AGENDA
TOWN BOARD MEETING

August 4, 2021 at 7:00pm @ Town Hall

ZOOM available
See www.Fredenberg.org for Meeting Packet

PHONE: dial – 312-626-6799 COMPUTER: Zoom Website

Meeting ID: 854 1753 0760 Meeting ID: 854 1753 0760

PASSCODE: 719220 Passcode: 719220

IN KEEPING WITH THE INTENT OF THE OPEN MEETING LAW:
THE BOARD WILL PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT,
DURING THE OPEN FORUM PORTION OF THIS MEETING BUT THIS IS AT THE BOARD’S
DISCRETION AND NOT MANDATED BY STATUTE
NOTE: All issues discussed during the board meeting, including visitor business, are subject to
publication in the board minutes, by the media or by other methods.
1. Call to order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Approval of minutes from July 7, 2021 board meeting
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Correspondence
6. Review of bills
7. Reports:
a. Clerk e. Parks/Rec
b. Roads f. Community Center – Pavilion
c. Fire Department g. Recycling Center
d. Cemetery h. Other Meetings Attended
i. Township Preparedness Plan
8. Open Forum (opportunity for Public to present issues, TIME LIMIT 3 MINUTES per person)
9. Old Business
a. FCC — Room 2 ready for use
b. Playground equipment revisit
c. American Rescue Plan Act – Process—Motion. Local interest/coordination
10. New Business
a. Request to advertise for annual township snowplowing
b. SLC Permit for car show – Eagle’s Nest – Event on 8/24/2021
c. Discarding Twp HD, printer and monitor (working order)
d. Board and community civility training and conflict resolution
e. Second meeting of the month July 21, 2021 monthly meeting
OTHER MEETINGS OR GATHERINGS WHICH MAY INCLUDE A QUORUM OF TOWN
SUPERVISORS:
August 4, 2021 Meeting
July 2021 CORRESPONDENCE
Mail:
7/25/2021 Gnesen Newsletter for July
E-mails:
7/1/2021 L. Seele, Coop Invasive Species Mgmt – Look out for wild parsnip
7/1/2021 S. Hemphill Noxious Weed laws – Wild Parsnip
7/1/2021 MN Dept of Rev – Board of Appeals online training
7/2/2021 MN Office of the State Auditor, July 2, 2021 E-Update
7/5/2021 A. Anderson – Gravel Pit Committee and Board vote
7/8/2021 K. Goucher – Fredenberg Twp Board members responsibilities
7/9/2021 MN Office of the State Auditor, July 9, 2021 E-Update
7/12/2021 S Rock – Funding for exercise equipment
7/14/2021 C. Cich DNT “Lake residents sue to stop gravel pit” article
7/16/2021 R. Pontinen (non-resident) – Sandpits ruin neighborhoods
7/16/2021 MN Office of the State Auditor, July 16, 2021 E-Update
7/18/2021 S. Overom – Gravel pit complaint filing
7/19/2021 S. Rock – August/Fall Fredenberg exercise schedule
7/20/2021 MAT July 2021 Newsletter
7/20/2021 D. Zimmerman – MAT insurance dept RE Neighborhood Night Out
7/21/2021 B. Wagner – Resignation Recycling Center
7/21/2021 MN Office of the State Auditor — CTAS Update – New Account Codes CARES & ARPA
7/23/2021 MN Office of the State Auditor, July 23, 2021 E-Update
7/26/2021 A. Mitchell SLC — St. Louis County Maintenance Programs – 2022
7/27/2021 K. Reinarz – E. Cook Lake Road “Slow Children at Play” sign
7/28/2021 R. Wexler – Permit approval for Car Show 8/25/2021
7/28/2021 J. Bevins – 2021 MN State Election Laws
7/30/2021 AAA Fencing – September 6 repair date
7/30/2021 MN Office of the State Auditor, July 30, 2021 E-Update
BOARD MEETING
Town of Fredenberg
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MN
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS TIME & PLACE: 7:00 pm
July 7, 2021 Town Hall and via Zoom
The monthly meeting was CALLED TO ORDER at 7:02 pm by Chair Jim Ray. Also, present were Supervisors: Deb
Pawlowicz, Walter Rapp, and Tim Wagner. Absent: Supervisor Clay Cich. Monica Bruning, Clerk & Pam Blekestad,
Treasurer also present. 27 attended the meeting held in the Town Hall; 7 attended via Zoom. The Board recited the Pledge
of the Allegiance.
