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April 10, 2012


Greenwood Town Board Meeting – April 10, 2012


 Chr. Reichel called the meeting to order at 6:32 pm.


Present:  Chr. Reichel, Vice-Chr. DeLuca, Supervisors Aro and Doroff, Treasurer Clark, Clerk Trancheff


Absent: Sup. Baland


          MOTION DeLuca/Doroff to approve the previous meeting minutes.  Approved 4/0


          MOTION Aro/Doroff to approve the Treasurer’s report for March 2012:  Checking-$311,544.71/Long Term Investments-$248,107.54/


          Savings-$193,388.33=$753,040.58.  Approved 4/0


          MOTION Aro/Doroff to pay Claims #14498-14543 plus payroll totaling $41,917.23.  Approved 4/0


          MOTION DeLuca/Doroff to issue payroll and fixed bills May 1, 2012.  Approved 4/0


          MOTION Doroff/DeLuca to close out the small savings account and transfer to the checking account at Frandsen Bank & Trust. 

 Approved 4/0


          MOTION Aro/DeLuca authorizing those officers and significant others to attend the St. Louis County Spring Meeting/Dinner and to bring a door prize of the township sweatshirt and wild rice.  Approved 4/0


Fire Dept:  Captain Jeff Maus gave the run report.  Reported that Boat #1 is in the water and new motors with new props are working well.  The second motor has not sold yet.  He asked the board to accept Jan Makowski/First Responder who has cleared all the necessary checks.


          MOTION Doroff/DeLuca to sell the 17 pitch props.  Approved 4/0


          MOTION DeLuca/Aro to approve Jan Makowski as a First Responder for Greenwood Township.  Approved 4/0


Correspondence Received:  Dept. of Interior-Cormorant control response advising they will look into it.


New Business:


Liquor Licenses:    Eric Leitz from BayView was present and asked the board to reconsider the early deadline of 9 for music off his deck.


          MOTION Aro/DeLuca to approve the Bay View Liquor License with the Condition of the On the Deck Live Music being done by 10:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  Approved 4/0


          MOTION DeLuca/Aro to approve the Vermilion Club Liquor License renewal requesting proof of insurance be provided to the township.

 Approved 4/0


          MOTION DeLuca/Doroff to approve the Timbuktu Off-Sale Liquor License requesting payment and proof of insurance be provided to the township.  Approved 4/0


 Board of Adjustment Resignation of Ed Borchardt:


          MOTION DeLuca/Doroff accepting with regret, the resignation of Ed Borchardt form the Board of Adjustment.  Approved 4/0


          MOTION DeLuca/Doroff appointing Howard Ankrum to the position previously held by Ed Borchardt.  Approved 4/0.  Noted that Marcie Moe had also applied but acknowledged Howard Ankrum.


Requests:  Yoga for $60/year, Cook Area Douglas Johnson Recreation, St. Louis County Fair


          MOTION DeLuca/Doroff to table the request for Yoga to use the hall for an annual fee of $60-the board will be reviewing the town hall rental fees, policy, insurance and get area comparisons.  Approved 4/0


          MOTION DeLuca/Doroff to donate $100/each to the Douglas Johnson Recreation Area and St. Louis County Fair.  Approved 4/0




          MOTION Doroff/Aro to adopt the Resolution Re-Establishing the Greenwood Town Hall as the Voting Precinct.  Approved 4/0


          MOTION Aro/Doroff to adopt the Resolution for Townships to Maintain the right to choose their own assessor.  Approved 4/0


          Sup. Aro who attended the St. Louis County Association of Township Officers meeting.  He commented that keeping the level of government as close to the people as possible is necessary in keeping a local assessor and it felt like a power grab by the county.


          Director Julia Maki commented that she read all the Blue Ribbon Panel minutes and report and felt that they should be implementing the 26 suggestions to improve the current system rather than doing away with the present local assessor/county assessor system.




          Safety-Peg Nelson reported that the Tower Ambulance Commission has the new ambulance, new roll out fees, paid on call for EMT’s to dedicate 17 days out of the year, a potential first responder course at Fortune Bay.


          Planning Director Maki reported that things are picking up and two variances likely in May.  She asked for approval to purchase a landscaping book for residents to use and for land use planning workshops.  Other education opportunities will be explored.


          MOTION DeLuca/Doroff to have the Planning Director purchase two landscaping books at a cost of $20/each plus shipping and Handling.  Approved 4/0


          Maintenance Pat Trancheff advised that summer operations of Boat 1 are ready to go, winter equipment has been put away and all the normal other activities.


          Clerk/Assessor Ellen Trancheff advised that there are problems with her 4 year old computer and was authorized to bring quotes to the May meeting.


          Supervisor DeLuca reminded everyone of Garbash Day on April 21 at 9.


          MOTION Doroff/Aro to adjourn at 8 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,



Ellen Trancheff – Clerk                                           Kirsten Reichel-Chairperson