EAGLE HARBOR TOWNSHIP BOARD
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
January 10, 2000
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:7:00 PM by Supervisor, Jim Boggio
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
MEMBERS PRESENT:Jim Boggio, Jeane Olson, Donald Keith, Gerald Johnson
MEMBERS ABSENT: John Clarkson
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:MM/S Johnson/Olson 4-0 with two corrections. The vote count on the approval of December 13th minutes and the vote count on the acceptance of John Clarkson’s letter.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Report dated December 1999 was accepted
APPROVAL OF BILLS: MM/S Keith/Johnson to approve – Vote 4-0
SUPERVISOR’S REMARKS AND CORRESPONDENCE: Jim Boggio commented at length on the changing responsibilities and workload of small government units such as ours. Administrative duties and paperwork have increased dramatically with our assessment districts covering the new fire truck, the Little Grand Marais East road project and the Hebard Plat Survey. Water construction projects will be ongoing. Wellhead Protection is a hot button with the State and local health departments. The continuing renovation of the Community Building will take a lot of time and effort. Cemetery records are still being brought up to date and many await their purchase certificates. Currently, we have fifteen bank accounts to make deposits into and pay bills out of each month. Elections are more complicated now that we have more registered voters, many of whom vote by absentee ballot. Office facilities and personnel will have to be expanded to handle the increasing workload and elected officials and other employees will have to be compensated more realistically for their work. Thanks to the Eagle Harbor Combo for playing at the New Year’s Eve party.
Volunteer Fire Department – Mike Radigan - Firemen will go down to inspect the new truck. Loan closing to be set.
Water & Well-Head Protection Committee – John Wakeman - Absent
Cemetery Committee – Ginny Shubert – Absent
Solid Waste Committee – Bruce Olson – Don’t drive in when weather is warm because it makes ruts that freeze and make it hard to plow later.
Beach Committee – Vern Robinson – Absent
Recreation Committee – Barb Sickler – Thank Rick Probst for the work on the ice rink and Dick Lantz for the music.
Time Capsule – Frank Carlton – No Report
ADJOURNMENT: 7:55PM MM/D Keith/Johnson – Vote 4-0
John M. Clarkson, Clerk Jim Boggio, Supervisor