March 6, 2018
Chairman Stegmeir opened the meeting at 7:00 pm. Board members present were Supervisor Tomczak, Clerk Manninen, Treasurer Callais and 1 Guest. All attending recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda – The agenda was reviewed, Supervisor Tomczak moved to approve the agenda as presented, seconded by Chairman Stegmeir, all voting aye the motion carried,
Minutes – The minutes for the February 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.
Beg Bal February 1, 2018 – $160,443.50
Income - $25,046.07
Total Expenses - $5,238.19
End Bal. February 28, 2018 – $180,251.40
Road Fund - $16,925.28
Road CD’s - $21,284.88
Road Fund Bal - $38,210.16
Checking CD - $25,908.89
Pucks Point Subordinate Sewer District
Beg Bal. February 1, 2018 - $140,368.43
Income - $9,026.88
Expenses - $133,950.48
End Bal. February 28, 2018 - $15,444.83
Capitol Debt Reduction
Beg. Bal. February 1, 2018 864.52
Income - $11,546.48
Expenses – 7,820.00
End Bal. February 28, 2018 - $4,591.00
The Treasurer’s report was approved on a motion by Supervisor Tomczak, seconded by Chairman Stegmeir, all voting aye, motion carried.
Claims – Clerk Manninen read the claims.
Frontier Phone Co. – Phone and Internet – $70.29
North Star Electric – Town Hall - $141.00
Greg House – Plowing Pucks Point Road - $225.00
Total - $436.29
PPSSD Claims – Septic Check - $119,240.00
North Star Elec. - $864.00
Fryberger - $9,026.88
Greg House - $300.00
Septic Check - $2,000.00
Total - $131,430.88
Supervisor Tomczak moved to accept the claims and pay them in full, seconded by Chairman Stegmeir, all voting aye motion carried.
Comment Period: Marlene Tomczak reported to the board that our Conservation Officer is done in our area and was leaving this evening. She is going to the Park Rapids area to train in a new officer and was then going to retire.
PPSSD - Chairman Stegmeir gave a summary report on the PPSSD funds income and expense.
Income Jan – June, Total 9794.40 – OM&R-9794.40, Capitol-0.00
July – Dec 1st half, Total 21920.58 – OM&R-15344.41, Capitol-6576.17
July – Dec 2nd half, Total 16567.38 – OM&R-11597.38, Capitol-4970.30
Total 48282.60 – OM&R-36736.18, Capitol-11546.48
*Total in to Date Total 48282.66, O&M 36736.18, Capitol 11546.48
Total payments to date O&M 30103.88, Capitol 0.00
Balance to date O&M 6632.30, Capitol 11546.48
Operator – 14000.00
Electric – 6340.00
Supplies/Equipment – 6019.99
Snowplow/Mow – 400.00
Permit (MPCA) – 505.00
Adjustment Refund – 2838.89
Loan Payment – 0.00
Total – 30103.88
*Membership Fees owed/not paid 2017 = 1664.49
Roads & Trails – No new business.
Community Building/Town Hall – Supervisor Tomczak reported that the Community Club is going to do a fund raiser to raise funds for a flag pole and flag. Proceeds from the St. Urhos festival will go toward these two items.
Levy Discussion – the board discussed the levy for 2019. All line items were reviewed against last year’s expenses. It was suggested to levy $5,000 for roads, reduce training and travel to $500, reduce Other imp to community to $6,000 and leave the remaining line items the same. The levy will be determined at the March 13 annual meeting. Supervisor Tomczak moved to reimburse the Kabetogama Fire Dept funds that were shorted them due to an accounting error, seconded by Chairman Stegmeir, all voting aye, motion carried.
New Business – Chairman Stegmeir wanted to discuss where the township will go next with the VNP Joint Powers Board Clean Water Plan. Not all the board members were present at this time so this will be discussed further at our next meeting. The board would like to plan some informational meetings during the summer with residents on this matter.
The Local Board of Appeal & Equalization Meeting – This meeting will be held at the Town Hall on May 3, 2019 from 10 – 11 am.
MATIT Life Ins. – table to April meeting
Annual Election, Annual Meeting – Will be held on March 13, 2018. Elections are from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The Annual Meeting begins at 8:15 pm.
VNP Public Meeting – This meeting is to discuss the ice road and removal of canisters at the visitors centers. The meeting is to be held on March 22, 2018 at the Town Hall beginning at 7:00 pm
Supervisor Tomczak moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:34 pm. Seconded by Chairman Stegmeir, all voting aye
Mary Manninen, Clerk