Springport Township Board Meeting
Oct. 8th, 2012

The regular meeting of the Springport Township Board was called to order at 7:00 on October 8th, 2012 by Supervisor Lincoln.  Members present were Mitchell, Keeler, Lincoln and Betz arrived at 7:00, we had 3 guests present.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
 Cliff Herl gave the report from the Jackson County Commissioners meeting.  The demo has begun on the former Hotel Hayes building, the airport runway project is coming along on schedule.  Lifeways has created a new project “Cradle to Careers” headed by Adam Brown and Julie Alexander.  Jackson County has developed a 5-year plan to reduce the fees for the Incinerator once the bonds are paid off.
     Mitchell moved to accept the minutes of September 10th Board meeting, supported by Keeler, motion carried.
Betz gave the treasurer’s report, there is $150,976.50 in our general fund, $34,719.03 in the police account, COPS has $4,574.02 and the fire operating account has a balance of $39,973.38 and fire equipment has $40,158.67.  Mitchell moved to accept the treasurer’s report for audit, Keeler supported the motion and it passed.
Motion by Mitchell to approve payment of the police post audit bills of $2,818.45, supported by Keeler, motion passed.
Mitchell moved to approve COPS post audit bills in the amount of $2,106.40, Keeler supported the motion and it passed.
Motion by Mitchell, supported by Keeler to approve payment of $389.67 for the COPS post audit bills, motion carried.
Mitchell moved to pay general fund bills of $14,228.78, Keeler supported the motion  and it passed.
Keeler moved to pay police bills in the amount of $8,253.45, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
Motion by Mitchell to pay COPS bills of $2,417.86, motion supported by Keeler, motion passed.
Police Report
      Luce reported that officers were at the school for 33 1/2 hours the month of September, includes homecoming and football games.  Officers respond edto 10 more calls for service than the same time period a year ago but no major incidents to report for the month.  The car  involved in the deer accident will be going in for repairs.  Luce will prepare policy concerning  officer vacation days and sick days and amount of time to be carried over and send to White & Hotchkiss for their approval, which will then be added to our current policies.
Police Administration Board didn’t meet.
Sebastian was absent so there was no Planning Commission reports.
Lincoln reported that the Fire Dept has installed two of the dry hydrants and are working on completing the other ones. Keeler will replace Lincoln on the Fire Board when Lincoln’s term is completed.
Unfinished Business:
Lawyers and the negotiator for the Speese lawsuit are scheduled to meet Oct. 9, 2012.  Our Insurance  provider has agreed to pay for the costs of the negotiations.
Lincoln will look into the eaves on the east side of building.
Now Business:
No decision was made regarding the purchase of map holders, we will look into some used ones from other sources.
Betz and Keeler reported that the April 2010-March 2012 has been completed by Dove & Hickey.
Keeler mentioned receiving phone call from Mr. Emens concerning fire bill for illegal burning. He appreciates the Board’s willingness to work with him and will pay it soon.
       Motion to adjourn at 7:30. Meeting was adjourned.



Dena Keeler,
Township Clerk