December 6, 2016
Chairman Stegmeir opened the meeting at 7:00 pm. Board members present were Supervisors Tomczak and Kiner, Clerk Manninen, Deputy Clerk Stegmeir and Treasurer Callais. Colin Marcusen from SEH called in on the conference number and there were 6 guests. 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 Kiner, the motion carried, all voting aye.
Minutes – The minutes for the November regular meeting were reviewed. Motion by Supervisor Kiner to approve the minutes, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak. Motion carried, all voting aye.
The Treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Callais. Motion by Supervisor Kiner to approve reports, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak. Motion carried, all voting aye. There was a discussion about cashing in a road CD, it was decided to wait until they come up for renewal in the spring.
Beg Bal November, 1 2016 – $191,162.71
Income - $756,295.41
Int. - $6.70
Lodging Tax - $2,416.69
PFA, PPSSD Funds - $736,097.77
Easement refund - $17,774.25
Road Account - $16,998.29
Expenses - $25,629.00
Total Expenses - $810,528.93
End Bal November 30, 2016 – $136,929.19
Pucks Point Subordinate Sewer –
Beg Bal November 1, 2016 - $58.75
Income - $736,097.77
Expenses - $736,097.77
End Bal November 30, 2016 - $58.75
Checking - $25,619.21
Road Acct. - $21,125.85
Road Acct. - $21.622.19
Supervisor Kiner moved to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak, all voting aye motion carried.
Payroll Net Total November – $2,417.10
Disbursements for November:
Improvement to Community - $2,708.88
Office Supplies - $532.96
Transfer to PPSSD Account - $736,097.77
North Star Elec for PPSSD - $39.00
Lodging Tax - $22,277.79
Wire Transfer for Easements - $20,399.00
Waste Assessment - $118.43
PERA - $309.00
Road Account – $25,629.00
Total Disbursements - $810,528.93
Pucks Point Subordinate Sewer District Acct.
Viitas Excavating - $191,253.66
USA - $481,029.61
Decker Planning & Research - $2,282.40
Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick - $61,532.10
Total Disbursements - $736,097.77
Claims – Clerk Manninen read the claims.
Carol Stegmeir – Election Judge - $72.00
Marlene Tomczak – Election Judge - $66.00
Jill Kiner – Election Judge - $60.00
Cindy Wichner – Election Judge - $90.00
Mary Manninen – Election Judge, Mileage to Orr - $172.32
Betsey Warrington – Election Judge - $66.00
North Star Elec. Co-Op – Town Hall elec. - $104.00
Amazon.com – Office Supplies – 69.75
One Stop Global – QuickBooks Help Desk 1 Yr. - $299.99
Thomas Long Trucking – Work on State Point Rd. - $25,104.00
Frontier Phone Co. – 63.25
Gateway Store – Office Supplies - $49.01
MN Dept of Health – License renewal for Town Hall - $365.00
Lakes Gas Co. - $305.99
Greg House – Snow Plow at Hall - $300.00
MATIT – Workers Comp Ins. - $370.00
St. Louis County Auditor – Special Assessments for PPSSD - $20.00
St. Louis County Auditor – Waste Assessment - $118.43
Total - $27,695.74
Viitas - $191,253.66
USA - $481,029.61
Decker Planning & Research - $2,282.40
Fryberger - $61,532.10
North Shore Title, LLC - $20,399.00
Total - $756,496.77
Supervisor Tomczak moved to accept the claims, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, all voting aye motion carried.
Comment Period: Tim Watson spoke with Representative Rob Ecklund regarding the Cook Hospital District. Representative Ecklund would like to speak before the residents of the township on the Cook Hospital District matter. Mr. Watson would like this to happen in January. Chairman Stegmeir will contact Representative Ecklund and set up a meeting date according Representative Eckund’s schedule. Alan Burchell had some comments and questions on grinder stations in the PPSSD district. The Supervisors discussed and answered his questions.
PPSSD - Colin did not have an agenda as there is not much to discuss on the project right now. USA is working on the grinder stations on Pucks Point and at Moosehorn and Burchell’s and Putikka’s. Hopefully this will be done by the end of the year. He was not sure as to private hook ups at this time. Viitas is done with their work on the pretreatment system until spring. Viita’s has requested additional payment for extra top soil, common borrow and sand. Colin did not think this would amount to a very large sum. SEH has sent out their own surveyors to look into this matter but they had not gotten back to him as of this meeting. The interim financing bridge loan has been put on hold until January as there may be a special session that could pass a bonding bill by the end of this year. Colin thinks that we will not exceed $360,000 in December for invoices/draws. The bank has agreed to this delay. The amount of the bridge loan was increased from $637,000 to $702,349 per Nancy and Peter with PFA. The bank is also agreeable with this increase. Chairman Stegmeir asked Colin to get a more definite timeline on this project for our next meeting. Colin is expecting to come up here in December to look over the project.
DNR agreement – The DNR sent us an agreement to sign; Kabetogama State Forest/Woodenfrog Campground and Day-Use Area Cooperative Agreement Between The State of Minnesota and The Township Of Kabetogama. This agreement will enable the State to pay the township $70,248.00 in capital fees for the Pucks Point Subordinate Sewer District. Chairman Stegmeir recommended that the Board agree to enter into this agreement. Supervisor Kiner moved to enter into this agreement with the State of Minnesota, seconded by Supervisor Tomczak, all voting aye, motion carried.
Roads & Trails – Chairman Stegmeir sent this letter to Avery Sipola with St. Louis County, As per the Cooperative Maintenance Agreement between St. Louis County and Kabetogama Township, under section 1.2, the township is requesting that the County, as part of your routine winter maintenance, sand the hill on the front end of the State Point Road. Also for State Point Road, we ask that upon request, that the County steam frozen culverts in the spring.
Community Center – Supervisor Tomczak received a phone call from Commissioner Rukavina asking if the County Board of Commissioners could hold their June meeting here at the Town Hall. The date is June 27th the township would be very happy to have the hall available for this meeting. A notice will be posted as to the exact time and date of this meeting.
New Business – Tim Snyder asked if the township could contact the county engineers regarding when they intend to start working on our roads this next summer. He would like to see the start date be later in the summer season as possible. Chairman Stegmeir will make this contact.
Chairman Stegmeir moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:54 pm. Seconded by Supervisor Kiner, all voting aye
Mary Manninen, Clerk