Springport Township Board Meeting

Aug. 8th, 2016


      The Springport Township regular monthly board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Schmidt at 7:00 on the 8th of August.  All board members were present, with Mitchell arriving at 7:15 and we had 1 guest.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

      The July 11th board minutes and the special meeting on the 15th were presented and Sebastian moved to accept them, supported by Losey and it carried.

     Losey gave the treasurer’s report.  General fund balance is $197,151.91, police account balance is $180,576.13, fire operating balance is $80,413.05 and fire equipment is at $66,901.68.  Keeler moved to accept the report for audit, supported by Sebastian and the motion passed.  

Sebastian moved to approve post audit police bills in the amount of $3,763.13, motion supported by Schmidt and it passed.

Motion by Sebastian, supported by Schmidt to approve post audit general fund bills of $79.55, motion carried.           

Sebastian moved to pay general fund bills in the amount of $10,913.15, motion supported by Keeler and it passed unanimously.

Motion by Sebastian to pay police bills of $7,411.86, supported by Keeler and all board members voted “aye”.

Police Report:  Officer Truchan gave the police report.  He gave us an update on Officer Cain, who became ill last month.  She hopes to be back in a few weeks, in the mean time the amount of call the county and state  handled in July is a little higher than normal.

Committee Reports:

Police Board will meet  September 12th at 6:30.

Planning Commission will meet on September 12th at 6:30.   Keeler was asked to check amount of dues are each year to Region 2.  Dues are based on population and current dues are $366.93, due in October for the upcoming year.

Fire Board has a meeting on the 19th of Sept.  

Supervisor’s report;  Schmidt is still finding errors on properties and is working to correct them.

Unfinished Business:  Discussion was held with Mr. Truchan and the contract between the Village and the Township for “Blight Ordinance” enforcement. A few changes were made on a proposed copy and upon Village of approval we will adopt the contract.  Truchan is also working on “blight ordinances” for the township and hopes to complete them in 2 weeks.

Sebastian talked to the Road Commission and they are still doing test holes on Springport Road. Also, we are on the schedule for chip sealing later this fall.

New Business:   Sebastian moved to give full time police officers 40 hours per year effective August 1st 2016 for sick and/or personnel days, with no carry over to the next year, motion supported by Mitchell and the motion passed.  Keeler will send Cain a check for her 40 hours for the  2016-17 year.

Losey moved to purchase a new hot water heater for the kitchen, supported by Keeler and it passed. Schmidt will look into getting one and installing it.

Losey reported on proposal from BS& A for a tax “look-up” site where banks, mortgage companies, title companies can look up tax information for a $2.00 fee paid directly to BS&A, property owners can look up the information for free.  Sebastian moved to adopt this plan, supported by Keeler and it carried.

Board member comments:

Election went well with no problems, gearing up for November.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15




Dena Keeler,

Clerk