February 2, 2022
Chairman L Kec opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Board members present were Supervisor B Master, Supervisor J Stegmeir, Treasurer D. Callais Deputy M. Tomczak and Clerk M Manninen. All attending recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda – The agenda was reviewed, Supervisor B. Master moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Supervisor J. Stegmeir, all voting aye the motion carried.
Minutes – The minutes for the January regular meeting were reviewed. Supervisor J. Stegmeir moved to approve the minutes, second by Supervisor B. Master, all voting aye motion carried.
Treasurer D Callais read her report.
Beg Bal January 1, 2022 - $264,587.54
Deposits - $11,764.83
Total Expenses - $33,376.61
End Bal. January 31, 2022 - $242,975.76
Road Fund - $32,383.96
Road CD - $22,148.59
Road Fund Bal - $54,532.55
Checking CD - $27,234.11
Pucks Point Subordinate Sewer District
Beg Bal January 1, 2022 - $68,567.47
Deposits - $0.00
Expenses - $3,119.00
End Bal January 31, 2022 - $65,448.47
Capitol Debt Reduction
Beg Bal January 1, 2022 - $12,779.73
Deposits - $0.00
Expenses - $0.00
End Bal. January 31, 2022 - $12,779.73
The Treasurer’s report was reviewed, the report was approved on a motion by Supervisor B. Master, seconded by Supervisor J. Stegmeir, all voting aye motion carried.
Claims – Clerk M Manninen read the list of claims.
Total - $1,790.13
Total – $3,099.00
Supervisor B. Master moved to accept the claims and pay them in full, seconded by Supervisor J. Stegmeir, all voting aye motion carried.
Public Comment – None
Old Business –
PPSSD – Colin Marcusan with SEH Engineering firm called in on a TEAM conference call. He explained the new contract that SEH is proposing to the township for new facilities plan for the new sewer district. A facilities plan is a document that MPCA and MN Public Facilities Authority use as a starting point to get us into their funding cycle. To qualify for the funds that they offer we need to complete the facility plan and get it approved. A facility plan is a feasibility study which reviews all of the options and possible alternatives and recommends an alternative that would be affordable. This contract is for the facility plan and part of the design as well. The contract is for $250,000 but according to Colin it will not cost that much to do the facility plan so since there are grant dollars to work with Colin thought that the extra funds could spill over toward the design phase. In this facility plan SEH would do some surveying by a drone surveying company. From this they can get what they need for the maps, laying out a collection system, considering possible treatment alternatives and they can also get geotechnical data. Colin answered question from the supervisors. Supervisor J. Stegmeir asked for some changes to the language of the contract. Once the changes have all been made, Colin will get the contract back to the Township for approval. The board agreed that Supervisor J. Stegmeir would be the person of authority to sign the contract.
Community Sewer Project – Nothing new.
Roads – Nothing new.
Community Center – Nothing new.
Other – None
New Business – Voyageur Country ATV Koochiching County Connection. Supervisor B. Master wrote a letter of support for this group. Brigette explained that this group is proposing to create ATV trails that would connect Kabetogama with International Falls and this would bring more business to the region. The board unanimously approved of this letter to be sent to the VCATV.
Supervisor J. Stegmeir made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Supervisor B. Master, all voting aye motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
Mary Manninen, Clerk