These are unapproved minutes.
The regular meeting of the Town Board of Burnhamville Township was held March 28, 2016 at the Burtrum Community Center. The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by Clerk Shirley Hulinsky. Members present include Supervisors: Mike Berscheit and Bruce Johnson; Clerk Shirley Hulinsky; Treasurer Pam Throener. Others present: Erv Herdering.
Sup. Johnson made a motion to select Sup. Berscheit as chairman. Motion was seconded by Sup. Berscheit. Sup. Johnson made a motion to select Sup. Thompson as vice-chairman. Sup. Berscheit seconded the motion. Motion passed.
The minutes from the regular meeting of February 23, 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 Todd County Planning and Zoning concerning conditional use permit for a place in Pillsbury. The board will seek clarification to increasing impervious and intent on lot. Also received was MAT form for board signatures, weed inspection form and upcoming weed meeting and county wide township officer meeting April 7.
The board heard update on spring training for township officers.
A motion was made by Sup. Berscheit to pay all bills numbered 5227 through 5246: Rev. $2,727.30; R & B $3,069.48; Fire $2,073.24. Sup. Johnson seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Sentence to Serve crew has been trimming trees on Dunlin Road. There still is a lot of tree tops and brush in the ditch. Sup. Johnson made a motion to approve hiring a wood chipper up to $2,500 to eliminate left over brush on Dunlin Rd. Sup. Berscheit seconded motion. Motion passed.
Sup. Berscheit made a motion to keep board wages the same as last year. Sup. Johnson seconded the motion. Sup. Berscheit made a motion to keep public notice as Long Prairie Leader as legal notice with Hometown News and Swanville Flyer as other notices. The Burtrum Bell Bulletin Board will be public posting site. Sup. Johnson seconded the motion. Sup. Johnson motioned to keep mileage as IRS rate. Sup. Berscheit seconded the motion. Sup. Berscheit motioned to keep gopher bounty as $1 per tail. Sup. Johnson seconded the motion. Motions passed.
Township elections were held March 8 with incumbents reelected and sworn in before the meeting. At the annual meeting that night residents requested the time for clean-up day in Burtrum be adjusted. After discussion board set Saturday, May 21 as township clean-up day from 9:30 until noon at the Lion’s Park in Burtrum. Board received two estimates for services. Sup. Berscheit made a motion to approve Tom’s Refuse bid for clean-up day. Sup. Johnson seconded the motion. Motion passed.
In the road report contractor will work on disking gravel up from edges of road and reshaping the crown of the gravel roads. Supervisors reviewed bids and Sup. Berscheit made a motion to approve the road grader contract from Herdering, Inc. at $85. per hour with fuel surcharge as needed. Sup. Johnson seconded the motion. Sup. Johnson motioned to approve the gravel contract from Herdering, Inc. for $6.55 per yard with fuel surcharge. Motion was seconded by Sup. Berscheit. The dust control contract was awarded to Herdering, Inc. for the same rate as last year, $0.74 per foot at 18 feet wide on a motion by Sup. Berscheit. Motion seconded by Sup. Johnson. Motions passed. With the early and dry spring, board anticipates starting spraying early May. Residents will be asked to request dust control spraying by April 29. Spring road inspection is set as Wednesday, April 6 at 4 p.m. starting in Burtrum.
Treasurer’s report showed a balance of $130,199.29. Treasurer’s report was approved by Sup. Berscheit and seconded by Sup. Johnson. Motion passed.
A motion was made by Sup. Berscheit to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Sup. Johnson. Motion passed. Meeting was adjourned at 8:04 p.m. Next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Burtrum Community Center.
Shirley Hulinsky, Burnhamville Township Clerk
These are unapproved minutes.