Regular Town Board Meeting of


October 11th, 2011


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

Absent:  -- Greg Scherzer, Supervisor;    Guest: Al Paulson, County Auditor


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


2.  Additions to the Agenda: No additions


3.  Reading of the Minutes

A motion was made 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 A. Johnson– passed 2-0


4. Treasurer report:

                -- Cash Balance of              $   5,903.96

                -- Invested Balance of        $ 28,148.75

                -- Total Balance of              $34,052.66

Motion by D. Johnson, second by A. Johnson– passed 2-0


5. Claims for payment:

                $850.00   to Clearwater county Hwy Dept.

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


6.  Old Business:

A.    Mowing the township road edge cost $100.00 per hour and came to a total of $300.00.


7.  New Business:


A.  Calendar for 2012 was distributed and supervisors will review it.  Meeting dates will be on the agenda for approval at the December meeting.


B.  Ardell Johnson  received a verbal quote from Dale Vogt of Vogt Dirt Service for  $80.00 per hour to do snow removal and blading of the township roads.  After an in-depth discussion, the board decided to remain with the present provider.


C.  Elections for 2012.  Al Paulson, county Auditor was present to discuss the cost of our township elections. It was determined  the most cost effective way to lower our township costs would be to have “mail ballots” for the township residents. The township may need to provide election judges to count the ballots on election night.  Mr. Paulson will contact the township when he has more information.  This will most likely be after his meetings in February of 2012.


D. Other:

                -- We will need to have someone attend the County Township meeting on 10/25 as there may be new information on road sign regulations.

                -- Dick Toomey’s computer crashed and it was necessary for him to re-enter the 2011 financial data. 

                -- Dick Toomey received an email from the State Dept. questioning expenditures for 2010.  He answered that request with an explanation and has received no future correspondence.


8. NEXT BOARD MEETING: December 13th, Agenda Items:

A.  Approval of Township Calendar for 2012

B.  Place to hold Annual Meeting




9.   Motion to adjourn by D. Johnson, second by A. Johnson, passed 2-0   Adjourned at 8:45 PM


_____________________________ Marv Mortenson, Clerk


_____________________________ Supervisor