Board Minutes April 14, 2023

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Helena Township Board Meeting April 13th, 2023

Meeting called to order at 7:02 PM.  Members present were David Peterson, Bonnie Robbins and Cathy Rice, Butch Peeples and Butch Bartz. Motion by Robbins to approve the agenda and supported by Bartz and approved.  Motion by Rice to approve the March’s meeting minutes and supported by Robbins and approved.

Conflict of Interest: None          

 Public Comment: None

Treasurer’s Report: beginning balance March 1st, 2023 is $810,510.44

Total receipts: $8,771.08 and total disbursements: $42,783.93

Ending balance March 31, 2023 is $776,497.59

Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by Robbins and supported by Bartz and approved.

Presentation of Bills: March 1-31; $29,834.46 and April 1-13; $6,047.19

Fire Chief/Sheriff Report:  Received report.

Speakers: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council representative, Anna Watson gave a presentation on septic systems to the board.

Communications: County commissioner Terry VanAlstine gave County commissioner report received by email and will be put on website

Zoning: Reviewed Bob Logee’s zoning report

Planning Commission: April meeting cancelled. Zoning Board of Appeals to meet April 27th at 5:00 PM for a public hearing.

Parks & Rec:  Review 5 year plan next meeting.  Changes to MOU for Lone Tree Point made and motion by Robbins to accept changes to MOU with support by Bartz and motion carried.

Roads: Bartz reported that maintenance of Alden Meadows is put off until next year.  Cemetery road to be regraded.  Cost to maintain SE Torch Lake Drive is $365,00.00.

Old Business: None

New Business: Budget hearing scheduled for June 21, 2023 at 10:00 AM.

Announcements:  Household waste pickup at Depot June 17th from 8:00 AM until noon.

Additional Public Comment:  Jim Gurr commented.

Motion to pay bills:  Robbins made the motion to pay the bills and supported by Bartz and approved and motion carried.

Adjournment by call of the chair at 8:27 PM.

Prepared by Helena Township Clerk: David Peterson

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