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December 2014


December 2014



DECEMBER 11, 2014



            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township Board was held on December 11, 2014 at the Elmira Township hall commencing at 6:00 p.m. with Supervisor, Diane F calling the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.


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


            Others in attendance  were residents, Dave Johannigsmeier and John Ernst, Ken Bradstreet, Brian Warner and Joe Hughes of Wolverine Power.


            Ken Bradstreet gave a slide presentation and addressed  the proposed conditions of the Special Use Permit, Section V.  of the Supplemental Information to the Special Use Permit Narrative and Site Restoration Plan.


            Diane Purgiel commented she was concerned about the 4 strand, wire fence around the perimeter.  Snowmobilers may not see it.  Brian Warner and Joe Hughes of Wolverine Power stated that the fence would be changed  to a woven wire fence.


            Diane Purgiel moved that the Elmira Township Board of Trustees recommend approval of Wolverine Power Cooperative’s Special Use Permit Application (Case #PSUP-14-004) subject to the proposed conditions listed in Section V. of the Supplemental Information to the Special Use Permit Narrative and Site Restoration Plan dated December 4, 2014.  In addition to Elmira Township Planning Commission’s conditions, which have been amended by the township board (item 4, The permittee may), Elmira Township Board would like a four foot, woven wire fence around the property perimeter instead of the four-strand smooth wire fence.  Seconded by Leonard Skop.


AYES:  Diane Franckowiak, Susan Schaedig, Diane Purgiel, Leonard Skop, Dale Holzschu

NAYES:  None



            Brian Warner stated that he would like to attend a board meeting in two or 3 months and update the board on the progress of the Wolverine Project and if there any questions do not hesitate to contact Ken Bradstreet.


            The Otsego County Planning Commission will address the Wolverine Special Use Permit Application on Monday, December 15, 2014.



            Diane F stated that she sent a letter to Kelli Sobel, Executive Director of the State Tax Commission addressing the findings of the 2014 AMAR audit and a plan to correct the deficiencies found.  Thus far, Diane has not received any comments or suggestions.



            Ron is currently working on a clean-up with Jaroneski property on M-32.


            He has spoken with Jim Zaremba on the property in Elmira.  Jim stated that he will try to keep the property neater looking.



            10803  Susan Schaedig, salary                                                                                  1,089.91

            10804  Randall Osgood, PC mtg                                                                                 110.00

            10805  Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning                                                                          112.50

            10806  Diane Franckowiak, salary                                                                            1,508.66

            10807  Diane Purgiel, salary                                                                                    1,563.49

            10808  Ron Geiger, ordinance officer, liquor inspector                                            243.78

            10809  Paul Hartmann, PC mtgs                                                                                110.00

            10810  Leonard Skop, salary                                                                                       158.83

            10811  Jay Maufort, PC mtgs                                                                                     220.00

            10812  Gloria Torello, PC mtg            s                                                                                   260.00

            10813  Duane Hoffman, PC mtgs                                                                               220.00

            10814  Dale Holzschu, salary & PC mtgs                                                                    348.83

            10815  D & D Assessing                                                                                            1,785.00

            10816  D & H Excavating, November plowing                                                           393.75

            10817  Waste Management                                                                                       111.73

            10818  Diane Purgiel, reimb mileage, phone & internet                                          128.25

            10819  Diane Franckowiak, reimb use of computer, phone, internet, renewal        225.00

            10820  GBS Inc., accucoding/test deck November election                                       350.00

            10821  Northern Michigan Review Inc., PC notice for new member                                      28.00

            10822  Roderick Wright, BOR salary                                                                            50.00

            10823  Kenneth Tomaski, BOR salary                                                                          50.00

            10824  Johnson Oil, propane & tank                                                                        3,386.82

            10825  Susan Schaedig, reimb internet, phone, mileage, laserjet cartridges           160.52

            10826  Randall Osgood, PC mtg                                                                                 110.00

            10827  Paul Hartmann, PC mtg                                                                                  110.00

            10828  Jay Maufort, PC mtg                                                                                       110.00

            10829  Gloria Torello, PC mtg                                                                                                130.00

            10830  Duane Hoffman, PC mtg                                                                                 110.00

            10831  VOID

            10832  Dale Holzschu, PC mtg                                                                                    110.00

            10833  Michigan Townships Association, registration BOR Trng                              316.00

            10834  Sam’s Club                                                                                                        45.00

            10835  Michigan Dept of Treasury                                                                             804.13

            E-Pay   December Taxes                                                                                             877.48

            E-Pay   Intuit Quickbooks Payroll payment                                                                 479.00

            10836  Great Lakes Energy                                                                                         150.56

            10837  Centurylink                                                                                                        44.84

            10838  Safechecks, checking acct                                                                              389.73



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



            Diane P stated that she has had address issues.  A CD is coming due the end of December and she will be shopping for interest rates and may withdraw some money from the ICS account to invest.


MBank  CD  102,233.94  SVGS  82,052.04  NWST CD 110,211.39  First Federal ICS  231,118.17

Gen Fund First Federal Ckg  27,064.18     TOTAL  552,679.72


First Merit  Tax Dep  91,429.50  Ckg  6,007.91  TOTAL  97,437.41



            Diane P reviewed an updated, amended Investment Policy with the board members.  She stated that she invests township funds conservatively.


            Dale made a motion to adopt the updated, amended Investment Policy.  Seconded by Leonard and approved unanimously.



            Sue made a motion to appoint Heidi Mead as Deputy Clerk.  Seconded by Diane P and carried.


            Diane F made a motion to reappoint  Cindy Prusakiewicz, Rocky Wright and Ken Tomaski to the Elmira Township’s Board of Review for two years.  Seconded by Diane P and carried.


            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




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