Springport Township Board Meeting
Sept. 10th, 2012
On Sept 10th, 2012, 7:00 pm. At the Springport Township Hall Supervisor Lincoln called to order the regular monthly meeting of the Springport Township Board. Board members present were, Betz, Mitchell, Lincoln, Keeler and Sebastian. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
County Commissioner Cliff Herl was absent but Sarah Lightner reported on the news from the County Commissioners Office.
There was no public comment.
Sebastian moved to accept the minutes of Aug. 13, 2012, motion supported by Betz, motion passed.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to approve the minutes of a special meeting on Aug. 31st, 2012, motion also passed.
Betz reported the following treasurer’s report; general fund checking has a balance of $154,408.22, police has $41,536.84 COPS fund a balance of $5,768.60 and fire operating $60,366.08. Sebastian moved to approve the treasurer’s report subject to audit, supported by Mitchell, motion passed. Sebastian moved to allow Betz to proceed with White & Hotchkiss recommendations in pursuing and collecting trailer fees from Spring Harbor, Mitchell supported the motion , it passed.
Sebastian moved to approve payment of post audit police bills in the amount of $2,787.98, motion supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to approve payment of the COPS post audit bills of $1,456.79, motion passed.
Sebastian moved to approve the post audit bills for $259.07, supported by Betz, motion passed.
Betz moved to deduct $150.00 from 101-215-960 Education & training and credit 101- 215-215-730 Postage, and deduct $50.00 from 101-262-900 Printing, $50.00 from 101-262-870 mileage and $300.00 from 101-262-977 and credit 101-262-726 supplies ,supported by Sebastian, motion carried.
Sebastian moved to pay general fund bills of $4,355.44, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to pay police bills of $6,555.72,motion carried.
Sebastian moved to pay COPS bills in the amount of $1,588.18, supported by Mitchell, motion carried.
Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell to approve payment of Fire bills on $20,392.70, motion passed.
Chief Luce gave the police report, we hired a new part-time officer, Josh Watson. August was a slow month and complaints were down somewhat from previous months. Traffic Safety Grant expired on August 30, Sept. 1st will start the program over.
Springport School has expressed wishes to once again enter in to contract with the Township for police patrol in the school occasionally and at after school events. Chief Luce was asked about his retirement benefits, he said he would prefer a Roth IRA, which would be post taxable.
Police Administration Board did not meet.
There was no Planning Commission meeting.
Fire Board will meet Sept. 17th.
There was nothing new concerning the lawsuit between Speese and the Township.
Discussion was held concerning the possibility of contracting Northwest Refuge to have the Recycling Bins in town twice a month. Betz moved to make a budget amendment by deducting $1,000.00 from 101-265-812 (Building Maintenance) and enter a new line item for Recycling payment which would include the $600.00 that the Village as agreed to contribute, Supported by Sebastian, motion passed.
Betz moved to contract with Northwest Refuge for two bins to be used for recycling twice a month beginning in September which would only have once per month, supported by Sebastian, motion carried. Betz then moved to put a notice in the Signal that the trash ordinance would be strongly enforced at the recycle area, supported by Sebastian and the motion passed. Any donations made by the public for use of the center can be made at the Village office.
Sebastian moved that we pay Lt. Molton his requested vacation and sick days out of the COPS Grant if approved by White & Hotchkiss, motion supported by Betz, motion passed. Sebastian moved to implement into our “Policy and Procedures” manual that 40 hours each of vacation and sick days will be allowed to be carried over for one year after the approval of the wording of White & Hotchkiss, Betz supported the motion and it carried.
Sebastian moved to approve the Zoning Amendment per the Zoning Board recommendations for the Lincoln property on Parma Road, supported by Mitchell, motion passed, Lincoln abstained from voting.
Motion by Sebastian to adopt Resolution 11-12 Billing for Illegal Burning and Non-Resident Rescues, supported by Mitchell, Board members voting in favor of adopting the resolution were Sebastian, Mitchell, Keeler, Betz and Lincoln. Supervisor Lincoln declared the resolution adopted.
Sebastian moved to approve the adoption of the Jackson County Hazard Mitigation Plan, Resolution # 11-12, motion supported by Keeler. Voting “Aye “in favor of the resolution were Sebastian, Keeler, Betz, Lincoln and Mitchell. The resolution was adopted.
Sebastian moved to adjourn at 8:15pm, meeting adjourned.