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March 11, 2014 Annual Meeting & Board of Canvas
March 19, 2014 Reorganizational Meeting
March 19, 2014

April 17, 2014
May 15, 2014
June 19, 2014
July 17, 2014

August 21, 2014
September 12, 2014
October 16,2014

November 6, 2014

December 18, 2014
February 19, 2015
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April 3, 2015
April 16, 2015
May 21, 2015
June 18, 2015
July 16, 2015
August 20, 2015

September 17, 2015
October 15, 2015
November 12, 2015
December, 10, 2016
January 21, 2016
February 9, 2016 Road Mtg.
March 17, 2016
April 21, 2016
May 19, 2016
June 16, 2016
July 21, 2016
August 18, 2016
September 15, 2016
October 20, 2016
November 17, 2016
December15, 2016
January 19, 2017
February 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
2017 Annual Meeting
April 20, 2017
May 18, 2017
Zoning Hearing, May 9, 2017
June 15, 2017
July 27, 2017
August 17, 2017
September 21, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 16, 2017
December 21, 2017




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Wanamingo Township Annual Meeting Minutes

March 11, 2014, 8:00 p.m.

 

The Annual Meeting of Wanamingo Township was called to order at 8:00 p.m. On Tuesday March 11, 2014 by Clerk Jessica Page.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  

 

Joel Rostad was nominated to be the moderator.  No other nominations.  Unanimous agreement that  Joel will be the moderator.  Jim Foss and Brian Flom were nominated to be tellers.  Len Feuling moved that nominations cease.  Motion passed.  Jim and Brian are the tellers.

 

The 2013 minutes were read by the clerk.  Motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes.  Motion passed. 

 

Four copies of the complete financial report for 2013 were available for people to review.  Request by Ann Romo to have the clerk read the reports for each fund out loud.  Reports read out loud, along with cash balances and investment amounts.  Tom Shane move to approve the financial reports.  Motion seconded and passed.

 

The Combined Charities Report.  This was discontinued by Board of Supervisors.  In previous year there had been issues with labels, and computer files for things to be sent out.  There was also the discovery of the need to have a seperate account for the monies to be deposited in and be established as a non-profit, or to pair with an already existing non-profit and use that account to deposit the money in.

 

Fire Coverage Reports, Rae Rusnak reported in the annual meeting.  The Wanamingo Department is   100 years old this year.  A 50 year award  was given to Bob Gudtnick.  They are going to begin using a secondary paging system to go to cell phones which will hopefully help relay information faster.  They are doing well financially and may have the building paid of in a few years.

    

Ambulance Board.  Len is on the Ambulance Board and reported that there were 17 calls from the township and 880 total calls.  The cost remains the same at $3 per capita.

 

Goodhue County had the township grade County Road 44 this last summer again.  Seems to be working out.

 

Fyi for residents: Dust control: Envirotech Services:  1-800-881-5858  Stan Johnson

        Quality Dust Control 612-490-3644 Rick

        Luhman's Construction, Red Wing 651-388-3086  Darwin Fox (Luhman's running ad)

        Tri-City Paving, St. Cloud 320-632-5435  Jack    

Please contact the township if you are putting dust control on as we no longer get a list from the county.

 

Road Issues and Concerns:

    Road Rock and individual orders. Must call township prior to when they rock the roads, and Kielmeyer will deliver rock to your home/site when they rock the roads nearby.  Kielmeyer will bill resident at the bid price.   

 

Donation Requests:

    The township received a letter asking for a donation to the Goodhue County Fair Board.  For the previous 6 years, the township has donated $1000 each year.  Tom Shane move to give $1000 donation to the Fair Board.  Motion was second and passed.

    

The Board of Supervisors recmmended that the levy be kept the same as the previous two years, which was General $30,000, Road and Bridge $127,000, Fire $20,000.  Greg Erickson move to accept the levy as recommended.  Motion was seconded and passed.

 

Continuation of Bounties for Coyotes and Gophers:Ken Lee move to keep the bounties as they are, at  $20 per coyote and $1 per gopher, plus half the cost of bait.  Motion was seconded and passed.

 

Dan Retzchzigel reported on roads and bridges.  The are continuing to work on the Co Rd 24 and Highway 52 interchange, and the Co. Rd 9 project is expected to start in April, barring weather issues.  Both are expected to be done in November. The County Board continues to work on safety improvements for the Hader interchange.  Possibly stop lights.  Road resurfacing for Co. Rds 11, 12 to Zumbrota, Co. Rd. 10 from 11 to Zumbrota, Co. Rd. 1 they will be regrading it,  and building it up.   Wanamingo township has two bridges on the list to be redone either this summer or shortly there after as money and time permits.  Those are on 425th, and 408th  Streets.

County has a building project coming up.  The Public Health building had  areas that had been condemned. They are taking it down, departments are going to go to Citizens Building  after renovations and go from 3 to 2 buildings.  They are expectiong this to take care of building needs for the next 30-40 years.  

County Board is looking at updating the county's comprehensive plan, specifically in regards to  A3 plans  and updating buffer zones for cities.  Want to look at rural housing issues, which are currently limited to 4 per section.  Looking at idenifying possible building sites the would make nive building sites, but are undesireable lands.

Mining and wind is quiet at this time.

They are looking at updating septic ordinance and looking at doing it at time of sales of homes instead of when building on property.

City of Red Wing built incinerator about 30 years back and are not using it to its capacity.  They want the county to mandate that all garbage be brought there to be incinerated  Dan advised residents to watch for meetings coming up regarding this issue.  He feels this is not a positive thing for county residents as it would likely inflate garbage rates and would basically create a monopoly regarding garbage disposal.

Dan was asked about support to get better internet in rural areas.  He thought there would probably be no support with that.

There was a comment regarding the rumble strips on the highways with all the loud noise they create for homeowners living near them.  Dan said there has been a very negative response to those and is hoping that MDOT will work with changing the policies with that.

 

Legislative Issues for Townships Len reported that MAT is pushing bills to modify open meeting laws, that allows supervisors to talk via email.  He said there are annexation issues where citties just take over areas of townships, so there is legislation regarding that.  Some areas had wanted to include 5 foot culverts for aid money.  The current minimum is 10 feet in length.  They looked at what it would cost to include those and found it would cost too much and leave no money left for the 10 foot bridges.

 

Snow Plowing concerns:

There were many residents who expressed snowplowing concerns.  Shirley Wilkus voiced her concern over pine trees in front of her home getting the branches knocked off during the plowing process.  

There were concerns over 415th Street not being open due to snow.  There were other concerns about how long it took to get roads plowed after a snow fall.  Residents expressed concers that the maintainence person was plowing other areas in Rochester and Pine Island and those areas were taking priority over the township's road.  A resident stated that the road by them  was not open for three days following the last severe snow fall. Someone else stated they missed three days of work because of the roads not being plowed.  

Rae suggested hiring a back up person to have additional man power to assist with snowplowing during severe snowfalls.  Lars suggested using the truck as he stated it could get the roads open in 4 hours vs 6-8 using the grader.  Rae suggested developing a Snow Removal Policy for the township and had a copy of the Ureka Township Snow Removal Policy for people to see.  Tom suggested that the  township hire someone to train employees with use of the grader/plow.  

Dan Heim, the maintenance person came to the front of the room and introduced himself to the persons in attendance.  He clarified several facts for residents, including the fact that he does clear snow for two churches in Rochester, one of them being the church he attends, and that he does not do any snow plowing for others in Pine Island.  He stated that he was out in he grader until approximately 8:30 on the Thursday night that the last  severe snow storm occurred.  He quit because the visibility was so bad he could not see.  He stated that on Friday, he tried for six hours to get to the township, but 52, and 57 were both closed and he couldn't get through the other roads he tried as they were impassable due to snow.  He started at 6 am on Saturday morning and put in 17 hours plowing.  He stated that all roads had been opened during that time.  Dan started at 1 that next day and put in 11 hours that day plowing as roads had drifted shut again.

When asked about using the plow truck instead of the grader as it would be faster, Dan told the residents that the windows on the plow truck fog up whenever the truck hits a snow drift.  He was told by the 2 previous maintainance persons as well as the current back up person that Lars instructed them to drive with the window open and the heat off and the window wouldn't fog up.  Dan said that when it's 20 below and even though he has on hat, Carharts, boots, gloves, he isn't going to drive the plow truck with the window open and heat off.  There was some dissention among the residents in attendance at this time.  Dan asked who in that room would drive around when its 20 below with the heat off and the window open.  Every resident in attendance remained silent except for Lars Romo.

Dan also stated that there has been a second person assisting with the snow plowing at times during different snowfall events  and both the grader and the plow truck were out at the same time.

Dan stated he has gotten phone calls from people who will not leave their name or location and who will only say things like “Quit wasting the townships money.”  or “ The Cherry Grove town line road hasn't been plowed in three weeks.  When it is going to get plowed?”  or “My road has not been plowed in three days!”  Ken Lee asked Dan why he never got a call back from Dan when he called Dan about getting the road by his house plowed on the Friday (the 21st) during the last big storm.  He had a feed truck from Miesville that was trying to get to his farm and he could make it as far as the Wanamingo township road but because it wasn't plowed, the truck had to turn back.  Dan said he remembers getting the message, but didn't remember being asked to call Ken back.   (It was later verified by listening to the message from Ken Lee that Ken did not request a call back from Dan.)  

Dan encouraged residents to call him when there is an issue because he would truly like to be made aware of any issues and work towards getting them resolved.  He stated that he has given out his number to other residents to be called when there is drifting, etc.  He has only had one person do so at the timeof the annual meeting.  Dan then gave residents his phone number so they could call him if they had concerns.

There was some additional discussion with the recommend that having additional backup people available to plow, might help alleviate the situation.

 

2015 Annual Meeting will be the second Tuesday in March and that date is March 10.  Currently election from 4-8 and meeting at 8.  Tom move to keep the schedule the same with the election from 4-8 pm and the meeting at 8 pm.  Motion seconded and passed.

 

Election Results:    Supervisor:  Rae Rusnak __20____    Clerk:  Jessica Page__99__

                         John Hegseth _88____          Write-in:Tamra Berg 1                                      Write-in:Kerry Olson 1          Write-in:Bonnie Hermann  1

                                      Write in: Deb Quam 1    

 

Len move to adjourn  the meeting at 9:48 pm.  Motion was seconded and adjourned.

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Board of Canvas met after the annual meeting was adjourned.

 

Tom Shane, Len Feuling, supervisors, and Jessica Page, clerk were in attendance.  Clerk did not handle the ballots as she was a candidate, but filled out the paperwork for the county.  

Tom and Len counted 109 filled out ballots, and one completely blank ballot.  Clerk asked if individual votes were counted and was told that because of the landslide election results, there wasn't the need to recount all the individual votes.  

Tom Shane stated he would take the ballots home and burn them.  Clerk said that they needed to be kept and we always kept them in the ballot box on the floor and pointed to it on the floor behind Tom.  

 

Tom took the ballots with him.

 

March 11, 2014 at approximately 10 pm. Is when we started, and we finished at approximately 1:15 pm.

 

Jessica Page, Clerk

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Wanamingo March Re-Organizational Meeting 

Dat     March 19th,  2014

Members present:  Len Feuling, John Hegseth, Tom Shane, Donna Enzenauer, Jessica Page

 

Meeing was called to order at 7:05.  Supervisors Tom Shane and Len Feuling, clerk and treasurer present.  

 

Swearing in of officers:  Jessica Page clerk presented completed oath form to be signed by a supervisor.  

Transferring of town records:  There should be no records that need to be transferred at this time.  

 

Tom Shane was selected as chair, and Len as vice chair.

 

John Hegseth arrived, was given oath of office to complete.

 

John wanted to move the meeting nights to Thursdays to keep away from Wednesday meeting as there may be conflicts with church.  Len move to have the meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm.  John second.  Motion passed unanimusly.

 

Len move to keep the news papers the same with the Kenyon Leader and the Zumbrota News Record.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Len move to keep the compensation the same for the next year.  (Which is $2000 annual supervisor salary, $4000 annual salary for clerk, $1500 annual salary for treasurer, $50 per meeting, $100 per full day training, $50 per half day of training.  Election judges will receive $15 per hour, with the head judge getting $20 per hour.  Additional duties at $20 per hour.)  John second, motioned passed unanimously.

 

There was a suggestion to have a “Road Overseer”  work with Dan.  There was discussion as to whether this needed to be a supervisor, or if this could be anyone that the board chose to hire.  John moved to table this subject until it could be clarified with MAT.  Len second.  Motion passed.  Subject tabled as to possible “Road Overseer”.  Len will continue to represent Wanamingo Township on the Ambulance Board as he is a member of that board.  John move to have Len continue to be the supervisor who people bring the coyotes to for the counties.  Tom second, motion passed. 

 

John move to leave the same for designated posting places for the township.  (Currently the glass case outside the township hall.)  Len second.  Motion passed.

 

Regarding the designation of a town depository, a question was raised whether the township can designate two banks, or it must be one.  Len move to table that designation until we can find out of there can be two banks, or only one.  Tom second.  Motion to table passed.  Len will contact MAT office.

 

John move to leave Article 10, regarding potential conflict of interest issues, as is.  Len second, motion passed.  

 

No board policies were amended.

 

Len move to have Jess look for sample AWAIR policies to get one in place.  John second, motion passed.

 

Books should be available for people to review as needed.

 

Town ordinances are present in the townhall.

 

Regarding Planning and Zoning:  Len noted that there are lots of changes on the county level.  Len move to leave as is for the upcoming year.  John second.  Motion passed.

The Town Financial Reporting Form was submitted to state of MN.  Yes.  ( Note, deadline is actually March 31 as listed on State Auditor website.)

 

There will be the Spring and Summer short courses available for training, as well as Election training for the upcoming elections.

 

The list of officers to be sent to MAT was passed around for signatures.

 

Reorganization items completed. On to regular meeting items.

 

Jessica Page, Clerk

Wanamingo Township

 

To be approved at April 17th meeting.  

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Wanamingo Township – March 19, 2014  Meeting Minutes


Members present:  Len Feuling, John Hegseth, Tom Shane, Donna Enzenauer, Jessica Page

Visitors present:  Dan Heim

 

The March meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by 2013 Chair Len Feuling at the Wanamingo Town Hall.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said.   

Reorganizational meeting business taken care of.  See minutes from that.

 

Clerks report was read and approved.  

Treasurers report was read and approved. 

 

Bills were presented.  Len move to pay the bills.  John second, motion passed. nanimously

 

There were no building permits. 

 

Old Business: 

    A major concern for township residents this year was the snow plowing.  Should a snow plowing procedure be in place?  There is a sample snow removal policy from Ureka Township  that might be a good guide for establishing a policy for the township t help eleviate some if the issues that have come up for this year.

    Having a back up person was brought up.  It was suggested that Scott Enzenauer be asked first as he is the current back up person.

    Clerk asked to clarify if the back up person would also be paid the minimum (of 60 hours per month for 4 months during the winter) because they would be expected to be be on call all the time just the the regular person?  

    There are issues with the truck getting stuck.because the blade moves up.  It continues to move up and at some point is missing up to 10-12 inches of snow underneath the plow and the truck gets stuck.  

    Lars Romo suggested looking at the hitch.

    Ann Romo stated that someone had a video of Dan plowing a church parking lot in Rochester. It appeared that she felt Dan should be plowing the township before plowing the church parking lot. 

    It was brought up that the position is a part time position and that most people in the position have had additional jobs.  

    Gary Berg asked about the possibility of contracting out the snow plowing.  

 

    Len move to table the snowplowing issue.  John second,  motion to table passed.

    

    Len attended the L and R sessions.  He said there was a good reception from lawmakers.  Len told about one lawmaker who didn't understand townships.  Len stated they were able to change  that persons mind on an issue once they explained how more about townships.

 

    Spring Short Course: John, Len and Jess attended.  

 

    Weed spraying: Len didn't get a hold of anyone.  

 

    Got a bid on mowing from Tim Mack.  Tom was going to ask about spraying possibly.

 

    Tom checked on the bill for the asbestos testing from the county.  They said if you want the bridge money, you need to follow the rules.

 

New Business 

    

    Bill from Andy Foss:  According to MAT the township can't pay it due to liability issues.

    

    Are 3# posts ordered for signs? Tom said he may have some posts for that.

 

Other Business:

    Rae Rusnak approached the board  proposing the township have a web page.  Rae would donate her time to help set it up.  She woulld need authorization to get reimbursed for a debit card to pay for it.   John move to have Rae be in charge of the website and get it organized.  Len second.  Motion passed. 

 

    Gary  Berg asked why here was not an overall 4 year financial summary.  Clerk explained the previous format took about 10 hours to compile.  With the CTAS program, they print out a  schedule that has the same types of information, but isn't exactly the same as the previous format.  This had been brought up to the board the previous year and they okayed it to use the  CTAS format.  There were 4 copies of the financial reports available at the annual meeting for people to use.  Plans had been to provide addition copies of the summary forms at the annual meeting and clerk arrived at 7:10 to print them off.  There was an unually high turnout of voters that day and clerk spent a majority of time copying ballots and voter reciepts and did not finish printing additional copies of financial schedules as had been planned.

 

Next meeting: Thursday April 17th at 7 pm.

Adjourn:  Len move to adjourn John second.  Meeting adjourned at 8:35
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Wanamingo Township – April 17, 2014  Meeting Minutes

 

Members present:  Len Feuling, John Hegseth, Tom Shane, Jessica Page

Visitors present:  Dan Heim,

 

The April meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 by Chair Tom Shane at the Wanamingo Town Hall.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said.   

Clerks report was read. John move to accept minutes.  Len second. Motion passed.    

Treasurer’s Report:Due to miscommunication of the part of the clerk, there was no treasurers report.

 

Bills were presented.  Len move to pay bills.  Tom second.  Passed unanimously.  

 

Building Permits: Dick Berquam would like to get a building permit to build a hay shed.  Noted that he needs to add measurements into plan.  Motion made to approve the permit.  Seconded and passed.  $25 fee collected. 

 

    Dick suggested looking at culvert by Jim Swiggums as it causes issues with the road and washing out.

Old Business: 

    Weed spraying:

 

    Certify the levy:  General  30,000    Road and Bridge 127,000    Fire  20,000.  John move to accept the levy as voted on at the annual meeting.  Len second.  Motion passed unanimously.

    Goodhue County Fairboard donation:  John move to donate Len second motion passed unanimously.

 

    Bill to Cherry Grove for repair work done on mower.  $387.91 has not been paid yet.

    Len move to send bill again. Question was asked as to why was bush hog mower bill from Cherry Grove paid but the bill from Wanamingo was not ok? John second with the condition  that somene go to talk to them.  Tom will go to their next meeting.  Motion passed  Len and Tom  aye,  John opposed.

 

    Materials presented to board regarding 2009 mower purchase.  Detailed quotes had been received from multiple business' at that time and had been gathered by Lars.  There were no  quotes presented for the purchase of the last mower from either Cherry Grove township  board  or Lars Romo.  Wanamingo maintainance person, Dan Heim was not involved in the purchase at  all. Reviewed what happened this summer regarding the purchase of the mower.  

 

    No recycling check from any cutting edges on graders for 38 years.  Dan recycled the blades and had a check for the township earlier this year.

 

    Information from Minnesota Benefits Association.  Life Insurance, other insurance, etc.  Len move we pass on it.  John second.  Motion passed.  

 

    SEMMCHRA Annual Report was available.

 

    Ag Partners Summer Fill and Prepay Program information.  John move no summer fill. Len  move to amend the main motion to read unless its less than 10%.   There was a second on amendment to the main motion.  Amendment passed.  Amended motion voted on and passed.  

    Passed unanimously.

 

    AWAIR Len move to adopt awair program using the generic form available on the MAT website.  John second.  Motion passed.

 

    Road Overseer:  MAT says ok to hire someone to do that.  Need to develop position     description/define job duties, hours, etc.  Is the person going to be in the equipment?  Need a CDL and current Health Certificate, drug test?  Need to set a wage range for people asking about the job.  Need to advertise in paper for the position.  How do you want to set up interviews, etc.  Those are open meeting law things, so if different than regular meeting date,  need to let people know.

    John said he will be the road over seer.  

 

    Why are other townships graded and not others.  Dan has tried and it was too soft in the areas that he tried.  

 

    Designated bank?  Len found out that it was fine to have any number of banks that the township  can work with.  John talked to Wanamingo and they are willing to negotiate rates vs whats printed in paper or listed on website for CD rates.  John also suggested talking o Kenyon Bank.

 

    Snow Removal Policy or Procedure?  Table it 

 

    Website is ready to go.  Ordinance never was recorded with county.  Need to do that. $46 recorder fee. The county will link to our website, as will MAT.  Rae was not sure how things will  be archived as time goes by.

 

    Len move to pass the Resolution to open the two minimum maint roads that have been closed for the winter.  John second.  Motion to pass the resolution passed. 

    

New Business 

    Refund of $78 from insurance company for tractor and mower.

    

    Kenny Forss bought Olstad place which is accessable on a minimum maintainance road.  Need to go over minimum maintainance roads at least a few times a year as soon as dry enough to work them.

 

    Road inspection dates.  Set forApril 29th with back up on the May 6th. 10 am.  Dan not available.  

 

    Gravel Road maintenance and Design classes by LTAP.  Dan can go if he can work it in.  

 

    Len move to grade Co. Road 44 for the county at the rate of $95 per hour.  John second. Motion passed.

 

    John came up with lease information from SEMA.  Kenny Lee brought up Issaacson Impelement as well as a company in Charles City Iowa, called Schwarztrock.  

    Len move to contact people at Schwartzrock and Issacson's for leasing a 95 to100 horse tractor with front end loader, and front wheel assist, as well as mowers.  

 

    Other Business:

    Road Review with Dan:  Duramet is worn thin as explained by technician who was looking at it.  There should be a float on grader.  Len move to get it done.  Tom second.  Nuss truck to also fix wheel shim.  Dan to ask about if they have a maintainance program.  Maybe they would do a package deal with the duramet, float installation and maintainance program.

 

    Zoning board there is one seat open due to Dean Persoon moving, Gary Berg is at 10 years on that board.  Supervisors need to see if anyone would like to be on it to replace those two gentlemen.

 

    Ken Lee brought to attention a washout on 410th..  East of Lees, east of Ronnie.  It runs down  the middle of the road.  

    

Next meeting: Thursday, May 2014   

Meeting adjourned at 6:43.

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Wanamingo Township – May 15, 2014  Meeting Minutes

 

Members present:  Len Feuling, John Hegseth, Tom Shane, Jessica Page

Visitors present:  Dan Heim,

 

The May meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 by Chair Tom Shane at the Wanamingo Town Hall.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said.   

 

 Clerks report was read and stands approved as read with the 2 corrections made to it.    

Treasurer’s Report was read and approved.  

 

Bills were presented.   Note:  Insurance bill is here, but gal at office suggested we wait until we decide what we are going to purchase for tractor, etc.

 

Building Permits: None

 

Old Business: 

    Purchase of tractor  Reps from Ziegler and Diamond present to answer questions.  Had some prices from Isaacsons and Sema, as well as Ziegler/Diamond.  Len move to pass on tractor and loader for right now.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.  Jess to contact Tim Mack about mowing the ditches.  Confirm prices and let him know that we want him to do for first pass.

