Town Hall Addition: The voters approved this project. Mark questioned the soundness of our foundation. Paul volunteered to solicit quotes and estimates from contractors, and Patrice agreed to work with the contractors to draw up a floor plan. We will ask contractors to do an inspection of our foundation and draw up a feasibility study for the project and provide estimates or quotes. Two builders we will contact are Glen Roberts and Melvin Elliot, Jr.
Dental Coverage for Officers: The voters had voted to approve the town covering half of the cost of group dental insurance for township officers. The board discussed who should be included, and what percentage the township would pay. Mike moved that the township pay half of the cost of premiums for elected officers only, and that if appointed deputies wish to join the group plan, that they can pay the full premiums. Gary seconded. The monthly cost per officer is $32.16. Officers will pay their half, $16.31, at the monthly meetings.
Group Life Insurance: The town has been covering officers for a minimum group-life policy for years. Glen moved that we continue this and pay the premium, and that appointed deputies also be included. Mike seconded.
Road Maintenance and Gravel: Glen said that we will wait until the spring road inspection to determine what roads need gravel and work. This will be in May, and the date can be set at the May meeting.
Board of Appeal/Equalization: This is April 25 at 10 a.m. Only Glen has been certified as a trained assessment supervisor. His certification expires on Nov. 30, 2013. Gary said he will be trained at the summer short course on June 28 inCarlton and filled out the application. At least two supervisors need to attend the Board of Appeal.
Election Judge Training: For all judges, training is in Askov on June 13, from 1 – 3 p.m., or inHinckley on June 14 at the Community Center from 9 – 11 a.m. Paul has to get extra training June 7 in Sandstone, or maybe at the summer short course.
Town Hall Tables: Sue Koecher said thatSt. Paul’sLutheranChurch in Bruno may donate some folding tables for our town hall. Mike asked us to see if they also have chairs they can donate. If we get more tables, we will need more chairs. We can use the benches, if necessary.
Spring Short Course: This is Friday, 4/6 inCarlton. Paul and Patrice will car-pool, and Glen and Toni will drive. Toni is getting refresher training.
Satellite Internet: Glen said he uses his computer and satellite connection for a lot of township business, especially with the clerk. The clerk and treasurer both have their satellite connections subsidized by the town at $10/month, and Glen said we should extend this to any officer who uses his computer for significant township business and correspondence. There was discussion, and a decision to table this until the annual meeting next March.
Treasurer’s Report and Bills: Patrice gave the Treasurer’s Report (attached) and bills were presented:
PineCo.Courier $ 37.60
The Evergreen 52.00
Mark Pallow (expenses) 17.76
Glen Williamson (expenses) 33.30
Paul Raymond (expenses) 54.52
Barb Smith (judge) 40.00
Antoinette Williamson (judge) 40.00
Patrice Winfield (judge/internet) 52.50
Aspire (Township Website for 2012) 210.00
U.S. Treasurer (1st Qtr. Withholding) 318.34
Mn. Benefit Assoc. (life insurance) 229.00
Seven County Senior Federation 100.00
Mike McCullen 38.21
Mark Pallow 28.30
Paul Raymond 356.64
Glen Williamson 142.71
Frank Rehberger 178.32
Gary Vink 157.57
Patrice Winfield 230.21
Total Bills $ 2,369.12
Garymoved to pay all the claims, to approve the treasurer’s report, and to transfer $2,400 from savings into checking. Mike seconded. Glen moved to adjourn the meeting. Garyseconded. Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Paul Raymond, Clerk
2012 BOARD OF APPEAL, EQUALIZATION & REVIEW
To Appeal 2013 Property Tax Valuations
Wednesday, April 25, 10 a.m.
WilmaTown Hall, Duxbury
Paul Raymond, Clerk