February 12, 2014 Meeting Minutes
CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Wednesday, February 12, 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 Allegiance.
Members Present: All
Public Comment: Heard comments from the public. Agreed to place bench in front of
Crystal Historical Society Building
Approval of Agenda and Acceptance of the Consent Agenda: Motion by McCracken
supported by Naumann to approve the agenda and accept the Consent Agenda. Motion
carried- all ayes.
Consent Agenda: Motion by Naumann, supported by Anderson to approve the Consent
Agenda. Motion carried- all ayes. Items in the Consent Agenda included:
a. Approve Draft Minutes of the January 8, 2014 Meeting.
b. Township Billsc.
Approve Treasurer’s Report
d. Approve Crystal/Duck Lake Sanitary Sewer Bills.
Reports: were given
Correspondence: Monthly correspondence was presented.
Sealed Bids for 1987and 2002 Dodge: Motion by Naumann supported by McCracken
to accept the bids from Perry Carter in the amount of $1,900.00 for the 1987 Dodge
and $2,500.00 for the 2002 Dodge. If Carter declines either bid the trucks will be sold
to the next highest bidder. Motion carried – All Ayes
Library Proposal: Motion by McCracken, supported by Padgett to offer the Carson
City Library a two year contract for 1800 square feet (two classrooms in the 1962
addition) to locate the Crystal Library (offer would include all electrical, heating,
cooling and garbage collection) Options would include phone at $60.00 per month
and cleaning at $500.00 per month. At the end of the two year lease an increase in rent
could not exceed 10% unless the Crystal Township Board can show that utilities have
increased more than that amount.
Police Contract: Motion by Naumann supported by McCracken, to accept the contract
from the Montcalm County Sheriff for road patrol May through September 2014.
Aye: Naumann, Johnston, McCracken Nay: Anderson, Padgett Motion carried.
Poverty Exemptions: Motion by Padgett supported by McCracken to set the poverty
exemptions for 2014 as presented (Federal Guideline) Motion carried – all ayes
Resolution to adopt Alternative Board of Review Dates Motion by Naumann
supported by McCracken to accept the Resolution providing for Alternative Board
of Review Dates in March, July and December. Roll call vote: Johnston, aye;
McCracken, aye; Anderson, aye; Naumann, aye; Padgett, aye Motion carried
FYI: Board of Review March 2014:
Wednesday March 12 from 9 till 3 and Thursday March 13 from 3 till 9
Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.
Adjournment- Motion by McCracken, supported by Anderson to adjourn the meeting at
8:03 p.m. Motion carried- all ayes