Regular Town Board Meeting of


January 11, 2011


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


1.  Meeting was called to order by Supervisor Dave Johnson at 7:05 PM.


2.  Additions to the agenda were called for:

       Add to new Business: Annual Township Meeting In March

      Motion to approve the agenda made by D. Johnson, second by A. Johnson – 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:             

                -- Cash Balance of              $  4,808.00

                -- Invested Balance of        $44,323.34

                -- Total Balance of              $49,131.34


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


5. Claims for payment:

                -- $  27.60    Farmers Independent

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


6. Old Business:

A.      Mitch Shegrud presented the board with the details of the work he did this summer.  David Johnson will contact LaPrairie Township concerning their portion of the bill.

B.       The 2012 budget was presented by the treasurer and approved by the board.  Motion to approve by Scherzer, second by D. Johnson - passed  3-0

C.       It is recommended that roads receive 3 inches of gravel every three years.  Three years ago the town board participated in the county bid for gravel and it proved to be cost effective.  In 2011 the county is not going to be releasing a bid for gravel.  G. Scherzer will contact the county to see if they have plans to bid gravel in 2012.  The board will wait on this information to make a decision on graveling of township roads.

D.      D. Johnson contacted the county auditor concerning the election processes in 2012.  Mr. Paulson was to call D. Johnson to set up an appointment.  He has not done that.  The town board will place this on the agenda for the annual meeting.


7.   New Business:

A.  Reorganize the Board of Supervisors: Motion to leave the board assignments and portfolios as is for 2011 made by Scherzer, second by A. Johnson --  passed 3-0

                Dave Johnson-  Chair

                Greg Scherzer- Weed Inspector and Vice Chair

                Ardell Johnson-  Road supervisor

B.  The booklet from the state of Minnesota, pertaining to traffic signs was discussed. Supervisors Scherzer and A. Johnson will review this before the next meeting.  At the February meeting the board will devise a plan of action dealing with traffic signs.



C.   Other:  Meeting of Clearwater County Townships on 1/25/11

                    The following issues will be added to the annual meeting agenda

-          -          Weed Report

-          -          Graveling of Township Roads

-          -          Election cost and format



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

A.  Board of Audit to be held prior to regular board meeting.

B.  Graveling of Township Roads

C.  Review of the 1/21/2011 Clearwater County Township meeting.

D.  Traffic signs



9.   Motion to adjourn by D. Johnson, second by Scherzer, passed 3-0   Adjourned at 8:25PM


_____________________________ Marv Mortenson, Clerk


_____________________________ Supervisor