April 12, 2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes (unapproved)

April 12, 2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Charles Kuettel

Attendance
Officers: supervisor Charles Kuettel, supervisor Douglas Dressen, supervisor Donald Swanstrom, clerk Amber Cruz, treasurer Carol Nelson and deputy treasurer Ed Potter
Guests: Diana Potter and Richard Arndt

Clerk’s Report
The March 8, 2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes for approval. A motion to approve the minutes was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0.
The Board of Canvass 2022 minutes for approval. A motion to approve the minutes was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0

Treasurer’s Report
March 2022
Total Funds on hand as of 03/01/2022 (Includes Investments)                                  $188,195.99
Plus: Deposits                                                                                     $2,203.35
2021 St Louis County Forfeit Land Revenue    $2,154.83
Interest on Accounts                                          $48.52
Less: Disbursements                                                                           $1,982.16
Payroll                                                                $1,593.18
Other Expenses                                                  $388.98

Total Funds on hand as of 03/31/2022                                                                       $188,417.18
March Checks Written #1761-1768
Voided Check 1760 for Officers’ Insurance

April 2022
Deposits -$0
Claims -$2,361.39
Checks Written #1769-1779
No transfers to the Checking Account will be needed

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

 

Old Business

  • Reminder that the LBAE meeting is scheduled for May 4, 2022 from 3pm to 4 pm at the Pequaywan Fire Hall
  • Update on deputy treasurer and deputy clerk as well as the spring training.
  1. Ed Potter was sworn in 04/12/2022 for the position of deputy treasurer
  2. Diana Potter’s appointment to deputy clerk was given. A motion to approve appointment was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0. Diana Potter was sworn into office 04/12/2022
  3. Motion to approve spring training for the clerk, deputy clerk, treasurer and deputy treasurer was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0.
  • Update on the West Branch Road. The road will be inspected in the upcoming weeks by the supervisors. The supervisors will check on a camera to inspect the culverts. The Township will accept bids for culvert repairs. The dead/down trees will be addressed in the upcoming weeks.

New Business

  • Elect supervisor chair and vice chair.
    Kuettel was nominated for chair. A motion approving the nomination was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0.
    Dressen was nominated for vice-chair. A motion approving the nomination was provided by Kuettel. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0.
  • Review variance application for Allen Hanson.
    The Township has no objections to the variance application. A motion stating to no objections was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0. A notice of the Township’s position will be sent to St Louis County.
  • Schedule future dates for the tree and brush drop off.
    The dates will be as follows: June 19, July 17 and August 27 from 10am to 2pm.
    The restrictions will be as follows: the maximum diameter is 10 inches or less. The branches must be delimbed/separated from the trunk. No rotting/decayed wood allowed.
  • Township trail and land use:
    The Township will be accepting bids for extending the driveway/parking area of the Township land. For his help in maintaining the trail on the township land, the Township will be giving Paul Klaussen a gift card of $100. A motion to approve the gift card was given by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0.

Correspondence
Received

  • Email from Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) with information on the Spring Short Courses
  • Email from John Belvins of St Louis County Elections on the return of election materials
  • Email from Lora Skarman of St Louis County Assessor’s Office with materials for the LBAE meeting to be held in May
  • Email from MAT with an advocacy alert for townships
  • Email from Amy Sanda of DOT with Municipal Mapping Status Report
  • Email from MAT with the March 2022 Newsletter
  • Email from Cathy Rouleau of St Louis County Association of Townships containing the March 23rd Agenda and minutes from February 23rd
  • Email from MAT with Cyber Security Survey for Township Officers
  • Email from MAT About and email from U.S. Treasury Dept. not being a scam
  • Invoice from Daisy Wallace for $162.88 for website maintenance and yearly website fee
  • Email from Michelle Claviter-Tveit of St Louis County Planning and Community Development about a Variance hearing May 12, 2022 for a Pequaywan resident
  • Email from John Belvins of St Louis County Elections with a reminder that the Automark machine is required to have maintenance
  • Email from MAT that there is going to be 4-corners training for clerks and treasurers

Sent

  • Package sent to St Louis County Elections Department containing the election materials and results.

Public Comment

No public comment at this time

Next Meeting

  • LBAE meeting May 4, 2022 from 3pm-4pm at the Pequaywan Fire Hall
  • Township Board Meeting May 10, 2022 starting at 7pm at the Pequaywan Fire Hall

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

The meeting was adjourned at 7:51pm by Kuettel

Respectfully submitted by,
Amber Cruz, clerk