    

    Weed spraying: No new information.

 

    Road inspection: John and Tom.  Ken Lee reported that there is a culvert that needs attention. Tom put cones out.  Logans culvert is washing into the road.  Will contact Jason Rath, Schumacher, Kenyon Excavation to see who can get both of these done first.  

    Stubb road by Holden graded but it needs to be graveled.  400th needs gravel.  Across 52 needs gravel.

 

    There was independent testing done on some of the rock from the Foss pit.  It was classified as Class 1 rock instead of class 2.  The individual at the testing firm also thought there were too many fines in the sample and that would cause the road to become muddy when it rains.  

 

    Len move to take half of the rock from Hernke's pit and half from Foss pit.  Keep track of where its spread and see how it does. John second.  Motion passed.  

    Soil center road needs rock. Use 1 inch rock or ¾?  Board wanted to have rock from the Hernke pit.

 

    New Business 

    Plow truck. There is a truck parked outside to look at. It is a 2005 with 117,000 miles.      $49,900 for it with $10k trade in allowance from Nuss.

    2014 int from metro.  Tom move to table the decision on the truck.  John second,motion passed.
 

Other Business:

    Road Review with Dan:  

 

    There were concerns about rock getting pushed in the ditch in some areas, and roads being muddy in other areas.  Culvert on 40 Acres Trail is cut off/bent area and needs to be repaired by adding on another section.  Also, by Bombay Dairy, the culvert needs to be extended.  

 

    Ken Lee asked about getting rock from Spring Garden.  He feels that the rock from there holds up better.  Andersoons by Len move to have 415th St done with rock from Andersons  from 57 going east. Tom second. Tom and Len aye John opposed..

    

    Tom move to change meeting time for the rest of the year to 5:30.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.  Len move to hire Jeremy to mow the lawn, Tom second, motion passed unanimiously.  

 

    The grader is at Pitzners, getting fluids changed. 

 

Next meeting: Thursday, June 19th, 2014   7:00

Adjourn:  Len move to adjourn.  John second, motion passed.  Meeting adjourned at 6:45.

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Wanamingo Township – June 19, 2014  Meeting Minutes

 

 

Members present:  Len Feuling, John Hegseth, Tom Shane, Jessica Page, Donna Enzenauer

 

The June meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 by Chair Tom Shane at the Wanamingo Town Hall.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said.   

 

Clerks report was read and stands approved as read with corrections made to it.    

Treasurer’s Report was read and approved.  

 

Bills were presented.   

 

Building Permits: Lowell Broin would like to build a house.  They had been previously been to the town board to get the site approved and are now looking to get the building plans approved.  Len move to approve the building permit.  Tom second.  Motion passed unanimiously.  

        Sue Sands would like to build an addition to their kitchen.  John move to approve     the building permit for a kitchen addition to their home.  Tom second.  Motion passed     unanimiously.

 

Old Business: 

    John Springer from Nuss Equipment.  He explained the possibility of an extended warranty for work on the grader and went through options and recommenations.  Would need about a week lead time to schedule the work.  Would take about 3-5 days to install float if they have all parts available to them.

 

    Tom talked to Tim Mack all set for mowing and will complete when able to.

 

    Purchase of tractor:  Discussion was held on what we need to use.  John is willing to rent his tractor to the township during the winter months.  Len brought up possibility of putting a one way plow on the front of the grader.

 

    John concerned with getting roads open quickly.  John stated that roads are crap and that he still has people stopping by when he is mowing lawn all mad about last winter and how the roads are now.  Tom stated that there are potholes big time on the roads.  

John move that Dan Heim be fired as of today.  Tom second.  Tom and John approved.  Len opposed.

 

Any one hired on an emergency part time basis needs to fill out all paperwork required of the position and needs to meet all the standards.

 

Consensus was that there needs to be a plan in place and motions made.

 

Clerk to put ad in the paper, same as was run previously.  

 

John move to contact Schumacher to possibly grade the roads if needed on an emergency basis.  Tom second.  Motion passed unanimiously

    

    Weed spraying:Isaac Gronseth About Len move to contact him about spraying.  John second.  Motion passed.

 

New Business 

    Upcoming elections, need names of election judges by next meeting. Looking for about 10 people. August 12 is primary, November 4 is general.  Need to set dates for testing and public accuracy testing. Will set dates at next meeting.

 

    Tape recorder for meeting.  (Couple of people have brought that up, plus has worked well for last meeting, and in Dennison.)  IE vote that was questioned last month did NOT happen, even though it was said it did.  Len will ask at Ambulance Board for information.  

 

    Look at security cameras or better locks on shop doors.  Can spend a lot of money on various cameras and storage systems.  Look at cameras that are motion activated.  Look at a dead bolt lock.  Fix motion light outside.  John move that we have Tom fix the motion detector lights, install additional ones as needed inside the shop, and install a better lock system for the shop door.  Second.  Motion passed.

 

    Prepay for LP.  Used 1066 gallons in last year.  Len move to prepay 1000 gallons of lp at $1.65.  Tom second.  Motion passed.

 

Tom said something needs to be done before winter and add insulation to the building.  Problems with Racoons crawling in under the door.

 

    Bridge report:  Board reviewed the report sent by the county.  There are a couple of culverts that Jason Rath will be working on as soon as weather allows for it.  Some areas that could use some fill or extra gravel on them.  Culverts by Bombay Dairy need extensions added to them.  Tom was trying to get a hold of Donny Loken to add on the extensions, but he sold his welding business, so will try to contact the new owner.  Over by Paul Foss, the culvert is washed out.  Possibly add some riprap to that area.  Tom will ask Jason Rath to do.  Also fix culvert on 40 acres trail.  Culvert on 90th Ave. way that is filled up with sediment from runoff from area that was previously worked on.  Need to establish some grass to stop the runoff and then clean out the culvert.  Tom going to get some mesh grass seed and stake out on the top part to keep that in place.  Can clean out below with a skid loader.

 

Len move tthat when we get done with what we need to get done with, that we take grader to Nuss and have it gone through.  John second.  Motion passed.  (Needs to be done by September 30.)  Rep from Nuss volunteered to give driver a ride back if times can be worked out, best day is Thursday.

Len move to pay the bills as stated.  Tom second.  Motion passed.      

 

    Other Business:

    Road Review: 

 

Next meeting: Thursday, July 17th, 2014   5:30

Len move to adjourn.  John second.  Meeting adjourned at 7:02.

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Wanamingo Township – July 17, 2014  Meeting Minutes

 

Members present:  Len Feuling, John Hegseth, Tom Shane, Jessica Page, Donna Enzenauer

 

The July meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 by Chair Tom Shane at the Wanamingo Town Hall.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said.   

 

Clerks report was read and stands approved as read.    

Treasurer’s Report was read and approved.  There are 2 CD's coming due.  One on July 21 for approximately $105k.  The second in August for approximately $50k.  Donna presented information on current rates that she could find.  Len move to renew the $100k one for 24 months.  Tom second.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Bills: 

 

Building Permits: Lars Nygren building permit??  Jess had gotten a call from Lars Nygren needing a     building permit the day after the June meeting.  He was told when the next meeting would be and that he could get one then.  Lars said he needed one sooner.  Clerk refered him to Tom Shane.  Tom received a call from Lars, and had him bring his building permit application to his house.  Tom signed his building permit 2 days after the last board meeting. Tom stated it met all setbacks.  Tom stated he did not collect the building permit fee.  Tom told him to call the clerk  and he has not done that as of the meeting.  The agreement about following all applicable rules was not signed either.

 

    Gary Berg would like to build a shed 120x72.  Len move to approve, John second.  Motion passed. Fee collected.

 

Old Business: 

    Tim Mack completed mowing one swath along township roads.  He was done in one day and did a good job as noted by supervisors.

 

    Weed spraying: Isaac Gronseth  This hasn't been completed as of yet.  Jess to contact see how he is coming with it.

 

    John move to appoint the following people as election judges: Peggy Nelson, Lovey Nesseth, Rae Rusnak, Dorothy Thompson, Phyllis Forss, Ali Coulter, Debbie Erickson, Nancy Hegseth, John Hegseth, Len Feuling, Jessica Page.  Len second.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

    Digital recorder:  John didn't talk to MAT about it.

 

    90th Way Road.  Met with Rick Mueller, Fred Barsness, Schumacher looked at at and      recommended going with 24 inch culvert instead of an 18 one.  Jay is too busy to do the work. Len  move to have Schumacher replace the culvert.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously. Schumacher will be getting the culvert.

 

    Up by Darryl Logan's, there was a  huge steel structure that collapsed by a bridge.  Jason Rath     cleaned it out, got rid of trees, and straightened out the flow of the river to keep any additional damage from occurring.

 

    There was a culvert by Lees that was washing out.  They put a bunch of rock there where road  was eating it up to stop that from occurring.

 

    Jess check on telephone company getting billed for fixing where they dig through a culvert.

 

    Rock is due in two weeks.  Is it class two gravel?  Should it be bumped up to 7/8 inch to try to compensate for the larger machinery being used by farmers?  Look at different rock for soil  center road due to all the heavy equipment that is used on that road?  Tom said he has tried to call Anderson rock and they will call him when they have time.  

 

New Business     

    August 14, District meeting.  7:00 Morristown.

 

    Other Business:

    Road Review: 

    Culvert by Bombay needs a sleeve and band, have Schumacher put an extension on it.  On both sides.  Or would it be better to replace?

    The damaged culvert on 40 Acres Trail, needs to be cut off.  Jeff Loken can cut off as he is still doing some welding.

 

    There is the possibility of a Zip Rail connecting Rochester and the Twin Cities metro area.  Possible routes include going down 52 or along 56.  There is an informational meeting on July 31 at the Kenyon Wanamingo High School from 5-7.  

 

    Interview for Maintainance Person:  Jeff Peterson.  

 

    Steve McNamara.  His township has been asked to take care of a short section of 400th St.  on the east side of Highway 52.  He wanted to double check with who was responsible for this section and get the blessing of Wanamingo township.  He thought it was about 4/10ths of a mile.Up to Logan's also.  

    Wanamingo Township is responsible for that section of road.  Wanamingo Township instructed   Steve to go ahead and take care of it the same as the rest of their roads.  Leon township put rock  on it already this year.  (Anderson put rock on it.)  Len move to have Belle Creek Township do  blading and snow removal on that section of road at their discretion.  Tim will mow it a second  time later this year.  Tom second.  Motion passed unanimously.  The costs to Wanamingo township will be the same amounts that the county pays.

 

Next meeting: Thursday, August 21th, 2014   

Adjourn:  Tom move to adjourn.  John second.  Meeting adjourned.

 

Len move to reopen the meeting.  Tom second.  Meeting re-opened.

Len move to pay the bills.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.

August 4th at  10 am  was set for public accuracy testing.  Training for election judges to be held     afterwards.

 

Len move to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 6:55.

 

Building Permits: Lowell Broin would like to build a house.  They had been previously been to the town board to get the site approved and are now looking to get the building plans approved.  Len  move to approve the building permit.  Tom second.  Motion passed unanimiously.  

        Sue Sands would like to build an addition to their kitchen.  John move to approve     the building permit for a kitchen addition to their home.  Tom second.  Motion passed     unanimiously.

 

Old Business: 

    John Springer from Nuss Equipment.  He explained the possibility of an extended warranty for work on the grader and went through options and recommenations.  Would need about a week lead time to schedule the work.  Would take about 3-5 days to install float if they have all parts available to them.

 

    Tom talked to Tim Mack all set for mowing and will complete when able to.

 

    Purchase of tractor:  Discussion was held on what we need to use.  John is willing to rent his tractor to the township during the winter months.  Len brought up possibility of putting a one way plow on the front of the grader.

 

    John concerned with getting roads open quickly.  John stated that roads are crap and that he still has people stopping by when he is mowing lawn all mad about last winter and how the roads are now.  Tom stated that there are potholes big time on the roads.  

John move that Dan Heim be fired as of today.  Tom second.  Tom and John approved.  Len opposed.

 

Any one hired on an emergency part time basis needs to fill out all paperwork required of the position and needs to meet all the standards.

 

Consensus was that there needs to be a plan in place and motions made.

 

Clerk to put ad in the paper, same as was run previously.  

 

John move to contact Schumacher to possibly grade the roads if needed on an emergency basis.  Tom second.  Motion passed unanimiously

    

    Weed spraying:Isaac Gronseth About Len move to contact him about spraying.  John second.  Motion passed.

 

New Business 

    Upcoming elections, need names of election judges by next meeting. Looking for about 10 people.   August 12 is primary, November 4 is general.  Need to set dates for testing and public accuracy testing.  Will set dates at next meeting.

 

    Tape recorder for meeting.  (Couple of people have brought that up, plus has worked well for last meeting, and in Dennison.)  IE vote that was questioned last month did NOT happen, eve though it was said it did.  Len will ask at Ambulance Board for information.  

 

    Look at security cameras or better locks on shop doors.  Can spend a lot of money on various cameras and storage systems.  Look at cameras that are motion activated.  Look at a dead bolt lock.  Fix motion light outside.  John move that we have Tom fix the motion detector lights, install additional ones as needed inside the shop, and install a  better lock system for the shop door.  Second.  Motion passed.

 

    Prepay for LP.  Used 1066 gallons in last year.  Len move to prepay 1000 gallons of lp at $1.65.  Tom second.  Motion passed.

 

Tom said something needs to be done before winter and add insulation to the building.  Problems with Racoons crawling in under the door.

 

    Bridge report:  Board reviewed the report sent by the county.  There are a couple of culverts that Jason Rath will be working on as soon as weather allows for it.  Some areas that could use some fill or extra gravel on them.  Culverts by Bombay Dairy need extensions added to them.  Tom was trying to get a hold of Donny Loken to add on the extensions, but he sold his welding business, so will try to contact the new owner.  Over by Paul Foss, the culvert is washed out.  Possibly add some riprap to that area.  Tom will ask Jason Rath to do.  Also fix culvert on 40 acres trail.  Culvert on 90th Ave. way that is filled up with sediment from runoff from area that was previously worked on.  Need to establish some grass to stop the runoff and then clean out the culvert.  Tom going to get some mesh grass seed and stake out on the top part to keep that in place.  Can clean out below with a skid loader.

 

Len move tthat when we get done with what we need to get done with, that we  take grader to Nuss and have it gone through.  John second.  Motion passed.  (Needs to be done by September 30.)  Rep from Nuss volunteered to give driver a ride back if times can be worked out, best day is Thursday.

Len move to pay the bills as stated.  Tom second.  Motion passed.      

 

    Other Business:

    Road Review: 

 

Next meeting: Thursday, August 17th, 2014   5:30

Len move to adjourn.  John second.  Meeting adjourned at 7:02.

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Wanamingo Township – August 21, 2014  Meeting Minutes

 

 

Members present:  Len Feuling, John Hegseth, Tom Shane, Jessica Page, Donna Enzenauer

 

The August meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Chair Tom Shane at the Wanamingo Town Hall.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said.   

 

Clerks report was read and stands approved as read.    

Treasurer’s Report was read and approved.  

 

Building Permits: $25 paid by Tom to cover the permit cost for Lars Nygren. Jess to send signature sheet out.

 

Old Business: 

    Len will go talk to county about paying for the bridges, how we work with that reimbursement,  what we will get reimbursed for, etc.

    Weed spraying: Jess contacted Isaac Gronseth.  He has John's number to get instructions on  what roads to do.  He said he will start after Sept 1 and will do the brush for sure.  Jess to put a notice in the paper.

 

    Primary elections:  Testings went smoothly.  Good turnout for primaries. 57 voters.

 

    Tom installed security equipment.

 

    Digital recorder: Nothing new.

 

    Jeff Peterson was hired as the new maintanance person.  Has completed all paperwork and other requirements and started on August 14th.  Welcome Jeff!

    Nothing from Schumacher yet regarding culverts.

 

New Business 

    

    Snow plow policy recommended at Dist mtg.  There is a sample Policy on website.      

 

    Other Business:

    Road Review: John good to work with.  Grader is going to Rochester.  They will honor the $500 inspection price since we are letting them know by Sept 1.  Jeff said they can look at the grader on September 8.  The township is missing a gauge to measure the angle of the blade.  Does Dan have it?  Len will call Dan.  

 

    Rock:  Kielmeyers did the town line road.  John and Jeff both talked with them, currently     looking at August 26 or 28 to start.  Planning on putting 1 inch rock by soil center because of the heavy machinery that goes on it all the time.  There are several areas are in need of rock.  Need 1 load across 52.  

 

    For the sander on truck, what should be done?  It wasn't used last year because the scarifier blades on the blader break up the ice, so sand doesn't need to be spread.

    What about mixing sand and salt?  

 

    Will get quotes on grader and bring to Sept 18th meeting and the board will decide then whether     to get the float installed or not.  Jeff will take care of setting up the appointment and getting it     done.

 

    Insulation in shop?  Tom will use bucket to see whats under steel siding to see what kind of     options there are.

 

    Tom will look at mecury light also.  Some bulbs need replacing in shop.  Tom will get those.  

    Need to change the next meeting to Wednesday, the 17th  at 5:30 due to some schedule conflicts.

 

    Len move to adjourn.  Tom second.  Meeting adjourned at 6:27.

 

Note:  Lawsuit was filed involving the Boyum Pit, and Wanamingo township was named in the suit.  MAT Has hired a lawyer from Red Wing.

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Wanamingo Township – September 12th 2014  Meeting Minutes


Members present:  Len Feuling, John Hegseth, Tom Shane, Jessica Page, Donna Enzenauer

The September meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday September 12th, 2014 by Chair Tom Shane at the Wanamingo Town Hall.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said.   

Clerks report was read and stands approved as read.    
Treasurer’s Report was read and approved.  
 Bills were reviewed.  Len move to pay the bills.  John second, motion passed unanimously.

There were no building permits.
 
Old Business:
    Notice was out about spraying.  He was going to start soon. He needs a water source, possibly at     the soil center.  Will check to see if its a possibility.

    Grader repairs  $17,200 estimate.  Len move to approve the estimate for grader repairs.  John     second, motion passed unanimously.

    There was a plow truck brought to the township hall to be looked at for possible purchase.  Jeff     brought it to Pitzers t be looked at.  Too many issues in his opinion at the price that is being     asked for it.  
    Repairs to old truck.  Bring to Pitzers to look at get estimates from him.  Decide at next meeting     if going to fix and go to Bakers for new tires.

    Get an estimate on a one way plow for the grader.  

    Board agreed that Sam Michels will be back up, Greg Berg also

    Schumacher fixed 40 Acres Trail culvert, put in a new one on 90th, and new ends on the culvert     on 460th St.

New Business
    Received an email from Strobel and Hansen Attorneys.  (651-222-0109)  requesting a copy of     the ordinance book.  Also anything to do with the pit.  He said they are looking at the narrow     issue that the township didn't follow it's own ordinance.  Jess will send copy.

    Local Board of Appeals training:  Len good until 7/1/17.  Tom good until 7/1/2016.  John may     want to plan on attending training next spring/summer if possible?  

    CTAS Updates are being rolled out this fall.  Both Donna and Jess will need new computers as
    they need at least Windows 7.  Jess will look at prices.

    Mowing ditches.  Len will call Tim Mack about getting them mowed.  Two passes.

    Zumbrota Ambulance having some personel issues.  Rates will increase a little for the next year.

    Snow plow policy?  Each supervisor to develop a plan for plowing and bring it back to the     board to be reviewed.
   
    Other Business:

    Tom looked at the siding and you cant take steel off the building.  Tom will have some one look     at putting insulation into the building and try to get estimates for next meeting.

    Road Review:
    
    Gravelingis almost done.  Anderson put rock on the area across 52.  Jeff inventoried all the     signs today.  

    Len move to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 6:35.
    
Next meeting: Thursday, October 16th 2014   5:30

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Wanamingo Township – October 16th 2014  Meeting Minutes

 

Members present:  Len Feuling, John Hegseth, Tom Shane, Jessica Page, 

 

The October meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:35 p.m. on Thursday October 16th, 2014 by Chair Tom Shane at the Wanamingo Town Hall.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said.   

 

Clerks report was read and stands approved as read.    

Treasurer’s Report was read and approved.  

 Bills were reviewed.  Add Kielmeyers bill to the list as they presented it.  Len move to pay the bills.  John second, motion passed unanimously.

 

There were no building permits.

  

Old Business: 

    Weed spraying: Rick Mueller called concerned about the spraying.  Said he planted trees 25 feet     from the center of the road.  

 

    Grader repairs everything is done.  It came out lower than the estimate.  

 

    Plow truck: sander works now, new tires on back, blade repaired the cutting edge, DOT     inspection done.  Working good for now.  Middle of winter for ther company too bring out new     truck.

    

    Received documents from Strobel and Hansen Attorneys.  Nov 11th is court date.

 

New Business 

    

    Certify mileage of roads.  39 in previous years.  John move to certify at 40 miles.  Tom second.     Motion passed unanimously.

    

    General election Nov. 4. Public accuracy test at 10 am on Oct 27.

 

    Lars Romo sited some statues cc609.43 609.44  asking that negative comments regarding him     stop.  Als sited additional statutes regarding failure to complete duties.

    It was stated that communication needs to be better.

 

    Tom brought up the charges that he is facing.

    Several comments were made by residents regarding the charges.  Questions regarding election     were asked of both Len and Clerk.  Clerk was asked if 2013 ballots were in box she stated 

    the ballots should be in.  The 2013 ballots were in the box, both the voted on ones and the blank     ones.  

    Several citizens stated that no one told him that ballots needed to be retained.  Tom asking for     character witness letters  from the people in attendance at the meeting.  Asking for letters from     Len and Jess regarding what happened.

 

    Cherry Grove town board meeting  that Leah and Tom attended.  Why all this drama in     Wanamingo Township?

 

    Ken Lee stated he has lost three renters due to roads not being opened.  Roads aren't getting     mowed or plowed. Kenn said posting for last meeting was posted but not published.  His road     was forgotten. Is there a plan of action?  There were Issues with last year and being late     plowing.  Tom says he called Dan multiple times and stated he also doesn't know how to plow.  

 

    John called Tim to have him do more passes on ditches to get them cleaned out.  Tim is pretty     busy right now. Will get to it when things slow down.

    There was discussion on renting a tractor and mower to get the ditches done.  John move to get     a tractor and mower rented for the fall, Len second.  Passed. unanimusly  Next meeting for Nov     20th maybe too late.  Tm move for tractor and mower rented for 2 weeks for $50 per hour John     will check into Len second motion passed.

 

    Shop insulation issues.  They can blow in insulation in 2500 sq feet.  The

    area above meeting room should be done too.  Just the one wall (16 foot), not all  walls.  

    Tom move to insulate the building at the lowest cost possible.  John second.  Motion passed.      Tom will take care of.  

 

    Other Business:

    Road Review: Hole in a culvert seperated on the east side.  One by Raes house.  Need a load of     fill there. Jeff will take care of it.  

  

    Graveling:  All done.  South town line Looking dark likethe gravel is too thin.  460th.  Jeff will  put some more gravel on.

 

    Tom and Len gone on the 20th  reschedule for  Nov 6th 5:00 for the next meeting.

