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Month: May 2021

Special Meeting – April 22nd, 2021

Posted in Special

Rich Valley Township

Special Meeting – Gravel Bid

April 22, 2021

Participants:  Roger Schmidt, Mark Reinert, Bailey Nordmann, Theresa Rusten,

Roger Schmidt opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.  

The board reviewed the gravel bids received by Molnau and Hansen Gravel.

Molnau bid $12.74 per cubic yard, Hansen bid $14.68 per cubic yard.  John Mohr mentioned he did get a couple load from Meeker Sand and Gravel and found the quality to be good. 

Mark Reinert motioned to approve the bid from Molnau, John Mohr motioned to second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Mark Reinert will contact Molnau to let them know they have the bid.

Motion made by John Mohr to adjourn the meeting at 7:05 PM, motion made by Mark Reinert to second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

2021 April Regular Meeting

Posted in 2021

Rich Valley Township Meeting

Regular Meeting

April 13, 2021

Participants:  Roger Schmidt, Mark Reinert, JohnMohr, RaNay Lentsch, Faye Bruckschen, Bailey Nordman, Theresa Rusten

Roger Schmidt opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

The board reviewed the meeting minutes from the March 10 Regular Meeting.  John Mohr motioned to approve the March 10, 2021 Regular Meeting.

Jake Schrupp and Porter Mikolichek were present representing the After Prom committee seeking a donation.  Theresa Rusten informed them that there is a ~1500.00 donation from last year that wasn’t used due to cancellation that they need to ask the district office for those funds.

The board reviewed the new layout for newsletter and clean up week mailing.  John Mohr motioned to approve Herald Journal to do the new newletter at .85 a piece, Mark Reinert second.

The board discussed clean up week protocol and clarification.  Theresa Rusten will add verbiage about bigger demolition projects need board approval.  The newletter will reflect that any disposal over 2 tons needs board approval.

The board reviewed Vik’s Lawncare bid.  John Mohr motioned to approve the 2021 Lawncare bid of $50 per cut and $28 for round u application on parking lot and playground.  Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board talked about restoring 2 pieces of hall furniture. We received a bid for $250  or table and $200 for desk from Richard Wolter.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve the restoration of hall furniture, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board discussed the safe.  RaNay Lentsch will post a picture of the safe on market place for sale.

Theresa Rusten will place a max capacity of 35 people for hall usage.

The board discussed spraying for bugs in the fall.

Road & Bridge

Regarding the tree trimming needed by the 160th Street bridge; Mark Reinert brought in a quote for not to exceed $500 @ $150 an hour, Neubarth quote was $265.00, Carrs Tree service 2 man crew $175 hour along with travel time.

Motion made by Roger Schmidt to approve 031021 Resolution for Mark Reinert to perform the tree trimming service, John Mohr second; Mark Reinert abstained.   Motion carried.

The board reviewed the gravel bids from Hanson Gravel and Molnau.   Hansen provided a quote for $14.68 per yard/16.68 per yard for residents.  Molnau’s gravel quote was for $12.74 per yard with no mention of pit location or if delivered to residents.  

Mark Reinert motioned to table the gravel bid until getting bid clarification.  The board will hold a special meeting to approve a gravel contractor prior to the May meeting.

The board reviewed 2 dust coating bids.  One from Envirotech the other from Central Mn Dust Control.  Envirotech’s bid for 38% calcium chloride @ 1.15 per gallon.  Central MN Dust Control brought in a bid 30% magnesium chloride @ .98 per gallon and $1.03 for 33%

Mark Reinert motioned to hire MNDust Control for magnesium chloride at .20 application rate.

Roger Schmidt will contact MN Dust Control.  Motion unanimous.

Mark Reinert brought up culvert replacements needed for Dale Popelka and Adam Revier’s residence due to culverts being plugged.  He will bring in quotes for replacements.

The board discussed the blading and road conditions.  There was one concern brought up about the grade service and leaving shoulder debris in the center of the road.

Faye Bruckschen presented the March end treasurer’s report.  John Mohr motioned to approve the treasurer’s report, Mark Reinert second the motion.

CD # 171252 Mid Country has reached maturity.  Motion made by Roger Schmidt to place ~$100k in General and ~$160K in Road & Bridge, second made by John Mohr.  Motion unanimous.

Roger Schmidt signed the Glencoe Fire Contract.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to pay the claims, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 PM, Roger Schmidt second the motion. Motion unanimous.

2021 March Regular Meeting Minutes

Posted in 2021

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

March 10, 2021

Meeeting Minutes Prepared By:  Theresa Rusten

Participants:  Roger Schmidt, Mark Reinert, John Mohr, Faye brucskchen, ReNay Lentsch, Bailey Nordmann, Theresa Rusten

The board reviewed the meeting minutes from the Feb 10 Regular meeting.  John Mohr motioned to approve,  Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous

Lee Hoof approached the board for plat approval for (2) 5.5 acre lots with the hope that both lots will be building eligible.  John Mohr motioned to approve the preliminary plat, Mark Reinert second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Bob Gehlen approached the board for final plat approval.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve the final plat, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous. 

Bob Gehlen voiced disappointment in the plat process and the numerous meeting citizens need to attend for final approval.  He has asked the board to take a stand as township representatives to challenge the process.  

Roger Schmidt drove the stretch on Garden Ave that a resident had an issue with the condition of the road.

Faye Bruckschen brought up the SL Ambulance contribution request.  The board discussed that next year we get contribution requests prior to the Board of Audit to discuss prior to the line budget discussion.

Faye Bruckschen asked the board if there would be interest in donating to the McLeod County Food Shelf.  Mark Reinert motioned to donate $5000.00 to The McLeod Food Shelf, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board discussed the proposed burn permit process.  Theresa Rusten will send a letter to the Hutchinson Fire Chief on behalf of the township that the town is in favor for the new process.

Clean up week schedule was discussed.

The board discussed changing the meeting schedule to the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  John Mohr motioned to move our regular meeting to the 2nd Tuesday of each month, starting in April,  Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board reviewed the 2021 Gravel Hauling Bid.  Theresa Rusten will get quote published in the McLeod Chronicle.

The board reviewed the 2021 Dust Coating Bid.  Theresa Rusten will get quote published in the McLeod Chronicle.

The board reviewed the bridge report.  Four bridges were inspected.

Roger Schmidt brought up the Glencoe Fire Dept meeting he attended in February.  Roger Schmidt will be township representative on the Glencoe Fire Dept Equipment committee.

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for Feb month end.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve,  John Mohr second the motion.

Faye Bruckschen informed board CD 171285 matures 4/18- $250,000.  Ms. Bruckschen will bring interest rates to the next meeting.

Faye Bruckschen will be bringing in a bid for the table and desk to get redone.

Mark Reinert motioned to pay the claims, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 PM, motion second by John Mohr.  Motion unanimous.