FIELD TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING August 16, 2016

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The meeting was called to order at 7:20 p.m., August 16, 2016 at the Field Town Hall.

Present: Supervisors Keith Aho, Tom Chapman, Keith Fulcher, Treasurer Ellie Brunner, Clerk Pat Chapman, Hospital Representative Mike Enzmann.

The minutes of Field Township’s regular board meeting held July 19, 2016 were read. A motion was made by Supervisor Fulcher to accept the minutes, seconded by Supervisor Chapman. Motion carried unanimously.

Correspondence:

1. St. Louis County Auditor
2. St. Louis County Planning and Community Dev.
3. Mn. Assoc. of Townships
4. Peter Glowaski
5. Art Unlimited
6. Cook News Herald
7. Lake Country Power
8. Office Depot
9. Timberjay
10. MN Fall Expo
11. Couri & Ruppe

Treasurer’s report from Treasurer Ellie Brunner:

Beg. Balance: $ 31,670.75 Ending Balance: $57,450.76
Receipts: $30,042.45 Plus Outstanding Checks: $1,824.95
Disbursements: $4,262.44 Total Per Bank Statement: $59,275.71

Motion made by Supervisor Chapman, seconded by Supervisor Fulcher to approve the treasurer’s report, claims and net pay distribution report. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee Reports:

Fire – No report
Ambulance – Supervisor Chapman attended the August 2, 2016 Cook Area Ambulance meeting. He presented his video of the mock accident at the Northwood’s School to the group.
Road and Bridges – Supervisor Fulcher reported South Riddell Road was graded and brushing was done on the township roads by Peter Glowaski.
Hospital – Hospital Representative Mike Enzmann reported construction was delayed because the main power feed to the hospital was unmarked and underneath the new construction area. Lake Country Power has been busy with storm damage throughout the state but relocation is scheduled August 16. Taby Tapio has been hired as the new Director of Nursing for the Care Center. The hospital will have a Women’s Health Fair in October.
Cemetery – There was discussion about the frame for the reproduction at the church. Supervisor Chapman will contact interested parties with a simplified version of the frame and get their input. He will also get more information on the vinyl windows.
Joint Powers Board – No report
Planning and Zoning – Chairman Aho called for the final Enzmann/Lahti fence inspection on September 10 ,2016 at 1 p.m. The clerk will send certified letters to the two parties and post the inspection at the hall.

Old Business:

Supervisor Chapman presented information from the MAT Summer Short Course.

Supervisor Fulcher reported Lake Country Power will provide a light and pole for the hall parking lot – short arm $150, longer arm $350 ( CORRECT?)

New Business:

Supervisor Chapman questioned whether Field Township could hold board meetings at the Northwood’s School. Supervisor Fulcher will check with the school on their policy.

The September regular board meeting will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the town hall. Supervisor Chapman made a motion to adjourn at 8:27. Seconded by Supervisor Fulcher. Motion carried unanimously.

Chairman Keith Aho
Clerk Pat Chapman