 

Next meeting: Thursday, November 6th, 2014   5:00

Adjourn:  Len move to adjourn .  John second.  Meeting adjourned at 6:30.

 

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Wanamingo Township – November 6th 2014  Meeting Minutes

 

 

Members present:  Len Feuling, John Hegseth, Tom Shane, Jessica Page, Donna Enzenauer

 

The November meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:03 p.m. on Thursday November 6th, 2014 by Chair Tom Shane at the Wanamingo Town Hall.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said.   

 

Clerks report was read and stands approved as read.    

Treasurer’s Report was read and approved.  

 Bills were reviewed.  Len move to pay the bills.  John second, motion passed unanimously.

 

There were no building permits.

 

Old Business: 

    An email from Strobel and Hanson had been forwarded to the board members regarding a possible settlement to the lawsuit regarding the Boyum/Perrson gravel pit.  What does board want to do?  Engineer opinion for $80,000 for reclamatin.  Rae Rusnak, former supervisor and Bonnie Hermann, former clerk at the time the pit was approved, were both present and their understanding is that Dean is responsible for the reclamation.  Tthere was much discussion on  the subject. 

Tom move to not accept the proposed $10,000 settle ment offer presented by Dean Perrson to Bruce Boyum for reclamation of the mining site.  John second.  All aye.

 

    Snow Plowing policy:  Jeff stated we need to have something in writing.  Jeff will get together with Lars for some recommendations regarding getting a route established as well as address drifting/ man hours.  There was the suggestion to have some coordination between Jeff and Scott about who and when each or both would go out.  It was also discussed to get a 3rd or 4th  person as back up and to have something formal written up.  The question of garanteed hours was asked regarding who would get those guarenteed hours and how many hours?

Len move to have Jeff create a plan and get back to the board.  Jon second.  Motion passed.

    

    Election day went smoothly.  There were 206 voters.  

 

New Business 

    

    Bridge plans have been finalized for the two bridges being replaced.  There is a copy of the plans for the township to review.  There is no further action to be taken by the township at this point in time.

 

    John presented information on a John Deere Tractor at $79,000 and mower at $15,000.  The townsip can lease for $10,000 a year and then purchase at end of 5 years.  This price includes the  new mower, and the used tractor and loader.  Tom move to sign 5 year lease with SEMA for tractor, loader, and mower at $10,000 per year.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

    Len move to pass a resolution to close the minimum maintaince roads (445th Street  and 420th Street from section 11 line up to a half mile east .) at the first plowable snow.  Tom second.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Garvin Friese had 3 cotyoes to add the bills.  

 

Minutes posted on the websites.    Tom would like to see those posted within a couple weeks of the meeting. Rae explained that then they would be drafts.  Original wording needs to stay From the drafts as they are posted.  Go ahead and put drafts of minutes on the website.  

 

    Other Business:

    Road Review: 

    

    Jeff talked about the LTAP training he attended.  A lot of information on the signs.  John moved that we  will pull out current copies of plans and review and update those plans for the townsip signage.  

 Tom second.  Motion passed unanimously.

    

Next meeting: Thursday, December 18th 2014   5:30

Adjourn:  Len move to adjourn.  John second.  Meeting adjourned at 6:25 pm.

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Wanamingo Township – December 18th, 2014  Meeting Minutes
 

Members present:  Len Feuling, John Hegseth, Tom Shane, Jessica Page. Donna Enzenauer was at her son's college graduation.

The December meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:35 p.m. on Thursday December 18th, 2014 by Chair Tom Shane at the Wanamingo Town Hall.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said.   

Clerks report was read and stands approved as read.    
An abbreviated Treasurer’s Report was read and approved.  John asked for information on the CD balances.  Jess found the sheet from last month and gave him that to refer to.  
 Bills were reviewed.  Tom move to pay the bills with the addition of the pay for the election judges.  John second, motion passed unanimously.

There were no building permits.

Old Business:
    Brian Milke, CapX2020 road issues.There is a small section of the township that the line will go through.  Xcel needs to get  approval and agreements with road authority/township in place soon as they are planning on late spring and early summer for construction.  Soil borings are being done now, as well as individual agreements with land owners.  
Part of the process would include identifying the condition of the roads before construction starts and then afterwards evaluate the condition of the road.  So that the project can make the township whole by bringing the roads back to the condition they were in before construction started.  Brian said they usually have the current maintainence person for the roads do the needed work and then bill Xcel for the work.  They know the roads while the construction guys don't.  They are hoping for a coordinated effort between Xcel and the township.  
Brian left the Road agreement with the supervisors so they have time to review.  Hoping that it can be reviewed and signed at he next meeting.  His contact numbers are: 612-669-7562 Brian cell
651-222-2176 office.

Hutton is tiling the field on 110th Ave.   near the intersection with Co. Rd. 30.  They want to go under the road with the tile.  They informed John that “It happens all the time.”  They dig up the road, then shelf it and fill it in.  Board members questioned whether there would be any settling afterwards.  It was suggested having them to tile up to the ditch before running it under the road.  This was something the township would not pay for, but would possibly be required before they run the tile line under the road.  It is too cold to do the road this time of year.  John said he would work on getting something in writing from Huttons.  It was stated that is a busy road, especially when field work can start. So it would need to be done in March or possibly wait until July?

One way plow, Len had info and price on it.  Len move to purchase the one way plow for the grader for $8435.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.    

Fire contract with the City of Wanamingo.  Cost for this year is $21,065.33.  There was some discussin on how high the cost was.  Clerk pulled up last years cost, and it was slightly more last year at $21,773.16.   Len move to accept the 2015 fire contract with the City of Wanamingo.  John second, passed unanimously.
    
    Snow Plowing policy:  Jeff presented a 3 tier plan to the board.  It didn't specify particular roads that would be in each tier.  Len stated the main idea of the plan was to stop any deadheading.  Len move to table this plan for now and the board will look at some alternate plans.  

New Business
    
    New insulation was put in the walls in the shop as well as on top of the meeting room area.  Jeff and Schafers cleaned out and fixed heat runs that the racoons had ripped apart and had taken up residence in.  There was a lot of debris that had to be removed.  Furnace not running all the time now.  It should save significantly on heating costs.

    Other Business:
    Road Review:
    
    LTAP Need a letter with the proposal that Jeff has presented, to send to the state because the dates are late.  Jeff said the township is missing a lot of road signs, yet there are some areas of oversignage.  One board member said that an individual who worked for the county came out and worked with Lars to establish the signs as they were needed several years ago.  There was a concern that the township needs to be consistent with the signage.  Jeff said the LTAP guy he has been working with would be willing to come down and work with Jeff.  Ken Lee said a sign has been missing at an intersection near him.  Jeff will replace that as soon as he can.    

Rae Rusnak brought up the zoning board.  After the first of the year, we will only have 2 members.  The current members were reviewed and there will be three members remaining, which still leaves 2 vacancies.  Rae explained that the Zoning Board must meet at some times during the year or it will be defunct.  She was on the board when the Zoning Board was established and that all building permits should be approved by the zoning board before coming to the township board.  Doesn't have to be a lengthy formal meeting, but could be phone calls,emails etc where the board members review the plans and make the decision, and some type of documentation that the process was being followed.  John suggested that the zoning board be disbanded.  Rae explained that if the township wants to have a zoning ordinance, that the township must have a Zoning Board.  John said to have Dave Froyum come to the next meeting to talk with the board.

It had been suggested that it be put in the newspaper that the township needs volunteers to serve on the Zoning Board.  That will be put on hold after the Board of Supervisors meets with Dave Froyum.

Next meeting: Thursday, January 15th 2015   5:30
Adjourn:  The meeting was then closed  at the suggestion of the lawyer to review the settlement offer regarding the Perrson, Boyum pit.  John will talk to Einar Hanson about the questitons raised at the closed meeting.

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Wanamingo Township February Meeting Minutes
February 19th, 2015

The February meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 pm on Thursday, February 19th at the Wanamingo Township Hall by Chairman Tom Shane.  
Members present were Supervisors Len Feuling, John Hegseth,  and Tom Shane, along with Clerk  Jessica Page. Donna Enzenauer was unable to attend as she was out of town.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read and approved.  Len brought up some issues after the minutes were read.   When asked if those issues required changes to the minutes, or if they were issues that needed to be discussed, Len stated that there were not changes that needed to be made to the minutes.  Clerks report was approved as read.  Donna had provided her report and that was read by the clerk.  The Treasurer's report was approved as read.

As the bills were presented, Len brought up concerns that there were a lot of hours being put in by the maintenance person.  He questioned the need for so many hours.  There were a lot of maintenance tasks  on the equipment that Jeff was completing, along with a lot of repairs to the heating system.  Raccoon had been living in the area above the meeting room and had ripped apart several areas of the heating system that needed to be replaced.  They had also gotten into the walls would fall down, pulling all the insulation down with them.  Jeff assisted with adding more insulation to the walls.  Along with that there was a lot of raccoon waste and other garbage that needed to be removed and disposed of.  There was a lot of time spent cleaning out the shop area, building shelves to keep items like signs from being ruined (by being stored on the ground.).  Lars Romo noted that in all the years he had worked for the township there was never the need for more that 50-60 hours per month.  He stated that the hours were way to high.  There didn't seem to be a big need for snow removal as we haven't had much snow this winter.  The consensus of the discussion pointed to there having been the need for repairs, maintenance, cleaning and construction or reconstruction of both equipment and areas of the building over the last couple of months.  Now that some of these tasks were taken care of, there would be a reduction in hours worked to be expected in the upcoming months, barring any large storms or other issues arising.  John said he would work with Jeff on the issue.
Len also questioned the large number of purchases being made for the township.  Jeff went through several of the bills and explained what the various purchases were. John said that Jeff has brought things to John for approval before making the purchases and that he has approved them because they were needed.
John moved to approve the bills,  Tom seconded the motion.  Motion passed unanimously.

There were no building permits.

Quotes for gravel:  There were two companies who presented quotes for gravel to the board.  Brunig and Keilmeyer.  The board reviewed the quotes from the two companies.  They had some discussion regarding information that had come out at the recent Goodhue County Township annual meeting where some townships were placing 1 inch rock on their roads instead of ¾ inch rock and finding that the roads were holding up better.  Both companies were asked if they would provide one inch rock for the same price instead of the ¾ inch rock that had been specified in the newspaper.  Both companies stated that they would be able to do that.  Keilmeyers noted that they have been asked to do that by other townships also.  Some of the reasons for the one inch rock are because the larger farm equipment and heavier loads that are being hauled across the gravel roads are crushing the rock on the roads.  If larger rock is put on the roads to start with, that helps the keep some of the rock in bigger pieces providing for a more stable road bed as that large equipment goes over it.  John moved to accept Kielmeyers quote for the rock at $8.30 per yard delivered, $7.00 per yard stockpile price.  Tom second, motion passed unanimously.  The board authorized clerk to prepay for 7,000 yards of gravel at the pre-pay price of $6.80 per yard for a total of $47,600.  Clerk noted that there may be issues with paying this amount right now.  There is a cd coming due in March that can be cashed in and those proceeds can be used to help cover that cost.  Keilmeyer was agreeable to prepayment being issued in March.

Old business:
    Zoning board, David Froyum.  Tom reported that he had been working at Dave's place twice, but had forgotten to ask him about the issues.  Tom thought they were currently on vacation, so that would have to wait until next month.

    Agreement with Hutton for Tiling:  John has not gotten that agreement in writing yet, he will continue to work on getting that in writing prior to the work being done.

    The one way plow was supposed to be delivered soon.

New Business:
    Len reported on the Goodhue County Townships Annual meeting held in early February in Zumbrota.  There was another bridge added to Wanamingo Townships list of bridges that are in need of repair.  Greg Isaakson added it to the 5 year plan for the county to assist with replacing.  There are townships that have been experimenting with using chloride to help keep the roads in better shape.  There have been several townships that have seen a big decline in maintenance needs when the chloride has been applied.

Wanamingo Township annual meeting on March 10 at 8 pm.,  with elections held from 4-8.  Are there any specific things that should be discussed at the meeting?  Tamra Berg suggested that the residents be asked about the mowing of the ditches.  It usually isn't something that folks are thinking of in March, but might be a good thing to ask about.   

Formal Audit:  Clerk reported that Baker and Axelson doesn't do formal audits.  They could look at the books to see if things matched up.  The gal there also said they would not be able to do anything until after tax season.  They recommended possibly Hemann and Grover in Zumbrota for a formal audit.  

Other business:
Road review: Jeff continues to work on getting signs up and ready.  
There have been some issues with an injury that occurred on the worksite.  John, Jess and Jeff have been working to ensure proper paperwork and documentation has occurred.  

There was a request from the clerk to change the March meeting to the 12th instead of the 19th as there is municipal clerk training that she will be attending in Red Wing that will run later on that day.  The Board of Canvass can be completed that day also.  Meeting was changed to the 12th.

Len moved to adjourn the meeting. John seconded.  Meeting adjourned at approximately 6:25.

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Wanamingo Township March Meeting Minutes
March 19th, 2015

The March meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 19th at the Wanamingo Township Hall by Chairman Tom Shane.  
Members present were Supervisors Len Feuling, John Hegseth,  and Tom Shane, along with Clerk  Jessica Page, and Treasurer Donna Enzenauer.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read.  Note that the computer crashed and going by memory and needed to fill in who made the motions.  John move to approve.  Len second, motion passed unanimously. The Treasurer's report was approved as read.  Len move to cash in $30,000 CD when it matures on March 27th.  John second. Motion passed unanimously.

Bills were presented.  Clarification on Page welding bill was asked for.  Len move to pay the bills.   Tom second.  Motion passed unanimously.

There were no building permits.

Board of Canvass to certify the results of the election from the annual meeting.  There was a discrepancy with the number of votes for two candidates.  It does not change the outcome of the election.  Board agreed that since the discrepancy does not affect the results of the election, to not do a recount.  Len move to certify the results of the election with Tom Shane as the winner of the supervisor race and Donna the winner of the treasurer position.

Old Business:
    Zoning Board:  Len move to ask Rae to be on Zoning Board to fill the vacancy on the board..  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.

    No issues with the annual meeting.

    Certification of the levy,  The amounts passed from the annual meeting were General at $30,000, Road and Bridge at $125,00, and Fire at $22,000 for a total of $177,000.  Len move to certify the levy.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.

New Business:  Computer/ransomware.  The old township computer is locked up due to what is called ransomware, and no files on the computer are accessible.  Clerk will try to see if anything can be done to get the files back.

    MN Benefits Association:  information on products available.  

    Rights of Way Spraying submitted prices for 2015.  $80 per hour.  Garlon 3A $87/gallon.
    Liberate $32/gallon.  Saber (2-4D) $22/gallon.  Len move to contact him to do more spraying this year.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.

    Bridgeview Farms submitted mowing price for one 9 foot pass.  $858 per mowing (approx $22 per road mile.)  Len move to do the Bridgeview Farms for the first pass.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.
 

    Road Inspection is set for April 14th at 10 am,  21st for backup date.

    Other Business:
    Road Issues or updates:  Bridge signs are in place that the county notified the township need to be replaced.

    Tom would like to have agenda's emailed ahead of time.  Monday before the meeting.  
Rae called John regarding the website bill.  She iIs wondering if she could get some help covering costs of the broadband.  The supervisors decided to ask her to keep track of time spent working on the website, and go from there.

Len move to adjourn the meeting.  John second.  Motion passed.  Meeting adjourned at 6:20.

Next meeting on Thursday April 16th  at 5:30 pm.
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Wanamingo Township Meeting Minutes

April 3, 2015


A special meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at 1:55 by Chair Rom Shane.
Members present:  Len Feuling, John Hegseth, Tom Shane, Jessica Page,
Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Jeff Peterson is currently unable to work, need to figure out plan for providing services to maintain the roads until he can return.  The supervisors agreed that Jeff needed to be put on a medical leave at this point in time and lasting until he can return to the job.

Lars Romo is willing to fill in while Jeff is on medical leave.  Scott E. is also willing to do some hours.  

Len move to hire Lars to grade the roads.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously, 3:0

Lars does not have his CDL so will not be able to use the plow truck.
Lars said he would be a back up on snow plow only during the days, not at night.

Many signs in the township are faded.  Was there any guarantee on how long the signs would last as they were put up not that long ago.

There was some discussion on what to do if Jeff is unable to return to work on a permanent basis.  If the township were to hire all road work done, the consensus would be that there needs to be a meeting to allow township residents to voice their opinions on the matter.

Len move to pay $22 an hour.  John second. Motion passed unanimously..

Len move to adjourn. John second. Meeting adjourned at 2:20.

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April 16, 2015 Meeting Minutes
Wanamingo Township Meeting Minutes
April 16th, 2015


The April meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 16th at the Wanamingo Township Hall by Chairman Len Fueling.  
Members present were Supervisors Len Feuling, John Hegseth,  and Tom Shane, along with Clerk  Jessica Page, and Treasurer Donna Enzenauer.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read and approved.  The Treasurer's report was approved as read.  Tom asked if supervisors could get a copy of the treasurers report.

Bills were presented.  Tom move to pay the bills.   Len second.  Motion passed unanimously.

    There was information presented to the town board on possible options for a replacement truck.      No decisions were made.

Building Permits: none

    George Rostad asked if the township has gone on record as opposing the zip rail.  He was told     that yes, the township had passed a resolution opposing that.

    Lars noted that the hydrolic valve on the left side of the grader drops.

Old Business:
    Jeff Peterson's family came and got his personal possessions out of the maintenance shed.  Tom     took care of flowers.  They were sent to Nancy as there was no funeral or memorial.

    Several names came up as possibilities for the maintenance position.  
    The township will run an ad for two weeks and put the end date for applications of the next     meeting.  If we need to run additional weeks, we can do that as needed.  Need to get a job     description for the position.
    

    Zoning Board:  Rae Rusnak is willing to serve on the Zoning Board.  Still need one more     person.

    Annual Road Inspection:  Shumacher going to look at culvert by Rae's house.  He will also     plow from 415th st.
    
    Signs that need to be installed?  Not sure, need to look for the book that has the documentation     of which signs were replaced, etc.

New Business:
    John move to grade County Road 44 for the upcoming year for $100 per hour.  Tom second.      Motion passed unanimously.

    Salt for next year from the county.  Board said to purchase salt at Bombay.

    John move to hire Jeremy to do the lawn mowing for $45 per time.  Tom second.  Motion     passed unanimously.

    Signatures from all officers on MAT form
    

    Other Business:
    Board of Appeals and Adjustments on April 22 at 1:00.
    Boyum pit:  Len asked the county who is responsible for ensuring the Boyum Pit gets filled in.  He was told that the county is responsible for that.
    

Meeting was adjourned at 6:20.

Next meeting on Thursday May 21st,  at 5:30 pm.

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Wanamingo Township May Meeting Minutes
May 21st, 2015


The May meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:34 pm on Thursday, May 21st,  at the Wanamingo Township Hall by Chairman Len Fueling.  
Members present were Supervisors Len Feuling, John Hegseth, and Tom Shane, along with Clerk  Jessica Page.  Treasurer Donna Enzenauer was unable to attend.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read and approved.  The Treasurer's report was approved as read.  

Bills were presented.  Len move to pay the bills.   John second.  Motion passed unanimously.

Building Permits: Leo Nesseth (represented by Lovey Nesseth) wants to build a shed for $85,000.  Tom     move to approve building permit for Leo Nesseth.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.

Old Business:
    Plans  to do spraying in July are set up.  Some areas that were done last year will need a second     spraying to completely kill the brush/weeds.

    Len report on DC trip.  He suggested residents write to Representative Kline.  There is the need     for more federal $ for roads/bridges.  Len told about a law for fire departments where they are     looking to repeal laws that make them claim items such as fire department jackets as income.

    Schumacher looked at culvert by Rusnaks  $17,000 to replace, or $14,000 to put abuttment on     it.  Board will continue to look at possible solutions.  Steve McNamara was asked about it and if     he would be able to fix it.  He said he would have to take a look at it for sure, but that he does     replace culvert in Belle Creek Township.
    
New Business:
    The Board received an email from the county explaining the need to get easements taken care of     for the two bridges that are being fixed.  Jess needs to contact Ethan Seaberg to have     him/Goodhue County draft all the contracts up and send to Len.  We can have them come out to     help with the notary part of process if needed.

    Other Business:
    Possible interview for maintenance position.  Steve Macnamara was the only applicant for the     maintanence position that was advertised.  He would like to try a 4 month trial to see how it     would work for him.  The Board asked if Steve would mind reporting to Lars.  Steve stated that     he would need to report to the Board as the Board are the persons responsible for the position.      Board asked Lars if he was interested in continuing to do the grading.  Lars stated he would be,     but would not take on any of the other responsibilities of the maintenance person.  The Board     asked if Steve would be interested in just doing the snow plowing. Steve not interested in just a     winter position.  The Board discussed just hiring someone else for winter work only.  Two     names came up, Mickey Nesseth and Kerry Olson as being interested.  At this point in time,     Steve excused himself from the interview.  The Board decided to continue looking at keeping     Lars for grading, and hire someone for the winter work.  
    Tom move to table Steve's application.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.

    Keilmeyer hasn't done our township yet for rock.  Lars asked the supervisors to contact     Kielmeyers to get them to deliver the rock.

    Lars let the Baord know there is the need a solid support for the plow, not the springs that are     currently on there, as there are problems keeping it in place.

    West Woods road--what to do with that?  Lars will take a trip across it with the grader to see     what it looks like and what we need to do with it.  He will try to put a crown on it so water     doesn't sit in the middle of the road.

    Tamra Berg said that street signs that have been defaced by their house on  430th Street and 70th     Ave.  
    
    There was discussion on other signs in the township as many are faded and need replacing.      Lars said that all stop signs east of #1 were replaced in 2010.  It is thought that all street signs     are supposed to be replaced with bigger signs.  John and Len will replace signs.  

Adjourn: Tom move to adjourn. John second. Meeting adjourned at 6:32.

Next meeting on Thursday June18,  at 5:30 pm.

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Wanamingo Township June 18, 2015 Meeting Minutes

The June meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 pm on Thursday, June 18th,  at the Wanamingo Township Hall by Chairman Len Fueling.  
Members present were Supervisors Len Feuling, John Hegseth, and Tom Shane, along with Clerk  Jessica Page and Treasurer Donna Enzenauer.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read and approved.  The Treasurer's report was approved as read.  

Bills were presented.  Tom move to pay the bills.   John second.  Motion passed unanimously.

Building Permits: None

Old Business:

    Lars was asked if he had been able to take a look at the West Woods Road.  He reported that it has been too wet to go back there.

    Old Perrett place to the north of the driveway.  Current owner asked if a field approach be put in there and does it need a culvert?  The Board recommended to put some fill in there and see how that works.  

    Steve McNamara application.  Got a letter from him detailing his work ecperience.  Mickey Nesseth might stop in if he isn't working.  He is retiring from Malt o Meal in October.  Len move to hire Steve McNamara for the maintenance position.  Tom would like to talk with Mickey about the position first.  Mickey has talked to Lars about time requirements, etc.  Tom will contact him so this can be finalized.  Motion dies for lack of a second.  


    Easements for two bridges.  Fencing moving and restoring it are the townships responsibilities if it needs to be moved.  

