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June 2012

Minutes of the regular Board meeting of the Town of Normanna, Minnesota, St. Louis County, held in the Normanna Town Hall, on Monday, June 18th, 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-Treasurer Ellen Hanson.

Others in Attendance:  Sandy Cooke.

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 Board Minutes:  The May 21st, 2012 minutes were reviewed.  Motion by Johnson to approve the May 21st, 2012 Board minutes as presented, seconded by Grubb.  Motion carried unanimously.

Normanna Fire Department (NFD):  No report.

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

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

Road and Bridge Report:  Johnson reported all the roads had been graded at least once.

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

Clerk’s Report:  Clerk election judge training will be June 22 and the county will offer election judge training on July 20th. 

Old Business

Cloquet Valley Initiative Broadband:  Grubb and Gunsolus attended the June 7th meeting.  They gave a report on the meeting.  The next meeting will be August 2 at North Star Township town hall at 7:00 p.m.

Township Newsletter:  The next newsletter will be published in August and a draft will be presented at the August meeting.

New Business

Culvert Replacement on Troy Brett Trail:  The board had a discussion on the culvert replacement and the possibility of hiring an engineering firm to do the work.  Johnson will contact the DNR to see if a trout stream runs through it.  The township may have to finance the job. He will report back next month.

Cemetery Regulations:  There was a question about where or not the head stones should be placed at the head or foot of the grave site.  The regulations state either is permitted.  There were many containers/planters left at sites and it is difficult to mow.  The Board will be revising the regulations so that they are clearer regarding the permitted containers.

Summer Short Course:  The summer short course at Carlton will be held on June 28.

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 – 05/01/2012 - $112,484.01
Total Disbursements – May - $4,329.59
Outstanding Checks - $3,109.94
Total per Bank Statement – 05/31/2012 - $111,273.92
June claims 1891-1896 totaled $2,035.86 were presented for approval.
June payroll checks 2109-2111 totaled $556.67

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

Petitions from the Floor:  Sandy Cooke inquired about a building committee.  Gunsolus agreed to work on getting interested people together to begin discussions on a new town hall.

Correspondence was reviewed.

Checks were signed.

The next meeting of the Board will be Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

A motion by Johnson, seconded by Gunsolus, and carried adjourned the meeting at 8:02 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Hanson,                                Dan Johnson,
Clerk                                             Chair