April 12, 2011 Township Board Meeting

Present:  Mark Freeman, Scott Mead, Rick Fry, Keith Stoneburner

3 residents present

Next meeting set for May 10, 2011

*Discussion of officers for the 2011-2012 year; Freeman will remain Chairman, Fry will remain road supervisor. After meeting clean-up will be done by Clerk. Rate of pay for election judges and outside meetings of supervisors is $15/hr; meeting pay will remain at $25.

Old business:

Update by Mead about the “bacteria” that kills Zebra Mussels and Quagga Mussels needs to work in a concentrated area. It would be very expensive to work in a lake.

Regarding the mining in northern MN: April 28th, 2011 there will be a sale of land in N. MN for the mining use.

Revisit the older issue on the speed limit in the area past the Pequaywan Inn: The County is to do a traffic survey in May and get back to Mark Freeman.

New business:

Notice of domain name renewal received from GoDaddy. No objections to renew the domain name and continue the website.

Mr. Kerry Welsh, Assistant St. Louis County assessor visited the meeting to discuss options the township has in hiring a replacement assessor for the area in Al Ringer’s retirement from the job.

Items discussed by Mr. Welsh included: appointing a certified assessor, schooling and training that is needed, a new software technology the county is using much like GoogleEarth. If an assessor is not chosen by Oct 1, 2011, the county will appoint one.

Local individual interested in taking over the assessor position, Tom Thompson, attended the meeting also to discuss his interest. He would be required to go through the schooling and training. In hearing some of the updated rules from the county asst assessor, he would like to speak with Al Ringer and let the township know of his final decision.

The township is to have a weed inspector.

Meeting adjourned.