    Culvert on 70th St.  Request not to do it at the same time the other bridge being done.  Is there a way to patch it?  
    
New Business:
    John received an email from Rae Rusnak asking for $10-15 per month for maintaining the township website.  Len move to pay her $100 for the rest of the year.  John second.  Motion passed.

    Other Business:

    Kielmeyer said to call and he will put the rock on when Lars gets back.  Inventory that he said was at the Foss pit is gone and he has to crush more rock now to get the rock for the township.  Discussion that the rock not be prepaid in the future.  Request 1 inch rock for by Len's and by old school.  Maybe go to 1 inch all over?  Any more about trying chloride on various locations?  Suggested areas were the hill on 400th by the highway, by Toms, and south of Soil Center road for chloride.  Leon Township covers crossroads.  Len will talk to Luhmans about the chloride.
    
Adjourn:Len move to adjourn,  John second.  Meeting adjourned at 6:30.

Next meeting on Thursday July 16,  at 5:30 pm
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Wanamingo Township July Meeting Minutes
July 16th, 2015


The July meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:33 pm on Thursday, July 16th,  at the Wanamingo Township Hall by Chairman Len Fueling.  
Members present were Supervisors Len Feuling, and John Hegseth, along with Clerk  Jessica Page and Treasurer Donna Enzenauer.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read and approved.  The Treasurer's report was approved as read.  

Bills were presented.  Add a bill to Belle Creek for the maintenance they have done on a small section or road.  John move to pay the bills.   Len second.  Motion passed unanimously.

Building Permits: None

Old Business:
    Easements for two bridges.  There is still a signature needed.  Len will talk to Cheri about getting that signed.
        
New Business:
    Matt Voxland was present representing Holden Township:  According to a joint powers agreement regarding 60th Ave.  There are 2 culverts on either side that need to be replaced.  Holden has someone lined up to replace the one on the north side, so there will be a bill coming for that.  More graveling will need to be done on 60th to the south  around  Baalsons/Amundsons.  Lars says more gravel is also needed on 30th.  Kielmeyer will split the amounts for each township.  Matt inquired about snowplowing for Wanamingo for the upcoming year.  He said there were lots of issues on 60th .Ave.  It was asked if there was a plan in place to address this.  Matt said that he knows the township is working on that.  

Jim Sviggum was at the meeting and wanted to address driveway issues. Jim going to put water basins in near the driveway to help alleviate the issues, He is going to have Jay Folgelson do the work.  This would also be a good time for the ditches to be cleaned out in that area and Jim wanted to get approval to have the township pay for cleaning out the ditches.  This was oked by the board.

Lars went back on the West Woods road.  He stated it is not too bad until up by the creek.  After the creek it is mud and standing water.  As a minimum maintenance road, it just need to be passable. There is a tree down by the creek.  John pointed out that by law, a minimum maintenance road needs to be passable by a car at 20 miles per hour.  It does need some gravel on it at the end of the road.  It was recommended to put some coarser gravel on, like 1.5 inch rock.  That can be gotten from Kielmeyer to put on there.  Kielmeyer's should be able to do it after the 18th.

Cody Grund would like to apply for the maintenance position. Clerk has his email address and will send out an application.

    Other Business:
    
Adjourn: Len move to adjourn John second.  Meeting adjourned at 6

Next meeting on Thursday August 20th,  at 5:30 pm.
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Wanamingo Township Meeting Minutes
August 20th, 2015


The August meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:33 pm on Thursday, August 20th,  at the Wanamingo Township Hall by Chairman Len Fueling.  
Members present were Supervisors Len Feuling, Tom Shane and John Hegseth, along with Clerk  Jessica Page and Treasurer Donna Enzenauer.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read and approved.  The Treasurer's report was approved as read.  

Building Permits:
    Gary Berg would like to put up a grain bin  John move to accept the building permit application.     Tom second, motion passed unanimously.  Fee collected.

Old Business:
    The County reports that the bridges have gone out for bids.  They thought that possibly     construction to occur late September, but more likely in October.  

    The county need finalized levy.  Amounts that were recommended and approved at the annual     meeting were: General at $30,000 Road at $125,000 Fire at $22,000  for $177,000 total.  Tom     move to leave the levy at $177,000, the same as last year.  John second.  Motion passed     unanimously.

    Maintenance Position:  One application received from Mickey Nesseth.
    
New Business:
    Len reported on the district meeting.  One change that he said has occurred is that bids are now     needed for any project over $50k instead of the current $100k.  L and R will be in April.  
    The bill was received from Kielmeyers.  John brought up several questions on it.  Len move to     table Kielmeyers bill until the next meeting.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.

    The board reviewed the job application that was received.  Oct 8 is the date that Mickey will be     retiring from his full time position.  He was present at the meeting and said he would be     available anytime to meet with Lars for some training on evenings and weekends.  Tom move to     hire Mickey Nesseth as the maintenance person as soon as he retires.  John second.  There was     discussion as to the pay level?  The board agreed to a starting wage of $15, and  there would be     a $3 an hour raise after 3 months if everything goes well.  Motion  passed 2:1 with Len casting     the lone vote.

    Discussion held on the summer fill of LP. Tom move to pay $1.11 for 1200 gallons.  John     second.  Motion passed unanimously.
    
    Other Business:
    
Adjourn: Tom move to adjourn, John second, meeting adjourned at approximately 6:05.
 
Next meeting on Thursday September 17th,  at 5:30 pm.

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Wanamingo Township Meeting Minutes

September 17th, 2015



The September meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:34 pm on Thursday, September 17th,  at the Wanamingo Township Hall by Chairman Len Fueling.  
Members present were Supervisors Len Feuling, Tom Shane and John Hegseth, along with Clerk  Jessica Page and Treasurer Donna Enzenauer.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read and approved.  The Treasurer's report was approved as read.  

Tom move to pay the bills.  John second. Motion passed unanimously.

There were no building permits.    

Old Business:
    Bridges:  Schumacher was the one who got the bid on the two bridges.  The county said they     would be holding an informational meeting as it gets closer.  No more info at this time.

    Maintenance Position:  New employee forms have been filled out and drug test taken and     passed.  Mickey has plans to get his CDL soon.  He said he started to do some mowing just this     week.
    
New Business:
    The warranty on MX15 to expire on Nov. 1.  SEMA sent out reminder letter if we want to have     anything done on it that is covered under warranty before that expires.  The mower has barely     been used so far, so there may not be much to do with that.

    New Ag Partners Card arrived in the mail.  Give to Mickey as he will be the person using it.

Other Business:  
    Len was wondering what the weight of stub posts needs to be?  There is a broken sign that     needs to be replaced.  Lars thought it was 3 pound posts  in the ground.  
    The culvert by Rusnaks has a hole in it, 15-20 feet from the end.  It is a spiral culvert.  One of     the supervisors will ask Schumacher about fixing it when they do the other bridge down in that     same area.
    
Tom move to adjourn.  John second.  Meeting adjourned at 6:00.

Next meeting on Thursday October 15th,  at 5:30 pm.

Lars brought up about red fuel not taxed or taxed depending on whether it is delivered or purchased at the station.  Lars would keep track of the gallons purchased and let Ag Partners know so it could be taxed properly.
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Wanamingo Township Meeting Minutes

October 15th, 2015


The October meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:32 pm on Thursday, October 12th,  at the Wanamingo Township Hall by Chairman Len Fueling.  
Members present were Supervisors Len Feuling, Tom Shane and John Hegseth, along with Clerk  Jessica Page and Treasurer Donna Enzenauer.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read and approved.  The Treasurer's report was approved as read.  

Monica Vanderborght introduced herself.  She has purchased Todd Stansbury's home on 70th.  She asked about assistance with snowplowing during the winter.  

Present Bills:  Len move to pay the bills.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously

Building Permits: None.    

Old Business:
    Update on bridges being replaces.  The bridge by Ingsdals, they are having problems getting the     old bridge out.  There is a lot of piling in there, so difficult to get out.  
    Schumacher will try to come up with a plan about fixing the spiral culvert.  
        
New Business:
    Hazard Mitigation Plan: Len  read the information that was sent.  John move to go with the     plan.  Len second.  Motion passed.

    Insurance review from Matit.  The township should have a spill kit for the fuel barrel outside.      Fire extinguishers: need one in the meeting room.  Those need to be checked and tagged once     per year.  Len will ask Greg Erickson to do it.  The floor of maintenance shed needs to have     cement floor in the shed  to catch any oil or other leaks.  

    The plow truck is at Pitzers.  A fuel sending unit needs to put in.  There is currently one original     tire on it.  That should be replaced.  Need to get the fuel gauge working.  Jeff was going to take     it for a ride to see what is needed to be able to get it in gear.  John explained there is a rusty     bracket for the front fender that needs to be replaced.  A new one is $1300.  Jeff was going to try     to find a good used one.  

    It was suggested that the township talk to Jeff first and see if he can do the work instead of     calling Nuss right away to fix something as it might save some money.  

    Also for the plow truck, the springs need to come off for the one way.  It needs to have solid     ones instead of the springs.   Lars recommended that if the road is soft, leave some room at the     bottom so they don't catch.  This happens most often happens in the spring, especially with a     late snow after things are starting to thaw out.  
    
Tom move to adjourn.  John second  and motion passed.  Meeting was adjourned at 6:00.  

Next meeting on Thursday November 19th,  at 5:30 pm.

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Wanamingo Township Meeting Minutes

November 12th, 2015


The November meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 pm on Thursday, November 12th,  at the Wanamingo Township Hall by Chairman Len Fueling.  
Members present were Supervisors Len Feuling, Tom Shane and John Hegseth, along with Clerk  Jessica Page and Treasurer Donna Enzenauer.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read and approved.  The Treasurer's report was approved as read.  

Present Bills:  Tom move to pay the bills.  Len second.  Motion passed unanimously

Old Business:
    It is the supervisors understanding that bridges are done.  Are working on rebuilding a portion     of  40 Acres Trail west of Birdeen Thoresons to try to build up the road so it doesn't drift in so     much.  Have about half done at the time.  If weather holds, they will work on the other half     asap.
        
New Business:
    Maintenance person:  There were no applications turned in.  Lars can do some snow plowing,     but doesn't want to do it at night. He is limited to the grader also.  He is willing to do grading     next summer.  Steve MacNamara is willing to help out if needed.
    There needs to be a type of float on the one way blade on the grader to help the blade from     digging into the road.  There are a couple options ranging from 4 to 8 thousand in cost to put in     various systems.  Question was raised at how much more does the township want to put into     this grader?  John will contact Cat about looking at a grader.

    Len will talk to Steve about stepping in to help out.  The township will keep looking for     someone.  

    Township can use the red dyed fuel in the truck.  We need to estimate how much is used in the     truck.  There is a form that needs to be filled out to pay the federal taxes.  

    The truck got new tire at Bakers.  Jeff changed the transmission fluid., fixed the leak and the     fuel gauge.  Grader is ready to go.   Still need the plow on truck.  

    There is riprap and dirt that is available from the power poles being built.  This can be gotten in     spring.  Regarding the road around where the poles are being installed, the rock is ground into     powder.  They are supposed to be doing restoration work next spring.  How much rock does the     township want on there?  To cover the approximatelyv2/10s of a mile, the township is     requesting 100 yards of one inch rock.

    Review insurance coverage amounts and pass resolutions if needed.  Len move to table until     more info is obtained.  Tom second.  Motion passed to table this issue.

    Resolution to close minimum maintenance roads at the first significant snowfall.  420th Len     move to do so for 420th Street.  John second.   Motion passed unanimously.   Len move to do so     for the West Woods Road off of 110th Ave.  Tom second. Motion passed unanimously.

    Len move to pay Shane Electric for maintenance work on township for $825.00.  John second.      Passed 2:0.  Tom abstained.

    Other Business:
    
Adjourn: Meeting adjourned at 6:05 pm.


Next meeting on Thursday December 10th,  at 6:00 pm.
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Wanamingo Township Meeting Minutes

January 21, 2016


The January meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:32 pm on Thursday, January 21st,  at the Wanamingo Township Hall by Chairman Len Fueling.  
Members present were Supervisors Len Feuling, Tom Shane and John Hegseth, along with Clerk  Jessica Page and Treasurer Donna Enzenauer.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read and approved.  The Treasurer's report was approved as read.  

Bills were presented, need to add in Goodhue County Township Association dues of $733.30.  Len move to approve the bills.  Tom second.  Motion passed unanimously.

There were no building permits.    

Old Business:
    FEMA: There was a request from the State of Minnesota for additional information from project     several years back.  They need documentation that the various projects were completed so they     can finish paying out the funds and close the file out.  Lars and John will work on getting that     documentation completed and sent in.
    
    Grader: Discussion on purchasing a new grader.  There should be a special meeting for a big     purchase.  John noted that he had been to Kielmeyers, and they approached him about doing     snowplowing and road grading.  John was told the rate for snow plowing would be $80 per     hour.  It was mentioned that the township could rent out the shop and Kielmeyers could keep     truck there.  Tom King also approached John about contracting for the snow plowing.
    Len move to hold a meeting on February 2 at 7:00 meet with township residents about     whether to hire out the road work, invest in new equipment, or what.  John second.  Motion     passed unanimously.
        
New Business: Feb 1 is the Wanamingo Fire Department annual meeting.

    Don Reynolds and Rae Rusnak filed for the supervisor position.  No one filed for clerk position.
    John suggested that  they board work on getting clerk being able to be appointed who is out of     the township.  That would need to be brought up at annual meeting.

    February 6th County Township Association Meeting     9:30  Bring resolutions.

    Fire Contract:  Len move to accept the contract with the Wanamingo Fire Department for fire     coverage for the township.  John second.  Motion passed unanimously.

    Rock bids should go out for next meeting.  It needs to be on by May 15th.  Penalty $500 per     calendar day after May 15th.   7500 cubic yards, mol.  Specify one inch rock instead of ¾ inch.
    
Other Business:
    
Adjourn: Tom move to adjourn   John second.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 6:19

Next meeting on Thursday February 18th,  at 5:30 pm.

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Wanamingo Township Meeting Minutes

February 9, 2016


A special meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 9th, at the Wanamingo Township Hall by Chairman Len Fueling.  
Members present were Supervisors Len Feuling, Tom Shane and John Hegseth, along with Clerk  Jessica Page.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  

The purpose of the meeting was to get input from the community regarding the road maintenance, specifically looking at continuing to maintain the roads as a township or contracting the work out.
Supervisors talked about the need for a new grader, which would run about $200,000.  The truck has also been owned by the township for over 15 years and is in a condition where the replacement of that should also be considered.  Tom commented that the value of the truck would be scrap price.  
The township has also been through 5 maintenance persons in the last 5 years.  It is getting difficult for many townships to find individuals to fill the position.

There was discussion, including questions about keeping or selling the equipment if the township went with a contractor. The consensus there was that the equipment should be kept for 1-2 years in case the contracting didn't work out.  What are the requirements?  Does the contractor do both grading and plowing?  Use the grader or plow truck when plowing snow?  One comment talked about the loss of gravel, and the maintenance person from Leon township said that gravel loss depends on how the plow is set.  Experiences with other townships is that it has been hard to find individuals to fill the maintenance positions.  
The township also leases a tractor, if the work was contracted out, what would happen to the tractor and mower?  Belle Creek stated they have their own mower.  Leon said they rent a mower and tractor from area implement dealers.  Some townships leave it to the farmers to mow the ditches, or charge the land owners if they do mow the ditches.
Len recommended that there be a clause in the contract that states the snow must be cleared away within 12 hours after a snowfall.  Lars noted that in a hard winter, the township could run the plow truck for 24 hours straight and not keep up with keeping the snow cleared out, so he didn't think that would be something to have in a contract.
There were 3 persons/companies present at the meeting,  Bruehning, Kielmeyer, and Tom King, who were interested in potentially doing the contracting.  Tom King and Bruehning came prepared with some prices that they gave to the board.  
There was some discussion on others in the area who may be interested in doing the work for the township.  One resident had called the county to see if they would be interested in doing the maintenance work for the township.  They currently had no plans to, but it had also never been asked of them before.  
It was asked how it might affect the road sharing agreements with other townships.  It was thought that there would be no changes needed to to current agreements.  
It was asked when this would take effect.  The Board figured that it would take effect as soon as possible.
Joyce asked about guard rails along the new culverts.  There were no plans for those to be put in.  
It was asked how this would affect replacing culverts.  There shouldn't be a change as the township doesn't replace or purchase culverts for landowners.  Belle Creek noted that they don't purchase the culverts for land owners either, but they do instruct the owner on the size culvert that needs to go in.
Overall consensus was to try having the work contracted out at this time and see how that works out.

With no further business or discussion, the meeting was adjourned at 7:35.
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Wanamingo Township Meeting Minutes
February 18th, 2016


The February meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 pm on Thursday, February 18th,  at the Wanamingo Township Hall by Chairman Len Fueling.  
Members present were Supervisors Len Feuling, Tom Shane and John Hegseth, along with Clerk  Jessica Page.  Treasurer Donna Enzenhauer was unable to attend.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read and approved.  The Treasurer's report was approved as presented.  

Bills:  Need to add in the Zumbrota Ambulance bill at $1824.00 and Ag Partners at $575.64 for fuel oil.  Len move to pay the bills.  Tom second.  Motion passed unanimously.    

There were no building permits.

Old Business:
    Rock bids    Kielmeyer quote: rock delivered per cubic yard $8.20 out of the Foss pit.  The                 stockpile price is $7.00.  Rock from the Hernke pit would be the same.  (1 inch)
            Bruehning quote:  rock delivered price per cubic yard for 3/4 inch $12.55 per                 cubic yard $9.99 for the rock only.   Tom move to accept Kielmeyers quote.  John             second.  Motion passed unanimously.

    Special Meeting out come.  Quotes that were received at the recent special meeting included     some of the following:
    Tom King  snow plowing with a grader at $93.  $60 with pickup.  $79 with a tandem truck.
    O'Briens  snowplowing with the grader $110, using carbides $115.
    Kielmeyers  snowplowing with the grader $140.  With  plow truck and sander $80.
    Bruehning  snow plowing with the grader $85.50.  With plow truck $73. Sanding at $10 per ton.          With a pickup $45.
    Gerald Puppe submitted a quote for mowing only.
    Schmumacher snowplowing with a grader $105.  With a plow truck (Mac)  $102.  With a pick             up $90.
    
    Ron Friedrich came to the meeting and brought a resume to indicate his interest in being the     road man for the township.  He was told that the position was currently filled, and that the     Board will keep him in mind if things don't work out.

    One of the persons who submitted a quote asked if there were any more bids or quotes that you     will be considering than what is on the table?  He explained that he wanted to know if there     were any verbal quotes or bids.  The Board told him that they will be only considering the bids     that they have now.  The Board did note that they didn't advertise for mowing yet this year.  

County would like a map of the roads so they can check the mileage.  Include minimum maintenance     roads on that map.  It was noted that bridge issues are shared 50/50 with other townships on the     town line roads.

    Wanamingo Fire Department Annual Meeting Have the building and some trucks paid off, so     costs have gone down.  They will likely be looking at a new truck to purchase in the future.

    County Township Association Meeting.  Len had gone.  One additional bridge in Wanamingo     Township had been added to the list to be replaced.  Only getting a few done yearly.    

    All Hazard Mitigation Plan Clerk had gone to one of the meetings.  Entered input into the     document they ware working on.  If we don't participate, it will be harder to get FEMA help in     the future.  Would like to get them a map of areas in the township that are prone to natural     hazards.  Maybe do while they are doing the road map for the county?

    Leon Township?  Will hold meeting 23rd.  Catch them next month.  
    
        Bob and Ellen Aakre, 4 hours @$20 per hour for cleaning up a tree on the road.  Len     noted that it is not legal to pay that bill.  It was thought that some kids dragged the tree up on     the road.

New Business:
    Annual Meeting is March 8th.  Elections from 4-8.  Meeting at 8.  Election judges need to be     approved.  Len, Jess, John, as well as Luvey Nesseth, Ali Coulter, Phyliss Forss, Dorothy     Thompson.  John move to approve, Tom second.  Motion passed unanimously.
    Board of Canvass needs to meet within two days of Annual Meeting.  Currently scheduled to     meet following the meeting.  If that's not okay, need to get that change to papers asap.  Ok with     Len and John.  Tom will not be available.
    
    For new supervisors, MATIT is offering a $50 reduction in insurance premium when new     supervisors attend the new officer training for the Spring Short Course in Rochester on March     15.

    Survey-Len  For the comprehensive plan.  Each supervisor filled out their own copy of the     survey.    They are meeting on March 14th to put together input from surveys.  March 31st is the     date for the meeting to review the results at the VFW Zumbrota.

    Board of Appeals is set for April 7, 1:00, at the Township Hall.

    Review financial books.  The Board members reviewed and signed.  Books balanced with the     bank statements.
    
    
John move to adjourn.   Tom second   Motion passed and meeting adjourned.

Next meeting on Thursday March 17th,  at 5:30 pm.
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March 17, 2016

Wanamingo Township March Minutes March 17, 2016

The March meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:54 PM on Thursday, March 17, 2016 by Chairman John Hegseth. Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth, Tom Shane, and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg, and Treasurer; Donna Enzenauer
The Pledge of Allegiance had already been said at the Reorg meeting which preceded the March meeting.

Clerk's report was read by Tamra. Error noted in the the minutes from February 18, 2016. Price of nd​

plowing for Kielmeyer's should be $80 instead of $140. John move to accept. Tom 2​Motion carried Treasurer's report read by Donna. Tom move to accept. Don second. Motion carried

Bills were presented; Need to add rock bill from Kielmeyer's of $1180.80. Asked if they wanted to th​

keep with the May 15​date. Need to have the roads settled down. John said the board will work with Kielmeyer's if conditions don't allow. Prepay for Kielmeyers would be for $49,000. John move to accept the new $ figure after adding in the amounts . Don second Motion carried 3:0

Building Permits: None

Old Business:
Contractor Bids: Board met and discussed the contractor's contracts and came up with a plan Kielmeyer: Hire for grading and snow removal at $80/hour with a 2 year agreement. Kielmeyer wants to hire Lars Romo.
Schumacher: Hire to take care of 415​and 425​streets east of Highway 57
Belle Creek: Keep current agreement to take care of roads across Highway 52.
Tom King: Hire to be the utility man at $20 an hour to do signs, clean brush out of ditches, etc.

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O'Brien: Hire to do 1​cut mowing at $70 per hour and will discuss the fall mowing later.

Question raised that if a tree is down who takes care of it.

Board would like to keep equipment for at least one year as it wants to make sure the Kielmeyer contract arrangement is working. Kielmeyer's stated they also would want the township to be

satisfied with the arrangement.

If we don't need the tractor then maybe talk about getting rid of it as it continues to lose value.

Who can write up the contract? Use MAT? John will check with MAT. Otherwise Tom can get Burkhardt do something. Kielmeyer suggested having something in place by May 1. as they

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want the gravel on by the 15​of May. MAT could draw up a simple contract agreement for

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grading to be in place by May 1​and can work on a snow removal contract later?

Don move to accept Kielmelyer's for road grading in the summer and plowing in the winter. Tom second. Motion carried 3:0

Blading for Co. Road 44. Gave blading agreement from the county to Kielmeyer's.

