REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

April 19, 2011

Stanton Town Hall

31186 40th Avenue Way, Cannon Falls, MN 55009

 

Attending: Board Chair, John Miller; Vice Chair, Vince Cockriel, Supervisor, Bob Benson, Clerk, Cheryle Peters; Treasurer, Jennifer Ritzman; Laura Pederson

(training.)

John Miller called meeting to order at 7 pm.

Bob Benson made a motion to approve the agenda.Vince Cockriel seconded the motion. The motion passed 3/0.

Pledge of allegiance was recited.

John Miller called to reveal any conflicts of interest.

None were heard.

 

Approval of Agenda:

Vince Cockriel made a motion to accept agenda with additions.

Bob Benson seconded the motion.Motion passed 3/0

 

Approval of April 19, 2011 Town Board Minutes:.

Vince Cockriel made a motion to approve the April 19th minutes. Bob Benson seconded the motion.The motion passed 3/0.

 

 

 

Zoning Certificates:

 

Public to Speak:

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

††† Cindy Becker of the Goodhue County Chapter of the Red Cross proposed using the Town Hall, incidentally, as an emergency shelter for 100 people or less. The town board wished to review the Red Crossís Survey and Shelter Agreement documents.

  1. Commissioner Samuelson and Willie Root spoke about Lake Byllesby and the sale of the dam to Dakota County. Commissioner Samuelson apologized for the oversight in communication with Stanton Township regarding recent County Park Developments, specifically, Stanton Township land transfers. Willie Root spoke briefly about Parks and Trails and some history about the development of the Byllesby Park.
  2. Paul Schluter talked about CapX2020.There are two new possible routes. He presented maps and a DVD to the town board.
  3. Paul Schluter spoke of HF 389.This is a bill that might impact local control regarding development.†† He suggested contacting our local legislators, Representative Pat Garofalo and Senator Dave Thompson.As of, yet, the bill has had no hearing. The Land Stewardship Project has called attention to this bill through the MLWV.

 

  1. Deputy Harrison from the Goodhue County Sheriffís Department stopped in for a friendly visit.He introduced himself and offered assistance.He is the patrol for our township.

 

 

 

Treasurerís Report:

Jennifer Ritzman reported:

Funds/Accounts

Amount

Notes

Current Investments

$†††† 63,220.52

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Receipts

$†††††††††††† 26.56

 

Disbursements

$†††††† 36,064.74

 

Ending Balance

$†† 183,062.67

Cash Available

 

Bob Benson made a motion to accept the Treasurers Report.Vince Cockriel seconded the motion.The motion passed 3/0.

 

Signature Authorizations were made for First Farmers and Merchants Bank and First Merchants Bank.

 

Clerkís Report:

Cheryle Peters reported that she and Treasurer Jennifer Ritzman were registered to attend the CTAS training on Thursday, May 12- sponsored by the Office of the State Auditor.Upon request, Chairman John Miller approved whole day pay for the training with a report.

 

Road Report:

Tom Kurtz reported:

1.      Some grading has been done.More grading needed and keep it up for the season.Truck is at Johnís and is cleaned out and washed.

2.      Zeigler was consulted re: tire.Remedy will be tried. Air brake was discussed. Stanton Trail was slated for more rock.

3.      Quotes for rock were opened.Anderson Rock and Lime, Inc., $8.45/ton; Castle Rock Materials, $9.60/ton;Bruening Rock Products, Inc., $7.76/ton;Bob Benson made a motion to accept the quote from Anderson Rock and Lime, Inc.Vince Cockriel seconded the motion. The motion passed 3/0. Bruening Rock Products, Inc. was declined, partially, due to a lack of information provided in the quote. The township would like to have more information on the size and sources of the rock for future quotes from Bruening Rock Products, Inc.Trucks Hauling signage was discussed.

4.      Quotes for Chloride were opened. Luhmanís Construction Co.,$0.74 per gallon;†† Quality Dust Control Services, $.675 per gallon .3 application rate;Dustcoating Inc., $0.675 per gallon.Vince Cockriel made a motion to accept the Chloride quote from Dustcoating, Inc. Bob Benson seconded the motion.The more recent of two quotes from Quality Dust Control Services was competitive with Dustcoating Inc., however, Dustcoating Inc. had received the contract in 2010. The motion passed 3/0.

5.      Seal-coating for Pennfield Addition- Vince suggested one more quote on 6800 sq. yards.He will contact Midwest. Bob Benson made a motion to authorize Chairman John Miller to sign for a seal-coating contract, out of two quotes.†† Vince Cockriel seconded the motion.The motion passed 3/0.

6.      330th Street Bridge- John Miller made a request for information on bridge engineering. John Miller will contact Erickson Engineering.

7.      Per request, Chloride application will be 15ft. wide for high volume roads.

 

Meetings Attended:

Bob Benson Ė†† Board of Appeals and Equalization, Road Inspection,

John Miller-††††† Board of Appeals and Equalization, Road Inspection, Goodhue County††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Association of Townships

Vince Cockriel- Goodhue County Association of Townships

 

Old Business:

Commissioner Samuelson and Willie Root addressed Lake Byllesby during the Public to Speak section.

 

New Business:

1.      CUP clarification for Planning Commission/Ordinance- The town board would like to agree with legal opinion given by the Minnesota Association of Townships stating that a CUP would stay with the land and not the applicant. CUPís would, subsequently, need to be filed with the county by the township.

2.      Gibson Sanitation- Due to the minimal amount of trash generated by the town hall, it was suggested to terminate service.Vince Cockriel made a motion to terminate service and Bob Benson seconded the motion.The motion passed 3/0.

Upcoming Meetings:

 

 

Mail

Vince Cockriel made a motion to open mail.

Bob Benson 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 adjourn the meeting.

Vince Cockriel seconded the motion.Motion passed 3/0

Meeting adjourned at 9:53 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Cheryle A. Peters

 

 

 

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Stanton Township Clerk