Vickie Peterson moved to approve the agenda with additions. Jill Kiner seconded. All in favor, the motion carried.
Rusty Lehto moved to approve the minutes from the January 7 meeting. Jill Kiner seconded. All in favor, the motion carried.
Under Old Business: Marlene Tomczak will contact David Dill to see if we can get an audience at the state legislature to present information regarding obtaining a grant from the state for the construction of a community hall. She will ask for approval from the Township Board to send a delegation from the Township to St. Paul if this can be arranged.
Bob Nevalainen talked to St. Louis County representatives about where the Township is on a road construction plan. He was informed that we are on a 5 year plan with construction beginning 2017 at the earliest. The construction will consist of an overlay of already existing blacktop on routes 122, 123, 523 and 673 for a cost of approximately $7.5 million. Bob also asked about getting gravel put in the largest of the dips in the roads. Hopefully, this will be accomplished before fishing opener. County representatives will come up this summer to inspect the roads and make recommendations for temporary repair.
Marlene Tomczak and Betsey Warrington have been approved by the Kabetogama Township Board of Supervisors to serve 3 year terms on the Planning Board.
Bob Nevalainen has received information regarding the Township de-annexing from St. Louis County. In order to do so, a petition has to be signed by 25% of the population of the county before it can be put on a ballot as a referendum, making it pretty much impossible.
There was no New Business.
Under Committee Reports:
Community Hall: Ed Town got a bid of approximately $60,000 for materials for the construction of the proposed community hall. Marlene Tomczak will work on getting an estimate for other construction costs to make a report to take to the state legislature, if a delegation is able to go.
Voyageurs National Park: No report
Trail/Roads: addressed in old business
Namakan Basin Waste Water Project: No report
Other Business: Bob Nevalainen has been in contact with representatives of the National Park regarding obtaining a radio to put in the medical rig for emergencies within the boundaries of the park.
The property tax equalization meeting will be held on April 18, 1:00-2:00 at the Fire Station.
There being no further business, Jill Kiner moved to adjourn, Vickie Peterson seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 7:45.
The next meeting will be July 1, 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station.