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2020 April Special Meeting

Posted in Special

Rich Valley Township

Special Meeting

4/28/20

Participants:  John Mohr, Theresa Rusten, Mark Reinert, Tom Radtke

John Mohr opened the meeting at 6:00 PM.

2020 Mail in Ballot 

The board discussed the mail in ballet.

Tom Radtke motioned to approve the resolution 0420 authorizing the township to conduct their 2020 elections by mail ballot,  Mark Reinert second.  John Mohr opposed.  Motion carried.

Culverts

Tom Radtke reviewed the culvert situation in the township.  He provided a quote from Hansen Gravel for these locations:

  • 7162 170 16×30 culvert w/aprons $1100
  • 170th & Ideal 16×43 culvert w/o aprons, rocks on ends $1600
  • 170th & Lace 16×45 culvert w/aprons, place rocks on ends $1700
  • 12769 180   16×30 Culvert w/ aprons – $1100
  • 14267 Koala 16×40 culvert w/aprons, dig out ditch 15ft north side of road, both sides of culvert, place rock on end – $1900

Estimates include removal and disposal of existing culverts.  These do not include culvert/material costs.

Mark Reinert motioned to approve to accept the above culvert installation/replacement quote.  John Mohr second.  Motion unanimous/carried.

John Mohr brought up some dips on 170th   that he repaired. 

John Mohr brought up some calls from residents on 130th.  He stated that he looked at the area and said it is really heaving up.  He stated that the roads will be getting bladed starting on 4/29.  He feels the road needs to be dug out.  He feels he would like to meet with Glencoe Township to discuss repair options.

The board also discussed the situation on 160th by Shultz’s.  

May Meeting

The board decided to conduct the meeting using social distancing with safe spacing at the township hall.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 PM, second by John Mohr.  Motion unanimous.  

May Meeting

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. 

2019 December

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

December 11, 2019

Meeting Minutes by: Bailey Nordmann

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

John Mohr opened the monthly meeting of December 11, 2019 at 7:03 P.M.

John Mohr got an estimate from ABC for the entry door to the township hall at $4168.00 for the door and two side lights. There was no reply from Simonson Lumber. For the two side lights Theresa got a quote from Crow River Glass quote is $296.56 tax/labor $471.19 tempered glass.  Theresa will call crow river glass to see if the glass is insulated. 

Record retention schedule was presented by Theresa for the sorting of the township records for filing and recycling. A form will need to be signed by the supervisors that will be sent to the Minnesota Historical Society. Theresa recited the Record Retention Resolution to the board members. Tom Radtke motioned to incorporate a record retention resolution. Mark Reinert, seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

2020 Burn permit schedule was decided. 

W-2/ State Form from Schad Lindstrom for employees should be sent. Mark Reinert motioned to pass. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Theresa mentioned that two contracts will expire in 2020, Waste Management Garbage/Recycling, and Snow Removal/Grading from WM Muellers. Quotes will be discussed Spring 2020.

Special meeting that was scheduled for November 29th, 2019 that was canceled for Ray Bandas who was going to mow ditches was discussed. A preplan for 2020 was discussed to do a contract with Chad Bandas, who will have Ray as an employee with his insurance, for cutting ditches, and reclaiming gravel from the shoulders of the road. Will be further discussed in spring of 2020. 

Mark Reinert presented quotes from Wuetherich Drainage Inc. for Koala Road pipe replacement for $3,000. Intersection of Ideal and 170th pipe replacement at $3,000. Replacement of pipe west of Kale Ave at $3,000. 180th St. Schultz property additional pipe at $1,500. Optional: Hydroseeding at $1,600. Total of the estimate was $12,100. Will be discussed at a later time. 

Agreement for the division of maintenance responsibilities for a township line road was discussed. 130th street between Falcon Ave and Kale Ave. Rich Valley Township will maintain 130th street between Garden Ave and Imperial Ave. Glencoe Township will maintain 130th street between Falcon Ave and Garden Ave. Also, 130th street between Imperial Ave and Kale Ave. General responsibilities will be for each township; Grading, Graveling, Snow Plowing, Ditch Mowing, Weed Removal, and Sign Replacement. Equal shared expense will be shared between Rich Valley Township and Glencoe Township if major repairs are needed on shared 130th street, A minimum of 2 bids will be required for repairs. 

John Mohr discussed moving the township tractor to a closer location to the township hall. Ardolfs currently store the township tractor at $900 yearly. John Mohr mentioned Roger and Elaine Ostlie has space and willing to store the tractor for the same price. Motion to relocate shed rental Mark Reinert motioned to pass. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

John Mohr will be checking with the Hutch Coop/Cenex in Silver Lake to check our gas card for the tractor. 

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurers report to the township board. Tom Radtke motioned to pass the treasurer’s reports. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Claims of disbursements was presented to the board by Faye Bruckschen. Tom Radtke motioned to approve claims for payment, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr motioned to end the December meeting at 8:43p.m. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimous.

2019 November

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

November 13, 2019

Meeting Minutes by: Bailey Nordmann

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

John Mohr opened the regular meeting of November 13, 2019 at 7:03 pm. 

