January, 2010


JANUARY 11, 2010




Present: Campbell, Vollmer, Boss, M. Drenth, Rasmussen, Olach, Stewart and M.B. Drenth

Absent:  Stewart

Others:   Linda Gallagher, John Hastings     


Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:05 p.m.

  1. Motion by Rasmussen/Boss to accept the December 2009 minutes as presented. CARRIED    6-0.


John Hasting was wanting information on what permits he had to acquire to build a small deck on to his Organ Museum.   

Departmental Reports:

Police: n/a

DPW: n/a

Streets: n/a

Planning Commission: No quarm.

Finance Committee:

Wednesday January 12, 2010, 7:00 at the Banks Township Hall to work on a proposed budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year.


Action Items:

3.  Motion by Rasmussen/Boss to have the Village Employee’s wages remain the same for 2010/11.  CARRIED 6-0 

Tex Drenth:   - 15.67

Village Employee’s - $11.23

Police    - $11.81

Clerk    - $11,920.00

Treasurer - $3,363.62          


Budget Amendments:

4.  Motion by  Boss/ Olach to amend the 2009/10 budget as follows:            CARRIED 6-0

 Community and Culture:

Increase Operating Supplies (774-72700) $233 from $200 to $433.

Increase Festival (774-72800) $724 from $1000 to $1724.

Increase Other Expenses (774-94700) 774-94700) $286 from $1000 to 1286.


Debt Service:

Increase Principal Payment – St Lamps (905-99010) $37,726.70 from $0 to $37,726.70.


5.  Motion by  Rasmussen/ M.B. Drenth to make available (at no cost to Banks Township) the Village backhoe for the Township cleanup day May 9th 2010.  CARRIED   6-0.


6.  Resolution was made by Olach/Rasmussen to reduce the Planning Commission from 7 members to 5 members. CARRIED. 6-0 See Ordinance #19


7.   Resolution was made by Boss/Vollmer to appoint Vince Olach (2010 Jerry Klooster (2010) Greg Strange (2010) Al. Drenth (2012) and Larry Essenberg (2012) as the new Planning Commission members.    CARRIED   6-0


8.  Resolution was made by Rasmussen/Olach to join the NLEA  - (Northern Lake Economic Alliance)  upon Banks Township joining also and splitting the Cost.


9.   Motion by Rasmussen/Boss to accept the letter of November 10, 2009 from Ellsworth Farmers Exchange rescinding their offer to purchase .404 acres from the Village for the amount of $4000.



a.   The Community Park Project has passed the DNR’s  final inspection.

b.   Summer Recreation Director, Will discuss at the February meeting.

c.   Holiday Fest, all had a great time.

7.  Motion by Rasmussen/Boss to pay the bills as presented.  CARRIED  5-0


8.   Motion by Olach/Boss to adjourn.         7:55  P.M.


Hellen Allen

Village Clerk


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