EAGLES NEST TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
December 17, 2013
Supervisor Floyd called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited
Present: Sup Rich Floyd, Sup Skip Carlson, Sup DeAnn Schatz, Sup Carolyn Quick, Clerk Deb Siverhus, Treasurer Jim Sutherland, Fire Chief Harlan Lundstrom
“Unless otherwise stated, all motions carried unanimously”
Agenda Approval Sup Anderson moved seconded by Sup Schatz to approve the agenda for the December 17, 2013 meeting. Motion carried.
Sup Quick moved and Sup Anderson seconded to approve the minutes from the November 5, 2013 regular BOS meeting. Motion Carried...
Sup. Schatz moved seconded by Sup Carlson to approve the Communications List of December 17, 2013. Motion carried.
Citizens Concerns: Chuck Renner inquired about who in the township is the Township Representative for the meetings of the Hwy #169 South Route task force.
Clerk; Clerk Siverhus reported that the Spring Short Course is April 4th, 2014 at the Black Bear Casino, in Carlton, those who would like to attend please notify Deb in Early March.
Also the mail box out side of the town hall has become an issue with the St.Louis County plow. We need to contact the Tower Maintenance garage and let them know. Also, as well as contact the postal service to see if we can relocate its' position away from the path of the plow. maybe turn the box and get it off the road. somewhat.
Fire: Chief Lundstrom reported that there have been 31 calls for the year to this point. See attached report.
Building and Grounds: Sup Anderson reported that the pile of excess gravel has been spread on the area near the Heliport. The Handicap door is not working at his time. Will be addressed in the later spring.
All were reminded that, when using a private contractor, be sure they are insured.
Roads: Chairman Floyd reported that Snow plowing has begun
Website: Sup Quick reported there are some concerns regarding the updating and cost of the website. Supervisor Quick gave a quick estimate as to what it takes to build a website. And what to expect as far as fees are concerned.
Treasurer’s Report: Presented: Investment Activity, Current Investments, Payroll and Claims and Claims List for Approval. Motion was made by Sup Schatz and seconded by Sup Anderson to accept the treasures report as read.. Motion carried.
Bradach Road Acceptance; An extended discussion was had on this subject.
A motion was made by Sup. Carlson and seconded by Sup. Quick, with receipt of documents, showing full property easements. Bradach Road Association has shown their due diligence and the Township will accept the Bradach Road as a Township Road. Thus will begin snow plowing immediately and the township will provide the Class 5 as previously discussed. Vote was 3-2 Aye. Sup Anderson, Carlson and Quick, Nay Sup Floyd and Sup Schatz, Motion Passed.
Citizen’s Concerns; addendum
Upon completion of this vote Town resident Kathleen Anderson voiced her concern about name calling, bullying and generally disrespectful conduct by town residents toward the E.N.T. B.O.S. members. Ms. Anderson expresses concern, that we do not have to witness such a scene, again.
Ms Anderson also expressed concern that the supervisors monitor the project so that all is done to insure that the taxpayers money is well and properly spent. It is important to document every aspect of this project. “Adult bullying is uncalled for, and very disturbing to all!
Road Task force discussion: Tabled for this meeting: a resolution will be discussed at up coming meetings.
1. EPIC Energy Planning Information Committee no local noted interest at this time
2. Website Concerns; motion was made by Chairman Floyd seconded by Sup Anderson to change web master from Rick Pearson, of Eagle One Productions to Carolyn Quick as our Webmaster, effective January 1, 2014. Motion passed: Votes were 4 in favor Sup Quick Abstained.
3. ATV Trails; Sup Carlson reported he would like to be the representative to the Trail Prosecutors Alliance.
Study Items: Ambulance; Nothing to report at this time.
Emergency Preparedness; See attached Report Supervisor Anderson stressed the need for development of a Township Emergency Plan; as highly suggested by the northeast Emergency Preparedness Group!
Supervisors Concerns; none at this time.
Claims and payroll:
Claims and payroll were reviewed.
Claims of $11,807.26 Claim #2799-2815 Checks #’s 7370-7386
Payroll of $8300.66 Checks #’s: 7344-7369
Sup Schatz moved, seconded by Sup Quick to approve payroll and claims as presented and to transfer $20,107.92 from the Frandsen Bank and Trust savings account to the Frandsen Bank and Trust checking account to cover bills and payroll. Motion carried.
Sup Anderson moved, seconded by Sup
Quick to adjourn. Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 9:45PM
Deb Siverhaus, Clerk