Brandon Township Meeting, Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Brandon Township Meeting Minutes –Feb. 19, 2008 

The regular monthly meeting of the Brandon Township Board was held on Monday, Feb. 19, 2008 at the Brandon Community Center with Gaylin Croonquist, Don Buse, Paul Lauthen, Diane Smith and Adrian Ledermann present.


The meeting was called to order by the chair, Gaylin Croonquist at 8 p.m.  The pledge of allegiance was recited.


Clerks Report:  The minutes of the January meeting were addressed.   The minutes were approved as read with a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Buse, and carried.


Treasurer’s Report:  Beginning balance as of 01/01/08 was $13,460.70.   Interest from Revenue on account at Bremer was $5.73.  Other income was $5,775.47.  Orders issued totaling $3,065.68, for a total ending balance of $16,176.22.  Investments reported included Tar & Road Fund received $186.39 in interest to total $61,471.22; 12 month CD renewed for one year totals $54,108.63; and 12 month CD renewed for one year totals $162,755.0.  Motion made by Buse, seconded by Lauthen, to approve report; carried.

 Public Comment:

Kent Hintermeister was present requesting a liquor license since he is new owner of T and Z Enterprise located at Long Lake Lodge.  The following resolution was presented with a motion by Buse, seconded by Lauthen and passed.  Resolved that Brandon Township give approval of the request for a liquor license application to be made to Douglas County.

Michael Cleary, candidate for supervisor was also present.

 Old Business:

a.  Sewer Update:  Buse presented new map for phase II area along with potential cost figures.   No action taken as Brandon Township Board is waiting on CRLSD board to make a decision on one for all/all for one participation of the three phases.


b.  Worker's comp audit has been completed by Smith


c.  March Elections and Annual Meeting.   Croonquist, Lauthen, and Smith were appointed as election judges;  Buse will be sub.  Agenda items were discussed to include:  Sewer update, AEDC presentation, gopher bounty, Chloride reimburse collection, move township elections to November, and budget proposals.


d.  Ledermann reported that all billings for chloride and grading have been received


e.  Ledermann gave report on Lobby Day on the hill.   Transportation bill discussed, board plans to attend legislative presence in Brandon on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.


f.  Board of audit meeting was set for March 3, 2008, 7 p.m. in the community room.

 New Business:

a.  Diversity Resource Action info was presented.


b.  Annual County Township meeting date was announced.  Tuesday, March 19 at 8:30 a.m.


c.  Park memorandum and Bridge review was presented


d.  Energy report and Land & Resource management report were presented


e.  Township Spring Short Course in Alexandria, on March 27, 2008 was announced.


f.   Township budge proposals were made to include General-$25,000 (includes up to $2500 for AEDC),  Road & Bridge-$45,000 and Fire-$20,000 for a total of $90,000.


g.  Board of Review meeting was announced for April 8, 1 p.m. in the community room.

     Buse has attended training session and is now qualified with a certificate.


Claims:   Claims were presented and viewed by the board.  Claims included: Adrian Ledermann-$46.09 for office printer ink; Douglas County Public Works-$107.50 for sand and salt; Ostlund Hardware Company-$47.49 for misc. parts; The Record-$5.67 for notices; Luckys Propane, Inc-$647.15 for propane; Otter Tail Power-$68.17 for shop electricity.


Claims and wages were ordered to be paid with a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Buse and carried.

 Meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m. motion by Lauthen, seconded by Buse.Adrian Ledermann, clerk.