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December 13,2012


December 13,2012



DECEMBER 13, 2012



            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township Board was held on December 13, 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, Treasurer, Diane Purgiel, Trustees, Dale Holzschu and Leonard Skop.  Others in attendance were Dave Johannigsmeier, Ordinance Officer, Ron Geiger, OCRC, Roberta Tholl and Ken Tomaski.


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



            The December BOR authorized 9 Primary Resident Exemptions under the new ruling.



            Ron stated that he had no new complaints and will be absent the next 2 meetings.



            The goal of the PC is to send a postcard with one property ID to landowners in Elmira Township notifying them of the master plan survey.  Two surveys per property ID will be counted.  The goal is to send out the post cards by mid-January, 2013.


            Landowners may take the survey via the internet or via paper.


            The township board directed the Elmira Planning Commission to mail out the master plan surveys and give the taxpayers the option as to mailing the survey back or filling it out on line.



            Diane F reported that Lori Lancaster’s term on the Authority is up.


            Diane F made a motion to reappoint Lori Lancaster to the Elmira-Warner Fire Authority.  Seconded by Dale and carried.



            Diane F reported that the location for the recycling bins for Elmira and Hayes townships has not been determined.  Meijers has been suggested as a site.  Spring may be the earliest these bins will be placed.



            10019  John Middleton, PC meeting                                                                 110.00

            10020  Susan Schaedig, clerk salary                                                                 959.91

            10021  Ron Geiger, Ordinance Officer-Liquor Inspector salaries                       235.94

            10022  Leonard Skop, trustee salary                                                                128.83

            10023 James Theisen, PC meeting                                                                   110.00

            10024  Heidi Mead, Nov election-voters on QVF                                              22.50

            10025  Gloria Torello, PC meeting                                                                    130.00

            10026  Duane Hoffman, PC meeting                                                                 110.00

            10027  Diane Purgiel, treasurer salary                                                1,553.49

            10028  Diane Franckowiak, supervisor salary                                    1,498.66

            10029  Dale Holzschu, trustee salary, pc meeting                                              298.83

            10030  MC Planning & Design                                                          1,264.97

            10031  Diane Franckowiak, reimb phone-internet, use computer                         50.00

            10032  Susan Schaedig, reimb mileage, phone-internet                            56.64

            10033  Diane Purgiel, reimb mileage, phone-internet                              134.56

            10034  D & D Assessing                                                                               1,700.00

            10035  Judy Falk, reimb hall dep                                                                        50.00

            10036  Great Lakes Energy                                                                              238.16

            10037  Apex Software, renewal sketching software                                          215.00

            10038  Waste Management                                                                                89.02

            10039  Gloria Torello, reimb use of computer                                       300.00

            10040  Mark Rygwelski, mowing Oct 2012                                                      200.00

            10041  GBS Inc, coding, ballot design, test deck, stickers Nov election 348.50

            10042  Walmart, office supplies treas                                                                  13.94

            10043  Mid North Printing, envelopes-clerk                                                        69.90

            10044  United States Postal Service, postage                                                      90.00

            10045  Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning wage                                                         112.50

            10046  Eugene Fleming, Dec BOR                                                                     50.00

            10047  Cynthia Prusakiewicz, Dec BOR                                                             50.00

            10048  Alpine Web, edits to site                                                                         18.00

            10049  Sams Club, renewal                                                                                35.00

            10050  Elmira Township, taxes lots 1 to 3 Jordans add                           49.70

            10051  Young, Graham & Elsenheimer, P.C.                                                    275.50

            10052  Amerigas Propane                                                                                216.90

            10053  Great Lakes Energy                                                                              254.48

            10054  CenturyLink                                                                                           43.86

            10055  Michigan Townships Association, BOR class registration                       237.00

            EPay    Dec 2012 taxes                                                                                   403.33                                                                                                                                11,725.12


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



MBank CDs  99,031.79  65,444.47  64,425.27  Svgs 15,195.09

NWST CD 109,266.33  First Federal ICS 95,091.76  Ckg 33,527.15  

Gen Fund Independent Bank  3,384.10    TOTAL  485,365.96

Tax Savings 9017  84,066.44   Tax Checking  6,001.32  TOTAL 90,067.76


Diane P reported that 200 tax bills have been paid.  She usually has received half by the end of December.


Value Payment Systems misprinted the credit card fee on their flyers but will honor the 2.5% fee instead of 3%.  Diane P stated that taxpayers may possibly be able to pay by credit card starting next week.


Leonard made a motion to adopt an amendment to an October 9, 2008 Resolution Establishing Policy for the Electronic Deposit of Payments made by E-Check or Credit Cards for Real and Personal Property Taxes Special Assessments and Related Fees.  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.


Yes: Diane Franckowiak, Sue Schaedig, Diane Purgiel, Leonard Skop, Dale Holzschu

No:  None

Absent: None


            This amendment is created to replace number two of the previous Resolution so that the treasurer has the option to change service providers and financial institution for the payments of real and personal property taxes, special assessments, and related fees by financial transaction devices when in the best interest of Elmira Township and its taxpayers.



            Sue made a motion to accept Charter Communication’s  Uniform Video Service Local Franchise Agreement.  Seconded by Diane P and carried unanimously.



            Diane F made a motion to appoint Ken Tomaski to the Elmira Township Board of Revue for a two year term.  Seconded by Diane P and carried unanimously.


            Ken will be replacing Gene Fleming who has served on the Board of Revue since 1989. 


            Diane F made a motion to reappoint Cynthia Prusakiewicz and Rocky Wright to the Elmira Township Board of Revue for a two year term.  Seconded by Diane P and carried.


            Roberta Tholl, Otsego County Road Commissioner updated the board.


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


Susan Schaedig, Clerk




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