Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Long Lost Lake Township

June 14, 2016

Ardell Johnson Residence

 

1. Chair David Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. All members were present.

 

2. The proposed agenda was reviewed and amended slightly to include an item of correspondence as itemĎdí under Old Business. Supervisor Scherzer moved to approve the agenda, Supervisor Ardell Johnson offered the second and the motion passed 3-0

 

3. Minutes of the May 10, 2016 meeting were reviewed and approved as read. Chair David moved to approve the minutes, Ardell offered the second, and the motion passed 3-0

 

4. Treasurer Toomey offered the Treasurerís Report. At the time of the meeting, LLL Township had $30914.95 in savings and $28,464.87 in investments for a total of $58,979.82 in assets. Chair David moved to approve the report, Greg offered the second and the motion passed 3-0.

 

5. Treasurer Toomey reported that there were two claims for payment including to the Farmerís

Independent/ Election Notice for $53.68 and $600.00 to Clearwater County Highway Department for May 2, 2016 grading for a total of $653.68. Greg moved to approve the claims for payment, David offered the second and the motion passes 3-0.

 

6. Old Business

a.Finalizing / confirming arrangements for summer spraying are again proving frustrating and knapweed is reported to be high already. Supervisor Scherzer has left multiple messages for Roy Abraham at various times of the day and does not get call backs. He remains unsure if Mr. Abraham intends to spray. He is the only person hired by Clearwater County to spray roads ditches. Discussion ensued and it was reconfirmed that if Greg can reach him he is already authorized to arrange for spraying. Ardell indicated that he will get the name of the Becker County person to Greg. It was also agreed that LLL Twp will attempt to contract with Doug Johnson for needed brushing of township roads.

 

b. Ardell reported that the light graveling arranged for summer 2016 will likely occur the first part of August and must be completed by August 30. Town Board members agreed that monthly blading would be best and is most effective in non-winter months following a rain. Ardell should make these arrangements at the appropriate time since the county seems to respond within a day or two of a request. Discussion ensued on some of the problem rocks in the roadway that are embedded. It is unknown how large the rocks are. It was agreed that for now the township should inform the blade operator of the location of these rocks and see if he can remove them with is assigned equipment.

 

c. There was no new information to report re: ATV trails.

 

d. A thank you message was received from Cheryl Grover of Enbridge re: the dialogue at the May meeting.

 

7. New Business

a. MAT membership cards were distributed to all Township Officers.

 

b. The State Demographerís report was accepted without challenge (19 households and estimated population of 43). No action is required.

 

c. Clearwater County Auditor-Treasurerís Office provided a copy of the notice of a Primary Election and mail balloting as well as the process of registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. This has been printed in the Farmerís Independent.

 

d. Wilson indicated that she had received information about an illegal dumping site on McKenzie Road near Highway 113. She confirmed that a significant amount of debris has been dumped there. Town Board member Toomey and Wilson will visit the site, confirm the location and forward the information to the appropriate county and individual.

 

e. Wilson is registered for the June 29 Clerkís Summer Short Course in Walker.

 

f. No other business was brought before the board.

 

8. Citizen Comments

Citizens continue to express concerns about difficult entry/exit of watercraft at the Public Access. DNR Officials have indicated that they intend to make improvements with added planking by the end of June.

 

9. The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 and Wilson was instructed to post a change of time for the next scheduled meeting on August 9 for 8:00 PM at the Ardell and Ruth Johnson residence.