APRIL 2, 2013
Chairman Nevalainen opened the meeting at 7:10 pm. Board members present were Supervisor Town, Deputy Clerk Tomczak and Treasurer Kiner, along with 4 guests. Supervisor Kiner and Clerk Manninen, were not in attendance. All attending recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda – The agenda was approved with the addition of communications for first responders to old business, on a motion by Chairman Nevalainen, seconded by Supervisor Town, motion carried.
Minutes – The minutes were approved with one correction, change Marlene Manninen to Mary Manninen, on a motion by Chairman Nevalainen, seconded by Supervisor Town, motion carried.
The treasurer’s report was reviewed by all. The treasurer’s report was approved on a motion by Supervisor Town, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
Beg Bal 3/1/13 --- $197,684.79
Income --- $29,152.80
Expenses --- $27,933.02
End Bal. 3/31/13 --- $198,904.57
Beg Bal 3/1/13 --- $21,465.10
Income --- $0.82
Expenses --- $0.00
End Bal. 3/31/13 --- $21,465.92
Comm. Center Fund:
Beg Bal 3/1/13 --- $89,474.63
Income --- $2.06
Expenses --- $0.00
End Bal. 3/31/13 --- $89,476.69
Cert. of Deposit:
Beg Bal 3/1/13 --- $25,000.00
Income --- Due 3/15/15
Expenses --- .85%
End Bal. 3/31/13 --- $25,000.00
Road Acct. CD:
Beg Bal 3/1/13 --- $21,037.30
Income --- Due 3/12/15
Expenses --- .80%
End Bal. 3/31/13 --- $21,037.30
Road Acct. CD:
Beg Bal 3/1/13 --- $20,636.03
Income --- Due 3/12/14
Expenses --- 1.00%
End Bal. 3/31/13 --- $20,636.03
Dep --- $1,170.40
To Town --- $53.69
To Tourism B. --- $1,735.89
The following claims were approved on a motion by Chairman Nevalainen, seconded by Supervisor Town, motion carried.
- 3459, North Star Elec., Power for Hall, $54.00
- 3460, St. Louis County, Tax Statements, $87.00
Old Business –
PPSSD – Nothing new at this time.
JPBCWVNP – Nothing new at this time.
Planning Commission Report – Marlene read the minutes of the meeting; under old business Marlene 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. Marlene will ask approval from the township board to send a delegation from the township to St. Paul if this can be arranged.
Bob Nevalainen spoke to SLC representatives about where the township is on a road construction plan. He was told 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. 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 the SLC. 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.
No New Business.
Committee Reports; Ed Town got a bid of approximately $69,000 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 Legislature, if a delegation is able to go.
Bob Nevalainen has been in contact with representatives of the Park Service regarding obtaining radio to put in the medical rig for emergencies within the boundaries of the park.
Roads & Trails – See planning commission report
Community Center Planning – see planning commission report
De Annexation from St. Louis County to Koochiching County – see planning commission report.
Commission – see planning commission report.
New Business –
Liquor licenses were approved and signed.
Board of Equalization to meet this month.
Chairman Nevalainen moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 pm, seconded by Supervisor Town, motion carried.
Marlene Tomczak, Deputy Clerk,