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December 2013 minutes


December 2013 minutes





DECEMBER 12, 2013



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


            Others in attendance were, Ordinance Officer, Ron Geiger, County Commissioner, Bruce Brown and resident, Dave Johannigsmeir.


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



            Bruce stated that the County Surveyor, Ron Brand has completed surveying 52 of the 87 cornerstones in Elmira Township.



            Ron has not received any new complaints.



            Diane F reported that the December Board of Review had a few changes. 


            The BOR received two new vet exemptions.  They have to be 100% disabled and file yearly.  They will receive their 2013 summer taxes back.



            Diane F reported that the fire fighters hosted a Christmas party and 40 local children attended.  Jeff Forman donated the gifts.



10401  US Postal Service, postage winter tax bills                                                    624.68

10402  Michigan Townships Association, registration MTA convention                   582.00

10406  MMTA, membership dues 2014                                                                        50.00

10407  Sams Club, membership renewal                                                                       45.00

10408  Waste Management                                                                                        102.49

10409  Great Lakes Energy                                                                                           10.08

10410  D & D Assessing                                                                                          1,700.00

10411  Diane Purgiel, reimb mileage, telephone-internet                                           119.19

10412  Diane Franckowiak, reimb use of computer, internet, phone                            50.00

10413  Susan Schaedig, Clerk’s salary                                                                     1,059.91

10414  Ron Geiger, Ordinance Officer & Liquor Inspector salary                            242.26

10415  Leonard Skop, Trusteee salary                                                                        128.83

10416  James Theisen, November PC mtg                                                                 110.00

10417  Gloria Torello, November PC mtg                                                                  130.00

10418  Diane Purgiel, Treasurer salary                                                                     1,533.49

10419  Diane Franckowiak, Supervisor salary                                                          1,335.80

10420  Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning                                                                             87.50

10421  Dale Holzschu, Trustee salary, PC mtg                                                          238.83

10422  Gloria Torello, reimb use of computer 2013                                                   250.00

10423  D & H Excavating, snowplowing Nov                                                           101.25

10424  Otsego County Road Commission, final design engineering-Mt Jack        1,615.00

10425  Mark Rygwelski, mowing Oct                                                                        200.00

10426  United States Postal Service, postage-assessor, treasurer                             1,472.00

10427  Susan Schaedig, reimb mileage, postage,phone-internet                                   76.52

10428  Cynthia Prusakiewicz, Dec BOR                                                                      50.00

10429  Roderick Wright, Dec BOR                                                                              50.00

10430  Kenneth Tomaski, Dec BOR                                                                             50.00

10431  Amerigas                                                                                                         678.86

10432  Centurylink                                                                                                        44.82

10433  Great Lakes Energy                                                                                        230.60

10434  Apex Software, maint renewal assessing                                                        215.00

10435  Michigan Dept of Treasury, taxes Oct, Nov, Dec 2013                                 656.56

E-Pay  December taxes                                                                                               480.36



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



MBank CD  99,031.79  MBank Svgs  81,855.37  NWST CD  109,758.86 

First Fed ICS  200,557.41  First Fed Gen Fund Ckg  17,083.42  TOTAL  508,286.85


First Merit Tax Dep   81,703.53  First Merit Tax Ckg  6,059.97  TOTAL  87,763.50



            Diane F reported that the tree project at the park was completed in two days.


            Diane F reviewed the scores for the Park DNR grant.  The Township received a total of 280 points out of maximum of 530 points.


            There being no further business to come before the board Leonard made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Dale and carried.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:26 p.m..


Susan Schaedig, Clerk


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