2022 Re-organizational Meeting
CALL TO ORDER – Gary Mantay
ATTENDING – Gary Mantay, Jan Keough, Richard Dillon, Donna Elsbury, Mary Hellman, Ray Barnes
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – All present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Chair – Dick Dillon
Vice-Chair – Jan Keough
Maintenance –Dick Dillon
Recycling –Jan Keough
Road – Gary Mantay
Deputy Clerk – Carrie Landman
Deputy Treasurer – Ray Barnes
Recommendations were discussed. A motion was made by Dick Dillon and seconded by Jan Keough to accept these Town Board assignments as listed. Vote: all ayes.
THE BOARD CONGRATULATED Jan Keough on being voted in for another 3 year term as Supervisor, this time serving as Vice-Chair! Dick Dillon will be taking his turn at being Chairman.
WAGES FOR BOARD MEMBERS –
A recommendation was made to raise the Board Members (Supervisors, Clerk, Treasurer) wages by 20%. A discussion followed. A motion was made by Dick Dillon and seconded by Jan Keough to approve this wage increase for the Board Members. Vote: Jan – Aye, Gary – Aye, Dick – aye.
WAGES FOR TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEES
A recommendation was made to raise the wages of the Township Employees (Recycling, Cleaning, Mowing, and Election Judges) by 20%. A discussion followed. A motion was made by Jan Keough and seconded by Dick Dillon to approve this wage increase. Vote: Jan – aye, Dick, Aye, Gary – aye.
Mileage – the State of MN has raised the suggested amount to $0.585 per mile for government travel. A motion was made to approve this amount for mileage by Dick Dillon, second by Jan Keough. Vote: Jan – aye, Gary – aye, Dick – aye.
Monthly Board Meetings have been on the third Tuesday of every month at the North Star Town Hall with all meetings starting at 6:30 pm. Dates may change due to inclement weather or other reasons and notice will be given. Clerk to post yearly schedule and any changes as needed.
A motion was made by Jan Keough to accept regular Board Meeting schedule and postings, Dick Dillon seconded. Vote: All ayes.
The Township posting places will be at the Town Hall, Alden Lake Road, Briar/Bars Lake Road, and Northwoods Lane.
A motion was made by Dick Dillon to accept the Township Posting as listed, with a second by Jan Keough. Vote: All ayes.
The township bank will continue to be Superior Choice Credit Union.
Discussion followed. Jan Keough asked Donna Elsbury, Treasurer, if this banking establishment was satisfactory. She stated it was.
A motion was made by Jan Keough to accept retaining the SCCU as the township bank, with a second by Dick, Vote: Jan – aye, Gary – aye, Dick – aye.
Weed Inspector Appointment: Jan said she would like to make a motion to have a weed inspector hired and in place. Jan Keough made a motion to hire Tim Walters to be the Township Weed Inspector, with a second by Dick. Vote: all ayes.
A motion to adjourn was made by Dick Dillon, followed by a second by Gary Mantay. Vote: All ayes.
Mary Hellman, Clerk