Pelican Township
Approved Minutes of Board Meetings

NOVEMBER 21, 2005

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 gave the town board a copy of the road procedure between Mission and Pelican Township we have had and was wondering if we were going to be following the same procedure this year. Board looked it over and said yes it would be the same, he will give a copy to the Mission Board.  J. Johnson also stated they now have a family living on that road with children that get on the school bus and there is no turn around for the bus. J. Johnson was wondering if he had the board’s permission to contact Haunes to get permission to clear out brush so the bus can turn around there. We do have 66 ft. right-of- way but need them to do an easement to the township to do this. Jack and Bruce will be in contact.  J. Johnson also checked with the county again about the Shoenhost Property, he said things look like they are in the process with the county commissioners office-county looking at a grand for this project also. Will see what develops from here.

Minutes of October meeting were reviewed. R. Olson made a motion to approve minutes with a couple minor word changes, seconded by T. Rice, motion carried.

Treasurers Report:  Opening Balance: $210,438.81, Receipts: $216.37, Disbursements: $3210.84, Ending Balance: $207,444.34, Checkbook Balance: $252.61, Savings Balance: $107,191.73, CD Balance: $100,000.00, All Funds Balance: 207,444.34. R. Olson made a motion to approve Treasurers Report, seconded by B. Galles, motion carried.  Clerk received check back  from the City of Nisswa for the Firemen’s Relief and a check from the City of Nisswa as we had paid the full fire contract last spring and did not owe the 2nd half.

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

Correspondence: Dog Ordinance meeting tonight November 21st.  Fire Meeting with Mission Township and Center Township scheduled for  Monday November 28th at 7 PM. with the other townships invited to come. 

Road Report:  T. Rice reported on Channel Lane and everything now good to go and can  start the bidding process, will do Channel Lane & Sunset Valley Rd at the same time. T. Rice has the information as what needs to be included in the bid, he also feels we will need to have a special meeting to get everything done. Will need 4 days posting time notice before we can have a meeting. T. Rice also stated that Rick Fries will substitute as plow driver when we have inclimate weather and our regular maintenance person is at work. He does have a commercial license. 

Committee Report: Sanitary Service District meeting Wednesday November 23rd.  Cable TV meeting: Novmeber 29th.

Zoning: Zoning request from Jerry & Susan Moore for setback of 75 ft requesting 56 ft plus 20,000 sq. ft requesting $18,422 to construct 12’ x 17.8’ & 12’ X 14’ addition & construct second story above the 12’x 17.8’ addition.  B. Galles made a motion that we send a no objection letter with several comments which the zoning board should be watching for, seconded by R. Olson, motion carried.

No Old Business

New Business: filing notice will need to be in paper by mid December and filing opens 1/3 thru 1/17- Clerk will be out of town for a good part of this time and was wondering how this should be handled. Clerk will check with the Mn.Township Office to see what can be done. This year we will have filing for 2 supervisors as R. Olson was appointed to take over J. Johnson spot so will be filing for a 1 year term at this point, the other is a 3 year term.

Discussion held about changing Town Board elections to be held with the  November elections in the fall starting in 2008, we will need to bring this up at the annual meeting in March and will need to do a resolution to change to the November election time frame. The townships will now be required to have machines for visually impaired people and this would save on costs to do it all at one time.

No transfer of funds

Next meeting date: Monday December 12, 2005 7:30 PM.

Meeting adjourned by general consent.

Respectfully Submitted,

Shirley Wallin

Shirley Wallin, Clerk