CALL TO ORDER, WELCOME, and PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Jan 6:30PM
ATTENDANCE: Supervisors: Jan Keough: Supervisor, Dick Dillon: Supervisor, Gary Mantay: Supervisor, Jenae Pitoscia: Clerk, Mary Hellman: Deputy Clerk, Ray Barnes: Deputy Treasurer, Donna Elsbury: Treasurer
September 2023 MINUTES – Dick made motion to approve September meeting minutes. Gary 2nd. Jan: Aye, Gary: Aye, Dick: Aye. Motion approved.
FINANCIAL REPORT – Donna
TRANSFER –Transfer amount $2000.00 out of SCCU to open National Bank of Commerce Accounts. Deposited $1000.00 into checking account and $1000.00 into money market account. Check number 8626. That check number was not included on the claims list from last month. Transfer of $4517.16 Check numbers 8627-8643. PERA EFT $54.00. IRS Quarterly Taxes $750.81. Gary made motion accept transfer of funds totaling $5321.97. Dick 2nd. Jan: Aye, Gary: Aye, Dick: Aye. Motion approved.
VOTR: Township is entitled to $13.32 for voting operations technology and election resources. St Louis County would like to hold those funds due to administrating absentee ballots and not charging the township for this service. Dick made motion to allow for funds to stay with St Louis County. Gary 2nd. Jan: Aye, Gary: Aye, Dick: Aye. Motion approved.
Town Levy Form: Donna submitted and verified that the form was on time and completed.
CLERK COMMENTS / CORRESPONDANCE- Mary/Jenae:
Election: Voting ballots and supplies were scheduled to be picked up by Mary.
Election Judges:Ray Barnes, head election judge, Sue Forbrage, Bill Taft, Bob Anderson. Mary will serve as back up. Dick made motion to accept election judges. 2nd Gary. Dick 2nd. Jan: Aye, Gary: Aye, Dick: Aye. Motion approved.
RECYCLING: Jan: Dumpsters were put back in original place.
WEBPAGE/COMMUNIATIONS REPORT: Jan: Nothing to report other than updating information as necessary.
FIRE – Rory/Gary: 2 individuals are going to firefighter 1&2. They should be completed around mid-November.
MAINTENACE: Dick: Replaced thermostat. Locks and keys have been replaced. In communication with Hunt Electric for service on the generator. No date is yet determined on when they will be able to come out.
ROADS- Gary: No updates at this time.
NEW BUSINESS- Donna/Jan
Sick Leave will be provided to employees that work over 80 hours every year. This was determined by a law passed by the State of Minnesota. Will review hours and determine which employees this would apply to. This starts in January 2024.
Broadband: Meeting with Natalie Zaleznikar in regards to broadband in low density areas and determine if grants are available. Board would like to send out a survey to community members and see if there is a want or need to continue pursuing broadband. This would go to only community members with structures on the properties. Dick made motion to put together the broadband survey. Gary 2nd. Jan: Aye, Gary: Aye, Dick: Aye. Motion approved.
OLD BUSINESS –
STR Questionnaires were sent out to 222 community members. 128 have been returned. The results will be entered into a spreadsheet so it can be sorted and data can be easily gathered.
REVIEW OF DUTIES- NA
UPCOMING EVENTS – November 7th Election
Next Board Meeting:November 21st
ADJOURNMENT: Jan made motion to adjourn 7:10 PM Gary. 2nd . Jan: Aye, Gary: Aye, Dick: Aye. Motion approved.