Meeting Minutes

Township Meeting Minutes

January 9, 2013 Meeting MInutes

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Crystal Community Center

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

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

Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.

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

Motion carried- all ayes.

Approval of the Draft Minutes of the December 12, 2012 Regular Board Meeting: Motion by Naumann,

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

Approval of the Draft Minutes of the January 2, 2013 Board Workshop: Motion by Padgett, supported by

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

Approval of the Township Bills: Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to approve the bills with the

removal of Check #17162 to the Montcalm County Drain Commission for $11,422.47. Motion carried- all ayes.

Treasurer Report: Motion by Naumann, supported by Padgett 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 McCracken 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- Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to appoint Steve Worth to work with

Lonny Fitzpatrick and prepare a rough draft of the Fire Hall Addition. Motion carried- all ayes.

Board of Review Appointment- Motion by Naumann, supported by Padgett to appoint Richard Walthorn to the

Board of Review for a one year term. Motion carried- all ayes.

Poverty Guidelines- Motion by Padgett, supported by Naumann to accept the Poverty Exemptions as

presented. Motion carried- all ayes.

Ordinance 15A/Crystal Lake Association Proposal- Motion by Padgett to not accept any proposals regarding the

lake pending settlement of the lawsuit. Motion failed due to lack of support.

Library Utilities- Motion by McCracken, supported by Naumann to bill Carson City Library for utilities

(phone, gas, electrical and content insurance) dating back to the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, 2012. Motion

carried- all ayes.

Township and Fire Department Computer Purchase- Motion by McCracken, supported by Padgett to purchase

2 laptop computers (one for Township use and one for Fire Department) along with necessary software. Motion

carried- all ayes.

New Business:

DPW Part Time Employee- Motion by Padgett, supported by Naumann to hire Steve Pung as temporary, parttime

DPW employee. Motion carried- all ayes.

Purchase of additional portable heaters- Motion by McCracken, supported by Naumann to purchase 2 portable

heaters (one from Carson City Lumber and one from Village Hardware). Motion carried- all ayes.

Establish a Recreation Committee- Motion by Padgett, supported by McCracken to re-establish the Parks and

Recreation Committee. Motion carried- all ayes.

Budget- Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to approve the line item adjustments as presented with

the exception of the drains at large. Motion carried- all ayes.

Crystal/Duck Lake Wastewater Facility Unit Assignment Proposal- Motion by Naumann, supported by

McCracken to adopt the Sanitary Drainage assignment schedule for 2012 as presented. Motion carried- all ayes.

Kubota Tractor Tires- Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to purchase one of the needed tractor

tire for the Kubota for $700.00. Motion carried- all ayes.

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

Adjournment- Motion by McCracken, supported by Padgett to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m. Motion

carried- all ayes.

Thomas Marek