Rich Valley Township
December 8, 2010
Participants: Jim Popelka, Don Lhotka, Faye Bruckschen, Theresa Rusten, Bob Novak
Don Lhotka opened the meeting at 7:30 PM.
The board reviewed the meeting notes from the November 10th meeting. Jim Popelka motioned to approve the meeting notes with no corrections needed, Bob Novak second the motion.
Treasurer’s report was presented by Faye Bruckschen.
General – $38,842.22
Road & Bridge – $58,038.88
Landfill Abatement – Edward Jones – closed
Landfill Abatement – Security – $41,541.66
CD 50256 – $500,000.00
CD 80198 – Matured – New- CD 83208 – $122,988.17
2/3 Landfill Savings – $594,123.70
1/3 Landfill Savings – $179,986.53
Nov. 30, 2010 Total Balance – $1,678,944.83
Dec. Claims – General – $1349.98, Road & Bridge – $3494.12, Landfill -$7415.51
Faye mentioned that CD 83000 has matured as of Nov 30. She presented CD rates from both Security Bank & Trust and First MN Bank.
Jim Popelka stated he liked the 3 year plan, Don Lhotka stated the two year plan. Jim Popelka motioned to go the three term in Security Bank, Bob Novak second the motion.
Theresa Rusten mentioned that we will be receiving invoices from the Glencoe Public Library. We should have them by the January meeting.
Faye Bruckschen asked the board if we wanted to consider opening another CD using funds from the 2/3 savings. Bob Novak asked Faye Bruckschen to get some rates for specific amounts from Security.
Don Lhotka motioned to have the November Sanitation Tipping fee (2/3 acct. cut) to go into the General Fund, Bob Novak second the motion.
Bob Novak motioned to approve the treasurer’s report.
Board of Audit meeting needs to be scheduled. Don Lhotka motioned to have the Board of Audit after the Feb. 9th regular meeting, second made by Jim Popelka.
Jim Popelka motioned to have the Board of Reorganization on Jan. 12, 2011 after the regular meeting, Bob Novak second the motion.
Theresa Rusten asked the board to have W2’s prepared by Schad Lindstrom, BN/JP
Theresa Rusten mentioned that the voting booths should get taken down.
The board received lots of complaints on the road conditions.
Theresa read a report from Elvis Voight, Maintenance Superintendent, McLeod County Hwy .
There were some areas of improvement that will need to be done this Spring.
Points brought forward:
Road Check Route #101
- Rich Valley Township: Koniska St. – Staking on edge of road in front of cemetery will need to be removed before the first snow, or it will be plowed up. Same road, tree stump that will catch on the wing on the North side of the road. I staked it with a red stake. (BN/DL to take care of stump in Sprint)
- Mail box support on 160th St. #10454 Bonnie Mohr farm is very dangerous. Rocks all around it and a solid support that would not move if hit. I have been very careful around this so far. (BN to discuss with Mohr’s in Spring)
- Thank the township for all there tree trimming that was done over the summer, I really appreciate it.
Road Check Route #102
- 140th street 7787 trim trees southside and 7314 trim trees northside (REA will take care of this)
A sign project letter was received from the county. We will need to provide a final report. Don Lhotka will do a visual inspection on his road checks.
Motion made by Jim Popelka to pay the bills, second made by Bob Novak.
Motion made by Bob Novak to adjourn the meeting at 8:30, second made by Jim Popelka.