GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS BOARD MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 13, 2018 6:30 PM
Chair Ralston opens meeting
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Chair Ralston, Vice Chair Deluca, L Tahija, P. Skubic, B Beihoffer, Treasurer Rodgers, Clerk Drobac
Please turn off cell phones and pagers. This meeting will be recorded for transcription and archival purposes.
Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to move public comments and correspondence on agenda to after reports until further notice Passed 5/0
Motion: Ralston\Deluca to amend agenda to include dept of labor \ insurance under new business Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve minutes Oct meeting Passed 5/0
Motion: Skubic\Beihoffer to approve minutes Oct 15 special meeting Passed 5/0
Treasurer report; Checking Account -$198,539.75 Long Term Investments – 251,725.95 Savings – $230,721.03 Total: $680,986.73
Treasurer Rodgers reported Frandsen Bank has discontinued administering our community enhancement loans. She will check for any restrictions on the IIIRB funds the township received. The fund now has $97,000.00. She will also be checking on the broadband connections with Frontier for the internet speed.
Motion: Beihoffer\Skubic to approve Treasurer report Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve Claims as listed Passed 5/0
Pavilion water – discuss again in spring
Motion: Beihoffer\Tahija to approve Rental agreement for town hall \ pavilion with amendments Rescinded
Motion: Beihoffer\Tahija to approve Rental agreement for town hall \ pavilion as presented, using volunteers to do checking on upkeep of pavilion Passed 5/0
Brushing quote for Birch Point Extension-look at again in the spring
Motion: Skubic\Beihoffer to accept 2nd reading for new POC guidelines Passed 580
Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to accept 2nd reading for new SOG guidelines Passed 5/0 Note: Ralston would like to re-visit Article VI with Chief Fazio
Motion: Skubic\Tahija to approve Vermilion Snowplowing contract for 2018-2019 season Passed 5/0
Inventories from Fire Dept given to Clerk
Motion: Skubic\Tahija to approve purchase of Canister sign from Mesabi Sign for $336.00 Passed 5/0
Motion: Beihoffer\Deluca to approve purchase of new rubber hoses for use at the Skating rink Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve use of township truck to plow the skating rink Passed 5/0
Maus complaint – read by clerk Motion: Deluca\Skubic to find the allegations of disrespectful workplace incident by Jeff Maus were not justified Passed 5/0
Western World will no longer represent Greenwood in the claim by MNOSHA \ Maus. Citing the exclusion of firefighter authorities. Further discussion is needed by Couri. Needing a special meeting.
Motion: Skubic\Deluca to approve a special meeting to discuss the insurance exclusion of firefighter authority with Western world. Monday Nov.26, 6:30 pm at Greenwood town hall Passed 5/0
Motion: Beihoffer\Tahija to approve Resolution 18-65 designating Greenwood Township Town Hall as election polling place for 2019 Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve purchase by clerk, of an office copier, not to exceed $3500.00 Passed 5/0
REPORTS: Supervisors: Deluca reported a low temp alarm in the fire hall. ESC called to ck. Check will be done Tues. 27th 911- 13 signs made and poles are up by the canisters. Beihoffer wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. The Rec dept has been decorating and had cleanup day. Ralston: Couri findings on Personnel Policy had not been adopted. Motion: Skubic\Deluca to remove the Personnel Policy from the website Passed 5/0 Birch point extension will be worked on Tues. Sanding and plowing. Letter from Rick Stoehr in the Timberjay, was discussed with Ralston. Stoehr mentioned – please no household or books for the DAV. Fire Dept: Reported on fire at Zup’s, with 6 members responding. Reported 15 runs, 2 fire, 6 EMS, 1 drill, 1 meeting, and 5 training. Physicals to be done on Tuesday. Inventory turned in. Training on Lucas device on Thurs.
Motion: Beihoffer\Skubic to accept the application for Josh Sherman as certified EMR \ firefighter with physical and background check complete Passed 5/0
Craig Gilbert training for EMR. FFI \ FFII training will be in the area. Working on sale of radio equipment. Fire emergency training at Bois Forte. Boat II is out of water. False alarms at the Bois Forte Heritage Center. Dave attended a Laurentian N meeting—looking at support for AT&T new plan…paging all members in all areas of auto aid.
Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to approve support for new box alarm system Passed 5/0
Echo Point has new residences – needs to be re-numbered
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve pay for safety officer, year-round Passed 5/0
Please, everyone check your CO2 monitors. Fire dept to remove downed tree over sewer mound.
Clerk- Election – 606 voters out of 750. 38 new registered voters. Pam Rodgers to let floor cleaners in and out.
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to hire An Extra set of hands to move furniture for floor waxing Passed 5/0
Public comment- Jarri Ankrum – winterization done on pavilion, etc. John Bassing- Mike Couri memo on the Personnel policy is incorrect. The committee went through the policy page by page. The Attorney had final language, also 3 changes, and those were addressed. The newspaper headlines said the Greenwood passed personnel policy. Many times the Personnel Policy was referred to – made changes to – motioned to put it on the website and to be denied at this point could not be defensed. JoAnn Bassing – Questioned the safety officer not being on site. Who does safety when the safety officer is not in the area? Answer was the senior officer in charge takes the responsibility. Steve Rodgers questions, if when grievances are filed, and found without merit, can the Township go back to that person to collect attorney fees? Ralston answered – he has not heard of any collection process.
Letter from Barb Lofquist – thanking the fire dept and wants to know about training on interior fighting. ARDC representative request. IIIIRB Grant program, MNDOT roadway lights available. Thank you from Northwoods Partners. ST. Louis listing. SLC planning commission meeting. SLC variance for Ribich, Bakk. SLC Rezoning and CUP for Horan.
Junk mail is available to view, then will be recycled
Motion: Deluca\Beihoffer to Adjourn Passed 5/0
Sue Drobac Mike Ralston