Springport Township Board Meeting

May 14, 2018


Springport Townships regular monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00pm, in the township hall on May 14, 2018.   Board members present were Schmidt, Riehle, Mitchell, Sebastian and Losey.

There were 7 guests present; Chris Wardius, Bill Wardius, Jim Wardius, Shawn Surque (JDOT), Christopher Bolt (JDOT), Sarah Lightner, Officer Cain.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

County Commissioner-  Commissioner Lightner reported on the Jackson County Fair concert lineup, a new program Jackson Community Mental Health will be participating in and the animal control/shelter mileage that will be on an upcoming ballot.   

Public Comment- Chris and Bill Wardius presented the board with a packet regarding medical cannabis and a medical cannabis grow site proposal.  

Christopher Bolt and Shawn Surque from JDOT answered several question from the board regarding the plans for township roads.        

* A motion was made by Sebastian to accept the April 9th, 2018, supported by Mitchell and the motion passed.

Board Member Losey gave the Treasurer’s report.  General Fund has a checking account balance of $292,856.36 Police checking has a balance of $259,259.04 and Fire Operating has a balance of $159,035.05 and Fire Equipment $36,795.43

*Motion to approve the treasurer’s report as printed by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell and it carried.

General Fund Post Audit for Approval: 221.92

Police Post Audit for Approval: $9,891.74

Fire Post Audit: N/A

*Sebastian moved to pay post audit bills, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed unanimously.

General Fund Current Bills for Approval: $12,076.99

Police Current Bills for Approval: $8,290.60

Fire Current Bills for Approval: N/A

*Sebastian moved to pay current bills, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed unanimously.

Police Report: Officer Cain reported that April was a quiet month with nothing major to report. She provided the board with monthly stats

Committee Reports:

Planning Commission: Did not meet this month

Fire Board: Did not meet this month

Supervisor/Assessor’s Report:

UNFINISHED BUSINESS


  • Blight Ordinance-  Losey provided the board with an amended blight ordinance.  

*Sebastian moved to approve the blight ordinance amendment, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed unanimously.  

Riehle will post the notice of amendment in the paper.  


  • Bids for interior door installed at township office- Cram Construction bid the interior door at $1,426.72

*Mitchell moved to accept the bid for the interior door from Cram Construction, motion supported by Sebastian and it passed unanimously.

Riehle will contact Cram Construction

  • Right of Refusal on parcel # 000-01-22-151-001-07

*Mitchell moved to sign the right of refusal, motion supported by Sebastian and it passed unanimously

  • Cain Ordinance wages- discussion was held regarding the wage for Officer Cain for the position of Ordinance Officer.

*Sebastian moved the hourly pay for ordinance officer be $20.00 per hour, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

  • Township Cleanup- June 9th from 9am-1pm

Riehle will advertise in the paper and local businesses


Meeting Adjourned- 8:37pm

Jackie Riehle, Springport Township Clerk