Town Board Meeting of


December 10th, 2013


Present: Dave Johnson, Supervisor--Ardell Johnson, Supervisor—Greg Scherzer, Supervisor--Dick Toomey, Treasurer—Marv Mortenson, Clerk.  Citizen: Barb Von Hagen



  1. Meeting was called to order by Supervisor Dave Johnson at 7:04 pm.


  1. Additions for the agenda were called for:  D. Johnson added the following to the agenda.

New Business

D. Appointment of new town clerk

Motion to accept the agenda as amended made by G. Scherzer, seconded by A. Johnson,

passed 3-0.


  1. Reading of the Minutes

A motion to dispense with the reading of the minutes and approve the minutes of the last regular meeting, made by G. Scherzer, seconded by A. Johnson, passed 3-0.


  1. Treasurer’s Report (See details on attached reports)

            Cash Balance of      $29,730.05

            Investments of           28,301.62


            Motion to approve treasurer’s report made by D. Johnson, seconded by A. Johnson, passed 3-0.


  1. Claims for Payment

             $    300.00 Minnesota State Auditor

      $ 1,500.00  Bellefy Brushing

             $ 1,004.88  County Hwy Dept

             $      46.00  Postmaster

             $  2,850.88  

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


  1. Old Business

A.      Traffic sign replacement. The clerk provided the chair with an updated document of the traffic sign inventory and a DOT document of the standards for “U Post Breakaway Splice”.  The official up to date copies of both of these documents can be found in the clerk’s “notebook” in the tab “ traffic sign’s”.

B.Board Meeting dates for 2014. With some adjustments and additions, the meeting dates for 2014 were finalized. Motion to adopt these meeting dates, publish and post made by D. Johnson, second by G. Scherzer, passed 3-0.


  1. New Business

A.      The Treasurer handed out and reviewed the draft budget for 2015. The supervisors will look this over, with discussion and possible adoption at the Jan. 14th, 2013 town board meeting.

B.Chairmen D. Johnson handed out a copy of the 2012 “Year End Report” and reviewed the format. No one expressed a need to change the format.

C.The town clerk, Marv Mortenson, submitted a letter of resignation.  (see attached letter)

Motion to accept the letter of resignation made by G. Scherzer, seconded by A. Johnson, passed 3-0.

D.       Appointment of new town clerk, Barb Von Hagen.  Motion by G. Scherzer to appoint Barb Von Hagen to the position of township clerk. Second by D. Johnson.  Passed  3-0. Appointment to start January 1 of 2014 and end January 1of 2015. (Note:  the position of town clerk will be on the ballot for the November 11th, 2014 election of officers.)


  1. Next Board Meeting: January 14, 2014

A.      Reestablish town supervisor’s duties.

B.2015 budget review and approval.

C.Plan for annual meeting.

D.      Preliminary work on 2015 township budget.

E. Preparation to secure estimates for graveling of town roads in 2014


9.        Adjournment

               A. Johnson made a motion to adjourn, D. Johnson seconded, passed 3-0 at 9:08 pm.


                ________________________________________Board Chair

               ________________________________________ Clerk