Springport Township board Meeting
Minutes of August 9, 2010

     The Springport Township Board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lincoln at 7:00 pm in the Springport Township Hall.  Board members present were J. Mitchell, G. Lincoln and D. Keeler, T. Betz and J. Sebastian were absent, we had 3 visitors.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
     Public Comment:  Adam Brown, Deputy Administrator for the Jackson Economic Development Plan attended our meeting and asked to present the Jackson County Strategic Plan to the Board.  Jackson County Economic Development Plan has a growing list of organizations that have adopted this strategy; on purpose being is so that they can say Jackson County speaks with one voice in our economic development efforts.  The plan includes retaining and expanding the current Jackson County economy, attracting new industries to create jobs and investment in Jackson.  Mr. Brown presented a resolution which the Jackson County Economic Development Plan hoped Springport Township would adopt.  The Board thanked Mr. Brown for his time to meet with us and agreed to put this on next month’s agenda.
      Approval of minutes:  Mitchell moved to accept the minutes of the July 12th meeting, supported by Keeler, motion passed.  Mitchell moved, supported by Keeler that the Board approve minutes of our special meeting held on July 19, motion carried.
      Treasurer’s report:   The General Fund balance is $97,988.27, tax account balance is $22,730.71, police account has $25,073.71, Federal COPS grant has $10,210.24 in its’ account and there is $47,106.73 in Fire operating and fire equipment account has $38,597.31.  Certificates of deposit are $196,455.23 with $1,023.78 in the Trust & Agency account.  Keeler moved to accept the treasurer’s report subject to audit, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.  Discussion on can the Township due concerning late fees from the trailer park, this will be put on Septembers, agenda.
     Mitchell moved, supported by Keeler to approve the police post audit bills for $5,816.85, motion carried 
     Motion by Mitchell, supported by Keeler to approve the COPS Grant post audit bills for $2,072.24, motion passed.
     Mitchell moved to approve general fund bills for $50,153.61, supported by Keeler, motion passed.
     Mitchell moved to August pay general funds in the amount of $6,134.68m supported by Keeler, motion carried.
     Motion by Mitchell to approve police bills for $10,102.18, supported by Keeler, motion carried.
     Motion by Mitchell to approve COPS Grant bills in the amount of $1,554.84, supported by Keeler, motion passed.
Lincoln read the police report.  The Police Administration Board did not meet this month.
Tom Bowen reported on the meeting of the planning commission.  The master plan looks good but due to absent of board members no action was taken, they will act on it in the next meeting.
There was no Fire Board meeting this month.
       Unfinished Business:
The contract between the Village and the Township concerning the Police Department moving into the rear vacant room of the Village hall has been signed.
     New Business:
Northwest Refuge sent a letter requesting an agreement between the Township and Northwest Refuge regarding the recycling center, Keeler moved to accept the agreement, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
     Board Member Comments:
Keeler asked the Board to consider some general maintenance for the interior of the township hall; this would include some plaster repair and painting.  The west door entrance also needs some brick repair.  Keeler moved to contact Jacob’s ladder for a quote on the building maintenance, supported by Mitchell motion carried.  Lincoln agreed to contact Budd’s Furnace to clean out hall duct work.
Mitchell moved to adjourn at 7:35

Respectively submitted,
Dena Keeler,
Township clerk