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2015 Annual

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Rich Valley Township
Annual Meeting
March 10, 2015
Theresa Rusten opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.
Bob Novak motioned for Bernie Koktan for moderator, Dale Kosek second the motion. Motion unanimous.
Theresa Rusten presented the Cash Balance report for Dec. 31, 2014.
Theresa Rusten presented the 2014 Profit & Loss Comparison Report.
Theresa Rusten presented the 2015 Budget proposal. Bob Novak motioned to approve the 2015 budget proposal, second was made by Leon Pesina. Motion unanimous.
Theresa Rusten presented the 2016 Levy proposal. Motion made by Theresa Rusten to set the 2016 Levy as:
Road & Bridge – 63000
General Revenue – 1000
Fire Protection – 1000
Second was made by Faye Bruckschen. Motion unanimous.
Silver Lake Fire Dept. was represented by Dale Kosek & Joey Schauer. Dale Kosek presented the 2015 Budget and the run report. Mr. Kosek informed the residents that the SLFD is looking at purchasing a used fire truck with a $100k budget. The fire department is looking for volunteers.
The SLFD is looking for a $11,025 fire contribution for the year. Larry Ardolf motioned to approve the $11,025 contribution. John Mohr second the motion. Motion unanimous
Silver Lake Ambulance was represented by Duane Wawyziniak. Mr. Wawyziniak presented the run report and expenditure/revenue report. The SL Ambulance is requesting a $4330 contribution.
Motion made by Warren Macemon to contribute $4330.00, Jerome Kosek second the motion. Motion unanimous.
Joe Oliver, McLeod County Sheriff’s Dept., checking with residents on any issues. He made the residents aware of the scams/identity theft that are happening at this time. He said there is an emphasis on tax return scams. He did have some information to share about identity theft for the residents.
The Glencoe Fire Dept. was represented by Dan Pagel & Todd Bryer presented the budget & run report.
The GLFD is requesting a $7522.06 contribution. Motion made by Rodney Schmidt, Bob Novak second the motion.
Theresa Rusten – Road report
Warren Macemon brought up the road encroachment notice that was mailed out. He stated that this is not a legal notice. He brought up that this notice does not follow the statute. He would like the board to review this and mail this out to the residents. Bob Novak stated that this notice was generated using the Counties policies.
Shed addition.
Donation opportunities.
2016 Annual Meeting time/place – 7:00 – Warren Macemon/Leon Pesina second.
Warren Macemon thanked the board for being receptive.
John Mohr/Leon P. second. Motion unanimous.
Meeting adjourned.

2014 Annual

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Rich Valley Township
Annual Meeting
March 11, 2014
Theresa Rusten opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.
Richard Kosek nominated Warren Macemon, Donald Lhotka second the motion.
Theresa Rusten read the 2013 Annual Meeting notes, Bob Novak motioned to approve the 2013 Annual meeting notes, Faye Bruckschen second. Motion carried.
Public Safety
Duane Wawzyniak representing the Silver Lake ambulance presented the total run report for 2013 were 108, 11 in Rich Valley. Mr. Wawzyniak also presented the budget report.
The SL Ambulance is asking for $3,578 for funds for 2014. Don Lhotka motioned to approve the $3578.00 Bob Novak second the motion. Motion unanimous.
The GLFD did purchase a new aerial truck for $268K. The township cost for this purchase will be $13, 585.27 portion of this purchase. Faye Bruschshen motioned to approve, Don Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous.
Mr. Eggersglues asked the township for $8432.70 for a 2014 Fire Contract. Bob Novak motioned to approve the contract, Faye Bruckschen second the motion. Motion unanimous.
Dale Kosek and Keith Anderson were present representing the Silver Lake Fire Dept. Mr. Kosek presented to run report and the 2014 budget. The SLFD is requesting a $9,301.00 contribution.
The SLFD is looking at purchasing a new tanker in 2017. Duane Stradtmann motioned to approve the $9,301.00 contribution, Don Lhotka second the motion. Motion unanimous.
Faye Bruchschen presented to Treasurer’s report for year ending Dec. 31, 2013. Motion made by Rodney S, Jerry S second the motion. Motion unanimous.
Theresa Rusten presented the profit/loss statement for 2013
Theresa Rusten presented the 2014 Line Budget Proposal.
Levy Proposal – Theresa Rusten recommended keeping the Levy the same as:
R & B $63,000
General – $1000
Fire Protection – $1000
Motion made by Greg Fleck to approve the Line Budget/Levy Proposal for 2015, Duane Stradtman second motion. Motion unanimous.
Bob Novak presented the road report. Bob brought up these points:
Snow Removal
Summer grading and dust control
2013 Road projects
Township purchase of a tractor
Townhall sign
The $1,000,000 bond investment
Trash & Recycling – we may be working with the county to cut these costs.
The residents discussed clean up week options.
Donation Opportunity
Ken Merrill , representing the McLeod County Food Shelf. Mr. Merrill presented the 2013 year end usage report.
Theresa Rusten motioned to donate $10,000, Bob Novak second the motion for the donation.
Motion carried.
Don Lhotka motioned to keep the township papers as GL Chronicle/Silver Lake Leader. Richard Kosek second the motioned. Motion unanimous.
Don Lhotka motioned to keep the time at 7:00 PM at the Rich Valley Hall, Faye Bruckschen second the motion. Motion unanimous.
The residents discussed the tractor purchase and who it would operate it.
Residents questioned the use of the tractor.
Bob Novak presented a usage report to the residents. Questions were asked about the storage for the tractor.
There was discussion about the township becoming self sufficient.
Don Lhotka motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:34 PM, Richard Kosek second the motion. Motion unanimous.
Meeting adjourned.

