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August 2012

Minutes of the regular Board meeting of the Town of Normanna, Minnesota, St. Louis County, held in the Normanna Town Hall, on Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting was called to order by Chair Daniel Johnson at 7:00 p.m.

Members Present:  Chair-Supervisor Daniel Johnson, Supervisor Dennis Gunsolus, and Clerk-Treasurer Ellen Hanson. Absent: Supervisor Kimberly Grubb.

Others in Attendance:  Vivian Hanson and Mark Anderson.

Pledge of Allegiance:  The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America was recited.

Approval of Agenda:  Johnson presented the agenda.  Motion by Johnson to accept the agenda as presented, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Board Minutes:  The July 16th, 2012 minutes were reviewed.  Motion by Johnson to approve the July 16th, 2012 Board minutes as presented, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Normanna Fire Department (NFD):  No report.

Normanna Land Use Committee Report:  No report.

Buildings and Grounds Report:  Johnson expects to clean up cemetery graves that had activity this year.

Road and Bridge Report:  Johnson reported that the roadside mowing has started.  Roads are in good shape.

Fire Department Liaison:  Johnson reported there was nothing new to report.

Clerk’s Report:  Hanson reported that the primary election was held on August 14 at the town hall.  We will need more space for the General election on November 6.  Hanson trained election judges and will set up another date in September for the last training.

Old Business

Cloquet Valley Initiative Broadband (CVII):  Mark Anderson explained the Broadband Provider Report for CVII prepared by U-reka Broadband Ventures.  Cooperative Light and Power Service would like to move on putting up another cell tower in Normanna.  Motion by Gunsolus gave Mark Anderson permission to release Normanna addresses (from the survey) to Cooperative Light and Power Service for purposes of knowing where to put a tower, provided there are no privacy issues, seconded by Johnson.  Motion carried unanimously.

Culvert Replacement on Troy Brett Trail:  Johnson is working with FEMA.  He sent out 2 quotes to two bidders.  Bidders will submit two quotes.  The first quote requirement is that there be no upgrades to the existing culvert or existing surrounding, the bid will be based on the exact same size culvert.  The second quote will be accepted with upgrades to the culvert and surrounding landscape.

Township Newsletter:  The draft newsletter was presented.  It will likely be out in early September.

New Business

Treasurer’s Report:  Clerk 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 book.

Beginning Balance – 07/01/2012 - $105,580.37
Total Disbursements – July - $3,359.06
Outstanding Checks - $81.19
Total per Bank Statement – 07/31/2012 - $144,212.66
August claims 1903-1915 totaled $3,942.51 were presented for approval.
August payroll checks 2137-2140 totaled $575.54.

Motion by Johnson to pay the claims as presented and accepted the July cash control statement, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Petitions from the Floor:  None.

Correspondence was reviewed.

Checks were signed.

The next meeting of the Board will be Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

A motion by Johnson, seconded by Gunsolus, and carried adjourned the meeting at 8:01 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Hanson, Clerk                                Daniel Johnson, Chair