Springport Township Board Meeting
Dec. 10, 2012
The regular Springport Township Board was called to order by Supervisor Schmidt on Dec. 10, 2012 at 7: 00 pm in the Township Hall. Board members present were Sebastian, Keeler, Schmidt and Mitchell, Betz was absent, there were 10 guests present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Sarah Lightner gave the County Commissioners report in Clift Herl’s absence. Jackson County Commissioners’ are working on details to dissolve the Board of Road Commissioners; this will be decided very soon.
There was no public comment.
Keeler moved to accept the minutes of the Nov. 12, 2012 meeting with corrections, motion supported by Sebastian, motion passed.
Sebastian moved to accept the Treasurer’s report for audit, supported by Keeler, motion passed. General Fund checking has $74,617.87 in the account, Fire operating has $40,007.34, Police has a balance of $11,225.18 and the COPS account has $2,779.29 in its checking.
Sebastian moved to approve payment of post audit police bills in the amount of $22,744.58, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
Motion by Sebastian to approve payment of COPS post audit checks for $2,660.64, Mitchell supported the motion and it carried.
Mitchell moved to approve payment of the General Fund post audit bills of $67,302.79, supported by Sebastian, motion passed.
Sebastian moved to pay General Fund bills in the amount of $6,365.92, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to pay Police bills of $4,436.27, motion carried.
Sebastian moved to pay COPS bills in the amount of $827.10, Mitchell supported the motion and it passed.
Mitchell moved to pay Fire bills of $17,814.04, Sebastian supported the motion and it passed.
Sebastian moved to make the following budget amendments; Dept. 101 Gov. Body- 827 Legal fees deduct $875.00 and credit 811- Road Construction by $875.00, Dept. 215 Clerk- Deduct $100.00 from 960-Education & training and credit $100.00 to 730- postage. In addition Dept 262 Elections, deduct $100.00 from 900 printing & publish, $65.00 from 870- mileage and credit 702- wages by $165.00, then from Dept. 215-Clerk, deduct $415.00 from 726- office supplies and credit Dept. 262 Election-726- office supplies by $415.00. Dept. 371- Building, deduct $200.00 from 726- Office Supplies and $250.00 from 870- mileage and credit to 702-wages. Mitchell supported the motion and it passed. Motion by Sebastian to amend the police budget as follows; deduct $1,500.00 from 701- wages, and $1,250.00 from 917- work comp and credit 827-legal fees by $1,500.00 and 708—retirement by $745.00 and 939-vehicle repairs $505.00, motion supported by Mitchell, motion carried. Motion by Sebastian to move $20,000.00 from the general fund transfers out into police budget, motion supported by Mitchell and it carried.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to create a new budget line item in police 207-301-999 –Operating Transfers Out, and a new line item in the COPS Budget of 208-000-699- Operating Transfers In and to transfer $5,000.00 from the police into COPS account, motion carried.
Dave Luce gave the police report. Officers spent 22 ¾ hours at the school during November. All members of the department completed the annual Taser recertification training successfully. Officer Short worked the OWI patrol on Wednesday before Thanksgiving with negative results, but made numerous traffic stops. Chief Luce would like to update and revamp several Township Ordinances in the upcoming year.
Mitchell reported on the police administration board meeting. They discussed upcoming millage and getting a second computer for the cars.
There was no Planning Commission report and Fire Board will meet on the 17th of Dec.
Karl reported the eaves on the east side of building needed more repair than originally believed, he will get someone to look at it. Sebastian asked if the Jackson County Road Commission has made any plans to do the planned work on Stark Road. As of now the plan is to do it next summer. Mitchell is still waiting on the gentleman to service the fire extinguishers
Sebastian moved to accept the following Committee Board Members for the upcoming term: Planning Committee, Jim Wardius, Loren Cowles, Dave Brown, Jason Sebastian and Tom Bowen, Fire Board will consists of Dena Keeler and Jason Sebastian, Police Board Jeff Mitchell, Tom Betz and Al Cooper, Land Splits will be Karl Schmidt, Jim Wardius and Kyt Hoover, Board of Review will be made up of Dennis Hasenick, Rodney Thurow and Al Cooper, and Board of Appeals to be consisted of Karl Schmidt, Theresa Landenberger and Don Cockroft, motion supported by Mitchell and it carried.
The Board wishes to welcome Karl Schmidt as our new Supervisor and recognize and thank Dave Luce for his 1st year as Chief.
Sebastian moved to adjourn at 7:35, meeting adjourned.