Brandon Township Meeting, Monday, August 15, 2011

Brandon Township Meeting Minutes August 15, 2011 The regular monthly meeting of the Brandon Township Board was held on Monday, August 15, 2011 at the Brandon Community Center with Paul Lauthen, Michael Cleary, Jennifer Lanners, Diane Smith and Adrian Ledermann present. The meeting was called to order by Mike Cleary at 7:00 p.m.  The pledge of allegiance was recited. Clerks Report:  The minutes of the July 18th meeting were addressed.   The minutes were approved on a motion by Lanners, seconded by Cleary and carried. Treasurer’s Report:  Beginning balance on 07/01/2011 was $9,326.76.   Interest from Revenue on account at Bremer was $1.18.  Transferred out was -$85,000.00. Other income was $117,684.90.  Orders issued were $36,329.77 for a total ending balance of $5,683.07.  Investments reported included Tar & Road Fund received $53.71 in interest and $85,000.00 transferred in, to now total $207,236.95.   Motion made by Lauthen, seconded by Cleary, and carried to approve report. Public Comment: Three visitors were present to address issues that were brought up. Agenda Approval:  The agenda was approved with no additional items on a motion by Lanners, seconded by Lauthen, and approved. Old Business:  a. Road update: Croonquist did some grading on Long Lake Road.  Still some water flow problem in heavy rains due to way road is structured.  Klimek has been hired to do tree trimming on Tanglewood, Strom, and Hedeen roads.  Repair job on Chippewa Hts is not satisfactory.  Cleary will contact Casey Construction to repair.b. Road Sign update:  Stabnow presented some inventory documentation on recommendations for sign updates on three township roads.   Board liked the format which Stabnow will complete. Stabnow is still working with MAT attorney Sulem on policy language for removal of signs. c.  Clerk reported that Lanners resignation was posted on the web site and in The Record, along with a request that any interested person contact the clerk.  No contacts were made.   Lauthen recruited Gene Fynbow as a candidate.  After discussion about supervisor job responsibilities and a review of time sheets, on a motion by Ledermann, seconded by Cleary, and approved by all, Gene Fynbow was appointed to fill the term of office held by Lanners until December 31, 2012.  Clerk will design new time sheet with required affidavit of official interest form for supervisor hired work. New Business:a. One land use permit was reviewed.b. Letters from Troy Wolberson, Douglas County Emergency Management Director, about siren alarm placement, and storm damage estimates were read.   c. Clerk notes included info on AAEDC fact book; MN Fall Maintenance Exp; MAT news conflict of interest laws; best practices survey results; and District 9 meeting in Sept.Claims and Wages:  Claims and wages requests were presented and viewed by the board.  Claims included:  Brett Jansen-$5.25 for gopher bounty; Bobs Adium-$159.54 for mower fuel; Otter Tail Power-$29.38 for shop electricity..  Claims and Wages were ordered to be paid on a motion by Cleary, seconded by Lanners, and approved. Next month meeting will be on Monday, September 19, 2011, 7p.m. at the Brandon Community Center. The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Lanners and approved at 7:50 p.m.  Treats were served by Smith on the occasion of the resignation of Lanners. Adrian Ledermann, clerk