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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.

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. 

2021 January Regular Meeting

Posted in 2021

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

January 13, 2021

Meeting minutes prepared by:  Theresa Rusten/Bailey Nordmann

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

The board reviewed the meeting notes from the December meeting.   John Mohr motioned to approve, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Lee and Linda Hoof were present asking for 2 parcel building eligibility approval splitting up an 11 acre parcel he owns.  John Mohr motioned to approve the preliminary approval, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Bob and Arlys Gehlen were present for the 2nd phase of plat approval for continuing consent.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve,  John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Board of Audit meeting will be on February meeting at 6:30 PM.

The board discussed the options for the Annual Meeting.  The board did agree on an in person meeting.  Theresa Rusten will bring the necessary guidelines for inperson meeting and remote options for residents who prefer to call in.

The board edited the MN Association of Township office list.

John Mohr stated the flag needs replacement.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve the purchase of a new flag, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr also mentioned that Kyle Osmek was here and our lights have been replaced.

Culvert replacement protocol and/or resolution was again discussed.  The board decided to replace/install culverts on as needed basis and felt that no written or resolutions are necessary.

The board reviewed a price sheet WM Mueller provided for 2021 products.

Regarding the Klehr Grading and Excavating December statement for $3740.00, Roger Schmidt provided the following statement:

I, Roger Schmidt, motion to approve to pay Klehr Grading & Excavating the sum of $3740 plus interest and late fees if any, for grading the township roads on Nov. 20th & Nov 25.  They were hired to do the grading by Supervisor John Mohr as per his job, to have proper maintenance done on the township roads.  That maintenance would not have gotten done because WM Muellers & Son could not honor it’s on-call contract.”  Motion second by Mark Reinert.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr informed the board that a stop sign was damaged on 170th and needed to be replaced.  He contacted Theresa Rusten and contacted ID Sign Solutions for a replacement.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve the $266.19 sign replacement cost, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Theresa Rusten presented a draft of a detailed plow contract at the December meeting for the board to review.  All board members reviewed the contract and declined to adopt a detailed contract and felt the contract provided by Klehr Grading & Excavating was sufficient.  Motion made by Mark Reinert to approve the Klehr contract, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Faye Bruckschen presented the 2020 Year End treasurer’s report.  John Mohr motioned to approve the treasurer’s report.  Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Theresa Rusten informed the board in the decrease in tipping fees from Waste Management beginning Jan 4, 2021.

Annual shed rental from Roger Ostlie was discussed and increased to $950.00.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve the annual rental increase to $950.00, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

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

Motion made by John Mohr to hire Kyle Osmek replace the light in the township office.  Motion second by Roger Schmidt.  Motion carried.

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