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October 14, 2014

Greenwood Town Board Meeting – October 14, 2014


Vice-Chr. Reichel called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.


Present: Vice-Chr. Reichel, Supervisors Baland, Doroff, Worringer; Treasurer Clark, Clerk Trancheff

Absent: Chr. Aro


MOTION Worringer/Doroff to approve the 9/9/14 & 10/1/14 minutes. Approved 4/0


MOTION Doroff/Worringer to approve the Sept. 2014 Financial Report: $666,649.19/Long Term Investments-$250,515.57/Savings-

$315,436.30=$1,227,648.86. Approved 4/0


MOTION Baland/Doroff to approve paying Claims #16189-16203 totaling $2,630.95. Approved 4/0


MOTION Worringer/Doroff to issue payroll and fixed bills. Approved 4/0


Persons on the Agenda:


Dean Panian-Clover Point expressed his concerns of the Cook Hospital District wanting Greenwood to join the district. He referred to a letter to the Editor written by Judy Pearson encouraging Greenwood to join. He cited cost concerns and was assured that the board would not force the public into this.


Communications: IRRRB Comprehensive Plan info, ARDC info-Trails, Operation Roundup grant of $1800 for an AED, MN Revenue Local Govt. Aid notice for 2015-$11,125.00; Letter of address concern-Wally Snyder, Letter of office hours-Shirley Snyder


Greenwood Comprehensive Plan-Director Maki had provided the board with a proposal for assistance to write the Greenwood Comprehensive Plan. If approved, the IRRRB would sponsor a 50/50 grant for the project.


MOTION Worringer/Baland to adopt the Resolution for the township to pursue a Grant from IRRRB for a total cost of $13,325 to develop a

Comprehensive Plan for Greenwood Township. The Grant would be a 50/50 match with IRRRB for a cost to the township of $6,662.50.

Approved 4/0


Shirley Snyder read her letter regarding attempts to get into the office and was advised of the fact that the office door was locked while the clerk was in the fire dept. office in the other side of the building. Ms. Snyder did come back and was able to drop off her information to the clerk.


Tennis Court Site Prep Quotes: 3 Quotes received – Jerry Holmes $6,000, Viitas-$11,716, Mesabi Bituminous-$9,750


MOTION Baland/Doroff to accept the quote from Jerry Holmes of $6,000 for the tennis court site prep. Motion failed 3/1 with Baland voting  Yes. Board members expressed concern that those wanting the courts have not shown a lot of support as well as the township levy being educed by 2/3 for 2015.


MOTION Doroff/Worringer to approve the Resolution to re-instate local powers of the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization. Approved 4/0


MOTION Worringer/Doroff to purchase some USB drives and establish $25 for creation of any meeting tape copies. Approved 4/0


Reports were given for the Fire Dept., Maintenance.




Sup. Doroff explained that Birch Pt will be brushed in the near future.

Vice-Chr. Reichel would be interviewing attorneys along with Gene Baland, Clerk Trancheff and Director Maki

Sup. Baland asked the board to reconsider the tennis court prep.


MOTION Baland/Doroff to approve the quote from Jerry Holmes for $6000 to do the tennis court prep. Motion approved 3/1 with

Worringer voting no and explaining that he believes in the recreation area but the reduction of the levy is a concern.


MOTION Doroff/Worringer to adjourn at 8:30 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,



Ellen Trancheff-Clerk Kirsten Reichel-Vice-Chairperson