Brandon Township Meeting, Monday, December 17, 2018




DECEMBER 17, 2018 – 6:30 pm


1.      Chair - Call Meeting to Order - Recite Pledge of Allegiance


2.      Chair - Purpose of the Meeting –

a.      A motion to proceed with the project and to obtain bids was made by the supervisors at the April, 2018 meeting.  However, since that resolution was not passed within the six-month window required by MN Statutes 429.031Sub1(f), it is necessary to hold this second public hearing.


3.      Clerk – Notice Requirements were filed in accordance with MN Statutes 429.034Sub1(a) -

a.      Notices were mailed to all affected property owners on Nov 27, 2018

b.      Legal notice was published by The West Douglas County Record on Nov 29 & Dec 6. 2018

c.         Notices were also posted at Brandon Bremer Bank and on Township Website


4.      Chair - Rules for Speaking During the Meeting –

a.      The supervisors are open to hear NEW comments or concerns about the project.

b.      Only one speaker at a time

c.       Identify yourself and where your property is located for the record

d.      Address your concerns or questions to the supervisors

e.      Be courteous and do not shout down other speakers

f.        You are entitled to express your opinion but please give others a chance to speak also


5.      Clerk - History of the Proposed Project

a.      May 15, 2017 - Petition dated April, 2017 accepted by Township

b.      Sep 18, 2017 -  Estimated costs and assessments were presented at a Public Hearing

c.       Apr 16, 2018 – Vinson and Poltiske properties removed from proposed assessment

d.      Apr 16, 2018 – Engineer instructed to obtain bids for opening in May, 2018

e.      May 7, 2018 –  Project was pushed back to 2019 pending road repairs

f.        Dec 17, 2018 – Public Hearing #2 today


6.      Township Engineer’s Current Cost Estimate (MN Statutes 429.031Sub1(b))


7.      Clerk’s Calculation of Estimated Assessments (MN Statutes 429.031Sub1(a))


8.      Questions/Comments from The Floor


9.      Adjournment