Meeting Minutes

Township Meeting Minutes

October 8, 2014 Meeting Minutes


Wednesday, October 8, 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


Members Present: Chris Johnston, Ted J. Padgett, Curt McCracken, Jason Anderson. Absent: Bob


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: Pull check #18102 to the Road Commission and add to Unfinished

Business: item D. (Water Well at Fire Department) and E. Drain Consolidation. Motion

carried- all ayes.

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

which included the following items:

a. Approve Draft Minutes of the September 10, 2014 Meeting.

b. Approve Township Bills (pulled check #18102)

c. Approve Treasurer’s Report

d. Approve Crystal/Duck Lake Sanitary Sewer Bills

Motion carried- all ayes.

Reports: Reports were presented.

Motion by McCracken, supported by Anderson to allow the sewer operator to drive the sewer truck

home to use for after hours calls. Motion carried- all ayes.

Correspondence: Monthly correspondence was presented.

Unfinished Business:

Motion by Padgett, supported by McCracken to join the Montcalm Economic Alliance (MEA) for

one year with a $1,000 membership fee. Motion carried- all ayes.

Motion by Anderson, supported by Padgett to allow the Fire Department to spend up to $3,000 for

a test well to be drilled. Motion carried- all ayes.

New Business:

Motion by Johnston, supported by McCracken to purchase a 10,000 lb. heavy duty trailer for the

DPW from Beck’s for $6,500. Motion carried- all ayes.

Motion by Padgett, supported by Anderson to repeal an existing policy that allows the Treasurer to

accept tax payments that are $2.00 over or under in payment. Motion carried- all ayes.

Public Comment: The public was allowed time for comment.

Adjournment: Motion by McCracken, supported by Padgett to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.

Motion carried- all ayes.

Thomas Marek