2019 Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2019
February 21, 2019
March 21, 2019
April 15, 2019
May 16, 2019
June 20, 2019
July 18, 2019
August 15, 2019
September 19, 2019
October 17, 2019 
November 21, 2019
December 19, 2019


Wanamingo Township January Meeting Minutes
January 17, 2019    


The January meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Don Reynolds. Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Nancy Hegseth. Maintenance; Kerry Olson. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. Treasurer's report read by Nancy.  Motion by Don to approve the treasurer's report 2nd by Tom.  Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by John to approve the minutes 2nd by Don.

Present Bills: Motion by John to pay Shane Electric 2nd by Don. Tom abstain. Motion carries.  Motion by John to pay the remaining bills 2nd by Don.  Motion carries

Building Permits: none

Bruening Rock left a bid for the supervisors to review.  Supervisors would like a similar form filled out by Kielmeyer so they have a better comparison.  John will get a similar form to Kielmeyer's.

Old Business:
    Maps done for County for mileage
    Planning and Zoning: Rae had contacted Tamra and we will try to get planning information together to finalize changes to the township ordinance.
    Road Updates: Kerry stated the weather has been mild.  He has plowed some slush and has cut trees in the ditches right of way.  He has made piles in the ditches and he and Tamra had been trying to contact the DNR to get a permit to burn the piles.  Kerry is working on a Pesticide license for commercial application.  Board stated they will help cover costs associated with the application fee and any study materials.  Kerry will also follow-up with the status of the fire extinguishers.
    John attended the Public Hearing concerning solid waste designation on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 9 AM in Red Wing.  There was a large audience in attendance and quite a few had questions.  There was a question about mileage reimbursement for haulers that are far from Red Wing and the commissioners did not have an answer for that.  Excel will burn the garbage. Goal is to cleanup and close the old landfill site.  Many communities felt that the town of Red Wing will be the only area getting the best financial outcome of this situation.  Commissioners will wait on a vote after a 90-day hold as they are still gathering information.
    Clerk/Treasurer training for January 24 is full. There was a waiting list.
    Tamra received an email response from MAT concerning leasing equipment and conflict of interest with Kerry filing for supervisor and also being an employee.  He can be elected to the supervisor position but would just have to use the “conflict of interest” process.  Email on file.

New Business:
    December calls for service were 27    
    Township Office was open January 15, 2019 for officer filing from 1-5 PM with Kerry Olson filing for supervisor and Nancy Hegseth filing for treasurer.  Filing fees were collected.
    John made a motion to have a resolution form for LBAE per County request 2nd by Tom. Motion carries

Other Business:
    Kerry was wondering if he could have the Vasa township maintenance man be his backup.  He will check on what is required to do that.
    Reminder of the Goodhue Township officer's meeting in Zumbrota on Saturday, February 2, 2019.  John, Nancy, Tamra and Kerry plan to attend.  
    Tamra put up new map from County showing number of building sites per section in Wanamingo Township
    John presented information about a new dump truck.  Single axle, stainless steel sander, automatic for $169,000. It is located in Elk River.  It has a monroe plow.  This was discussion only.  Our current plow is a 1999 model purchased new in 1998.  Past history was that the township would trade dump trucks every 15 years.  This could be discussed at the annual meeting with the residents.

Motion to adjourn by John and 2nd by Tom. Motion carries
Meeting adjourned at 6:36 PM
Next Meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM   
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Wanamingo Township February Meeting Minutes
February 21, 2019
    

The February meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Don Reynolds. Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Nancy Hegseth. Maintenance; Kerry Olson. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Motion by John to approve the minutes 2nd by Tom.  Treasurer's report read by Nancy.  Motion by John to approve the treasurer's report 2nd by Don.  

Building Permits: Lars Nygren was present to apply for a building permit for a shed.  Supervisor's reviewed the information he supplied.  Motion by John to accept the permit application. 2nd by Tom. Motion carries

Old Business:
    Maps done for County for mileage - ongoing
    Planning and Zoning: nothing at this time
    Road Updates: Kerry Olson stated he has been busy plowing snow.  Tamra said she had gotten a phone call from Jim Sviggum and he wanted the board to know that both he and Chad Quiggle were thankful for the great job Kerry was doing.  Kerry said the snowbanks are big.  Wondering if something should be done to push them back.  Kerry knows of someone with a dozer with a rental rate of $155.00 an hour which is a cheaper rate.  Grader is currently down.  Kerry can demo a grader from RDO for 16 hours free but there is a $400.00 shipping rate.  Board agreed to have Kerry use the demo grader.  Due to the large volume of snow Kerry has been contacted to open up resident's driveways.  Should set the rate at $120.00 per hour with a $50.00 minimum charge.  Will need to send a letter to residents who used the township's service.  Tamra will draft a letter.  Kerry is keeping track of who is calling and how long it is taking him.  Fire extinguishers are still not back yet.  Kerry was unable to get the brush burning completed.  No rock bids from Kielmeyer.  Corey has a bid sheet made up.  Will finalize in March.  John would like to see rock from the Foss Pit.  Kerry has a trailer on order.  John had found a snowplow for sale in Iowa but when he checked the status it was sold.  It seems there are none left to buy.  Board said the purchase of a snowplow will be brought up at the annual meeting.  Could be at least $200,000 completely set up.    
    LBAE information from County was incorrect.  Wanamingo Township will have to have an open book this year to be held at Goodhue Government Center Monday, April 22 from 9:30 AM -11:00 AM.  Board can reinstate by 2/01/2020 for local LBAE at town hall.
    Don made a motion to approve a resolution concerning the new county wide trash ordinance in regards to Wanamingo Township stating the township will not adhere to the ordinance when enacted.  2nd  by Tom.  Motion carries.  Full resolution will be on file.        

