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June 2018

GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES

JUNE 12, 2018                                    6:30 PM

Chair Ralston calls meeting to order.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll call: Chair Ralston, Vice chair Deluca, P Skubic, L Tahija, B Beihoffer, Treasurer Rodgers, Clerk Drobac

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

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve May minutes                                                Passed 5/0

Motion: Skubic\Deluca to approve Board of canvass recount April 6, 2018 minutes            Passed 5/0

Treasurer Report: Checking- $204,649.72    Long Term Investments-$251,651.27     Savings Accounts- $228,709.59                                Total- $685,010.58

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to approve treasurers report with verification of payroll                  Passed 5/0

Claims presented

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

Public comment:  Mark Drobac asked about a completion date for the township \ fire dept inventory. John Bassing talked about an agenda item- False and misleading statements—stating the same from the board-supervisor has said the training is only about roads…..this is false.  There are various other training sessions offered. Some training is done by an attorney. Greenwood has only one supervisor qualified to attend the Appeal and Equalization Board meeting. If that supervisor is unavailable-the county will take away our right to have a local board, for 2 years. The Town Law Review starts off with – Keeping MN nice-a session this township could benefit from.  Also, a motion has been passed at the Annual meeting to have all supervisors trained.    Who are the 2 ff personnel that went into the building at the Fortune Bay fire?    Thank you to Supervisor Skubic for mowing.                                  Jarri Ankrum reported the playset is near completion as is the Bocce court.                    Mary Richard has called Matt Goodman with 911 system—the information to transfer 911 to the county is almost completed—for $12-20,000.00.  Our addresses for 911 are not correct. Thank you to the board for letting the rummage sale be at the hall….the next one is Sept 8.  Questioned if the lawn could be mowed with the township equipment? Use church groups or volunteers? Use of wood chips for the playset was questioned-Beihoffer noted they went with the recommendations of the manufactures to be handicapped accessible. Asked about the new boundary signs. Deluca said SLC does all sign maintenance.

Correspondence: Grievance letter from Jeff Maus, letter from Bernie Mettler- candidate for county commissioner. Minutes from SLCAT. SLC Comprehension Land use Plan letter from Mary Anderson. SLC variance application for Karen Adler. SLC Board of adjustment letters for Georg Boomer and Jeffrey Brown / Katherine Sill. SLC letter regarding State Tax Forfeited Lands. MN Demographic Center- 2017 population for Greenwood as 900 and household as 416. Request for donation from T-S 4th of July committee.

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve donation of $100.00 to T-S 4TH of July committee    Passed 5/0

 

OLD BUSINESS

40th Anniversary planning—Pam Lundstrom reported-the event board is making a float to enter in the   T-S parade. TSLVEB will also be having a flotilla, though at a new place.  Asking the Greenwood board if the storage garage can be used to house the float until the parade.

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve use of the storage garage to house the float             Passed 5/0

Lawn mowing quotes—Received 2 quotes—Paul Richards and Jack Williams                                          Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve Paul Richards, An Extra Set of Hands, for lawnmowing for the 2018 season                                            Passed 4/1 Beihoffer no

SOG revision- Chief Fazio reported the Fire Dept has given approval to make changes to the SOG’s.            Motion: Deluca\Tahija to approve revision of SOG’s                          Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Tahija to deny VFW donation                     Passed 5/0

Motion: Beihoffer\Ralston to set aside the Maintenance Vendor list                         Passed 5/0

Jeff Maus letter- questions answered regarding May 8th meeting—Ralston said 2 seats were not confirmed, so in fairness to those not seated the meeting was set for the next week.

Jeff Maus grievance—Ralston noted the board has 45 days to respond which would be July 7, 2018.  Motion: Ralston\Deluca to set up a special meeting on June 19th at 4:00 pm to address the grievance, with possibly having Attorney Mike Couri in attendance. Also, with notification to Jeff Maus.                  Passed 5/0

Motion: Skubic\Tahija approve the Fire department purchase Snowbulance —–(total donations $3885.00)                                             Passed 5/0

Bench repair—Jarri Ankrum to do research on the project

Green Again lawn service quote – not needed

Motion: Skubic\Deluca to approve Arrow Auto quote of $3321.00 to repair Door closer at main hall door                                Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to accept quote of $2336.00 from Riechel Electric to repair emergency lights       Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to recommend only normal Fire department training \ no optional training and will be approved by the Fire Chief until a new training policy is in effect Passed 5/0

E-mails are now set-up –fire dept. should be set up soon

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to accept quote of $2200.00 for culvert repair on walking trail, from United Landscape                                 Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to remove Fire signs (Smokey the Bear) with the FD help Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Tahija to approve new signs at boundaries by SLC             Passed 5/0

 

NEW BUSINESS

False and misleading statements made during public comments should have information backed up.   Comments can be challenged

Appeal and Equalization Meeting report: Deluca reported 5 in person, 6 letters. The meeting had to be reconvened May 30, 2018 –a discrepancy with a building on one property-should be taxed on another.

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to accept Resolution 18-61 for $300.00 as a donation to fire dept.     Passed 5/0

Motion: Skubic\Deluca to approve letters for quotes on propane \ 2018-2019 season       Passed 5/0

REPORTS: Supervisors: Beihoffer checked on running rec committee purchases through the township. Board will have to check on legality. Noting also the problem with the satellite and cannisters being abused. Possibly have cameras set up?  Deluca: 3 911 signs made, used Sentence to serve personnel for highway cleanup. Tahija helped with getting bags to dump. An outside faucet was repaired N\C as it was defective.      Ralston: he will look at getting quotes for cameras at cannister site. Tahija will meet with the Rec dept about a new well. Beihoffer noted an irrigation well does not need sewer.                  Deluca talked about the dustpans disappearing from the cannisters.  Ralston said thank you to Paul, Larry,  Mary R.                                 Safety: Ed Borchardt- FD did water transfer drill                  Fire Dept.: 8 fire, 10 ems 2 drills and 1 meeting. Working on reimbursements from MFBT. EMR classes taken. Officer Training taken.  Ideas for 40th Anniversary. Will visit Jennifer Crique family to share with them the purchase of Snowbulance. 3 members soon to finishing FF \II training. Looking at replacing older turn out gear.                                           Clerk: Looking at replacing carpet in office area. Training for BAE certification coming up on June 28.

Junk mail is available to view, then will be recycled.

Motion: Beihoffer\Skubic to adjourn                       Passed 5/0                          8:15 pm

 

Sue Drobac                                                                         Mike Ralston

 

Clerk                                                                                      Chair

 

 

 

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