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June 2020


JUNE 9, 2020                                                       6:30 PM


All motions are “ROLL CALL VOTE”

Chair Ralston calls meeting to order

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

This meeting will be recorded for transcription and archival purposes.

Motion: Skubic\Deluca to approve May 12 minutes                          Passed 4/0

Motion: Deluca\Tahija to approve the agenda                                     Passed 4/0

Treasurer Report:   Checking – $68,785.67              Long Term Investments – $252,105.54                      Savings Accounts – $232,755.93                                        Total – $553,647.14

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve treasurer’s report                       Passed 4/0

Motion: Skubic\Tahija to approve waive reading of claims              Passed 4/0

Beihoffer joined the call

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

Motion: Beihoffer\Tahija to approve payroll                                         Passed 5/0


Broadband – Ralston reported – surveys from CTC and Paul Bunyan reported with small response.   John Bassing noted another committee survey, which will be put on the Township website. Bassing also noted more grants are available with CTC. 1.5 billion in grants available later in the year.  A letter was received from Steve \ Lelu Zaudtke in favor of increasing service to broadband and encouraging residents to complete the surveys. Ralston thanked the committee for all the work done on the broadband acquisition.

Budget – Board members reminded to look at items to cut back on spending. Suggestions were – cut back snowplowing on Birch Point, payroll, charging for use of town hall or pavilion. Board members send emails to Ralston or to the Treasurer.

Birch Point Brushing- Brushing has been completed. Ralston will be meeting with Birch Point residents to discuss guidelines. Tahija said residents are willing to brush their own properties.

Use of Hall and Pavilion \ Covid-19 – Use guidance from State of MN. Discussion on opening the hall and pavilion. Questions on cleaning, charges, etc.                                        Not open to public yet.

TAAS- Discussion – Deluca talked to the Clerk\Treasurer of Tower. The City should have a proposal at their meeting on July 6 and will know better then. Ralston is looking for the TAAS fund to be made whole. Also, not in favor of increasing payment to TAAS.  Deluca has same opinion, and is looking at holding the 2nd half payment to TAAS.


Boat donation – details with Fire Chief’s report

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve Arlene Bergquist as election judge alternate             Passed 5/0

Motion: Tahija to approve Marilyn Mueller as election judge alternate                                    Failed no 2nd

Items missing from skating shack \ storage shed. Bocce \ other equipment gone from the skating shack. Use Greenwood Township insurance to recoup some loss. Discussion on possible payment to use equipment.

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to allow use of parking lot by Immanuel Lutheran Church, with notifying MAT Attorney Steve Fenske, while following COVID-19 distancing rules                                                                             Passed 5/0

Reports: Supervisors: Deluca made 3 911 signs. Beihoffer picked up and brought garbage. Ralston commented – the parking lot and the trail work are ongoing. Fire Chief: 1 drill, 6 fire, 13 EMS, 1 EMS training, 1 meeting, 7 maintenance, 1 grant work. 7 firefighters measured for new turn out gear. 2 sets of turnout gear ordered. Looking at a grant for new defibulators for ems calls.                                                                                                                                                                                          Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve purchase of 6 thermometers for EMS calls at less than $100.00 each     Passed 5/0                                Fire on Saturday resulted in a helicopter airlift with North Memorial. They did a follow up on the patient with Chief Fazio.  Fd is interested in brushing on Birch Point Extension.                                                                                        Motion: Deluca\Ralston to not accept a boat donation. The donor could sell the boat and donate the proceeds                    Passed 4/0 Skubic no                                                                                                      Clerk – questions on the operations of the cameras inside the office and outside. Ralston reported – board action is needed to view anything. Chris from Perpich TV, Dustin from Techbytes and Laura from NESC are involved in set up.

Correspondence: 2019 Arrowhead Bridge inspection report received. SLC Disposal fee information, MN Demographic center letter – 2019 population estimate – 896, 2019 household estimate – 416. Lake Country Power notice of capital credit allocation – $212.95. SLC variance application for Hanson.

Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to adjourn                      Passed 5/0                                          8:05 pm

Sue Drobac                                                         Mike Ralston


Clerk                                                                      Chair