Pelican Township
Approved Minutes of Board Meetings
MAY 10, 2004

The regular meeting of the Pelican Town Board was called to order by chairman Bruce Galles. Present: Bruce Galles, Ted Rice, John C. Johnson, Suzanne Goerges and Shirley Wallin.

Minutes of April meeting were reviewed, B. Galles made a motion to approve minutes with minor spelling corrections, seconded by J. Johnson, motion carried.

Erik was present from the Breezy Point Police Dept., he handed out the monthly report, said there were a couple of break-ins. Erik also drove by the berm issue on Pelican Lake Rd., they did remove the berm from the road right of way, but have now replaced it off of the road right of way which makes it harder to even get through.  Pelican Beach not open yet, may open Memorial Day weekend, Will have a host there this year, same as last year, but won’t be here until July 6th. Everything OK in the township.

Treasurers report given: Opening Balance: $157,177.06, Receipts: $63.19, Disbursements: $4,811.23, Ending Balance: $152,429.02, Checkbook Balance: $117.40, Savings Balance: $152,311.62, All Funds Balance: $152,429.02.  B. Galles made a motion to approve Treasurers report, seconded by J. Johnson, motion carried.

Bills to be paid were presented, Treasurer stated  the amount paid to Wells Fargo was  for 2nd safety Deposit Key, Treasurer Suzanne Goerges has 1 key and Clerk Shirley Wallin has 1 key. Check for Country Echo will be held until the clerk receives the letterhead from the Echo.  T. Rice made a motion to pay all bills, 2nd by J. Johnson, motion carried.

Correspondences were read.

ROAD REPORT: not much going on with the roads right now, Margaret Larson said things should be settled soon with her land for the Sunset Valley Rd. project. Maintenance man Loberg working on getting cracks sealed, Anderson Brothers said they may be doing the road project for Red Oak road in May, will not be doing Sunset Valley Rd & Channel Lane project until next year.

Sanitary Service District will be holding meetings in various locations throughout the summer, discussion held to have our own meeting so we can find out what the residents of our township felt about the Sanitary Service District, tentative dates, either June 5th or June 12th at 9:30 AM.  B. Galles will check to see if someone from the Sanitary Service Board would be able to attend or not.
Police Protection: everything going fine.
Crow Wing County Parks & Recreation- J. Johnson attended the meeting and most of the concerns were on the beaches to keep them clean and keeping the toilets clean. Also discussed off road vehicles. J. Johnson said that at  the Anderson Brothers annual meeting in Nisswa the CEO stated that in order for the State to balance the budget they took the gas tax, so some roads may not get the work done that is needed.  Mission Township will be doing some improvements to upgrade the ball park and this ball park also benefits residents of Pelican Township, J. Johnson asked if the township would be interested in giving a donation. Board will think about it and we may need to ask the residents at the March annual meeting before we can give the donation.

OLD BUSINESS: B. Galles said the berm on Pelican Beach road has now been taken out, discussion held if we can bill property owner for our Attorney’s and Surveyors fees or not. B. Galles spoke with Township Association Attorney and he thought we could also recap Supervisors costs, discussion held.  B. Galles asked the Board to think about this until the June meeting.
NEW BUSINESS: by general consensus to ask Calvin Wallin to spray for the beetles at the township hall before the next meeting.
No transfer of funds.
Next meeting date: June 14, 2004 7:30 PM
Meeting adjourned by general consent.

Respectfully Submitted,

Shirley Wallin, Clerk