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September 13, 2017 Meeting Minutes

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING

September 13, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Crystal Community Center

 

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor, Chris Johnston at 7:00 p.m. and followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Members Present:   Curt McCracken, George Bahm, Patty Baker-Marek, and Chris Johnston

 

Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.

 

Approval of Agenda and Accept the Consent Agenda:  Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to approve the agenda moving items A & B from New Business to before reports and accept the consent agenda Motion carried- all ayes.

 

Approval of the Consent Agenda:  Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to approve the consent agenda.  Motion carried-all ayes.

 

NEW BUSINESS: 

  1. Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by McCracken to approve the following Resolution

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP

MONTCALM COUNTY, Michigan

Resolution #09132017

Egg Destruction and Round Up of Mute Swans on Crystal Lake

At a regular meeting of the Township of Crystal, Montcalm County, Michigan held on September 13,2017.

Present: Chris Johnston, Curt McCracken, George Bahm and Patty Baker-Marek

The following resolution was offered by Baker-Marek and seconded by McCracken.

                Egg Destruction and Round up of Mute Swans on Crystal Lake as follows:

WHERE AS: the Crystal Township Board understands the DNR position of controlling the Mute Swan population.  They are an invasive species harmful to Humans, Native Wildlife and Wetland Habitat.

WHERE AS: the Crystal Township Board understands the Crystal Lake Association is in agreement with the DNR on controlling the Mute Swan population.

WHERE AS: the Crystal Township Board recognizes the Crystal Lake Association motion at their August 26, 2017 meeting to allow the DNR to come on the lake and destroy nests and eggs of the Mute Swans.

WHERE AS: the Crystal Township Board recognizes the Crystal Lake Association motion is to allow the DNR to come in and capture and kill the Mute Swans in order to control the Mute Swan population.

WHERE AS: the Crystal Township Board will not incur any expenses related to the Mute Swan due to the egg destruction and roundup of Mute Swans.

Now THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Crystal Township Board approves the request from the Crystal Lake Association to allow the DNR to come on Crystal Lake, Montcalm County for the period of 2017 through 2022 to destroy Mute Swan nests and eggs and remove the live Mute Swans from Crystal Lake.

RESOLVED by Baker-Marek, seconded by McCracken

Approved by: Chris Johnston, Supervisor

                                Patty Baker-Marek, Clerk

                                George Bahm, Trustee

                                Curt McCracken, Trustee

The undersigned, being the duly qualified and action Clerk o Crystal Township Montcalm County, Michigan, hereby certifies that (1) the foregoing is a true and complete copy of the resolution duly adopted by the Township Board at a regular meeting held September 13, 2017 at which meeting a quorum was present and remained throughout, (2) the original thereof is on file in the records in my office. (3) the meeting was conducted, and public notice thereof was given, pursuant to the in full compliance with the Open Meetings Act (act No. 26, Public Acts of Michigan, 1976, as ameded) (4) minutes of such meeting were kept and will be or have been made available as required thereby.

Patty Baker-Marek

Dated: September 13, 2017

 

  1.  Treasurer applications: Reviewed applications received for Treasurer position, Questions candidate was asked several questions, allowed time from comments from each candidate and the public.  Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by McCracken to appoint Nancy Mills to treasurer position.  Motion carried -all ayes.

Reports: Reports were presented.

Montcalm County: Ron Braman-Discussed a variance hearing that allowed building a garage on property lines that was approved by the Economic Development Committee-encouraged we look into zoning or further ordinances so township has control of these types of variances instead of the county.

Fire: Scott Brundage-3 new applications, 1 recruit starting at the academy in October. Motion by McCracken, seconded by Baker-Marek to approve selling the 1984 Ford Air Van to the Montcalm County Fire Honor Guard.  Motion carried-all ayes.

 DPW: Roger Gooding-Cemetery signs up, Welcome to Crystal sign redone, Hockey Rink torn down.

Sewer District Report: Scott Brundage-Had a meeting with the assessor to discuss Address change procedure.

Duck Lake Improvement: Richard Walthorn-public meeting October 9 at 6:00, weed control has been a success for the year, still one more application.

DDA:David Wight-Power Point presentation

Montcalm Police Report: Officer Snyder, report submitted.  Asking us to set up a time and date for parents to pay restitution for damage to Noll Park.

Blight Committee: Patty Baker-Marek:  Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by McCracken to approve funding a Fall Clean-up in the amount of $4500.  Motion carried-all-ayes.

 Correspondence: Monthly correspondence was presented.

  1. Remonumentation

  2. Consumers Notice of Hearing

  3. Chemical-Fire Dept CD

  4. Humane Society

  5. Duck Lake Improvement Board

    1. Underpayment

    2. Benefit factor change

  6. MSU Extension, Tourism Meeting

Unfinished Business:  

  1. Community Center Roof.  Motion by Bahm, seconded by McCracken to accept bid from Bornor Restoration Inc. to  repair the Roof Leaks in the amount of $2800.  Motion carried-ayes all.

New Business:

  1.  Insurance: Agreed to hold a Special Meeting for a presentation by David Bellinger from Ted Hartleb Agency to present new insurance quote.

  2. Evaluation-Roger Gooding: Chris asked that everyone complete an evaluation and return to him for review.

  3. Public Comment/Limit: Discussion regarding changing Public Comment to at beginning of meeting only, also to limit public comment to 3 minutes.

  4. Bank Accounts: Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by McCracken to update all names on Chemical Bank Accounts as follows:

    CD ******9080, remove R Naumann, D Lance, T Padgett adding P Baker-Marek and N Mills

    CD ******5057, remove Pamela Greenhoe adding David Wight

    ChemFlex 6252036659 remove T Padgett adding Nancy Mills

    Checking ****061 remove T Padgett

    Checking ****074 remove T Padgett

    Checking ****090 remove T Padgett adding Nancy Mills

    Checking ******5156 remove T Padgett adding Nancy Mills

    Checking ******3689 remove T Padgett adding Nancy Mills

    Motion carried-ayes all.

 

 Public Comment:  The public was allowed time for comment.

Adjournment:  Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to adjourn the meeting at 9:08 p.m.  Motion carried- all ayes.

 

SUBMITTED BY:

 

 

Patty Baker-Marek, Clerk

Thomas Marek