Field Township Board Meeting May 12, 2015

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Minutes of Field Township’s Cemetery and Regular Board Meeting May 12, 2015

The May Field Township cemetery and regular board meeting was called to order by Chairman Keith Aho at 6:00 pm on May 12, 2015 at the Field Township Cemetery. The Board of Supervisors inspected the cemetery, followed by the road inspection.
The reconvened cemetery and regular board meeting was called to order at the Field Town Hall by Chairman Aho at 7:16 pm.
Present: Supervisors Aho, Chapman, Fulcher, Treasurer Ellie Brunner, Clerk Pat Chapman, Hospital Representative Mike Enzmann and one township resident.

The approved minutes from the May 13, 2014 cemetery meeting were reviewed.

The approved cemetery financial statement for the fiscal year ending 2014 as reported at the 2015 Board of Audit is as follows:
Beg. Bal.: ($962.72)
Receipts: $100.00
Transfers In: $1000.00
Disbursements: $11,651.63
Ending Bal.:($11,514.35)

At the 2015 Board of Audit $12,000.00 was transferred into the Cemetery fund.
Supervisor Chapman made a motion for continuation of the cemetery rules. Seconded by Supervisor Fulcher. Motion carried unanimously. Supervisor Fulcher made a motion to accept AWAIR. Seconded by Supervisor Chapman. Motion carried unanimously.

The following report was given based on the cemetery inspection:
The mower needs attention. The Carlson brothers will be the cemetery caretakers. Mike Koskovich is available for sexton work. And Gary Brunner is also back to work. Supervisor Chapman made a motion to approve Pam Carlson as the building caretaker at the cemetery, Seconded by Supervisor Fulcher. Motion carried unanimously. A building key will be made for her. Chairman Aho completed lawn restoration at the cemetery, applying 200 pounds of lawn seed mix. No new input on the art reproduction for the church. Supervisor Chapman will supply Supervisor Fulcher with the information he has to get an estimate for windows in the church building. Supervisor Fulcher will also get information about completing the entry way at the church.

The following report was given based on the road review:
St. Louis County Public Works needs an updated letter to request their continued service on township roads. Supervisor Fulcher made a motion to continue to utilize the county services for snow plowing and grading for the township roads and the cemetery and town hall as needed. Seconded by Supervisor Chapman. Motion carried unanimously. The clerk will send the county correspondence with the motion.
South Riddell Road needs 10 loads of gravel. Supervisor Fulcher made a motion to gravel S. Riddell, seconded by Supervisor Chapman. Motion carried unanimously. Supervisor Fulcher will contact Gary Brunner for gravel and the County for blading.
Supervisor Fulcher reported the new Three Bridges Signs are up and also the new 911 signs. He received information from St. Louis County about new 911 signs for the rest of the township. 210-211 new signs are needed for approximately $4,600. Posts and installation not included.

The April 14, 2015 regular board minutes were read. Supervisor Fulcher made a motion to accept the minutes, seconded by Supervisor Chapman. Motion carried unanimously.

Correspondence:
1. City of Cook Library
2. Timberjay
3. St. Louis County Lands and Minerals
4. Lake Country Power
5. St. Louis County Planning and Dev. Comm.
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6. St. Louis County Assoc. of Townships
7. Ferrell Gas
8. IRS
9. St. Louis County Public Works
10. Cook News Herald

Treasurer’s report from Treasurer Ellie Brunner:
Beg. Bal: $ 36,877.38 Ending Balance $28,397.99
Receipts: $0.00 Outstanding Checks $500.00
Expenses: $8,479.39 Bank Balance $28,897.99

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

Chairman Aho recognized Field Township resident, Jim Enzmann, and gave him the floor for public comment. Mr. Enzmann had questions and comments about the fence dispute between himself and Mr. Lahti. Chairman Aho emphasized an agreement between the two parties would be acceptable and stated it is the board’s responsibility to view the fence and to insure the law is followed. The two parties have until September 1, 2015 to resolve the issue, if this does not happen Mr. Lahti can appeal to the town board and it becomes a civil matter. Mr. Enzmann said he would order fence material.

Committee Reports:
Ambulance – Supervisor Chapman shared the April 2015 Cook Area Ambulance Service Report. Two candidates have been hired as 1st responders. The ambulance now has a Lucas machine which does continuous chest compressions. Four new lap tops have been ordered for the ambulances. A new EMR class started on April 1st with three students interested in working with the Cook service. Jim Gray
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resigned April 30. Duties will be divided so the ambulance service will continue to run smoothly during this time. Tim Mankowski has resumed position as director.
Fire– No report.
Hospital -Hospital Representative Mike Enzmann reported the analysis of Cook Hospital showed the ability to address the nursing home project without a need to increase the levy. Kabetogama has been offered a seat on the hospital board. In the past month 8 positions have been filled and there is not a critical personnel shortage at the present time. 9 positions are still open.
Joint Powers– Supervisor Fulcher made a motion to approve Chairman Aho to represent Field Township as an advisor on the Field/NorthWoods School Forest Board. Seconded by Supervisor Chapman. Motion carried unanimously.

The clerk announced the next regular board meeting will be June 9, 2015 at the Field Town Hall.
Supervisor Chapman made a motion to adjourn at 8:59 p.m. Motion seconded by Supervisor Fulcher.
Motion carried unanimously.