Springport Township Board Meeting
Jan. 10, 2011

     The regular meeting of the Springport Township Board was called to order by Supervisor Lincoln at 7:12 pm in the Springport Township Hall.  Board members Mitchell, Betz, Lincoln, Keeler and Sebastian were present; we had 35 guests, most consisted of Springport High’s government class.
     The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
     County Commissioner Cliff Herl reported on developments on the County Commissioners board.
Steve Shotwell has been elected as Chairman and Mike Wade as V. Chair.  Remodeling and restoration is still being done on the Jackson County Tower Building.  Friend of the Court has new hardware programming from the State of Michigan which will soon be up and running.  Jackson County Road Commission has ordered two new road trucks.
     Public Comment:  Question was raised as to when a meeting between Springport and Parma will be held and when the next Police Board meeting will be held.
     Sebastian moved to accept the minutes of December 2010 meeting, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
      Betz gave the treasurer’s report, we have $98,090.12 in the general fund account, with $196,455.23 in CD’s, police account has $24,167.02, and COPS account has $5332.99. Fire operating has $21,799.44 and fire equipment $38,597.31, and tax account $477,489.41.  Mitchell moved to accept the treasurer’s report for audit, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
     Motion by Sebastian to approve the post audit general fund bills in the amount of $139.92, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
Sebastian moved to approve the police post audit bills for $5,958.09, Mitchell supported the motion and it carried.
Motion by Sebastian to approve the post audit bills for the COPS account in the amount of $1,655.21, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
      Betz made a motion to move our general fund insurance coverage from MCM and Parr Plan to Ted Hartleb Insurance Co. and EMC Insurance Group, Mitchell supported the motion, it passed.
     Motion by Sebastian to approve General Fund bills in the amount of $9,414.22, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
Sebastian made a motion to move insurance coverage from MCM Group and Par Plan  to Ted Hartleb Insurance and EMC Insurance Group, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Sebastian moved, supported by Mitchell to pay police bills in the amount of $11,060.07, motion carried.
Motion by Sebastian and supported by Mitchell to pay COPS bills for the amount of $ 856.14, motion carried.
Budget Transfers:
Betz moved to take $150 from Dept 262election, office supplies (726) and move to Dept 215 Clerk’s office supplies (726), supported by Sebastian, motion passed.
Betz then moved to add the $7,200 additional income earned in the Police Dept from escort service provided to Rybicki Trucking and a contract to provide coverage for the Springport School to our revenues, then use $1,500 from rent and put $5,500 into wages, $650.00, office supplies, $350.00 for fuel, $2,050 into vehicle repair and $150.00 for miscellaneous expenditure, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
Committee Reports:
      Police have reported several breaking and entering  reports lately.  Police Board will meet in February.  Leoni Township is selling their police cars, Mike will check into it.
Fire Board:  Lincoln reported that the Fire board switched to the Ted Hartleb, EMC Group and saved about 11/2 of their insurance costs.
Planning Commission will meet in February.
Unfinished Business:
     Parma township board has requested a workshop for Monday Night at 6:30, to discuss what their needs would be to have police coverage from Springport Township, Sebastian requested that 7:00 would be a better time for him.  Workshop will be at 7:00 pm in the Springport township Hall Mon. Jan 17, 2011.
New Business:
     Sebastian moved to pay J. Ungar our building inspector the equivalent of two inspections plus mileage for going to court concerning a problem with a building contractor and the Midler house, Betz supported the motion and it carried.  This will then be billed to property owner for reimbursement to the Township.
     Sebastian moved that the Springport Township Board adopt Resolution No. 01-11 Hardship Guidelines, supported by Mitchell.  Upon roll call vote the following board Members voted “aye”, Betz, Sebastian, Mitchell, Lincoln and Keeler, the Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.
     Motion by Sebastian to adjourn at 7:55, meeting adjourned.

Respectively submitted,

 

Dena Keeler,
Clerk