Ideal Township

Crow Wing County - Minnesota

Town Board Meetings

Reorganizational Meeting March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 8:00am

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 am. Supervisors Wortham & Peterson, Supervisor-elect John Bilek, the clerk, and one resident were present.

The clerk presented Bilek with a Certificate of Election and administered the Oath of Office.

The officers received training by the MN Association of Townships. After the training sessions, the Board convened to conduct the Reorganizational Meeting.

Board Meeting March 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Brandt at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Supervisors Brandt & Wortham, Chief Schultz, and the clerk were in attendance. Two other persons were present.

Motion by Wortham, seconded by Brandt to accept the minutes of the February 9th Board Meeting as amended, and the March 6th Board of Audit Meeting as presented. Carried unanimous.

Supervisor Brandt presented the Road and Bridge report as follows:

Board of Audit March 6 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 9:00am

The meeting was called to order at 9 am. Supervisors Brandt & Wortham and the Clerk were in attendance.

The management and governance letters prepared by the auditor were reviewed and issues discussed. Areas of concern included cross-training and backup for the clerk, internal controls for handling receipts at the Transfer Station, and that a procedures manual should be developed. Samples of what other townships are using will be obtained as a starting point.

Board Meeting February 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:00pm

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Brandt at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. All members, Assistant Chief Stoltman, and the clerk were in attendance. Three other persons were present.

Motion by Wortham, seconded by Peterson to accept the minutes of the January 12th Board Meeting, the January 28th Budget Meeting, and the February 4th Budget Meeting as presented. Carried unanimous.

Supervisor Brandt presented the Road and Bridge report as follows:

Special Meeting February 4, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 5:30pm

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm. All members, the clerk, and Fire Chief Schultz were in attendance.

A discussion of the previous years’ fire department budget/levy versus actual took place. The clerk presented a comparison of the previous 5 years budget & actual expenses. Overall for 2014 was under, but the fire department fund had gone over budget. Some items that occurred in 2014 were noted - the new outboard motor for the rescue boat, and a large required contribution for the Relief Association – that added to the deficit.

Special Meeting January 28, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:00pm

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 am. All members and the clerk were in attendance.

A discussion of the previous years’ budget/levy versus actual took place. The clerk presented a comparison of the previous 5 years budget & actual expenses. Overall for 2014 was under, but several funds had gone over budget. Some items that occurred in 2014 were noted - including increased health coverage costs, furniture for the classroom & office, and the new outboard motor for the rescue boat – that added to the deficit.

Board Meeting January 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 10:00pm
Meeting Package: 

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Brandt at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. All members, Chief Schultz, and the clerk were in attendance. Four other persons were present.

Motion by Peterson, seconded by Brandt to accept the minutes of the December 15th Board Meeting as amended. Carried unanimous.

Board Meeting December 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
Meeting Package: 

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Brandt at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. All members and the clerk were in attendance. No other persons were present.

Motion by Peterson, seconded by Brandt to accept the minutes of the November 10th Board Meeting as amended. Carried unanimous.

There was nothing presented for Open Forum.

Supervisor Brandt presented the Road and Bridge report as follows:

Board Meeting November 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
Meeting Package: 

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Brandt at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Supervisors Brandt and Peterson were in attendance. Two other persons were present.

Motion by Peterson, seconded by Brandt to accept the minutes of the October 14th Board Meeting and the October 16th Special Meeting as presented. Carried unanimous.

Special Meeting October 16, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 3:00pm

The meeting was called to order at 3:00 pm. In attendance were Supervisors Brandt, Peterson, and Wortham, the Clerk, and insurance agent Harlan V. Johnson.

A discussion of the group health options took place considering cost, benefit limits & network, and tax benefits. The renewal proposed by the current carrier is less expensive and has better benefit levels, but has a very limited network.

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