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March 8, 2012 Minutes

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March 8, 2012 Minutes

 

 

ELMIRA TOWNSHIP

OTSEGO COUNTY

MARCH 8, 2012

 

 

            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township Board was held on March 8, 2012 at the Elmira Township hall commencing at 6:00 p.m. with Supervisor, Diane Franckowiak calling the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            All board members were present.  Ordinance Officer, Ron Geiger was also present.

 

            Diane P. made a motion to accept the minutes as presented.  Seconded by Dale and carried.

 

ORDINANCE OFFICER REPORT:

            Ron stated that there have been no new complaints.  The trailer house on Stoneycroft has not been cleaned up since the people backed out on the purchase.

 

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:

            Dale reported that the PC board members are willing to donate their time in the assembly and installation of some of the proposed site amenities for the Park

Enhancement project.  John Ernst offered to donate a portion of his professional engineering services.

 

            Leonard made a motion in the form of a resolution that Elmira Township supports the Natural Resource Trust Fund Grant application for the Elmira Community Park Enhancement Project to improve local and regional recreational opportunities and to this end Elmira Township Board commits to a cash match of 25% of the total project cost and additionally commits to an additional 10% in-kind match(comprised of the assembly and installation of some of the proposed site amenities, as well as a portion of the professional engineering services) as detailed in the budget.

 

AYES: Diane Franckowiak, Susan Schaedig, Diane Purgiel, Leonard Skop, Dale Holzschu

 

NAYES: NONE           ABSENT:  NONE

 

Resolution Adopted

 

READING OF THE BILLS:

            5197    Doreen Ostrander, election                                                                 145.00

            5198    Diane Purgiel, reimb mileage, internet & phone                                 174.96

            5199    Heidi Mead, election                                                                          205.00             5200    Janelle Crawford, election                                                                  137.75

            5201    Margaret Hall, election                                                                       137.75

            5202    Michigan Municipal Treasurer’s Ass’n, registration                           325.00

            5203    Walmart, office supplies                                                                       29.08

            5204    Great Lakes Energy                                                                              37.87

            5205    D & D Assessing                                                                             1,700.00

            5206    Diane Franckowiak, reimb postage, computer & fax, internet             75.20

            5207    Susan Schaedig, reimb, mileage, toner, meals-election                       114.99

            5208    John Middleton, PC mtg                                                                    110.00

            5209    Susan Schaedig, clerk salary                                                               956.97

            5210    Ron Geiger, ordinance officer, liquor inspector                                 239.57

            5211    Roderick Wright, BOR class                                                              110.00

            5212    Paul Hartmann, PC mtg                                                                      110.00

            5213    Leonard Skop, trustee salary                                                              125.12

            5214    James Theisen, PC mtg                                                                       110.00

            5215    Gloria Torello, PC mtg                                                                        130.00

            5216    Diane Purgiel, treasurer’s salary                                                       1,236.00

            5217    Diane Franckowiak, Supervisor’s salary                                          1,463.22

            5218    Dale Holzschu, trustee salary                                                              235.12

            5219    Cynthia Prusakiewicz, BOR class                                                      110.00

            5220    Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning                                                              100.00

            5221    Barbara Lewandowski, assist treasurer                                               125.00

            5222    D & H Excavating, snowplowing                                                       200.00

            5223    Waste Management                                                                              75.41

            5224    D & D Assessing, reimb postage                                                          24.30

            5225    Warner Township, reimb Maple Hill Cemetery                               1,311.88

            5226    Susan Schaedig, reimb internet                                                             29.99

            5227    Great Lakes Energy                                                                            206.65

            5228    Mid North Printing, envelopes                                                             69.90

            5229    Northern Michigan Review, Planning Comm public notice                 33.75

            5230    CenturyLink                                                                                          42.63

            5231    Great Lakes Energy                                                                            200.29

            5232    Michigan Dept of Treasury, Jan, Feb, Mar 2012 taxes                       673.31                                                                                                                                11,267.43

 

            Diane P made a motion to pay the bills.  Seconded by Leonard and carried.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

M Bank CDs   99,031.79  65,444.47  64,425.27  Svgs  15,146.98

5/3 Svgs  117,754.33   NWest CD  109,266.33    Gen Fund  Ind Bank  99,982.86

TOTAL  571,052.03

Tax Acct’s  NW 4,524.01  1,059.07   Citizens  1,941.30  4,984.44  TOTAL  12,508.82

 

OLD BUSINESS:

            The board discussed purchasing the Coan property. 

 

            The lights continue to be a problem in the hall so Diane F asked for suggestions on hiring an electrition.  Diane F will contact Mark Puroll.

 

            The Board discussed requesting from Otsego County Road Commission a Quit Claim Deed for Lot 77 which is in front of Elmira Community Park and the abandonment of that portion of Jordan St which adjoins the park.  A letter for each request will be sent to the OCRC. 

 

            The board reviewed a proposal from the OCRC for work to be done on West Martin Lake Road for an estimated cost of $61,540.00 with a township contribution of $46,155.00.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

            The meeting was recessed at 7:00 p.m. for a budget hearing.  It was reconvened at 7:25 p.m..

 

            Diane P made a motion accept the budget for 2012-2013.  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.

 

            Diane P made a motion in the form of a resolution to adopt a 3% increase for the Supervisor’s Salary( 8,444.00).  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.

AYES  Diane F, Sue, Diane P, Leonard, Dale   NAYES  0  ABSENT  0

 

            Diane F made a motion in the form of a resolution to adopt a 3% increase for the Clerk’s Salary(11,519.00).  Seconded by Leonard and carried unanimously.

AYES  Diane F, Sue, Diane P, Leonard, Dale   NAYES  0   ABSENT  0

 

            Sue made a motion in the form of a resolution to adopt a 3% increase for the Treasurer’s Salary(11,519.00)  Seconded by Diane F and carried unanimously.

AYES  Diane F, Sue, Diane P, Leonard, Dale  NAYES  0  ABSENT  0

 

            Sue made a motion in the form of a resolution to adopt a 3% increase for the Treasurer’s collection of Summer School Taxes(5683.00).  This additional salary only to be in effect as long as the treasurer collects taxes twice a year.  Seconded by Diane F and carried unanimously. AYES  Diane F, Sue, Diane P, Leonard, Dale  NAYES 0 ABSENT 0

Diane P made a motion in the form of a resolution  to adopt a 3% increase for the Trustee’s Salary(l,546.00).  Seconded by Sue and carried unanimously.

AYES  Diane F, Sue, Diane P, Leonard, Dale  NAYES  0  ABSENT  0

 

            Sue made a motion to amend the General Fund Assessor 526.20 to come from the Fund Balance.  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.

 

            Sue made a motion to amend the General Fund Clerk 599.54 to come from the Fund Balance.  Seconded by Diane P and carried unanimously.

 

            Sue made a motion to amend the General Fund Cemetery 1,151.88 to come from the Fund Balance.  Seconded by Diane F and carried unanimously.

 

            Sue made a motion to amend the General Fund Street Lights 258.84 to come from the Fund Balance.  Seconded by Leonard and carried unanimously.

 

            There being no further business to come before the board Sue made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Leonard and carried.  Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m..

 

Susan Schaedig, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

                                                                                                                       

 

 


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