Springport Township Board Meeting
April 14, 2014

Springport Township Supervisor called the April 14 th , 2014 monthly meeting to order at 7:00 pm. All board members were present and we had 4 guests present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Village President Gordon Webb presented the Township with a Village Resolution supporting the Police Department and supporting a 3.00 millage renewal in the Aug. 2014 election.
Jackson County Commissioner Sarah Lightner reported that America One Bank recently donated 15 fibulators to the Sherriff’s Department. Enbridge will be moving their tower from Springport to Parma in the upcoming month. Also, Jackson County Health Dept. has hired a full time registered nurse. The Board asked Ms Lightner if she had talked to J. Peterson from JDOT, concerning concerns over road conditions in the Township, she has not.
Chief Report; Chief Luce introduced Carl Carmoney who will be our new part time officer. Officer Short has left for a new position in Oakland County. Sebastian moved to allow Chief to purchase a gun safe for in the police office and a new printer, he is to also get bids for a new outside door and installation, motion supported by Betz and it passed. Job descriptions are nearly done and “Policy Manual” needs to be printed and sent to the Insurance Company for approval. Motion by Sebastian to approve and sign Chief’s contract for 2014, supported by Mitchell and the motion passed.
Sebastian moved to accept the minutes of March 10, 2014 and the minutes of the Budget Hearing meeting on March 24 th , 2014, Mitchell supported the motion and it passed.
Treasurer’s report by Betz stated that the general fund account has a balance of $114,482.69, Police account $159,006.73, and fire operating has a balance of $70,090.45. Sebastian moved to accept the report for audit, motion supported by Mitchell and it carried.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to a approve payment of the post audit bills for April, motion carried.
Sebastian moved to pay general fund bills in the amount of $5,777.83, Mitchell supported the motion and it passed unanimously.
Mitchell moved to pay police bills of $2,869.10, motion supported by Sebastian and it passed unanimously.
Committee Reports:
Police committee will meet in June.
Planning committee met and discussed how to handle burnt house in the township.
Fire Board will meet in June.
Assessors Report by Schmidt, he is working on correcting VA exemptions, the BS& A program had some errors.
Unfinished Business:
The Township Board is requesting to meet with JDOT Director as soon as possible, to discuss road repair NS improvements. County Commissioner asked to be included in the meeting also. We will hold off paying County for last half of McClellan Road until later this summer.
New Business:
Sebastian moved to adopt Resolution # 5-12 General Appropriations Act, supported by Schmidt, all board members voted “Aye”, Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.
Motion by Sebastian and supported by Mitchell that the Township adopt Resolution # 6-14, to Set the Meeting Date. Board Members voting “aye” were; Sebastian, Mitchell, Keeler, Betz and Schmidt, resolution carried.
Sebastian moved to adopt Resolution #7-12, General Fund Depositor, supported by Mitchell and all board members voted to adopt the resolution.
Resolution #8-12 JDOT Local Dust Control was tabled until the May meeting.
Resolution 9-14, adopt police millage renewal for August 2014 election was presented to the Board, Sebastian moved to adopt the resolution, Mitchell supported the motion and Sebastian, Mitchell, Betz, Schmidt and Keeler all voted in favor of the resolution.
Sebastian moved that the Township adopt Resolution 10-14, Certified Deposit Resolution, supported by Mitchell and the motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Sebastian and supported by Mitchell that the Township adopt Resolution # 11-14, To Set Administration Fees. The following board members voted in favor of the resolution, Sebastian, Mitchell, Betz, Keeler and Schmidt.
Resolution # 12-14, Resolution to Waive Interest and Penalty on Winter Taxes was presented by Sebastian to the Board, Mitchell supported the motion and Sebastian, Betz, Keeler, Schmidt and Mitchell voted “aye”.
Motion by Sebastian and supported by Schmidt to purchase a new computer tower with “Windows 7” for Clerk’s office, motion passed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:25.
Dena Keeler,
Clerk