December 6, 2022
Chairman L. Kec opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Board members present were Supervisor L. Warrington, Supervisor T. Tomczak, Treasurer D. Callais, Deputy Treasurer M. Tomczak, Clerk M. Manninen and two guests. All attending recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Agenda – The agenda was reviewed, Supervisor T. Tomczak moved to approve the agenda with one change, move Community Sewer to the beginning of the meeting, seconded by Supervisor L. Warrington, all voting aye the motion carried.
Minutes – The minutes for the November 1st regular meeting were reviewed. Supervisor L. Warrington moved to approve the minutes as read, second by Supervisor L. Kec, all voting aye motion carried.
Treasurer D. Callais read her report.
Beg Bal Nov. 1, 2022 - $208,181.22
Deposits - $107,023.58
Total Expenses - $10,543.02
End Bal. Nov. 30, 2022 - $304,661.78
Road Fund - $37,078.10
Road CD - $22,215.09
Road Fund Bal - $59,293.19
Checking CD - $27,288.13
Pucks Point Subordinate Sewer District
Beg Bal Nov. 1, 2022 - $46,627.47
Deposits - $0.00
Expenses - $10,509.77
End Bal Nov. 30, 2022 - $36,117.70
Capitol Debt Reduction
Beg Bal Oct. 1, 2022 - $4,549.17
Deposits - $0.00
Expenses - $0.00
End Bal. Oct. 31, 2022 - $4,549.17
The Treasurer’s report was reviewed, the report was approved on a motion by Supervisor T. Tomczak, seconded by Supervisor L. Warrington, all voting aye motion carried.
Claims – Clerk M Manninen read the list of claims.
Total - $210,015.03
Total – $5,446.36
Supervisor L. Warrington moved to accept the claims and pay them in full, seconded by Supervisor T. Tomczak, all voting aye motion carried.
Public Comment – None
Old Business –
PPSSD – The special assessment has come in for the district. This money is split between operation and maintenance and the Capitol Dept Reduction accounts.
Community Sewer Project – SEH Engineer Bob Stark from Ely attended the meeting to give an update on the project. The project is working on Zone 3 and then 5 through 8. Preliminary estimates of the design flow were generated from the resident surveys and the St. Louis County Land Explorer data base. Bob explained further how they have come up with flow estimates. Approximately 80 surveys were returned. The information from these returned surveys and the Land Explorer date base is adequate for generating the design flow estimates needed to request effluent limits from the MPCA. Another primary purpose for the survey was to gain information on the location of buried infrastructure on individual parcels. This will be useful in developing preliminary layouts for piping and other project infrastructure. Follow up surveys may be sent if needed to continue to proceed with the facility plan preparation.
Additional investigation on potential wastewater treatment site is continuing. The site that was identified earlier is not large enough for the estimated design flow but could be used if flow equalization were included to reduce the higher flows that would occur on weekends and holidays during the active season.
SEH will be contacting the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to initiate their determination of effluent limits. Evaluation of potential wastewater disposal sites and the impact the flow equalization could have on the size of the disposal site and size of the treatment facility will continue.
John Stegmeir sent a request out asking the State to consider a land exchange with St. Louis County for the properties we have determined to be adequate for a treatment site. Additionally, the township has requested that the State and St. Louis County consider a land exchange for the parcel at Woodenfrog Campground that the Township currently leases from the State for its Puck’s Point Community Sewer treatment site.
Roads – Supervisor L. Warrington moved to approve the changes to the 2022/2023 contract with Greg House, seconded by Supervisor T. Tomczak, all voting aye, motion carried.
Community Center – The Christmas party will be held here at the Town Hall on December 10th. The floor at the hall will be stripped and then rewaxed after Christmas.
Other – The county has not reported any decision as to installing a snowmobile crossing sign here at Kabetogama at this time.
New Business – Supervisor T. Tomczak moved to approve Resolution 2022-02 Designating Annual Polling Place, Seconded by Supervisor L. Warrington, all voting aye, motion carried.
Supervisor T. Tomczak made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Supervisor L. Warrington, all voting aye motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 8:19 p.m.
Mary Manninen, Clerk