Board Chair, Robert Benson called the meeting to order. Other members present included
Supervisors David W. McKeag and David Garner, Clerk, Colleen Thompson and Treasurer, Kenneth Ebert.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Colleen read the minutes of the
Ken gave the Treasurer
Report. Investment totals are Building
Fund $160,573.57 and Road and Bridge Fund $122.340.18 for total investments of
$282,913.75. We had receipts for the
month of $5,134.45 and disbursements of $16,144.04. Current checking account balance is
$123,047.39. Dave McKeag made a motion
Kim Podritz appeared
representing Kevin and Tammy Whitson, 2199 Highway 19 Boulevard,
Ken Carpenter, representing
Mr. Haugen stated he has more acreage than most others in the community.
Bob stated it is a big building for that area.
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Mr. Haugen stated he had said before that he would work with us. He reminded the Board
there was no opposition from
neighbors at the
Bob stated he is not opposed to construction of a pole shed but thinks it is tall for the area.
Dave McKeag stated it is a nice looking building. The size would avoid add-ons or the need for several smaller buildings.
Mr. Haugen stated it is not galvanized or Quonset hut looking. The pitch of the roof would be the same as his house and garage at a 4/12 pitch. He stated he will do landscaping.
Mr. Haugen agreed that he could put windows on the north side for that purpose.
Dave McKeag made a motion to
grant a variance to Mr. Haugen for an oversized shed.
Tom Kurtz gave a road report. He reported that all rock has been delivered. One inch rock was applied to portions of 320th and 330th Streets. Chloride will be applied by Ferrellgas starting Thursday of this week. The mower is fixed and ditches will also be mowed this week.
Colleen reported that she had
been contacted by Mr. Gerry Willenbring and also Ron Waltz. Their appearance concerning
Bob stated the township has a supply of fill taken from Sciota Trail.
The Board discussed with Tom the
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Colleen stated we would need to completely clear our roads before doing their road maintenance and that they would not get roads maintained any earlier then with their current contractor.
Also brought up was the wear on the tires traveling on tarred roads to do a limited amount of maintenance.
Dave McKeag agreed stating what we were offered is not worth it.
Bob spoke about the equipment belonging to the people of the township and felt their opinions should be considered before agreeing to such an agreement.
Bob made a motion to decline the
Colleen reported that she had been contacted by Ron from Goodhue County Public Works. He stated we have many pot holes that need filling before they will seal coat our roads and wanted verification that we want them to do patching.
Tom also stated that when
meeting with Ron, he felt the portion of new tar on
The Board decided to have County fill pot holes and also to chip seal all asphalt roads located in the township. Colleen will call Ron with this information.
The Board asked Tom to dump rock
in the hole being made from people “cutting the corner” off from
John Miller also pointed out there is a hole on the edge of the tar surface on top of the hill on Deerwood that needs repair. It was determined County would repair it when doing patching work.
Bob has spoken to Bonnie Mantei about large trees in the road right of way along her property line that need to be cut down. Bob discussed the needed tree removal with Tom. The ditch on that side of the road is deep and Bob thought that if the property owners or a tree business does not want the trees they could be left in the ditch and fill added.
The ninety degree corner on Stanton Trail was discussed. The inside corner needs to be fixed. Traffic cuts the corner and is wrecking the culvert. Tom has graded the upper portion of the corner better defining the road but this has not helped shift traffic.
inside corner of the road. He saw this done at the CR 56 & CR 86
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County. It was decided the ninety degree corner at
a series of reflectors to prevent people from cutting that inside corner and to prevent them from getting any closer to the guide wire. We will check with County for reflectors.
Tom asked the Board to tell Andy Sandstrom to stay off from the township road with his grader.
It was noted that Donald Benson has resigned from the Planning Commission. The Board will come to the next Board meeting with names of persons interested in the position before making an appointment to fill the position. Colleen was instructed to post the position on the notice board.
Colleen will contact Mark
Dubbels about the upcoming meeting on
Bob reported no response back concerning plans for a town hall building and will contact someone else.
Bob made a motion to again state
Mail was distributed.
Bob referred to a letter
received from Attorney, Peter Tiede, from Murnane Conlin White &
Brandt. He asked if the Board should
consider replacing our current attorney, Mr. Tom Scott due to the conflict of Campbell,
Knutson also representing
Bob made a motion, seconded by Dave McKeag to pay claims. Motion carried.
Dave McKeag made a motion, seconded