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2019 December

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

December 11, 2019

Meeting Minutes by: Bailey Nordmann

Board Members Present:  John Mohr, Mark Reinert, Tom Radtke, Theresa Rusten, Faye Bruckschen, Bailey Nordmann, RaNay Lentsch 

John Mohr opened the monthly meeting of December 11, 2019 at 7:03 P.M.

John Mohr got an estimate from ABC for the entry door to the township hall at $4168.00 for the door and two side lights. There was no reply from Simonson Lumber. For the two side lights Theresa got a quote from Crow River Glass quote is $296.56 tax/labor $471.19 tempered glass.  Theresa will call crow river glass to see if the glass is insulated. 

Record retention schedule was presented by Theresa for the sorting of the township records for filing and recycling. A form will need to be signed by the supervisors that will be sent to the Minnesota Historical Society. Theresa recited the Record Retention Resolution to the board members. Tom Radtke motioned to incorporate a record retention resolution. Mark Reinert, seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

2020 Burn permit schedule was decided. 

W-2/ State Form from Schad Lindstrom for employees should be sent. Mark Reinert motioned to pass. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Theresa mentioned that two contracts will expire in 2020, Waste Management Garbage/Recycling, and Snow Removal/Grading from WM Muellers. Quotes will be discussed Spring 2020.

Special meeting that was scheduled for November 29th, 2019 that was canceled for Ray Bandas who was going to mow ditches was discussed. A preplan for 2020 was discussed to do a contract with Chad Bandas, who will have Ray as an employee with his insurance, for cutting ditches, and reclaiming gravel from the shoulders of the road. Will be further discussed in spring of 2020. 

Mark Reinert presented quotes from Wuetherich Drainage Inc. for Koala Road pipe replacement for $3,000. Intersection of Ideal and 170th pipe replacement at $3,000. Replacement of pipe west of Kale Ave at $3,000. 180th St. Schultz property additional pipe at $1,500. Optional: Hydroseeding at $1,600. Total of the estimate was $12,100. Will be discussed at a later time. 

Agreement for the division of maintenance responsibilities for a township line road was discussed. 130th street between Falcon Ave and Kale Ave. Rich Valley Township will maintain 130th street between Garden Ave and Imperial Ave. Glencoe Township will maintain 130th street between Falcon Ave and Garden Ave. Also, 130th street between Imperial Ave and Kale Ave. General responsibilities will be for each township; Grading, Graveling, Snow Plowing, Ditch Mowing, Weed Removal, and Sign Replacement. Equal shared expense will be shared between Rich Valley Township and Glencoe Township if major repairs are needed on shared 130th street, A minimum of 2 bids will be required for repairs. 

John Mohr discussed moving the township tractor to a closer location to the township hall. Ardolfs currently store the township tractor at $900 yearly. John Mohr mentioned Roger and Elaine Ostlie has space and willing to store the tractor for the same price. Motion to relocate shed rental Mark Reinert motioned to pass. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

John Mohr will be checking with the Hutch Coop/Cenex in Silver Lake to check our gas card for the tractor. 

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurers report to the township board. Tom Radtke motioned to pass the treasurer’s reports. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Claims of disbursements was presented to the board by Faye Bruckschen. Tom Radtke motioned to approve claims for payment, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr motioned to end the December meeting at 8:43p.m. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimous.

2019 November

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

November 13, 2019

Meeting Minutes by: Bailey Nordmann

Board Members Present:  John Mohr, Faye Bruckschen, Bailey Nordmann, Theresa Rusten, RaNay Lentsch, Mark Reinert, Tom Radtke 

John Mohr opened the regular meeting of November 13, 2019 at 7:03 pm. 

Tom Radtke motioned to approve the October regular meeting minutes. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

John Mohr updated the council on the bid regarding the front door of the township hall. Bids were sought out at ABC and Simonsons Lumber. Theresa presented a quote from Crow River Glass on windows on each sides of the front door. 

Theresa presented the Glencoe Fire Department Fire Contract to the council to approve the second half of the contract. 

2020 board of ReOrg was decided to be meeting after the January regular meeting. John Mohr motioned to pass. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Chad Bandas offered a written quote for plowing cartways and the township hall at $66.00/hr as needed unless 4+ inches of snow then Muellers will plow cartways/township hall. John Mohr motioned to pass. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Annual conference will be November 22, November 23, 2019 Theresa reminded everyone to keep their receipts to get reimbursed. 

