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August 2015 Minutes


August 2015 Minutes



AUGUST 13, 2015


            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township board was held on August 13, 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, Trustees, Leonard Skop and Dale Holzschu.


            Others in attendance were Martin Franckowiak and Brian Skop of Warner Township and taxpayer, Tim Haller.


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




            Tim Haller appeared before the board to present his reasons for having a PRE.  Diane F stated to him that he will have his homestead exemption.



            The complaint in the Village of Elmira has been resolved.



            Diane F reported on the State AMAR review.   The biggest problem is with procedures which means that everything needs to be documented by the assessor.  No question on work.


            Deb forgot to get signatures from the Board of Review members.


            There will be a Full Tribunal hearing for a new home on Martin Lake.  They are petitioning the assessed value.  Debbie has it at 512,000/256,000.  The taxpayer feels it should be at 300,000 but has no supporting evidence.



            Leonard reported that most of the meeting was spent reviewing the MUZ.  John Burt has tabled it.


            The township board discussed Randall Osgood’s position on the township PC.  He was invited to attend this meeting, but he chose not to attend.


            Leonard made a motion to send a letter to Randy dismissing him from his position on the Elmira Township Planning Commission Board.  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.



            11052  Cynthia Prusakiewicz, July BOR                                                                        44.04

            11053  Susan Schaedig, salary                                                                                  1,059.91

            11054  Ron Geiger, ordinance officer, liquor inspector                                            243.78

            11055  Randall Osgood, July PC mtg                                                                          110.00

            11056  Paul Hartmann, July PC mtg                                                                           110.00

            11057  Leonard Skop, trustee salary, July PC mtg                                                     238.83

            11058  Kenneth Tomaski, July BOR                                                                              50.00

            11059  Gloria Torello, July PC mtg                                                                             110.00

            11060  Duane Hoffman, July PC mtg                                                                          110.00

            11061  Diane Franckowiak, salary, Ass’n mtg, equalization mtg                               863.67

            11062  Dale Holzschu, trustee salary, Ass’n mtg                                                       158.83

            11063  Spartan Sewer & Septic                                                                                    90.00

            11064  ProBuild, lumber, screws  Bell tower                                                               73.51

            11065  Waste Management, close account-final pymt                                             249.28

            11066  D & D Assessing                                                                                            2,085.00

            11067  Sandra Purgiel, wages- assist treasurer                                                         105.00

            11068  Diane Purgiel, salary,   Ass’n mtg                                                                 1,563.49

            11069  BS&A Software, assessing system annual service/support                            558.00

            11070  Diane Purgiel, reimb mileage, postage, phone/internet                               195.09

            11071  Susan Schaedig, reimb  mileage, phone/internet                                            58.75

            11072  Diane Franckowiak, reimb phone/internet, use of computer                          50.00

            11073  Roderick Wright,  July BOR                                                                              50.00

            11074  Accident Fund                                                                                                 765.00

            11075  I.T. Right                                                                                                          500.00

            11076  American Waste                                                                                               90.00

            11077  U.S. Postal Service, postage meter-taxroll                                                   2,000.00

            11078  Roderick Wright, bell tower                                                                           924.00

            11079  Otsego County Land Use Services, 2015 contribution county zoning         6,180.00

            11080  Diane Franckowiak, wages for cleaning hall office                                       600.00

            11081  Dunn’s Business Solutions, cleaning supplies, copies for PC                          156.47

            11082  Great Lakes Energy                                                                                         374.81

            11083  CenturyLink                                                                                                       46.33

            EFTPS   August taxes                                                                                                     945.06



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


            Diane P and Sue suggested that the township pay Diane F for her time cleaning up the offices and equipment.  The board agreed unanimously.






            Diane P reported that she is having problems with Direct TV and delinquent tax bills.


            She also reported that she had problems with e checks.  There was a glitch and she has switched to another company.


M Bank  CD  102,233.94   M Bank Svgs  82,160.91   Chemical CD  110,696.87

First Federal ICS   21,199.40    Comm Financial CD  210,494.79   Ckg  78,046.15

TOTAL  604,832.06


First Merit Tax Dep   56,529.03    Tax Chk  6,001.38    TOTAL  62,530.41



            Diane F made a motion to amend Ordinance 1 of 2010 To Create a Township Planning Commission to add Subsection(G) to Section 2 of the Ordinance to read:

(g)  The Elmira Township board may appoint the Elmira Township representative on the Otsego County Planning Commission as an advisory member, but this person shall not be a voting member.


            Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.


Ayes:  Diane Franckowiak, Sue Schaedig, Diane Purgiel, Leonard Skop, Dale Holzschu

Nayes:  None

Absent:  None


            Leonard made a motion to pay crossroad  to print and send out post cards for the Clean Up Day to be held on September 19th, 2015.   Seconded by Diane P and carried unanimously.


            The board briefly discussed the DTE franchise agreement. 



            Martin Franckowiak of Warner Township stated that Maple Hill Cemetery needs brushing, moving the road and righting grave markers.


            Brian Skop said that they received estimates and Leon Jaroneski submitted a bid for $6,300 for moving the road, cutting the trees down and brushing.


            Diane P made a motion to share in the cost of cleaning up Maple Hill Cemetery for $3,150.  Seconded by Leonard and carried unanimously.


            There being no further business to come before the board, Leonard made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Dale and carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.


Susan Schaedig, Clerk
















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