The July Monthly Meeting of the Farming Township Board was called to order by Dan Stommes at 8:00 pm. The flag pledge was said. All members were present. Also present were Dale Lange, Matt Schmitz, Ed Jaeger and Cole Thomma of Stearns County Sheriffs Department. The meeting was held using social distancing and Covid 19 recommendations.
The June minutes were read. Jason Willenbring made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Ben Mergen seconded. All in favor, motion carried.
Treasurer Duane Janssen gave a financial report with $601,871.71 in the checking account.
RE: Ed Jaeger was present to discuss about putting in a new culvert in on his meadow hay ground. The current culvert is not on his property. Discussion was held. The board said to get ahold of Dewey Klaphake to get a permit and that any costs associated with the new culvert would be Ed Jaeger’s.
Cole Thomma from the Sheriffs Department gave a report of activity in the township for April and May.
RE: Jason Willenbring asked for a review of election judges. Linda Theisen reported that herself and Victor Kotten would be trained as head judges and that Anne Smith-Bleichner would also be a election judge. Linda also reported that if more judges are needed, she talked to Albany Township and that we would be able to get one from them.
RE: Dust control on 260th Dale Lange reported that it should be done soon.
RE: Weed Inspection each of the supervisors have gone thru their area once and will report back next month with any follow up
RE: Culvert on Clear Lake Road will be looked at next month
RE: Frost boil on 223rd will be looked at next month
The following claims were examined, verified and ordered paid:
7126 Stearns Electric monthly electric bill $ 65.08
7123 Math Schmitz cutting road ditches $ 1941.00
7124 Lange Trenching Class 2, Class 5 and blading $ 39,000.37
Total $ _______
Year-to-date Total $ _________
At 9:05 pm ___________ made a motion to adjourn the meeting, _____________ seconded. All in favor, motion carried.