Century Link asking permission to trench 2,000ft of fiber on 137th street road right-a-way. Tom Radtke expressed concern about the fiber running along bridge. Mark Reinert motioned to approve. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Mark Reinert got quotes from Weitrich on the culverts for $5,500-$6,000. 15in culverts. 24in $6500 Koala culvert was discussed to put an elbow on the culvert which has been filled with silt over the years. Mark Reinert will be contacting Jeremiah Peterson on his culvert in his driveway on 180th to be quoted.

Huepenbecker contacted John Mohr on a downed yield sign on one side on 130th. John met with a supervisor in Glencoe Township to put a stop sign on intersection of 130th and Garden on both sides.  Glencoe Township will be reimbursing Rich Valley Township half the invoice. 

Tom Radtke will be calling Ray Bandas on cutting the ditches in the township. 

Faye presented the treasurers report. Tom Radtke motioned to pass. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Tom Radtke motioned to pay the disbursements for the month. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

John Mohr presented a final plat for Brad Bienkowski, on Jade ave acres. Mark Reinert motioned to pass. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Mark Reinert motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 pm. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

2019 October

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Regular Meeting

October 9, 2019

Minutes Prepared By:  Theresa Rusten

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

Tom Radtke present at 7:30PM.

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:04 PM.

The board reviewed the meeting notes from the Sept. 11, 2019 meeting.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve the meeting minutes, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Brad Bienkowski was present informing the board of stage 2 of his platting process.  The board reviewed the preliminary plat. Mark Reinert motioned to approve stage 2 of the preliminary plat, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board will be looking for bids for the entire main door/frame.  John Mohr will be contacting ABC and Simonson for quotes.  

Theresa Rusten informed the board members of the meeting with Phil Nowak and his thoughts on the leaky roof.

Bailey Nordmann stated that DSL will be ready to work on the entry way bench early this Winter.  They will require ½ the payment prior to start.

John Mohr was not able to get any information from Ken Polifka on 180th.

The board discussed the hole on Koala and the shape of the current old culvert.  Tom Radtke will be getting a quote from Randy Peterson for culvert installation on Koala.

Mark Reinert will contact Weutherich for a quote on Koala and the culvert on 180th.

Tom Radtke motioned to approve Resolution Authorizing Contract with Mark Reinert, Supervisor A, 1009A, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous. Mark Reinert abstained.

John Mohr will bring his notes from the meeting at the Fritz Schulz ditch location.   

John Mohr motioned to approve the mowing and elevation shooting to performed by Mark Reinert not to exceed $500.00 for these services, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous. Mark Reinert abstained.

Sign inspections will be sent out in November.

The board discussed the road maintenance report received from Glencoe Township which only covers snow plowing..  The board will finalize the road maintenance contract to include grading and graveling to include a Winter map and Summer map.  Will finalize and forward to Glencoe Township.

John Mohr will be the contact person for Mueller’s for snow blading.  

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for month ending September, 2019.  The board discussed the bond tranfer and new CD. Motion made by Mark Reinert to approve the treasurer’s report, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board discussed a per diem for meals if any board member wants to attend the State MAT Convention.  Receipts must be submitted to be reimbursed. Mark Reinert motioned to approve a $55 a day for meal allowance, John Mohr second the motion.  Tom Radtke abstained.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to pay the bills, second by Tom Radtke.  Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Tom Radtke to adjourn the meeting at 8:31 PM, second made by Tom Radtke.  Motion unanimous.

2019 September

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

September 11,  2019

Minutes Prepared By:  Theresa Rusten

Participants:  Mark Reinert, Tom Radtke, Joh Mohr, Theresa Rusten, Bailey Nordmann, Faye Bruckschen, RaNay Lentsch, Faye Bruckschen

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

The board reviewed the meeting notes from the August 14 meeting.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve the August minutes and Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board welcomed Mark Reinert to the board.

Bailey Nordmann presented a quote from DSL for the entryway which included the bench, shelf overhang with hanger ($1495).  Theresa Rusten brought in a quote from Crow River glass for installing tempered glass around existing glass. Theresa Rusten will follow up with Phil Nowak to look and give a quote on fixing the leaky roof and tile along with a combo quote adding a commercial entry door.

Tom Radtke motioned to approve the entryway DSL quote, Mark Reinert second the quote.

John Mohr will contact Schauer construction for a door quote also.

