MARCH 9, 2016
The annual meeting of the Town of Kabetogama was called to order by Clerk Manninen at 8:15 pm on March 9, 2016. There were 18 people attending this meeting. Those attending the meeting recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Clerk Manninen called for nominations for a moderator. Miriam Burchell moved to nominate Mel Carlson, seconded by Pat Lehto. Clerk Manninen asked if there were any other nominations, (twice). None being raised from the floor Larry Warrington asked that the nominations be closed. A voice vote was taken for Mel Carlson as moderator. All voted aye, no nays, Mel was voted as moderator.
Agenda: The agenda was reviewed by all. Miriam Burchell moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Larry Warrington, all voting ayes, motion carried.
The Clerk was asked to read the Board of Audit minutes from the February 5, 2016 meeting. The Clerk told the attendees that there had been a mistake that funds were not transferred to the road and building account when we received our levy monies. This was because of the transition of Treasurer from Jill to Gail to Deana. These amounts will be caught up in the next few weeks.
Kabetogama Township Checking Account:
Beginning Balance 1/1/15 $122,091.33
End Balance 12/31/15 $142,660.33
Kabetogama Township Road Fund:
Beginning Balance 1/1/15 $33,617.06
End Balance 12/31/145 $32,786.17
Kabetogama Township Community Center Fund:
Beginning Balance 1/1/15 $29,832.37
End Balance 12/31/15 $29,338.98
Checking CD $25,523.86
Road Acct. CD $21,073.37
Road Acct. CD $21,471.47
The moderator was asked to read the annual meeting minutes from 2015. Larry Warrington moved to accept the minutes, seconded by Paul Kiner, all voting aye motion carried.
The moderator read the dates for the next Annual Township Meeting. The annual meeting will be held on March 14, 2017 at the Kabetogama Town Hall at 8:15 pm. Alternate bad weather date is March 21, 2016 same location and time.
The next Annual Township Election will be held on March 14, 2017 at the Kabetogama Town Hall from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Alternate bad weather date is March 21, 2017 same location and time. Paul Kiner moved to accept these dates, times and locations, seconded by Larry Warrington, all voting aye, motion carried.
Election Results – Moderator Carlson read the results of the Annual Township election held March 9, 2016. For the position of Supervisor 3 year term, Marlene Tomczak received 37 votes and there was no write-ins. For the position of Supervisor 1 year term, Paul Kiner received 30 votes and Jerry Snyker received 9 votes. Paul Kiner will be replacing Robert Nevalainen as Supervisor. For the position of Clerk 2 year term, Mary Manninen 34 votes with one write in for Jill Kiner. For the position of Treasurer 1 year term, Deana Callais received 34 votes with one write in Miriam Burchell. Deana Callais will be replacing Gail Nevalainen as Treasurer. Larry Warrington moved to accept the 2016 election results, seconded by Mary Manninen, all voting aye, motion carried. Miriam asked how many absentee ballots there were and there were six.
Kabetogama Fire Department report – Fire Chief Larry Warrington gave a report on the department for 2015. Chief Warrington stated that the department is in good shape financially now. There is no reason to increase the levy. The community has been so good in their support at all the fund raisers that we have had. A new set of extrication tools have been purchased along with a new/used pumper truck. The price of the truck was $10,000 and the Ed Arndt family donated that amount of money so the truck is totally paid for. They have a new young firefighter. The medical portion of the department is doing great as well. There have been some bad call out for the medical staff this winter but no fires. The fire build is in need of some renovations. They are putting out bids at this time. The assistant fire chief is on medical leave, Rusty Lehto. Many thanks go out to Larry as fire chief. The first responders got a new ambulance also. The International Falls Department was getting a new rig and this department was able to purchase the old one for $12,000. Many supplies came with this rig also.
No comments from the floor.
Levy – All the line items were reviewed and discussed at length. Changes made to line items were as follows; Removal of the Community Center Fund $5,000.00. The remaining lines stayed the same and the total of the Levy for 2017 was reduced to $91,000.00 this was approved on a motion by Larry Warrington, seconded by Vickie Peterson, all voting aye, motion carried.
May 11, 2016 there is the Board of Equalization meeting from 1:00 to 2:00 here at the Town Hall to discuss property taxes.
Larry Warrington moved to adjourn, seconded by Mary Manninen all voting aye, motion carried.
Mary Manninen, Clerk, Kabetogama Township