Category: General Township Board Meeting, 7:30 PM (via teleconference)

Township Board Meeting, 7:30 PM (via teleconference)

July 14, 2020

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July 14, 2020 Township Board Meeting will be held via teleconference. Send an email to or to get instructions on how to get access to the meeting.

Call to Order

Attendance: Town officers, guests

Clerk's Report

Treasurer's Report

Old Business

  • Status and possible date for tree disposal at the township land
  • Develop plan for future in-person meeting
  • Repair estimate for West Branch Road
  • Discuss fire threat from dead trees at West Branch Road
  • DS200 grant/purchase update from state
  • Schedule an appointment with deputy clerk, deputy treasurer and SCCU to add them to  co-sign the accounts

New Business 

  • Primary Election, August 11, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Pequaywan Firehall
    General Election, November 3, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Pequaywan Firehall
  • Adjust Town Board Meeting date/time as Primary Election in August is same day as the Town Board Meeting with the following options:
    1. 8:30 p.m. if hiring additional judge to help count ballots, with approval
    2. 9:00 p.m. if not hiring additional judge
    3. schedule another day
  • Approval to hire additional election judges from 8:00 p.m. to help count ballots during general election in November to speed up counting ballots
  • Approval for purchase of Plexiglass barrier, disposable gloves, plastic wrap, paper towels, and other items for safety precaution use during elections
  • Approval for two of our election judges who needed re-certification to take the St. Louis County online Election Training for election judges at $9.90 per person
  • Clerk completed St. Louis County’s 2020 Election Training
  • Approval for deputy clerk to work during primary and/or general election as part of election training, if her schedule allows
  • Secretary of State of Minnesota’s office will provide facemasks for election judges and voters, hand sanitizers and disinfectant for use during election but townships are responsible for purchasing Plexiglass barriers (the state can require election judges to wear masks and encourage voters to wear masks but voters cannot be required to wear a mask to vote)
  • Minnesota Association of Townships online training in July for election judges and treasurer’s handling of election judges salary



  • Presidential Nomination Primary election reimbursement expenses in the amount of $1,174.85 was received
  • Clerk election training information, guidelines during election day, election judge recruitment resources, polling places, Notice of Primary and General Election posters
  • Release of CTAS 2020 software from the Office of the State Auditor
  • June 2020 Newsletter, info on governor’s funding to Minnesota communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, special teleconference with the governor from Minnesota Association of Townships
  • Regional Bi-Weekly Partner Briefings from Census Bureau
  • Benafica health insurance benefit available to town officers and employees
  • Department of Revenue notification of training for 2021 Board of Appeals and Equalization registration is now open
  • Pending and/or assessment info request against a property on the township from North Shore Title
  • DS200 Sales Order Agreement in the amount of $5,760 from Election Systems and Software
  • Notice of Litigation from Brown Rudnick LLP (acting as facilitator),  sent to all city, tribe, county or other municipality holding consolidated claims against Purdue Pharma, L.P., Case No. 19-23649



Public Comment:

  • Alex Olson who built the picnic bench on the township land received his Eagle Scout rank
  • This is a courtesy extended to persons wishing to address the Board, who are not on the agenda. No more than one (1) public comment form per citizen will be accepted per meeting. A completed Public Comment form must be presented to the clerk ( prior to the meeting. Your presentation will be limited to two (2) minutes.

Next Meeting, August 11, 2020, 7:30 p.m. (check the town webpage for update,
If in-person: Pequaywan Firehall, 8764 Pequaywan Lake Road

If via teleconference: send an email to peqdepclerk to get information on how to join the teleconference

Adjourn regular meeting


Phone conference

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