Pike Bay Township
Regular Monthly Meeting
February 13, 2018 / 7PM
Tony South called the meeting to Order at 7 pm followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Tony South, Richard Baird, Milt Lee, Arvin Gieseke, Linda Barsness & Julie Sproul.
Amos LaDuke, Patsy Gordon, Birdie Lyons, Kirk Titus, Scott Thompson, Zeb Hemsworth, Jeff Amey, Levi Brown, Eric Lueth, Donald Finn, Elizabeth Sherman, Leslie Harper, David Hare, Mike Reyes.
Motion to approve agenda by Richard Baird, Milt Lee second, carried.
A complaint from Amos LaDuke against Zeb Hemsworth was given to the board. Multiple other tribal members spoke out about the unfair treatment they’ve received from the Pike Bay Police.
Minutes and Records:
Motion to approve minutes of Regular Monthly Meeting held January 9, 2018 by Milt Lee, Richard Baird second, carried.
Motion to approve minutes of Reorganization Meeting held January 9, 2018 by Richard Baird, Tony South second, carried.
Motion to approve minutes of Special Meeting held February 5, 2018 by Richard Baird, Milt Lee second, carried.
Motion to approve minutes of Board of Audit Meeting held February 5, 2018 by Linda Barsness, Richard Baird second, carried.
Motion to approve minutes of Board of Levy Meeting held February 5, 2018 by Richard Baird, Milt Lee second, carried.
Old Business: None
EMT training for Milt Lee & Zeb Hemsworth approved by Milt Lee, Tony South second, carried.
Kirk Titus, a representative from the Cass County Land Department discussed the sale of a Parcel located in Pike Bay Township. The sale was approved by Richard Baird, Milt Lee second, carried.
Motion to approve Resolution # 2018-001 to establish polling place for 2018 by Richard Baird, Milt Lee second, carried.
Treasurer, Arvin Gieske was to present a report on investments and recommendations on any changes but it was too late since there was only a 10 day grace period. It was tabled until the end of July.
Training for 2020 Census at various locations.
Town Law Review Training April 19th, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Burnsville, MN. This was tabled to old business for March.
Minnesota Mississippi River Parkway Commission Meeting February 20, 2018 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Beltrami County History Center.
Cass County Highway Department Informational Meeting in March 2018.
Correspondence regarding application for acquisition of land to be held in trust for the benefit of the Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.
Faith in Action request for donation at Annual Meeting.
February disbursements for Check #13946 thru #14019 and 3 electronic transfers totaling $36,269.82. These figures include the end of month Payroll for January, and mid January for the Police officers, and the bills that were received through 2/12/2018.
Motion to approve disbursements as presented by Richard Baird, Milt Lee second, carried.
Township proposed Cash Statement 01/01/2018 thru 2/28/2018
Beginning Cash Total Receipts Total Disbursed Ending Cash
General Fund $87,999.11 $930.91 $11,362.05 $77,567.97
Fire Fund $0.00 $199.28 $7643.25 $(7,443.97)
Roads & Bridge $162,988.01 $423.35 $6,751.20 $156,660.16
Building $8,595.66 $111.05 $5,277.91 $3,428.80
Police $111,285.43 $1,094.02 $42,915.05 $69,464.40 $370,868.21 $2,758.61 $73,949.46 $299,677.36
See Attached report-
Richard Baird presented the road report stating that the roads looked good but some intersections were slippery.
Fire Department Meeting Report:
Tony South presented the Fire Department Meeting report stating that Ben will be stepping down as chief in about 6 months and Arvin accepted the position as Treasurer temporarily.
Future Meeting Dates:
March 2, 2018 Emergency Management Training 9 am to noon in Hackensack
March 13, 2018 Annual Meeting 7 pm
March 15, 2018 Regular Meeting 7 pm
April 4, 2018 Fire Meeting
April 8, 2018 Regular Meeting 7 pm
April 16, 2018 Board of Appeal and Equalization 10 am
May 8, 2018 Regular Meeting 7 pm
June 12, 2018 Regular Meeting 7 pm
July 10, 2018 Regular Meeting 7 pm
July 11, 2018 Quarterly Fire Meeting
Adjourn: Motion to Adjourn Meeting @ 8:45 by Milt Lee, Linda Barsness second, carried.