December 14, 2016 Meeting Minutes
CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES
December 14, 2016
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, Patty Baker-Marek, George Bahm
Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.
Approval of Agenda and Consent Agenda: Motion by McCracken, supported by Padgett to approve the Agenda and Consent Agenda as present. Motion carried-all ayes.
Consent Agenda: Motion by Padgett, supported by McCracken to approve the Consent Agenda which included the following items:
Approve the November 9, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes
Approve Township Bills
MOTION CARRIED – all ayes
Reports: reports were presented.
Montcalm County Buzz-Ron Braman, Next Commission meeting Monday, Dec 19 @ 1:30
Fire Report-Scott Brundage, Free Movie and Santa on Main Street Saturday, Dec 17 @ 12
DPW-Roger Gooding, started picking up leaves on October 1 finished on December 3 -67 loads.
-some flags were stolen from the cemetery prior to removal on Veterans Day
-purchased a new rubber blade for the snow plow
-requesting approval to close gym from Christmas day to New Years to do the floors
-unable to take 3 weeks vacation, no replacement-requesting to hold over until new person is hired or being paid off.
Sewer District Report-Scott Brundage, received 7 applications for the Office Specialist Position
-Billing payments are up to date, getting ready for the next cycle to start Jan 3
-waiting on new passwords to pay the State/IRS wage tax
-Remove Bob Naumann from all bank accounts.
Duck Lake Improvement, Dick Walthorn-next meeting in January
DDA, David White-Recommending to amend the by-laws to reduce the membership to 8, and appoint Ron Flinn to vacant position. Motion by McCracken, seconded by Johnston to approve. Motion Carried-opposed Baker-Marek, ayes, Johnston, McCracken, Bahm, Padgett
Correspondence: Monthly correspondence was presented.
a. Crystal Sanitary Sewer Agreement: Resolution to establish the Crystal Township Sanitary Drainage District. Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm. Roll Call vote: Bahm-supported, Baker-Marek-supported, Johnston-supported, Padgett-supported, McCracken-supported: Motion carried
b. Police Contract: Motion to sign the contract with Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department for police coverage January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 at $75,000. Motion by Bahm, seconded by Padgett. Motion carried-all ayes.
c. Hiring Sewer Office Assistant, agreed to conduct interviews held by Johnston and Bahm. Schedule Special Meeting on December 21 @ 7 for recommendation to hire. Motion by Bahm, seconded by Johnston. Motion carried all ayes.
Library Relocation Committee, establish committee, B Naumann, G Bahm and E White and P McShosh. Supported by All
Web Site, agreed that Baker-Marek can develop a Township Web Site since the County’s no longer supports the local townships.
DPW-replacement. Agreed to posting of vacant position with application due by Dec 28 @ 3 pm. Hours vary, minimum wage. Motion by Johnston, supported by Baker-Marek to establish interview committee, McCracken, Baker-Marek, Gooding. Motion carried all ayes.
Medical Marijuana Dispensary, MTA meeting Feb 21 to get more information on potential Ordinance to allow Dispensaries.
Community Center-Gooding and Baker-Marek to meet to develop a contract for CC rentals and payment schedule.
Public Comment: The public was allowed time for comment.
Adjournment: Motion by McCracken, seconded by Baker-Marek to adjourn the meeting at 8:29 p.m. Motion carried-all ayes.
SUBMITTED: Patty Baker-Marek, Clerk