May 10, 2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes

May 10, 2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes
Pequaywan Fire Hall
8764 Pequaywan Lake Road
Duluth MN, 55803

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Charles Kuettel

Attendance
Officers: Supervisor Charles Kuettel, supervisor Doug Dressen, clerk Amber Cruz, treasurer Carol Nelson (via teleconference), deputy treasurer Ed Potter, deputy clerk Diana Potter
Guests: Richard Arndt, Raymond Barnes, Deb Pomroy, Daryl Waldriff

Clerk’s Report
The April 12, 2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes for approval. A motion to approve the minutes was provided by Dressen. The motion passed 2-0-0

Treasurer’s Report
April 2022
Total Funds on hand as of 04/01/2022 (Includes Investments)                                  $188,417.18
Plus: Deposits                                                                                                 $65.86
Interest on Accounts                                                      $65.86
Less: Disbursements                                                                                       $2,361.39
Payroll                                                                            $2,075.31
Other Expenses                                                              $286.08
Total Funds on hand as of 04/30/2022
April checks written #1769-1779

May 2022
Deposits – $0
Disbursements – $1,927.84
Checks written #1780-1788
No transfers to the Checking Account will be needed

A motion to accept the report was provided by Dressen. The motion passed 2-0-0

Old Business

  • Update on West Branch Road: There are numerous small repairs that are needed. The Township will seek bids on the road repairs.
  • Township Land update: There is a concern of access to the trail head. Dressen proposed the making of a 5ft path from the parking area to the trail head. This will be relooked at the next monthly board meeting to be held in June.

New Business

  • A motion was provided by Dressen to add Diana Potter to the Township bank accounts. The motion passed 2-0-0
  • The Census Bureau survey will be completed and submitted by Kuettel

Correspondence
Received

  • Email from Katherine Brey containing the 2022 assessment book
  • Email from Minnesota Association of Townships on registering for Town Law Review Training
  • Email from Jonathan Belvins of St Louis County on the extension of the deadlines in VEGA-3 Contracts
  • Email from Marylin Nelson of the St Louis County Auditor on the filing notice for the 2022 State General Elections
  • Email from Marylin Nelson of the St Louis County Auditor on the AutoMark machine required maintenance
  • Email from Minnesota Association of Townships with the April Newsletter
  • Email from the Minnesota Association of Townships on the upcoming demonstration on ARPA reporting
  • Email from Minnesota Association of Townships with a reminder: town law review training- agenda/speakers
  • Email from Minnesota Association of Townships with a reminder of the demonstration on ARPA funding
  • Emai from Michelle Claviter-Tveit of St Louis County with email for the upcoming Board of Adjustment hearing for a variance application from Allan Hanson
  • Email from Holly Olson of St Louis County containing forwarded information from the county on flood damage due to rain and snow melt
  • Email from Jonathan Belvins of St Louis County with an amended filing notice for the 2022 State General Elections
  • Invoice from Daisy Wallace in the amount of $14.50 for website maintenance
  • Email from Joel Odell of St Louis County Assessor’s asking the clerk to contact him to discuss the LBEA meeting
  • Email from Marylin Nelson of St Louis County on the AutoMark machine being ready for pickup
  • Email from Cathy Rouleau of St Louis County with information on the Annual Meeting and Reservations for Dinner
  • Letter from the IRS stating that the township account was reviewed and a refund of $6.95 is being processed.
  • Letter from the U.S. Census Bureau about the 2022 Census of Governments, Survey of Public Employment and Payroll

Sent

  • Phone call to Joel Odell of St Louis County to prep for the LBAE Meeting
  • Letters to the registered voters of Pequaywan Township containing the Notice of Filing for the 2022 State General Elections

Public Comment
Pomroy offered to help with weed inspections. Informed the supervisors that the order for all township supervisors will be coming from the state in the near future.

Next Meeting

  • Township Board Meeting June 14, 2022 starting at 7pm at the Pequaywan Fire Hall

 

A motion to adjourn the meeting was provided by Dressen. The motion passed 2-0-0.

Kuettel adjourned the meeting at 7:48 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted by,
Amber Cruz, Clerk