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Monthly Meeting
September 3, 2008
6:00pm
Tower Civic Center

 

The monthly meeting of the TFRA was called to order by President Hiltunen @ 6:02pm.

Present: S. Altenburg, B. Anderson, B. Hiltunen, R. Johnson, G. Meehan, D. Sunsdahl, T. Sunsdahl, M. Tuchel, J. Adkisson, T. Kotzian, S. Abrahamson

Absent: S. Burgess, R. Dale, D. Durrant, L. Dougherty, B. Lucas, M. Raj, R. Noyes, R. Hendricks

Excused:
Also Present: Ann Lamppa

Motion made by D. Sunsdahl, supported by Altenburg to accept the agenda with the correction of 9.2 (Thank you from Whitney Johnson).  All yes, motion carried.  R. Hendricks and K. Winkelaar arrived.
Motion made by T. Sunsdahl, supported by Kotzian to approve the minutes of the August 6th, 2008 7th, 2008 minutes.  All yes, motion carried.
No Public Input.
Motion made by D. Sunsdahl, supported by Kotzian to accept the Treasurers verbal report. All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by D. Sunsdahl, supported by T. Sunsdahl to pay Walker, Giroux and Hanne, $225 for accounting services.  All yes, motion carried.
No Old Business.
New Business-Letter of resignation of D. Sunsdahl-Secretary position.  Motion made by Kotzian, supported by Tuchel to have B. Anderson be the new Secretary.  All yes, motion carried.  Motion made by Tuchel, supported by Altenburg to have Winkellar replace T. Sunsdahl in the Trustee position based on T. Sunsdahl’s verbal resignation.  All yes, motion carried.  Durrant arrived.
Correspondence:  Thank you from Betty Suihkonen, Thank you from Whitney Johnson.
Motion made by Altenburg, supported by T. Sunsdahl to accept the Gambling Managers Report.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Altenburg, supported by T. Sunsdahl to donate $250 (that was approved last meeting) to Whitney Johnson, $450 to the Fireworks Fund. All yes, motion carried.

Motion made by D. Sunsdahl supported by Altenburg to increase our fiscal year 2009 goal for donations from 23.85% to 25%.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Kotzian, supported by D. Sunsdahl to approve the Annual Report to the Gambling Control Board. All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by T. Sunsdahl, supported by Altenburg to pay the bills.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Kotzian, supported by Altenburg to submit a written request for a grant to the Labor and Industry Board for a Fireworks Control.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Altenburg, supported by Abrahamson to adjourn.  All yes, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:25pm.


Respectfully,
Dianna Sunsdahl
TFRA Secretary

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Tower Fire Relief Association
Monthly Meeting
July 2, 2008
6:00pm
Tower Civic Center


The monthly meeting of the TFRA was called to order by President Hiltunen @ 6:00pm.

Present: S. Altenburg, S. Burgess, B. Hiltunen, B. Lucas, R. Noyes, D. Sunsdahl, T. Sunsdahl, R. Johnson, M. Tuchel, J. Adkisson, T. Kotzian

Absent: B. Anderson, R. Dale, L. Doughtery, R. Hendricks, D. Durrant, G. Meehan, M. Raj, K. Winkelaar

Excused:
Also Present: Ann Lamppa

Motion made by T. Sunsdahl, supported by Johnson to accept the agenda.  All yes, motion carried
Motion made by Altenburg, supported by Kotzian to approve the minutes of the May 7th, 2008 and June 4, 2008 minutes. All yes, motion carried.
No Public Input.  B. Anderson and D. Durrant arrived.
Motion made by Altenburg, supported by T. Sunsdahl to accept the Treasurers written report. All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Altenburg, supported by T. Sunsdahl to have the Treasurer find the best rate locally for our CD.  All yes, motion carried.
No Old Business.  No new business.
Correspondence:  Thank you from Firefighter Cancer Support Network, and thank you from Dave Durrant-Cancer Support Donation.
K. Winkelaar arrived.
Motion made by Kotzian, supported by Altenburg to accept the Gambling Managers Report.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Altenburg, supported by Noyes to donate $100 to our local Boy Scouts, $500 to the Tower Iron Range Youth, and $4400 to the Fireworks.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Noyes, supported by Altenburg to pay the bills.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Noyes, supported by Altenburg to adjourn.  All yes, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 6:34pm.

