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. Several community members were also in attendance.
Agenda Approval: A preliminary agenda was presented. Ron asked if there were additions to the agenda. Ron asked to have to have Cory Belmont added to the agenda. Mike made the motion to accept the agenda with that addition. Ray made the second. All in favor. Motion carried.
Approval of Minutes: Ron asked to have the minutes include the fact that Greg Butler asked for a contact person and he gave him his phone number and email address. Ray made the motion to accept the August 1, 2022 minutes. Mike made the second. All in favor. Motion carried.
Cory Belmont presented his plans to create a pathway to Nellie’s Lake. They were given permission by the County and DNR and the Army Corp of Engineers. They would like to put a culvert in with the Township’s approval. Ron had been approached about the culvert and felt it would not be an issue. Ray stated he would look at the site as he is the Road Supervisor, not Ron.
Mound Lake access- Ray began by shouting at Ron that he messed everything up and should not have been a part of it since Ray is the Road supervisor, not Ron. Tim from the DNR office asked that the Township not do anything on the road until he got back to them. The discussion quickly went to a sign (minimum maintenance) that Ray put up. Ron stated that both Greg Butler and Tim from the DNR office had been emailing him, as he was the designated contact person. Much discussion on whether the sign should have been put up or not. Ron gave the emails to the clerk to read, in which Tim from the DNR office stated the sign had not been approved nor did he think it was necessary and would be confusing to residents. Greg Butler’s response was it should not have been put up.
Greg Butler then phoned in with his opinion that there was no need for the sign, it was put up with out Board approval and the road was never actually designated a minimum maintenance road, so the sign should come down.
Those in attendance all agreed it should come down. Ray said I’m the road supervisor, if you want it down, I’ll take it down tomorrow. No further discussion on the improvements to the Public Water Access. Ron will contact Tim and/or Molly at Parks and Trails about payment of the $779.50 improvements.
Town Clerk’s Report: Clerk presented the claims list for August. Claims list included claims 3717-3732 for a total of $34,912.36. This included the crack filling and election expense. Ray made the motion to pay the claims. Mike made the second. All in favor. Motion carried. Mail included a P&Z letter, advertising and trainings. Also, update to the Todd County Rentals, and Solid Waste survey. Ron received a letter from the Census Bureau. The financial report was reviewed, Mike made a motion to accept it as presented. Ray made the second. All in favor, motion carried.
Road and Bridge Report: Ray reported he had met with Adam from the County on Angler Trail, possibly could use a culvert next year. 335th washed out and needed a new culvert, Cozy Cove and Ascot had washouts. Ray checked on the spraying and felt the brush kill was working.
Ron reported on the FEMA meeting he attended for the May 12 storm. Several roads with washouts and culvert issues could be included for funds. Funds are paid 75% from the Federal Government and 25% from the County. November 1st is the deadline to apply. A resolution for use of a Township road was presented for the Chairman and property owner to sign. The resolution with Paul Brunner from 1 year ago was cleared as it is still in good shape.
Additional agenda item: Hall renovations are scheduled to begin September 20.
Public Comment: Dave Peterson questioned why there were two supervisors on the ballot at the same time. Shouldn’t there be a way to stagger these, so that the possibility of two new supervisors doesn’t happen.
Ray then stated it would be good to start looking at a road for the Township’s next tar project.
Adjournment: Motion by Ron to adjourn the meeting. Ray made the second. Meeting adjourned at 9:30 pm.
Minutes not approved.
Submitted by Mary Ann Primus Clerk/Treasurer