Springport Township Board Meeting
May 11thth, 2015

     The regular meeting of the Springport Township Board was called to order on May 11th, 2015 by Supervisor Schmidt at 7:00 pm  Board members present were; Schmidt, Betz, Sebastian, Mitchell, and Keeler, and we had 3 guests present.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
      Sebastian moved to accept the minutes of April 13th board meeting, supported by Mitchell and it carried. 
     Our Treasurer gave his report, general fund has a checking account balance of$188,183.08, police account $160,246.92 and fire account balance is $63,742.57.  Sebastian moved to accept the Treasurer’s report for audit, Mitchell supported the motion and it passed.
Mitchell moved to approve post audit police bills in the amount of $6,658.18, motion supported by Sebastian and it passed.
Mitchell moved to approve general fund post audit bills of $ 164.63, supported by Sebastian and it passed.
Motion by Mitchell, supported by Sebastian that general fund bills in the amount of $8,160.42 be paid, motion passed unanimously.
Sebastian moved to approve payment for police account in the amount of $8,788.62, supported by Mitchell and it carried unanimously.
Police Report:  Officer Truchan filled in for Chief Luce and gave the police report.  Our officers spent 17 hours at the schools during April.  They attended the driving school hosted by the training consortium at MIS.  Chief Luce has applied for another grant from BVP to assist us in the purchase of bullet proof vests for the next two years.  Officer Truchan introduced Milanda Schwyn as our new part time police officer, she has a wide variety of experience and should be a great asset to the township. She will also be handling zoning ordinance enforcement.
Committee Reports:
Police Board met on the 7th.  The “Interview & Interrogation “class that Chief Luce went to was a great learning experience.  Chief Luce has also begun to file for the “Enbridge Grant” again; this money will be used for police body cameras.  Sebastian moved that the Township donate the old crown Vic police car to the Jackson Area Career Center to be used for training purposes, the Career Center will be responsible for the cost of removing car radio and decals, motion supported by Betz and it passed.
Planning Commission did not meet.
Fire Board will meet in June
Unfinished business: JDOT has paved some of the worst areas on Springport Road, and have regraded McClellan.  Schmidt will contact JDOT again to inquire about the work schedule for Springport Township.
 New Business     Discussion was held concerning Modern Waste and their quote for a recycle box in the township.  No  decision was made and we will continue to look into other companies.
 Meeting adjourned at 7:45.

 

Dena Keeler,
Clerk