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The regular meeting of the Pelican Town Board was called to order by Chairman Bruce Galles, present: Bruce Galles, Ted Rice, Robert Olson, Suzanne Goerges and Shirley Wallin. Also present Jack and Lilli Johnson.
J. Johnson attended the semi-annual fire meeting with Mission Township and they will be putting more money into the equipment fund. This year our fire contract is $21,242.00 and it will go up again next year. Next fire meeting will be July 20, 2006 .
J. Johnson spoke with the landowner on his road where we would like to widen the cul-de-sac to see if it was OK to widen road for the turn around for the bus, he also spoke with the Pequot Lakes bus garage and they said where they are turning around now is a safe distance for the kids to walk and is a good place for the turn around. If we change the location it would take more than 66 ft. right-of-way to make the cul-de-sac turn. Will not pursue any changes at this time.
B. Galles made a motion we pay J. Johnson $120.00 for the 3 fire meetings he has attended for out township with Mission Township, seconded by R. Olson, Motion carried.
Minutes of January meeting were reviewed, R. Olson made a motion to approve minutes, seconded by B. Galles, motion carried.
Treasurers report given: Opening Balance: $268,212.50, Receipts: $9321.36,
Disbursements: $7237.64, Ending Balance: $270,296.22, Checkbook Balance
$7250.50, Savings Balance: $63,013.67, CD Balance $200,032.05,
All Fund Balance: $270,296.22. R. Olson made a motion to approve Treasurers report, seconded by B. Galles, motion carried. Per Treasurer we will keep the interest in the Money Market Savings Fund instead of trying to transfer it out all the time.
Bills to be paid were presented, T. Rice made a motion to pay all bills, seconded by R. Olson, motion carried.
Correspondence: We received $5,000.00 from Heartland Cable Commission to use to possibly establish a trail or park within our township or use for another good use not covered by the budgeted money we receive. We received information that Mary Ann Milton is petitioning to vacate a platted road in the Markham addition. Court date is March 20, 2006 at 9 AM, township was not asked to do anything in the petition just a notification.
Road Report: T. Rice received a call from Karen Bollen on Red Oak Rd- T. Rice talked with the road maintenance person and he will now do the whole road with the plowing & sanding before going on to do the rest of the roads. Sunset Valley Rd. project discussed, it looks like Anderson Brothers said it would come in about $144,000.00 + $7,000 for stump removal, total should than come in around $151,000.00. We are going to ask Anderson Brothers to write the specs for the bid and also needs to include Channel Lane, per T. Rice we will need to notify Landecker’s & Associates as they will need to publish for bids in the paper on Channel Lane being this is with grant money.
Committee Reports: none
Old Business: none
New Business: Fire meeting in Nisswa Feb. 21, 2006 at 7 PM at Nisswa Fire Hall. Signed Fire Contract with Mission Township.
Transfer of Funds: no transfer needed.
Next regular meeting will be held March 6, 2006, 7:30 PM
Town Board Elections: March 14, 2006 5 PM – 8 PM
Board of Canvass: March 14, 2006, 8:05
Annual Town Meeting: March 14, 2006 8:15 PM
Budget reviewed for 2007.
Audit Meeting: The Town Board reconciled the Clerks and Treasurers books, warrants and canceled checks . Receipts were reconciled. Clerks and Treasurers year end summary compared and signed by Supervisors.
Monthly meeting and Audit meeting adjourned by general consent.
Shirley Wallin, Clerk