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, September 16, 2014, beginning at 4:30PM. Official minutes of this board meeting have not yet been approved.
Township officers attending the meeting were Brad Kelly, Neil Halverson, Chuck Olson and David Larson. Township supervisor Steve Vrieze did not attend the meeting. Township residents Brian Meldahl, Dawn Meldahl, 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 $90,240.66 as of August 31, 2014, after the payment of all August bills. Olson reported that $52,766.60 was expended by the township during August. Olson also reported that $3,733.70 was deposited into the bank during August.
The township board reviewed bills received by David Larson since the August meeting. The total amount of outstanding bills, excluding current wages, was $3,192.27. All outstanding bills were approved for payment.
Butch Obieglo reported that all repairs of roads damaged by the 2013 flooding have been completed. The final road repairs that have been completed include 401st Avenue, Aurora Road (South Fork Hill), and Halverson Road.
Coyote Road Cartway
Brian and Dawn Meldahl, who own 5 acres of seasonal recreation property accessed by the Coyote Road cartway, informed the township board that they intend to build a permanent residence on their property within the next year. They would like the township board to upgrade maintenance of the Coyote Road cartway so that it is accessible by regular vehicles year round. Meldahl stated that he spoke with Jim Edgar, the DNR forestry officer in the area, who indicated the DNR would probably contribute funds toward the cost of rock and gravel for Coyote Road. Jim Edgar spoke, by telephone, to the group at the meeting, and indicated he did not believe there were any funds available in DNR road accounts to contribute any rock or gravel toward maintenance of the cartway. The township board informed the Meldahls that Preble Township will not fund any major rebuilding of this cartway. However, the township board might consider funding some rock and gravel that could be applied to the cartway to make it more passable.