Meeting Minutes

Township Meeting Minutes

December 12, 2012 Meeting Minutes

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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: Jason Anderson, Bob Naumann, Chris Johnston, Ted Padgett, Kurt McCracken.

Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.

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

presented. Motion carried- all ayes.

Introduction of Township Attorney, Cliff Bloom: Attorney Cliff Bloom introduced himself to new Board

Members.

Approval of the Draft Minutes of the November 14, 2012 Regular Board Meeting: Motion by McCracken,

supported by Anderson to approve the Draft Minutes as presented. Motion carried- all ayes.

Approval of the Township Bills: Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to approve the bills as

presented. Motion carried- all ayes.

Treasurer Report: Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken 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 McCracken to

approve the bills as presented. Motion carried- all ayes.

Reports: Reports were presented.

Unfinished Business:

Montcalm County Sheriff Contract- Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to accept the

contract with the Sheriff’s Department as presented with a change to Item 5, setting the contract for one

year as opposed to three commencing on January 1, 2013 and ending on December 31, 2013. Motion

carried- all ayes.

Fire Department- Barn Addition/Well- Motion by Naumann, supported by Anderson to set a Board

Workshop date on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. for purpose of discussing the Fire Barn

Addition. Motion carried- all ayes.

Head Start Room Remodel- Motion by Padgett, supported by Naumann to approve the bid from

Millard’s in the amount of $7,200.00 to install the carpet in the Head Start room unless a bid from Superior

Carpet comes in lower. Motion carried- all ayes.

New Business:

Lighting District Resolution- Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to adopt the Lighting

District Resolution to Transfer Funds as presented. Roll Call: McCracken, Johnston, Anderson, Padgett,

Naumann. Motion carried- all ayes.

Filing Cabinets for Assessor- Motion by McCracken, supported by Anderson to authorize Clerk

Naumann to spend up to $800 at Staples for 3 new filing cabinets. Motion carried- all ayes.

Filing Cabinets for Storage Room- Motion by Anderson, supported by Padgett to offer up to $100 per

section on the sale on Craig’s List for filing cabinets. Motion carried- all ayes.

Feasibility of separating the 1934 addition from the 1963 addition on the Community Center- Motion by

Naumann to have Doug Weir, Engineer study the feasibility of separating the addition from the existing

Community Center. No support, motion failed.

Credit Card vs Debit Card- Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to eliminate the Debit Card

currently used by Township Clerk and get a Credit Card instead. Motion carried- all ayes.

Ordinance 15A- Crystal Lake Association Proposal- Motion by Anderson, supported by McCracken to

table the proposal until the next Board Meeting. Motion carried- all ayes.

Public Comment- The public was allowed time to make comments.

Adjournment- Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to adjourn the meeting at 9:03 p.m.

Motion carried- all ayes.

Thomas Marek