Amor Township Minutes For
September 9, 2020
Meeting was called to order by Chairman Kerry Baumgartner. Others in attendance were Supervisor Mike Holstrom, Supervisor Eric Roberts, Clerk Brenda Hildebrand, Treasurer Lori Holmgren, Gus Mohs, Chris Gilleland, Dave Breuer, Kevin Schlager, Randi Schlager, Katheryne Breid, Devin Gemelli, Bob Haberman, Ben Hovde, and Chuck Erickson.
Pledge allegiance was recited.
Minutes were read and a motion was made by Roberts to accept, seconded by Holstrom and carried.
Treasurer’s report was given with a checkbook ending balance of $841,340.62. Roberts made a motion to accept, seconded by Holstrom and carried.
Roberts made a motion to approve and pay claims #4762-4777, and 2 automatic withdrawals. It was seconded by Holstrom and carried.
Gus Mohs came back to discuss Garden Loop road issues from last month. Holstrom had looked into the issue. It is a cartway. It has never been maintained as a road. If the township would take it over, it would need to be up to the specifications of a township road and there is not enough room for that. The board will not pursue the issue at this time. Maintenance of the cartway is up to the people that live on the cartway.
Chris Gilleland voiced his concerns about the closing of the trail between Eldorado Beach Road and West Point Trail. Others in attendance also voiced concern about the posts that were put up to stop the motorized traffic using the trail. They also had concerns about the signage that the owner of the adjacent property put up. The board will leave the trail blocked for now and will have Anderson Surveying come out and locate the boundaries. Most of the neighbors would like to see it be open to ATVs and golf carts but not vehicles. Bob Haberman voiced his opinion of opening it up and connecting the two roads. He felt that there is a lot of cruising traffic that goes down to the dead end and then turn around and come back. It would decrease traffic by his property. Board will wait until the survey is done before making any decisions on this matter.
Ben Hovde came to ask about trimming the brush along the township roads. He will look at the problem areas and give us a quote.
John Christensen called and gave an update on the culvert project on Amor Twp. Dr. He hopes to be able to start next week. He is waiting on the DNR decision about the culverts and size of the culvert to put in.
Chuck Erickson as ked the board to help take out the Amur maples that are planted east of the hall in the shelter belts. They are invasive and need to be removed. Roberts will spray the ones he can and the bigger ones will need to be cut down and removed and stumps sprayed.
Baumgartner got a quote from Turtle Lake Seamless for $750.00 to put up rain gutters on the front of the hall and ice jacks on the roof of the hall for snow issues. The rain will come off the roof and is causing water damage to the floor inside of the hall. Roberts made a motion to accept the quote, seconded by Holstrom and carried.
Armond Poser will try to get started on the remodel of the cold storage room off the shop.
Extra culverts were purchased and delivered.
Holstrom gave the fire report. They purchased new backpacks and facemasks. Minutes are on file with the twp clerk.
Holstrom will check into MAT insurance and get a quote. The clerk had to complete an audit and other issues for the current provider and had questions on what kind of service the current provider is giving the twp.
Roberts took care of the beaver issues by Meeks.
Culvert was needed north of Lyle Hovde’s. There was water on the road and the water was eroding the sides of the road. Mike Harms was able to fix it quickly. Culvert was replaced.
Holmgren voiced concerns about the grading of the road by her. Board will check with grader operator and have him fix it.
Brian Roberts will start to mow the ditches.
With no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned at 8:25pm.
Respectfully submitted by