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June, 2014 minutes


June, 2014 minutes






JUNE 12, 2014



            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township board was held on June 12, 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, Trustees, Dale Holzschu and Leonard Skop.


            Ordinance Officer, Ron Geiger and resident, Dave Johannigsmeier were also in attendance.



            Ron reported that the Delaney property has been completely cleared.


            Ron has spoken to the owner and tenant of the Trunk Lane complaint.  The attorney has  advised that both owner and tenant can be cited for the 7 vehicles and tall grass on the property.  Some of the vehicles have junk in them.


            There is also a complaint on Theisen Road.



            Dale gave an update of the Park project.  He stated that it is almost completed. 


            The Puroll family and friends, Elmira Planning Commission members, Elmira-Warner Fire Authority, the manager of Home Depot and their team all helped work on the play structure, spreading of the wood chips and building of a sand pile.


            Betty Moore of Jets Pizza donated pizzas at cost and Tim of Woder Construction donated the use of his heavy equipment and tools.


            The Elmira Township Board deeply appreciates all the time, effort and equipment donated by the community to make the project a complete success.


            Dale will contact Tim Woder of Woder Construction and Jim Theisen to offer reimbursement for fuel for the Park project.


            The Planning Commission will need to address the removal of the bell from the Gaylord Community School property to the township park site and the renovation of it.





            Diane F stated that Holly Franckowiak requested to leave the Fire-Authority.


            Diane P made a motion to appoint Dave Johannigsmeier to the Elmira-Warner Fire Authority.   Seconded by Sue and carried unanimously.



            10588  Municipal Retirement Systems, Inc.                                                       140.00

            10589  Gleaners Life Insurance Society                                                          5,161.20

            10590  Ing USA                                                                                             1,508.28

            10591  Spartan Sewer & Septic                                                                          90.00

            10592  Moore Pizza, LLC                                                                                   63.60

            10593  Waste Management                                                                              104.58

            10594  GBS Inc                                                                                                  44.21

            10595  WalMart                                                                                                 28.49

            10596  D & D Assessing                                                                                1,700.00

            10597  Susan Schaedig, reimb mileage, phone, internet,lunch-election    318.83

            10598  Diane Franckowiak, reimb, phone-internet, use of computer                     50.00

            10599  Dale Holzschu, trustee wages                                                                128.83

            10600  Susan Schaedig, clerk salary                                                               1,299.91

            10601  Ron Geiger, Ordinance Officer, Liquor Inspector, wages                       242.26

            10602  Leonard Skop, trustee wages                                                                128.83

            10603  Diane Franckowiak, Supervisor salary                                    1,548.66

            10604  VOID                         

            10605  Diane Purgiel, Treasurer’s salary                                                         1,983.49

            10606  Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning                                                                   118.75

            10607  Diane Purgiel, reimb mileage, phone-internet, meals                               269.76

            10608  Duane Hoffman, wages                                                             330.00

            10609  Duane Hoffman, reimb mileage, lunches                                     218.12

            10610  Home Depot                                                                                      3,496.47

            10611  Diane Purgiel, reimb motel                                                                    229.50

            10612  Ass’n of Public Treasurers of US & Canada                                         200.00

            10613  Great Lakes Energy, replaced #10585                                      465.35            10614  Woder Construction, fuel-park                                                 200.00

            10615  Great Lakes Energy                                                                              452.98

            10616  Mark Rygwelski, clean ups & mowing                                    2,470.00            10617  Michigan Dept of Treasury, 2nd ¼ taxes                                        701.13            E-Pay   June taxes                                                                                             738.58            10618  CenturyLink                                                                                            44.96

            10619  Hampton Inn                                                                                        338.00

            10620  Postmaster Gaylord, 2014 tax bill mailing                                              653.17

            10621  United States Postal Service, tax bill postage-extra                                   71.05

            10622  Susan Schaedig, reimb meals & mileage Quick Books class                   315.19

            10623  Diane Purgiel, reimb registration Quick Books class, Diane, Sue            918.00

            10624  United States Postal Service, postage absentee ballots                  70.00



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




            Diane P stated that she is working with a new person at First Merit Bank in order to get $230.00 of charges reversed.


            She contacted the library and they have provided a link to our current website from our old library site.


MBank CD  102,233.94   MBank Svgs  81,957.46   NWST CD  110,211.39  First Federal ICS  230,828.71  Gen Fund 1st ckg  42,130.31   TOTAL  567,361.81


First Merit Tax Dep   1,787.26   Ckg  6,013.83  TOTAL  7,801.09


            Leonard made a motion to pay for registration, motel, meals, mileage and wages for Diane P and Sue to attend the two day Quick Books classes in Grand Rapids on June 25th and 26th 2014.  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.


            Diane P reported that the Township will be undergoing an audit of the township books with Dan Smith, CPA.


            Diane P made a motion to sign the agreement with Gaylord Community Schools to collect the 2014 Summer School taxes at 2.50 per parcel.  Seconded by Sue and carried unanimously.


            Diane P stated that she will redo the Investment Policy.  She is checking on the ICS account at First Federal and possibly reinvesting at other institutions.



            Diane F is working on updating the policy on the public inspection of public records.


            Diane F stated that Warner would like to repair the head stones in Maple Hill Cemetery.  The board directed her to invite a representative from their board and bring an estimate of the costs.


            There being no further business to come before the board, Diane P made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Leonard and carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m..


Susan Schaedig, Clerk


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