Springport Township Board Meeting
September 10, 2018
Springport Townships regular monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00pm, in the township hall on September 10, 2018.
Board members present were Schmidt, Riehle, Sebastian and Losey. Mitchell was absent. Chief Luce was also present. .
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
County Commissioner-Not present
Public Comment- None
* A motion was made by Sebastian to accept the August 13, 2018 minutes, supported by Schmidt and the motion passed.
Board Member Losey gave the Treasurer’s report. General Fund has a checking account balance of $304,028.59 Police checking has a balance of $199,362.07 and Fire Operating has a balance of $150,369.41 and Fire Equipment $36,863.68
*Motion to approve the treasurer’s report as printed by Sebastian, supported by Riehle and it carried.
Budget Amendment- Riehle suggested increasing election office supplies 101-262-726-000 by $700 and decreasing contracted services 101-215-818-000 by $350 and decreasing deputy salary 101-215-704-000 by $350
General Fund Post Audit for Approval: $600.76 Police Post Audit for Approval: $7,208.67
*Sebastian moved to pay post audit bills, motion supported by Losey and it passed unanimously.
General Fund Current Bills for Approval: $9,484.33
Police Current Bills for Approval: $656.95
Fire Current Bills for Approval: $18,250.00
*Sebastian moved to pay current bills, motion supported by Schmidt and it passed unanimously.
Police Report: Chief Luce reported that August was a busy month and school was back in session. Luce is interested in offering a Virtual Academy- online training program for his employees at the cost of $276 per year.
*Schmidt moved to offer Virtual Academy at the cost of $276, motion supported by Riehle and it passed unanimously
Chief Luce reported that he would like to purchase rubber wristbands that say “Springport Police” on them for youth in the community and also two sided coins for older youth and adults. Officers would be able to hand these out to community members. The wristbands are $152 and the coins are $700 ($250 is a one time setup fee for the coins). Luce feels this is a good way to promote positive public relations with the community.
*Schmidt moved to purchase the wristbands at the cost of $152 and the coins at the cost of $700, motion supported by Riehle and it passed.
Luce reported that he will be in training all this week for the new 800 radios. He will also be taking place in the “Train the Trainer” program so he will be able to train others on the use of the radios. The rollout of the new radios is approximately the end of October.
Supervisor/Assessor’s Report: Karl and Jeannie will be in continuing education classes this week. The county sent out the new 4029 for the new winter tax rates.
*Schmidt moved to issue a check to Cram Construction for up to 50% of the cost, motion supported by Schmidt and it passed unanimously
Board Comments: Losey reported that so far only about 50% of tax payments have been paid. The deadline for payment is 5:00pm Friday, September 14th.
Riehle reported about the FOIA request she received from “Emily” requesting all ballots and documentation from the November 2016 Presidential election. Discussion took place.
*Sebastian moved to not make photo copies of the ballot and offer for “Emily” to come view the ballots in person, motion supported by Losey and it passed unanimously.
*Sebastian moved to request and obtain 50% of the cost of the FOIA request upfront and the other 50% on the date set to view the ballots, motion supported by Losey and it passed unanimously.
Meeting Adjourned- 7:51pm
Jackie Riehle, Springport Township Clerk