Rich Valley Township
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.