REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OCTOBER 19, 2004

 

Board Chair, Robert Benson called the meeting to order.  Other members present included

Supervisor David W. McKeag and Supervisor David Garner, Clerk Colleen Thompson and Treasurer Kenneth Ebert.

 

The pledge to the flag was recited.

 

Colleen read the minutes of the September 21, 2004 meeting.  Dave Garner made a motion, seconded by Dave McKeag to accept the minutes as read.  Motion carried.

 

Ken read the Treasurer Report.  Investments stayed the same with $160,573.57 in the Building Fund, $124,543.27 in the Road and Bridge Fund giving total investments of $285,116.84.  Cash Control Statement:  General Fund $91,369.61, Road and Bridge $25,156.03, Fire $98.00, Building Fund $2,244.00 giving an ending balance of $118,867.64.  We had receipts of $423.94 and disbursements of $7,627.89.  Dave Garner made a motion, seconded by Bob to approve the report as read.  Motion carried.

 

Robert Berge, 26749 Biscayne Avenue, Farmington, MN 55024 (phone 612-701-8076) appeared before the Board to request a permit to build a new home in Section 34 on 34 acres located on 35th Avenue.  All setbacks will be met.  The home is to be 90x50 for a total of 3,757 square feet.  Estimated cost is $264,000.00.  Dave Garner made a motion, seconded by Dave McKeag to grant a permit.  Motion carried.

 

Bruce Duden of Duden and Viken Builders, 2419 Valley Court, Northfield, MN appeared before the Board to request a permit for a replacement deck for Ken Althoff, Spruce Lane, Cannon Falls, MN 55009.  The deck size is one section of 44x8 and another at 16x12.  Dave Garner made a motion, seconded by Bob to grant a permit.  Motion carried.

 

Colleen reported that she had called and talked to Sue Davis by phone and also sent a copy of the road agreement (59th Avenue) drawn up by Tom Scott via e-mail for their review. Colleen requested they call and if possible to attend the October 19th Board Meeting to sign the road agreement.  No contact has been made by Ron or Sue Davis.

 

Colleen reported that the sign for 57th Avenue is ordered and needs to be picked up.

 

Bob reported that he attended the County Board of Adjustments meeting held for John Pernic’s variance request.  County wanted Mr. Pernic to change his septic location.

 

Dave Garner reported he attended the County meeting in Zumbrota.  Greg Isakson of the Public Works Department stated the bridge on 330th will not be replaced until 2008 – 2010 due to lack of state funding.  Dave received one copy of an updated County Ordinance.  State Auditor, Pat Anderson spoke about township audits and banking issues.

 

Dave Garner made a motion to purchase an additional copy of the Goodhue County Ordinance to be left at the town hall.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING (October 19, 2004 cont.)

 

Bob Schlekewy, representing the Cannon Falls Sportsmen, 32970 Oxford Mill Road, Cannon Falls, MN appeared before the Board to request a liquor permit for January 29, 2005.  Dave Garner made a motion to by resolution issue the Cannon Falls Sportsmen Club the temporary issuance of a 3.2 malt liquor license for January 29, 2005 and to consent to the issuance of the license applied for.  Dave McKeag seconded the motion. Carried.

 

Colleen reported she will do the Public Accuracy Test on October 28, 2004 and then have another session of Judges Training at the Randolph School on the same date.

 

Bob stated we will have town hall blueprints back in a couple of weeks and should set a date for a public meeting. 

 

Bob stated he has gotten no response back from Du-Bar Tree Service for estimates of tree removal on Stanton Trail.

 

Colleen reported she ordered fifty (50) sign posts from the Public Works Department.

 

Dave Garner reported on the meeting with Joanne Wood and Allard Moorhouse at the Moorhouse Gravel Pit.  Although the Township requested fencing, Dave stated due to the wording in the County Ordinance, he did not see them requiring fencing be installed.

 

Colleen reported that David Lorentz has contacted her to request the procedure needed to pursue miniature golf at the nursery location.  Colleen will contact Mr. Lorentz with the information he is requesting.

 

Dave McKeag has been contacted by Elaine Andrews.  She is requesting the Township remove the outhouse.

 

Dave McKeag reported the furnace was serviced on Friday morning.  It was cleaned and a thermostat, a belt and a fuel nozzle have been replaced.

 

Ziegler was contacted by Colleen and they serviced the grader, replacing a cable, two air hoses and two lights.  Dave McKeag stated he was told to loosen the cable when articulating to the left.

 

The MAT Convention in St. Cloud was discussed.  Board members need to contact Ken by Friday, the 5th of November for the early entrance discount.

 

Colleen reported she had talked with Tom Scott about co-location on existing towers and how to interpete the Township Ordinance.  Because we state and encourage co-location, Dave Garner stated we can not deny a request and to co-locate a standard permit is needed.  Bob agreed.  Dave Garner stated the need to relay to the Planning Commission that no conditional use is required for co-location.

 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING (October 19, 2004 cont.)

 

Colleen reported that road mileage certification is due.  Totals are:  28.8 aggregate surface miles, 3.5 bituminous surface miles, for a total of 32.3 road miles maintained.

 

Dave Garner suggested we send to the Randolph Fire Department a statement of valuation of the Randolph School District, using the valuation we have in hand.  Dave Garner then made a motion to send the current valuation of our property, basically ISD 195 to the Randolph/Hampton Fire Department for the purpose to base budgetary projections on this value.  Dave McKeag seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

Dave Garner stated that due to Tom stating he will need help in the winter, he has talked with Dan Benham and Dan would help with winter snowplowing at $16.00 per hour.

 

Discussion was had about the total amount of snow needed before roads are plowed.  Dave McKeag stated 3” with Bob agreeing roads will be plowed after a minimum of 3” of snow.

 

Bob made a motion to hire Dan Benham as a back-up snowplow person and only after being contacted by Tom when he is unable to snowplow.  Dave McKeag seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Note:  Dave Garner abstained from action.

 

Dave Garner stated he had talked with Monte Otterness and Monte stated his interest as a grader operator.

 

It was stated Ryan Rounds is interested in snowplowing as independent contractor.

 

The Township will put a notice in the paper requesting quote of per hour charge, including all equipment to snowplow Woodland Heights Roads, including 311th Street, 55th Avenue, 55th Avenue Way, 56th Avenue Way and Deerwood Drive.

 

Bob made a motion to buy and place a padlock on the diesel barrel.  Dave McKeag seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

Bob made a motion, seconded by Dave McKeag to distribute mail.  Motion carried.

 

Bob made a motion to pay claims plus a supplemental claim/signed check for MAT Convention registration.  Dave Garner seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

Dave McKeag made a motion, seconded by Bob to adjourn.