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October 2017


OCT 10, 2017                                      6:30 PM

Chair Bassing opens meeting

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call: Chair Bassing, Vice chair Deluca, M Ralston, P Skubic, L Tahija, Treasurer Rodgers, Clerk Drobac

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

Motion: Tahija\Skubic to approve Sept 12 meeting minutes                          Passed 5/0

Motion: Deluca\Tahija to approve Oct 3 special meeting minutes               Passed 5/0

Treasurer report:   Checking: $330,831.57   Long Term investments: $251,499.47    Savings: $226,698.26   Total:  $809,029.30

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to approve treasurers report                                       Passed 5/0

Claims presented

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

E-mail from Representative Rob Ecklund saying he will not support forcing townships into the Cook-Orr Hospital District

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to send the same question to Senator Bakk           Passed 5/0

Public Comment:      Jeff Maus- comments on open government- people are ignoring open meeting laws. The meetings need to be posted as that, for the public and supervisors to attend. Deluca voted recently voted no to a motion concerning open meeting law. Maus called Attorney Couri to talk to Deluca about open meeting law. Suggests Deluca consider resignation.        Maus noted-Deluca is involved in the committee with the fire dept. employee policies and was involved in moving fd. monies to PERA, with Chief Fazio as someone to be contacted. Deluca (who now wants all township correspondence) has no right to tell the clerk what to do. There is no place for harassment or bullying here.                                    Mary Richard reports on how well the fall rummage sale went. DAV van was there also.                       Pam Lundstrom noted the Pizza party fundraiser for the GACB will be Oct 21.   Also, the 40th anniversary celebration will be Aug 18, 2018.                                                                                                                      Rick Stoehr- says after his heart attack- he is okay with joining the Cook-Orr Hospital District- now sees it as something good.                                 Carmen Deluca says he does everything by the law-he then read portions of an e-mail he received from our attorney, Mike Couri, about duties for the clerk and the supervisors, noting he is willing to give copies to anyone who would like one.

Correspondence: letter MAT- bond limits for clerk and treasurer can be raised. MAT newsletter. Notice for IRRRB grant opportunities. Letter from Lee Peterson concerning Cook-Orr Hospital District.

Concerned citizens—log books- motion in April, why are they not being used?  Discussion.              Motion:               Skubic\Deluca to amend previous log book motion – to accept new run reports with log book information on the run report without documentation for the public                       Passed 4/1 Bassing no              Noted: chair, clerk and public packet did not receive a copy of the new run report for review.

Potable water at pavilion – no support                                                                                                                     Motion: Ralston\Bassing for Deluca to get a quote for fertilizer for sod with Green Again Lawn Service                       Passed 5/0


Motion: Deluca\Bassing to approve Vermilion Snow Management @ $100.00 per hour for the 2017-2018 snowplowing season                                      Passed 5/0

E\O Insurance has no change in policy or payment

Meeting protocol – 3 supervisors constitutes a special meeting and has to be noticed as such

Motion: Bassing\Ralston to approve the Resolution for a grant for Voting Equipment        Passed 5/0

Air boat is in need of a new magneto and other repairs                                                                                                                        Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve E Heitala to repair airboat at a cost of approx. $1500.00    Passed 5/0

Cannisters will now be transported by a new company, and monitored by the county

Tower Breitung Fire District is on hold. Possible district with either Tower or Breitung


Motion: Deluca\Tahija to approve language change on SOG and Personnel Policy regarding EMR to read on POC document-(last Page under Pension) if such a member has attended at least 4 hours of continuing education during each half of the year. Same on Personnel Policy – page 9 last paragraph                  Passed 5/0

Motion: Bassing\Deluca to change wording on Personnel Policy under Direct Deposit to include – if offered by township                             Passed 5/0

Lighting at Birch Point Rd entry- tabled

E-mail address change caused primarily because of the on again \ off again service from Frontier.  The new e-mail is greenwoodtwn@outlook.com

Motion: Deluca\Ralston to use only 2 previous computer companies to work on Greenwood Township computers.                                                 Passed 4/1 Bassing no

Outside water faucet- Deluca to get ahold of a plumbing company. To make the faucet easier for persons with hand problems.

Job posting notices for Assistant Chief and Admin. Assistant need to have a 30-day posting per SOG’s

Reports: Supervisors Tahija-attended Tower Ambulance meeting- wanting to change the way they charge, want to go to charge per parcel.  They are looking at buying a new ambulance.    Ralston- non-emergency calls –charge?  Fazio to check with other depts.   Bassing- attended Couri Ruppe Legal seminar- subjects included open meeting laws, hospital district. Also attended the Lake Vermilion Trail meeting-Breitung is out- Lee Peterson and Jim Hannerbary walked the path to set up a trail.                       Fire Dept.- runs- fire-4, EMS-19, Drill-1, Meeting-1, Training-2- extrication and cold water rescue. Valve work complete on boat 1, hose to Vermilion Lake and Ely. Attended live burn- 2 members participated and 3 members utilized boat 1 for water supply. Looking at a grant for new radios. Fire dept. records to the clerk.  ISO maps file closed per Gladys. Boat 1 will go into storage for winter and boat 2 will go to Gruben’s.                                                                                                                                                  Motion: Deluca\Skubic to purchase 2 sets of turnout gear for new members – H Gilbert \ C Gilbert                                                      Passed 5/0                                                                                                                          Motion: Deluca\Tahija to accept Thomas and Tammy Mortaloni as new members of the fire dept. with completion of background checks                              Passed 5/0                                                                 EMT training is open for attendance at Embarrass. Fazio received Bois Fort donation of $15,000.00                Safety-training on extrication with a car donated for use by Armory Shell                                                                Motion: Ralston\Bassing to send thank you to Armory Shell                          Passed 5/0 Maintenance: Bassing has put away pickleball net and will put tennis and second pickleball net away soon. Also cleared waterlines to pavilion.                911: 2 new addresses and 6 replacement signs                   Clerk: septic is scheduled to be pumped. Packets for supervisors will now be available on Friday before the Tuesday board meeting. The agenda for the next board meeting will be on the website on the Wednesday before the Tuesday board meeting.

Junk mail will be available to view, then will be recycled

Motion: Tahija\Skubic to adjourn                              Passed 5/0                          8:05 PM

Sue Drobac                                                         John Bassing


Clerk                                                                      Chair