Meeting Minutes

Township Meeting Minutes

May 14, 2014 Meeting Minutes

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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: Chris Johnston, Ted Padgett, Kurt McCracken, Jason Anderson and Bob

Naumann.

Presentation: Bruce Noll, Chairperson of the Conservation District presented information on

services the Conservation District provides that benefit citizens of Crystal Township. Motion by

McCracken, supported by Padgett to pay the Conservation District $1,000 for services provided

contingent on advice from Township Attorney on legality of payment. Motion carried- all ayes.

Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.

Approval of Agenda: Motion by Padgett, supported by McCracken to accept the agenda with the

following amendments: Move items c. & j. prior to Reports. Add Library Report as item f. for

discussion and add evaluation of Scott Brundage to item d. in Reports. Motion carried- all ayes.

Consent Agenda: Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to approve the Consent

Agenda which included the following items:

a. Approve Draft Minutes of the April 9, 2014 Meeting.

b. Approve Draft Minutes of the April 23, 2014 Special Meeting

c. Approve Draft Minutes of the May 9, 2014 Special Meeting

d. Approve Township Bills.

e. Approve Treasurer’s Report

f. Approve Crystal/Duck Lake Sanitary Sewer Bills

Motion carried- all ayes.

Presentation: Tonya McCarty and Kimberly Grosvenor presented a proposal for to rent a room from

the Community Center to start a massage and herbal therapy business called “Herbal Visions”.

Motion by Johnston, supported by McCracken to approve renting a room to “Herbal Vibrations”

for $25.00 per month for the first three months of set up, then $50.00 per month for the following 6

months. The Board will then review the rental agreement and determine the monthly fee to follow.

Ayes- Johnston, McCracken, Padgett and Naumann. Nay- Anderson. Motion carried- 4/1.

Reports: Reports were presented.

Fire Report- Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to approve the purchase of a Rotary,

Apollo K12 Saw for $2,075.00 from Apollo Fire Equipment and a Chainsaw from Martin Small

Engine for $246.72. Motion carried- all ayes.

Correspondence: Monthly correspondence was presented.

Unfinished Business:

Fire Well- Motion by Naumann, supported by Johnston to approve hiring Peerless Midwest to

conduct an evaluation of the Dewatering Well for $500.00. Ayes- Johnston, Naumann. Nays-

Anderson, Padgett, McCracken. Motion failed 2/3.

Road Commission- Motion by Naumann, supported by Padgett to approve Road Commission

work on Holland Lake Road from Blackmer to Mt. Hope, Holland Lake from Miner to Blackmer,

Holland Lake from Crystal to Miner, Lincoln/Division Street from Colby to Crystal, Parker from

Sidney to Lakeview, Quarterline from Sidney to Crawford (.15 miles), replace culvert on Holland

Lake between Miner and Bollinger and culvert on Beardslee Road to spend 2K on right of way

spraying, 2 loads of crack seal. Motion carried- all ayes.

Hiring part time employee for Crystal & Duck Lake Wastewater Treatment Facility- Motion by

Naumann, supported by McCracken to approve the hiring of Brad Osterman as part time employee

for the Wastewater Treatment Facility at a rate of $10.00 per hour starting June 2, 2014. Motion

carried- all ayes.

New Business:

Budget Line Item Adjustments- Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to approve the

line item adjustments to meet the percentages indicated. Motion carried- all ayes.

Crushed Asphalt for Fire Barn Parking- Motion by Johnston, supported by Padgett to approve

Dan’s Dirt Works to apply crushed asphalt and gravel at the Fire Barn for a total of $1,640.00.

Motion carried- all ayes.

CMS Proposal- Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to approve CMS to maintain

backup and monitoring of the server for a total of $50.45. Motion amended by Naumann,

supported by Padgett to approve CMS to maintain backup and monitoring of the server for a total of

$50.45 with 25% of this fee to be paid by the Crystal and Duck Lake Wastewater Facility and to

approve quarterly onsite maintenance to be provided by CMS for 6 months for a total of $190.00.

Motion carried- all ayes.

Bloom Sluggett Morgam PC- Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to appoint Bloom

Sluggett and Morgam PC to represent the Township in Tax Tribunal Hearing. Motion carried- all

ayes.

Head Start Additional Classroom- Motion by Naumann, supported by Anderson to approve rental

of an additional classroom for the Head Start Program at $50 per month for the 2014-2015 School

Year. Motion carried- all ayes.

Alternative Education Rental Rates for 2014-2015 School Year- Motion by Naumann, supported

by Anderson to relocate Alternative Education to the 1930’s wing of the Community Center and set

the following rates per student enrollment- $6,000 for 15 or less students, $9,000 for 15-19 students

and $15,000 for 20 or more enrolled students. Motion carried- all ayes.

Annual Salary for Assessor- Motion by Naumann, supported by Johnston to increase the annual

salary of the Assessor to $11.00 and conduct an evaluation of the Assessor. Ayes- Naumann,

Johnston, Padgett, Anderson. Nay- McCracken. Motion carried 4/1.

Land Division Ordinance- Motion by Naumann, supported by Johnston to send a copy of the Land

Division Ordinance to Bloom Sluggett Morgam PC for assessment and advice on including a

variance. Aye- Anderson, McCracken, Naumann, Johnston. Nay- Padgett. Motion carried 4/1.

Crystal Chamber of Commerce/Farm Market Regulations- Motion by Naumann, supported by

McCracken to designate the Chamber of Commerce as the authority for the Farm Market

Regulations. Motion carried- all ayes.

Yeo & Yeo Audit Engagement Letter- Motion by Padgett, supported by Naumann to continue

using Yeo & Yeo as the Township auditing firm. Motion carried- all ayes.

Public Comment: The public was allowed time for comment.

Adjournment: Motion by Anderson, supported by McCracken to adjourn the meeting at

10:10 pm. Motion carried- all ayes.

Thomas Marek