SPRINGPORT TOWNSHIP MINUTES
November 10th, 2008

            The regular meeting of the Springport Township Board was called to order at 7:04 pm at the Springport Township Hall by Supervisor Lance Mitchell.
            Mitchell stated the meeting is being recorded to assist with the minutes, once approved the tape will be destroyed.
            Members present were Travioli, Betz, Mitchell, Rybicki and Wilson.  There were 8 visitors present.
            County Commissioner Cliff Herl spoke.  They are working on the 2009 budget.  They are going to a 2 year budget and have started working on the 2010 budget also.  Hank Z pulled the case out of court in regard to the cows getting out.  There was a mistrial on it.  Snowplowing will be done at 5 inches.  The Road Commission is cutting back on overtime.  The main roads will be done but the back roads will be the last done and may have to wait for the next day.
            There was no public comment.
            Motion by Rybicki and supported by Travioli to approve the minutes.  Motion carried.
            Motion by Rybicki and supported by Travioli to accept and file the Treasurers report with $52028.52 in the savings and $54500.99 in the checking.  Motion carried.  Betz stated that National City has been sold.  Citizens is charging interest on our interest we are receiving.
            Motion by Betz and supported by Rybicki to approve the following post audit bills.  The police total is $2912.25.  The Township total is $1000.00.  Motion carried.
Police-
Thomas Molton                                   Payroll                         1010.46
Blair Kacos                                         Payroll                           334.96
Cory Fuller                                          Payroll                           263.51
Mike Speese                                        Payroll                         1303.32

TWP-
Springport Police Department                        Loan                            1000.00
            Motion by Rybicki and supported by Travioli to pay the Township bills in the amount of $5926.71.  Discussion from Wilson as to the $11,000 that the Township is loaning the Police Department.  Motion by Rybicki to amend the previous motion; to pay the Township bills of $16,926.71.  Supported by Travioli.  Motion carried.
Cynthia Hasenick                                Election Inspector       155.00
Wolverine State Appraisals                 Assessing                    900.00
Joann Underhill                                   Hall Maintenance        290.00
Rebecca Wilson                                  Postage/OS/Mileage    371.47
Beth Brasseur                                      Election Inspector       175.00
Cara Ward                                           Election Inspector       155.00
Diane Barendregt                                Election Inspector          75.00
Homestead Savings Bank                   941 Taxes                    307.13
Kyt Hoover                                         Postage                             5.32
Jacqueline Wilson                   Election Inspector/Mileage      175.00
Lindsay Ames                                     Election Inspector       155.00
Merritt’s Hardware                             Misc                                2.39
Region 2 Planning Comm.      Membership/Master Plan      1109.95
Semco Energy                                     Heat                              14.07
Springport Telephone                          Phone/Internet                          78.49
Village of Springport                          Water/Sewer                 48.58
State of Michigan                               State Taxes                    62.79
Victoria Brasseur                                Election Inspector       155.00
Rebecca Wilson                      Clerk/Election Inspector       1313.62
Steve Gilreath                                     Inspector                     306.40
Keith King                                          Inspector                       40.00
Springport Signal                                Election posting            31.50
Springport Police Dept                       Loan to Dept           11000.00                        
            Motion by Rybicki and supported by Travioli to pay the Police bills in the amount of $8113.55.  Motion carried.
Avery Oil and Propane                       Car Fuel                      452.14
Blue Cross and Blue Shield                Dental INS                  254.07
City of Jackson                                   Communications           75.00
College Chevy                                                Car Repair                     85.80
Galls                                                    Uniforms                       62.98
Homestead Savings Bank                   941 Taxes                  2229.09
Lansing Uniform                                 Uniforms                     118.40
Merritt’s Hardware                             Misc.                               7.74
Nextel                                                             Cell Phone                   129.51
Oil Zone                                              Car Repair                     65.00
Springport Telephone                          Phone/Fax/Internet     120.01
State of Michigan                               State Taxes                  370.81
Tom Molton                                        Payroll                       1010.46
Blair Kacos                                         Payroll                         480.05
Corey Fuller                                        Payroll                         382.85
Mike Speese                                        Payroll                       1303.33            
Blue Cross and Blue Shield                Health Ins                   951.97
UCN                                                   Phone                            14.34
            The Police report was given by Rybicki.  The liquor inspections were complete and the Halloween parade was a success. Nearby Townships have experienced several breaking and enterings.  Chief Speese is urging everyone to keep windows and doors locked.
            Wilson spoke with Jim Wardius in regards to the terms of the Planning Commission.  Discussion followed.  Jason Sebastian has expressed interest.  We will take care of the swearing in of officers on the 19th.
            No Fire Board meeting.  Board Members will take care of at next meeting.
            Wilson spoke with Kyt in regards to problems with addressing.  Her concern was the sequencing and the streets in the Village. She also stated that Brown Rd was a possible problem.  Discussion followed.  Betz stated that Clinton Rd, Griffith Rd and Springport Rd should be fixed.  Motion by Rybicki and supported by Travioli to table to the next meeting.  Nay-Betz. Motion carried.
            Wilson stated that she would like to swear in the new officers on November 19th at 6:00 pm at the Township Hall. 
            Wilson stated that the Election budget is over.  Motion by Rybicki and supported by Travioli to take $725.45 from the Building Maintenance and move to Elections.  Motion carried. 
            Kyt gave the Board a recommendation for the Board of Review Hardship Guidelines.  Wilson offered Resolution 9-08 Board of Review Hardship Guidelines, supported by Rybicki.  Roll call-aye; Travioli, Mitchell, Rybicki, Wilson and Betz. The Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.
            Mitchell stated that Keith King is leaving.  He spoke with Ken Swift from Rives and he will be taking over as of December 1st.  Ken said that it was ok for Rod to give his number out to the people. 
            Travioli stated it was a pleasure working with the Board.
            Betz wanted to thank Travioli for his 6 years of service, Rybicki for his 12 years of service, Wilson for her 4 years of service and Mitchell for his 4 years of service.
            Rybicki wanted to thank everyone for their time on the Board.  Rybicki asked that the new Board keep the Special Ordinance in mind.  The Board chose to not pass it at that time, but it could become an issue again.  Outside Burners may become an issue again.  There have been previous complaints in the past.
            In regards to Fire Board we were working on how the officers were being elected and also charges for Consumers on wire downs.  New members will need to be picked at the next meeting.   
            The Land split board will have 2 openings.  Rybicki and Wilson were on the board previously.  Both think that a member of the Planning Commission should be on the Land Split committee. 
            There has been trouble with the Building Inspector.  Should also keep on the procedures of the permits from Rod Thurow. The Township is supposed to get back a copy of final permits. 
            Rybicki also spoke in regards to the Police Advisory Committee.  The first meeting was held on November 6th.  The meetings are going to be held the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm.
            Wilson wanted to thank the Board. 
            Mitchell wanted to thank the Board and wish the new board Good Luck.
            Motion by Wilson and supported by Betz to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm.

 

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                                                                        Rebecca Wilson, Clerk