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Approved Minutes From May 12, 2010

Approved Minutes From May 12, 2010

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Bridgewater TownshipCounty of Rice, State of MinnesotaMeeting Minutes May 12, 2010 The meeting was called to order at 6:59 p.m. The pledge of allegiance was said byall.Roll Call: Glen Castore, Kathleen Doran-Norton, Bruce Morlan, Clerk Janalee Cooper, TreasurerBrad Pfahning were present. No guest speakers were invited for this meeting.Agenda: Approval of agenda, with changes, was motioned by Morlan, seconded byCastore, all agreed.Minutes from April 14
, 2010 meeting were approved, as changed. Morlanmotioned, Doran-Norton seconded, all agreed.Minutes from the April 21
, 2010 work session were approved. Morlan motioned,Castore seconded, all approved.Approval of Claims; Doran-Norton motioned, Castore seconded, all approved, withchanges. Treasurer’s Report by Pfahning noted no special items.Correspondence by Clerk Cooper noted addition of Verizon Wireless bill added, filledin the hourly wages of township employess and contractors.Old Business: Road Grader purchase with Ziegler was discussed, detailed with afinancial graph by Castore. Purchase of grader was with “Option #5”, as follows:
Cost of New machine $256,805
Warranty 7 years, all systems $14,100
Exchange value ( sell to Iosca Township) $150,000
Net Cost $120,905
Guaranteed Buy Back 7 years $145,000
Net Asset Value after 7 years $24,095Castore motioned to approve, Morlan seconded, all approved.Dust Control Bid: Dennis Brown gave report. Bid was given to two companies.Ferrall Gas and Environmental Enhancements. Morlan motioned, Castore seconded.
Note from Supervisors that Road supervisor was allowed to allocate purchasebetween two bids.Storm Water Ordinance: Doran-Norton updated the Board. Details that theBridgewater Twn approach was different than the city of Northfield. It was unclear if Northfield was consistent throughout their Master Planning Process.EDA Master Planning Process: Doran-Norton gave report on Hoisington Kegler’swork for the city of Northfield. Details were better than expected, but overallproblematic.New Business: Pet and Nuisance Ordinances passed, after detailed discussion.e*Ordinance 2010-01 Doran-Norton motioned, Castore seconded, all approved.* Resolution 2010-08 Morlan motioned, Doran-Norton seconded, all approved.*Ordinance 2010-02 Doran-Norton motioned, Castore seconded, all approved.* Resolution 2010-09 Castore motioned, Morlan seconded, all approved.Landfill Consulting Proposal: Castore gave report, detailed his contract negotiationswith Mike Cook.*Contract was approved with this specific language, “use money from landfillhosting fee” to pay, and a special note from conversation is that “private ownershipprohibited.” Contract was limited to $2000.Comments from the audience suggested that the $2000 might be restrictive,encouraged the Bd to be more open ended on this point.Northfield Annexation Policy comments by Doran-Norton, detailed road and taxpolicy.Spring Brook Creek monitoring done by Professor Stephanie Schmitt, from St. Olaf is being done; data to be available on township website.George Kinney: the Bd is agreed that we should keep moving forward with Georgeworking together with Carolyn Braun .Dundas Annexation Agreement: Gary Ebling gave substantive remarks about theorginal Dundas Annexation Agreement, provided copies of the original overlaidwith the revisions sought by Dundas. Concensus was that we not move forward, askGary Ebling and Myron Malecha to visit the Dundas Planning Commission andreview history of the agreement with current members.Roads: Doran-Norton gave review and handed out the 2007 Road Policy toSupervisors, followed up with suggestions that we visit with Bridgewater PlanningCommission to review. Hiring a student to research easements and road issues,

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