Meeting Minutes

Township Meeting Minutes

February 12, 2014 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.

Unfinished Business:

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.

New Business:

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

Thomas Marek