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October 2021 Regular Meeting

Posted in 2021

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

October 12th, 2021

Participants:  Chairman – Roger Schmidt, Supervisor -John Mohr, Supervisor- Mark Reinert, Clerk- Bailey Nordmann, Treasurer- Faye Bruckschen, Deputy Treasurer- ReNay Lentsch

Roger Schmidt opened the October 12th, 2021 Regular meeting at 7:00 pm.

Mark Reinert motion to approve the September meeting minutes. John Mohr Seconded. Motion passes unanimously

Elizabeth Schlege and Logan Clouse from the Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA approached the board about the FFA national convention that will be taking place on October 25th to October 30th. They will have 8 eligible students attending and the cost for all 8 students is $5,800.00. Elizabeth Schlege told the board they do a corn drive, and fruit sales to help with the costs. John Mohr motioned to donate $1,000.00 to the GSL FFA. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Ben Rasanen and Andrew Wraspir of Northwestern Mutual approached the board with their proposal for Rich Valley Township. Ben Rasanen presented bonds to the board. John Mohr would like to review the information given by Ben Rasanen more before making a decision. 

Loren Matthews approached the board about Molnau Gravel LLC. Loren Matthews had ordered gravel in June for his driveway, and again in July. Loren Matthews has recently still not received his gravel and is disappointed in the service from Molnau Gravel LLC. John Mohr had also tried contacting Molnau Gravel LLC, had received the same response. John Mohr also informed Loren Matthews that he has received multiple complaints from other residents about the service of Molnau Gravel LLC. 

Bailey Nordmann updated the board on the status of Rich Valley Township ARPA Funds. As of the meeting no notice has been received of funds. 

Roger Schmidt gave an update on the MCAT meeting on October 2nd, 2021. ARPA was discussed extensively at the MCAT meeting at the meeting. Roger Schmidt informed everyone that at the MCAT meeting a draft was accepted for burn permits. The burn permits were passed at the meeting to go to the county board. 

Faye Bruckshen received a letter from the McLeod County 4H looking for a donation for their rewards program. Mark Reinert motioned to donate $500.00 to McLeod County 4H. John Mohr seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Chad Bandas mailed a quote to Bailey Nordmann for plowing of Cartways for $66/hr and $38/hr for township parking lot for the 2021 winter and 2022 spring season. John Mohr motioned to hire Chad Bandas. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

John Mohr talked with Kyle Ostile. John Mohr and Kyle have been in contact with the insurance company. 

Mark Reinert presented a quote for Nick Freeler at 165th and Koala for a culvert replacement at $875.00. Roger Schmidt motioned to approve the culvert replacement. John Mohr seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Playground equipment and swing set for the township will be put on hold till next month. 

Roger Schmidt notified the board about a semi-truck going into the ditch on 130th street. Roger Schmidt called the county sheriff to report the accident. Roger Schmidt will get the damage assessed and send it to the driver’s insurance. John Mohr will contact Kenny Polefka on a quote to fix the road. 

Faye Bruckshen presented the treasurers report to the board members. Mark Reinert motioned to approve the treasurers report. John Mohr seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Claims and Disbursements were signed and paid. Mark Reinert motioned to approve the claims and disbursements. Roger Schmidt seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

John Mohr motioned to have only two signatures (Roger Schmidt and Faye Bruckshen on the claims and disbursements) due to Bailey Nordmann working remotely. Roger Schmidt Seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

John Mohr motioned to reimburse Roger Schmidt $63.49 for the plaque for Theresa Rusten. Mark Reinert seconded. Roger Schmidt abstained. Motion passes unanimously. 

John Mohr motioned to adjourn the October regular meeting at 8:11pm. Roger Schmidt seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

September 2021 Regular Meeting

Posted in 2021

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

September 14, 2021

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

Roger Schmidt opened the September 14th Regular meeting at 6:01 pm.

The meeting minutes from August regular meeting were reviewed. John Mohr motioned to approve the August meeting minutes. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Andrew Wraspir, Ben Rasanen, Northwestern Mutual Financial advisor, approached the board to see if there can help Rich Valley Township with investing funds. Ben Rasanen charges .8% for $1,000,000.00 and .5% for $2,000,000.00/above. Mark Reinert asked for Ben Rasanen to put together a proposal for $500,000.00, $1,000,000.00 and $1,500,00.00. Ben Rasanen will attend next month meeting with his three proposals. 

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was discussed. John Mohr asked Bailey Nordmann to apply for ARPA. Roger Schmidt motioned for John Mohr and Bailey Nordmann to attend the MAT training in St. Michael, MN for Wednesday, September 22 at 8:00am to 4pm. $30.00 per person will be funded. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

John Mohr gave the supervisors an update on the condition of the township hall from the damage sustained by the lightning hitting the hall. John Mohr spoke with Kyle Ostelie stated that all the old wiring needs to be replaced, furnace will need replacement, well and septic are also both needing alterations, all equipment plugged in will be inspected. John Mohr and Roger Schmidt will both be contacting the insurance company and keeping in contact with Kevin Kramer – insurance agent. 

