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October 2018


OCTOBER 9, 2018                                              6:30 PM

Chair Ralston calls meeting to order

Pledge of allegiance

Roll call: Chair Ralston, Vice chair Deluca, P Skubic, L Tahija, B Beihoffer- absent, Treasurer Rodgers, Clerk Drobac

Motion: Deluca\Tahija to approve Sept minutes                                                 Passed with changes     4/0

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to move Public comment to the end of the agenda            Passed 4/0

Motion: Ralston\Skubic to move Correspondence to end of new business              Passed 4/0

Treasurer’s report: Checking Account- $227,507.01     Long Term Investments- $251,725.95     Savings Accounts- $230,721.03                        Total:  $709,953.99

Motion: Skubic\Tahija to approve treasurer’s report                                                        Passed 4/0

Claims presented

Motion: Deluca\Tahija to approve Claims as presented                                                   Passed 4/0

Public comment- moved

Correspondence- moved


Pavilion water – discuss next month

Pavilion rental form- discuss next month

Maus recent claims – email regarding disrespectful workplace read.     Forward letter to attorney

Birch Point Road Extension – Ralston talked with attorney regarding re-paving etc. Couri will send an outline. Brushing quote requested. Letters to BPR extension residents going out.

Old Highway 77 – remains with St Louis County

Details of maintenance $ spent – clerk reported $9124.24 spent over a year period

Changes for SOG and POC documents listed and discussed

Motion: Skubic\Deluca for SOG changes to be forwarded to Attorney M Couri                      Passed 4/0

Motion: Deluca\Skubic for POC changes to be forwarded to Attorney M Couri                      Passed 4/0


Election judge process – clerk to start a waiting list for anyone interested in being an election judge

Motion: Tahija\Skubic to accept Resolution 18-64 for Bois Forte donation of $15000.00     Passed 4/0

Motion: Deluca\Tahija to accept Western World insurance for D & O, EPL Ins                        Passed 4/0

Motion: Skubic\Tahija to send letters to residents Conway and Hasbrook to verify each 911 #  Passed 4/0

Discussion on boxes left at containers – sheriff was called. Need signs to have SLC ordinance listed                            Motion: Skubic\Tahija to get quotes from Mesabi Sign for signage at the recycling area                    Passed 4/0

Motion: Deluca\Tahija to place ad in newspaper for snowplowing                             Passed 4/0 

Correspondence: Letter from Foster Grandparent Program    Letter from Lake Country Power discussing Dual Fuel            Letter from SLC with Planning Commission Public Hearing Date    Email from TJ Kladivo regarding snowplowing

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

Reports: Supervisors, Fire dept: 5 fire, 13 ems, 1 mtg, 1 drill, 1 training. Lucas device – grant through Arrowhead EMS – as a non-ambulance community, Greenwood qualified.  Lucas device is a mechanical CPR device and personnel will need training. Craig Gilbert has gotten EMS training. Burn trailer will be available at Fayal Township for training. EMR license re-certifying process has changed. RSCBA hydro testing has been done. Types of tank life differ.  SOG worked on. Inventory has had updates. Pagers have been updated – possibly sell old equipment.                                                                                                Motion: Skubic\Deluca to approve sale of old radio equipment                                  Passed 4/0                          An invite from Fortune Bay for training.  Bring truck to Bois Forte Head Start Pgm on Oct 3.  Boat 1 out of water on Oct 18, Boat 2 to stay in water for now. Gas monitors need calibration for use.  Many false alarms at Heritage Center. Laurentian North meeting Oct. 25. Training for water shuttle using storage water tanks.  Jeff Maus – burn trailer information- he will be in training for Instructor II. MBFTE and State Fire Marshall office has props for use.   Safety: Bi- Annual physicals and fit tests being done.   Clerk: generator needs a new cooling heater. Menards rebate from carpet. Town hall flooring to be stripped and rewaxed on Nov. 20. Received our Lake Vermilion Trail Joint Powers agreement. Office inventory turned into Chair Ralston.

Public Comment:             John Bassing – 1. Has board done anything about the MBFTE false claim? Ralston replied – they are working on changing the SOG \ POC to get members removed. Questioned – EMR’s claimed as 30, when 20 have been trained. Bassing spoke to Steve Flarity.  2. Last month’s claims approval had no motion. Violation of state statute – a vote is required.

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve claims from September 11, 2018          Passed 4/0

3. Suggested not accepting Old Hwy 77 for the township.                              Norene Butala: Rec Dept having Pizza party and silent auction – Oct 20 – at Vermilion Club.  Thurs Nov 8 – fall cleanup.                           Mark Drobac – asked when the clerk will have a copy of fire dept inventory? Ralston replied – will be presented at Nov meeting.                                        Jeff Maus – was the letter sent by him put in the public packet?  Also, why are you moving the public comment at end of meeting? What if someone wants to talk about an item on the agenda?          Supervisor campaign comments.         Steve Rodgers says he is okay with changing the agenda.                               Mike Ralston states he takes personal offense to John and JoAnn Bassings’ letter about training. He is on many advisory boards. He will go to training if he feels it is pertinent to the township.

Motion: Deluca\Skubic to adjourn                                                            Passed 4/0          8:05 pm

Sue Drobac                                                                         Mike Ralston

Clerk                                                                                      Chair