SPRINGPORT TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING
MAY 10, 2010

      The May 10, 2010 meeting was called to order by Supervisor Gaylord Lincoln at 7:02 in the Springport Township Hall. Members present were Mitchell, Betz, Lincoln and Keeler, Sebastian arrived at 7:15pm, and 3 guests were present.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
       County Commissioner cliff Herl spoke on the animal shelter and the fee for getting stray dogs ready to be made for adoption.  Randy Treacher has reported that the County has a bonding rating of AA. The Dept of Aging reported good success with the help with the elderly on their tax returns and also the 3 county area homes that have been weatherized.  The Amtrak building downtown Jackson is looking at some serious renovations, hoping to be a centralized facility for trains, buses, etc.  Cascade Park is looking into a grant to put in a fishing pond.  The County will hold a house hold hazardous pick-up on June 26th, 2010 from 9-12 at the County Health Building and on May 22 from 10-2 a baby car seat safety check.
      Public Comment;  B. Russell asked the Board who the Springport Ordinance Officer worker under, Supervisor Lincoln reported that the Officer reported to  our police chief.
      Mitchell moved to accept the meeting minutes of April 12th, 2010, with corrections as noted, supported by Betz, motion passed.
     Betz moved to accept the Election committee minutes of April 12, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
      Treasurer’s report was given by Betz, we have $129,151.04 in the General Fund checking account, and the savings account has been closed out.  Sebastian moved, supported by Mitchell that the Treasurer’s report  be approved subject to audit, motion passed.
Mitchell moved, supported by Sebastian to approve payment of post audit General Fund bills in the amount of $129.78, supported by Sebastian, motion passed.
Sebastian moved, supported by Mitchell to approve the post audit police bills for $3,043.45, motion passed.
Motion by Mitchell to approve payment of the COPS bills for $1,036.12, supported by Sebastian, motion passed.
Sebastian moved to pay general fund bills in the amount of $6,684.19, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to pay police bills in the amount of $6,816.97, motion passed.
Motion by Sebastian to pay COPS bills in the amount of $2,845.80, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
Sebastian moved to pay fire bill for $5.56, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.

  Committee Reports;
        Betz read the police report for the month of April, * see attached sheet for police report.
Mr. Russell responded to the report stating that he was not complaining about the police ordinance, only inquiring the time frame in question who they reported to.  He also wanted the record to state that the Township had previously okayed his saw mill shop a few years prior.
      Sebastian reported that there have been no planning commission meetings.  
   Fire Board report from Mitchell, saying that things were turning around under Cox and they’ve submitted some rescue calls and fire runs for township billing.  Radios are being installed in fire trucks. Fire runs for burning without a permit or other violations will be billed at $525.00 per run, and rescue for non-township residents will be billed $325.00 per run.
      Betz moved to accept the fire budget of 2009-10, with the fire fund balance of $57,078.66,  supported by Sebastian, motion passed.
      Betz moved to accept Resolution 9-10 – Rights of Approval, supported by Sebastian.   Upon roll-call vote the following voted “aye”, Betz, Sebastian, Lincoln, Mitchell and Keeler.  Supervisor Lincoln declared the resolution adopted.
      Sebastian then moved to accept  Resolution 10-10 – for allowing Charitable Gaming Licenses to nonprofits, supported by  Mitchell.  Roll call vote was taken,  with the following voting “aye”, Betz, Keeler, Mitchell, Lincoln, Sebastian, Supervisor Lincoln declared the resolution adopted.
      Sebastian moved to purchase a solar powered light for on top of the flag pole for $77.00, seconded by Mitchell, motion passed.
       Our June meeting will be held on Thursday, June 17th, due to some conflicts.   Sebastian moved to adjourn at 8:05 pm.

 

Respectively submitted,

 

Dena Keeler,
Clerk