May 10, 2016 | Township Board Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Chair Scott Mead.


  • Board members – Scott Mead, Lee Kaplan, Don Swanstrom, Lita Wallace
  • Number of residents – 27
  • Number of non-residents – 1

Clerk’s Report

The minutes from April meeting was approved with corrections. Motioned by Scott, seconded by Don (Scott yay, Lee yay, Don yay), motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

$250,790.32 — Total cash on hand as of 3/31/2016
+         406.12 — Deposits
–     1,782.98 — Expenditures
$249,413.46 — Total cash on hand as of 4/30/2016

Motioned by Don, seconded by Scott (Scott yay, Lee yay, Don yay), motion carried.

Old Business

  • Dr. Jonathan Trexel answered questions and concerns of residents about his proposal to develop Northern Life Ranch on parcels of land he plans to purchase from John Wilson on the east side of Pequaywan Lake Road.

  • Local Board of Appeal meeting on Tuesday, May 17, at 12:00 p.m. at Pequaywan Fire Hall. This was a continuation of the meeting that was held May 5. (The first part of the meeting was attended by Lita, Scott and Lee.)

  • Logging contract in the township owned land in Rossini expires in 2016. Scott reported that he contacted the logger and they promised to log this summer. The area has become a fire hazard. It has an area of 34 acres. Any income from the logging will be used to buy plants to transplant.

New Business

  • Brimson Market requested to post market days in the posting board at West Branch Road which was approved but only for the July to September market days and not for the month of May.
  • Scott will respond to the letter from St. Louis County regarding Snow Plowing Agreement.


  • RECEIVED: Two email requests from Arrowhead Abstract & Title Co. re-Levied and Pending Assessment Report for a resident property in the township; bill from St. Louis County Public Works for $1,006.25 for plowing snow in West Branch Road; five letters of appeal from residents re-their Property Appraised Value for taxes payable in 2017; Notice of Filing for offices to be voted on in the November general election from St. Louis County Elections Department; 2016 Assessment Book for Pequaywan from St. Louis County Assessor’s Office; letter from St. Louis County Land and Minerals Department re-Proposed Sale of State Tax Forfeited Land; email from St. Louis County Public Works re-new Snowplow Agreement
  • SENT: Emailed two completed forms to Arrowhead Abstract & Title Co.

Claims –

Public Comment – First Pequaywan Association meeting is scheduled on May 21 at 10:00 am. Brush Day is June 11 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Information on Firewise has been mailed to residents.

Next Meeting:
June 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Pequaywan Fire Department, 8764 Pequaywan Lake Road

Motioned to Adjourn at 9:00 p.m. by Scott, second by Lee (Scott yay, Lee yay, Don yay), motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by,
Lita Wallace, Town Clerk