Cindy Ardolf and Nicholas J. Buytaert approached the board seeking a CUP for Back Forty Kennel LLC, seeking to extend their kennel by adding ten 3’ x 5’ kennels and an additional 2 kennel banks. John Mohr motioned to approve the CUP for Cindy Ardolf and Nicholas J Buytaert, Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Mark Reinert viewed the culvert for Nick Freeler on 165th street. Mark Reinert mentioned the culvert is collapsed and Nick Freeler wants the culvert to be replaced. Mark Reinert will seek a quote for the culvert. Mark Reinert mentioned the culverts for two previous projects will be delivered to his address and installed. 

Neubarth Lawn LLC presented a quote for trimming trees along 160th street by Bear Creek Bridge, at $4375.00. Previously Reinert Tree Trimming presented a quote for $1,500.00 at August’s meeting. Due to conflict of interest a second quote was needed. Roger Schimidt motioned to hire Reinert tree removal. John Mohr seconded. Mark Reinert obstained. Motion passes unanimously. 

Roger Schmidt contacted Landscape structures in Delano, MN about the township playground sandbox rings at $65.00/ring. John Mohr will bring quotes to October meeting about getting a swing set for the township playground. 

John Mohr got a hold of Kenny Polifka who deposited gravel and conbit on 180th, 130th and Garden, where the roads were washed away. Klehr Excavating was contacted and lightly graded 180th

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurers report. Faye Bruckschen notified the board that CD 171252 matured for $500,000. John Mohr asked Faye to place the funds into the checking account. John Mohr motioned to put the CD 171252 into the General Fund. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Roger Schmidt read the oath of office to Bailey Nordmann who was assigned Clerk for Theresa Rusten’s remaining term of office. 

John Mohr motioned to pay claims and disbursements. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

John Mohr motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:20pm. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

August 2021 Regular Meeting

Posted in 2021

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

August 10th, 2021

Meeting Minutes by: Bailey Nordmann

Board Members Present:  John Mohr, Mark Reinert, Roger Schmidt, Theresa Rusten, Faye Bruckschen, Bailey Nordmann, ReNay Lentsch 

Roger Schmidt opened the August 10th Regular Monthly meeting at 7:00PM

Board members reviewed the July 20th 2021 regular meeting minutes. John Mohr motioned to approve. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Loren Kosek (Tony Stone) seeking a CUP to consolidate his 1.5-acre land with an addition 2.5 acres that were purchased at 17924 Kale Ave, Hutchinson MN. Mark Reinert motioned to approve the CUP for Loren Kosek and Tony Stone. John Mohr Seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Jim Edwards approached the board about updating the HVAC system at the township hall with a larger filtration system that he will fabricate and install new duct work at no charge. John Mohr motions to have Jim Edwards to install the updated HVAC Filtration system. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Bailey Nordmann is asking for a printer/scanner. Roger Schmidt motioned to purchase a printer not exceeding $400.00. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

John Mohr and Bailey Nordmann presented their research regarding the ARPA (American Rescue Protection Act) 

John Mohr mentioned the playground needed more sand and to fix the plastic holding rings. John Mohr is asking for 8-10 yards of sand. Roger Schmidt asked to look into replacing/redoing the holding rings for the playground. 

Mark Reinert presented the quote for 165th, Troy Melscha, from Rickert Excavating LCC for replacing and installing at $1,975.00. Resident, Freeler, called Mark Reinert concerning his culvert at 165th and Kale Ave. John Mohr motioned to approve the culvert for Troy Melscha for $1,975.00 by Rickert Excavating. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Mark Reinert will contact resident Nick Freeler on 165th and Kale regarding his culvert.

Mark Reinert presented a quote to the board from Reinert Tree Removal starting at county road 15 towards Garden then 160th street trim the trees up to 33ft and not to exceed $1,500.00. Due to conflict of interest another quote is needed. 

John Mohr is asking the board for a load of conbit to help fill in holes on the road. John Mohr motioned to get a load of conbit. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurers report to the board members. John Mohr motioned to approve the treasurers report. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Faye Bruckschen will bring CD quotes for the September meeting. 

Theresa Rusten presented the invoice for clean-up week $2,642.50 to be added to the claims and disbursements. 

Claims and disbursements were presented to the board. John Mohr motioned to pay the claims and disbursements. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

John Mohr motioned to order 4 Noxious Weeds booklets from Minnesota Associations of Townships. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 
John Mohr motioned to adjourn the August 10th, 2021 Monthly meeting at 8:13pm. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously.

