SUMMARY OF MINUTES OF THE

PINE COUNTY BOARD MEETING

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.

North Pine Government Center

1602 Hwy. 23 No., Sandstone, Minnesota

Vice Chair Josh Mohr called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  Present were Commissioners Steve Chaffee, John Mikrot, Jr. and Matt Ludwig.   Due to Commissioner Steve Hallan traveling out of state, Commissioner Hallan was present via Interactive TV, Commissioner Hallan was seen and heard at the meeting via electronic means and participated from Fort Pickens National Park, 1400 Fort Pickens Road, Loop C, Site 2, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561, Also present were County Administrator David Minke and County Attorney Reese Frederickson.  

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Vice Chair Mohr called for public comment. There was no public comment.

Commissioner Ludwig moved to adopt the amended Agenda. Second by Commissioner Mikrot. Motion carried 5-0.

Commissioner Chaffee moved to approve the Minutes of the January 30, 2020 Special Meeting-Committee of the Whole (Strategic Planning). Second by Commissioner Mikrot. Motion carried 5-0.

Commissioner Mikrot moved to approve the Minutes of the February 4, 2020 county board meeting and Summary for publication. Second by Commissioner Chaffee. Motion carried 5-0.

Minutes of Boards, Reports and Correspondence

Pine County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Board of Directors regular meeting     

Minutes – December 18, 2019 and December 18, 2019 Annual Meeting

Children’s Dental Services correspondence to Health & Human Services – January 30, 2020

Pine County Historical Society correspondence – February 5, 2020

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to acknowledge the Minutes of Boards, Reports and Correspondence. Second by Commissioner Mikrot.  Motion carried 5-0.

Commissioner Mikrot moved to approve the amended Consent Agenda. Second by Commissioner Chaffee.  Motion carried 5-0.

January, 2020 Cash Balance

Fund    

January 31, 2019    January 31, 2020    Increase(Decrease)

General Fund    

4,507,285        4,457,256        (50,029)

Health and Human Services Fund    

1,053,948        824,733        (229,214)

Road and Bridge Fund     

(95,298)        2,089,094        2,184,392

Land Management Fund    

1,917,480        2,473,617        556,138

TOTAL (inc non-major funds)    

10,455,612        10,728,457        272,845

Approve the January 2020 disbursements and claims over $2,000.

Approve the cancellation of uncashed 2017 warrants.

Approve the 2019 gas tax distributions to townships.

Approve Resolution 2020-16 cancelling state contracts where the 2019 annual payment and/or 2019 taxes have not been paid.  

Approve the 2019 State of Minnesota Federal Boating Safety Supplemental Equipment Grant Agreement in the amount of $29,550, effective March 2, 2020 through August 14, 2020.  

Accept a $6,492.50 donation from the Pine County Veterans Council for the Veterans Van.

Authorize regular employment status for Accounting Technician Kari Dutcher, effective March 3, 2020.

Authorize regular employment status for HHS employees Stacey Bisek, effective March 10, 2020, and Mallory Wilder, effective March 27, 2020.

Approve the hiring of part-time deputy sheriff Blake Richert, effective February 24, 2020, grade 10, $25.44 per hour.

Approve Public Employees Retirement Association Police Officer Resolution/Declaration 2020-09 for part-time deputy sheriff Blake Richert.  This Resolution/Declaration indicates that the employee will meet all the requirements of the Police and Fire Plan membership requirements from his date of hire.  

Approve Probation employees Terry Fawcett, Jami Tuve-Anderson, Sue Thompson, Devin Petersen, Justine Ward and Kevin Glass to attend the Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers (MACPO) Conference.  Total:  $3,098.  

Approve Health & Human Services employees Jessica Fehlen, Samantha Lo, Samantha Burch, Christina Schoeberl, Dawn Moffett, and Mallory Wilder to attend the National Perinatal Association’s annual conference in Denver, Colorado.  Total costs: $6,007.  All costs will be covered by grant funds from the Evidenced-Based Home Visiting Grant (EBHV Grant).

