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. A property owner from 321st. Ave was also present.
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 7, 2019 minutes to the board. Mike made the motion to accept the minutes, Ray made the second. Minutes approved.
Property owner from 321st Ave was present to ask about trees in road right of way, what could be done to move a house in. Township right of way is 33 ft. from the center of the road, however, if the trees are over 6” in diameter, would need permission from the land owner to remove.
Town Clerk’s Report: Clerk presented the claims list for October. Claims list included claims 3376 – 3383 for a total of $194,477.74. This included the paving project on Ascot and 335th. Mike made the motion to approve the claims; Ray made the second, Motion carried. Mike made a motion to move monies from CD-0007 and CD 0010 to the R& B account, Ray made second. All in favor, motion carried. Motion was made by Ray to move $60,000 from the General Fund to R & B fund. Mike made the second. Motion carried. Mail included a letter from Region 5 regarding the need for a business accelerator space, the weed report and an emerald ash bore workshop.
Road and Bridge Report: Ray reported Arden Drive owners had questions on the steep banks, will watch over winter. 295th tree was cut. Ascot & 335th project is complete and well done. Ray met with Lee from sentence to serve- they plan on starting soon. Erv H. reported on a tree hanging over Angler Trail – Ray will check it out. Erv H. presented the 2019-2020 snow removal contract. Slight increase over last year. Motion by Ray to accept the contract. Second by Mike. Motion carried.
Additional agenda item: Fire board meeting will be held November 19, 2019. Mike will attend. Resolution to designate 2020 polling place as the township hall. Ray made the motion, second by Mike, all approved. Motion carried.
Public Comment: None
Adjournment: Motion by Ray to adjourn the meeting. Mike made the second. Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Submitted by Mary Ann Primus, Clerk/Treasurer