SCHROEDER TOWNSHIP

      Minutes for Regular Board Meeting of March 10, 2014

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

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

  1. Johnson moved to approve the minutes from the regular Board meeting and the Board of Audit, both of Feb. 11, 2014. R. McKeever seconded. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Receipts for Feb. totaled $2,172.77. Disbursements totaled $9,590.85. The ending checkbook balance as of Feb. 28 was $15,066.98, which also reflected moving $10,000 from checking to a CD. R. McKeever moved to approve the treasurer’s report. D. Johnson seconded. Treasurer’s Report was approved. T. McKeever moved to approve transferring the 2013 ending balance in the Fire Dept. Fund to the Truck Replacement Fund and to bring the other 2014 opening fund balances up to the approved budget balances. D. Johnson seconded. Motion carried. Treas. Kangas asked into which fund the state gas tax monies of $1,799.73 should go. They should be put into the Road & Bridge fund.

  1. McKeever moved to approve checks #3234-3249 in the amount of $5,681.68. D. Johnson seconded. Motion carried.

Lodging tax debit slip for $1,384.64 was approved and signed.

 Commissioner Martinson: Absent

Linda Lamb reported that SAHS has been approve to receive a $7,000 grant from the Mn. Historical Society to evaluate the historical significance of the Cross River Heritage Center building. If historical status is granted some money for upkeep of the building should be forthcoming. Monday game nights are still ongoing. They will be opening for the summer starting Memorial Day week end.

Fire and Rescue: No fire calls last month. They upgraded some warning lights on the trucks.

Road and Bridge: Everything looks good right now. A letter from Cook County Highway Engineer David Betts detailing why the upgrading of Cramer Rd. to a 10 ton road would not be happening any time soon was read. It was basically because of a lack of funds.

Cemetery: Lawn care for this summer was discussed. Clerk was asked to contact Greg Johnson to see if he would do it again this year for the same cost.

Recreation: Nothing new.

Maintenance: Clerk was asked to have the parking lot light checked out as it keeps blinking on and off. Also asked to check on adding charcoal filters to the water lines servicing the urinals to see if that would cut down on maintenance costs.

Other Business: The meeting date for May was changed from Tuesday May 13 to Monday May    12 as 2 Supervisors couldn’t make it on May 13. Linda Lamb asked if the Township was required by law to keep a certain balance in the bank. The answer was “no beyond prudent fiscal management”. The Township needs to levy for about $15,000 to cover annual expenses plus whatever is voted for donations. The proposed agenda for the Annual Meeting was discussed and re-arranged. Items added were support for our Post Office, the senior housing project in Tofte, and lots for affordable housing.

Correspondence: Sent– table donation thank you, post office survey

Received- Soil composting, Betts letter, Mn Power Industrial Waste notification,         News-Herald rate schedule for 2014, MAT short courses, donation requests

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

Meeting was adjourned at 7:56.

Respectfully submitted,


Doug Schwecke, Clerk