Call to Order: Ron Frericks called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm. The pledge of allegiance was recited.
Members Present: Ron Frericks, Ray Bense, Mary Ann Primus, Mike Rohe and Erv Herdering.
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 October 4, 2021 minutes to the board. Mike made a motion to approve the minutes. Ray made the second. All in favor, Motion carried.
Town Clerk’s Report: Clerk presented the claims list for October. Claims list included claims 3621-3629 for a total of $53,309.06. This included the 2nd half of the fire contract, crack filling and repairs as well as the BBL access update. Mike made the motion to pay the claims, Ray made the second. All in favor, Motion carried. Mail included advertising, census count, Notice of the Broadband meeting in Browerville and an auction poster for Breezy Drive property.
Road and Bridge Report: Ray reported that Scherping had done a good job on the trimming and mulching, BBL access looks good, and that Ron had done a good job on the clean up of branches after the storm. Ron reported the ditch work was done on 337th.
Both Ray and Ron felt that after another major storm the cost to remove trees and branches not just from the road, but also out of the road ROW should be charged back to the property owners. Ray suggested for next year maybe renting a boom mower to clear brush further out than the normal mowing. An email from the weed inspector at Todd County offered some grant monies that are available to Townships for Noxious weed control. Supervisors questioned whether it could be used for mowing costs. Clerk will check this out.
Additional agenda item: Fire Board meeting will be held November 23 at 7:00, Mike will attend. An email was received from Greg Smith of Little Falls Township regarding a comprehensive plan for the Township. He will attend the December meeting.
Ron asked that board members start thinking about uses for the ARPA plan and whether the BBL access could be covered with those dollars. Also, how much of the brushing would fall under that COVID category.
Public Comment: Erv asked if the board would agree to wait until next spring to complete the work on 150th. All were ok with that, as it is getting late in the season.
Adjournment: Motion by Mike to adjourn the meeting. Ray made the second. Meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm.
Minutes not approved
Submitted by Mary Ann Primus, Clerk/Treasurer