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September 2015 Minutes

09/10/2015

September 2015 Minutes

ELMIRA TOWNSHIP

COUNTY OF OTSEGO

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

 

            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township board was held on September 10, 2015 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.

 

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

 

            Others attending were Elmira PC members, Gloria Torello and Duane Hoffman, Sheriff, Matt Nowicki, Commissioner, Bruce Brown, Steve Rawlings and Scotty Kehoe of DTE, Ordinance Officer, Ron Geiger, Ken Bradstreet of Wolverine Power and resident, Dave Johannigsmeier.

 

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

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

            Ken Bradstreet gave an update on the Wolverine project.  He stated that there will be heavy cement pours for the next six weeks for the cement slabs for the generators.

 

            Bruce Brown gave a brief run down on the recognition for Military Veterans on September 11, 2011. There will be a parade and a memorial.

 

ASSESSOR’S REPORT:

            Debbie is continuing routine maintenance and inspections and hopefully will be taking pictures after the leaves fall off the trees.

 

            She has computerized maps to satisfy the state for our land value maps, but have not yet been able to get them printed.

 

            The sales and building permits have been slow but steady this year.

 

ORDINANCE OFFICER REPORT:

            Ron is continuing to work with Jamie on Trunk Lane.

 

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:

            Duane reported that the Multi Use Zoning will finally be going before the County Planning Commission for the October meeting.

 

            Diane P. made a motion of support for the Otsego County Multi Use Zoning.  Seconded by Sue and carried unanimously.

            Duane asked for direction from the township board for a recreation committee so applications can be made for DNR grants.

 

            The board asked if the EPC would make a subcommittee of the PC.  Gloria stated she would be a member and find a resident to join her.

 

            Sue read a letter from Catherine Mullhaupt of MTA in regard as to whether the positions of township planning commission member and county planning commission member are compatible where the township does not zone, but the county does.

 

            She did some research and checked with MTA Legal Counsel, and did not find any conflict of interest, so the two positions are compatable(may be held by the same person). 

 

            Therefore, it is okay for the same person to be both a township planning commission member and a county planning commission member.

 

FIRE AUTHORITY:

            Diane F stated that there will be a Fourth Annual Firefighters Open House held at the Fire Hall on Saturday, September 12th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m..

 

READING OF THE BILLS:

            11084  Susan Schaedig, Clerk salary                                                                       1,059.91

            11085  Susan Schaedig, reim internet & phone                                                         30.00

            11086  Diane Franckowiak, Supv salary                                                                     803.66

            11087  Duane Hoffman, August PC mtg                                                                     110.00

            11088  Ron Geiger, Ordinance Officer, Liquor Inspector                                          243.78             11089  Leonard Skop, Trustee salary, August PC mtg                                                238.83

            11090  Gloria Torello, August PC mtg                                                                                    130.00

            11091  Dale Holzschu, Trustee salary                                                                        128.83

            11092  VOID

            11093  WalMart, curtains, shelves, polish, towels                                                     144.93

            11094  Spartan Sewer & Septic                                                                                    90.00

            11095  Dan Smith, CPA, accounting review & F-65                                                 2,050.00

            11096  Crossroads Industries Inc, clean-up day postcards                                         447.29

            11097  Knight Cleaners, strip, seal, refinish VCT Tile floor                                       478.63

            11098  D & D Assessing                                                                                           2,085.00

            11099  Diane Franckowiak, reimb internet, phone, use of computer                         50.00

            11100  Ron Geiger, mileage                                                                                       69.00

            11101  Diane Purgiel, Treasurer salary                                                                  1,533.49

            11102  Diane Purgiel, reimb mileage, phone-internet                                              229.91

            11103  Probuild, storm shield, aluminum trimcoil                                                    230.41

            11104  Sandra Purgiel, deputy treasurer wages                                                        180.00

            11105  American Waste                                                                                             90.00

            11106  Dunns Business Solutions                                                                                36.99

            11107  Doreen Ostrander, hall cleaning                                                                    450.00

            11108  Doreen Ostrander, reimb cleaning supplies, flowers, mulch                                       90.98

            11109  Matelski Lumber Co. bell project, lumber                                                      609.07

            11110  Alpine Web                                                                                                       16.00

            11111  Municipal Underwriters of Mich, Inc., insurance                                        6,977.00

            11112  CenturyLink                                                                                                        46.33

            11113  Mark Rygwelski, lawn mowing                                                                        795.00

            E-Pay   State Withholding Taxes, July, Aug, September                                       


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