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, October 21, 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, Les Myhre 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 $83,252.66 as of September 30, 2014, after the payment of all September bills. Olson reported that $7,084.42 was expended by the township during September.
The township board reviewed bills received by David Larson since the September meeting. The total amount of outstanding bills, excluding current wages, was $17,063.17. Of that amount, $12,090.30 represents a loan payment on the township's road grader. All outstanding bills were approved for payment.
Butch Obieglo reported that all roads have been recently graded, and that he had conducted some limited weeding on road areas.
Coyote Road Cartway
David Williams reported that he had spoken with Douglas Rau, the DNR forestry supervisor in Rochester who had approved a DNR contribution of $500 toward purchase of gravel for Coyote Road in 2011. Rau indicated that he might be willing to approve a similar contribution of $500 toward the purchase of gravel for Coyote Road this year. The DNR would require that Preble Township contribute a matching amount of $500 for the gravel purchase. Rau will consult with Jim Edgar, the forestry employee in Preston.
Townhall Lawn Mowing
The township board approved an arrangement for resident Les Myhre to mow the townhall lawn every two weeks for compensation of $40 for each mowing.
Rushford Fire Department
Rushford Fire Department submitted a proposed contact for fire services that would require an annual payment by Preble Township of $1,179.63. The township board approved the fire services contract.
David Larson informed the township board that the clerk's laptop is aging and will not run the new township accounting software that will be released by the Minnesota state auditor at the beginning of 2015. Brad Kelly and others will investigate the availability and cost of replacing the township laptop.
Property Tax Appeals
Brad Kelly announced that all 3 township supervisors had completed training with the Minnesota Department of Revenue that will not allow the township to hold its own property tax board of equalization and appeals each year in the spring. The board approved a resolution authorizing the township to hold its own property tax board of equalization and appeals hearings. A copy of the resolution will be delivered to the Fillmore County Assessor.