October 6, 2020
Vice-Chairman J Stegmeir opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Board members present were Supervisors M Tomczak, J Stegmeir, Treasurer D. Callais and Clerk M Manninen, calling in was Supervisor L Kec. All attending recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda – The agenda was reviewed, Supervisor J Stegmeir moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Supervisor M Tomczak, all voting aye the motion carried.
Minutes – The minutes for the September regular meeting were reviewed. Supervisor M Tomczak moved to approve the minutes, second by Vice-Chairman J Stegmeir, all voting aye motion carried.
Treasurer Deana Callais read her report.
Beg Bal September 1, 2020 - $262,841.93
Deposits - $16,238.66
Total Expenses - $41,440.44
End Bal. September 30, 2020 - $237,640.15
Road Fund - $25,800.07
Road CD - $21,821.31
Road Fund Bal - $47,621.38
Checking CD - $26,686.55
Pucks Point Subordinate Sewer District
Beg Bal September 1, 2020 - $41,110.32
Deposits - $12,496.21
Expenses - $3,994.00
End Bal September 30, 2020 - $49,612.53
Capitol Debt Reduction
Beg Bal September 1, 2020 - $3,776.47
Deposits - $2,902.55
Expenses - $0.00
End Bal. September 30, 2020 - $6,679.02
The Treasurer’s report was reviewed, the report was approved on a motion by Supervisor M Tomczak, seconded by Vice-Chairman J Stegmeir, all voting aye motion carried.
Claims – Clerk M Manninen read the list of claims.
Total - $1,060.63
Total – $3,994.00
Supervisor M Tomczak moved to accept the claims and pay them in full, seconded by Vice-Chairman J Stegmeir, all voting aye motion carried.
Public Comment – Larry Warrington informed the board that he has retired as Fire Chief of the Kabetogama Fire Department as of October 1, 2020. Brian Wichner will be taking over as fire chief now. The board thanked Larry for all his years of service as fire chief.
Old Business –
PPSSD – The township received a letter from Mike Daurio asking to have cabin #7 hooked up to the sewer system. Supervisor J Stegmeir spoke with Collin from SEH and he stated that it would be no problem, there is a grinder available that can take care of two cabins. His capitol cost will remain the same but his EDU for this cabin will be .7, $53.17 per month. Supervisor M Tomczak moved to approve this additional cabin hook-up, seconded by Vice-Chairman J Stegmeir. All voting aye, motion carried. Vice-Chairman J Stegmeir moved to accept Resolution 2020-03; Resolution to add an additional cabin #7 to parcel #402-0010-00610 to the Puck’s Point Subordinate Service District, seconded by Chairman L Kec, all voting aye, motion carried.
Community Sewer Project – The Joint Powers Board met here at the Town Hall last month. There will be some funding coming from the Clean Waters Act but most of it will go to the Crane Lake and Ash River Sewer Districts.
Roads – Northern Lights and Melheims roads were graded.
Community Center – Supervisor M Tomczak did not have the septic tanks pumped out here at the hall. The float in the tank does not seem to be working properly. It was suggested that someone speak with Viitas about a new float. The repair person has been contacted again regarding the propane odor in the Town Hall.
New Business – Ellen Hart from the Kabetogama EMS, contacted Supervisor J Stegmeir asking if the township would be willing to purchase a Professional Electrostatic Backpack Sprayer ($2,500.00). This sprayer would be used to disinfect the ambulance if potential Covid contamination was possible. It could be used to disinfect the Town Hall after events also. The Kabetogama EMS received a grant in the amount of $500.00 which they would use towards this sprayer. Chairman L Kec moved to pay the balance of the cost of this sprayer after the $500.00, seconded by Supervisor M Tomczak, all voting aye, motion carried.
CARES Act – Clerk M Manninen received a letter from St. Louis County regarding the CARES Act grant information. We are eligible for $434.00 towards the 2020 election cycle preparation and related costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We must pass a resolution and complete the grant agreement that came with the letter. We can use these funds to purchase shields and other related items such as masks, sanitizer and such. This is a matching grant, but the County Board passed a resolution on September 22, 2020 specifying that the county will cover the match requirement. Chairman L Kec moved to accept resolution 2020-02 CARES Act, seconded by Supervisor M Tomczak, all voting aye, motion carried.
The board approved moving the November Town Board meeting to November 5, 2020 since the regular meeting date fell on November 3rd which is election day.
Chairman L Kec made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Supervisor M Tomczak seconded, all voting aye motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 7:48 p.m.
M Manninen, Clerk