Amor Township Minutes For
January 13, 2015
Meeting was called to order by Chairman Eric Roberts. In attendance were Supervisor Val Dietz, Supervisor Mike Holstrom, Treasurer Lori Holmgren, Dave Holmgren and Chuck Erickson. Clerk Brenda Hildebrand was absent.
Pledge allegiance was recited.
Minutes were read by Supervisor Mike Holstrom. Motion to approve minutes made by Dietz, seconded by Holstrom and carried.
Treasurer’s report was read with a checkbook ending balance of $70,717.02 and a money market ending balance of $127,606.19. Motion to approve made by Dietz, seconded by Holstrom and carried.
Dietz made a motion to pay claims #3722-3737 and 2 automatic withdrawals. Holstrom seconded and carried.
Chuck Erickson asked the board about have a 100 year celebration for Amor Park. Some ideas were as follows; ice cream social, hotdog roast, Sunday Service. Chuck with check with Brenda Hildebrand for availability and time frame. Board will come up with donations. Plan can proceed and get information for the Annual Meeting in March.
Chuck also asked the board about God’s Acres. They are requesting a grant from the DNR to help with trees and pruning of trees. It won’t cost the township anything and they would trim the tree rows around the hall. He also asked to include the log cabin in the information about God’s Acres. Board was agreed as long as the key could be found. The key has been missing since the fall.
Motion made by Dietz to set the Board of Review on April 22, 2016 at 9:30 am to 10:30 am. It was seconded by Holstrom and carried. Roberts will complete the online course.
Holstrom made a motion to approve the list of election judges for the March elections. Cindy Dean will be the head judge, Larry Stewart and Kerry Baumgartner will be the other judges. Jim Olson and Corrine Wilson will be the alternate judges if needed. It was seconded by Dietz and carried. Roberts is up for supervisor and Hildebrand for Clerk.
Dave Holmgren got prices for tires for the grader. Cost will be Low bid $1,070.00 for each tire; $70.00 for removal and mounting; $70.00 for service call. High bid was $2000.00 for tire. This was from Scotties in Ottertail. He will keep checking and report back next month.
Due to the unexpected death of Lowell Bjorgaard, the board discussed who to hire for the grader and mower positions. Dietz made a motion to have Dave Holmgren take the position and do all of the grading, mowing, and snowplowing for the township. Holstrom seconded and motion carried.
Signage project was discussed. Work will start as soon as old signs can be pulled out in the spring. Board will get a map to use in the spring to replace all the signs.
Holstrom gave the Fire Report. They met with Otter Tail Power to look at off peak and light designs for the new hall. They may have some grants to help save money on the new hall project. The next fire meeting is on January 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Dietz will go to the next meeting as Holstrom is not able to attend.
Holstrom will call and request gravel bids for the coming spring, from a few different places.
With no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned at 7:42 pm.
Respectfully submitted by,
Brenda Hildebrand, twp clerk