Tom Radtke motioned to approve the October regular meeting minutes. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

John Mohr updated the council on the bid regarding the front door of the township hall. Bids were sought out at ABC and Simonsons Lumber. Theresa presented a quote from Crow River Glass on windows on each sides of the front door. 

Theresa presented the Glencoe Fire Department Fire Contract to the council to approve the second half of the contract. 

2020 board of ReOrg was decided to be meeting after the January regular meeting. John Mohr motioned to pass. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Chad Bandas offered a written quote for plowing cartways and the township hall at $66.00/hr as needed unless 4+ inches of snow then Muellers will plow cartways/township hall. John Mohr motioned to pass. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Annual conference will be November 22, November 23, 2019 Theresa reminded everyone to keep their receipts to get reimbursed. 

Century Link asking permission to trench 2,000ft of fiber on 137th street road right-a-way. Tom Radtke expressed concern about the fiber running along bridge. Mark Reinert motioned to approve. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Mark Reinert got quotes from Weitrich on the culverts for $5,500-$6,000. 15in culverts. 24in $6500 Koala culvert was discussed to put an elbow on the culvert which has been filled with silt over the years. Mark Reinert will be contacting Jeremiah Peterson on his culvert in his driveway on 180th to be quoted.

Huepenbecker contacted John Mohr on a downed yield sign on one side on 130th. John met with a supervisor in Glencoe Township to put a stop sign on intersection of 130th and Garden on both sides.  Glencoe Township will be reimbursing Rich Valley Township half the invoice. 

Tom Radtke will be calling Ray Bandas on cutting the ditches in the township. 

Faye presented the treasurers report. Tom Radtke motioned to pass. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Tom Radtke motioned to pay the disbursements for the month. Mark Reinert seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

John Mohr presented a final plat for Brad Bienkowski, on Jade ave acres. Mark Reinert motioned to pass. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

Mark Reinert motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 pm. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion passes unanimous. 

2019 October

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Regular Meeting

October 9, 2019

Minutes Prepared By:  Theresa Rusten

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

Tom Radtke present at 7:30PM.

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:04 PM.

The board reviewed the meeting notes from the Sept. 11, 2019 meeting.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve the meeting minutes, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

Brad Bienkowski was present informing the board of stage 2 of his platting process.  The board reviewed the preliminary plat. Mark Reinert motioned to approve stage 2 of the preliminary plat, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board will be looking for bids for the entire main door/frame.  John Mohr will be contacting ABC and Simonson for quotes.  

Theresa Rusten informed the board members of the meeting with Phil Nowak and his thoughts on the leaky roof.

Bailey Nordmann stated that DSL will be ready to work on the entry way bench early this Winter.  They will require ½ the payment prior to start.

John Mohr was not able to get any information from Ken Polifka on 180th.

The board discussed the hole on Koala and the shape of the current old culvert.  Tom Radtke will be getting a quote from Randy Peterson for culvert installation on Koala.

Mark Reinert will contact Weutherich for a quote on Koala and the culvert on 180th.

Tom Radtke motioned to approve Resolution Authorizing Contract with Mark Reinert, Supervisor A, 1009A, John Mohr second the motion.  Motion unanimous. Mark Reinert abstained.

John Mohr will bring his notes from the meeting at the Fritz Schulz ditch location.   

John Mohr motioned to approve the mowing and elevation shooting to performed by Mark Reinert not to exceed $500.00 for these services, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous. Mark Reinert abstained.

Sign inspections will be sent out in November.

The board discussed the road maintenance report received from Glencoe Township which only covers snow plowing..  The board will finalize the road maintenance contract to include grading and graveling to include a Winter map and Summer map.  Will finalize and forward to Glencoe Township.

John Mohr will be the contact person for Mueller’s for snow blading.  

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for month ending September, 2019.  The board discussed the bond tranfer and new CD. Motion made by Mark Reinert to approve the treasurer’s report, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board discussed a per diem for meals if any board member wants to attend the State MAT Convention.  Receipts must be submitted to be reimbursed. Mark Reinert motioned to approve a $55 a day for meal allowance, John Mohr second the motion.  Tom Radtke abstained.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to pay the bills, second by Tom Radtke.  Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Tom Radtke to adjourn the meeting at 8:31 PM, second made by Tom Radtke.  Motion unanimous.

2019 September

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Township

Regular Meeting

September 11,  2019

Minutes Prepared By:  Theresa Rusten

Participants:  Mark Reinert, Tom Radtke, Joh Mohr, Theresa Rusten, Bailey Nordmann, Faye Bruckschen, RaNay Lentsch, Faye Bruckschen

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

The board reviewed the meeting notes from the August 14 meeting.  Tom Radtke motioned to approve the August minutes and Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The board welcomed Mark Reinert to the board.

Bailey Nordmann presented a quote from DSL for the entryway which included the bench, shelf overhang with hanger ($1495).  Theresa Rusten brought in a quote from Crow River glass for installing tempered glass around existing glass. Theresa Rusten will follow up with Phil Nowak to look and give a quote on fixing the leaky roof and tile along with a combo quote adding a commercial entry door.

