Regular Board Meeting of
LONG LOST LAKE TOWNSHIP
August 12, 2014
Present: Dave Johnson, Supervisor - Ardell Johnson, Supervisor - Greg Scherzer, Supervisor - Dick Toomey, Treasurer - Becky Bergerson, Deputy Clerk
Absent - Barb Von Hagen, Clerk
Supervisor Dave Johnson called meeting to order at 8:00 pm
Supervisor A. Johnson requested spotted knapweed be added to new business. Motion made to approve new agenda by D. Johnson, second by A. Johnson, passed 3-0
The minutes from 6/10/14 were distributed. A motion to dispense with the reading of the minutes and approve the available minutes of the last regular meeting with changes was made by G. Scherzer, second by A. Johnson, passed 3-0.
Cash Balance of $33,917.80
Investments of 28,338.66
Motion to approve the treasurer’s report made by G. Scherzer, second by D.Johnson, passed 3-0.
$ 120.00 Minn Assoc. of Townships. – Walker summer short course for Toomey, Von Hagen at $60.00 each
71.12 Dick Toomey - Mileage to Walker and return 127 miles @ $0.56=71.12
625.00 Clearwater Highway Department - grading 6-3-2014
1,200.00 Bellefy Brushing – removal of dead and down trees on right of way
26.25 Farmers Publishing Company – election notice
24,835.60 Voight Dirt Service LLC – Gravel all township roads and blading
Motion to approve claims for payment and addition of the Bellefy payment made by G. Scherzer, second by D. Johnson, passed 3-0
wash boarding on new areas, others were satisfied. It was hopeful needed rainfall would settle the problem.
C. LaPrairie share of costs of above projects – La Prairie township board has not communicated with LLL board on their share of the graveling or tree removing. Nineteen percent of the shared township roads are theirs (3.2 miles of 8.5 total miles of road) Their share of costs comes to about $5000. A motion was made to go ahead and send them a bill for their share by G. Scherzer, second by D. Johnson, passed 3-0.
D. Sand for Big Hill – G. Scherzer agreed to again handle this by having sand stockpiled on his place for winter and spreading it on Big Hill during icy road conditions. A motion was made addressing this by D. Johnson, second A. Johnson, passed 3-0.
E. Snow fence on Big Hill – The board was in agreement to go ahead with the project. G. Scherzer agree to contact Jesse Cox about placement of the snow fence and decide how much was needed
F. Roadside mowing – Bellefy will do the mowing for $600, same as the county, if the board decides to it. After a brief discussion G. Scherzer made a motion to have A. Johnson authorize Bellefy to do the mowing for up to $600. Second by D. Johnson, motion passed 3-0 (Clerk’s note – mowing was done promptly on Aug 15)
G. Roger Houglum driveway from Aug 2013 – Problem was again discussed and it was felt that a culvert would take care of the problem of drainage from Seaberg down said driveway. G. Scherzer offered to talk to R. Houglum and discus the possibilities.
A. Resignation of clerk – Barb Von Hagen resigned immediately due to health problems. D. Johnson made a motion to accept her resignation, second G. Scherzer, passed 3-0. It is too late for any one to file for the position in the upcoming election. A motion was made by D. Johnson that the board chairman handle the clerk duties until the clerk position is filled, second G. Scherzer, passed 3-0.
B. Election filing report – David Johnson has filed for 3rd Supervisor, Richard Toomey has filed for treasurer, no one has filed for clerk.
A. Power line noise – a complaint was filed with Clearwater Polk about power line noise interruption of AM radio stations in the area.
B. District 12 Meeting notice – Meeting will be held in Erskine on Aug 26 at 7:00.
C. Missing treasurer reports – treasurer’s handouts are missing from the 2-11-2014 and 4-8-2014. Treasure R. Toomey has the information; a note will be added to the clerk’s book to see treasurer.
A motion was made to adjourn the meeting was made by D. Johnson, second A. Johnson, passed 3-0. Meeting was adjourned at 9:45 pm.