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April 2020

Posted in 2020

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting via Teleconference

April 8, 2020

Participants:  John Mohr, Theresa Rusten, Tom Radtke, Mark Reinert, Faye Bruckschen, ReNay Lentsch, Bailey Nordman

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:00 PM

The board reviewed the meeting minutes from the March 11 meeting.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve, Tom Radtke second.  Motion carried.

John Mohr gave a report on the entry door.  Currently waiting for some hardware.

Theresa Rusten gave a report on the drop box, one will be ordered from Amazon and installed by contractors hanging door.

Theresa Rusten gave the Clean Up Week report.  Theresa Rusten will be contacting the county for an insert on noxious weeds to add to newsletter.

The board discussed the May meeting.

The board discussed the fire contract, John Mohr will be signing off on it.

Theresa Rusten informed the board about the efile option for burn permits.

Road & Bridge

John Mohr purchased flags and they are available at the hall.

Mark Reinert brought up a collapsed east culvert on 170th street ¼ mile west of Kale.  

John Mohr checked out a collapsed culvert under the driveway on the residence,7614 170th street.  

There were 2 gravel bids received.  One from Hanson (14.44 cubic yard/16.44 for residence) and one from Muellers (17.57 cubic yard/18.57 for residence).

John Mohr motioned to accept Hanson Gravel., Mark Reinert second.  Tom Radtke abstained due to employment.  Motion carried.  Tom Radtke will be contacting Hanson Gravel.

We received one quote from Envirotech.  The quote came in at 1.15 a gallon.   Mark Reinert made a motion not to exceed $100,000 on dust control with Envirotech, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.  Tom Radtke will contact Envirotech.

Tom Radtke discussed a situation regarding a private party making an unapproved driveway access from a cartway to property and causing drainage problems.  He informed Mrs. Wendolek to contact County Commissioner Shimanski.

Mark Reinert got a call by Robert Sellnow on 130th about a culvert that needs to be replaced.  Mark Reinert took a look at it and seen that it is 50ft from the right away and not the township’s responsibility.

Mark Reinert received a request from Hale Township Supervisor to lease out the tractor & road reclaimer.  Mark Reinert to lease tractor/gravel reclaimer for $65/hour.  Theresa Rusten will draft a lease agreement to be reviewed and signed.  Mark Reinert will take the lease to Hale Township.

Theresa Rusten suggested compiling road projects to get quotes from Chad Bandas on such as reclaiming & cutting ditches.  Tom Radtke will contact Chad Bandas and follow up at the May meeting. 

John Mohr will be checking over the tractor and changing oil and light maintenance.  

Theresa Rusten will have affidavits ready for Supervisors to sign.

Tom Radtke gave a report on fiber optic cable being buried by Telecom Construction for Century Link.

John Mohr brought up burying a tile from our sump pump to the ditch away from our septic tanks.  Mark Reinert suggested tying that project in with the culver replacements.

Marion Straecheck brought to John Mohr’s attention some trees growing up around the north side of the bridge on 160th.  

Treasurer’s Report

Faye Bruckschen presented CD/Bond report.  She reported that South Point did not want to open a checking account due to cost of insurance coverage.  

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for month ending March 31.

Tom Radtke motioned to approve the March treasurer’s report, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Faye presented current interest rates for possible CD rates from CorTrust and Security.  

The board reviewed the claim list.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve the claim list, Mark Reinert motioned to approve.  Motion unanimous.  

Tom Radtke mentioned that when bringing the lease over to Hale that he ask them to blade a stretch on 190th to prep it for dust control.  

Mark Reinert motioned to adjourn our meeting at 8:31 PM, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous, carried. 

March 2020

Posted in 2020

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

March 11, 2020

Participants:  Theresa Rusten, Bailey Nordmann, Faye Bruckschen, John Mohr, Tom Radtke, ReNay Lentsch, John Mohr came at 7:10 PM

Tom Radtke opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

The board reviewed the meeting minutes from the February 19 regular meeting.  Motion made by Mark Reinert to approve the meeting minutes, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The hall’s tanks need to be checked.  Pete Schwartzer will be coming to pump the tanks.

The board discussed the newsletter scheduled to go out 1st week in May.

John Mohr called Myron Schuette and they will be here in about 2 weeks.  Door to open to the south with clear glass.

