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August 2017


AUGUST 8, 2017                                6:30 PM

Chair Bassing opens the meeting

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll call: Chair Bassing, Vice chair Deluca, M Ralston, P Skubic, 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\Tahija to amend agenda to put Public Comments ahead of Correspondence and add Basketball net \ hoop under new business                                                            Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to approve July 11, 2017 meeting minutes            Passed 5/0

Treasurer Report: Checking-$349,432.53   Long Term Investments-$251,424.21   Savings-$226,693.06, Total-$827,549.80

Motion: Bassing\Tahija to approve treasurer’s report                                      Passed 5/0

Claims presented

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve claims              Discussion on claim #18182 and #18179 – try to keep work local.                                                                                                Passed 5/0

Public Comment: Commissioner Keith Nelson talked about the Jola CUP and Greenwood Township working together with the St Louis County Planning and Community Development personnel. He brought notes from the meetings he attended. Marcie Moe commented on Jola’s CUP – should preserve water quality.  Mary Richard let everyone know about the Rummage sale on Sept. 16.  JoAnn Bassing talked about Keith Nelson’s facts in his talk. Says everyone should decide individually- John Bassing was at the CUP meeting as a private citizen.  Clerk Drobac noted the town board motioned to not have any comment on SLC planning business. Lee Peterson talked to Mr. Nelson – he does not appreciate being threatened – to bring the P&Z back to Greenwood.  Mary Richard likes the new table setup for the board.  Mike Ralston says he and others are not qualified to question P&Z decisions.

Correspondence:  letter from Jarri Ankrum-withdrawing from planning of 40th anniversary.  SLC letter variance for Meyerle. Note from Shelley Padgett-thanking Mary Richard and the Township for great opportunities at Greenwood. Letter from LVC-formerly JN Johnson co. letting us know of the change. Invitation to WC Heiam fundraiser. SLC notice for meetings on comprehensive plan. Thank you from Northwood Partners for a donation.


POC guidelines data-Ralston needed information on run reports. Bassing matched info for run reports with 911 calls for him

Consensus of board was achieved that a firefighter \ EMR that retires as a firefighter will be able to retain his\her turnout gear for use as an EMR.

Motion: Deluca\Ralston to approve SOG with amendments                          Passed 5/0

Job descriptions – Firefighter, EMR

Motion: Bassing\Ralston to approve changes on the Firefighter job description under General purpose- from relief assoc. bylaws- to personnel policy and POC documents   Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to approve changes on the Firefighter job description under Qualifications from-within 3 years of hire- to within 5 years of hire                                 Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to approve changes on the Firefighter job description under Requirements-from every 5 years- to every 2 years                                                                   Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Bassing to approve deleting the Application Guidelines section on the Firefighter job description                                                                                                                 Passed 5/0

Motion: Bassing\Deluca to approve deleting the Application Guidelines section on the First Responder job description                                                                                                                                Passed 5/0

Fire dept. log books-need all info on run reports-mileage, truck used, driver, etc.   Ralston suggested the possibility of hiring a maintenance person for the fire dept.

40th Anniversary has been canceled

Lake Vermilion Bike Trail: Bassing reported Attorney Couri has his final comments. Greenwood to Frasier Bay is up on the top of the list for completion early, using the northern ½ of Hwy 115.


Chair Bassing read information about Clerks \ Treasurers and the authority of each

Motion: Bassing\Deluca to approve purchase of Basketball hoop and net                                                Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Bassing to approve purchase of Horseshoe set. Up to $125.00                      Passed 5/0

Motion: Bassing\Skubic to approve purchase of Baby changing station                                     Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Bassing to approve purchase of Backsplash for water faucet area               Passed 5/0

Motion: Bassing\Skubic to authorize district meeting attendance by Ralston and Deluca  Passed 5/0

Airboat is out for repair

Recycle canister signage – possible 2nd set of signs. Deluca to check on.

Reports: Supervisors: Bassing attended the Birch Point Interior meeting-they asked about pothole repair. The repairs have now been done. 911-Bassing reported 3 new addresses, 6 replacement signs and many corrections on old map. Also, Bassing will try to have Representative Rob Ecklund attend a Township meeting to give a talk on the Cook-Orr Hospital district. Safety- new fire hose on Engine 1, Tender 2and Tender 3 on July 18th in conjunction with the business meeting. August 1 the Annual Emergency Vehicle Operation Training on Engine 1, Tender 2, Tender 3 and Rescue 5. Fire Dept.- run report- fire-3, EMS-7, Drill-1, meeting-1, Training-2. Received videos for ff training. MBFTE reimbursements filed. Life Link training available, and classed in Mt. Iron and Tower. Pump test scheduled on Boat 1 for Aug 21. Old hose to go to Vermilion Lake Township and City of Ely. Ralston has questions on the tennis court winch. Maintenance: tennis court signs are up. Skubic requested the officers not in attendance should have a replacement to represent the dept. Clerk-reported on the progress of the website. A few things need to be added.

Junk mail will be available to view, then will be recycled.

Motion: Ralston\Deluca to adjourn                          Passed 5/0                          8:11 PM


Sue Drobac                                                                         John Bassing


Clerk                                                                                      Chair