Meeting Minutes May 22, 2019
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TOWNSHIP OF CLAY
TOWNSHIP OF CLAY
CLAY TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING
MAY 22, 2019, 6:00 PM
MANTRAP VALLEY CONSERVATION CLUB
PARK RAPIDS, MN
- 1. CALL TO ORDER: The May 22nd, 2019, Meeting of the Clay Township Board was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Andy Kietzman, and those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
- 2. ROLL CALL: Present: Chair Andy Kietzman, Supervisors Jeff Haukebo and Norm Leistikow, Treasurer Del Holz, and Clerk Margie Vik. Absent: None. Others Present: Willie Hagen, and four Clay Township residents.
- 3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: A motion was made by Kietzman, seconded by Leistikow, and unanimously carried to approve the agenda as presented.
- 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
- A. Clay Township Local Board of Appeal & Equalization Meeting Minutes-April 15, 2019: A motion was made by Kietzman, seconded by Leistikow, and unanimously carried to approve the Clay Township Local Board of Appeal & Equalization Meeting Minutes for April 15th, 2019, as presented.
- B. Clay Township Regular Meeting Minutes-April 24, 2019: A motion was made by Kietzman, seconded by Leistikow, and unanimously carried to approve the Clay Township Regular Meeting Minutes for April 24th, 2019, as presented.
- 5. NEW BUSINESS:
- A. Jack Fish Road: Several residents appeared at the meeting to discuss the excessive speed on Jack Fish Road by the public lake access. They requested the speed limit be lower to ten miles per hour, rubber speed bumps, or more signage. The board stated that is a county road and the county sheriff’s department would have to be consulted as to possible procedures to address the issue. Kietzman stated he would contact Hubbard County to bring some attention to the situation.
- B. Weed Issues: Leistikow stated he attended the noxious weed meeting and learned that wild parsnips have been found in the township. If you spot it call Hubbard County and report its location. He also attended the Hubbard County Association of Townships Meeting.
- 6. OLD BUSINESS:
- A. Property Taxes: Vik stated the Hubbard County assessor reported that of the township’s forty acres, the twenty acres that is earmarked as a future town hall site is tax exempt, but the remaining twenty acres is taxable.
- B. Eagle Scout Project Update: Kietzman reported he walked the proposed site for the helipad on the township’s property with Lichtner and his father. They have been addressing issues to complete the project. A wide approach will have to be constructed for ambulances to drive in on. It will be adjacent to the town hall’s future parking lot.
- 7. APPROVAL OF TREASURERS REPORT: Holz stated $104.04 in interest from the Edward Jones CD, $151,308.18 from the CNB CD, $5,618.76 for the 2018 TFL refund, and $89.43 for the CNB Money Market Interest were deposited. Total deposits are $157,120.41. The checking account balance is $1,828.05, and the money market balance is $64,691.02. There are Edward Jones CDs in the amount of $50,000.00 which matures on 9-16-19, and $150,000.00 which matures 11-01-19. The total funds are $266,519.07. There’s $171,865.53 in the building fund. There are outstanding checks in the amount of $1,426.00. The outstanding invoices for this month are $873.75 for Cumber Construction, $177.50 for Shannon Barnett Web Design, $2,300.00 for the estimated stipends/reimbursements, and $400.00 for the estimated Second Quarter IRS 941. Total payables are estimated at $3,351.25. The operating balance after invoices, building fund, and outstanding checks is $91,919.36
A motion was made by Kietzman, seconded by Haukebo, and unanimously carried to approve the treasurer’s report and to pay the outstanding invoices.
- ADJOURNMENT: A motion was made by Kietzman, seconded by Haukebo, and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 6:41 p.m.