TOWN OF BLAINE
ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES
 
April 17, 2024 6:00 PM NCC

UNOFFICIAL MEETING MINUTES PENDING APPROVAL

Elector, Jessica Estridge called the 2024 Annual Meeting to order at 6:00 PM.

In attendance were Electors, Jessica Estridge, Josh Fornengo, Bryan Holter, Mona Velebir, Charla Zaccardi, Bill Fish, Brandie Fornengo, Dean and Dori Willett, Dan Sear, Ron and Sandy Gallagher, Matt Holter and Jim Mahr.

Pledge of Allegiance

1) Bill Fish made a motion to set the date and time for the 2025 Annual Electors Meeting for Wednesday, April 16, 2025 at 6 PM to be held at the Northland Community Center. Ron Gallagher seconded the motion. Motion approved.

2) Bill Fish moved to approve the 2023 Annual Meeting Minutes as submitted. Ron Gallagher seconded the motion. Motion approved.

New Business:

It was brought up that a computer for the NCC would be nice. The clerk has another town laptop that could be available. There was a discussion about porting from Quickbooks Desktop to Quickbooks Online and this will be handled by Charla and Jessica. This will allow the treasurer to be able to access Quickbooks remotely. Internet plans for the NCC would be bringing in Star Link satellite and possibly tie the clerk’s internet into that plan as well.

Five year road plan items were discussed.

a) Josh and Bryan were contacted by the county and Washburn County will come and pulverize St. Croix Trail and Perkins to make a better base of the roads. More gravel would be needed, if it’s decided to do this, as it make a better base to mix it in. Culverts will need to be put in prior as well. b) McGraw Lake Road bridge – it was asked what can we do to fix the dip? Beavers are in there now and it’s affecting the road, so we’ll reach out and have the state trap there. There is also a private trapper set up. Bryan will keep up to date on this. c) State Line Road needs culverts. These culverts will need to be a little longer since we’ll be raising the road.

Motion to adjourn was made by Bill Fish, seconded by Dori Willett. Motion passed. The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Charla Zaccardi, Clerk                                                                                               

Signed and dated this 17th day of April, 2024