The December 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 Cole Thoma of The Stearns County Sheriffs Department, Marlene Statz, Dale Job from Magnifi Financial and Gail Holdvogt from Magnifi Financial
The November 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 $550,564.86 in the checking account.
Cole Thoma gave a report stating that from October till December 5,2022 there were 34 calls in Farming Township
Dale Job and Gail Holdvogt presented to the board the products that Magnifi is offering, including interest rates.
Marlene Statz was requesting a one day gambling license for the Farming Lions raffle that they will be having in conjunction with their annual fish fry on March 24, 2023. Jason Willenbring made a motion to approve the permit, Ben Mergen seconded it, all in favor, motion carried.
Dewey Klaphake is still looking into any ordinance ‘s regarding solar farms, but has not had much time to do so.
Derek Kulzer variance is part of a 5 year plan
Jason Willenbring made a motion to approve Resolution number 12-5-22, which states the Farming Community Center is the polling place for township elections and that the Stearns County Service Center is the polling place for all other elections. Ben Mergen seconded, all in favor, motion carried.
Jason Willenbring gave a report from the Chain of Lakes Fire meeting, they are looking at buying a new grass rig
Discussion was held regarding the interest rates that Magnifi is currently offering, Duane Janssen will check with Stearns Bank and see if they can match them and will follow up at the next meeting
The following claims were examined, verified and ordered paid
7154 Ben Mergen Supervisor wages $ 207.79
7155 Linda Theisen computer fee/mileage $ 145.20
7156 Linda Theisen Clerk Wages $ 864.40
7157 Jason Willenbring Supervisor Wages $ 484.84
7158 Dan Stommes Supervisor Wages $362.94
7159 Dan Stommes Mileage reimbursement $ 27.49
7160 Stearns Electric Monthly Bill $65.08
7161 Dewey Klaphake Zoning Admin wages $ 207.79
7162 Dewey Klaphake Milage reimb/permits $230.83
7163 Stearns County Auditor mail ballot precinct costs $ 5852.00
7164 Arvig monthly bill(to correct billing error) $ 54.96
7165 MATIT work comp insurance $363.00
7166 Midwest Asphalt Air Patch 223rd ave $ 2950.00
7167 Lange Trenching Blading $2516.28
7168 Duane Janssen Treasurer wages $554.10
7169 Farming Township Transfer to CD tarring fund $50,000.00
Year to date Total $339,033.97
At 9:39 pm Ben Mergen made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Jason Willenbring seconded. All in favor, motion carried.