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January 10, 2017

GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES

 

JANUARY 10, 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 all cell phones and pagers.  This meeting will be recorded for transcription and archival purposes.

 

Lake Vermilion Trail presentation by Carol Booth- questions asked and answered

 

Motion: Bassing \ Baland to join the Lake Vermilion Trail Assoc. pending Greenwood attorney review of contract                 Passed 5/0

 

Motion: Deluca \ Bassing to approve December 13, 2016 special meeting minutes             Passed 3/0          Baland \ Maus abstain                                                                                                                                                    

Motion: Kladivo \ Deluca to approve December 13, 2016 regular meeting minutes             Passed 4/0          Baland abstain

Motion: Bassing \ Deluca to approve December 20, 2016 special meeting minutes             Passed 3/0                          Baland \ Maus abstain

 

Treasurers report: checking- $512,436.54 long term investments- $251,273.24     savings- $252,682.48   total- $1,016,392.26

 

Motion: Baland \ Kladivo to accept Treasurers report                       Passed   5/0

 

Claims presented

 

Motion: Maus \ Kladivo to approve claims as presented                 Passed   5/0

 

Correspondence: Christmas card from new owner at Birch Point Marine, card from Corp 4 insurance,

MPCA letter for a meeting on a hearing, Cook Hospital asked for donation,

Motion: Deluca\Maus to donate $100.00 to Cook Hospital WC Heim         Passed 5/0

Cook Public Library asking for donation

Motion: Deluca\Maus to donate $100.00 to Cook Library                               Passed 5/0

St Louis County Fair asking for a donation

Motion: Deluca\Maus to donate $100.00 to St Louis county fair                  Passed 5/0

 

Public Comment:

Rick Stoehr and Oz Leciejewski will adopt the American flag—taking care when it needs to be lowered. Rick Stoehr requested adding a POW\MIA flag

Motion: Kladivo \ Deluca to approve purchasing a POW\MIA flag                Passed 5/0

Gene Baland will take care of purchasing the flag

 

Byron Beihoffer asked, after seeing John Bassing snowplowing at the town hall, if he receives pay for plowing? Bassing responded – no – it is voluntary.  Mary Richard said Thank You to Mr.Lotz for watering the skating rink and John Bassing for plowing the rink.  (The rink is not yet usable)  Noting the only recreation the township has had for 30 years is a skating rink. Wanting to know if there was an agenda by someone to not have a skating rink?  She will also like to have a Township rummage sale at the town hall in the spring.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Motion: Deluca\Baland to accept quote of $19,250.42 from ESC systems for the fire alarm system              Passed 5/0

Thank you to committee from Kladivo and Deluca

 

Fire Dept. POC policy violation report-misappropriation of public funds through the fire dept. in the amount of $3680.00 – report attached

Motion: Maus\Deluca to end POC investigation                  Passed 5/0

 

Paid on Call- hourly wage concerns.

Maus states his conflict of interest- he would be a recipient of funds from POC, etc.

Suggestion by Bassing for $15.00 on 1st hour and $10.00 there after

Motion: Deluca\Bassing to set $15.00 for 1st hour and $10.00 thereafter also paid by ¼ hour basis                             Passed 4/0   Maus abstain

Motion: Kladivo\Maus to set rule-no W-4, no payment                   Rescinded

Bassing would like to pay quarterly instead of monthly.

Motion: Bassing\Kladivo start next quarter for new hourly wages               Passed 4/0 Maus abstain             

 

Employee Personnel Policy-committee has met will move forward next month. Add Dave Fazio to committee for Fire Dept. portion

 

Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade- Bassing talked to township attorney-Couri would like Greenwood to terminate partnership with Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade.  League of cities director says he would not see a problem. It is extremely rare to sue a fire dept. Still looking for records from previous township attorney.

 

Pavilion update- Jarri Ankrum said the Rec Committee has $7500.00 and $2000.00 in pledges.  They are planning 2 fundraisers and are confident all money will be raised for a children’s playset. With no cost to the township.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

New pay schedule for fire dept. —-seek waivers to pay quarterly

 

Candidates filing for office—1 for treasurer and 1 for supervisor #1

 

Motion: Bassing\Deluca to authorize clerk to call St Louis County for Sand \ salt                   Passed 5/0

 

Set board of audit date- — board of Audit will be after the February 14, 2017 regular meeting 

 

Motion: Bassing\Maus to drop insurance on Fire Truck #10                           Passed 5/0                                          Note: money from Fire Truck #10 sale will go to the capital equipment fund

Fire truck was sold “as is”.

