Meeting Minutes

Township Meeting Minutes

February 8, 2012 Meeting Minutes

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

7:00 p.m.

Crystal Community Center

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Braman at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Pledge of

Allegiance.

Members Present: Charlie Braman, Bob Naumann, Dennis Lance, Curt McCracken and

Jeremiah Stone. Absent- None

Public Comment: None

Approval of Agenda: Motion by Lance, supported by Stone to approve the agenda as

presented with the addition of item 13. g. Collecting Late Fee for Winter Taxes. Motion

carried- all ayes.

Consumer Power Gas Franchise: Yolanda Lewis from Consumers Power reviewed the new

30 year Gas Franchise Agreement (Ordinance 18) and answered questions.

Approval of the Draft Minutes of the January11, 2011 Regular Board Meeting: Motion

by Stone, supported by Lance to approve the Minutes. Motion carried- all ayes.

Approval of the Township Bills: Motion by Stone, supported by Lance 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 Stone, supported by

Lance to approve the Sewer bills as presented. Motion carried- all ayes.

Reports: Were presented.

Motion by Stone, supported by McCracken to accept the Jaws and Rescue Truck (1997 Chevy

3500) from Montcalm County. Motion carried – all ayes.

Correspondence: Clerk Naumann and Supervisor Braman presented the monthly

correspondence. The Board directed Clerk Naumann to complete the suggested letter

supporting Michigan Rural Water.

Unfinished Business:

Appoint Board of Review Members: Motion by Braman, supported by Naumann to appoint

Chris Johnston, John Ryan and Bill Powell to the Board of Review. Motion carried – all

Ordinance 15A: Our attorney, Cliff Bloom is working on the new ordinance.

Fire Hall Addition: Clerk Naumann reported that our Attorney advised that existing language

on our Fire Department millage does not allow for construction expenses.

Lakeside Resort Litigation: Our attorney received a second set of interrogatories. Additional

expenses with the Township Attorney, Cliff Bloom were $1,065.00.

Audit: Motion by Naumann supported by Lance to adopt Resolution 02082012A transferring

funds into the Lighting District and increasing the Special Assessment. Motion carried – all

ayes

Poverty Guidelines: Motion by Stone, supported by McCracken to adopt Resolution

02082012B establishing the Poverty Guidelines for Crystal Township. Motion carried – all

ayes

Alternate Board of Review Dates: Motion by Stone, supported by Lance to adopt Resolution

02082012C adopting alternate dates as allowed by law for the March, July and December

Board of Review. Motion carried – all ayes

New Business:

Presidential Primary Election Workers: Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to

appoint Phil Woodruff Chairperson, Trisha Saylor Assistant Chair, Bob Naumann, Diane

Alexander, Roger Gooding Jr,, Judy Stockwell as election workers and Karen Braman, Kerin

Naumann as the Receiving Board. Motion carried – all ayes

Consumer Power Gas Franchise; Ordinance 18: Motion by Lance, supported by Stone to

adopt Ordinance 18 entitled ‘Consumers Energy Company Gas Franchise Ordinance’.

Roll call vote: McCracken, aye; Lance, aye; Braman, aye; Stone, aye; Naumann, aye Motion

carried

Township Board Salaries: Motion by Stone to reduce Board salaries by 5%. Motion died due

to lack of support.

DPW Location: Motion by Stone that the DPW facility not be located in the Community

Center. Motion died due to lack of support.

Late fee for taxes: Motion by Lance, supported by Stone not to charge a late fee or interest

for tax payments received between February 14, 2012 and March 1, 2012. Motion carried –

all ayes

Public Comment: Naumann asked Board if we could discuss billing the Carson City Library

for utilities at next meeting, Board agreed to have the item on the agenda

Adjournment- Motion by Stone, supported by McCracken to adjourn the meeting at 9:02

p.m. Motion carried- all ayes.

Thomas Marek