Brandon Township Meeting, Monday, December 21, 2009

Brandon Township Meeting Minutes - Dec. 21, 2009 The regular monthly meeting of the Brandon Township Board was held on Monday, December 21, 2009 at the Brandon Community Center with Paul Lauthen, Michael Cleary, Jennifer Lanners, Diane Smith and Adrian Ledermann present. The meeting was called to order by Paul Lauthen at 7:00 p.m.  The pledge of allegiance was recited. Clerks Report:  The minutes of the November 16th meeting were addressed.   The minutes were approved with a motion by Cleary, seconded by Lanners, and carried. Treasurer’s Report:  Beginning balance 11/01/09 was $7,170.56.   Interest from Revenue on account at Bremer was $.39. Other income from Brandon residents for Chloride ($221.00 and $85.00) Town of Millerville ($171.66) and State of MN ($3,569.30) totaled $4,046.96.  Orders issued were $35,442.10 for a total ending balance of <$24,224.19>.  Investments reported included Tar & Road Fund received $40.51 in interest to now total $53,033.43; CD #141683 now totals $60,123.44; and CD #141685 now totals $50,000.  Motion made by Cleary, seconded by Lanners, to approve report; carried. Public Comment: Two visitors were present.  No additional agenda items.  Old Business: a. CLRSD report; Cleary reported on the Dec. 3 meeting.  A resolution was passed affirming the allocation of excess funds directly to the townships.  Brandon will receive 17.36%.  The CRLSD attorney sent a letter notifying the townships of the distribution to take place after the books are closed in Dec. 09.  Brandon's share will amount to about $47,000.  The title for the district land was transferred to the State of Minnesota and most likely will be given to the DNR.  A letter from the CLEER group asking for more information was given to the CLRSD attorney who provided a response that presumably answered their questions.  The final meeting will be held Dec. 29 at 9 a.m. with all bills to be paid and the amounts then distributed.  Board members will be expected to be paid by their local townships for any work done in Dec.b. Information letter about CRLSD reimburse.   Since no requests for further information were received, a letter will not be sent.c. Pheasant Lane Road Agreement:  Moe township has completed the agreement.  A copy of the agreement will be placed in the shop, noting that the yearly agreements begin on Dec. 1.d. Ledermann reported on the Lakes Area Regional planning meeting held on Dec. 2.  Main items were the possibility of a county wide animal control ordinance and the Zebra Mussel problem.   New Businessa. One building permit was reviewedb. The 2009 $2,500 contribution to AAEDC will be sent in March after the township annual meeting as we already have a $2,500 contribution on this year's books.c. Clerk Ledermann reported on the Dec. 3 township clerks meeting about election law changes.  Since Brandon Township is moving to Nov. elections, the information provided about new forms, etc. will be needed then.   The clerk was directed by the county election officials to notify the township residents via the usual public notice that no Brandon Township elections will be held in March 2010, but the annual meeting will be held on March 9, 2010.d. 2010 boundary/annexation workshop info was provided.  No one plans to attend as no further annexation is foreseen.e. Smith will complete the annual MAT worker's comp audit. f. The new CTAS version 7 will not be downloaded by the clerk and treasurer until after the year end reports. Claims and Wages:  Claims were presented and viewed by the board.  Claims included; Okerlund Graveling-$409.00 for gravel; Glenn's Towing & Repair-$476.82 for truck service; Minnesota DVS-$24.50 for truck license; Otter Tail Power-$24.03 for shop electricity; City of Brandon-$133.65 for water\sewer; Post Office-$88.00 for stamps; Adrian Ledermann-$300.00 for internet reimburse; Austin Auto Repair-$40.63 for fuel filters; Gerald Buse-$935.00 for Edgefield cemetery upkeep; Jennifer Lanners-$5.00 for mileage; Michael Cleary-$11.00 for mileage; Adrian Ledermann-$37.50 for mileage; Claims and wages were ordered to be paid on a motion by Cleary, seconded by Lanners and carried.Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. on a motion by Lanners, seconded by Cleary. Adrian Ledermann, clerk.