 

Resolution: Bassing\Kladivo to appoint Delores Clark, Colleen Lepper and Kathy Lovgren to the Absentee Ballot Board                                Passed 5/0

 

Motion: Kladivo\Bassing to appoint election judges for the March election: Delores Clark- Head Judge, Kathy Lovgren,-Head Judge, Kathy Vogh, Colleen Lepper, Joan Mueller, Ruth Deluca, Sue Drobac and Carol Maus                Passed 3/0      Deluca, Maus abstained

 

Motion: Bassing\Baland for payment of Tower Ambulance Service Agreement   —$13,935.00                        Passed 5/0

 

Motion: Baland\Kladivo to change names on all Frandsen Bank accounts: to Sue Drobac, Delores Clark, Mary Richard, John Bassing, and Carmen Deluca.  All others discontinued.          Passed 5/0

 

Attorney contact- Maus feels it important- all board members are considered equal. He feels this has not been the case.  Does not think supervisors need to ok a call to the attorney by the chair.

Deluca disagrees.  Bassing let Maus know he should not have contacted the township attorney to talk to a committee.

 

Supervisor Activity- Baland asked questions about skating rink

 

Fire Dept. good time service credits for 2016- fire dept.  to turn in credits for 2016, due Mar 31st

 

Reports: Fire dept.- .- 7 training 1 mtg 1 drill, 11 EMS, 2 fire, question on good time credits- 6/6/1, protest from fd on Borchardt pay removal, EMS sled changed to skis, new pump needed

Motion: Maus\Bassing to purchase new portable pump- $8180.00              Passed 5/0

Motion: to extend J Maki to work as fd admin assist. for 1 month.              Passed 5/0                                Fazio questioned about a different way to pay POC – possibly holding?                                                              911- Nothing new, maintenance – generator work complete, .Safety – training upcoming

Maus- apology to residents for fire dept  not flooding skating rink. Would like the board to work together.  Baland-Deputy clerk?  Only used when necessary. Kladivo- fire pump money?

Motion: Kladivo\Bassing to have the fire pump money come from capital equipment fund                Passed 5/0

Kladivo-questioning the 1” trigger for snowplowing- will be left at 1”    Bassing- Tower-Breitung meeting- he asked when will the fire district be complete—approx. 6 months.  Clerk- Irene Bright (MAT trainer)has passed away. Thank you to Rick Stoehr and Oz Leciejewski for taking over the flag raising and lowering. LCP credit of $80.93 on the electric bill. 

 

Motion: Bassing\Maus to adjourn                             Passed 5/0          8:30PM

 

Sue Drobac                                                         John Bassing

 

Clerk                                                                      Chair

 

 

 

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

Total-$988,200.93

 

Motion: Kladivo\Deluca to approve treasurer’s report                     Passed 5/0

 

Claims presented

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:

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

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

 

 

 

Greenwood Township Reorganization Meeting 03/24/2016

6:35 pm

Roll call: VP Baland, J Milbridge, J Bassing, R Worringer, C Deluca, Treasurer Clark, Clerk Drobac

Pledge of Allegiance

MOTION Deluca/Bassing , nominating Bassing for Chairman  Defeated 3/2

MOTION Milbridge/Baland nominating Worringer for Chairman Approved 3/2

MOTION Worringer/Milbridge nominating Baland for Vice Chairman   Approved 3/2

No confirmation of transfer of records / Mn Stature 367.01   Discussion

MOTION Milbridge/Baland to Approve 1 claim    Approved 5/0

MOTION Bassing/Milbridge to Approve Payroll and Fixed bills    Approved 5/0

MOTION Deluca/Bassing for new clerk to take previous clerk’s office   Approved 5/0

MOTION Bassing/Deluca   to keep holidays as previous, clerk hours: 9:00-1:00 Mon-Fri  Approved 5/0

Discussion-new clerk to keep log of people coming in to town hall for business

MOTION Deluca/Baland to approve Bayview liquor license dated May 1st   2016 to Jun 30th 2017 Approved 5/0

Adopt Schedule of meetings: Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30, except   the March meeting when the meeting occurs after the Annual meeting and the Reorganization Meeting on the 4th Thursday

MOTION Milbridge/Baland to have Tower News the official paper    Approved   3/2

MOTION Bassing/Deluca to appoint Deluca to P\Z representative    Defeated   2/3

MOTION Milbridge/Worringer to appoint Baland to P\Z   representative   Approved 3/2

