June 14, 2022 Township Board Meeting

June 14, 2022 Township Board Meeting
Pequaywan Fire Hall

8764 Pequaywan Lake Road
Duluth, MN 55803

Meeting was called to order by Charles Kuettel at 7pm

Attendance
Officers: Supervisor Chuck Kuettel, supervisor Donald Swanstrom, supervisor Doug Dressen, treasurer Carol Nelson, deputy treasurer Edward Potter, clerk Amber Cruz (via phone) and deputy clerk Diana Potter
Guests: Gloria Redburn

Clerk’s Report

  • Swanstrom asked that all correspondence be forwarded to the supervisors before the meetings for review
  • The May 10, 2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes for approval. Motion to approve was provided by Swanstrom. The motion was seconded by Dressen, motion carried 3-0-0

Treasurer’s Report

May 2022
Total Funds on hand as of 05/01/2022 (Includes Investments) $189,121.65
Plus: Deposits                                                                                                 $64.57
Interest on Accounts                                                                  $64.57

Less: Disbursements                                                                                       $1,927.84
Payroll                                                                                       $429.43
Other Expenses                                                                         $377.16
St Louis County Plowing                                                          $1,121.25

Total Funds on hand as of 05/31/2022                                                $184,258.38        May Checks written: #1780-1788
Void check 1789

June 2022
Deposits: $0
Disbursements: $1,997.56

Checks written #1790-1800

No transfers to the checking account will be needed at this time.

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

  • West Branch Road update: Supervisors are looking for different contractors to work on the road. Cracks need sealed. The road is going to be too big of a project for individuals, and due to liability issues, a company needs to be involved.
  • Tree/branch drop date changes for the Township website:
    June 18, July 16 and August 27
  • township property: there was a discussion about adding a 5 foot wide trail head at the property. this will be revisited at a later date

New Business

  • Current and future election judges will need training in July for upcoming elections. Due to changes in the law, all current judges must retrain to maintain their election judge positions. Training is to be a 4 hour long training done online.
  • Elections: the primaries are in September. Election judges need to have their training completed by the end of July. Information about the primaries will be mailed to residents as well as posted in the North Shore Journal. Information will also be posted on the bulletin boards.

Correspondence
Received

  • Email reminder from Cathy Rouleau of St Louis County Association of Townships (SLCAT) to submit any reservations for the annual meeting and dinner to be held on May 25, 2022
  • Email from Sherry Elleraas of Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) confirming receipt of new/updated officer list
  • Email from Marilyn Nelson of St Louis County Elections Department with a reminder of the upcoming mandatory elections administration training for all township clerks
  • Email from Jonathan Belvins of St Louis County Elections department with a election judge party list
  • Email from MAT containing information on Minnesota’s Frontline Worker Pay
  • Email from MAT with a legislative update and advocacy alert
  • May 2022 newsletter from MAT
  • Email from Holly Olson of St Louis County with information on damage reporting for St Louis County Townships and Cities
  • Email from Angela Lepak of St Louis County Planning and Community Development with the decision of the BOA
  • Email from Holly Olson of St Louis County with information on damage assessment visit with MN HSEM
  • Invoice of $32.40 from Daisy Wallace for website maintenance
  • Email from Teresa Hirsch of St Louis County Public Works with the results for the 2022 Calcium Chloride Dust Control Bid #5808 letter
  • Email invite from Laura Birnbaum of St Louis County to celebrate an effective end to veteran homelessness in St Louis County
  • Email from Angela Lepak of St. Louis County Planning and Community Development with the new St Louis County draft zoning ordinance amendments (CWD)
  • Email from Bradley Gustafson of St Louis County Planning and Community Development on the 2022 CDBG Income/rent limits and ESG income limits

Sent

  • Email to Marilyn Nelson of St Louis County Elections department confirming the mandatory clerk training to take place June 9, 2022

Public Comment

There was no public comment

Upcoming meetings

  • Township board meeting July 12, 2022 starting at 7 pm at the Pequaywan Fire Hall
  • Township board meeting August 9, 2022 starting at 7 pm at the Pequaywan Fire Hall

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

The meeting was adjourned by Kuettel at 7:15 pm

Respectfully submitted by,
Amber Cruz, Clerk