March 31, 2014
Greenwood Town Board Re-Organization Meeting – March 31, 2014
Clerk Trancheff called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm
Present: Supervisors Tom Aro, Gene Baland, Rick Worringer, Kirsten Reichel, Treasurer Clark, Clerk Trancheff
Absent: Supervisor Don Doroff
Nominations for Chair:
Sup. Baland nominated Tom Aro
MOTION Reichel/Baland to close nominations and cast unanimous ballot for Tom Aro as Chairman. Approved 4/0
Nominations for Vice-Chair:
Chr. Aro nominated Kirsten Reichel
MOTION Worringer/Baland to close nominations and cast unanimous ballot for Kirsten Reichel as Vice-Chair. Approved 4/0
MOTION Baland/Reichel to approve paying bills totaling $18,330.27. Approved 4/0
MOTION Worringer/Reichel approving the Treasurer’s Report for February 2014. Approved 4/0
MOTION Reichel/Worringer to set the 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 for the regular Board meetings. Approved 4/0
MOTION Baland/Reichel to use Frandsen Bank & Trust in Tower as the official depository. Approved 4/0
MOTION Baland/Reichel to use Trenti Law Firm for attorney needs. Discussion was to consider conducting interviews in the future.
MOTION Reichel/Worringer to appoint Gene Baland to the Planning Commission. Approved 4/0
MOTION Reichel/Worringer to appoint Ellen Trancheff to the Tower-Soudan Joint Powers Rec Board. Approved 4/0
MOTION Baland/Worringer to appoint Kirsten Reichel to the Lodging Tax Board. Approved 4/0
MOTION Baland/Worringer to appoint Don Doroff to Roads. Approved 4/0
MOTION Reichel/Baland to appoint Rick Stoehr and Howard Ankrum to the Board of Adjustment. Approved 4/0
MOTION Baland/Reichel to appoint Tom Aro as the Weed Inspector (including invasive weeds) Approved 4/0
MOTION Baland/Reichel to approve the Resolution for Rick Worringer as Maintenance Assistant. Approved 3/0-Worringer Abstained
Lee Peterson asked to be included with Chr. Aro, Planning Chair Chuck Richards, Board of Adjustment Chair Mary Worringer and Planning Director Julia Maki when they meet with Mary Anderson from St. Louis County Planning Dept. Chr. Aro informed him that this is a meeting for the Chairs and the Planning Director. He is welcome to arrange his own meeting with Ms. Anderson.
Richard Leciejewski complained that absentee ballot applications had been sent out. He felt it was not right even though he was told it was not illegal. Jodi from the Timberjay commented that she asked the question of the state and the county stating “it was not illegal and is frequently done and not a problem”. Mary Worringer commented that sending out the applications is a courtesy. Kirsten Reichel commented that people don’t have to fill it out if they don’t want to, it is an application if they want to vote absentee.
Richard Leciejewski complained about the township maintaining Planning & Zoning. He complained about BayView-road issues, parking,noise, permits, etc. He challenged that Kirsten Reichel voted for the music at BayView. Sup. Reichel commented that she took offense to his statement. Lee Peterson spoke to the 1999 CUP for BayView. Both individuals support sending zoning back to the county and were advised that the town board would be hearing those persons who want to eliminate zoning could speak to the board at the April 8 meeting.
MOTION Baland/Worringer to adjourn at 7:37 pm.
Ellen Trancheff-Clerk Tom Aro-Chairman