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Month: May 2020

2020 April Special Meeting

Posted in Special

Rich Valley Township

Special Meeting


Participants:  John Mohr, Theresa Rusten, Mark Reinert, Tom Radtke

John Mohr opened the meeting at 6:00 PM.

2020 Mail in Ballot 

The board discussed the mail in ballet.

Tom Radtke motioned to approve the resolution 0420 authorizing the township to conduct their 2020 elections by mail ballot,  Mark Reinert second.  John Mohr opposed.  Motion carried.


Tom Radtke reviewed the culvert situation in the township.  He provided a quote from Hansen Gravel for these locations:

  • 7162 170 16×30 culvert w/aprons $1100
  • 170th & Ideal 16×43 culvert w/o aprons, rocks on ends $1600
  • 170th & Lace 16×45 culvert w/aprons, place rocks on ends $1700
  • 12769 180   16×30 Culvert w/ aprons – $1100
  • 14267 Koala 16×40 culvert w/aprons, dig out ditch 15ft north side of road, both sides of culvert, place rock on end – $1900

Estimates include removal and disposal of existing culverts.  These do not include culvert/material costs.

Mark Reinert motioned to approve to accept the above culvert installation/replacement quote.  John Mohr second.  Motion unanimous/carried.

John Mohr brought up some dips on 170th   that he repaired. 

John Mohr brought up some calls from residents on 130th.  He stated that he looked at the area and said it is really heaving up.  He stated that the roads will be getting bladed starting on 4/29.  He feels the road needs to be dug out.  He feels he would like to meet with Glencoe Township to discuss repair options.

The board also discussed the situation on 160th by Shultz’s.  

May Meeting

The board decided to conduct the meeting using social distancing with safe spacing at the township hall.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 PM, second by John Mohr.  Motion unanimous.  

May Meeting

April 2020

Posted in 2020

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting via Teleconference

April 8, 2020

Participants:  John Mohr, Theresa Rusten, Tom Radtke, Mark Reinert, Faye Bruckschen, ReNay Lentsch, Bailey Nordman

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:00 PM

The board reviewed the meeting minutes from the March 11 meeting.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve, Tom Radtke second.  Motion carried.

John Mohr gave a report on the entry door.  Currently waiting for some hardware.

Theresa Rusten gave a report on the drop box, one will be ordered from Amazon and installed by contractors hanging door.

Theresa Rusten gave the Clean Up Week report.  Theresa Rusten will be contacting the county for an insert on noxious weeds to add to newsletter.

The board discussed the May meeting.

The board discussed the fire contract, John Mohr will be signing off on it.

Theresa Rusten informed the board about the efile option for burn permits.

Road & Bridge

John Mohr purchased flags and they are available at the hall.

Mark Reinert brought up a collapsed east culvert on 170th street ¼ mile west of Kale.  

John Mohr checked out a collapsed culvert under the driveway on the residence,7614 170th street.  

There were 2 gravel bids received.  One from Hanson (14.44 cubic yard/16.44 for residence) and one from Muellers (17.57 cubic yard/18.57 for residence).

John Mohr motioned to accept Hanson Gravel., Mark Reinert second.  Tom Radtke abstained due to employment.  Motion carried.  Tom Radtke will be contacting Hanson Gravel.

We received one quote from Envirotech.  The quote came in at 1.15 a gallon.   Mark Reinert made a motion not to exceed $100,000 on dust control with Envirotech, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.  Tom Radtke will contact Envirotech.

Tom Radtke discussed a situation regarding a private party making an unapproved driveway access from a cartway to property and causing drainage problems.  He informed Mrs. Wendolek to contact County Commissioner Shimanski.

Mark Reinert got a call by Robert Sellnow on 130th about a culvert that needs to be replaced.  Mark Reinert took a look at it and seen that it is 50ft from the right away and not the township’s responsibility.

Mark Reinert received a request from Hale Township Supervisor to lease out the tractor & road reclaimer.  Mark Reinert to lease tractor/gravel reclaimer for $65/hour.  Theresa Rusten will draft a lease agreement to be reviewed and signed.  Mark Reinert will take the lease to Hale Township.

Theresa Rusten suggested compiling road projects to get quotes from Chad Bandas on such as reclaiming & cutting ditches.  Tom Radtke will contact Chad Bandas and follow up at the May meeting. 

John Mohr will be checking over the tractor and changing oil and light maintenance.  

Theresa Rusten will have affidavits ready for Supervisors to sign.

Tom Radtke gave a report on fiber optic cable being buried by Telecom Construction for Century Link.

John Mohr brought up burying a tile from our sump pump to the ditch away from our septic tanks.  Mark Reinert suggested tying that project in with the culver replacements.

Marion Straecheck brought to John Mohr’s attention some trees growing up around the north side of the bridge on 160th.  

Treasurer’s Report

Faye Bruckschen presented CD/Bond report.  She reported that South Point did not want to open a checking account due to cost of insurance coverage.  

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for month ending March 31.

Tom Radtke motioned to approve the March treasurer’s report, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Faye presented current interest rates for possible CD rates from CorTrust and Security.  

The board reviewed the claim list.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve the claim list, Mark Reinert motioned to approve.  Motion unanimous.  

Tom Radtke mentioned that when bringing the lease over to Hale that he ask them to blade a stretch on 190th to prep it for dust control.  

Mark Reinert motioned to adjourn our meeting at 8:31 PM, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous, carried.