April 11, 2017
APRIL 11, 2017 6:30
Chair calls meeting to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll call: Chair Bassing, vice chair Deluca, P Skubic, M Ralston, L Tahija, Deputy Treasurer Ralston, Clerk Drobac
Please turn off all cell phones and pagers. This meeting will be recorded for transcription and archival purposes.
Motion: Ralston\Deluca to approve minutes of March 23, re-org meeting Passed 5/0
Treasurer report: checking-$383,569.71, long term investments- $251,347.44, savings- $254,922.29 Total-$889,839.44
Motion: Bassing\Skubic to approve treasurer report Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Tahija to approve claims Passed 5/0
Correspondence: Letter from SLC for fire protection for Unorganized Township 63-15
Motion: Bassing\Deluca to approve $8000.00 for same as above Passed 5/0
Letter from SLC for Jola CUP.
Motion: Deluca\Bassing – no comment on Jola CUP Passed 5/0
Letter from SLC for Sandstrom Variance.
Motion: Deluca\Tahija- no comment on Sandstrom variance
Letter from City of Cook asking for donation.
Motion: Ralston\Bassing- no donation Passed 5/0
Thank you from – Cook Library, WC Heiam.
Northwoods Partners asking for donation- check into.
Motion: Ralston\Deluca to table – need more info Passed 5/0
St James Church asking for donation
Motion: Deluca\Ralston – no donation Passed 5/0
SLCAT business meeting info. E-mail from Mark Drobac requesting to be on Personnel Policy committee. Disparaging Letter to Mary Richard.
J Ankrum- request to go ahead with Playground
Motion: Ralston\Tahija to go ahead with playground Passed 5/0
Mary Richard- rummage sale info
M Drobac-would like have the maintenance supervisor check on safety equipment in the fire hall that is not in use. Supervisor Deluca and Chief Fazio to work on it. JoAnn Bassing- comment on disparaging letter to M Richard-thinks it was written to intimidate and is disrespectful. P Lundgren- info on the Tower Soudan Vermilion Area Events board, applying for non-profit #. J Maus- Congrats to new supervisors, happy to have Timberjay as official newspaper, commented on the employee policy, fire dept. hourly wages, fire brigade, public comments-need new supervisors updated.
M Moe-questions on SLC meeting- we had poor attendance. Also would like to have some comments on the Jola CUP. Jodi noted- Breitung Township does write letters to SLC. R Stoehr- thank you to G Baland for POW flag.
Pickle ball nets
Motion: Deluca\Bassing to approve purchasing 2 Deluxe pickleball nets @$249.99 each Passed 5/0
Allot funds for 40th anniversary
Motion: Deluca\Ralston to allot $500.00 for 40th anniversary– rescinded
Motion: Bassing\Ralston table request for monies until a request is given Passed 5/0
Motion: Bassing\Deluca to approve having log books for fire dept. trucks \ fire dept. boats \ township truck starting May 1, 2017. Paperwork to be turned in to the clerk on 1st of month. Passed 5/0
Fire alarm system update- O Maki signed off. ESC will be contacted about a monitoring contract.
Fire Brigade update- Greenwood can be sued because of its association with the Fire Brigade, which is not recognized as a fire department.
Cook Hospital District-letters read from City of Orr and Township of Vermilion Lake-regarding the right to vote to be in a hospital district
Employee personnel policy committee
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to setup special meeting on April 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM to go over the employee personnel policy Passed 5/0
Fire Dept. POC and Bylaws-with Attorney, Bassing to check with M Couri
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve payment
Fire and 1st responder calls-$20.00 initial hour- $10.00 \hour after
Training-$10.00 per event \ $10.00 per hour Paid per ¼ hour. Passed 4/1 Bassing voting no
Motion: Bassing\Deluca to use community enhancement reserve monies for well drilling also – up to $15,000.00 Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve Liquor licenses for Vermilion Club, Bayview Lodge, Shamrock Landing, Gruben Holdings, Timbuktu Marina Passed 5/0
Town Hall painting- Deluca to check on
Garbash Day – Carmen and Ruth Deluca to head committee. May 20, 2017
Motion: Bassing\Ralston to approve $300.00 for Garbash Day Passed 5/0
Township website- Deluca to check with Coldsnap Tech
Lake Country Power Director vote
Motion: Bassing\Deluca to vote for Petersen for Director at LCP Passed 5/0
Reports: supervisors: Tahija- Tower Ambulance report, Ralston- check on culvert on walking trail, Bassing-attended T-S fire meeting , LV Bike trail meeting, greenwood call now call MAT for information and questions, tennis net is in, 911 new addresses assigned. Fire dept.- runs-3 fire,11 ems,1 drill, 1 meeting,1 voucher, fire fighters did not sign waivers- would like to be paid yearly. Recognition for Rod Politano for many responses, Hunter Gilbert finished training, thank you to Deluca, Bassing for replacing a battery in a fire truck, D Strong doing Admin Assistant work, Strong contested the pay for bringing fire trucks for work. Training- ice drill to retrieve a snowmobile under the ice,
Motion: Bassing\Deluca for Ralston and Deluca to meet with Fire Dept. on protocols for calls not dispatched, at their next business meeting. Passed 5/0
Boats in water.
Motion: Ralston\Tahija to add H Gilbert, R Worringer, and M Worringer to first responders with the recommendation of the Fire Chief Rescinded
Motion: Ralston\Bassing to add R Worringer to first responders Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to add H Gilbert to first responders after certification Passed 5/0
Motion: Tahija\ to add M Worringer to first responders failed \ lack of second
Junk mail will be available to view, then will be tossed
Motion: Deluca\Bassing to adjourn Passed 5/0 8:36 PM
Sue Drobac John Bassing