SCHROEDER TOWNSHIP

      Minutes for Regular Board Meeting of April 9, 2013

Present: Supervisors, Tina McKeever, Roger McKeever, Deb Johnson; Clerk, Doug Schwecke; Treasurer, Alicia Kangas; Fire Chief, Phil Bonin; Asst Clerk, Gale Ring; Commissioner, Bruce Martinson, and residents of Schroeder.

The meeting was called to order by T. McKeever at 7:00PM.

  1. McKeever moved to approve the minutes of MARCH 11, 2013 AND THE Board of Canvass of March 12m 2013. D. Johnson seconded. Minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Receipts for March totaled $44,355.38. Disbursements totaled $4,858.22. The ending checkbook balance was $38,008.05. R. McKeever moved to approve the treasurer’s report. D. Johnson seconded. Treasurer’s Report was approved.

  1. McKeever moved to approve checks #2985-3013 in the amount of $34,772.17. D. Johnson seconded. Motion passed.

Lodging tax debit slip for $1,192.41 was approved and signed.

Commissioner Martinson: Bruce said that he is on the agenda for Lake Co. Commissioner’s meeting on May 7 to discuss ATV use on Lake County roads 7 & 8. He urged a representative from Schroeder to attend also. There will be a public meeting on April 11 at 6 PM at the Schroeder Town Hall to get public input on the Temperance River Wayside project. Upcoming road projects; 2014-County will paved Sawbill Trail as far up as 600 Rd. MnDOT will mill and overlay Hyw. 61 from Co. Rd.34 to Co.Rd. 7. There will be a meeting with MnDOT 0n April 23 to discuss road concerns in Cook Co. He was asked to again request them to complete brushing along Hyw. 61 south of Schroeder. The Commissioners approved hiring a part time person for security while court is in session.

Fire and Rescue: Phil attended a cooperative meeting with area Fire Departments, DNR and Forest Service. They have received new radios through a grant to improve inter-agency communications and 3 hours of training in their use. A meeting is planned with Mn Power and area Fire Dept. for training in fighting coal fires.

Road and Bridge: Roads appear to be in good shape at present.

Cemetery: The only bid received for mowing was from Greg Johnson for the same price as last year, $25/hr. T. McKeever moved to approve the resolution (attached) to accept the bid from Greg Johnson for mowing the Township’s property for 2013 at $25/hr. R. McKeever seconded. Resolution passed, with D. Johnson abstaining. The Cory Schmid burial was discussed and approved with the understanding that one day’s Town Hall rental is free to residents with additional days at usual rates. Clerk to contact the family with the details.

Recreation: Port-a-lets have been rented for the summer at the ball park and Harbor Park.

Maintenance: no new business.

Other Business: A new flagpole for the Town Hall was discussed and one was picked out to be ordered in June when more money will be available. Gale informed us of plans in progress to address clean-up of the Welcome Walls. More on this to follow. The date for the Aug. Board and Continuation of the Annual Meeting was changed from Aug. 13 to Aug. 12, as Aug. 13 is Primary Election Day and no meetings can be held then.

Correspondence: Sent-Letters in support of Lake Co. ATV ordinance, Mn Power, and our Post Office                            Received-Birch Grove promotional meeting April 19, ALCCTO meeting April 10, Grant opportunity for mobility improvements in Cook Co.

  1. Johnson moved to adjourn. R. McKeever seconded. Motion carried.

Adjourned at 8:05 PM

Respectfully submitted,


Doug Schwecke, Clerk