New Business:
    January calls for service were 24
    Had to have furnace repairs.  Motor needed to be replaced.    
    Mailbox on 430th belonging to Logan Hanus needs to be modified.  Kerry had spoken with Logan and made him aware that it is dangerous due to its size.
     Township Annual Election will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 5 PM – 8 PM.  Note change to 5 PM. Motion by Tom to appoint the following election judges: Tom Shane, Don Reynolds, and Tamra Berg as head judge.  2nd by Don. Motion carries.  Tom and Don will count the ballots.
    Agenda items for the annual meeting following the election:  Kerry will speak about the roads, equipment repairs, updating the equipment, obtaining a pesticide license, and the township putting on its own rock.    Should we have water at the hall? Someone from the Sheriff's department will attend.      
    Tamra is set up to attend a One-on-One session to complete annual report to State Auditor on February 28, 2019
    Tom had gotten a bill from Erickson Engineering for the bridge replacement on 63rd .  Those that attended the Township meeting in Zumbrota said it was on the 2020 schedule for replacement.  Will wait to pay this.
    Board discussed rebuilding road on 70th by Brian Flom's as the road needs work.
    Kerry said 410th needs repair.. Schumacher bid had been $10,500 for 600 ft.  Should get a new estimate.

Other Business:
    Reminder of Spring Short course in Rochester on March 19.  
    Tamra has gotten donation requests from Goodhue County Fair and Goodhue Historical Society.  Will have it brought up at the annual meeting.

Present Bills: Due to the fact that the clerk could not get the claims list to print the supervisors signed off on the individual CTAS claim forms for each bill.  Motion by Tom to pay to pay the bills. 2nd by John. Motion carries

    The supervisors reviewed the Board of Audit with treasurer and clerk locating random canceled checks or deposits selected by the supervisors. Reporting forms and statements were signed off on.
    
Motion to adjourn by Tom and 2nd by Don. Motion carries
Meeting adjourned at 7:05 PM
Next Meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township March Meeting Minutes
March 21, 2019    


The March meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Don Reynolds. Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Nancy Hegseth. Maintenance; Kerry Olson. 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 Tom.  Nancy pointed out that the clerk used checks from wrong box last month so number system will be off on the treasurer's report.

Also in attendance were: Leah Shane, Darryl Logan, Jim Foss, Len Feuling, Jim Roth, Lars Romo, Jim Zwiener, Corey Kielmeyer, Jack Kielmeyer

Corey Kielmeyer submitted his rock bid.  Supervisors reviewed rock bids from Bruening and Kielmeyer with Kerry charging the township $10,000 for delivery only.  Tom brought up the fact that the township had pre-paid and received poor service.  Corey said the pre-pay was for rock only.  Lars questioned whether Kerry would have time to deliver.  Len said we should use 1 ½ inch rock.  Tamra found meeting minutes from 2015 where the board questioned about pre-paying.  Jim Foss stated that the pre-pay saves both the township and Kielmeyer money.  Don said that we have more residents in the township that have moved in from other areas and they want faster results.  Kielmeyer is not asking for a pre-pay this year.  Corey moves trucks to pits. Hernke's pit always has a loader. John mentioned that all township roads are in poor condition.  John said Kerry is on the payroll so township would be paying only for the use of his trailer.  John prefers rock out of the Foss pit so the township can recoup some gravel tax dollars.  Jim said to put numbers together as Kerry's numbers do not include fuel.  Township used ¾ inch rock for the bulk last year.  Corey suggested using 1 inch instead.  Don said they need to review the numbers submitted and also address the concerns brought forth by the residents.  There is a map showing what roads have been rocked.  Jim with Bruening said last year was a bad year for everyone in this area because of the Co. 1 construction.  Jim Foss asked Kerry how long it would take to deliver and what fuel expenses would be and with those numbers it would be over and above the $10,000 delivery quote.  Tom said the board's goal is to save money for the residents.  Roads need to get back in shape.  Lars said they need a crown.  Lars felt the grader was not out enough.
Tom made a motion to table discussion on the rock bids.  2nd by John. Motion carries.

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

Building Permits: none

Old Business:
    Maps done for County for mileage - ongoing
    There is a Planning and Zoning Meeting in Zumbrota Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  Tamra and Rae plan to attend
    Road Updates: Kerry said he has started to grade.  He has been out on a few roads.  Roads that were rocked last year are in better shape.  He is bringing the shoulders in.  Grader was having issues but then started working again.  Kerry has talked with an Eau Claire Truck dealer and they have a brand new truck for $160,000.  John had information on a Crysteel for $154,000.  Lars said not to weld the truck frame on a Crysteel.  County sells their trucks every 2 years but they are a tandem.  Lars asked about the brand of plow as the Monroe had trouble.  Board will continue to investigate plow trucks.  Bob Flom has a truck that the board could look at.  Lars brought up about the joint partnership with Cherry Grove on the townline road (460th) and it is rocked every other year.  Board said they will continue with that agreement.  Lars also thought the bridge by Derass (James Davis) needs replacing in 2020 and Wanamingo would have to pay half.
    Still waiting for fire extinguishers
    Election results: Kerry Olson won the supervisor position and Nancy Hegseth won the treasurer position.
    John brought up about conflict of interest.  At the MAT Rochester short course he spoke with several supervisors and was told it was very common to have the supervisor's doing additional township jobs.
    We will wait until April with new board member in office to vote on annual meeting items
    Tamra, Kerry, John and Nancy attended the Spring Short Course in Rochester on March

