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February 2014 minutes


February 2014 minutes





FEBRUARY 13, 2014



            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township board was held on February 13, 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 Allegiance.


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


            Others attending were County Commissioner, Bruce Brown, residents, Dave Johannigsmeir, Marvin and Janice Smith.


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



            Marvin & Janice Smith purchased the Frank Youdan property and are considering running a small engine repair.  The County sent them to the township for a variance. Diane P will speak with the building department regarding procedures.


            Bruce Brown reported that the County Commissioners approved an election to be held on May 6, 2014 for the purpose of the Sportsplex to place  a millage on the ballot.



            Diane F stated that the Personal Property statements have been sent out.



            10466  Amerigas                                                                                              451.12

            10467  D & D Assessing                                                                                1,700.00            10468  D & H Excavating, Jan snowplowing                                                    416.25            10469  Michigan Townships Association                                                            121.50            10470  Waste Management                                                                              111.95

            10471  Otsego County Economic Alliance                                                        750.00

            10472  BS&A Software, tax system service/support                                         503.00            10473  Walmart, Twp Ass’n mtg food                                                        48.24            10474  Diane Franckowiak, reimb, phone, internet, mileage                         106.00

            10475  Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning                                                                     62.50            10476  Susan Schaedig, clerk’s wages                                                          1,629.91            10477  Ron Geiger, liquor inspector & ordinance officer wages                        242.26

            10478  Leonard Skop, trustee wages                                                                158.83

            10479  Jay Maufort, PC mtg                                                                            110.00

            10480  James Theisen, PC mtg                                                             110.00            10481  Duane Hoffman, PC mtg                                                                   110.00

            10482  Diane Franckowiak, Supervisor’s wages                                             1,853.66            10483  Dale Holzschu, trustee wages, PC mtg                                              268.83            10484  Sandra Purgiel, deputy treasurer wages                                          90.00            10485  Diane Purgiel, treasurer’s wages                                                          1,563.49

            10486  Barbara Lewandowski, assist treasurer                                     183.75

            10487  Diane Purgiel, reimb, mileage, internet & phone                         175.91            10488  Barbara Lewandowksi, reimb mileage                                           16.80            10489  Susan Schaedig, reimb mileage, phone, rd millage conf                  208.59

            10490  Otsego County Treasurer, 2013 Foreclosures                                       366.98

            10491  Great Lakes Energy                                                                              406.81

            10492  Forman Mechanical LLC                                                                      176.50

            10493  Centurylink                                                                                              44.93

            EFTPS Feb, 2014 taxes                                                                                   523.46



            Diane P made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Diane F and carried.



            Diane P reported that taxpayers are using the bank and their charge cards to pay taxes.  She renewed a CD at M Bank at .75%  till 2-3-16.


MBank CD’s  99,031.79     81,890.13   Nwst CD  110,211.39  First Fed ICS  200,642.58

First Fed Gen Fund Ckg   56,075.67   TOTAL  547,851.56


First Merit Tax Dep   334,041.26   First Merit Tax Ckg  6,010.06   TOTAL  340,051.32



            Elmira Township has received a grant award of $2,855.00 from Par Plan for wood chips in the park.


            Diane F shared a letter from John Burt reminding Elmira Township to budget $6,180 for the funding of county-wide planning for the calendar year 2014.  Payment is due on May 1st.  John expressed his appreciation and stated that he will meet with the townships in the fall to discuss a contract for the 2015 and 2016 calendar years.



            The board decided on March 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. for the annual meeting with the Road Commission.


            The Board of Review will have their organizational meeting on Tues, March 4th at 9:00 a.m.  The BOR for protests will be held on Monday, March 10th from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the second meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m..


            The late session will be held first this year and the early one last.


            Diane F made a motion to pay for registration, mileage, per diem and motel for Diane P to attend the Advanced Institute  of the Michigan Municipal Treasurer’s Association on May 14th through May 16th 2014.  Seconded by Sue and carried.


            There being no further business to come before the board, Sue made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Diane P and carried.  Meeting adjourned at 6:42 p.m..


Sue Schaedig, Clerk

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