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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.