November 14, 2011
Springport Township Board Meeting

At 7:02 the regular monthly meeting of the Springport Township Board was called to order by Supervisor Gaylord Lincoln in the township hall,  board members Jeff Mitchell, Thomas Betz, Jason Sebastian, Dena Keeler and Lincoln were all present ; no absentness.  We had 24 guests.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
      There was no public comment.
      Sebastian moved to hire David Luce as Springport’s Police Chief, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
      David Luce was sworn in to be the new Springport Township Chief of Police.
      Motion made by Betz to approve the minutes of Oct. 10, 2011 meeting, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Betz then moved to accept the minutes of our special meeting on Oct. 24, this was supported by Sebastian, motion passed.  Mitchell moved to accept the minutes of special meeting on Nov. 4th, 2011, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
      Treasurer’s report was given by Betz.  General Fund has $150,106.62 in the checking account, Police has $6,230.40, COPS Fund has $7,484.29 and fire operating is at $42,689.29, and Fire equipment has $39,369.18.  Sebastian moved to accept the Treasurer’s report subject to audit, Mitchell supported motion and it carried.                       
Betz moved to approve post audit police bills in the amount of $5,372.37, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.

Betz moved to use $82,500 out of fund balance to cover the cost of rewedging Town and Brown roads, and cover dust control on gravel roads by Jackson Co. Road Comm., Sebastian supported the motion and it carried. 
Motion by Betz, supported by Mitchell to approve COPS post audit bills for $2,678.79. Motion passed.
Betz moved to make budget amendments of $200.00 from contracted services and place  $50.00 of it in membership dues  and $150.00 into building maintenance, Mitchell supported this and the motion passed.
Betz moved to approve payment on post audit general fund bills for $171.63, Sebastian supported motion and it carried.
Sebastian moved to loan police account $5,800, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Motion by Sebastian to approve payment of general fund bills in the amount of $94,664.23, Mitchell supported motion and it carried.
Sebastian moved, supported by Mitchell to approve police bills in the amount of $4,077.22, motion carried.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to pay COPS bills on $1,349.53, motion carried.
Sebastian moved to pay fire bills to Jackson Co. Treasurer for $20.35, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
  Acting Police Chief Tom Molton gave the police report.  Supervisor Lincoln and Dave Luce are working on the police chiefs’ contract.   Mitchell told of quote from Panasonic for car computer.  Discussion was held concerning car computer and misc equipment, decisions are on hold until new police chief can look into these issues.  Insurance on police motorcycle has been dropped to storage only, Sebastian will try to return the cycle to Sandy’s Harley as soon as possible..  There was no police administration board meeting this month.
Planning Commission
     The Planning Commission did not meet but Region 2 is working on the books and they should be done in a few weeks.
Fire Board
      No Fire Board meeting this month.
Unfinished Business:
     Sebastian is going to meet with David Brown and Rodney Thurow to see about raising cost of building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits.
     Sebastian moved to appoint Jeff Mitchell as our representative to the Springport Community Park Board, supported by Betz, motion passed.
New Business:
      Resolution 11-11 –FOIA Request was presented to the Board; to which Sebastian moved to accept, supported by Mitchell.  Roll call vote on resolution resulted in the following voting “aye”, Sebastian, Mitchell, Betz, Lincoln, and Keeler,  there were no “nays”.  Supervisor Lincoln declared the resolution adopted.
     Keeler mentioned that K. Underhill purchased and installed new kitchen faucet, the old one was leaking.
     Mitchell stated that new emergency exit lights were purchased  some years ago, Keeler will look for them and have them installed.
      Standard Printing is printing more permits and putting numbers on them as requested by our auditors.
      Sebastian moved to adjourn at 8:45, meeting was adjourned.


Respectively submitted,


Dena Keeler,