Brandon Township Meeting, Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Brandon Township Meeting Minutes – August 21, 2007 

The regular monthly meeting of the Brandon Township Board was held on Monday, August 21, 2007 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 July 16th meeting were addressed.   The minutes were approved with one correction ( $ 688.66 instead of  $686.66 for oil) with a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Buse, and carried.


Treasurer’s Report:  Beginning balance $ 5,828.56.   Interest from Revenue on account at Bremer was $ 9.08.  Other income was $ 37,472.12 (Douglas County Auditor = $35,294.32 & chloride reimburse = $ 2,177.80).  Orders issued totaling $ 13,514.42 plus a bank charge of $ 4.80 which Smith will challenge, for a total ending balance of $29,763.54.  Investments reported included Tar & Road Fund received $250.52 in interest to total $65,188.38; 12 month CD renewed for one year totals $ 54,104.63; and 18 month CD renewed for one year totals $ 154,489.84.  Motion made by Buse, seconded by Lauthen, to approve report; carried.

 Public Comment:  No visitors were present Old Business:

a. Ledermann reported that Farm Plan bills have been straightened out.

b. Chloride checks are coming in.  One comment by Bedore seeks full township payment of chloride application.   Ledermann will contact him.

c. Buse reported on sewer update meeting with engineers and Brandon and Garfield mayors regarding pond system for Brandon Township, Brandon City, and Garfield city.  Possibilities still exist for pond system, estimated cost for collection system is $5,578,000 and construction of pond system $3,296,000. 

d. Smith reported on Fergus Falls short course.  

 New Business:

a. Three land use permits were reviewed.

b. Notice about potential high voltage power line through township reviewed.  No action taken.

c. Notice to upgrade local water management plan reviewed.  No action taken.

d. Resolution to support Area Economic Development Authority was passed with a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Buse and carried.  No economic support indicated at this time.   AEDA will be invited to annual meeting for further decisions on economic support.

e. Whiskey Lake road signs missing.  Lauthen will get signs, Buse will install.

f.   2010 census info shared.  No further action on updating our address list taken.

g. District 9 meeting in Rothsay on Sept. 18 announced.  Buse may attend.

h. Moon Lake and Big Chip Road tree trimming needed.   Croonquist will contact Rollie.

i. Moon Lake Road area received some bull dozing on wet lands.  Croonquist will contact Soil and Water.


Claims:   Claims presented and viewed by the board included:  Ziegler Cat - $ 469.79 for batteries and filters; Lakes Area Humane Society for impounding stray - $ 89.46; Evansville township - $ 523.76 for road repair and gravel; Otter Tail Power - $ 41.45 for shop electricity; Okerlund Graveling - $ 5,652.00 for gravel; Ziegler Cat - $ 254.18 for valve and switch.


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

 Meeting adjourned at 9:30; motion by Lauthen, seconded by Buse.Adrian Ledermann, clerk