APRIL 1, 2014
Chairman Nevalainen opened the meeting at 7:00 pm. Board members present were Supervisor Kiner, Deputy Clerk Tomczak, Clerk Manninen and Treasurer Kiner, along with 1 guest. All attending recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Collin Marcusen and Peter Thompson called in on the conference line.
Agenda – The agenda was approved on a motion by Supervisor Kiner, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
Minutes –The minutes were approved with one correction to remove the line (a blanket easement is the way the township thinks we should go on this), on a motion by Chairman Nevalainen, 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 Kiner, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
Beg Bal 3/1/14 --- $187,479.60
Income --- $427.31
Expenses --- $64,122.15
End Bal. 3/31/14 --- $123,784.76
Beg Bal 3/1/14 --- $27,602.39
Income --- $1.06
Expenses --- $0.00
End Bal. 3/31/14 --- $27,603.45
Comm. Center Fund:
Beg Bal 3/1/14 --- $2,453.23
Income --- $.02
Expenses --- $0.00
End Bal. 3/31/14 --- $2,453.25
Cert. of Deposit:
Beg Bal 3/1/14 --- $25,000.00
Income --- Due 3/15/15
Expenses --- .85%
End Bal. 3/31/14 --- $25,000.00
Road Acct. CD:
Beg Bal 3/1/14 --- $20,915.68
Income --- Due 3/12/15
Expenses --- .50%
End Bal. 3/31/14 --- $20,915.68
Road Acct. CD:
Beg Bal 3/1/14 --- $21,248.20
Income --- Due 3/12/16
Expenses --- .70%
End Bal. 3/31/14 --- $21,248.20
Dep --- $0.00
To Town --- $0.00
To Tourism B. --- $0.00
The following claims were approved on a motion by Chairman Nevalainen, seconded by Supervisor Town, motion carried.
- 3550, North Star Elec., Power for Hall, $171.00
- 3551, SEH, PPSSD, $5,340.00
- 3552, Bertelsons, Paper and Ink, $318.93
- 3553, I Falls PC, Laptop repair, $99.00
- 3554, Microsoft, Software, $106.86
- 3555, House Logging, Snow Plowing Pucks Point, $650.00
- 3556, Jill Kiner, Elections, $60.00
- 3557, Carol Stegmeir, Elections, $60.00
- 3558, Marlene Tomczak, Elections, $60.00
- 3558, Marlene Tomzcak, Moderator Annual Meeting, $50.00
- 3559, Betsey Warrington, Elections, $60.00
- 3560, Bob Nevalainen, Mileage JPB, $53.76
- 3561, Cold Springs Builders, Hall Construction Kitchen, $800.00
- 3562, Northern Lumber, Hall Construction, $1,276.13
- 3563, Kap Carpentry, Hall Construction Kitchen, $1,829.12
- 3564, Culinex, Hall Construction Kitchen, $13,893.89
Old Business –
PPSSD – Collin Marcusen (SEH) and Peter Thompson (PPSSD member) called in on the conference line. Collin began discussing the memorandum for this meeting. Schedule, the project is on schedule to advertise for bids starting in May or June, 2014. Construction in mid to late summer and fall, 2014 to accommodate resort properties. Information has been provided to the DNR to show locations of land needed for treatment, dispersal, and piping. SEH has been in contact with DNR staff to assist in providing additional information as needed. The DNR is working on drafting the lease agreement. Colin and Bob have suggested that the DNR use a reduced area to reduce the cost. Negotiation on the area of land needed may be necessary depending on the price. Chairman Nevalainen spoke with David Dill regarding the DNR land acquisition and he will also speak to the DNR on our behalf. SEH has been in contact with Fryberger on initiating land descriptions for temporary and permanent construction easements. SEH has begun work on describing these easements and will provide the information to Fryberger when complete. Easements will not be needed from the County. However, a utility permit for work within the Right-of-Way will be required. SEH has calculated the costs of installing 4 additional tanks in order to avoid the use of shared tanks, this would add approximately $75,000 to the project if we choose to go this way. The PFA must approve the payment method for the electrical usage as it is a public utility. Proposed payment methods are as follows:
An electrical service would be run to the shared tank from one of the properties utilizing that tank. The electrical usage of the pump would then show up in the electric bill for that resident.
The Township would read the hour meter on the pump each month, corresponding to the time the electric meters are read. The resident paying for the usage of the pump would then be paid that amount by the Township each month.
The residents would pay their usual monthly sewer bills which would include the electrical charges for that pump. Costs would be split based on usage (meters would be installed to measure usage.)
This method has not been approved yet by the PFA. Chairman Nevalainen is setting up a meeting with North Star Electric to see if an alternate method could be found that would be economically better for the district. He will report back at the next meeting. Collin said we can hold the SEH bill and pay at a later date. Mike Larsen stated at our last township meeting that the township would not need to make any payments to SEH until a later date when more funding is available.
VNP Clean Waters JPB – all this information was touched on with the PPSSD.
Roads and Trails – We will send a letter out to Jim Foldesi asking that our roads be looked at again this spring. Motion by Supervisor Kiner, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
Community Center Planning – the planning commission meeting was postponed to a later date. Marlene brought the hall rental agreement to the attention of the township board. This agreement needs to be updated for use of the new township hall/community building. The planning committee meeting will be on May 5th same time and place. Chairman Nevalainen moved to put a satellite toilet at the old community building before any events are held there, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried. Work is continuing at the hall. Items discussed were, a well, septic system, siding and grounds work.
New Business –
Canister Site – Rusty Lehto brought up burning at the dump. That can be done at the same time each year by Greg House. This is covered in his contract.
Liquor Licenses – approve area business liquor licenses on a motion by Supervisor Kiner, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
Supervisor Kiner moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 pm, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
Mary Manninen, Clerk, Kabetogama Township