Springport Township Board Meeting
June 9, 2014

      The June 9th Springport Township Board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Karl Schmidt at 7:00 pm in the township hall.  All Board members were present and we had 4 guests.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
       County Commissioner S. Lightner could not attend the meeting, so no report from her.  Robert Sutherby from Leoni Township introduced himself and stated he is running for State Representative.
Mr. Randy Cook, Superintendent of Springport Schools was on hand to explain the Homestead millage, which will be on the August 5, 2012 ballot and to answer any questions.  Jon Sanders from Jackson Co. Department of Transportation attended our meeting.  Discussion was held as to any projects the County had to repair and improve local roads and the schedule for doing so.  There are some areas of roads marked for repair.  Board members had concerns for the deterioration of several local roads.
     Sebastian moved to accept the minutes of May 12th, 2014, motion supported by Mitchell and it carried.
     Betz gave the treasurer’s report.  General fund checking has a balance of $$117,510.26, police fund has $138,518.75 in the checking and the fire operating account has a balance of $74,777.42.  Keeler moved to accept the treasurer’s report for audit, motion supported by Sebastian and it carried.
Mitchell moved to approve payment of the police post audit bills in the amount of $6,444.41, Sebastian supported the motion and it passed.
Motion by Mitchell, supported by Sebastian to approve payment of the general fund post audit bills in the amount of $124.03, motion carried.
Sebastian moved that the Township adopt Resolution 8-14-JDOT Local Dust Control,  Mitchell supported the motion and upon roll call vote in which the following voted “aye”; Sebastian, Mitchell, Keeler, Betz and Schmidt, the Supervisor declared the Resolution adopted.                                                                                      
Mitchell moved to pay the general fund bills of $ 15,877.25, motion supported by Sebastian and it passed unanimously.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to approve payment of police bills of $6,376.68, motion carried unanimously.
Sebastian moved to pay fire bill of $16,775.00, supported by Mitchell and the motion passed.
      Officer C. Carmoney gave us the police report.  Officers attended driving school at MIS and Chief Luce attended the Glock Armorer’s school in Eaton County. The Memorial Parade went well.  We have hired Stacy Cain as another part-time officer, she comes with over 30 years on law enforcement experience.  The new door to police office has not been installed yet.  Chief Luce purchased a new copier ,scanner and printer.
Committee reports;
Police Administration Board will meet on June 25th.
Planning Committee did not meet, due to lack of agenda.
 Fire Board will meet on Mon. the 16th.
Supervisor Schmidt discussed impact of Personal Property tax changes which will be on the August ballot, no real change to Springport.
New Business:
       Keeler authorized Schmidt to sign grant from the Michigan Department of Treasury for  purchasing BS&A. NET program for assessing and the tax program, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
      Keeler reported on letter received from White & Hotchkiss in regards to “Ordinance for Solicitors” suggesting the penalty be a misdemeanor, this would be consistent with other townships and provide additional leverage to the court if there are persistent violations.
There were no other board member comments and the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.

 

Dena Keeler,
Clerk