GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MAY 12, 2020 6:30 PM
MEETING BY TELEPHONE CONFERENCE
All motions are a ‘ROLL CALL VOTE’
Chair Ralston opens meeting
Roll call: Chair Ralston, Vice Chair Deluca, P Skubic, L Tahija, B Beihoffer, Treasurer Rodgers, Clerk Drobac
This meeting will be recorded for transcription and archival purposes.
Motion: Deluca\Tahija to approve adding PILT information to New Business agenda Passed 5/0
Motion: Beihoffer\Deluca to approve adding Ordinance 20-01 to New Business agenda Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve adding Ordinance 20-02 to New Business agenda Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve agenda with changes Passed 5/0
Motion: Beihoffer\Skubic to approve April Reorganization \ minutes Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve Board of Appeal and Equalization minutes Passed 5/0
Treasurer’s report: Checking – $93,982.32 Long Term Investments – $252,105.54 Savings – $232,755.93 Total: $578,843.79
Motion: Skubic\Beihoffer to approve Treasurer’s report Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to waive reading of claims Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve claims, holding Fazio check until background check received Passed 4/1 Biehoffer no
Motion: Beihoffer\Skubic to approve payroll Rescinded
Motion: Beihoffer\Tahija to approve payroll, to send Fazio check Failed 3/2 Ralston-N, Deluca – N, Skubic – N, Beihoffer – Y, Tahija – Y
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve payroll, holding Fazio check until background check received Passed 3/2 Ralston- Y, Deluca – Y, Skubic – Y, Beihoffer – N, Tahija – N
Birch Point brushing – Table to June meeting
Broadband – surveys are still open and should receive more responses. Deluca and Beihoffer have attended meetings and Deluca would like to say – the board is not against Broadband. Beihoffer recommended no more spending on it.
TAAS – no new information at this time
Budget – reduced from recommended $250,000.00 to $150,000.00. Board should review and look for ways to reduce spending.
Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve liquor license for Gruben’s Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve Resolution approving insurance replacement cost coverage Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\ Skubic to approve An Xtra Set of Hands, Paul Richards lawn mowing 3-year contract Passed 5/0
Motion: Skubic\Beihoffer to approve calculation for PILT Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve Ordinance 20-01 regarding camera surveillance Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve Ordinance 20-02 regarding Township information disbursement Passed 5/0
Clerk asked if all board members had read the Ordinances? Ralston, Deluca, Skubic and Biehoffer answered yes, Tahija did not answer.
REPORTS: Supervisors: Beihoffer has emptied the garbage at the Pavilion. Deluca – ESC fire alarm went off in the Town Hall. An alarm was replaced. Ralston – The parking lot pavement should be started in mid-June. The trail repair is set to be done Saturday May 16th. Fire Chief: Runs – 1 fire, 4 ems, 1 drill. Fazio reported – Mike Indihar did a good job as interim chief. Boats are in the water at Grubens. Boat 2 will be moved to Birch Point Marina. 2 gas leaks were repaired, new GPS radar installed. An air pump was installed. Tom Mortaloni and Roth Indihar worked on the installs. New life vests will be purchased through a DNR grant. Needing new turnout gear. Looking at getting 2 per year. Homemade masks were donated to the Fire Dept. and thank you’ s will be sent. PPE kits and masks were received. Annual testing was done on 16 SCBA tanks. Mike I and Tammy M working on grants. Sympathy to Mike Indihar as his mother has passed. Safety: Helicopter training done. Boat training next week. Lee Peterson talked about the City of Tower. Clerk: Kay Hansen donated a wheelchair and a walker to the medical closet. A resident asked about adding the Treasurer’s report, Schedule 1 and Current Investment reports to the website. The Treasurer and the Board were not in favor. Ralston: Noted the MAT and government ruling to have 6’ distancing. The Board will meet in person in June, using the ruling.
Correspondence: Letter from Cook Community Center for a donation – Denied. RAMS meeting minutes and Executive Board vacancy.
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve a donation of $100.00 to Northwoods Partners Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve a donation of $100.00 to Tower-Soudan Historical Society Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve a donation of $100.00 to St Louis County Fair Passed 5/0
Ralston noted a Teleconference with Gov. Walz through MAT on May 13, 2020 4:30 Beihoffer asked about when the Rec Dept can put up the nets and put out the benches. Response – check with Health Dept.
Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to adjourn Passed 5/0 7:35 pm
Sue Drobac Mike Ralston