Brandon Township Meeting, Monday, October 15, 2007

Brandon Township Meeting Minutes –Oct. 15, 2007 

The regular monthly meeting of the Brandon Township Board was held on Monday, October 15, 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 September 17th meeting were addressed.   The minutes were approved as read with a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Croonquist, and carried.


Treasurer’s Report:  Beginning balance September 1, 2007  was 23,320.33.   Interest from Revenue on account at Bremer was $6.08.  Other income was $1,081.70.  Orders issued totaling $21,499.76, for a total ending balance of $2,908.35.  Investments reported included Tar & Road Fund received $218.34 in interest to total $65,431.72; 12 month CD renewed for one year totals $54,108.63; and 18 month CD received $8,265.21 in interest and now renewed for one year totals $162,755.21.  Motion made by Lauthen, seconded by Buse, to approve report; carried.  Smith also reported that a new checking account has been set up that will not generate a charge for extra transactions and that Bremer Bank has refunded $ 4.80 for past extra charge.

 Public Comment:

            No visitors present.

 Old Business:

            a.  Buse provided sewer update.  CLSD has accepted Tanglewood resolution.  CLSD board plan to keep talking with cities of Garfield and Brandon about joint participation in new centralized pond system during rest of 2007 and 2008 with hopes of beginning construction in 2009.  Lobster Lake area action continues as they meet with Rural Development with hopes to start first phase on east end of Lobster soon.

            b.  Smith has renewed one CD at Bremer at 5% for one year.

            c.  Tree trimming has been done by Rollie; expect bill soon.

            d.  Croonquist has contacted Robley of Douglas County about road at Dennis Lund.  Little Chippewa road is ready to be taken over by township.   Moved by Buse, seconded by Lauthen, carried, that Brandon Township take over Little Chippewa Rd.  Buse and Lauthen will get signs installed.  Ledermann will notify Lunds.

            e.  Buse to attend Excel info meeting at Barrett; public hearings will be scheduled with Minnesota State making final decisions as to where electric lines will be place.   New Business:

            a.  Land use permits were reviewed.

            b.  Township road map was updated.  Ledermann will forward to Douglas Co. public works.

            c. Ehlers and Associated documentation was completed and will be returned.

            d.  Ledermann reported on regional planning meeting.  Townships need to be alert that no drilling under township roads be permitted without necessary permits and reporting.   Also possible expansion of Waste Management incinerator was discussed.

            e.  $5,000 will be moved from Tar and Road improvement fund to general fund with a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Buse, and carried.


Claims:   Claims were presented and viewed by the board.  Claims included: Ziegler Cat-$1,030.83 for repairs; Knotty Pine Gas-$77.50 for mover fuel; Country Mutual Insurance- $1,819.00 for vehicle insurance; Adrian Ledermann- $44.52 for office supplies; PERA- $126.36 for 3rd Qt; IRS- $498.70 for 3rd Qt; Ottertail Power- $28.77 for shop electricity; Lakes Area Humane-$114.46 for impound and euthanizing of stray.


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

 Meeting adjourned at 9:15 pm; motion by Lauthen, seconded by Buse .Adrian Ledermann, clerk.