GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES
NOV 14, 2017 6:30 PM
Chair Bassing opens the meeting
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll call: Chair Bassing, Vice chair Deluca, M Ralston, P Skubic, L Tahija, Treasurer Rodgers, Clerk Drobac
Please turn off all cell phones and pagers. This meeting will be recorded for transcription and archival purposes.
Motion: Tahija\Bassing to approve Oct meeting minutes Discussion Not passed 1/4 Bassing voting yes
Treasurer report: Checking-$311,502.37 Long Term Investments-$251,499.47 Savings-$226,698.26 Total: $789,700.10
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve treasurer report Passed 5/0
Motion: Ralston\Bassing to approve claims presented Passed 5/0
Public comment: Mike Indihar and Steve Lenertz talked about acquiring property for the Penguins Snowmobile Club through the township. Noreen Butalla, Greenwood Community Recreation Board recommends having a skating rink, to include with other expenses for the township. Barb Lofquist-no more money should be spent on having water at the pavilion. Mark Drobac would like an inventory of equipment publicly owned. Mary Richard talked about trying to get the skating rink going-was assured last year by Supervisor Ralston the township would have a skating rink. Also, the 911 system should be given to the county. Mary is a volunteer and does a lot for the township and felt slighted when Carmen said all volunteers need to be certified, etc. Jeff Maus noted Soudan has old hockey boards and he is willing volunteer to help flood the rink.
Correspondence: e-mail from Mark Peterson talking about the NSF faucet, needing to be changed. Letter to renew Lake Vermilion Chamber of Commerce membership. SLC letter about Grants. Letter about Foster Grandparent program. Minutes received from SLC Association of Townships. Variance scheduled for Debevec. Facts and findings for Meyerle. Letter for tax forfeit property the township can acquire. Letter from Dave Seppelt regarding the Cook-Orr Hospital District. Letter from Barb Lofquist regarding procedures and state laws not being followed by the fire dept. and township. Letter from Heisel Brothers Plumbing – regarding the faucet installed and the new NSF faucets.
Concerned citizens- e-mail from Tom Bakk saying he has no plans to introduce legislation this upcoming session regarding greenwood related to the cook area hospital district.
Motion: Ralston\Deluca to move Assistant chief position and Administrative Assistant position hiring to later in meeting (Chief Fazio will be late) Passed 5/0
Motion: Bassing\Ralston to approve Vermilion Trail Joint Powers agreement without Breitung Passed 5/0
Motion: Bassing\Ralston to appoint Lee Peterson as a representative of the Vermilion Trail board Passed 5/0
Fire Dept. plaques for retirees- have been received and Maltese cross plaques have been given to all retirees
Outside faucet-Heisel changed the faucets because they were not NSF approved. No hoses are to be used.
Airboat is back – needs exhaust repair and should be run once a month. Should use aviation fuel. Ralston requested in writing the recommendations for maintenance on the airboat, to go to the fire dept.
Deluca install new mailbox
Discussion on hiring maintenance person – part time or on call Motion: Bassing to advertise for an – as needed basis- maintenance person failed no second
Resolution: Bassing\Ralston to approve donation from Bois Forte Passed 5/0
Resolution: Bassing\Deluca to approve donation from North Country Quilts Passed 5/0
No spending authority for any supervisor. Motion: Deluca\Ralston for supervisor Deluca, in charge of maintenance, to have $1,000.00 spending authority. Passed 3/2 Ralston \ Bassing against
Motion: Deluca\Bassing to approve change to Techbytes, with Dustin Miller for website work Passed 5/0
Ice rink- Ralston to get the rink prepared
Motion: Bassing\Ralston to designate absentee ballot \ polling place as Greenwood Town Hall 3000 County Rd 77, Tower MN 55790 for March election Passed 5/0
Howard Ankrum reported for fire dept—recommends Mike Indihar for Assistant chief position, and Tammy Mortaloni for Administration Assistant position. No applications were available.
Reports: Fire Dept.- runs- 3 fire, 10 EMS, 1 drill, 1 meeting, 7 trainings, 3 vouchers. 2017 state fire aid is $12,580.40. Did training on the airboat. Boat 2 is now in storage. Have 3 sets of turnout gear – need to purchase 2 more. Need to purchase 4 gas meters and 6 pulse oximeters for EMR’S. Firefighter classes start in Jan. Safety -officer out of the area 911- 2 new address and 2 new signs. Clerk- septic not pumped- will be done in the spring. Old Electronics sell? Ballots made on paper? Motion: Bassing\Ralston to create ballots for the March election Passed 5/0 40th Anniversary changed to August 25, 2018. Bassing gave a thank you to volunteers-Lee Peterson, Mike and Mary Richard and Dan Karakas. Ralston-feels we need to keep on top of the Cook Orr Hospital District. Jeff Maus point of information== in the fire dept meeting- Chief Fazio did not give names of applicants for open positions in the fire dept.
Motion: Ralston\Deluca Table hiring of open positions in the fire department, as Chief Fazio is not at the meeting Passed 4/1 Bassing no Bassing noted the Township attorney recommends going ahead with hiring.
Junk mail will be available for viewing and then will be recycled
Motion: Bassing\Skubic to adjourn Passed 5/0 8:00 PM
Sue Drobac John Bassing