These are unapproved minutes.
Call to Order: Ron Frericks called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. The pledge of allegiance was recited.
Members Present: Ron Frericks, Ray Bense, Mary Ann Primus & Mike Rohe.
Agenda Approval: A preliminary agenda was presented. Ron asked if there were additions to the agenda. Ray made the motion to accept the agenda. Mike made the second. All in favor. Motion carried.
Approval of Minutes: The clerk provided copies of the March 7, 2016 minutes to the board. Mary Ann asked that the minutes be amended to include the motion by Mike to have CLC of Albany do the updates for the computer. Ray had made a second to that motion, and it was approved. Mike made the motion to accept that correction, Ray made the second. Motion carried. Mike made the motion to approve the minutes as corrected. Ray made the second, all in favor. Minutes approved.
Town Clerk’s Report: Clerk presented the claims list for March. Claims list included 13 claims 2906-2918 for a total of $4,987.67. Ray made the motion to approve the claims; Mike made the second, Motion carried unanimously. Mail received included trainings offered, ads for Arvig and a realtor. Ron received a letter from Central Applicators and Ray had a card from Carr’s Tree service. Reminder that the Todd County Township Assoc. mtg. is April 7 in Browerville and the Equalization mtg. on April 12 at 1:00.
Road and Bridge Report: Ray stated he was not happy with the disking job that was done. The washboards need to be cut out better and the shoulders cut off to allow water runoff. Discussion on whether to replace a culvert on 335th was tabled until the road check is done. A property owner made a request for a culvert on 116th. After some discussion it was approved and must be done according to Township requirements. The Township will again be doing dust control. The price for this year is $74.00 per hundred foot length. After some discussion it was decide to pass a resolution to limit the cost sharing to 400 ft. per property for 2016. Ray made the motion to approve that resolution and Mike made the second. Motion carried. The Township will also post notices for beach maintenance for 2016.
Ray reported on the Todd County Weed meeting in Browerville. Things were pretty much the same as last year. However, a speaker for the DNR talked about the disappearing bee population and a program with compensation for planting to bring back the bees.
Additional agenda items: A letter from a property owner who cleans the ditches in her area asked what could be done about all the garbage in the ditches. The Board felt putting up signs would probably not change things. A reminder to all who drive, the Township road ditches are not for garbage.
Ray questioned the need for the speed limit sign on 341st Ave. No decision was made.
Road check date was set for April 23, 2016 at 9:00 am.
Erv H. presented proposals for dust control, blading and gravel-dust control- same as last year- $74.00 per 100 ft. Blading cost went up a bit at $85.00 per hour with fuel surcharge if necessary and gravel went up to $6.80 per yd. Motion by Ray to accept both the blading and the gravel proposals. Mike made the second. Motion carried.
Public Comment: None.
Adjournment: Motion by Mike to adjourn the meeting. Ray made the second. Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
Mary Ann Primus, Clerk/Treasurer
These are unapproved minutes.