June 13, 2017
GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 13, 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: Tahija\Skubic to approve minutes May 9, 2017 meeting Passed 5/0
Treasurer report: Checking- $351,937.62 Long Term Investments- $251,424.84 Savings- $254,922.29 Total- $858,284.75
Motion: Deluca\Ralston to approve treasurers report Passed 5/0
Motion: Bassing\Tahija to approve retroactively, claim #18024, for purchase of the clerk’s new computer Passed 5/0
Motion: Tahija\Deluca to approve claims: 18002-18023, 18025-18030,18061-18064,18068, payroll Passed 5/0
Playground presentation: by Stacey Strand from Flagship Recreation. Questions asked and answered
Correspondence: thank you from Worringer family for funeral flowers, MN DNR recorded water level summary, Lake County Power capital credit allocation of $325.81. Lake Vermilion Lodging Tax Joint Powers board April minutes, Morcom Township letter regarding Politicians reply on Cook-Orr Annexation. Greenwood Community Recreation board letter with recommendations. MN State Demographic letter with population estimate of 906 and household estimate of 418 as of April 2016.
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to not have correspondence read unless signed Passed 5/0
Public comment—-Mary Richard-Rummage sale went very well-planning another in the fall. Will now charge $5.00 per table to cover cost of newspaper ads. Also, possibly another Chili Cookoff. Jeff Maus- commented on open government. Laws were created for access to local government- he questions supervisors exceeding the power of supervisors. Gene Baland asked about an OK to go ahead with the playground.
Painting township buildings- received 3 quotes
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve the Hartway Painting & Wallcovering LLC quote for painting for $6,025.00. Passed 5/0
Motion: Bassing to approve POC with changes failed no 2nd
Motion: Bassing\Tahija to table POC until July only for # of calls for pension failed
Motion: Ralston\Deluca to table POC until July for # of meetings, drills, calls Passed 4/1 Bassing no
Website- Dustin working on it – should be up and running by end of month
Comment action-Airboat – DNR rep. – we can return the airboat to DNR or continue to use. Motion: Deluca\Skubic to keep the airboat Passed 5/0
Motion: Bassing\Tahija to set pay for Assistant Chief as $559.00 monthly and Admin Assistant as $222.00 monthly, with no contracts Passed 5/0
40th Anniversary – Jarri Ankrum reported more info to come later – a possible newsletter for residents
Motion: Bassing\Ralston to approve the Liaison Committee to be subject to open meeting laws Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Ralston to approve renting a handicap port-a-john to replace the existing unit Passed 5/0
ESC monitoring system – Deluca reported the system is up and running. The system had to be put in with phone lines rather than wireless.
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to replace lost Firemen’s plaque with all retiree names, old and new. Also purchasing individual plaques for retirees Passed 5/0
Motion: Bassing\Ralston to authorize clerk to get quotes for fuel Passed 5/0
Motion: Ralston\Deluca to have no comment on variance application for Niekrasz and any further variances Passed 4/1 Bassing no
Motion: Bassing\Deluca to transfer $1691.75 for fire alarm system work from Building /Futures to General Fund Passed 5/0
Motion: Bassing\Deluca to close regular checking account at Frandsen bank, when all checks have been returned. Open a new operating account with the same signers, same terms and conditions and transferring balance from the old account to the new account. Also, authorize the ordering of new checks – changing the name on the checks from Town of Greenwood –to—Greenwood Township, same address. Passed 5/0
Reports: Supervisors- Deluca- request for benches inside the tennis court. Motion: Deluca\Bassing for Deluca to check on pricing on benches. Ralston-letter from county about new plows which may affect our road. Request for donation- Motion: Deluca\Bassing to approve donation of $100.00 to Northwoods Partners Passed 5/0 Bassing- Bike Trail looking at $70,000.00 in donations. The Tower Breitung Joint fire dept. not looking good. Safety- Borchardt – training was completed on boat 1 and 2. Fire Dept.- Fazio- Runs: 4 fire, 9 ems, 1 drill, 1 meeting, 4 training and 3 vouchers. Tender 3 will be in the Tower 4th of July Parade, float valve problem, needs repair. P Makowski has requested retirement numbers from PERA. Emergency Apparatus Maintenance finished pump testing and repair. Pump Simulator will be here June 18. Reimbursement for training ready. Log books part of run report. Question from Ralston about certifications of officers, etc. from Fire Brigade. 3 fully trained. Plus 2 from greenwood. Nothing in writing yet. Maintenance- town hall door opener to be repaired or replaced. 911-2 new addresses and 2 new signs. Clerk-received the Relief Assoc. financial statement through 12/31/2016. 2016 Annual meeting minutes found.
Junk mail will be available to view, then will be tossed.
Motion: Bassing\Deluca to adjourn Passed 5/0 8:10 PM
Sue Drobac John Bassing