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 and Mike Rohe, Also attending were Tim Otremba, Joe Kemper and Erv Herdering.
Agenda Approval: A preliminary agenda was presented. Ron asked if there were additions to the agenda. Mike made the motion to accept the agenda. Ray made the second. All in favor. Motion carried.
Approval of Minutes: The clerk provided copies of the July 1, 2019 minutes to the board. Ray made the motion to accept the minutes, Mike made the second. Minutes approved.
Tim Otremba was in attendance to go over the final details of the tar project on 335th and Ascot. He explained to the board how the injection process would work and a timeline for the project. The road will be stronger with the cement injection. It will be done approx. mid Sept. and requires no heavy trucks for a two day period. Ray made the motion to accept the new contract, Mike made the second, all in favor. Motion passed for a cost of $188,367.00.
Town Clerk’s Report: Clerk presented the claims list for July. Claims list included claims 3346-3353 for a total of $10,058.23. Ray made the motion to approve the claims; Mike made the second, Motion carried. Mail included a letter from P &Z, and advertising.
Road and Bridge Report: Ray began with crack filling- should have been complete, but not on Brakken Road. Ray asked about filling the holes, he thought could be done with a tar product and rock. Ray will contact Midwest Asphalt. Ray met with the County weed inspector and found the weeds in question to not be noxious weeds. Ray checked with the County about using the sentence to serve crew to cut brush- it would cost $100 a day. Spraying would run about $200. an hour includes spray. Some discussion on which roads were reported to have issues and which had dead trees and brush in front of the signs. Ray suggested a stop sign be put up on Arbor where it meets Arden Drive now that it is tar. A question came up about a bill that was sent to the property owners for repairs that should have been taken care of by the Township, Supervisors agreed to have the Township pay for these repairs. Ray had a question about drainage issue from a property owner on Birch Lake, he felt it was not a Township issue. Ron asked Erv H. about the road check projects. Erv stated most of gravel was done, some culvert work left and shouldering on Brakken. Ray shared pictures he had taken of the tar project on Arden Drive.
Additional agenda item: The insurance company sent information about changing the agreed value of the Township property. They also stated the fire extinguisher was not serviced. Ron made the motion to change the agreed value for the hall to $150,000. Ray made the second. All in favor. Ron will take care of having the fire extinguisher checked. The September meeting will be moved to September 9th due to the Labor Day holiday.
Equalization training has expired for the two board members and will need to be updated. Election equipment update meeting at Long Prairie will be Thursday Aug. 8. The District meeting is August 14 at Brainerd. Ron had a call about dog feces at the public beach. Ron checked this out and suggested that a sign be posted to have dog owners clean up after their pets.
Adjournment: Motion by Ray to adjourn the meeting. Mike made the second. Meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.
Submitted by Mary Ann Primus, Clerk/Treasurer