February 13, 2024, Township Board Meeting Agenda

February 13, 2024, Township Board Meeting Agenda

February 13, 2024


Call to Order

Attendance: Town officers, guests

Clerk's Report

Treasurer's Report

Total Funds on Hand 1/1/2024 $254,495.87
Plus: Deposits $748.11
Interest on Accounts 416.97
St Louis County Auditor 331.14

Less: Disbursements $2,322.86
-Payroll 564.64
-941 PR taxes 917.52
-MN Revenue 100.00
-Legal 550.00
-Other Expenses 190.70

Total Funds on Hand 1/31/2024 $252,921.12
Checks Written 1967 - 1975

Expected Receipts
-St Louis Cty - Road Aid $1,832.85
-Taconite Production Tax not known

Checks Written #1976 - #1985 $11,590.62
No transfer to checking needed

Old Business

  • St. Louis County Sheriff's Department discussion
  • Update on the West Branch Road
  • Elections reminder: Presidential Nomination Primary Election, March 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and March 12 Town Election from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., both at Pequaywan Firehall

New Business

  • Spring training on April 5, 2024 at the DECC
  • Open position for deputy treasurer
  • Schedule of LBAE meeting: Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Pequaywan Firehall
  • Approve Resolution to Appoint Election Judges
  • Approve Resolution to Appoint Absentee Ballot Board
  • Establish salary for Annual Town Meeting Moderator
  • Discussion about the found March 13, 1990 Annual Town Meeting Minutes that talked about West Branch Road
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Budget Meeting for 2025 right after the Board Meeting tonight
  • Clerk request to purchase Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) software for installation on clerk laptop with one-time purchase in the amount of $149.99 plus tax for one PC
  • Help needed to set-up additional chairs and fold tables after the Town Election to get ready for the Annual Town Meeting



  • Various emails from St. Louis County Elections regarding the upcoming Presidential Nomination Primary Election as well as the March Town Election including several training modules for the clerk and election judges to complete before the elections. Also email re-guide to operate the new OmniBallot voting machine.
  • Email from MATIT (Minnesota Association of Townships Insurance & Bond Trust re-requirement to submit 2023 Workers' Compensation Payroll Audit which includes payroll information and W-3 form by February 15.
  • Email from St, Louis County Auditor's Office to submit the Annual Report of Outstanding Indebtedness for 2023 by February 1.
  • Email from St. Louis County Assessor's Office for information on the 2024 Local Board of Appeal Equalization date for the township which is May 7, 2024 at 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Invoice from Daisy Wallace for February 2024 web maintenance in the amount of $56.25.


  • Mailed Absentee ballots for town election to residents who requested for Absentee voting.
  • Filled the online form 2024 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) from U.S. Census Bureau with due date of March 1, 2024 (C. Kuettel)
  • Mailed the Annual Report of Outstanding Indebtedness with due date of February 1, 2024 (treasurer)
  • Submitted CTAS financial statement online with due date of April 2024 (treasurer)
  • Mailed MATIT Workers' Compensation (WC) Survey with due date of February 15, 2024 (treasurer)

Public Comment
The Public Comment section is a courtesy extended to persons wishing to address the Board. If you wish to comment during the Township Meeting, follow the protocol below:

  1. No more than one public comment per citizen.
  2. Submit your comment information to peqclerk@gmail.com with your full name.
  3. Deadline to submit your request is the first Saturday of the month.
  4. Your presentation will be limited to two minutes.
  5. What you said will be on file, and the board can either address the issue, assign someone to address the issue, or do nothing.

Public comment request by
: Bonnie Dressen re-Township Solidarity

Next Meeting, March 12, 2024 at 9:45 p.m. or after the Annual Town Meeting.

Adjourn meeting

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