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November 08, 2012


November 08, 2012



NOVEMBER 8, 2012



            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township Board was held on November 8, 2012 at the Elmira Township hall commencing at 6:00p.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, Treasurer, Diane Purgiel and Trustees, Dale Holzschu and Leonard Skop.  Dave Johanningsmeier was also present.


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



            Dale stated that there will be a PC meeting November 19, 2012.  The PC did not meet in October.  Mary Campbell of M.C. Planning & Design will discussing the updating of the Master Plan and a property owners survey.


            Dale made a motion to engage the Services of M.C. Planning & Design.  This Agreement, entitled Professional Planning Services will assist with the Elmira Township Master Plan Update and survey.  The cost not to exceed amount of $7,985.00 for the scope of work described in the proposal memo.  Seconded by Leonard and carried.


            Leonard made a motion to reappoint Paul Hartmann to the Otsego County Planning Commission.  Seconded by Diane P and carried.



            Diane F reported that the Fire Authority feels confident with the budget for 2013.  They have 41,713.00 in Savings, 91,340.00 in Money Market and 10,231.00 in the checking.  Emily Dobzrlewski will continue to do the books.


            The board discussed the passing of the recycling proposal in Otsego County.  The Committee will meet on November 13, 2012.  Diane F will attend.



5484        Susan Schaedig, Clerk’s salary                                               1,079.91

5485        Ron Geiger, Liquor Inspector, Ordinance Officer                                  235.94

5486        Leonard Skop, Trustee salary                                                               128.83

5487        Diane Purgiel, Treasurer’s salary                                                         1,853.49

5488        Diane Franckowiak, Supv & Assessor’s Assist salaries           1,303.66

5489        Dale Holzschu, Trustee salary                                                   128.83

5490        Safechecks                                                                                           369.91

5491        Diane Franckowiak, reimb use of computer, phone & computer               50.00

5492        Diane Purgiel, reimb mileage, internet & phone                          273.19

5493        D & D Assessing                                                                                1,700.00

5494        Waste Management                                                                                 89.63

5495        State of Michigan, DEQ, water supply annual fee                                  130.69

5496        Great Lakes Energy                                                                                 37.87

5497        WalMart                                                                                                 49.97

5498        GBS, election supplies-without US Citizen Question                     28.38

5499        American Waste-Arrow, Clean Up Day                                              8,025.00

5500        Heidi Mead, replace check 5283                                                             26.99

10001  Heidi Mead, election inspector, 11-6-2012 election                              315.00

10002  Doreen Ostrander, election inspector, 11-06-2012 election                   292.50

10003  Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning                                                                     75.00

10004  Dunn’s Business Solutions, copier                                                          928.79

10005  Janelle Crawford, election inspector, 11-06-2012 election                     186.00

10006  Margaret Hall, election inspector, 11-06-2012 election             186.00

10007  Barbara Fleming, election inspector, 11-06-2012 election                     186.00

10008  Sally Holly, election inspector, ll-06-2012 election                                 186.00

10009  Americas Propane, 1.89 gallon                                                    91.47

10010  Susan Schaedig, mileage, postate,internet,phone, election lunch  168.98

10011  State of Michigan, renewal DF Assessment Admin Certification 150.00

10012  Anthony Esson, Playstructure improvements & bell structure      353.86

10013  US Postal Service, Box 117 yearly fee                                         36.00

10014  Young, Graham & Elsenheimer, P.C., review VPS contract                   145.00

10015  Diane Franckowiak, reimb reg MTA convention                                   279.00

10016  Great Lakes Energy                                                                              206.76

10017  CenturyLink                                                                                            44.28

10018  Diane Purgiel, reimb postage-tax bills                                        587.70

E-Pay   November taxes                                                                                   403.79



Leonard made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Dale and carried.



            Diane P reported that the Gen Fund checking at 1st Federal will be used to pay bills.  The checking account at Independent Bank will be closed after all checks have been cleared.


MBank CD’s  99,031.79  65,444.47   64,425.27  SAVGS 15,190.47

NWST CC  109,266.33   Gen Fund 1st  Fed Ckg  47,538.95  ICS  95,072.23

Gen Fund Independent Bank  3,382.49   TOTAL  499.352.00

Tax Savings  1,012.36  Ckg  6,001.05  TOTAL  7,013.41

            Attorney, Bryan Graham reported to Diane P that he felt that VPS will provide quality services to the township in regard to taxpayers paying their taxes by credit card.



            Sue reported that 960 voters turned out for the 11-06-2012 election.



            Diane F reported that Hayes will be hosting the Township Association meeting on November 20, 2012.  Elmira will host the meeting on January 15, 2013.



            Sue made a motion to pay the $150.00 fee for Renewal of Assessment Administration Certification for Diane F.  Seconded by Diane P and carried.


            Sue made a motion to amend the Parks & Recreation Budget $2,500  to come from the Fund Balance.  Seconded by Diane P and carried.


            Sue made a motion to amend the Elections Budget 1317.24 to come from the Fund Balance.  Seconded by Diane P and carried.


            There being no further business to come before the board, Leonard made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Dale and carried.  Meeting adjourned at 6:55p.m..


Susan Schaedig, Clerk





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