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May 2012

Minutes of the regular Board meeting of the Town of Normanna, Minnesota, St. Louis County, held in the Normanna Town Hall, on Monday, May 21st, 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 Resolution 2012-04 and newsletter.  Motion by Johnson to approve the agenda as amended, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Board Minutes:  The April 16th, 2012 minutes were reviewed.  Motion by Johnson to approve the April 16th, 2012 Board minutes as amended, seconded by Grubb.  Motion carried unanimously.

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

Normanna Fire Department (NFD):  Eric Norland reported there were no runs.  He explained the DNR 50/50 grant proposal.  The department would like to apply for the grant to purchase a portable fire fighting pump and water tank to put on the Polaris 6 wheel ATV.  Motion by Johnson to accept the fire department’s request to apply for the grant and purchase the portable pump and water tank, seconded by Grubb.  Motion carried unanimously.  Effective immediately, Bill Prudhomme is the Assistant Chief.  The department will meet twice a month, the business meeting will be the 1st Thursday and the training meeting will be the 3rd Thursday.

Normanna Land Use Committee Report:  The following committee appointments were made:  Johnson appointed Paul Hanson, Gunsolus appointed Keith Engen; and Grubb appointed Sandy Cooke.  The appointments are for two years (2012-2014).

Buildings and Grounds Report:  Grubb thanked everyone for their efforts at the Spring Clean up.

Road and Bridge Report:  Grading had been done on Troy Brett Trail and Lady Nicole.

Fire Department Liaison:  The department asked Johnson to look into a few policies.  He will get back to them.

Clerk’s Report:  Hanson reported the state representative, Jim Jensen, confirmed receipt of the fire department forms.  He made some minor changes to the forms which did not require any action from Normanna.

Old Business

Cloquet Valley Initiative Broadband:  Grubb stated the next meeting will be on June 7th at North Star Township town hall at 7:00 p.m.

New Business

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

Resolution 2012-04:  A Resolution Reestablishing Precincts and Polling Places:  The state requires that precinct boundaries must be reestablished before the state primary election.  Motion by Johnson to accept Resolution 2012-04, seconded by Grubb.  Motion carried unanimously.

Newsletter:  The Board will produce and fund a quarterly newsletter.  It will be called the Normanna Newsletter.

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 – 04/01/2012 - $122,377.80
Total Disbursements – April - $9,903.64
Outstanding Checks - $462.46
Total per Bank Statement – 04/30/2012 - $112,946.47
May claims 1883-1890 totaled $3,518.19 were presented for approval.
May payroll checks 2099-2102 totaled $811.40

Motion by Johnson to pay the claims as presented and accepted the April 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, June 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

A motion by Johnson, seconded by Gunsolus, and carried adjourned the meeting at 7:53 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Hanson,                            Daniel Johnson,
Clerk                                         Chair


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