Official Minutes 7.2.13
The July monthly meeting was called to order by Dan Stommes at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. Present were Dan Stommes, Neil Franz, Vernon Willenbring and Judy Bruemmer. Also present were Math Schmitz, Dewey Klaphake, Kerry Mergen, Mike Schleper, Norb Jost and Lou Jost. Duane Janssen arrived at 8:20 pm.
The June minutes were read. One correction was made: the damaged driveway belonged to Notch. Neil Franz made a motion to accept the minutes with the correction, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Duane Janssen gave a financial report.
RE: Fire calls – Kerry Mergen was present to complain about billings he received from the Albany Fire Department and asked what the protocol was for such billings. Discussion was held. Neil Franz will contact the Albany Fire Department regarding the situation.
RE: Jost Culvert – Norb and Lou Jost were present to ask if something could be done regarding the culvert along their property. It was unable to handle the excess water from rains this spring. Discussion was held. The supervisors will check into the possibility of installing a larger culvert.
RE: Gambling Permit – Mike Schleper was present to inform the Township Board that the Farming Baseball Association is applying for a charitable gambling permit at the Trapper Pub & Grub. Discussion was held. The Board stated that they will await any paperwork that might need their signature.
RE: Dustcoating – Neil Franz reported that dustcoating is finished and all went well.
RE: Culverts – Math Schmitz stated that he had a “sink hole” by a culvert along his property and the Board stated that there were a couple of other areas that needed some filling. Discussion was held. The areas will be checked into and be repaired.
RE: Weed Control – Discussion was held concerning weed control. It was decided that each supervisor will take an area to check – the same as they did last year.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6102 Lange Trenching blading $ 3184.66
6103 Stearns Cty Aud-Treas assessing fee 6162.00
6104 US Treasury medicare/soc.security 560.00
6105 Minco Tech Center computer/accessories 891.00
6106 Appolis, Inc township website 600.00
6107 Central MN Dust Control dustcoating 10697.50
6109 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 64.93
6110 Pat Schmitz cutting road ditches 1196.70
Total $ 23,356.79
Year-to-date Total $ 141,357.37
At 9:08 pm, Vernon Willenbring made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Neil Franz seconded. All in favor, motion carried.