March 8, 2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes

March 8, 2022 Township Board Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 9:09 p.m. by Charles Kuettel

Attendance
Officers: Supervisor Charles Kuettel, supervisor Donald Swanstrom, supervisor Douglas Dressen, clerk Amber Cruz and treasurer Carol Nelson
Guests: Scott Gronseth, Mark Freeman and Bonnie Dressen

Clerk’s Report
The February 2, 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.

Treasurer’s Report
February 2022
Total Funds on hand as of 02/01/2022 (Includes Investments)                      $185,239.87
Plus: Deposits                                                                                     $5,358.97
2021 St Louis County Town Aid                                $2,223.96
2021 St Louis County Taconite Production               $3,070.00
Interest on Accounts                                                   $65.01
Less: Disbursements                                                                           $2,402.85
Payroll                                                                         $327.98
Other Expenses                                                           $465.04
MATIT Commercial Insurance                                  $973.00
St Louis County Township- Dues                              $478.38
MAT Training Registration                                        $90.00
St Louis County- Proposed tax notice                        $68.45
Total Funds on hand as of 02/28/2022                                                           $188,195.99
February checks written #1751-1759

March 2022
Deposits – $0
Claims    – $2,147.16
Checks written #1760-1768
NO transfers to the Checking Account will be needed

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

Old Business

  • Upcoming LBAE ( local board of appeal and equalization meeting. The LBAE meeting is scheduled for May 4, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. located at the Pequaywan Fire Hall.
  • Results of the township election. Supervisor Douglas Dressen has been re-elected for another term.
  • Update on training, new board members and election judges.
  1. Douglas Nelson was completed the training/certification to be an election judge
  2. Ed Potter has been appointed to deputy treasurer. He will start his training tentatively in April. A motion of Potter’s appointment was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0
  3. The following training is scheduled through Minnesota Association of Townships:
    – March 15 from 8am to 5 pm for Supervisors
    – March 16 from 8am to 12 pm for treasurer/clerk

 

New Business

  • 2023 Levy was accepted at the Annual Town Meeting. A motion to accept was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0
  • Resolution to accept precinct boundaries. A motion to accept the precinct boundaries and create a resolution was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0
  • Insurance policies for board members. A motion to cancel the insurance policies was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom, the motion carried 3-0-0

 

Correspondence
Received

  • Email from Kristin Fogard of St Louis County Land and Minerals Department on February Weed of the Month: 2021 New County Finds of Prohibited Eradicate Noxious Weeds
  • Email from Lora Skarman of St Louis County Assessor’s Office with the tentative LBEA meeting schedule
  • Email from Cathy Rouleau of St Louis County Association of Townships (SLCAT) containing the SCLAT minutes for the February 23, 2022 meeting
  • Email from the US Census Bureau with a reminder of the March 1, 2022 deadline for the 2022 Boundary and Annexation Survey
  • Email from the Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) with a reminder to RSVP today for MAT District 1 Township Lobby Day on March 24
  • Email from the MAT containing the February 2022 newsletter
  • Email from the Minnesota Benefit Association with a reminder of the April 1, 2022 deadline for the Township Group Life and Disability Program
  • Email from Phil Chapman of St Louis County with redistricting reminders
  • Email from John Belvins of St Louis County Elections Department with township rosters for the election
  • Forwarded email from Phil Chapman of St Louis County with the VEGA-3 Grant Award Process update
  • Email from Diasy Wallace containing a notice of the annual subscription fee for the township website coming due
  • Email from Steve Nelson St Louis County Planning and Community Development with a notice of funding available for covid related projects
  • Email from John Belvins of St Louis County Elections with a election day reminder
  • Invoice from Daisy Wallace in the amount of $46.75 for website maintenance
  • Email from MAT with clarification on email received from MMB on ARPA
  • Email from Lora Skarman of St Louis County Assessor’s Office containing 2022 Local Board of Appeals and Equalization materials
  • Email from Angela Lepak of St Louis County Planning and Community Development with the St Louis County DRAFT subdivision ordinance amendments
  • Email from Bonnie Dressen confirming ability to be an election judge March 8, 2022
  • Email from John Belvins of St Louis County Elections with a final reminder of March township election returns
  • Email from Carol Nelson that her husband Doug Nelson has completed training to be an election judge and will be helping March 8, 2022
  • Package from Nancy Nilsen St Louis County Auditor containing the township election roster


Sent

  • Email to St Louis county pertaining to the election and ballots
  • Email to Bonnie Dressen asking for election judge help
  • Email to Carol Nelson with election judge training information for Doug Nelson
  • Email to Carol Nelson confirming the election judge times for Doug Nelson

Public Comment

No public comment at this time

Next Meeting

The April Township Board Meeting is April 12, 2022 at 7 pm. at the Pequaywan Fire Hall.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 9:26 pm by Kuettel

Respectfully submitted by,
Amber Cruz, clerk