TOWN OF FREEDOM
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
August 13, 2018
Chairman Rehr called the meeting to order at (7:00) pm. (Pledge of Allegiance)
Certify compliance with open meetings law that the meeting notices were posted.
Roll Call: Gerd Muehllehner (P), Andy Zimmer (A), Dale Klingenmeyer (A), Greg Anstett (P), Dennis Rehr (P)
SUBJECTS FOR DISCUSSION:
Approve Agenda: Motion (Muehllehner/Anstett) to approve agenda. Motion Carried
Approve Minutes: Motion (Muehllehner/Anstett) to approve minutes from 07/10/2018 Regular Meeting. Motion Carried.
Treasurer’s Report: Reports were handed out. Motion by (Muehllehner/Anstett) to approve treasurer’s report as presented, Motion Carried.
Patrolman’s Report: Will add gravel to Ruff & Kosin Roads. Kosin Road near B. Macintosh driveway needs some gravel. Todd says will ditch and put some dirt in. Will be working on wedging in near future. Shanke Road culvert – county will have it ready for pick up soon. Will relocate Weinke Road with Diggers. Still working on mowing. Fahrner – still looking at first week of September for crack sealing. Shop item to change/fix – water use in shop is causing some moisture issues in light fixtures, will need to replace lights and see if that helps. Rehr – get price on LED’s for the shop.
Bridge Project: Construction meeting a few weeks ago. Bridge was supposed to start the 6th of August but now will 100% start the 15th of August. Will take 45 working days.
Pierce Conditional Use Permit:Pierces have withdrawn the entire house plan and will build in Excelsior Township. However, homeowner will be putting up a shed for storage.
Schara Driveway:Plan Commission discussed on 8/9/2018 and PC gave their approval. Motion (Anstett/Muehllehner) to approve driveway permit. Motion Carried
Cox Road Abandonment: Issue came up with resident putting in solar panel on portion of road that is no longer being utilized. Part of Cox Road is no longer being used. Township needs to properly abandon the section past 6,336 feet that we receive road aid on. Township will have to look into what next steps need to be taken to abandon it properly. Property owner will start with county to find out exact set back is required.
Garbage Contractor for 2019: Peterson Sanitation: $710 for (5 dumpsters) $850 for (6 dumpsters). Lenorud Services: $870 for (5 dumpsters). Never got a response from Advanced Disposal and contract is ending this year. Motion (Muehllehner/Anstett) to go with Peterson Sanitation for $710 (3 garbage & 2 recycling containers) for 3 years..
2018 Budget Amendment: Muehllehner – suggest taking $450 out of Board Expenses to put aside for Town Picnic. Anstett – not do anything but possibly pay for postage. Motion (Muehllehner/Anstett) since no request for money at this point, we don’t amend budget and discuss later once the picnic is complete and consider budget amendment if a request comes in for reimbursement.
Approve Vouchers: Motion (Muehllehner/Anstett) to approve vouchers. Motion Carried
Communications: Town Picnic 9/9/2018. Building Permits: J. Schara, Engelhardt, Nehring. Will bring board next month to change posting location to online only & dump – but will continue to post at shop.
Adjourn: Motion (Anstett/Muehllehner) to adjourn. Time: (8:27) PM
Respectfully Submitted, Jennifer Roloff - Town of Freedom Clerk