Wells Township Board Meeting Minutes April 10, 2023
Jeff LaCanne called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Members present were Jeff LaCanne, Rich Cap, Colin Johnson, Flavia Berg and James Zahn.
Also present were Kathleen Cap, Richard Cap and Marvin Lounsbery.
March minutes were read by Jim Zahn. Rich Cap moved to approve the minutes. Colin Johnson seconded the motion and it passed.
Flavia Berg read the Treasurer’s report for March. Colin Johnson moved to accept the report and Rich Cap seconded the motion and it passed.
The bills for the month were reviewed. Jeff LaCanne moved to approve the bills for payment. Rich Cap seconded the Motion and it passed.
Issues from the Floor:
Marvin Lounsbery was concerned about the changes made to the neighbors ditch at 4458 Roberd Lake Trail last year. After discussion the board decided to review the situation on the spring road tour.
Kathy Cap asked if the board had received any bids for snow plowing and road maintenance. She was advised that bids from contractors would be asked for after the road tour.
It was announced that the Board of Appeals & Equalization meeting will be held at the Wells Town Hall on April 14, 2023 at 9:00 A.M.
The board reorganized for the year 2023 as follows:
April 10, 2023
Appoint Chairman Jeff LaCanne
Appoint Cochairman Rich Cap
Set Meeting Dates 2nd Monday of the Month unless a holiday and then the first Tuesday
Meeting Time 7:00 P.M.
Establish salaries for Treasurer and Clerk Treas-$300.00
Set pay for meetings Chair $85.00 for 3hours hrly hourly after that
Supervisors $75.00 for 3 hours hourly after that
Hourly rate will be $30.00/hr.
Set Mileage rate $.58/mile
Designate Official Newspaper Faribault Daily News
Designate Meeting posting locations Town Hall, Web Site
Designate Bank for checking 1st United
Designate Banks for CD’s 1st United, State Bank, Reliance Bank
Township Fire Wardens Rich Cap, Jeff LaCanne, Jim Zahn
Ditch Mowing Dale Kuchinka
Election Judges $20.00/hr.
Right of Way Permits $200.00
Jeff LaCanne moved to recess the meeting until 9:00 A.M. on April17 to complete the spring road tour. Rich Cap seconded the motion and it passed.
On April 17, 2023 Jeff LaCanne reconvened the board and a road tour of the township was completed. In attendance were Jeff LaCanne, Rich Cap, Colin Johnson and Jim Zahn. Listed below are the concerns the board came up with.
|Big Stone Way
|165Th St W
|2 loads on ea. hill, 1 load
|600 feet north of Hwy 21
|1 load @ Hwy 21
|190Th St W
|2 loads on hill by tree line
|1 load south of
|180th Ct W
|1 load on south side
Clear brush along Canby both north and south along the Varley property.
165th and 195th clean ditch.
French Lake Trail put rip rap along ditch as needed and clean brush and trees along the ditch.
The ditch along Roberds Lake Trail appears to have a hump in it causing it to hold water. The board will have that ditch shot with a transit to determine what action is necessary.
The tour ended at 12:30 P.M.