The regular meeting of the Town Board of Burnhamville was held March 28, 2023 at the Burtrum Community Center. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Clerk Shirley Hulinsky. Members present include Supervisors Bruce Johnson, Joe Muellner and Mike Berscheit; Clerk Shirley Hulinsky; Treasurer Pam Throener. Also present were Ron Strassburg, Seth Strassburg and Erv Herdering.
Newly reelected officers took oath of office before this meeting.
As this is the reorganizational meeting after our township elections, Sup. Johnson made a motion to select Sup. Berscheit as Chair for the year. Sup. Muellner seconded the motion. Sup. Muellner made a motion to select Sup. Johnson for Vice-Chair for the year. Motion was seconded by Sup. Berscheit. Motions passed.
The minutes from the regular meeting of February 28, 2023 were approved on a motion by Sup. Johnson and second by Sup. Berscheit. Motion passed.
For correspondence the township received ads for sealcoating and custom signs, letter from bank about CD renewal and contact information on account and notice of county planning and zoning meeting about sewage treatment changes.
Residents were here to ask about making a field approach. They were given an access permit and a supervisor will meet with them to view the area.
A motion was made by Sup. Berscheit to pay all bills numbered 6418 through 6433 totaling $14,040.48. Sup. Muellner seconded the motion. Motion passed.
As part of the reorganization Sup. Berscheit made a motion to keep wages the same and mileage will again follow the IRS rate. Sup. Johnson seconded the motion. Sup. Berscheit made a motion to keep the meetings on the last Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Burtrum Community Center. Motion was seconded by Sup. Muellner. Sup. Johnson made a motion to keep the gopher bounty at $3 per tail. Sup. Berscheit seconded the motion. Sup. Berscheit made a motion to keep the Long Prairie Leader the official publishing paper and the Burtrum Bell Bulletin Board will be the official posting site. Motion was seconded by Sup. Johnson. Sup. Berscheit made a motion to have First State Bank of Swanville and the Magnifi Financial Credit Union as official depositories for township funds. Sup. Johnson seconded the motion. Motions passed.
Road contract bids were viewed. Sup. Johnson made a motion to accept the bids for gravel, blading, and dust control from Herdering, Inc. Sup. Berscheit seconded the motion. Motion passed.
In the road report supervisors noted that blading Morrison County Line Road was an improvement and contractor will also work on 331st St. south of town as conditions allow. The contractor will continue to blade out rough roads as the weather conditions permit. With the roads getting soft as ice and snow melt it will be hard to plow snow if we get more snow. The contractor has more storage for dust control product this year.
The board received three bids for clean-up day. Sup. Berscheit made a motion to accept the bid from Opatz Metals & Rolloffs for clean-up day. Sup. Johnson seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Township election was held March 14 with 19 votes cast the same officers were reelected.
After receiving more information the township has received most of the FEMA funds applied for.
Treasurer’s report showed a balance of $87,384.27. Two CD’s were renewed and the clerk and treasurer completed contact forms. Sup. Berscheit motioned to approve and Sup. Johnson seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:43 p.m. on a motion by Sup. Berscheit and a second by Sup. Johnson. Next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 7 pm in the Burtrum Community Center.
Shirley Hulinsky, Burnhamville Township Clerk