March 12, 2013 Annual Town Meeting

Meeting convened at 8:10 p.m.

Attendance: 17 Residents present

Clerk Smitke called the meeting to order.  A nomination to elect Doug Dressen as Citizen Monitor for the meeting.  Motion made/seconded/carried to waive the reading of the 2012 annual meeting minutes.  Treasurer report will be made available for viewing at a later meeting.

Road report: A resident mentioned that the end of the West Branch Rd could be plowed better.

The levy for taxes was motioned/seconded/carried to remain at $23,000.  It was approved in the levy $13,500 for payment to the PVFD for the 2014 year.

The annual elections were reported on that Scott Mead was re-elected for a 3 year term as supervisor and Keith Stoneburner was re-elected for a 2 year term as treasurer.

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.

New business:

Committee for Internet service research: Named Cloquet Valley Internet Initiative (CVII).  They have completed 2 feasibility studies to help plan for broadband partnerships.  They have a new website ( ) and they ask that you visit the site and fill out the online form to show Cooperative Light and Power that there is interest in the service, so the buildout can be expedited.  CLP plans to bring wireless internet service to the area, although a commit date has not been given.  They currently are working the area of Normanna and Gnesen townships and are in the planning stage for the North Star township area. CVII will be setting up a meeting with CLP to discuss this new service.

Local Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Pequaywan township residents is scheduled for April 10, 2013 at the Pequaywan Fire Hall from 7 to 8 pm.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may write a letter explaining your issue and mail to April Smitke 989 Scenic Drive, Two Harbors, MN 55616.  Your issue will be discussed with the members attending the meeting.  It is recommended that you contact St. Louis County directly first to discuss your issue a head of time, the phone number should be on your property tax statement.

Meeting adjourned.