July 2021 Regular Meeting

Posted in 2021

John Mohr motioned to appoint Deputy Clerk, Bailey Nordmann as Clerk starting after adjournment on September 14, 2021 to complete Theresa Rusten’s term which ends December, 2022.

The board discussed ARPA.  John Mohr would like to do more researchRich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

July 20, 2021

Participants:  Bailey Nordmann, Roger Schmidt, John Mohr, Mark Reinert,

Faye Bruckschen, Theresa Rusten

Roger Schmidt opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

The board reviewed the meeting minutes from the June 8th meeting.  Motion made by John Mohr to approve the meeting minutes, second made by Mark Reinert.  Motion unanimous.

Lisa Blazinski and Ross Horstman approached the board a for CUP application approval to build on 17485 Garden Ave, to add an additional dwelling.  John Mohr motioned to approve, Roger Schmidt second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Theresa Rusten gave the board her letter of resignation.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve the letter of resignation as of September 14, 2021.  John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

 on the American Rescue Plan Act.  The board will revisit at the August meeting.

Theresa Rusten discussed proper flag disposal.    John Mohr motioned to purchase to new flag for the hall.  Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board reviewed the Legal Seminar being hosted Courri & Ruppe for Sept/Oct.  

Theresa Rusten stated that the playground is in need of attention due to the border stakes being pulled out.  Roger Schmidt will come to the hall to water the trees.  Theresa Rusten will contact Viks to spray the playground weeds and hall parking lot.

Roger Schmidt stated that the MAT District 4 meeting is in Zumbrota, Aug 11.  Dinner and registration from 6:00 – 7:00 PM,  meeting at 7:00 PM.  If any board member wants to attend he would drive.

MAT board sent a transportation survey.  Roger Schmidt will complete the survey on behave of the board.

Faye Bruckschen and ReNay Lentsch would like to purchase new flower pots for the hall for next year.  John Mohr motioned to approve the purchase of pots not to exceed $100, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Mark Reinert stated that he has not received the culvert bid for the Troy Melscha residence.

Roger Schmidt stated that he has been doing weed control.  He stated that he did talk with Jim Hlavka and was told the best time to spray would have been Spring.  Roger Schmidt will be mowing the ditches.  

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for month end June 30.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve, John Mohr second the motion.

Faye Bruckschen informed the board that the CD 417177 for $245K matured in June 11.  The board initially approved the renewal of CD 417177 and also approved a purchase a new CD for $500K with Home State Bank.  As an oversight when discussing with Home State bank instead of the new CD the $500K got added to existing CD 417177 for $747,327.50.  Faye Bruckschen is looking for approved acknowledgement from the board of this transaction.  Roger Schmidt motion to approve and Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

CD 94499, Security Bank, for $100K matured July 13.  Faye Bruckschen brought in CD interest rates from a variety of banks.  Mark Reinert motioned to purchase a new CD from Lester Prairie First Community for $245K taking CD94499 and the additional funds from our 2/3 Savings, Roger Schmidt second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr asked if it would be possible to show the previous month’s acct balances on the treasurer’s report.  Faye Bruckschen said she would look into it.

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

Motion made by John Mohr to adjourn the meeting at 8:06 PM.  Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

June 2021 Regular Meeting

Posted in 2021

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

June 8, 2021

Roger Schmidt opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

The board reviewed the meeting minutes from the May 11, 2021 meeting.  John Mohr motioned to approve, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Bob Gehlen was present for final plat approval signature which was signed by Roger Schmidt.

Kim Dickerson approached the board for a preliminary plat approval to reducing from 2 building eligibility to one.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve, John Mohr second them motion.  Motion unanimous.

Theresa Rusten talked to the board about a resident who wanted to use the hall every Sunday at 7:00 PM until August.  John Mohr motioned to approve usage of the hall.  Roger Schmidt second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Mark Reinert brought in quotes for 2 culvert projects for the Dale Popelka and Adam Revier.

One from Rickert Excavating, the other Wuetherich Drainage. 

Rickert Excavating for both culvert removal/clean/install = $8445.00.

Wuetherich for install – $11,2000.00.

Roger Schmidt motioned to hire Rickert Excavating for the project for $8445.00, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Mark Reinert was pleased about the graveling this year, felt Molnau was good to work with.  John Mohr stated that there were a couple loads that ended up on Glencoe Township that we will need to bill them for. 

John Mohr felt that the dust coating went good this year.  He too felt the contractor was easy to work with.  

John Mohr brought up that the resident who lives on 12495 165th Street, Troy Melscha, wants to a replacement culvert and make longer.  Mark Reinert stated he would look at the current culvert.

