Springport Township Board Meeting

August 13, 2018

Springport Townships regular monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00pm, in the township hall on August 13,2018.   

Board members present were Schmidt, Riehle, Mitchell, Sebastian and Losey.  Sgt. Cain and Commissioner Lightner was also present.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

County Commissioner- Sarah Lightner reported that the semi-annual road report is out and it lists the road plans for 2018.  There are several committee openings within the county. Lightner spoke on Jackson County being a pilot county for the mental health initiative and the planning that has taken place on how to use the funds.  Discussion on the parks millage that passed at the August Primary election.

Public Comment- None

* A motion was made by Sebastian to accept the July 9th, 2018 minutes, supported by Mitchell and the motion passed.

Board Member Losey gave the Treasurer’s report.  General Fund has a checking account balance of $310,983.69 Police checking has a balance of $205,477.58 and Fire Operating has a balance of $150,299.20 and Fire Equipment $36,846.47

*Motion to approve the treasurer’s report as printed by Mitchell, supported by Sebastian and it carried.

General Fund Post Audit for Approval: $137.00

Police Post Audit for Approval: $10,115.15

Fire Post Audit: $39.65

*Sebastian moved to pay post audit bills, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed unanimously.

General Fund Current Bills for Approval: $8,358.84

Police Current Bills for Approval: $1,426.33

Fire Current Bills for Approval: $N/A

*Mitchell moved to pay current bills, motion supported by Sebastian and it passed unanimously.

Police Report: Sgt. Cain went over monthly stats and reported the new car is in service.

Committee Reports:

Planning Commission: Planning commission worked on land divisions.  They will now be meeting quarterly.

Supervisor/Assessor’s Report: Working on 4029. Discussion on new cost manual and how that will affect values.  


  • Server- still waiting for it to be set up.

  • Door- Schmidt has requested additional bids from Cramm Construction.  The board would like Cramm to move forward with the original bid and other bids will be considered at a later date.  

  • Audit- The audit was done July 10th and 12th.  

  • Election- August Primary went well.  The election workers were steady most of the day.  Riehle said that she expected the November election to be busy.


  • Treasurer Petty Cash- Losey has requested petty cash to be able to make change for tax payments.

*Sebastian moved for Losey to get petty cash in the amount of $250.00, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed unanimously.

  • Chief Luce Credit Card for Petty Cash- Riehle stated that Chief Luce wanted to look into getting a credit card to use as petty cash instead of cash money.  

*Sebastian moved for Luce to get a line of credit with 2 cards, one for each vehicle,  with a limit of $1000.00 to replace petty cash, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed unanimously.

  • Building Inspector Bill Ungar Resignation- Bill will be resigning as of September 18, 2018.  Schmidt will contact Sandstone Township inspector to see if he is interested in acting as interim inspector.

*Sebastian moved to keep the inspector wages the same as the currently, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed unanimously.

  • Cain Insurance- Sgt Cain’s health insurance premium will increase starting in October. There is still enough in the budget to cover this increase.  

Board Comments:  Losey reported that so far she has taken 249 tax payments.e

Meeting Adjourned- 8:24pm

Jackie Riehle, Springport Township Clerk