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Zoning Board: Gary Esterby, Rae Rusnak, and Hakon Torjesen were present as they are interested in being zoning board members. Rae spoke stating there are issues to consider.
Township getting younger residents as well as older residents retiring. Some people would like to see more building sites. Good to have a plan ahead of time. County is updating plans and looking at how to increase home density in various areas as well as transportation needs for the
comprehensive plan. County is looking at zip rail being a done deal, along with 2 other rail
projects. Township Zoning Ordinances can be more restrictive but not less than the County. Our ordinance is very protective of Ag. Wanamingo Township needs to review the current plan as it has not been updated in many years. Would like to meet on a different night other than when the Township meeting is held. John suggested that the 3 person board go ahead and review the ordinance and get some facts together. Maybe have three members and a supervisor? Meet and get together on that? Call John when information is gathered.

Maps done for County for mileage and for All Hazard Mitigation Plan? Will do at the road inspection and fill out. Len has a plat book.

Board of Appeals is set for April 7, 1:00, at the Township Hall. Tom and John will attend.

Election results, Don Reynolds is the new supervisor replacing Len Feuling and Tamra Berg is the new clerk replacing Jessica Page.

New Business:
Len will stay on ambulance board. John move to have Len be the rep for Wanamingo

Township. Tom second. Motioned carried 3:0

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Road inspection is planned for March 26​at 9:00 AM. Will need to post meeting notice at

Townhall

Do you want to set the levy now or wait until to September when it is due to the county? General at $30,000 Road and Bridge 125,000 Fire 22,000 Total $177,000
John had gotten comments that there was a lot of money in savings. Better to keep some in reserve

Tom move to set the levy at current amount of $177,000 Don second. Motion carried 3:0

Recommendations from the annual meeting for donations. Goodhue County Fair Board at $1000, and Goodhue County Historical Society at $400.
Tom move to do the donations as listed. Don second. Motion carried 3:0

Motion to set the bounties as recommended at the Annual meeting. Gopher :$1.00 plus 1⁄2 cost of bait. Coyote: $20.00 Tom move to accept Don second Motion carried 3:0

Other Business:
Request to put signs in by the new bridges. Tom King take care of. Pretty steep get up asap.

Projects for Schumacher. Clean up ditches. Water not draining by 40 acres trail. Makes road really soft. Tom move to have Schumacher clean ditches as needed. John second. 3:0.

Adjourn:
Don move to adjourn Tom second Meeting adjourned at 6:44 PM

Next meeting scheduled for Thursday April 21st, at 5:30 pm.
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April 21, 2016

Wanamingo Township April Minutes
April 21, 2016

The April meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2016 by Chairman John Hegseth.  Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth, Tom Shane, and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg, and Treasurer; Donna Enzenauer
The Pledge of Alliegance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by John to accept. 2nd by Tom. Motion carried.  Treasurer's report read by Donna. Motion by Tom to accept. 2nd by John. Motion carried.

Bills were presented.  Lars questioned the Schumacher bill as to the time it took to complete the grading.  Lars stated it took him 26 mins.  Bill had 1.5 hours.  Motion by Tom and 2nd by Don to pay the bills with John stating he will follow-up with Schumacher's on the bill.

Bldg Permit.  John Hegseth has requested one for a hay shed.  Motion by Tom 2nd by Don to approve.

This bldg permit led into a discussion concerning the Planning and Zoning Board.  Tom had spoke to Gregg Erickson and he believed he was still on the board. Kerry Olson was another name mentioned.
    John had met with Rae Rusnak and Gary Esterby
    Zoning needs a list of what we want for the township
    Tom recommends we keep a Zoning board (example of having a NO Zip rail on record)
    Don asked who is on the current board.  Need confirmation and identify who that is.
        Tamra will place calls
    Current process is that an individual calls the clerk for a permit and the clerk would then refer     the individual to the Zoning board
    Meet Quarterly?

Old Business
Contractor Bids.
    Kielmeyer was not present. John used a MAT form and made a copy and gave to Kielmeyer.  May 1, 2016 is the start date and it is a 2 year contract.  Lars recommended that carbide tips be used.
    Gerlach will look at road by Rae Rusnak's
    O'Brien will do the 1st cutting by June 1st.   John will call them
    Schumacher is good.  They have also cleaned up the road ditches.
    Need to check with Steve McNamara (Belle Creek) on east side of Hwy 52
    Tom King will replace road signs and he was given an extensive list created by Don following the road maintenance inspection.  List shows an item description along with a corresponding map depicting the item as well as who would be assigned to complete the item.

Discussed abandonment of minimum maintenance road east of Len Feuling and Fred Raasch
    Need a resolution?  John will check with attorney

Lars suggested township check on the Mavis Kyllo/Barsness road.  How much of the road does the township need to take care of.  John will check on this

John heard of townships that chloride all their roads.  Lars stated the road needs to be in good shape before you chloride them.  Suggestion to chloride 110th street from Co. Rd 30 to Hwy 60 as an experiment to see if the road holds up better.  John will ask Soil Center if they would be willing to do that as they already chloride a good portion of that road.

Luhman puts an ad in the local papers for chloride application.  Residents will need to contact them directly.  Township is not involved.

Don had complaints from Ray Sands and Bob Flikke about the township parking lot being very dusty.
Wondering if chloride should be applied?  Parking lot would have to be in better shape. Concerns that in doing that it would only increase the speed and use of that corner of the lot by vehicles.  No action taken.

Blading for County Road 44
    Lars had started on that road usually by May 15th.  Kielmeyer has the letter from the County.

Maps done for County for mileage and for All Hazard Mitigation Plan?
    Not done to be continued

Tom King took care of the new signs by the new bridges

New Business
    Spraying: Isaac Gronseth will take care of weeds and brush for summer. John will get estimate and have an end date on contract.  Motion by Tom to proceed 2nd by Don.  It was also discussed to put a notice in the paper about spraying so residents can put up a do not spray sign
    Dust Control will be taken care of by Luhman's
    1st cut of road ditches will be taken care of by O'Brien
    Email from Julie Huneke with the County concerning the bridge replacement projects will be forwarded on to the other Board members
    Don will talk to Carol Greenlee personally about her concern of the road of 97th and 420th .  Problems due to frost boils and the roads will need to settle down.
    John made a motion to open up the minimum maintenance roads and 2nd by Don

Other Business
    Darryl Logan reported a cement culvert crack.  Did CapX damage it? Will wait until the County checks out the culvert before the township proceeds with any repairs.
    What tasks can Tom King complete from the list Don created following the road maintenance inspection?  Some require heavy equipment.  Tom King inquired about liability insurance cost.  Township not sure Tom would be given enough work to cover his insurance costs.  Discussion about rebuilding road by Lars Romo.  Road will need to be closed with signage  Issue will be under consideration. Will have Tom King concentrate on other tasks on the list for now.
    Don will get a big map of the township roads printed
        Can show what we grade and what we snowplow
        Lars discussed Cherry Grove's gravel procedure.  Divide the roads up with graveling half one year and the other half the next. This could also be marked on the big map.
    Mowing the grass at the Township Hall
        Jeremy Enzenauer will no longer be doing it.  Will check with Marc Lyon who mows at Emmanuel Church to see if he is interested.  Tamra will call him.  Tom Shane stated that Leah Shane could mow if Marc Lyon is not interested.  Township pays $45.00 a time which covers for the mowing and trimming.

Motion by Tom to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Don
Next meeting will be held on Thursday,  May 19, 2016 at 5:30 PM
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May 19, 2016
    
Wanamingo Township May Minutes
May 19, 2016

The May meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, May 19, 2016 by Chairman John Hegseth.  Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth, Tom Shane, and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg, and Treasurer; Donna Enzenauer
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Tom to accept. 2nd by John. Motion carried.  Treasurer's report read by Donna. Motion by Don to accept. 2nd by Tom. Motion carried.

Bills were presented. John asked about the status of the uncashed check of $1000.00 from 2012 to Goodhue County Fair Board.  Tamra had received a letter from Jim Foss stating they could not locate the check.  Board decided to void the check and not reissue a new one. Kielmeyer also presented 2 bills $10,082.36 and $1,720.00. Motion by John to accept 2nd by Don

Building Permits:  none

Presentation by Duane Hebert of Novel Energy Solutions who is working with Dick Nystuen to construct an 800kW community solar garden in Wanamingo Township.  Handouts of the project were given out.  Duane was also given the date of the Zoning Board meeting as he would need to meet with them.

Old Business
    Zoning Board
        Members will be Gregg Erickson (Chairman), Rae Rusnak (email contact), Gary Esterby, Hakon Torjesen, and Kerry Olson
        Key to the Town Hall will be given to the Chairman, Posting on the board, notice in the paper, pay scale will be $25.00 per member per meeting attended. Currently a 5 member board but the number could change. Motion by Tom 2nd by John
        Hakon Torjesen, Rae Rusnak and Gary Esterby were appointed by the board as the Zoning Board was always is existence and Gregg and Kerry were already on it.  Motion by John 2nd by Don

    Contractor Bids
        Tom Shane contacted Steve McNamara (Belle Creek) and he will bill the township on what they do.  Darryl Logan stated he will take care of his own road.

    Tom King was not in attendance so no sign replacement update
    Abandonment of minimum maintenance road by Feuling/Raasch.  John will contact lawyer.  Will need special meeting notice publish 2 times.  Information from Township Website looks pretty straightforward
    No update on Kyllo/Barsness road
    Soil Center is willing to chloride 110th from Co. Rd. 30 to Hwy 60.  Township will pay for their portion of chloride.
    Curt Quam has chlorided his road.  Lars felt there shouldn't be any issues with it there is a frost boil and June 1st is the standard date to apply
    Road by Dan Greseth's and Birdeen Thoreson (415th & 425th) Greseth's are unhappy with Schumacher's.  John will contact Schumacher's. Motion made to discontinue Schumacher's work on that road and have Kielmeyer's do it.  Motion by John 2nd by Tom
    
Maps done for County for mileage and for All Hazard Mitigation Plan?

Spraying:  Isaac Gronseth stated he will start the end of June  1st week of July. Tamra placed a public notice in both papers and posted at the Town Hall

O'Brien will take care of 1st pass in the middle of June

Darryl Logan culvert: County Engineer said the culvert is in good shape.  The metal wing still needs to be addressed

Julie Huneke with the County has received all the necessary paperwork for Erickson Engineering

Don contacted Farm & Home which publishes the plat books and they will charge $250.00 for a large map.  He then contacted the County Engineer who will make new maps for FREE. We will get these and Leah Shane said she would laminate.

Mowing at the Township Hall
    Leah Shane stated she is interested in the job

New Business    
    Received Insurance Premium Notice from MATIT.  Board stated we will continue to pay insurance bill which included our equipment
    2016 Summer Short Courses offered in June to be held in Rochester and Mankato
        Tamra needs to attend Election Training for Clerks and would like to attend CTAS
        There is also Supervisor and Treasurer's Training along with Board of Appeal.

Other Business
    Rae Rusnak said that the sign that says narrow bridge by her house can be taken down.  Maybe the other new bridge needs that sign looked at also.  Job for Tom King
    

Adjourn and timestamp: Motion by Tom to adjourn 2nd by Don Time 6:49 PM

Next meeting on Thursday June 16, 2016 at 5:30 PM
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June 16, 2016
Wanamingo Township June Minutes
June 16, 2016

The June meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:33 PM on Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Chairman John Hegseth.  Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth, Tom Shane, and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg, and Treasurer; Donna Enzenauer
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Don to accept. 2nd by Tom. Motion carried.  Treasurer's report read by Donna. Motion by Tom to accept. 2nd by Don. Motion carried.  Tom questioned the gravel tax refund.  It is a tax on goods “rebate”.  Kielmeyer pays the 1st tax

Present Bills:
    Motion by Tom to accept 2nd by Don
        Question by Tom on MATIT insurance payment. This was reviewed at the May meeting
 
Building Permits:  
    John Hegseth is still waiting for final bid numbers

Old Business
    Zoning Board meeting was held on Tuesday, June 14.  Tamra Berg, Rae Rusnak, and Gary Esterby present.  Not enough members for a quorum.  Novel Energy unable to present on the Dick Nystuen solar garden proposal.  Questions\comments from the township board:
    Don questioned who uses the solar electricity
    Should Dick Nystuen attend the zoning meeting
    Gary Esterby stated the rate of return 40 years to recoup
    Excel has to come up with exchange for spent nuclear rods
    Zoning board when\how to meet
    Do the township members benefit from the solar garden
    Does the property tax go up because of the value of the solar panels on the property

    Update from Tom King on road sign replacements
        Tom King not in attendance.  Don will call him.  Lars took care of some signs and did some gravel work at the township hall.  Tom Shane also took care of gravel on the parking lot.
    Update on abandonment of minimum maintenance road by Feuling/Raasch
        John will still check into this
    Update on Kyllo/Barsness road
        Continue with current process.  Should be able to turn around by mailboxes.  Lars will shorten it up about ½ mile.  If that process becomes a problem will readdress.

    Motion by Don and 2nd by John to hire Leah Shane for lawnmowing and trimming at the Town Hall for $45.00 a time
        
Maps done for County for mileage and for All Hazard Mitigation Plan?
    Don questioned.  We have maps and will use string to measure off the roads.  Tamra will call the County to ask about the All Hazard Mitigation Plan    

Spraying:  Isaac Gronseth still plans on spraying end of June through 1st week of July. John will contact
    Darla Jarvinen needs clean-up
    Maps can be used for spraying
    Need to clarify roads.  Lars will mark
    John will contact Isaac and get him an updated map
    Lars questioned Belle Creek area. Logan will do his.  Tom will call Steve McNamara about spraying that area

Schumacher's were left a v/m by John concerning Dan Greseth's road

Township has received payment for design work by Erickson Engineering from County

Don presented map from county engineer.  Can be used to figure out gravel, spraying, and snowplowing

New Business    
    Motion by Tom 2nd by John to appoint the following election judges
        Rae Rusnak, Peggy Nelson, Dorothy Thompson, Phylis Forss, Pat Flom, John Hegseth, Nancy Hegseth, Dorothy Hjermstad, Tamra Berg and Don Reynolds.  Tamra Berg to serve as Head Election Judge        
    2016 Summer Short Courses offered in June to be held in Rochester and Mankato
    Information received from the MN State Demographer with April 1, 2015 population estimate for township is 449 and household estimate is 168
    Ag Partners Prepay Program. Do we participate? Currently we have a $635.21 credit
        Will wait until August
    Sema Customer Appreciation Invitation to Leroy or Caledonia
    Email from County stating 46 calls for police service in the township
        Both Lars and Don had man stop by their homes and ask for money for cancer treatment. Sheriff was called

Other Business
    Soil Center road has been chlorided.  Ditch to ditch.
    Chad Quiggle no gravel on his road.  Needs to go to bridge.  Mowing the ditches.  Proper street signage. Chad will call the county
    Corey Kielmeyer was contacted by the county concerning Co #44.  County will now take care of Co #44 and will pay Keilmeyer's for the work they had already performed.
    Co #44 cannot be chlorided until the road is graveled.  Graveled by Kielmeyer's and graded by the county.

Motion to adjourn by Tom 2nd by John at 6:43 PM

Next meeting on Thursday July 21,2016 at 5:30 PM

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Wanamingo Township July Minutes
July 21, 2016


The July meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, July 21, 2016 by Chairman John Hegseth.  Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth, Tom Shane, and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg, and Treasurer; Donna Enzenauer
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Tom to accept. 2nd by John. Motion carried.  Treasurer's report read by Donna. Motion by Don to accept. 2nd by Tom. Motion carried.

Present Bills:
    Motion by Tom to accept 2nd by Don

Building Permits:  
    John Hegseth permit completed and he paid $25.00
    Monica Vanderborght permit for a livestock building approved Motion by Tom 2nd by Don. Paid $25.00
    Novel Energy/Dick Nystuen solar garden application presented.  Duane Hebert passed info packets and gave a presentation to the group present.
        Russell Foss questioned stray voltage.  Tom Shane suggested solar be tested for stray voltage once per year.  Duane stated they have no issues with testing
        Rae Rusnak spoke on behalf of the Zoning Board asking if there were any questions from the Board.  Similar concerns as what was presented at the zoning meeting.  LLC is created.  There is a bond of assurance as to decommission issues.  Scope of project is under 10 acres.  $4000 an acre bond.  Requirement of a bond.  
        Township Board stated they needed more discussion on this.  Lars Romo suggested a recess of this meeting and it will be continued on July 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM.  Duane Hebert was agreeable to that.
    Tim Langdon requested a hog building permit placed on 5 acres in Section 30 of Wanamingo Township.  The land is currently owned by Dick Nystuen.  Tim will lease the facility out.  It will be a power ventilated building with bio filters on the pit.  It should be 94% odor free.  Size is 102 ft x 192 ft and will hold 700 animal units. Manure from his other 2 hog buildings goes to Jeff Davidson.  Tim lives in Cannon Falls
        Rae Rusnak had met with Tim prior to this meeting.  Rae looked at ordinance for the township and it points to a new dwelling being ½ mile from a feedlot.  County ordinance states New feedlots shall not be located within 1000 ft or 94 % odor annoyance free rating from any existing dwelling.  Mrs. Derr talked about property value decline.  Russell Foss spoke about having to live on the farm with the buildings.  He thought other townships had that in their ordinance.  Access roads to the building?  Not an option to expand where Tim currently has his other 2 hog buildings.  Tim said his building meets the 1000 ft requirement after using Google map.  Several other neighbors in attendance in objection to this building permit request.
        Motion by Don to decline this permit request 2nd by Tom.  Motion carried 3/0.  Goodhue County Conditional Use Permit Application presented by Tim Langdon was signed by John Hegseth with the comments Permit denied, large opposition to hog setup by adjoining neighbors.  Copy on file.

Old Business
    Sign replacement:  Tom King decided he no longer could be employed by the township.  Lars is working on signs. Chad Quiggle was told by the County that the street sign by his driveway should be taken care of by the township.  John will call the County.  Work in progress.
    John is still checking about the minimum maintenance road abandonment by Fueling\Raasch
    Maps for County milage.  Don will check into.  Tamra called the County on the All Hazard Mitigation Plan and spoke with Lisa Hanni.  County is working on a Comprehensive Plan and when completed the townships will get copies.  No further action by the township needed.

Spraying:  Isaac is scheduled to spray in the next week.  John will place a reminder call

Mowing:  Completed by O'Brien and bill submitted and paid

Election Judges will attend training in Red Wing on July 26 and we will try to carpool

Tile line damage on 40 acre trail.  Hutton did some of the work.  Marlin Swiggum will get a bid for repair.  Schumacher's had damaged the tile line when rebuilding the road.  Township suggests for Marlin to get it fixed and send the bill to Schumacher's

New Business
    Gravel book is in place
    Board okays that Emmanuel (Aspelund) Church be an emergency voting location.  Tamra sent that information to the County.

Other Business
    Donna mentioned that a 24 month C/D was coming due July 23 and a 12 month C/D coming due Aug. 16.  Interest rates were a bit higher in Zumbrota so will keep them there.

Motion by Don 2nd by Tom for a meeting continuation for Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM

The July meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board reconvened on July 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM.  Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth, Tom Shane, and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg.  Absent: Treasurer; Donna Enzenauer.
    
    Wayne Lexvold present to request building permit to replace the hay shed that burned down at Bombay Dairy. Wayne would like 2 permits one for storage shed 30 x 50 (he already has the materials) and the other for the hay shed (to be built at a later date).  Motion by Tom to accept 2nd by Don
    Novel Energy Project\Duane Hebert
        John had question on the zoning for the project.  Duane said solar systems are tax exempt.  Don asked about subscribers to this.  Duane said they have to be an Excel customer and there are currently no subscribers in the area yet.  Duane also presented information for decommission on another solar project.  Salvage value equals the cost of decommission.  Excel's agreement is only for 25 years. Project will not be built on a wetland.  Don asked what drawbacks the township would incur.  Bond of $4000 per acre too high?  800Kw project to dismantle would be $20,000 that would equal the value of salvage.  Motion by Tom to accept permit for solar array 2nd by Don.  Motion carried. Classified permit as commercial and fee of $750.00 collected.

Motion by Don to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Tom

Next Meeting to be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 5:30 PM

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Wanamingo Township August Minutes
August 18, 2016


The August meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:34 PM on Thursday, August 18, 2016 by Chairman John Hegseth.  Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth, Tom Shane, and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg, and Treasurer; Donna Enzenauer
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Tom to accept. 2nd by Don. Motion carried.  Treasurer's report read by Donna. Motion by Don to accept. 2nd by Tom. Motion carried.

Building Permits
    David Nesseth was requesting 2 building permits 2 pole sheds 30 x 40 and 40 x 40.  He was given the permit forms and will contact the clerk with additional information

Old Business
    Sign Update: Don will call the sign company. When the faded signs are replaced will need to take a photo of the faded ones and send to the sign company.  Will have replacement signs sent to Shane Electric.
    Minimum maintenance road by Feuling/Raasch: John was sent an email from the township attorney.  John said the road is not recorded and if not recorded should not be a big deal to abandon.  Should the sign be removed?  Clerk will send letters to the adjoining property owners and ask that they attend the September township meeting
    Maps done for mileage: Don is still working on this
    Spraying: Complaints about spraying so late. Isaac also sprayed where signs were posted not to. Need to consider that if Isaac can't spray by a certain date then forget it. June 15th?  Wild parsnip needs to be killed early May 10th?
    Mowing: Greg Berg has agreed to help Lars with mowing the ditches.  Motion by Tom to hire Greg Berg at $20 an hour as an additional maintenance person. 2nd by Don. Motion carried 3/0.  It was noted that the oil needs to be changed in the tractor before starting the mowing.

New Business
    Wanamingo Township Levy form will need to be completed and sent to the County
    Pat Flom's concerns about road by her house.  She has had vehicles do overnight parking and use the road as a turnaround. The road is a township road and the ditches are mowed and road is plowed by the township. John will call County and State to verify who the road belongs to.
    John will paint the handicap marking on the pavement before the General Election
    West Woods cleaned up by Kyle Halverson
    Will prepay on 800 gallons LP with Ag Partners

Other Business
    Hodgeman bill John will talk to Schumacher about it
    Lars has not been paid by Kielmeyer. Don will call them
    Zoning: Rae Rusnak spoke and said the Zoning Board will redo the township ordinance on feedlots.  Will look into language that other townships have.  Will also address mining.
    Don presented a bid for air conditioning for the town hall $2175 and $3450 from Route 60.  John will look into something cheaper.  Perhaps a standalone air conditioner.

Present Bills
    Tamra was having issues with getting the claims list to print.  Printed out the CTAS claims for each bill presented and had the Supervisors review those.  Will have the claims list prepared for the September meeting. Motion by Tom to pay bills with the exception of the Hodgeman bill.  2nd by Don

Motion by Tom to adjourn 2nd by Don Meeting adjourned at 6:45 PM
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Wanamingo Township September Minutes
September 15, 2016


The September meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Chairman John Hegseth.  Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth, and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg, and Treasurer; Donna Enzenauer
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Don to accept. 2nd by John. Motion carried.  Treasurer's report read by Donna. Motion by Don to accept. 2nd by John. Motion carried.  Tom Shane arrived for the remainder of the meeting.