1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Corrections: Item 5. CC – Vesel spelling and formatting of item 10.d – insert e.
before Deb. Walter moved to approve minutes. Deb seconded with proposed changes. MOTION PASSED
UNANIMOUSLY.
2. TREASURER’S REPORT: as of 5/12/ 2021, checking account did not reconcile due to a CTAS Error of $12,66.17.
Checking account balance is $188,533.32. Total funds are $391,450.83, which includes 4 CDs totaling $202,917.51.
Pam provided an overview of instructions from Wells Fargo to bring Township banking documentation up-to-date.
Monica will research RE authorization related to Township debit band card. Jim made a motion to accept Treasury
Report, Tim seconded. 4 YEAS. MOTION PASSED.
3. CORRESPONDENCE: 27 total: 3 mail and 24 e-mails were received and reviewed by the Board.
4. REVIEW OF BILLS: Jim made motion to accept checks #10413 to #10425, totaling $50,331.05 with one change to
include additional charges for fence repair. Chair Jim moved to approve. Deb seconded. 4 YEAS and one absent.
MOTION PASSED.
5. REPORTS:
Clerk – PEO assessment payment was received. Starry Skies Lake Superior donated a popcorn machine to the
Township! Many thanks. A microphone for Zoom broadcasts was purchased.
Road Report – Everything was done as planned on Road Review. Scobey Road received extra work due to neglect
over time. Much re-graveling has occurred. Chloride for roads has been difficult to secure; work is expected to be
done next week.
Fire Department – During June fire department members responded to nine calls including five medical calls, one
automatic fire alarm, one grass fire, one mutual aid structure fire and one report of a motor vehicle accident.
Fredenberg and Canosia Fire departments had a joint training on Fire fighter safety — hands on training on forcible
entry, bailing out of a window, chainsaw use and roof ventilation. Some members from Canosia joined with Fredenberg
when we visited two farms to learn about large animal behavior and how we can move the animals to safety or a
different area if needed during an emergency. Several fire department members staffed a medical/dropout tent for
Grandma’s marathon. Welcome two new junior members: Kaitlyn and Maddy Johnson.
Cemetery – Walter called 5 companies for sealing the roadway/entrance – 2 quotes were received. Walter moved to
accept quote from A-1 with clarification of description. Tim seconded. 4 YEAS and one absent. MOTION
PASSED.
6. Parks & Rec – Pickleball/tennis fences are up. Resurfacing is yet to be completed. Jim sprayed all rec areas for
weeds and cleaned up the area. Quote of $1210 for additional fence work – repairs to existing and extending outfield
fence line to prevent passage of snowmobilers. Jim moved to approve. Walter seconded. 4 YEAS and one absent.
MOTION PASSED.
7. Community Center –Playground equipment specs and needs changed. Discussion was tabled for Clay’s input and
potential American Rescue Plan Act cost share. Outdoor cooking equipment is in good working order for
Neighborhood Night Out. Door openers will be checked. Supervisors discussed minimum age requirement for
custodian position — 18 years and add to position description. Neighborhood Night Out is planned for August 3 from
5-7. Kids activities and food items were discussed. Investigate insurance requirements for adequate event coverage.
Jim made a motion to authorize up to $2500 for Township contribution. Deb seconded. 4 YEAS and one absent.
MOTION PASSED.
Recycle Center – George Peterson was hired as an alternate staff. Please do not dump garbage at the Recycling
Center unless it is open.
Preparedness Plan Update – No updates.
Other Meetings –
OPEN FORUM: Patty Wheeler recited three questions for the Board to respond to related to SLC interest in
Fredenberg Twp; Lakehead Trucking and the MPCA report regarding fines; and Board’s interests in Township
matters. Board members responded with the importance of continuing to work with the County on land use issues;
Lakehead violations have been addressed and on-going communications with Commissioner Nelson and requesting
SLC inspection schedule. Bruce Nelson read Exhibit 7 entitled Fredenberg Twp Gravel Pits from June 2 meeting
involving the concern about SLC interest in Fredenberg Township. Melissa Bell recited data related to gravel pit
interests and issues and requested respect among residents and Board members on the matter. Deb Pawlowicz spoke
of her interpersonal relations with Board members and concerns about social media posts.
