TOWN OF NORTH STAR 03/21/2023
CALL TO ORDER, WELCOME, and PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Jan
Attendance – Supervisors: Chairperson Janet Keough, Gary Mantay, Dick Dillon, Treasurer Donna Elsbury, Clerk Mary Hellman, Deputy Treasurer Ray Barnes, and Deb Pomroy.
FEBRUARY 2023 MINUTES – Review and Board approval, motionmade to accept the February 2023 Minutes (with corrections) by Dick, second by Jan. Vote: all ayes. Motion passed.
FEBRUARY 2023 PAYROLL AND CLAIMS – Review and Board approval
TRANSFER – Donna reported the Transfer amount of $3047.60
for checks #8531- 8546. EFTs / PERA -54.00. Ending checkbook balance of $301.46.
Review and Board approval; Gary made a motion to accept transfer of funds, second by Dick. Vote: Gary -aye, Jan – aye, dick – aye. Motion passed.
TREASURER COMMENTS – Donna will be calling MATIT to find out more about premiums. The County Tax Distribution will be available in early June.
CLERK COMMENTS / CORRESPONDANCE- Mary
Election Results: Gary Mantay won the seat of Supervisor in a vote of 15/Gary, 4/Write-ins/Bill Bailey. All voting results were brought to the courthouse on March 15, 2023.
Dick and Mary will be on vacation the month of April. Jenae will be filling in for Mary as Clerk at this time. – Sue Forbragd sent a Thank You card to the NS Board for when Marvin was very ill..
SHORT TERM RENTAL PROPERTY – Denise Anderson from the STR Committee sent an update for this meeting.
RECYCLING – Jan reported there is nothing new regarding recycling; all is good.
WEBPAGE/COMMUNICATIONS REPORT – Jan reported the next E-News will be out in late April. Lee Kaplan is leaving the township and will not be able to provide consulting.
Carrie will also be done also when someone else is available to take over.
ROADS – Gary reports that there is not much new; the roads are still white and slippery.
FIRE – Rory/Gary – Gary reported there was one fire call in the last month.
MAINTENANCE – Dick stated that some ice fell and struck the outside electrical box.. Gary called CLP and they came in to fix it. Also the women’s bathroom mirror needs fixing or replacing. Dick will look into it.
-Tax Forfeit Land, Deb Pomroy and Ray Barnes provided detailed information to the County regarding a piece of land that was listed as Tax Forfeit. The Township Board found no problem with the information the had provided to the county.
-DAT (Duluth Area Townships), Jan showed interest in rejoining the group to get updated on current topics. The dues are $100/yr. Dick made a motion to have Jan join and NST pay the dues, second by Gary. Gary – aye, Dick – aye, Jan – aye. Motion passed.
MN Association of Townships – Jan showed interest in attending the MAT Training in Duluth on April 7, 2023. Cost is $75/full day. Motion by Gary to accept her request, second by Dick. Vote: Gary-aye, Dick – aye, Jan – aye. Motion passed
-Variance Request / 7666 Barr’s Lake Rd, Board
OLD BUSINESS – None
REVIEW OF DUTIES – Donna to check on MATIT premiums, Dick to fix/replace mirror
UPCOMING EVENTS –
APRIL 18, 2023 21 AT 6:30 PM, APRIL TOWN BOARD MTG
MAY 9, 2023 AT 5PM – 6PM, BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION MEETING
MAY 28th, 2023 AT 8:00AM – NOON, NS FIRE DEPT PANCAKE BREAKFAST
ADJOURNMENT – Dick motioned to adjurn the meeting at 7:15 pm, second by Gary, all ayes.
Minutes respectfully submitted by,
Mary Hellman, Clerk