Wednesday, March 20, 2024


Chairman Jessica Estridge called the March 20, 2024 monthly board meeting to order at 7:10 pm.

Present were Chairman Jessica Estridge, Supervisor Josh Fornengo, Supervisor Bryan Holter (via telephone), Treasurer Mona Velebir, Ron and Sandy Gallagher, Ryan Brennan, Matt Holter, Vern Drake, Ron Proffit, Dori Willett, Dairyland Fire Chief Bill Fish and County Assessor Bob Pardun.

Pledge of Allegiance

Clerk’s Report:  Supervisor Josh Fornengo made a motion to approve the February 14, 2024 monthly board meeting minutes as submitted. Supervisor, Bryan Holter seconded. Motion approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Mona Velebir reported on bank balances for Bremer Bank and Community Bank of Cameron.

Expenses:  Expenditures were reviewed by the board.  It was noted that there was a Tax payment listed that was an error correction.  The board discussed a payment for the tractor/grader that was for welding the arm as it was coming loose.  Chairman Jessica Estridge requested a motion to approve expenditures, Supervisor Josh Fornengo made a motion to approve payment of monthly expenditures as submitted. Supervisor Bryan Holter seconded the motion. Motion approved.

Citizen’s Input: Vern Drake brought up District 21 and the County seat, inquiring why they never seem to come around to rural townships.  There are going to be 6 new members and it really isn’t clear what their roles are. He will look into this.  It was suggested that the board reach out to these officials to see if coming to a meeting for educational purposes is something they are willing to do.

Chairman’s Report:

1) All information is submitted to FEMA for the time extension and price adjustment for the LWC (Cement bridge) project. It is looking favorable and as soon as the approval goes through, Cooper Engineering will finalize the plans and place bids out for the project to ensure procurement requirements are met.

2) There was a break-in at the NCC. A locksmith came out to assess the doors. Follow up will continue to ensure that security is ramped up to prevent further attempts. WiFi options will be revisited for the building.

3) Fire danger is extremely high. Please be aware and cautious.


Road Equipment Report: The mower will need new blades put on soon, welding of the arm took place as it was coming loose.

Road Condition Report: Seven culverts will be replaced this year.

Fire Report: High level of calls as of late due to high fire danger. Medical calls were at an average.

Northland Community Center: April 5, 2024 event.

Waste & Recycle Transfer Station: HOURS: 4 PM to 7PM Wednesday evenings, and 11 AM to 3 PM Sunday’s.

Supervisor Bryan Holter has an air conditioner for the back window of the tiny house. Ryan Brennen requested some sort of bug control be initiated as the Asian beetles, black flies, and mosquitoes are quite thick. Discussion on how many keys to the gate there are and if more are needed. There is currently four and three more will be made by Ron Gallagher. Follow up discussion on initiating permits was held.


1) Bob Pardun was present to set meeting dates for the Open Book and Board of Review (BOR).  

OPEN BOOK: Set for Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 from 5pm-7pm.

BOR: Set for Wednesday, May 22nd, 2023 from 5pm-7pm



April Regular Monthly Board Meeting:

Review five year road plan

Decision on dump permits

Annual Meeting:

Initiation of dump permits

Raising the Levy


Agenda items due Friday before each meeting.

Supervisor Josh Fornengo made a motion to adjourn at 7:49 pm. Supervisor Bryan Holter seconded. Motion passed.  Meeting was adjourned.                                            

Respectfully submitted, 
Charla Zaccardi, Clerk 

Signed and dated this 20th day of March 2024
  By: ________________________________________

          Jessica Estridge, Chairman