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January 2012

Minutes of the regular Board meeting of the Town of Normanna, Minnesota, St. Louis County, held in the Normanna Town Hall, on Tuesday, January 31st, 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, Supervisor Kimberly Grubb and Clerk Ellen Hanson.  Absent Geoffrey Brown.

Others in Attendance: Eric Norland and Bill Prudhomme.

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

Approval of Agenda:  Johnson added to the agenda Resolution 2012-01and February meeting date.  Motion by Johnson to approve the agenda as amended, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Minutes:  The December 19th minutes were review.  Motion by Johnson to approve the December 19th, 2011 Board minutes as presented, seconded by Grubb.  Motion carried unanimously.

Normanna Fire Department (NFD):  Eric Norland reported there was one run.  He presented a departmental proposal to purchase a rescue chain saw for $1,775.  The Board had a discussion and then tabled the request until next month.

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

Buildings and Grounds Report:  Johnson reported there was nothing new to report.

Road and Bridge Report:  Johnson reported that there had been one sanding of township roads and to expect an invoice from the County for these charges.

Fire Department Liaison:  Johnson reported that he met with department.

Clerk’s Report:  Kimberly Grubb filed for Supervisor and Ellen Hanson filed for Clerk/Treasurer.  The Town received the Superior Hiking Trail Legacy Grant for $30,000.  Hanson presented the list of election judges for the Annual Election to the Board for discussion and approval.  Motion by Johnson to approve the list of election judges for the March 2012 Annual Election as presented, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Old Business

Cloquet Valley Internet Broadband:  Gunsolus reported that the committee continues to move forward and it’s going really well.

PERA Funds:  The RBC funds were transferred successfully to PERA.

New Business

Budget Requests for 2013:  The Board will review budget requests at the next meeting.

March Annual Meeting Agenda:  The Board will review the annual meeting agenda at the next meeting.

February Meeting Date:  The February meeting will be on Wednesday, February 22.

Resolution 2012-01:  Resolution Appointing the 2012 Absentee Ballot Board.  The absentee ballot board will review absentee ballots for the March annual election.  Motion by Johnson to accept the resolution, 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 – 12/01/2011 - $91,230.46
Total Disbursements – December - $5,712.00
Outstanding Checks - $1,353.00
Total per Bank Statement – 12/31/2011 - $124,339.38
January claims 1848–1860 totaled $3,544.08 were presented for approval.
January payroll checks 2054-2057 totaled $556.67

Motion by Johnson to pay the claims as presented and accepted the December cash control statement with the exception of claim 1858 payable to DMV if not necessary then it will be voided, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Petitions for the Floor:  None.

Correspondence was review.

Checks were signed.

The next meeting of the Board will be Wednesday February 22nd, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

A motion by Gunsolus, seconded by Grubb, and carried adjourned the meeting at 8:18 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Hanson                        Daniel Johnson