April 11th, 2016

Springport Township Board Meeting Minutes

Supervisor Schmidt called the regular meeting of the Springport Township board to order on April 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm. All Board members were present and we had 2 guests. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

County Commissioner Lightner gave the County Commissioners’ report. JCDOT bought a new scraper for road construction. The 25 year plan for updating and improving the Jackson County Fair Grounds was adopted by the Commissioners. Jackson County has several job postings on their web site. County Commissioners approved the “Code Red” program. Discussion was held concerning the May 5th election and other 911 concerns and funding for local roads.

Sebastian moved to approve the meeting minutes of March 14th, 2016, both budget meeting and regular meeting and the year end meeting on the 30th, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.

The Treasurer’s report was given by Losey. The general fund has a checking account balance of $169,119.36, Police account $202,715.13, and fire account has $149,058.02. The CD for $53,066.00 will be cashed out on the 12th of April and deposited in the general fund for use in repairing roads. Losey is also in the process of separating the fire equipment account and operating account into 2 accounts. The motion by Sebastian to approve the treasurer’s report for audit was supported by Mitchell and it carried.

Sebastian moved, supported by Mitchell to approve post audit police bills in the amount of $3,204.54, motion carried unanimously.

Keeler moved to hire Jean Cortright for Deputy Assessor at $250.00 per month, motion supported by Losey and it carried.

Mitchell moved to pay all general fund bills in the amount of $5,531.24 and police bills of $1,083.46, supported by Sebastian, motion carried unanimously.

The police report was presented. There are no major incidents at this time. Sebastian moved to extend Chief Luce’s contract for the upcoming year with a pay raise of $1,000.00, motion supported by Keeler and it passed unanimously.

Committee Reports: Police Administration Board will meet in June, ½ hour before the regular board meeting.

Planning committee will meet the first Monday in May.

Fire Board met last month. Chief Ott’s evaluation was completed with very good remarks.

Supervisor Schmidt reported that all yearly reports to the County have been submitted and we balanced with them.

Unfinished business: BS&A agreement for.NET for TAX and PAYROLL, GENERAL LEDGER AND ACCOUNTS PAYABLE has been signed and sent to BS & A.

Further discussion pertaining to the Village Ordinance regarding “Blight Areas” will be at the3 May meeting.

Sebastian moved to accept the Jackson County Dept. of Transportation’s quote for chip/fog seal and patching Towns and Sibley Roads, supported by Mitchell. The motion passed with 4 ayes and 1 nay.

New business: Sebastian moved to authorize Keeler to purchase additional Accuvote memory card for elections, motion supported by Mitchell and it carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30.

Dena Keeler,