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Township Meeting Minutes

October 11, 2017 Meeting Minutes

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING
October 11, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Crystal Community Center
The meeting was called to order by Supervisor, Chris Johnston at 7:00 p.m. and followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Members Present: Curt McCracken, George Bahm, Patty Baker-Marek, Nancy Mills and Chris Johnston
Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.
Approval of Agenda and Accept the Consent Agenda: Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to approve the agenda adding Truck bids to new business and approve the consent agenda. Motion carried- all ayes.
Approval of the Consent Agenda: Motion by McCracken, seconded by Mills to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried-all ayes.
Reports: Reports were presented.
Montcalm County: Ron Braman-He has access to see any building permits that have been issued by the county if anyone wants to review let him know.
Fire: Scott Brundage-
DPW: Roger Gooding-Asked if we are buying a new truck this year. Part-time cleaning person resigned. Would like to buy new chairs for the Community Room, will pursue bids.
Sewer District Report: Scott Brundage-Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by McCracken to purchase a new 2018 F-250. Motion carried-all ayes.
Duck Lake Improvement: David Wight-3 projects for 2018, voted to reduce assessment for next year.
DDA:David Wight-Expect delivery of playground equipment anytime. Winterfest Committee next meeting October 19 at 5:30. Local contractor has offered to replace portion of the roof at the Library Building, DDA is currently getting bids on materials. DDA supports public dock at beach area.
Montcalm Police Report: Officer Snyder, report submitted. Has had filed lots of Fraud reports due to the Equifax breach.
Blight Committee: Patty Baker-Marek: Clean-up last week was a huge success, filled 8 dumpsters.
Correspondence: Monthly correspondence was presented.
a. Address Administration
Unfinished Business:
a. Community Center Roof. Gym roof complete, still have 2 small leaks in other areas of building the company is still working on these.
b. Evaluation-Roger Gooding. CLOSED SESSION HELD
Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to enter into closed session for evaluation at 7:25. Motion carried-all ayes
Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to return to regular open session at 7:34. Motion carried-all ayes.
c. Public Comment/Limit. Motion by Bahm, seconded by Mills to limit public comment at the beginning and the end to 5 minutes. Motion carried-all ayes.
New Business:
1. Bank Committee: Recommend a committee to recruit a bank to the township. Include Township, Chris Johnston, DDA-David Wight, Chamber of Commerce-Dianne Rydal, Crystal Lake Association, Roger Martin.
2. Smith St Road End Issue-Marcy Carter: Presented a letter regarding an incident at the end of Smith and Main, concerned what steps can be taken to avoid another incident. Chris will talk to Mark Christensen from the Road Commission.
Public Comment: The public was allowed time for comment.
-what is the procedure to have something put on the agenda.
-limiting of public comment is frustrating
-we need to fix the building and maintain the cost of operation with the rentals. Find out the value that the rentals should be. We need a Public Relations movement to rent out the rooms and fill the building up, think about the future.
-continue to pursue an Ordinance to have township wide garbage pickup
-why hasn’t someone contacted the banks that expressed interest in coming to Crystal.
Adjournment: Motion by Bahm, seconded by Baker-Marek to adjourn the meeting at 8:03 p.m. Motion carried- all ayes.
SUBMITTED BY:
Patty Baker-Marek, ClerkCRYSTAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING
October 11, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Crystal Community Center
The meeting was called to order by Supervisor, Chris Johnston at 7:00 p.m. and followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Members Present: Curt McCracken, George Bahm, Patty Baker-Marek, Nancy Mills and Chris Johnston
Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments.
Approval of Agenda and Accept the Consent Agenda: Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to approve the agenda adding Truck bids to new business and approve the consent agenda. Motion carried- all ayes.
Approval of the Consent Agenda: Motion by McCracken, seconded by Mills to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried-all ayes.
Reports: Reports were presented.
Montcalm County: Ron Braman-He has access to see any building permits that have been issued by the county if anyone wants to review let him know.
Fire: Scott Brundage-
DPW: Roger Gooding-Asked if we are buying a new truck this year. Part-time cleaning person resigned. Would like to buy new chairs for the Community Room, will pursue bids.
Sewer District Report: Scott Brundage-Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by McCracken to purchase a new 2018 F-250. Motion carried-all ayes.
Duck Lake Improvement: David Wight-3 projects for 2018, voted to reduce assessment for next year.
DDA:David Wight-Expect delivery of playground equipment anytime. Winterfest Committee next meeting October 19 at 5:30. Local contractor has offered to replace portion of the roof at the Library Building, DDA is currently getting bids on materials. DDA supports public dock at beach area.
Montcalm Police Report: Officer Snyder, report submitted. Has had filed lots of Fraud reports due to the Equifax breach.
Blight Committee: Patty Baker-Marek: Clean-up last week was a huge success, filled 8 dumpsters.
Correspondence: Monthly correspondence was presented.
a. Address Administration
Unfinished Business:
a. Community Center Roof. Gym roof complete, still have 2 small leaks in other areas of building the company is still working on these.
b. Evaluation-Roger Gooding. CLOSED SESSION HELD
Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to enter into closed session for evaluation at 7:25. Motion carried-all ayes
Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to return to regular open session at 7:34. Motion carried-all ayes.
c. Public Comment/Limit. Motion by Bahm, seconded by Mills to limit public comment at the beginning and the end to 5 minutes. Motion carried-all ayes.
New Business:
1. Bank Committee: Recommend a committee to recruit a bank to the township. Include Township, Chris Johnston, DDA-David Wight, Chamber of Commerce-Dianne Rydal, Crystal Lake Association, Roger Martin.
2. Smith St Road End Issue-Marcy Carter: Presented a letter regarding an incident at the end of Smith and Main, concerned what steps can be taken to avoid another incident. Chris will talk to Mark Christensen from the Road Commission.
Public Comment: The public was allowed time for comment.
-what is the procedure to have something put on the agenda.
-limiting of public comment is frustrating
-we need to fix the building and maintain the cost of operation with the rentals. Find out the value that the rentals should be. We need a Public Relations movement to rent out the rooms and fill the building up, think about the future.
-continue to pursue an Ordinance to have township wide garbage pickup
-why hasn’t someone contacted the banks that expressed interest in coming to Crystal.
Adjournment: Motion by Bahm, seconded by Baker-Marek to adjourn the meeting at 8:03 p.m. Motion carried- all ayes.
SUBMITTED BY:
Patty Baker-Marek, Clerk

Thomas Marek