Chairman Stegmeir opened the meeting at 7:00 pm. Board members present were Supervisors Tomczak and Kec, Clerk Manninen, Treasurer Callais, Deputy Clerk Stegmeir and two guests. Colin Marcusen from SEH was in attendance and Mia Tibodeau called in on the conference line. Board members and guests recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda – The agenda was reviewed. Motion by Supervisor Tomczak to approve the agenda with the addition of County Board to New Business, other, seconded by Chairman Stegmeir all voting aye the motion carried,
Minutes – The minutes for the May regular meeting were reviewed. Motion by Supervisor Tomczak to approve the minutes, seconded by Chairman Stegmeir, all voting aye motion carried.
The Treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Callais. Financial Report Checking – Beg Bal May, 1 2017 – $173,392.72 Income - $11,736.40 Total Expenses - $16,045.48 End Bal May 31, 2017 – $169,140.94 Road Fund - $20,026.16 Road CD’s - $42,748.04 Road Fund Bal - $62,774.20 Checking CD - $25,619.21
Pucks Point Subordinate Sewer District Beg Bal May 1, 2017 - $15,424.97 Income - $84,959.00 Expenses - $2,286.02 End Bal May 31, 2017 - $98,097.95
The Treasurer’s report was approved on a motion by Supervisor Kec, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak, all voting aye, motion carried.
Claims – Clerk Manninen read the claims.
North Star Elec. – Electric for Town Hall - $97.00 Frontier Phone Co. – Phone and Internet – $66.02 St. Louis County Auditor – AutoMark Maint. - $180.00 MAT – General Liability Insurance - $2,152.00 The Journal – Local Board of Appeal Notice - $48.90 Menards – Town Hall Supplies - $48.34 Intuit Software – Payroll Annual Update - $603.84 Endicia – 1 Roll Labels for Stamps - $21.80 Gateway Store – Unit 191 Rental - $40.00 North Star Electric – PPSSD site - $128.00 John Stegmeir – Mileage for Road Meeting - $96.62 Mesabi Sign – 1st Half Payment on New Digital Sign - $11,736.40 Menards – Weed Killer for Town Hall - $38.31 Viitas Excavating – Pump Tanks @ Town Hall - $350.00 Total - $15,607.23 PPSSD Claims – SEH - $21,86585 USA - $47,379.39 WWGoetsch Assoc., Inc. - $250.00 Viita’s Excavating - $15,395.76 Total - $84,891.00
Supervisor Tomczak moved to accept the claims and pay them in full, seconded by Supervisor Kec, all voting aye motion carried.
Comment Period: None
PPSSD - : Collin Markussen was in attendance and will review the memo he sent for this meeting. First is the Project Schedule, the treatment system has a punch list to complete. Pretreatment, (Septic Check), there was a walkthrough of the pretreatment and collection systems with the operator and the township and the startup of the pretreatment system was today. There needs to be regrading and seeding in some areas yet and will discuss the addition of a culvert under the approach road. The Dispersal is nearly complete. Regrading and seeding also needs to be done in some areas. A squirt test needs to be done which tests pressure. As far as funding goes, there is great news that the Bonding Bill passed. The PSIG now is funded at 80%, $202,205 in additional grant dollars for the project. Chairman Stegmeir, Collin and Scott Harder will run new numbers for the project. SEH has completed the survey and will be working on the final easement legal descriptions and plan to complete this by the end of June. Collin sent out a newsletter and guidelines document to the PPSSD members recently. The district members are to contact SEH/Township with issues until the end of June. After that, they must contact Septic Check directly. There will be discussions between, SEH, the Township and Mia from Fryberger regarding connection language in our ordinance (Cost for connection and in what circumstances to charge fees.) SEH will send the Initiation of Operation to the MPCA, Septic will provide a bid to the township for an Operation and Maintenance Manual for the system. The board had a discussion with Mia and Collin on the Ordinance language and came up with some mutual ideas of how it could be changed in regards to rates to new and existing members when changes and new additions are made, and will work further on this and should be able to make complete changes by August.
Roads & Trails – Chairman Stegmeir ordered calcium chloride to be put on Pucks Point Road and State Point Road. Community Building – Mesabi Sign is going to install a new digital sign for the Town Hall this June or July. The township paid the first half of the bill but has been reimbursed by the Community Club. The Township received two bids from KGM Contractors for the paving of the Town Hall parking lot. The board has unanimously chosen bid 1 in the amount of $44,020. They asked that the township spray the lot now for weeds before they do the work. Chairman Stegmeir moved to approve Bid 1 and allow Supervisor Tomczak to find a contactor to spray the lot for weeds, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak, all voting aye, motion carried. The Township and Community Club will split the cost of this paving. New Business – The Kabetogama Lake Association asked that the Township pay the bill to Greg House for gravel and work that was done at the Kabetogama canister site entrance. Supervisor Tomczak moved to allow the township to pay this bill now, but in the future the Kabetogama Lake Association must contact the Township Board before it decides to have work done involving the Township or any of its contractors, seconded by Supervisor Kec, all voting aye, motion carried. The Saint Louis County Board will hold their meeting at our Town Hall on June 27, 2017 at 9:30 am.
Supervisor Tomczak moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 pm. Seconded by Supervisor Kec, all voting aye Motion carried.