April 5, 2022
Supervisor J Stegmeir opened the meeting at 7:10 p.m. Board members present were Supervisor B Master, Treasurer D. Callais, Clerk M Manninen and Bob DeGross Superintendent of VNP. All attending recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Chairman L. Kec was not in attendance.
Agenda – The agenda was reviewed, Supervisor B. Master moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Supervisor J. Stegmeir, 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 B. Master, all voting aye motion carried.
Treasurer D Callais read her report.
Beg Bal March 1, 2022 - $234,504.77
Deposits - $8,884.53
Total Expenses - $5,159.22
End Bal. March 31, 2022 - $238,230.08
Road Fund - $35,653.96
Road CD - $22,148.59
Road Fund Bal - $57,802.55
Checking CD - $27,234.11
Pucks Point Subordinate Sewer District
Beg Bal March 1, 2022 - $62,320.57
Deposits - $0.00
Expenses - $2,841.00
End Bal March 31, 2022 - $59,479.57
Capitol Debt Reduction
Beg Bal March 1, 2022 - $4,959.73
Deposits - $0.00
Expenses - $0.00
End Bal. March 31, 2022 - $4,959.73
The Treasurer’s report was reviewed, the report was approved on a motion by Supervisor B. Master, seconded by Supervisor J. Stegmeir, all voting aye motion carried.
Claims – Clerk M Manninen read the list of claims.
Total - $5,226.76
Total – $1,961.00
Supervisor B. Master moved to accept the claims and pay them in full, seconded by Supervisor J. Stegmeir, all voting aye motion carried.
Public Comment – Superintendent Bob DeGross from Voyageurs National Park was in attendance and spoke about Zebra Mussel prevention and containment, Wetland Restoration Project early spring and summer work, Destination Voyageurs Exhibit Project at Kabetogama Lake by the walleye and in Orr. On June 9th there will be a public event to christen the new Namakan tour boat the Ne-zho-dain and recognizing the work that was done at Ellsworth Rock Garden. Bob also discussed the summer camping reservation statistics and trends.
Old Business –
PPSSD – Supervisor J. Stegmeir stated that there has been some freeze up at PPSSD. Crandalls has had to come in and do pumping, a valve that seemed to be airlocked was removed and steaming needed to be done. The pipes were flowing freely as of this meeting. All of these issues will cost extra for in 2022.
Community Sewer Project – Supervisor J. Stegmeir gave the approval to pay the SEH bill that we received, and we may be reimbursed for it.
Roads – Nothing new.
Community Center – The alarm went off on our septic tanks. Supervisor J. Stegmeir determined that the tanks were full again even though they had been pumped in the fall. Viitas was contacted on this, but they do not do any pumping until the end of April. The supervisors decided that Crandalls should be contacted to pump out the tanks and we should contact Viitas to investigate why the tanks are filling up so often.
Other – regarding the installation of some type of warning signs or lights at the snowmobile road crossings; Supervisor J. Stegmeir contacted that county and they do not put out those kinds of signs and Supervisor B. Master said that the VTSI does not do that either. Supervisor J. Stegmeir will contact the state regarding this matter since it is a state trail we are concerned about.
New Business –
Supervisor B. Master moved to approve the renewal of liquor licenses for Blind Pig Tap House, Pine Aire Resort and Sandy Point Resort and The Rocky Ledge seconded by Supervisor J. Stegmeir, all voting aye motion carried.
Additional playground equipment and a new picnic table was discussed. The township and community club will come up with a plan for this.
Supervisor J. Stegmeir moved to remove Carol Stegmeir’s name off the checking accounts because she is no longer the Deputy Clerk and add Brigette Master new Supervisor and Betsey Warrington new Deputy Clerk to them, Mary Manninen Clerk, Deana Callais Treasurer, Marlene Tomczak Deputy Treasurer, Larry Kec and John Stegmeir Supervisors are all to stay on as authorized signatures. Seconded by Supervisor B. Master, all voting aye motion carried.
Supervisor B. Master made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Supervisor J. Stegmeir, all voting aye motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 8:04 p.m.
Mary Manninen, Clerk