March 12, 2024, Township Board Meeting Agenda (after the Annual Town Meeting)

March 12, 2024, Township Board Meeting Agenda (after the Annual Town Meeting)

March 12, 2024


Call to Order

Attendance: Town officers, guests

Clerk's Report: Copies of the February 13, 2024 minutes were distributed to attendees and they were given time to read it.

Treasurer's Report:

Total Funds on Hand 2/1/2024 $252,921.12
Plus: Deposits $5,837.33
--Interest on Accounts 417.48
--Town Road Aid 1,832.85
--Taconite Production 3,587.00
Less: Disbursements $11,590.62
--Payroll 752.47
--Fire & EMD 10,000.00
--MAT - Township Dues 315.44
--Other Expenses 522.71
Total Funds on Hand 2/29/2024 $247,167.83
Checks Written 1976 - 1985

MARCH 2024
Expected Receipts
Forfeit Land Revenue - not known
Checks Written1986 - 1997 $2,531.14
No transfer to checking needed

Old Business

  • Reminder: Spring training on April 5, 2024 at the DECC for town officers
  • Reminder: schedule of LBAE meeting: Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Pequaywan Firehall
  • Update on the computer software (Microsoft Office and Bit Defender)
  • Update on the West Branch Road

New Business

  • Motion to accept the 2025 Levy as accepted at the Annual Town Meeting
  • Results of the township election
  • Filing cabinet
  • Question whether deputy clerk gets paid for attending Annual Town Meeting as requested by the clerk as it is part of training purposes and assistance to the clerk - per MAT it is at the discretion of the board
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Discussion on Pequaywan Fire and EMS to do a monthly update and safety column on the town website and/or Facebook page
  • Letter from Representative Natalie Zeleznikar
  • Per Minnesota Association of Townships, the following are information that should be in the minutes of board meetings:
  1. the kind of meeting (e.g., regular town board meeting);
    2. name of the governing body;
    3. date, time, and place of the meeting;
    4. full name of all the town officers, present or absent;
    5. reading and approval of previous meeting minutes;
    6. reading and approval of the financial report;
    7. the individual items of business raised and the full name of the officers making and       seconding the motion;
    8. the votes of the supervisors on any action taken in the meeting, including the vote of     each supervisor on each appropriation of money, except for payments of judgments,           claims, and amounts fixed by statute; Minn. Stat. § 13D.01, subd. 4(b);
    9. adjournment and time of adjournment; and
    10. signature by the clerk and chair upon approval.



  • Various emails from St. Louis County Elections regarding the March elections
  • Invoice from Daisy Wallace for March 2024 web maintenance in the amount of $75.00,
  • Letter from Representative Natalie Zeleznikar


  • Mailed Absentee Ballots for Town Election residents

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 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 talked about 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: N/A

Next Meeting
, April 9, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

Adjourn meeting

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