Regular Board Meeting of


December 9, 2014



Present: Dave Johnson, Supervisor - Ardell Johnson, Supervisor - Greg Scherzer, Supervisor - Dick Toomey, Treasurer - Becky Bergerson-Deputy Clerk, Citizen Laurie Wilson


  1. Call to Order

†† †††††Supervisor Dave Johnson called meeting to order at 7:00 pm


  1. Agenda

Additions to the agenda were called for. There were no additions.Motion made to approve new agenda by D. Johnson, second by A. Johnson, passed 3-0


  1. Minutes

The minutes from 10-14-2014 had been sent to all supervisors. A motion to dispense with the reading of the minutes and approve the minutes of the last regular meeting was made by G. Scherzer, second by A. Johnson, passed 3-0.


  1. Treasurerís Report (See details on attached reports)

††††††Cash Balance of††††† $ 6,709.21

†††††††† Investments of†††††††† 28,364.48

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 35,073.69

††††††† Motion to approve the treasurerís report made by G. Scherzer, second by A. Johnson, passed 3-0.


  1. Claims for Payment (See details on attached reports)

††††††† $275.00 Bellefy Brushing Work on Big Hill

†††††††††††† 10.00 Minn Assoc of Townships- Town Government Manual

82.48 Nancy Johnson -Election judge training and 108 mileage

22.00 Ruth Johnson -Election judge training

31.36 Richard Toomey- Mileage to LaPrairie Town Hall for meeting 56 mi @ $.56

††††††††††††††††† 700.00 Clearwater County- grading once and snowplowing once

Motion to approve claims for payment made by D.Johnson, second by G Scherzer, passed 3-0


  1. Old Business
    1. Election wrap up (Board of Canvas, Accept Oath of Office)

The board accepted the Board of Canvas results.

The Oath of Office for elected board members David Johnson-supervisor, Richard Toomey-treasurer, Laurie Wilson-clerk, was accepted by the board and signed by deputy clerk Becky Bergerson

B.      Letters relating to Shoreline Trail/Big Hill

David Johnson read two letters received in regards to Shoreline Trail/Big Hill. One was from Lowell Liebenow and Patty Bohnet expressing their concerns in regards to reckless driving on both roadways causing safety concerns and damage to the roadways.

The second was from James Teigland, Fremstad Law Firm representing Rex Kemmer. This letter was in regard to the fact his client felt harassed by the Long Lost Lake Township Board and wanted this to stop, stated legal action may be taken. Also to the fact that rebar had been placed to secure cones defining the edge of the entrance to Shoreline Trail had caused vehicle damage. It was contended that this was an illegal act.

The board felt no comment was justified on this matter.

C.      Final Review and motion to publish 2015 meeting dates

††††††† D. Johnson made a motion to accept the meeting dates schedule and authorized publication in the Dec 17, 2014††

Issue of the Farmerís Independent; second G. Scherzer, passed 3-0.

D.      Snow fence on Big Hill

This will be installed as early as this week weather permitting. Greg Scherzer, Ardell Johnson and David Johnson will put it in place.

  1. New Business
    1. Report on La Prairie Town Board Meeting

Dick Toomey and Ardell Johnson attended a meeting of the LaPrairie Township Board on Nov 20th with the purpose of obtaining an agreement with them to pay their share of the bills for work on shared township roads. After some discussion they agreed to pay but stated they would like better communication on this matter. The LLL board agreed it would be an advantage to have better communication and discussed ways to implement communication between the two boards.


    1. Discuss 2016 budget-for annual meeting

Richard Toomey presented a draft worksheet with needed information for the upcoming 2016 budget. It was discussed by the board and will be finalized at the next board meeting.


    1. Discuss format for annual meeting information

The board decided to follow the same format as used in previous years.


Meeting was paused to reopen 5. Claims above to submit a claim presented by A Johnson by Bellefy Brushing for work on Big Hill for $275.00. D Johnson made a motion to approve the bill, second G Scherzer, approved 3-0 Claim was added to above list.

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  1. Other
    1. Thanks to Becky Bergerson for her work as deputy clerk.
    2. Fill out forms for the MN Association of Townships calendar and newsletter along with the slate of officers for the county.


  1. Next Board Meeting Jan 13 2015 - 7:00pm at Dick Toomeyís
    1. Reorganize town board
    2. Work on 2016 budget

C.      Annual meeting planning

    1. Clearwater County Town Association meeting Tues, Jan 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm in Bagley Senior Center


  1. Adjournment and Time

A motion was made to adjourn the meeting by A Johnson, second D Johnson, passed 3-0. Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.




________________________________________________________Board Chair


________________________________________________________Deputy Clerk†††††††††††††††