Brandon Township Meeting, Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Brandon Township Meeting Minutes - January 19, 2010 The regular monthly meeting of the Brandon Township Board was held on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 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 December 21st meeting were addressed.   The minutes were approved with a motion by Cleary, seconded by Lanners, and carried. Treasurer’s Report:  Beginning balance 121/01/09 was $<24,224.19>.   Interest from Revenue on account at Bremer was $1.01. Other income from Douglas Co., tax was $42,212.26, from Leaf Valley Township was $451.00 and from Ida Township was $667.67 for a total other income of $43,380. Orders issued were $4,889.95 for a total ending balance of $14,267.80.  Investments reported included Tar & Road Fund received $41.55 in interest and $41,198.23 transferred in from CLRSD to now total $94,273.21; 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: Five visitors were present.  Boseks requested Brandon Township take over Lake Aldrich Ct.  On a motion by Lanners, seconded by Cleary and approved, Brandon Township now takes over Lake Aldrich Ct. as a township maintained road.   Dick Gulbranson raised questions about the placement of CLRSD distribution funds in township accounts, recommending that those funds be placed in debt service.  He also requested that the town board seek public funding for debt service from our legislators. Old Business: a. CLRSD report; Cleary reported on the Dec. 28 final meeting that all funds have been distributed.  Any further refunds based on delinquent taxes or other sources will be divided among the townships according to the set formula.  b. preliminary budget review statements were passed out New Businessa. One building permit was reviewedb. Budget planning for 2010 was discussed.  Budget proposals will be on the agenda for the Feb. meeting in order to prepare for the March annual meeting.   A debt service account will need to be established.   The clerk and treasurer will process the 2009 statements in preparation for the Feb. meeting and the Board of Audit meeting.c.  Board of Audit meeting date was set for March 4, 2009, 7 p.m. at the community room.d. Jen Lanners and Adrian Ledermann will attend the annual AAEDC meeting on Jan. 20.e. Jen Lanners and Paul Lauthen plan to attend annual lobby day on the hill on Feb. 9.f. Brandon Township will request 12,000 gallons of chloride for dust control in 2010.  Walleye Road will be taken off the list.g. Christianson gambling permit request:  On a motion by Lanners, seconded by Cleary, the board approved the request.h. The clerk will submit the 2009 annual weed report to the county.i. Precinct caucus day on Feb. 2 was announced.  Election judge training will be held in summer. Claims and Wages:  Claims were presented and viewed by the board.  Claims included; Douglas County Assn of Townships- $579.04 for dues; Little Falls Machine - $400 for grader parts; Luckys Propane - $511.00 for propane; Otter Tail Power - $89.75 for shop electricity; Proforma - $13.49 for sales tax on printing; AAEDC - $2,500.00 for contribution; Evansville Machine Shop - $52.68 for truck repair; PERA - $131.10 for 4 qt; IRS - $525.86 for 4th qt. Claims and wages were ordered to be paid on a motion by Cleary, seconded by Lanners and carried. Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m. on a motion by Lauthen, seconded by Lanners and approved. Next Meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 Adrian Ledermann, clerk.