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Duluth North Shore Sanitary District
Starting a GIS Asset Management System
by Erik Cooper
The D/NSSD along the shore in our Township will be starting to create an asset management system (GIS) over the coming months. This will be used to assist in long-term operations within the D/NSSD system and provide better mapping of the system infrastructure. In the coming month, staff from MSA Professional Services will be collecting GPS locations of all grinder basins and curb stops within the District as well as additional operations information over the summer. This will also help the Operations Staff expedite the process during callouts or emergency events.
This data collection effort is non-invasive, though you may see staff on your property to collect information and perhaps a survey stake, utility flag or painted mark to assist in the data collection effort. Please do not disturb these markers. Any stakes or flags are meant to speed the process and make it more cost-effective for the users. If you have any questions, please contact a D/NSSD Board member, attend a monthly Board meeting or contact PeopleService at 218-590-5911.
This study is being prepared by our D/NSSD using Federal funds under award #NA17NOS4190062 from the amended Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, administered by the Office for Coastal Management,
NOAA, U.S. Dept. of Commerce provided to MNDNR for the MN Lake Superior Coastal Program. The statements, findings, conclusion and
recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA’s Office of Coastal Manage, the U.S Dept. of Commerce, or the MN DNR.

Renewable Energy Comes to Duluth Township
June, 2017
A Resolution in Support of Renewable Energy was adopted at the May Town Board Meeting. Read the resolution here. Duluth Township now owns one solar panel at the Coop Light and Power Solar Garden on Homestead Rd. The solar panel will provide electricity to the Town Hall for 25 years.

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Homesteaders, Wednesday, October 3, 11 am, Town Hall. Flu shots at 11 am sponsored by Walgreens, 11:30 Wellness Program by Collette, Hatha Yoga instructor, Meeting at 12:15 followed by snacks. Everyone is welcome. For information call Rose Vastila at 834-5281.

Town Board Meeting (held the second Thursday of every month), Thursday, October 11, 6:30pm at the Town Hall.

15th Annual Harvest Dinner, Saturday, October 13, 5-7 pm,Town Hall. Come to the Clifton Volunteer Fire Department benefit dinner. With live music, lots of door prizes, fantastic homemade dinner and a goodcause! A family/community event. Support our fire fighter and
medical first responder volunteers! If you could volunteer to help with this event, call Jody Anderson (525-4971) Thanks!

Planning and Zoning Meeting, (held the 4th Thursday of every month) Thursday, October 25, 6:30pm Town Hall.

The Cloquet Fire Remembered, Stories from local residents. Sponsored by The Duluth Township Arts and Heritage Group (DTAHG). Saturday, November 3, 7-9pm, Town Hall. The presentation will focus on what happened in our Township during that fire 100 years ago. It will include maps, stories about families, and examples of how people pulled together to help save lives, farmsteads, livestock and rebuild their lives.
We are looking for stories and photos. If you have some please call Duane Madison at 525-5645.

Homesteaders, Wednesday, November 7, 12:30 pm, Town Hall. Potluck and Bingo. Everyone is welcome. For information call Rose Vastila at 834-5281.

General Election, Tuesday, November 6. Polls open 7 am to 8 pm, Town Hall. Early voting is available in person at the St. Louis County Courthouse, room 212. You can also request an early ballot by mail or online