Approve Health & Human Services employees Samantha Lo, Krista Jensen and Jessica Fehlen to attend a medical countermeasures emergency preparedness training.  Total cost:  $538.  

Body Camera Public Comment Opportunity

Sheriff Nelson provided an overview of the BWC policy.

Vice Chair Mohr opened the public comment period at 10:15 a.m.  There was no in-person public comment.  Sheriff Nelson stated that he has received five emails in support of body-worn cameras.  There being no further comments, Vice Chair Mohr closed the public comment period at 10:16 a.m.  

Land and Zoning Advisory Committee

Commissioner Ludwig stated the Land and Zoning Advisory Committee met February 5, 2020.  The Land and Zoning Advisory Committee made the following recommendations:

I.  Land Auction/Sales

    A.  2020 proposed list of land auction parcels

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to approve the 2020 land auction for September 18, 2020, accept the identified listing of parcels to be offered for sale, and approve Resolution 2020-10 for 2020 Pine County Tax-Forfeited Land Classification (Non-Conservation).  Second by Commissioner Chaffee. Motion carried 5-0.

    B.  Withdraw Previously Offered Parcels from the Public Land Sale List

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to approve Resolution 2020-11 to withdraw previously offered parcels from the public land sale list on July 20, 2020 and to reappraise and offer those parcels at the 2020 land auction.   Second by Commissioner Mikrot.  Motion carried 5-0.

    C.  Homestead Repurchase/Contract Reinstatement Deadline

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to approve Resolution 2020-12 requiring application requests for repurchases and contract reinstatements to be submitted to the Auditor’s Office by July 28, 2020.  Second by Commissioner Mikrot.  Motion carried 5-0.

II.  Blight/Demolition

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to request the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to facilitate the clean up of contaminated soil on parcel PID 39.5030.000, the former Henriette Gas Station.  Second by Commissioner Mikrot.  Motion carried 5-0.

III.  Land Fund

     A.  The board affirmed the December 31, 2019 balance of $42,648 in the Restricted Timber Development account.

    B.  Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to approve Resolution 2020-13 to set aside 5% of tax forfeit land sales for blight to ensure continued funds to address blighted tax forfeit properties;  5% of tax forfeit land and timber sales for timber development to ensure necessary improvements to tax forfeited land can be made for the management of timber on said lands; and 10% of tax forfeit land and timber sales for acquisition and/or maintenance of county parks and recreational areas.   Second by Commissioner Chaffee.  Motion carried 5-0.

IV.  Lease Agreement for Tax-Forfeited Lands Being Farmed by Jeff Peterson

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to approve the county to enter a lease with Jeff Peterson for tax-forfeited parcels 08.0079.000 and 08.0080.000 for the 2020 growing season at the rate of $60 per acre on 88 acres and authorize Land Commissioner Greg Beck to sign said lease.  Second by Commissioner Chaffee.  Motion carried 5-0.

V.  Pine County Memorial Forest Lands

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to approve Resolution 2020-15 to designate an additional 2,796 acres of tax-forfeited land as Pine County Memorial Forest.  Second by Commissioner Mikrot.  Motion carried 5-0.

Personnel Committee Report

Commissioner Chaffee provided an overview of the February 11, 2020 Personnel Committee meeting.   The Personnel Committee made the following recommendations:

A.  Health & Human Services

    i.  acknowledge the resignation of Child Protection Social Worker Kelly Diggan effective February 28, 2020 and authorize backfill of the position and any subsequent vacancies due to internal promotion or lateral transfer.

    ii.  acknowledge the retirement of Social Worker Michael Swegle effective March 31, 2020 and authorize backfill of the position and any subsequent vacancies due to internal promotion or lateral transfer.  

B.  Sheriff’s Department

    i.  acknowledge the vacancy in the Deputy position held by Deputy Benjamin Neel, effective January 8, 2020 and authorize backfill or the position and any subsequent vacancies due to internal promotion or lateral transfer.

C.  Sheriff’s Department - Jail

    i.  approve the regrade of the Jail Systems Coordinator position from Grade 9 to Grade 10 based on the Springsted grading analysis.

