KABETOGAMA TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD DECEMBER 11, 2017
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by chair, Carol Stegmeir. Members present, in addition to Carol Stegmeir, were Kevin Grossheim, Vickie Peterson, Betsey Warrington, and Marlene Tomczak, Township liaison.
Betsey moved to accept the minutes from the July, 2017 meeting. Kevin seconded. All in favor, the motion carried.
Discussion was held regarding a message board to be installed either on the Town Hall building or in the area of the Town Hall. Discussion followed about what type of board would be appropriate. Carol moved to purchase a 32 x 32” wall mounted notice board with a swing open door for $214. Betsey seconded. All in favor, the motion carried. Carol will order the board. Kevin will look into LED light bulbs for the outside lights that will come on from dawn to dusk to illuminate the board
John Stegmeir has a design for the Little Library and has offered to construct it. The Community Club will pay for the materials.
As a future project, Marlene would like to see the installation of a flag pole on the Town Hall grounds to be dedicated to the Township officials who have passed away. Kevin & Betsey will check into sources for acquiring a flag pole.
A discussion was held regarding the placement of the changeable sign that has been installed in the parking area of the Town Hall. Several people have mentioned that it is hard to read from the road. Marlene will talk to Mesabi Signs to see how much it would cost to move the sign either to a different location or to turn it more toward the road.
Jill Kiner’s Board position expires in 2018. Betsey will contact Jill to see if she would like to serve another term and ask Mary Manninen to publish the board opening.
Kevin reported on the bog that the National Park has attached to land in Rudder Bay. The netting will pose a hazard to snowmobilers. The park has built a lane for snowmobiles to travel through safely.
Kevin also reminded everyone of the unstable ice conditions. Carol suggested that the changeable sign could be used to post notices from the park such as the ice conditions. Kevin will contact Mary Manninen about putting the notice on the sign.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Betsey Warrington, Secretary