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June Minutes


June Minutes




JUNE 14, 2012



            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township Board was held on June 14, 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.


            Members in attendance were Supervisor, Diane Franckowiak, Clerk, Susan Schaedig and Trustees, Leonard Skop and Dale Holzschu.  Diane Purgiel was excused.  Others attending were Holly Franckowiak, Dave Johanningsmeier and Ordinance Officer, Ron Geiger.


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



            All reports have been filed with the state. 


            The filing date for the PREs in the spring was moved from May 1st to June 1st and the added date of November 1 allows anyone purchasing a home that will be their principle residence between June 2 and November 1 to file an affidavit with the assessor and receive the exemption on the winter tax bill.  Gaylord Community Schools collects half, 9 mills in the summer and the other half of 9 mills in the winter which works with the new law.


            Diane F has been archiving some of the old record cards and will store them for a while.  The next project will be to finish putting the pictures of the properties on the computer and then the sketches of the buildings.


            Lansing is still trying to eliminate personal property tax.  The changes won’t be until next year.


            Sales are still slow, buth there seems to be more “good” sales and fewer repossessions.



            Dale reported that the PC is checking into doing another survey in conjunction with Nemcog.



            Diane F stated that she had nothing to report on the Authority but the firefighters will be holding an open house on September 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will be selling hot dogs & chili.



            5300    Susan Schaedig, clerk’s wages                                                         1,139.91

            5301    Ron Geiger, Ordinance Officer, Liquor inspector wages                    239.51

            5302    Leonard Skop, Trustee, June wages                                                    188.83

            5303    Diane Purgiel, treasurer’s wages                                                       1,613.49

            5304    Diane Franckowiak, supervisor’s wages                                           1,533.66

            5305    Dale Holzschu, Trustee, June wages                                                   188.83

            5306    Michigan Townships Association, dues & legal defense                  1,334.19

            5307    Ing Usa Annuity & Life Insurance Co, retirement                           1,574.76

            5308    Gleaners Life Insurance Society, retirement                                     5,073.26

            5309    Municipal Retirement Systems, Inc, fee                                             100.00

            5310    Paul Hartmann, PC May meeting                                                       110.00

            5311    John Middleton, PC May meeting                                                      110.00

            5312    Gloria Torello, PC May meeting                                                         130.00

            5313    Duane Hoffman, PC May meeting                                                     110.00

            5314    Dale Holzschu, PC May meeting                                                        110.00

            5315    Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning                                                              100.00

            5316    Diane Purgiel, reimb mileage, telephone, internet                                 95.98

            5317    Mark Rygwelski, May mowings                                                         235.00

            5318    Centurylink                                                                                            42.56

            5319    D & D Assessing                                                                              1,700.00

            5320    GBS Inc, cemetery lot certificate book, voter id cards                         57.68

            5321    Spartan Sewer & Septic                                                                         85.00

            5322    Waste Management                                                                               74.43

            5323    Great Lakes Energy                                                                               37.87

            5324    State of Michigan DEQ, water sample                                                  18.00

            5325    Bart Halliday, dep reimbursement                                                         50.00

            5326    Fred Burns, upgrade lighting at hall, labor & material                     2,275.00

            5327    Bureau of Construction Codes, State of Michigan, boiler                  130.00

            5328    Diane Franckowiak, reimb internet, use of computer                            50.00

            5329    Susan Schaedig, reimb internet                                                              29.99

            5330    Great Lakes Energy                                                                            202.40

            5331    Election Systems & Software, maintenance                                          87.00

            5332    Lawrence & Janice Coan, park property purchase                            5,500.00

            5333    Great Lakes Energy                                                                            200.29

            5334    Michigan Dept of Treasury, withholding, April, May, June 2012      696.99

            5335    United States Postal Service, postage-absentee ballots                         97.50

            5336    United States Postal Service, postage-tax bills                                   583.65

                        E File payroll taxes June                                                                        95.55



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



M Bank CD’s 88,031.79, 65,444.47, 64,425.27, M Bank Savings 15,163.23

5/3 savings 117,773.79  Nwst CD 109,266.33  Gen Fund 68,743.87  TOTAL 539,848.75


Tax Accts  9017 Savings  1,959.34  Chkg  6,036.73   TOTAL  7,996.07





            Diane F stated that she sent a letter to Mr. Coan offering $5,500.00 for his property adjacent to the park.  He didn’t accept but mentioned $3000.00 plus his name in the park.


            The board directed Diane F to contact Mr. Coan and offer him $3000.00 plus placing a bench with his name on it in the park.


            Diane F stated that the Elmira Moms purchased a movable, commercial grade play equipment for toddlers in the park with the understanding that there may be a possibility it may have to be removed in the future.



            Ron reported that there was a written complaint about a trailer on Stoneycroft which has not been inhabited for some time.



            Diane F made a motion to change issuing a Cemetery Deed to issuing a Cemetery Lot Certificate for Hallock Cemetery burial spaces.  Seconded by Leonard and carried unanimously.


            Sue stated that she plans on adding Jan Hoffman, Michelle Geiger and Sally Holly as election inspectors for Elmira Township.  All inspectors are required to attend training which will be in July.


            Leonard made a motion to have Crossroads send out the township newsletter.  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously,.


            Diane F stated that the state requires a switch for the boiler to be at the doorway and Jeff Forman will install it.


            Rocky will build a cover for the generator.


            There being no further business to come before the board Leonard made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Sue and carried.  Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m..


Susan Schaedig






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