SCHROEDER TOWNSHIP

      Minutes for Regular Board Meeting of June 11, 2013

Present: Supervisors, Tina McKeever, Roger McKeever, Deb Johnson; Clerk, Doug Schwecke; Treasurer, Alicia Kangas; Fire Chief, Phil Bonin; ; 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 May 14, 2013 as corrected. D. Johnson seconded. Minutes approved as corrected.

Treasurer’s Report: Receipts for May totaled $555.39. Disbursements totaled $4,853.19. The ending checkbook balance was $1,959.07. R. McKeever moved to approve the treasurer’s report. D. Johnson seconded. Treasurer’s Report was approved. Supervisors approved the transfer of money from the Money Market acct. to checking as needed to cover disbursements until the property taxes arrive.

  1. McKeever moved to approve checks #3031-3049 in the amount of $2,722.89. D. Johnson seconded. Motion passed.

Lodging tax debit slip for $440.73 was approved and signed.

Linda Lamb reported on what is happening at SAHS. The new exhibit this year is “Fires on the North Shore”. It is nicely done and should be very interesting. The annual meeting/dinner will be at the Town Hall on June 15. Wayne Jorgeson will be here on July 6 at 1:30 to talk about his new book about Minnesota involvement in the Civil War, “Everyone Did His Duty”. More to come next month.

Commissioner Martinson: Bruce said Minnesota Power would be hosting a meeting to discuss their land development plans on June 17 at 5:30 PM, at Lutsen Resort.He urged the Supervisors from Schroeder to attend also. At 11.AM on June 18, Lucy Hunt from Mn. Dept. of Agriculture will be at the Commissioner’s meeting to provide information on the proposed gypsy moth quarantine of Lake and Cook Counties. The Commissioners had budgeted $160.000 for calcium chloride to be used for dust control. The bid came in at $133,000 so the Commissioners moved to buy additional product to use while staying within budget. He brought up that the Fed. Gov. is proposing to charge border crossing fees, and that this could impact Cook County and Schroeder Twp. R. McKeever moved to send letters to our Fed. Representatives informing them of our opposition to any border crossing fees. D. Johnson seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

Fire and Rescue: Phil reported on the fire at Bluefin Bay. 5 units were badly damaged and another with water damage. All surrounding Fire Depts. were needed to help fight the fire.Some were there for over 8 hours. 11 people attended last night’s meeting. Upcoming training sessions will cover use of Airpacs, and Mn Power will put on a session o fighting coal fires. A pancake breakfast is planned for John Schroeder Days.

Road and Bridge: One culvert needs to be replaced sometime this year. R. McKeever moved to order 6 Stop signs, 2 Minimum Maintenance signs, and 10 traffic cones. D.Johnson seconded. Motion carried.

Cemetery: The erosion problem is better but still needs to be kept an eye on. The water tank needs to be filled. Phil said the FD would do that. David Huseby was asking about the ownership of some lots, and will be looked into.

Recreation: Port-a-lets have been placed for the summer at the ball park and Harbor Park. The ball field has been drug, and bases put out. The dock at Dyer’s Lake is in.

Maintenance: The new flagpole is here and will be installed shortly.

Other Business: Welcome Walls- MnDOT will issue us an ‘Adopt A Highway” permit so we can work on clean up. Gale is working on getting free mulch and maybe some free labor from the CCC. A notice from the State Demographics showed Schroeder Township wit a population of 211 people residing in 102 households.

Correspondence: Sent-         

                        Received-permission letter from M. Lenius, State Demographics letter

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

Adjourned at 8:10 PM

Respectfully submitted,


Doug Schwecke, Clerk