Category: General Annual Town Meeting (in-person)

Annual Town Meeting (in-person)

March 9, 2021

March Annual Town Meeting will be held in person at Pequaywan Firehall.

Safety Guidelines for In-Person Meetings during COVID-19 Pandemic:

  1. Recommend wearing face mask.
  2. Capacity of 12 (except family members in the same household may sit together.)
  3. Providing hand sanitizer and facemask.
  4. Sanitizing tables, chairs etc. before and after meetings.
  5. Temperature check before entering the building.
  6. Open window with fan pushing air outside may be used, if necessary.
  7. Follow 6-foot social distancing.
  8. Temperature may be taken at the door.

The board of supervisors motioned and passed during the February 2021 Town Board Meeting that if it is not feasible to continue the Annual Meeting due to COVID-19, the meeting will not be adjourned and will continue to  reconvene in May, especially for all voting matters, when weather will allow for an outdoor meeting.


(Note: Bolded and italic items are mandatory at every Annual Town Meeting)

Guests: sign the Attendance Sheet

Call the meeting to order (clerk)

Nomination/election of a Moderator (by the voters)

Announce Agenda for Rest of Meeting (moderator, subject to modification by vote of electorate)

Motion to approve the 2020 Annual Meeting minutes

Reading of the Board of Audit Report as posted by the clerk prior to meeting

Fund Beginning Balance Receipts Disbursements Total Balance
General Fund 14,139.67 25,600.57 29,195.82 10,544.42
Road and Bridge (On-going Maintenance 5,673.65 5,518.96 3,242.50 7,950.11
Fire and EMS 21,493.98 15,020.82 15,000.00 21,514.80
Building/Property Maintenance Fund 0.00 1,500.00 0.00 1,500.00
Roads and Bridges (Capital Reserve) 134,120.03 7,485.12 0.00 141,605.15
Total 175,427.33 55,125.47 47,438.32 183,114.48

Annual Board of Appeals and Equalization
scheduled on May 5, 2021, 3:00-4:00 p.m. via teleconference

Result of township election - one supervisor position (clerk)

Pequaywan Town Chair’s Road Report for West Branch Road

New clerk and new treasurer effective March 10, 2021: Amber Cruz and Lynne Scalzo will take over as clerk and treasurer, respectively, while Wallace will stay as deputy clerk and Barnes as deputy treasurer for one year.

Any update, suggestions and discussions on possible projects for the land owned by the township in Rossini Road including the tax forfeited property purchased from St. Louis County.

Discussion and motion to approve 2022 general levy and any dedicated levies (road & bridge, plus others determined helpful to treat as designated and not just a budget item in the general fund and to affirm total levy of $55,100.00 which includes  funds for Pequaywan Fire & EMS in the amount of $16,500.00. The levy must be voted on. Supervisors will render the final decision during the March Town Board Meeting.

General Fund 18,000.00 18,060.00
Road and Bridges (On-going   Maintenance 3,600.00 3,500.00
Building/Property Maintenance Fund 2,000.00 2,000.00
Fire and EMS 16,500.00 16,500.00
Roads and Bridges (Capital Reserve) 15,000.00 15,000.00
Total 2022 55,100.00 55,060.00



SUMMARY 2021 2021 LEVY 2021 BUDGET
General Fund 12,000.00 18,500.00
Road and Bridges (On-going   Maintenance) 3,000.00 3,000.00
Fire and EMS 16,500.00 16,500.00
Building/Property Maintenance Fund 0.00 1,500.00
Roads and Bridges (Capital Reserve) 12,000.00 10,000.00
Total 2021 43,500.00 49,500.00


General Fund 5,000.00 19,000 25,600.57 29,195.82
Road and Bridges (On-going   Maintenance) 3,000.00 2,500 5,518.96 3,242.50
Fire and EMS 15,000.00 5,000 15,020.82 15,000.00
Building/Property Maintenance Fund 0.00 0 1,500.00 0.00
Roads and Bridges (Capital Reserve) 12,000.00 5,000 7,485.12 0.00
Total 2020  35,000.00  41,500 55,125.47 47,438.32

Motion to set the month and location for the next Annual Town Meeting

Second Tuesday during the month of March following the Township Election at Pequaywan Fire Hall

Motion to set monthly Town Board Meeting date/time:

Second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm with the March meeting scheduled after the Annual Town Meeting

Motion to set voting place:

Primary voting place is Pequaywan Firehall, 8764 Pequaywan Lake Road, Duluth MN. In case Pequaywan Firehall is not available, secondary voting place is possibly Pequaywan Trail Blazer Snowmobile Club but need to contact them for confirmation.

Motion to set voting times:

7:00 am - 8:00 pm, Presidential Nomination Primary Election, Primary Election and General Election
7:00 am - 8:00 pm, State Election
10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Special Primary Election  and Special General Election
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Township Election

Posting areas:

-Pequaywan Association website,
- West Branch Road Sign board
- Pequaywan Fire & EMS bulletin board
- Pequaywan Inn bulletin board

General Discussion of Items of Concern

Note: This section can be used to allow the residents to voice their opinions on any matter, but such input is only advisory to the board. Common issues may include culvert policies, desired posting locations, etc.

 Motion to continue the meeting and reconvene in May

Pequaywan Fire Hall
8764 Pequaywan Lake Road
Duluth, MN

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