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December 2011

Minutes of the regular Board meeting of the Town of Normanna, Minnesota, St. Louis County, held in the Normanna Town Hall, on Monday, December 19th, 2011 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, Supervisor Kimberly Grubb and Clerk Ellen Hanson.  Absent Geoffrey Brown.

Others in Attendance: Eric Norland, Bill Prudhomme, and Mark Anderson.

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

Approval of Agenda:  The agenda was review.  Motion by Johnson to approve the agenda as presented, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Minutes:  The minutes were review.  Motion by Johnson to approve the November 21st, 2011 Board minutes as presented, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Normanna Fire Department (NFD):  Eric Norland reported there were 2 runs.  The new pumper needs a portable air compressor.

Normanna Land Use Committee Report:  Gunsolus reported there was nothing new to report.

Buildings and Grounds Report:  The furnace was serviced/cleaned.

Road and Bridge Report:  Johnson reported that it may be the end of the season.

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

Clerk’s Report:  Filing for Supervisor and Clerk/Treasurer will be from January 3-January 17, 2012.

Old Business

ARMOR Radio Grant:  Nothing new to report.

Cloquet Valley Internet Broadband:  Mark Anderson reported on progress of the committee.  A grant was secured for a feasibility study with a match from Blandin.

Relief Association: Johnson reported that some of the reports have been completed and sent to the State Auditor. He is working on another report that is due.

Resolution 2011-09: Opting to Join the Voluntary Statewide Lump-Sum Volunteer Firefighter Retirement Plan.  This resolution authorized the Town to join the Voluntary Statewide Lump-Sum Volunteer Firefighter Retirement Plan administrated by the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA).  The Town approved coverage at the $500 benefit level per year of service.  Motion by Gunsolus to accept the resolution, seconded by Grubb.  Motion carried unanimously.

PERA Transfer of Funds:  The current funds in RBC need to be transferred by December 31 to PERA.  Eric Norland will work on getting the funds electronically transferred.

Furnace Cleaning:  See Road and Bridge Report.

New Business

Budget Requests for 2013:  The Board will begin discussing budget items at the next meeting.

Notice of Filing Dates Open Offices:  See Clerk’s report.

January, February, and March 2012 Meeting Dates:  The Board discussed the meeting dates for January through March 2012.  Motion by Johnson to set the meeting dates for Tuesday January 17, Tuesday February 21, Monday March 26 Reorganization meeting at 6:00 p.m. and Board meeting at 7:00 p.m., seconded by Grubb.  Motion carried unanimously.

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 – 11/01/2011 - $103,200.61
Total Disbursements – November - $12,038.57
Outstanding Checks - $3,335.38
Total per Bank Statement – 11/30/2011 - $94,505.84
December claims 1840–1847 totaled $2,652.32 were presented for approval.
December payroll checks 2037-2040 totaled $599.12

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

Petitions for the Floor:  Christina Klint raised a concern about a recent sex offender in the neighborhood near a day care.  She also talked about wanting to put together a neighborhood watch program.  Gunsolus will check with MAT regarding state statues and sex offender rights.

Correspondence was reviewed.

Checks were signed.

The next meeting of the Board will be Tuesday January 17th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

A motion by Johnson, seconded by Grubb, and carried adjourned the meeting at 7:53 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Hanson, Clerk                    Dan Johnson, Chair