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                                       SPENCER BROOK TOWNSHIP

                                      REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

                                          MONDAY October 8th, 2018

IN ATTENDANCE: Chair Lyle Peterson, Supervisor Steve Smith, Supervisor Arvid Jenkins, Treasurer Deb Nelson, Clerk Jennifer Jenkins and Deputy Clerk Lisa Lynas



RESIDENT INPUT: Dennis Kowalik makes a statement regarding Larry Holmberg and his service record, along with information regarding flag etiquette, in reference to Brad Brown and Dennis Kowalik’s instruction from Larry Holmberg in a previous meeting.

AGENDA: Supervisor Arvid Jenkins made a motion to accept the agenda which Supervisor Steve Smith made a 2nd. All in favor, motion carried.

MINUTES:  Supervisor Arvid Jenkins made a motion to approve the September Regular Meeting Minutes, with one correction, which Supervisor Steve Smith made a 2nd. All in favor, motion carried.


  1. Roanoke Resolution to erect speed limit signs revision: Clerk Jennifer Jenkins states back in 2013 the law was right and she had emailed Steve Fenske about it, which changes the speed limit in the current law. Clerk Jennifer Jenkins will email Steve Fenske again, and work on it for next month.
  2. Website: Pete and Elisah give a presentation. Discussion commenced which included purchasing another laptop for the Treasurer and a Desk top for the Township office. Clerk Jennifer Jenkins will plan to meet them regarding the website.

NEW BUSINESS: Lot A: Pete and Joann Barthold. No one was present.


FIRE BOARD UPDATE: Isanti Fire: Supervisor Arvid Jenkins states they are starting to work on the budget and it will be a reduction from last year due to Supervisor Arvid Jenkins proposing on slowing down on station #3. Supervisor Arvid Jenkins states Chief Al wants to give Clint a raise and there were six runs last month, one of which was a nonemergency.

Princeton Fire District: Supervisor Arvid Jenkins reported the committee meeting was to create a job description regarding hiring a part time Fire chief. Supervisor Arvid Jenkins reports the MN league of cities does not want an elected overseer that could start favoritism which would create an insurance risk, and certain pay scales need to be met due to State mandate, and they would be a city employee. There is another committee meeting this month. Supervisor Arvid Jenkins states there will be about 700.00 dollars increase in the budget.

ROAD AND BRIDGE: Supervisor Steve Smith reports they dug out sinkholes on 289th and pulled a thousand yards of stumps and brush, they did not want to open up Variolite which has two sinkholes. Eight sinkholes west of the Mystic one small one on the curve of 305th. They are working on 297 they have a problem at the intersection of County Road 5, and it needs to be redone. There a few potholes to be filled Baugh Street, Tiger street. There is a tree on Nacre that needs to come out. Supervisor Steve Smith is still waiting to meet with the crack filling company. The County Engineer is still doing paperwork regarding County Road 5. If anyone is interested to know the Methodist church across the street is being closed and put up for sale, if they cannot sell it, it will go back to the previous owners. Supervisor Steve Smith states we have the new signs for 317th west of the Mystic. Ditch mowing will occur by the middle of the month. Supervisor Steve Smith states we did not receive any applicants for snow plowing so we need to run an ad in Scotsman, and Town and Country as well. Supervisor Steve Smith makes a motion to run the ad in the Scotsman and Town and Country as well as the legal papers continuously until the position is filled. Chair Lyle Peterson 2nds. All in favor, motion carried. Chair Lyle Peterson states he picked up the garbage on Baxter Lake, and cleared off the tree on the south end of Tiger street. Helium street, the pot holes were filled. Supervisor Steve Smith states instead of tarring 321th, he was wondering if we should do the road down here; 303rd. A discussion commenced on reconstruction verses repair. Chair Lyle Peterson suggest we respond to the email from Bob Ruppe the Township attorney. The Board is in agreement to work with the client and Clerk Jennifer Jenkins will email Bob Ruppe regarding that.

CLERK REPORT:   Clerk Jennifer Jenkins reports she needs a motion for to publish the snowplow policy. Chair Lyle Peterson makes a motion to publish the snowplow policy in the legal papers and the Town and Country and Scotsman, and on the website as well. Which Supervisor Steve Smith 2nds. All in favor, motion carried. Clerk Jennifer Jenkins states our outside flag is shredded and plans on purchasing another one, Chair Lyle Peterson will put up.

TREASURER REPORT: Treasurer Deb Nelson reports claims and balances, and gopher bounty. Treasurer Deb Nelson was advised to run the Woods of Blue lake CD another time, and have the Wyanette creek put back into Bremer Bank, and the capital replacement to run again. Supervisor Arvid Jenkins made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report, and pay claims, which was 2nd by Supervisor Steve Smith. All in favor, motion carried.

Chair Lyle Peterson will call about the port a potty to remove.

Isanti County Commissioner Greg Anderson gives a report.


ADJOURNMENT: Supervisor Arvid Jenkins made a motion to adjourn which was 2nd by Chair Lyle Peterson. All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:55pm.