August 2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes

August 9, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

Pequaywan Fire Hall
8764 Pequaywan Lake Road
Duluth, MN 55803

 

Meeting was called to order at 7pm by Charles Kuettel

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

Clerk’s Report
July 12, 2022 Board Meeting minutes for approval. Motion to approve the minutes was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0

Treasurer’s Report
July 2022
Total Funds on had as of 07/01/2022 (Including Investments)                                  $182,326.75
Plus: Deposits                                                                                     $33,009.15
Interest on Accounts                                          $64.64
St. Louis County Tax Apportionment               $32,116.51
State of MN Township Aid                               $828.00

Less: Disbursements                                                                           $794.38
Payroll                                                               $295.52
Other Expenses                                                 $21.50
941 Payroll Taxes                                             $477.36

Total Funds on hand as of 07/31/2022                                                                       $214,541.52
July Checks written: # 1801- 1804

August
Deposits – St. Louis County – Payments in leu of taxes and Taconite Production Tax
Disbursements – $479.77
August Checks written: # 1805-1809
No transfers to the Checking Account will be needed

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

Old Business

  • Update on West Branch Road: A-1 Asphalt of Brainerd gave a quote of $2000 for 1 ton of mix. The 18 cracks would be separate from the quote. It was decided to try A-1 Asphalt for a year and re-evaluate. A motion to accept the asphalt quote was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0

New Business

  • Clerk Report on Primary Election/ upcoming elections: There was a good turnout for primaries. There are 146 registered voters for Pequaywan township. The general election November 8, 2022 will interfere with the monthly township meeting. The supervisors have decided to hold the township meeting on November 1, 2022 at 7 pm. The clerk will send notice of the change of date for the meeting as well as a notice for absentee ballot application deadlines to township residents. A motion to change the date of the meeting was provided by Swanstrom. The motion was seconded by Dressen, the motion carried 3-0-0
  • Discussion on the request of the township creating an ordinance: Pequaywan Township does not create ordinances

Correspondence
Received

  • Forwarded email from Kristin Anderson of St Louis County on the Federal acceptance of the flood/damage relief request sent by Governor Waltz
  • Email from Jon Belvin of the St Louis County Elections Department contain the elections public notice and a sample ballot
  • Email from Marilyn Nelson of St Louis County Auditors Office with the time and location for election materials pickup
  • Email from the Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) containing the July 2022 newsletter
  • Email from MAT with an invitation to the District 10 meeting August 25, 2022
  • Email from Jon Belvins of St Louis County Elections Department with update on the election judge training
  • Email from Amanda Mitchell of St Louis County Public Works with information on the 2023 St Louis County Maintenance Programs
  • Email from Jon Belvins of St Louis County Elections Department with administration codes for the Automark and DS200
  • Email from Marilyn Nelson of St Louis County Auditors Office with information on the required public accuracy test
  • Email from Gary Gustafson contain update to the election roster
  • Email from Kevin McConnell of St Louis County Publics Works with the Pequaywan Township Snowplow Application
  • Forwarded email from Holly Olson of St Louis County Sheriffs Office with the FEMA DR 4659 Applicant Briefing
  • Email from Jon Belvins of St Louis County Elections Department with information on election materials returns
  • Email from Wendy Johnson of St Louis County Elections Department with updated Master List for the elections
  • Email from Jon Belvins of St Louis County Elections Department with election day contacts and reminders
  • Email from Jon Belvins of St Louis County Elections Department with election night results reporting instructions
  • Email from Marilyn Nelson of St Louis County Auditor with election day apparel guidelines

Sent

  • Clerk returned election materials and results to courthouse after poll closing

Public Comment

There was no public comment at this moment

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monthly Board meeting September 13 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 Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0

The meeting was adjourned by Kuettel at 9:56 pm

Respectfully submitted by,
Amber Cruz, township clerk