Elmira Township Michigan Logo

May 08, 2014 minutes


May 08, 2014 minutes






MAY 8, 2014



            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township board was held on May 8, 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, Treasurer, Diane Purgiel and Trustees, Leonard Skop and Dale Holzschu.


            Township resident, Dave Johannigsmeir was also present.


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



            No response.



            The Delaney property has been cleaned up and the roll off needs to be picked up.



            Dale stated that the roll off to be used at the Township Park will cost $300.00.


            The work at the park will begin on Saturday, May 10, 2014.


            Dale made a motion to reappoint Jay Maufort to the Elmira Township Planning Commission.  Seconded by Leonard and carried.



            10556  Diane Franckowiak, reimb phone & internet, use of computer             50.00

            10557  Diane Purgiel, reimb phone & internet, mileage                                 108.81

            10558  Amerigas                                                                                             540.73

            10559  Michigan Association of Planning, membership dues                        360.00

            10560  Dunn’s Business Solutions, copier repair                                            135.00

            10561  D & D Assessing                                                                              1,700.00

            10562  Dale Holzschu, trustee salary, PC mtg                                               298.83

            10563  Susan Schaedig, clerk salary                                                             1,149.91

            10564  Ron Geiger, ordinance officer, liquor inspector                                 242.26

            10565  Paul Hartmann, PC mtg                                                                      110.00

            10566  Leonard Skop, trustee salary                                                              128.83

            10567  Jay Maufort, PC mtg                                                                          110.00

            10568  James Theisen, PC mtg                                                                       110.00

            10569  Gloria Torello, PC mtg                                                                        130.00

            10570  Duane Hoffman, PC mtg                                                                    110.00

            10571  Diane Purgiel, treasurer salary                                                          1,593.49

            10572  Diane Franckowiak, supervisor salary                                              1,463.66

            10573  Susan Schaedig, reimb mileage, internet, phone, keyboard                116.23

            10574  Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning                                                               337.50

            10575  Calvin Thomas, reimb                                                                         184.78

            10576  Waste Management                                                                            104.82

            10577  Spartan Sewer & Septic, May 2014-Park                                              90.00

            10578  Margaret Hall, election inspector, May 6, 2014 election                    174.00

            10579  Heidi Mead, election inspector, May 6, 2014 election                       262.50

            10580  Doreen Ostrander, election inspector, May 6, 20l1 election               240.00

            10581  Michigan Townships Association, reg fee Regional mtg                    119.00

            E-Pay  May taxes                                                                                            878.40

            10582  Centurylink                                                                                            45.02

            10583  American Waste, 6 yd park                                                                300.00

            10584  Michigan Townships Ass’n, Dues & Legal Defense                        1,317.68

            10585  Great Lakes Energy    VOID REPLACED BY 10613                                  

            10586  University Quality Inn                                                                           80.25

            10587  I.T. Right, anti-virus                                                                              30.00                                                                                                                                12,621.70


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



\           Diane reported that she continues to work with First Merit to remove the service charges and once that is done she will seek another bank for the tax accounts.


            Leonard made a motion to waive Elmira Township’s second right of refusal to acquire tax foreclosed parcels 97 & 98, Village of Elmira T31N R4W which were foreclosed upon in March of 2014 for tax year 2011.  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.


            Taxes for parcels 97 & 98 are 669.77.  They do not adjoin any township property in the Village of Elmira.


            The State Tax Commission approved the new Audit of Minimum Assessing Requirements(AMAR) on May 13, 2013.  Elmira has been selected to be reviewed as part of the 2013/14 audit program.


MBank CD  102,233.94   MBank Svgs    81,940.62  NWST CD  110,211.39

First Federal ICS  230,779.71    First Federal Ckg  60,295.33  TOTAL  585,460.99


First Merit Tax Dep    1,794.19      Tax Ckg  6,013.60    TOTAL  7,807.79



            Duane H informed the board that he met with John Ernst & Tony Esson at the bell site.  They are convinced that the dome roof and support are original except for repair patches.  We could build a replica or with more time & CARE preserve the original.


            Their recommendation is to hire a professional in restoration.  The bell will be left at its current location at this time and the board will discuss the project at a later time.


            Diane P made a motion to contract with Skop’s Asphalt Maintenance to fill the cracks, sealing and striping of the Township hall parking lot.  The price is $2,150.00.  Seconded by Sue and carried.



            Mark Rygwelski will do the spring clean up and the lawn mowing at the same price as last year.


            Diane P made a motion to contract with Mark Rygwelski to remove two dead trees plus trim lower limbs as needed on the remaining trees in the Hallock Cemetery      for a bid of $775.00.  Seconded by Leonard and carried.



            The MTA regional meeting will be held on May 28, 20l4 at Treetops Resort in Gaylord.


            There being no further business to come before the board Leonard made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Dale and carried.  Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m..


Susan Schaedig, Clerk


Contact Information