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December 11, 2012

Greenwood Town Board Meeting – December 11, 2012
Chr. Reichel called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
Present: Chr. Reichel, Vice-Chr. DeLuca, Supervisors Tom Aro, Gene Baland, Don Doroff, Treasurer Clark, Clerk Trancheff

               MOTION Baland/Doroff to approve the November 2012 meeting minutes.  Approved 5/0

MOTION DeLuca/Aro to approve the Treasurer’s Report for November 2012:  Checking-$344,556.50/Long Term Investments-$249,588.20/Savings-$232,403.05=$826,547.75.  Approved 5/0

MOTION DeLuca/Aro to pay Claims #14950-15000 including payroll totaling$86,401.26.  Approved 5/0

MOTION DeLuca/Doroff to issue payroll and fixed bills Jan. 1, 2013.  Approved 5/0

Fire Dept:  Asst. Chief Makowski gave the November run report which was quiet.  He reported the following:
1-Transition to the ARMER radio system will be Jan. 1, 2013.  The dept. received free from St. Louis County,
19 portable radios, 10 mobile radios.   He asked for additional equipment such as additional portable radios,
speaker mikes, cases, batteries, installation for a total of $17,000.  The department did not have a final quote.

Board members questioned the need for additional radios, is it need vs. want,  why the DNR and Forest Service are not going to Armer and if the department uses a buddy system, why so many additional portable radios?  Asst. Chief Makowski answered that they feel that there should also be a portable radio installed in all the apparatus along with the mobile radios installed in the trucks.

MOTION Baland/Aro to authorize up to $18,000 on the Fire Dept. officers recommendation to purchase more radios and equipment that needs replacing for what is in the current system and to be as conservative as possible.   Approved 4/1 with Reichel voting no.

Supervisor Baland asked Asst. Chief Makowski to ensure that one of the fire officers attend the town board meetings every month.

Correspondence:             SLCATO minutes, Bois Forte

Fire Protection Agreement-Bois Forte

It was noted that Kevin Leecy, Bois Forte Tribal Chairman sent the township a donation for 2013.  No meetings have been scheduled to discuss the Bois Forte Fire Protection Agreement with Greenwood Township that expires Dec. 31, 2012.

               MOTION DeLuca/Doroff to return the donation to Bois Forte and ask for a meeting.  Approved 5/0

               MOTION DeLuca/Baland authorizing a Christmas ad in the Timberjay and Tower News.   Approved 5/0

Planning & Zoning :

               MOTION Reichel/Aro to set 6 pm on Jan. 8, 2013 for a public hearing for the proposed Ordinance Changes sent to the Board by the Planning Commission.   Approved 5/0


Safety-Peg Nelson absent

Planning & Zoning-Julia Maki-Wrapping up the year with the Planning Commisson recommendations for Ordinance changes, noise issues, etc.

Maintenance-Pat Trancheff busy preparing for the winter season.

Supervisor Aro-Hopes to start work on the budget soon


               MOTION Aro/Baland to adjourn at 8:15 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,


Ellen Trancheff-Clerk                                                                   Kirsten Reichel-Chairperson