Pike Bay Township
June 12, 2018 Regular Monthly Meeting / 7PM
Tony South called the meeting to order at 7 pm followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Present: Tony South, Richard Baird, Milt Lee, Linda Barsness, Arvin Gieseke, Mary Almendinger
Absent: Jason Ball
Guests: Matt Stiehm, Marina Lovell, Richard Schneider, Deputy Jesse Iverson
Agenda: Motion to approve agenda by Milt Lee, Linda Barsness second, carried.
Linda Barsness would like more time to research and process information in regards to purchases for the township in the future.
Richard Schneider voiced his concern regarding traffic on Tom’s Resort road. Cars are traveling at high speeds and would like to see signs to remind drivers to slow down. A few trees on his property are dangerously leaning over Tom’s Resort road and gave permission for them to be cut down to avoid the road becoming blocked during a storm.
Minutes and Records:
Motion to approve minutes of Regular Monthly Meeting held May 8, 2018 by Linda Barsness, Milt Lee second, carried.
A motion to purchase 2 signs for slow traffic on Sah-Ka-Tay Loop Road and 2 signs for slow traffic on Tom’s Resort Road by Linda Barsness, Milt Lee second, carried. PBF Specialty Mowers will install signs.
Matt Stiehm discussed potential law enforcement partnership options for the future. A cadet program was discussed to use law enforcement as a way to spread good will and educate citizens. He expects 10 – 12 graduates from the Leech Lake Law Enforcement program at the Tribal College as good officer candidates.
Marina Lovell presented information regarding the Cass County Economic Development Corporation. Their main job is to create jobs. They assist with strategy mapping for a fee and help entrepreneurs write business plans. Brochures will be made available for interested persons.
Motion to approve resolution for liquor license at Sandtrap Golf Course by Richard Baird, Linda Barsness second, carried.
Motion to approve resolution for Off Sale Liquor license at Orton’s Cass Lake Cenex by Richard Baird, Milt Lee second, carried.
Motion to approve scheduling a public hearing for vacating our portion of Upper Frontage road and Cemetery road to Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe contingent upon reimbursement of all costs and legal opinions.
Declined adopting a gopher bounty.
New Business continued:
Motion to approve Paul Ritter, Head Judge, Luann Frazer, Martha Hanson, Chris Schumaker, Donna Wittner , Judy Fairbanks, Sharon Gieseke, Arvin Gieseke and Mary Almendinger as election judges for the upcoming elections by Richard Baird, Milt Lee second, carried.
Inspected exterior of town hall building and made recommendations for repairs. Bids for repair of soffit and facia on the west side of the building will be advertised. Some minor touch up painting and cleaning will be completed by Nina Burnett, custodian. Bids for parking lot repair and seal coating will be obtained.
Emergency Management Training on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 9:00 am to noon at Walker Area Community Center.
Enbridge update on Line 3 Replacement Project.
Reno Wells reported they are still working on a template for a road agreement with Enbridge and waiting for PUC permit to be issued.
MN State Demographic Center reported for 2017 population estimate of 1,623 and household estimate of 525.
June disbursements for Checks #14143 thru #14150 and #14651 thru #14676 and 3 electronic transfers totaling $65,165.59. These figures include the end of month payroll for May, and mid May for the Police officers, and the bills that were received through 6/12/2018.
Motion to approve disbursements as presented by Richard Baird, Linda Barsness second, carried.
Township proposed Cash Statement 01/01/2018 thru 6/30/2018
Beginning Cash Total Receipts Total Disbursed Ending Cash
General Fund $87,999.11 $962.71 $24,102.86 $64,858.96
Fire Fund $0.00 $199.28 $15,286.50 $(15,087.22)
Roads & Bridge $162,988.01 $19,772.34 $78,724.65 $104,035.70
Building $8,595.66 $1,611.05 $13,507.72 $(3,301.01)
Police $111,285.43 $8,125.06 $111,699.80 $7,710.69 $370,868.21 $30,670.44 $243,321.53 $158,217.12
This report will be presented at next month’s meeting.
Brushing has been completed, gravel has been put down, chloride has been ordered and crack sealing started.
Discuss improvements to town hall parking lot.
Have new stop sign installed on Doppelganger Road and posts on 63rd Avenue need to be removed.
Motion to approve labor for crack sealing at $130.00 per hour on May 8, 2018 meeting by Tony South, Milt Lee second, carried.
Fire Department Meeting Report: none
Changed policy on hall rental to include full payment of rent to be made in advance.
Discussed gopher problem in town hall yard with Nina Burnett and problem solved.
Worked on recruiting and scheduling election judges and training.
Worked on vacating of the Upper Frontage Road to Leech Lake. Spoke with Denise Watkins from MNDOT a few times. MNDOT will exercise its authority to take a site corner at the intersection of Highway 2 and 371. Spoke with Bob Seado at MNDOT and got copy of Recorded Resolution for Frontage Roads.
Got sign working with Ross Lewis Sign Company. Suggestion to post meeting notice each month.
In contact with Miller McDonald concerning penalties on unpaid withholding taxes. No updates at this time.
Board reviewed bank statements to reconcile.
Future Meeting Dates:
June 21, 2018 Emergency Management Training 9 am to noon
July 10, 2018 Regular Meeting 7 pm
July 11, 2018 Quarterly Fire Meeting
Adjourn: Motion to Adjourn Meeting at 9:16 pm by Linda Barsness, Richard Baird second, carried.
Supervisor Signature Clerk Signature