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March 2012

Minutes of the regular Board meeting of the Town of Normanna, Minnesota, St. Louis County, held in the Normanna Town Hall, on Wednesday, March 28th, 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:  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 the Board of Audit minutes and Board of Canvass minutes.  Motion by Johnson to approve the agenda as amended, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Minutes:  The February 27th, 2012 minutes were review.  Motion by Johnson to approve the February 27th, 2012 Board minutes as amended, seconded by Grubb.  Motion carried unanimously.  Motion by Johnson to approve the Board of Audit minutes as presented, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.  Motion by Johnson to approve the Board of Canvass minutes as presented, seconded by Grubb.  Motion carried unanimously.

Normanna Fire Department (NFD):  Eric Norland reported there was one run.  One new member application was submitted to the Board.  The Clerk will process the background check.  The training officer, Todd Carlson, stepped down from this position.

Normanna Land Use Committee Report:  Next month the Clerk will provide the Supervisors with a list of members and the forms.

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

Road and Bridge Report:  Johnson reported that the annual road inspection will be on Monday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Fire Department Liaison:  Johnson met with the Fire Department.  They requested the Resolutions notebook from the Clerk.

Clerk’s Report:  Hanson reported a refund of $718 will show up next month in receipts for the Fire Department.  There was insurance on a truck no longer in service.  The paper work for the Superior Hiking Trail Grant came through today.  It needs to be signed off by Hanson and returned.  They are on schedule to begin working on the trail by the end of April or early May.

Old Business

Cloquet Valley Internet Broadband:  Grubb announced the next meeting will be on April 12 at North Star.

PERA Funds:  Hanson confirmed the forms were sent in.  Johnson stated he was working on the forms due on March 31.

New Business

Spring Cleanup:  The cleanup is set for May 19.  The date maybe changed due to the early spring.

Grading Bids:  Johnson will talk to a few vendors about submitting bids before the next meeting.

Mowing Bids:  Johnson submitted a mowing bid; cemetery $100 each occurrence, town hall $70 each occurrence, general labor $10 per hour.  Resolution #2012-03 authorizing contract with interested party under Minn. Statute 471.88, subdivision 5, motion by Gunsolus to accept resolution 2012-03 and accept Johnson’s mowing bid, seconded by Grubb.  Motion carried.  Johnson abstained from voting.

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 – 02/01/2012 - $120,831.49
Total Disbursements – February - $6,704.18
Outstanding Checks - $6,679.26
Total per Bank Statement – 02/29/2012 - $124,582.54
March claims 1866–1873 totaled $2,209.26 were presented for approval.
March payroll checks 2075-2079 totaled $641.59

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

Petitions from the Floor:  None.

Correspondence was reviewed.

Checks were signed.

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

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

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Hanson,                        Daniel Johnson,
Clerk                                     Chair
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