Brandon Township Meeting, Monday, October 21, 2019

October, 2019 Meeting Minutes


The October township supervisor meeting was held on October 21, 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 D. Lund and second by Meichsner 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 September 16, 2019 supervisor meeting and to approve same.  Motion carried 3-0.


Treasurer’s Report: Beginning cash and investment balance on 9/1/19 was $286,104.44.  Monthly receipts and disbursements were $201,534.19 and $21,008.75, respectively, resulting in an ending balance of $466,629.88 at 9/30/2019.   Motion by Meichsner and second by D. Lund to approve the treasurer's report.  Motion carried 3-0.


Wolf Creek Rd:  The Braun Intertec Geotechnical Report on Wolf Creek Road was reviewed.  It was noted that there are some areas that need extensive remediation to support a 9 to 10- ton paved road.  Jeff Stabnow was instructed to meet with the Douglas County Engineer to obtain further analysis and a cost estimate for the recommended work.  It was noted that the improvements made in 2019 were necessary to maintain the road as a gravel road and that any further work related to preparing the road for the proposed paving project would be considered part of the project cost and included in the improvement assessment.


Tanglewood Rd:  Paving is expected to be completed yet this fall, weather permitting.  Motion by Meichsner and second by D. Lund to schedule a public assessment hearing for 7:00pm on Thursday, November 21, 2019.  Motion carried 3-0.


Road, Equipment and Building:  Weather permitting, the Kimberly Point Rd ditch project and fall roadside mowing will be completed yet this fall.  Cleary is working with Micka Radik to obtain a utility easement for the former Ness Building.  After analysis of the financing options for the road grader purchase, it was decided to pay up front with township funds.


Other:  Nate Meisner and Erin Okerlund were present with an informative slide presentation on the upcoming Brandon-Evansville School Referendum. 


Claims and Wages: Motion by Meichsner and second by D. Lund to approve claims and wages totaling $22,072.91 and to transfer $30,000 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 8:30 pm.  Next meeting is 7:00pm Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Brandon Community Center.