Brandon Township Meeting, Monday, June 17, 2013

Brandon Township Meeting Minutes

June 17, 2013


The June monthly meeting was held on June 17, 2013 at the Brandon Community Center with Paul Lauthen, Gaylin Croonquist, Mike Cleary and Adrian Ledermann present. The meeting was called to order by Lauthen at 7:00 p.m. The pledge of allegiance was recited.


Clerks Report: The minutes of the May 20th meeting were addressed. The reading of the minutes were waved and then approved on a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Croonquist, and carried.


Treasurer’s Report: Beginning balance on 05/01/2013 was $23,904.72. Interest from Revenue on account at Bremer was $.18. Orders issued were $12,259.10 for a total ending balance of $11,645.80. Investments reported included Tar & Road Fund received $5.03 in interest, and a bank charge of $5.50 to now total $197,570.85. On a motion by Croonquist, seconded by Lauthen, and carried, the treasurer’s report was approved.


Public Comment: None present


Agenda Approval: The agenda was approved on a motion by Croonquist, seconded by Lauthen, and carried.


Old Business:

a. Road report: Okerlund continues to gravel roads. Croonquist will notify Okerlund to add parts of Severson Rd and Burros Drive to needed roads to be graveled. Cleary reported that Klimek's have completed tree trimming on Moon Lake Rd and Burros Drive. Sign removal is being scheduled now. Kimberly Point road has a culvert blocked. Clerk will contact realtor to see if there is still a need to unblock culvert, before proceeding.

b. Edgefield Mowing Contract: On a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Croonquist, a mowing contract was signed with Peterson Lawn service for $125.00 per mowing.

c. Township information retention resolution # 05-20-2013 was approved by Minnesota Historical Society; the clerk has begun to destroy some documents no longer needed.

d. Chloride spreading is now scheduled for the week of June 24-28.


New Business:

a. Annual City Cleanup. Cleary recommended that Brandon Township take the opportunity in 2014 to clean up Brandon Township building when the City of Brandon has there annual cleanup.

b. Board of Appeal training. Lauthen is qualified for 2014; it will be necessary for a supervisor to take training for following years. Brandon board prefers to hold their own Board of Appeal meeting with Douglas County present, instead of transferring that power to Douglas County.

c. State Demographer report indicates that Brandon Township has an estimated 704 residents in 291 households. Board accepts this estimate.

d. Gardonville request for permission to bury transmission lines under Lehn U turn and Walleye road was approved on a motion by Croonquist, seconded by Lauthen, and carried.

Clerk notes: MAT news indicated that crop growing on township right of way may lead to safety issues. Board indicated no problems now, but will notify residents should a concern develop.


Claims and Wages: Claims included: Etc Signs-$103.00 for road signs; MATIT-$2,037.00 for commercial insurance; The Record-$4.50 for public notice; City of Brandon-$58.55 for water/sewer; Ottertail Power-$22.70 for electricity; Okerlund Graveling-$8,235.00 for graveling; Ziegler Cat-$1,396.06 for grader repair; Bremer Bank-$54,963.29 for bond repayment; Person Lawn Service-$250.00 for Edgefield mowing; Adrian Ledermann-$361.43 for office supplies and internet service; Michael Cleary-$6.00 for mileage; Paul Lauthen-$54.00 for mileage; Gene Fynboh-$12.00 for mileage. Monthly and Quarterly wages and salaries amounted to $3,980.00. Claims and wages were ordered paid on a motion by Croonquist, seconded by Lauthen, and carried. On a motion by Croonquist, seconded by Lauthen and carried, the treasurer was authorized to transfer $70,000 from money market account to the bank account in order to pay all bills.


Date and place of next meetings:

July monthly meeting: Monday, July 15, 2013 7 pm at Brandon Community Center

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm on a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Croonquist, and carried.


Adrian Ledermann, clerk