Present Bills:  The August Claims list was presented to be signed by the Supervisors.  The September bills were presented and it was decided to send the Hodgeman bill to Shumacher's.  Motion by Don to pay the bills 2nd by John

Building Permits:  David Nesseth is still working on gathering information on the two sheds he wanted to construct

Old Business:  
    Sign Replacement. Don called the EF Anderson Company and Lars will pick up the signs and he will also take along examples of the faded signs. We should be receiving a credit.

Abandonment of 420th St Way between Feuling and Raasch properties
    Adjoining property owners were in attendance
    Len Feuling stated the township receives tax money from that road although no amount was     given
    Should a dead end sign be placed on either side?
    Should the min maintenance road sign be removed?
    Road is currently used as a field road
    Don asked what abandoning the road means to the landowners. It was stated no one would be     bothered by it.
        It was decided to leave the issue as is
        There is a need for some coarse rock to fill in a washout on the road

Maps done for County for mileage:  Don stated the County will create the map and township will review before it is okayed

Spraying:  Had not received a bill yet.  Many unhappy with the time frame in which the spraying was done.

Mowing:  Both Greg and Lars have started mowing.  Need a tire repaired.

Zoning:  Len Feuling stated the the County is currently revising the Comprehensive Plan
    Duane Hebert had emailed Tamra stating the Novel/Nystuen solar project had been approved at the County level and wondering if he needed to do anything else with the township.  Supervisors stated any issues would now be between Novel and Nystuen.

Wanamingo Township Levy form was sent to the County

Township road 114th Ave by Pat Flom's:  Lars will not put down any gravel as long as there is an obstruction in the roadway.  Don will talk to Pat.

John said he would paint the handicap marking on the pavement at the town hall

Will have check issued to Ag Partners for the prepay of LP contract

New Business:
    40 acre trail: crushed tile line estimate from Hutton for $2518.00.  Marlin said he had told Shumacher's about the location of the tile line prior to the work done by Shumacher's  John will ask for another bid.  Township may be responsible for the right of way.  Will have to wait until crops are out before any work can be done.
    100 Ave:  culvert was cracked and fixed by Jay Folgelson
    425th Ave:  will have Jay Fogelson look at this culvert
    60th Ave:  culvert too small and short by Barry Baalson's.  We will have to work with Holden Township as we share repair costs with them.  John will contact Holden
    Darryl Logan was present to request a formal letter from the township requesting 150 yards of crushed rock to be sent to KLJ (the engineering firm working on the CAPX project) for repair to 116th Ave Way.  Tamra will send an email to Matt Eklo with KLJ.  It will be noted in the email that the township would like this addressed asap as by mid-October it may be too late to haul rock.
    Curbing at the intersection of County Rd #1 and County Rd #8 will take place next summer.  The County will also install an approach on County Rd #8
    Email from Ethan Seaberg which addressed 114th Ave which confirms it is a township road and that Wanamingo Township has not gone through the official road map process
    John and Tamra have expressed interest in attending the Annual Township Meeting Nov 17-19 to be held in St. Cloud
    Tamra will attend the Head Election Judge Refresher in Red Wing on Sept. 21 from 2-4 pm
    August calls for service were 25
    Will complete payment to election judges from the March annual meeting

Other Business:
    Darryl Logan is working on the dirt piles left from the CAPX project

Motion by Don to adjourn 2nd by Tom Meeting adjourned at 6:35 PM
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Wanamingo Township October Minutes
October 20, 2016


The October meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, October 20, 2016 by Chairman John Hegseth.  Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth,  Don Reynolds and Tom Shane, Clerk; Tamra Berg, and Treasurer; Donna Enzenauer
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Tom to accept. 2nd by Don. Motion carried.  Treasurer's report read by Donna. Motion by Don to accept. 2nd by Tom. Motion carried.  

Present Bills:  John explained the large bill for Baker's Tire was due to the fact that two tires needed to be purchased even though only one was bad.  Original tires were an off brand and the tires need to match.  Discussed if Township should go and get the “good” tire from Baker's and use as a back-up?
John checked on the coyotes at Garvin Friese's.  He took the ears. Motion by Tom to pay the bills 2nd by Don.

Building Permits:  none

Old Business:
    Spraying: John will check into another company to spray for 2017.  Needs to be done earlier in the season.  Tom asked if we would save money if we just mowed instead of spraying.  Lars stated that the whole ditch cannot be mowed until August.  We have time to think about this.

Maps done for County for mileage: Will continue to place on agenda and in the minutes until it is completed.

Discussion concerning the road maintenance cost sharing with Holden Township.  Lars was sure there should be an agreement from 5 years ago (when he held a Supervisor position).  
    Barry Baalson's culvert is too small and short.  Township just paid bill for repair from 2015.
    Agreement should state County 30 to County 44 North is Wanamingo Township's responsibility
    County 30 to Hwy 60 South should be Holden Township's responsibility.  Will have to see if we     can find this agreement.
    North of Matt Voxland's between Bob Aakre's there needs to be a culvert replaced.  Too short      and old.  John will call Jay Fogelson to look at it.
    425th Ave culvert needs to be replaced.  A bigger one needs to be installed.
    Lars Romo also thought the culvert south of his place is corroded on the bottom.  No issues yet     
    but should be considered for future replacement.

    Mowing:  Completed with several compliments from residents.

    Zoning:  No meeting was held in October.  Members are going to review zoning information from other townships and discuss in November

    Don has communicated with Pat Flom.  She has since put away the road obstruction.  Gravel needs to be put down.  Will put up some slow signs.  Lars can blade the road.  Need to check the stop sign.  Don will order additional signs and posts. Will also need to order more road barriers to be used for road closures.  Motion by John to purchase additional signs 2nd by Tom.  Lars will pick up the items

Handicap parking painting was completed by John

40 acre trail tile line:  Marlin will use Hutton Tiling and start work when they can get into the field
 
Darryl Logan decided to wait until Spring for the crushed rock replacement on 116th Ave Way.  It was felt there would be better road compaction in the Spring.  Tamra will send an email to KLJ stating we will wait until Spring of 2017

New Business:
West Woods Road:  John spoke with Kyle Halverson and the road is not passable at this time.  Lars will look at it as he thinks he can make it passable with the grader.

Tamra attended the Preliminary Assessment Damage Meeting on October 14, 2016 in Zumbrota to present damage estimates from the Sept. 21-22 storm.  Minimum amount that could be recovered is $3050.00.  Presented a bill from Kielmeyer's $2774.63 but that only was for the crushed rock so we should at least meet the minimum.  A Presidential declaration needs to be declared and if so the State of Mn should receive funds.  Holden Township presented the damage estimates for 60th Ave. County will send out a map so we can mark the affected areas.

Township road mileage will leave at 39 miles

General Election to be held on Tuesday November 8, 2016 from 7 am until 8 pm
    Will use judges that have completed the required training.  Tamra will need to schedule a public accuracy testing of the voting equipment along with scheduling of the judges for election day.

Request from Emmanuel Church to use folding chairs and table on October 30 for going away dinner for Pastor Horn.  Motion by Don to allow the use of office equipment.  2nd by Tom

September calls for service were 26.

Other Business:
Will need to make a resolution to close the two minimum maintenance roads at the November meeting.
    
Motion by Don to adjourn 2nd by Tom Meeting adjourned at 6:24 PM
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Wanamingo Township November Minutes
November 17, 2016


The November meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, November 17, 2016 by Chairman John Hegseth.  Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth,  Don Reynolds and Tom Shane, Clerk; Tamra Berg, and Treasurer; Donna Enzenauer
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Don to approve 2nd by Tom. Motion carried.  Treasurer's report read by Donna. Motion by Tom to approve 2nd by John. Motion carried.  
    
Present Bills: John mentioned a bill from Schumacher's for repair to West Woods road (445th St. Way) for over $24,000.00.  It was not presented so will be paid next month. Motion by Tom to pay the bills 2nd by Don.

Building Permits:  None
    
Old Business
             
    Maps done for County for mileage

    Zoning: Members were to discuss other townships ordinances at the November 15 meeting but a meeting was not held.
         
    Road Updates
        40 Acre Trail tile line. Two tile lines will go in.  Marlon Sviggum will pay for the 2nd line.  They were getting the job started.
        425th  culvert repair.  Jay Fogelson has been contacted.  Township has a culvert.  Will need to see if it will work
        60th Ave by Barry Baalson.  Holden Township should have this taken care of.  Will ask Holden to check their minutes about the road maintenance agreement.  
         Will prepay Kielmeyer's for 150 yards of crushed rock and send bill along with copy of payment to KLJ for reimbursment to Matt Eklo so KLJ can close their books on the CAPX project.

Public Accuracy testing was held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10 M at the Town Hall

General Election was held on Tuesday November 8, 2016 from 7 am until 8 pm
    Thanks to all the election judges for their help.  We had 258 voters turn out which included 25 new registrants.
        
New Business
    Motion made by Tom to have Minnesota Wi-Fi at the town hall.  2nd by Don. Reminder that there is no contract for this so if we want to cancel we can at any time. County will be having election training online and all notifications from the County are via email so internet access would be helpful.

    Voting Equipment storage.  Will keep at the town hall in the winter
    
    A Presidential declaration has been declared from the Sept. 21-22 storm so the State of MN will receive funds.  Goodhue County Applicant Briefing will be Friday November 18th starting at 9 am at the Zumbrota City Hall.  All potential applicants must attend.
    Damage to 90th Ave caused by field equipment dragging on the road.  Tamra spoke with Blaine Melhouse and he will speak to his renter about the damage.
    
    90th Ave Way Lowell Salo wondering about snowplowing. Ask MATT about plowing.  John will call Lowell and state we may need to charge for the driveway

    Township Road Mileage Certification for 2016 was kept at 39 miles and sent to County

    Thank-you from Emmanuel Lutheran Church for borrowing them the chairs.    

    October calls for service were 31    
    
    Need to make a resolution to close the two minimum maintenance roads and to get the gates closed.  Don made motion to close minimum maintenance roads and gates 2nd by Tom
    
Other Business
    Don has signs ordered
    Lars said the bridge railing got damaged and needs to be welded so we may get bill
    Spraying in Oct for wild parsnip. Use 24D? Don has asked for a list of applicators from the     Dept of Ag
    John has been taking signs apart.  Do not need the bottom.  Should have enough posts on hand
    Township received a tire rebate credit card.  Will see if we can use it for credit at Baker's Tire
    Wanamingo Township was selected for a Post Election Review and the results were satisfactory
    Kielmeyer may want to store plow truck in the shop. Township truck is at Pitzer's for repair. Will see if there is enough room and it may be to our advantage as that would be less travel time for the snowplow driver
    Tom Shane would like to have some compensation from the Township for attorney fees stemming from the March 2014 ballot destruction.  Board agreed this needs to be presented to the Township residents at the annual meeting.

Motion by Don to adjourn 2nd by Tom Meeting adjourned at 6:23 PM

Next meeting on Thursday December 15, 2016 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township December Minutes
December 15, 2016


The December meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, December 15, 2016 by Chairman John Hegseth.  Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth,  Don Reynolds and Tom Shane, Clerk; Tamra Berg. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Tom to approve 2nd by Don. Motion carried.  Treasurer will be arriving later so that report will be done then.  
    
Present Bills: Discussion on the tile line bill from Hutton's on the Marlon Sviggum property.  It was decided to pay Hutton's bill and subtract that amount from the Schumacher bill (from West Woods Road repair).  Marlon stated he had told Shumacher's about the tile line. Motion by Don to pay the bills 2nd by Tom.

Building Permits:  None
    
Old Business
             
    Maps done for County for mileage

    Zoning: Zoning Board met on Dec 13.  Chairman was not present so they had no key to get into the building.  They had written up three key points 1) New feedlots 2) New mining operations 3) Plans to meet in January with intend on having a public hearing in February or March of 2017.  John will talk to the Chairman about the key.  Also thought the ordinance changes could be discussed at the annual meeting.
    
    Road Updates
        40 Acre Trail tile line. Work has been completed.
        425th  culvert repair will have to wait until spring
        116th Ave Way.  We have received reimbursement of $1200.00 from CAPX project
        Culvert north of Co. 30 needs repair.  That should fall under Wanamingo Township
        FEMA: Don and John met with representatives to do site visits on the road damage from the September 21-22 rain storm
        Lars has discussed with Kielmeyer that he will not be doing Wanamingo Township road work.  Lars is willing to stay on the payroll to assist with any odds and ends jobs needed.  The board thanked Lars for his hard work and devotion to the township in getting the roads back into such excellent shape.
        Lars mentioned that he had heard about sending out invitations for rock quotes.  Has to be 2 or more contractors.  There would not be a need to publish.  This needs to checked out with MATT
          
 
New Business
    
    November calls for service were 32    
    
    Minimum maintenance roads have been closed

    MN Dept of Revenue Board of Appeal & Equalization.  Need Supervisors to take online training.  Only Len Feuling is listed on the site. Don requested he be sent the link to the site.

     Board of Appeals meeting gets set by the County

    Lars showed Kielmeyer's snowplow driver the roads for plowing and sanding.  It was noted that 430th St. was overlooked as well as the town line. Don placed a call to Kielmeyer.  Don and Lars have made up maps to assist the driver.

    2017 Township Elections: One Supervisor and Treasurer's position will be voted on  March 14, 2017 with polling hours 4 pm – 8 pm with annual meeting immediately following
    
 John made a motion to appoint Tamra and Tom Shane to serve on the Absentee Ballot Board 2nd by Don.

Treasurer's report by Donna Enzenauer at 6:10 PM  Motion by Tom to accept 2nd by Don

Other Business
    Need to find updated road agreement with Holden Township
    John will check with Gregg Erickson about fire extinquishers

Motion by Tom to adjourn 2nd by Don Meeting adjourned at 6:17 pm

Next meeting on Thursday January 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township January Minutes
January 19, 2017


The January meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Chairman John Hegseth.  Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth,  Don Reynolds and Tom Shane, Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Donna Enzenauer. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Tom to approve 2nd by Don. Treasurer's report read by Donna.  Motion to approve by John 2nd by Don

Present Bills:  Discussion on the Kielmeyer pre-pay of $1200.00 from CAPX project. Money has been reimbursed. State MMB income.  Will need breakdown.  Motion by Tom to pay the bills 2nd by Don

Building Permits:  None
    
Old Business             
    Maps done for County for mileage

    Zoning: John spoke with Gregg Erickson and he will keep the key to the Town Hall.  The Zoning Board will give a brief summary at the March Annual Meeting
         
    Road Updates:  Any issues with snow and ice? They look good.

    Fire extinguisher in place yet? Gregg Erickson has them so we will follow up with him.

    MN Dept of Revenue Board of Appeal & Equalization.  John has completed the training. Don will do it online before the deadline

    Still need to get most current road agreement with Holden Township. Tom will check with Matt Voxland

 New Business
    Outstanding Debt Form as of December 31, 2016 Donna will check on this.

    Tamra attended Clerk Training in St. Michael on January 10, 2017.  

    Board of Audit Report
        This should be done before the annual meeting in March.  Will do before the February 16, 2017 meeting at 5:15 PM
    
    December calls for service were 34            
    
    Board of Appeals meeting is set for April 6, 2017 at 1 PM at the Wanamingo Township Hall
    
    The Annual Meeting of the Goodhue County Township Officers will be held February 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Zumbrota VFW. Ideas or topics contact Steve McNamara with Belle Creek Township

    2017 Township Elections: John Hegseth has filed for the Supervisor position and Nancy Hegseth has filed for the Treasurer position.  Annual meeting is set for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 8:01 PM immediately following voting from 4 PM – 8 PM.  Will appoint election judges at the February meeting.  Don has stated he could help.

    Rock quotes?  At clerk training it was mentioned to do it after the annual meeting once the levy has been decided.  Bruening would like to be notified when we decide to do so. John will look into “invitations” and what is involved with that    
    
Other Business
    No one received any feedback from Shumacher's on their payment less the Hutton tiling bill from Marlon Sviggum's damaged tile line.  There is a copy of the letter sent to them on file.
    No one has received any feedback from FEMA for reimbursment from the Sept. 2016 storm
    
Motion by Tom to adjourn 2nd by Don Meeting adjourned at 5:58 PM
Next meeting on Thursday February 16, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township February Minutes
February 16, 2017


The February meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Chairman John Hegseth.  Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth,  Don Reynolds and Tom Shane, Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Donna Enzenauer. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Tom to approve 2nd by Don. Treasurer's report read by Donna.  Motion to approve by Don 2nd by Tom

Matt Voxland from Holden Township was present and brought the township road agreement from Jan. 10, 2002.  It is stated that 60th Ave south of Co. 30 is Holden's responsibility and 60th Ave north of Co. 30 is Wanamingo's responsibility.  There is a small section by Marshall Flom's that is also the responsibility of Wanamingo Township.
    Wanamingo will be receiving a small bill from Holden as the road by Marshall's was icy and the     road was sanded by Holden.
Don was wondering if it is possible to lease out the township truck to Kielmeyer for spreading rock on slippery roads
Matt Voxland also mentioned issues seen with ambulance coverage. Holden Township uses the ambulance out of Faribault so there is a longer response time for the residents on the north end of their township. Wanamingo the uses the ambulance out of Zumbrota.
    
Present Bills: Special notations: Jeff Pullar 5 coyotes, Jason Thomas 2 coyotes. Kielmeyer brought additional bill for $2,160.00 so new total is $4,228.93. Pre-pay from Kielmeyer for $55,300.00. Motion by Tom to pay the bills 2nd by Don

Cory Kielmeyer was present to address crushed rock bids.  Kielmeyer will offer a  pre-pay discount.  Kielmeyer can use this money to pre-pay their fuel. Able to offer this because we currently have a 2-year contract with them.
Road restrictions will be posted on February 16th at midnight
Motion by Don to accept extension of Kielmeyer crushed rock contract with 30 cents pre-pay discount for 2017 unless there is an issue with this process with a 2nd bid. 2nd by Tom. Motion carried
7000 yards crushed rock @ $7.90 total $55,300.00. Check issued for that amount
Corey asked for feedback about the roads
    This was a learning year so there were some growing pains
    They found more areas were icy
    Corey is available by phone or text and believes communication is key
John did mention that residents may speak up at the annual meeting about their road concerns

Building Permits: None     
Old Business             
    Maps done for County for mileage

    Zoning: The board did not meet in February but plan on presenting a short explanation of ordinance changes they have been working on at the annual meeting
         
    Road Updates:  Mailbox damage to Enzenauer's of which Corey is aware.  Don also mentioned that his mailbox has been damaged by the County and they do not reimburse for any repairs.

    Still waiting for fire extinguishers

    MN Dept of Revenue Board of Appeal/Equalization. All training completed and sent to County
        
    Donna has completed the Outstanding Debt Form as of December 31, 2016 for the County

New Business
    Board of Audit Report: Tamra, Don and John addressed
            
    January calls for service were 43    
    
    Township will be notified by County to meet with them to discuss the Co. #1 and Co. #8 road repair. Road will be concrete. Will need to see if the general public is invited.

    The Annual Meeting of the Goodhue County Township Officers was held February 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Zumbrota VFW. Tamra, Don and John attended. County departments presented information. Road and bridge funding from the State is biggest challenge. Link on County website.

    The Wanamingo Fire Dept held their City and Township Meeting on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. Tamra, John and Don attended. Dept is looking into purchasing a “newer” truck tanker.

    2017 Township Elections will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017  with voting from 4 PM – 8 PM.  The Annual Township Meeting will immediately follow. Motion by Don to appoint Tamra Berg, Don Reynolds, and Tom Shane as election judges. 2nd by Tom. Motion carried. Don and Tom will also have to count the ballots at the conclusion of voting.

Other Business
Township cannot legally reimburse Tom Shane for any court costs from 2014.

Board of Canvas will meet following the annual meeting when the ballots will be verified.

Letter from County concerning seal-coating.  Tom will check the condition of the road by Hader.

Annual Meeting Topics
    snow-plowing procedures
    knoll by Brian Flom's- knob in the road needs to be looked at
    Township Levy: Board recommends leaving it as is

Motion by Don to adjourn 2nd by Tom Meeting adjourned at 6:53 PM    
Next meeting on Thursday March 16, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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   2017 Annual Meeting for Wanamingo Township
                    March 14, 2017


The Wanamingo Township Annual Meeting was called to order at approximately 8:02 PM on Tuesday,
March 14, 2017 by Clerk Tamra Berg. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Jim Foss made a motion to nominate Wayne Hermann as the Moderator.  John Hegseth made a motion that nominations cease. Unanimous agreement to have Wayne be the Moderator.  Tom Shane and Don Reynolds who were election judges will count the ballots.

Deputy John Harris with the Goodhue County Sheriff's Department spoke
    Adult detention center is housing low level offenders
    At the County Courthouse they have security checkpoints with 2 new deputies to man that
    Meth Usage: lots of supply so less profit. Heroin use has skyrocketed. More needle use. New
    drug from the Mexican Cartel that is very strong. Lots of overdoses.  Rae Rusnak asked if
    Narcan is used by law enforcement.  The Deputy said it is used by Medical staff not by law
    enforcement. Lavonne Feuling brought up how important the non-emergency number is.  Be     aware.  Lock your doors.  If it doesn't look right it probably isn't.  Drug and alcohol are the     biggest problems in Goodhue County.

The 2016 Meeting minutes were read by the clerk.  Motion by Rae Rusnak to approve. 2nd by Lars Romo

The 2016 Financial Report was read by the clerk. Motion by Len Feuling to approve. 2nd by Bonnie Hermann

John Hegseth reported on the Wanamingo Fire Department.  Everything is in good shape. They are looking into purchasing a “newer” tender/tanker to replace the one they have that is from 1967.

Len Feuling reported on the Zumbrota Ambulance.  They had 14 runs in the township. They need to buy a new ambulance. They currently have $150,000.00 on hand.  Price of new ambulance is $200,000.00.  They currently put $35,000.00 away each year.  May need an 8-year schedule.  Some runs go to Gold Cross.  Cost is $4.00 per capita but may need to increase to $4.50 per capita.  Zumbrota does have the lowest cost per mile.

Don Reynolds reported on Road and Bridges.  Don had handouts showing the 2016 Road Maintenance Projects and costs involved for several of them.  He also had a handout for the 2017 Road Maintenance Projects left to be completed.  The handouts explained the road improvements and  replacement signage.  It was noted 3 projects were due to storm damage from September 2016 of which FEMA will reimburse the township $24,742.63.  Road Inspection is scheduled to take place in April.  Don asked if there were any comments regarding Kielmeyer's.  Bonnie Hermann asked if it is going well.  Don stated they realize there is a learning curve.  He has gotten a few phone calls from residents after a snowfall.  Don is available by cell phone.  Do we continue to keep our equipment?   Contract with Kielmeyer's is for 2 years.  Lars Romo has spoken with Cherry Grove Township and told them he doesn't intend to keep working with them forever so maybe there could be an opportunity to join with them again.  We will have to keep an open mind but it is something to explore.  Rae Rusnak asked about the street sign for 408th St. Way.  John Hegseth said a sign has been ordered.  State now says township's are responsible for street signs.
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County Commissioner Barney Nesseth spoke                                Money is available for Co. 1 and Co. 8 road repair.  Co. 1 road will be cement.  Prep work will be done in 2017.  At the County level issues with buffers.  640 parcels in violation.  Letters will go out from the county to the landowners.  Would like to see local (county) enforcement.  Trash Ordinance is still going on.  Barney is looking for language change so this area doesn't have to pay too much.   He is hoping for relief.  There is a rise in drug and property crime.  Increase in all levels of health and welfare.  Looking for root causes.  County has had to pay a lot for criminals housed elsewhere with mental and violent issues.  Foster care now need 24/7 support which is a government requirement but there is no funding.  Zumbrota Township Hog Farm has been a big issue for the county.  Barney voted for it.  Zip Rail is quiet.  Steve Drazkowski is working on that.