Tom Radtke motioned to approve the entryway DSL quote, Mark Reinert second the quote.

John Mohr will contact Schauer construction for a door quote also.

The board decided to table the contribution request for the donation to the Bohemian National Cemetery.  Tom Radtke motioned to table the contribution donation, Mark Reinert second the motion. Motion unanimous.

The board was informed of the McLeod County Fall meeting on September 23 at 7:30 PM.

The board discussed the burning permit process.

John Mohr stated that he was not able to meet with Ken Polifka on culvert repair on 180th.

John Mohr brought up looking at the ditch by Fritz Schultz.  The board will meet at the site on Saturday 9:00 AM. John Mohr will take notes and the board will review the site discussion at the October 9th Regular Meeting.

Sign inspection has been completed.  John Mohr and Tom Radtke will complete the inspection report by the October meeting and Theresa Rusten will forward to McLeod County. 

The board will be attending the Glencoe Township meeting to discuss the shared road maintenance contract and discussion plan.

John Mohr brought up a big pot hole on 130th.  John Mohr motioned to purchase a load of conbit store at Ardolfs or the corner lot of the hall from Hanson Gravel.  Mark Reinert second the motion. Motion unanimous.

John Mohr stated he checked out the bean damage from weed control on the Dummer property.  He also met with Jim Hlavka to discuss the damage. It was determined that the damage was due to residue from weed control placed on last years crops that caused the problem.  The issue has been resolved.

The board has a $500k bond that got called on Aug. 26 and our Well Fargo representative, Steve Paddock, contacted John Mohr.  We have 30 days to transfer. Faye Bruckschen brought in quotes from the local banks. The current balance is $500,104.63. Mark Reinert motioned to transfer these bond funds to our Security Bank savings acct to establish a 2 yr CD at 2.20%, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

The second bond is going called October 27.  

Faye Bruckschen presented the treasurer’s report for month ending August 31, 2019.  John Mohr motioned to approve the treasurer’s report.

Tom Radtke motioned to allow Jim Hlavka to complete the weed/brush as needed, Mark Reinert second the motion. Motion unanimous.

Motion made by Mark Reinert to pay the bills, Tom Radtke second.  Motion unanimous.

Mark Reinert motioned to donate $300.00 to 4H, Tom Radtke second the motion.  Motion unanimous.

John Mohr motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 PM, Mark Reinert second the motion.  Motion unanimous.   

2019 August

Posted in 2019

Rich Valley Township
Regular Meeting
August 14, 2019
Meeting Minutes by Bailey Nordmann

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

John Mohr opened the meeting at 7:02 p.m. on August 14th.

John Mohr will follow up on quotes on 180th street.

Tom Radtke motioned to pass the meeting minutes for July, John Mohr second. Motion unanimous.

Chad Pokornowski approached the board seeking approval on a CUP to put up a storage shed on a vacant lot adjacent to his property. Tom Radtke motioned to pass. John Mohr second. Motion unanimous.

Craig Dummer approached the board with a concern of the weed chemical used along the ditches. He’s finding that his beans have died where the overspray hit his crops. The board members will be going and looking at the damage.

Tony Kadlec approached the board representing the Bohemian National Cemetery is looking to expand to the south of the current cemetery layout. Seeking help for gravel for 1125 feet of expanded road. The board will review donation/contribution policy.

Alan Radunze presented the final sketch plan to the board. Tom Radtke motioned to approve the final plat 19-04. John Mohr second. Motion unanimous.

The Board Vacancy Resolution #0819 was presented by Theresa Rusten to the board members. John Mohr motioned to pass. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion unanimous.

The board discussed renovation of the main entrance. Theresa will get a quote from Crow River Glass for side glass windows and commercial grade door. Bailey will get a quote for a coat/hat rack for main room and a quote for a bench, coat rack combo. John will investigate a carpenter for new lights.

The board discussed the propane contract with Glencoe Co-op.

The board discussed the new election equipment. ReNay will make a custom cover for the new equipment. John Mohr motioned to pass. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion unanimous.

The board discussed the hall holding tanks.

The board discussed the culverts on 145th, 170th and 180th. John Mohr will contact contractors to fix the collapsed culvert in the driveway of the resident on 12769 180th Street.

John Mohr talked with Fritz Shultz about his ditch. The board will need to go look and see how far the repair will need to go from the center of the road.
The board discussed the shared road contract with neighboring townships. Theresa Rusten will get in contact with the Glencoe Township Clerk to discuss the board members attending their meeting.

The board discussed the sign inventory and replacement in the township. Tom Radtke will take the North half of the township, and John Mohr will be doing the South half.

Faye brought forward the Township treasurers report for the month of July. John mohr motioned to approve. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion unanimous.

The board unanimously appointed Mark Reinert to fill in Don Lhotka’s board position until the 2020 November general election.

John Mohr closed the meeting at 8:57pm. Tom Radtke seconded. Motion unanimous.