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December 9, 2015

Greenwood Town Board Meeting – December 9, 2015


Chr. Reichel called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm


Present:  Chr. Reichel, Vice-Chr. Baland, Supervisors Bassing, Milbridge, Worringer; Treasurer Clark, Clerk Trancheff


                MOTION Worringer/Bassing to approve the 11/10/15 board minutes.  Approved 5/0


                MOTION Bassing/Baland to approve the Treasurer’s Nov. 2015 report:  Checking-$672,865.70/Long Term Investments-$251,046.66/

                Savings-$317,104.39=$1,241,016.75.  Approved 5/0


                MOTION Milbrige/Worringer to pay Claims #16909-16954 totaling $49,508.99.  Approved 5/0


                MOTION Bassing/Baland to pay fixed bills and payroll Jan. 1, 2016.  Approved 5/0


Chr. Reichel read a statement in regards to the loss of her son and what is more important in life.  She asked for people to be more respectful, kind and courteous.


John Klaers, consultant, gave a brief update on the Comprehensive Plan and asked if the board members had any questions.


Doug Anderson, St. Louis County Transfer Station Attendant, is retiring and expressed his thanks to everyone who has been so kind to him while he worked at the transfer station.  He also thanked the Greenwood First Responders for assisting his son who was in a boating accident.


Eric Erkkila presented the board with a memory stick that had photos of his neighbor at 3285 Thomas Road who cut a steam pipe out of a culvert that Mr. Erikikila and Craig Judnick put in.  He advised that the neighbor had altered his property and claimed he was given permission to do so.  After checking, Mr. Erkkila was told by the county and DNR that they had not given permission for him to do so.  He asked if anyone in Greenwood had given permission and was advised that nobody had.


Correspondence:  SLCATO minutes, a letter from Paul Frerichs, Notice of Government Award (Gene Baland applied for it)


Old Business:           John Bassing and Gene Baland both contacted the county in regards to Greenwood not having the opportunity to bid on the County Road 77 Canister site snowplowing.  John Struken and Mark St. Lawrence assured them that it was an oversight and Greenwood will have the opportunity to bid next year.


New Business:         Dean Panian gave a presentation on behalf of a group of people who have been working on a plans for a pavilion for the   township.  His estimate was for around $25,000 with volunteer labor and donations.  Byron Beihoffer offered $1,000 in support of the project.


                MOTION Baland to approve the Pavilion Plan as presented with a maximum township cost of $25,000.  Motion failed for lack of support.

 Board members expressed their gratitude for all the hard work done and advised the group should carryon and help the board set a reasonable levy at the annual meeting.  Jet Galonski read a statement in regards to being kind and treating others how one would want to be treated.  Some members of the audience made disrespectful comments about Jet’s statement.  Chr. Reichel expressed her frustration with their behavior and had to leave the meeting, at which point Vice-Chairman Baland assumed the Chair.


                MOTION Bassing/Worringer to approve the Unorganized 63-15 Fire Protection Contract with St. Louis County for a fee of $8,000 in 2016.

                Approved 4/0


                MOTION Bassing/Worringer authorizing the Christmas ads in the Tower News and Timberjay.  Approved 4/0


Heard reports from the Fire Dept., Planning Director and Maintenance.


                MOTION Milbridge/Bassing to adjourn at 7:45 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,



Ellen Trancheff-Clerk                                                                                              Kirsten Reichel-Chairperson