Bonnie Hermann asked who had mowed the township's ditches. It was Greg Berg and Lars Romo

A motion was made by Darryl Logan and 2nd by Jim Foss to Authorize the Board of Supervisors to adopt an ordinance to allow permitting and regulation of pressurized flexible force mains (manure lines) in right-of-way under Minn, Stat 160.27.  Motion carried

Rae Rusnak reported on the Zoning and Planning Board.  Rae had a handout listing new ordinance language and steps to take. Members are Rae Rusnak, Gary Esterby, Gregg Erickson, Kerry Olson and Hakon Torjesen.  They have been active since last April. Meetings are held at 5:00 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  They meet ahead of the monthly township meetings to review permits.  Township needs an ordinance change.  Persson's mining issue was mentioned and how the township could have incurred fees.  Need to shift the language so burden falls on the operator of pit not the township. Feedlot issue with the Langdon hog building permit request.  Opposition from neighbors but that is not enough to stop permit approval.  Need new language.  Board has contacted other townships for their ordinance wording.  Zoning board have voted 5/0 to approve ordinance changes.  Will need a public hearing.  Also will have to contact a lawyer to draft language.  Jim Foss remembers a fee charge for reclaimation from the County for gravel pits.  John Hegseth remembers that to protect the County.
Len Feuling stated that if the township is more restrictive than the county any attorney fees will be the township's burden. Solar permits: Solar is not efficient but building them is due to grant money and that will soon end.. Rae brought up the township's web address.  Place where you can find out who is on the board.  Other information available.  Can print permit forms.

Motion by Len Feuling to approve the donation request of $1000.00 to the Goodhue County Fair Board and the donation request of $400.00 to the Goodhue County Historical Society. 2nd by John Hegseth Motion carried

Striking the wording on the agenda “with a shift in the amount to each fund if necessary” Motion by Lars Romo to keep the Levy the same as 2016,  General $30,000  Road & Bridge $125,000 Fire $22,000 for a total $177,000. 2nd by Len Feuling. Motion carried

Motion by Len Feuling to continue the bounties for gopher at $1 with ½ the cost of bait and $20 per coyote. 2nd by Rae Rusnak.  Motion carried    
                           
Motion by Jim Foss to set the date and time for the 2018 election and annual meeting as March 13, 2018 with elections from 4PM-8PM and 8PM meeting.  2nd by Bonnie Hermann.  Motion carried


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Election Results:  Supervisor    John Hegseth.......23           Treasurer   Nancy Hegseth.......22
                   Peggy Nelson.........1                             Micky Nesseth.........1
                   Rae Rusnak............5                             Lovey Nesseth.........1
                                          Jessica Page.............4
                                          Donna Enzenauer....1

Rae Rusnak requested a round of applause for the years of service of both Donna Enzenauer and Lars Romo to Wanamingo Township.  

Motion by Len Feuling to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Darryl Logan.  Meeting adjourned at 9:25 PM

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Wanamingo Township March Minutes
March 16, 2017


The March meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, March 16, 2017 by Chairman John Hegseth.  Members present were Supervisors; John Hegseth,  Don Reynolds and Tom Shane, Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Donna Enzenauer. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Tom to approve 2nd by Don. Treasurer's report read by Donna.  Motion to approve by Don 2nd by Tom

Present Bills: Special notation Jason Thomas 6 coyotes.  Motion by Tom to pay the bills 2nd by Don. Motion carried

Lowell Salo requested to address the board.  He and Jim Kyllo have had concerns about 90th Ave.  Township is responsible for 90th Ave and the road has not been taken care of.  There is a marker on the road which Lowell was told is a marker to show it is a township road.  In 2012 the road was re-rocked.  Don stated he had spoke with Corey Kielmeyer about how far to go.  They had seen an issue with tree stumps past the driveway which if it was clear the plow could turn around. Road needs to be clear past Salo driveway.  Road also may need gravel in the spring.  Don will work with Corey to give clear instructions as to maintaining  90th Ave.

Building Permits: Jeff Pitzer had called John inquiring about one to replace his damaged hoop building
     
Old Business             
    Maps done for County for mileage

    Zoning: Rae presented at the annual meeting stating the board has been working on changes to the ordinance.
             
    Fire extinguishers: Tamra called Brian Gudnecht and he will get them in Zumbrota for us. Tom said that he will take care of this.
    
    2017 Township Election Results were John Hegseth for Supervisor with 23 votes and Nancy Hegseth for Treasurer with 22 votes.  Total votes cast were 29

 New Business
    Board of Appeals set for April 6, 2017 at 1 PM at the Wanamingo Town Hall. Need to have 2 supervisors present and one needs to have completed the Board of Appeals training.  John, Tom and Don stated they all can attend
    
    February calls for service were 29

    2017 Spring Short Courses offered in Rochester on Tuesday March 21 from 9 AM-3 PM. Clerk and Treasurers, Supervisors, and New Officers. New Officers will receive $50 credit if attending the course to be applied to the MATIT insurance for the township. John and Tamra will attend.  Tom and Nancy not sure yet.  Don probably not.

    Any issues brought forth from the Annual Meeting that need to be addressed? Deputy Sheriff presented current law enforcement concerns

    Residents approved donation requests at the annual meeting.  Don made a motion to donate $1000 to the Goodhue County Fair Board and $400 to the Goodhue County Historical Center for 2017. 2nd by Tom. Motion carried

    Road Inspection date is set for Sat. April 1, 2017 at 8 am.  Alternate date is set for April 15 at the same time.

    Residents approved the Levy recommendations set by the supervisors at the annual meeting.  Motion by Don to approve the Levy recommendations of General $30,000  Road & Bridge $125,000 Fire $22,000 for a total $177,000.  2nd by Tom. Motion carried

The Re-org meeting will take place on March 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM.  Clerk will need to post.
    
Other Business
    Goodhue County Townships are having a meeting on March 30, 2017 at the Zumbrota VFW.  Concerns with planning and zoning along with anything else that township's want addressed.  Tamra will let Rae Rusnak know about it.  John and Tamra will attend.

Darryl Logan needs to replace the faded dead end sign on 116th Ave Way.  Don thought they may have one in the shop.

John has ordered a sign for 408th Way.  Township street signs are now the township's responsibility. Need to see if there was a resolution for this.

Nancy Hegseth brought up a concern that when Co. 1 is under road construction the township may need to consider posting road restriction signs so the township roads aren't abused

Motion made by Don to adjourn the meeting. 2nd by Tom Meeting adjourned at 6:19 PM
Next meeting on Thursday April 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township April Minutes
April 20, 2017



The April meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, April 20, 2017 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Nancy Hegseth. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by John to approve 2nd by Don. Treasurer's report read by Nancy.  Motion to approve by Tom 2nd by Don

Building Permits:  Monica Vanderborght for machine shed. She brought along photos of the project that the township can put on file. Motion by John to approve the permit 2nd by Tom. Craig Vangsness (represented by Dan Enberg) for a 4-season addition to his house. Dan also brought the building plans for the board to view. Motion by John to approve the permit 2nd by Tom. Paul Foss for machine shed to be constructed on his Dad's (Steve Foss) property. Mainly hay storage with no sidewalls. Motion by Don to approve the permit 2nd by John
    
Present Bills: Special notations: 3 coyotes for Tyler Eggenberger, $1000 donation for Goodhue County Fair Board and $400 for Goodhue County Historical Center. Pay stipends to Zoning Members, Annual Meeting Moderator and ballot judges. Motion by Don to pay the bills 2nd by John

Old Business             
    Maps done for County for mileage

    Zoning: nothing to report
         
    Road Updates:  Tamra contacted Ethan Seaberg concerning Co. Rd 1 and Co. Rd 8 intersection. Road Construction has been pushed back due to culvert replacements from Hwy 52 to Hwy 60 on Co. Rd 1.  
    Fire extinguishers: Tom purchased and installed the fire extinguishers
    
    Road Inspection date set for Tuesday April 25 at 4:30 PM with alternate date of April 26 at 4:30 PM. Tamra will post.
    
    Board of Appeals on April 6, 2017.Tom, John and Tamra attended. No issues

    2017 Spring Short Courses in Rochester on Tuesday March 21 were attended by John, Tom, Nancy and Tamra

 New Business
    Tamra contacted by Steve McNamara wondering if we are taking mowing bids. Need mowing bids for the top cut. Advertise in the paper for one week. Tamra will check prior years to see how the ad was written.

    Mowing and trimming at the town hall.  Don made a motion to rehire Leah Shane to mow and trim for $35.00 a time. 2nd by John. Tom abstain Motion carried

    Don had spoken with Corey Kielmeyer about presenting a map for gravel application but Corey was not in attendance. Looking for a 2 year rotation so the same roads don't get done twice in a row
John had contacted Boyum Tree Trimming for tree removal on 110th St and 408th St. Could be others and the road inspection can make note of them. Will make a motion at May meeting to hire them.

Motion made by Don to open the Minimum Maintenance Roads 2nd by Tom. Brief discussion about the Fueling/Raasch road.

Spraying: Wild parsnip needs to be sprayed spring/fall. Don will investigate for contractors.

Shane Electric presented an estimate for remodeling the northeast side of the township building.  With the 2018 Co.1 and Co. 8 road construction we will have a road entrance off of Co. 8. It was felt the space would be better used incorporated into the meeting room area. Motion by Don to accept the estimate 2nd by John.  Tom abstain. Resolution on file for Authorizing Contract with Interested Officer. Will pay bills as they come in. Estimated start date of May 1st.

    March calls for service were 29. Majority were traffic stops

    Clerk training in St. Michael for new clerks (2 years or less) on April 27 or May 2. Tamra would like to attend.

Other Business
    John requested that the township computer given to Nancy to use by Donna be set-up. Donna had not used it so there was nothing on it.  Don looked at it and MS Office needs to be installed.  Tom will take it and will have the program installed and will bill the township    

Motion by John to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Tom Meeting adjourned at 6:38 PM
Next meeting on Thursday May 18, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township May Minutes
May 18, 2017



The May meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:29 PM on Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Nancy Hegseth. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Don to approve 2nd by John. Treasurer's report read by Nancy.  Nancy could not report anything from the Zumbrota Bank as she was told a resolution would need to be made in order for the information to be sent to her. Motion to approve by John 2nd by Don

Present Bills:  Motion by John to pay the bills 2nd by Tom Motion carried

Building Permits:  Lowell and Kate Peterson for an Ag Building. Board asked about distances to property line and well.  Don made a motion to approve the building permit 2nd by Tom Motion carried
Tom had spoken with Craig Vangsness concerning his 4-stall garage. Tom said he would take care of getting the permit  if Craig would get him the information. Tom did not get anything from Craig. Board requested a letter be drafted and sent to Craig that he needs to get a building permit in place and will be fined $25.00 a month until he gets the permit.  Jeff Pitzer has also built a shed. He had gotten the paperwork but never came to a meeting.  The same letter will also need to be sent to Jeff.

Old Business
    Maps done for County for mileage: Don has spoken with Ethan Seaberg on this

    Zoning: Rae Rusnak was in attendance to present information from the Public Zoning Meeting held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Rae had sent an email w/minutes requesting any clarifications. Tom asked what the next step is. Zoning should draft a resolution for the board to approve. Need to have Escrow account for mining reclamation.  Manure issues had been brought up by Marianne Derr. Rae doesn't want to meet for simple permits just meet for complicated issues.  Gregg Erickson as the Chairman will be the point of contact. Tamra will be the 2nd.  Rae talked about changing the meeting time. Will need to post on the bulletin board.  Rae will talk with the other members on the board

    Road Updates: No issues reported from residents.  Kielmeyer is graveling roads. John told them roads need to have a crown. Tom said roads need to be cut.  Will use maps from last year. Will use prepay and Corey can call Don when more funds are needed.

    2016 Road Issues: Darryl Logan wants to know when the 150 yards are coming.  Metal wing on culvert needs wings opened up. Maybe some rip rap? Don will call Jay Fogelson to have him look at it.
100 Ave culvert was cracked and fixed by Jay Fogelson. in 2016 but no bill submitted .425th Ave culvert is needed and  60th Ave culvert between Matt Voxland and Bob Aakre needs to be larger. Both need to be looked at by Jay Fogelson. Excess gravel noted on 70th Ave by Sterling Sibley's If Greg Berg wants to use it he can.

    Mowing and Spraying: Concerns with Wild Parsnip. Will hire Isaac Gronseth for spraying Don requested a completion date. Motion by Don to hire Right of Way Spraying for Spring and Fall 2nd by Tom. Motion carried. It was decided to wait until June for hiring for mowing ditches.  Bids received from Steve McNamara and Gerald Puppe. Tom will talk to Tim Mack to see if he was interested.

    Issue with Zumbrota Bank not mailing the CD bank statements to Nancy. Tom will take the reorg minutes and the Township Officer Certification form to the Bank.  Both are the same forms given to Wanamingo Bank when new officers took office.

New Business
    CSAH 1 project: Meeting held May 11, 2017; Don and Tamra attended. Culvert replacements will start in late summer 2017  In 2018 the road will have concrete put down with tar shoulders.  County stated that township roads can be posted for weight restrictions as there may be heavy traffic in the fall. This will be something to consider for 2018. There will be road detours in 2018. Dust control? Maybe we can get help from our County Commissioner; Barney Nesseth to help with costs?

    Soil Center dust control. Don made a motion to have Ag Partners cover 110th Ave from Hwy 60 to Co. 30. Shoulder to shoulder with the township paying for their own portion. 2nd by Tom. Motion carried. John will call them to let them know.

    Luhman's can apply chloride anytime.

    April calls for service were 29

    Training Sessions: Tamra attended Clerk training on April 27 in St. Michael.  Summer Short Courses on June 22, 2017 starting at 1:30 PM for Supervisors, Clerk and Treasurers in Rochester

    Thank-you notes received from the Goodhue County Fair Board and Goodhue County Historical Society for their 2017 donations from Wanamingo Township

    June 8, 2017 Meeting scheduled at Zumbrota City Hall at 7 PM to discuss Density and Housing Issues for townships. Tamra will also let Rae Rusnak know about this meeting.

    MATIT Premium notice for commercial package bill due July 1, 2017 Review coverage?

    Tree Trimming: Will investigate Bakken Tree Trimming.

Other Business:
Don made a motion to amend last month's motion to hire Leah Shane with the correct pay rate of $45.00 a time for mowing and trimming. 2nd by John. Tom abstain.  Motion carried

Motion by John to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Tom Meeting adjourned at 7:10PM
Next meeting on Thursday June 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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Minutes for Public Hearing held on 5/9/17 Concerning Proposed Zoning Changes for Wanamingo Township
Zoning Board members Present: Gary Esterby, Rae Rusnak, Hakon Torjesen
The hearing began at 5pm.

    Confined Feedlots (County Article 13)
    1) New feedlots should be setback 1/2 mile or 2640 feet from existing homes. Township's current ordinance does not address new feedlots, so we     default to the County's setback of 1000 feet.  Township's ordinance only addresses new homes - must be 1/2 mile from existing feedlots.

People in attendance spoke in favor of requiring new feedlots to be set back from all existing homes by 1/2 mile.  No one spoke against this proposed change.

    2) Person(s) who own or manage the feedlot must live on the property.  This is not currently in Township's ordinance or in the County's.
    Everyone spoke in favor of requiring the owner or operator of a new confined feedlot be required to live on the property. No one spoke against this         proposed change.

    3) We should allow farms with existing feedlots the right to expand in future as other family members join the farming operation or, eventually take     over the farm.  This is not addressed in either Township's or County's ordinances.

Wendy Piller stated that expansion could be a change that would make the Township's ordinance become more lenient than the County's.  The conclusion was that no language be added to the Township's ordinance regarding expansion of existing feedlots.  Marianne Derr asked whether the Township could look into zoning regulations for manure pits and manure storage.  She was concerned with them possibly leaking into the groundwater and nearby wells.  She brought up the possibility of testing wells.  No conclusions were made regarding manure storage.

    Mineral Extraction (County Article 14)
    1) New mining operations must put money for site reclamation upfront, before starting.  Letters of credit are not adequate.  Wording for the         amount of money per acre should be generalized so as not to become quickly outdated (i.e. the current $4000/acre amount).  County allows letter     of credit.

In response to requiring new operations to put money upfront, Tom Shane stated that letters of credit are worthless.  The group then discussed other possible ways of ensuring that the applicant has the money needed for site reclamation after mining activities stop. Jim Foss spoke about his experiences in operating a mineral extraction facility to the group.  The case of Bruce Boyum and Dean Persson was also discussed.  The group considered ways to prevent another situation like the Boyum/Persson one from happening again.  It was concluded that an applicant should put money into an escrow account held by the Township before starting any mining activities.  No specific dollar amounts were determined.

    2) The burden of reporting on annual mining activities should fall on the Operator and not on the Township, like it is currently written.  The Operator     will need to contact the Township Clerk, Town Board, or Zoning Board with an annual update on mining activities, and intent to renew the permit.

In regards to Operator reporting, Jim Foss said that he sends an annual report on mining activities to the County.  Folks in attendance thought it would be reasonable to require new mining operations to send a copy of their annual report to the Township. Jim Foss cautioned against making ordinance changes that could back the Township into a corner.

    3) Township limits mining operations to 20 acres.  County's is 40 acres.

There was no discussion about acreage of mining operations.

    4) Township limits mining permits to 5 years with possible renewal. County's has no time limits - each permit is different.

There was little discussion about time limits on mining permits.
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June 15, 2017 Minutes
Wanamingo Township June Minutes
June 15, 2017



The June meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Nancy Hegseth. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by John to approve 2nd by Don. Treasurer's report read by Nancy.  Motion to approve by John 2nd by Don. Nancy had gone to the Zumbrota Bank and discovered that her signature was the only one listed on the CD's.  Motion by Don to have Chairman Tom Shane listed as another signer at the Zumbrota Bank. 2nd by John. Motion carried.

Present bills: Motion by John to pay the bills 2nd by Tom. Motion carried

Building Permits: At the May meeting it was discussed to have a letter sent to Craig Vangsness concerning his 4-stall garage that he built  before permit approval.  Tamra did not send one as Craig contacted her and stated he would be in attendance at the June meeting and he was. Motion by Tom to approve Craig Vangsness' 4-stall garage with a $25.00 penalty for building before permit approval 2nd by John. Motion carried.  Tamra had spoken with Jeff Pitzer directly and he allowed her to bring his paperwork to the June meeting.  He had gotten County approval and it was discovered that the County overlooked the township approval section.  Board will ask Jeff to pay $25.00 for the township permit.  The County permit for the township remodeling is in place.

Craig Vangsness also asked about a neighbor's mailbox post.  It appears to be too large and heavy which may cause vehicle damage.  Tamra will do some follow-up on this.

Old Business:
    Maps done for County for mileage: Per Don the County will send a tech out to GPS the roads which we are still waiting to take place
    Zoning: Tamra attended the Density and Housing meeting in Zumbrota.on June 8,2017 where we were given a map of building sites per section and a questionnaire to be filled out by the township board members. County Zoning would also be available to present information to the townships if requested. They had been getting too many variance requests. Tamra shared the map with the Supervisors and they completed the density questionnaire. Consensus is that the supervisors are satisfied with the current amount of housing. No information to report from Wanamingo's Zoning Board.
    Road Updates: Done with gravel application. Kielmeyer has been grading. Chloride is done at Ag Partners (110th Ave). Waiting for bill. County had been out replacing stop signs as many were missing. Corey talked to Don about chloride by Luhman's and it would be helpful to have a list of the residents who have it applied so it doesn't conflict with grading.  Send letters to residents that get chloride?  Put notice in paper to let the township know?  Don brought up the subject about getting someone as a maintenance operator down the road.  Could we merge again with Cherry Grove? The equipment would need to be reviewed as we still have truck, tractor, grader, mower.  No issues have been seen with Kielmeyer's so this was merely discussion.
    Follow-up from 2016 road issues: Don submitted estimates from Jay Fogelson for 60th, 425th, and 100 ave culvert replace/repairs. Motion by Tom to hire Jay Fogelson to do the culvert repair/ replacements 2nd by John. Motion carried.  Don will contact Jay to give him the go ahead.  He will also ask about Darryl Logan's to see if he has gotten the 150 yards of crushed rock for 116th Ave Way.
    Mowing & Spraying: Isaac Gronseth has been out.  Complaint from a resident that their ditch was sprayed.  Resident did not post any sign. Will need to publish for Fall Spraying. Motion by Don to hire Gerald Puppe for 1st cutting of mowing township ditches 2nd by John.  Motion carried. John will contact Gerald.
    Tree Trimming: Don contacted Boyum's Tree Trimming and together they inspected 408th Way. Boyum's submitted an estimate.  They will clear the ditches. Rae Rusnak would like the wood chips. ROW is determined as 33 ft from center on both sides. Motion by Tom to hire Boyum's Tree Trimming per estimate. 2nd by John. Motion carried.  Don willl contact Boyum's
    Zumbrota Bank: Tom will check with them as Nancy has not received anything concerning the CD's from them

New Business:
    May calls for service were 29
    Wanamingo Fire Dept Meeting. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7 PM at the Wanamingo Fire Hall. Don stated he will attend
    Summer Short Courses will be held on June 22, 2017 in Rochester. Tamra has signed up for the Clerk training. Other courses available for Supervisors and Treasurer.

Other business:
    Reviewed the billing from Kielmeyer as Corey had contacted Tamra via phone and he had given Don the paperwork.  Want to be at a zero balance.

Motion by Don to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Tom Meeting adjourned at 6:58 PM
Next meeting on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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  Wanamingo Township July Minutes
July 27, 2017


Let it be noted this meeting date had been moved from July 20, 2017 to July 27, 2017 due to a scheduling conflict.  Notice of the change was posted and published.

The July meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, July 27, 2017 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Nancy Hegseth. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by John to approve 2nd by Tom. Treasurer's report read by Nancy.  Motion to approve by Don 2nd by John. Nancy has now gotten the paperwork from the Zumbrota Bank.  She also mentioned that one of the CD's expires on August 16, 2017

Present bills: Motion by John to pay the bills 2nd by Tom. Motion carried. When Tamra mails the payment to Minnesota WiFi she will ask about receiving a refund due to the fact the the Township Hall was without internet service for over one month.

