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November 2018


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

Claims presented

 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Motion: Beihoffer\Tahija to approve Rental agreement for town hall \ pavilion with amendments              Rescinded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                                                                                                     

Clerk                                                                                      Chair