Meeting Minutes

Township Meeting Minutes

December 9, 2015 Meeting Minutes

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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, Jason Anderson, Bob Naumann. Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.

Approval of Agenda: Motion by Naumann, supported by Anderson to approve the agenda with the following amendments: Move item g. in Unfinished Business (DPW evaluation) to a Closed Session item prior to Public Comment at the end of the Meeting. Addition of item e. to New Business to allow an additional Public comment. Removed item a. from the Consent Agenda for a correction on a vote. Motion carried- all ayes.

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

Approval of Draft Minutes of the November 11, 2015 Regular Meeting.

Approval of Township Bills.

Approval of Treasurer's Report

Approval of Crystal/Duck Lake Sanitary Sewer Bills.

Motion carried- all ayes.

Motion by Naumann supported by Padgett to approve the Minutes of the October 23, 2015 special meeting, with the correction to the vote showing Ted Padgett as abstained. Motion carried – all ayes.

Reports: Reports were presented.

Correspondence: Monthly correspondence was presented.

Unfinished Business:

Community Center Bond Proposal- Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to allow the Clerk to contact the Township Attorney to seek guidance and cost projections on moving forward with a bond proposal for the Community Center. Motion carried- all ayes.

Deputy Clerk and Deputy Treasurer Wages- Motion by Naumann, supported by Anderson to adjust the wages for the Deputy Clerk and Deputy Treasurer to an hourly rate of $15.00 per hour starting January 1, 2016, not to exceed $1,000 in the fiscal year. Motion carried- all ayes.

New Business:

Motion by Anderson, supported by McCracken to approve a $1,500 pay increase for Sewer District employee, Kevin Loomis. Motion carried- all ayes.

Public Comment: The public was allowed time for comment.

Closed Session: Motion by Padgett, supported by McCracken to go into Closed Session at 8:24pm for the purpose of conducting Roger Gooding's evaluation. Roll Call: Anderson, Naumann, Johnston, Padgett, McCracken. Motion carried- all ayes.

Return to Open Session: Motion by Naumann, supported by Padgett to return to Open Session at 9:15pm. Roll Call: Naumann, aye; McCracken, aye; Padgett, aye; Anderson, aye; Johnston, aye. Motion carried – all ayes

Motion by Naumann to increase Roger Gooding’s wages by 75 cents an hour. Motion died due to lack of support.

Motion by Padgett to postpone decision on salary increase for Roger Gooding. Motion died due to lack of support.

Motion by McCracken supported by Anderson to increase Roger Gooding’s salary by a dollar an hour. Motion carried 4 to 1 with Naumann opposed.

Motion to adjourn by McCracken supported by Anderson at 9:27 pm. Motion carried – all ayes

Adjournment: Motion by supported by to adjourn the meeting at Motion carried- all ayes.

Thomas Marek