Board Meeting of


December 13th, 2011


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


1.       Meeting was called to order by Supervisor Dave Johnson at 7:00 PM.Note: Ardell Johnson arrived at 7:25 PM

2.       Additions to the Agenda:

New Business: West Central Ag., Correspondence, Review 2013 Budget

Old Business:  Sanding Big Hill, Mowing Town Roadside

           Motion to approve by D. Johnson, second by Scherzer– passed 2-0


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 Scherzer– passed 2-0


4. Treasurer report:

                -- Cash Balance of              $   9,588.53

                -- Invested Balance of        $ 28,148.70

                -- Total Balance of              $37,737.23

Motion to approve by D. Johnson, second by Scherzer– passed 2-0


5. Claims for payment:


                $775.00 MAT Insurance

                $525.00 Clearwater Hwy Dept.



Motion to approve by D. Johnson, second by Scherzer– passed 2-0


6.  Old Business:

A.  Dick Toomey reviewed the Clearwater County Township Meeting held in October.

Blake Peterson will no longer be working with the county on noxious weed control.              

There was no other significant information


B.  Ardell Johnson reported that Mitch Shegrud will continue to sand Big Hill.  Ardell will call Mitch when sanding is required.


C.  Dave Johnson will contact LaPrairie town board concerning sharing the future cost of mowing the road edges. He will also see if the county is set up to assess the costs to each township.


D. Dave Johnson contacted the county concerning the errors on the county web site.  The county has corrected the errors. The county mailed a complete listing of county and town officers to each township.


7.  New Business:


A.  The board reviewed the dates for 2012 meetings and made some adjustments.

                          Motion to approve by Scherzer, second by A. Johnsons– passed 3-0


B.  As a township, we need a Tax Free Number to which will exempt us from paying sales tax. Dick Toomey acquired this number.  He then filed the necessary papers with West Central Ag to assure that we have an active account with them for the purchase of chemicals used in spraying town road right of ways.


C.  Dick Toomey presented the 2013 budget for preliminary review.  Supervisors will review the budget and be prepared for approval at the January 10th board meeting.


D. Other:  Chair D. Johnson received a request for funds from the county ambulance service. He will write them a letter explaining our board policy concerning contributions. He also received a form from the census bureau requesting information about our town government; he will complete and return the form.



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

A.  Approval of 2013 Budget

B.  Reorganize the town board.

C.  Plan for Board of Audit


9.   Motion to adjourn by Scherzer, second by A. Johnson, passed 3-0   Adjourned at 8:17 PM


_____________________________ Marv Mortenson, Clerk


_____________________________ Supervisor