The board discussed weed control.  Roger Schmidt will do a ditch inspection and map out problem areas.  Roger Schmidt motioned to hire Jim Hlavlka to do the weed control, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for month ending May, 2021.  John Mohr motioned to approve the treasurer’s report.  Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Faye Bruckschen presented some CD rates.  John Mohr motioned to renew the CD 417177 at Home State for one year, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Faye Buckschen suggested starting another CD with Home State.  John Mohr motioned to transfer $500K from the Landfill Savings to a CD with Home State, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to approve claims/disbursements, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Motion made by John Mohr to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 PM, second made by Mark Reinert.  Motion unanimous,

May 2021 Regular Meeting

Posted in 2021

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

May 11, 2021

Participants:  Faye Bruckschen, RaNay Lentsch, Mark Reinert, Roger Schmidt, John Mohr, Bailey Nordmann

The board reviewed the meeting minutes from the May 11, 2021 meeting.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve the meeting minutes, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Hoof were present for final plat review/approval for (2) lots.  John Mohr motioned to approve the final plat, Mark Reinert second the motion.   Motion unanimous.

Clean Up week cards will be getting mailed out this week.

The table and desk refinishing bid came in $50.00 more then what the bid came in.  Faye Bruckschen suggested adding an $100 more to the original invoice for pick up and delivery.  The board discussed this addition and Theresa Rusten suggested recording it as a donation.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve a $600.00 invoice, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Road & Bridge

Regarding the frost boil on 186th street we received two bids.  One from Luedtke Contracting and one from Rickert Excavating,

Luedtke Contracting would dig out frost boil 28 feet long and fill with pitrun and class 5 on top for $3000.00.

Ricket Excavating would dig out 15ftx15ft area 3 ft deep, lay road fabric and compact it with crushed concrete followed class 5 gravel for 1638.00.

John Mohr motioned to approve the Rickert Excavating bid, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Mark Reinert did not have time to get bids for Adam Revier’s culverts.  He will also get quotes for (2) culverts for the Dale Popelka property that are collapsed.

John Mohr talked with MN Central Dust Coating.  They would like to place (4) 21000 gallon rack tanks in certain places within the township.  John Mohr will work property owners on finding these locations.

John Mohr stated that the dust coat comes in at 33% and asked that instead of going with 30% at .20 application rate (.98 per gallon) to accept the product at 33% ($1.03) adding approximately $4000.00 to the approved bid in April resulting in an approximate total of  $90240.00. 

Mark Reinert motioned to approve the 33% application at $1.03 per gallon, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr talked to Glencoe Township about grading roads and map clarification.  

Theresa Rusten reminded the board of the approved shared road agreement with Glencoe Township.  John Mohr will talk to Glencoe Township about the road agreement. 

Roger Schmidt asked what the policy is for trimming trees.  John Mohr commented that if it is in 33ft of the road right of way it should be the township’s responsibility.  

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

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

John Mohr motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 PM and Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

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.

February Meeting Minutes

Posted in 2021

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

February 10, 2021

Participants:

Roger Schmidt opened the meeting at 7:07 PM.

The board reviewed the January regular meeting minutes.  There was one clerical error that was corrected.  John Mohr motioned to approve, Mark Reinert second the motion.

Patrick Kunkel was present representing Rickert Excavating requesting a 5 year mining CUP for the Dennis Gores property.  The plan is to open up this Spring.  John Mohr motioned to approve the mining CUP for Rickert Excavating, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Resolution to conduct meeting remotely and in person.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve the resolution to conduct the annual/John.

The board discussed the MBA Group Life Insurance.  Motion made by Mark/John.

The GLFD meeting is 

John Mohr mentioned that the new flag will be coming today or tomorrow.

John Mohr brought up that the decreased tipping fee.  John Mohr brought up recycling and decreasing it to once a month.  Theresa Rusten suggested letting the residents determine the need by conducting a survey and sending it out with the newletter.

R&B

John Mohr brought up some trees that need to removed by the bridge on 160th.  Roger Schmidt motioned to get a quote from Mark Reinert for the tree removal, John Mohr second the motion.  Mark Reinert abstained.  Motion carried.

John Mohr asked the board members to let him know if any signs need to be replaced.  

Theresa Rusten brought up the poor road conditions on Koala.  John Mohr will be contacting Klehr’s Contracting to plow some drift effects.

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for January 2021 month end.  John Mohr motioned to approve the treasurer’s report.  Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr brought up changing the monthly meeting schedule from Wednesday to Tuesday during the summer.  Theresa Rusten will add changing our regular meeting date from the second Wednesday of each month to the second Tueday of each month.

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

John Mohr brought up cleaning the hall and painting.  John Mohr motioned to hire Gary Aul at $15.00 per hour and materials.

John Mohr also motioned to hire someone to clean the hall. 

Mark Reinert motioned to hire local to provide these services not to exceed $2000.00, Roger Schmidt second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Motion made by John Mohr to adjourn the meeting at 7:59 PM, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.