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May 14, 2013

Greenwood Town Board Meeting – May 14, 2013

Chr. Baland called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.

Present: Chr. Baland, Vice-Chr. Aro, Superivors DeLuca, Doroff, Reichel; Treasurer Clark, Clerk Trancheff, Attorney Scott Neff

    MOTION Reichel/Aro to approve the April 9, 2013 meeting minutes.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION Aro/DeLuca to approve the Treasurer’s Report for April, 2013:  Checking-$349,194.24/ Long Term Investments-$249,987.08
Savings-$520,849.85 for a total of $850,031.17.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION Doroff/aro to approve Claims #15238-15318 for a total of $23,541.19.  Approved 5/0

    Asst. Chief Makowski gave the monthly report and requested the board to approve the Respiratory Protection Plan.  Board members asked that the fire report give more details including calls not responded to.

    MOTION DeLuca/Reichel to approve the Fire Department Respiratory Protection Plan.  Approved 5/0

    Wally Snyder asked if the board could find out why the county is drilling test holes on Moccasin Point?
    Rick Sathre commented that the last 4 miles of County Road 77 still does not have passing stripes and no speed signs.

Supervisor Don Doroff (Roads) will check into it and get back to them.

COMMUNICATIONS:  Summer Short Course Schedule from MAT, CDBG/Home Program information


    MOTION Reichel/DeLuca to approve the Bay View Liquor License renewal which was tabled in order to work on other issues first.

Attorney Neff explained that the board needs to first pass a resolution that removes the board’s authority as outlined in Resolution 1.

    MOTION Aro/Doroff to approve Resolution #1 which rescinded board approval for music on the deck at BayView.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION Reichel/DeLuca to approve the Bay View Liquor License renewal and Resolution #2.   Yes-4 with Aro voting No.  Approved.


    MOTION Aro/DeLuca to accept the donation from Bois Forte for Emergency Services in 2013 and to forward the letter with list of Fire Dept. concerns on to Bois Forte Council and Emergency Management staff.  Approved 5/0

SCOTT KREGNESS letter of resignation as chief:

    MOTION DeLuca/Aro to table the decision to the June meeting.  Approved 5/0

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT:     Noted the passing of Board of Adjustment member Dennis Orehek-a donation of $50 to the Mesthilioma Foundation.

    MOTION DeLuca/Reichel to appoint Rick Stoehr to the Board of Adjustment.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION Doroff/DeLuca to donate $300 to the Tower Area Ambulance Service for a trailer for their UTV.  Approved 5/0

CHUCK RICHARDS was given the go ahead by the board to work with the ARDC for the township to host a forum to try to bring in young people to the community-the forum will be in the fall.  The Planning Commission supports the idea.

TRAIL- Doug Schmitz from the Mesabi Trail will check it out with Maintenance Pat Trancheff and Road Supervisor Don Doroff


Safety:  Peg Nelson reminded everyone to be careful due to extremely dry conditions

Planning Director:  Julia Maki reported that there may be 2 variances for the June meeting and the Commission reviewed language for the 77 Closed Landfill Zoning

Maintenance:  Pat Trancheff busy with spring/summer operations

Planning Director asked the board if they were willing to sponsor a seminar with Jay Squires – Oct. 17 – the cost is $1000/day plus travel and lodging expenses.

    MOTION DeLuca/Aro to authorize having Jay Squires conduct a training session on Oct. 17 for a cost of $1000 plus travel and lodging expenses.  Approved 5/0

Ruth DeLuca asked if the board would authorize purchasing 2 new coffee pots (100 cup) for the kitchen.  The old ones barely work.

    MOTION Reichel/Doroff to purchase to new 100 cup coffee pots.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION Aro/DeLuca to adjourn at 7:58 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ellen Trancheff-Clerk                        Gene Baland-Chairman