JUNE 3, 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 2 guests. All attending recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Colin Marcusen and Peter Thompson called in on the conference line.
Agenda – The agenda was approved on a motion by Chairman Nevalainen, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried.
Minutes – The minutes were approved on a motion by Supervisor Kiner, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
The treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Kiner. The treasurer’s report was approved on a motion by Supervisor Kiner, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
Beg Bal 5/1/14 --- $137,227.11
Income --- $4.94
Expenses --- $14,875.36
End Bal. 5/31/14 --- $122,356.69
Beg Bal 5/1/14 --- $26,954.62
Income --- $1.11
Expenses --- $66.74
End Bal. 5/31/14 --- $26,888.99
Comm. Center Fund:
Beg Bal 5/1/14 --- $4,453.35
Income --- $1,000.05
Expenses --- $0.00
End Bal. 5/31/14 --- $5,453.40
Cert. of Deposit:
Beg Bal 5/1/14 --- $25,000.00
Income --- Due 3/15/15
Expenses --- .85%
End Bal. 5/31/14 --- $25,000.00
Road Acct. CD:
Beg Bal 5/1/14 --- $20,915.68
Income --- Due 3/12/15
Expenses --- .50%
End Bal. 5/31/14 --- $20,915.68
Road Acct. CD:
Beg Bal 5/1/14 --- $21,248.20
Income --- Due 3/12/16
Expenses --- .70%
End Bal. 5/31/14 --- $21,248.20
Dep --- $0.00
To Town --- $0.00
To Tourism B. --- $0.00
The following claims were approved on a motion by Supervisor Kiner, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
- 3573, North Star Elec., Power for Hall, $116.00
- 3574, K-Mary, Telephone, $82.79
- 3575, Hayneedle, File Cabinet, $889.99
- 3576, Greg House, Dump Work, $450.00
- 3577, Norton, Laptop Security, $53.43
- 3578, The Journal, Notices, $18.38
- 3579, Gateway Store, Mail box renewal, $40.00
- 3580, Crandalls, Porta-Pot, $69.47
- 3581, SLC, 2nd half snow plowing, $525.00
- 3582, Robert Nevalainen, Miliage JPB, $53.76
- 3583, Mary Manninen, Mileage for voting machine, $89.60
- 3584, Cold Springs Builders, Hall Construction, $2000.00
Old Business –
Town Supervisor Position – Chairman Nevalainen moved to appoint John Stegmeir to the office of Town Supervisor on the Town Board of the Kabetogama Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota to fill a vacancy that exists in that position, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, all voting yes including the Clerk, motion carried.
Roads and trails – Greg House will mow the arrowhead trail before the Lady Slipper Festival. The board has decided that calcium chloride does not need to be purchased this year.
PPSSD – Collin began discussing the memorandum for this meeting.
Schedule – the project is currently being advertised for bidding, the bid date schedule is for June 24th and the award date is July, 1, 2014 at the regular board meeting at the new town hall. Construction is still mid to late summer and fall 2014 to accommodate the resort properties.
Easement acquisition – a revised lease agreement was sent by the DNR to the township on May 12th, the advanced rental price is set at $65,100 including timber damages.
SSD Land Owners – SEH is still working on this.
County ROW – easements will not be needed from the County.
Usage Metering - the easiest way to measure usage will be to have the run time meters on each pump read monthly by the Township. For shared tanks, the usage costs and therefore O & M bills will be split.
Shared Tanks – Bacon and Yaritz, meter to be installed on Bacon property. They haul in water but use a pump for pressure. The meter is to be installed downstream of the pump. Thompson and Brattebo shared tank. They haul in water but use a pump for pressure. The meter is to be installed downstream of the pump. Thompson and Johnson shared tank, They haul in water but use a pump for pressure. The meter is to be installed downstream of the pump.
DNR capital payment – House Bonding Bill means that Woodenfrog Campground will be required to connect to the project.
MPCA – the operating permit is on public notice until June 10th, 2014. After that time the MPCA will approve and issue the operating permit and will send an approval letter for the plans and specifications, meaning, that he project is approved to be constructed.
Septage Transfer – an application and signed disposal ordinance is to be submitted to North Koochiching Area Sanitary District just before hauling.
Archaeological Review – the Duluth Archeological Center completed its field observation of the area and nothing of significance was found. The bill on this is $3,873.17.
The board has decided that contractors who bid on this project must carry Builders Risk Insurance.
VNP Clean Waters JPB – Crane Lake and Koochiching County will receive funds from the bonding bill for their sewer expansions.
Community Center Planning – Shannon’s has not completed the vent hood yet for the kitchen at the new hall. Greg House will dig out part of the drive so the well driller can get his truck in to begin drilling a well. Marlene has order plumbing supplies. Supervisor Kiner will speak with Mark Worthman about hooking up the air conditioner. Chairman Nevalainen moved to enter into a contact with Mark Worthman regarding installing the air conditioner if the contract is the same price as first quoted, seconded by Supervisor Kiner, motion carried. Supervisor Kiner moved to enter into a contract with Steve Boyum to haul crushed rock to firm up the access area to the new hall and possibly set in the new septic tanks.
New Business –
Mary Tomczak will clean the new town hall/community center when needed for $15.00/hr.
The township will shorten the agenda for the July 1st meeting to just allow for the opening of bids for the PPSSD and cover any issues that may arise at the time. Because of bingo being held and the hall, the township meeting for August will be held back at the fire hall.
Supervisor Kiner moved to reimburse the Kabetogama Fire Department $2,000 for use of the fire hall for meetings and internet access, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
Supervisor Kiner moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 pm, seconded by Chairman Nevalainen, motion carried.
Mary Manninen, Clerk, Kabetogama Township