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October 11, 2011

Greenwood Town Board Meeting – October 11, 2011


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

 Present:  Chr. Aro, Vice-Chr. Reichel, Supervisors Baland, DeLuca, Kladivo, Treasurer Clark, Clerk Trancheff


                MOTION Kladivo/Reichel to approve the Sept. 13 minutes.  Approved 5/0


MOTION DeLuca/Kladivo to approve the Treasurer’s Financial Report for Sept:  Checking-$351,249.53/Long Term Investments-$246,529.21/Savings-$174,234.96 for a total of $772,013.70.  Approved 5/0


MOTION DeLuca/Reichel to pay claims #14151-14191 totaling $30,547.27.  Approved 5/0


MOTION DeLuca/Kladivo to issue payroll and fixed bills Nov. 1.  Approved 5/0


Fire Dept. Report:

Chief Kregness reported:        Calls for September, FD Physicals done with issues being addressed, Boat #2 Side Scan Sonar from Boat #1 is installed, New snowmobile is in at 5 Seasons-not ready, Truck 2 with new tank is back in service,

                                                Boat #1 pump failed-repaired but found the need to replace the relief valve with a drain, Compressor Grant

                                                AGStar denied/ Lake Country Power gave $2000/ Waiting to hear from Dept. of Labor and IRRRB, 800

                                                MHZ for pagers our cost $3,665.63, TAAS report with roll out fees going up-new ambulances this winter-

                                                looking for a town board delegate on TAAS


MOTION DeLuca/Aro to appoint Sup. Kladivo to the Tower Area Ambulance Commission.   Approved 4/0 with Kladivo abstaining.


MOTION DeLuca/Baland to authorize up to $2200 for Relief Valve Replacement on Boat #1 Pump.  Approved 5/0


Persons on Agenda:  Bob Wilson from the Vermilion Sportsmans Club will be doing an aquatic invasion presentation following the meeting.


Correspondence:  SLCATO minutes


Old Business:       Mark Drobac asked if Waters of Vermilion is finalized and the cost?  The treasurer would have to gather that information.


New Business:      Propane Quote:  Received from Lakes Gas that included a pre-buy plan.


                MOTION DeLuca/Aro to reject the quote from Lakes Gas and send letter of quotation request to:  Lakes Gas, Ferrellgas, COMO Oil,

                Range Coop asking for:          1-Cost to purchase a certified used 1,000 and 250 gallon tank

                                                                2-Cost to purchase new 1,000 and 250 gallon tanks

                                                                3-Fuel cost for the 2011/2012 winter season

                                                                4-Due Oct. 31, 2011

Motion Approved 5/0


                MOTION Baland/Reichel to ratify the Fire Protection Agreement for Unorganized Twp 63-15 for 2012 for a fee of $6500.  Approved 5/0


                MOTION Baland/DeLuca to approve the Automatic Mutual Aid Agreement with Breitung Township.  Approved 5/0


                MOTION Baland/Kladivo to approve the change of vendor for pull tabs at Bay View Lodge to Cook Snowmobile Club with the condition

                of them submitting their monthly report that goes to the state and consider donation requests from Greenwood Township recreational

                activities.  Approved 5/0


Resolutions:         Application to IRRRB for $50,000 toward the Tennis/Pickle Ball Courts to be located beyond the township lower parking lot


                MOTION Aro/DeLuca to approve Resolution #10-11-2011-01 authorizing application to the IRRRB for $50,000 for the Tennis/Pickle

                Ball Court.  Approved 5/0




Safety:  Peg Nelson was not present but sent a note reminding everyone of the fire danger

 Planning Director: Julia Maki was not present but submitted her permit report to the supervisors

 Maintenance: Pat Trancheff busy as usual, everything going fine.

 Clerk/Assessor: Ellen Trancheff reported on the Joint Powers Recreation Board Meeting-authorizing up to $1500 toward Youth Development and for an air conditioner unit in the depot train, $600 to the Charter School for outdoor supplies, $750 for Clay Play


Sup. Reichel: Attended the Lodging Tax Board meeting and is willing to be the township representative


                MOTION DeLuca/Aro to appoint Sup. Reichel to the Lodging Tax Board.  Approved 4/0 with Reichel abstaining.


Sup. Kladivo: Asked if we heard about Bois Forte/Fortune Bay and starting work on the Fire Protection Agreement.  Chr. Aro advised that a letter was sent and a second letter will be drafted and sent out in the next few days.  Sup. Kladivo asked if the tree could be trimmed by the Smokey Bear Sign in Pike Bay-Maintenance Pat Trancheff will call Mr. Hughes and ask permission as the sign is on his land.


Sup. DeLuca:  Chr. Aro and Sup. Baland are both going to be gone for the regular Jan. meeting-should it be changed?  Jan. 23, Monday at 6:30 was chosen for the meeting.  Chr. Aro will likely not be there but the other 4 supervisors will be.


Sup. Baland: Reported that he and Chr. Aro went out with Vic Lund from St. Louis County Public Works-will not be able to have “Blind Entrance” signs as they are not effective, rumble stripes will be reviewed next spring and the speed limit on the new part of Hwy. 77 is set to be 45 mph.  He asked if the trail should be seal coated?


Board members discussed getting estimates for seal coating to be done next spring or fall.


                MOTION DeLuca/Reichel to adjourn at 8:00 pm.



Respectfully Submitted,



Ellen J. Trancheff-Clerk                                                                                           Tom Aro-Chairman