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September 2009

Minutes of the regular Board meeting of the Town of Normanna, Minnesota, St. Louis County, held in the Normanna Town Hall, on Monday, September 21th, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting was called to order by Chair Marcia Stromgren at 7:00 p.m.

Members Present:  Chair-Supervisor Marcia Stromgren, Supervisor Geoffrey Brown, Supervisor Dan Johnson, and Clerk-Treasurer Ellen Hanson.

Others in Attendance:  Kurt Johnson, Jim Abbott, Alan Marshall, and Clark Peterson.

Approval of Agenda:  Stromgren added to new business furnace update, propane, and cemetery.  Motion by Johnson, seconded by Brown, and carried approved the agenda as amended.

Approval of Minutes:  Motion by Johnson, seconded by Brown, and carried approved the August 17th, 2009 board minutes.

Normanna Volunteer Fire Department (NVFD):  K. Johnson reported that there were one medical run and one fire run.  The department’s new fire fighters have been trained.  J. Abbott presented the financial state of the Relief Association.  There will not be a need for the township to make a contribution for 2010 to the Association.  Motion by Johnson, seconded by Brown, and carried received and filed the Schedule Form for Lump Sum Pension Plans Reporting Year 2009 (determination of plan liabilities and required municipal contribution for 2010) for the Normanna Fire Relief Association.

Normanna Ladies Auxiliary:  Hanson received a report from S. Cooke.  The Fire Department open house will be October 8th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  The newsletter deadline is October 23rd.

Normanna Land Use Committee:  No report.

Building and Grounds Report:  Stromgren recommended that Brown contact D.G. Solem & Sons to service the town hall furnace.  Also, wrap the second floor windows with plastic.  Johnson reported that the mowing should be done for the year unless the weather remains warm.

Road and Bridge Report:  Johnson reported that the roadside brushing is done for the year.  Kurt Johnson volunteered to email Kurt Rodgers to ask him to send Hanson a quotation for snow plowing the town driveway for the upcoming winter season.

Clerk’s Report:  Hanson reported on the district school board election.

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 – 08/01/2009 - $74,453.88
Total Disbursements – August - $2,887.84
Outstanding Checks$290.91
Total per Bank Statement - 08/31/2009 - $71,928.75

September claims 1557 - 1569 totaled $9,501.01 were presented for approval.

September payroll checks 2013 – 2015 totaled $521.78.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Brown, and carried paid the claims as presented and approved the August cash control statement.

Motion by Johnson, seconded by Brown, and carried approved the transfer of $11,000 from the Road & Bridge fund to the General fund.

Old Business

Normanna Information Signs:  Stromgren reported that she has asked Vic Lund (St. Louis County) to send all correspondence to the town hall. 

Normanna Web Page:  Hanson reported on the web page changes.

Computer Update:  Hanson reported that the computer has not been ordered yet.

Cell Tower Update:  Hanson stated that Clark Peterson had a conversation with Everett Schwartz regarding the tower.  Peterson reported that the tower was up and they are in the process of hooking up the power.

New Business

Petitions from the Floor:  None.

Cemetery Regulations:  Hanson reported that she has completed the cemetery map plotting.  However, she asked permission to contact the Twin Ports Genealogical Society to confirm the accuracy of it.  Permission granted.

SLCATO (St. Louis County Association of Township Officers) Report:  Stromgren reported the next meeting will be on September 23rd in Cotton.  The District 10 meeting will be on September 30th at the Canosia Town Hall.

DAT (Duluth Area Townships) Report:  Stromgren reported the next meeting will be on October 15th.

Newsletter Items:  Newsletter items were reviewed.

Propane evaluation:  Discussion was tabled until the next meeting.

Stromgren Resignation:  Stromgren read her letter of resignation from the board effective September 30th.  Motion by Johnson, seconded by Brown, and carried to accept the resignation.

Correspondence was reviewed.  Checks were signed.

The next meeting of the Board will be October 19th, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

A motion by Johnson, seconded by Stromgren, and carried adjourned the meeting at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Hanson, Clerk                                                                                                            Daniel Johnson, Chair