Respectfully,
Dianna Sunsdahl
TFRA Secretary

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Tower Fire Relief Association
Regular Meeting
April, 2008, 6:00pm
Tower Civic Center


The monthly meeting of the TFRA was called to order by President Hiltunen @ 6:03pm
Present: Lance Dougherty, Bill Hiltunen, Brett Lucas, Randy Johnson, Gabe Meehan, Rolando Noyes, Mike Ray, Dianna Sunsdahl, Matt Tuchel, Josh Adkisson

Absent: Robert Dale
Excused: Steve Altenburg, Steve Burgess, Ron Hendricks, Terry Sunsdahl, Steve Abrahamson, Tim Kotzian, Bobby Anderson, Dave Durrant, Karel Winkelaar
Also Present: Ann Lamppa
Motion made by Raj, supported by D. Sunsdahl to accept the agenda. All  yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Raj, supported by Hiltunen to accept the Minutes of the March Meeting.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by D. Sunsdahl, supported by Raj to accept the Treasurers verbal report.  All yes, motion carried.
Written report typed and given to members in regards to the Pension Class attended by D. Sunsdahl.
No Public Input, No Old Business, No New Business.
Thank you letter sent from St. Louis County Schools for our donation to the T-S School Class of 2009 Prom.
Motion made by D. Sunsdahl, supported by Noyes to accept the Gambling Managers Report.  All yes, motion carried
Motion made by Raj, supported by Noyes to donate $500 to the 4th of July Fireworks.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion by Raj, supported by Noyes to Pay the Bills.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Noyes,, supported by Johnson to adjourn the meeting.  All yes, motion carried. Meeting adjourned @6:30pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Dianna Sunsdahl
TFRA Secretary

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Tower Fire Relief Association
Monthly Meeting
February 6th, 2008
6:00pm
Tower Civic Center


The monthly meeting of the TFRA was called to order by President Hiltunen @ 5:00pm.

Present: B. Hiltunen, M. Raj, D. Sunsdahl, R. Johnson, T. Sunsdahl, S.Altenburg, M. Tuchel, B. Anderson, K. Winkelaar, L. Dougherty, B. Lucas, J. Adkisson
Absent: R. Dale, D. Durrant, G. Meehan, R. Noyes, S. Abrahamson
Excused: S. Burgess, R. Hendricks
Also Present: Ann Lamppa, Randy and Carol Siemo

Motion made by Raj, supported by Altenburg to accept the agenda, adding Meat Raffle under new business.  All yes, motion carried
Motion made by Altenburg, supported by T. Sunsdahl to approve the minutes of the January 5th 2008 minutes, with correction of approving the December 5th minutes from 2008 to 2007.  All yes, motion carried.
Public Input by Randy Siemo to have a Meat Raffle at the Good Ol’ Days.  R. Noyes arrived @ 6:05
Motion made by T. Sunsdahl, supported by Raj to accept the Treasurers written report. All yes, motion carried.
No Old Business.  D. Durrant arrived at 6:15.
Motion made by Raj, supported by Altenburg to try a Meat Raffle at the Good Ol’ Days on a trial basis for one month.  All yes, motion carried.
No correspondence. G. Meehan arrived @ 6:25.
Motion made by Altenburg, supported by T. Sunsdahl to accept the Gambling Managers Report.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Raj, supported by Altenburg to pay the bills.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Raj, supported by Altenburg to adjourn.  All yes, motion carried.

