SCHROEDER TOWNSHIP

               Minutes for Regular Meeting of May 14, 2013

Present:  Supervisors, Tina McKeever, Roger McKeever, Deb Johnson; 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 7:00p.m.

R. McKeever moved to approve the minutes of 04/09/2013. D. Johnson seconded.    Minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report:  Receipts for April totaled $ 127.11.  Disbursements totaled $34,772.17.  The ending checkbook balance was $3,362.02.  R. McKeever moved to approve the treasurer’s report.  D. Johnson seconded.  Treasurer’s report approved. McKeever moved to approve checks #3014-3030 in the amount of $4853.19. D. Johnson seconded. Motion passed.  R. McKeever moved to transfer $3,000.00 from money market account to checking.  D. Johnson seconded.  Motion carried.

Lodging tax debit slip for $873.05 was approved and signed.

Bruce Martinson:  Lake County community meeting to discuss opening specificLake County roads to ATV.  Looked at over all trail plans.  Lake and Cook Countyoffer support to coordinate.

.May 22 at 7:00 p.m. community feedback regarding the responsibility that should be assigned to county administrator’s job if opened in Cook County.

.County conducting study on staffing levels in counties similar to Cook County to see how Cook County compares.  Ways to become more efficient.

.The five year Highway transport plan is being scaled down.  Sawbill will receive additional black top in 2015.

Fire and Rescue:  Hel meeting.  Went to Tofte.  Schroeder and Tofte have minimum number of members.  Looking for ways to up the numbers.  Worked on putting out grass fire.  Fire bans in place due to dryness.  Have to carry old and new radios as not all government groups agreed to purchase the new radios.

Road and Bridge:  Signage.  Township needs to order stop signs.  Need a stop at end of Fredenburg Road.  R. McKeever noted that township should get two new minimum maintenance signs.  State has allowed townships to replace signs as the old ones go missing or are destroyed.  Check to see if we need a new town hall sign.

 Cemetery:  Still have a run off problem that is carrying gravel onto the graves and out onto the Cramer.  Revisiting how to correct the problem.

Recreation:  no new business.  Port-a-let at Baraga Cross Park and Ball Field port-a-let to be placed this week.  Ice still on lake so too early to put dock in. Karl has clamps to hold dock firmly.

Maintenance:  Clerk D. Schwecke found a store that sells flagpoles and found one similar to the one found in the catalog for a lot less money.  He can bring it up.  Board agreed to ask D. Schwecke to purchase pole and transport to town hall with thanks.

 Other Business:  G. Miron gave an update on the progress on Father Baraga Cross.  Brought along the story boards displaying the landscape architect’s vision of what the park could become of a five year or more plan.  Working on receiving grant money.  Asked for a grant of $10,000.00 to finish design work.

.Welcome Walls.  Put in for permit to work on welcome walls.  Tom Jacobson of MNDOT will look for sources for free wood mulch or chips.  Can supply us with safety vests and safety road signs.  Will check with law enforcement about having an empty squad car or some other warning to motorists to slow down.  Will have individuals call residents of Schroeder to work on walls on a day.  Need to work on follow up.  Asked if fire dept would water in case of dry periods.  They will.

Correspondence:  Soil composting correspondence and Supply card to be filled out. Flag catalog and other catalogs.


Adjourned at 7:55 PM  Motion made by D. Johnson. R. McKeever seconded. Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,


G. Ring

Assistant Township Clerk