2011 Annual

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2011 Annual Meeting
Author: Rich Valley Township Category: Annual Meetings
Rich Valley Township
Annual Meeting
March 8, 2011
Theresa Rusten opened the meeting at 7:30.
The first order of business began with the election of a moderator.
Motion made by Gene Straechek for Ken Posusta as moderator, Doug Portelle second the motion.
Theresa Rusten read the 2009 meeting minutes, motion made by Bob Novak to approve the meeting notes, Richard Kosek second the motion. BN/RK
Duane Wawziniak was present representing the SL Ambulance. Duane presented the 2010 run report.
Duane also presented the revenue and expense report. He explained uncollectable debts and explained that the majority of these costs are from runs to Cedar Crest and the fact most pick ups are covered by Medicare that cover only 50% of the costs.
Duane presented the 2011 Funding Breakdown.
He mentioned that the SL Ambulance have 5 new people in EMT class bringing the workforce up to 17.
They are looking for $3465.00 for a contribution. Bob Novak motioned to approve the request of $3465.00/ RK second.
Daryll Kaczmarek and Kyle Wawziniak were present representing the SL Fire Dept. They presented a run report with a line budget. Budget set for 2011 = $67,187, about $4000.00 up from last year.
They are looking for a contribution from Rich Valley for $10,125.00. He stated that future purchases will be for a tanker that they would like to do within 5 year. Theresa Rusten motioned to approve the $10,125.00 fire contribution, Faye Bruckschen second the motion.
Detective Joe Oliver was present representing the Glencoe Sheriff’s office. He stated that there a lot of people being scammed over the phone, asking for personal information. He forewarned the residents not to agree to anything questionable.
He asked the residents if there were any concerns that that would like to be discussed. Residents talked openly about some of the situations that they have experienced.
He also brought up identity theft and recommended doing credit checks. He stated that once the snow melts there will be garbage that needs to be picked up.
GL Fire Dept. representatives Dan Pagel & Nick Eischens were present to report. They presented the 2010 report. They are looking for a $10,269.49 contract, Richard Kosek motioned to approve the contribution, Doug Portelle second the motion.
Faye Bruckschen presented the cash balance statement as of Dec 31, 2010. Total cash balance = $1,753,673.56. Motion to approve the cash balance report by Bob Novak, Richard Kosek second the motion.
Theresa Rusten presented the profit/loss statement for 2010.
Butch Huepenbecker wanted it noted that their road doesn’t get graded as much as it should.
Doug Portelle mentioned that we are giving a lot of money away for donations. Do we want to consider setting a capped budget for donations.
The residents present feel that if a motion is made at the meeting that the board should abide by it.
Theresa Rusten explained to the residents that the recommendations made by the residents will be recorded but the board does have the authority to donate.
Gene Straechek mentioned that repair was needed on 160th street. Butch Huepenbecker mentioned that someone needs to drive down by Albrechts to check that road.
Motion was made to approve the line budget by Bob Novak, second made by Chad Bandas.
Levy motioned by Theresa Rusten to set the levy of R & B at $65,433.00, $1000.00 General Revenue, $1000.00, second made by Bob Novak.
Gene Straechek brought up that dust control should be provided again. Don Lhotka mentioned that dust control will be provided again this year.
Garbage cleanup week will be on June 13th –June 18 and will have extended hours.
Ron Makovsky presented a year end report for the McLeod County Emergency Food Shelf.
Bob Novak motioned to donate $6500.00 to the food shelf, Richard Kosek second the motion.
Jackie Fountain was present representing the Glencoe Public Library showing the books that the funds the township provided.
Silver Lake Leader and Glencoe Chronicle we motioned as township newspaper by Theresa Rusten, second by Richard Kosek.
2012 Annual meeting will be set at 7:30.
Doug Portelle brought up bringing up wind generators. The township should look into this.
BH brought up about the county increasing it’s rates to plow snow and Don Lhotka explained some of the information of the increase due to equipment/repair costs.
Adjourn meeting Don Lhotka, second Ken Posusta.

