Meeting Minutes

Township Meeting Minutes

February 8, 2017 Meeting Minutes



February 8, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Crystal Community Center

The meeting was called to order by Clerk, Pat Baker-Marek at 7:00 p.m. and followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion by Baker-Marek, Seconded by Padgett to appoint Curt McCracken as President Pro tem for the meeting in the absence of Supervisor Johnston. Motion carried-all ayes

Members Present: Ted Padgett, Curt McCracken, George Bahm and Patty Baker-Marek.

Absent: Chris Johnston

Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.

-Concern that payment for taxes were not cashed timely. Made payment January 13 check still not cleared.

-Request to see report of revenues received monthly to be included in public packet.

-Office door security

-Pursue grants for repairs necessary for Community Center Repairs, roof, heating etc…..

-Has the Carson City Library ever written a grant for our branch?

-Expressed opinion that repairs to Community Center be completed before spending the money to remodel the rooms necessary for the Library Relocation.

-Request to donate a play structure 28 X 26 to be located in the "Beach" area.

Approval of Agenda and Consent Agenda: Motion by Padgett, seconded by Baker-Marek to approve the agenda and consent agenda which included the following items, pulling the Township Bills for review:

  1. a. January 11, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes
  2. b. Crystal/Duck Lake Sanitary Sewer Bills

Motion carried- all ayes.

Motion by McCracken, seconded by Padgett to pay Yeo and Yeo $3650 for audit bill, not the $2150 until further clarification of 20% fee. Motion carried-all ayes.

Motion by Bahm, seconded by Padgett to pay all other bills as presented. Motion carried-all ayes.

Reports: Reports were presented.

Montcalm County: Ron Braman-County has not taken any action to remove the recycle bins.

Fire: Scott Brundage-Air Tanks that were purchased last month have been received and will be installed next week. They are working with American Red Cross of offer free Fire Extinguishers to home owners, sign up in the Township Office.

DPW: Roger Gooding-Presented cost of possible installing new LED lights in the Community Center, 210 bulbs $1627, he will check into possible rebates. Replacement could save substantially on Consumer bill. Has had repairs on the boiler system in the past month. He is working with Enerco to get the chemicals adjusted since they have not been monitored since Spring of last year.

Sewer District Report: Scott Brundage-All Journal Entries and General Ledger have been reconciled.

Duck Lake Improvement: David Wight-next meeting in April

DDA:David Wight-Winterfest February 11.

Montcalm Police Report: Sheriff M Williams-The contract is for wages only does not include car, computer etc, actual cost is closer to $93,000. Time called out of township was for 2 hours in January to assist Carson City Officer.

Library Relocation Committee: G Bahm, expects to be presenting a proposal to the board next month of room changes and rough figures.

Correspondence: Monthly correspondence was presented.

Qualifying Statement-denial was read

Unfinished Business:

a. DPW Replacement-Motion by Bahm seconded by Padgett to conduct interviews for Part-time DPW position. Motion carried-all ayes.

-Discussion regarding job description and justification of duties

b. Community Center-Motion by Baker-Marek seconded by Padgett to adopt a Rental Agreement for Community Center Usage. Change deposit for the Community Room to $15 instead of $25. Motion carried-all ayes.

New Business:

1. Cassandra Gloden: Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Padgett to rent the "Boy Scout" room to Cassandra Gloden for Art and Painting Classes, Dance Classes, (Mom & Me) at $25 per month for 6 months. Lease to be signed. Motion carried-all ayes.

2. Resolution-2017-1 Alternative Dates for Board of Review. Motion by Baker-Marek seconded by Bahm to adopt.

Roll Call Vote: Bahm -Yea





Motion carried-all ayes

3. Poverty Standards: Motion by McCracken, seconded by Padgett to approve the Asset/Income Guidelines as presented. Motion carried-all ayes.

4. Tabled Resolution and Policy: Authorized Use of Automated Clearing House and Capitalization Policy. For each board member to review for next meeting.

5. Motion by Padgett, seconded by Bahm to send 2 BOR members to the MTA BOR training in Mt Pleasant on February 15. Motion carried-all ayes.

Public Comment: The public was allowed time for comment.

-Blight Ordinance-please follow through

-GYM Roof-$18,000-$20,000 for new shingles. Could we get a work group of volunteers together to replace the roof if township purchased the materials.

-To pay taxes on Point and Pay would cost $30-why can’t I pay with a credit card in the office?

-Has an audit been completed to make sure that every house is hooked to the sewer

Adjournment: Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to adjourn the meeting at 8:49 p.m. Motion carried- all ayes.


Patty Baker-Marek, Clerk

Thomas Marek