The board discussed the Cennex card.  John Mohr will have them add the name of person charging in the memo.  

Motion made by Tom Radtke to approve a 2 year website renewal fee with GoDaddy for $35.98, second by Mark Reinert.  Motion unanimous, carried.

The board reviewed a 20 ton – class 5 gravel invoice that John Mohr ordered on Monday, March 9.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve the gravel, John Mohr second the motion.  Tom Radtke abstained.  Motion carried.

John Mohr brought up dips in the roads.  He has fixed one on 140th and 170th.  He suggested that we have a couple loads of class 5 and extra rock on hand for repair on site to repair when needed.  Motion was made by Mark Reinert that any Supervisor can replenish the stock pile road maintenance material with an additional load when needed, John Mohr second the motion.   Tom Radtke abstained.  Motion carried.

The board reviewed the 2020 Gravel Notice.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous,  carried.

The board reviewed the 2020 Dust Coating Notice.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous, carried.

Mark Reinert motioned that we pick up 4 foot road flags, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous, carried.

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for month ending 2/29/20. Tom Radtke motioned to approve, Mark Reinert second.  Motion unanimous, carried.

Faye Bruckschen informed the board that 2 of our CD’s term will be up next month.  She presented rates from 6 banks in Hutchinson.  John Mohr motioned that we should move CD 9528 to South Point for 30 month for 2.52 interest,  Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous, carried.

CD 51172 is also termed.  Motion by John Mohr to open a business checking account at South Point by transferring the CD funds.  Mark Reinert second.  Motion unanimous,  carried.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to close the Road and Bridge CorTrust acct and transfer to South Point.  Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous, carried.

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

Motion made by to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 PM  by Mark Reinert, second made by Tom Radtke.  Motion unanimous, carried.

February 2020

Posted in 2020

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

February 19, 2020

Participants:  All

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.   

The meeting notes from January 8th meeting were reviewed.   Board member Tom Radtke brought up that he would like clarification on the segment where John Mohr would make the call for emergency road conditions.  

An addition to the paragraph John Mohr making the needed call to add chips or sand that this service should be applies to 100% of the gravel roads and all intersections that need it.

John Mohr motioned to approve the meeting notes, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Carla Kuehn and Beth Petersen were present representing the After Prom Committee.  This year the event will be at Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka. They are seeking a contribution for transportation for ~200 students along with chaperones.  They presented 2 quotes:

Richfield Bus – $5237.11

Lorenz Bus – $4105.00

Theresa Rusten will contact MAT on who to submit the payment to.

Motion made by Tom Radtke to donate $1500.00 towards transportation, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Claire Witte was present seeking a donation towards the Miss Glencoe program.  She is looking for funds toward the Aquatennial program. The candidate program fee to enter the Aquatennial Ambassador Org program is ~$1400.00/sponsor fee is $65.00.    John Mohr motioned to contribute $300.00, Mark Reinert second the motion. Motion unanimous. 

John Mohr brought in (2) quotes for the door installation of the hall.  One from Schauer Bros for installation, wrap, and to coordinate with Crow River Glass, seal – $1350.00 for labor only.  Myron Schuette was the second quote for $315.00 for just installation. The board discussed the recycling the existing internal trim.  

Fire safety was discussed and the need for the door to open outward.  Mark Reinert motioned to hire Myron Schuette install the door, Tom Radtke second the motion. Motion unanimous.  

John Mohr also received a quote for ceiling tiles in entry and bathroom for $210.24 from Simonson.  John motioned to approve quote, Mark Reinert second the motion. Motion unanimous.  

The preparations for the Presidential Primary were discussed.  Snow removal was discussed and having the plow available. John Mohr will clear out more snow from the hall lot for parking.

Clean Up Week was discussed and the schedule.  2020 Clean Up Week is set for Saturday, May 30 -8:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Spruce Ridge only) June 1-June 5 (Spruce Ridge and McLeod Solid Waste)  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

John Mohr motioned to add Mark Reinert to our Life Insurance policy, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr informed the board that the furnace ignitor went out.  He contacted Doug Stuewe who replaced it.

Tom Radtke reviewed the boundary and found no changes needed.  John Mohr signed the Census Boundary form.

Road & Bridge

Tom Radtke presented a draft for the 2020 Dust Control.  It will be published in March, due April 6.

