March 25, 2015 Re organizational meeting
Greenwood Town Board Re-Organization Meeting – March 25, 2015
Called to order by Clerk Trancheff at 6:32 pm.
Present: Supervisors Baland, Bassing, Milbridge, Reichel, Worringer; Treasurer Clark, Clerk Trancheff
Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson:
MOTION Bassing/Milbridge to appoint Kirsten Reichel as Chairperson. Approved 4/0 (Reichel abstained)
MOTION Bassing/Reichel to appoint Gene Baland as Vice-Chair. Approved 4/0 (Baland abstained)
MOTION Worringer/Milbridge to approve the Feb. 10, March 9 and March 10 meeting minutes. Approved 5/0
MOTION Bassing/Milbridge to approve payment to AT&T for $172.50. Approved 5/0
MOTION Worringer/Milbridge to issue payroll and fixed bills April 1. Approved 5/0
Jeff Lind gave a presentation on the Early Warning System Project for Greenwood Township. He showed locations of potential towers and explained it would provide early warning for people to get off the lake in the event of a severe storm or other hazardous weather plus wildfire.
He explained that grant funding could be pursued with IRRRB and that he had spoken to Lake Country Power Director Dale Long who had also spoken to the CEO of Lake Country Power, who indicated that they are supportive of safety measures such as this.
Audience members expressed concerns of cost, maintenance, location of towers, possible applications for early warning on cell phones, weather radios as an alternative, whether or not the citizens could vote on this and other comments questioning the project.
MOTION Worringer to have Jeff Lind proceed to the next step of finding funding. Motion failed for lack of support.
MOTION Milbrige to have Jeff Lind proceed and to include the question of SkyWarn in the Comprehensive Plan Survey. Motion failed
for lack of support.
MOTION Reichel/Bassing to not move forward with the Sky Warn Project. Motion approved 3/2 with Milbridge/Worringer voting no.
MOTION Milbridge/Worring to set the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 for the Regular Town Board Meetings. Approved 5/0
MOTION Worringer/Baland to appoint Frandsen Bank & Trust as official depository. Approved 5/0
MOTION Baland/Milbridge to appoint Tim Strom (Hanft Fride) as Township Attorney. Approved 5/0
MOTION Worringer/Milbridge to appoint Gene Baland as TB Rep. to the Planning Commission. Approved 5/0
MOTION Worringer/Baland to appoint John Milbridge to the Tower Ambulance Commission. Approved 5/0
MOTION Baland/Worringer to appoint John Bassing as Road Supervisor. Approved 5/0
MOTION Bassing/Worringer to appoint Kirsten Reichel to the Lodging Tax Board. Approved 5/0
MOTION Baland/Worringer to appoint Ellen Trancheff to the Joint Powers Recreation Board. Approved 5/0
MOTION Worringer/Milbridge to appoint Chr. Kirsten Reichel as Employee Supervisor. Approved 5/0
WEED INSPECTOR: All Supervisors will carry the responsibility of Weed Inspection throughout the township.
MOTION Worringer/Baland to approve the Meeting Protocol as presented by Chairperson Reichel for items 1-3, 5 and further
information regarding audio recording (#4) to be discussed next meeting. Approved 4/1 with Bassing voting no.
MOTION Milbridge/Worringer to have the agenda ready the Thursday before the meeting (Website/Posted). Approved 4/1 with
Bassing voting no.
MOTION Bassing/Reichel to appoint the Timberjay as official newspaper. Failed 2/3 with Baland/Milbridge/Worringer voting no.
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MOTION Baland/Milbridge to appoint the Tower News as official newspaper. Approved 3/2 with Bassing/Reichel voting no.
MOTION Baland/Milbridge to re-appoint Jerry Lepper (2nd – 3 year term) on the Planning Commission, Mary Worringer (2nd – 3 year term)
On the Board of Adjustment and acceptance of Larry Tahija’s end of his 3 – 3 year terms on the Planning Commission, John Milbridge stepping down from the Board of Adjustment as he was elected to the Board of Supervisors. Approved 4/0 with Worringer abstaining.
MOTION Bassing to appoint Marcie Moe to the Board of Adjustment. Motion failed for lack of support.
MOTION Baland/Worringer to advertise for applications to the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment. Approved 4/1 with Bassing
Sup. Baland asked the board to consider sponsoring a roadside cleanup. The Vermilion Club would donate pizzas and the township would
need to advertise, provide bags and vests, beverages, coffee and donuts. He thought a budget of $250 would be sufficient. He reported
that he is still looking for cost information for the tennis court project and use of used fencing if it is decent shape.
MOTION Worringer/Baland to authorize up to $250 for Roadside Cleanup Day. Approved 5/0
Sup. Bassing asked that more information and pictures be added to the website for the Fire Dept. Chief Fazio will be consulted.
Board Member Upcoming Dates: Spring Short Courses April 2 and 3, Town Board Meeting April 14, SLCATO Annual Dinner April 22
Open Book meeting May 14 from 10 am – 11 am.
MOTION Baland/Bassing to adjourn at 8:40 pm.
Ellen Trancheff-Clerk Kirsten Reichel-Chairperson