    
New Business:
    February calls for service were 40
    County has road postings on as of the 15th.
    Supervisor's will plan on road inspections to be Monday April 8 at 8 AM with alternate date of April 15 at 8 AM.  Notes will need to be taken
    
    
Other Business:
    Tamra had Nancy and Kerry fill out the campaign filing forms and was then able to swear them into office.  Board thanked Don for his service to the township.
    Board also discussed and reviewed a grader estimate.  Kerry had demo'd the grader and liked it.
    Nancy mentioned that April 18 is Maundy Thursday so the board decided to move the April meeting up a week.  Will have meeting on Thursday, April 11.
    
Motion to adjourn by Don and 2nd by Tom. Motion carries
Meeting adjourned at 7:23 PM
Next Meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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 Wanamingo Township April Meeting Minutes
April 15, 2019 
   

Note: the April meeting that had been scheduled for Thursday,  April 11, 2019 had to be canceled due to winter weather and was moved to Monday, April 15, 2019

The April meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:40 PM on Monday, April 15, 2019 preceded by the Reorg meeting.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Kerry Olson. Clerk; Tamra Berg. Treasurer; Nancy Hegseth. Also in attendance were Jim Foss, Len Feuling and Lars Romo.  The Pledge of Allegiance had been said at the Reorg meeting. Clerk's report was read by Tamra.  Jim Foss wanted the election vote results noted in May's meeting minutes.  Motion by Tom to approve the minutes 2nd by John.  Treasurer's report read by Nancy.  Motion by John to approve the treasurer's report 2nd by Kerry.  

Present Bills: Motion by Tom to pay Kerry for maintenance salary.  2nd by John.  Kerry abstain.  Motion carries.  Motion by Tom to pay the remaining bills.  2nd by John.  Motion carries

Building Permits: none

Old Business:
    Maps done for County for mileage:  still ongoing
    Planning and Zoning: Tamra and Rae will review meeting information and contact attorney to finalize ordinance revisions
    Road Updates: Before the snow Kerry had gotten out and graded.  He will get back to it.  He had Kielmeyer bring in rock and put some by Lars Romo, Steve Sviggum and 100th  by new culvert.  He is working on getting the crown back.  Len said a couple roads didn't get done.  That 97th needs rock from #8 going south.  John said the rock needs to be put down and Kerry will get it done.  Tom wanted to include provisions in Kielmeyer's rock bid.  Last year Kielmeyer had rocked after chloride had been applied.  Kerry will need to monitor that.  Kerry will also need to find out who is applying chloride as some residents do their own.
    Fire extinguishers will need to be checked on
    Discussion of rock bids.  Township will use Kielmeyer and marking the roads that need rock.  Will also pull random weights slips.  Tamra had attended Holden Township's meeting where rock bids were discussed and that board had not been happy with Kielmeyer in 2018.  Kielmeyer had been well aware of the County 1 project so that should not have been a reason for poor delivery service.  Jim Foss said Kielmeyer will be crushing deeper.  Board would like to see rock out of the Foss pit.
Tom made a motion to accept Kielmeyer Construction's bid for rock from the March 21, 2019 meeting with added provisions.  2nd by Kerry.  Motion carries
    As discussed at the annual meeting:  Motion by John to donate $1000 to Goodhue County Fair Board 2nd by Tom. Motion carries.  Motion by John to donate $400 to the Goodhue Historical Society 2nd by Tom.  Motion carries.  
    Tom made a motion to certify the township levy as discussed at the annual meeting the same as 2018.  General $30,000  Road and Bridge $125,000  Fire $22,000  Total $177,000. 2nd by Kerry.  Motion carries
    Updates on truck:  John and Kerry went to Eau Claire to see a monroe universal plow.  International truck for $156,506.84.  Also checked a Freightliner in Mankato with a hinke plow.  Kerry liked the Eau Claire truck as it had a roller that can use crushed rock or chips.  That truck is ready to go.  The Finance officer and dealer would like to come to a meeting and be available for any questions.  No numbers given for a trade-in.  Maybe a resident in the township would want to buy it.  Kerry has demo'd graders.  There was a JD grader for $274,000.  We need a truck more.  Kerry will ask the Eau Claire people to come to the May meeting.  Lars mentioned the def has trouble.  Township should have levy raised so we can have more funds available for equipment but that can only be done at the annual meeting.  We need a grader but can wait until levy is raised so we can build up some reserves.  Lars felt a truck could be used more than the grader in the winter.
    
New Business:
    March calls for service were 38
    John and Kerry did road inspections and took notes on the bad spots.  Culvert bad by Berquam's.  Made notations for roads that need rock.  Kerry will get out and get the roads that will be chlorided done first.
    Township computer is very slow and Tamra had it checked in Cannon Falls and was told it wasn't worth updating.  Tom made a motion to look into a purchase of a new computer.  2nd by John.  Motion carries
    John made a motion for a resolution authorizing contract with interested officer Kerry Olson. 2nd by Tom. Kerry abstain. Motion carries.
    Resolutions for Tom and John and Shane Electric are on file.
    Motion by Kerry to open the min. maintenance roads 2nd by Tom. Motion carries
        
Other Business: none
    
Motion to adjourn by Tom and 2nd by John. Motion carries
Meeting adjourned at 7:05 PM
Next Meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township May Meeting Minutes
May 16, 2019


The May meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Kerry Olson. 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 Kerry.  Treasurer's report read by Nancy.  Motion by John to approve the treasurer's report 2nd by Kerry.

