The December monthly meeting of the Farming Township Board 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 and Marlene Statz.
The November 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 $342,083.93 in checking.
RE: Lion’s Gambling License – Marlene Statz presented an application for approval of a gambling permit for the Lion’s Club spring raffle. Discussion was held. Dan Stommes made a motion to approve the application, Dave Robertson seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: 307th St. Fire – Dan Stommes reported that the Albany Fire Department contacted him concerning the lack of a street sign on 307th Street. Discussion was held. As 307th is not a township road, Dan Stommes will contact the county as to our responsibilities regarding the sign and Dave Robertson will contact the Township Association attorney about it and any assumed responsibilities if we put up a sign.
RE: Crackfilling – Dan Stommes stated that the patches on 223rd were done and as much crackfilling was done as possible.
RE: Polling Place Resolution #1218 – Dan Stommes made a motion to designate the Farming Community Center as the official polling place for Farming Township elections, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
RE: January Meeting – Due to the New Year’s holiday it was decided to change the January meeting to Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the usual time and place. The Clerk will publish and post the notice.
RE: Zoning – Dewey Klaphake gave a short report on zoning.
RE: COL Budget Meeting – A reminder was given that the COL Budget Meeting will be held on December 10, 2018. The Clerk will post the notice.
RE: Board of Equalization – The Clerk reminded the Supervisors that should Dave Robertson not run for re-election or should not win that we would not have anyone on the Board qualified for the Board of Equalization. The Supervisors will check on available training.
RE: Township Election – The Clerk noted that Affidavits for Candidacy for the March Township Election can be filed from January 1, 2019 to 5 pm on January 15, 2019 for the positions of Supervisor and Treasurer.
The following warrants were examined, verified and ordered paid:
6742 Dave Robertson supervisor wages $ 323.22
6743 Dewey Klaphake zoning adm. wages 183.55
6744 Dewey Klaphake re-imb. permits/mileage 84.64
6745 Daniel Stommes supervisor wages 311.68
6746 Jason Willenbring supervisor wages 415.58
6747 Dave Robertson reimb. mileage 17.36
6748 MATIT workman’s comp ins. 283.00
6749 City of St. Martin ½ 2018 fire protection 5701.37
6750 Judy Bruemmer clerk wages 845.00
6751 Judy Bruemmer election judge 87.50
6752 Judy Bruemmer re-imb. computer/mileage 106.60
6753 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill 65.08
6754 Duane Janssen treasurer wages 457.13
6755 Farming Township combine tarring fund CD’s 295,815.87
Total $ 304,697.58
Year-to-date Total $ 655,080.49
At 8:55 pm, Dan Stommes made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
***Year-end audit shows 49.00 error in November list of warrants total. End of Year total for warrants should be $655,031.49. ***