LLL Board of Audit

February 10, 2009

Present:  Dave Johnson, Supervisor -- Ardell Johnson, Supervisor -- Greg Scherzer, Supervisor -- Dick Toomey, Treasurer -- Marv Mortenson, Clerk 


Audit meeting called to order at 7:00 pm.  The board reviewed the treasurer’s year-end report for 2008.

Motion to approve the financial report and file with the State Department was made by D. Johnson, second by Scherzer—passed 3-0


Board adjourned at 7:10 pm



Regular Town Board Meeting of


February 10th, 2009


Present:  Dave Johnson, Supervisor -- Ardell Johnson, Supervisor, -- Greg Scherzer, Supervisor -- Dick Toomey, Treasurer -- Marv Mortenson, Clerk 


1.  Meeting was called to order by Supervisor Dave Johnson at 7:15 PM.


2.  Additions to the agenda were called for:

Motion to approve the agenda made by D. Johnson, second Scherzer – passed 3-0


3.  Reading of the Minutes

Motion to dispense with the reading of the minutes and to approve the minutes of the last regular meeting as written.     Motion by Scherzer, second by D. Johnson – passed 3 -0


4. Treasurer report:               

                -- Cash Balance of                 $10,694.29

                -- Invested Balance of                 $43,041.27

                -- Total Balance of                 $53,735.56

Motion to approve Treasurer’s report by D. Johnson, second by Scherzer – passed 3-0


5. Claims for payment:

                $487.50 Clearwater County Highway Dept.

                $280.37 MAT dues for 2009


                Motion to approve payment by Scherzer, second by A. Johnson—passed 3-0


6. Old Business:

A. “Boundary & Annexation Survey” has been completed and will be mailed


B.  Snowmobiles on Township Roads:

At the last board meeting there was a citizen request to investigate what can be done about the excessive snowmobile traffic on township roads, especially McKenzie Road.  In response to this request, D. Johnson called Dave Schotzko at the DNR office in Bemidji. Mr. Schotzko stated that he had received a citizen complaint and stated that we would need to work with the snowmobile clubs who received the Grant and Aid dollars for these trails.

Shortly after this, John Darco, representing the Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile club, called to explain that he needed to have a permit signed by LLL town board and the LaPrairie town board granting permission to use the township roads as a Grant and Aid snowmobile trail.  It would appear that because the trail was there before the road was declared a township road that no one thought to get permission from the county, LaPrairie Township or LLL Township.

D. Johnson called and visited with Dan Buell of LaPraire Township. They discussed the situation and Dan Buell agreed that there are some safety issues.  Dan Buell and D. Johnson agreed that we needed to work with the snowmobile club to resolve the issue. Both agree to not sign the permit form at this time.


Motion by G. Scherzer to instruct the clerk to write a letter to John Darco requesting he set up a meeting with a representative of all the parties involved.  Copies to be sent to Dan Buell, LaPrairie Township and Dave Schotzko, Trails/Waterways of the DNR. Second by A. Johnson – passed 3-0

7.  New Business:


A.  The hand out for the annual meeting was reviewed and a few minor changes and/or mistakes were noted.  These corrections will be made and the hand out will be duplicated for distribution at the Annual Meeting.


B.  D. Toomey shared the information from the January meeting of the Clearwater County Township Association.


C.  Correspondence:

-- Sec. of State Meeting.  As we were unable to attend this meeting concerning elections, D. Johnson sent a letter representing our concerns.  Copy attached.

-- We have sent two letters to Bruce Cox, Land Commissioner with concerns of road damage by logging operators.  We have not received an answer.

-- Clearwater County Historical Society requested a donation.   A motion to place this on the Annual Meeting agenda by A. Johnson, second by G. Scherzer – passed 2-1


 8. NEXT BOARD MEETING:  April 14th, Agenda Items.

A. Mr. Hetland of Triangle Chemical Co. ( A. Johnson will make the invitation)

B. Review Annual Meeting

C. Road Projects for Summer

D. Fire Department Contract

E. County Maintenance Agreement



  Motion to adjourn by A. Johnson, second by D. Johnson, passed 3-0   Adjourned at 8:42 PM


_____________________________ Marv Mortenson, Clerk


_____________________________ Supervisor