Springport Township Budget Meeting
Fiscal Year 2014-15
March 24, 2014

     Supervisor Schmidt called the Budget Hearing meeting to order at 12:10 pm on March 24th, 2014 in the Township Hall.  All Board members were present.  The purpose of the meeting was to final out 2013-14 year, to approve the fiscal budget for 2014-15 and to review Chief Luce’s contract.
     Betz submitted the treasurer’s report as of to date.  Keeler moved to approve the report for audit, motion supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
Betz moved to decrease 101-101-958 (membership dues) by $40.00 and increase 101-101-955 (miscellaneous expenditure) by $40.00, motion supported by Sebastian and it passed.  Motion by Betz to over the $700.00 extra money into fire operating transfers in (206-000-699) Sebastian supported the motion and it passed.  Sebastian moved to decrease 206-333-703 (salaries) by $10.00 and move it into 206-101-720 (payroll taxes) supported by Schmidt and it passed.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to approve payment of fire bills in the amount of $107,314.59, motion carried.
Sebastian moved to pay current police bills in the amount of $6,307.18, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed unanimously.                                                                                                        
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to approve payment of general fund bills of $5,766.63, motion carried.
      Schmidt moved to reconsider the motion concerning increasing Treasurer’s salary to $16,000.00 made at the March 10th meeting, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.  Schmidt then moved to rescind said motion concerning treasurer’s salary, Mitchell supported the motion and it passed.  Sebastian  offered Resolution # 3-14 to set the 2014-15 fiscal year’s treasurer’s salary to $13,750.00,  resolution supported by Schmidt, the following Board Members voted “aye”, Sebastian, Schmidt, Keeler, and Mitchell, Betz abstained, Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.  Betz offered Resolution # 4-14 to increase Trustee’s pay to $100.00 per each board meeting
attended, Keeler supported the resolution, voting “aye” were: Betz, Keeler, and Schmidt, Mitchell and Sebastian abstained, the resolution was adopted.
     Sebastian moved to set aside $15,000.00 for road repair for the 2014-15 year, motion supported by Mitchell and it carried.
      Chief Luce’s contract was discussed.  Sebastian moved to increase Chief’s salary by $750.00 per year, supported by Betz and the motion passed.
      Sebastian moved to adopt the 2014-15 fiscal year budget as corrected, Mitchell supported the motion, motion carried upon vote of Board Members.
     Betz moved to adjourn at 1:45 pm, meeting adjourned.



Dena Keeler,