August 4, 2015
Vice-Chairman Stegmeir opened the meeting at 7:00 pm. Board members present were Supervisor Tomczak, Clerk Manninen and Deputy Treasurer Callais. 17 guests attended the meeting and called in on conference line. Board members and guests recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda – The agenda was reviewed. Motion by Supervisor Tomczak to approve the agenda, seconded by Supervisor Stegmeir. Motion carried, all voting aye.
Minutes - Minutes for the July regular meeting was reviewed. Motion by Supervisor Tomczak to approve the minutes, seconded by Supervisor Stegmeir. Motion carried, all voting aye.
The treasurer’s report was reviewed by all. Motion by Supervisor Tomczak to approve report, seconded by Supervisor Stegmeir. Motion carried, all voting aye.
Beg Bal 7/1/15 --- $71,403.19
Income --- $75,716.90
Expenses --- $12,010.98
End Bal. 7/31/15 --- $135,109.09
Beg Bal 7/1/15 --- $33,625.44
Income --- $1.19
Expenses --- $0.00
End Bal. 7/31/15 --- $33,626.73
Comm. Center Fund
Beg Bal 7/1/15 --- $29,330.51
Income --- $1.13
Expenses --- $0.00
End Bal. 7/31/15 --- $29,331.64
Gen Acct. CD
Beg Bal 7/1/15 --- $25,427.72
Income --- Due 3/15/16
Expenses --- .85%
End Bal. 7/31/15 --- $25,427.72
Beg Bal 7/1/15 --- $21,020.39
Income --- Due 3/12/16
Expenses --- .50%
End Bal. 7/31/15 --- $21,020.39
Beg Bal 7/1/15 --- $21,397.20
Income --- Due 3/12/16
Expenses --- .70%
End Bal. 7/31/15 --- $21,397.20
Dep --- $0.00
To Town --- $0.00
To Lake Assn. --- $0.00
Vice-Chairman Stegmeir reviewed payment claims. Motion by Supervisor Tomczak to approve payment, seconded by Supervisor Stegmeir. Motion carried, all voting aye.
- 3731, Marlene Tomczak, Hall Supplies, $53.11
- 3732, Lautizi Construction, Town Hall Steps, 2 Slabs, labor, supplies, $16,380.00
- 3733, Frontier Phone Co., Phone & Internet, $62.98
- 3734, Couri, Ruppe, Polling Place Change, $175.00
- 3735, St. Louis County Auditor, Polling Place Change, $29.29
- 3736, St. Louis County Public Works, Snow Plow App for Town Hall , $46.00
Supervisor/Treasurer Replacements – Chairman Stegmeir moved to have Paul Kiner fill in as Supervisor until the March 2016 election, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak, all voting aye, motion carried. Supervisor Tomczak moved to have Deana Callais fill in as Treasurer until the March 2016 elections, seconded by Chairman Stegmeir, all voting aye, motion carried.
Public Comment Period: Question regarding the Cook Hospital - Cook Hospital meeting is not proposing any increase of taxes on the district and they are going to look at the other townships that are not in the district as yet. It is suggested that we add the Cook Hospital each month to our agenda. The letter that Tom Rukkavina was to write has not been done at this time. Questions regarding moving from St. Louis County to Koochiching County were addressed and this is a long process. This will be discussed by the board at future meetings.
Pucks Point SSD: Randy Jenigus from SEH was in attendance at this meeting to give an overview of the memo for the PPSSD project. Legacy Funds in the amount of $2,000,000 were awarded through state legislation to the Voyageurs National Park projects. The JPB elected to designate $960,000 to the Puck’s Point project and the funds can be used in 2016. Monthly bills will be reduced from previous estimates, depending on how bids come in. As an example using the most recent bid numbers, the monthly bills would be approximately $92/month/EDU with approximately $275,000 in contingencies. The project costs may be higher or lower than estimated which will directly affect the monthly bill rate. The schedule could be as follows; rebidding – the most recent bids could be used if allowed by PFA and this schedule assumes that the project will need to be rebid. Fall/Winter, 2015/2016, prepare and send easement documents to property owners, in March of 2016, secure contracts with successful bidder/s. May – July 2016, construct pretreatment and dispersal systems and September – November 2016 construct collection systems. There were many questions for Randy regarding the system and schedule which he said he would find answers and get them back to the members. The state has also said that Woodenfrog must connect but we don’t know when that will be. The township board will discuss all of this and make some decisions for the September meeting.
Roads & Trails: Residents on State Point Road attended this meeting and asked that the road Supervisor look at some issues they have with the road at this time. Supervisor Stegmeir will meet with them and make some recommendations. It was suggested that when Greg House cuts trees down after storms that he also removes them from the area. This will be discussed with him and we will review the contract we have to make sure this is included in it.
Sales Tax: Supervisor Tomczak has worked very hard and put in many hours trying to recoup the sales tax that we paid out during the building of the new Town Hall. It was discovered at the last township training that townships do not have to pay sales tax.
Community Center: Dave Cook has been hired to build and install railings on the new steps, wrap the posts at the side of the building and build the storage building next to the hall.
New Website: Carol Stegmeir gave a presentation on the new township website that her daughter Mary and her husband created for us. It is very nice and user-friendly. There is still some work to be done on it before is it up and running which will be soon. It is a work in progress. Supervisor Tomczak moved to approve the use of this new website, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Supervisor Kiner moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 pm, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak, motion carried.
Mary Manninen, ClerK