Meeting Minutes

Township Meeting Minutes

June 13, 2012 Meeting Minutes

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, June 13, 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

Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.

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

presented. Motion carried- all ayes.

Approval of the Draft Minutes of the May 9, 2012 Regular Board Meeting: Motion by Lance,

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

Approval of the Draft Minutes of the June 5, 2012 Special Board Meeting: Motion by Stone,

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

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

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

Reports: Presented.

Correspondence: Clerk Naumann presented the monthly correspondence.

Unfinished Business:

Wastewater Facility hiring regular employees for positions of Office Specialist and Assistant

Operator: Motion by Naumann, supported by Lance to adopt Resolution #06132012C Resolution

to hire Judy Stockwell as Wastewater Office Specialist. Motion carried- all ayes. Roll Call vote

on Resolution 06132012C:

McCracken, Aye; Lance, Aye; Braman, Aye; Naumann, Aye; Stone, Aye

Motion by Naumann, supported by Stone to adopt Resolution 06132012B, Resolution to Hire

Greg Bellingar Part Time Assistant Wastewater Operator. Motion carried - all ayes Roll Call

vote on Resolution 06132012B:

McCracken, Aye; Lance, Aye; Braman, Aye; Naumann, Aye; Stone, Aye

Update on Litigation w/Lakeside Resort LLC: Meeting with attorneys on June 18, 2012

Proposed Boat/Dock Ordinance: Motion by Naumann supported by Stone to cease, discontinue

further development of the Boat/Dock Ordinance. Motion carried – All Ayes

Ordinance 15A: Motion by Naumann supported by Braman to have our attorney draft a

rescission ordinance for Ordinance 15A. Motion carried 4 to 1 – Braman, Naumann,

McCracken, Stone AYE: Lance opposed

DPW Tree Survey: Stone reported that trees that need to be removed have a horizontal white line

on them and trees to leave have a vertical whit line. Rest of Board was encouraged to take a look

and count trees before our next meeting.

New Business:

Budget Hearing: Motion by Naumann supported by Stone to set the date for the Budget Hearing

at 6:30 PM on June 23, 2012. Motion carried. All - ayes

2012/2013 Crystal Township Board Meeting Dates: Motion by Naumann, supported by Stone to

adopt the second Wednesday of the month schedule as presented. All meetings to start at 7PM

Motion carried- all ayes.

Homeless Student Support: Motion by Naumann, supported by Lance to allow the 32 Mid

Michigan School Districts use the Community Room free of charge on the 3rd Wednesday of each

month starting August 22, 2012. Motion carried 4 to 1 Ayes – Naumann, Lance, McCracken,

Braman. Opposed - Stone

Diamond Asphalt: Motion by Stone, supported by Lance to reverse the June 5th motion to spend

$1900 for infrared heating of the parking lot. Motion carried- all ayes.

2011/2012 Budget Line Item Adjustments: Motion by Naumann, supported by Lance to adopt the

line item adjustments to the 2011/2012 Crystal Township Budget as presented. Motion carriedall

ayes.

Township Legal Representation: Motion by Naumann, supported by Stone to accept the election

of counsel and file release to Bloom Sluggett Morgan PC. Motion carried – All ayes

Duck Lake Improvement Board: Motion by Lance supported by Naumann to adopt Resolution

06132012A, Resolution for Duck Lake Improvement Board. Motion carried – All ayes Roll Call

vote on Resolution 06132012A

McCracken Aye, Lance Aye, Braman Aye, Naumann Aye, Stone Aye

Purchasing Policy: Motion by Stone to adopt Purchasing Policy as presented except the total

amount would be changed from $250 to $1,250. Motion died due to lack of support.

Ethical Standards: Motion by Stone supported by Lance to adopt the Crystal Township Ethical

Standards Policy as presented, with the exception of the title, the Title would be Crystal

Township Mission Statement. Motion failed 2 to 3 Aye: Stone and Lance Opposed: Braman,

McCracken, Naumann

Public Comment: Bonnie Kanitz mentioned that the Goose Round-Up on Crystal Lake will take

place on June 22nd. Other comments were also heard at this time.

Adjournment: Motion by McCracken, supported by Lance to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 PM.

Motion carried- all ayes.

Thomas Marek