Official Minutes 8.2.16
The August monthly board 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 Mike Schleper.
The July minutes were read. There was one correction: CentraSota of St. Martin sprayed road ditches not St. Martin Coop. Vernon Willenbring made a motion to accept the minutes with the correction, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
A financial report was given by Duane Janssen stating that the checking account balance was $294,139.56.
RE: Clear Lake Road Culvert – Discussion was held regarding the Clear Lake Road culvert and the repairs needed. Dave Robertson made a motion to have Lange Trenching repair the culvert, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Road Shoulders – Road shoulders will be checked next spring to see if any repairs are needed.
RE: Kriegle Lake Road – Vernon Willenbring stated that the road needed repair and Collegeville Township asked Farming Township to help pay. Vernon Willenbring will check with them again to see what repairs are needed.
RE: Road Spreadsheet – Discussion was held concerning the spreadsheet Dewey Klaphake had drawn up concerning work/repairs/gravel, etc that had been done on Township Roads in previous years. Dave Robertson made a motion to have him update the spreadsheet and to keep it current, Vernon Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Road Camera – Discussion was held on the information concerning the cost and need for a road camera. It was decided to put the issue on hold.
RE: Weed Inspection – Supervisors reported that weed inspection was finished and any issues that needed attention were taken care of.
RE: Albany Fire Dept – Dan Stommes reported on the Albany Fire Department Meeting. He stated that the wages for calls was raised to $11 per hour and a new water tanker will be purchased and the old one will be sold.
RE: Tar Repairs – The Supervisors will check into any tar road repairs that are needed and report back at the September monthly meeting.
RE: Clear Lake Road Repairs – The Supervisors will check into any repairs needed on Clear Lake Road and report back at the September monthly meeting.
RE: Tax Exempt Purchase – Mike Schleper, from the Farming Athletic Association, requested that Farming Township allow them to use the Township Tax Exempt status to help them purchase lighting for the baseball field. The Board informed him that Townships are not allowed to pass that exemption on to third parties according to the MN Township Association.
RE: District 5 Township Meeting – Any members of the Board wishing to attend the District 5 Meeting in Willmar on August 18, 2016 should meet at Trappers Pub and Grub to ride share.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6469 Lange Trenching blading $1793.00
6470 Star Publications newspaper ads 32.00
6472 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 64.93
6473 CentraSota Coop of St. Martin spray road ditches 2247.37
6474 Munson Township repair to 260th West 2832.50
Total $ 6,969.80
Year-to-date Total $ 208,148.89
At 9:32 pm, Vernon Willenbring made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Official Minutes 8.2.16