Springport Township
Meeting of October 11, 2010

      The Springport Township meeting was called to order by Supervisor G. Lincoln at 7:07 pm in the Springport Township Hall, board members present were; J. Mitchell, G. Lincoln and D. Keeler, T. Betz arrived at 7:12, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  We had 2 guests present.
      County Commissioner C. Herl spoke on several topics, the damn at Minard Mill has been repaired, the airport is starting to purchase properties on Woodville Rd., and this will allow them to close down the road for airport expansion.  The Dept of Aging is looking for a new Director; they also have a person on staff to help with the elderly with their Medicare and medicade paper work, just call for an appointment.   Judge Schmucker has received a one million dollar grant for drug court.  There was no other public comment.
      Mitchell moved to approve the minutes of September meeting with corrections, supported by Betz, minutes approved.
      Betz gave the treasurer’s report, we have $80,507.90 in the General Fund checking account, police account has $13,959.24, $196,455.23 in CD’s, fire operating has $26,079.35 and the fire equipment has $38,597.31, the COPS account has $ 7,424.98.  Keeler moved to accept the treasurer’s report for audit, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
Motion by Betz, supported by Mitchell to approve the post audit police bills in the amount of $3,717.45, motion carried.
Betz moved to approve the COPS post audit bills for $ 1,655.21, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Motion by Mitchell to approve the General Fund bills in the amount of $4,531.60, supported by Betz, motion passed.
Motion by Mitchell to approve police bills for $9,227.77, supported by Betz, motion carried.
Mitchell moved to approve COPS bills for payment for the amount of $1,891.96, supported by Betz, motion passed.
Mitchell moved to approve Fire bills for $165.56, supported by Betz, motion carried.
Police Report:
    Betz read Chief Speese’s police report.  Supervisor Lincoln will talk to our lawyer to see where Springport Township Police obligations lie in connection to serving/assisting in other townships when called.
There was no one to report from the Planning Commission.
The Fire Board met and bills were paid, no other business.
Unfinished Business:
Mitchell moved to accept “Resolution 12-10, Support for County Economic Development Plan”, supported by Keeler, roll call vote was held.  Voting “Aye” were Mitchell, Betz. Lincoln and Keeler, Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.
New Business:
      The Township received letter from the State of Michigan  Auditing and Financing Dept with concerns with the Township audit, per response from Dove & Hickey Keeler addressed questions and the letter was sent back to the Audit and Financing Dept.
      Lincoln read invitation and letter of intent for the Springport Township to participate in the 2011 Jackson County Aerial Imagery acquisition Project.  The cost to participate in the 2011 imagery project for Springport is $1,206.00, this will aid the assessor in visual assessing properties.  Betz moved to sign the letter of intent to Jackson County Aerial Imagery, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
     Lincoln will look at the eves on the east side of building.
     Betz and Keeler met with the Ted Hartleb Agency insurance company of Kalamazoo, they are going to give us a quote for township insurance.
     Mitchell reported that the Springport Village purchased 5 Acres of property at 191 JAC Court to be designated as a community park.  The Village wondered if the Township has any interest in helping with the park.
      Mitchell moved to adjourn at 8:00.

Respectively submitted,

Dena Keeler
Clerk