Meeting Minutes

Township Meeting Minutes

February 13, 2013 Meeting Minutes

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

7:00 p.m.

Crystal Community Center

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Johnston at 7:02 p.m. and followed by the Pledge of

Allegiance.

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

Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.

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

moving up two new business items d. and h. following approval of the agenda. Motion carried- all ayes.

Kelly Martin- Renting space for professional services. Motion by Naumann, supported by Anderson to

enter into a 6 month agreement with Kelly Martin to rent a room for counseling at a rate of $12.50 per day of

use. Motion carried- all ayes.

Steel Wheels Ordinance- Carl Harder presented information to the board regarding a Steel Wheels Ordinance.

Approval of the Draft Minutes of the January 9, 2012 Regular Board Meeting: Motion by McCracken,

supported by Naumann to approve the draft minutes as presented. Motion carried- all ayes.

Approval of the Township Bills: Motion by Padgett, 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 Padgett to

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

Reports: Reports were presented.

Correspondence: Clerk Naumann presented correspondence for the month.

Unfinished Business:

Fire Hall Addition- Scott Brundage shared information regarding the architectural drawings for the Fire Hall

Addition.

Board of Review-Motion by Naumann, supported by Anderson to adopt the resolution to adopt alternate

start dates for the Board of Review to March, July and December 2013. Roll Call: Jason, Kurt, Bob, Ted,

Chris. Motion carried- all ayes.

Appoint Board of Review Members- Motion by McCracken, supported by Naumann to appoint John Ryan,

Bill Powell and Richard Walthorn to 2 year terms on the Board of Review. Motion carried- all ayes.

Establish a Recreation Committee/Ordinance- The Board will review the existing ordinance.

New Business:

Winter Taxes/Charging interest from February 14th through February 28th- Motion by Naumann, supported

by McCracken to not collect interest on Winter Taxes from February 14th through February 28th. Motion

carried- all ayes.

Consumers Lighting District Contract- The Board discussed the Consumers Lighting District Contract and will

address again at next meeting.

Cemetery Policy, Pricing and Niche Systems and Signage- The Board will continue to review policies and

pricing and will consider the Niche Systems and Signage.

Chloride Contract- The Board suggests modifications to the proposed contract and will present them to the

Road Commission.

Consent Agenda- The Board agreed to try using a Consent Agenda format at the next meeting.

Public Comment- Supervisor Johnston suggested going to one public comment format at the beginning of

Board Meetings. The Board discussed and agreed to leave both public comment sections at the beginning and

end of Board Meeting agendas.

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

Adjournment- Motion by McCracken, supported by Padgett to adjourn the meeting at 8:37 p.m. Motion

carried- all ayes.

Thomas Marek