SPRINGPORT TOWNSHIP BOARD
The regular meeting of the Springport Township Board was called to order at 7:00 pm, February 13th, 2006 at the Springport Township Hall by Supervisor Mitchell. Members present were Travioli, Rybicki, Mitchell, Betz and Wilson. There were 4 visitors present.
Wilson stated that the meeting is being recorded to assist in the process
Jeff Mitchell would like to speak to the Board.
Motion by Betz to approve the minutes. Supported by Wilson. Motion carried.
Moved by Travioli to accept and file the Treasurers report of 57,693.42 in the Savings and $1,385.59 in the Checking. Supported by Rybicki. Motion carried.
Moved by Rybicki and supported by Betz to pay the Township bills in the amount of $6,164.54. Motion carried.
Moved by Rybicki and supported by Travioli to pay the Police bills
in the amount of $10,836.20. Motion carried.
Travioli spoke about the Planning Commission Meeting. The Planning Commission looked over the Land Division Application and asked that we take out the line about the private Rd on page 1. Also the new Zoning Books are in. There was no other new business. Lance also stated he talked to Rod about the trailer on Pope Church. Jack stated he may not be able to get an occupancy permit if it doesn’t meet code.
Lance spoke about the Fire Board meeting. A budget meeting was held
and the Fire Board Budget for the year was approved for $137,825.00.
It is an increase of $10,000.00 due to several increases. There was
discussion about the request for $2.00 an hour raise for firemen. The
Fire Board approved the raise of $1.00. Rybicki questioned what the
vote on the raise was and Mitchell stated he could not remember.
Mitchell spoke with Jim Wardius about the Master Plan. Wardius stated
we do have a Master Plan. Chuck R. from Region II will get a copy of
the plan to Mitchell and then Mitchell will get with the Planning Commission.
Motion by Betz and supported by Rybicki to select option 3 to participate in the Roadside pickup with the Jackson County Sheriffs Department. Motion carried.
Wilson wanted to let the Board know that Ballot Language for upcoming
Elections is May 30th for the August Election and August 29th for the
November Election. The last of the Police and Fire Operating Millage
is being collected right now. Mike and Rybicki are working on some proposals
to get community input. Betz questioned the dates of upcoming Elections.
Discussion followed on possibly putting both Police and Fire on the
same Ballot. There was also discussion on Mills for the Fire.
Mitchell received a letter from M-DOT. They are in final stages of the Downtown Springport changes. There is an open house on 2-21 from 2pm to 6pm. Everyone is invited.
Someone has to be there to sign papers for the Township.
Jeff Mitchell spoke to the Board about S.A.G.A. There was over $1000.00
made at the breakfast for S.A.G.A. J. Mitchell also requested that Streetor
Rd be paved. Travioli also mentioned Robbins Rd as well. L. Mitchell
stated he would contact Karl Schmidt with the Road Commission and ask
him to come to a meeting. Bill Russell stated it may be a good idea
to let the public know when he will be here so that anyone with questions
could attend the meeting.
Betz stated that he attended the Road Commission meeting. There is $50,00 in matching funds available to the Township but we have to match it to get it. He did question as to what happens to the money if we can’t match it. He did not get an answer on this. Betz stated it is between 160,000 to 200,000 to do a mile of road.
Wilson wanted to let the Board know that the Zoning Book will be added to the website. Wilson also gave the Board copies of the Budgets for the current year. Some budget adjustments will need to be made. Wilson also stated that the copy machine is not working properly. Also the fax is not working properly. Discussion followed. Motion by Rybicki for Travioli to make the best judgement on copier, phone/fax/answering machine combo. Supported by Wilson. Motion carried.
Motion by Betz to adjourn the meeting. Supported by Rybicki. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:37pm.