April 6, 2021
Chairman L Kec opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Board members present were Supervisors M Tomczak, J Stegmeir, Treasurer D. Callais and Deputy Clerk B Warrington. All attending recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda – The agenda was reviewed, Supervisor J Stegmeir moved to approve the agenda with the addition of Walleye wayside to New Business, seconded by Chairman L Kec, all voting aye, the motion carried.
Minutes – The minutes for the March regular meeting were reviewed. Supervisor J Stegmeir moved to approve the minutes, second by Supervisor M Tomczak, all voting aye motion carried.
Beg Bal March 1, 2021 - $227,550.97
Deposits - $5,743.50
Total Expenses - $5,009.57
End Bal. March 31, 2021 - $228,284.90
Road Fund - $24,627.61
Road CD - $22,115.14
Road Fund Bal - $46,742.75
Checking CD - $27,179.30
Pucks Point Subordinate Sewer District
Beg Bal March 1, 2021 - $49,921.89
Deposits - $0.00
Expenses - $2,166.00
End Bal March 31, 2021 - $47,755.89
Capitol Debt Reduction
Beg Bal March 1, 2021 - $4,960.53
Deposits - $0.00
Expenses - $0.00
End Bal. March 31, 2021 - $4,960.53
The Treasurer’s report was reviewed, the report was approved on a motion by Supervisor M Tomczak, seconded by Supervisor J. Stegmeir, all voting aye motion carried.
Claims – Clerk M Manninen read the list of claims.
Total - $1,487.89
Total – $2,471.00
Supervisor M Tomczak moved to accept the claims and pay them in full, seconded by J Stegmeir, all voting aye motion carried.
Public Comment – Bob DeGross, Voyageurs National Park Superintendent along with Reid Plumb spoke on the eradication schedule of cattails on Kabetogama and Rainy Lakes. The work will be done on Kabetogama Lake in September and November and on Rainy Lake in July and August. Handouts showed color maps of the affected areas and are prioritized by color. The park is going to try to get this information out to the public.
Old Business –
PPSSD – Supervisor J Stegmeir stated that the system is back online and normal operating procedures.
Community Sewer Project – Supervisor J Stegmeir met with the steering committee regarding some property that may be available for the sewer system. Unfortunately, that property is no longer available, but hey have found a possible other site. Hopefully, there will be a grant available soon for $50,000.
Roads – Some culverts have been cleared of ice by SLC.
Community Center – The Community Club will be purchasing new tables for the town hall.
New Business –
Playground – Kari Hraban called in to the meeting. The playground needs to be stained every 3 to 5 years. The family of Bob and Gail Nevalainen would like the township to cover these expenses and they in turn would provide volunteers to do the work. Supervisor M Tomczak moved to cover the expenses, seconded by Supervisor J Stegmeir, all voting aye, motion carried.
Planning Board – Supervisor M Tomczak moved to have the planning board dissolved and bring it back when/if needed, seconded by Chairman L Kec, all voting aye, motion carried.
Liquor Licenses – Supervisor M Tomczak moved to have approve all the liquor licenses submitted at this time, seconded by Supervisor J Stegmeir, all voting aye, motion carried.
Walleye Wayside – work has begun at this location already. Tim Tomczak has mowed cattails. Our hope is to lay matting over them, bring in some fill & cover the whole area with black crushed rock, making it as maintenance free as possible. The Lake Association has plans for repainting the fish statue. Voyageurs National Park is working on replacing the interpretive signs in the kiosk. We could use some help when it comes time to spread the gravel. If you are able to help, please call Betsey Warrington at 218-240-5429. Betsey will bring material prices to the May meeting. They are also getting bids from Greg House for the gravel.
Supervisor M Tomczak made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Chairman L Kec, all voting aye motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
B Warrington, Deputy Clerk