SPRINGPORT TOWNSHIP MINUTES
July 10, 2006
Lance Mitchell called the regular meeting of the Springport Township Board
to order at 7:01 PM at the Springport Township Hall. Members present
were T. Betz, J. Travioli, L. Mitchell, S. Rybicki and R. Wilson. There
were 2 visitors present.
Cliff Herl spoke on various issues, including a resolution to establish Land
Bank Authority, millage for Jackson Transportation, a resolution to regionalize
Homeland Security and also an ordinance for street name and addresses. Consumers
will be doing training on the ordinance. This would be for building inspectors
the minutes are being recorded for the purpose to assist with the minutes. The
tape will be destroyed after the minutes are approved.
Betz to approve the June 12 minutes. Supported by Travioli. Motion
Rybicki the June 28 Special Meeting minutes. Supported by Wilson. Motion
Wilson to accept and file the Treasurers report with $60,949.41 in the savings
and $729.93 in the checking. Supported by Rybicki. Motion carried.
Rybicki and supported by Travioli to pay the Township bills in the amount of
$4,424.63. Motion carried
Rybicki and supported by Betz to pay the Police bills in the amount of $10,732.91. Motion
stated there is no Police report due to the situation at the bank.
was no Planning Commission meeting this month.
reported on the FireBoard meeting. Motion by Rybicki to raise the Fire
Department training to $10.00 an hour. Supported by Wilson. Discussion
followed. Moved by Betz to table to next meeting to see election results. Supported
by Rybicki. Motion carried.
Township requested a copy of our ordinance for fire runs. Wilson will
fax to them. The Fire Department is passing out signs for support during
8-80 days. The new doors are on the Fire Department. The department
paid for one and the village paid for one. The FireBoard did request
that L. Mitchell attend the FireBoard meetings. There was also discussion
about a lean-to, waiting to hear from Village on this.
Rybicki reported on a car being needed for the Police Department. There
was discussion on a lease. A new car ready to go with lights and etc.
is $26,000. Mike checked into a lease and said it would cost about
$2800 in interest. Discussion followed about contacting the County
and State to see if we could get a better price. Mike is looking to
get just one car now. We are currently not looking to retire either
of the cars.
Rybicki stated the bank is hoping to open on Wednesday. The Department
has been a mess during the remodel.
Rybicki also reported on the Ordinance officer. 4 warnings have been
issued. Jason would like to set up a phone line for complaints. Wilson
asked the Board about pay for the Ordinance officer. Motion by Rybicki
to pay the Zoning/Ordinance officer $12.00 an hour. Supported
by Travioli. Motion carried. Discussion followed on mileage. The
Township is paying the Police Department .32 cents a mile for the officer
using the police car. The mileage would be paid once a month.
Lance called Carl S. in regards to the road proposals but he did not return
his call. Tabled to next month.
Lance asked the Board if we are willing to pay part of the bill for the fence. Discussion
followed. DPW authorized it. Lance will talk with Mr. Yoder and
get back with the Board.
Wilson presented the Board with wording to go with all Permits and Applications. Rod
would rather use a stamp and stamp all the permits. Discussion followed
on how the application process takes place. Wilson will get with Rod
and report back to the Board. The Board would like to stay with the
paper, because the stamp would be after the fact that they have paid. Also
what is the time frame on permits.
Wilson presented the Board with a Hall Rental form. JoAnn is willing
to work with us on the Building use form. Discussion followed on collecting
a deposit on non-profit organizations. Wilson will get copies to JoAnn
to start using.
Mitchell was asked if he attended the Downtown Development Meeting and he
stated he did not. Boomers Property is tabled to next meeting.
Lance spoke to Rod in regards to the increase in pay for phone bill. Rod
is asking for $5.00 a month for his phone bill. Discussion followed. Moved
by Betz to pay $50.00 a year for phone bill out of utilities. Supported
by Rybicki. Motion carried.
Rybicki stated he found out from MTA that we could have a millage and a Special
Assessment at the same time. There is a lady in Jackson who would come
to the next meeting if we would like her to. Steve will ask her to
come to the next meeting.
Lance received a memo from Kyt regarding the Tax Tribunal and Green Meadows. Kyt
is suggesting that we refund Green Meadows. Discussion followed. Lance
will get with Kyt and report back.
Lance received a memo from M-Dot that they will be coming in and looking
at the building and structure and noting any problems before work is started
on M-99. This was done today.
Mock Disaster Drill on July 28th asked to contact the Health Department if
Library sent a proposal to Lance on the possible plans as to where it would
Lance also received a letter from Quinlan Publishing Group on a subscription
for different Grants available. Discussion followed. Due to cost
the Board is not interested.
Wilson gave the Board members papers on upcoming Training with MTA. Discussion
Betz stated that the Tax bills would be out tomorrow.
Motion by Rybicki to adjourn the meeting. Supported by Travioli. Motion
carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:31 PM.