2010 Annual

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2010 Annual Meeting
Author: Theresa Category: 2010 Meetings, Annual Meetings,Meeting Minutes
SUNDAY
MAR 28, 2010
Rich Valley Township
Annual Meeting
March 9, 2010
The meeting was opened by Theresa Rusten at 7:30 PM.
The first order of business began with the election of a moderator.
 Motion made by Jim Popelka  for Doug Portele as moderator, second  made by Richard Kosek.
 The meeting minutes from the 2009 Annual Meeting were read by Theresa Rusten   . Bob Novak motioned to approve the 2009 meeting minutes,  Mark  Smith second.
 Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report.  Faye presented the cash balance report.  See attached.   Motion made by second Jim Popelka to approve the treasurer’s report, second made by Richard Kosek.
 Theresa Rusten  presented the profit/loss statement for 2009.
The line budget and levy were discussed.   Scott Pokosky brought up that the township should look at stock market options.   This will be looked into and this will be followed up with some research.
62,000 set as levy motioned by Bob Novak, second by Doug Portele.
 Dale Kosek, Mike Hauer, Mike Dolezal representing the SL Fire Dept. distributed the the line budget.  This year they asking for a $11,322.98 contract contribution.   Dale Kosek mentioned that they recently received a FEMA grant.
Dale mentioned that the 800 mega hertz project will cost the $85k.
Bob Novak motioned to approve the SL Fire contract of $11,322.98, Chad Bandas second the motion.
 Jason Neubarth presented the Glencoe Fire Dept. report.  The GL Fire Dept is looking for a $9907.03 contract contribution.   
Discussion was held on the new tanker that the city of Glencoe will be purchasing.  The townships will be responsible for making the initial payment.
Motion made by Bob Novak to approve the $9907.03 GL Fire contract, second by Dale Kosek.
Motion was made by Mark Smith for 9976.17 for the tanker cost, Mark Reinert. second the motion.
 Cheryl Knudson was present representing the SL ambulance.  Cheryl presented the run report for 2009.
Ms. Knudson presented the line budget.  She commented that they did not receive any grants in 2009.
She is asking for $5063.00 for a contribution for 2010.   Question was asked by Scott Podrasky that if program is suffering with the economy why we wouldn’t discontinue the ambulance service and rely on Hutch, Glencoe or Waconia.  Cheryl Knudsen stated that the run time would be increased to 30 -35 minutes, a time which can determine life or death.
Rich Kosek motioned to approve the $5063.00 SL Ambulance contribution, Gene Straechek second the motion.
 Road Report
Dust Coating
Gene Straechek motioned that the township pick up the fee for 400 feet of dust control for all residents who wish to have it and to charge $50.00 for each additional 100 feet, Richard Kosek  second the motion.
 Private gravel order will done  the same this year as last year.   Last year we had Mueller’s as contractors.
 Bob Novak mentioned that we have a lot of gravel on the roads.  Do we want to gravel half the roads one year & the next the following?
Scott Podrasky motioned that instead of using class 5 gravel to use crushed concrete on some of the trouble spots.  Comments were made by the residents that it very dusty.
Residents complimented Donald Lhotka.
 Doug Portele mentioned he would like to see the roads continue to get graveled.
Gene St raechek motioned to have gravel applied on all roads, Mark Smith second the motion.
 Gene Straechek was wondering why someone went around with a 4 wheeler and a sprayer.  This town board had no knowledge of this.
He would like some branches taken care of by the bridge on 160th street.
 Donation Opportunities
Ron Makovsky was here representing the food shelf.  Ron stated that due to the economy that we would be able .   Mark Smith motioned to donated $6000.00, Jim Popelka second the motion.
 Randy Wilson, Dan Perschau here to discuss the Glencoe Civic Center project,  a 5.2 million doller project.
Randy Wilson is asking for $15,000.00 for the project.
Discussion was had from the residents on how the township could help  just specific areas of the project that the public could benefit the most from.
Theresa Rusten motioned to pledge $15000 to go specifically to the library, Madeline Macemon second the motion. 
Scott Podrasky wanted to know  what account the fund came from and why we would be spending deficit.
Doug Portele mentioned it would come from the General Fund where $20k has been budgeted.
 Landfill
Clean up week the third week in June.
Cheryl Knudsen is hoping that the weekend would be changed.  This was discussed and the residents thought the week of June 21-25 should stay.
Limitations of what can be hauled in was discussed and Gene Straechek mentioned that the board should be responsible for making the limitations.
Mark Reinert mentioned that the hours can be adjusted to have a couple of nights that the landfill will be open later.
Bob Novak motioned to have the Silver Lake Leader and the Glencoe Chronicle as the township’s newpapers, second was made by Richard Kosek.
 Next annual meeting will be 7:30.
 Sheriff Rehman was present and discussed the 800 mega hertz system.  4.4 million dollar cost to the county.   Mr. Rehman discussed the crime rate and the increase and decrease trends.
Project Lifesaver was explained. 
 Motion was made by Gene Straechek to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 PM, second made by Bob Novak.