Springport Township Board Meeting
Nov. 12, 2012

    Supervisor Lincoln called to order the regular monthly meeting of the Springport Township Board at 7:00 pm on Nov.  12, 2012.  Board Members Betz, Lincoln, Mitchell, Sebastian and Keeler were present, we had 9 guests.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
    County Commissioner- Cliff Herl gave the Commissioners report.  The County is negotiating with Allegiance Hospital to share the Jackson Co Medical Director post.  River Walk Hotel is set for demolition later this month.
     There was no public comment.
     Mitchell moved to approve the minutes of Oct. 8th, 2012 as well as the special meeting minutes on Oct.22, 2012, motion was supported by Sebastian and it passed.
     Treasurer Betz reported the General Fund has a balance of $ 88,868.40, Police account has $9,817.50, COPS fund has a balance of $4,361.24 and fire operation has $ 40,046.54.  Sebastian moved to approve the treasurer’s report subject to audit, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Sebastian moved to approve payment of Police post audit bills in the amount of $ 4,627.11, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to approve payment of the COPS post audit bills in the amount of $2,508.64, motion passed.
Mitchell moved to approve post audit bills for the general fund in the amount of $301.02, motion supported by Sebastian and it passed.
Motion by Sebastian to pay general fund bills in the amount of $18,963.69, Mitchell supported the motion and it passed.
Sebastian moved to pay police bills of $5,650.54, motion supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to pay COPS bills of $827.10, motion carried.
Sebastian moved to pay fire bills of $72.08, Mitchell supported the motion and it passed.
      Betz moved to transfer $12,000.00 from General Fund- operating transfers out into the Police account, motion supported by Sebastian, and it passed.
     Motion by Betz to transfer $5,000.00 from police to COPS account, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
Police Report:
      Chief Luce reported that officers spent 22 hours at the schools during the month of September.  We had two car/deer accidents, both the same car, but it has been repaired and is back on the road.  All members of the department, including reserves, successfully completed the annual MCOLES firearms qualification course.  Officers Short, Morofski and Watson attended Defensive Tactics training. The Police Department received our second deposit for our 302 training funds in the amount of $250.00.  We also received official approval for the Ballistic Vest Partnership (BVP) grant in the amount of $700.00 towards the purchase of two ballistic vests.   Luce reported that the department had received complaints from area residents concerning solicitors; he would like to prepare an Ordinance for the Township to control problems that may arise.   Luce also reported that a policy concerning vacation days and sick days will be added to our “Policy & Procedures Manual”.  Policy being that 40 hours can be carried over into the next year for officers that have vacation and sick days.  Chief Luce brought to our attention that in the past officers were given 4 hours of “call back time” this is hours needed for an officer to appear in court, then after his court cost, he would be on our time for an additional 2 hours of patrol time.  Luce suggested that 2 hours should be sufficient, having officers to appear in court only. Consensus of the Board was to agree with Chief Luce and allow only 2
hours for “call back time”.  Sebastian moved to pay officers who work the “traffic patrol”  grant fund  hours to be paid at a rate of time and a half of their regular hourly pay, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Committee reports: 
Police Administration will meet Nov. 26th, 2012.  There was no Planning Commission and Fire Bard will meet in December.
Unfinished Business:
Lincoln looked at the eaves on east side of building, they only need some nails to fix it, and he will try and get it repaired.
New Business:
Jackson Co. Road Commission policy statement was given to Board members.
Jeff Mitchell will contact someone to check fire extinguishers and bring them to date.

Board Members Comments:
Neighborhood Watch is hosting a Christmas Party on Dec. 5th at 6:30, everyone is invited.
Keeler will swear in Karl Schmidt as our new Supervisor on Monday, Nov. 19th, 11:00 in the Township Office.
Keeler stated that she and Betz met with Par Plan last week will be receiving a quote in the near future for insurance. 
      The Board wishes to thank Supervisor Lincoln for his years of service to the community.  Lincoln expressed his thanks and stated that he enjoyed being Springport Township’s Supervisor.
Sebastian moved to adjourn at 7:35, meeting adjourned.

 

Dena Keeler,
Clerk