Brandon Township Meeting, Monday, August 18, 2014


Brandon Township Meeting Minutes

August 18, 2014


The August monthly meeting was held on August 18, 2014 at the Brandon Community Center with Gene Fynboh, Paul Lauthen, Mike Cleary, Gaylin Croonquist, and Adrian Ledermann present. The meeting was called to order by Fynboh at 7:00 p.m. The pledge of allegiance was recited.


Clerks Report: The minutes of the July 21st, meeting were addressed. The reading of the minutes were waved and approved on a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Croonquist, and carried.


Treasurer’s Report: Beginning balance on 07/01/2014 was $23,039.34. Receipts were $124,385.15-1st half taxes, MN Aid-$1,695.00, Chloride reimburse-$4,116.00, and $.99 in interest. Orders issued were $84,942.78 and $40,000.00 transferred to Money Market, for a total ending balance in checking of $28,368.70. Investments reported included Tar & Road Fund received $2.81 in interest, to now total $237.635.54 which includes two CDs. The treasurer's report was then approved on a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Croonquist and approved.


Public Comment: Two visitors presented concerns about the right of way use of the dedicated road extension to Sara Rd. Will and Hilda Betterman's concerns were heard. They were encouraged to continue to pursue action with Douglas County Land and Resource and their attorney, and to keep in touch with Brandon Township Board. The board will visit the site in the near future.


Agenda Approval: The agenda, with one addition of Lucky's Propane Agreement, was approved on a motion by Croonquist, seconded by Fynboh and carried.


Old Business:

a. Road report: Weed control along Aldrich Rd has been initiated. Spraying for weeds and brush control was suggested for 2015. Graveling is completed; second mowing has begun. Tanglewood right of way repair will be undertaken in fall after crops are off. Lauthen will contact Blackie and Nelson. Tree removal on Walleye Rd has been completed; Klimek's Tree service will begin tree trimming needed on Wallen Rd, Strom Drive, and Shorewood Ln. Tigen road damage by Xcel will be assessed and repaired when Xcel has moved out of the area. Clerk Ledermann will write Xcel now that construction activity is pulling out of area.

b. Riley Bros Paving's road repair estimate of $3,970.00 on Chippewa Hts Rd. was approved on a motion by Croonquist, seconded by Fynboh, and carried.

c. Chloride billing has been completed; checks are coming in with 16 residents still not paid. Clerk will rebill after Labor Day. Some concerns raised about chloride for private driveways. Clerk will check out situation with MAT.


New Business:

a. Primary election results showed that 153 residents voted in the primary. Election Judges did a great job; no incidents reported.

b. Supervisor filing dates ended with one candidate, Paul Lauthen, applying for the four year Supervisor A term.

c. No building permits were reviewed.

d. Brandon Township Aid for 2015 of $3,377.00 was announced.

e. Deputy Treasurer: Diane Smith was appointed deputy treasurer for emergency situations on a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Croonquist and approved.

f. Lucky's Propane agreement for supplying propane from Oct. 1, 23014 to March 31, 2015 of 1500 gallons at a maximum price of $1.79 was accepted on a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Croonquist, and carried.

g. Clerk notes: A letter from Ziegler about a new rep was shared.


Claims and Wages: Claims included: Ziegler Cat-$1,048.32 for grader repair; Gardonville-$14.95 for internet service; The Record-$9.00 for public notice; West Central Petroleum-$1,758.24 for diesel; City of Brandon-$59.05 for water/sewer; Klimek's Tree Service-$2,400.00 for tree removal; Ottertail Power-$24.60 for shop electricity; Adrian Ledermann-$97.50 for election judge; Julianna Pomeranz-$110.50 for election judge; Jane Croonquist-$136.50 for election judge; Diane Smith-$262.50 for election judge; Marcia Bolin-$104.00 for election judge; Patricia Bracey-$117.00 for election judge; Robert Jacobson-$78.00 for election judge; and Janell Eddy-$136.50 for election judge. Grader wages were $937.50. Claims and wages were approved on a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Croonquist, and carried with aye votes from Fynboh, Croonquist and Lauthen.



The meeting was adjourned at 9:05 pm on a motion by Lauthen; seconded Croonquist and carried..


Date and place of next meetings:

September 15, Monthly Meeting, 7 pm Brandon Community Center


Adrian Ledermann, clerk