D.  Administration

    i.  recommend the addition of an Human Resources Generalist, non-union position, grade 5, (wage range $18.65-$24.26) and authorize the recruitment.  

Commissioner Chaffee stated this position, which is not contained in the 2020 budget will be funded from HHS for 2020 and then addressed when considering the 2021 budget.

Motion by Commissioner Chaffee to approve the recommendations of the Personnel Committee.  Second by Commissioner Ludwig.  Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Commissioner Hallan to approve a letter of support on behalf of the county board for Lady Luck Estates II.  Second by Commissioner Chaffee.  Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Commissioner Ludwig to approve Resolution 2020-14 Adopting the 2020 Aquatic Invasive Species Plan.  Second by Commissioner Chaffee.  Motion carried 5-0.

County Administrator Minke provided an update of the budget through end-of-year 2019 reviewing the revenue and expenditures and major funds.  The county appears to have ended the year in a positive position; the numbers, however, will adjust during the accrual period and during the audit.

Motion by Commissioner Mohr to appoint Becky Gaede to a three-year term, January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022, to the East Central Regional Library Board as a citizen representative.  Second by Commissioner Chaffee.  Motion carried 5-0.

Health and Human Services Advisory Committee date/location changed to March 11, 2020, 8:30 a.m., Commissioner Conference Room, Courthouse, Pine City, Minnesota.

With no further business, Vice Chair Mohr adjourned the meeting at 11:25 a.m.  The next regular meeting of the county board is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pine County Courthouse, 635 Northridge Drive NW, Pine City, Minnesota.

Joshua C. Mohr, Vice Chair

Board of Commissioners            

David J. Minke, Administrator

Clerk to County Board of Commissioners

The full text of the board’s Minutes are available at the County Administrator’s Office and the county’s website (www.co.pine.mn.us).  Copies may also be requested from the administrator’s office.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer March 19, 2020


SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #578

PINE CITY, MINNESOTA 55063

Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 6:30 P.M.

Pine City District Office Board Room

“Preparing Our Students for the Future”

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 578, Pine City, Minnesota, was held at the Pine City District Office Board Room on Monday, February 10, 2020 for the purpose of conducting regular board business.

Chair Dan Peterson called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Upon Roll Call, the following members were present: Tim Geisler, Wendy Leibel, Lisa Nos-Tollefson, Dan Peterson, JacLynn Cavallin, Wally Connaker, Candice Ames.

Absent: None

Motion by Ames second by Nos-Tollefson and carried unanimously to approve the agenda.

Positive Happenings

Paraprofessional Recognition Week January 27-31, 2020

School Board Recognition Week February 17-20, 2020

Motion by Leibel second by Geisler and carried unanimously to approve the consent agenda.

(a) Approve the January 13, 2020 regular meeting minutes.

(b) Approve the January 2020 bills to date as listed.

(c) Approve the following electronic fund transfers:

Date                 Amount                   Transfer from               Transfer to                                Description

1/14/2020    $500,000        MNTRUST        STEARNS BANK        PAYROLL/CASH FLOW

1/14/2020    $258,781        RBC INVESTMENTS    MSDLAF+        INVESTMENT MATURITY

1/22/2020    $250,000        MSDLAF+        STEARNS BANK        PAYROLL/CASH FLOW

1/30/2020    $750,000        MNTRUST        STEARNS BANK        PAYROLL/CASH FLOW    

RESIGNATION

Kathryn Vadnais, HS Science Teacher, effective 6/5/2020.

EMPLOYMENT

Andrea Granger, Vision Paraprofessional, (Step 1, Lane 7), 5.75 hours per day at $16.64 per hour, effective 1/27/2020.

Angela Tabako, Vision Paraprofessional, (Step 2, Lane 7), increase from 5.75 hours to 6.75 hours per day at $17.17 per hour, effective 1/29/2020.

Richard Engelstad, .5 Activities Director, .5 Health Teacher, effective 7/1/2020. After discussion request by Ames to pull Englestad’s hiring. Motion by Connaker, no second. Tabled.

