Meeting Minutes

Township Meeting Minutes

December 11, 2013 Meeting Minutes

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Crystal Community Center

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Johnston at 7:00 p.m. and followed by the

Pledge of Allegiance.

Members Present: Chris Johnston, Ted Padgett, Kurt McCracken and Bob Naumann.

Absent: Jason Anderson

Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.

Superintendent of Carson City-Crystal Area Schools, Kevin Murphy, outlined a May

2014 Bond Proposal, answering questions as well.

Approval of Agenda: Motion by Naumann, supported by Padgett to approve the agenda

as amended (Moved Roger Gooding’s Closed Session to the end of new business so that the

Board would be in closed session just once to discuss his evaluation and real estate) and

accept the Consent Agenda. Motion carried- all ayes.

Consent Agenda: Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to approve the Consent

Agenda. Motion carried- all ayes. Items in the Consent Agenda included:

a. Approve Draft Minutes of the November 13, 2013 Meeting.

b. Township Billsc.

Approve Treasurer’s Report

d. Approve Crystal/Duck Lake Sanitary Sewer Bills.

Reports: were given

Correspondence: Monthly correspondence was presented.

Unfinished Business:

Police Contract: Motion by McCracken supported by Naumann to contract police

coverage with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department for five months in 2014. The

contract would start May 1, 2014 and end September 30, 2014 at the same monthly rate as

the 2013 contract.

Motion carried- Ayes: Naumann, McCracken, Johnston Nays: Padgett

New Business:

Montcalm Alliance Resolution: Motion by Naumann supported by McCracken to

Adopt Resolution 12112013 asking the Montcalm County Commissioners to allow the

people to vote on any millage supporting the Montcalm Alliance.

Roll call vote: Aye: McCracken, Padgett, Naumann and Johnston

Resolution was declared adopted by Supervisor Johnston

Motion by Naumann supported by Padgett to enter closed session to discuss employee

evaluation, Roger Gooding (at the request of the employee) and to consider a real estate

purchase. Roll Call Vote: Aye: Padgett, McCracken, Naumann and Johnston

Absent: Anderson Time: 7:56 pm

Motion by Naumann supported by McCracken to reconvene open session.

Roll Call Vote: Aye: Padgett, McCracken, Naumann and Johnston

Absent: Anderson Time: 8:30 pm

DPW Evaluations: Motion by Naumann supported by McCracken to keep Roger

Gooding’s salary the same but to provide him with another week of vacation, providing

Mr. Gooding with a total of three weeks of vacation for 2014. Motion carried – All Ayes

Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.

Adjournment- Motion by McCracken, supported by Padgett to adjourn the meeting at

8:37 p.m. Motion carried- all ayes.

Thomas Marek