March 8, 2022 Annual Town Meeting
Meeting called to order: Town clerk Amber Cruz called the meeting to order at 8:30 p.m. The meeting was held at the Pequaywan Fire Hall.
Attendance: Amber Cruz, Carol Nelson, Bonnie Dressen, Doug Dressen, Charles Kuettel, Donald Swanstrom, Scott Gronseth, Mark Freeman, Thomas Getchel
Election of a moderator Mark Freeman was nominated and elected as the moderator
Announce the Agenda for the Rest of Meeting (moderator, subject to modification by vote of electorate): No change
Review and approve 2021 Annual Meeting minutes (clerk): Motion to approve minutes of the 2021 Annual Meeting Minutes (copies provided by the clerk): Charles Kuettel motion to approve the 2021 Annual Meeting Minutes. The motion was seconded by Carol Nelson. All were in favor, the motion carried
Reading of Board of Audit Report as posted prior to meeting (clerk)
Annual Board of Appeals and Equalization
scheduled on May 4, 2022, 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Pequaywan Fire Hall
Results of Township Election Cruz reported that there is one supervisor position open for election. Out of 145 registered voters, 18 were received. Doug Dressen was elected with 17 votes
Road Report for West Branch Road Chair Charles Kuettel reported that the culvert remains a big concern and will need to be replaced in the near future. On going maintenance has been performed on the road. The dead/dying trees along the road remain a concern. Landlords were contacted and some refused to address the trees. The township will look into options to address the trees over the next year.
Update, Suggestions and discussion The fire department has found that the repair of the roof is estimated to be less expensive than initially thought. The fire department would like the township’s help with the roof repair as well as with some general maintenance
2023 Levy: Discussion and motion to approve general levy and any dedicated levies (road & bridge, plus others determined helpful to treat as designated and not just a budget item Pequaywan Fire & EMS in the amount of $18,000.00. A motion to approve the levy was provided by Mark Freeman. The motion was seconded by Charles Kuettel. All were in favor, the motion carried.
|SUMMARY||2023 LEVY||2023 BUDGET|
|Road and Bridges (On-going Maintenance)||$2,000.00||$2,000.00|
|Fire and EMS||$18,000.00||$18,000.00|
|Roads and Bridges (Capital Reserve)||$2,000.00||$2,000.00|
Other years’ financials
|SUMMARY||2022 LEVY||2022 BUDGET|
|Road and Bridges (On-going Maintenance)||$3,600.00||$3,500.00|
|Fire and EMS||$16,500.00||$16,500.00|
|Building/Property Maintenance Fund||$2,000.00||$2,000.00|
|Roads and Bridges (Capital Reserve)||$15,000.00||$15,000.00|
|SUMMARY 2021||2021 LEVY||2021 BUDGET||2021 RECEIPTS||2021 DISBURSEMENTS||Ending Balance|
|General Fund||$ 12,000.00||$15,500.00||$23,892.74||$20,797.99||$13,639.17|
|Road and Bridge (On-going Maintenance||$3,000.00||$ 3,000.00||$ 4,484.12||$ 3,233.91||$9,200.32|
|Fire and EMS||$16,500.00||$16,500.00||$16,501.28||$16,500.00||$21,516.08|
|Roads and Bridges (Capital Reserve)||$12,000.00||$10,000.00||$14,797.81||$0.00||$156,402.96|
2023Annual Town Meeting: the state set the Annual Town Meeting on the second Tuesday of March following the Township Election. The Annual Town Meeting will be held at the Pequaywan Fire Hall.
Motion to set monthly Town Board Meeting date and time: Carol Nelson motioned to set the Town Board meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Pequaywan Fire Hall. The motion was seconded by Doug Dressen. All were in favor, the motion carried. Exception of March Meeting to be scheduled after the Annual Town Meeting
Motion to set Voting place Charles Kuettel motioned to set Pequaywan Fire Hall as the primary voting place. The motion was seconded by Donald Swanstrom. All were in favor, the motion carried.
Motion to set voting times
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Presidential Nomination Primary Election, Primary Election and General Election
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., State Election
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Special Primary Election and Special General Election
5:00 p.m. – 8:00p.m., Township Election
Mark Freeman motioned to set the voting times as listed. The motion was seconded by Donald Swanstrom. All were in favor, the motion carried.
-Pequaywan Township website: pequaywantownship.org
-Pequaywan Fire & EMS bulletin board
– Pequaywan Inn Bulletin Board
A motion to set the posting locations was provided by Mark Freeman. The motion was seconded by Charles Kuettel. All were in favor, the motion carried.
General Discussion of Items of Concern
Donald Swanstrom brought up the idea of creating a ride share program. The township is tabling the idea until the 2023 Annual Meeting to allow Swanstrom to gather more information.
Adjourn Mark Freeman motioned to adjourn the Annual Town Meeting at 9:07 p.m. The motion was seconded by Scott Gronseth. All were in favor, motion carried
Respectfully submitted by,
Amber Cruz, clerk