Motion by Leibel second by Ames and carried unanimously to take off the table the date of the November Work Session.

Motion by Ames second by Cavallin and carried unanimously to change the date of the November Workshop from 11/16/20 to 11/30/20.

Motion by Ames second by Leibel and carried unanimously to take off the table the 2020 District Attorney designation.

Motion by Ames second by Leibel and carried unanimously to designate Ratwik, Roszak, & Maloney PA as the School District’s Attorney.

Motion by Geisler second by Ames and carried unanimously to approve the Treasurer’s Report.

Member Geisler introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 123B.02, Subd. 6 provides: “The board may receive, for the benefit of the district, bequests, donations, or gifts for any proper purpose and apply the same to the purpose designated. In that behalf, the board may act as trustee of any trust created for the benefit of the district, or for the benefit of pupils thereof, including trusts created to provide pupils of the district with advanced education after completion of high school, in the advancement of education.”; and

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 465.03 provides: “Any city, county, school district or town may accept a grant or devise of real or personal property and maintain such property for the benefit of its citizens in accordance with the terms prescribed by the donor. Nothing herein shall authorize such acceptance or use for religious or sectarian purposes. Every such acceptance shall be by resolution of the governing body adopted by a two-thirds majority of its members, expressing such terms in full.”; and

WHEREAS, every such acceptance shall be by resolution of the governing body adopted by a two-thirds majority of its members, expressing such terms in full;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the School Board of Pine City Public Schools, ISD 0578, gratefully accepts the following donations as identified below:

Donor

Item

Designated Purpose (if any)

Isanti County Sportsman Club

$1,000.00

Trap Shooting Program

The motion for the adoption for the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Connaker.

The vote on adoption of the Resolution was as follows:

Aye: Geisler, Leibel, Nos-Tollefson, Peterson, Cavallin, Connaker, Ames.

Nay: None

Absent: None

Whereupon, said Resolution was declared duly adopted.

Member Leibel introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCTIONS IN PROGRAMS AND POSITIONS AND REASONS THEREFORE.

WHERE AS, there may be a change in enrollment and curriculum requirements;

WHERE AS, this enrollment and curriculum change may require that teachers’ contracts must be terminated and not renewed and which teachers may be placed on unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits in effecting discontinuance of positions.

BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 578 as follows:

That the School Board hereby directs the Superintendent of Schools and administration to consider the discontinuance of programs or positions (as a result of enrollment and curriculum changes), make recommendations to the school board for the discontinuance of programs, curtailment of programs, discontinuance of positions or curtailment of positions.

The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Member Geisler.

Vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof:  Geisler, Leibel, Nos-Tollefson, Peterson, Cavallin, Connaker, Ames.  and the following voted against the same: None

Whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.

Motion by Ames second by Cavallin and carried unanimously to accept the American Indian Resolution.

Motion by Leibel second by Nos-Tollefson and carried unanimously to approve the school trip to Paris and the Chateaux 8/5/21-8/13/21.

Motion by Leibel second by Nos-Tollefson: Geisler, yes; Leibel, yes; Nos-Tollefson, yes; Peterson, yes; Cavallin, yes; Connaker, yes; Ames, no. Motion passed 6-1 to approve the school trip to Costa Rica 7/29/20-8/12/20.

Motion by Leibel second by Cavallin and carried unanimously to approve the Youth Development Plan.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.    .

Wally Connaker

Clerk

Published in the Pine City Pioneer March 19, 2020


STATE OF MINNESOTA

Pine County

DISTRICT COURT

TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

CASE NO. 58-JV-20-14

CASE TYPE: Juvenile

SUMMONS and Notice

Petition to Transfer Permanent Legal and Physical Custody of Child(ren) to a Relative.

In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child(ren) of:

Bobbi Anne St. John

        -Parent

Kevin Roy Petite

        -Parent

NOTICE TO: Bobbi Anne St. John and Kevin Roy Petite, above-named parent(s) or legal custodian(s).

