May 5, 2015
Chairman Nevalainen opened the meeting at 7:00 pm. Board members present were Supervisor Tomczak, Supervisor Stegmeir, Deputy Treasurer Deana Callais. Six guests attended the meeting and three called in on conference line, Collen Marcusen, Peter Thompson and Duane Puttika. Board members and guests recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
New officer: Deana Callais was sworn in prior to the start of the meeting.
Agenda – The agenda was reviewed with three additions. Motion by Supervisor Tomczak to approve the agenda, seconded by Supervisor Stegmeir. Motion carried, all voting aye.
Minutes - Minutes for the April 7th regular meeting and April 7th reorganization meeting were reviewed. Add Kecs Kove to the approval of liquor licenses and fix misspellings. Motion by Supervisor Stegmeir to approve the minutes, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak. Motion carried, all voting aye.
Deputy Treasurer Deana Callais presented the treasurer’s report. Motion by Chairman Nevalainen to approve report, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak. Motion carried, all voting aye.
Beg Bal 4/1/15 --- $90,514.20
Income --- $470.13
Expenses --- $3,896.91
End Bal. 4/30/15 --- $87,087.42
Beg Bal 4/1/15 --- $33,619.96
Income --- $1.29
Expenses --- $0.00
End Bal. 4/30/15 --- $33,621.25
Comm. Center Fund:
Beg Bal 4/1/15 --- $29,326.86
Income --- $1.12
Expenses --- $0.00
End Bal. 4/30/15 --- $29,327.98
Gen Acct. CD:
Beg Bal 4/1/15 --- $25,427.72
Income --- Due 3/15/15
Expenses --- .85%
End Bal. 4/30/15 --- $25,427.72
Beg Bal 4/1/15 --- $21,020.39
Income --- Due 3/12/15
Expenses --- .50%
End Bal. 4/30/15 --- $21,020.39
Beg Bal 4/1/15 --- $21,397.20
Income --- Due 3/12/16
Expenses --- .70%
End Bal. 4/30/15 --- $21,397.20
Dep --- $0.00
To Town --- $0.00
To Lake Assn. --- $0.00
Chairman Nevalainen reviewed payment claims. Motion by Supervisor Stegmeir to approve payment, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak. Motion carried, all voting aye.
- 3703, Marlene Tomczak, Mileage to Officer Training in Grand Rapids, $134.55
- 3704, SLC Auditor, Waste Assessment, $180.00
- 3705, North Star Electric Co-Op, Electric for Town Hall/Community Center, $117.00
- 3707, SLC Public Works Dept., Summer Blading 2014, Snow Plowing 2014-15, $934.20
- 3708, Frontier Phone Co., Phone & Internet, $62.98
- 3709, Herseth Electric, Town Hall electric work, $726.50
- 3710, MATIT, Insurance Commercial Package, $2,350.00
- 3711, Robert Nevalainen, Mileage to Cook Hospital Mtg. and Governmental Affairs Mtg., $57.27
- 3712, Couri & Ruppe, P.L.L.P., Cook Hospital District Letter, $437.50
Pucks Point SSD --- Collin reported that there is nothing new at this time on the project. The project is on hold until we get additional funding. The bid packages will be accepted or rejected at the June Meeting. We will need to enter into a new contract with SEH if and when the PPSSD project continues. SEH sent two invoices amounting to $46,724.80 which is the balance of their contract to date to the Township board. The board discussed this and asked that Collin see if we can pay this amount in four installments. Collin will research this option and get back to the board. Allen and Miriam Burcell took a survey of all the PPSSD members asking if they wanted to continue with the district or dissolve it. Their findings were as follows: nine no’s (dissolve project), four yes’s (continue project), two undecided and two no responses. It was asked by the members present at this meeting that the board not spend any more money on the project at this time. Chairman Nevalainen will contact the township attorney asking for further information as to the procedure of how the district can be dissolved and what the next steps would be.
Roads & Trails --- Chairman Nevalainen asked to have the contract with Greg House approved for mowing and clean-up after storms and the dump site. Supervisor Stegmeir moved to approve the contract, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak, motion carried.
Community Center --- Supervisor Tomczak reported that Eric Benson from the Minneapolis area and cabin owner has volunteered to install the rock on the lower portion of the Town/Hall Community Center. His son and Garrett Lyons will be helping with this project. Sidewalks still need to be done and more fill in the parking areas. The building and contents have been added to the insurance policy.
Hospital District --- Chairman Nevalainen and Supervisor Stegmeir attended a meeting of the Cook Hospital District. At this time the board would like to put one of our board members on the board of the Cook Hospital District, this may help to influence them in some way. Our township attorney suggested that this be done. Chairman Nevalainen moved to have Supervisor Stegmeir be on the board, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak.
North East Serv. Co op --- The Northeast Service Coop Broadband project had an informational meeting on April 28th explaining this project. They sent us a resolution to have approved to join this project. Chairman Nevalainen moved to accept this resolution, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak, motion carried.
Gov. Affairs Mtg. --- Chairman Nevalainen attended this meeting. Items discussed were the sewer districts, Bureau of Land Management, change of Federal Land Management and VNP.
Old Well --- It was discussed to possibly run electric from the old well to here and use this well when needed.
Liquor License --- Chairman Nevalainen moved to approve licenses for the Pines of Kabetogama and Pine Aire resorts, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak, motion carried.
Web Site --- Carol Stegmeir’s daughter and son-in law will look at our website, build a new one for us to review and possible use.
Supervisor Stegmeir moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:50, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak. Motion carried.
Mary Manninen, Clerk