Official Minutes 6.7.16
The June monthly meeting of Farming Township was called to order by Dan Stommes at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present were Dewey Klaphake, Dale Lange, John Blenker and Matt Schmitz.
The May minutes were read. One correction was made in the May 3, 2016 minutes: change “bituminous overlay” to “chip seal”. Dave Robertson made a motion to accept the minutes with the correction, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried. One correction was made in the May 17, 2016 extended meeting: change c.yd. in the quotes to “ton”. Vernon Willenbring made a motion to accept the minutes with the correction, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Duane Janssen gave a financial report stating that the checking account balance is $252,132.55.
RE: Class 2/Dustcoating – It was reported that Class 2 and Dustcoating applications would begin by the end of the week, weather permitting.
RE: Ditch Cutting – Only one quote was received for ditch cutting. It was received from Schmitz Mowing Service for $60/hr plus fuel, using a 70 hp tractor with an 8 ft disc mower. Discussion was held. Vernon Willenbring made a motion to accept the bid from Schmitz Mowing Service, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried. Mr. Schmitz reported that there were large areas of thistles, especially along 280th and 223rd that needed spraying. Supervisors will check into it.
RE: Weed Inspection – Supervisors reported that they will begin weed inspection with each taking 1/3 of the Township.
RE: Legal Seminar – Dave Robertson gave a report on the Township Legal Seminar he attended. He said it was excellent and well attended. Two points he brought up were that transferring monies from one fund to another can only be done by a unanimous decision of the Board and that tarring decisions are made by the Board.
RE: Website – Dewey Klaphake reported that moving the website is a ‘work in progress’ and should be done by the end of July.
RE: General Election – The Clerk presented the list of election judges and head judges. Election judges are Linda Theisen, Jack Wimmer, Mary Lou Salzl, Vernon Willenbring, Dave Robertson and Victor Kotten. Head judges are Joyce Wimmer and Judy Bruemmer. All judges have been scheduled for training. Vernon Willenbring made a motion to approve the list of election judges and head judges, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Summer Short Course – A reminder was made concerning the Township Summer Short Course. Judy Bruemmer plans on attending.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6442 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill $ 64.93
6443 MN Assn of Twp workshop fee/Judy 50.00
6444 COL Fire District Qtr 2 fire protection 1243.09
6446 Lange Trenching blading 2260.50
6447 Dewey Klaphake re-imb. fees/mileage/website 357.23
6448 Dave Robertson supervisor wages 664.34
6449 Dave Robertson re-imb. mileage/wkshop fee 214.52
6450 Wm. Scepaniak Inc. class 5 on twp. roads 29535.27
6451 Vernon Willenbring supervisor wages 918.88
6452 Vernon Willenbring re-imb. wkshop fee/mileage/meals 122.15
6453 Dewey Klaphake zoning adm. wages/website 370.55
6454 Daniel Stommes supervisor wages 664.92
6455 Daniel Stommes reimb. mileage/wkshop fee 239.96
6456 Judy Bruemmer clerk wages 969.67
6457 Judy Bruemmer reimb. wkshop fee/mileage/computer 175.02
6458 Duane Janssen reimb. wkshop fee 50.00
6459 Duane Janssen treasurer wages 595.66
Total $ 38,496.69
Year-to-date Total $ 83,777.08
Vernon Willenbring made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 pm, Dave Robertson seconded.
All in favor, motion carried.