Springport Township Board Meeting
March 12, 2018
Springport Townships regular monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00pm, in the township hall on March 12, 2018. Board members present were Schmidt, Riehle, Mitchell, and Losey. Board member Sebastian was absent. Commissioner Lightner and Chief Luce were present.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
County Commissioner- Commissioner Lightner reported that updates to the 911 emergency system were approved, this would allow people to text 911. Jackson Community Foundation is offering municipalities scholarships. An equipment train was approved for road construction. The cost of the road train is about $5.3 million. A celebration will be held on April 27th at 10:00am to dedicate expanded runway 727 and to celebrate the 90 year birthday of Jackson Runway.
Public Comment- None
* A motion was made by Schmidt to accept the January 8th, 2018 special meeting minutes and February 12, 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 $252,025.23 Police checking has a balance of $194,587.32 and Fire Operating has a balance of $132,473.38 and Fire Equipment $36,761.63
*Motion to approve the treasurer’s report as printed by Mitchell, supported by Riehle and it carried.
BUDGET AMENDMENT: Riehle suggested the following budget amendments.
*Motion made by Mitchell to approve the budget amendment request as presented, supported by Losey and the motion passed unanimously.
General Fund Post Audit for Approval: $180.98
Police Post Audit for Approval: $10,139.29
Fire Post Audit: N/A
*Mitchell moved to pay post audit bills, motion supported by Losey and it passed unanimously.
General Fund Current Bills for Approval: $12,686.33
Police Current Bills for Approval: $2,385.71
Fire Current Bills for Approval: $20,368.06
*Mitchell moved to pay current bills, motion supported by Losey and it passed unanimously.
Police Report: Chief Luce reported that he will be able to pick up his VTPOA grant sometime this week. No major incidents within the township last month. Luce also reported on the upcoming security system the Springport Schools is investing in.
Planning Commission: Schmidt reported that the planning commission discussed the ages of mobile home within the township and enforcing the blight ordinance. Schmidt also notified the board that the planning commission now has a vacant seat..
Fire Board: No meeting
Supervisor Schmidt reported that the Board of Review seen 4 people on the first day, currently has 11 VA’s and 2 more to review. They meet again on March 14th from 3:00-9:00 pm. Also, treasurer and supervisor balanced with the county.
*Schmidt moved to raise the hall rental fee to $100 for residents plus $100 deposit, $150 for non-resident plus $100 deposit starting April 1, 2018. All fees must be paid to board member Losey one week prior to rental date, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed unanimously
*Motion to approve the requested budget by Mitchell, supported by Riehle and it carried.
* *Motion to approve the hall maintenance and cemetery bid by Riehle, supported by Schmidt and it carried.
Board Member Comment- Losey reported there are 179 tax bills unpaid. This is an increase of 11 from 2017.
Meeting Adjourned- 8:07 pm
Jackie Riehle, Springport Township Clerk