Pelican Township
Approved Minutes of Board Meetings
OCTOBER 4, 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 September meeting were reviewed. T. Rice made a motion to accept minutes of  September meeting with minor corrections, seconded by J. Johnson, motion carried.

Eric was present to give his police report. He said that is has been very quiet in the township. Beach is now shut down for the season. Breezy Point Police Dept. received computer for mileage trailer, still learning to use it. Plant road is now open.

Treasurers report: Opening Balance: $151,830.55, Receipts: $101.53, Disbursements: $8231.38, Ending Balance: $143,700.70, Checkbook Balance: $394.83, Savings Balance: $143,305.87, All Funds Balance: $143,700.70. B. Galles made a motion to approve Treasurers report, seconded by T. Rice, motion carried.

Bills to be paid were presented, T. Rice made a motion to pay all bills, seconded by J. Johnson, motion carried. 

Correspondence: Crow Wing County Assoc. meeting, October 18th at Center Town Hall.

Road Report: J. Johnson met with Mission Township and they will now tar and mow the sides of the road and we will do the snowplowing. T. Rice has not heard anything from Anderson Brothers or the DNR on the Sunset Valley Rd. Project. Mark Meixner gave T. Rice a letter as to what he wanted in exchange for taking fill from his property across from Wallins South Shore Dr. to straighten the road out there. Meixner felt we didnít put in enough tar by his driveway when we tarred that portion of the road, and said he had to put cement all the way down, he wants $900.00 in exchange.  T. Rice said road maintenance person stated the tractor has started acting up again, he has it out to see if he can fix it. 

Committee Reports: Sanitary Service District still holding meetings. Attorneys now tell them they canít organize under 116A- they have to assess the cost to all the county instead of by district. B. Galles stated there is a $300,000.00 grant available and they are going to go after it. Next meeting date is October 27th 9:30-11:00 AM.

Zoning: Timothy Shaw rezoning has been approved. John & Lillian Johnson zoning request postponed.

Old Business: J. Johnson met with Hank Schoenhost and Trust Attorney Chris Larson and felt that Pelican Township should get together with Pelican Conservation Club to purchase this property. J. Johnson has made arrangements to attend the next Pelican Conservation Club meeting along with Hank Schoenhost which will be on October 13th. There are quite a few restrictions on this property.  J. Johnson inquired about portable outhouse and the minimum would be $85.00. Consensus of the board was not to get one for election day.

New Business: none

Transfer of Funds: none

Next meeting: November 8, 2004 7:30 PM 
Election Day: November 2, 2004  8:00 AM Ė 8:00 PM

Meeting adjourned by general consent.

Respectfully  Submitted,

Shirley Wallin, Clerk