30 Dec

December 10, 2013
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:30 PM

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

Absent: Rick Fry

One resident present

Next meeting set for January 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Old business:

Logging: Someone took over McCabe’s work and they are not interested.

Internet: Planning to do beta testing by January in this area.

New Business:

Meeting adjourned.

13 Nov

November 12, 2013
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:30 PM

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

Absent: Rick Fry

5 residents present

Next meeting set for December 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Old business:

Logging: Mark has a call into McCabe to for an update on timing.  Another call was placed, no response yet.

Internet: Normanna tower is up, not operational yet.  The plan is to have operational by year end.

New Business:

Meeting adjourned.

13 Oct

October 8, 2013
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:30 PM

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

4 residents present

Next meeting set for November 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Old business:

Logging: Mark has a call into McCabe to for an update on timing.

Internet: Normanna tower going up and movement should be coming toward Pequaywan.

New Business:

Meeting adjourned.

11 Sep

September 10, 2013
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:30 PM

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

Absent:

One resident present

Next meeting set for October 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

Old business:

DNR still not progressing on public access site yet according to Mead’s discussion with DNR.

40 acre logging being delayed due to time issues.

Painting road strips on the West Branch Rd – The township pays for that and it was not approved in this year.  It may be approved next year if deemed necessary.

New Business:

Discussion on the idea from the Pequaywan Assc of a ceiling fan getting installed in the fire hall meeting room.  Not approved.

Discussion of the St. Louis County tax assessment fee received.  Keith is to inquire with Mr. Sipila at the County.

Meeting adjourned.

18 Aug

August 12, 2013
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:30 PM

Present: Mark Freeman, Scott Mead, April Smitke

Absent: Keith Stoneburner, Rick Fry

8 residents present

Next meeting set for September 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Old business:

Internet topic: CLP is making progress in this area for the internet issue.  Recommended a letter come from the township supporting broadband towers in the area.  Motioned and approved letter.

New Business:

Smokey the Bear sign getting rebuilt by the DNR.

Meeting adjourned.

16 Jul

July 9, 2013
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:30 PM

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

Absent: Keith Stoneburner

31 residents present

Next meeting set for August 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Old business:

Road:  The condition of the temporary road patch work on the West Branch Rd has deteriorated.  It was approved to buy more road patch material to fix again.

Internet topic: CLP representative Kevin Olson discussed the plan for CLP to expand their internet towers throughout the area.  He requested a number of serious customers in the Pequaywan area to decide if it will be done here and best placement of the tower(s).  Serious customers should visit connectcloquetvalley.com to express your interest.  You may also contact Kevin Olson at kolson@clpower.com.

New Business:

none

Meeting adjourned.

19 Jun

June 11, 2013
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:30 PM

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

Absent: Keith Stoneburner

3 residents present

Next meeting set for July 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Old business:

Road culvert: Patch job seems to be working.

Internet topic: CLP rep to be at July meeting to discuss what they have been and will be doing.

New Business:

Meeting adjourned.

19 May

May 14, 2013
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:35

Supervisors Freeman and Fry, Treasurer Keith Stoneburner

Supervisor Mead and Clerk, April Smitke absent

Discussion on road damage at Boyer Creek, hole next to culvert to be patched with dirt to see if it settles.

No New Business

Meeting adjourned at 7:45

14 Apr

April 9, 2013
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:30 PM

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

2 residents present

Next meeting set for May 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Annual assignment of positions:

Assigned Chairperson:  Mark Freeman
Assigned Roadperson: Rick Fry

Old business:

Internet topic: CLP progressing toward Northstar.

New Business:

2014 may possibly be the date to re-do Hwy 44 from Rossini Rd to Barrs/Briar Lake.

St. Louis County is looking at septic ordinance changes. They will be collecting public input this summer.

Meeting adjourned.

13 Mar

March 12, 2013
Annual Meeting

Meeting convened at 8:10 p.m.

Attendance: 17 Residents present

Clerk Smitke called the meeting to order.  A nomination to elect Doug Dressen as Citizen Monitor for the meeting.  Motion made/seconded/carried to waive the reading of the 2012 annual meeting minutes.  Treasurer report will be made available for viewing at a later meeting.

Road report: A resident mentioned that the end of the West Branch Rd could be plowed better.

The levy for taxes was motioned/seconded/carried to remain at $23,000.  It was approved in the levy $13,500 for payment to the PVFD for the 2014 year.

The annual elections were reported on that Scott Mead was re-elected for a 3 year term as supervisor and Keith Stoneburner was re-elected for a 2 year term as treasurer.

The voting hours motioned/seconded/carried for Primary, General and Special Statewide election hours to be 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.  The Annual township election hours are to be 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The monthly meeting time and day shall be 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month and the annual meeting shall be the second Tuesday of March after the annual township election.

Local notice postings can be made at the Pequaywan town bulletin board, PVFD bulletin board, pequaywan.com website and pequaywantownship.org website.

New business:

Committee for Internet service research: Named Cloquet Valley Internet Initiative (CVII).  They have completed 2 feasibility studies to help plan for broadband partnerships.  They have a new website (www.connectcloquetvalley.com ) and they ask that you visit the site and fill out the online form to show Cooperative Light and Power that there is interest in the service, so the buildout can be expedited.  CLP plans to bring wireless internet service to the area, although a commit date has not been given.  They currently are working the area of Normanna and Gnesen townships and are in the planning stage for the North Star township area. CVII will be setting up a meeting with CLP to discuss this new service.

Local Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Pequaywan township residents is scheduled for April 10, 2013 at the Pequaywan Fire Hall from 7 to 8 pm.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may write a letter explaining your issue and mail to April Smitke 989 Scenic Drive, Two Harbors, MN 55616.  Your issue will be discussed with the members attending the meeting.  It is recommended that you contact St. Louis County directly first to discuss your issue a head of time, the phone number should be on your property tax statement.

Meeting adjourned.