Brandon Township Meeting, Monday, July 15, 2019

July, 2019 Meeting Minutes


The July township supervisor meeting was held on July 15, 2019, at the Brandon Community Center with Supervisors Kerby Lund, Dennis Lund and Bryan Meichsner present together with Treasurer Kathy Zimmerman, Clerk Mike Cleary and Township Engineer, Jeff Stabnow.  With a quorum present, the meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. The pledge of allegiance was recited by all.


Agenda: Motion by Meichsner and second by D. Lund to approve the agenda. Motion carried 3-0.


Minutes: Motion by D. Lund and second by Meichsner to waive reading of the minutes of the June 17, 2019 supervisor meeting and to approve same.  Motion carried 3-0.


Treasurer’s Report: Beginning cash and investment balance on 6/1/19 was $345,259.33.  Monthly receipts and disbursements were $145,112.94 and $54,97.25, respectively, resulting in an ending balance of $435,396.22 at 6/30/2019.   Motion by D. Lund and second by Meichsner to approve the treasurer's report.  Motion carried 3-0.


Tanglewood Rd:


a.        A survey was completed to mark the northern end of the road for building in a turnaround when the road is paved in August.  The survey and subsequent discussions with Douglas County resolved the question of whether the parcel at the end of this road is a buildable lot and therefore should be included in the assessment of the paving cost.  Cleary was instructed to send a certified letter to the owner explaining that the parcel in question is buildable and will be assessed.


Wolf Creek Rd:


a.        The scheduled maintenance work has been completed with an application of chloride ordered to be applied soon.  Total cost of the maintenance incurred to date is $64,462. 


b.       Motion by Meichsner and second by D. Lund to accept Braun Intertec bid of $6,395 to perform soil boings and analysis to determine if Wolf Creek Rd can be paved in 2020 without incurring addition costs.  Motion carried 3-0.


c.       A number of residents from Svend Dr were present with questions on the timing of when the road will be paved.  The project is currently planned for 2020 depending on the outcome of the Braun Intertec analysis and how well the road holds up through another freeze/thaw cycle.


d.       Cleary was instructed to send a certified letter and invoice to the owner of the property responsible for plugging a township culvert which caused damage to Wolf Creek Rd.


Road ,Equipment and Building:


a.       The agreement to purchase the building adjacent to the township garage/shop had been sent to the supervisors prior to the meeting.  As there were no suggested changes, the agreement was signed as presented.  The purchase has been approved at the June 17, 2019 meeting.


b.      Motion by Meichsner and second by D. Lund to purchase propane from CHS for heating the township garage/shop this coming winter.


Claims and Wages: Motion by Meichsner and second by D. Lund to approve claims and wages totaling $89,012.44 and to transfer $60,000.00 from the Money Market Account to the Checking Account.  Motion carried 3-0.  The full list of claims is available for public inspection in the Township Clerk’s office.


 Adjournment:  Meeting was adjourned at 8:55 pm.  Next meeting is 7:00pm Monday August 19, 2019.