FIELD TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING June 14, 2016

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The meeting was called to order by Chairman Keith Aho at 7:00 p.m., June 14, 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 cemetery and regular board meeting held May 10, 2016 were read and a motion was made by Supervisor Chapman for approval, seconded by Supervisor Fulcher, motion carried unanimously.

Correspondence:

1. St. Louis County Auditor
2. St. Louis County Public Works
3. Mn. Assoc. of Townships
4. St. Louis County
5. Art Unlimited
6. St. Louis County Planning and Community Dev.
7. MN State Demographic Center
8. Lake Country Power
9. Office Depot
10. Duluth Courthouse

Treasurer’s report from Treasurer Ellie Brunner:

Beg. Balance: $ 36,562.60 Ending Balance: $34,187.15
Receipts: $0 Plus Outstanding Checks: $79.26
Disbursements: $2,375.45 Total Per Bank Statement: $34,266.41

There was discussion about the town hall electric bill. Chairman Aho will contact Lake Country Power with questions. Motion made by Supervisor Fulcher, seconded by Supervisor Chapman to approve the treasurer’s report, claims and net pay distribution report. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee Reports:

Fire – No report.
Ambulance – No report.
Road and Bridges – Chairman Aho signed the co-operative maintenance agreement with St. Louis County. Supervisor Fulcher reported S. Riddel Road needs grading. He will call the county about grading and express our appreciation for chloride on the roads. He will also review the bill for the 911 signs.
Hospital – Hospital Representative Mike Enzmann reported the ground breaking ceremony was held June 9 for the Care Center. All the residents have been relocated and interior demolition has begun. The Field Township Cemetery site is too far to deposit excavated material. Nurses contract negotiations were successfully completed.
Cemetery– Chairman Aho talked to the county about large maps for the cemetery. Jay Brunner will build an 8 by 10 shed. Dakota Holter will be the cemetery caretaker and also mow the hall lawn. A new flag is needed at the cemetery.
Joint Powers Board – Chairman Aho reported the school forest project will have a meeting soon and work up a budget for the fall.
Planning and Zoning – No report.

Old Business:

There was discussion about a yard light in the town hall parking lot. Supervisor Fulcher will look into options.

New Business:

Supervisor Fulcher reported he attended the St. Louis County Assoc. of Townships meeting. There was an informative meeting about the new Highway 53 bridge which will be open next fall.

Clerk Chapman presented information on new election materials – outdoor” vote here” signs, table dividers for voting and a table specifically built for the Auto Mark. Supervisor Fulcher made a motion to approve the purchases, seconded by Supervisor Chapman. Motion carried unanimously.

Supervisor Chapman made a motion to approve the prior roster of election judges and those newly trained to serve at the August 9, 2016 primary. Seconded by Supervisor Fulcher. Motion carried
unanimously.

Due to schedule conflicts the July regular board meeting will be held the third Tuesday, July 19, instead of July 12.

Supervisor Chapman made a motion to adjourn at 8:08. Seconded by Supervisor Fulcher.
Motion carried unanimously.

Chairman Keith Aho                Clerk Pat Chapman