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July 2019


JULY 9, 2019                                        6:30 PM

Chair Deluca calls meeting to order

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call: Chair Deluca, Vice Chair Skubic, M Ralston, L Tahija, B Beihoffer, Treasurer Rodgers, Clerk Drobac

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

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

Motion: Skubic\Tahija to approve June road vacation hearing minutes     Passed 5/0

Treasurer’s report: Checking: $100,284.06             Long term investments: $251,877.96        Savings Account: $230,738.28                                Total: $582,900.30

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

Treasurer Rodgers noted the exposed fd run reports (HIPAA violation) and ways to correct this. Locking mailbox to be purchased and outer office keys to be issued to Chief Fazio and Tammy Mortaloni for use of copier.

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve transferring $2000.00 to trail fund from general fund                 Passed 5/0

Claims presented

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


Motion: Ralston\Deluca to approve Mesabi Bituminous to do the parking lot paving for $34,700.00            Passed 5/0                                                   Ralston noted: Attorney Couri said quotes can be taken at any point

Motion: Ralston \ Deluca to have clerk send notification to Mesabi Bituminous    Passed 5/0

Motion: Beihoffer\Ralston to approve quote from NESC for $1800.00 to hardwire to office + $48.00 monthly fee    Passed 5/0

Information about well problems – tabled until August meeting


Motion: Ralston\Deluca to approve Resolution 19-06 for donation of $160.00 from Tom Alltop family    Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer for the board to offer no opposition to Road vacation for Eliason                            Passed 5/0

Propane quotes – tabled until August meeting

Broadband discussion

Motion: Ralston to submit proposal to Blandin foundation in the amount of $8,858.00      Failed / no second

REPORTS: Supervisors: Deluca reported adding a 2nd port a john until winter. Also, a thank you to Val Leciejewski and friends for picking up trash along the road.                                                                                                                                           Motion: Ralston\Beihoffer to allow Val Leciejewski to use dump card for disposal of roadside trash            Passed 5/0 Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve Dennie Construction quote of $2310.00 to put in replacement dutch door to office.                               Passed 5/0                                                                                                                           Deluca asked clerk to send a thank you to STS for helping with the road cleanup. 5 911 signs were made.                                                                                                                           Fire dept: Run report – 4 fires, 19 emr, 1 drill, 2 training, 1 meeting. The safety training officer position is open. There were 5 applicants – interviews will be done – recommendation at next month’s meeting.  New ISO rating. Pump testing coming up. Hydrotesting SCBA tanks-7 done, 12 next year. Looking at budgeting for new tanks, with possible grants. Training done for pump operation. Tender 3 was brought to Tower 4th of July Parade. FD is in need of patches and T-shirts. FFI | FFII in Grand Rapids has been canceled.                                                               Clerk: report on large copy machine to be disposed of, also old light bulbs.            Tahija will bring bulbs to canister site for disposal.                                           Motion: Deluca\Tahija to give clerk authority to dispose of large copier, etc.         Passed 5/0                                                Clerk to call Jon Mocol with MATIT insurance for an insurance checkup.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Pam Lundstrom asked for a donation for Tower 4th of July celebration                                              Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve a donation of $100.00 to Tower 4th of July Celebration               Passed 5/0                  Lee Peterson would like to check on the repairing of cracks on the trail. Ralston responded, saying the company will give a bid by next meeting. Peterson commented on how nice it was to see the tennis courts being used a lot. He would like Ralston to try again for a motion on the Broadband issue.                        Mark Drobac asked why the suggestions from the public at the annual meeting were passed over? Deluca responded – they were only suggestions.                                 Jan \ Mike Hatlestad – made a suggestion to have a committee formed to talk about the Broadband issue.                                    John Bassing representing the Broadband committee- looking at a feasibility study for broadband. Soliciting donations. Study should be done by 2020. Noted Broadband can be supported by education, business, seniors, entertainment, employment, call center work at home, telecommute with physicians.                                                                                  Motion: Ralston\Beihoffer to approve a donation of $1000.00 for the Broadband feasibility study    Passed 3/2   Deluca \ Skubic opposed                                  Thank you’s to the board from the audience.                                Linda Trampsch commented on the need for Broadband as she works from home and used the Greenwood internet recently.                    Gene Baland commented that he was wrong on his statements about the backstop for the rec area. Gene also donated a new POW-MIA flag to Greenwood township.                                        Nancy Eicholz talked about the repairs on Birch Point Rd – the residents are happy!

CORRESPONDENCE: Lake Country Power Capital Credit Allocation of $404.77. Cook Hospital asking for a donation. Morse Fall Lake Fire Dept\First Responders asking for a donation. Letter from Jeff Maus to Carmen Deluca regarding reimbursement for Fire Instruction II training.

Junk mail is available to view, then will be recycled

Motion: Skubic\Ralston to adjourn                           Passed 5/0                                          8:10 pm

Sue Drobac                                                         Carmen Deluca


Clerk                                                                      Chair