TOWN OF NORTH STAR
12/20/2022 at 6:30 pm, North Star Hall
CALL TO ORDER, WELCOME, AND PLEDGE OF ALLGIANCE – DICK, 6:30 pm
ATTENDING – Supervisors Dick Dillon, Gary Mantay, Janet Keough, Deputy Treasurer Ray Barnes, Clerk Mary Hellman, and FD Chief Rory Blazevic. Absent: Treasurer Donna Elsbury
NOVEMBER MINUTES REVIEW AND APPROVAL – Motion to accept by Jan, second by Gary. Vote: All ayes.
REVIEW AND APROVE NOVEMBER 2022 PAYROLL AND CLAIMS –Motion by Gary to accept payroll and claims. Second by Dick. Vote: Gary – aye, Dick -aye. Jan – aye.
TRANSFER – Ray
Transfer – Ray reported the Transfer amount of $1347.83 for checks #8488 – 8502, EFT PERA AMOUNT OF $_54.00_, and Checkbook balance – $300.00.
TREASURER COMMENTS – Donna left message with Mary to ask about a credit statement from MacQueen Emergency Billing. Rory and Ray both responded it can be a credit back into that account. Mary to let Donna know.
CLERK COMMENTS – Mary reported a request to have a shovel by the Hall door and a mat on the floor in the entrance. A discussion resulted in Rory offering to bring an extra mat from the Fire Hall to use in the entrance and Dick made a motion to purchase a shovel to be kept by the door. Gary seconded this motion. Vote: Jan – aye, Dick – aye, Gary -aye. Rory brought the mat in and put it in place at the meeting. Mary will buy the shovel.
CORRESPONDENCE – A notice was sent to all townships from MAT that there will be $2000 Scholarships made available to HS Juniors in 2023. More information will be available in the January North Star E-newsletter per Jan.
FIRE DEPARTMENT – Rory reported no calls this month. The FD held 2023 Elections for officers at the November 16th Meeting. The elected officers stayed the same, with Rory as Fire Chief. The Town Board accepted the election results with a vote of all ayes. Rory will be checking on which FD members need fire gear/equipment because there are ARPA funds designated for this. The next FD Meeting will be on December 21, 2022.
MAINTENANCE –The hall generator did not come on during a power shortage; Dick will look into it. The FD was asked if they would shovel snow around the generator. Jimmy T. was also asked if he could occasionally shovel around the generator. Gary made a motion to increase the amount for plowing out the FD/Hall to $75/ per time, Dick seconded. Vote: Gary – aye, Dick – aye, Jan – aye. The 2022-2023 Contract needs to be updated with the new details.
ROADS – Gary reported that the township road was graded. The township received a note from the county that the township road needed brushing per the contract. Gary checked the road and reported it was recently brushed. He’ll call Kelly at the county clear this up.
WEEDS Report – Jan asked if the Weed Inspector Annual Report is done and sent in. Yes, the report was completed by Tim on November 5th, signed, and sent into the county.
SHORT TERM RENTALS – No members of the North Star Short Term Rentals Committee attended the meeting so the topic was tabled until later. They will have info for the Board at the next meeting.
WELL WATER TESTING – Bruce Olsen did not attend this meeting so the topic was tabled until later.
REVIEW OF DUTIES – Mary to check with Donna on the deadline for using ARPA funds. Jan requested the Recycling Financial Report from Donna by the end of February.
UPCOMING MEETINGS/EVENTS WERE SCHEDULED AT HALL:
TOWN BOARD REGULAR MTG – Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
TOWN AUDIT MTG – Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
TOWN BUDGET MTG – Monday, February 13th 2023, at 6:30 p.m.
TOWN BOARD REGULAR MTG – February 21st, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP ELECTION –March 14th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
TOWNSHIP CANVAS MTG TO FOLLOW ELECTION AT 8:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MTG TO FOLLOW AT 8:15 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT – There was a motion to adjourn the board meeting at 7:40pm by Jan, seconded by Gary. All ayes.
Minutes respectfully submitted,
Mary Hellman, Clerk