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September 13, 2011

Greenwood Town Board Meeting – Sept. 13, 2011


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


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


Attorney Scott Neff gave a brief outline as to the Conflict of Interest possibilities with Supervisor Kladivo serving as Town Board Supervisor, Fire Dept. and First Responder member receiving a paid on call and pension contribution for both positions and owning a company that does business with the Town – Shamrock Marina for Boat Storage, Service and fuel/supplies purchases.  A formal contract does not exist, Shamrock Marina bills on an as needed basis and has been a service provider for Greenwood Township for many years. 


                MOTION Aro/DeLuca to continue the relationship with Shamrock Marina and Randy Kladivo as has been in the past.  The Fire Boat #1

                is in a good location with good service to the township.  Docking, Fuel, Maintenance as needed will be provided for Fire Boat #1 at

                Shamrock Marina.  Motion Approved 4/0 with Kladivo abstaining.


Discussion regarding the policy created in July which prohibited a township employee from being appointed to the Supervisor position.  Board members concluded that it was not the intent to prohit firefighters or EMS people from serving in that capacity.


                MOTION DeLuca/Baland to revise the July policy indicating that the Firefighters or EMS personnel are not precluded from being appointed or

                elected to serve as Supervisor on the Board.  Approved 4/0 with Kladivo abstaining.


Chr. Aro received a letter in regards to a road association and asked Attorney Neff to review.


                MOTION Baland/Reichel to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.  Approved 5/0


                MOTION DeLuca/Kladivo to approve the Treasurer’s Report for August 2011:  Checking-$371,710.74/Long Term-$246,529.21/Savings-

                $174,030.58 for a total of $792,270.53.  Approved 5/0


                MOTION DeLuca/Reichel to pay claims #14089-14150 totaling $48,521.40.  Approved 5/0


                MOTION DeLuca/Kladivo to issue payroll and fixed bills Oct. 1, 2011.  Approved 5/0


Fire Dept: Captain Jeff Maus reported on the calls for August.  He asked the board to approve the First Responder/Firefighter corrections for job descriptions as they had potential members; Chief Kregness recommendation to have Kirvida Fire do Boat #1 pump repairs for $5,985.60; Unorg. 63-15 mapping is on going; Tender #2 is still at EAM.


                MOTION DeLuca/Kladivo to approve the job description for First Responders & Firefighters.  Approved 5/0


                MOTION Baland/Reichel to have Custom Fire repair Boat #1 pump for $5.985.60.  Approved 5/0


Correspondence:  MAT Dist. 10 meeting-Sept. 28 in Cotton or Sept. 29 in Carlton; Couri & Ruppe free legal seminar on Oct 1 at Cotton Town Hall; St. Louis County Public Works-regarding a letter doing work without authorization; Letter sent to Bois Forte requesting starting Fire Protection Talks


                MOTION DeLuca/Reichel to advertise for quotes for heating fuel for the town hall and skating shack.  Approved 5/0


                MOTION DeLuca/Baland to set the fee for snowplowing the CR 77 Canister Site at $125/hour.  Approved 3/2 with NO-Reichel/Kladivo



                Safety: Peg Nelson thanked Sup. Baland for participation in the 9/11 Silent Parade and advised that the Fire Dept. Officers will not

                respond to Forest Service Area Fires as there is still no contract between Greenwood Township and the US Forest Service.

                Planning Director: Julia Makie-Still getting permit requests.  There will be a Planning Commission & Brd. Adjustment Meeting in Sept.

                Maintenance: Pat Trancheff-Busy as usual.

                Clerk/Assessor: Ellen Trancheff-Assessment Quintile will be from Oak Narrows to Frazer Bay/Road Access and will be doing site plans

                of properties with building locations in order to provide the information from the GIS overlay.

                Sup. Kladivo: Advised that he would not be turning his fire dept. pager off for meetings but agrees with cell phones being silent.

                Sup. Baland: Expressed appreciation of the maintenance report-asked that he be informed when street signs such as the ones on Birch

                Point are removed.  Sup. DeLuca had advised maintenance to remove the signs as they indicated the end of the road was a twp. Rd.

                Chr. Aro: New website up and running-still work to be done.  He noted that there was a rumor circulated about a petition to dissolve the

                Township.  The process would require majority of registered voters to sign the petition before going forward.  He stated that persons who

                have issues should come the board meeting to resolve issues and hoped that this would not go any further.


                MOTION DeLuca/Kladivo to adjourn at 7:40 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

Ellen Trancheff-Clerk                                                                                              Tom Aro-Chairman