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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.

December Meeting 2020

Posted in 2020

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

December 9, 2020

Minutes Prepared by Theresa Rusten/Bailey Nordmann

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

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:02 PM.

The board reviewed the Board of Canvas meeting notes from Nov 17 and the November Regular Meeting Minutes.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve both meeting minutes,  Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board reviewed the WM Contract amendment extending the contract to 2022.  Tom Radtke approved the extension, Mark Reinert second.  Motion unanimous.

Board of ReOrg agenda was discussed.  The Board of ReOrganization meeting will be held on January 13, 2021 @ 6:30 PM.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to have Schad Lindstrom Acct prepare board members W2s and file state payroll tax report.  Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Jeff & Wendy Klehr, Klehr Excavating,  were present and introduced themselves.  The board discussed the equipment Klehr Excav will use for snow removal and the timing of service.  Klehr’s informed the board that their initial runs in the township will be in daylight until their operators can get used to the roads.   Klehr’s were provided maps for plowing and informed that they will not be responsible for cartways unless instructed. The board discussed contract specifics with the Klehrs.  Sanding and chip applications will need to be revisited as the Klehrs are in the process of pricing this service.  

John Mohr received some complaints about the road conditions and requests to grade.  John Mohr stated that he contacted our current contractor, WM Mueller & Sons early November and they did not have time available to do it for at least a week.  

John Mohr stated with favorable weather conditions and timing he felt the need to get the roads bladed was critical so he contacted Klehr’s Excavating to grade.  

Klehrs graded roads on November 20 for 10 hours and November 25 for 24 hours and have billed the township at the rate of $110.00 per hour = $3740.00.  

Mark Reinert motioned to approve the $3740.00 grading invoice.  Tom Radtke abstained due to the legal technicalities that could occur with our current contract with WM Muellers & Sons.  John Mohr was asked to abstain due to the fact that there was no board approved blading agreement with Klehr Excavating.  Motion did not pass.

The board did review the current contract with WM Mueller & Sons and it did not specify that the township cannot have other contractors perform this service. 

The Klehr invoice for $3740.00 will be readdressed at the January Regular Meeting.

The board reviewed a contract draft for snow removal.  The board tabled the contract to allow more time for review.  Tom Radtke suggested having two contracts with Klehr Excavating, one for Winter season and one for Spring.  2021-2022 Winter Season. 

Tom Radke motioned to approve the contract provided by Klehr Excavating, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous. 

Tom Radtke motioned to approve the 2021 Grading season contract provided by Klehr Excavating,  Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Faye Bruckschen presented the November end treasurer’s report.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve the November treasurer’s report, Tom Radtke second.  Motion unanimous.

Tom Radtke motioned to approve the pay the bills, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Motion made by John Mohr to adjourn meeting at 8:45 PM, second made by Mark Reinert.  Motion unanimous.

November Meeting 2020

Posted in 2020

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

November 11, 2020

Minutes Prepared By:  Theresa Rusten/Bailey Nordmann

Participants:  ReNay Lentsch, Mark Reinert, John Mohr, Tom Radtke, Bailey Nordmann, Theresa Rusten

Participating by phone:  Faye Bruckschen

The board reviewed the meeting minutes from the October 14, 2020 Regular Meeting.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve the meeting minutes, Mark Reinert second the motion.

The Board of ReOrg is scheduled for January 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM.

Garbage Contract will be reviewed in December.

The board was informed of the County Ditch Informal Redetermination Meetings that have been scheduled via zoom participation.

John Mohr contacted Jeff & Wendy Klehr for a snow removal bid, 7 graders, 1 truck – $130 hour for this Winter season.  They are asking for a fuel surcharge of 9 gallons per hr if it goes over $4.00.  The township will need to pay and $8000.00 retainer. 

Tom Radtke contacted Steve Reiner.  Mr. Reiner stated that he would do it 150/hr-not sure of the retainer.

Tom Radtke contacted Michael Murphy,  165/hr – $3000 non refundable retainer.

Tom Radtke contacted Steve Reiner.  Mr. Reiner stated that he would do it 150/hr-not sure of the retainer.

