Springport Township Board Meeting

November 12, 2018

Springport Townships regular monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00pm, in the township hall on November 12, 2018.   

Board members present were Schmidt, Riehle, Mitchell and Losey.  Sebastian was absent. Officer Cain was also present. .

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

County Commissioner-Not present

Public Comment- None

* A motion was made by Mitchell to accept the October 8, 2018 minutes, supported by Losey and the motion passed.

Board Member Losey gave the Treasurer’s report.  General Fund has a checking account balance of $299,371.83 Police checking has a balance of $187,263.34 and Fire Operating has a balance of $135,629.04 and Fire Equipment $36,897.57

*Motion to approve the treasurer’s report as printed by Mitchell, supported by Riehle and it carried.

Budget Amendment- Riehle suggested increasing Election Wages 101-262-702-000 by $130, Increasing Membership Dues 101-101-958-000 by $140, Decrease Audit  Fees 101-101-807-000 by $270.00; Increase Payroll Taxes 101-101-720-000 by $3000.00, Decrease Road Construction 101-101-811-000 by $3000.00.

*Motion to approve the budget amendment as suggested by Schmidt, supported by Mitchell and it carried.

General Fund Post Audit for Approval: $156.39  Police Post Audit for Approval: $8,701.66

*Mitchell moved to pay post audit bills, motion supported by Losey and it passed unanimously.

General Fund Current Bills for Approval: $10,521.85

Police Current Bills for Approval: $4,859.64

Fire Current Bills for Approval: $NA

*Schmidt moved to pay current bills, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed unanimously.

Police Report: Cain reported that all officers qualified with weapons and tasers at training.  

Committee Reports:

Road Report- Schmidt reported that Springport Road will be reopened soon as work has been completed, Resurfacing of Pope Church Road and Holibaugh Road are scheduled for next year.  

Supervisor/Assessor’s Report: Schmidt provided the board with correspondence and an updated on AMAR, he will be meeting with the state tax board on November 20th.    


  • Server- Schmidt reported that the server is not compatible for BS&A.net program.

  • Door- Cram Construction finished the interior door on November 5th



  • Banking- Losey reported that at the audit in July that the auditor wanted the board to secure separate bank accounts for township accounts.  Losey made contact with nearby banks to see what options were available. Losey presented the board with a few options.

* A motion was made by Schmidt to give Losey the authority to choose the banks that are in the best interest of the township, move the police and fire accounts, and close police and fire accounts at Homestead Bank when funds have been moved, supported by Mitchell and the motion passed.

Board Comments: Riehle reported that the election went well and the township had 728 voters.  

Meeting Adjourned- 7:36pm

Jackie Riehle, Springport Township Clerk