The headline for the annual Trout Lake Township meeting last week was the arrival of broadband through Paul Bunyan Communications. A broadband committee, co-chaired by Supervisor Jeanne Newstrom and Betsey Norgard, has worked on the project for five years.
Phil Solem was elected moderator by those present and led the residents through the agenda. In addition to the board reports and financial overview, the township voted to retain the same levy for 2015 as in 2014: $180,000. Board Chairperson Mike Partlow reported the township had received monies from Magnetation in the amount of $23,000. The amount may vary, however, monies are expected every year the company is in operation in the Trout Lake area.
Thirty-five ballots were cast in the town election and Pam Perry was re-elected to another term as supervisor and Gwen Rutherford was elected clerk.
Discussion time was given to the issue of the hall rental. Currently, only township residents may rent the facility. After a list of pros and cons were detailed, the decision was made to keep the policy as it now stands.
A special note of thanks was given to Howard Norgard for his years of service to the township as maintenance supervisor.
The annual reorganization meeting will take place on April 17, 6 p.m.
The annual board of appeal and equalization meeting will be April 30, 9 a.m.