March 11, 2014 | Annual Town Meeting

Meeting was called to order at 8:10 pm.

Attendance: 13 Residents present; 11 voting residents present.

Clerk Smitke called the meeting to order.  Volunteering to be citizen monitor is Rick Johnson.  2013 annual meeting minutes read.  Treasurer’s report was given by Mark Freeman in Keith Stoneburner’s absence.

Road report: The repair cost to re-surface the W. Branch Rd is about $350,000 and to mulch and re-surface the road is about $700,000.  Information was given by Rick Fry.  Future discussion will be had at a township meeting.  Anticipating road work to be done on Hwy 44 from the Rossini Rd to Barrs/Briar area in 2014.

The levy for taxes was motioned/seconded to be set at $13,500 for the year (assuming that the PVFD would request $13,500 for their annual budget).  Temporarily tabled.  PVFD requests $13,500 for their annual payment for the year 2015.  Motioned/seconded/carried.  Resumed discussion of the levy, carried the motion of $13,500 for the annual levy.

The annual elections were reported on that Rick Fry was re-elected for a 3 year term as supervisor and April Smitke was re-elected for a 2 year term as clerk.

The voting hours motioned/seconded/carried for Primary, General and Special Statewide election hours to be 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.  The Annual township election hours are to be 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The monthly meeting time and day shall be 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month and the annual meeting shall be the second Tuesday of March after the annual township election.

Local notice postings can be made at the Pequaywan town bulletin board, PVFD bulletin board, website and website.

Old business:

Committee for Internet service research: Named Cloquet Valley Internet Initiative (CVII).  A tower is up at the Normanna location and making progress toward the Pequaywan area in 2014.

New business:

Resident Judy Strom offered a volunteer effort to upgrade the website.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:47 p.m.