Burnhamville Township • April 26, 2016


These are unapproved minutes.
The regular meeting of the Town Board of Burnhamville Township was held April 26, 2016 at the Burtrum Community Center. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Mike Berscheit. Members present include Supervisors: Mike Berscheit, Louis Thompson and Bruce Johnson; Clerk Shirley Hulinsky; Treasurer Pam Throener. Others present: Erv Herdering, Ervin Muellner, Steve & Betty Ruhter, Tom & Bonnie Kuehne, Chuck Macy, Gary Opatz and Leroy Pohlmann.
The minutes from the regular meeting of March 28, 2016 were approved as presented on a motion by Sup. Johnson. Motion was seconded by Sup. Berscheit. Motion passed.
For correspondence the township received letters from census survey to do online, Todd/Wadena County Community Corrections asking for a donation to cover costs of equipment for Sentence to Serve crew, Todd Co. planning and zoning, and an update stating that the well testing has started in this township. Sup. Berscheit made a motion to donate $1,000 to Sentence to Serve. Sup. Johnson seconded the motion. Motion passed.
A motion was made by Sup. Thompson to pay all bills numbered 5247 through 5259: Rev. $720.38; R & B $11,418.43; Fire $9,040.00. Sup. Berscheit seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Several residents were in attendance to speak about concerns they had of the planning and zoning request for a storage shed business on Swan Lake. The citizens were concerned about traffic on the road, more thefts, and gas in stored items. The area is zoned seasonal/recreational and the residents felt this did not meet that designation. The board discussed issue and will send a letter stating we felt the one storage shed already there was all that should be allowed.
One resident asked about bid for clean-up day and board explained bids. He also asked about drainage culvert on Dunlin Rd. Contractor and board looked at drainage culvert and contractor will try to tighten band and fill in a little around drainage pipe. Culvert seemed to be working fine.
Saturday, May 21 was township clean-up day from 9:30 until noon at the Lion’s Park in Burtrum. Prices will remain the same as last year.
Leroy Pohlmann has a field along 160th St. Due to gravel washing and access use, he wants to move a field approach and is requesting the township’s help. After discussion the township agreed to pay for the 3 foot culvert in the road right of way and a load of class 5 gravel on top.
In the road report contractor will work blading and reshaping the crown of the gravel roads. The road inspection list was reviewed and contractor is working on issues found. The dust control will be applied the same as last year.
The board was contacted concerning the rules for the boating access on Little Swan Lake. The board assumed the DNR rules applied, however, the DNR informed the board that DNR rules only apply to State owned accesses. This access would follow the rules of the Trails and Waterways as it is not a state owned access. The board will not make any special rules for this access as there seems to be no further issues.
Treasurer’s report showed a balance of $123,245.85. Treasurer’s report was approved by Sup. Berscheit and seconded by Sup. Thompson. Motion passed.
A motion was made by Sup. Berscheit to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Sup. Thompson. Motion passed. Meeting was adjourned at 7:58 p.m. Next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Burtrum Community Center.
Shirley Hulinsky, Burnhamville Township Clerk