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July 11, 2017


JULY 11, 2017                                     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, Treasurer Rodgers, Clerk Drobac

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

Motion: Bassing\Tahija to amend agenda:  move 40th Anniversary to last under Old Business and add new item—Lake Vermilion Trail Association under Old Business                                   Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve June 13, 2017 special meeting minutes             Passed 5/0

Motion: Bassing\Skubic to approve June 13, 2017 meeting minutes                          Passed 5/0

Treasurer report: Checking- $368,161.07                Long Term Investments-$251,424.84       Savings-$226,692.61        Total-$846,278.52

Motion: Tahija\Ralston to approve treasurers report                                                       Passed 5/0

Claims presented

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

Correspondence:             Notice for public hearings for Niekrasz, and Jola. H C Heiam notice of their auction-suggesting a donation. Notice for state tax forfeited land sale. Letter from Greenwood Community Recreation Board with suggestions for signage at the tennis court.

Public Comment: Mary Richard talked about the upcoming Rummage sale-everyone welcome, and read a letter from Vermilion Lake Township Fire Chief about how they run their fire department.


Motion: Bassing\Deluca approval for a $500.00 donation to Joint Powers Board  Passed 5/0

POC:  Motion: Ralston\Deluca to accept POC w\changes                                                 Rescinded            Motion: Bassing\Ralston to approve POC as is, and will be looked at a later date   Passed 5/0

SOG: Motion: Bassing\Ralston to accept changes as discussed according to M Couri for the SOG                  Passed 5/0

Job descriptions: Deluca recommends our attorney go over the contract \ job description paperwork

Motion: Deluca\Bassing to accept quote from Como Oil for propane for 2017-2018 heating season at $.983 per gallon                                Passed 5/0          Note: 3 quotes were received

Website:   Motion: Deluca\Bassing to approve change in the website from Joomla to WordPress                                 Passed 5/0

Motion: Bassing\Deluca to add SOG, POC, Comprehensive Plan with Survey results to the website                              Passed 5/0

Motion: Bassing\Skubic for funeral flowers can be sent to immediate family members of employees and elected officials, dollar amount limited to $100.00 for each event              Passed 5/0

Motion: Bassing\Ralston approval for purchase of 2 benches for the inside of the tennis court              Passed 5/0

Motion: Bassing\Skubic to approve purchase a plaque for fire dept. recognition, and personal crosses for retired members, with a limit of $500.00                                               Passed 5/0

Motion: Bassing\Deluca to approve sending the Lake Vermilion Trail Joint Powers agreement to M Couri for review after Cook, Tower, Bois Forte attorney’s                                                Passed 5/0

40th Anniversary- Jarri Ankrum-planning on 350 people, will have a booklet made up, fundament days, pickle ball, 12-4:00 PM, requesting help from supervisors, clerk, and treasurer, will have notices in paper, music, dancing. Invoices sent directly to Greenwood Township.


Motion: Deluca\Bassing to issue a $100.00 check for settlement to maintenance man…to be held until required                   Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Ralston to not purchase pickleball paddles and balls                         Passed 4/1 Bassing no

Motion: Bassing\Deluca to purchase squeegee for tennis court                                   Passed 5/0


Supervisors: Ralston: talked to Mr. Johnson, County District Supervisor, about plowing on Birch Point, pointed out the fire dept. tank will need to be replaced and should be listed as a budget item next year, and has not had secret meetings.

Bassing-Met with Birch Point Assoc., looked at pothole problem on Birch Point, and will get repairs done, Lake Vermilion Bike Trail on next phase will be fundraising.

Fire Dept.: Chief Fazio reports-Runs- 6 fire,5 ems,19 training, 1 drill, 1 meeting, 2 vouchers. Reported on deadline for re-imbursable video training courses online

Motion: Deluca\Bassing to approve payment of video courses online    Passed 5/0

need new safety jackets, gloves, helmet lights, carbon monoxide detectors, also

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve purchase of turnout gear for new firefighter                           Passed 5/0    False alarm at hall – should have training on the new alarm system                                                            New hoses are in use.                            Motion: Bassing\Ralston to donate old hoses -as is- to Vermilion Lake Township \ amended to add City of Ely                                               Passed 5/0

Safety: Ed Borchardt reported 2 training events-pump training and drill with water transfer and pumping. Fireboat 1 was pressure washed

911: Bassing reported 2 new signs made and 2-911 corrections

Maintenance: Deluca reported-float repair done on water tank in fire dept., electrical box repaired, recycling ok over holiday, handicap porta john unit is in, painting of town hall coming up                                   Clerk: keys for town hall will be limited to one per group

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

Motion: Deluca\Bassing to adjourn                                          Passed 5/0                          8:10 PM


Sue Drobac                                                                         John Bassing


Clerk                                                                                      Chair