Pelican Township
Approved Minutes of Board Meetings
AUGUST 9, 2006

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. Leon Yeager from Mission Fire Dept., Jack and Lillie Johnson.

Minutes of July meeting were reviewed, B. Galles made a motion to approve minutes with a few grammar corrections, seconded by R. Olson, motion carried.

Leon Yeager from Mission Fire Dept. gave a report from the last fire meeting. Section 10 of our township is serviced by Mission Fire Dept. it is 3.8 miles to Rickaís so the ISO would be 8. If we have Pequot Lakes service that area as they now have a satellite station at Breezy Point it would be 1 mile closer but the ISO with Pequot Lakes Fire Dept. would still be a 9. It was suggested in the future we contact residents in the area & ask what they would like, will leave as is for now. L. Yeager spoke about the deliberators , the way it is recommended they use them the old ones are not set up that way and the manufacturer is not going to upgrade the old ones and the cost for new ones will cost $1800.00 a piece and they have 15 of them.
J. Johnson attended the Mission Fire Meeting for our township and said that Center Township is building a satellite building for Fire Trucks and it should be done January 2007. 
J. Johnson attended the Mission Town Board Meeting and the residence on Canthook Dr. are complaining about their road, it is in Mission Township and they are responsible for anything that happens on that road. We take care of the snowplowing and they do the grading and keeping the sides mowed down. Residence asked if something could be done in the soft spots. This road is on their books to be upgraded in 3-5 years which it is at the very bottom of their list. 

Treasurers report given: Opening Balance: $264,623.22, Receipts: $36,581.23, Disbursements: $30,427.56, Ending Balance: $270.776.89, Checkbook Balance: $86,737.64, Savings Balance: $35,169.31, (Wells Fargo), $46,176.56 (Northern National), $102,693.38 (American National)
All Funds Balance: $270,776.89. R. Olson made a motion to approve Treasurers report, seconded by B. Galles motion carried.

B. Galles made a motion that the polling hours for Primary election on Sept. 12th will be from 10 Am to 8 PM and to approve the following judges: Agnes Goerges, Jack or Lilli Johnson, Alan Loyva, Ileane Mathison, Kathleen Zender, Sandy Thorson, Arlene Rice, Suzanne Goerges and Shirley Wallin, seconded by R. Olson, motion carried.

ROAD REPORT: We received a letter from Keith Pohl from Crow Wing Soil and Conservation about approval to fill in wetlands on Sunset Valley Road that is under .08 acres. We had some vandalism we lost 3 signs, stop ahead sign missing, blind corner sign, & a stop sign, they also spray painted on signs and mailboxes on Sunset Valley Rd.
We received a proposal from Anderson Brothers to do some repairs on portions of our roads, B. Galles made a motion that we accept the proposal but to exclude the charges of the repairs for previous work Anderson Brothers did that was not done correctly the first time and to give T. Rice the authority to sign off on the proposal when he gets the corrected one back and to return the proposal to Anderson Brothers, seconded by R. Olson, motion carried. We received a bid estimate from Holmvig to do brushing and take stumps out by the 4-way stop east on Sunset Valley Rd. T. Rice will get some clarifications on the estimate as it didnít include quantities. We also received the last Anderson Brothers production report. B. Galles received a call from Jack Weaver that John Harvey is putting boulders by the road again and said it was in the road right of way. Board had a discussion on various things the board could do being it is within the road right of way. R. Olson made a motion that we get a survey and photographic evidence and contact attorney and to send a notice to the property owner that he needs to remove within 14 days or action will be taken and we will certify for collections on the Harvey property for boulders placed on the road right of way, seconded by B. Galles, we will move around items as needed to make sure we have covered everything, these are statues 160.27 and statue 4985, motion carried. B. Galles received a call from a resident who lives or has property in Cree Bay, she is complaining about 2 residents who have placed speed bumps on the road, a regular car cannot get over them without scraping bottom. This road is not a maintained township road but is a public road and is privately maintained, B. Galles spoke with Chief Rudek to see if he could send a police officer over there to talk to the residents as we have no jurisdiction at all over this road as this would be a civil matter.

ZONING: John & Nellie Weavers to rezone approx 2.5 acres from Agricultural to Rural Residential, B. Galles made a motion that we send a letter to the Planning Commission that the town board has no objections as this appears consistent with adjoining properties, seconded by R.Olson, motion carried.

CABLE: Discussion held about being able to get high speed internet from Charter Communication if we have enough people in our area that would be willing to go to Charter Communications. Annual cable meeting-everything remains the same for now.


NEW BUSINESS: Primary Elections Sept. 12, 2006 from 10 am to 8 pm

No transfer of funds.

Next regular meeting: September 14, 2006, 7:30 PM.

Meeting adjourned by general consent.

Respectfully Submitted,

Shirley Wallin, Clerk