Pelican Township
Approved Minutes of Board Meetings
JANUARY 9, 2006

The regular meeting of the Pelican Town Board was called to order by acting Chairman Robert Olson in the absence of Bruce Galles. Present: Robert Olson, Ted Rice, Suzanne Goerges and Shirley Wallin. Also present were Jack and Lilli Johnson and Robert Hamilton.

Joe from the Breezy Point Police Dept. was present to give his monthly report. He said he checked on speed limits in rural residential and there needs to be a driveways at least every 300 ft. to be 35 miles per hr. unless otherwise posted and a study needs to be done. Nothing much going on within the township.

Jack Johnson said he talked with the County about the Shoenhost property and he said it really doesnít seem like the County has any interest in it to purchase the property. Jack stated that according to Shoenhost he wants to sell the property to an entity like Crow Wing County and not to an individual. Heís also not interested in selling it for $80,000.00 any longer. They are looking at possibly selling it to several people to keep it in trust totally. Jack also asked if he could attend the Mission Fire meeting on January 12th. OKíd by the board. 

Robert Hamilton was present, he is a realtor with Edina Realty, he sold the Ludeman property on Pelican Lake and he didnít look at the property before it was actually sold. He said the septic is 3 feet over his property line on property that is owned by the public and really is a road easement where the road has never been developed. He was wondering if the Township would give the new owner easement for the septic system. Discussion held.  There is a property that is owned by someone else that has lake frontage and if they would ever decide to build on it they would need to use that easement for the road and we didnít think it would be good for a road to be built over the septic system.  We will check into this further and Robert Hamilton will also check further into possibly having them just move the septic system. 

Minutes of the December meeting were reviewed. T. Rice made a motion to accept minutes, seconded by R. Olson, motion carried.

Treasurers report: Opening Balance: $211,235.26, Receipts:  $77,005.07, Disbursements: $20,067.83, Ending Balance: $268,172.50, Checkbook Balance: $448.14, Savings Balance: $67,724.36, CD/Money Market Balance: 200,000.00, All Funds Balance: $268,172.50. Treasurer S. Goerges said that she rolled over the CDís at Northern National Bank and they will mature 6/06. She also opened a Money Market Acct. at American National Bank with the interest rate of 3.90%. T. Rice made a motion to approve Treasurers report, seconded by R. Olson, motion carried.

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

Correspondences were read: A retirement party for Roy Lukkenen, who retired as County Auditor, will be Friday afternoon January 20th.
Received an invitation from Thirty Lakes Watershed District for an appreciation dinner & program to be held on Thursday January 19th at the Nisswa Legion, invitation was for one board member and guest to attend.

Road Report: T. Rice talked to Al Knowlen from Anderson Brothers Construction about different areas that will need water drainage on Sunset Valley Rd. Will be doing bids for road project fairly soon.

Committee Report: none

Zoning: none

February meeting will be Monday February 13, 2006 7:30 PM with audit meeting to follow.

March meeting will be the first Monday in March, March 6, 2006 with budget meeting.

T. Rice made a motion by the request of the Treasurer to transfer $5,000.00 from General Revenue into the Road & Bridge fund, seconded by R. Olson, motion carried.

Meeting adjourned by general consent.

Respectfully Submitted,

Shirley Wallin, Clerk