Motion made by Mark Reinert that we hire Klehr Constuction for the winter season starting Jan. 2021, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr talked with Kyle Osmek to talk about the light replacement in the hall.  He also suggested changing the flag light to led, auto light sensitive on/off and using that as lighting the flag at night.  This would also eliminate the need to repair the motion light located on the southeast corner of the hall. Kyle 

John Mohr is to ask Kyle Osmek to write up a quote for the light to bring to the next meeting.

Faye Bruckschen asked John Mohr about Chad Bandas mowing the township ditches. John Mohr had

been in contact with Chad Bandas and Chad will be trying to get out and mow when the snow clears.

Faye Bruckschen/ReNay Lentsch presented the treasurers report  Mark Reinert motioned to approve, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Faye Bruckschen asked about the safety deposit box. Faye Bruckschen showed concern about it only

needed 1 signature to open the box; there are currently three members that are allowed access. John

Mohr did not see any concern for having just one person to sign.

The board reviewed the claims list for approval.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve, Mark Reinert second.  Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 PM.  Second made by Tom Radtke.  Motion carried.

November Board of Canvas 2020

Posted in 2020

Rich Valley Township

Board of Canvas Meeting

November 17th, 2020 Meeting Minutes by: Bailey Nordmann

Board Members Present:  John Mohr, Mark Reinert, Tom Radtke, Theresa Rusten, and Bailey Nordmann. 

John Mohr opened the Board of Canvas meeting at 5:31 pm

Theresa Rusten presented the abstract of votes cast to the board members present.  See Attached,

Mark Reinert motioned to accept the Abstract of Votes cast for Rich Valley Township. Tom Radtke seconded. 

Mark Reinert motioned to adjourn the meeting at 5:38pm. John Mohr seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

October Meeting 2020

Posted in Uncategorized

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

October 14, 2020

Participants:  Tom Radtke, Mark Reinert, John Mohr, Fay Bruckschen,  ReNay Lentsch, Bailey Nordman

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

The board reviewed the meeting minutes from the September meeting.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve, Tom Radtke second the motion.

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Gehlen approached the board seeking CUP approval for building a new house.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve CUP, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Representatives from Waste Management were present, Blair Nelson, Spruce Ridge Manager, Mike Miller, Senior District Manager, Terry Johnson.  Mr. Nelson informed the board of the 111 acres permitted for C/D Industrial and wanted to inform the board that they will be seeking to repermit this area to accept MSW waste.  The height would match what the MSW current height is.  The board reviewed photos of the proposed buildout and how the development would impact the proposed area.  The next steps would be to get an environmental statement from the MPCA.  Also noted during discussion was that if the conversion goes through the MSW area will need to be engineered for gas collection.  Mr. Johnson explained the process that would take place after the enviromental review.

Theresa Rusten informed the board of the response received from the board’s 4% increase proposal versus the 5% increase proposed by Waste Management.  John Mohr motioned to extend our contract for 2 years using WM’s 2021 & 2022 rates, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.  Theresa Rusten will contact Jason Hartman.

Theresa Rusten brought a proposal from Victor’s PC Solutions for 2 computers/software for$2605.21.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

McLeod County 4H Program is seeking sponsorship for the annual awards celebration.  John Mohr motioned to donate $250.00 towards the celebration event,  Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Theresa Rusten presented a Resolution 1020 Designation of Polling Place for voting in 2021 to be the township hall located at 12543 Ideal Ave, Glencoe MN.  Motion made by approve resolution 1020,  Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Mark Reinert stopped by Adam Revier’s place to discuss the culvert situation.  Since he is in the process of building a new house he is not pursuing culvert replacement at this time.

Culvert placement protocol has been tabled.

The board discussed ditch cutting.  John Mohr will be contacting Chad Bandas to do ditch cutting.  

Blading will be done as weather permits.