Also in attendance: Robert Siebenaler, Robert Oates, Gary Esterby, Christa Thompson, and Rob Standeven

Building Permits: Robert Siebenaler with Wiechert Realty presented to the township maps and other information in regards for splitting AG property for Robert Oates into a buildable site.  A need for a variance was discussed.  No permits were granted as this was discussion only.

Old Business:
    Updates on truck: Christa Thompson and Rob Standeven with Mid-State Truck Service presented an agreement to purchase a 2019 International truck with mid-June delivery. Price is $156,701.84 plus service fee.  Warranty was discussed and Rob will present information.  Warranty start date is when truck is delivered.  Financing options were also presented.
    Motion by John to purchase a 2019 International truck financed through Santander for
$156,701.84 including service fees with the option of Mid-State to purchase the old truck for $7500.00 within 2 months after delivery of new truck with finance option of 5 years with annual payment starting July 1, 2019 at 4% annual interest.  2nd by Tom. Motion carries

Present bills:  There was a large Nuss repair bill to pay.  Discussion as to whether township should look into something different for a grader.  Something used?  Would we be buying someone elses problems?
Motion by Tom to pay Kerry. 2nd by John. Kerry abstain.  Motion carries.  Motion by Tom to pay remaining bills. 2nd by Kerry.  Motion carries.

    Maps done for County for mileage:  Tamra has contacted Ethan Seaberg and he said we should keep this on our agenda.  County has software and equipment to do the maps but needs an employee to do it.  Bridge for Wanamingo on 63rd is slated for 2020 and Cherry Grove township for 2021.
    Planning and Zoning: Tamra and Rae have met to discuss updating township's ordinance and the next steps involved.
    Road Updates: Kerry said the roads are in poor shape. Getting rock for 425th. Soil Center road is done. He has also delivered to bad spots with frost boils. Discussion that the Soil Center (Ag Partners) along with Kenyon Ag are using 110th Ave in both north and south directions causing additional wear on the road.  John will discuss with the Ag Partner manager about rock reimbursement.
    Status of the fire extinguishers:  need to check on
    Kielmeyer's contract was presented to the supervisors for their signatures.
    Snowplowing bills: Dan Greseth and Jim Kyllo had not yet paid their snowplowing bill.  Also bill sent to Wayne Siem was returned.  Should be sent to Lane Mueller.  Tom will talk to Dan and Kerry will talk to Jim.
    Still working on replacing the township computer.  
    Election results from March election: Supervisor: Kerry Olson 21 votes, Lars Romo 19 votes and Rae Rusnak 1 vote. Treasurer: Nancy Hegseth 36 votes and Jessica Page 1 vote.  A total of 41 votes were cast.                                                                                                                          PAGE 1
    
New Business:
    April calls for service were 49
    Kerry made a motion to hire Bob Gadient as a back-up maintenance person for $20.00 an hour. 2nd by John. Motion carries
    Update of township parking lot and grassy areas:  Estimate from Arrow Asphalt came in at $16,300.   Will get another bid from Rochester Asphalt on May 29th. Will wait to see what areas the County doesn't sod as we may just haul in some black dirt and seed that.
    Motion to hire Leah Shane at $20 a time for lawn mowing by Kerry. 2nd by John. Tom abstain. Motion carries.
    Letter from Heather Arndt concerning Hwy 52/Hader interchange.  No supervisor has been contacted by MnDot concerning this.  Tamra will email Heather to let her know that.
    Will need to review MATIT insurance coverage.  Payment is due July 1.
    Motion by Tom to continue bounties for gophers at $1 plus ½ cost of bait and $20 per coyote. 2nd by Kerry. Motion carries.
    Ditch spraying and mowing:  Kerry is still working on getting a commercial license.  Will go ahead and rent Steve McNamara's mower.
    
Other Business:
    Need to be sure Supervisors are current with Board of Appeals so township can resume holding the Equalization meeting at the township hall in 2020.
    There are upcoming summer short courses in June
    

Motion to adjourn by Tom and 2nd by John. Motion carries
Meeting adjourned at 7:44 PM
Next Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM    
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Wanamingo Township June Meeting Minutes
June 20, 2019


The June meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Kerry Olson. 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 Kerry.  Treasurer's report read by Nancy.  Motion by John to approve the treasurer's report 2nd by Tom.
Nancy did have questions concerning the Federal IRS payments.  Tamra said that with Kerry being paid monthly we will always have to pay into Federal along with PERA every month.

Mackenzie and Alex Reberg approached the board to introduce themselves.  They are the interested party wanting to purchase the Oates 9 acre yard with buildings.  They said they are looking forward to living in the country but do not want there to be any issues with the township in purchasing the 9 acre yard.  They need a statement from the township stating there are no restrictions with the property for their title company.  Tamra said she had gotten a v/m earlier that day from Heritage Title.  The board has not had any requests like this before but they saw no issues.  Tamra will contact the title company and see what they need for their records.

