Board Chair Robert (Bob) 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 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, ending balances: General Fund
$88,975.06, Road and Bridge Fund $21,490.78, Fire Fund $98.00, Building Fund
$2,244.00 for an ending balance of $112,807.84.
Receipts for the month totaled $3,947.27. Disbursements for the month totaled
$6,030.58. Dave McKeag made a motion,
Mr. & Mrs. Fred
Mr. Dierking stated they plan on Friday and Saturday guests only. No additional help would be hired.
The Board made the following statement: Mr.
& Mrs. Fred Dierking appeared before the Stanton Town Board on
Mr. Dierking stated he would talk to neighbors making them aware of his endeavor.
David Lorentz, Spring Garden Nursery,
Bob made a motion to approve a conditional use permit for the mini golf course with the stipulations of proper signage at the driveway, no lights, and no amplified sound outside the buildings. Dave McKeag seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The Clerk read the ad published in the Cannon Falls Beacon
asking for quotes to be submitted for the snowplowing of those roads stated in
the ad. Two quotes were submitted, one
by Jay Halbert of Jay’s Quick Lube and one by River Ridge Enterprises,
Inc. The Clerk also was contacted by
phone by resident Steve Anderson who was in attendance to address snowplowing
in front of his, and the Carl Slifka property on
5546 Hwy. 19 Blvd.,
This is my proposed bid for the 2004-2005 snowfall season
Per snow fall: plow only 3 – 6 inches $275.00
6 – 10 inches $350.00
over 10 inches $400.00.
Per snow fall: sand only $150.00 per time
Per snow fall: plow and sand 3-6 inches $350.00
6-10 inches $425.00
over 10 inches $475.00
Loader work for snow removal if needed $85.00 per hour per piece of equipment used.
No document of insurance was included with the quote.
River Ridge Enterprises, Inc.,
This agreement made for the 2004-2005 season between
RIVER RIDGE ENTERPRISES, INC. of
The contractor shall provide Snow Maintenance to the
FOLLOWING ROADS located in:
It is understood that, RIVER RIDGE ENTERPRISES, INC., is independent contractor and as such shall supply his own equipment and carry his own insurance coverage.
Depth activation 3 inch(s) depth
Minimum charge of $120.00 per time,
for snow removal on roads located in
Any plow damage done to mail boxes, etc, must be reported within 24 hours or contractor will not be held liable for said damage. Contractor is not responsible for lawn damage along driveways and curb lines.
Any additional handwork, clean-up or general maintenance, and extra time caused by extreme conditions will be an additional charge. The cost for all work shall be billed (monthly), and owner shall pay such bill within ten days of receipt.
building permit stating he needed to make a turn-around area for the snowplow and emergency vehicles. This has not been done.
Jay Halbert asked if the truck could back down the road and push the snow out.
Bob thought a letter should be sent to Slifka addressing the issue of a turn-around for the snow plow and a place to push snow.
Colleen stated she had talked with our MAT Insurance
representative, Troy Gilchrist after being contacted by an independent
contractor who asked about liability issues.
There was no road maintenance report as Tom was out of town for the holiday.
The township truck needs a DOT inspection. Bob will call Jim Welt to schedule an
Colleen reported a “dumped” boat with old tires and oil
containers inside located in the ditch along
Colleen reported that after three months, we have not
received back a signed agreement by the
Colleen reported that she has had no response back from Dan Benham and therefore felt we needed to look for another person willing to be our “back-up” maintenance person.
Colleen asked if she should call Mr. Monte Otterness as we know he is interested in the job. Bob stated he would prefer someone who lived closer. Dave McKeag stated he would talk to Dick Daniels to see if he would be interested.
reported that he had talked to MAT lawyers about “sharing” a building to be used by the township and a church. The biggest concern is liabilities. No public money may go to the church. Land should be owned by the township. A breezeway (not attached) could go to each building. The sharing of septic and water is not an issue. We would need to rent the building to the church for their use.
Bob asked if each entity could have liability insurance on the same building.
Colleen stated the Snow Plow Policy needed updating to
include the plowing of a portion of
Bob made a motion to by resolution update, making proper changes to the existing Snow Plow Policy and to adopt the revised policy to be called the 2004-2005 Snow & Ice Control Policy.
Colleen stated that due to not having MAT required proof of insurance documentation on file and an IC-134 signed by the State and returned to the Clerk, their submitted bill will not be approved for payment until she receives the proper paperwork. Colleen then reiterated the need for Board members to contact her, to see if the needed paperwork is on file before hiring private contractors. (NOTE: Hiring of contractors needs to be done by motion).
Colleen stated that the Ordinance update is completed. She sent a copy via e-mail to
Ken reported that the Township switched banks and accounts to be able to get checks returned as required by MAT. Now the federal law, Rule 21 is in effect and banks will not return checks. Ken stated our current bank won’t take copies but will provide internet on-line banking. Ken stated to view and print both sides of two checks took ten minutes. He stated the bank is willing to let us go to the bank and print checks there.
acknowledges that checks will no longer be returned and due to checks no longer being
Ken stated that three of our C.D’s need to be renewed soon. Ken will try for a one year to thirteen months term to be determined by the best interest rate he can obtain.
Colleen reported that filing for township elections will
Bob made a motion, seconded by Dave McKeag to distribute mail. Motion carried.
Bob made a motion, seconded by Dave McKeag to pay claims. Motion carried.
Dave McKeag made a motion, seconded by