MARCH 6, 2012
Supervisor Kiner opened the meeting at 7:00 pm. Chairman Nevalainen was absent. Board members present were Supervisor Kiner, Supervisor Town, Clerk Manninen, Deputy Clerk Tomczak along with 3 guests. All attending recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda – The agenda was approved with the addition of Lodging Tax issue to Old Business and Betsey Warrington to New Business on a motion by Supervisor Town, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Minutes – The March minutes were approved on a motion by Supervisor Town, Seconded by Supervisor Kiner motion carried. No February meeting was held.
The treasurer’s report was approved on a motion by Supervisor Town, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried. This report is for January to February 29, 2012
Beg Bal 01/1/12
End Bal. 02/29/11
Beg Bal 01/1/12 --- $103,909.23
Income --- $7,299.59
Expenses --- $5,536.95
End Bal. 02/29/11 --- $105,671.87
Beg Bal 01/1/12 --- $14,810.67
Income --- $2.53
Expenses --- $494.03
End Bal. 02/29/11 --- $14319.17
Community Center Fund
Beg Bal 01/1/12 --- $70,278.92
Income --- $17.64
Expenses --- $0.00
End Bal. 02/29/11 --- $70,278.92
Certificate of Deposit
Beg Bal 01/1/12 --- $26,097.21
Income --- Due 3/9/2013
Expenses --- 1.00%
End Bal. 02/29/11 --- $26,097.21
Road Acct. CD
Beg Bal 01/1/12 --- $20,420.50
Income --- Due 3/12/12
Expenses --- 1.05%
End Bal. 02/29/11 --- $20,420.50
Deposit --- $770.94
To Town --- $23.13
To Tourism B. --- $747.81
The following claims were approved on a motion by Supervisor Town, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
- 3375, Frontier Phone Co., Phone & Internet 2 months, $148.77
- 3376, North Star Elec., Power for Hall 2 months, $98.00
- 3377, Attorneys, Moosehorn Hookup, $40.00
- 3378, The Journal, Annual Mtg Notices, $16.75
- 3379, MAT, MAT Dues, $433.20
Supervisor Town moved to allow the Treasurer to renew the CD at Border State Bank at the current interest rate of .75, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Old Business –
PPSSD – Supervisor Kiner moved to approve the signatures of Supervisor Town and Clerk Manninen on the grant letter from the IRRRB and send along with that the invoice for SEH which the grant money will be paid to when received, seconded by Supervisor Town, motion carried. Julie Kennedy (SEH) reported that they are pushing the DNR to permit the use of land and possibly hook up also. We should know by April. May will be when they go out for soil samples and permitting by June, best case scenario late fall ground breaking, next spring construction.
Roads & Trails – the roads are ok except for the dips that occur each year in the winter.
Community Center Planning – nothing new.
Supervisor Town moved that Jill Kiner will serve another term to the Planning Commission, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
New Business –
Lodging Tax – The Tourism Bureau is looking for the township assistance in obtaining some very late lodging tax payments. Clerk Manninen will contact St. Louis County regarding this matter and report back at the next township meeting.
Betsey Warrington gave a report from the meeting she attended for the DVNP (Destination Voyageurs National Park). The purpose of the group is to market the National Parks. Betsey brought a sample letter she would like the township to send to our governing bodies for support of the group. Supervisor Kiner moved to have this letter sent to the appropriate persons, seconded by Supervisor Town, motion carried.
The board of Supervisors would like the Clerk to send a thank you letter to Mike Ward (VNP) for clearing and maintaining an ice road on Kabetogama Lake.
Supervisor Town moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 pm, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Mary Manninen, Clerk,