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July 2011

Minutes of the regular Board meeting of the Town of Normanna, Minnesota, St. Louis County, held in the Normanna Town Hall, on Wednesday, July 20th, 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, and Clerk-Treasurer Ellen Hanson.
Absent Geoffrey Brown

Others in Attendance:  Jeff Cooke, Bill Prudhomme, Eric Norland, Keith Engen, and Kimberly Grubb.

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

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

Approval of Minutes:  Motion by Johnson to approve the June 22nd, 2011 Board minutes as presented, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Normanna Volunteer Fire Department (NVFD):  Cooke reported there were no runs.

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

Buildings and Grounds Report: Johnson reported there was about a foot and ½ of water in the basement.  There was concern the sump pump was not working.

Road and Bridge Report:  Johnson reported the roads at King’s Kourt have been graded.  The road side mowing has begun on township roads.

Fire Department Liaison:  Johnson reported that the fire department open house will be July 21.

Clerk’s Report:  Hanson reported there is no new business.

Old Business

Cloquet Valley Internet Initiative:  Motion by Johnson to approve the expenditure of the mailing for the survey, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Relief Association:  Dan will continue to work with the state auditor’s office to resolve the situation.  More discussion next month.

New Business

Road Projects:  Troy Brett and Lady Nicole need work.  Both will need gravel and ditching.  Motion by Johnson to spend up to $8000 on gravel and ditching on Troy Brett and Lady Nicole, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Official Page in Newsletter:  Tabled to next month.

County Assessors Fee:  Tabled to next month.

Land Use Issue:  Joel Beilke asked the Board to consider action on his property where he wants to add 750 yards of fill.  The Board referred him to the Land Use Committee.  Motion by Johnson recommending the land use committee accept the request of Joel Beilke to add and estimated 750 yards of fill to his property, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

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 – 6/01/2011 - $80,338.60
Total Disbursements – June - $1,431.19
Outstanding Checks - $242.30
Total per Bank Statement – 6/30/2011 - $87,514.63
July claims 1797 – 1803 totaled $6,922.18 were presented for approval.
July payroll checks 1937 – 1941 totaled $556.67

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

Petitions for the Floor:  None

Correspondence was reviewed.  Checks were signed.

The next meeting of the Board will be Monday, August 15th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

A motion by Gunsolus, seconded by Johnson, and carried adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Hanson                                            Daniel Johnson
Clerk                                                        Chair