Permits:  John Hegseth wants to build a cattle shed.  The board reviewed his plans and saw no issues.  Motion by Tom to approve the permit.  2nd by Kerry.  John abstain.  Motion carries.  The other 2 applicants; Lane Mueller and Marlon Sviggum were not in attendance.

Present bills:  Motion by Tom to pay Kerry. 2nd by John.  Kerry abstain.  Motion carries.  Motion by Tom to pay the remaining bills.  2nd  by Kerry.  Motion carries

Old Business:
    The new truck is here.  Lars Nygren may be interested in the old truck.  Craigslist or Maring's auction may be another avenue.  Kerry will look into the licensing for the new truck.
    Maps done for County for mileage:  ongoing
    Planning and Zoning: Tamra said she is willing to take Kerry's spot on the Planning and Zoning board being she has been doing some of the work anyway.  Motion by Kerry to appoint Tamra Berg to the Planning and Zoning Board.  2nd by Tom.  Motion carries
    Road Updates: Kerry reported that on Tuesday or Wednesday chloride would be coming.  Will have to have Corey get the rock down on those locations before the chloride is applied.  Corey had talked to Kerry on Monday about crushing rock and where to put it.  We should be getting it the 1st week after 4th of July around July 8th.  Kerrry spoke to Steve McNamara about renting their mower but was told the rate may be higher than 2018.  Kerry checked out a used mower out of Owatonna for $2900 and he knows he can get parts for it if needed.  Board also had a bid for a new mower from Werner Implement but price is too high.  Tom made a motion to buy a used mower for $2900 or less.  2nd by John.  Motion carries.
     Kerry will get the 2 fire extinguishers, one for the truck and one for the shop, taken care of.  
    New truck will need to be DOT'd.  Scott Shane can do that.  
    Still 2 outstanding snowplowing bills.  Kerry will take care of Jim Kyllo's and Tamra will resend to Lane Mueller.
    Township computer has been purchased but not all programs have been loaded and moved from the old one.



New Business:
    May calls for service were 34    
    Will need to get parking space markers for the area in front of the building to prevent anyone from getting too close.  Will also move the handicap sign and mark the handicap area.
    MATIT insurance has the new truck listed.  Will keep the old one on until it is sold.
    Ditch Spraying and mowing:  Kerry took the commercial pesticide test.  He has not seen too much parsnip.  Kerry will contact the residents about spraying.  He will mow once he gets a mower.
     Hwy 52 Southbound project on June 27 in Cannon Falls.  Tom will try to attend
    Applicant briefing for Disaster DR-4222 July 11, 1:00 PM Red Wing.  Frost boils are elgible.  Kerry and Tamra will attend.
    John will bring up the rock reimbursement from Ag Partners with them again.
    Distributed the MAT membership cards
    Recieved a thank-you from the Goodhue County Fair Board for our donation
    State Demographic numbers for 2018: population: 446 household:  168

Other Business:
    John said Arrow Asphalt had chains stolen from the parking lot after they had worked on the township's lot.  John wondered if we should have a camera.  Tom said they can cost around $600 and only record when it sees motion.  Tom will look into this further

Motion to adjourn by Tom and 2nd by John. Motion carries
Meeting adjourned at 7:20 PM
Next Meeting on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township July Meeting Minutes
July 18, 2019


The July meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Kerry Olson. 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 Kerry.  Treasurer's report read by Nancy.  Motion by Kerry to approve the treasurer's report 2nd by John.

Building Permits:  Fred Barsness was present to represent Rick and Lane Mueller for a shed.  Board reviewed the information.  Motion by John to approve the permit.  2nd by Tom.  Motion carries.
Fred also discussed the road to the Mueller property (90th Ave. Way)  He said his Grandfather had built the road and it had been a private road at one time.  We will check with the County to see how they have it labeled.
Present Bills: Motion by John to pay Kerry 2nd by Tom.  Kerry abstain.  Motion carries.  Motion by Tom to pay the remaining bills 2nd by John.  Motion carries.  John did question the lawyer bill (this was for the Oates issue) and also the rock bill.  Kerry was able to get a small amount of rock from Kielmeyer to fill in spots.
Old Business:
Updates on the new truck:  Scott Shane can DOT it, we have insurance and license.  Kerry did have the old truck DOT’d and he serviced it.  He put the sander in the box along with plows.
Maps done for County:  Lisa Hanni will get us some old maps to review some of our township roads.
Planning and Zoning:  ongoing.  Tamra did attend zoning meetings in Stanton and Leon Townships to get a better idea of how those townships were handling their ordinances.
Road Updates:  Still no rock yet.  ¾ of the spraying is done.  Kerry has mowed the weeds.  Grader is still working.  
Fire extinguishers are in place
All snowplowing bills have been paid
Township Computer:  still have a couple programs to load
Highway 52 Southbound project on June 27 was attended by Tom.  Hader project is a go.  Highway 52 access will be limited from the side roads.  County had published 3 overpass options in the Cannon Falls Beacon for residents to review.  It is still questionable as to how County 8 will intersect with the overpass from the west (township side)
Applicant briefing for Disaster DR-4222 on July 11 at 1:00 PM in Red Wing was attended by Tamra and Kerry.  We are in the system and will just wait till they contact us.
Kerry wondering when he can start to mow the whole ditch.  After August 1.
John was wondering about the status of the grader.  Can the township afford anymore repairs?  Kerry will do some checking to see what is out there for used graders.

