20 Jul

July 8, 2014
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:30 PM

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

Residents in attendance: 29

Next meeting set for Aug 12, 2014

Minutes read and approved

Old Business:

Internet: Kevin Olsen with CLP presented proposal to place an internet tower on Pequaywan township property on the Rossini Road.  Mark and Rick request that a lawyer review the written proposal.  Scott made a resolution to accept the proposal with the caviat that if the attorney finds something unacceptable in the proposal that it may be rejected. 2nd by Rick.

New Business:

Meeting adjourned at 8:37 PM

12 Jun

June 10, 2014
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:30 PM

Present: Mark Freeman, Scott Mead, Rick Fry

Absent: April Smitke, Keith Stoneburner

Next meeting set for July 8, 2014

Minutes read and approved

Old Business:

Internet: Tower on Township land to be discussed at the July Meeting. Kevin Olson from CLP will be present to submit a proposal. Scott attended the St. Cloud Internet meeting and presented for the Cloquet Valley Initiative.

Logging of the township land is still on the table but currently stagnant.

New Business:

A resident requested clarification on who controlled the building at the firehall.

The township does not own the building. The agreement between the Fire Department and the Township is that the Township may use the building for any official Township business. That includes elections, special meetings, and regular meetings. The Township does not control who else uses the building. Such use is strictly up the to Fire Department.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 PM

19 May

May 13, 2014
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:30 PM

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

Absent: Keith Stoneburner

3 Residents present

Next meeting set for June 10, 2014

Old Business:

Internet:  The tower is up in Normanna and they are working test customers.  They are looking at Briar Lk and Gnesen this summer for towers.

Road: The rough spot on Pequaywan Rd between the fire hall and Rossini Rd will not be re-done this year.

New Business:

Meeting adjourned.

10 Apr

April 8, 2014
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:30 PM

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

2 Residents present

Next meeting set for May 13, 2014

Old Business:

Road: W. Branch Rd has some rough spots.  Water is flowing in culverts.

File lock was replaced.  New keys distributed.

New Business:

Meeting adjourned.

17 Mar

March 11, 2014
Annual Town Meeting

Meeting was called to order at 8:10 pm.

Attendance: 13 Residents present; 11 voting residents present.

Clerk Smitke called the meeting to order.  Volunteering to be citizen monitor is Rick Johnson.  2013 annual meeting minutes read.  Treasurer’s report was given by Mark Freeman in Keith Stoneburner’s absence.

Road report: The repair cost to re-surface the W. Branch Rd is about $350,000 and to mulch and re-surface the road is about $700,000.  Information was given by Rick Fry.  Future discussion will be had at a township meeting.  Anticipating road work to be done on Hwy 44 from the Rossini Rd to Barrs/Briar area in 2014.

The levy for taxes was motioned/seconded to be set at $13,500 for the year (assuming that the PVFD would request $13,500 for their annual budget).  Temporarily tabled.  PVFD requests $13,500 for their annual payment for the year 2015.  Motioned/seconded/carried.  Resumed discussion of the levy, carried the motion of $13,500 for the annual levy.

The annual elections were reported on that Rick Fry was re-elected for a 3 year term as supervisor and April Smitke was re-elected for a 2 year term as clerk.

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.

Old business:

Committee for Internet service research: Named Cloquet Valley Internet Initiative (CVII).  www.connectcloquetvalley.com  A tower is up at the Normanna location and making progress toward the Pequaywan area in 2014.

New business:

Resident Judy Strom offered a volunteer effort to upgrade the www.pequaywantownship.org website.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:47 p.m.

17 Mar

March 11, 2014
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 9:00 PM

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

Absent: Keith Stoneburner

Next meeting set for April 8, 2014

Annual role assignment set as Mark Freeman as chariman; Rick Fry as road official.  Wages will continue at $25 per meeting; election judges and other work outside of meetings will continue at $15 per hour.

Old Business:

Assessment: Levy set at annual meeting at $13,500

New Business:

Proposal to change the lock on the township file cabinet, motioned/carried.  Anyone in need of information in the file cabinet should contact the township clerk and have a township supervisor present.

Meeting adjourned.

18 Feb

February 11, 2014
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 March 11, 2014 following annual meeting

Business:

Assessment: Rick is unsure about changing the assessment to $13,500 (as previously discussed) with the condition of the W. Branch Rd and possibility of replacing it. It will be discussed in depth at annual meeting in March.

New Business:

Annual township election:  Rick Fry supervisor position and township clerk position on the election ballot.

Meeting adjourned.

21 Jan

January 14, 2014
Township Board Meeting

Called to order at 7:30 PM

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

2 residents present

Next meeting set for February 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Old business:

Internet: Problems in testing – need ventilation work.  They are still looking for a tower location in Pequaywan area.

New Business:

None.

Keith Stoneburner gave the annual financial report along with his recommendation of future assessments.

Meeting adjourned.

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.