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March 2018


MARCH 22, 2018                                               6:30 PM

Called to order by Chair

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call: Chair Bassing, Vice chair C Deluca, M Ralston, P Skubic, L Tahija, Treasurer Rodgers, Clerk Drobac

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

Nominations for chair:   Ralston

Motion: Deluca\Tahija nominate Ralston for chair              Passed 4/0 Ralston abstained

Ralston takes over as chair

Nominations for vice chair:  Deluca

Motion: Tahija\Skubic nominate Deluca as vice chair        Passed 3/1 Deluca abstained   Bassing no

Motion: Deluca\Bassing to approve Feb minutes                Passed 5/0


Motion: Ralston\Skubic to approve Regular Meeting Date \ Time – 2nd Tuesday of the month with exceptions- March meeting time will be after the annual meeting, Re-organization meeting on the 4th Thursday in March, an August meeting changed from Tuesday to Wednesday, citing the election                                             Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Tahija to continue with Frandsen bank for the township depository          Passed 5/0

Motion: Skubic\Deluca to approve Chair Mike Ralston, Vice chair Carmen Deluca, Clerk Sue Drobac, Deputy clerk Mary Richard, Treasurer Pam Rodgers, and Deputy treasurer Nancy Ralston as persons to sign checks and have banking authority                                                                                                             Passed 5/0

Motion: Tahija\Bassing to approve holidays as previous                                                                  Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Bassing to continue with Couri & Ruppe as township attorneys                   Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\ Deluca to table appointment of Ambulance Commission Delegate          Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Deluca to table appointment of road supervisor                                               Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\ Skubic to table appointment of lodging tax board representative            Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\ Skubic to appoint Pam Rodgers to Tower-Soudan joint powers rec board representative                                                                                                                                                              Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Deluca to table appointment of employee supervisor                                    Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to table appointment of grounds and maintenance supervisor     Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Deluca to table appointment of Fire Dept liaison to Tower-Breitung fd   Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Deluca to table appointment of liaison to Vermilion Trail Committee      Passed 5/0

Motion: Bassing\Ralston to approve payment for training of supervisors, clerk, treasurer, deputy clerk, deputy treasurer                                                                                                                                             Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Tahija to approve The Tower News as official newspaper                              Discussion                           Passed 4/1 Bassing no

Motion: Ralston\Deluca to table appointment of noxious weed representative                    Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Deluca to table appointment of 911 assignment                                               Passed 5/0

Motion: Skubic\Tahija to set date \ time for 2019 re-organization meeting as March 28, 2019      6:30 pm                                                                                                                                                                                Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Bassing to set Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting date – May 17, 2018    10-11:00 am                                                                                                                                                                Passed 5/0

Note-volunteers will be needed to set up chairs for meetings and to bring the garbage to the dump

Motion: Bassing\Deluca to adjourn                                          6:46 pm                                               Passed 5/0


Clerk                                                      Chair


Sue Drobac                                         Mike Ralston