December 13, 2016
GREENWOOD TOWNSHP BOARD MEETING MINUTES
DECEMBER 13, 2016 6:30 PM
Chair Bassing calls meeting to order.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll call: Chair Bassing, Vice Chair Deluca, J Maus, R Kladivo, Treasurer Clark, Clerk Drobac absent G Baland
Please turn off all cell phones and pagers. This meeting will be recorded for transcription and archival purposes.
Motion: Bassing\Kladivo to amend agenda to include Pete Makowski application for Assistant Fire Chief and resignation of Jan Makowski in new business Passed 4/0
Motion: Deluca\Maus to approve November 9, 2016 meeting minutes Passed 4/0
Motion: Kladivo\Deluca to approve November 29, 2016 special meeting minutes Passed 3/0 Maus abstain
Treasurer’s report: checking- $486,752.82 long term investments- $251,273.24 savings- $252,335.69 Total-$990,361.75
Motion: Kladivo\Maus to approve Treasurers report Passed 4/0
Motion: Bassing\Kladivo to approve claims with the exception of #17672 which will be held until documentation is presented. Maus talked to the attorney- Bassing also talked to attorney. Deluca concerned about 2 supervisors calling the attorney about the same subject-doubling the charges from the attorney. Passed 4/0
CORRESPONDENCE: Thank you from Morton Buildings, Christmas card from Frandsen Bank, received SLC association of township minutes, Unemployment benefits for Julia Maki approved by state, Vermilion Lake Assoc. subscription, e-mail from Lee Peterson- would like supervisor to attend Lake Vermilion Trail meetings. Bassing has been attending and will continue to attend- they are working on connecting the Bois Forte Trail to area townships and will take years.
PUBLIC COMMENT: M Richard asked about the skating rink- when and if it will be usable. Bassing to look into.
Fire alarm system- 4 quotes received -and tabled until the January 6, 2016 meeting
Personnel policy committee report-Kladivo reported a good start and will have a report next month
Maintenance report- plumbing to be done-water faucet outside, urinal, water faucets and furnace check
Motion: Bassing\Maus to accept P Trancheff retirement from Fire Dept. Passed 4/0
Application from Peter Makowski for Assistant Chief Position
Motion: Kladivo\Bassing to purchase handicap Port-a-john. Item tabled until April 2017
Pavilion update-J Ankrum reported the money from donations \ sign\ and contributions is $3000.00. Also noted-Breitung has an employee to maintain a skating rink. Maintaining a rink is a process.
POC- Maus asked about the audit for the Fire dept. POC- Bassing noted it was not ready . Maus to take over.
BYLAWS- with the attorney
MOTION: Randy\Jeff assign weed inspector – Deluca Passed 3/0 Deluca abstained
Motion: Kladivo\Deluca to have a onetime maintenance for Generator. Passed 4/0
Motion: Bassing\Deluca to suspend pay when Safety officer is not in the area Passed 4/0
Motion: Bassing\Deluca to accept resignation of J Makowski from the Fire Dept. Passed 4/0
Election review: Position 1- 3 year term Position 2- 3 year term Position 3- 1 year term Treasurer – 2 year term
Motion: Deluca\Bassing to approve an ad in Timberjay and Tower News newspaper for Christmas greetings Passed 4/0
Motion: Bassing\Deluca to discontinue ATT Phone charges \ contract on maintenance man cell phone Passed 4/0
Motion: Bassing\Delcua to approve payment for MAT training for clerk \ deputy clerk and overnight stay in St Michaels, MN Passed 4/0
Motion: Bassing\Maus to pay Deputy Clerk at $20.00 per hour
Resolution: Deluca\Bassing setting Polling hours atfor March election Passed 4/0
Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade-concerns about insurance liability, how to proceed. Letter from attorney presented. Motion: Bassing\Kladivo to table item until January 2017 meeting. Deluca would like to have only 1 person contacting attorney. Fazio this has had a lot of discussion for years. MAT does not want Greenwood to join. Passed 4/0
Note: POC-will look at payment \ federal minimum wage laws \ hourly pay rate at January 2017 meeting
Reports: Fire Department: 1 training, runs- 5 ems, 2 fire. PERA update- official, 13 members had physicals. Blood borne pathogen training. MN DOT scheduled in Jan. Fire Dept. in need a new pump-costs range from $2600.00 to $4800.00. Bassing asked if the pumps in the garage can be used? Working on grant eligibility. Motion: Bassing\Deluca to extend J Maki position with fire dept. for 1 month Passed 4/0 Paying POC new way restricts unemployment money…Can pay go to IRA | PERA? Bassing noted possible tax fraud. Bassing will address attorney. Ice rink-no one will commit to rink care. Safety-13 fire dept. members had physicals. 911-no new addresses. Supervisors-Kladivo-would like to adopt a temporary grievance procedure. Bassing-attended a Tower\Breitung fire district meeting, they are working on a 15,000 sq. ft. building. He feels the fire district is important. Clerk: truck auction- sold for $2550.00, windsock changed by Northern Clearing, Note in kitchen- nothing bad in kitchen- please let me know, to be able to get things corrected.
Junk Mail is available for viewing – then will be tossed.
Motion: Deluca\Maus to adjourn Passed 4/0
Sue Drobac John Bassing