June 12, 2019 Meeting Minutes
Crystal Township Board Meeting
June 12, 2019
Crystal Community Center
The meeting was called to order by Supervisor McCracken at 7:00 p.m. and 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
T Dorch: 6-4-19 Crystal Lake was treated, and there were signs posted in the area.
6-21-19 Goose Round Up
Would like name plates placed in front of each board member.
C Johnson would like to see the board be consistent vote with the recreational and medical marijuana vote. The voters approved Medical and Recreational – should be consistent in opting in or out.
M Lane: Evaluate the good and the bad of opting in or out of marijuana, recommends opting out now until zoning and compare to other communities.
Approval of Agenda and accepted the Consent Agenda: Motioned by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to approve the agenda moving i. Mark Walters, Community Center before reports. Motion carried: ayes-all.
Approval of the Consent Agenda: Motion by Baker Marek, seconded by Siburt to approve the concent agenda. Motion carried: ayes-all.
Montcalm County: C Johnston- County Clean Up day will take place 6/15/19 at Mid Michigan Health Department. New Employees are going to be brought into both Friend of the Court Department and EMS.
Fire: M Fitzpatrick – 1 power line, no Burn permits issued.
Sewer: S Brundage- Station 1 and Station 3 back up and running. Inspections maybe sometime this year, no exact date yet.
DPW: R Gooding- Would like to purchase two new trash can’s, one for CMS and one by the beach.
Duck Lake Improvement: D Wight-Treatment for Duck Lake was 6/12/19. Public Hearing July 8, 2019 for renewal of Special Assessment for another 3 years.
DDA: D Wight- Upcoming- Music in the Park Thursday night. Lions club is decorating main street with flowers. There big project of the year will be more signs throughout downtown.
Montcalm Police Report: Officer McConnell, 166 hours of patrol, 32 investigations, 2 arrests. Board asked officer McConnell to enforce no parking on sidewalks throughout the township.
Community Center Committee: S Pyle presented notes from the Town Hall meeting, next meeting will be 6/26/19 to discuss renovations.
Park Development Committee: D Rydhal -committee has been meeting once a week. They have identified funding/fundraising opportunities. They are working to create a thermometer to see how we are doing to reach our goals. Next step is to have survey work done and soil boring done. Motion by Bahm, seconded by Baker-Marek: to approve up to $8,500 for soil borings, survey costs, and postage for a flyer. Motion carried: ayes-all.
a. Assessor, C Zelma will be retiring. His daughter Caitin has been covering Crystal Township but Board would like to see her qualifications before officially giving her the position.
8. Unfinished Business
9. New Business:
a. 2019-20 Meeting Dates—Motion by Baker Marek, seconded by Siburt to approve meeting dates 2nd Wednesday of each month. Motion carried: ayes-all.
b. Sidewalk Enforcement—Board asked Officer McConnell to enforce no driving on the decorative sidewalks, and parking hours around the city.
c. Assessor—Evaluating C Zelma as taking over assessor for Crystal Township.
d. Audit— Motion by Baker Marek, seconded by Siburt to approve the Engagement Letter from Yeo & Yeo for the yearly audit. Motion carried: ayes-all.
e. Investment Policy—tabled for next month
f. Adjust Budget Line Item—Motion by Baker Marek, seconded by Bahm to adjust negative line items as needed. Motion carried: ayes-all.
g. 2019-2020 Budget
I. Township—Motion by Siburt, seconded by Kutt to approve the Township
Motion carried: ayes-all.
II. Crystal/DL Sewer—Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm to approve
the Crystal/DL Sewer budget as presented. Motion carried: ayes-all.
III. DDA—Motion by Kutt, seconded by Baker Marek to approve the DDA budget as present. Motion carried: ayes-all.
h. 200 N Shore—Motion by Baker-Marek, seconded by Bahm approve resolution that the township is leasing 200 and ½ 201 N Shore for $3,700 from Gerrit Bakker for a 1 year. Roll call vote: Ayes-all
i. Lease with Devin Elsea, 198 N Shore—Motion by Bahm, seconded by Siburt to approve lease for beach front across from 198 N Shore for $200. Motion carried: ayes-all.
j. Community Center—Mark Walter shows interest in purchasing the community center for a 20 unitelderly housing facility, still in the concept phase. Asking the board for 3 things: willingness to sell, cost, and stipulations. Asked the Board to discuss and get back with him.
k. Jim Chandler, Laundry Mat—Has purchased the laundry mat. Asking the board to opt in to Medical Marijuana, he would like to open a dispensary at that location.
Motion by Baker Marek, seconded by Siburt to adjourn at 8:13. Motion carried: ayes-all.