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January 2015 minutes


January 2015 minutes



JANUARY 8, 2015


            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township board was held on January 8, 2015 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.


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


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



            Ron stated that he had visited the Trunk Lane site.  Nothing had been plowed.  Owner, Jamie Schaeffer plans to raze and clean up the site.  The renter is responsible for five or six vehicles.


            Ron has contacted Jim Zaremba in regard to a complaint on the property in Elmira.  Taxes are being paid and he is in compliance with the County.


            Jim stated that he may put a building on the slab at some point.  Ron will keep in touch with Jim.


            Ron spoke with Jack Jaroneski in regard to the complaint on his property.  The house is being rented and Jack wants to get the property out of the barn.  There were seven vehicles and two have been removed.  In two to four weeks all vehicles will be gone.



            The Equalization numbers are relatively even so there will be no significant changes this year.


            The changes in the personal property laws, other than the exemption that went into place last year, do not start until 2016.


            Diane F stated that she told Debbie that she will not be assisting her any more with the assessor’s duties.




10839  Susan Schaedig, clerks salary                                                                              1,059.91

10840  Susan Schaedig, reimb mileage, office supplies, internet, phone                           73.05

10841  Diane Purgiel, reimb phone, mileage                                                                                143.15

10842  Sandra Purgiel, reimb mileage                                                                                11.50

10843  D & D Assessing                                                                                                   1,785.00

10844  Diane Franckowiak, supervisor’s salary                                                              1,428.67

10845  Diane Purgiel, treasurer’s salary                                                                         1,533.49

10846  Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning                                                                                  112.50

10847  Dale Holzschu, trustee salary                                                                                 128.83

10848  Leonard Skop, trustee salary                                                                                  128.83

10849  Sandra Purgiel, deputy treasurer wages                                                                232.50

10850  Ron Geiger, ordinance officer, liquor inspector                                                    243.78

10851  United States Postal Service, assessment change notices postage                        784.00

10852  Diane Franckowiak, meal allowance-convention                                                   100.00

10853  MMTA, treasurer dues                                                                                             50.00

10854  WalMart, MS Office 2013                                                                                      139.97

10855  Dan Smith CPA, W2’s, modifications to QB                                                            210.00

10856  Byte Jumper, remote service                                                                                   16.25

10857  Diane Franckowiak, reimb internet, phone, use of computer                                 50.00

10858  Elmira Township         transfer                                                                       210,000.00

10859  Johnsons Propane                                                                                                   339.94

10860  Apex Software, maint renewal-assessor                                                                235.00

10861  Dunn’s Business Solutions, repairs-copy machine                                                  135.00

10862  Waste Management                                                                                               111.06

10863  Otsego County Treasurer, charge backs                                                                  11.64

10864  Pitney Bowes, postage meter rental                                                                      119.97

10865  Great Lakes Energy, street lights                                                                           403.01

10866  CenturyLink                                                                                                               44.95

10867  Great Lakes Energy, township hall                                                                            60.43

10868  Johnson Oil                                                                                                              458.70

E-File   United States Treasury, January taxes                                                                   566.20



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



            Diane P stated that she put 210,000.00 into a new CD for 23 months at Community Financial.  Funds were taken from First Federal ICS account.


M Bank CD   102,233.94     Svgs  82,064.63    Chemical Bank CD  110,696.87 

First Federal ICS  21,167.24   Gen Fund Ckg  63,595.07   Comm Financial CD  210,000.00

TOTAL    589,757.75


First Merit Tax Dep     180,085.75   Tax Ckg  6,009.03   TOTAL  186,094.78



            The board discussed the replacement of a township board member to the Elmira Township Planning Commission since Dale Holzschu declined to be the representative any longer. 



            Diane F made a motion in the form of a Resolution to Adopt Poverty Exemption Income Guidelines Income Guidelines and Asset Test.  Seconded by Leonard.

AYES:  Diane F, Sue, Diane P, Leonard, Dale




            Diane F made a motion in the form of a Resolution to Adopt Criteria for Poverty Exemptions.  Seconded by Leonard.

AYES:  Diane F, Sue, Diane P, Leonard, Dale

NAYES:  None



            Leonard suggested to install a street light at Mt Jack and C-42.


            The board discussed the replacement of all the ceiling tiles in the hall and painting the walls in the kitchen and main hall.  Sue will contact Calvin.


            There being no further business to come before the board Leonard made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Dale.  Meeting adjourned at 6:46 p.m..


Susan Schaedig, Clerk


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