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January 2014 minutes


January 2014 minutes





JANUARY 9, 2014



            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township board was held on January 9, 2014 at the Elmira Township hall commencing at 6:00 p.m. with Supervisor, Diane Franckowiak calling the meeting to order with the Pledge of Alllegiance.


            Members present were Supervisor, Diane Franckowiak, Clerk, Susan Schaedig, Treasurer, Diane Purgiel and Trustees, Leonard Skop and Dale Holzschu.


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


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



            Diane F read a letter from the Dept of Natural Resources informing the township that the application for the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund for the Elmira Community Park Enhancement was not recommended for approval.


            Diane F read a Letter of Transmittal from Mary Campbell of M.C. Planning & Design informing Elmira Township that a disc and a copy of the Elmira Township 2013 Master Plan update(Adopted) were sent to adjacent Townships and Counties.



            Ron reported that he checked on the complaint on Trunk Lane and will not be able to take any action until spring when the snow melts.  He will check on the property on Stoneycroft at that time also.



            No meeting was held in December.



            Diane F reported that Personal Property statements were mailed on January 6, 2014.



10436  Sandra Purgiel, deputy treasurer wages                                                          135.00

10437  Susan Schaedig, Clerk’s salary                                                                     1,059.91

10438  Ron Geiger, Ordinance Officer, Liquor Inspector salaries                             242.26

10439  Leonard Skop, trustee salary                                                                          128.83

10440  Diane Purgiel, Treasurer salary                                                                     1,533.49

10441  Diane Franckowiak, Supervisor’s salary                                                       1,503.66

10442  Dale Holzschu, trustee salary                                                                          128.83

10443  Diane Franckowiak, MTA convention meal allowance                                   100.00

10444  Susan Schaedig, MTA convention meal allowance                                        100.00

10445  Waste Management                                                                                           93.81

10446  Forman Mechanical LLC, furnace repair                                                        502.00

10447  D & D Assessing                                                                                          1,700.00

10448  Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning wages                                                               100.00

10449  Dunn’s Business Solutions, cleaning supplies                                                175.41

10450  Great Lakes Energy                                                                                             5.29

10451  D & H Excavating, snowplowing Dec, 2013                                                 506.25

10452  Susan Schaedig, reimb phone, internet, mileage, office supplies                   139.75

10453  Diane Purgiel, reimb mileage, phone & internet                                             170.86

10454  North East Michigan Assessor’s Ass’n, registration BOR class                     150.00

10455  Alpine Web, 1/4ly website hosting                                                                 105.00

10456  M.C. Planning & Design, Master Plan Update                                               459.01

10457  Diane Franckowiak, reimb use of computer, internet & phone                         50.00

10458  Otsego County Equalization Dept., maint 2013, personal prop statements 2,617.60

10459  Amerigas                                                                                                         297.62

EFTPS payroll taxes Jan 2014                                                                                     441.52

10460  Centurylink                                                                                                        45.04

10461  Great Lakes Energy                                                                                        411.14

10462  Holiday Inn Express, MTA Convention                                                         220.50

10463  West Beach Holiday Inn Resort, MTA Convention                                      239.40

10464  Otsego County Twp Officer’s Ass’n, dues, flags                                          125.00

10465  Dan Smith CPA, payroll tax reports, W2’s                                                    175.00                                                                                                                                13,220.66     


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



            M Bank CD  99,031.79  MBank Svgs  81,872.19  NWST CD  110,211.39

First Federal ICS  200,599.99  Gen Fund chkg  50,403.48    TOTAL  542,118.84


First Merit Tax Dep  97,232.51  First Merit Tax Ckg  6,007.93  TOTAL  103,240.44


            Diane P reported that she has a CD due on 2-3-2014 and is considering a credit union.


            Diane P stated that taxpayers paid $35,000.00 in taxes by credit card.


            Diane P informed the board that she appointed Sandra Purgiel as her deputy treasurer after the December 12, 2013 board meeting.



            Diane F stated that she, Cindy P and Ken T will attend a Board of Revue training in West Branch on February 7, 2014 sponsored by the Northeast Michigan Assessor Association.


            Sue made a motion to pay wages, mileage and registration for Diane F, Cindy P and Ken T to attend the Board of Revue Training in West Branch.  Seconded by Diane F and carried.


            Sue made a motion to enter into an agreement with Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement Services for a term beginning April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015.  The Township agrees to pay Sane a fee of $1,000.00 by May 1st.  Seconded by Diane P and carried unanimously.


            The board reviewed the upcoming budget for 2014.  No one is expected to receive a raise.


            Elmira will be hosting the next Township Association meeting on January 21, 2014.


            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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