TOWN OF BLAINE
January 10, 2012
Chairman Dyson called the January 10, 2012 monthly meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.
Members present were Chairman Dyson, Supervisor Carlson, Treasurer Holter and Clerk Ronningen.
Don Carlson made the motion to approve the minutes of December 13, 2011. Dan Dyson seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Don Carlson made the motion to approve the Treasurer's report. Dan Dyson seconded. Motion passed. Bank reconciliation was not presented as statement was not yet available.
Don Carlson made the motion to approve the bills that were submitted by the Clerk. Dan Dyson seconded. Motion passed.
Correspondence: Don Carlson completed a performance review for the Clerk on behalf of the board. Habitat for Humanity in St. Croix Falls needs volunteers. Signs will be posted for information.
Citizen Input: None
Road Equipment Update: Ron reported that all equipment is in running order. The tractor mower is fixed and running well.
Road Condition Report: The roads are in pretty good shape. Ron is currently brushing in the Barrens. The stop sign near S Markville Road has been replaced. Trucks crossing on State Line Road should be empty. Ron asked a question regarding any funds available for improvements on bridges.
Storm update: Rita finalized bills to Burnett County Emergency Management on December 15, 2011. A contact in Madison sent an e-mail with a large list of questions for further documentation and final report for funds to be distributed to Blaine. Rita Ronningen will be working on documentation this week.
Logging Contracts: Matt Holter wants to land logs at Big McGraw Landing from the island (blow down trees) if ice is adequate. Dan and Don agreed with the assurance that the public landing is accessible to the fire department every day and landing is cleaned up in the Spring.
T&T is planning on purchasing stumpage near Hay Creek. The County has approved. A clear approach is needed on St. Croix Trail. Dan and Don agreed with action if purchase is completed. If it is wet in the Spring, the Board may delay the removal.
Payroll Update: The mileage rate remains the same at $0.555. The Tax Continuation Act of 2011 provides for a 2 month extension of reduced employee's Social Security tax rate (4.2%) which was signed by President Obadiah on December 23, 2011. Payroll service for Quickbooks 2009 will be discontinued as May 31, 2012. Don Carlson made the motion to approve the upgrade. Dan Dyson seconded. Motion passed.
ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON THE FEBRUARY AGENDA:
Lowering Weight Limits (i.e S. Markville Road) – Ordinance is required.
Form C 2011 Financial Report
Don Carlson made the motion to adjourn the January 10, 2012 meeting. Dan Dyson seconded. Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
Rita Ronningen, Clerk
Signed and dated this __________ day February, 2012.
Dan Dyson, Chairman
Date Created: 1/11/2012