Springport Township Board
Meeting minutes of July 13, 2015
The Springport Township monthly meeting was called to order by Supervisor Schmidt at 7:00 pm on the 13th of July. Board members present were Schmidt, Mitchell, Sebastian and Keeler, Betz arrived at 7:35. We had 2 guests present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Sebastian moved to accept the minutes of June 8th, 2015, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed. Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to also accept the minutes of the special meeting held on June 24th, motion passed.
Motion by Sebastian to approve the treasurer’s report, Mitchell supported and it carried. General fund checking has a balance of $196,342.47, police account has a balance of $143,327.13, and fire operating has $81,323.09 and certificate of deposits in the amount of $52,889.59.
Sebastian moved to approve post audit bills of $6,721.30, Mitchell supported the motion and it carried.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to approve post audit general fund bills in the amount of $467.07, motion passed.
Motion by Sebastian to pay general fund bills in the amount of $39,967.13, Mitchell supported the motion and it passed unanimously. * Note JDOT check may equal more than required % down, amount will be deducted in final payment.
Police bills for payment;
Name description Ck # amount Name description Ck # amount
Avery Oil fuel 3570 $ 896.45 D. Luce wages 3584 $1,660.04
Springcom communication 3578 $ 133.39 S. Cain wages 3585 $1,241.26
IRS 941 taxes EFTP $4,158.97 G. Truchan wages 3586 $ 198.15
State of Mi state taxes 3580 $ 517.41 W. Beitelschies wages 3587 $ 83.83
City of Jackson MCOLES 3571 $ 125.00 D. Luce reimburses-confer. 3574 $ 226.74
C.M.P. uniforms 3572 $1,662.00 Oil Zone car maintenance 3575 $ 42.72
Southern Mi Upfit. Fix car light 3577 $310.00 ROE-Comm radio repair 3576 $ 115.25
Verizon communication 3581 $335.93 Lansing Uniform uniforms 3573 $ 30.50
White & Hotchkiss court costs 3852 $ 125.00 Village of Spgt utilities Jan-May 3579 $ 1,046.55
InContact communication 3583 $ 7.52
Mitchell moved to pay police bills of $12,916.74, supported by Sebastian and it passed unanimously.
Police Administration Board did not meet.
Planning Commission did not meet.
Fire Board met in June and discussed again how to deal with numerous rescue calls to repeated address, especially non-emergency calls but, no solution was found. The firemen purchased new boots with fund raisers off setting fire men’s cost of the boots.
Schmidt will meet with JDOT and sign contract to begin work on Sibley Road and Town Road, with Township paying portion of costs. Work will be done later in the fall and early winter on the canopy hanging over local roads. Stark Road will be turned into gravel road by the County at no costs to Township, the surface was an experimental project and did not work.
Sebastian moved that the Township Board adopt Resolution # 12-15 “ To Set Planning Commission Meetings”, motion supported by Mitchell and upon roll call vote in which the following board members voted “aye” – Sebastian, Mitchell, Keeler and Schmidt, the Supervisor declared the resolution be adopted. Betz was absent.
Schmidt reported that a land division was done at the corner of Pope Church and Parma Roads for the purpose of adding a small shed to the corner lot which had been sold, The Land Division will continue to meet and make changes upon request for small simple divisions but major changes will require Board approval.
Keeler presented proposal from DeForest Brothers out of Marshall for a bid of $1,750.00 to repair sidewalk in frot of the hall around the structure for the bell. This work will be done under the Springport Village DDA grant for improving exterior surrounding of businesses in the Village and is a 50 % dollar amount match. Sebastian moved we accept the bid from DeForest Bros., Mitchell supported the motion and it carried.
Schmidt asked that the Board of Review meet on July 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Sebastian moved that the date for the Board of Review meeting to be changed to 7/22/15, at 6:00 pm, motion supported by Mitchell and it was approved.
Board Member Comments:
Keeler read a thank-you from Jackson Area Career Center for the donation of the patrol car to their Public Safety Program at the career center.
There was no other business or comments and the meeting was adjourned at 7:45.