Meeting Minutes from the March 2023 meeting
March Meeting Minutes for April 18, 2023 Meeting
Members present were Brad H., Kiel M., Steve S., and Jeff Milas.
Brad called the meeting to order, and Jeff read the meeting the minutes from last month. Kiel made a motion to approve the meeting minutes as read, and Steve second the motion.
Brad read the treasurer's report, and the floor was opened up for public comment. No public comment came forward.
Brad brought up the ATV/UTV Route Resolution and the issues regarding it. Brad met with Jim Flater and the highway commissioner in regards to making changes to the professed resolution route. John Dubiel spoke up regarding the issues of dealing with the county and this entire process of making the township establishments completely accessible via an atv route . The board discussed changes to the township resolution, which would change the route to better meet the county suggestions, and hopefully pass. Kiel made a motion to approve the new atv route resolution and Steve seconded. Motion carried.
Annual $500 ditch clean up grant was brought forth by Brad. Kiel made a motion to approve applying for the grant and Steve seconded. Motion carried
Stipulations were discussed regarding the liquor and beer license for Doug Dahl and the Curve Inn. The sale of the property required the transfer of the licenses. Kiel made a motion to approve a provisional license for the bar, and Steve seconded it. Motion carried, and final approval and public comment will be held at the January meeting. The license also had to be posted in the paper as well for 1 week.
Brad discussed the engineering portion of the 130th project and the cost of 12,000 maximum. This would include costs for inspection of temperature test and compaction test, as well as oversight of the final project. Kiel made a motion to accept the contract and Steve seconded. Motion carried.
Ditch brushing contract was brought up by Brad at the costs of 75 hours at $80 an hour. The board discussed that some hand cutting was needed before or after as well. They discussed that the cutting takes place every other year, but Dale G and Dale D discussed that some of the places were only cutting grass rather than trees. Kiel made a motion to approve, Steve seconded, motion carried.
Brad discussed the approval of a Public Loan for the 130th project. Kiel made a motion to approve the application for the loan and Steve seconded. Motion carried. It was discussed that the loan period would be 6 years total at about 53,000 and that it would be added to the tax roll in 2024 in addition to the new levy.
Brad shared the road budget with the board and where properessed money would target projects.
Brad shared that the county was holding an information meeting on April 12th here at the town hall for the future 2024 bridge project,
Meeting was set for April 18th, to correspond with the Annual Meeting as well. Kiel made a motion to adjourn and Steve seconded. Motion carried and the meeting adjourned.