REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

February 15, 2011

Stanton Town Hall

31186 40th Avenue Way, Cannon Falls, MN 55009

 

Attending: Board Chair, Bob Benson; Vice Chair, John Miller; Vince Cockriel, Supervisor; Treasurer, Ken Ebert; Clerk, Laura Pederson.

 

Bob Benson called meeting to order at 7 pm.

Pledge of allegiance was recited.

Bob Benson called to reveal any conflicts of interest.

None were heard.

 

Approval of Agenda:

Additions of Rosie Schluter to Public to Speak, Budget under New Business, and also

   Jack Schlichting under New Business.

Bob Benson made motion to accept agenda with additions.

John Miller seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3/0

 

Approval of January 18, 2011 Town Board Minutes:

John Miller made motion to approve January minutes.

Vince Cockriel seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3/0

 

Zoning Certificates:

-none-

 

Public to Speak: 

1. Rosie Schluter – Disaster Relief

    -Planning Commission suggested putting a notice in the paper to let others know about this

       Ad Hoc Committee

   -Paul Martin, from the Beacon, stated that he would put something in the paper

   -Vince Cockriel suggested having one of the Road Crew on this Ad Hoc Committee

   -looking for volunteers

   -Rosie is also connecting with the Red Cross

 

Treasurer’s Report:

Ken Ebert reported:

Funds/Accounts

Amount

Notes

Current Investments

$     63,213.19

 

                               

Receipts

$     12,219.59

 

Disbursements

$       3,981.19

 

Ending Balance

$   206,669.67

Cash Available

Vince Cockriel made motion to accept Treasurer’s Report.

John Miller seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3/0.

 

Pay needed to be adjusted due to change in FICA law (6.2% to 4.2%) for a few employees.

Data shared: $241,901.15 collected from Goodhue County in the 3 payments

Clerk’s Report:

Laura Pederson reported-

1.  Fax-  new machine found for township by Dave Garner.

     -many old machines are piling up in the office…2 printers and an old fax machine

     -Dave Garner can dispose of these machines appropriately

     John Miller made motion to call all of these old machines as scrap/surplus

     Vince Cockriel seconded the motion.

2. Absentee Voting-  March 5 from 10 am to Noon

     -if any absentee voters come and vote, the absentee board will be convened before Tuesday

3. Election Judges-  Elizabeth Top, Laura Pederson, John Miller

 

Road Report:

No one present

 

Meetings Attended:

Board of Audit – Bob Benson, John Miller, and Vince Cockriel

Goodhue County Township Meeting in Zumbrota – Vince Cockriel and John Miller

 

Old Business:

1. Ordinance Update – Planning Commission made some additional changes as

        reported by Cheryle Peters.  Page 14 (section 15) verbage changed to current

        property owner versus fee owner. Discussion ensued.

2. James Schlueter – registered letter as requested has been turned in and CUP issued

3. Rental Policy – policy reviewed and discussed along with Planning Commission ideas

     Vince Cockriel made motion to continue with existing policy

      John Miller seconded the motion. Motion passed 3/0

 

New Business:

1. Jack Schlichting Request For Township Financial Information

     -information is public record

     -information is available but clerk not responsible for assembling/research info for request

     -information/files are to be made available at the townhall for Mr. Schlichting to look through

2. Budget and Levy

General

$ 47,000.00

 

Road & Bridge

 120,000.00

 

                                 

Fire

    35,000.00

 

Building

    13,000.00

 

   TOTAL

$215,000.00

 Decrease of 1.4% over 2011 levy

Vince Cockriel made motion to accept the proposed levy for 2012 and present at annual meeting

Bob Benson seconded the motion. Motion passed 3/0

3. Annual Report- treasurer directed to make 25 copies of annual report to hand out at annual mtg

 

Upcoming Meetings:

1. Board of Equalization – April 7, 2011 at 1 pm with Road Trip at 7 am on same day

2. Spring Short Course – March 15th in Rochester

3. Rural Fire Association – February 24th

4. Board of Canvas – March 8 – following the Annual Meeting

 

 

 

Mail

Bob Benson made motion to open mail.

Vince Cockriel seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3/0

 

Claims

Bob Benson made motion to pay claims.

Vince Cockriel seconded the motion. Motion passed 3/0.

 

John Miller made motion to adjourn the meeting.

Bob Benson seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3/0

Meeting adjourned at 9:05 PM

 

Respectfully submitted,

Laura Pederson

 

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Stanton Township Clerk