Regular Town Board Meeting of


December 11th, 2012


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


        1.        Meeting was called to order by Supervisor Dave Johnson at 7:03 PM.


        2.        Additions to the agenda were called for:

New Business:  Census Survey

      Motion to approve the agenda made by D. Johnson, second by G. Scherzer – passed 2-0


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 D. Johnson, second by G. Scherzer – passed 2-0


4. Treasurer report: (see detailed attached reports) 

                -- Cash Balance of                  $ 19,808.90

                -- Invested Balance of             $ 28,238.91

                -- Total Balance of                   $ 48,047.81

Motion to approve Treasurer’s report by Scherzer, second by D. Johnson – passed 2-0


5. Claims for payment:

                $  115.40                 Nancy Johnson (Election Judge)

                $    56.00                 Julie Thieschafer (Election Judge)

                $  825.00                 Clearwater County Highway Dept

                $ 1,300.00               Total

Motion to approve payment of claims by G. Scherzer, second by D. Johnson – passed 2-0


Ardell Johnson, supervisor arrived.  (7:22 PM)


6. Old Business:

A.      2013 meeting calendar was approved. Motion by G. Scherzer, second by A. Johnson – passed 3-0

B.        Sanding of Big Hill.  G. Scherzer did not gather the information.  (G. Scherzer will have an update for the Dec. meeting. The township has not been billed for sanding last winter. The bill should be for two applications, $150.00. From the Oct. minutes.)

G. Scherzer says he will have the information for the January meeting.

C.       Wash Board effect on Big Hill Rd:   A. Johnson checked on the application of chemical.  Chemical would help the problem of wash boarding but the cost is approximately $8,000 for the 1.7 miles of Big Hill Road

(Ardell Johnson will check with the county engineer on the possibility of double blading and/or chemical treatment and other possible solutions. He will have a report for the January meeting. From the Oct. minutes.

Ardell. Johnson said he will check on double blading and report at the January meeting.

D.       Township Zoning: (A. Johnson will find other township zoning regulations and report at the next meeting. From October Minutes.)

Ardell Johnson was not prepared with any more information.  Zoning issue is dropped.

E.        Unauthorized signs on township roads:  the sign policy was reviewed no action taken.


7.   New Business:

A.  County Gas tax Distribution: Letter from the county highway department was reviewed. The new formula was discussed.

B.   Census Bureau Survey has arrived and needs to be completed. The clerk will do that.

C.   General Information:  Oath of Office was given to Ardell Johnson and Greg Scherzer. The MAT township officer list was completed and will be returned to MAT.



8. NEXT BOARD MEETING: January 8th, Agenda Items:

A.  Reorganize the Board

B.  Winter sanding of “Big Hill” and bill from last year.

C.  Wash board effect on Big Hill Rd

D.  2014 Budget

C.  Traffic signs


9.   Motion to adjourn by A. Johnson, second by G. Scherzer - passed 3-0.  Adjourned at 8.35 PM


_____________________________ Marv Mortenson, Clerk


_____________________________ Supervisor