10 Mar

March 10, 2009
Annual Meeting

Meeting was convened at 8:15pm.

Attendance: Supervisors Freeman, Fry and Mead present. in addition to Clerk and Treasurer, along with 12 residents.

Clerk Smitke called the meeting to order.  A motion made/seconded/carried to elect Dexter Larson as Citizen Monitor for the meeting.  Motion made/seconded/carried to waive the reading of the 2008 annual meeting minutes.  Motion made/seconded/carried to waive the reading of the checks written by the Treasurer.  A financial report was presented for all to review with no questions asked.

Fry gave road report.  Road is breaking up a bit more this spring.  It was again mentioned that St. Louis County would no longer patch the road.  It seems that no contractor is willing to come out to fix the road.  It was suggested to fix the road ourselves.

The levy for taxes was motioned/seconded/carried to remain at $23,000.  In this discussion, Fire Chief John Lucia requested to the township a $1500 per year contribution for 3 years to be given to the Pequaywan Firefighters Relief Program, which has decreased in value with the current downturn in the economy.  Motion made to discuss the topic.  Stoneburner asked about the legality of a township contributing to a retirement program.  Motioned/seconded/carried made to contribute this amount to the fire department for the three consecutive years in addition to the standard amount assigned for the fire department.

The annual elections were reported on that Mark Freeman was re-elected another 3 year term as supervisor and Keith Stoneburner was re-elected another 2 year term as treasurer.

The voting hours motioned/seconded/carried to remain the same as prior year with any 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 remain the same as 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month and the annual meeting shall remain the same as the second Tuesday of March 2010 after the annual election.

Local notice postings shall remain the same.  They currently are at the Pequaywan town bulletin board, PVFD bulletin board, pequaywan.com website and pequaywantownship.org website.

Freeman asked the time and date of the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting for 2009.  Clerk replied that it is set for April 29, 2009 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Pequaywan fire hall.

Meeting adjourned.