Pike Bay Township
September 12, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting / 7PM
Richard Baird called the meeting to order at 7 pm followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Present: Richard Baird, Linda Barsness, Milt Lee, Mary Almendinger, Arvin Gieske
Absent: Tony South, Jason Ball
Guests: Zeb Hemsworth, Tom Mutchler
Agenda: Motion to approve agenda by Linda Barsness, Milt Lee second, carried
Minutes and Records:
Motion to approve minutes of Regular Monthly Meeting August 8, 2017 by Milt Lee, Richard Baird second, carried.
Richard Baird and Linda Barsness attended the MAT District 11 Meeting held August 23, 2017. Representative Green from St. Paul was a speaker. Informative information that we could implement in the future was presented in addition to discussion regarding help for townships.
Motion to approve pay for board members to attend Emergency Management Training to be held at Walker Community Center on Thursday, October 12, 2017 by Milt Lee, Linda Barsness second, carried.
Motion to approve pay for board members to attend Enbridge Command Post Response Pipeline Exercise on September 27, 2017 by Milt Lee, Richard Baird second, carried.
Invitation to Cass County Economic Development Corp Annual Meeting on October 5, 2017.
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Line 3 Pipeline Project.
Update on Board of Appeal and Equalization available on Minnesota Department of Revenue website.
September disbursements for Check # 13745 thru # 13781 and 3 electronic transfers totaling $20,893.30. These figures include the end of month Payroll for August, and mid August for the Police officers, and the bills that were received through 9/12/2017.
Motion to approve disbursements as presented by Milt Lee, Richard Baird second, carried.
Township proposed Cash Statement 01/01/2017 thru 09/31/2017
Beginning Cash Total Receipts Total Disbursed Ending Cash
General Fund $96,677.70 $56,730.77 $43,044.46 $110,364.01
Fire Fund $2,522.11 $18,194.65 $24,682.18 $(3,965.42)
Roads & Bridge $133,716.00 $59,769.86 $39,274.28 $154,211.58
Building $21,953.79 $11,811.49 $22,438.07 $11,327.21
Police $129,188.30 $137,838.92 $203,253.33 $63,773.89 $384,057.90 $284,345.69 $332,692.32 $335,711.27
See Attached report-
Applications for new officer were reviewed and interviews will be held September 26, 2017. Motion to approve background investigation on selection of top pick by Linda Barsness, Richard Baird second, carried.
Motion to approve a raise for Aftyn Wildes to $18.00/hour by Milt Lee, Richard Baird second, carried.
Motion to approve Zeb Hemsworth to attend TZD Conference, Aftyn Wildes to attend Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Refresher Training and Aftyn Wildes to attend Gang Awareness & School Safety Conference by Richard Baird, Milt Lee second, carried.
A proposal to increase police liability insurance was tabled with a request for more information and a comparison study.
Richard Baird presented report. The roads have been bladed and a washout on Tom’s Harbor road was fixed. The second mowing of ditches has not been done; but is scheduled to be done soon.
Fire Department Meeting Report:
Vote to change member district enrollment for Fire Department from 1 year to 3 years or 5 years. Motion to approve Tony South or representative to act for and vote for the township to increase the contract to either 3 years or 5 years by Milt Lee, Linda Barsness second, carried.
Motion to approve the Committee Reports as presented by Milt Lee, Richard Baird second, carried.
Public Comment: none
Future Meeting Dates:
September 27, 2017 Enbridge Command Post Response Pipeline Exercise 9:30 am- 10:30 or 2:30 pm- 3:30
October 4, 2017 Fire Meeting 6:30 pm
October 5, 2017 Cass County Association of Townships Fall Conference 8 am – 1 pm – Hackensack Theater
October 10, 2017 Regular Meeting 7 pm
October 12, 2017 Emergency Management Training 10 am to noon – Walker Community Center
November 7, 2017 School Referendum Voting – Pike Bay Town Hall
November 14, 2017 Regular Meeting 7 pm
Adjourn: Motion to Adjourn Meeting @ 8:05 by Milt Lee, Linda Barsness second, carried.