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February 2015 minutes

02/12/2015

February 2015 minutes

ELMIRA TOWNSHIP

COUNTY OF OTSEGO

FEBRUARY 12, 2015

 

            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township board was held on February 12, 2015 at the Elmira Township hall commencing at 6:10 p.m. with Supervisor, Diane Franckowiak calling the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Members present were Supervisor, Diane Franckowiak, Clerk, Susan Schaedig, Treasurer, Diane Purgiel and Trustees, Leonard Skop and Dale Holzschu.

 

            Others in attendance were Assessor, Debbie Dunham and Ken Bradstreet.

 

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

 

            Ken Bradstreet gave an update on the progress of the Wolverine Project.  They will start clearing the trees in the spring and will start construction in early summer when they expect to get the Air Quality permit.  The turbines are expected in early December.  A conservative cost of 150 million for the whole project is being anticipated at this time.

 

ASSESSOR’S REPORT:

            Debbie stated that she had completed form L-4018(equalization study) and turned the new roll into County Equalization on February 11, 2015.  Ag is down, Commercial is even and Residential has come up a little.

 

            She submitted a revised Assessor’s contract to the township board asking for $300.00 more per month starting February 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016.

 

            Leonard made a motion to table Debbie Dunham’s request for an additional $300.00 more per month.  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.

 

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:

            Leonard reported that there will be no PC meeting in February but the next meeting will be held on March 24th.

 

            Gloria does not want to take the minutes any longer.  She attended a seminar on writing grants.

 

            The PC is looking at trails from Elmira to Gaylord and refreshing the relationship with Otsego County.  The budget remains the same as 2014.

 

            The township board discussed the role of Paul Hartmann on the PC.  His role is advisory only but it is not written in the by-laws.  Diane P and Sue will look at the PC By-Laws and they will need to be amended if there is no clause that states that intention.  He is the appointed Elmira Township member on the Otsego County Planning Commission.

 

FIRE AUTHORITY REPORT:

            Diane F stated that the new rescue truck was put into service on January 13, 2015.  The total cost is $67,000.00.

 

READING OF THE BILLS:

            10869  Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning                                                                          100.00

            10870  Dale Holzschu, trustee wages                                                                         158.83

            10871  Diane Franckowiak, supervisor wages                                                         1,313.66

            10872  VOID                                                                                                                                        10873  Sandra Purgiel, deputy treasurer wages                                                        307.50

            10874  Ron Geiger, ordinance officer, liquor inspector                                            243.78

            10875  Randall Osgood, PC mtg-Jan                                                                          110.00

            10876  Jay Maufort, Jan PC mtg                                                                                 110.00

            10877  Gloria Torello, Jan PC mtg                                                                              130.00

            10878  Duane Hoffman, Jan PC mtg                                                                          110.00

            10879  Diane Purgiel, treasurer’s wages                                                                 1,593.49

            10880  Sandra Purgiel, mileage                                                                                   11.50

            10881  Otsego County Equalization Dept, maint for 2014                                       2,672.40

            10882  Waste Management                                                                                       108.90

            10883  Alpine Web, quarterly website hosting                                                          105.00

            10884  D & H Excavating, snowplowing, Dec, Jan                                                     371.25

            10885  Dan Smith, CPA, Quickbooks assistance                                                           60.00

            10886  D & D Assessing                                                                                            1,785.00

            10887  Otsego County Treasurer, chargebacks                                                              9.54

            10888  Otsego County Officers Association, flags & dues                                         175.00

            10889  Diane Purgiel, reimb mileage, phone & internet                                          139.33

            10890  Susan Schaedig, reimb phone-internet, mileage                                            50.70

            10891  Diane Franckowiak, reimb mileage, phone-internet, motel, computer        791.88

            10892  Leonard Skop, trustee wages                                                                          268.83

            10893  Susan Schaedig, clerk wages                                                                        1,059.92

            10894  BS & A Software, tax system –annual service/support fee                            511.00

            E-FILE  Feb taxes                                                                                                         661.44

            10895  Johnson Oil                                                                                                        99.43

            10896  Michigan Municipal Treas Ass’n, registration-treas                                      325.00

            10897  United States Postal Service                                                                             98.00

            10898  Great Lakes Energy                                                                                         455.32

            10899  CenturyLink                                                                                                       44.95

                                                                                                                                            13,981.65

           

 

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

 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

 

MBank CD  102,233.94   Svgs  82,079.47    Chemical Bank CD  110,696.87  

First Fed ICS  21,173.17  Gen Fund First Fed  72,776.09  Comm Financial CD  210,000.00

TOTAL  598,959.54

 

First Merit Tax Dep  236,778.17    Ckg  6,012.05   TOTAL  242,790.22 

 

            Diane P reported that there are a large amount of taxes being paid at the bank.

 

            Sue made a motion to pay Diane P’s registration, motel, mileage, wages and meals for the MMTA’s Advanced Institute held on April 29-May 1, 2015 in Mt. Pleasant.  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

            The board reviewed the budget for 2015-2016.

 

            Leonard made a motion to install a street light at Mt Jack and C-42.  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.

 

            Sue stated that she will send a certified letter with return receipt requested to Waste Management giving a written notice of termination to cancel services with Waste Management under the condition of our service agreement at 2035 Mt Jack Rd.  End of Service is 7-13-2016.

           

            Diane F stated she requested MTA a cancellation of registration and refund for the 2015 BOR training for Cynthia Prusakiewicz due to medical reasons.

 

            The board reviewed the Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement Services Agreement for April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016.  The annual fee is $1,000.00. 

 

            The board will continue to contract with SANE for a fee of $1,000.00 due by May 1, 2015.

 

            There being no further business to come before the board Leonard made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m..

 

Susan Schaedig, Clerk