Mark Reinert will present a 2020 Gravel Bid notice in March. 

Tom Radtke brought up the plowing of 130th Street and if our plow driver is aware of the shared road contract between Glencoe Township.  John Mohr will review the boundaries with our driver Nick from Muellers. Tom Radtke also brought up a cartway not even in our township that is also getting plowed. 

Treasurer’s Report

Our Well’s Fargo bond was called and is currently in a money market aact.  John Mohr received some quotes for CD interest rates from Well’s Fargo. Faye Bruckschen presented CD quotes that she received.  

John Mohr and Faye Bruckschen will get more information from area banks and bring to the March meeting.

John Mohr motioned to open (2) $250K CD’s – for 2 yrs  in Security Bank using funds from our Landfill Savings acct.  Mark Reinert second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to approve Treasurer’s report for month ending Jan 31, 2020.  Tom Radtke second the motion. Motion unanimous.

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

Motion made to adjourn the meeting at 9:12 PM by Mark Reinert, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

January 2020

Posted in 2020

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

January 8, 2020

Meeting Minutes by: Bailey Nordmann/Theresa Rusten

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

John Mohr opened the monthly meeting of January 8, 2020 at 7:03 P.M.

Supervisors changed the road on 160th to 180th street in the minutes from last month. Tom Radtke motioned to approve the minutes. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

John Mohr presented the bids for the front entry door from Simonson. 

The bid was on a single entry door and two side lights was $2898.00. 

Another bid for a single entry door 36’’ x 7’ was $1107.98.  

Crow River glass gave the township an estimate at a previous meeting (estimate $450.00/labor included). 

Another estimate was also given on the tile on the ceiling $210.24 for material only. Tom Radtke motioned to go with Crow River Glass. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passed unanimously. 

Mark Reinert motioned to go with a single entry door for $1107.98 after John Mohr calls the insurance for the township hall. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimously.

Theresa presented the 2019 profit/loss report draft. Any questions or concerns should be brought up at the February meeting. 

Theresa brought up to get a mailbox outside the township hall, she will bring quotes. 

Board members were reminded that pay claims need to be at the hall by Sat. prior to meeting. 

Retention schedule was approved by the historical society all documents will be processed and disposed of properly by the contract of the retention schedule. 

Waste Management EFT method was discussed. Pay Waste Management by electronic method. Mark Reinert motioned to pass. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Presidential Primary set for March 3rd, 2020 7:00am – 8:00pm.

Election judge roster just for the Primary are:

 Theresa Rusten – Head Judge

Tom Radtke

 Sandi Senki

 Faye Bruckschen

 Marion Straechek. 

Mark Reinert motioned to approve election judge roster. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Road & Bridge

The Road Agreement between Rich Valley and Glencoe township has been completed. 

Township equipment has been moved from Ardolfs as of 12/28/2019 to Roger Ostlie with rent staying the same at $900.00 per year.

Polifka bid on conbit bill clarification was presented by John Mohr. There was 3 10 yard loads of conbit and 2 10 yard load of crushed concrete that were applied to road rough spots on Garden Ave and 180th street.

Due to very slippery conditions and residents going into the ditches, John Mohr used 6 scoops of his sand and his bobcat to spread on 160th by bridge. 

Mark Reinert motioned to approve the sand reimbursement for John Mohr. John Mohr abstained , Tom Radtke denied motion.  Motion does not pass.  

Distribution of limestone chips was discussed.  Theresa Rusten to contact WM Mueller to discuss where chips get put.

John Mohr will make the call if there is a snow/ice emergency on the township roads to keep the residents safe.  This is in regards to sanding or applying chips to any intersections that need it along with applying to 100 % of the roads.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve. John Mohr seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Gravel/Dust Coating bid will be put into the paper in early March. Tom Radtke will be taking care of Dust coating, Mark Reinert will be taking gravel bids. They will present next meeting. 

John Mohr will get a gas card at Silver Lake Cenex, Mark Reinert motioned to get an account at Silver Lake Cenex for the township tractor. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Township Finance

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurers report.  Faye Bruckschen will be bringing interest rate information to revisit the call of our 2nd Wells Fargo bond.

Claims and disbursements were presented. Tom Radtke motioned to pay the bills. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Tom Radtke motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:38pm. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously.