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April 9, 2013

Greenwood Town Board Meeting – April 9, 2013

Chr. Baland called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.

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

    MOTION Reichel/Aro to approve the March 25, 2013 Re-Organization minutes.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION Aro/DeLuca to approve the Treasurer’s Report for March 2013:  Checking-$382,734.18/Long Term Investments-$249,714.93/
    Savings-$250,849.85 for a total of $883,298.96.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION Doroff/Reichel to pay Claims #15181-15237 totaling $33,751.76.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION Reichel/DeLuca to issue payroll and fixed bills.  Approved 5/0

Treasurer Clark noted that Frandsen Bank will honor the one year CD rate of .12 for the renewal of the CD for 6 months.

Fire Dept:  Asst. Chief Makowski reported on the fire calls for March, Travis Kladivo’s resignation from the Fire Dept. Lieutenant position and 12 month leave of absence from the fire department and presented the Respiratory  Protection Plan for the board’s approval. 

Board members will review and put it on the agenda for the May meeting.

Persons on Agenda:  Bob Wilson from the Lake Vermilion Sportsman’s Club gave a presentation on Curly Pondweed in Vermilion and made a request for funding from local communities for a cost share of $1188 each +-.

    MOTION Aro/DeLuca to pledge up to $1500 toward the Pond Leaf Eradication but to do so legally as per guidelines of the MAT.
    Approved 5/0

Correspondence:  Acknowlege thankyou from Jet Galonski and his donation of $55 for a new hockey goal net and thank you from Shelby Karakas for assistance with the Pickle Ball/Tennis Courts for the last two years-unfortunately no grants available.  St. Louis County Tax Forfeit Land Sale.

Sup. Aro said he would like to check into possible costs for a court and get back to the board.

Regular Business:
Planning Commission Position – Gary Boutto and Marcie Moe applicants

    MOTION DeLuca/Reichel to appoint Gary Boutto to the Planning Commission.  Paper Vote 5/0

Trail Sealcoating – Chr. Baland suggested soliciting bids to see what it would cost.

    MOTION Baland/Doroff to seek bids for the trail sealcoating to find what the cost would be.  Approved 5/0
    Ellen will check with Bob Manzoline, Director of the Mesabi Trail for ideas of what to do

Vermilion Club Liquor Licence –

    MOTION Reichel/DeLuca to approve the Liquor License renewal for the Vermilion Club.  Approved 5/0

Bay View Liquor License –

Shawn Reed-Maki & Overom-was present to represent Alyssa Sundberg who is the operator of Bay View.  He asked the board consider the Liquor License renewal as there is no noise ordinance.

Board Members discussed the numerous complaints from area neighbors and residents across the bay in regards to noise with the music, karaoke, disorderly conduct, septic system issues, amplified music on the deck.

Ms. Sundberg commented that she would like the request for music 10-12 times during the summer and needs the music to survive given competition from Fortune Bay, Wolf Bay and the Landing and asked for the opportunity to do so.

    MOTION Aro/DeLuca to postpone action on the Bay View Liquor License until the May meeting.  Approved 5/0

Donation/Due Requests –

    MOTIONAro/Doroff authorizing the Lake Vermilion Area Chamber of Commerce dues of $100.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION DeLuca/Doroff authorizing the Tower Soudan 4th of July Committee donation of $100.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION DeLuca/Aro authorizing the St. Louis County Fair donation of $100.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION DeLuca/Aro authorizing the Doug Johnson Recreation donation of $100.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION Aro/Reichel authorizing the WC Heim foundation donation of $100.  Approved 5/0

Weed Inspection –  Deferred to May meeting

    Safety-Peg Nelson absent
    Planning & Zoning-Director Julia Maki commented the commission will be working on the closed landfill zoning.
    Maintenance-Pat Trancheff busy with spring operations and transfer of equipment
    Clerk/Assessor-Ellen gave the 2 options for off site storage and will get more information
    Sup. Reichel-Reported on the Lodging Tax Board meeting

    MOTION Reichel/Aro to adjourn at 8:21 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ellen Trancheff-Clerk                    Gene Baland-Chairman