Official Minutes 1.7.14
The January monthly meeting was called to order by Dan Stommes at 8;00 pm. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present were Brian Brix, Leo Gerads, Jerry Rausch, Dave Robertson and Dewey Klaphake.
The December minutes were read. Neil Franz made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
A financial report was given by Duane Janssen stating that the Township had a balance of $169,685.44 in checking.
RE: Road Tarring – Dave Robertson and Jerry Rausch made a presentation concerning tarring roads in Farming Township and reasons they believe 280th Street from 223rd Avenus to Clear Lake Road should be one of the roads on the tarring list. Discussion was held. Supervisors stated that right now there is not enough money in the tarring fund to do any tarring and that the subject of which roads to tar should be brought up at the Annual Meeting.
RE: Robertson Complaint – Mr. Robertson stated that there is a problem with the approach to his property and that it causes water to back up by his garage when there is heavy rain. Discussion was held. The Board will look into it and check if something can be done.
RE: Snowplowing – Discussion was held. It was decided to sand the roads in the next day or two as the weather was warming up.
RE: Mergen Fire Bill – Neil Franz stated that he is still working on it and will report back when he has some results.
RE: Crackfilling – Brian Brix asked if the Township had decided to crackfill or not. Discussion was held. Neil Franz stated that he had contacted MN Engineering for information on different kinds of crackfilling materials and had not heard back. The subject was tabled until the February meeting.
RE: Industrial Park – Several people had questioned the Clerk as to what was happening in the Industrial Park along County Road 40. Dan Stommes reported that an approach was improved and that ground was leveled by the property owner. No permits were needed for that work.
RE: February Meeting – The February monthly meeting was rescheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014 because February 4 is Precinct Caucus Day and no public meetings can be held after 6:00 pm. It was also decided that the Annual Board of Audit and the Annual Budget Meeting will be held following the February monthly meeting, time permitting.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6156 Farming Community Center annual rent $1650.00
6157 Sunny Brook Ent. Inc. snowplowing 5602.50
6158 COL Fire District fire protection Qtr 4 1056.85
6159 Star Publications newspaper ads 46.90
6160 Albany Post Office stamps 46.00
6161 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 64.93
6162 US Treasury social sec./medicare 401.62
6163 Stearns Cty Assn of Twps state/county dues 1033.74
Year-to-date Total $8252.54
At 9:19 pm, Neil Franz made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Official Minutes 1.7.14