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July 2012

Minutes of the regular Board meeting of the Town of Normanna, Minnesota, St. Louis County, held in the Normanna Town Hall, on Monday, July 16th, 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 Kimberly Grubb and Clerk-Treasurer Ellen Hanson.

Absent:  Dennis Gunsolus.

Others in Attendance:  None.

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

Approval of Agenda:  Johnson added election judges to the agenda under new business.  Motion by Johnson to accept the agenda as amended, seconded by Grubb.  Motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Board Minutes:  The June 18th, 2012 minutes were reviewed.  Motion by Johnson to approve the June 18th, 2012 Board minutes as presented, seconded by Grubb.  Motion carried unanimously.

Normanna Fire Department (NFD):  No report.

Normanna Land Use Committee Report:  No report.

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

Road and Bridge Report:  Johnson reported on the flood damage from June 20th.  Wikstad and Koski Roads had minor culvert and road washout damage.  Lady Nicole Lane had a minor washout on side of the road.  The Troy Brett Trail culvert had an estimate of $20,000 damage and a FEMA damage report has been filed.  All other roads held up.

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

Clerk’s Report:  The County will offer election judge training on July 20th.  Hanson will train Normanna and Lakewood judges in the near future.  The date to be determined.

Old Business

Cloquet Valley Initiative Broadband:  The next meeting will be August 2 at North Star Township town hall at 7:00 p.m.

Township Newsletter:  Grubb contacted MAT regarding advertising in the newsletter.  We can sell ads but we should have a policy.  Grubb will create a form to present at the next meeting.  All ads will be struck from the newsletter and replaced with the form.  There was a discussion on how much to charge per ad.  A recommendation will be presented at the next meeting.

New Business

Culvert Replacement on Troy Brett Trail:  See Road and Bridge Report.

Election Judges for Primary Election August 14, 2012:  Motion by Johnson to accept the judges as presented, 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 – 06/01/2012 - $108,163.98
Total Disbursements – June - $2,592.53
Outstanding Checks - $1,168.75
Total per Bank Statement – 06/30/2012 - $106,749.12
July claims 1897-1902 totaled $2,717.49 were presented for approval.
July payroll checks 2121-2124 totaled $641.57

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

Petitions from the Floor:  None.

Correspondence was reviewed.

Checks were signed.

The next meeting of the Board will be Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

A motion by Johnson, seconded by Grubb, and carried adjourned the meeting at 7:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Hanson,                                Daniel Johnson,
Clerk                                             Chair