Sept 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes
Crystal Community Center
The meeting was called to order by Supervisor C McCracken at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Members Present: C McCracken, G Bahm, K Siburt, P Baker-Marek, S Kutt
Public Comment: Public was allowed time to make comments
R Platner-who owns the N Shore Boat Launch? Signage regarding State of MI Recreation Pass.
D Rydahl-notice people parking on the other side of the parking barriers at S Pier.
E Depue-how much money has been spent on the park redevelopment project and the building projects?
R Gooding-water machine on the sidewalk on Lake St
T Dorch-Crystal Lake Association-has surveyed the lake it is in good shape for invasive species and water clarity.
Approval of Agenda and accepted the Consent Agenda: Motioned by Siburt, seconded by Baker-Marek to approve the agenda with the addition of h. Recreational Marijuana. Motion carried: ayes-all.
Approval of the Consent Agenda: Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried: ayes-all.
Montcalm County: C Johnston- County is currently working on the budget, expect a balanced budget will be presented to the Commissioners at the meeting on Sept 23.
Fire: M Fitzpatrick – 8 runs, maintenance has been completed on Truck 3. All items approved at last meeting have been received. Making progress in the ISO rating process.
Sewer: SBrundage- Motion by Siburt, seconded by Kutt to approve the purchase of a 1985 45 ft Boom Truck for $1,000. Motion carried, ayes-all.
DPW: R Gooding- Leaf vacuum is ready to go.
Duck Lake Improvement: Nothing to report.
DDA: D Wight-Nothing to report.
Montcalm Police Report: Sgt Germaine, new officer assigned to Crystal. Reviewed August report. Asked to monitor speed on S Shore.
Community Center Committee: S Pyle. Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Kutt to approve $1,000 for postage for survey regarding Community Center. Motion carried: ayes-all.
Park Development Committee: D Rydahl- Community Match Challenge-family has donated $40,000 if we can match. Preliminary scores have been received for the grant, have until Oct 1 to submit additional supporting documentation. Board needs to identify a line item budget for maintenance for park redevelopment.
a. 19th Annual Fall Conservation Tour, Sept 19
b. Invasive Species-Sept 28
8. Unfinished Business
9. New Business
a. E-911: Motion by Bahm, seconded by Baker-Marek to to approve estimate from CMS for upgrade of phone system, 911 compliant by December 1. Motion carried: ayes-all.
b. Fire Alarm: Estimate from Summit Companies for repair of fire alarm system in amount of $6521.00. No action taken, M Fitzpatrick will look at our system and see if something else can be done.
c. South Pier: Contact with the EGLE indicates the township can purchase S Pier for $30,000, or sign a 25 year lease. Asked to see if EGLE would do a shorter lease with option to buy.
d. LED Lights-gym: reviewed estimate from Gage to replace all lights in gym with LED, Consumers currently has a rebate program save half on cost of bulbs. Asked for additional bids.
e. Sewer Boom Truck-approved under reports.
f. DPW/Sewer Truck: Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to purchase 2 Ford F-250’s from MI Deals in the amount of $34,343 each. Motion carried: ayes-all.
g. Roger Gooding’s Evaluation: tabled until next month.
h. Recreational Marihuana: Motion by Kutt, seconded by Siburt-Township to establish an ordinance to opt out of all Recreational Marihuana establishments. Motion failed: ayes-Kutt, Siburt, nays-McCracken, Bahm, Baker-Marek
C Johnston: agreed the township should opt out of Recreational Marihuana establishments.
D Baily: when are the educational sessions for Marihuana prior to the vote.
M Lane: the township is not ready for marijuana, with no zoning or master plan.
E Depue: feel the township has made a mistake.
R Gooding: high winds have knocked down trees in Spencer Cemetery.
Motion by Siburt, seconded by Bahm to Adjourned: 8:10. Motion carried: ayes-all.