Building Permits:  Dave Fluegel was present to request a permit to build a used grain bin on his brother Greg Fluegel's property.  Motion by Don to approve the permit request 2nd by Tom.  Tamra will send a note to Jeff Pitzer concerning the $25.00 permit fee he owes the township for a storage shed on his property.  Dale Johnson with Ag Partners was present to let the township know Ag Partners will be redoing the risers for the tanks.  Board discussed and felt nothing is needed from the township on this.  Set back of 30 feet from the right-of-way was also discussed and board felt that was adequate.

Old business:
    Darryl Logan was present and stated he has gotten 50 yards of crushed road from Kielmeyer for his yard.  Kielmeyer still needs to deliver 100 yards of crushed rock for 116th Ave Way.  Don has talked with Corey concerning this.  Darryl also mentioned that 116th Ave Way does not need to be snowplowed to the gravel.  He would like to see them leave and inch or so as they are taking too much rock off the road.
    Maps done for County for mileage: Still working on this. Don will call the County
    Planning and Zoning:  Township Board reviewed the Planning and Zoning Board's recommendations sent by Rae.  Township would like the following added to Mining: If Operator does not submit an annual written report as required within 30 days of the anniversary date the township board reserves the right to revoke said permit.  Tamra will email Rae with that information.  The Planning and Zoning Board has also changed their meeting time to 7:30 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of the month when posted.  Tamra will put a notice on the bulletin board to reflect that.
    Tree trimming and removal has been completed Boyum Tree Service and logs should be taken care of.  Tordon needs to be applied to kill the stumps.  Don has contacted Isaac Gronseth and they may have another chemical to kill roots.  Tree east of Fluegel's needs to be looked at.  Thank-you from Rae.
    Road Update: Signs and posts were missing on 425th and 100 Ave (two T signs and stop signs). Sheriff had contacted John concerning this.  We may have these signs in stock.  Also street signs for 430th and 60th and 430th and 70th are missing. These will need to be ordered.  60th Ave culvert has been completed by Jay Fogelson.
    Mowing and Spraying:  Puppe completed but had not known about ditch by Pat Flom's at Hader and also Darla Jarvinen's driveway so those were missed.  Will get them with fall mowing.
    Need to check on whether a minimum maintenance road can have a sign posted with dates when it is closed instead of a gate to close it. Tamra will check with MAT
    Zumbrota Bank:  Nancy has now gotten the statements.  Motion made by Don to move the 8/16/17 CD from the Zumbrota Bank to the Wanamingo Bank if the interest is the same or greater with the same term length 2nd by Tom.  Nancy will follow-up on this
    Township Hall remodeling has been completed.  Job well done.  Thanks Tom
    At the Wanamingo Fire Hall meeting it was decided that they will be purchasing a new pumper truck.  This will need to be discussed at the township's annual meeting as we may need to review the levy amount for Fire and Ambulance.  Our figures show an approx 4.2% increase.
    Summer Short Courses on June 22, 2017 which Tamra attended for Clerk training. It was mentioned that townships should have a road book.  It seems we currently do not have one.  Don will be working on getting something together.

New Business:
    Tom is willing to mow 2nd cutting of ditches for fall.  The township does have a tractor and mower so it is felt they should be used.  We will need to mow 1st and then spray for the wild parsnip and other noxious weeds after.
    June calls for service 33.  Tamra did ask for additional information on the theft and suspicious pers/activity notations. Wondering if township residents need to be aware.  Was told one was just a guy having lunch in his car and the other was a young man and infant in their car.  Nothing to be alarmed about.
    Update on mailbox post. MAT stated there is a MN statute 169.072. Tamra talked to MAT attorney and IF someone were to hit it and sue MAT would also bring in the homeowner based on the statute. Post is in the ROW and road speed is considered 55 MPH. Tamra will send a letter to the homeowner.
    Upcoming District 4 Meeting Monday August 7, 2017 in Farmington. Local issues as well as MAT updates will be presented. Tamra will attend.
    Township Legal Seminar Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Olmstead County. Couri & Ruppe presenters.
    
Other Business:
    Motion by Don to hire Marshall Flom to put steel posts around the gas tank at the town hall. 2nd by Tom.  The wooden posts had been damaged.
    Township has received a Worker's Compensation check from MATIT for $2,334.00

Motion by John to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Don Meeting adjourned at 6:59 PM
Next meeting on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township August Minutes
August 17, 2017



The August meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:36 PM on Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Nancy Hegseth. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by John to approve 2nd by Tom. Treasurer's report read by Nancy.  John has compared interest rates for the CD that is due this month.  Zumbrota has a .61% interest rate for a 12-month term and when John talked to Dean Baker at Wanamingo Bank he was given a .75% interest rate for a 12-month term. Nancy will see if two signatures are needed when closing out the CD in Zumbrota.  Motion by John to move the August 2017 CD currently held at the Zumbrota Bank to the Wanamingo Bank with .75% interest for a 12-month term. 2nd by Tom. Motion carried. Motion to approve the Treasurer's report by Don 2nd by John.
    
    Darryl Logan was present and stated he still has not received any crushed rock.  Don was told Kielmeyer will come when they can.  Darryl would like it soon as then they can start to pack it before the ground freezes.  Road has very little vehicle traffic so that is why he wants more time. Tom also mentioned that he has only seen grading on his road 2 times this year.  Kenny Lee had also reported the same to Tamra.  Keilmeyer should be out grading more than they have.  Don and John will call Corey.  Darryl will keep Don posted as to when the gravel comes.
    Spraying:  Isaac can spray stumps but not the ditches. Isaac & chemical rep gave Don the name of Ryan Murphy from the Cannon Falls/Welch area that could do the ditches. Don will check and get a price from Ryan.  Ryan sprays for the County so he is familiar with the area.  Right-of-way Spraying submitted a bid for bark oil to kill the stumps.  Will need to do Rae's property line to Chad Quiggle then by Fluegel's up to Foss'. Motion by John to accept the $2700.00 bid for spraying stumps to be completed by August 31, 2017. 2nd by Tom Motion carried.  Don will follow up on the completion.

Present Bills: Motion by John to pay the bills. 2nd by Tom.  Motion carried

    Tom mentioned he is interested in mowing and grading for the township.  He would like to be trained by Lars for the grading.  Condition of the grader is still questionable. Tom has checked out the tractor and mower.  Tractor had oil changed last year by Greg Berg when he mowed the ditches.  Tamra will mention to Greg that Tom is looking for any additional instructions when mowing. While meeting was in session Don received a call from Ryan Murphy on the ditch spraying.  Ryan will put a proposal together.  Tom will start mowing first. Will publish and post for fall spraying in mid-Sept.
    Don brought up that Co. 44 has class 5 material on the road in different spots for testing.  He showed the group a road map he got from Commissioner Nesseth on the locations.  County is testing to see if class 5 holds up better than crushed rock.
    Tom brought a road map for sign replacements that are needed. Motion by Don to purchase needed signs. 2nd by Tom. Tamra will call the County to see if they will do the sign replacements.  Don had to place a barricade at 100th Ave near box culvert as a tree was down.  Don contacted Boyum Tree Service to remove the tree.

Building Permits: No requests and no response to the letter sent to Jeff Pitzer concerning his shed built with a County permit but without the township's permit approval and fee. The County has requested a public hearing on August 28, 2017 for the Ag Partner permit to install risers on their tanks.  Request for Variance to Urban Fringe District regulations requiring 60 foot minimum front yard right-of-way structure setbacks to allow construction of 4 proposed Anhydrous Ammonia transfer riser-platforms within 30 feet of the 110th Avenue right-of-way.  Tom has signed on behalf of the township as this was discussed at the July meeting.

Old Business:
    Maps done for County for mileage: Don still working on this.
    Planning and Zoning:  Rae had sent the Township Board the ordinance changes as requested by the Township Board.  Tom made a motion to accept the ordinance changes 2nd by Don Motion carried. Will proceed with the next steps necessary.
    District 4 Meeting was on Monday August 7, 2017. Tamra attended. Received the updated Minnesota Township Law Book.  There was discussion there about gravel road abuse by heavy trucks.
    Tamra had called MAT and was told that our minimum maintenance roads must have a gate installed if they are being closed for the winter.
    Tamra has sent out a letter along with a copy of MN statute 169.072 to Kassandra Stewart and Logan Haus at 6779 430th St. concerning their unsafe mailbox.

New Business:
    July calls for service were 37
    U.S. Census Bureau letter to participate in 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses Operation. This was voluntary so will just wait for when the 2020 Census takes place.
    Housing and Density Meeting Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017 at 7 PM at the Zumbrota City Hall
    2018 Levy Certification form has been sent to the County
    Large ruts in the town hall/church parking lot have been taken care of. Tom used his skid loader.    Tamra will talk to church about the parking lot situation as the ruts are on the church property and the township doesn't have the equipment to repair them.

Other Business:
    Don contacted Commissioner Nesseth about Co. 44 gravel not being in place until July.  This impacted the application of the chloride.
    Grader had been alarming. Tom will talk to Lars about the brakes
    Are there any maintenance records for the mower/tractor?  Mower is currently at Tom's so he can check it over. John will talk to Sema about service.

Don made a motion to adjourn 2nd by Tom
Meeting adjourned at 7:15 PM
Next Meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township September Minutes
September 21, 2017



The September meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, September 21, 2017 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Nancy Hegseth. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Don to approve the minutes 2nd by Tom. Treasurer's report read by Nancy. Motion by Don to approve the Treasurer's report 2nd by Tom.

Present Bills: Had to add the Right-of-way Spraying bill for the stump spraying to the list. Motion by John to pay the bills 2nd by Tom. Motion carried.

Isaac with Right-of-way Spraying will no longer be able to assist the township.  Ryan Murphy has been  contacted and submitted a bid for fall spraying. We will have him spray 2 times a year for 4 years per the County's recommendation.  Don made a motion to accept the bid of Ryan Murphy for fall spraying of noxious weeds. 2nd by John. Motion carried. There was a posted and published notice on this.

Crushed rock for 116th Way (Darryl Logan) has been taken care of.

Building Permits: The County has approved the variance permit for Ag Partners for their riser-platforms.

Old Business:
    Maps done for County for mileage: Per Don need County to GPS. Tamra will contact Ethan Seaberg with  Public Works
    Planning and Zoning: Tamra had checked with Kenyon Township and we will need a motion to hire an attorney. They used Kennedy and Graven when revising their township's ordinance. Motion by John to hire Kennedy and Graven 2nd by Tom. Motion carried
    The 8/16/2017 CD from Zumbrota Bank has been moved to the Wanamingo Bank. Nancy also said there is a money market account in Zumbrota Bank.  Motion by Don to move the money market account from the Zumbrota Bank to our Wanamingo Bank's checking account if no penalty will be incurred. 2nd by Tom. Motion carried. Nancy will follow-up on this
    Road Updates: Don has contacted E.F. Anderson concerning sign replacements. They have a sister company that could do the installation of the signs. Don will take the information from Tom when he did a road sign check and see how much the cost would be to have them installed.  Tom mentioned there is a 2018 Federal Mandate for sign reflectability.  The township will need to get a plan in place.  Will get a resolution written up for this as this will be something that will carry over a period of time.  Nancy asked about keeping an inventory of good signs.  Need to also date the signs when they are replaced so we know how old they are.   Tom and Tamra attended the County Public Works Meeting on September 7, 2017 for Leon and Wanamingo Townships to discuss the County #1 project. Detour maps were distributed. We were told County #1 repair would be starting. County mentioned the Boyum gravel pit and Tom told them they had no permit.  They suggested we contact the Land Use office. We requested a news release to help notify residents.  They will also have road updates on the County website and Facebook. Public Works Engineers will be at the project site and will be able to help address any issues. Unofficial detours were discussed and County said they could help with road signage if we saw abuse.  John mentioned that he was told the Boyum pit would not be used and they will be taking sand out of his pit.
     John has called Nuss to have the township grader checked out.  
    Tamra had spoken to Steve Melhouse (trustee for Emmanuel Church) to let him know that the township did not have equipment to take care of the ruts in the parking lot

New Business:
    August calls for service were 34.  Tamra asked for info on recovered stolen property, drugs, and a fatal motor vehicle accident.
    Housing and Density Meeting Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017 at 7 PM at the Zumbrota City Hall. Tamra can attend. Rae has also been notified about this.
    Election Equipment meeting scheduled on September 26 at 9 AM in Red Wing. Grant money is available to purchase new election machines, Meeting will be to discuss equipment, timing of purchase, cost, participation and how this fits with absentee voting. County is looking for input from Townships and Cities. Tamra plans to attend.

Other Business:
    Tom should be done with the ditch mowing in about 3 weeks
    Grading? The roads need to be worked on.  Tom had talked to Corey.

John made a motion to adjourn 2nd by Don
Meeting adjourned at 6:55 PM
Next Meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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October 19, 2017


 
The October meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Don Reynolds, Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Nancy Hegseth. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Don to approve the minutes 2nd by John. Treasurer's report read by Nancy. Motion by Don to approve the Treasurer's report 2nd by John.

Nancy has moved the money market account funds from the Zumbrota Bank into the Wanamingo Bank

John and Nancy checked and thought the checking account money could be getting interest.  Wanamingo Bank does not offer anything.  Should more be placed into another short-term CD?  Board will put this under consideration.

Building Permits: The following persons were present to answer any questions the Board might have concerning the Bruce Boyum Interim Use Permit prior to the Special Meeting to be held on November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM:  Bruce Boyum, Rae Rusnak, Dick Nystuen with Goodhue County Planning and Mike Wozniack and Benjamin Hoyt with Goodhue County Land Use. Tom stated that Bruce overlooked the township for permitting the pit.  Mike said the County had ended the CUP for the pit from the County but Bruce had wanted to know if the pit could be used for anything from the County so the County approved the temporary mining permit.  This is a one time excavation related to a public project.  Ben also stated the permit could be deferred for another year if there is another public project.  Rae said at the Planning meeting Bruce is requesting a variance on depth and another variance on the escrow account.  Mike also mentioned Bruce might be too late this year for the #1 road project.  It was also mentioned that if Bruce wanted to keep the pit open he would have to apply for a Conditional Use Permit from the County.  Bruce brought up the Bank of Zumbrota letter from 2006 and stated that if that had been handled better he wouldn't be in this position now.  Dick stated that issue had been between Steve Boyum and Dean Perrson and Bruce got it dumped on him.  Mike did say that if the township had issues with the one time permit that the County would consider that.  He also stated that the County tells the permit applicants to check with their townships for any ordinance requirments.  All parties did agree that they would like to see the Boyum pit reclamed.

Present bills:  John made a motion to pay the bills 2nd by Tom. Motion carried

Old Business:
    Maps done for mileage.  Tamra spoke with Ethan Seaberg with the County and we are 3rd on their list to get this completed
    Planning and Zoning: The Board did meet on October 10, 2017 and Bruce Boyum was present
    Road Updates: Need to get a plan in place for signs.  Don has written something up. Will need to get a resolution written for this.  Kielmeyer has been to 100th Ave north to 425th. Road needs rock and they will need to grade.  John talked to Ray (their driver) about getting resident complaints.  They are putting the crown at 4% and we want 6%.  This may need to be written in the next contract.  Should all the roads be rocked next year?
    Ditch mowing and spraying have been completed
    Don will contact Marshall Flom to see if he is interested installing road signs.  Price quote from E.F. Anderson's sister company was too high.
    Status of grader: Nuss came out and said there was a leaky cylinder and no brake fluid.  Had to put in new cylinder.  Mice have chewed wires.  Everything is repaired now and waiting for bill.  Brake fluid will need to be checked.  John and Nancy have put softener sheets out to deter the mice. Board is entertaining the idea of getting a full-time maintenance person.  Share again with Cherry Grove?  Should the plow truck be replaced?  Will see about inviting Cherry Grove to the November meeting.
    Ruts in the parking lot will be taken care of by the Church.

New Business:
    September calls for service were 23
    Housing and Density Meeting was on Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017 at 7 PM at the Zumbrota City Hall. Tamra and Rae attended.  County is getting too many variances from the townships.
    Tamra attended the Election Equipment meeting on September 26 at 9 AM in Red Wing. Grant money is available to purchase new election machines, Meeting was to discuss equipment, timing of purchase, cost, participation and how this fits with absentee voting. County is looking for input from Townships and Cities.     All townships/cities have to agree to do it and several in attendance stated they have no problem with the equipment we are currently using.
    Township Road Mileage Certification Form shows we have 39 miles listed. Will send that in.
    2020 Census Form (LUCA): Need to send in that we are not participating.  Tom will need to sign form.
    Status of Township Land Map from MN Dept of Transportation needs to be reviewed
    Special Planning Commission and Town Board Meetings scheduled for November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM for Interim Use Permit and Variance Requests for Bruce Boyum.
    MAT Educational Conference & Annual Meeting Thurs. November 16 – Sat. November 18 to be held in Rochester. Tamra stated she wants to attend a couple CTAS meetings there.  Board will leave it up to whoever wants to attend can.
    Board decided that they will request an escrow of $500.00 from Bruce Boyum to help pay for the costs associated with the Special Meeting on November 1.  No check no meeting, will need it prior to the start of the meeting, if check doesn't clear the permit will be void. Will also need the application fees.  Tamra will send a letter to Bruce concerning those funds.  Letters will also need to be sent to 10 nearby residents to make them aware of the November 1 meeting.

Other Business: none

Don made a motion to adjourn 2nd by John
Meeting adjourned at 7:20 PM
Next Meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township November Minutes
November 16, 2017


 
The November meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane and John Hegseth.  Don Reynolds was absent. Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Nancy Hegseth. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by Tom to approve the minutes 2nd by John. Treasurer's report read by Nancy. Motion by Tom to approve the Treasurer's report 2nd by John.

Building Permits:  Cindy Fisher-Broin was present to represent Lowell Broin for a shed. Motion by Tom to approve the building permit. 2nd by John. Motion carried.

Present bills:  Motion by Tom to pay the bills, 2nd by John.  Motion carried.

Old Business:    
    Maps done for County for mileage.  Still waiting on this. We are 3rd on the County's list.
    Planning and Zoning: Special Meeting was held November 1,2017 with Planning Board approving the IUP and 2 variances for Bruce Boyum.  Township Board then approved the IUP and 2 variances with the change to the escrow of $1000.00 for 20 acres for a total of $20,000.00.  Tom had placed a call to Bruce and let him know that we had the paperwork in order from the attorney and that he could come to the township meeting with a cashier's check for $20,000.00. Tom and Tamra would then sign the IUP and give him his copy.   Bruce did not come to the meeting.  Tamra will inform the County of the status of the IUP.
    Road Updates: Marshall Flom is too busy to help with any sign replacements.  Tamra will ask others at the MAT conference how they handle sign replacements. Tamra had called MAT and was told no policy is needed for signs about reflectability. Grading and rocking updates:  Roads will need rocking in the spring due to Co. #1 road repair.  445th St. Way has been graveled due to property changing hands.  New owner is Jared Peterson and he felt the road was not passable.  John told him that as a minimum maintenance road it only needs to be passable and now with the gravel it is.  John had also removed no parking signs because of the fact it is a min. maintenance township road not a private one.  On 410th  St. someone had dumped a pile of dirt (like they were attempting to create an approach).  When John asked around about it no one is claiming to have done it.  There have not been any conversations with Cherry Grove Township. Don was suppose to call them.

New Business:
    October calls for service were 29
    Request from property owner for information from township from last 3 years.  We don't have anything on the books about charging for copies. Will have to see how many sheets are generated and property owner may be able to pick them up.
    MAT Educational Conference & Annual Meeting Thurs. November 16 – Sat. November 18 to be held in Rochester.  Tamra has registered to attend.
    John made a motion for resolution to close the two minimum maintenance roads 420th St. Way (between 97th Ave and 105th Ave) and 445th St Way (also known as West Woods). 2nd by Tom. Motion carried. Will close the gates by Dec. 1 until April 1.  Tom and John will close them.  
    Tom made a motion for resolution designating the annual polling place as the Wanamingo Town Hall at 42930 County 8 Blvd, Wanamingo, MN. 2nd by John.  This is something new from the 2017  Legislature and will need to be done annually. Tamra has sent the County a copy of the signed resolution.    
    Snowplowing policy:  Roads will be plowed alternating with each snow event. John will check with Corey to how things were handled last winter.

Other Business: none

Tom made a motion to adjourn 2nd by John
Meeting adjourned at 6:30 PM  
Next meeting on Thursday, December 21, 2018
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Wanamingo Township December Minutes
December 21, 2017


 
The December meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth, and Don Reynolds. Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Nancy Hegseth. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by John to approve the minutes 2nd by Don. Treasurer's report read by Nancy. Motion by John to approve the treasurer's report 2nd by Don.

There was discussion about putting some of the checking account money into an interest generating account.  John and Nancy will look into the process and how much interest would be earned.  They will report on this at the January meeting.

Present bills: Special Note: John Deere lease bill was not sent to clerk so we will have to incur a $200 late fee. Tamra was told by John Deere the address they had on account was Jessica Page's.  Address has been changed to Tamra's.  Also due 2018 Fire Service contract with Wanamingo amount is $11,686.45 down from 2017 which was $12,520.88.  MATIT Worker's Comp. is $757.00 down from 2017 which was $1,280.00.  Motion by Tom to pay the bills, 2nd by Don.  Motion carried.

Building Permits: none

Old Business:    
    Maps done for County for mileage.  Still on County's list.
    Planning and Zoning: Nothing to report from them
    Road Updates: Tamra had asked others at the MAT conference how they handle sign replacements and several had maintenance staff to do it.  A company called ID Solutions was a sponsor at the conference so Don will call them and see what they charge. Still need to look into hiring our own maintenance person as things are not getting done when they should.  
    Request from Jeanne Wendschuh (trustee for Mavis Kyllo) for expense and balance sheet from the township for the last 5 years.  Tamra will send her that information.
    Tamra attended the MAT Educational Conference & Annual Meeting on Friday November 17  in Rochester.  Sustainable Water was the theme and after lunch there were separate breakout sessions to attend.  Next year's conference will be held in Duluth.

New Business:
    November calls for service were 37
    Road Closing: Gate on West Woods road is not yet closed.  People keep opening it.  When there is snow it will be closed.  Don will look into the cost for signage to be placed on the gates stating they are closed from December 1 until April 1
    Snowplowing: No updates from Corey.  Should do the steep roads first.  Don will follow-up
    Tamra received an email from Castle Rock Materials near Randolph inquiring about our bidding process for gravel.
    Tamra has talked with Ethan Seaberg and he will try to set up a date to meet with both the church and township concerning the parking lot areas in regards to the road construction on County #1 and County #8 intersection in 2018.       
    

    Annual March elections.  Supervisor and Clerk positions up for reelection. Notice of filing has been published and is also posted. Candidate filing period  is Jan. 2 – Jan. 16 with filing closing on the 16th at 5pm, Clerk will be in the office from 1pm to 5pm that day. Jan.18 is the last day for a candidate to withdraw from the election.  Again clerk's office must be open until 5pm. February 9 – Absentee voting begins.  Both Tom and Tamra stated they would file for reelection.
    Board of Appeal and Equalization: John and Don are trained and good until 7/1/2020. Tom's certification has expired. County gave us a date of Thurs. April 5, 2018.  No objections to that so Tamra will notify the County.

Other Business: none

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Motion by John to adjourn 2nd by Don Meeting adjourned at 6:33 PM
Next Meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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