New Business:
June calls for service were 42
Old truck has been sold
District 4 Meeting & Election notice for Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Glencoe City Center

Other Business: none

Motion to adjourn by John 2nd by Tom.  Motion carries.
Meeting adjourned at 6:50 PM
Next Meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township August Meeting Minutes
August 15, 2019


The August meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, August 15, 2019 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Kerry Olson. 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 Kerry.  Treasurer's report read by Nancy.  Nancy had talked with Dean Baker at the Wanamingo Bank concerning the renewal of the 08/18/2019 CD with an interest rate of 2.25%.  She also found a discrepancy in the amount the bank told her versus what the online banking system gave her.  She and John will go into the bank and get things straightened out.  Motion by Kerry to approve the treasurer's report 2nd by John.

Building Permits:  Brian Fredrickson was present to request a permit for a new shed.  He had met with the zoning board earlier in the week and they had approved it.  The township board reviewed his plans.  Motion by John to approve the building permit 2nd by Kerry.  Motion carries

County Commissioner Barney Nesseth was present to update the board on the waste management issue.  In a public works study it showed that residents farthest away from the facility will end up paying the most.  Those residents are in Barney’s district.  The City of Red Wing is not negotiating.
Now the City doesn’t need the County’s garbage as they are getting it from Burnsville.  The State says that burning facilities need to run at full capacity before any new landfill is granted.  Concern now is what to do with the Bench Street landfill as it is currently not in the closure program.  Barney wants to continue to oppose the ordinance and the township board agrees with Barney to continue his course of action.  Barney also talked about the County’s budget.  He wants to keep any increases low.  He still sees programs that need to be reduced.  Capital expenditures have been increased.  He feels they need to review those amounts and see what is really needed.  It was mentioned to Barney about the poor visibility to the north at the #1 and #8 intersection.  Trees should be removed and the hillside shaved.  Barney also asked if the township sees any problems with the County road culverts to let the County know.  Some culverts need to have the water slowed down.  John also mentioned that County 30 was poorly mowed.  Barney will mention that to Public Works.  The board thanked Barney for continuing to work hard for the residents.

Present bills:  Tom made a motion to pay Kerry 2nd by John.  Kerry abstain.  Motion carries.  Motion by Kerry to pay the remaining bills 2nd by Tom.  Motion carries.

Old Business:
    Scott Shane cannot DOT the new truck.  Kerry will have Brad Fredrickson do it.
    Maps done for County: still ongoing
    Planning and Zoning:  4 members met on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.  It was discussed that it would not be necessary for them to meet when it is a simple building permit request.  They decided to meet 3 times per year to stay current and continue working on getting the township ordinance up to date.  
    Road Updates:  Still no rock.  Kerry said they are blasting.  Anderson’s has rock but will not sell to the township as he doesn’t want to cause any conflict.  Residents in attendance wondering if something needs to be done differently.  Kerry thought we should have rock by next week.  Kerry has a list of roads he will do first.  Kerry has looked at 400th St. and graded it (this was in response to a concern from Gary Esterby).  Spraying and mowing are done.
    Township computer:  It is up and running.  It was felt that Dan should be paid something for his time in helping us purchase a new computer and also moving the software from the old one.  John made a motion to compensate Dan.  2nd by Tom.  Kerry abstain.  Motion carries
    Tom has also looked into getting a camera for the township.  He will see if 5 gig is enough to handle it.  John made a motion to pay approx. $800 for a security camera if our internet can handle it.  2nd by Kerry.  Motion carries.

New Business:  
    July calls for service were 38
    Kerry has removed the mailbox on 430th St. It was in violation of the size and the homeowner was not able to remove it without assistance.
    Tamra had received a request from the County on the levy and she will send them that information.
    Road maintenance has increased on 110th Ave due to Ag Partners.  They are chloriding their own.  North of Ag Partner’s to Jason Bauer’s the road is flat.  John will bring issue up to Mike Alme.

Other Business:
    Bruce and Dawn Rohl were in attendance and requested that the ditch on 425th St. at the north end of their driveway be cleaned out.  Kerry will clean it out and put the silt on Rohl’s side.  He said he will also check the culvert.

Motion by Tom to adjourn the meeting 2nd by John.  Motion carries.
Meeting adjourned at 7:20 PM
Next meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Wanamingo Township September Meeting Minutes
September 19, 2019


The September meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, September 19, 2019 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth and Kerry Olson. 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 Tom.  Treasurer's report read by Nancy.  Motion by John to approve the treasurer's report 2nd by Kerry.  John mentioned that the spelling of Bryan Fredrickson’s first name was incorrect.  Should be a y instead of an i.

Bradd Strelow was present to ask what the township’s view was on the County’s Conservation Subdivision District.  Board stated they were not aware of this new ordinance.  Tamra informed the board that the information was sent after the August meeting.  Tamra had called the County for a better explanation and the County offered to come to the next township meeting to explain what it is and what is involved. Bradd did say he was representing the Oates in the sale of their remaining property but that he was going to attend other township meetings in the area to ask for their position on this new ordinance.  

Present bills:  Tom made a motion to pay Kerry 2nd by John.  Kerry abstain.  Motion carries.  Motion by Tom to pay the remaining bills 2nd by Kerry.  Motion carries.

Building Permits:  no permit requests

Old Business:
    DOT on the new truck is done
    Maps done for County: still ongoing
    Planning and Zoning: no action last month  
    Road Updates:  Kerry said the rock is done.  Mowing is ongoing. He has cleaned out the ditches that needed to be addressed.
    FEMA: Tamra has not heard anything from them.  Board has decided that due to other extreme weather issues in other parts of the country that we will not pursue any FEMA money.

