19 Dec

December 11, 2012
Township Board Meeting

Present:  Mark Freeman, Rick Fry, Scott Mead, April Smitke

Absent: Keith Stoneburner

One resident present

Next meeting set for January 8, 2013

Old business:

Road:  Fry called St. Louis county about not plowing the W. Branch Rd completely.

New business.  None

Meeting adjourned.

16 Nov

November 13, 2012
Township Board Meeting

Present:  Mark Freeman, Rick Fry, Scott Mead, Keith Stoneburner, April Smitke

4 residents present

Next meeting set for December 11, 2012

Old business:

Road:  It seems they are ready to start brush hogging in ditches, mowing halted.

BB/Internet: Wireless setup starting in Normanna township. There will be a meeting on Thursday (15th) with Lake County Connections to see if they will be interested in servicing area.

New business.  None

Meeting adjourned.

13 Oct

October 9, 2012
Township Board Meeting

Meeting called to order at 7:35.

Last Meeting held October 9, 2012

Present:  Mark Freeman, Rick Fry

Absent: Keith Stoneburner, Scott Mead, April Smitke

4 residents present

Next meeting set for November 13, 2012

Old business: 

Road has been paved. Mowing on 44 seems to be progressing.

New business.  None

Meeting adjourned at 7:42.

25 Sep

September 11, 2012
Township Board Meeting

Present:  Mark Freeman, Rick Fry, Scott Mead

Absent: Keith Stoneburner

4 residents present

Next meeting set for October 9, 2012

Old business:

Broadband/Internet: Eureka feasibility study done.  The current plan going forward – keep people, including government and providers, informed of the interest.

Road:  Fry to contact Gordy at St. Louis County garage to question the finishing of Hwy 44’s gravel patches.

New business:  None

Meeting adjourned.

14 Jul

July 10, 2012
Township Board Meeting

Present: Mark Freeman, Scott Mead, Rick Fry, & Keith Stoneburner

Absent: April Smitke

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm.

Minutes from the June meeting were read and approved.

Old Business:

Broad Band Feasibility study is progressing.

Road report indicated no damage from the recent flooding.

New Business:

Garden club requested donation of $100.00. Approved upon clarification of legality of the donation. Mark Freeman will check on this.

3G should be available no later than August 15, 2012 from the Lost Lake Tower

Meeting adjourned at 7:42 p.m.

06 Jun

June 12, 2012
Township Board Meeting

Present:  Mark Freeman, Rick Fry

Absent: Keith Stoneburner, Scott Mead

2 residents present

Next meeting set for July 10, 2012

Old business:

Power sweeper: Sweeper was rented and job done for about $600

New business. None

Meeting adjourned.

09 May

May 8, 2012
Township Board Meeting

Present:  Scott Mead, Rick Fry, Keith Stoneburner

Absent: Mark Freeman

4 residents present

Next meeting set for June 12, 2012

Old business:

Power sweeper: Fry will look into renting one to clean the township portion of the W. Branch Rd. Total should be in the area of $600-$700.

New business: A representative of the PVFD attended the meeting to extend their disagreement about the township’s resolution sent to officials regarding the concerns on non-ferrous mining. They would like to see a letter sent out stating that the PVFD is not behind the township’s decision.

Meeting adjourned.

18 Apr

April 10, 2012
Township Board Meeting

Present:  Mark Freeman, Scott Mead, Rick Fry,

Absent: Keith Stoneburner

4 residents present

Next meeting set for May 8, 2012

Old business:

Broadband/Internet: A progress meeting is upcoming to discuss the quotes.

Culvert plugged: May need some work to fix the culvert

New business:

Power sweeper may be needed for the roads. Fry to check into it.

Meeting adjourned.

19 Mar

March 13, 2012
Township Board Meeting

Present:  Mark Freeman, Scott Mead, Rick Fry,

Absent: Keith Stoneburner

12 residents present

Next meeting set for April 10, 2012

Motion made/second/passed to keep supervisor assignments as they are for the 2012 year and keep the compensation for meetings and additional work as is.

Old business:

Broadband/Internet: A request for quotes is out to companies for the feasibility study. A motion made/second/passed to accept the Joint Powers agreement.

Sulfide Mining: Motion made/second/passed to approve resolution opposing the mining in the area. Question asked on where to send the resolution. Supervisor Mead has a list of places to send it.

New business:

Culvert plugged, waiting on the progress of the thaw.

Meeting adjourned.

18 Feb

February 14, 2012
Township Board Meeting

Present:  Mark Freeman, Scott Mead, Rick Fry,

Absent: Keith Stoneburner, April Smitke

Next meeting set for March 13, 2012

Minutes were read and approved

Old business:

Sulfide Mining: Fry presented the rough draft of the sulfide mining resolution. Requested that anyone with other thoughts should give him a call. There was a discussion on the end results of all mining. The general consensus was that the resolution was adequate with a few adjustments to the property rights issue if possible. Fry will work on the revision and present them at the next meeting.

Broadband/Internet: An invitation was sent out to government officials and service providers concerning broadband put on by Lake Connections. It is not open to the general public. A joint powers agreement was presented to the board that would provide funding and access to grants to pursue the broadband issue further. There are seven townships and two unorganized townships involved. Joint powers agreement is needed to access grants and authorize the expenditure of funds. There were a few questions that need to be answered before authorization by the township.

New business:

PVFD: Discussion about new radios for the fire department. This is a required upgrade that could be quite expensive. Grants have been applied for but no grants awarded yet.

West Branch Road: The culvert at the Boyer creek point is backing up slightly. The creek itself appears to be frozen restricting the flow of water. Ted Wasnick will be contacted prior to any work on his property. Fry to keep track of the problem.

Meeting adjourned.