Springport Township Board Meeting

Sept 12 th, 2016

      The Springport Township regular monthly board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Schmidt at 7:00 on the12th of September.  All board members were present, with 2 guests.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

      The August 8th board minutes were presented and Sebastian moved to accept them, supported by Mitchell and it carried.

     Losey gave the treasurer’s report.  General fund balance is $190,601.36, police account balance is $171,603.12, fire operating balance is $102,869.09 and fire equipment is at $44,518.89.  Fire equipment and operating differed from August meeting, due to corrections within the accounts done by our auditor.  We also discovered that the COPS account which was closed out in March year end still owed the Township general fund start-up money.  Sebastian moved to pay back the loan of $4,960.00 by reducing police account fuel by $2,960.00, car repair by $1,000.00 and uniforms by $1,000.00, motion supported by Mitchell and it carried.  Sebastian moved to have fire equipment pay back fire C.D., this would allow remaining fire equipment money to be used for any equipment approved by the Board, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed.  Sebastian moved to accept the report for audit, supported by Mitchell and the motion passed.

Sebastian moved to approve post audit police bills in the amount of $5,459.72, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed.

Motion by Sebastian, supported by Mitchell

to approve post audit general fund bills of $243.79, motion carried.           

Sebastian moved to pay general fund bills in the amount of $11,116.77, motion supported by Mitchell and it passed unanimously.

Motion by Sebastian to pay police bills of $4,470.65, supported by Mitchell and all board members voted “aye”.

Motion by Sebastian to pay fire bills of $226.60, supported by Mitchell and all board members voted “aye”.

Police Report:  Officer Cain is back on duty.  The police department received trauma kits from the county for each officer to put in their duty bag.  Keeler moved to allow Luce to apply for the Region 2 grant, motion supported by Schmidt and it passed.

Committee Reports:

Police Board met on the 12th.  There was nothing major to report.

Planning Commission met on September 12th at 6:30.   They discussed a building request on Pope Church where the ground is extremely wet and will not support posts.  They will meet with the land owner.  Cowles requested his resignation for the Planning Committee, Schmidt asked him to send a letter with request.

Fire Board will meet Sept. 21st at 7:00.

Supervisor’s report;  Received letter from the State with their approval for assessing corrections as submitted.

Unfinished Business:   We are still working on wording for the Contract with the Village for “Blight Ordinance” contract.  Sebastian moved to contract with the Village for a police officer to enforce their zoning ordinance, supported by Mitchell, Sebastian then moved to amend the motion by adding Village will be billed $55.00 per regular hour and $75.00 for any overtime, amended motion  was supported by Mitchell and it passed.  The original motion also carried.  Sebastian moved to pay the enforcing officer their regular hourly rate, Mitchell supported it and it passed.

Sebastian talked to the Road Commission and they are waiting results for test holes on Springport Road.

Sebastian moved to contract with Modern Waste Systems, for 2 -30yd containers for a  “Township clean-up” day, supported by Keeler, motion passed.  Clean-up day is scheduled for October 8th from 9:00 am till 12:00, or dumpsters are full.

New Business:   

BS&A. Net  for general ledger, accounts payable and payroll is installed and working.

2014-15 audit is near completion, we should have the final at October Board meeting.

Board member comments:

Keeler suggested considering possible pay raise for Clerk and Treasurer for a retirement package.

Meeting adjourned at 7:45

Dena Keeler,