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November 10, 2015

Greenwood Town Board Meeting – November 10, 2015


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


Present: Chr. Reichel, Vice-Chr. Baland, Supervisors Bassing, Milbridge, Worringer; Treasurer Clark, Clerk Trancheff, Attorney Ken Bayliss


MOTION Bassing/Baland to approve the corrected Oct. 13, 2015 minutes and the Oct. 30, 2015 minutes. Approved 5/0


MOTION Baland/Bassing to approve the Treasurer’s October 2015 Financial Report: Checking-$697,851.13/Long Term Investments-$251,046.66/

Savings-$316,764.06=$1,265,661.85. Approved 5/0


MOTION Milbridge/Worringer to approve paying claims #16868-16906 totaling $25,042.31. Approved 4/0 with Reichel abstaining (Reichel Electric Bill)


MOTION Worringer/Baland to issue fixed bills and payroll Dec. 1, 2015. Approved 5/0


Public Comments: Jeff Maus asked the board if they would acknowledge and confirm that they follow the open meeting law-board members said yes.


Correspondence: SLCATO minutes


Old Business:

  1. Tennis Court update from Vice-Chr. Baland-it will be spring before it is constructed

  2. Chuck Richards resignation from the Planning Commission and Steering Committee.



MOTION Worringer/Baland to accept, with regret, Chuck Richard’s resignation from the Planning Commission and Steering Committee. Approved 5/0


  1. Planning and Zoning application process as presented to the board at the October meeting.


MOTION Baland/Milbridge to approve the Planning & Zoning Application Process as recommended by Baland and Worringer. Approved 4/1-Bassing No


New Business:

  1. Jan Makowski request to serve as an election judge.


MOTION Worringer/Bassing to approve Jan Makowski as election judge. Approved 5/0


Reports: Fire Dept. report given by Asst. Chief Pat Trancheff-Oct/1 meeting/1 drill/2 false alarm fire calls/9 EMS calls. Request to purchase 3 sets of PPE (turn out

gear) at an approximate cost of $1500 each.

Sup. Bassing asked if this request was appropriate or should it have been on the agenda.

Chr. Reichel responded that it is appropriate.


MOTION Worriniger/Milbridge authorizing the fire dept. to purchase 3 sets of turn out gear. Approved 5/0


MOTION Baland/Milbridge to close the meeting at 6:57 pm to discuss with the Town’s attorney, matters related to the pending lawsuit against the

Township under the attorney-client privilege pursuant to MN Statute 13D.05, subd. 3(b) in the case of Bassing v. Greenwood Township. Approved 5/0


MOTION Baland/Worringer to re-convene the meeting at 8:03 pm.


MOTION Baland/Worringer that the Board release the Greenwood Township Comprehensive Plan Community Survey forms with information that

identifies particular survey respondents redacted and that the Board adopts the approved public statement of supervisors dated November 10, 2015.

Approved 4/0 with Bassing voting No. (Note-the public statement is attached and part of these minutes)



Sup. Bassing read a comment supporting anyone audio recording any public meetings.


MOTION Milbridge/Worringer to adjourn at 8:12 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,



Ellen Trancheff-Clerk Kirsten Reichel-Chairperson