The board decided to table the contribution request for the donation to the Bohemian National Cemetery.  Tom Radtke motioned to table the contribution donation, Mark Reinert second the motion. Motion unanimous.

The board was informed of the McLeod County Fall meeting on September 23 at 7:30 PM.

The board discussed the burning permit process.

John Mohr stated that he was not able to meet with Ken Polifka on culvert repair on 180th.

John Mohr brought up looking at the ditch by Fritz Schultz.  The board will meet at the site on Saturday 9:00 AM. John Mohr will take notes and the board will review the site discussion at the October 9th Regular Meeting.

Sign inspection has been completed.  John Mohr and Tom Radtke will complete the inspection report by the October meeting and Theresa Rusten will forward to McLeod County. 

The board will be attending the Glencoe Township meeting to discuss the shared road maintenance contract and discussion plan.

John Mohr brought up a big pot hole on 130th.  John Mohr motioned to purchase a load of conbit store at Ardolfs or the corner lot of the hall from Hanson Gravel.  Mark Reinert second the motion. Motion unanimous.

John Mohr stated he checked out the bean damage from weed control on the Dummer property.  He also met with Jim Hlavka to discuss the damage. It was determined that the damage was due to residue from weed control placed on last years crops that caused the problem.  The issue has been resolved.

The board has a $500k bond that got called on Aug. 26 and our Well Fargo representative, Steve Paddock, contacted John Mohr.  We have 30 days to transfer. Faye Bruckschen brought in quotes from the local banks. The current balance is $500,104.63. Mark Reinert motioned to transfer these bond funds to our Security Bank savings acct to establish a 2 yr CD at 2.20%, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The second bond is going called October 27.  

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for month ending August 31, 2019.  John Mohr motioned to approve the treasurer’s report.

Tom Radtke motioned to allow Jim Hlavka to complete the weed/brush as needed, Mark Reinert second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to pay the bills, Tom Radtke second.  Motion unanimous.

Mark Reinert motioned to donate $300.00 to 4H, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 PM, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.   

2019 August

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Township
Regular Meeting
August 14, 2019
Meeting Minutes by Bailey Nordmann

Board Members Present: John Mohr, Faye Bruckschen, ReNay Lentsch, Bailey Nordmann, Tom Radtke, Theresa Rusten

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:02 p.m. on August 14th.

John Mohr will follow up on quotes on 180th street.

Tom Radtke motioned to pass the meeting minutes for July, John Mohr second. Motion unanimous.

Chad Pokornowski approached the board seeking approval on a CUP to put up a storage shed on a vacant lot adjacent to his property. Tom Radtke motioned to pass. John Mohr second. Motion unanimous.

Craig Dummer approached the board with a concern of the weed chemical used along the ditches. He’s finding that his beans have died where the overspray hit his crops. The board members will be going and looking at the damage.

Tony Kadlec approached the board representing the Bohemian National Cemetery is looking to expand to the south of the current cemetery layout. Seeking help for gravel for 1125 feet of expanded road. The board will review donation/contribution policy.

Alan Radunze presented the final sketch plan to the board. Tom Radtke motioned to approve the final plat 19-04. John Mohr second. Motion unanimous.

The Board Vacancy Resolution #0819 was presented by Theresa Rusten to the board members. John Mohr motioned to pass. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion unanimous.

The board discussed renovation of the main entrance. Theresa will get a quote from Crow River Glass for side glass windows and commercial grade door. Bailey will get a quote for a coat/hat rack for main room and a quote for a bench, coat rack combo. John will investigate a carpenter for new lights.

The board discussed the propane contract with Glencoe Co-op.

The board discussed the new election equipment. ReNay will make a custom cover for the new equipment. John Mohr motioned to pass. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion unanimous.

The board discussed the hall holding tanks.

The board discussed the culverts on 145th, 170th and 180th. John Mohr will contact contractors to fix the collapsed culvert in the driveway of the resident on 12769 180th Street.

John Mohr talked with Fritz Shultz about his ditch. The board will need to go look and see how far the repair will need to go from the center of the road.
The board discussed the shared road contract with neighboring townships. Theresa Rusten will get in contact with the Glencoe Township Clerk to discuss the board members attending their meeting.

The board discussed the sign inventory and replacement in the township. Tom Radtke will take the North half of the township, and John Mohr will be doing the South half.

Faye brought forward the Township treasurers report for the month of July. John mohr motioned to approve. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion unanimous.

