Springport Township Board
Meeting November 9, 2009
Springport Township Board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lincoln at 7:03 pm. Board members present were Sebastian, Mitchell, Lincoln, Keeler and Betz arrived at 7:30. One guest, Mr. Clift Herl was present. Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
County Commissioner Cliff Herl spoke on the airport project; money has finally been obtained so they are beginning work at the airport. County is revamping the County Tower building. He will also send out some brochures concerning properties in foreclosure and how home owners can make sure they aren’t taken advantage of.
No public comment.
Sebastian moved to approve the October Board minutes as given, Mitchell supported the motion, and minutes were approved. Sebastian moved to approve the election committee minutes, supported by Mitchell, this was also approved.
Betz gave the treasurer’s report. We have $23,077.69 in the General Fund savings, and $72,554.36 is in the checking account. Sebastian moved, supported by Mitchell to accept the treasurer’s report subject to audit, motion passed.
Mitchell moved to pay post audit general fund bills for $48.82, supported by Sebastian, motion passed.
Mitchell moved to pay post audit police bills in the amount of $3,496.45, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
Sebastian moved, supported by Mitchell to pay COPS bills in the amount of $2,233.10, motion passed.
Sebastian moved to loan police fund $12,000, supported by Betz, motion passed. Betz moved to pay General Fund bills in the amount of $16,376.36, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
Mitchell moved, supported by Sebastian to pay police bills in the amount of $8,428.52, motion passed.
Betz moved to pay COPS bills in the amount of $2,596.70, supported by Sebastian, motion passed.
Mitchell reported on the police committee meeting, police are looking into purchasing a new lap top computer for the car; this would give police officer up to date information on the scene. B. Kacos has resigned his position as a police officer effective November 30th, 2009. LT. Tom Molton will be holding a Neighborhood Watch meeting Thursday Nov. 12 at the Township Hall; this is in conjunction with the Cops Grant.
Lincoln has been meeting with the Village concerning the money Village owes Township for the Police Department. Contract is in the lawyers hands waiting to be finalized, should be soon.
Keeler reported book keeping for the Cops Grant is coming but would like to meet with BS&A to correct some errors.
Planning commission did not meet.
Fire Board did not meet.
Lincoln sent a letter to The State Tax Commission submitting a plan of action with the time
frame for correcting problems with the General Property Tax Review.
A request was read from Kyt Hoover (Wolverine Appraisals) concerning the purchase of a digital card to be used for reassessing parcels, reimbursement for printing pictures and payment for reappraising the parcels. Sebastian moved to pay Hoover and Wardius quarterly with a minimum of 150 parcels completed, also to allow Hoover to purchase the digital card and be reimbursed for printing pictures, Mitchell supported, motion passed. Sebastian then moved to have the payments for reassign to meet our quarterly periods regardless of the number of parcels for the March year end, there after payments would be quarterly, Betz supported, motion passed.
Sebastian moved to adopt “Resolution 13-09, Hardship Guidelines”, supported by Mitchell. Roll call vote to adopt Resolution 13-09 – Mitchell –yes, Betz –yes, Lincoln –yes, Keeler –yes, Sebastian –yes, resolution adopted.
Budget amendments- Betz moved to move $1,800.00 from Building maintenance to elections, Keeler supported, motion passed. Betz moved to reduce wages under building wages by $300.00 and move to office supplies, supported by Sebastian, motion carried. Sebastian moved to move $1,500 from police, capital outlay and move to vehicle repair and maintenance, Betz supported, motion carried.
Lincoln read a letter from the Federal Government concerning Flood hazard areas in Springport; he will look into it further and see what they want.
Motion to adjourn at 8:10, meeting adjourned.
Dena Keeler, clerk