MOYION Bassing/Milbridge to appoint Clark to T-S Joint Powers Rec Board    Approved 5/0

MOTION Deluca/Bassing to appoint Worringer to Lodging Tax Board   Approved 4/1

MOTION Milbridge/Baland to appoint Bassing to be Road Supervisor    Approved 4/1

MOTION Deluca/Bassing to appoint Milbridge to Tower Ambulance Commission   Approve 5/0

MOTION MIlbridge/Baland to re-appoint J Lind to P\Z      Approved 5/0

Will need to advertise for appointments to Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment

MOTION Baland/Bassing to appoint Worringer to be Fire dept   representative   Approved 5/0

MOTION Milbridge/Baland to continue to use Frandsen Bank in Tower    Approved 5/0

Disscussion:  Chairman Worringer, Vice Chairman Baland, Clerk Drobac , Treasurer Clark approved for authorization to sign checks.

MOTION Bassing/Deluca to change to Couri / Ruppe   as township attorney    Defeated 2/3

MOTION Milbridge/Baland to continue with Hanft Fride Law as township attorney   Approved 3/2

MOTION Bassing/Deluca to accept resignations from L Milbridge-P\Z, G Boutto-P\Z, and M Worringer-Board of Adjustment    Approved 5/0

MOTION Deluca/Bassing to keep new clerk salary as the outgoing clerk salary   Approved 5/0

Motion Deluca/Bassing to restore supervisors salary to previous level s    Approved 3/2

MOTION Bassing/Baland  to announce date for Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting : 5/05/2016  10:00-11:00 am at the Greenwood  Town Hall   Approved 5/0

MOTION Deluca/Bassing to postpone Review an Amend Board Policy to Apr 12   Approved 5/0

MOTION Deluca/Bassing to postpone conflict of interest question to Apr 12  471.87   471.88       Approved 5/0

MOTION Deluca/Bassing to approve training payments for Spring Short Courses

Baland made note of GARBASH day for interested parties

MOTION Baland/Bassing to appoint Worringer as employee supervisor    Approved 3/2

Noted: requests for work should go through the employee supervisor

MOTION Bassing/Baland to adjourn    8:10   Approved 5/0

 

Submitted :  Sue Drobac, clerk                            Richard Worringer, Chairman

 

 

 

 

GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS BOARD MEETING MINUTES

 

APRIL 11, 2017                   6:30

 

Chair calls meeting to order

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Roll call: Chair Bassing, vice chair Deluca, P Skubic, M Ralston, 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: Ralston\Deluca to approve minutes of March 23, re-org meeting               Passed 5/0

 

Treasurer report:  checking-$383,569.71, long term investments- $251,347.44, savings- $254,922.29   Total-$889,839.44

 

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

 

Claims presented

 

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

 

Correspondence: Letter from SLC for fire protection for Unorganized Township 63-15

                Motion:  Bassing\Deluca to approve $8000.00 for same as above               Passed 5/0

Letter from SLC for Jola CUP.

                Motion: Deluca\Bassing – no comment on Jola CUP                                          Passed 5/0

Letter from SLC for Sandstrom Variance.

                Motion: Deluca\Tahija- no comment on Sandstrom variance

Letter from City of Cook asking for donation.

                Motion: Ralston\Bassing- no donation                                                                    Passed 5/0

Thank you from – Cook Library, WC Heiam.

Northwoods Partners asking for donation- check into.

                Motion: Ralston\Deluca to table – need more info                                            Passed 5/0

                St James Church asking for donation

                Motion: Deluca\Ralston – no donation                                                                   Passed 5/0

SLCAT business meeting info.  E-mail from Mark Drobac requesting to be on Personnel Policy committee.  Disparaging Letter to Mary Richard.

 

Public Comment:

J Ankrum- request to go ahead with Playground

                Motion: Ralston\Tahija to go ahead with playground                                       Passed 5/0

Mary Richard- rummage sale info

M Drobac-would like have the maintenance supervisor check on safety equipment in the fire hall that is not in use.  Supervisor Deluca and Chief Fazio to work on it. JoAnn Bassing- comment on disparaging letter to M Richard-thinks it was written to intimidate and is disrespectful.  P Lundgren- info on the Tower Soudan Vermilion Area Events board, applying for non-profit #. J Maus- Congrats to new supervisors, happy to have Timberjay as official newspaper, commented on the employee policy, fire dept. hourly wages, fire brigade, public comments-need new supervisors updated.

