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October 8, 2013

Greenwood Town Board Meeting – October 8, 2013

Chr. Baland called the meeting to order at 6:30.

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

    MOTION DeLuca/Doroff to approve the 09/10/13 & 10/1/13 meeting minutes.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION Aro/Reichel to approve the Treasurer’s Report for September 2013:  Checking-$504,272.18/Long Term Investments-
    $250,114.58/Savings-$266,063.01=$1,020,449.77.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION Reichel/Doroff to pay claims #15515-15554 totaling $25,838.78.  Approved 5/0

    MOTION Reichel/Doroff to pay fixed bills and payroll Nov. 1.  Approved 5/0

Persons on the Agenda:

Wally Snyder asked the board to let the DNR know that removing the pier at Moccasin Point is not in the best interest of the area residents.  He was advised that Chr. Baland and Sup. Aro met with the DNR regarding the pier.

Correspondence Reviewed:  St. Louis County Land Sale, St. Louis County Solid Waste Tipping Fee, Rogers On Line Computer Back Up proposal.

    MOTION Reichel/Aro to approve the Quote of $75/month backup of 5 computers and one time subscription fee of $50/computer from
    Rogers On Line.  Approved 5/0

Old Business:

Rick Sathre prepared updated minimum road standards for Greenwood Township
    MOTION Doroff/Reichel to adopt the recommended new road standards effective Oct. 8, 2013.  Approved 5/0

New Business:

Hose Quotes were received from Clarey’s Safety – $31,572.00 and TNT-$32,778.00.

    MOTION Aro/DeLuca to approve the quote for new hose from Clarey’s Safety for $31,572.00 as recommended by Acting Chief Pete
    Makowski.  It was noted that the township will pay 5% of the cost with the rest being reimbursed by the FEMA grant.  Approved 5/0


Fire Dept. Pete Makowski reported the calls for Sept., Fire Boat #1 port engine failed and is at Joe’s Marine, Fire at Breezy Pt had mutual aid from Breitung, Tower and Vermilion Lake, Drill at Fortune Bay was Monday night.  The dept. has a nozzle that can be operated without firefighters but would like to pursue purchasing a newer one-Blitzfire-around $3700.  The board asked him to come to the next meeting with pictures and a firm price.

Safety Officer not present.

Planning Report was submitted by Director Maki.

Maintenance Report was given by Pat Trancheff.

Clerk Trancheff reported that the defibrillators will need to have the annual maintenance in January.

    MOTION DeLuca/Doroff authorizing Zoll Medical to do annual maintenance on the 3 defibrillators.  Approved 5/0

Supervisors Reports:

Sup. Doroff reported on the Tower Area Ambulance Commission Meeting.  Tower Ambulance personnel are paid for going to Fortune Bay Concert standby and Fortune Bay pays their hourly rate.

    MOTION Aro/DeLuca to have the township submit a bill for reimbursement  of payments to Peg Nelson, Jan & Pete Makowski
    for standby at concerts.  Approved 5/0

Chr. Baland reported that the fire chief ad was extended through this week with deadline of Oct. 15.  Once applications are in the board will conduct the interviews.  There is nothing yet to report on the position of the Assessor due to the fact that the county won’t charge for assessment services starting Jan. 1, 2014.  He expressed concern of the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment decisions. 

    MOTION Aro/Doroff to adjourn at  7:45 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ellen Trancheff-Clerk                    Gene Baland-Cha