Board Meeting Minutes   

TOWN OF NORTH STAR                 Date- 01/17/2023

ATTENDENCE – Supervisors- Dick Dillon, Jan Keough, Gary Mantay. Donna Elsbury, Treasurer, and Mary Hellman, Clerk. Guests: Denise Anderson, Linda Britton. 


DECEMBER 2022 MINUTES – Review and Board approval; Dick made a motion to accept the minutes with corrections, Gary seconded the motion. Vote: all -ayes, motion passed.

 SHORT TERM RENTALS – Short Term Rental Property, Committee Report – Denise Anderson brought a Moratorium and Resolution created by the Committee to discuss with the board and request a vote.  Discussion by the Town Board followed.  A motion was made by Jan Keough to accept the Moratorium and Resolution #1. A second was made Gary Mantay.  The Vote: Dick Dillon – aye, Gary Mantay – aye, Jan Keough – aye.  Motion passed.  Clerk to send a letter to St. Louis Co. informing them of these actions.

DECEMBER 2022 PAYROLL AND CLAIMS – After review, Gary made a motion to accept this payroll and claims list. Jan seconded the motion. Vote: Jan – aye, Gary -aye, Dick – aye.  Motion passed.


TRANSFER – Donna reported the ARPA Transfer amount of $1378.10

for checks #8503 – #8512.   EFTs / PERA – $54.00_, IRS 4Q – $827.44.   Leaves balance of $300.00 in checking account.

TREASURER COMMENTS – Donna had no additional comments.

CLERK COMMENTS – March Election update: Jan. 17th, 2023 at 5 pm (today) is the last day for candidates to apply for Township Supervisor. Election is March 14th.  Postings were hung, and notices will be posted in the North Star E-Newsletter. North Star Town Hall is the approved place for up-coming election.  We will not be using the DS200 for the local election as we are under 500 residents.  Mary provided a list of election judges that were available to chose from for the election which was accepted by the board for upcoming election. Motion to accept by Gary, 2nd by Dick. Vote: all ayes.  

CORRESPONDENCESt. Louis County Sheriff sent inquiry regarding a visit by Deputy to Board Meeting(s).  Discussion by board showed no interest at this time, to be tabled and revisited as needed.  Gary will mention this to the fire department.

Department of Health – Information sent regarding the THC (Canabis derivative) sales. None in North Star Township.  Also, a poster was included about the health benefits/risks.

RECYCLING – Jan stated 2022 Report for WLSSD is due on February 28, 2023.  Donna is preparing this yearly list of disbursements.    

WEBPAGE/COMMUNICATIONS REPORT – Jan stated there is a E-news letter for January.

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Rory/Gary – 2 calls in the last month. There are 1.5 years remaining to spend ARPA Funds for FD equipment needed for firefighters.  

MAINTENANCE – Dick stated the request for snow shovel and floor mat are complete.  Also, Dick and Gary checked on the Generac generator. There was an issue with oil pressure.

NEW BUSINESS – The Township needs to push back large snowbank in our parking area. Dick made a motion to hire someone with a piece of heavy equipment, such as a dozer, to take care of this.  Discussion followed.  Gary seconded the motion. Vote: Jan – aye, Gary – aye, Dick – aye. Motion passed. 

ROADS – Gary reported that the roads are in poor condition, ice and snow covered. Very slippery.

REVIEW OF DUTIES – Gary or Donna will check with Bob Anderson, or Tony Thomas to see if either would have the time/equipment to move large banks back in parking area.

Clerk to send letter to SLC regarding Short Term Rentals.  Donna to work with Jan regarding WLSSD report.


January 24, 2023 Financial Records Audit at 6:30 p.m.

February 13, 2024 Budget Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

February 21, 2023 Next Regular Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

March 14, 2023 Annual Township Election 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

And Annual Town Meeting after Election at 8:15 p.m.

March 21, 2023 Town Re-Organizational Mtg and Town Board Mtg to follow at 6:30 p.m.

To Be Determined – Well water testing at hall with Bruce Olsen

ADJOURNMENT – A motion was made by Gary and seconded by Jan to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 pm. All ayes.

Minutes respectfully submitted,

Mary Hellman, Clerk