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November 2013 minutes


November 2013 minutes





NOVEMBER 14, 2013



            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township board was held on November 14, 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, Clerk, Susan Schaedig, Treasurer, Diane Purgiel and Trustees, Leonard Skop and Dale Holzschu.


            Others in attendance were Ron Geiger, Dave Johannigsmeir and County Commissioner, Bruce


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



            Ron Geiger reported that the property on Stoneycroft that had the trailer recently removed has not been cleaned up entirely and he will wait until spring to send a letter.



            Dale reported that the PC held a hearing on the Master Plan at their last meeting.



            Diane F presented the 2014 fire department budget.  She also stated that the department received a $6,000.00 grant from the Don Morath Foundation.  It will be used on the tankers.



            Diane F reported that the new bin was placed at the Gaylord sight.



            10376  Susan Schaedig, clerk salary                                                             1,059.91

            10377  Ron Geiger, ordinance officer, liquor inspector wages                       242.26

            10378  Paul Hartmann, October PC meeting                                                 110.00

            10379  Leonard Skop, trustee wages                                                              128.83

            10380  Jay Maufort, October PC meeting                                                      110.00

            10381  James Theisen, October PC meeting                                                   110.00            10382  Duane Hoffman, prepare RRGP grant                                                  75.00

            10383  Diane Purgiel, treasurer salary                                                          1,563.49

            10384  Diane Franckowiak, supervisor salary                                              1,483.66

            10385  Dale Holzschu, trustee wage, PC mtg, Ass’n mtg                              268.83

            10386  Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning                                                              100.00

            10387  United States Postal Service, postage                                                            138.00

            10388  Michigan DEQ, noncommunity public water supply annual fee        130.14

            10389  Waste Management                                                                            102.90

            10390  D & D Assessing                                                                              1,700.00

            10391  Great Lakes Energy                                                                               10.08

            10392  Diane Purgiel, reimb mileage, phone & internet                                 133.55

            10393  Susan Schaedig, reimb mileage, internet, phone, bush                          66.01

            10394  Diane Franckowiak, reimb use of computer, internet, phone                50.00

            10395  Gloria Torello, October PC mtg                                                          114.52

            10396  Northern Michigan Review Inc., Master Plan, bids park                      67.50

            10397  Water Systems Management, retainer fee & bacteria samples           124.98

            10398  Susan Schaedig, reimb fax cartridge                                                     35.49

            10399  United States Postal Service, POB 117                                                 38.00

            10400  Diane Franckowiak, reimb assessor renewal cert fee                          175.00

            10401  United States Postal Service, tax bill postage                                                624.68

            10403  Centurylink                                                                                            44.82

            10404  Stuckman Tree Service, Inc                                                              4,000.00

            10405  Great Lakes Energy                                                                            412.23

            E-Pay  November taxes                                                                                  507.06




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



            Diane P reported that she has only one delinquent personal(.73) and will write it off. 


M Bank CD  99,031.79   M Bank Svgs  81,838.55  NWST CD  109,758.86

First Fed ICS  200,516.21  First Fed Ckg  33,506.01    TOTAL  524,651.42

First Merit Tax Dep  5,365.18  Ckg  5,981.79  TOTAL  11,346.97



            The township received three bids for tree removal and trimming at the park.  Shawn Thomas Tree Service(4,800)  All Aspects Forestry(6,500) Stuckman Tree Service(4,000).


            Leonard made a motion to accept the Stuckman Tree Service bid of $4000.00 for tree removal in the Township park.           Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.


            Sue made a motion in the form of a resolution in support of a $5,000.00 Risk Reduction Grant Program(RRGP) from Michigan Township Participating Plan.  Seconded by Diane P and carried unanimously.


AYES:  Diane Franckowiak, Susan Schaedig, Diane Purgiel, Leonard Skop, Dale Holzschu

NAYES:  None



            Elmira Township submitted a grant application for the RRGP grant to eliminate the liability exposure and completely bring the Three Story Jungle Gym(Memorial Structure) up to the latest design standards reducing the liabilities for children to sustain injuries.       



            The Elmira Township Planning Commission adopted the Elmira Township Master Plan Update at its meeting on October 28, 2013.


            Sue made a motion in the form of a resolution to approve the Elmira Township 2013 Master Plan Update, including all associated charts and maps.  Seconded by Leonard and carried unanimously.


AYES:  Diane Franckowiak, Susan Schaedig, Diane Purgiel, Leonard Skop, Dale Holzschu

NAYES:  None



            Diane P presented a Waiver for Right of Refusal of the foreclosed 14 properties in Eagle Point and a small 50’ piece in Elmira.  The purchase price would be $10.00 per parcel plus payment of the 2013 taxes.


            The board discussed the issue and decided to sign the Waiver for Right of Refusal of the foreclosed properties.


            The December Board of Revue will be held on December 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.


            There being no further business to come before the board Sue made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 6:46 p.m..


Susan Schaedig, Clerk




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