New Business:  
    August calls for service were 49.  Tamra had a response to her email concerning the recent criminal activity from Jeremy Lerfald.  Tamra read the email to the board.  Copy is on file.
    Tamra had received a call from the County asking if we had any flooding from the recent heavy rains.  Kerry stated we did not
    MAT is offering a Planning and Zoning Training session on October 1, 2019.  Tamra would like to attend.
    Need to get the black dirt down and finish up the parking lot.  Tom and Kerry will try for Saturday (Sept.  21) to work on this.  It was also mentioned that we had some leaking on the east side of the building by the window so there needs to be some gravel put down.  John and Nancy would also help if it works with their schedule.

    
Other Business:
    John and Kerry are still researching graders.  Thankfully, our current grader is still hanging in there.

Motion by Tom to adjourn the meeting 2nd by John.  Motion carries.
Meeting adjourned at 6:21 PM
Next meeting on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township October Meeting Minutes
October 17, 2019


The October meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, October 17, 2019 by Chairman Tom Shane.  Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth,  Kerry Olson was absent. 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 Tom.
Building Permits: Bruce Wold was present to apply for an Ag building permit.  The supervisors reviewed his information.  This is for a replacement building.  Motion by John to approve the permit for Bruce Wold. 2nd by Tom. Motion carries.

Ryan Bechel and Samantha Pierret with Goodhue County Zoning were present to provide information concerning the Conservation Subdivision District (CS) ordinance that the County recently adopted.  Lisa Hanni also joined the group a bit later. There were also members of the Township Zoning Board along with a resident present.

Listed are some issues that were touched on:
    County stated this new ordinance has been in the works for some time.  They have been getting pressure from landowners with poor farmland within townships that have no available building sites.  This ordinance will provide a residential development option while permanently preserving open space, agriculture, and natural resources.  They also stated this ordinance has defined restrictions and there is an extensive process involved to the landowner.
    When the area is deemed Conservation it would then be rezoned, Minimum area required is 40 contiguous acres of which half needs to be kept as conservation.  There can be up to 4 houses each with its own well and septic.  If shared well and septic then can have up to 6 houses.
    Question about Soil Conversation getting involved.
        County will be flexible as to achieving requirements
    Conservation easement needs to be done by the homeowner
    Township can be stricter than the County
    Landowner would have to plat
    Township has 3 choices
Adopt the ordinance as is
Do nothing
Township can make changes to the ordinance
There was concern about what the residents of the Conservation Subdivision would want
the township to supply for services
Does a public hearing need to be held if the township is not adopting?  Board felt this is an issue that should be brought up at the March Annual Meeting
Board thanked Ryan, Samantha and Lisa for attending the meeting to explain the ordinance.

Nancy gave the treasurer’s report.  She had concerns about running short in the regular checking when PERA and FEDERAL taxes are taken out.  She suggested placing the smaller CD into the checking account.  Board was okay with that.  Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by John. 2nd by Tom.  
Present Bills: Motion by Tom to pay Kerry.  2nd by John. Motion carries.  Motion by Tom to pay the remaining bills.  2nd by John.  Motion carries.

Old Business:
    Maps done for County: still ongoing
    Road Updates:  Kerry absent.  Tom said he felt the roads were in good shape.  John had talked to Corey about repairing frost boil damage this fall instead of having it become worse in the spring.  John will have Kerry check these spots and get in touch with Corey.
    FEMA:  Tamra had sent information to the State concerning our withdrawal
    Planning and Zoning: Class that Tamra wanted to attend was full. No meetings held
    Parking lot update:  Tom had worked on the lot but dirt was wet.  He did put gravel by the east side of the building.  He will try to get it finished and seeded before it freezes.
    
New Business:
    September calls for service were 34
    Email from County asking about storm damage on Sept, 24. Kerry said there was none.
    Township Mileage Certification reported for 2019 as 39 miles to the County.
        There was a question concerning township roads with no signage and private property signs posted.  Do these need dead end signs?  Will have to check with County to see if township is being paid for those roads.
    Information concerning the 2020 elections.  There will be 3 statewide elections.
    PNP Presidential Nomination Primary will be March 3, 2020.  There will be one hour
training between Jan. 3 – March 2. Need to think about judges
    2019 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting to take place Friday, Nov. 22 and Sat. Nov. 23 in Mankato         
        
Other Business:
    Road by Kenneth Lee’s (90th Ave) had a hole in the road.  There is a beaver dam.  The bridge is on the list to be replaced.  Wondering if this is a state owned bridge as it was felt if township were to fix it would be less than the $20,000 required for engineering fees.  420th St Way east of Feuling’s is a min maintenance road and ends at the Peterson’s (previously Fred Raasch).  Township road to their place is 105th Ave, yet mailing address is 425th. This is confusing. Will need to bring up roads at the annual meeting to residents.
    