The board unanimously appointed Mark Reinert to fill in Don Lhotka’s board position until the 2020 November general election.

John Mohr closed the meeting at 8:57pm. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion unanimous.

2019 July

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Township
Regular Meeting
July 10, 2019
Minutes by: Bailey Nordmann

Board Members Present: John Mohr, Faye Bruckschen, Bailey Nordmann, Tom Radtke, Theresa Rusten, ReNay Lentsch

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:05 P.M.

John Mohr motioned to pass the minutes in June. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion Passes. Tom Radtke motioned to approve Resolution

The board reviewed Resolution 0719A and Resolution 0719B – Authorizing contract with Interested Officer giving supervisor’s approval to perform road maintenance duties using their own equipment. John Mohr motioned to approve resolution 0719A/B, Tom Radtke second the motion. Motion unanimous. Resolutions signed.

Culverts on 145th and 170th were discussed. Resident on 145th could not be reached. 170th culvert will have to be replaced. Will be discussed to fix in August meeting.
Tom Radtke brought up culvert on 180th between Lace Ave. and Kale Ave. Board will reach out to get quotes on fixing the culvert.

Fitz Schultz’ ditch was discussed on how to fix the flooding. Board will get quotes on fixing the ditch.

The Board discussed the townships board vacancy process.

Theresa will look into Clerk signing on affidavits in place of missing board member.

The Board discussed the roads in the township.

Faye Bruckschen gave the treasurers report for month ending June, 2019. Tom Radtke motioned to pass. John seconded. Motion unanimous.

The board received and went over the bill and manifests from EnviroTech.

Board revisited the possible contract with neighboring townships for shared roads. Board will investigate what the boundaries are for townships and who’s responsibility it is from maintenance. Both supervisors will bring red lined contracts to the August meeting.

John Mohr motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 PM, second by Tom Radtke. Motion unanimous.

2019 June

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Township
Regular Meeting
June 12, 2019

Participants: Don Lhotka, Bailey Nordmann, Theresa Rusten, Faye Bruckschen, Tom Radtke, John Mohr

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:30 PM.

Motion made by Don Lhotka to approve the May meeting minutes, second made by Tom Radtke. Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Tom Radtke to pay Jim Hlavka, second made by Don Lhotka. He discussed with the board where he couldn’t get to. He stated that the treatment used should be good for 2 years.

Randy Peterson was present requesting a gravel CUP on 3.4 acres on John Smith’s property. He presented a road authority form. The board informed him that the road will need to be maintained. Motion made by Don Lhotka to approve road authority. Tom Radtke stated a concern if the road can handle the truck traffic. The board wrote their road maintenance specifications on the road authority report. Tom Radtke second the motion. Motion unanimous.
Tom Radtke motioned to approve the CUP, Don Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous.
Tom Radtke motioned to approve the mining permit, Don Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Allen Raduenz, approached the board with final sketch plan for a subdivision of his property. Tom Radtke motioned to approve the sketch plan, second made by Don Lhotka. Motion unanimous.

Cindy Ardolf and Nick Buytaert approached the board for boarding kennel approval. Don Lhotka motioned to approve the CuP. John Mohr second the motion. Motion unanimous.

The board reviewed the supervisor resolution for performing services on the roads for safety and maintenance. Theresa Rusten will bring forms to the July meeting.

Don Lhotka will be getting quotes from Ken Mathews for some culvert installations and digging up a frost boil on 170th. He will also need to look at the residence on 180th that needs a new culvert under the approach.

The board discussed clean up week results.

The board reviewed the Glencoe FD rescue vehicle payment plan.

The board reviewed the SL FD the replacement rescue vehicle summary.

The board reviewed the lawyer’s itemized bill.

McLeod County is seeking a $1000.00 donation for Child Protection programs. John Mohr motioned to donate $500.00, Don Lhotka second the motion.

John Mohr brought up that we need to get the ditch cleaned up. John Mohr will talk to Jan Shultz.

Don Lhotka brought up concerns over the gravel job. Tom Radtke stated that 5000 yards. The board discussed the map system and the amount of gravel used this year and if it was sufficient. The board will review the gravel process again next Spring.

Eric Nitti from Envirotech sent an email to the board regarding magnesium vs. calcium chloride. Tom Radtke stated he had discussion with him also and they discussed the application rate also. Tom Radtke stated they are scheduled for next. Tom Radtke will contact Envirotech to discuss. Tom Radtke motioned to approve the change from 30% magnesium to 35% calcium chloride, John Mohr second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Faye Bruckshen presented the treasurer’s report. DonLhtoka motioned to approve, Tom Radtke second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Don LHotka motioned to pay the claims, Tom Radtke second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Don Lhotka to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 PM, Tom Radtke second the motion.

