Springport Township Board Meeting

October 14, 2019

Springport Townships regular monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00pm, in the township hall on October 14, 2019.   Board members present were Schmidt, Riehle, Marsh, Mitchell and Sebastian;. Chief Luce and Linda Griffith were also present.  

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Public Comment- None

 * A motion was made by Mitchell to accept the September 9, 2019 minutes as written, supported by Sebastian and the motion passed.

Board Member Marsh gave the Treasurer’s report.  General Fund has a checking account balance of $402,093.63 Police checking has a balance of $252,708.11 and Fire Operating has a balance of $173,052.26 and Fire Equipment $37,103.59

*Motion to approve the treasurer’s report for audit by Riehle, supported by Sebastian and it carried.


  • Decrease 101-371-730-000 Building Inspection Postage by $29.00: Increase 101-371-726-000 Building Inspection Office Supplies by $29.00

  • Decrease 101-101-811-000 Road Construction by $1250.00: Increase 101-101-807-000 Audit Fees by $500, 101-101-955-000 Miscellaneous Expend. by $500, 101-101-958-000 Membership Dues by $250

*Motion to accept budget amendment as suggested made by Mitchell, supported by Sebastian and the motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF POST AUDIT BILLS General Fund:$98.33; Fire N/A ; Police:$6,830.86            

  • Total Post Audit Bills $6929.19

APPROVAL OF BILLS:  General Fund:$10,869.41;  Fire:$17.00;  Police:$8,202.20

  • Total Current Bills: $19,088.61

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

Police Report: Chief Luce provided stats for the month and reported that September was one of the busier months of the year.  Officer Brant attended the Homecoming dance.

Road Report-The Pope Church Rd bridge should be in around November 1st, Holibaugh Rd is scheduled for October 2019 and Town Rd between Brown and N. Parma is scheduled for summer 2020 

Fire Board Report- Fire board did not meet.  Linda Griffith was able to question the board and offer her opinion regarding the possibility of a new fire station.

Supervisor/Assessor’s Report: Supervisor Schmidt is still working on the condemned houses within the township.  


  • Community Spirit Mini Grant- Board member Riehle applied and received a grant for $500 for cement work and flower pots to be added outside the front door.

  • 4029 Millage- Board member Schmidt reported the the 4029 report was ready and gave Riehle and Marsh a copy for their records


  • SEMCO Energy Franchise Ordinance- 

*Mitchell moved to accept the SEMCO Energy Franchise Ordinance as written, motion supported by Sebastian and it passed unanimously.

  • Village Taxes- Board member Schmidt reported that the mistakes on the village taxes have been corrected and new bills have been mailed.  Schmidt will check in with the village this week. 

  • Roof Leak- Riehle will have the roof leak looked at and follow up with board members. 

Board Member Comments:

Meeting Adjourned- 8:15pm

Jackie Riehle, Springport Township Clerk