SPRINGPORT TOWNSHIP BOARD
March 13, 2006

The regular meeting of the Springport Township Board was called to order at 7:00 pm, March 13, 2006 at the Springport Township Hall by Supervisor Mitchell. Members present were Travioli, Rybicki, Mitchell, Betz and Wilson. There were 9 visitors present.

Wilson stated that the meeting is being recorded to assist in the process of minutes.
Motion by Travioli to approve the minutes. Supported by Betz. Motion carried. Motion by Rybicki to approve the minutes of the Special meeting of February 28th. Support by Travioli. Motion carried.

Moved by Rybicki to accept and file the Treasurers report of $91,150.30 in the Savings and $2,893.04 in the Checking. Supported by Wilson. Motion carried

Motion by Rybicki to pay the Township bills in the amount of $28,176.00. Supported by Betz. Motion carried.

Motion by Rybicki to pay the Police bills in the amount of $9,084.48. Supported by Wilson. Motion carried.

Motion by Travioli to pay the Fire bills in the amount of $15,891.16. Supported by Betz. Motion carried.
No Police report. Chief should arrive later.

Cliff Herl spoke on various issues. Region II approved the Streetscape project for Springport. Work will start this summer. County is working on an Addressing Ordinance. Also working on Land Bank Authority. There is another Meth workshop scheduled for March 22. Cliff also spoke at the school recently with other local politicians.

There were no committee reports.

Travioli reported that the Recycling is going well.

Motion by Wilson to use the new Land Division Application. Supported by Travioli. Motion carried.
Bill Hammond addressed the Board. The County is interested in the land by the Village office and the Hotel. They asked Bill if he would be interested in the Old Library. He was thinking that we could possibly use it for a parking lot for the Township, Post Office and Fire Department. Bill suggested that it may be able to be a 3 way deal if the Township was interested. It is possible that the lot may be contaminated due to a County Garage that was once there. Discussion followed.

Darlene from the Signal was concerned that this deal would leave the Signal with no place to go as they rent from Hammond.

Rybicki stated we should look into the liabilities before we except the offer. He will check into and bring to next meeting.

Motion by Rybicki to approve the General Fund Budget. Supported by Wilson. Motion carried.
Motion by Rybicki to approve the Fire Budget. Supported by Travioli. Motion carried.
Motion by Rybicki to approve the Police Budget. Supported by Betz. Motion carried.

Resolution 2-06, Resolution to set Supervisors salary offered by Board member Wilson and supported by Board member Rybicki. The following voted “aye” upon roll call: Travioli, Betz, Rybicki, Mitchell and Wilson. “Nay”-none. Resolution adopted.

Resolution 3-06, Resolution to set Clerks salary offered by Board Member Wilson and supported by Board member Rybicki. The following voted “aye” upon roll call: Betz, Rybicki, Mitchell and Wilson. “Nay”:Travioli. Resolution adopted.

Resolution 4-06, Resolution to set Treasurers salary offered by Board Member Wilson and supported by Board member Rybicki. The following voted “aye” upon roll call: Rybicki, Mitchell, Wilson, Travioli and Betz. “Nay”-none. Resolution adopted.

Resolution 5-06, Resolution to adopt Police, Fire and Township Budgets offered by Board Member Wilson and supported by Board member Rybicki. The following voted “aye” upon roll call: Mitchell, Wilson, Travioli, Betz and Rybicki. “Nay”-none. Resolution adopted.

Resolution 6-06, Resolution-General Fund Depositor offered by Board Member Wilson and supported by Board member Rybicki. The following voted “aye” upon roll call: Wilson, Travioli, Betz, Rybicki and Mitchell. “Nay”-none. Resolution adopted.

Resolution 7-06, Certified Deposit Resolution offered by Board Member Wilson and supported by Board member Rybicki. The following voted “aye” upon roll call: Travioli, Betz, Rybicki, Mitchell and Wilson. “Nay”-none. Resolution adopted.

Resolution 8-06, Resolution to set Trustee per diem pay offered by Board Member Wilson and supported by Board member Rybicki. The following voted “aye” upon roll call: Betz, Rybicki, Mitchell, Wilson and Travioli. “Nay”-none. Resolution adopted.

Resolution 9-06, General Appropriations Act offered by Board Member Wilson and supported by Board member Rybicki. The following voted “aye” upon roll call: Rybicki, Mitchell, Wilson, Travioli and Betz. “Nay”-none. Resolution adopted.
Motion by Rybicki to transfer $7,819.41 from General Fund to Fire Operating. Supported by Wilson. Motion carried.
Motion by Rybicki to transfer $11,000 from Police Fund Balance to add to Police Budget. Supported by Travioli. Motion carried.

Motion by Wilson to accept JoAnn Underhill’s bid for Hall maintenance of $3500. Supported by Rybicki. Motion carried.

Motion by Wilson to accept Francis Arntz’s bid of $3000 for Cemetery Care. Supported by Travioli. Motion carried.
Linda Griffith questioned if we had gotten a bank yet. Rybicki stated we are looking into it. The Bank and Police Department would share the building. If that happens Linda stated that the Recycling Bins would need to be moved due to a Village Ordinance. Rybicki stated that we would work with the Village on another location if needed. There is a lot on Mill Street that may be available for Recycling.

Darlene asked the Board if we would consider leasing the Old Library to the Signal. Discussion followed.
Jeff Mitchell questioned what 1 Mill would bring in and also the Administration Fee for the Clerk in the Police Budget. Rybicki stated that the Administration Fee for the Clerk has been there since the Department opened. Travioli stated that there were added responsibilities for the Clerk when the Department was opened.

Rybicki and J. Mitchell met with Homestead Bank today. The bank wanted to know what it would cost to come in. Chief Speese and Rybicki came up with $500 a month rent. Possibly split the utilities. The Bank also asked if the Township would deposit money there if they came in. Discussion followed. Wilson stated that Utilities are unclear at this point.

Rybicki stated that the Village said the back of their building would be available to Police Department if needed. Discussion followed. Rybicki stated that we needed to give J. Mitchell some figures to back to the bank with.
L. Mitchell asked if people would go to the Springport Website and answer the question if you would be interested in a Bank in Springport.

Travioli suggested having the bank pay the utilities. Discussion followed.
J. Mitchell stated that Clarence Township would commit to the Bank if it comes in town. He has also spoke with several businesses as well.

Board discussed $600 a month with a review in 6 months because of utilities or a 1 year lease. J. Mitchell will talk to the bank.

Betz and Travioli brought up taxes. If we own bank there are no taxes. If they purchase the bank they would be responsible for the taxes.

Betz questioned if we should send an invite to all banks to see what others would do rather than just one. Jeff Mitchell stated that he has already talked to several banks.
Rybicki left at 8:30.

Motion by Wilson to pay $38,000 to General Fund from Fire Equipment. Supported by Betz. Motion carried.
Motion to adjourn the meeting by Wilson. Supported by Travioli. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45.