GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 12, 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: Bassing\Ralston to add playground to Old Business, Rep. Ecklund and M Couri legal training seminar Passed 5/0
Motion: Ralston\Bassing to approve August meeting minutes Passed 5/0
Treasurer report: Checking- $351,133.05 Long Term Investments- $251,424.84 Savings- $226,692.61 Total: $829,250.50
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve treasurers report (Treasurer stated # need correction-.17) Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Skubic to approve claims presented Passed 5/0
Public comment: Mark Drobac asked about a procedure to view the log books for the trucks and boats. Mary Richard reminded everyone of the rummage sale on Sept.16. Rick Stoehr reminded everyone of the DAV trailer being at the sale also. A resident of Thomas rd. wants everyone to keep an eye out===there was a break-in there recently. Nancy Thomas talked about Dean Panian, her brother, building the pavilion and asked about the grass problem and possibility of potable water at the pavilion. Also, a thank you to the Board from Nancy. JoAnn Bassing asked that the board amend the agenda or add to agenda next month the issue of the log books.
Correspondence: E-mail from Keith Nelson, St Louis county regarding tipping fees, SLC grant info, Couri \ Ruppi letter noticing an increase in charges, thank you e-mail from Paul Youngquist to the fire dept., Northwood Partners asking for donation, note and photo thank you from Barb Peyla for setting up the pickleball courts, SLC Meyerle variance notice, info from Phil Chapman on grant for new election equipment, Bassing to apply for the grant.
Motion: Ralston\Bassing approval of giving a letter of support to Vermilion Cultural Center Passed 5/0
Playground equipment-ordered, paid for, and ready to ship. Install dates are set. Project needs volunteers. Possibly needing to store equipment in Fire Dept. extra building for the winter.
Motion: Ralston\Skubic to approve storage of playground equipment, with manifest and equipment list and insurance paid for by the Greenwood Area Recreation Board. Passed 5/0 Also a fundraiser-Pizza Party at Vermilion Club Oct.21
40th Anniversary- back on—anniversary year is Sept 2017-Sept 2018-booklets made, etc.
Motion: Bassing\Tahija to approve newspaper ad for Snow plowing agreement for 2017-2018 season Passed 5/0
Township insurance from Western World was re-applied for.
Motion: Bassing\Ralston to confirm the Fire Chief job description, with amendments Passed 5/0
Motion: Bassing\Ralston to confirm the Assistant Fire Chief job description, with amendments Passed 5/0
Motion: Bassing\Ralston to confirm the Administration Assistant job description, with amendments Passed 5/0
Motion: Bassing\Skubic to confirm the Training \ Safety Officer job description, with amendments Passed 5/0
Fire Dept. Plaques-Deluca to check with Fire Dept. for names, other info to go forward
Motion: Bassing\Ralston to approve final Lake Vermilion Trail Joint Powers agreement Passed 5/0
Motion: Ralston\Bassing to approve adding Vermilion Trail link to the Greenwood website Passed 5/0
Representative Ecklund to attend the October board meeting. Discussion on how to run a public meeting with him.
Motion: Ralston\Bassing to approve putting an ad in the newspapers for notification of Rep Ecklund attending our board meeting Passed 5/0
Motion: Ralston\Skubic to approve payment for attendance at the Couri Ruppe Legal Seminar Passed 5/0
Motion: Bassing\Deluca to approve septic tank pumping Passed 5/0
Motion: Ralston\Skubic to approve settlement final separation agreement \ workers compensation settlement Passed 5/0
Report on district meeting-Ralston reported – Road issues were discussed – Speakers-Mike Jugovich, Mary Murphy. Discussion on fine sharing. Jim Fisher talked about changes in leadership for MAT at the end of September.
Motion: Deluca\Bassing to hire Tech Electric to replace battery charging wiring in the firehall Passed 5/0
Canister site-Deluca reported on having a new hauler, Gmen on Oct 1, with a possible change back to NMR
Supervisors correspondence- Deluca feels supervisors are not getting all correspondence.
Motion: Deluca\Skubic for all supervisors who want to receive all correspondence sent to the Township can have it Passed 3/2 Bassing \ Ralston no
Meeting Protocol- 2 supervisors only can have dialog—if a third or fourth supervisor- there can be no dialog. Supervisors want this info in writing. Bassing will get from attorney.
Reports: Supervisors: Tahija- report on Lake Vermilion Lodging Tax. Maintenance, Fire Dept.: 9 fire calls, 12 ems, 1 drill 1 meeting, received training videos, re-imbursements from MBFTE sent in, ff classes started, lifelink-helicopter training coming up, pump test working on, hose to Vermilion Lake and Ely picked up soon, need new batteries, no obligation from Greenwood Township to the fd. Pension for 2018, Laurentian setting up grant for radios, live burn Oct 7, Pike Sandy is having EMR training starting Oct 2, Hibbing applying for ff 3-year grant, in process of updating fd records- certificates etc., Virtual training offered, radio training offered in Hermantown,
Motion: Tahija\Deluca to accept Mike Indihar and Roth Indihar as member of fire department- when all requirements of SOGS are met Passed 5/0
Motion: Deluca\Bassing to hire Tim Lind to put batteries in fire dept. trucks at $25.00 \ hour with Deluca ordering batteries Passed 5/0
Ralston questioned Chief Fazio on time line for certifications on fd members
Safety: scpa training and turn out gear inspections, 911-2 new address and 5 replacement signs
Junk mail will be available to view, then will be recycled
Motion: Bassing\Ralston to adjourn Passed 5/0 7:54 PM
Sue Drobac John Bassing