Chad Bandas submitted a bid for snow removal.  Hall =$38.00 each time.  $66.00 per hour for cartways.  John Mohr motioned to approve the snow removal bid, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr informed the board that they do not have drivers available for snow removal.  Our contract expires 12/31/20 with WM Mueller & Sons.  John Mohr contracted CCC? from Arlington for snow removal.  Theresa Rusten will place quote notices in McLeod Chronicle and the Hutchinson Leader.  The board will also be reaching to reaching to contractors for interest.

Faye Bruckschen presented the Sept. month end financial report.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve, Mark Reinert second.  Motion unanimous.

Faye Bruckschen presented some CD quotes.  

The board discussed modifying the security light that is on the south east side of the building to shine on the flag at night.

Tom Radtke motioned to approve to pay October claims,  Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Tom Radtke to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 PM, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

September Meeting 2020

Posted in 2020

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

September 9th, 2020 

Meeting Minutes by: Bailey Nordmann

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

John Mohr opened the September monthly meeting at 7:01 PM. 

Minutes from the August monthly meeting were added onto by Tom Radtke. Added “Tom Radtke opposed to 1000 ft of ditch cleaning and that the ditch is outside of the ditch right-a-away on 160th and had agreed to everything else. “Mark Reinert motioned to approve. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

First General business was the Rich Valley Garbage Contract Extension. The 5-year extension was shown to increase 27% over the 5-year period. The board discussed the surcharge for fuel in the contract indicated that after $5.00 a gallon they will charge a fee. John Mohr discussed offering 20% increase over 5-year contract (4% increase a year). 

Faye Bruckschen, treasurer, mentioned to the board that her computer was not working. Theresa sent out an email showing them a laptop that was on sale from the HP representative. John Mohr suggested to get a quote from Victors PC in Glencoe, MN and will send Theresa his information. 

Road and Bridge 

160th Shultz ditch was discussed. Theresa asked Mark Reinert to send her the Insurance certificate for Rickert Excavating. 

Adam Revier culvert was discussed. John Mohr had spoken to Adam Revier about splitting the bill 75/25% and Mr. Revier had agreed to it. Tom Radtke proposed give a 10 ft section of 15in band of culvert and an apron. John Mohr will table the discussion. Tom Radtke asked for John Mohr to have Adam Revier attend the October meeting. 

Culver Replacement protocol was discussed. Tom Radtke contacted the County on their protocol for culverts. If the resident wants a new culvert it is on them. If the resident’s culvert is clogged the county will flush it. If the resident wants to widen or add an extension it is viewed as a new culvert therefore will be the responsibility of the resident. John Mohr asked to table the topic and for each board member to review the culvert information provided for further discussion at the October meeting. 

John Mohr discussed the mail-in ballot. 

Ditch 32 was discussed. Theresa Rusten mentioned there is a meeting being held on September 28th at 3pm at the McLeod County Fair Grounds. 

Resident called about 160th by Garden Ave. John Mohr motion to get 1 load of Conbit to repair the wash out. John Mohr will call Ken Pelifka. Mark Reinert motioned to approve. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Faye Bruckschen asked if she could send off the check for Hansen Gravel. John Mohr felt that the settling of these installation of these culverts and the gravel needed should not be the full responsibility of the township. The board decided to pay for the gravel needed. Mark Reinert motioned to pay Hansen Gravel. John Mohr seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurers report for month end August 2020. John Mohr asked Faye to call around to Banks on investing in more CD’s for $245,000. Tom Radtke motioned to pass the treasurers report. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Mark Reinert motioned to pay the claims. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

Tom Radtke to adjourn the meeting at 8:19pm. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimously. 

August Meeting 2020

Posted in 2020

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

August 12, 2020

Participants:  Bailey Nordmann, Tom Radtke, Faye Bruckschen, Mark Reinert, John Mohr, ReNay Lentsch

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

The board reviewed the meeting minutes from the July regular meeting.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Steve Hackbarth, Chief of the SL Ambulance, was present looking for a contribution to go towards the purchase of a new cot.  He presented a quote for $15,776.    John Mohr motioned to donate $5,000 towards new cot, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr contacted Kyle Osmek, AKO, for a proposal for lights in the entry way.  2-4lamp flourescents.  $309.00.  John Mohr also brought up changing all the lights in the hall by retrofit with LED @ $87.40 a piece.  

