April 9, 2014 Meeting Minutes
CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Crystal Community Center
The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Johnston at 7:01 p.m. and followed by the Pledge of
The public was allowed to make public comments.
Motion made by Johnston, seconded by McCracken to have the Treasurer, Ted J. Padgett, take the
minutes; due to the Clerk and Deputy Clerk were both absent; Ayes all.
Heard from Drain Commissioner Raines on consolidating the township drains into one draining
district and connect any “orphan” drains that may fall in the boundaries.
Motion made by McCracken, seconded by Anderson to approve petition drafted Montcalm County
Drain Commission to: Consolidate County Drains within the Crystal Outlet Drain (AKA Fuller
Extension Drain and No. 103) And to extend existing county drains and/or any additions as
determined necessary at the Board of Determination. Ayes all motion carried.
Heard from Tim Scott, Director of Central Dispatch, on the upcoming 9-1-1 surcharge renewal that
will be on the May ballot.
Heard from David Wight from the Crystal Township Historical Society on his idea to turn the current
library into a museum if the Library Board chooses to re-locate into the Crystal Community Center.
He also plans to attend the May meeting of the Library Board to give them his idea.
Motion by Padgett, seconded by McCracken to approve the agenda and accept the consent agenda,
Consent Agenda: Motion by Anderson, supported by McCracken to approve the Consent Agenda.
Motion carried- all ayes. Items in the Consent Agenda included:
a. Approve Draft Minutes of the February 26, 2014 March 12, 2014 and March 26, 2014 meetings
c. Approve Treasurer’s Report
d. Approve Crystal/Duck Lake Sanitary Sewer Bills.
Motion by McCraken, seconded by Anderson to have DeGram Electric LLC to hook up the siren in the
park for $5890.00, since Crystal TV and Appliance decided not to do so, Ayes all.
Motion by McCracken, seconded by Padgett to add water well at the fire hall on to the special
meeting agenda, Ayes all.
Heard the annual meeting for the Duck Lake Approvement Board will be held July 7th at the Crystal
Motion by Johnston, seconded by McCracken to allow up to $1000.00 for the auction at Solid
Concrete with Anderson attending with Roger, Ayes all.
Motion by Padgett, seconded by McCracken to approve $31717.00 for three applications doublewide
of brine for the Summer, Ayes all.
Motion by McCraken, seconded by Anderson to accept the bid from Jason’s Septic in the amount of
$2230.00, Ayes all.
Heard from Sewer Manager Scott Brundage about filling a vacancy for part-time sewer help got
board approval to advertise in the Daily News and the Carson Gazette.
Motion by McCracken, seconded by Johnston to allow up to $800.00 for toolboxes for the DPW
truck, Ayes all.
Motion by Padgett, seconded by Anderson to hold a special meeting on April 23rd, 2014 for the
purpose of proposed millages and water well at the fire barn also to have them advertised in the
Daily News and Carson Gazette, Ayes all.
Motion to adjourn at 9:10 pm by McCracken, seconded by Anderson, Ayes all.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Treasurer Ted J. Padgett in the absence of the Clerk and Deputy