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December 2019

GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS BOARD MEETING MINUTES

DECEMBER 10, 2019                                        6:30 PM

Chair Deluca opens meeting

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll call: Chair Deluca, Vice Chair Skubic, M Ralston, L Tahija, B Beihoffer, Deputy Treasurer Swenson, Clerk Drobac

Please turn off all cell phones and pagers. This meeting will be recorded for transcription and archival purposes.

Motion: Tahija\Beihoffer to approve November minutes                Passed 5/0

Treasurer report: Checking account – $131,048.80         Long Term Investments – $251,952.70         Savings Account – $232,744.26                                        Total – $615,745.76

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to approve treasurer report                         Passed 5/0

Claims presented

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve claims as presented             Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to approve payroll                                            Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to add to agenda – Fire Dept \ Safety report before old business                            Passed 5/0

Report – Fire Dept \ Safety.                         Runs: fire – 8, emr – 11, drill – 1, meeting – 1, fd training – 1, emr training – 2 Motion: Ralston\Beihoffer to approve Resolution 19-13, Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Retirement Plan to increase of benefit level to $2500.00 with 5 years of good time credit                                        Passed 5/0                                                 Look at purchasing jump kits next month. Expo in January in Duluth.  Check on using a service to take care of some recordkeeping.                 Safety – drills for Awair pgm, ladder, fire extinguishers. Next month drill with snowmobiles.

OLD BUSINESS:

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to approve 2nd reading of Organizational statement \ SOG             Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Tahija to release City of Tower check being held                Passed 5/0

Budget – table to next month

NEW BUSINESS:

Motion: Ralston\Beihoffer to approve Resolution 19-14 authorizing contract with interested officer’s spouse – Carmen Deluca – under Minn. STAT. 471.88, SUBD.5                          Passed 4/0 Deluca abstained

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve Resolution 19-15 authorizing contract with interested officer’s spouse – Mike Ralston – under Minn. STAT. 471.88, SUBD.5                        Passed 4/0 Ralston abstained

Motion: Ralston\Deluca to appoint Carol Maus as head election judge for all elections in 2020       Passed 5/0

Motion: Skubic\Beihoffer to appoint Kathy Lovgren as head election judge for all elections in 2020             Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to appoint Colleen Lepper as election judge for all elections in 2020            Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Beihoffer to appoint Julie Stoehr as election judge for all elections in 2020            Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Biehoffer to appoint Ruth Deluca as election judge for all elections in 2020           Passed 4/0   Deluca abstained

Motion: Beihoffer\Skubic appoint John Milbridge as election judge for all elections in 2020             Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to appoint Beverly Peterson as election judge for all elections in 2020   Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to appoint Sue Drobac as election judge for all elections in 2020                  Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to appoint Nancy Ralston as alternate election judge for all elections in 2020     Passed 4/0  Ralston abstained

Motion: Beihoffer\Skubic to appoint Steve Rodgers as alternate election judge for all elections in 2020     Passed 5/0

Motion: Skubic\Ralston to appoint Kathy Lovgren as absentee ballot judge for all elections in 2020              Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to appoint Colleen Lepper as absentee ballot judge for all elections in 2020        Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve posting the ballot                        Passed 5/0

Motion: Beihoffer\Tahija to approve Board of Audit date – Feb 11, 2020 at the end of the regular township meeting                Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Skubic Township employees regarding days off for clerk                 Rescinded           need to set a policy

Lights – Deluca to get quote from Reichel Electric for kitchen, outside lights replacement

Reports: Supervisors: Deluca – 4 911 signs, Tahija -went to the TAAS meeting. Looking at a new contract by June 2020. Ralston – portajohn necessary? Yes.  Received a sample survey from CTC. Questions to be discussed – how distributed-mail or online. Has checked with Perpich TV for security cameras in the office and outer office.                                     Motion: Ralston to install 2 security cameras in office and outer office from Perpich for $2580.00       Failed \No Second                       Ralston to check on extra cameras outside and in fire dept.                    Beihoffer – next Broadband meeting is Dec 16.                                            Clerk – Thank you to whomever put the chairs back after the floor waxing, Old blinds can be donated.

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve Christmas ads in Tower News and Timberjay             Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to add Public Comment and Correspondence to agenda after reports  Passed 5/0

Public comment: Lee Peterson would like more discussion on TAAS ambulance. Keep our attorney proactive. Part of Greenwood Township is in Cook, we do not pay Cook Ambulance.                             John Bassing-Blandin has asked for a request for proposal. The Draft needs to be finalized and sent to engineering firms. Then a feasibility study needs to be done for grant applications. Lee Peterson- no skating rink?      Jeff Maus – Reminding all elected officials – retaliation is unacceptable.

Correspondence – SLC Ordinance #62 meeting, SLC variance Hasbrook, SCLAT minutes, Christmas card from Frandsen Bank

Junk mail is available to view, then will be recycled

Motion: Ralston\Beihoffer to adjourn                     Passed 5/0                          7:45 pm

Sue Drobac                                                                         Carmen

 

Clerk                                                                                      Chair

 

 

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