1. A Petition to Transfer Permanent Legal and Phsyical Custody to a Relative as been filed with Juvenile coury of Pine County located at 635 Northride Drive NW, Pine City, Minnesota. The Petition requests that legal and physical custody of the child(ren) of the above-named parent(s) or legal custodian(s) be permanently transferred to the relative named in the Petition.

     2. Notice is hereby given that the matter of the Petition to Transfer Permanent Legal and Physical Custody to a Relative will be called for hearing before the Juvenile Court located at 635 Northridge Drive NW, Pine City, Minnesota, on April 10, 2020 at 1 p.m. or as soon after as the matter can be heard.

3. YOU ARE SUMMONED AND ORDERED to personally appear before the Juvenile Court at the scheduled date and time.

    4. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR AT THE HEARING, the Court may still conduct the hearing and may enter an order granting the relief requested in the Petition, including permanently transferring the legal and physical custody of the child(ren) to a relative.

5. You have a right to be represented by an attorney. The Court may appoint an attorney to represent you, if you qualify for a court-appointed an attorney.

WITNESS, the Honorable Kirsta K. Martin

Judge of District Court

BY:

Abigail Meemken, Deputy Court Administrator.

March 2, 2020 10:14 a.m.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on March 19, 202

Office of the minnesota

secretary

of state

Minnesota Limited Liability Company/Articles of Organization

minnesota Statutes, Chapter

322C

The individual(s) listed below who is (are each) 18 years of age or older, hereby adopt(s) the following Articles of Organization:

ARTICLE 1 - LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME: DB Signs L.L.C.

ARTICLE 2 - REGISTERED OFFICE and AGENT(S), IF ANY AT THAT OFFICE: 30567 Crooked River Road Pine City MN 55063 USA

ARTICLE 3 -DURATION: PERPETUAL

ARTICLE 4 - ORGANIZERS:

Name:    Dennis George Burns

Address: 30567 Crooked River Road,Pine City MN 55063 USA

If you submit an attachment, it will be incorporated into this document. If the attachment conflicts with the information specifically set forth in this document, this document supersedes the data referenced in the attachment.

By typing my name, I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath.

SIGNED BY: Dennis Burns

MAILING ADDRESS: None Provided

EMAIL FOR OFFICAL NOTICES: dennis@dbsigns.biz

Work Item: 1147591600028

Original File Number: 1147591600028

State of Minnesota

office of the secretary of state

filed

03/10/2020 11:59 PM

Steve Simon

Secretary of State

Published in the Pine City Pioneer March 19, 26, 2020


POKEGAMA TOWNSHIP

PINE COUNTY

STATE OF MINNESOTA

ZONING ORDINANCE NO. 2020-01

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE

IN POKEGAMA TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, POKEGAMA TOWNSHIP, PINE COUNTY MINNESOTA HEREBY ORDAINS:

Section 3, Definitions.

Add the following: Dogs Running at Large; Dogs strolling without restraint or confinement, or wandering, roving, or rambling at will unrestrained.

Section 13, Subd. 5; Public Nuisances Prohibited

Add the following: a; In addition to the statutory public nuisances under Mn. Statute 561.01, the following is also declared a public nuisance;

1. Dog Running At Large

a. Any person owning, harboring, or controlling a male or female dog(s) whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, licensed or unlicensed, sterilized or unsterilized, shall restrain such animal from running at large by either:

i. Securely confining such animal within an adequate fence or enclosure, or within a house, garage, or other building or,

ii. Accompanying the animal on a leash.

b. Additional Provisions for Dogs Running at Large

i. When the owner of a dog running at large is determined and the owner can be located, the animal shall be returned to its owner and the owner shall be cited for violation of this ordinance.

ii. If ownership is in question or if the animal is a stray, the animal shall be impounded for seventy-two (72) hours, counting weekends and holidays.

iii. An owner may claim the animal within this time period after paying all incurred costs and impoundment fees.

iv. Upon failure of the owner to claim the animal during that period, the Township or its representative, may order the animal destroyed without compensation to the owner.

c. Any person who violates this provision of the ordinance shall upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a misdemeanor in accordance with the Township Zoning Ordinance Section 27; Penalties and Violations; subd. 1 and 2.

