February 14, 2017
GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISERS MEETING MINUTES
February 14, 2017 6:30 PM
Chair Bassing calls meeting to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll call: Chair Bassing, Vice chair Deluca, G Baland, J Maus, R Kladivo, Treasurer Clark, Clerk Drobac
Please turn off cell phones and pagers. This meeting will be recorded for transcription an archival purposes.
Motion: Bassing\Baland to approve minutes of Jan 10, 2017 special meeting Passed 4/0 Maus abstained
Motion: Bassing\Deluca to approve minutes of Jan. 10, 2017 meeting Passed 5/0 Motion: Kladivo\Deluca to approve minutes of Jan.17, 2017 special meeting Passed 5/0
Treasures report: checking-$482,011.75, long term investments-$251,273.24, savings-$254,915.94
Motion: Kladivo\Deluca to approve treasurer’s report Passed 5/0
Motion: Bassing\Kladivo to approve Resolution to pay Supervisor Maus-other work Passed 4/0 Maus abstained
Affidavit presented by Jeff Maus
Motion: Kladivo\Bassing to approve claims Passed 5/0
Correspondence: Short course reminder, letter from B Hayden-funds for aquatic species, notice from E Trancheff on refund for health insurance. Letter with list of forfeited land. Thank you from Richard Bright. Minutes from SCLAT meeting.
Public Comment: Mary Richard has organized the loan closet and would like to make a few changes, also a Rummage sale is set up for May 13th, 2017. Possibly more events to come. Mark Drobac- he thinks the employee committee should meet again. Also, questions on attorney billing. Pam Lundstrom- talking about the loan closet- should be used. Also, the Tower-Soudan 4th of July celebration is in need of money. Spaghetti feed soon, more fundraisers planned. Motion:
Service credits: Maus is a recipient of ff pension \ conflict of interest – he will abstain on a vote 13 people to receive good time credits
Motion: Bassing \ Baland to approve service credit as presented by D Fazio, chief Passed 4/0 Maus abstained criteria – 6/6/1 is a work in progress-
Personnel policy- More meetings to be scheduled and board to look at documents Motion: Bassing\Kladivo to table until after election Passed 5/0
Employee compensation-$15.00 1st hour \ $10.00 any after. Fire dept. thinks they went backward, was $20.00. Possible rework pay. Fire dept. says most calls are medical and over an hour. Motion: Baland\Kladivo to have fire dept. bring a recommendation to the April TB meeting Passed 4/0 Maus abstained
Portable pump- new pump for the fire dept. $7196.20 Motion: Kladivo\Deluca to amend previous motion of Jan 1, 2017 for correct pump and charges Passed 4/0 Maus abstained
Motion: Bassing\Maus to approve payment of Julia Maki employment claim Passed 5/0
Resolution: Kladivo\Deluca to approve Ken Peterson, commissioner-MN DOLI vs / Greenwood Township (Jeff Maus case) Passed 4/0 Maus abstain
Pickle ball nets- Bassing checked on nets- approx. $500.00 and an 81 lb. weight Motion: Maus\Baland to table purchasing the nets to April meeting Passed 5/0
Recreation committee- looking at roadside cleanup on May 6. Plans for Greenwood 40th Anniversary ongoing. Playset costs are still being looked at. Possibly paying for a pickleball net. Combine cleanup and Tower-Soudan spaghetti feed.
Motion: Kladivo to donate $500.00 to Tower-Soudan 4th of July Rescinded
Motion: Maus\Bassing to donate $100.00 to Tower-Soudan 4th of July celebration Passed 5/0
Note: Town hall will be closed the week of Feb 20-24 and possibly the next week also, for installation of the new fire alarm system
Budget- Bassing reported on the budget-line by line. Motion: Deluca\Bassing to present levy request at $150,000.00 at the annual meeting Passed 4/1 Maus voted no
Annual meeting on March 14, 2017
Motion: Bassing\Kladivo to appoint Mary Richard and Bev Peterson to be election judges and Carol Maus dropping off the list Passed 4/0 Maus abstain
Motion: Bassing\Kladivo to pay $25.00 per hour for Delores Clark to train new Treasurer Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Bassing to post sample of ballot for local election Passed 5/0
Reorganization: Maus – wants adopted policy for public comment – he wants public questions answered- re-organization meeting should set up policies
Reports: Deluca – fire alarm system, Maus – should put rummage sale in paper-no- not township business, board authorized every supervisor to call attorney. Baland- his last meeting after 2 terms, and will donate a POW\MIA flag to Greenwood township, sends thanks to tennis court people, Dean Panian, Jarri Ankrum and the Rec Committee, gave a quote from Theodore Roosevelt. Kladivo- his last meeting, also. Bassing- regarding attorney contact – attorney does not make policies, they are made by Greenwood, a thank you to all volunteers, thank you to Delores and there will be a reception for her March 5, 2017. Deluca-regarding attorney, $1300.00 cost, for talking to the employee committee. Maus-does not feel he should be reprimanded. Fire dept. – 2 training meetings, 1 meeting, 1 drill, 13 ems calls, 2 fires, and 2 voucher payments, the money for the pump purchase will come from the capital equipment fund, and will be transferred to the general fund, Motion: Bassing\Baland to repair engine #1 Passed 5/0
Continue 10/20, hourly, and voucher payments, maintenance done on 4 fd trucks, Laurentian meeting attended- dues have been reduced. Maintenance-volunteers working. 911-1 new address and corrected addressing problem on Welles Rd.
Junk mail will be available to view, then will be tossed.
Board of Audit to follow adjournment of regular meeting.
Motion: Bassing\Deluca to adjourn Passed 5/0 8:20 PM
Sue Drobac John Bassing