Fillmore County, Minnesota
Preble Township Board Meeting Highlights
The following topics were discussed at the regular meeting of the board of supervisors held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, beginning at 7:00PM. Official minutes of this board meeting have not yet been approved.
Township officers attending the meeting were Brad Kelly, Neil Halverson, Steve Vrieze, Chuck Olson and David Larson. Township resident David Williams attended the meeting. Township road engineer Butch Obieglo attended the meeting.
Brad Kelly, township president, called the meeting to order and led the discussion.
New Township Supervisor and Election of Officers
The township board welcomed Steve Vrieze as a new township supervisor. Vrieze was given the oath of office. Brad Kelly offered the appreciation of the township board and residents to David Williams for his 10 years of service as township supervisor. The township board elected officers for the year, including Brad Kelly, as president, and Neil Halverson, as vice president.
Chuck Olson reported that the township checking account balance at Rushford State Bank was $161,043.83 as of February 28, 2014, after the payment of all February bills. Olson reported that $11,663.02 was expended by the township during February.
The township board reviewed bills received by David Larson since the February meeting. The total amount of outstanding bills, excluding current wages, was $9,721.10. All outstanding bills were approved for payment.
Butch Obieglo has plowed and winged all township roads since the recent snowfall.
Brad Kelly reported that most of the interior repairs of the townhall have been completed, including the painting of interior walls. Remaining work includes the removal of the old carpeting and installation of linoleum or laminate flooring. Township officers are visiting nearby hardware stores to locate appropriate flooring materials.
Spring Road Tour
The township board will tour all roads within 30 days -- selecting a date after snow melt has occurred.
The township board approved the continuation of the same compensation for township officers that has been paid over the past two years: $100 per meeting or work activity for supervisors, $125 per month for the treasurer, and $300 per month for the clerk.
Township Equipment and Snowplowing Rates
The township board approved the following rates for the use of township equipment for neighboring township road projects: $90 per hour for the plow truck, and $100 per hour for the road grader. Additionally, the township board approved the following rates for plowing snow for township resident driveways during the winter of 2014-2015: $50 for short driveways and $75 for longer driveways, as determined by the plow truck driver.
David Williams will continue to update and maintain the township website, without compensation, for a few months. The township board will review this arrangement after 90 days.