M Moe-questions on SLC meeting- we had poor attendance. Also would like to have some comments on the Jola CUP.  Jodi noted- Breitung Township does write letters to SLC.  R Stoehr- thank you to G Baland for POW flag.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Pickle ball nets 

                Motion: Deluca\Bassing to approve purchasing 2 Deluxe pickleball nets @$249.99 each      Passed 5/0

 

Allot funds for 40th anniversary

Motion: Deluca\Ralston to allot $500.00 for 40th anniversary–     rescinded

Motion: Bassing\Ralston table request for monies until a request is given               Passed 5/0                         

 

Motion: Bassing\Deluca to approve having log books for fire dept. trucks \ fire dept. boats \ township truck starting May 1, 2017. Paperwork to be turned in to the clerk on 1st of month.   Passed 5/0

 

Fire alarm system update- O Maki signed off. ESC will be contacted about a monitoring contract.

 

Fire Brigade update- Greenwood can be sued because of its association with the Fire Brigade, which is not recognized as a fire department.

 

Cook Hospital District-letters read from City of Orr and Township of Vermilion Lake-regarding the right to vote to be in a hospital district

 

Employee personnel policy committee

                Motion: Deluca\Skubic to setup special meeting on April 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM to go over the employee personnel policy                                               Passed 5/0

 

Fire Dept. POC and Bylaws-with Attorney, Bassing to check with M Couri

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve payment

Fire and 1st responder calls-$20.00 initial hour- $10.00 \hour after

Training-$10.00 per event \ $10.00 per hour        Paid per ¼ hour.               Passed 4/1 Bassing voting no

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Motion: Bassing\Deluca to use community enhancement reserve monies for well drilling also – up to $15,000.00                Passed 5/0

 

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve Liquor licenses for Vermilion Club, Bayview Lodge, Shamrock Landing, Gruben Holdings, Timbuktu Marina                          Passed 5/0

 

Town Hall painting- Deluca to check on

 

Garbash Day – Carmen and Ruth Deluca to head committee.         May 20, 2017    

               

Motion: Bassing\Ralston to approve $300.00 for Garbash Day                      Passed 5/0

 

Township website- Deluca to check with Coldsnap Tech

 

Lake Country Power Director vote

                Motion: Bassing\Deluca to vote for Petersen for Director at LCP                  Passed 5/0

 

Reports: supervisors: Tahija- Tower Ambulance report, Ralston- check on culvert on walking trail, Bassing-attended T-S fire meeting , LV Bike trail meeting, greenwood call now call MAT for information and questions, tennis net is in, 911 new addresses assigned. Fire dept.- runs-3 fire,11 ems,1 drill, 1 meeting,1 voucher, fire fighters did not sign waivers- would like to be paid yearly. Recognition for Rod Politano for many responses, Hunter Gilbert finished training, thank you to Deluca, Bassing for replacing a battery in a fire truck, D Strong doing Admin Assistant work, Strong contested the pay for bringing fire trucks for work. Training- ice drill to retrieve a snowmobile under the ice,

                Motion: Bassing\Deluca for Ralston and Deluca to meet with Fire Dept.  on protocols for calls not dispatched, at their next business meeting.                  Passed 5/0

Boats in water.

Motion: Ralston\Tahija to add H Gilbert, R Worringer, and M Worringer to first responders with the recommendation of the Fire Chief                Rescinded

Motion: Ralston\Bassing to add R Worringer to first responders                                 Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to add H Gilbert to first responders after certification        Passed 5/0

Motion: Tahija\ to add M Worringer to first responders                                 failed \ lack of second

 

Junk mail will be available to view, then will be tossed

 

Motion: Deluca\Bassing to adjourn                                          Passed 5/0                          8:36 PM

 

Sue Drobac                                                         John Bassing

 

 

Clerk                                                                      Chair

 

 

 

 

 

GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES

 

MAY 9, 2017                       6:30 PM

 

Chair Bassing opens meeting

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

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

 

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

 

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve minutes April 11, 2017 meeting                           Passed 5/0

 

Motion: Ralston\Tahija to approve minutes April 18, 2017 special meeting            Passed 5/0

 

Motion: Deluca\Bassing to approve minutes May 4, 2017 Board of Appeal and Equalization   Passed 3/0 Ralston and Skubic abstain

 

Treasurer Report:  Checking-$369,598.19   Long Term Investments-$258,684.53    Savings-$247,662.60    Total-$875,945.32

 

Motion: Tahija\Bassing to approve Treasurer Report                                                        Passed 5/0

 

Claims presented

 

Motion: Tahija\Skubic to approve claims #17947-17970, 17998-18001, payroll                     Passed 5/0

 

Correspondence:  letter from Rob Ecklund- no legislation in regard to the hospital district. Smokey Bear sign questions.  SLCAT minutes. Letter from the City of Orr regarding the newspaper article written by Anthony  Sikora.  Thank you from SLC FAIR association. SLC about ordering liquid calcium chloride.