OLD BUSINESS:
a. Grant for Township Road Improvement for East Cook Lake, West Island & Wood Duck Drive – grant
was not awarded. Clay will reapply.
b. FCC – Room 2 has been used
c. American Rescue Plan Act – Group present brainstormed ideas like playground equipment; fire department;
technology to upgrade; outdoor recreation pickleball; HVAC Chromebooks for Supervisors to
share documents.
d. Hazardous Waste Day was success in 2018 – 128 households participated; in 2019 – 67 households;
2021—58 households brought items. Thanks to Chesneys and Supervisors Clay and Jim for the extra
help.
NEW BUSINESS
a. 2021-008 Resolution was read. Discussion centered on adequate length of time timing. 4 YEAS and one
absent. MOTION PASSED.
b. Request granted to advertise for recessed Annual Township Meeting on August 24 in DNT and website
c. Jim corrected number of miles should be included in roadside mowing advertising. Advertise in newsletter,
website and newspaper. Walter to moved to advertise. Tim second. Motion to advertise. 4 YEAS and
one absent. MOTION PASSED. Miller Lane to be uncut.
d. Deb shared a resident requests light by dam area. Partnerships were discussed (DNR, Power and Light,
ARPA). More exploration is needed.
e. Monica provided an overview of potential civility and conflict resolution training for Board and community.
Discussion was tabled until next meeting.
No second meeting in July.
ADJOURNMENT: Chair Jim made a motion to adjourn meeting, Walter seconded. 5 YEAS. MOTION PASSED.
Meeting adjourned at 9:20 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Monica Bruning/Clerk Jim Ray/Board Chair
Town of Fredenberg Statement of Receipts, Disbursements and Balances (Schedule 1)
As on 7/13/2021
8/4/2021
Beginning
Balance Receipts
Sale of
Investments Total Balance
Investment
Transfers In Disbursements Balance
Purchase of
Fund Investments Transfers Out Ending Balance
General Fund 311,297.88 252,455.36 0.00 0.00 66,762.81 0.00 0.00 496,990.43 202,917.51 699,907.94
Road and Bridge (47,522.66) 0.00 0.00 0.00 76,546.75 0.00 0.00 (124,069.41) 0.00 (124,069.41)
Township Buildings 28,497.80 875.00 0.00 0.00 4,632.38 0.00 0.00 24,740.42 0.00 24,740.42
Storm Clean up 33,777.26 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 33,777.26 0.00 33,777.26
Fire Hall Bond 33,510.86 0.00 0.00 0.00 61,925.00 0.00 0.00 (28,414.14) 0.00 (28,414.14)
Road Paving 4,901.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,144.17 0.00 0.00 (5,243.11) 0.00 (5,243.11)
Parks & Rec 9,423.04 0.00 0.00 0.00 11,638.51 0.00 0.00 (2,215.47) 0.00 (2,215.47)
Cemetery 634.51 0.00 0.00 0.00 354.60 0.00 0.00 279.91 0.00 279.91
Fire Department 26,521.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 76,800.00 0.00 0.00 (50,278.50) 0.00 (50,278.50)
Reservoir Riders 35,502.82 25,785.90 0.00 0.00 48,993.21 0.00 0.00 12,295.51 0.00 12,295.51
Recycling Center 1,725.95 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,702.13 0.00 0.00 (4,976.18) 0.00 (4,976.18)
Total : 438,270.02 279,116.26 0.00 0.00 364,499.56 0.00 0.00 352,886.72 202,917.51 555,804.23
Report Version: 11/03/2015 Page 1 of 1
Monthly Reconciliation for Fredenberg Township As of 7/13/2021
Business Checking Plus Public Funds Balance $354,233.76
Outstanding checks -$1,347.04
Outstanding deposits
Sub Total $352,886.72
Investments
WF CD #7554408497 (03/02/21 – 19 month, 0.05 Percent) $50,000.00
