JANUARY 7, 2014
Chairman Nevalainen opened the meeting at 7:10 pm. Board members present were Supervisor Kiner, Clerk Manninen, Deputy Clerk Tomczak and Treasurer Kiner, along with 4 guests. Supervisor Town, was not in attendance. All attending recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda – The agenda was approved with the change of moving new business to the top of the agenda, on a motion by Chairman Nevalainen, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Minutes –The minutes were approved with on a motion by Supervisor Kiner, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
The treasurer’s report was reviewed by all. The treasurer’s report was approved on a motion by Chairman Nevalainen, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Beg Bal 12/1/13 --- $199,394.76
Income --- $64,447.02
Expenses --- $65,677.35
End Bal. 12/31/13 --- $198,164.43
Beg Bal 12/1/13 --- $20,264.08
Income --- $7500.97
Expenses --- $525.00
End Bal. 12/31/13 --- $27,600.05
Comm. Center Fund:
Beg Bal 12/1/13 --- $23,691.02
Income --- $15,000.93
Expenses --- $30,417.25
End Bal. 12/31/13 --- $8,274.70
Cert. of Deposit:
Beg Bal 12/1/13 --- $25,000.00
Income --- Due 3/15/15
Expenses --- .85%
End Bal. 12/31/13 --- $25,000.00
Road Acct. CD:
Beg Bal 12/1/13 --- $21,037.30
Income --- Due 3/12/15
Expenses --- .80%
End Bal. 12/31/13 --- $21,037.30
Road Acct. CD:
Beg Bal 12/1/13 --- $20,636.03
Income --- Due 3/12/14
Expenses --- 1.00%
End Bal. 12/31/13 --- $20,636.03
Dep --- $0.00
To Town --- $0.00
To Tourism B. --- $0.00
The following claims were approved on a motion by Supervisor Kiner, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
- 3525, North Star Elec., Power for Hall, $287.00
- 3526, SEH, PPSSD, $5,340.00
- 3527, The Journal, Notices, $25.03
- 3528, SLC, Tax Notices, $92.39
- 3529, Bob Nevalainen, Mileage JPB Mtg, $53.76
- 3530, Gateway Store, Stamps, $27.60
- 3531, Northern Lumber, Hall Construction Supplies, $59.94
- 3532, Herseth Electric, Hall Construction, $248.88
- 3533, MN Dept of Health, Hall Construction Permit, $450.00
- 3534, Erickson Construction, Hall Construction, $2,371.00
New Business –
Liquor License – Chairman Nevalainen moved to approve the liquor license for H&H @ the Rocky Ledge dba The Ledge, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Old Business –
PPSSD – Sara Lindberg (SEH) called in on the conference number and discussed the memo dated January 2, 2014. The schedule has not changed from last months reporting, the plans and specs are 75% complete and are anticipated to be submitted to MPCA by the middle to end of January 2014.
SEH and the Township will work with the DNR on land acquisition and easements to construct the mounds in the near future, after the plans and specifications have been submitted to the MPCA. Scott Harder has completed the financial plans and have submitted them to the PFA. Chairman Nevalainen moved to approve Grant Reimbursement Request #12 to the IRRRB, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
JPBCWVNP – Crane Lake looking for more funding for their Sewer System, Int’l Falls is also looking to obtain funding to add the Island View area to their system.
Planning Commission Report – Marlene read the minutes of the meeting; under old business progress of the construction of the Community Hall/Town Hall was discussed. The insulation, sheet rock and heat are all installed. The roof, windows and doors have been installed and the building enclosed. The kitchen plans have been approved by the health department. The Community Club will pay for tongue and groove to be installed on the ceiling in the main room. The Community Club has purchased tile and supplies for the bathrooms which Larry Kec has volunteered to install. Tile will also be laid in the kitchen and pantry. The Planning Board recommends that a new well be installed when funds are available rather than run water lines from the old well. IRRRB has grant programs available for the demolition of the building which would pay 80% of the cost. The Planning Board would like requested that the Township Board of Supervisors approve the nominations of Vickie Peterson and Rusty Lehto for another 3 year term on the board. Planning Board meeting dates for this year are; January 6, April 7, July 7, and October 6. Bob Nevalainen reported that Namakan Basin Waste Water Project is moving forward.
Supervisor Kiner moved to approve the nominations of Vickie Peterson and Rusty Lehto for another 3 year term to the Planning Board, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
Roads and Trails – nothing new at this time.
New Business –
Treasurer Kiner asked the board if the Township checking account could be moved from Bremer Bank to Border State Bank, (both are approved Financial Institutions approved at our reorganization meetings), Chairman Nevalainen moved to approve this change, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Chairman Nevalainen moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 pm, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Mary Manninen, Clerk,