Field Township Board Meeting July 14, 2015

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Minutes of Field Township’s Regular Board Meeting July 14, 2015

The July Field Township regular board meeting was called to order by Chairman Keith Aho at 7:05 pm on July 14, 2015 at the Field Town Hall.

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

The June 9, 2015  regular board minutes were read. Supervisor Fulcher made a motion to accept the minutes, seconded by Supervisor Chapman. Motion carried unanimously.


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Treasurer’s report received from Treasurer Ellie Brunner:

Beg. Bal:  $$25,107.99

Ending Balance $20,907.31

Receipts:  0

Outstanding Checks: $0

Expenses:  $4,200.68

Bank Balance $20,907.31

Motion made by Supervisor Chapman, seconded by Supervisor Fulcher to approve  net pay distribution report and authorize payment of claims, including the United States Dept. of Treasury checks for the second quarter 941. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee Reports:

Ambulance – No report

Fire – No report.

Roads and Bridges – A motion was made by Supervisor Fulcher to hire Pete Glowaski for township road brushing. Seconded by Chairman Aho. Motion carried unanimously. Supervisor Fulcher had correspondence from the St. Louis County Sherriff’s Office which stated there were no objections for changing the street name signs for Wein/Wien Road.  However, residents along the road would need to change their address information on all personal information. Supervisor Fulcher will contact residents on the road to get their input. He had also checked the 911 signs in the township and determined 244 signs were needed. The cost for the signs would be approximately $5300. This does not include installation. He will get a quote for poles and installation.

Cemetery – P & M Construction will repair the front interior entry of the church. Trinity Lutheran Church would like to conduct another service in the church sometime in September. There has been no fill from the county. The grass seed is not growing as expected.  Information from MAT about insurance for the church was discussed. The clerk will find out the cost if coverage was raised to $100,000 and the details of coverage.

Hospital – Hospital Representative Mike Enzmann reported a motion was passed at the June 9th nursing home committee meeting to move on with the update and improvement project at the nursing home for approx. $7 million. This is based on a proposed plan submitted by DSGW Architects, which would not in itself require a levy increase. Requests for proposals will be issued next. Timeline as of now is a spring ground breaking. The new focus for MN hospitals is patient and family engagement. Cook Hospital physicians have opted not to allow treatment of medical cannabis at the hospital. Legally it is accepted in MN but not by Federal Government.

Joint Powers–  Chairman Aho reported the there is a fund balance from the Joint Powers Board which will be distributed to paid up members.

Planning and Zoning – No report.

Old Business: No report.

New Business:

Supervisor Fulcher and Deputy Clerk Rebman attended the MAT Short Course. He received his certificate for the Board of Appeal Training.

The clerk announced the next regular board meeting will be August 11, 2015 at the Field Town Hall.

Supervisor Chapman made a motion to adjourn at 8:15 p.m. Motion seconded by Supervisor Fulcher.

Motion carried unanimously.