Brandon Township Meeting, Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Brandon Township Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


The regular monthly meeting of the Brandon Township Board was held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at the Brandon Community Center with Paul Lauthen, Michael Cleary, Gene Fynboh, 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 December 19th, 2011. meeting were addressed.   The minutes were approved on a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Fynboh, and carried.


Treasurer’s Report:  Beginning balance on 12/01/2011 was $3,748.44.   Interest from Revenue on account at Bremer was $.63. Transferred in was $5,000.00.  Other income was $99,127.61.  Orders issued were $103,114.91 for a total ending balance of $4,761.77.  Investments reported included Tar & Road Fund received $24.73 in interest, and $5,000.00 transferred to checking, to now total $197.419.36.   Motion made by Lauthen, seconded by Cleary, and carried, to approve report. 

Public Comment:  No visitors were present, but Lauthen presented a request from Tim Christenson for a gaming permit for a Long Lake Lodge raffle.  On a motion by Fynboh, seconded by Cleary, approval for the permit was granted to the NW Christiana Lake Longbeards for a raffle.

Agenda Approval:  The agenda was approved with no additional items on a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Fynboh, and approved.


Old Business: 

a.  Township road sign policy.  On a motion by Cleary, seconded by Fynboh, and carried, resolution 01-17-2012, Retro-Reflectivity Compliance Evaluation, and Replacement Policy, was approved.  Cf. policy below

b. road review:  A little grading has been done to ease wash boarding; no snow plowing yet.  A request to look at Nursery Lane road falling away will be looked at in spring.

c.  Workers comp audit for 2011 will be completed by Smith

d. Clerk and Treasurer deputies:  Ledermann has appointed Karen Thoennes as deputy clerk.  Chair Cleary will follow up if ever her name needs to be added to the checking account.  Smith has contacted a person for deputy treasurer.


New Business:

a. No land use permits were reviewed.

b. The board discussed reorganization in January; no changes were made at this time, but in 2013 after the November election, the board will hold its reorganization meeting in January.

c. Resolution to purchase supplies in emergency.  On a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Cleary, and carried, resolution 01-117-2012 A was passed establishing the supervisors to act in an emergency.

d.  Board of Audit date:   Feb. 21, 2012, at 7 p.m. was set for the board of audit meeting.  The regular Feb. monthly meeting will follow the audit meeting.

e. AAEDC meeting.  All members are planning to attend the Jan. 30th meeting at Alexandria Extrusion.  The clerk will make the reservations.

f. AAEDC budget request for 2013 is $2,550.00.  The request will be placed on the annual meeting agenda.

g. 2013 budget planning was initiated.   The clerk will contact the Brandon Fire Department to request a representative to come to the Feb. budget planning meeting.

h. March annual meeting will be on annual township day, Tuesday, March 13.  Agenda items include setting 2012 levy, reviewing the new sign replacement policy, and may include AAEDC request, Nov. ballot issues seeking 6 year terms for supervisors, appointed rather than electing the clerk and treasurer and road maintenance policy.

i.  Chloride request for 2012.  Clerk will complete the request after reviewing 2011 requests.  Board will inform Douglas County of their dissatisfaction of the 2011 applicator.

j.  Clerk notes included from MAT on the calendar, closing 2011 books, Lobby Day on the hill set for Feb. 14 info.


Claims and Wages:  Claims and wages requests were presented and viewed by the board.  Claims included: DVS renewal- $16.00 for truck license; Luckys Propane-$434.70 for propane; Other Tail Power-$31.42 for shop electricity; IRS-$401.59 for 4th qt. 2011; PERA-$152.00 for 4th qt. 2011.  Claims and wages were ordered paid on a motion by Fynboh, seconded by Cleary and carried.



Next monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 21,, 2012, 7 p.m. at the Brandon Community Center.  The meeting will begin with the Board of Audit meeting.

The Brandon Township annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Brandon Community Center.


Adrian Ledermann, clerk