Respectfully,
Dianna Sunsdahl
TFRA Secretary

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Tower Fire Relief Association
Monthly & Reorganization Meeting
January 5, 2008
5:00 PM
Tower Civic Center


The monthly and reorganization meeting of the TFRA was called to order by President Hiltunen @ 5:00pm.
Present: B. Hiltunen, M. Raj, D. Sunsdahl, R. Johnson, T. Sunsdahl T. Kotzian, R. Noyes, B. Anderson, D. Durrant,  B. Lucas, M. Tuchel, K. Winkelaar
Absent: S. Altenburg, B. Dale, R. Hendricks, G. Meehan, S. Burgess, L. Dougherty

Motion made by Johnson, supported by Raj to accept the agenda. All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Raj, supported by Durrant to accept the minutes of December 5, 2008.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by T. Sunsdahl, supported by Kotzian to accept the Treasurer’s written financial report.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Hiltunen, supported by Noyes to appoint Dianna Sunsdahl to the secretary’s position, and Mike Ray to the Vice President position until 2010.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Ray, supported by Kotzian to increase the secretary’s salary to $75.00 per month.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by T. Sunsdahl, supported by D. Sunsdahl to accept Gambling Manager’s Report.  All yes, motion carried.
S. Altenburg and B. Dale arrived @ 5:20pm.
Motion made by Raj, supported by Kotzian to donate $500 to the Tower Fire Department for Training.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Raj, supported by T. Sunsdahl to pay the bills.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Johnson, supported by Hiltunen to adjourn. All yes, motion carried.  Meeting adjourned @ 5:30pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Dianna Sunsdahl
TFRA Secretary

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Tower Fire Relief Association
Regular Meeting

December 5, 2007
6:00 PM
Tower Civic Center

The regular meeting of the TFRA was called to order by President Hiltunen @ 6:00pm.
Present: T. Sunsdahl, D. Sunsdahl, T. Kotzian, R. Noyes,  S. Altenburg, B. Hiltunen, G. Meehan, R. Hendricks, S. Abrahamson, M. Tuchel, S. Burgess
Excused: B. Anderson
Absent: D. Durrant, R. Johnson, B. Lucas, R. Dale, Dougherty, M. Raj, K. Winkelaar
Also Present: Ann Lamppa

Motion made by T. Sunsdahl, supported by S. Altenburg to accept the agenda with the addition of letter to support the Seniors New Years Eve Party. All yes, motion
carried.
Motion made by S. Altenburg, supported by Noyes to accept the minutes of the November 7th meeting. All yes, motion carried.
Winkelaar arrived @ 6:05pm.
No Public Input
Motion made by Burgess, supported by Altenburg to accept the treasurers written financial report.  All yes.  Motion carried.
Motion made by Altenburg, supported by Kotzian to allow Walker, Giroux, and Hahne to do our annual audit.  All yes. Motion carried.
No Old Business
Durrant arrived @ 6:10pm.
Motion made by Noyes, supported by Altenburg to table request for Senior New Years Eve party. All no, motion failed.
Motion made by Kotzian, supported by Abrahamson to donate $500 to the Seniors New Years Eve Party, contingent on the organization being a 501 C 3.  All yes, motion carried.
Annual Dinner scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2008.  Discussed menu. Our meeting is scheduled for 5:00pm on that date.
Motion made by Altenburg, supported by Burgess to accept the Gambling Managers Report.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion by Altenburg, supported by Kotzian to donate $500 for Fireworks, and $1000 for the Fire Department.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Burgess, supported by Kotzian to pay the bills.  All yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Burgess, supported by Altenburg to adjourn the meeting. Time 6:30pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Dianna Sunsdahl
TFRA Secretary

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Tower Fire Relief Association
Regular Meeting
October 3rd, 2007
6:00 PM
Tower Civic Center


