November 12, 2019

                          SCHROEDER TOWNSHIP

      Minutes for Regular Board Meeting of November 12, 2019

Present: Supervisors, Tina McKeever, Rick Anderson; Clerk Doug Schwecke; Treasurer Carla Mennsen, Fire Chief Phil Bonin, Commissioner Storlie and residents of Schroeder. Absent: Supervisor Bruce Martinson

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

R. Anderson moved to approve the agenda as presented. T. McKeever seconded. Motion carried.

R. Anderson moved to approve the minutes of Oct. 8, 2019 regular meeting as presented. T. McKeever seconded. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:Treasurer Carla Menssen reported; Receipts for October totaled $4.14. Disbursements totaled $15,114.54. The ending checkbook balance, as of October 31, 2019, was $44,512.70, and a Total Balance of $179,667.57. R. Anderson moved to approve the treasurer’s report and to approve checks #4707-4725, in the amount of $3,986.20. T. McKeever seconded. Motion carried.

Lodging tax for August was $5,301.66.

Fire Dept: Phil reported they had a good turnout at their meeting last night. The new pressure washer is installed and the brake lines on the old pumper truck are finally fixed. They reviewed chimney fire fighting procedures.

Commissioner Storlie: The Commissioners met with State Senator Bakk and Rep. Edland, with the main topic being PILT payments. Work has been approved to fix the ceiling and ventilation in the pool area. Cost will be about $50,000. There will be another joint meeting with Commissioners and Grand Marais to discuss the YMCA, street maintenance and law enforcement. Rena Rogers is the interim county administrator while they seek a new administrator.

Greg Westigard and Steve Shugg were in attendance to discuss cooperation with SAHS. They shared a capital replacement schedule and an updated income/expense report. Greg and Carla are going to visit with the LTTA about keeping some, or all, of the lodging tax collected in Schroeder to be used in Schroeder. They asked that we continue to work together to enhance our area and any extra money for support would be appreciated and to be included on the agenda for the annual meeting. They asked the Board to research the legality of turning ownership of the Cross River Heritage Center building over to SAHS.

Road and Bridge: Rick reported that Laboda Grading has graded Sugarloaf and Skou Roads. Rick will get bids for replacing culverts next year to be decided at the March or April meeting. The road committee will continue to work on clarifying the amounts in the plowing guidelines.

Cemetery: Clerk reported that the cemetery arches are now covered on our insurance.

Recreation: R. Anderson moved to approve a one year contract with Greg Johnson to plow the bike path for 5 monthly payments of $500, totaling $2500.00. T. McKeever seconded. Motion carried.

Maintenance: Work on the restroom remodel has been scheduled. Kitchen remodel to be discussed at the Dec. meeting.

Other Business: The MN Power CAP meeting will be at 5:30 PM on Dec. 5, at Surfside.

Correspondence: Sent- Twp. roads certification

Received Twp. roads certification

Public Comments: none

R. Anderson moved to adjourn. T. McKeever seconded. Motion carried. Adjourned at 9:07 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Doug Schwecke, Clerk