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Sept 2013 minutes


Sept 2013 minutes






SEPTEMBER 12, 2013



A regular meeting of the Elmira Township board was held on September 12, 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 present were Supervisor, Diane Franckowiak, Treasurer, Diane Purgiel and Trustee, Dale Holzschu.  Clerk, Susan Schaedig and Trustee, Leonard Skop were excused.


Township residents in attendance were Duane Hoffman, Courtney Clark, Dave Johannigsmeir, Ron Geiger and Mick Franchino.


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



            Diane F made a motion to appoint Courtney Clark to the Fire Authority.  Seconded by Dale and carried.



            Mike Franchino, a representative from the Gaylord Country Club subdivision, came before the board to discuss maintenance of the one mile of roads(Fairway, Golfview, Woodside and Greenview) in the subdivision.  Maintenance had been done by the road commission in 2001 and the township has no plans to do any road work in the Country Club.


            Duane Hoffman stated that equipment has been left at the auction site at Flott and M32 after the two week deadline.  He will inform the county.



            Ron reported that the Sam Delaney mobile home on Stonycroft has been removed.



            Duane H presented completed plans to rebuild the play structure at the park.  He & Sue are working with Par Plan to write a grant for up to $5000.00. 


            Duane stated that he has given Lowes and Home Depot the plans for the play structure for their bids on materials.  He is working on setting up a work bee to take the top of the play structure off.


            Duane reported that the Master Plan has been sent out to the surrounding areas for review.  There will be a hearing for the Plan at the October meeting.  Providing there are no problems it will come to the Township Board for approval. 



10313  Barbara Lewandowski, deputy treasurer salary                                              262.50

10314  Susan Schaedig, clerk salary                                                                        1,059.91

10315  Ron Geiger, ordinance officer, liquor inspector                                             242.34

10316  Paul Hartmann, PC meeting, August                                                              110.00

10317  Leonard Skop, trustee salary                                                                          128.83

10318  John Middleton, PC meeting, August                                                                        110.00

10319  James Theisen, PC meeting, August                                                               110.00

10320  Gloria Torello, PC meeting, August                                                               130.00

10321  Duane Hoffman, PC meeting, August                                                           140.00

10322  Diane Purgiel, treasurer’s salary                                                                   1,533.49

10323  Diane Franckowiak, Supervisor salary                                                         1,453.66

10324  Dale Holzschu, trustee salary, pc meeting, August                                        238.83

10325  Fidlar Technologies, Inc, receipt books-tax accounts                                     448.09

10326  Municipal Underwriters of Mich, Inc.                                                         6,743.00

10327  Spartan Sewer & Septic                                                                                    90.00

10328  D & D Assessing                                                                                         1,700.00

10329  Diane Purgiel, reimb mileage, phone, internet                                                232.00

10330  Diane Franckowiak, reimb telephone, internet, use of computer                     50.00

10331  Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning wages                                                               100.00

10332  Great Lakes Energy                                                                                          10.08

10333  Susan Schaedig, reimb phone, internet, mileage                                               48.08

10334  Crossroads Industries Inc. clean up day post cards                                        404.02

10335  Waste Management                                                                                        102.97

10336  Otsego County Road Commission, final West Martin Lk Rd                    4,245.00

10337  Otsego County Road Commission, 50% design engineering Mt Jack        2,422.50

10338  Alpine Web                                                                                                       16.00

10339  VOID

10340  MC Planning & Design, Master Plan                                                           1,073.27

10341  CenturyLink                                                                                                      44.81

10342  Great Lakes Energy                                                                                        406.12

10343  Anthony Esson                                                                                            1,708.16

10344  Michigan Dept of Treasury, July, August, Sept taxes                                    679.16

E-Pay  September taxes                                                                                              530.54



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



M Bank CD  99,031.79  M Bank Savings  81,798.77  NWST CD  109,758.86

First Federal ICS  200,389.91  Gen Fund 1st Fed checking  38,806.57              529,785.90


First Merit Tax Deposit  357,120.05    First Merit Tax Check  6,003.10           363,123.15


            Diane P reported that the tax collection is going well and so is the use of credit cards to pay taxes. 


            She will be setting up the back-up next week.



            Diane F made a motion to accept the 2013 Tax Rate Request(L-4029).  Township  Allocated mileage .8850 and the fire department operating 1.0000.  Seconded by Diane P and carried.


            Diane P made a motion place an ad for bids in the Gaylord Herald Times for the removal of trees in the Township Park.  Seconded by Dale and carried.


            Diane F reported that Alan Jaronieski will remove the old sidewalk on Division Street.


            Diane P made a motion not to accept the Terrorism Insurance offered by Municipal Underwriters, Inc..  Seconded by Dale and carried.


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


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