Springport Township Board Meeting
October 12, 2009

     The regular meeting of the Springport Township Board was called to order by Supervisor Lincoln at 7:00 pm.  Members present were Mitchell, Lincoln, Sebastian, Keeler and Betz, there were 2 guests present.
      Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
      County Commissioner Cliff Herl was absent.  There was no public comment.
    Sebastian moved, supported by Mitchell to accept the September board minutes with corrections, motion passed.
      Mitchell moved, supported by Keeler to approve the minutes of the special meeting held on Sept. 28, 2009, motion carried.
     Treasurer’s repot:  We have $33,039.02 in the general fund savings and $56,816.62 in the checking account. Sebastian moved supported by Mitchell to accept the treasurer’s report subject to audit, motion carried.
Betz moved, supported by Sebastian to approve  general fund post audit bills in the amount of $5,128.84, motion passed.
Betz moved to approve the police post audit bills in the amount of $3,465.57, Mitchell supported, motion carried.
Betz moved to loan police fund $10,000.00, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.  Betz then moved to loan the new police account “COPS” $5,000.00, (this money would come from a budget transfer from the building fund) to carry them through until we received the Federal Grant money, Sebastian supported, motion carried.  Mitchell moved to pay general fund bills now in the amount of $19,196.87, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
Mitchell moved to pay police bills in the amount of $7,342.30, supported by Betz, motion carried.
     Betz gave the report from the Police Advisory Committee.  Police are within the budget to date, still waiting for Village money, however.  Equipment has been obtained, looking at replacing computer in the cars in February.  Federal COPS Grant is approved and the paper work is in place. Next meeting will be Nov. 30, 2009.
       Police Administration Board: Betz also gave the Police report, we had 77 complaints, 31 warnings, 27 citations, 11 arrest and 6 assist last month.  They didn’t assist with the Parma days in September.  Liquor inspections were completed for September, Next moth we will be starting the Citizen’s Watch, if interested pleasecontact Lt. Molton.
       Planning Commission:  Sebastian reported that the rough draft is complete, they are tweaking it for some small corrections, but should be ready soon.
       Fire Board:   Sebastian  reported that a new grass rig (pick-up) has been purchased.
      Unfinished business:  Hoover and Wardius have completed 14 parcels so far and have found a few discrepancies.
      No action was taken on previous proposal  from Green Street Meadows Apartment.
      Board member comments:  Sebastian asked that Lincoln talk to the Jackson Co. road Commission concerning grading gravel roads and cutting down dead trees along the roadside.
    Betz voiced concern over balancing the budget and making some budget amendments, we may have to call special meeting to make adjustments.
   Sebastian moved to go into executive session as 8:00 pm, supported by Mitchell, for the purpose of discussing letter from the Village concerning the money owed to the Township for police.  Keeler moved to return to the regular meeting at 8:15, supported by Mitchell.
      Sebastian moved to send the insurance requirements  which the Village is asking for to our insurance carrier, receive the additional quote for said insurance and then contact our attorney again.  The motion was supported by Mitchell and passed by the Board.
      Mitchell moved to adjourn at 8:20, meeting adjourned.

Respectively submitted,

Dena Keeler,
Township clerk