MHRT Policy regarding acquiring or disposing of equipment

1. All equipment additions or disposals must be approved by a general membership vote.

2. The MHRT Equipment Committee will be primarily responsible to recommend additions and disposals at the general membership
meetings.  However, any member has the right to bring forth motions at the general meeting regarding the acquisition or  dispositions of

3. The Equipment Committee may allow temporary storage on the MHRT grounds of new equipment for up to 60 days to allow time for
formal approvals by the membership.  If approval is denied by a membership vote, the equipment committee will make a disposal
recommendation (return to donor, scrap, or sale) within 60 days of the vote.

4.  If an item is approved for sale by a general membership vote,  there will be a 15 day waiting period before the item is offered for
public sale.  Members may make offers to purchase the items during this 15 day period.

    MHRT Policy regarding Food Shelter and Kitchen Usage

    Any member, who wishes to use the Kitchen, must have a reservation with the chair of the Food Committee.  The kitchen will be
    inspected by a member of the Food Committee after the event and must meet the cleanliness requirements of the Olmsted County
    Health Dept.  The cleanliness requirements will be clearly posted.  Usage of the kitchen or the building is restricted to members
    and family.

    To encourage using the food shelter without using the kitchen, outlets have been installed on the outer wall of the serving area
    which can be used for keeping foods hot and making coffee.  We have also placed tables and chairs in the Registration building
    that can be used for small and occasional use.

    In order to facilitate this policy, members of the Food Committee will have the keys to the kitchen.  Any MHRT member wishing to
    be on the Food Committee must be trained in the Health Dept's requirements.
Building Committee:
Merl Winter, Chair
Doc Mueller
Ed Strickland
John Koenigs
Ken Mueller
Dave Schmitt
Gene Ohnstad
Tom Strain
Equipment Committee:
Russ Turner, Chair
Dick Wheeler
Gale Martin
Gerry Eastman
Zach Klaus
Joe Wick
Go-To Folks
Steam Engine             Marc Lyon
Sawmill                       Zach Klaus
Tractor Pull                Tom Hager
Blacksmith Shop        John Adams
Tinsmith Shop            Russ Turner
Woodshop                 Ken Mueller
Small Engines            TBD
Summer Kitchen        Marge Berreth
General Store            Cathy Mueller
Web Site                    Gene Ohnstad
Newsletters                Marlys Ohnstad  
Member's Information Page

- Our next general membership meeting  will be Tues, July 11, 2017, 7:00PM at the museum.  Note that this date
is one week later than normal due to the 4th of July holiday.  D
ecisions may be made regarding a potential auction
sale this fall.

- The oats were planted on April 8, and the soybeans were planted on May 29.

-  Please tag your personal equipment on the MHRT grounds with your written name.  Also,  Please inform Merl
Winter of all equipment being moved either to or from the grounds.

- Annual Membership Dues are payable to Russ Turner, Treasurer.

- Contact to change your address, phone #, or e-mail.

Also-----Please also provide emergency contact info to Marlys if you spend time on the MHRT grounds.  We want to
know who to contact in case of an accident or sudden illness.  This info should include a primary and alternate
contact.  The info will be summarized and kept on file with the board of directors.  A copy will be available at MHRT
farm and the HCOC museum.
Farming Operations Committee
John Koenigs
Merl Winter
Dave Schmitt
Gene Ohnstad
Tom Strain
Downloads for Members Use
Last Updated

The stuff on the north side of the Quonset building must be cleaned out by June 17,   See the Pictures Below.
Please remove all personal items that may be stored there from the grounds
, and help us remove the junk.  Items remaining
on June 17 will likely be disposed of.  Dumpsters for construction materials and scrap iron will be delivered to the site and
hauled away on June 17.

FYI.....Per a letter to MHRT from the HCOC Museum Executive Director:
The HCOC facilities committee and the Board of Directors have requested that I notify MHRT that the area north of the Quonset is to be
cleared by Saturday, June 17.   The tires, old boiler and other unused and unusable materials are to be removed from the grounds of the
History Center. Knutson Construction has been requested to provide a work plan to reinforce and add additional wooden base to the
northern side of the Quonset.  They recommend a crushed rock slope for the rainwater runoff to finish off that work.

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