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September 2012

Minutes of the regular Board meeting of the Town of Normanna, Minnesota, St. Louis County, held in the Normanna Town Hall, on Wednesday, September 12th, 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:  Mark Anderson and Kevin Olson.

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

Approval of Agenda:  Johnson presented the agenda.  Motion by Johnson to accept the agenda as amended, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Board Minutes:  The August 20th, 2012 minutes were reviewed.  Motion by Johnson to approve the August 20th, 2012 Board minutes as amended, seconded by Gunsolus.  Motion carried unanimously.

Normanna Fire Department (NFD):  No report.

Normanna Land Use Committee Report:  No report.

Buildings and Grounds Report:  Johnson will call Solem for the furnace cleaning.

Road and Bridge Report:  Johnson reported that the roads were mowed.  There may be one more grading.

Fire Department Liaison:  Johnson reported he attended the last meeting.  The fire chief was not present but there were four members present.  Armor radio training will be taking place soon.

Clerk’s Report:  No report.

Old Business

Cloquet Valley Initiative Broadband (CVII):  Kevin Olson, Cooperative Light and Power (CLP), gave a presentation.  CLP maybe putting up two more towers in Normanna.  They need help finding sites to put the towers.  They need 15 customers for 3 year contracts or 25 customers for one year contracts.

Culvert Replacement on Troy Brett Trail:  Johnson meet with FEMA representatives on site.  He is working with DNR Cliff Bentley for the permit.  Butch Seeley and RJ quotes were discussed.

New Business

Newsletter: Hanson presented a draft of the newsletter for the Supervisors approval.  Motion by Johnson approving the draft and sending it to the printer, seconded by Grubb.  Motion carried unanimously.

Election Judges for November 6, 2012 General Election:  Hanson presented the list of election judges.  Motion by Johnson to accept the judges as presented with the addition of Mary Klints, 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 – 08/01/2012 - $144,131.47
Total Disbursements – August - $4,548.16
Outstanding Checks - $2,662.71
Total per Bank Statement – 08/31/2012 - $143,887.46
September claims 1916-1921 totaled $1,822.28 were presented for approval.
September payroll checks 2149-2152 totaled $636.86.

Motion by Johnson to pay the claims as presented and accepted the August 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, October 15th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

A motion by Johnson, seconded by Gunsolus, and carried adjourned the meeting at 8:32 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Hanson, Clerk                                    Daniel Johnson, Chair