Call to Order
Meeting is being recorded for transcription and archival purposes
DATE: December 8, 2020 6:30PM
This meeting will be a Telephone Conference Call
Roll Call – Chair Ralston / Vice Chair DeLuca / Supervisor Skubic / Supervisor Tahija /
Supervisor Beihoffer / Interim Treasurer Fazio / Interim Clerk Spicer
All Motions are by Roll Call Vote
Additions to Agenda
Motion– Request to accept Agenda Carmen/Byron Passed 4/0
Motion – Request to approve November 10, 2020 minutes Byron/Carmen Passed 4/0
Motion – Request to approve Treasurers Report Larry/Byron Passed 4/0
Motion – Request to waive reading Claims Carmen/Larry Passed 4/0
Motion – Request to approve Claims Carmen/Byron Passed 4/0
Motion – Request to approve Payroll Byron/Carmen Passed 4/0
Earlier today participated in Video Connect Meeting, a consultant to Northeastern Broadband
Expansion, funded through Blandin Foundation Grant. Their report will be released soon and will be
shared at that time. CTC response has increased to 17%.
Cares funding update – No update
Motion to terminate Frontier Broadband Carmen/Byron Passed 4/0
Option B wording for March ballot –Leave as is, no further action
12.1 Budget – Carmen requests preliminary budget in January to work with in February in order to
have a straight forward budget that the supervisors agree on, to present the public in March.
12.2 Motion – Request to approve Resolution 20-08 Designating Polling Place
Carmen/Byron Passed 4/0
12.3 Motion – Request to approve $100.00 donation to Vermilion Lake Association
Carmen/Larry Passed 4/0
Motion – Request to approve $35.00 for TimberJay ad that benefits the school.
Carmen/Larry Passed 4/0
Carmen – Made a couple 911 signs. Everything is good in maintenance for the upcoming snow season.
Haven’t had any more problems with the alarms going off.
Larry – Ambulance meeting will be in January.
Byron – Christmas lights are up. Wish everyone a very merry Christmas.
Mike – Flags are not being displayed. They were lowered to half-mast for Pearl Harbor Day on Monday, but it was noted they were in poor condition so will be retired in proper ceremony at VFW Post in Cook this Spring.
The Cook VFW Post will donate a POW flag. Sue commented there are new flags in the Fire department office and one in the garage attached to the office. Dave will look for flags in office. Must be 5×8 to out-rank POW flag. They will be located and flags will be displayed. Thank you to Richard Leciejewski for caring for the flags.
Fire Chief Report – Dave reports in Nov there were 4 fire, 12 EMS, 1 meeting, an on-line training missed in Run report. 1 EMS training, 1 maintenance
They have put in place a practicing policy for 1st Responders and EMR’s to go to calls in full PPE due to the Covid pandemic. PPE involves higher protection face shields, gloves, booties and gowns. Full PPE will also be used by FF and EMS for lift assists.
Dave will forward to Debby, details on free Covid testing and that will be shared with the public.
Tammy has worked hard throughout 2020 with grants that have enabled replacement of most of the
turn-out gear, however, we still need 3 sets replaced. Replacement cost is about $3000 each, less any grants we can secure, so we’d like to spread out replacement to 1 every 4 months in 2021.
Correspondence – RAMS election ballot arrived – Mike will complete that.
Mike reports Paul Skubic is recovering and hopes to be home by Christmas.
Motion – Request to Adjourn Carmen/Byron Passed 4/0 7:05pm