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February 2018


Feb.13, 2018                                                       6:30 pm

Chair Bassing calls meeting to order

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call: Chair Bassing, Vice Chair Deluca, M Ralston, P Skubic, L Tahija, Deputy Treasurer Ralston, Clerk Drobac

Please turn off all cell phones and pagers. This meeting will be recorded for transcription and archival purposes.

Motion: Tahija \ Ralston to approve January meeting minutes                     Passed 5/0

Treasurer report: Checking – $265,429.95   Long Term Investments –  $251,499.47 Savings – $226,703.91 Total: $743,633.33

Motion: Deluca \ Skubic to approve treasurer report                        Passed 5/0

Claims presented

Motion: Tahija \ Skubic to approve claims                                              Passed 5/0

Public comment: Jarri Ankrum, with the Greenwood Area Recreation Board, talked about the rec board applying for a grant to improve Bocce courts and would like an okay from the supervisors to make improvements.                                                                                                                                                                         Motion: Ralston\Bassing to allow improvements on the Bocce court by the rec committee.     Passed 5/0    Mary Richard talked about the chili feed and the upcoming rummage sale-May 12. Also, she and Mike Richard cleaned the garage and brought the loan closet down to the main floor and brought excess loan closet items to Veterans Surplus in Hibbing.  They also did inventory. Question was asked about the water pressure in the kitchen – it is slow.

Correspondence – email from MAT regarding phishing scams. Email from Dave Seppelt regarding Cook Hospital district amendment. Email from Mark \ Patty Phillips supporting a variance for Debevec. SCLAT Jan. Meeting minutes. Notice from Lake County Power regarding a district meeting. MAT insurance letter. St Louis County 2018 Fee Schedule for Plowing. Notice from SLC about a hearing on Safe Routes to school. Notice from SLC about a variance for Debevec. Listing of permits issued by SLC for Greenwood in 2017.


Motion: Bassing \ Deluca to accept service contract for new voting machine, with 1-year service package. Note: old machine has trade in value of $400.00     Passed 5/0

Negligent retention: Chief Fazio talked to officers and attorney Mike Couri – looking at SOG changes

Log book discussion

Retirement of Scott Kregness discussion

Lake Vermilion Trail – now a problem – St Louis County, Tom Bakk and Keith Nelson in opposition. Bassing attended the meeting on Wed- says the way it is going is very disheartening.

Motion: Bassing\Deluca to approve Service Credits                                                           Passed 5/0

Budget review –Presentation by Bassing with discussion

Motion: Bassing\ Deluca to request levy at $150,000.00                                                   Passed 4/1 Ralston no

Penguins – Ralston had a meeting with Tom Rukavina and the County Land dept.

Maintenance vendors-discussion on advertising for vendors


Motion: Deluca\Bassing to replace motor and repair Fire dept. furnace, check small motor, and change filters                                                                                                       Passed 5/0

40th Anniversary –– need a motion for funding at the Annual meeting

Motion: Bassing\Tahija to accept 11 Resolutions for donations for D Horsman                      Passed 5/0

Motion: Bassing\Skubic to accept resolution for donation for J Ferguson                                 Passed 5/0

Reports: Supervisors: Ralston reported on flooding the skating rink and noted the shovels are missing from the skating shack.                   Bassing-Thank you to Mike \ Mary Richard for organizing the garage, thank you to Rick Stoehr for changing the flag.             fire dept. – report attached                                          Motion: Ralston\Tahija to approve Krystal Strong as new firefighter contingent on background check and physical                   Passed 5/0                                                                                                                                          Motion: approve training for 5 firefighters for officer training                      Passed 5/0                               911-2 new addresses                              Maintenance-Deluca reported furnace in fd to be repaired      Discussion on ice auger for fire dept.         Clerk- phone in fd has been repaired

Junk mail will be available for viewing and then will be recycled

Board of Audit: copy attached

Motion: Bassing\Skubic to approve board of audit                             Passed 5/0

Motion: Bassing\Ralston to adjourn                                                         Passed 5/0

Sue Drobac                                                                         John Bassing


Clerk                                                                                      Chair