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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


Claims presented


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.


Public Comment:

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



Clerk                                                                      Chair