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February 12, 2013

Greenwood Town Board Meeting – February 12, 2013

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

Present:  Chr. Reichel, Vice-Chr. DeLuca, Supervisors Aro, Baland, Doroff, Treasurer Clark, Clerk Trancheff

               MOTION DeLuca/Aro to approve the Board of Audit for 2012.  Approved 5/0

               MOTION Doroff/DeLuca to approve the minutes of the 1/8/13 and 2/11/13 meetings.  Approved 5/0

MOTION Aro/DeLuca to approve the Treasurer’s report for Jan. 2013:  Checking-$439,936.01/Long Term Investments-$249,588.20/Savings-250,843.81 for a total of $940,368.02.  Approved 5/0

MOTION Baland/Doroff approving Claims #15056-15116 totaling $43,203.65.  Approved 5/0

MOTION DeLuca/Doroff to issue payroll and fixed bills on March 1, 2013.  Approved 5/0

Fire Dept:

 Asst. Chief Makowski reported on a quiet month in Jan- 4 ems/rescue calls/1 training session.  He reported that the 2 applicants to the dept. did not work out due to conflict of the same business and drill nights that Greenwood has.  They are on the Vermilion Lake Fire dept.


Marcie Moe presented information from the DNR Roundtable discussions in St. Paul citing a book “Fore Love of Lakes” by Darby Nelson

Correspondence:  St. Louis County Public Works Sealcoating and Gravel Program for 2013, Cook Library Request and a letter from Laurentian North advising they would not be using Greenwood Truck 10 starting in 2013-they paid for the insurance for 2012.

               MOTION DeLuca/Baland to donate $100 to the Cook Library.  Approved 5/0

MOTION Baland/Aro to appoint Election Judges:  Mary Worringer, Kathy Vogh, Marcia Vietanen, Murline Tahija, Pat Surla, Marilyn Mueller, Carol Maus, Kathy Lovgren, Colleen Lepper, Jeanne Franson, Ruth DeLuca, Pam Carter.  Approved 5/0

MOTION Doroff/DeLuca appointing the Absentee Ballot Board of:  Ellen Trancheff, Mary Worringer, Kathy Lovgren.  Approved 5/0


Safety:  Peg Nelson did a walk through with Maintenance Pat Trancheff and found that the township should get another storage cabinet for petroleum products to be located in the cold storage and an eye-wash station for the fire hall.  She reminded that Bloodborne Pathogens/Right-to-Know/Hazmat and Confined Spaces annual review is Feb. 19 at 7 pm and was mandatory for employees.

               MOTION Doroff/DeLuca to order the cabinet for $1246.77 and eyewash station for $352.31 from Tri-Mark Industrial.  Approved 5/0

Board members asked that reports with recommendations and quotes be provided to board members before the meeting night.

Director Maki: Permit requests increasing-Planning Commission will be working on zoning the closed landfill area and review the new ordinance as well a noise control information.  There will be a variance on Feb. 20.

Maintenance: Pat Trancheff reported on the normal busy month of January.  He was asked by Sup. Baland about the fire equipment delivered to Duluth?  He was told that Chief Kregness asked him to bring the used firefighter gear to Duluth where it will be donated to a 3rd Nation FD.  Sup. Baland thank him for increasing the size of the skating rink.

Clerk/Assessor: Reported that absentee ballots for the annual election are now available.


Draft letter to Kevin Leecy was reviewed.


               MOTION DeLuca/Doroff to approve sending the letter to Bois Forte Chairman Leecy.  Approved 5/0


               MOTION Baland/Aro to adjourn at 7:45 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,


Ellen Trancheff-Clerk                                                                   Kirsten Reichel-Chairperson