Brandon Township Meeting, Monday, December 17, 2018

December, 2018 Meeting Minutes (Unofficial)


The December monthly meeting was held on December 17, 2018, at the Brandon Community Center with Supervisors Gene Fynboh, Kerby Lund and Dennis Lund present together with Treasurer Kathy Zimmerman and Clerk Mike Cleary.  With a quorum present, the meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. The pledge of allegiance was recited by all.


Approval of Minutes: Reading of the minutes of the November 19, 2018 Monthly Meeting was waved and the minutes were approved on a motion by K. Lund and a second by D. Lund.  Motion carried unanimously.


Treasurer’s Report: Beginning cash and investment balance on 11/1/18 was $345,006.25     November, 2018 receipts and disbursements were $108,297.57 and $9,767.15, respectively, resulting in an ending balance of $443536.67 at 11/30/18.  A motion to approve the treasurer's report was made by K. Lund and seconded by D. Lund.  Motion carried unanimously.


Approval of Agenda:  The agenda was approved as presented on a motion by Fynboh and a second by K. Lund.  Motion carried unanimously.


Road and Equipment-


a.    There were no significant issues to discuss.  Minor welding repairs had been made to one of the trucks by K. Lund


Tanglewood Road Area Paving Project: 


a.    A motion was made by Fynboh with a second by D. Lund to adopt Resolution No

12-17-2018A for the designation Jeff Stabnow as engineer and to approve the preparation of plans and specifications for making the improvement.  Fynboh and D. Lund voted yes and K. Lund voted no.  Motion carried with a 2/3 yes vote in accordance with Minnesota Statute 429.031.



Wolf Creek Road Area Paving Project:


a.    Cleary read correspondence received by two residents questioning the need for a 3 way stop at Svend Rd and Wolf Creek Rd.  Supervisors decided to look into replacing the two stop signs on Wolf Creek Road with warning signs and to look into installing similar signs at Vista Trail and Severson Rd.


b.   Dennis Weeks was present to request that their property at the end of Severson Road be excluded from the proposed paving assessment on the basis that the road will end short of their property and that they will pay for connecting to the township road if they do so in the future.  He stated that they had mailed a letter to K. Lund.  The matter will be discussed further at the next Township meeting.



New Business:


a.    There were no new building permits to review.


b.   The 2019 meeting schedule was approved on a motion by K. Lund and a second by D. Lund.  Motion carried unanimously.


c.    Motion was made by D. Lund with a second by K. Lund to approve Resolution No. 12-17-2018B Designating Annual Poling Place to be the Brandon City Auditorium.  Motion carried unanimously.


d.   Motion was made by D. Lund and seconded by K. Lund to replace monthly checks to Otter Tail Power and City of Brandon Water Dept with annual deposits to monthly billing to be monitored by the Township Clerk.  Motion carried unanimously.



Claims and Wages: Claims totaling $54,887.53 were reviewed and approved, together with a motion to transfer $30,000 from the Checking Account to the Money Market Account, on a motion by Fynboh and a second by D Lund.  Motion carried unanimously. The full list of claims is available for public inspection in the Township Clerk’s office.



Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm on a motion by Fynboh and seconded by D. Lund.  Motion carried unanimously. 



Date and place of next meeting:

          Regular Meeting - 7:00 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Brandon Community Center