Springport Township Board Meeting
March 14, 2011

     The March meeting for the Springport Township board was called to order by D. Supervisor Wardius at 7:05 pm in the Springport Township Hall.  Board members present were Mitchell, Betz, Keeler and Sebastian, Lincoln was absent so D. Supervisor J. Wardius conducted the meeting.  We had 2 guests present.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
      County commissioner Cliff Herl was on hand to bring us up to date and things going at the County level.  Human Resources had 221 people retire recently, the Medical Care Facility building on Lansing Ave.  is getting a new roof design, remodeling is still under way at the Jackson County Tower Building.
Jackson County Treasurer’s Office will issue passports instead of the Clerk’s office, the Jackson County Court Offices are going to be refurbished and the County is still working on the wording of local dog ordinance.  Rural Education Days will be on March 22, 2011 at the Jackson Co Fairgrounds for 3rd graders in Jackson County.  First ever Beer Fest was held at the fairgrounds and was a big success, with $10,000.00 going towards fair premium money.
     There was no public comment.
     Sebastian moved to approve the minutes of February meeting, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.  Betz moved to accept the minutes of a special meeting held on Feb. 11, 2011, Mitchell supported the motion and it passed.
     The Treasurer’s report was presented by Betz.  We have $108,390.97 in checking account for General Fund, $$47,803.96 in the tax account, police has $88,327.05, $196,455.23 in CD’s, fire operating has $53,446.90 and fire equipment account has $38,597.31, the COPS Grant has $7,249.72.  Keeler moved to approve the treasurer’s report for audit, supported by Sebastian motion passed.
Sebastian moved, supported by Betz to approve police post audit bills in the amount of $2,141.31, motion carried.
Betz moved, supported by Mitchell, to approve post audit General bills in the amount of $189.93, motion passed.
Motion by Betz to pay general fund bills in the amount of $31,087.72, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
Mitchell moved to approve payment of police bills for $9,514.64, Sebastian supported the motion and it carried.
Betz moved for the general fund to transfer the $6,000.00 to fire from dept. 333.999 operating transfers out, and amend the budget  by $4,300 from fund balance totaling $10,300.00 to cover fire runs, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Motion by Sebastian to approve fire bills in the amount of $19,288.00, supported by Betz, motion passed.   
       The police report was presented by Betz.  Sebastian moved to request the “Oath of Office” from the Parma
Committee reports;
Township to our police officers be released pending outcome of their meeting to hire police coverage, supported by Betz, the Clerk will send letter, motion passed.
      The Police Administration board will meet next week.
      Wardius reported that the Planning Commission’s “Master Plan” is approved and signed, they had found the original old plan and updated it with some input from Region 2.
     Fire Board will also meet next week.
Unfinished business;
Sebastian has contacted The Walton Agency concerning health insurance for Speese, we will give them more information, and they should have a lower quote than BC/BS.  Betz has asked the Village to piggy back on Village’s health insurance and is waiting for their answer.
New Business;
      The Workman’ comp insurance  quote through MTA/WCSIF has been tabled until the April meeting.
      Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to accept the Resolution # 3-11 Certified Deposit, upon roll call vote with the following voting “aye” Sebastian, Mitchell, Keeler, Betz and no “nays” the resolution was adopted.
     Betz moved to adopt Resolution # 4-11 General Fund Depositor, Mitchell supported the motion.  The following voted “aye”; Betz, Mitchell, Sebastian and Keeler, Lincoln was absent and there were no “nays”.  D. Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.
     Motion by Betz, supported by Mitchell to adopt resolution # 5-11 Cost of processing small tax bills,  Betz, Mitchell, Keeler and Sebastian voting “aye”, no “nays”, the D. Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.
    Resolution #6-11 to set meeting date was presented for nomination by Sebastian, supported by Betz.  The following Board members voted “aye”; Sebastian, Betz, Mitchell, Sebastian and Keeler, the resolution was declared adopted.
    Keeler moved to table  Resolution # 7-11  until April to correct mistakes, supported by Sebastian, carried.
    The Township Board will meet on March 31st, 2011 to finalize the 2009-10 budgets.
Board Member Comments;
     Sebastian has talked to JCRC concerning area roads, he would like to drive them and see what the township can due to repair and maintain.
     Mitchell has checked on new water filters and faucets that need replacing, Sebastian moved to allow Mitchell to spend up to $300.00 for new water filter and faucets to repair leaks, supported by Betz, motion  passed.  Mitchell has agreed to install them.
    Betz moved to adjourn at 8:30 pm, meeting Adjourned.


Respectively submitted,


Dena Keeler,