Call to Order: Mike Rohe called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm. The pledge of allegiance was recited.
Members Present: Mary Ann Primus, Mike Rohe, Alan Roering and John Young. Erv Herdering was also present.
Agenda Approval: A preliminary agenda was presented. Mike asked if there were additions to the agenda. Alan made the motion to accept the agenda. John made the second. All in favor. Motion carried.
Approval of Minutes: John made the motion to accept the March 6, 2023 Township minutes. Alan made the second. All in favor. Motion passed.
Town Clerk’s Report: Clerk presented the claims list for March. Claims list included claims 3801-3813 for a total of $32,424.26. This includes the 1st half of the fire contract. Alan made the motion to pay the claims. Mike made the second. John needed to abstain from Hometown News claim. All in favor. Motion carried. Mail included a letter from P&Z including info on septic updates, Mike will attend. Advertising and a gas survey were also part of the mail received. CD info was shared about institutions offering 5% on CD deposits.
The financial report was presented, Alan made the motion to approve, John made the second. All in favor, motion carried.
Road and Bridge Report: John had calls about snow being pushed across the roadways and leaving piles on the roadway. Perhaps we should send postcards before the next snow season to all property owners as a reminder that this is illegal.
Road check is set for April 21 at 1:00, weather permitting. Notices for dust control, beach maintenance and ditch mowing will be posted and published. Dust control bid from Erv H. was presented – at .89 per foot at 18 ft. wide. Cost sharing for property owners would be $44.50 for 100 ft. Some discussion on whether to do more dust control, as a way to keep more gravel on the roads. It was decided to add more gravel to the roads that need it and bring this topic up at the next annual meeting. John will contact Midwest Asphalt to get on the list for crack filling. Weed Meeting- some new weeds to watch for, grant application possible.
Additional agenda item: Short courses reviewed roads not maintained, and the use of social media. Insurance coverage was discussed, check out replacement cost with MAT.
Erv H. provided bids for the 2023 season gravel- $10.25 per yard. Hauling as directed by Township Board. Gravel crushed to meet Township specifications. Alan made the motion to approve the bid for gravel. John made the second, all in favor, motion carried. Blading bid for the 2023 season at $115.00 per hour. Fuel charge added as needed. Blading done as directed by Township Board. John made the motion to approve the blading bid. Second by Alan, all in favor, motion carried. Need to pull in the sides on the gravel to allow for water to run off. Erv stated approx. 1 inch of gravel is lost each year, due to dust and run off.
Public Comments: None
Adjourn: Motion to adjourn by John, second by Alan. All in favor Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
Minutes not approved.
Submitted by Mary Ann Primus, Clerk/Treasurer