The July Monthly Board Meeting of Farming Township was called to order by Dave Robertson at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present were Dewey Klaphake, Dale Lange and Math Schmitz.
The June minutes were read. Dan Stommes made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Duane Janssen gave a financial report with $254,089.09 in the checking account.
RE: Road Issues – Discussion was held concerning a culvert on 5th Lake Road South, water running over 221st Street and various holes on 223rd Ave. These will be checked into.
RE: Ditchcutting – Math Schmitz reported that ditch cutting was finished. He also noted that there were no signs along the Bardson property concerning cutting and he did not see any flowers or trees that should be avoided. The second ditch cutting is planned to be done before school starts.
RE: Weed Inspection – Supervisors reported that inspection is in progress and there were no major problems.
RE: Kriegle Lake Road Repair – Jason Willenbring presented information concerning the repair and its cost that was given to him by Collegeville Township. The estimated cost to Farming Township was $10,000 to $15,000. Discussion was held. Jason Willenbring will check into it further.
RE: Culverts for Munson – Inventory was taken of culverts Farming Township had on hand. It was decided to offer them to Munson Township. Jason Willenbring will contact Munson Township.
RE: Clear Lake Road – It was noted that overhanging trees are beginning to cause problems along Clear Lake Road and may need trimming. This will be checked into.
RE: Tarring – It was noted that 223rd Ave may need to be resurfaced in the next couple of years or so. Dan Stommes will contact some contractors to check into options and costs.
RE: Tarring Fund CDs – Treasurer Duane Janssen reported that 3 of the CDs are due for renewal in July. He suggested combining them with the $50,000 we received from taxes into a 3 year CD in order to earn a much better interest rate. Discussion was held. Dan Stommes made a motion to combine the CDs and the $50,000 for a total of 192,978.51 into one three-year CD, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: Election Judges – Clerk Judy Bruemmer reported that 7 judges – Judy Bruemmer, Joyce Wimmer, Jack Wimmer, Diane Brinkman, Mary Lou Salzl, Victor Kotten and Linda Theisen – had already received training and the eighth – Grace Orbeck is scheduled for training the next week.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6694 United States Treasury medicare/social security $ 697.80
6695 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 65.08
6696 Lange Trenching class 2 $25039/blading $2120.64 27,159.64
6697 Math Schmitz ditchcutting 1,341.00
6698 Farming Township combining 3 CDs/$50,000 tarring fund 192,978.51
Total $ 222,242.03
Year-to-date Total $ 304,001.34
At 9:19 pm Jason Willenbring made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Dan Stommes seconded. All in favor, motion carried.