DECEMBER 13, 2004
The regular meeting of the Pelican Town Board was called to order by Chairman Bruce Galles. Present: Bruce Galles, Ted Rice, Suzanne Goerges and Shirley Wallin. Absent: John C. Johnson.
Eric was present from the Breezy Point Police Dept. to give his monthly report. Said there were a couple of accidents with the snow, all roads are in the same condition, otherwise everything has been pretty good within our township.
Ed Spielman and Ben Baluan were present from the Pelican Conservation Club to discuss the Shoenhost land. They wanted more information. B. Galles stated we have had discussions going on 2 ½ yrs with Shoenhost and nothing has come of it, as of yet. Mr. Spielman did say that the Conservation Club does need to pay real estate taxes and they arenít willing to pay those taxes, so only thing the Conservation Club could do is donate money to the township to purchase the land, as they don not want ownership of this property because of the real estate taxes.They also said it would be 2006, 2007 or 2008 before they could donate money for this land because of other commitments. They both would like to see this happen. They will report back to their club in January and call us as to what the club members thought.
Minutes of the November meeting were reviewed. T. Rice made a motion to accept minutes, seconded by B. Galles, motion carried.
Treasurers report given: Opening balance: $137,936.28, Receipts: $742.35, Disbursements: $3,580.41, Ending Balance: $135,098.22, Checkbook Balance: $397.30, Savings Balance: $134,700.92, All Funds Balance: $135,098.22. B. Galles made a motion to accept Treasurers report, seconded by T. Rice, motion carried. B. Galles made a motion for Treasurer, Goerges to check around for 6 mo. CD rates and to find the most favorable interest rate for either $100,000.00 or $150,000.00, and with a phone call to Clerk and Chairman the 3 will make a decision to where to get the CD, seconded by T. Rice, motion carried.
With various conflicts we will not be having a meeting in January, B. Galles will do a memorandum warrant which will be for bills that need to be paid in January, all bills will be approved at the February meeting.
Correspondence: Received from Crow Wing Co. Land Commissioners Office parcels of tax forfeited land to be put up for sale in 2005, T. Rice made a motion to sign the tax forfeited land for sale in 2005, resolution made to sell all parcels. Seconded by B.Galles, motion carried.
Road Report: Discussion held about the transportation meeting for the 371 road project between Nisswa and Pine River, this project has been postponed until at least 2011. T. Rice stated Anderson Brotherís have not gotten back to him yet about the Sunset Valley road project. T. Rice called Crow Wing Co Hwy Dept. as they were to put up a guard rail by Co. Rd. 4 and Red Oak Rd. and have not put that up as of yet. The DNR has not called T. Rice back about the land by Middle Cullen Access. T. Rice also has a letter going to the Land Trust Company to see what we can and cannot do for the road project, involving Margaret Larsonís land.
Salt/sand is now be dumped by the Town Hall. It was discussed and agreed that should Matt Galles get a Commercial Drivers License he could be hired to help as a substitiute driver. B. Galles will relate this message to Matt.
Old Business: none
New Business: Supervisor John C Johnson had a heart attack and required by-pass surgery. He may resign his position and will inform the Clerk of this within a few weeks. We may need to find someone to complete his term until the 2006 Township elections when his position will appear on the ballot.
Transfer of Funds: B. Galles made a motion by request of the Treasurer to transfer $11,500.00 from Rd. & Bridge to General Revenue, seconded by T. Rice, motion carried.
NO meeting in January.
Next regular meeting will be the 1st Monday, February 7, 2005 at 7:30 PM
Meeting adjourned by general consent
Shirley Wallin, Clerk