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June 2013 minutes


June 2013 minutes



JUNE 13, 2013



            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township Board was held on June 13, 2013 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, Dale Holzschu and Leonard Skop.  Treasurer, Diane Purgiel was excused.  Others attending were Ordinance Officer, Ron Geiger and resident, Dave Johanningsmeier.


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



            Diane P shared a letter from Synagro regarding land application of wastewater biosolids on the Jeff Purgiel property located at 1404 N Townline Rd in Elmira Township.  It states that Gaylord WWTP-Synagro has applied to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for approval to apply treated wastewater biosolids to the land.



            Ron reported that if Mr. Delaney has not taken any action on his trailer home located on Stoneycroft by June 30, 2013 he will issue a citation.


            Ron has not received any other complaints.



            Dale had nothing to report.  The board inquired about the progress on the play structure.  It is a liability and therefore the township needs to have it brought up to the safety code as soon as possible.


            Dale stated that the PC was still waiting for some proposals.



            Diane F reported that all the bins are in place at all locations.  There will be a Hazardous Waste Collection on June 15, 2013 at the Otsego County Road Commission.


            Sue reported that Elmira’s date for the Annual Cleanup Day will be held on September 21, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at American Waste.



            10210  Susan Schaedig, Clerk’s Salary                                                        1,059.91

            10211  Ron Geiger, Ordinance Officer and Liquor Inspector                       235.94

            10212  Paul Hartmann, PC meeting                                                               110.00

            10213  Leonard Skop, trustee salary                                                              128.83

            10214  John Middleton, PC meeting                                                              110.00

            10215  James Theisen, PC meeting                                                                 110.00

            10216  Gloria Torello, PC meeting                                                                 130.00

            10217  Duane Hoffman, PC meeting                                                             110.00

            10218  Diane Purgiel, treasurer’s salary                                                       1,983.49

            10219  Diane Franckowiak, supervisor’s salary                                           1,453.66

            10220  Dale Holzschu, trustee salary, PC meeting                                         238.83

            10221  Michigan Townships Association, dues, legal services                    1,297.30

            10222  Gleaners Life Insurance Society                                                      5,355.84

            10223  ING Annuity & Life Insurance Co                                                 1,460.40

            10224  Municipal Retirement Systems, Inc                                                    135.00

            10225  Amerigas-Gaylord                                                                              462.00

            10226  Spartan Sewer & Septic                                                                        85.00

            10227  D & D Assessing                                                                             1,700.00

            10228  Waste Management                                                                              91.89

            10229  Great Lakes Energy                                                                              56.61

            10230  Ron Geiger, reimb mileage, postage                                                     20.22

            10231  Diane Purgiel, reimb meals, mileage, phone, hotel                             521.51

            10232  Susan Schaedig, reimb mileage, phone, internet, shrubs                      79.41

            10233  Diane Franckowiak, reimb use of computer, internet                           50.00

            10234  Mark Rygwelski, spring cleanups & mowing                                  1,490.00

            10235  Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning                                                                99.11

            10236  M C Planning & Design                                                                      858.01

            10237  Byte Jumper, quickbooks install & clean up computer                       180.00

            10238  Alphabet Signs, outdoor bulletin board                                              223.94

            10239  Susan Schaedig, reimb plants, fertilizer, edging-hall                            55.50

            10240  United States Postal Service, postage                                                              92.00

            10241  Centurylink                                                                                           43.62

            10242  Great Lakes Energy                                                                            196.86

            10243  Doreen Ostrander, flower bed                                                                        312.50

            10244  VOID

            10245  Michigan Dept Treasury, April, May, June                                         698.58

            EFTPS April, May, June taxes                                                                        622.56

            10246  Doreen Ostrander, reimb plants for hall                                               21.18

            10247  Great Lakes Energy                                                                            205.93




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



M Bank CD  99,031.79   M Bank Savgs  81,736.94   NWST  CD  109,758.86

First Federal ICS  200,306.21   Gen Fund Ind Bank  .00   Gen Fund 1st Fed 48,382.31

TOTAL  539,216.11


9017 Tax Savings  2,184.93   Tax Ckg  6,008.45  TOTAL  8,093.38



            Diane F reported that C2AE  has submitted the Program Application for the Mt Jack Road project on time and are currently proceeding based on meeting the Novermber 13 bid letting schedule to insure obligation of funds during the 2013 fiscal year, in the event leftover funds become available to the Otsego County Road Commission. 


            C2AE produced a set of full size construction plans and specifications for an MDOT letting.  These plans and specifications were completed to allow for the obligation of Federal Surface Transportation Funds by September 13, 2013.


            The OCRC returned a signed agreement for the design engineering for Mt Jack Road project.(Alba Road to Skop Road and M-32 south to the 2008 Safety Project).

Township contribution will be $13,750.  The OCRC split the costs in half(27,500).



            Sue made a motion to allow any board member to attend the Cemetery Management on July 16, 2013 and Accounting & Payroll on July 17, 2013 at Treetops Resort in Gaylord.  Elmira Township to pay the registration fees and per diem.  Seconded by Diane F and carried unanimously.


            Sue read a letter from MTA which is again encouraging every township board to reaffirm the Principles of Governance.  The Elmira Township Board adopted them at the September 10, 2009 meeting.


            Leonard stated that he felt that when we take the Oath of Office we vow to adhere to the Principles.  Since Diane P was not at the meeting the subject will be brought up again when all board members are present.


            There being no further business to come before the board Dale made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Leonard and carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m..


Susan Schaedig, Clerk






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