Mark Reinert motioned not to exceed $2100.00 to replace lighting/fixtures by Kyle Osmek, second by Tom Radtke.  Motion unanimous.

The board discussed the 5 year extension proposal for garbage/recycling service through WM .  Garbage contract will be revisited at the September Regular Meeting.

Darrell Luthens introduced himself to the board.  Mr. Luthens is a County Commissioner candidate for District 4.  

The board discussed the CARES Relief fund and how these funds if signed over would be distributed or handled by the county.     Mark Reinert motioned not to apply for the grant, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board discussed the $300.00 donation for Aquatennial and agreed it can be used in 2021.

Mark Reinert received 2 quotes for cleaning out the ditch on 160th/Shultz property: 

  • Wuetherich Drainage
    • Mobilization =$250.00
    • Ditch Cleaning per foot @1100/$1.05 =$1155.00
    • 6’-24” CMP, Labor & Fill = $900
    • Riprap great than 5 CY@14.00/$68.00 = 952.00
    • Total 3257.00
  • Rickert Excavating

Mark Reinert motioned to approve the Rickert Excavating quote, John Mohr second the motion.  Tom Radtke opposed.  Motion carried.

The board discussed Adam Revier’s culvert.  John Mohr went and measured and took pictures.  Tom Radtke had the county measure and found it 34 feet on north side.  Tom Radtke asked about the telephone pole that is there and emphasized that this is not within the town’s authority therefore not the town’s responsibility.  

The proposal is for a 18” inch culvert, 40 ft long.  John Mohr suggested that we replace the existing culvert and extending by 10 feet.  There was discussion over a 75/25 cost split.  He is also recommended an apron on the north side.   John Mohr will be revisiting with Adam Revier and itemize the specifics for this culvert replacement and bring to the September meeting.

The board discussed future protocol/resolution for replacing culverts and will be bringing in the key points to address and have in writing for future reference.

The board discussed Roger Posusta’s concern on Kale Ave.  Mark Reinert forwarded it to the county since it is a county maintained road.

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for month ending July, 2020.  The board discussed the current balances for R& B and General.   Both accounts are in CorTrust.  John Mohr motioned to approve the treasurer’s report, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board reviewed the claims.  Mark Reinert motioned to pay the claims, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to adjourn meeting at 9:10, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous. 

July Meeting 2020

Posted in 2020

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

July 8, 2020

Participant:  Bailey Nordmann, Mark Reinert, TomvRadtke, John Mohr, Faye Bruckschen, ReNay Lentsch

Minutes prepared by:  Theresa Rusten

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:00 PM. 

The board reviewed the meeting notes from the June 10th Regular Meeting.

Jason Hartman was present representing WM to propose a 5 year extension for our garbage/recycling contract.    Mr. Hartman stated the 4-5% increase is due to recycling costs.  The board will revisit at August meeting. 

Theresa Rusten reviewed the CARES fund money that the township could apply for.  The board did not make a decision and would like more information.  The board will review at the August meeting.

The board discussed clean up week.

The board discussed the filing period for 2020 Election.

John Mohr recommended replacing the hallway lights in the entryway.  He suggested getting the light fixtures like in the main room.  Mark Reinert motioned to get quote from Kyle Osmek for a 4 light LED + insulation.   

Bailey Nordmann stated that when they put in the door the contractor used the bench as a work bench.  

Tom Radtke motioned that we purchase a hydraulic closure for the front door, second by Mark Reinert.  Motion unanimous.

Road & Bridge

Mark Reinert reviewed the road right of way statute which is 33 feet from the center of the road.    This review is in regards to the ditch work needed on the Jan Shultz property on 160th.     Tom Radtke stated that the road right of way does not go pass the utility poles in place.   Mark Reinert stated that this ditch is in the road right of way and he motioned to get two bids to clean it out.  John Mohr second the motion.  Tom Radtke opposes stating that this work is not the within township authority.  Motion passes.

The board discussed the credit account for gas at Hutch Coop.