2019 May

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Township
Regular Meeting
May 8, 2019

Participants: RaNay Lentsch, Faye Bruckschen, Don Lhotka, Tom Radtke, Theresa Rusten, John Mohr

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

The board reviewed the April 10 meeting notes. Tom Radtke motioned to approve the meeting minutes, Don Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Mike Cacka approached the board with a final sketch for review and for board signed approval. Tom Radtke motioned to approve the final sketch plan, Don Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Ken Matthews approached to board along with Bruce Fratzke & Duane Mallak. They would like to tile across 160th Str.
There currently is 24 inch culvert in place and they would like to place a double wall 12 inch tile along side it 8 ft deep the distance of the river. Mr. Matthews, Mr. Fratzke & Mr. Mallak assured the board that they would repair the road by compacting the fill and maintain it to 24 months. They will be putting up a road closed signs and to contact the county sheriff’s office.

The board will be reviewing the lawyer’s notes and will prioritize the discussion points.

Weed control will be starting within the next few weeks. The board reviewed the tractor lease. John Mohr will meet with Jim Hlavka and complete a tractor lease.

The board discussed the website. Tom Radtke motioned to remove the treasurer’s amounts from the minutes, Don Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous.

The board discussed resolutions for general maintance and personal equipment use. Theresa Rusten will format and bring to the June meeting.

The board reviewed a quote for lawncare from Viks. The board reviewed the quote and approved the rate of $48.00 per cut, one fertilizer application for $60.00 & one Round Up application for $28.00. Tom Radtke motioned to approve, Don Lhotka second. Motion unanimous.

Road restrictions come off on Friday. The board discussed when the gravel should be done by the last week in May. The board discussed how to put the gravel on. Each Supervisor will be taking a map a marking where gravel is needed and the maps will be compiled and Tom Radtke who will discuss with Hanson’s. The maps are to be completed by Wed, May 22.

Dust coating will be done around June 17-21.

The board discussed the culverts on 145th and 170th. John Mohr will be talking to the property owner on 170th.

Faye Bruckschen presented the April month ending treasurer’s report. Tom Radtke motioned to approve the treasurer’s report, Don Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Motion by John Mohr to pay the bills, Tom Radtke second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Tom Radtke to adjourn the meeting at 8:40PM. John Mohr second the motion. Motion unanimous.

2019 April

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Township
Regular Meeting
April 17, 2019

Participants: ReNay Lentsch, Faye Bruckschen, Don Lhotka, Tom Radtke, John Mohr, Bailey Nordmann, Theresa Rusten

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:03 PM.

The board reviewed the March 13, 2019 meeting minutes. Tom Radtke added that culverts were plugged on 180th regarding ditch 40. Tom Radtke motioned to approve, Don Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Mike Cacka approached the board with a sketch plan for address 16262 County Rd 2, Glencoe. The board reviewed it and did not have any issues with his plan.

Brad Bienowski approached the board with a sketch plan for address 16374 Jade Ave, Glencoe. He is looking for approval for the plotting process to begin. Don Lhotka motioned to approve the sketch plan approval, Tom Radtke second. Motion unanimous.

Brea Wiblemo and a group from the Trip Abroad approached the board seeking a contribution to offset the costs for their upcoming Germany Hollocast Tour. She left a letter for the board to review and discuss.

Ken Matthews approached the board with quotes for culverts that need to be replaced on 170th and 145th. He presented the quotes for these jobs needed. He recommended the materials that would be needed on 145th stating it was in really bad shape. The board members would like to review the situation.

Tim Rued approached to board and asked questions about replacing a shed. He was instructed to go to the zoning office. He was also wondering about the gravel and the quality.

Bob Ruppe, Attorney, approached the board to discuss some issues.
Permits to file across the roads:
He stated that the township has authority to set up rules for tiling across the roads. Adopt a right away ordinance will allow us to regulate and protect ourselves. This will include an application process to go through to tile across the roads. Fees for the permits should be adopted by resolution by the town board. Discussion was held over financial security. The board also reviewed the process needed. The board discussed repercussion for property owners who do not follow the process.
The board has been instructed to review.