    
    
Motion by John to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Tom.  Motion carries.
Meeting adjourned at 7:35 PM
Next meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township November Meeting Minutes
November 21, 2019


The November meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, November 21, 2019 by Chairman Tom Shane. Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth, and Kerry Olson. 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 Kerry.  Treasurer’s report read by Nancy.  Motion by John to approve the treasurer’s report. 2nd by Tom. Present bills:  Supervisors asked about the Erickson Engineering bill.  Tamra had received an email from them stating the bill was due but Tamra did not have an invoice for it.  Bill was for the bridge engineering fees for the bridge by Dick Berquam.  Motion by Tom to pay Kerry.  2nd by John.  Kerry abstain.  Motion carries.  Motion by Kerry to pay the remaining bills. 2nd by Tom.  Motion carries. Building Permits:  none Old Business: Maps done for County for mileage:  ongoing Planning and Zoning:  Rae, Gary and Tamra met to discuss the new County Conservation Easement ordinance.  The Zoning board is not in support of it. Road Updates:  Kerry said the roads were good until the wet weather happened.  Kerry has been out blading.  Plow truck is ready to go.  Grader is still being used for blading so that is not yet ready for winter.  He was able to get more rock down.  Discussion about the bridge by Lee’s (90th Ave) Engineering fees through the County are $20,000 alone which the township has to pay.  Township could do it for less than that.  John had called Hancock Cement to get pricing on cement box culverts as they have some on hand.  John will call them to put a hold on the culverts.  Kerry had Corey Wersal with the County look at the bridge and he deemed it structurally sound for now.  Tom made a motion to purchase cement box culverts (5 X 5 X 24) from Hancock cement for $3,000 each delivered.  2nd by Kerry.  Motion carries. New Business: October calls for service were 30 2019 MAT Conference will be in Mankato Nov. 22-23.  Tamra plans to attend Tamra received information about Sentence to Serve to perform projects.  John said the township had them help with tree trimming in the right-of-way in the past.  Will send in the form to have them help with tree trimming again in the spring/summer. MAT asking for input for additional education.  Board felt there should be information about road maintenance requirements. Motion by Kerry to close the minimum maintenance roads the 1st week of Dec.  2nd by Tom.  Motion carries.
Other Business: How is equipment holding up?  Grader is working well.  Fingers are crossed.
Tom will try to get the camera’s installed within the month.  Locations were discussed; fuel barrel and all doors.  There appears to be thefts of gas still occurring in the township.
Motion by Tom to adjourn the meeting 2nd by Kerry. Motion carries. Meeting adjourned at 6:35 PM Next meeting on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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Wanamingo Township December Meeting Minutes    
December 19, 2019


The December meeting of the Wanamingo Township Board was called to order at approximately 5:30 PM on Thursday, December 19, 2019 by Chairman Tom Shane. Members present were Supervisors; Tom Shane, John Hegseth, and Kerry Olson. 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 Kerry.  Treasurer’s report read by Nancy.  Motion by Kerry to approve the treasurer’s report. 2nd by John.
Present bills:  Motion by Tom to pay Kerry.  2nd by John.  Kerry abstain.  Motion carries.                 Motion by Kerry to pay the remaining bills. 2nd by Tom.  Motion carries.
Building Permits:  none
Old Business:
    Maps done for County for mileage:  ongoing
Planning and Zoning:  nothing to report
Road Updates:  Kerry said the roads are good.  Truck is working well.  Grader is having issues.  Kerry feels it may have a short somewhere.  He had done a thorough washing of the grader and then it wouldn’t start.  He will keep looking at it.  Kerry has been putting sand down.  Discussion on the culvert replacement on 90th  Ave. by Lee’s.  John said he had the culvert opening incorrect.  Needs to be a 5 X 10 X 24.  Price at Hancock would be $18,000.  With that price and if the township hires an excavator we would be over the $20,000 the County requires us to pay for engineering fees.  Will continue to investigate but may have to let the County take care of it.  Snowplowing for residents was discussed due to any liability from either the township or the resident.  Also with the new snowplow truck it has a larger blade and some driveways are too narrow.  Resident in question will be notified that the township no longer intends to snowplow their private driveway.  Minimum maintenance roads have been closed.
PNP: Presidential Nomination Primary on March 3, 2020. Judges that are currently trained will be required to attend a 1-hour training session in Red Wing.  Tamra will set us up for February 3, 2020 at 2 PM.
Tamra attended the 2019 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting in Mankato on Sat. Nov. 23.  Gov. Walz spoke to the group and information on the 2020 Census was presented.
Tom will take care of getting the security cameras installed
    
New Business:
    November calls for service were 35
    Tom made a motion for a resolution to designate the Wanamingo Town Hall as the official polling place.  2nd by Kerry.  Motion carries.  
        Tamra will send that information to the County per their requirement.
    March Township Election: Supervisor and Clerk positions are up for reelection.  Last day of filing will be Tuesday, January 14, 2020 with the office open from 1-5 PM.  
        Township Election will be on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 voting hours are 5-8 PM.     Discussion ideas for the annual meeting:  Increase the levy?  Have a separate fund for equipment?  How much?  Grader will need to be replaced sometime in the near future.  Could look to see how other townships handled this.  Holden and Cherry Grove have recently purchased new equipment.  Final lease payment on the tractor/mower is due in 2020 with a balloon payment due in 2021, so we will need to decide how we want to handle that.  Kerry suggested having a picture board with the projects and their costs so the residents can see where their tax dollars went.

Other Business:
    Township received a $750 rebate check from the purchase of the snowplow truck
Tamra has received emails from title companies asking about any special assessments for some resident’s properties.  She will reply there are none.

Motion by Tom to adjourn the meeting 2nd by John. Motion carries.
Meeting adjourned at 6:25 PM
Next meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2020 at 5:30 PM
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