Regular Town Board Meeting of


April 10th, 2012


Present:  Dave Johnson, Supervisor -- Ardell Johnson, Supervisor, -- Dick Toomey, Treasurer -- Marv Mortenson, Clerk --Greg Scherzer, Supervisor                                 


1.       Meeting was called to order by Supervisor Dave Johnson at 7:00 PM.


2.  Additions to the agenda were called for:   Summer Grading was added to Old Business

      Motion to approve the agenda made by D. Johnson, second by G. Scherzer – passed 3-0.


3.  Reading of the Minutes

Motion to dispense with the reading of the minutes and to approve the minutes of the last regular meeting as written. Motion by A. Johnson, second by D. Johnson – passed 3-0.


4. Treasurer report: (see detailed attached reports)


                -- Cash Balance of              $ 21,625.64

                -- Invested Balance of        $ 28,180.21

                -- Total Balance of              $ 49,805.85

Motion to approve Treasurer’s report by G. Scherzer, second by A. Johnson – passed 3-0


5. Claims for payment:

                $2,202.00              Fire Contract 2012

                $    110.87             Marv Mortenson

                $    225.00             Clearwater County Highway Dept

                $2,537.87              Total

Motion to approve payment of claims by G. Scherzer, second by A. Johnson – passed 3-0


6. Old Business:

A.      Summer Road Projects

The township received two quotes from contractors on the road projects.

1.     Lindgren Backhoe provided a very detailed report on each of the two projects. His price for the project on Seaberg LN came to $575.00 plus the cost of the culvert.  His quote for the ditching along McKenzie RD is $5,160.00. The total for the two projects $5,735.00 plus the cost of the culvert.

2.     Vogt Dirt Service provided a quote of $800.00 plus the cost of a culvert for the Seaberg LN project. A $3,200.00 quote for the McKenzie RD ditch work was given. The total for the two projects was $4,000.00.

There was much discussion concerning the difference in the quote amounts from the two contractors on the ditch work project for McKenzie RD.  From the detail provided by Lindgren Backhoe it was evident that they knew what the township wanted done and were prepared to do the project.  Vogt Dirt Service did not provide the detailed information asked for and it was difficult to determine if they had a good understanding of the project.


D. Johnson moved to award the work to Lindgren Backhoe, pending they provide the proper insurance information. This was seconded by A. Johnson passed 3-0


Ardell Johnson will call Lindgren Backhoe informing them they have the job and insurance information is needed.  Once we receive the insurance information a formal letter will be sent to Lindgren Backhoe.  A letter to Vogt Dirt Service will be drafted.


Ardell Johnson will request that Lindgren Backhoe notify him a couple of days ahead of the culvert work on Seaberg LN so residents in that area can be notified that the road will be closed for a couple of hours.

David Johnson will contact LaPrairie Township with cost and details of the work to be done on

McKenzie RD.


          Spraying for weeds and brush on road right-of-way.

          It will cost between $200 and $300 per mile to spray the road right-of-way for weeds and brush.

          Motion to do the spraying was made by G. Scherzer, second by D. Johnson passed 3-0.

          David Johnson will write a letter to Randy Hetland requesting the spraying be done.  He will also

          request that one of the town supervisors take the operator around ahead of time and show him areas

          that have been missed before that we want sprayed this time.


B.       Township Road Sign Plan:

David Johnson distributed a sample Road Sign Policy that he received from MAT.  Using this sample as a guide, the clerk will have a draft policy ready for the June meeting.


C.        Summer Grading of Seaberg Ln.  Ardell Johnson proposed that we only blade Seaberg LN every other month rather than every Month as we do now.  The board decided to stay with every Month.


7.   New Business:


A.      Review of the Annual Meeting:  There was no action needed by the board following the Annual Meeting.  All board members expressed how pleased they were to see a good turn out by the residents.

B.       County Highway Dept. contract and schedule.  After receiving the annual contract update, David Johnson contacted the highway dept. to correct some errors on their part.

C.       Township Kiosk:  G. Scherzer moved for completion and installation of a township Kiosk and reimbursement not to exceed $150.00.  Second by A. Johnson, passed 3-0.

D.      Other:  Supervisors will do a spring road tour Friday, April 13, at 9:00 am.        

8. NEXT BOARD MEETING: June 12th, Agenda Items:

A.  Summer Road Projects

B.  Election and Dates

C.  Road Tour Results

D.  Town Road Sign Plan

E.  Summer Short Course June 27th



9.   Motion to adjourn by G. Scherzer, second by A. Johnson - passed 3-0.  Adjourned at 8.39 PM


_____________________________ Marv Mortenson, Clerk


_____________________________ Supervisor