October 22, 2009
The organizational meeting of the Voyageurs National Park Clean Water Joint Powers Board (VNP Clean Water JPB) was held at the Cook Land Department on
October 22, 2009. The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. by Ted Troolin, St. Louis County Environmental Services Director, and all attendees were welcomed. All in attendance had an opportunity to introduce themselves and state who they represented. All VNP Clean Water JPB members present included: St. Louis County Commissioners Mike Forsman and Keith Nelson, and Koochiching Commissioner Wade Pavleck.
The first order of business was the election of officers. The results were: Koochiching Commissioner Wade Pavleck - Chair, Commissioner Mike Forsman – Vice Chair, and Commissioner Keith Nelson – Secretary.
A motion was made by Commissioner Forsman, seconded by Commissioner Nelson to establish an Advisory Board made up of the members from the Namakan Basin JPB (including a representative from Koochiching County), with the VNP Clean Water JPB approving the motion unanimously. Commissioner Nelson made a motion to have an acting secretary from the Advisory Board that would provide administrative assistance until county secretarial staff was needed. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Forsman and the motion passed.
The VNP Clean Water JPB discussed ongoing project funding efforts. A motion was made by Commissioner Forsman and seconded by Commissioner Nelson, to request S.E.H. to review and modify all funding requests to change as required to reflect this board as the requesting entity The motion was approved unanimously.
The next VNP Clean Water JPB meeting will be held on December 3, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cook Land Office. A motion was made by Commissioner Nelson and supported by Commissioner Forsman to adjourn the meeting. All voted in favor and the meeting was adjourned at 3:40 p.m.