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May 8, 2012

Greenwood Town Board Meeting – May 8, 2012

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

Present: Chr. Reichel, Vice-Chr. DeLuca, Supervisors Aro, Baland, Doroff, Treasurer Clark, Clerk Trancheff

               MOTION Doroff/DeLuca to approve the April 10, 2012 minutes.  Approved 5/0

               MOTION DeLuca/Aro to approve the amended Feb. 14, 2012 minutes to reflect adjournment and reconvene.  Approved 5/0

               MOTION Baland/Aro to approve the Treasurer’s report: Checking-$273,741.03/Long Term Investments-$249,247.10/Savings-$193,548.36
for a total of $715,548.49.  Approved 5/0

               MOTION DeLuca/Doroff to approve payment of claims #14544-14601 plus payroll totaling $25,878.91.  Approved 4/0 with Reichel
abstaining due to Reichel Electric receiving a payment.

               MOTION Aro/Doroff to issue payroll and other fixed bills June 1.   Approved 5/0

Fire Dept. Report:  Chief Kregness gave the run report for April and cited that the department has responded to 72 calls so far the first quarter of 2012 opposed to 32 calls the first quarter of 2011.  He reported the fire boat upgrade for re-power is done as per Metalcraft requirements, the Fire Protection Agreement with the DNR has been executed, FEMA denied the grant for SCBA and hose and will resubmit looking at the report to determine what more should be included, will be putting the SCBA’s on the equipment schedule, will be flo testing the SCBA’s this year then bi-annually after.  He asked for a new defibrillator for Jeff Maus who goes on majority of the calls in his area of Everett Bay.  He explained that the defibrillator used by Jeff Maus is a donated one that doesn’t match the others.   Chief Kregness advised that the Tower Ambulance will be upgrading to 12 lead defibrillators in the next five years so the township will need to consider upgrading then so the EMS staff can transfer the patient with the hooked up defibrillator and swap out the Tower Ambulance Defibrillator.  He asked the board to consider providing additional service by the First Responders with the ability to administer certain medications.  The group would need to be under the advisement of a Medical Director and suggested he be authorized to speak with Tower Ambulance Medical Director Dr. Pettinelli.

               Sup. Doroff suggested that the SCBA’s by Flo-tested this year and do 9 each year so there are always 9 current.
Chr. Reichel asked if it was possible to leave the current defibrillators since an upgrade is possible in 5 years?
Recommendations from Peggy and Scott was to purchase a new one.

               MOTION Doroff/DeLuca to authorize approximately $1470 for Flo-testing the SCBA’s with the condition that every year hereafter, ½
of the SCBA’s are Flo-tested.  Approved 5/0

               MOTION DeLuca/Aro to authorize the purchase of a Zoll Defibrillator, refurbished 3 Lead, for $5810.00.  Approved 5/0

               MOTION Doroff/DeLuca to authorize Chief Kregness to proceed with the ground work to establish medical direction and intervention
for the First Responder Program.  Approved 5/0

Public:   Marcie Moe objected to the way the board handled the BayView Liquor License/music on the deck request and felt the public should have
the opportunity to comment.  The board took her comments under advisement.

Correspondence:  SLCATO annual 2011 minutes, Bois Forte Fire Protection Meeting – Oct. 9 at Nett Lake (Sup. Aro, DeLuca and Chief Kregness
will attend)

Requests:             Tower-Soudan Historical Society Silent Auction and Vermlion Country School

               MOTION DeLuca/Doroff to not make donations to the two requests.  Approved 5/0

               MOTION Reichel/Doroff to appoint Joan Mueller as election judge.  Approved 5/0


               Safety: Peg Nelson advising safety over fishing opener
Planning Director: Julia Maki advised 3 variances will be heard and things are picking up.
Maintenance: Pat Trancheff busy with spring operations and normal maintenance
Clerk/Assessor: Ellen Trancheff gave a brief report of the Joint Powers Rec Board meeting
Sup. Baland: Asked to see if the trail should be sealcoated?  Maintenance-Pat Trancheff will check and advise

               MOTION Aro/Baland to adjourn at 8:07 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,


Ellen Trancheff-Clerk                                                                        Kirsten Reichel-Chairperson