Regular Town Board Meeting of


January 15th, 2008


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

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


2.  Additions to the agenda were called for:

                New Business:                  Off Road Trails, CEDO, ICS Training, board of audit

                Old Business:                Variance Meeting of Jan. 2

Motion to approve the agenda made by D. Johnson, second Scherzer – passed 3-0


3.  Motion to dispense with the reading of the minutes; approve the minutes of the last regular meeting as

                written.     Motion by Scherzer, second by D. Johnson – passed 3 -0


4. Treasurer report:               

                -- Cash Balance of                 $14,937.25

                -- Invested Balance of                 $46,626.10

                -- Total Balance of                 $61,563.35

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


5. Claims for payment:

                $277.50                Clearwater County for snow removal


6. Old Business:

A. Budget for 2009:  After much discussion and a few changes the budget was approved for presentation at the Annual Meeting.  Motion by Scherzer, second by A. Johnson, passed 3-0

The taxable property value in LLL township is:                 $12,550,800.00

The minimal tax percentage would produce:                                $         6,068.31                


B.  Variance Meeting of Jan. 2, 2008:  Dave Johnson, Ardell Johnson, Dick Toomey and Marv Mortenson attended said Public Hearing with the Planning Advisory Commission.  Following a presentation by persons representing Mr. Klande and much discussion by the Commission, the variance was tabled.  The parties asking for the variance need to provide further documentation if they intend to further pursue the variance application.  The Commission agreed to inform the township when or if this is again placed on the agenda.


7.  New Business

A. Projects for 2008:

                - Spray road side for spotted nap weed and brush

                - Gravel township roads

- Seed road side on Seaberg RD where the road was raised as the lake rose. Purpose is to prevent erosion into the lake.

- Removal of down trees in road right of way

`               B. Off Road Trails:  A. Johnson shared a letter he received for the DNR concerning state forest around the upper Mississippi River. Information only, no action required.


C. ICS Training:  D. Johnson shared his involvement with Homeland Security and disaster control. Information only, no action required.


D. CEDO:  The township received a letter from the Economic Development Organization with an invitation to attend an open citizens meeting to share our “visions and emerging ideas”.  Information only, no action required.


E.  Board of Audit.  D. Johnson, D. Toomey, M. Mortenson will meet on Jan. 22, 2008 at 1:30 pm to prepare for the Board of Audit on Feb. 12th at 7:00 pm.


8.  Motion to adjourn by D. Johnson, second by Scherzer, passed 3-0   Adjourned at 9:10 PM


_____________________________ Marv Mortenson, Clerk


_____________________________ Supervisor