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August 2009

Minutes of the regular Board meeting of the Town of Normanna, Minnesota, St. Louis County, held in the Normanna Town Hall, on Monday, August 17th, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting was called to order by Chair Marcia Stromgren at 7:00 p.m.

Members Present:  Chair-Supervisor Marcia Stromgren, Supervisor Geoffrey Brown, Supervisor Dan Johnson, and Clerk-Treasurer Ellen Hanson.

Others in Attendance:  Kurt Johnson and Paul Hanson.

Approval of Agenda:  Motion by Johnson, seconded by Brown, and carried approved the agenda as presented.

Approval of Minutes:  Motion by Johnson, seconded by Brown, and carried approved the July 20th, 2009 board minutes.

Normanna Volunteer Fire Department (NVFD):  K. Johnson reported that there were two medical runs and two fire runs.  The department has two new fire fighters.  The ambulance is in service.

Normanna Ladies Auxiliary:  No report.

Normanna Land Use Committee:  No report.

Building and Grounds Report:  No report.  Stromgren presented a list of building and grounds responsibilities.

Road and Bridge Report:  Johnson reported that Rodda will brush the roadsides.

Clerk’s Report:  Hanson presented a list of election judges for approval.  Motion by Johnson, seconded by Brown, and carried approved the list.  Hanson requested approval of a food budget.  Motion by Johnson, seconded by Brown, and carried approved $50 food budget per election from the Impress fund.

Treasurer’s Report:  Hanson distributed the Cash Control Statement, Net Pay Account Distribution Report, and Claims List for approval to the supervisors.  The claims list is attached and the other reports are in the clerk-treasurer’s book.

Beginning Balance – 07/01/2009 - $53,721.92

Total Disbursements – July$55,971.59

Outstanding Checks$4,719.22

Total per Bank Statement - 07/31/2009 - $79,173.10

August claims 1546 - 1556 totaled $2,116.72 were presented for approval.

August payroll checks 1620 – 1622, 1628 totaled $771.12.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Brown, and carried paid the claims as presented and approved the July cash control statement.

Old Business

Normanna Information Signs:  Stromgren reported that she had contact with Vic Lund from St. Louis County.  His proposal is to construct and install new directional township road signs for $1600.  Motion by Johnson, seconded by Brown, and carried approved this proposal.

Normanna Web Page:  Hanson reported on the web page changes.

Cemetery Regulations:  Hanson stated that the regulations are posted on the web page and they will be printed in the next newsletter.  She continues to work on the cemetery map.

Computer Update:  Hanson reported that the computer has not been ordered yet.

Summer Short Course Reports:  Johnson reported that he is certified for the Board of Review.  Hanson reported that it is strongly recommended to attach the claims list to these minutes.  It is public information that the township residents have a right to review.  Hanson stated that she will post the 2009 claims lists on the web page.  Stromgren reported that the PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association) session that she attended was informative and advised Hanson to review the power point.

Cell Tower Update:  Stromgren will make contact with the person responsible for the construction.

New Business

Petitions from the Floor:  None.

SLCATO (St. Louis County Association of Township Officers) Report:  Stromgren reported the next meeting will be on September 23rd in Cotton.

DAT (Duluth Area Townships) Report:  Stromgren reported the next meeting will be on August 20th.

Newsletter Items:  Newsletter items were reviewed.  Hanson stated that the next meeting will be the last before the newsletter goes out.

Correspondence was reviewed.  Checks were signed.

The next meeting of the Board will be September 21, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

A motion by Johnson, seconded by Stromgren, and carried adjourned the meeting at 8:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Hanson, Clerk                                                                                                            Marcia E. Stromgren, Chair