SCHROEDER TOWNSHIP

      Minutes for Regular Board Meeting of March 11, 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 7:04PM.

  1. McKeever moved to approve the minutes of Feb. 12, 2013 with a correction that adds that the Supervisors approved moving $2,000 from savings to checking to cover current disbursements. D. Johnson seconded. Minutes approved as amended.

Treasurer’s Report: Receipts for Feb. totaled $2,821.58. Disbursements totaled $5,847.75. The ending checkbook balance was $586.67. R. McKeever moved to approve the treasurer’s report. D. Johnson seconded. Treasurer’s Report was approved. Due to the Taconite money just received the Supervisors approved moving $2,000 from the checking acct. back into the money market acct. Also the Fire Dept. received a $500 donation from a Schroeder resident which should be placed into the Truck Replacement Fund.

  1. McKeever moved to approve checks #2966-2982 in the amount of $4,253.22. D. Johnson seconded. Motion passed. R. McKeever moved to set up a new Fund to receive the State Gas Tax money which we will now receive annually, as this money can only be used for road maintenance or improvements. D. Johnson seconded. Motion Carried.

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

Commissioner Martinson: Bruce discussed 2 resolutions he intends to introduce at the Annual Meeting, 1 in urging Lake Co. to adapt an ATV ordinance similar to Cook Co. on roads joining Cook Co., the other in support of MN> Power’s Resource Plan which will shut down Unit 3 but keep the updated Units 1 & 2 in operation. He also reported on work being proposed to increase security at the Court House. Also, landowner Jerry LeBarge again brought a complaint regarding the cost of surveying of his property by Cook County. Board again reviewed past minutes and determined that while they did not intend to require the survey of sections 7,8 & 9, there was a signed petition approve the survey as a landowner. They also showed several discrepancies between what had been recorded in the township minutes and what actually happened. The most notable item being that those minutes stated a cap of $500.00 for each landholder instead of the minimum of $600 per landowner or $17.66/acre, whichever is greater. The cost for the Township will be $1,406.09. There will be a public hearing at the Commissioner’s meeting tomorrow.

Fire and Rescue: Quiet month with no fire calls and just a couple of medical calls. They participated in a Emergency Disaster Roundup where disaster protocol was discussed. Currently there are 11 members. They need to stay at 10 or more to qualify for state aid. Tofte has the same problem but merging the two would be a logistical and financial mess.

Road and Bridge: Roads appear to be in good shape at present. The current sanding protocol seems to be working well.

Cemetery: Bids for mowing need to be published for next month.

Recreation: Port-a-lets need to be rented for the summer at the ball park and Harbor Park.

Maintenance: no new business. K. Crawford has cleaned and waxed the Town Hall floors.

Other Business: Late claims, R. McKeever moved to approve ck#2983-2984 in the amount of $605.00. D. Johnson seconde Motion Carried.

Correspondence: Sent-Letter in support of ATV ordinance, OSA report                                                                          Received-survey results and costs, donation request from Tofte, MAT officers list

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

Adjourned at 8:35 PM

Respectfully submitted,


Doug Schwecke, Clerk