Aug. 11, 2014
Springport Township Board Meeting

Supervisor Schmidt called to order the Aug. 11, 2014 Springport Township Board meeting to order at 7:00 pm in the Township Hall. Betz, Mitchell, Sebastian and Keeler were all present we had one guest. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
County Commissioner Sarah Lightner was not present.
There were no corrections or additions to the July 14 th , 2014 board minutes so Supervisor Schmidt declared them approved as presented.
The Treasurer’s report was given by Betz. The general fund has a checking account balance of $108,621.70, police fund has a balance of $130,543.18 and fire operating has balance of $665,889.06, with fire equipment at $ 608.31. Sebastian moved to accept the treasurer’s report for audit, motion supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Mitchell moved to approve police post audit bills in the amount of $ 3,428.82, Sebastian supported the motion and it carried.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to approve general fund post audit bills of $137.98, motion passed.
Mitchell moved to pay general fund bills of $6,522.68 and police bills in the amount of $7,927.92, motion supported by Sebastian
and it carried unanimously.
Police report;
Our police department received $5,000.00 grant for traffic enforcement for the 2014-15 year starting 9/1/2014 from Jackson Traffic Safety Program, they also received a check from Enbridge of $1,000.00, which will be used towards the purchase of a new portable radio.
Officer Carmoney injured his wrist and will be off of work for several months. Josh Locke has been cleared by the doctor and has been back in training again. Sebastian moved to give Officer Taylor a $ .50 per hour pay raise beginning next pay period, and to discuss with him a retirement program, Mitchell supported the motion and it passed. We will ask Chief Luce how the contract with Carmoney is coming.
Mitchell suggested that a new door and frame be installed at the police office, Schmidt will get a quote from M. Slaughter.
Assessors report:
Schmidt is starting to work on some agricultural values and continues to work on daily requests and changes.
Committee reports:
Police administration Board met before the election to discuss last minute details for the millage request. Police millage passed by a
fairly large margin.
Planning Committee met last week and approved zoning request for the Richmond property on Crawford rd, the request has been sent to Region 2 for their approval.
Fire Board will meet in September, no news concerning the new truck.
Unfinished business:
Schmidt called “CRAM” concerning our area roads, their response is that the township should deal with the County Commissioners. Schmidt will contact Joe Michalsky from JDOT and set up an appointment with him. The Township’s priority of repairing roads would be on Springport, Brown and Gibbs. And the deberming of gravel roads.
New business:
Keeler moved to appoint C. DeConick as mechanical and plumbing inspector for the township pending approval of White & Hotchkiss, Sebastian supported the motion and it carried.
Schmidt and Betz met with Granger Waste Services concerning the recycling center in the township. Granger is cancellation the annual contract with us and proposing a new contract for $100.00 delivery of each container and $200.00 per container pull twice a month,
Which would total $1,200.00 per month. Sebastian moved to send a letter thanking Granger for their services, but at the end of our contract we will no longer be using them, and the Board will continue to try and find another company to come in for the purpose of collecting recycling material, motion supported by Keeler and it passed.
Board member comments:
Betz mentioned the need to revise and amend the police budget to reflect the passing of the millage.
Keeler noted the sidewalk in front of the office is in need of repair. Mitchell will check with some concrete levelers about repairing it.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00.
Dena Keeler,