Field Township Regular Board Meeting April 10, 2018

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The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m., April 10, 2018 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 March 20,2018 were read and stand as presented.

Correspondence:

1. St. Louis County Planning and Dev.
2. City of Cook
3. Environmental Services
4. Cook News Herald
5. Art Unlimited
6. Lake Country Power
7. Northeast Title
8. TimberJay

Treasurer’s report from Treasurer Ellie Brunner:

Beg. Balance: $ 84,277.08 Ending Balance: $83,554.50
Receipts: $1,221.63 Plus Outstanding Checks: $195.81
Disbursements: $1,944.21 Total Per Bank Statement: $83,750.31

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 – Supervisor Chapman received a report from Marylin Hannan for the month of March. There was one emergency call and fire boat training with LVFB and the ambulance dept. to simulate an ice emergency. A Red Cross grant was received for smoke detectors. A Red Cross representative will be visiting the department to discuss ways to educate on fire safety. A grant was received to educate the department on ways to help the community learn about wildland fires.
Ambulance – Supervisor Chapman received a report from Marylin Hannan for the month of March. There were 10 emergency calls and 2 transfers. There will be a pancake feed at Timber Days. MN Poison Control Center will give a presentation on the rising opioid crisis. April 26 there will be a mock crash at the high school to bring awareness to distracted driving and drinking and driving.
Road and Bridges – The board will conduct a road review on May 8.
Hospital – Hospital Representative Mike Enzmann reported the bus used by the Adult Day Care and Care Center needs repair but it is not economical to do so. Bus service is being investigated to supply transportation twice weekly and eliminate the need for storage and a special driver etc. Contract CNA staff will be gone within 2 months. The hospital has direct hired replacements plus 5 additional people are completing the CAN training course. Lack of mental health facilities is becoming a crisis in Minnesota.
Cemetery– There was discussion about Warren Mlaker as sexton. Joel Knutson purchased a rider mower and walk behind trimmer for the township which he will keep stored at his home.
Joint Powers Board – More paperwork is being submitted to IRRRB.
Planning and Zoning – St. Louis County will have meetings this summer to present their land use plan.
Hall – Jay Brunner is getting estimates for the hall windows and material for the ramp and shed at the Little Fork Church.

Old Business:

None

New Business:

Supervisors Fulcher and Chapman attended the St. Louis County Assoc. of Townships Meeting. Mary Anderson from St. Louis County Planning and Dev. was at the meeting and stated the county needs a comprehensive land use plan for development and grants. It will be another 6 months to a year before this plan is complete and there will be meetings around the county to discuss it.
Supervisor Chapman and Clerk Chapman shared information from the recent Short Course. MAT has a new website. The annual state MAT Conference will be in Duluth Nov. 15 -17, 2018.
Supervisor Chapman made a motion to vote for Long on the Lake Country Power Ballot. Seconded by Supervisor Fulcher. Motion carried unanimously.
The Board of Appeal will be held on April 27, 2018 from 11-12 at the town hall.
The May 8, 2018 meeting will convene at the cemetery at 6 p.m. for cemetery inspection followed by road review with the regular meeting to reconvene after inspections at the hall.

Supervisor Chapman made a motion to adjourn at 8:17 p.m.. Seconded by Supervisor Fulcher.
Motion carried unanimously.

Chairman Keith Aho Clerk Pat Chapman