshfield Ct/Marshwood Ct/Marshfield Circle – same as 317th St W
317th St E – needs gravel
Fifth Lake Rd N (tar) – great shape
Minikahda Ct – OK
Morningstar Rd (tar) – OK
Kriegle Lake Rd – OK
Fifth Lake Rd S – needs repair on South end
300th St E – OK
300th St W – OK
307th St – OK
Koop Lake Rd – OK
193rd Ave – OK
Lindbergh Lane – OK
195th Ave – blading needed, good
290th St – OK
275th St E – OK
275th St W – OK
Clear Lake Rd N – tar good, boils, needs repair S of 290th to lake
Clear Lake Rd S – possible gravel from 290th St to Cty Rd 42
280th St – gravel
221st Ave – checked culvert, OK – road, OK
210th Ave – OK
218th Ave – spot gravel North end
223rd Ave (tar) – OK
Hedgewood Rd – OK
260th St E – OK
Manana Rd E (tar) – tar breaking up, possible repair/replace, get quotes
Manana Rd W – OK
288th St E – OK
Kranz Lake Circle N – OK
Kranz Lake Circle S – OK
Kent Circle – OK
It was noted that several Farming Township signs need replacing.
At 3:21 pm Dan Stommes made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Neil Franz seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Farming Township Official Minutes 4.3.12
The April monthly meeting was called to order by Vernon Willenbring at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present were Bill Otto, Jai Barker, Patsy Zimmerman, Dewey & Lisa Klaphake, Nick Salzer, Ryan & Karen Eiden, Joe Thelen, Jerry Rausch, Dave Robertson, Paul Killmer, Norbert & Lou Jost, Brian Brix, Todd Barrow, Luke Sjurseth, Matt & Lora Fourre and Karen Sjurseth.
The March meeting minutes were read. Neil Franz made a motion to approve the minutes as read, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried. The Reorganization Meeting minutes will be posted on the website.
Duane Janssen gave a financial report.
RE: 317th St/Marshfield Circle – Residents along 317th Street and Marshfield Circle were present to express their concerns about the deteriorating condition of their roads. Discussion was held about possible remedies, speed limit signs, possibility of tarring the road, etc. The supervisors will take an extensive look at the road during Road Tour and see what can be done. The residents asked that the date and time for the Road Tour be posted on the website in case any of them are able to attend.
RE: 280th Street – Dave Robertson and Jerry Rausch expressed concerns about 280th Street and that most of the tarring has been done to the northern part of the township and that roads in the southern part should be considered.
RE: Blading – Blading quotes were opened. There were two quotes: Lange Trenching for $41 per mile and Sunny Brook Enterprises for $42 per mile. Discussion was held. Dan Stommes made a motion to hire Lange Trenching at $41 per mile, Neil Franz seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Gravel Quotes – Since those contacted by the Supervisors had turned in their quotes, it was decided to open the gravel quotes instead of waiting until the May meeting. Three quotes were received: Wm. D. Scepaniak, Inc. at $7.30 c/yd, Lange Trenching $8.00 c/yd and Kotzer Excavating $9.75 c/yd. Discussion was held. Neil Franz made a motion to hire Scepaniak for graveling at $7.30 c/yd, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Culvert on Mapleview Road – Neil Franz reported on problems with a culvert on Mapleview Road. Greg Bardson has been asked to repair it.
RE: Discing Ditches – Discussion was held about discing ditches in an effort to bring some of the gravel back on the road. Vernon Willenbring will check into hiring someone to do it.
RE: Road Tour – It was decided to do Road Tour after the Board of Equalization and Review Meeting on Tuesday, April 10.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
5940 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill $ 64.93
5941 US Treasury social security/medicare 329.18
5942 COL Fire & Rescue 2012 – Qtr 1 1153.48
5943 Mary Lou Salzl election judge 80.00
5944 Joyce Wimmer election judge 80.00
5945 Walter Graham election judge 70.00
5946 Patti Legatt election judge 70.00
5947 Sunny Brook Ent. plowing $500/blading $1395 1895.00
5948 Stearns Cty Aud/Treas election charge 172.17
5949 Star Publications newspaper ads 45.50
5950 Brian Brix Excavating crackfilling ($1.20) 11980.00
Total $ 15,940.26
Year-to-date Total $ 49,849.05
At 10:14 pm Vernon Willenbring made a motion to extend the monthly meeting to Tuesday, April 10 at 12:00 pm to do Road Tour, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.