February 7, 2017
Chairman Stegmeir opened the meeting at 7:00 pm. Board members present were Supervisors Tomczak and Kiner, Clerk Manninen, Deputy Clerk Stegmeir and Treasurer Callais. Colin Marcusen from SEH called in on the conference number and there were 2 guests. Board members and guests recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda – The agenda was reviewed. Motion by Supervisor Kiner to approve the agenda with the addition of Planning Commission to New Business, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak, all voting aye the motion carried,
Minutes – The minutes for the January regular meeting were reviewed. Motion by Supervisor Tomczak to approve the minutes, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, all voting aye motion carried.
The Treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Callais.
Beg Bal January, 1 2017 – $165,732.74
Income - $274,964.94
Int. - $6.88
St. Louis County Tax Apportionment - $1,024.99
PFA, PPSSD Funds - $272,994.74
Lodging Tax - $729.92
Kab Com Club Ink Refund - $154.38
Kab United Methodist Church Copies Refund - $50.00
Election Officer Affidavit Fee - $4.00
Road Account Bal - $20,098.29
Total Expenses - $280,773.25
End Bal January 31, 2017 – $159,924.40
Pucks Point Subordinate Sewer –
Beg Bal January 1, 2017 - $4.75
Income - $273,494.74
Expenses - $273,494.74
End Bal January 31, 2017 - $4.75
Checking - $25,619.21
Road Acct. - $21,125.85
Road Acct. - $21.622.19
Disbursements for December:
Payroll Net Total December – $2,873.34
Payroll Taxes 4th Qtr. - $1,511.05
Lodging Tax - $1,630.47
Office Supplies - $298.97
Transfer to PPSSD Account - $273,494.74
Mileage & Mailing - $174.70
Lakes Gas - $18.50
St. Louis County Auditor - $87.36
North Star Elec - $342.00
Frontier Phone - $66.02
PERA - $276.10
Total Disbursements - $280,773.25
Pucks Point Subordinate Sewer District Acct.
North Star Electric - $226.00
USA - $198,118.74
Kabetogama Township Reimbursement - $20,399.00
SEH - $54,162.00
Decker Planning - $315.00
Bank Fee - $500.00
Total Disbursements - $273,494.74
Two of the Cd’s are due to renew this March, all the supervisors were in agreement that we renew them.
Supervisor Tomczak moved to accept the treasurer’s report and renew the two Cd’s, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, all voting aye motion carried.
Claims – Clerk Manninen read the claims.
John Stegmeir – Fed Ex Priority - $23.50
North Star Elec. - $116.00
Business Essentials – Office Supplies - $562.91
Gateway Store Supplies - $22.68
Frontier Phone Co. – Phone and Internet – $66.02
SLC/MATIT Dues – $441.66
The Journal Notices - $172.94
SLC Auditor Election Training - $29.70
Total - $1,435.41
Supervisor Kiner moved to accept the claims, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak, all voting aye motion carried.
Comment Period: Supervisor Tomczak would like to notify Jerry Snyker that he not use Kabetogama Township as the return address on his newsletter. There was confusion with residents on this matter. Supervisor Kiner moved that Supervisor Tomczak write Mr. Snyker a letter regarding this matter, seconded by Chairman Stegmeir, all voting aye, motion carried.
PPSSD - Project Schedule
- USA has completed work for this winter
- Grinder stations along Pucks Point have all been installed, but not all have been energized.
- Grinders at Arrowhead and Grandview have been energized.
- Park Point – Grinder not installed but septic tank still in place. USA has agreed to pump the tank over the winter months if need be.
- USA will return in March to complete the work. They estimate they have 3 to 4 weeks of work left.
Pretreatment – Septic Check
- Will delay startup until collection and dispersal systems near completion
DNR – The township sent an invoice to Scott Kelling, NE Region Manager/Parks and Trails
Funding – Not sure on a bonding bill yet. PFA could possibly get us more funds if necessary. Discussion on the contingency remaining for the project.
- All temporary easements needed for the construction are in place.
- Final easements will require survey to determine actual location of installed piping and grinders
Communication with PPSSD Members
SEH and the Township prepared and sent a memo on 2/2/17 to update residents on construction status and other items.
Chairman Stegmeir passed out the financial/operations letter he put together to send out to the PPSSD members. This letter will be sent out via e-mail to most members those who do not have email will get this in the regular mail. Supervisor Kiner moved to have these letters sent to the members, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak, all voting aye, motion carried.
Roads & Trails – nothing new.
Community Building – Nothing new.
Cook Hospital District – Chairman Stegmeir got a call from Rob Ecklund regarding the district. He has had his people researching this issue and so far has come up with the exact same information that the township has found that was relayed to the resident’s months ago. He will continue to work on this issue. Chairman Stegmeir took that report back to the Cook Hospital board at their last meeting. Judy Pearson from the Cook Hospital board suggested that all the townships write a letter to our state legislators asking that the legislature amend the enabling legislation to require all residents of all the townships included in the original district be assessed their fair share of the hospital districts annual levy. Chairman Stegmeir read a draft letter that he received via email from the Cook Hospital Board stating the above mentioned information that could be distributed to all the boards for their approval to bring such a letter to their annual meetings for approval. Chairman Stegmeir will present this letter at the annual meeting in March.
New Business – Kabetogama Fire Department contract. Fire Chief Larry Warrington and Chairman Stegmeir both signed the contract. The liability in the contract must be changed to 1.5 million. The fire department must make this change in their insurance also.
Levy Discussion – the board discussed the line items to come up with a levy total to bring to the annual meeting.
Other – Supervisor Tomczak moved to accept Keven Grossheim to the Planning Commission replacing Rusty Lehto on the board. Seconded by Supervisor Kiner, all voting aye, motion carried.
Supervisor Kiner moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:17 pm. Seconded by Supervisor Tomczak, all voting aye
Mary Manninen, Clerk