Official Minutes 6.2.15
The June monthly meeting was called to order by Neil Franz at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present were Dewey Klaphake, Fred Holthaus, Dave Robertson, Brian Brix, Lisa Klaphake, Matt Schmitz, Jamie Kurtz, Pat Zimmerman, Joe Thelen, Stacy Barrow, Paul Killmer, Dale Lange, John Blenker, Dan Achilles, Buddy Bushman, Norb Jost, Lou Jost and Neil Eiynck.
The May minutes were read. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Duane Janssen gave a financial report stating that the checking account balance was $204,407.67.
RE: Road Ditch Cutting – A quote for road ditch cutting was received from Pat Schmitz for $64/hr. Discussion was held. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the quote of $64/hr from Pat Schmitz, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried. Fred Holthaus commented that if residents didn’t want the ditch cut that they should notify the Supervisors or Matt Schmitz.
RE: Lewis Fischer Plat – Mr. Achilles presented a plat for Lewis Fischer Estates Second Addition. Discussion was held. Vernon Willenbring made a motion to approve and sign the plat, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Road Study Group Presentation – The Group, consisting of Fred Holthaus, Dave Robertson, Brian Brix, Dewey Klaphake and Paul Killmer, with Neil Franz as the Township Board representative, gave a visual presentation regarding options for tarring Township Roads. The members had met five times for 1.5 hours each time and did some researching to find different alternatives. Straight forward bonding would not work as we could not bond enough to tar all roads – doing it in steps would require voter approval for each step – roughly 25% or more of the amount would be assessed for fees – and in the end the Township would not be able to tar all the roads. The group suggested that it would not be feasible. As bonding to tar all roads was not recommended the group came up with a Criteria for Paving list for the Board to use in considering which roads to tar and still give them flexibility in their final decision. The group did not give any recommendation as to which roads to tar – just a reminder of their criteria list and the Tarring Resolution. The Board thanked the group for all their efforts in researching and presenting the information.
RE: Culvert on 221st – The culvert was checked out. Supervisors will keep an eye on it and take care of it.
RE: Manana Approach – Vernon Willenbring reported that Linn Farms was agreeable to the 50/50 offer for the approach. Vernon Willenbring made a motion to approve the approach with the Township and Linn Farms each paying 50% of the cost, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Dustcoating – Supervisors reported that several residents had contacted them about dustcoating. The roads to be dustcoated will be scheduled.
RE: Hedgewood Road signs/railings – Dan Stommes stated that they would be taken care of soon.
RE: Crackfilling – Dan Stommes reported that he will get in touch with the contractor and the remaining roads will be done. Supervisors stated that they were pleased with the condition of the crackfilling that was done last year.
RE: Mahogany Culvert – Dan Stommes reported that there may be some problems with a culvert in Mahogany Road due to some approved environmental construction being done by a landowner. He will watch and see if anything needs to be done.
RE: Weed inspection – The Supervisors agreed to each take 1/3 of the Township as is prior years.
RE: Zoning – Dewey Klaphake gave a report on the Land Use Workshop he attended.
RE: Summer Course Workshop – Vernon Willenbring stated that he will be attending the workshop. No other members will be going.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6337 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill $ 64.93
6338 Judy Bruemmer election judge 87.50
6339 Judy Bruemmer clerk wages 858.85
6340 Judy Bruemmer reimburse mile/post/supplies 157.00
6341 Neil Franz supervisor wages 720.33
6342 Neil Franz reimburse workshop fee 50.00
6343 Dewey Klaphake zoning adm. wages 152.38
6344 Dewey Klaphake reimburse mile/permit fee 107.40
6345 Vernon Willenbring supervisor wages 646.45
6346 Vernon Willenbring reimburse mile/meals 100.64
6347 Daniel Stommes reimburse mile/workshop fee 99.28
6348 Daniel Stommes supervisor wages 609.51
6349 Duane Janssen treasurer wages 595.66
6350 Duane Janssen reimburse workshop fee/milk 53.00
6351 Lange Trenching blading 1997.66
6352 Wm Scepaniak gravel 21141.00
Total $ 27,441.59
Year-to-date Total $ 78,068.83
At 10:10 pm Dan Stommes made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Neil Franz seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Official Minutes 6.2.15