The board discussed the dust coating and are satisfied with the service Envirotech.  There is one manifest missing for 4523 gallons and we will request this from them.  John Mohr requested that we pay the current bill of $126,448.25.  Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board discussed the culverts put in place.  John Mohr spoke with resident Adam Revier who had approached the board about his culvert previously about extending his culvert and replacing it since it is caving. Tom Radtke mentioned that the culvert was not in the 33ft road right of way.

The board discussed who was responsible for the culvert replacement costs and the statutes in place.  This culvert project has been tabled until the August meeting.

Treasurer’s Report

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for month ending June, 2020.  Mark Reinert motioned to approve the treasurer’s report, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Theresa Rusten to send Cecil Martin a bill for 18yds of gravel  for repairing culvert installation costs.

Mark Reinert motioned to approve paying the claims, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 PM, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

June 2020

Posted in 2020

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

June 10, 2020

Participants:  Bailey Nordmann, Tom Radtke, John Mohr, Mark Reinert, Faye Bruckschen, ReNay Lentsch

Minutes By:  Theresa Rusten

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

The board reviewed the meeting notes from the May 13 Regular Meeting.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve the meeting notes.  Mark Reinert second the motion

Jodi Sell, Township Assessor was present. Ms. Sell has submitted her letter of resignation as of July 1, 2020.  Mark Reinert motioned to accept her resignation, Tom Radtke second the motion

Ms. Sell introduced Shawn McCoy.  He is also requesting the same rate $7.50 per parcel.  The board discussed some tax assessment questions with Mr. McCoy.   Tom Radtke motioned to hire Shawn McCoy as township assessor, Mark Reinert second.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr is recommending that the township purchase a new flag 5×8/hardware.  He stated the cost for the flag will be approximately ~$100. Mark Reinert motioned to approve the purchase of a new flag/hardware, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board discussed the mail in ballot letter that went to all residents.

Bailey Nordmann explained the township internet usage.

The board discussed burning permits.

The board discussed the 2020 After Prom donation.  Theresa Rusten will compose a letter to have those funds redirected towards the 2021 After Prom committee.

The board discussed the County Ditch 32 notice that came out regarding the repairs that are being planned.  

The board discussed that the McLeod Coop is replacing overhead cables with buried on Ideal, 160th and 170th.

Tom Radtke stated that the culvert projects should get done with in a month. 

Tom Radtke and Mark Reinert looked at Adam Revier’s culvert situation.  John Mohr will look at it also.

Mark Reinert  completed the tree cleaning on 160th Street and felt enough elevation.  The board discussed if the ditch in question is in the road right away.  Tom Radtke was concerned that this is not the township’s responsibility as the location of the clean out is past the power poles, 24 ft from center.  

John Mohr and Mark Reinert feel is in the road right away, 33 ft from center.  The board will review with county if it is within the town’s right away.

John Mohr looked into getting a fuel cartrol card for Silver Lake/Hutch Coop.  

Tom Radtke reported that 4200 yards of gravel have been used up.  He stated that we have 2 miles to do yet.  He stated the bridge out on County Road 11 is causing a lot of extra miles and extra day.  Tom Radtke stated that we will most likely exceed our capacity of 5000 yards.  The board was fine with going over ~600 yards.   John Mohr suggested more loads be added to some areas on 160th.

Tom Radtke stated that they will be blading Friday, June 12 as dust coating is scheduled for Monday, June 15.

John Mohr gave a road report on the roads being used as detours for the bridge being out.  The county also provided dust coating in front of the resident’s property on 160th between Jade and Cty Rd 2.

The board discussed the conditions left by the tile job done by Cecil Martin on 165th.  Mark Renert stated that he contacted Duane Mallak and told him that due to the poor conditions that a load of gravel fill is needed there and that Hansen’s who will be charging him the residential gravel rate for it.  

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for month ending May, 2020.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Faye Bruckschen presented interest rates from 3 banks.  John Mohr motioned moving $245,000 into a CD from the General Fund at Home State Bank, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous. 

The board reviewed the claims for June.  John Mohr motioned to pay the claims, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.  

Motion made by Mark Reinert to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 PM,  Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous