2024 Meeting Minutes

January 18,2024
February 15, 2024

Wanamingo Township January Meeting Minutes
The  meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, January 18, 2024, by Chairman Tom Shane.  Member’s present were Supervisors; Tom Shane and John Hegseth. Kerry Olson was absent. Clerk; Tamra Berg and 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.  Motion carries. 
County Commissioner; Todd Greseth was present. He stated that Calvin Steberg had visited several townships and they were onboard with having a transfer station. Todd felt a private owner would have struggles. Public Works said there needs to be a study for the current Red Wing facilty. Not sure if they would move it to be centrally located in the County. The state flag has been discussed at the County level. There would be a huge cost to change the logo on all the state vehicles besides all the flags. The mobile command center will be coming. Its key benefit is that it can travel to the area where it is needed. Todd thanked the board for the work they do. The board thanked Todd for keeping them updated.
Treasurer's report was read by Nancy. Motion by John to approve the treasurer's report. 2nd by Tom. Motion carries.
Present Bills: Motion by John to pay the bills. 2nd by Tom. Motion carries.
Building Permits: none
Old Business:
Planning & Zoning: nothing to report
Roads: Kerry Olson was absent but he passed onto Tamra that he has worked on 4 culverts and was out snowplowing last Sat. and Sun. 
The Presidential Nomination Primary (PNP) will be Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Voting hours 7 AM - 8 PM.
March Township Election information: Tom has filed for Supervisor and Tamra has filed for Clerk. Affidavit of Candidacy and filing fee of $2.00 had been received from each of them.
 Absentee voting begins Feb. 9. Township Election will be Tuesday, March 12, 2024. The annual meeting will follow the election. The Board of Canvas follows the meeting.
New Business:
December calls for service were 43
The Annual Goodhue County Township Officers Meeting will be on Sat. Feb. 3 starting at 9AM. Tamra has emailed topics about the Landfill and the distrubance issues that occurred at the MAT Annual Meeting in St. Cloud to the Township Officer's secretary.
The Annual Wanamingo Fire Dept. Meeting will be on Monday, Feb. 5. There will be  Happy Hour at 5:30, Dinner at 6:00 and a Power Point Presentation at n7:00.
Tamra has received the Goodhue County Fair donation request.
John made a motion to approve the 2024 Wanamingo Fire Contract. 2nd by Tom. Motion carries. Tom and Tamra signed the contract. 
Motion by Tom to appoint Tom and Leah Shane, John and Nancy Hegseth, Kerry Olson, Kim Thompson, Dorothy Hjermstad, Chad Quiggle and Tamra Berg as election judges for the PNP election on March 5 and the township election on March 12. 2nd by John. Motion carries. 
We will need to hold a Board of Audit at the Feb. 15th meeting.
There will be a Spring Officers Training on March 19 in Rochester.
The 2024 mileage rates have increased to 67 cents a mile.
As of Jan. 1, 2024 there is a Workplace Law for Earned Sick and Safe Time to part-time employees. Not sure how this affects Kerry as he is salaried 30 hours a week so if he were to be sick he would already receive pay. 
Tamra will need to get W2's completed and sent out.
Tamra will have to submit the WC Audit to MATIT. 
Tamra has received an email for a 2024 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) (voluntary). This is to let them know if there are any changes to boundaries or any annexation in our township.
Other Business: none
Motion to adjourn by John and 2nd by Tom.  Motion carries 
Meeting adjourned at 6:26 PM 
Next Meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 5:30 PM

February 15, 2024

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