Meeting Minutes

Township Meeting Minutes

April 11, 2012 Meeting Minutes

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Crystal Community Center

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

Members Present: Charlie Braman, Bob Naumann, Dennis Lance, Curt McCracken and Jeremiah Stone

Approval of Agenda: Motion by Lance, supported by Stone to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carriedall

ayes.

Approval of the Draft Minutes of the March 14, 2012 Regular Board Meeting: Motion by Lance, supported

by McCracken to approve the draft minutes as presented. Motion carried- all ayes.

Approve the Draft Minutes of March 28, 2012 Special Meeting: Motion by Lance, supported by McCracken to

approve the draft minutes as presented. Motion carried- all ayes.

Approval of the Township Bills: Motion by Lance, supported by McCracken to approve the bills as presented.

Motion carried- all ayes.

Treasurer Report: Motion by Naumann, supported by Stone to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented.

Motion carried- all ayes.

Approval of Crystal/Duck Lake Sanitary Sewer Bills: Motion by Naumann, supported by Lance to approve the

Sewer bills as presented. Motion carried- all ayes.

Reports: Presented.

Correspondence: Clerk Naumann presented the monthly correspondence.

Unfinished Business:

Wastewater Facility hiring regular employees for positions of Administrator, Office Specialist and Assistant

Operator: Motion by Naumann, supported by Stone to not post the positions of Office Specialist and Assistant

Operator and appoint the people currently working in these positions as the regular employees. Discussion-

Supervisor Braman supported Clerk Naumann’s position that the current people have done a satisfactory job

for over two years. Trustee Stone suggested an exception be made to declare the two employees permanent

employees. Motion defeated- all ayes.

Clerk Naumann will draft a resolution to present at the next meeting to appoint the two current employees to the

positions as Office Specialist and Assistant Operator.

The Board will post the position of Sewer Administrator and review applications and conduct interviews in May.

Ordinance 15A Draft: Motion by Naumann, supported by Stone to contact the Township Attorney for advisement

on abolishing Ordinance 15A. Motion carried- all ayes.

Motion by Lance, supported by Stone to contact the Township Attorney for clarification on questions the Board

discussed as a result of the recent Draft of Ordinance 15A. Motion carried- all ayes.

Code of Ethical Conduct (Township Ethics Policy): Motion by McCracken, supported by Naumann to not pursue

further development of the Township Ethics Policy. Ayes- Braman, Lance, McCracken, Naumann. Nay- Stone.

Motion carried.

Community Center Time/Temperature Sign: Motion by Braman, supported by Stone to commit $3,000 of

Township money to add to the $5,000 from the DDA and $1,750 in donations for the purchase of a digital sign

with the design agreed upon between the DDA and the Township Board. Ayes- Naumann, Stone, McCracken,

Braman. Nay- Lance. Motion carried.

New Business:

DPWTree

Survey- Trustee Stone suggested the trees in the park and on South Shore be assessed for safety. Trustee

Stone and Lance will look into this further and report back to the Board.

Porta Johns- Motion by Naumann, supported by Stone to accept the bid from Jason’s Septic & Portables LLC for

Township Porta John service to be paid in one lump sum of $2,100 w/a 5% discount. Motion carried- all ayes.

DWP Laptop- Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to purchase a laptop from CMS for a total $549 for

DPW use. Ayes- Naumann, McCracken, Lance, Braman. Nay- Stone. Motion carried.

Montcalm County Road Commission: Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to approve the Brine

Contract with Montcalm County for a total of $25,630.00. Motion carried- all ayes.

Liquor License Transfer: Motion by Naumann, supported by Stone to approve the Resolution for Liquor License

Transfer from Thomas R. Harry to Darlene Carmody. Motion carried- all ayes. Roll Call vote on Resolution:

Jerry, Bob, Charlie, Dennis, Kurt, all ayes. Resolution adopted.

Township Banking Update: Motion by Naumann, supported by Stone to move the Township money into noninterest

bearing business account with Chemical Bank. Motion carried- all ayes.

Adjournment: Motion by Lance, supported by McCracken to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m. Motion carriedall

ayes.

Thomas Marek