Springport Township Board Meeting
January 14, 2013

    The regular Springport Township Board was called to order by Supervisor Schmidt on Jan 14, 2013 at 7: 00 pm in the Township Hall.  Board members present were Schmidt, Betz and Mitchell, Keeler and Sebastian were absent, there were 11 guests present.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
     County Commissioner, Sarah Lightner, was not available to attend  
     There was no public comment     
Mitchell moved to accept the minutes of the Dec. 10, 2012 meeting motion supported by Betz, motion passed.
      Schmidt moved to accept the Treasurer’s report, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.  General Fund checking has $75,617.87  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.
 Mitchell moved to approve payment of post audit police bills in the amount of $4800.54, supported by Betz, motion passed.
Motion by Mitchell to approve payment of COPS post audit checks for $2,481.44, Betz supported the motion and it carried.
Mitchell moved to approve payment of the General Fund post audit bills of $162.47, supported by Betz, motion passed.
Schmidt moved to pay General Fund bills in the amount of $12,479.79, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
Motion by Mitchell, supported by Schmidt to pay Police bills of $18,397.84, motion carried.
Mitchell moved to pay COPS bills in the amount of $2,170.82, Betz supported the motion and it passed.
Mitchell moved to pay Fire bills of $2.55, Betz supported the motion and it passed.
Betz moved to make the following budget amendments to the Police budget; Dept. 726 Office Supplies deduct $1,000.00 and credit 914- Insurance by $400.00, and 919- Health Insurance by $600.00. Supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Betz moved to make the following budget amendments to the General Fund budget; Dept. 101, deduct $1000.00 from 827-Legal Fees and $800.00 from 807- Audit Fees and credit Dept 265 Insurance by $1800.00.  Motion supported by Mitchell.  Motion carried.  
Police Report
     Dave Luce gave the police report.  Officers spent 31 hours at the school during December.  Officer Taylor has been cleared to come back to work, he is expected to return to the schedule in February.  Officers Short, Morofski, Watson and Taylor attended a class called Forensic Interviewing of Children hosted by the training consortium.  Officer Watson hit a deer on Christmas Eve with the black charger.  It has been repaired and is back in service.  The semi-annual school lockdown was completed this month which included two canines from Blackman Township that went through the school.  No contraband was found.  In 2011 Springport Township Police handled 61% of the dispatched calls for service in the Township.  In 2012, 78% of the calls for service were handled, a 17% increase.
    Dave will also check on cost of new computer for the black charger.  He estimates the cost will be around
$4-6,000.00.
Committee Reports;
      Mitchell reported the next Police Administration Meeting would be held Feb. 25, 2013 at 6:30pm and that the Fire Board would have a budget meeting on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7pm.
There was no Planning Commission report.

Unfinished Business:
None.
New Business:
       Schmidt reported on condemned housing.  Currently the Health Dept. is handling 2 condemned houses.  The building inspector,  Mr. Ungar, would like an ordinance to give him some leverage with dealing with condemned houses within Springport township.
     Schmidt received a quote of $20.00 to fix both doors for $20.00.  This includes parts and labor. 
     Schmidt gathered quotes for a new computer, monitor and all in one printer for the supervisor’s office.  Saber Tech in Marshall quoted $678.00 for the computer and $199.00 for the printer.  Betz moved to approval the purchase of the computer and printer, Mitchell supported the motion.  Motion carried. 
     Schmidt inquired about wrap around deer guards for both police cars.  Dave Luce had an estimate of $1508.64 from Southern Michigan Outfitters.  Mitchell moved to purchase the wrap around deer guards from Southern Michigan Outfitters for $1508.64, Betz supported and the motion was carried.
      Schmidt moved to adjourn at 7:55, meeting adjourned.

 

 

Jackie Riehle,
Deputy Clerk