September 13, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes (unapproved)

September 13, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

Pequaywan Fire Hall
8764 Pequaywan Lake Road
Duluth, MN 55803

Meeting was called to order by Charles Kuettel 7:00

Attendance
Officers: Supervisor Charles Kuettel, Supervisor Donald Swanstrom, Supervisor Doug Dressen, Treasurer Carol Nelson, Deputy Treasure Ed Potter, Deputy Clerk Diana Potter.

Guests: Ray Barnes, Deb Pomroy Gloria Redburn, John and Sandie Wilson

Clerk’s Report

The August 9th,2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes for approval. Kuettel requested to amend the Minutes to reflect a 9:00pm starting time. Swanstrom moved to accept as amended, the motion was seconded by Dressen, the motion passed 3-0-0

Kuettel requested to amend the Meeting Minutes of June 2022 to reflect a motion made that was omitted.  Motion made by Swanstrom to have Dressen make a 5 feet wide pathway from the Parking area to the walking path and put in fencing.  Dressen made the second. Motion passed 3-0-0

Swanstrom moved to accept the June Minutes as amended, Dressen seconded Motion Passed 3-0-0

Treasurer’s Report

August 2022
Total Funds on hand as of 08/01/2022 (Including Investments) $214,541.52
Plus: Deposits                                                                                     $3136.40
Interests on Accounts                                        $66.40
St Louis County Taconite Production               $3070.00
Less: Disbursements                                                                           $479.77
Payroll                                                                $304.75
Other Expenses                                                  $175.02
Total Funds on hand as of 08/31/2022                          $217,198.15
August check #1805-1809

September 2022
Deposits – none anticipated
Disbursements – $2071.76
Checks written #1810-1821
No transfers to the Checking Account will be needed

 

Carol called DNR for funds, will get by next month. PILT taxes due from county.

Motion to accept the treasurers report made by Dressen, seconded by Swanstrom. Motion passed 3-0-0

Old Business

  • Road Repair on West Branch still planned with A1 out of Brainard. Dressen will discuss with contractor. Dressen got the fire number that was requested.
  • Update on snow plowing contract for West Branch made by Kuettel. Amber is working on getting the contract to Kuettel for signatures. There is a tight timeline.

New Business

  • Training has been completed for election judges
  • Diana still needs initial training. Carol will call the Minnesota Association of Townships to get her in the system
  • Carol will call St Louis County Auditor requesting invoice for maintenance on the election machine
  • Diana will contact Amber regarding website changes to include removal of last tree drop off date, changing the November meeting to Tuesday November 1, 2022 to accommodate Elections on the regularly scheduled meeting date and adding Election dates, times and location

Correspondence
Received

  • Email from Bradley Gustafson of St Louis County Planning and Community Development with a save the date reminder for the 2023 CDBG Open House
  • Email from the Minnesota Association of Townships with an application for LRIP Township Representative
  • Email from Jon Belvins of St Louis County Elections with and update on the Candidate Filings for General Election
  • Email from the Minnesota Association of Townships containing the August 2022 Newsletter
  • Email from the Minnesota Association of Townships with a reminder of the District 10 meeting on August 25, 2022
  • Email from Jon Belvins with a daily ballot proof update
  • Email from Jon Belvins with a daily ballot proof update
  • Email from Jon Belvins with a daily ballot proof update
  • Email from Jon Belvins with a daily ballot proof update
  • Email from the Minnesota Association of Townships with an invitation to the legislative and research committee meeting August 31
  • Invoice in the amount of $30 from Diasy Wallace for website administration
  • Email from Kevin McConnell of St Louis County Public Works with a reminder for the snowplow applications for 2022-2023
  • Invoice for $180 from Marilyn Nelson of the St Louis County Auditor
  • Email from Jon Belvins of St Louis County Elections about two out of precinct voters
  • Email from Lora Skarman of St Louis County Assessors Office with a Boad of Appeal and Equalization training reminder

Sent

Public Comment

  • Deb Pomlroy and Raymond Barnes stated that there are possible snails found in Big Lake. Hey will investigate later this week.
  • Raymond Barnes state Purple Loose Strife has been documented south of the township in two separate patches and new strain of Buckthorn found in Duluth
  • Sandie and John Wilson came to discuss the possible patching of potholes on West Branch Road. Kuettel explained that there is a company from Brainard coming to patch and fill. They also wanted to make note of the large number of dead trees on West Branch and the fire hazard they present.

Upcoming Meeting

  • Monthly Board meeting October 11 at 7pm located at the Pequaywan Fire Hall
  • Monthly Board meeting November 1 at 7pm located at the Pequaywan Fire Hall

A motion to adjourn the meeting was provided by Swanstrom. The motion was seconded by Dressen, the motion carried 3-0-0

The meeting was adjourned by Kuettel at 7:50 pm.

respectfully submitted by,

Diana Potter
Pequaywan Township Deputy clerk