The regular meeting of the TFRA was called to order by President Hiltunen @ 6:05pm.
Present: Altenburg, Hendricks, Tuchel, Hiltunen, D Sunsdahl, Lucas, Noyes, T Sunsdahl
Excused: Durrant, Burgess, Johnson
Absent: Anderson, Dale, Raj, Meehan, Winkelaar, Dougherty, Abrahamson, Kotzian
Also Present: Ann Lamppa, Dana Pahkala (UBS Financial)

Motion made by Hiltunen, supported by T. Sunsdahl to accept the agenda as written.  All yes. Motion carried.
Raj, Anderson, Winkelaar arrived at the meeting @ 6:08.
Motion made by D. Sunsdahl, supported by Altenburg to accept the minutes from the September 5th meeting, and the September 10th special meeting with the amendment that Meehan was absent on September 10th.  All yes.  Motion carried.
No Public Input
Motion made by Hiltunen, supported by T. Sunsdahl to accept the treasurers written financial report.  All yes.  Motion carried.
Motion made by D. Sunsdahl, supported by Altenburg to pay Walker, Giroux, and Hahne $225 for the SC-07 schedule, and maximum benefit worksheet.  All yes. Motion carried.
The treasurer and other members of the TFRA researched several investment firms and it was decided to ask Dana Pahkala from UBS Financial in Virginia to speak at our meeting.
Motion by Altenburg supported by Raj to invest $110,000 with UBS Financial at a cost of $150.00 per year.  All yes. Motion carried.
The “Employee Committee” met with the bookkeeper on 10/01/07 to review operations and paperwork involved in gaming.  After some discussion on this topic, the following recommendations were made:
1. Have an annual review of the gambling expenditures 1 month after the state gambling report is submitted to the member.
2. If signature is required for donation, recipients must come to Ann Lamppa
3. Find ways to reduce work load (i.e. computer programs to reduce paperwork)
4. Anyone who has questions on any area concerning gambling, should contact the employee committee.
Motion made by Noyes supported by T. Sunsdahl to keep the salaries for the Gambling Manager and Bookkeeper as is. All yes.  Motion carried.
Motion made by Altenburg supported by Noyes to have an annual review of salaries of the Gambling Manager and Bookkeeper the month after the state gambling report is submitted to the members. All yes. Motion passed.
Motion made by Raj, supported by Altenburg to accept the Gambling Managers Report.  All yes.  Motion carried.
Motion made by Raj, supported by Noyes to approve the following donations: $300-Tower-Soudan Community Education Program for a Halloween Party.  All yes.  Motion carried.
Motion made by Raj, supported by Noyes to pay the bills.  All yes.  Motion carried.
Motion made by Altenburg, supported by Noyes to adjourn.  Time: 6:50pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Dianna Sunsdahl
TFRA Secretary

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Tower Firemen’s Relief Association
Monthly Meeting

July 2, 2007

The regular meeting of the TFRA was called to order by President Hiltunen at 6:00 PM.
Present: Hiltunen, Altenburg, Johnson, T. Sunsdahl, Noyes, Winkelaar, D. Sunsdahl, Lucas, Tuchel, Durrant
Absent: Burgess, Dale, Mastel, Anderson, Meehan, Raj, Hendricks, Dougherty
Also Present: Lamppa

Motion by Johnson supported by Altenburg to accept the agenda as presented.  All yes.  Motion carried.
No June minutes available.
Motion by Altenburg supported by T. Sunsdahl to accept the treasurer’s report.  All yes.  Motion carried.
Motion by Noyes supported to T. Sunsdahl to purchase extra pulltab machine and scanners.  All yes.  Motion carried.
Motion by T. Sunsdahl supported by Noyes to pay the monthly bills and approve the following donations:  $800 to Tower Fire Department,  $800 to 4th of July Fireworks.

All yes.  Motion carried.
Motion by Johnson supported by Noyes to adjourn.  Time 6:20 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Ann Lamppa

 

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