November 1, 2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes

November 1, 2022 Township Board Meeting Minutes
Pequaywan Fire Hall
8764 Pequaywan Lake Road
Duluth, MN 55803

Meeting was called to order by Charles Kuettel at 7:04 pm.

Attendance
Officers: Supervisor Charles Kuettel, Supervisor Donald Swanstrom, Supervisor Doug Dressen, Treasurer Carol Nelson, Deputy Treasurer Ed Potter, Clerk Amber Cruz, and Deputy Clerk Diana Potter
Guests: Steve Mueller and Daryll Waldriff

Clerk’s Report
October 11, 2022 Board Meeting minutes were approved with the following correction. Under old business, it has been changed to the township is working to address the problem/concern a West Branch property owner has expressed. A motion to accept the minutes with the correction was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom. The motion carried 3-0-0

Treasurer’s Report
October 2022
Total Funds on hand as of 10/01/2022 (includes Investments)      $215,192.41
Plus: Deposits                                                                                   $3,930.67
Interests on Accounts                                        $64.73
DNR – Payment in lieu of taxes                    $3,865.94
Less: Disbursements                                                                     $1,844.25
Payroll                                                                $444.86
Other Expenses                                               $1,399.39

Total Funds on hand as of 10/31/2022                                                      $217,278.83
October checks written # 1822-1833

November 2022
Deposits – None expected
Disbursements – $831.35
Checks written # 1834-1837
No transfers to the Checking Account will be needed

A motion to accept the report was provided by Swanstrom. The motion was seconded by Dressen. The motion carried 3-0-0

Old Business

  • Update on West Branch Rd: The county said everything looks ok on the repair done by Swanstrom and Kuettel. Clerk is to call the county about the snowplow application since the repairs were approved.
  • Upcoming November 8, 2022 elections: The Public Accuracy test on the automark machine went smoothly. Everything in ready for the election.

New Business

  • Website corrections: Clerk is to contact Daisy for assistance on months not matching on the website
  • Upcoming March township elections: The office filing calendar needs to be consulted to set advertising and filing dates deadlines

Correspondence
Received

  • Email from Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) with a reminder of local training for supervisors and clerks/treasurers
  • Email from Susan Van Norman of St Louis County with the community partner updates
  • Email from Jonathan Belvins of St Louis County election department with the automark election day password
  • Email from Jonathan Belvins of St Louis County election department with a notice that election materials are available for pickup
  • Email from MAT on MAT Feedback about Annexation Issues
  • Email from Jonathan Belvins of St Louis County election department with a notice of review of the election day write-in process
  • Email from MAT containing the October 2022 newsletter
  • Email from Molly Cooper of St Louis County Administration Department with a REMINDER: Final St. Louis County Opioid Settlement Funds Annual Municipality Meeting
  • Email from Charles Kuettel with an invoice for October road repair expenses
  • Email from Jonathan Belvins of St Louis County Elections Department with more information on the write in and follow-up procedures

Sent

  • Letters to all Pequaywan Township residents containing election information and public notice of accuracy testing

Public Comment
No public comment at-this-time

Upcoming Meeting
Township Board Meeting December 13, 2022 at 7 pm

Motion to adjourn was provided by Dressen. The motion was seconded by Swanstrom. The motion carried 3-0-0

Meeting was adjourned by Kuettel at 7:38 pm

Respectfully Submitted by
Amber Cruz, Township Clerk