Motion: Deluca\Ralston for no purchase of tax forfeit property for the township. Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Ralston for no comment on Olson variance with SLC.                       Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Ralston for no comment on Howell variance with SLC                      Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Ralston for no comment on Ryan variance with SLC                          Passed 5/0

Notice of Jola CUP denial by SLC.

 

Public Comment: M Drobac asked if the airboat was running. Fazio-yes. M Richard talked about the Rummage sale coming up on 13th. P Lundstrom thanked everyone for a successful fundraiser for 4th of July.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Memorandum of understanding – fire brigade

Motion: Bassing\Deluca to terminate memorandum of understanding with the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade, in writing.                Discussion on looking into the service again                                          Passed 5/0

 

Employee personnel policy at township attorney

 

Pickleball nets- one up and 2nd ready to be put up

 

Cook-Orr Hospital district- should be watched as time goes on

 

Fire Dept.  POC and BYLAWS- Motion: Deluca\Bassing for POC and SOG to go to fire dept. and township attorney for review. Back to board in June.                    Passed 4/1 Bassing against sending to fire dept.

 

Garbash Day- May 20th 8:00 am- coffee and doughnuts, pizza at noon. Sentence to serve will be helping.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Motion:  Bassing\Skubic to authorize Pam Rodgers, Sue Drobac, and Nancy Ralston to use online banking for internal transfers with Frandsen Bank.                                    Passed 5/0

 

Comment action- board will be more responsive to public comments, etc.

 

Fire department-Bassing asked about educational monies used for the year…Fazio said some was used.      Log books for trucks have begun to be used.                         

 

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to sign contract with ESC monitoring systems                        Passed 5/0

 

Smokey bear signs- Federal  Gov. owns the signs. Deluca to get new signs, decals, supplies to repair signs. Mary Richard will take care of Smokey Bear signs.

 

Motion: Deluca\Bassing to go with Coldsnap for Website work.   Questions on cloud backup.                         Passed 4/1    Ralston opposed

 

Motion: Bassing\Ralston to authorize Pam Rodgers, as admin. , to create a Facebook account for Greenwood Township.                                                                           Passed 5/0

 

40th anniversary- Jarri Ankrum gave an estimate of costs.                                                                               Motion: Ralston\Tahija to approve $2,000.00 for use on the 40th anniversary celebration.      Passed 5/0

 

Painting town hall –Deluca to get quotes for June

 

Report on Board of Appeal and Equalization- no one came in person, 2 letters and 3 changes by county.

 

Report on MAT summer short course \ including Board of Appeal and Equalization training (also online on Dept. of Revenue website)

 

Reports: Fire Dept.-attached. 

Motion: Deluca\Ralston to appoint Donovan Strong as Assistant Chief, and Howard Ankrum as Administration Assistant, for 6 month position.  Discussion on qualifications.

                Passed 4/1 Bassing against.                                                                                                                                                         

Motion: Ralston\ Bassing to approve payment for 3 firefighter license – $75.00 each.         Passed   5/0

Safety- fire boat 1 at Grubens, fire boat 2 at Birch Point.  Drill on boats coming up.  Pump simulation training. EMS Conference. Fire Chief Conference.

Motion: Ralston\Deluca to set up fire department liaison committee                        Passed 5/0

911-attached. Supervisors- Ralston- discussion on employee on workman’s comp.                              Motion: Ralston\Tahija for the clerk to contact workman’s comp representative regarding this employee on returning to work on a part time basis                                         Passed 4/1   Bassing opposed                     Clerk-fire dept. computer was repaired and can be used. Broadband to be finished next Wed.

Bassing- Lake Vermilion Trail meeting next week- Greenwood section looking good for being at the top of the list for completion. Tower-Breiting not looking good for a new building.

 

Junk mail will be available to view, then will be tossed.

 

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to adjourn                            Passed 5/0                          7:55 PM

               

 

Sue Drobac                                                         John Bassing

 

 

Clerk                                                                      Chair

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