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, May 20, 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 residents Paul Olson and 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.
Chuck Olson reported that the township checking account balance at Rushford State Bank was $151,839.04 as of April 30, 2014, after the payment of all April bills. Olson reported that $10,583.21 was expended by the township during April.
The township board reviewed bills received by David Larson since the April meeting. The total amount of outstanding bills, excluding current wages, was $33,209.57. Of this amount, 32,795.30 was allocated toward the purchase of the new Caterpillar road grader. The down payment on the road grader is $20,455.00, and the first installment payment to Bank of the West is $12,340.30. All outstanding bills were approved for payment.
Butch Obieglo has begun grading township roads. All township roads are in good condition, but rock needs to be applied onto several identified roads.
Brad Kelly reported that the township sent a letter to the property owners who use the Vitse bridge [L4665] in section 10 of the township, informing them that the bridge is rapidly deteriorating, and the Fillmore County road engineer is threatening to permanently close the bridge. In the interim, the bridge is posted at weight limits of not more than 3 tons. All heavy farm equipment use of the bridge must cease immediately.