REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

March 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:

Add Lake Byllesby under New Business.

Bob Benson made motion to accept agenda with additions.

John Miller seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3/0

 

Approval of February 15, 2011 Town Board Minutes:.

Vince Cockriel made motion to table reading of February minutes until April meeting.

John Miller seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3/0

 

Zoning Certificates:

1. Question on screening in deck and need for permit.  No permit needed at the township

      level as long as footprint remains the same.  Contact Goodhue County for permits

2.  Phillippo- Dave Pederson came to Planning Commission to report that roof on Rangers

       home will be done and also interior wall work in another building. 

      Clarification: No permits required at the township level.  Proceed to Goodhue County

          for required permits.

3. Steve Emery- request permission to put irrigation ditch in across the road

      -recommend boring as opposed to digging up road, putting east of bridge from south to north

      -Board requesting measurement from bridge on a map (want on file future bridge replacement)

 

Public to Speak: 

1. Rosie Schluter- meeting with the Red Cross/Emergency Preparedness

    -possibility of using Stanton Townhall as a command center

    -paperwork left for supervisors to look over

    -Red Cross representative to visit April 19th

 

Treasurer’s Report:

Ken Ebert reported:

Funds/Accounts

Amount

Notes

Current Investments

$     63,213.19

 

                               

Receipts

$     19,391.15

 

Disbursements

$       5,959.97

 

Ending Balance

$   219,100.85

Cash Available

$279.26 received for gravel tax.

John Miller made motion to accept Treasurer’s Report.

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

 

Bob Benson made motion to pay new clerk and new treasurer for the MAT short course training

   at the rate for whole day meeting. ($100.00)

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

 

John Miller made motion to appoint Laura Pederson as Deputy Clerk after Cheryle takes

   office on April 1, 2011

Vince Cockriel seconded the motion.

 

Clerk’s Report:

Laura Pederson reported-

1. Bob Benson and Jennifer Ritzman need to be sworn in on Friday, March 18th, 2011

2. Cheryle Peters to be sworn in on April 1st when current clerk resignation is effective.

3. Transition- current clerk available to train in new clerk and to complete unfinished tasks.

      Vince Cockriel made motion to appoint Cheryle Peters as clerk and to appoint Laura Pederson  

          as Deputy Clerk effective April 1, 2011

      John Miller seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3/0

4.  Bids- send out bids to DCI, Luhman Construction, and Bob Raway for chloride

        -sent out bids for gravel with placement by June 1st, no need for sand/salt bids until fall

5. Sealcoating of Penfield - GHC had already gone out for bids, GHC to put Stanton into contact  

        with contractor that won the county bid (John Scheuller county contact)

6.  Township Officer Sheet to be filled out with new township officers

7.  Parking Lot Light – Ken Ebert spoke with AJ Electric regarding light issues.

         AJ to contact Bob Benson with light specifications so that this can be fixed

8.  Tree Farm- have not received monies for chloride invoice.  Clerk to resubmit invoice

 

Road Report:

Tom Kurtz and John Krantz reported:

1. Signs – new signs needed. Need overall inventory for township with reflectivity checked.

    -new posts will also be needed

    -Dave Garner had volunteered to assist with this project as ‘older’ eyes needed

2.  Potholes that are emerging need to be graded when weather cooperates

3.  Need to cut brush and tree branches as soon as possible

4.  Road Trip - April 7, 2011 at 7 am

5.  Need to start checking for size needed for shed at current townhall site to be prepared.

 

Meetings Attended:

1. Spring Short Course –  March 15, 2011- John Miller, Cheryle Peters, Jennifer Ritzman

2. Rural Fire Association – Feb 24, 2011- Vince Cockriel and John Miller

 

Old Business:

-none-

 

 

 

 

 

New Business:

1.Byllesby Park- Vince Cockriel posed the questions: 

   What are the plans for the park?? 

   How close are they to finalizing plans?

   Why hasn’t the Stanton Township Board been approached??

   If the intent is to take the proposed land off the Stanton’s tax records if would be nice

      for this group to make their plans known to the Board prior to the last minute.

2. Supervisors-

     Bob Benson made motion to appoint John Miller as Township Board Chair

     Vince Cockriel seconded the motion.  Motion passed 2/0 *1 abstain

     Bob Benson made motion to appoint Vince Cockriel as Vice Chair of Township Board

     John Miller seconded the motion.  Motion passed 2/0 * 1 abstain

3.  Board of Equalization: When does each of the supervisors certifications for Board of 

         Equalization expire?

-clerk to locate this information

 

 

Upcoming Meetings:

1.  County Association of Townships Meeting – Zumbrota VFW – March 31, 2011 at 7 pm

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

 

Mail

Bob Benson made motion to open mail.

John Miller seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3/0

 

Bob Benson made motion to stay with current insurance plan for officers/employees.

John Miller seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3/0

 

Claims

Bob Benson made motion to pay claims.

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

 

Bob Benson made motion to pay Mark Dubbels $50 for acting as moderator at annual meeting.

John Miller seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3/0

 

Vince Cockriel made motion to have bank signature authorization form updated with new pertinent board members; 3 supervisors, clerk, treasurer, and deputy clerk after April 1, 2011. 

Ultimately, deputy treasurer to be added with the new treasurer, Jennifer Ritzman.

Bob Benson seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3/0

 

Bob Benson made motion to adjourn the meeting.

John Miller seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3/0

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM

 

Respectfully submitted,

Laura Pederson

 

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Stanton Township Clerk