FEBRUARY 4, 2014
Chairman Nevalainen opened the meeting at 7:00 pm. Board members present were Supervisors Kiner and Town, Clerk Manninen, and Treasurer Kiner, along with 3 guests. All attending recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda – The agenda was approved with the change of moving new business to the top of the agenda, on a motion by Chairman Nevalainen, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Minutes –The minutes were approved with one correction changing Namakan Basin Waste Water Project to PPSSD, on a motion by Supervisor Town, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
The treasurer’s report was reviewed by all. The treasurer’s report was approved on a motion by Supervisor Town, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Beg Bal 1/1/14 --- $198,339.37
Income --- $11,263.65
Expenses --- $16,440.95
End Bal. 1/31/14 --- $193,162.07
Beg Bal 1/1/14 --- $27,600.05
Income --- $1.17
Expenses --- $0.00
End Bal. 1/31/14 --- $27,601.22
Comm. Center Fund:
Beg Bal 1/1/14 --- $8,274.70
Income --- $.34
Expenses --- $2,679.90
End Bal. 1/31/14 --- $5,595.14
Cert. of Deposit:
Beg Bal 1/1/14 --- $25,000.00
Income --- Due 3/15/15
Expenses --- .85%
End Bal. 1/31/14 --- $25,000.00
Road Acct. CD:
Beg Bal 1/1/14 --- $21,037.30
Income --- Due 3/12/15
Expenses --- .80%
End Bal. 1/31/14 --- $21,037.30
Road Acct. CD:
Beg Bal 1/1/14 --- $20,636.03
Income --- Due 3/12/14
Expenses --- 1.00%
End Bal. 1/31/14 --- $20,636.03
Dep --- $1,119.75
To Town --- $33.59
To Tourism B. --- $1,086.16
The following claims were approved on a motion by Chairman Nevalainen, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
- 3535, North Star Elec., Power for Hall, $190.00
- 3536, Epson, Ink, $62.98
- 3537, Tiger Direct, Ink, $79.26
- 3538, Bob Nevalainen, Mileage JPB Mtg, $53.76
- 3539, MAT, Insurance, $1,086.00
- 3540, Erickson Construction, Hall Construction, $3,141.96
- 3541, Erickson Construction, Hall Construction Kitchen, $2,820.00
- 3542, Culinex, Hall Construction Kitchen, $4,246.00
- 3543, Menards, Hall Construction Kitchen, $1,246.74
- 3544, Star Dock, Laptop Software, $4.99
Old Business –
PPSSD – Collin Markusen from SEH was in attendance at this meeting and Sara Lindberg (SEH) and Peter Thompson (PPSSD member) called in on the conference line. Collin began discussing the memorandum for this meeting. Schedule, the plans specifications and supporting design documents and permit application paperwork have been submitted to the MPCA for review. It is anticipated that MPCA will review the documents over a period of 3 months. Chairman Nevalainen reported from the JPB meeting that they were going to send a letter to the MPCA asking that they expidite the turnaround time on this project. The township will also send a letter out to the MPCA asking that they hurry this along. Advertisement for bids is expected to begin in May and construction will begin mid to late summer.
Easement acquisition, information has been provided to the DNR to show locations of land needed for treatment, dispersal, and piping. SEH had a conference call with Dave Ofelt of the DNR to discuss next steps for securing the land. Fryberger has been working on language for easements from each property owner for both temporary construction easements and permanent utility easements. Chairman Nevalainen reported from the JPB meeting that a bill has been introduced that would require Woodenfrog to hook up to the district. A blanket easement may be a better deal than individual easements, this will be researched further. The DNR recently inquired about ad-valorem charges that would need to be paid to the township to secure capacity in the system. The DNR representative stated that they are more likely to pay large connection charge in the future than to pay monthly/yearly capitol cost charges now. They need to know that this does not reserve the capacity in the system for their flow.
Ordinance, EDU values were corrected in ordinance 13-2 by SEH in order to follow what was established by Julie and the others involved in 2011.
Action items were discussed and updated.
IRRRB Grand Reimbursement – Supervisor Town moved to pay this amount if Chairman Nevalainen found that we would be reimbursed at some time from the IRRRB, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Resolution 2014-1, Resolution Making a Declaration of Official Intent Under U.S. Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2 was approved on a motion by Supervisor Kiner, seconded by Supervisor Town, motion carried
JPBCWVNP – Chairman Nevalainen reported that a bill is being introduced that would require Woodenfrog to hook up to the sewer disctrict. This board is going to send out a letter to the MPCA asking that they expedite there work on the project.
Roads and Trails – nothing new at this time.
Community Center Planning – Dave Cook is going to work on the hall starting next Wednesday and is asking for any volunteers that would be able to help out. Painting is ongoing, flooring is ongoing. The building is coming along quite well.
New Business –
Larry Warrington Fire Chief, Kabetogama Fire Department has asked that the fire departments budget amount be increased $2,000.00. Supervisor Kiner moved to increase the fire departments budget by $2,000.00 seconded by Supervisor Town, motion carried.
Chairman Nevalainen moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:36 pm, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Mary Manninen, Clerk,