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Township Tuesdays with the MN Assoc. of Townships - Shared screen with speaker view
Pat from the Town of Wuori
05:29
So stalk them
Pat from the Town of Wuori
08:22
Can a Tablet support CTAS?
Steve Fenske
09:53
A windows based tablet could support CTAS, but its uncommon to find a true windows tablet. Some laptops convert to a tablet but its probably for cost effective to get a windows laptop for ctas purposes
Pat from the Town of Wuori
10:34
thanks
Lori
10:44
Also, some of the windows in CTAS you will not be able to see in it's entirety with a tablet. I find that on my surface.
Steve Fenske
12:00
An larger external monitor to have more "workspace" is also an acceptable ARPA purchase. Its an accessory to the laptop that can help with productivity.
Andrea Erdmann
13:30
So, I could buy a monitor for my laptop with ARPA funds?
Andrea Erdmann
14:52
The Townships laptop that I use I mean.
Jeff Krueger - MAT Exec Dir
15:29
Yes, Andrea. That would be an acceptable use
mary munn
18:09
laptops are easier to use, you don't have to hold them and typing is easier
Pat from the Town of Wuori
18:57
Karl is excited! You can see it in his face
Chuck Schwartau
20:31
How essential is it for the clerk to have CTAS?
Pat from the Town of Wuori
20:56
CTAS Rocks!!!
Darla Frandrup
22:08
We have 7 checks we signed at our December meeting that are lost in the mail. I will rewrite them for our Jan meeting, but how should we account for these in closing out 2021?
mary munn
22:12
Both the clerk and treasurer must keep separate books to reconcile spending & reciepts
Steve Fenske
22:38
CTAS is not required by law, but its built by the State for local governments to use in reporting. Its not only a ledger, it includes tools to run reports for the board to better understand how the money is spend and managed. Its also makes the annual reporting process easier, if the numbers are properly entered. The alternatives to CTAS are using paper ledger or a separate accounting software like QuickBooks.
Steve Fenske
24:05
CTAS is very inexpensive. There is a one time fee for a town use the program, and the license allows as many users as you want.
Pat from the Town of Wuori
24:31
I found the report for the 941 on CTAS. So much nicer than just my paperwork
Steve Fenske
25:15
CTAS is a one-time $300 fee per township. Order link here: https://www.osa.state.mn.us/media/jvsjxyv5/ctas_order_form.pdf
Diane Johnson
25:46
Looking at the calendar, Is there a date set for the Annual Conference? I didn’t see it.
Diane Johnson
26:57
Just found it…
Pat from the Town of Wuori
27:28
When is your reorg meeting??
Pat from the Town of Wuori
28:02
So you said you can have your board of audit at the reorg so I was confused
Pat from the Town of Wuori
28:50
the 11th? zoom??
Pat from the Town of Wuori
29:31
thanks
Andrea Erdmann
30:11
When is the best time to do the year end close in CTAS?
Pat from the Town of Wuori
30:13
Can someone talk about absentee ballots?
Pat from the Town of Wuori
31:12
I have a couple of applications but really don't know that much about them
Pat from the Town of Wuori
31:33
So, where do I send them?
Pat from the Town of Wuori
31:55
absentee board?
Chuck Schwartau
32:58
How about early in-person voting?
Pat from the Town of Wuori
33:32
thanks
Karl-Christian Johannessen - MAT
33:52
Town Guide: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/media/2311/town-clerk-election-guide.pdfAbsentee Guide: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/media/2092/absentee-voting-administration-guide.pdf
Pat from the Town of Wuori
34:30
absentee guide is 84 pages long!
DeAnn Croatt
35:08
Your county election staff may be a helpful resource.
Pat from the Town of Wuori
35:42
Phil Chapman is a wonderful resource
Chuck Schwartau
36:01
Our county staff does a great job of keeping clerks informed of procedures with reminders.
Pat from the Town of Wuori
45:43
When you say the moderator must state the business order. Is that the agenda?
Pat from the Town of Wuori
47:05
what is a white ballot?
Pat from the Town of Wuori
47:43
when we elect a moderator, they always say the vote is by white ballot
Pat from the Town of Wuori
48:01
I just figure it was something from years ago
Pat from the Town of Wuori
48:42
I am shy
DeAnn Croatt
48:50
Excellent, information-packed session; thank you.
Steve Fenske
48:59
thank you
Andrea Erdmann
49:24
Thank you, this was great.
Pat from the Town of Wuori
49:50
thanks