2. Add the following: Section 13, subd; Storage and Disposal Of Recreational Vehicles, equipment, items, materials, and waste: The following standards shall apply to storing/ parking , handling and disposal of any recreational vehicle, items, materials or wastes.

a. Recreational vehicle stored outside or in accessory structures on lots or parcels must be stored in conformance with the accessory structure requirements of the respective zoning district. No recreational vehicle shall be equivalent or permitted to be used as a permanent residential dwelling.

i. Recreational vehicles must be currently registered and tagged, having the official, current license plate mounted in the appropriate location on the vehicle.

ii. As described in this section, recreational vehicles are permitted as short-term quest quarters in zoning districts permitting single family residential units.

iii. Recreational vehicles that are owned by non-Pokegama Township residents, quests or visitors and are registered and tagged from outside the township, may be parked or occupied by such quest or visitors on property on which a permanent, occupied, dwelling unit is located for a total cumulative period not to exceed thirty (30) days per calendar year while visiting the resident of such property.

iv. Any individual or family remaining for 16 to 30 days shall register with the Township Planning and Zoning department.

v. The recreational vehicle shall have self- contained sanitary facilities.

b. Short term Recreational Vehicle Resident Permit

i. Short-term residential recreational vehicles and their occupants must obtain a short-term RV resident permit, which shall be valid for not more than six months.

ii. All short-term RV’s must be legally registered and tagged.

iii. RV’s may only be located or parked, on a lot or parcel, where there is an approved direct sanitary disposal connection, is self- contained, or an approved privy.

iv. No accessory structures, such as porches, storage spaces, additional rooms, permanent stairs or the like may be attached to the recreational vehicle. No accessory structure shall be installed or located on property if the property is non-developed.

Section 28:    Effective Date    

This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication.

Adopted by the Town Board of Supervisors, Pokegama Township, this 9th day of January, 2020.

________________________________

Chair Person, Pokegama Township

ATTESTED:

________________________________

Clerk, Pokegama Township

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on March 19, 2020


SUMMARY MINUTES OF THE

CITY OF ROCK CREEK

March 9, 2020

Mayor Johnson called the Rock Creek City Council meeting to order at 9AM.

Members present: Dick Johnson, Dan Saumer and Joe Babolik.

Absent: Sam Christenson and Pam Hinze.

Others present: Jeremy Chouinard.

Saumer moved seconded by Babolik to approve the February 6, 2020 minutes.

Motion passed unanimously.

Babolik moved seconded by Saumer to approve payment of $44,445.50 to Northern Maintenance Free Exteriors. Motion carried all ayes.

Johnson motioned seconded by Saumer to approve all new culverts for access / entrances; must be galvanized, measure a minimum of 15 inches in diameter and a minimum of 40 feet long. The need for a larger culvert will be determined at the time of inspection. All culverts must include flared end sections at both ends, pending the requirement to hold a public hearing. Motion passed unanimously.

Saumer motioned seconded by Babolik to approve and update the Resolution/Letter of Support for Pine County’s application to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Regional Trail Grant to construct a 2.85-mile segment of the James L. Oberstar Trail. Motion passed unanimously.

Saumer motioned seconded by Babolik to withdraw the balance and close the Money Market Fund, divide the balance in half and purchase one CD for a three (3) year term and a second CD for a five (5) year term. Motion passed unanimously.

Saumer motioned seconded by Babolik that the city declines a 2020 donation to the Pine City Area Chamber of Commerce. Motion passed unanimously.

Babolik motioned seconded by Saumer to approve payment of check #’s 15156 - 15191 and e-transfers totaling $26,170.19. Motion passed unanimously.

Saumer motioned seconded by Babolik to adjourn the City Council meeting at 9:40AM. Motion carried all ayes.

Sandra Pangerl

City Clerk Administrator

Published in the Pine City Pioneer, March 19. 2020


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