The board reviewed a variety of contracts. The board reviewed the wording in the current contracts and expressed concerns over some areas. The recommendation is to meet with all other serviced townships to discuss terms and the current agreement.

The board reviewed the tractor lease agreement composed. The board will review. The board discussed fuel for the tractor. Mr. Ruppe suggested putting a limit in the affidavit.
Theresa Rusten will review our current resolution regarding Supervisors conflict of interest and affidavits.

The board discussed agreement for maintenance for town line roads. The board agrees that this is needed.

The board discussed quotes versus sealed bids.

Alan Raduenz approached the board with a sketch plan for address 13912 Imperial Ave, Glencoe MN to reduce a buildable lot. Tom Radtke motioned to approve the sketch plan, Don Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous.

The board reviewed and newsletter. This will be getting sent out first week in May.

The board reviewed 1 quote for gravel from Hansen & Gravel. The quote is 13.83 per cubic yard. The price for residents is 15.83 per yard plus tax. Gravel is from River View Aggregates. Donald Lhotka motioned to approve the quote, John Mohr second the motion. Tom Radtke abstained. Motion unanimous. John Mohr will contact Hansen & Gravel.

The board received one sealed bid for dust control service from Environment for .87 per gallon. Tom Radtke motioned to approve Envirotech, Donald Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous. Tom Radtke will contact Envirotech.

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for month ending March 31,2019. Don Lhotka motioned to approve, John Mohr second the motion. Motion unanimous.
The board discussed the funds and potential CD options.
Tom Radtke motioned to pull $250k from the Landfill Savings acct for 24 months at 2.4% at Mid Country, John Mohr second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Tom Radtke motioned to pay claims, Tom Radtke second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Don Lhotka to adjourn the meeting at 10:50 PM, second by Tom Radtke. Motion unanimous.

2019 March

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Township
March 13, 2019
Regular Meeting

Participants: ReNay Lentsch, Faye Bruckshen, Don Lhotka, Tom Radtke, Bailey Nordman, Theresa Rusten, John Mohr

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

The board reviewed the February meeting notes. Tom motioned to approve the February meeting, Donald Lhotka second. Motion unanimous.

The board discussed the annual meeting and participation.

The board discussed April’s lawyer visit.
Fire Contracts
Permits for tiling across roads
Motion cameras

Theresa Rusten talked to the board about logging Bond dividend.

The board discussed the purchase of a new computer and updated Quickbook software. Theresa Rusten presented a computer quote from Best Buy, TechBro & Dan Nordman. John Mohr motioned to purchase the HP EliteBook for $1319 with the purchase of 2019 Quickbooks & Business Office 365 , Don Lhotka second the motion. Mr. Nordman will also transfer information for $50.00.

The board discussed our current website and cutting costs and some other options with Dan Nordman.
Mr. Nordman provided a quote for transferring our host, domain and backup to GoDaddy. The board discussed individual email accounts. Don Lhotka motioned to go forward with the transfer of the website. Bailey Nordman would own and keep it current.

Bailey Nordman discussed a potential facebook profile. The board discussed pros and cons.

The board discussed clean up week. They discussed adding lightbulbs to the cleanup week card. Theresa Rusten will add a limit 10 flourescent bulbs on the clean up week card.

The county is offering severe weather training on April 1st.

The board reviewed the township listing for MAT.

There will be a Weed Control meeting on March 20th.

The board set a burn permit schedule for 2019.

John Mohr discussed the ownership of responsibilities for 130th street. He state that Rich Valley has been snow removal. John Mohr will discuss ownership with Bruce Bargman. The board will revisit in April.

The board discussed the 2019 gravel bid. Don Lhotka motioned to bid for 8000 yards, there was no second. John Mohr motioned to bid for 5000 yards, Tom Radtke second the motion. Motion unanimous.
Both gravel and dust coating bids will be ran (2) weeks.

The board discussed Ditch 40 determination meeting and Ditch 32.

Faye Brucschen presented the treasurer’s report.
Don motioned to approve the treasurer’s report, Tom Radtke second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Faye Bruckschen and John Mohr met with reps in First Minnesota, Security and Mid Country. The board discusses money market opportunities.
Tom Radtke motioned to open a 12 month $100,000 CD from R & B in First Minnesota, and 12 month $250,000 CD from R & B at Security Bank. Don Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous.
The board will revisit the money market strategies in April.

Motion made by Tom Radtke to pay the bills, Don Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Tom Radtke to adjourn the meeting, Don Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous.