Springport Township Board
September 14, 2009

     Springport Township board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lincoln at 7:00 pm, members present were Mitchell, Keeler, Lincoln and Sebastian, Betz arrived at 7:30.  There were 5 guests present.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
     County Commissioner Cliff Herl spoke reminding residents to get flu shots early.  The Fairgrounds are short of money and the Medical Care Facility is looking for a loan.  The Dept of Aging is also experiencing cutbacks due to reduced revenue from State.
     Public comment:  Bill Russell passed out flyers concerning the Family Farm Fest in Jackson on Sat. Sept. 19th.
      Doug Fleming and Tom Lapka from the Green Meadows Apartments presented the Board with a PILT program.  This will involve extensive renovation of the apartments which are in need of repair.  They are asking for the Township to pass an ordinance that will give them a tax break to help offset their costs.  The PLIT would be in effect for 18 years.  This would mean a possible tax cut of $2,500 per year to the Township in revenue, some of this would be reimbursed back to us for rescue, police or fire calls.  The renovation is also being funded by some stimulus money.  Lincoln will contact our attorney for advice.
      Dennis Hasenick requested the Board approve a PA 116 request for approximately 100 acres of farm land on Town Rd, between Gibbs and Crawford.  Betz moved to approve the application, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
      Sebastian moved to accept the August Board minutes with corrections, supported by Mitchell, motion passed.
     Treasurer’s report; 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 treasure’s report subject to audit, motion carried.
     Sebastian moved, supported by Mitchell to pay police post audit bills in the amount of $6,341.45, motion carried.
     Motion by Mitchell to pay General Fund bills in the amount of $115.01, supported by Betz, motion passed.
      Betz moved to loan the Fire Account $5,000.00 to cover expenses, supported by Sebastian, motion passed. Mitchell then moved to pay General Fund bills in the amount of $10,894.09, supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
     Mitchell moved, supported by Sebastian to pay police bills in the amount of $7,922.55, motion passed.
     Lincoln will meet with Gordon Webb from the Springport Village in regards to money the Village owes to the Police fund.
     Sebastian moved to pay fire bills of $22,878.62, supported by Betz, motion carried.
Police report;
Parma Township police asked if the Springport Police Dept. could volunteer with traffic control on Michigan Ave. during their Parma Days on Sept. 26, 2009. Betz moved to allow our Springport Officers to volunteer their help with the parade, supported by Sebastian.  Vote taken Sebastian, Keeler, Mitchell –yes, Betz- no,motion carried.
Fire Board:
Mitchell reported that the firemen would like to purchase portable radios forfiretrucks, portable radios would help with insurance coverage for fire crew and home owners.
Unfinished Business:
Pierson cemetery, we are not sure who the sextant is, Cindy Hasenick agreed to look on the internet for information.
New Business;
    Sebastian moved to accept Cindy Hasenick as the new Deputy Clerk to replace Rebecca Wilson, supported by Betz, motion carried.
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At 8:27 The Board entered into executive session to discuss findings  from the State Review Board concerning  parcel audits of properties in the Springport Township.
Sebastian moved to come out of executive session at 8:46 pm, supported by Betz, motion passes.
Sebastian moved to accept a bid from Jim Wardius @ $25.00 per parcel and Kyt Hoover @ $5.00 per parcel to reevaluate parcels in the Springport Township and correct as needed, with the condition that each has their own liability insurance and act as a subcontractor to the township, supported by Betz, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50pm.
Respectively submitted,
Dena Keeler, Clerk