February 8, 2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes

February 8, 2022 Township Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:34 p.m. by Charles Kuettel

Attendance
Officers: Supervisor Charles Kuettel, supervisor Donald Swanstrom, supervisor Douglas Dressen, clerk Amber Cruz, and treasurer Carol Nelson
Guests: Dale Brooks

Clerk’s Report
The January 11, 2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes for approval. Motion to accept the minutes was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0

The Board of Audit Minutes for approval. Motion to accept the minutes was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0

The Budget Meeting Minutes for approval. Motion to accept the minutes was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0

Treasurer’s Report
January 2022
Total Funds on hand as of 01/01/2022 (Includes Investments)                      $202,258.53
Plus Deposits:                                                                         $1,038.62
Dec 21 Tax Apportionment                $972.45
Interest on Accounts                           $66..17
Less Disbursements:                                                               $18,057.28
Payroll                                                 $193.28
Fire & EMS                                        $16,500.00
Other Expenses                                   $230.94
MATIT WC Insurance                        $265.00
4th QRT 941                                        $868.06
Total Funds on hand as of 01/31/2022                                                           $185,239.87
January Checks # 1744 – 1750

February 2022
Deposits (February) – $0
Claims (February) – $2,402.85
February Check # 1751 – 1759

Motion to accept the treasurer’s report was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0

Old Business

  • Update on the township open positions:
  1. There is no update on the deputy clerk position or the election judge position
  2. For the deputy treasurer position, Ed Potter was nominated by Nelson to become the new deputy treasurer. A motion to accept the nomination was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0
  • Update on the township website: The dates for upcoming meetings need to be double checked
  • Upcoming meetings: The Annual Township Meeting, Board of Canvass and the March Township Board meeting will be held at the firehall.
  • Upcoming training for all officers: the Spring short-courses are in April

New Business

  • Minnesota Benefit Association letter regarding officers’ benefits: the clerk is to send an updated officer list
  • Fire Department: The fire department had a meeting where they discussed the replacement/repair of the firehall’s roof. John Luca gave an estimate of $45,000.00 for repairs/replacement for this summer. The fire department is waiting to hear back from other companies on estimates. The fire department is asking the Township to pay for half the cost of the replacement/repair. The township will give what they can this year and give the rest in 2023.

Correspondence
Received

  • Email from the St Louis County Elections department with clarification to the clerk inquiry on filing for candidacy
  • Email from the US Census Bureau on the 2022 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)
  • Email from Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) with the Invitation: Legislative & Research Committee Meeting February 24, 2022 Details and Registration
  • Email from Yvonne McCauley of St Louis County Auditor with the Annual Report of Outstanding Indebtedness form
  • Forwarded email from Lora Skarman of St Louis County Assessor’s Office on the Minnesota Department of Revenue Board of Appeal and Equalization Information update
  • Email from Cathy Rouleau of St Louis County Association of Townships (SCLAT) containing the minutes from 12/01/2021, resolutions to vote on January 26, 2022, and dues statement of 2022
  • Email from Nicholas Alexander, the owner of the Pequaywan Inn, about what board the township can use
  • Email from John Belvins of St Louis County Elections department containing the March 2022 Master list
  • Email from Lora Skarman of St Lousi County Assessor’s Office with a reminder about the Board of Appeal and Equalization
  • Email from MAT containing a reminder invitation to the legislative and research committee meeting on February 24, 2022
  • Email from Minnesota Benefit Association containing the invoice from Minnesota Benefit Association for GRP# 2397 – Pequaywan Lakes Township
  • Email from MAT containing the January 2022 newsletter
  • Forwarded email from Holly Olson of the St Louis County Sheriff’s Office containing the Local Community CWPP Planning Request Letter
  • Email from the Office of the State Auditor with the notice that the 2022 CTAS is now available through SAFES
  • Email from Kristin Anderson of the Louis County Commissioner on the Competitive Infrastructure Funding Opportunities for Local Governments fact sheet
  • Invoice from Daisy Wallace for website administration in the amount of $27.00
  • Email from Lora Skarman of St Louis County Assessor’s Office with the Board of Appeal and Equalization Trained Member Rosters
  • Email from Alex Pendergast of MAT with registration confirmations for training for the clerk and treasurer
  • Email from John Belvins of St Louis County Elections Department with a reminder of the Absentee Ballot voting
  • Email from Minnesota Benefit Association with information regarding the Group Life and Group Disability Income program for MN Township Officers
  • Letter from the US Census Bureau about conducting the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)
  • Invoice for $68.45 from St Louis County Auditor’s Office for services completed for Proposed Tax Notice preparation and delivery.
  • Invoice for $90.00 from Minnesota Association of Townships for Training in February
  • Packet from Minnesota Association of Townships’ Insurance department containing information on the Consolidated Liability Coverage

Sent

  • Updated officer list to Minnesota Association of Townships
  • Updated officer list to St Louis County Association of Townships

Public Comment
There was no public comment

Next Meeting
The Annual Meeting is March 8, 2022 at 8:30 pm
The March Township Board Meeting is March 8, 2022 at 9 p.m. followed by the Board of Canvass at 9:15 p.m.

All meetings will be held at the Pequaywan Firehall


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

The meeting was adjourned at 8:09 p.m. by Kuettel

Respectfully submitted by,
Amber Cruz, clerk