December 9, 2014
Greenwood Town Board Meeting – December 9, 2014
Chr. Aro called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
Present: Chr. Aro, Supervisors Baland, Doroff, Worringer, Treasurer Clark, Clerk Trancheff
MOTION Baland/Doroff to approve the Nov. 13 meeting minutes. Approved 3/0 with Aro abstaining-he was absent.
MOTION Doroff/Worringer to approve the Nov. 2014 Treasurer’s Report: Checking-$618,706.40/Long Term Investments-$250,515.27/
Savings-$309,160.74=$1,178,382.71. Approved 4/0
MOTION Worringer/Baland to pay Claims #16252-16293 totaling $49,824.97. Approved 4/0
MOTION Worringer/Doroff to issue payroll and fixed bills. Approved 4/0
Lake Vermilion Area Trail update was given by Andy Hubley from the ARDC. He advised that if the trail idea goes forward, the next step would be to create a Joint Powers Board who would oversee the budgets and planning and future maintenance needs of the trail. Board members and citizens expressed concern of costs and who and how would the costs be distributed for construction and maintenance of a trail.
Correspondence: ARDC Trail Information update, SLCATO minutes, MAT Financial Statement, Copy of IRRRB Grant for Comprehensive Plan, OSHA responses on 2 anonymous complaints from and employee/firefighter in Greenwood
Chr. Aro advised that both complaints were responded to OSHA with OSHA advising the questions were all answered to their satisfaction. He advised that the township received a letter from the County Attorney’s office concluding that the absentee ballot request complaint was unfounded.
MOTION Doroff/Baland to authorize the community enhancement loan of $8,000 for Janet & Mike Simonson. Approved 4/0
MOTION Worringer/Doroff authorizing sponsoring the children holiday greetings in the Timberjay and Tower News. Approved 4/0
MOTION Worringer/Baland to accept Rick Stoehr’s resignation from the Board of Adjustment. Approved 4/0
MOTION Worringer/Baland to appoint John Milbridge to the Board of Adjustment. Approved 4/0
Fire Chief Dave Fazio gave the November run report. Peggy Nelson requested permission to attend the Arrowhead EMS Conference in January. She advised him that she has gone under the Tower Ambulance umbrella for many years and would need funding for the conference, lodging, mileage and meals. He asked if the board would need to be involved and was informed it was up to him. He requested authorization to purchase 2 new AED’s and that the current defibrillators that the EMS personnel were taken out of service. Information in the manual and follow up conversations with Zoll Tech Support, the Township Attorney and Tower Ambulance found that without a licensed medical director, that they could not be used. Two are 10 years or so old and maintenance for the 3 is $400/year. The Fire Dept. received an 1800 grant from Operation Round Up to purchase and AED. He provided a quote from Zoll of $1421.96/unit. He advised that Randy Kladivo retired from the Fire Dept. with 32 years.
MOTION Aro/Baland authorizing the purchase of two AED’s @ $1421.96/each and to advertise for SCBA quotations for the Jan. meeting.
The SCBA’s will be acquired via a grant from FEMA. Approved 4/0
Planning Director Julia Maki reported that work will begin on the Comprehensive Plan once the committee is formed.
Maintenance Pat Trancheff reported on seasonal operations.
Clerk Trancheff presented the 2015 meeting schedule and asked for 2015 to be one of courtesy, respect, kindness and compassion.
MOTION Doroff/Worringer to approve the 2015 meeting schedule. Approved 4/0
Chr. Aro publicly acknowledged Randy Kladivo’s retirement and presented a Norman Rockwell Print for the Township Meeting Hall.
It was noted that Tim Strom accepted the position of township attorney.
MOTION Worringer/Doroff to adjourn at 8:15 pm.
Ellen Trancheff-Clerk Tom Aro-Chairman