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Board Chair Robert Benson called the meeting to order. Other members present included Supervisors David W. McKeag and David Garner, Colleen Thompson, Clerk and Ken Ebert, Treasurer.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Colleen read the minutes of the
Ken gave the Treasurer
Report. Currently there is a total of
$75,004.54 in checking and $72,446.78 in savings for a checking and savings
total of $147,451.32. CD’s are unchanged
at $227,658.36. Current assets total
$375,109.68. We had income for the month
of $902.63. This total includes $708.00 for building
permits, $150.00 chloride payment and $44.63 interest. Expenses this month totaled $4,300.21. Dave McKeag made a motion, seconded by
Kurt Emery, 884 Highway 19
Boulevard, Stanton, MN 55081, in section 31, appeared before the Board to
request a building permit for a 16`x18` addition onto his existing home. The estimated cost given is $10,000.00. Kurt
showed a site plan showing all setbacks will be met.
Kurt stated that he had filled
in the hole in the ditch at the intersection of
Tony & Judy Nobach,
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hearing is held in December instead of November.
Colleen reported that Myra Loven had spoken to her by phone to explain that she has gone to County about recognizing property she owns as having once had buildings and deeming the site buildable in the future by using the terms “replacement building”. She will attend our December Board Meeting to make the same request at the township level.
Mr. Dave Vandergon representing
Riverwood Church of Cannon Falls appeared before the Board to request
permission to place a 4`x4` sign on land they purchased along Highway 19
Boulevard stating it is the future site of Riverwood Church. He stated that two
weeks ago the County approved their request for a conditional use permit. The permit is good for 12 months and must be
renewed every year until they are ready to build. Bob made a motion, seconded by Dave McKeag to
allow a sign on property owned by
In Adam’s absence, Colleen reported that Adam has finished clearing the piles of sod, dirt and rock from the ditches on Sciota Trail, 20th Ave., and 23rd Ave. He has dumped a large quantity of this debris in a field on Curt Raavola’s property located along 23rd Ave.
Bob reported that Pine Bend Paving Inc. has checked their work done on the Oxford Mill Road and have stated that no recycled materials were used. They measured the thickness of the tar in several places at 1.5 inches, the final surface thickness of what they call two-inch thickness of tar applied.
Dave McKeag reported that he had
checked out the overlay work Ron Davis had done to 59th Ave and he
stated it looks good.
Colleen brought up the need to chloride portions of 2nd Ave., Sciota Trail and 310th Street before Thanksgiving per the agreement reached with Hampton Hills last year to reimburse the township for chloride application to these roads due to the numerous cars going to and from their tree farm. Her concern is the increase in chloride cost this year with our agreement last year being Hampton Hills would pay $30.00 per 100 feet. The Board asked Colleen to send a letter to Hampton Hills stating the increase in cost and asking them to reimburse the township at the current cost.
Curt Raavola has smoothed out one of three field roads in which he has cement, large rocks, and dirt piled. Bob will speak to him about smoothing out all field roads to which he has dumped these materials due to road safety issues in the township road-right-of-way.
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Colleen expressed the need for
the Supervisors to draw up a Snow Plow Policy before it snows for liability
reasons as advised by MAT at Short Courses.
The definition of road maintenance was discussed. Bob stated that road maintenance is the surface of the road, leave the road surface and it is called roadwork.
The Board met with Goodhue County Public Works on October 1, 2003 at the Cannon Falls City Hall. They talked about the future expansion of Hwy. 52 and how it will change County Road #24 and also the possibility of 57th Ave being turned into a County Road ten to twelve years from now. Also brought to County’s attention was their need to chloride portions of Sciota Trail and 23rd Ave Way due to the heavy traffic to the County Park.
All Board members except Dave McKeag will attend the MAT Annual Meeting being held at the Duluth Convention Center November 20 thru 22.
Colleen reported she has been in contact with Troy Gilchrist from MAT about the steps to take in pursuing an orderly annexation agreement with Cannon Falls. Colleen will obtain a copy of the agreement Cannon Falls has with Cannon Falls Township to use as a guide in what we need to include in our request. After we draw up our wants, we need to meet with the Cannon Falls Mayor to discuss our request. We will need our lawyer to draw up the actual agreement.
Colleen did not yet contact Wheeling Township for a copy of their town hall blueprint. Ken stated that a Mr. Kelly from Lester Builders of Red Wing has inquired about Stanton Township building a town hall. It was decided to have Ken contact him and tell him we would like to follow the plans Lester did for Wheeling Township with some modification.
Ken gave an update as to the status of projects he is working on. He stated new checks have arrived to be used with CTAS. He stated that Rob has drawn up levy recommendations in the
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past. This is actually the Boards responsibility.
Ken spoke about determining fund balances. CTAS is fund accounting. Quick Books has been used in the past and the funds were all lumped together. He has not yet been able to accurately determine what amounts should be used as fund balances. Also, depreciation of township equipment had been done in the past, Mr. Larry Olson has told Ken depreciation should not be done. Ken will ask Rob to attend the November Board Meeting to help the Board determine figures for making a levy recommendation.
It was determined that Ken needs to average funds levied and funds used in past years and to use these figures to determine an estimated fund balance. After averaging, use this figure for the fund balance to be inserted into the CTAS accounting system.
Bob reported that Mr. Tanner at 33048 57th Ave., Cannon Falls, MN has built a permanent shelter in the township road right-of-way. Bob stopped and spoke to Mr. Tanner asking him to remove the shelter from the road right-of-way.
Bob also reported that he had stopped and talked to Ms. Wendy Carroll, 37420 Stanton Trail, Cannon Falls, MN asking her to remove the gate fencing she has in the township road right-of-way.
Road mileage certification of
Mail was distributed.
Bob made a motion, seconded by Dave McKeag to pay claims. Motion carried.