Springport Township Board
Meeting Minutes of
April 11, 2011

     The regular meeting of the Springport township board was called to order by Supervisor Lincoln on April 11, 2011 at 7:03 in the Springport Town Hall, members present were Mitchell, Lincoln, Keeler and Sebastian, Betz arrived at 7:10.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  There was no guest present.
     Sebastian moved to approve the minutes of meetings; March 14th, Budget Hearing, March 14th, Township Board meeting and the March 31st, 2011 Budget meeting, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Mitchell moved to approve post audit police bills for the amount of $3,221.08, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
Motion by Mitchell to approve the COPS post audit bills for $1,667.46, Supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
Motion by Sebastian to approve the General Fund bills of $152.59, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Sebastian moved to pay general fund bills in the amount of $10,583.83, Mitchell supported the motion and it passed.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to pay police bills in the amount of $8,204.67, motion carried.
Sebastian moved to approve payment of COPS bills for the amount of $1,879.62, Mitchell supported the motion and it carried.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to approve Fire bills for $70.40m motion passed.
     Keeler moved to table Police Chief Salary raise until further information is obtained concerning health care coverage, Sebastian supported the motion, and it passed.  Betz moved to start a new health care package for our Police Chief and COPS Officer as soon as an acceptable policy was found, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
     Sebastian moved to raise the hourly pay of the Ordinance Officer and a police sergeant to $15.00 per hour, supported by Betz, motion carried.
     Treasurer’s report by Betz, there is $104,522.31 in the General Fund checking account, CD’s at $ 164,547.99, tax account of $3,000.00 and Trust & Agency has $34,539.70.  Police account has $84,540.96 and COPS account has $6,240.93, Fire equipment has $39,369.18 and the Fire operating $67,347.26.  Motion by Mitchell, supported by Sebastian to approve the treasurer’s report for audit, motion carried.
     The Planning Committee has nothing new to report at this time.
     Sebastian reported on the Fire Board meeting.  They are receiving information and quotes for a new fire tanker, and approving the 2011 budget.
     We are down to one running police car, repairs are being done on the others.
      A proposal was read from the Village of Springport regarding the proposed park off of JAC Court, the Village would like to obtain a grant for $14,999.00 and they need to match with funds, labor or services the amount of $5,001.00, to be payable in the 2012 year.  Sebastian moved to offer the Village 25% ($1,250.25) of their needed amount over the next two years, supported by Betz, motion carried.
     Motion by Betz to allow the Treasurer to move money surplus in the General Fund account into money market accounts at First National of America, Sebastian supported the motion and it carried.
     Betz moved to purchase $750.00 of equipment for the Springport Summer Ball Organization, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
     Betz moved, supported by Mitchell to accept Resolution # 7-11, Waive interest and penalty charges on winter taxes, upon roll call vote with the following voting “aye”, Betz, Keeler, Lincoln, Mitchell and Sebastian, the Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.
     Resolution 8-11Tto charge 1% Administration fees on taxes was presented, Betz moved to accept, supported by Mitchell.  The following Board Members voted “aye”; Betz, Mitchell Sebastian, Lincoln and Keeler, the Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.
     The culvert on Peters Rd has a large hole in it,  Calhoun county Drain has water coming from it and has said they could supply labor to fix the culvert if Jackson County could provide the culvert.  Keeler will contact Jackson County Drain Commissioner Jeff Snyder to ask what could be done.
     Sebastian asked if there was an animal ordinance as to the amount of animals held per acre.  Springport does have an ordinance and it will be looked up.
     Sebastian moved to adjourn at 8:15, supported by Betz, meeting adjourned.

Dena Keeler,
Clerk