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November 10, 2011 minutes


November 10, 2011 minutes




NOVEMBER 10, 2011



            A regular meeting of the Elmira Township board was held on November 10, 2011 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.


            All board members were present.


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



            The preliminary Equalization numbers are out, and it appears we will see a slight decrease in values again this year.  The encouraging part is the last half of the study time frame indicated some increases in value. 


            The State has decided the Inflation Rate Multiplier is 2.7% which means the taxable values will be multiplied by 1.027, if the value is less than the assessed value then that will be the taxable.


            The December Board of Revue will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Elmira Township hall.



            The PC will invite the public to attend their regular meeting on January 24, 2012 for information and comment on the Mixed Use Zoning in Elmira Township.  Letters to land owners in the Mixed Use area and within 300 feet of the area will be sent from the County informing them of the proposed changes in zoning, along with a map of the area and notification of the meeting in January.  The letter will be copied to utilities, railroads and airports.



            Short range goals for the Elmira Township PC for the next two years are:

a.       Acquire Coan property for the enlargement of existing Township Park

b.      Design and develop improvements within the Elmira Township Park including improved accessibility, parking, develop additional features

      and create vegetative management plan


            A public meeting notice will be placed in the Gaylord Herald Times and posted at the township hall for a public hearing held by the township board for the Otsego County Recreation Plan on December 8, 2011.



            Diane F reported that revenue is down $4,000 because of taxable values.  The fire millage will come up for renewal in 2012.



            5062    Susan Schaedig, Clerk wages                                                         1,126.91

            5063    Ron Geiger, Ordinance Officer, Liquor Inspector wages                 284.87

            5064    Paul Harmann, PC meeting                                                                110.00

            5065    Leonard Skop, trustee wages                                                             185.08

            5066    James Theisen, PC meeting                                                                110.00

            5067    Gloria Torello, PC meeting                                                                130.00

            5068    Duane Hoffman, PC meeting                                                           110.00

            5069    Diane Purgiel, Treasurer wages                                                       1,451.66

            5070    Diane Franckowiak, Supervisor wages                                           1,368.16

            5071    Dale Holzschu, trustee wages                                                            185.08

            5072    VOID

            5073    Diane Franckowiak, reimb: mileage, internet, fax, computer            160.16

            5074    Diane Purgiel, reimb: mileage, telephone, internet                            121.99

            5075    VOID

            5076    DEQ State of Michigan, water testing                                             100.49

            5077    Waste Management                                                                             73.99

            5078    Great Lakes Energy, street lights                                                        25.90

            5079    D & D Assessing                                                                            1,700.00

            5080    VOID

            5081    Michigan Townships Ass’n, registration MTA conference               500.00

            5082    United States Postal Service, postage                                                            88.00

            5083    United States Postal Service, POB fee                                                36.00

            5084    Calvin Thomas, hall cleaning                                                              75.00

            5085    Centurylink                                                                                         41.31

            5086    Great Lakes Energy                                                                           355.32

            5087    Susan Schaedig, reimb phone & internet                                            29.99

            5088    Holton’s LP Gas                                                                                686.70

            5089    United States Postal Service, 10 rolls stamps-taxes                          440.00

            5090    Mark Rygwelski, lawn mowing                                                         170.00

            5091    United States Postal Service, tax bill postage                                               598.84

            5092    Michigan Townships Association, registration Conference                99.00

                30    EFTPS, November, 2011 taxes                                                          473.66



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



CDs   107,398.04   95,000.00   65,444.47   64,425.27  SVGS 20,145.06  122,235.52

Gen Fund  29,652.17   TOTAL  504,300.53


Tax Acc’t Northwestern Bank  2786  1,715.76    2787  2,419.30


            Diane P will work on a newsletter.  The board agreed to pay her $10.00/hr.


            Diane P will be transferring the tax accounts from Northwestern Bank to Citizens Bank since they will allow a taxpayer to pay their tax bills at no charge at their bank.



            The township website is up.  Elmiratownship.com


            There being no further business to come before the board Sue made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Leonard and carried.  Meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m..


Susan Schaedig, Clerk






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