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November 2019


NOVEMBER 12, 2019                                       6:30 PM

Chair Deluca opens meeting

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll call: Chair Deluca, Vice Chair Skubic, M Ralston, L Tahija, B Beihoffer, Treasurer Rodgers, Clerk Drobac

Please turn off all cell phones and pagers. This meeting will be recorded for transcription and archival purposes

Motion: Skubic\Tahija to approve Oct minutes                                    Passed 5/0

Treasurer report – Checking Account – $157,026.80            Long Term Investments – $251,952.70                      Savings Accounts – $232,744.26                  TOTAL – $641,723.76

Motion: Beihoffer\Tahija to approve treasurer report                      Passed 5/0

Claims presented

Motion: Ralston\Deluca to hold claim\check #19939 to City of Tower       Passed 5/0

Motion: Skubic\Beihoffer to approve claims as presented                             Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve payroll as presented                                 Passed 5/0


OSHA update – The finding of the OSHA staff is – 3 citations – with a penalty of $450.00, which were adjusted to $315.00 due

Motion: Deluca\Ralston to rescind the motion of Aug 13, 2019 to have brushing question on March ballot                                              Passed 5/0

Motion: Ralston\Deluca to bring brushing question to annual meeting                     Passed 5/0

Tower Soudan Ambulance funding – table until Jan meeting                         Discussion held

Broadband update – feasibility study or survey looked at being done, for Greenwood township. Ralston to contact CTC

Walking trail work will be completed in spring and parking lot paving will be done in the spring


Budget – Chair Deluca and Treasurer Rodgers to work on

Motion: Skubic\Biehoffer to approve Resolution #19-11 to approve polling place for 2020 Elections           Passed 5/0

Motion: Beihoffer\Ralston to approve Resolution #19-10 to approve Option B on March 10, 2019 ballot   Passed 5/0

Motion: Tahija\Deluca to approve Resolution #19-09 to approve donation of $15,000.00 from Bois Forte Passed 5/0

Motion: Tahija\Beihoffer to approve Resolution #19-12 to approve donation of $190.00 from the Greenwood Quilters                 Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve 1st reading of Change SOG’S name to Organizational Statement \ Standard Operating Guidelines, plus changes                                          Passed 5/0

Reports: Supervisors: Beihoffer went to Broad Band meeting. Deluca also attended the Broad Band meeting. Fire Chief – Chief Fazio reported – Run report 14 ems, 3 fire, 1 training, 1meeting, 1drill, 4 maintenance \ grants                                                                                                                                                      Motion: Ralston\Skubic to accept Howard Ankrum back to the fire dept                                       Passed 5/0          Motion: Ralston\Beihoffer to increase fd pension amount to $2500.00 in 2021                              Passed 5/0

Pension is overfunded. Boat 2 moved, Tammy Mortaloni working on grants for fd. Washer\dryer grant denied.        Thank you!!! to Rick Worringer for all the work on OSHA.     Clerk Drobac to call Biss Lock to address the lock problem.                 .                                                                                                                               Motion: Ralston\Deluca to approve Tom \ Tammy Mortaloni to go to EMR training Passed 5/0       Safety: 50% of fd members are EMR’s. Greenwood was not chosen for the online training, but can buy in, in 2021. Trained on emergency vehicle operation. AWAIR training will be in Nov. Question on Greenwood having their own AWAIR program.    911 – 6 signs were made.             Clerk: new blinds in town hall. Public computer installed Oct 5th. make a sign-up sheet for use of the public computer.  Will look for a new refrigerator for the fire hall. David Hahn left a message to invite all to the conference.

PUBLIC COMMENT:      John Bassing – 1. Why not use special assessment procedure? For brushing on Birch Point Rd.                 2. Two ambulance services are available – Tower-Soudan and Cook. Greenwood does not support Cook. Greenwood will not lose service if support is not given. Tower has depleted the Ambulance fund down to $2000.00. Tower Chief Altenberg statements are incorrect, saying Breitung township has signed the new agreement, when they have not. Altenburg also stated the Ambulance fund cannot be touched. Mike Hatelstad questioned if the next step is a survey. Yes. Ralston – NESC fiber is here and is being used by Frontier to prop up their phone service.                    JoAnn Bassing – 2021 is the projected year for broadband fiber. Great to use free surveys. More info the better. We are moving in the right direction. Greenwood is a hard to put fiber in with all the rock ledges. A new project is coming up – PC for people – 50 rebuilt computers available.                                     Thank you to the Board

CORRESPONDENCE:   SLC public hearing for Hasbrook, SLC variance for Skofich, SLC revisions for Ordinance 62, Lake Vermilion Trail Joint Powers asking for a letter of support, Letter from MATIT about additional insurance

Junk mail is available to view, then will be recycled

Motion: Skubic\Beihoffer to Adjourn                                      Passed 5/0                          8:20 pm

Sue Drobac                                                         Carmen Deluca


Clerk                                                                      Chair