Official Minutes 5.3.16
The May Board 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, John Blenker and Dale Lange.
The April minutes were read. Vernon Willenbring made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Treasurer Duane Janssen gave a financial report stating that the checking balance was $255,223.82.
RE: Blading Quotes – Only one quote was received for blading. Lange Trenching submitted a quote of $44.00/mile. Discussion was held. Dave Robertson made a motion to accept the bid of $44.00/mile, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Chip Seal – Dale Lange presented information concerning Chip Seal as an option to tarring. He also submitted estimates from Knife River and Astech to show cost of overlay. Discussion was held. The County is currently planning on using the overlay on County Road 117. Supervisors decided to watch how the overlay works on that road.
RE: Website – Dewey Klaphake presented information on the new domain and website. GoDaddy will host the site. They need credit card payment. Mr. Klaphake agreed to pay the fee which will be reimbursed by Farming Township. Dave Robertson made a motion to have Mr. Klaphake pay the fee and the Township will reimburse him for it, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Dustcoating – Supervisors decided which roads would be dustcoated. The clerk will post a notice to Township landowners stating that any request for dustcoating of roads along their property should be given to the Supervisors before May 17, 2016. Supervisors will check for dustcoating quotes.
RE: 288th East – Brian Brix was present to request a cost-share for work he had done along 288th Street East as it costed him more than he had anticipated. Supervisors stated that he had asked to be allowed to do the work along the road and requesting a cost-share after the fact was not acceptable. The Board decided they would not pay for any of the work done. (Noted: Dave Robertson abstained from the decision because of his relationship with Mr. Brix.)
RE: 317th – Dale Lange and John Blenker were present to find out if there was any way to get 317th improved or tarred. They argued that the tarring resolution stated that it could be done if the property owners would pay half. Discussion was held. It was noted that the road would need some work before tarring could be done and it was not known about the interpretation of the tarring resolution. Some checking would have to be done concerning the condition of the road and the resolution.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6439 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill $ 64.93
6440 Lange Trenching blading 2440.28
6441 Stearns Cty Aud/Treas election costs/maintenance 585.06
Total $ 3,090.27
Year-to-Date Total $ 45,280.39
At 10:05 pm, Vernon Willenbring made a motion to extend the May Board Meeting to Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm for the purpose of making final decisions on dustcoating, receiving quotes for crushed granite, and to discuss options for 317th Street, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Official Minutes 5.3.16