Meeting Minutes

Township Meeting Minutes

May 9, 2012 Meeting Minutes

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Crystal Community Center

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Braman at 7:02 p.m. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Public Comment: Howard Baldwin spoke about his new “pick up” recycling business for the Crystal

Area. Business cards were left at the Community Center Office.

Approval of Agenda: Motion by Stone, supported by McCracken to approve the agenda as presented.

Motion carried- all ayes.

Approval of the Draft Minutes of the April 11, 2012 Regular Board Meeting: Motion by Lance,

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

Approval of the Township Bills: Motion by McCracken, 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 McCracken, supported by Lance 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 Administrator, Office Specialist and

Assistant Operator: Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to hire Scott Brundage as the

Crystal/Duck Lake Sanitary Sewer Administrator. Motion carried- all ayes. Motion by Naumann,

supported by McCracken to approve a salary of $4000.00 annually with a start date of July 1, 2012. Ayes-

McCracken, Lance, Naumann, Braman. Nay- Stone. Motion carried- 4/1.

Update on Litigation w/Lakeside Resort LLC: Meeting postponed until June 18, 2012

Ordinance 15A Revised Draft: The Board will hold a public meeting on June 5, 2012 at 7:00 in the

Community Center Gymnasium to review the revised draft.

DPW Tree Survey: Will report at next Board Meeting.

Montcalm County Road Commission Projects: No action till June meeting

New Business:

Community Center Printer: Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to purchase a used Toshiba

printer from Carson City-Crystal Area Schools for $500.00. Motion carried- all ayes.

Fire Department Millage: Motion by Naumann, supported by Lance to adopt the resolution to approve and

certify the Fire Millage Proposal. Roll Call: Jerry, Bob, Curt, Charlie and Dennis. Motion carried- all

ayes.

Crystal/Duck Lake Wastewater Facility Proposed Budget and Annual Report: Motion by Naumann,

supported by Stone to adopt the Crystal Lake Sewer Budget as presented. Motion carried- all ayes. Motion

by McCracken, supported by Lance to adopt the Duck Lake Sewer Budget as presented. Motion carriedall

ayes. The annual report will be posted on the Township Website.

DPW Hitch estimates for new truck: Motion by Naumann, supported by McCracken to approve the

purchase of a new hitch from Trackside Auto of Crystal in the amount of $323.50.

Park Reservations: The Board discussed whether or not to allow a private individual, planning a party at

the park, should be allowed to bring in their own Private Porta John. The Board agreed that outside/private

Porta Johns should not be brought into the park. Further discussion included reservations of the park.

Public Comment: Roger Gooding suggested having a public meeting or a simplified explanation published

regarding the Fire Department Millage.

Adjournment: Motion by McCracken, supported by Lance to adjourn the meeting at 8:52 PM. Motion

carried- all ayes.

Thomas Marek