Burnhamville Township • September 27, 2023


The regular meeting of the Town Board of Burnhamville was held September 27, 2023 at the Burtrum Community Center. The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Chair Mike Berscheit. Members present include Supervisors Bruce Johnson, Joe Muellner and Mike Berscheit; Clerk Shirley Hulinsky and Treasurer Pam Throener. Also present were Bruce and Chris Sales and Carol Herdering,
The minutes from the regular meeting of August 29, 2023 were approved on a motion by Sup. Berscheit and second by Sup. Johnson. Motion passed.
For correspondence the township received letters new plat, poll pad and election equipment, electronic fund transfers, Swanville Rural Fire contract, Bass Lake property line dispute which was clarified, update on unimproved house on Long Lake and buffers. The board discussed poll pad maintenance fees and thought they were too high since we only kept them a few years. The clerk also completed the noxious weed grant.
Sup. Berscheit made a motion to accept the Swanville Rural Fire Association contract as presented. Motion was seconded by Sup. Muellner. Motion passed.
A motion was made by Sup. Berscheit to pay all bills numbered 6504 through 6520 totaling $40,656.43. Sup. Muellner seconded the motion. The township will bill the City of Burtrum for half the improvement of 331st Ave. Motion passed.
Bruce and Chris Sales presented their plat to the township which was for one lot, approximately 3 acres in size, they will sell to their son for a house. This plat had already received a variance for sharing a driveway with the house already there. The board had no issues with this plat. Owners will now present to county board.
The Emerald Drive improvement was completed. Some residents were concerned about the depth of the ditch by the cul-de-sac. Supervisors thought it was good depth and board will mow ditch. After discussion board will wait until spring for road improvement to settle then evaluate need for dirt or plant additional grass.
The township received a complaint of messy lot on Lady Lake. After discussion the board does not feel the township should judge landowners yards, but wishes all property owners keep their lots reasonably clean.
In the road report the north end of crushed tar area on Dunlin Road is crumbling. Contractor will not grade for now. With the dry weather the board felt only some areas needed ditch mowing before winter. After review Sup. Muellner made a motion and Sup. Johnson seconded to accept the snow plowing contract from Herdering, Inc. Motion passed.
The Treasurer’s report shows balance of $70,941.05. Report approved on a motion by Sup. Berscheit and second by Sup. Muellner. Motion passed.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:44 p.m. on a motion by Sup. Berscheit and a second by Sup. Muellner. Next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 7 pm in the Burtrum Community Center.
Shirley Hulinsky, Burnhamville Township Clerk