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February 2020


FEBRUARY 11, 2020                                         6:30 PM

Chair Deluca opens meeting

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll call: Chair Deluca, Vice Chair Skubic, M Ralston, L Tahija, B Beihoffer, Deputy Treasurer Swenson, Clerk Drobac

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

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

Treasurer’s Report:    Checking: $148,538.60         Long Term Investments: $251,952.70                       Savings: $232,750.13                                                Total:     $633,241.43

Motion: Beihoffer\Deluca to approve Treasurer’s report                Passed 5/0

Claims presented

Motion: Beihoffer\Tahija to approve claims as presented              Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Deluca to approve payroll                                           Passed 5/0


Motion: Ralston\Beihoffer to table MATIT Insurance                        Passed 5/0

M Couri email regarding TAAS contract read (copy available)                                                                        Lee Peterson commented on township letters not being presented. Couri’s email should be sent to TAAS.

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to forward Attorney Couri’s email to regarding TAAS contract to City of Tower    Passed 5/0

Broadband – Feb 19th, the interview process to do a feasibility study with 3 interested companies. 2 online surveys are now ready for responses. Postcards letting property owners about the surveys, should be sent out.

Motion: Deluca\Ralston to approve postcards with information on the surveys to be sent to property owners, prepared and sent by Fisher Printing for $999.43                                                Passed 4/0   Tahija abstained

Fire Chief job opening posted with a 30-day period.  Recommendation from the fire dept at April meeting

Open meeting \ attorney-client privilege – email from Attorney Couri read – copy available

Motion: Ralston\Deluca to present $250,000.00 Levy at the annual meeting         Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to clarify public will have access to journals of voting during regular business hours   Passed 5/0

MN Dept of Administration Advisory Opinion 20-001 – Commissioner’s opinion as follows – The Greenwood Township Board of Supervisors did not provide appropriate access to the votes of members, in response to an October 1, 2019 request.


Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve new Head judge, Colleen Lepper to replace Kathy Lovgren on March 10 election                Passed 5/0

Motion: Skubic\Beihoffer to add Kathy Vogh as election judge alternate                 Passed 5/0

Reports: Supervisors: Ralston noted at the last meeting Mark Drobac talked about why Attorney Couri was contacted always rather than checking with MN Association of Township. To clarify – MAT legal staff, recommends hiring a Township attorney. Fire Dept – run report- 3 fires, 14 emr, 1 ff training, 1 meeting, 2 emr training, 3 maintenance. Bloodborne Pathogens training on line. Radio training coming up. Boat 2 has a fuel vapor leak and will be repaired. DNR grant for new life jackets. Also, looking at new radar for boats. Grant money of $1000.00 for interior firefighting masks. New fire-fighting gear needed. T-shirts with badge ordered I \ II classes beginning in Tower. Maintenance: new lights outside and in the kitchen. 911-no signs made Clerk: The Security system cameras have been installed.

Public Comment: Lee Peterson requested the email from Mike Couri be passed to other townships, and other Township information to Couri.                                  John Bassing noted Broadband committee will be interviewing 5 companies.

Correspondence: MAT District 10 lobby day is March 18, 2020. Email regarding Spring Short Courses with MN Association of Townships. Invitation to Lake Country Power annual meeting. SCLAT Feb minutes.

Junk mail will be available to view and then will be recycled

Note – most of audience left

BOARD OF AUDIT    7:55 pm

Motion:  to accept receipts and disbursements checked by all supervisors              Passed 5/0

Motion: Beihoffer\Deluca to adjourn                                      Passed 5/0          8:37 pm

Sue Drobac                                         Carmen Deluca


Clerk                                                      Chair