NBC CD #891416 (4/24/20 – 7 month APY of 2.0 percent, $1164.70 from previous CD) $51,757.97
NBC CD #891408 (4/24/20 – 7 month APY of 2.0 percent) $50,579.77
NBC CD #891390 (4/24/20 – 7 month APY of 2.0 percent) $50,579.77
Total Funds Available $555,804.23
Checking Account high balance for the reporting period $407,359.93
Checking Account low balance for the reporting period $188,859.55
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Date Vendor Description Claim # Total Account # Account Name Detail
Date Range : 7/4/2021 To 8/4/2021
Town of Fredenberg Claims List for Approval 8/4/2021
07/28/2021 Vesel Construction, Inc Final payment Room 2 10440 $5,468.41
100-42870-223- Other Public Safety – CARES $5,468.41
07/28/2021 Lake Country Power June 2021 Electrical 10441 $95.18
Electric Utilities – Customer
Account Expense
403-49580-381-404 $21.00
Electric Utilities – Customer
Account Expense
403-49580-381-706 $46.18
Electric Utilities – Customer
Account Expense
403-49580-381-703 $28.00
Advertising: Roadside 10442 $102.46
Mowing
07/28/2021 Forum Communications
100-41560-343- Budgeting and Planning $102.46
telephone and High 10443 $298.95
Speed, Public WIFI
07/29/2021 Century Link
100-41110-321- Council/Town Board $38.24
100-41110-325- Council/Town Board $260.71
Mileage 10444* $56.00
Comput/monitor/print/
mic. Purchase. Pick-up
07/29/2021 Monica Bruning
100-41426-331- Computer $56.00
Mileage for 10445 $6,137.21
roads.AAA/Vesel
dwnpmt. Chainsaw
07/29/2021 James Ray
201-43176-331- Road Repair $58.80
201-43176-220- Road Repair $10.00
403-45202-220- Park Areas $600.00
213-42281-220- TH/CC $5,468.41
Road Chloride/Dust 10446 $13,653.64
retardent
Edwards Oil/Trimark
Indust Dust Ctl
07/29/2021
201-43173-405- Cloride Treatment $13,653.64
08/03/2021 Deb Pawlowicz CC vacuum 10447 $199.00
213-43211-211- Building Custodian $199.00
Town Hall and Skating 10448 $158.41
Rink (Jun/Jul 2021)
08/03/2021 Minnesota Power
Report Last Updated: 08/29/2014 Page 1 of 3
Date Vendor Description Claim # Total Account # Account Name Detail
Date Range : 7/4/2021 To 8/4/2021
Town of Fredenberg Claims List for Approval 8/4/2021
Electric Utilities – Transmission
and Distribution
100-49570-381- $148.47
Electric Utilities – Transmission
and Distribution
403-49570-381- $9.94
Cont’d grading of twp 10449 $1,886.50
roads –2021 Sum. Cable
locate. Storm damage
08/03/2021 Lakehead Trucking, Inc
201-43171-300- Grading rds $1,650.00
201-43174-300- Tree Removal from Roads $193.50
Electric Utilities – Transmission
and Distribution
201-49570-300- $43.00
July mowing 10450 $720.00
(Recycle/CC) 2x, Fire Hall
2x, Cemetery 2x)
08/03/2021 Donald George Olson
501-43129-300-708 Mowing services $170.00
213-43129-300-703 Mowing services $380.00
213-43129-300-702 Mowing services $170.00
Door Closer Upstairs — 10451 $506.15
Remove/Replace
08/03/2021 Vesel Construction
100-42281-223- TH/CC $506.15
Total For Selected Claims $29,281.91 $29,281.91
Report Last Updated: 08/29/2014 Page 2 of 3
Date Vendor Description Claim # Total Account # Account Name Detail
Date Range : 7/4/2021 To 8/4/2021
Town of Fredenberg Claims List for Approval 8/4/2021
Clay Cich Town Supervisor Date
Debra Pawlowicz Town Supervisor Date
James L Ray Town Supervisor Date
Tim Wagner Vice Chair, Town Supervisor Date
Walter Rapp Town Supervisor Date
Report Last Updated: 08/29/2014 Page 3 of 3