SPALDING TOWNSHIP These minutes are approved
POWERS, MICHIGAN 49874
September 18th, 2019 – 6:30 PM
The meeting was brought to order by Supervisor Moraska. The following Board members were present: Jim Moraska, Jerry Bartnicki, Cherryl Mencinger, David LeBoeuf, and Kevin LaBonte. Guests included: Jim Nowack, Dan Hammerberg, John Anderson, and Gerald Kleiman.
No public comment
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:
The motion was made by David to approve the agenda with Jerry supporting. All in favor, Aye, Motion carried.
All bills are up to date. A motion was made to accept the Clerks Report by Kevin and was seconded by David. David and Kevin looked over the expense statements. Minutes of the monthly meetings can be viewed on the Township website located at www.powers-spalding.org Motion approved.
Jerry gave the financial hand out showing the Township’s monthly balances and went over the report. A motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made by David and seconded by Cherryl. All in favor, Aye. Motion approved.
Both taverns and one grocery store in the township are current for September, no issues were reported.
FIRE REPORT/FIRE CHIEF & FIRE DEPT:
The Department responded to 5 calls costing $0 dollars in losses and spending at total of 5 hours and 11 minutes.
4 memos were submitted.
Subject: Memo #1Grants
The grant was to purchase/upgrade/replace the pump and engine on brush truck #4 for $4500.00. This is a 50/50 matching grant.
I did send documentation to Kelly Robbins at MDNR and haven’t heard if she needs any additional information. This grant should be closed and we should be receiving the funding from the DNR.
I have submitted the grant for the Engine #1 replacement in the amount of $350,000.00. If awarded our share will be $16,666.00.
Still no word on the award announcement.
Rich had applied for two Hannahville Grants for the fire department.
- Rich applied for a grant in March for a generator, lights, and equipment for truck 5. We were awarded $2500.00. The tools were purchased through Vallen and are in. Rich is working on the final paperwork to close out this grant.
Subject: Memo #2 New Fire Engine from Town of Calumet Wisconsin
With your permission from the last board meeting we were able to win the bid for the fire engine from the Town of Calumet, Wisconsin. The final bid was $24,500.00. The final cost with buyer premium was $26,705.00.
The truck appears to be well taken care of with some very nice features which will be very beneficial to our operations.
I do have the lettering ordered and it should be completed and ready for installation by October 24.
Memo #3 Purchase Requests
With the new truck we are in need of a few new adapters to allow us to operate properly since the water intake on this new truck is 6” and the water intake on the old truck was 5”. We are asking to purchase the following adapters and appliances:
- 4 ½ NST female x 4” storz 30 degree elbow
- 6” female NST x 4” storz 30 degree elbow
- 4 ½ NST female x 6” female NST swivel
- 6” butterfly valve w/cap
- 6” butterfly valve w/cap
A motion was made by Jim to buy these parts with Kevin seconding. Motion carried.
Memo #4 September 2019 Hannahville Grant Applicaiton
We are asking permission to apply for a Hannahville grant this round in the amount of around $5000.00 to purchase 3 Milwaukee light towers, tools, and some firefighting foam.
A motion was made by Jim and seconded by Cherryl to apply for a grant. Motion carried.
Dan presented Jerry Bartnicki a check for $210.00 from the Convenience Store from their Brat and Hot Dog sale. Thank You for your most generous donation.
Jim Nowack made the suggestion to give Larry Johnson a gift certificate for all the time he donated to fix the fire dept air compressor. A motion was made by Kevin and was seconded by David. Motion carried.
Two more burials this past month. Jim questioned if the announcement to have Cemetery decorations’ removed for this year, and yes, it was.
Jim turned in all the amounts for the DNR for their portions for the Park expenses.
Jim questioned the repairs on the bridge in the park that was starting to wash out. Yes Jim did repair this.
The campground will be closed Oct 1st, 2019.
John Anderson presented his assessor’s report.
No report was presented
LABELLE ROAD UPDATE
The black top is done and they will be finishing the shoulder work this week.
WALKING TRAIL UPDATE
As of this date the Township still hasn’t been paid. Several people have been using it.
NEW/USED FIRE TRUCK
Dan Hammerberg covered this in his fire report.
Jim stated that some of the old lights haven’t been replaced yet and there is some confusion about the lights that were to be removed.
Jim requested Cherryl call Joel Rennie to inquire as to the status of our F-65.
BIDS FOR SNOW PLOWING
The Township will be putting into the Lufts bids for snowplowing for the Township.
WIND/SOLAR FARM DISCUSSION
There is some concerns as to if our Township would support Air/Solar farms in Spalding Township. Some other Townships near us have been dealing with these issues. It was decided to further research these issues, and table it at this point.
THANK YOU FROM CATHOLIC CHURCH
St John Neuman Church sent a Thank You to the Township for waving the cost of renting Veterans Park for their functions.
SKETCH OF COVER FOR ICE PROTECTION
Craig Ball submitted a sketch of how to build a cover over the electrical panel and air conditioner. Jim questioned if anyone would like to volunteer to build this or should we put it out for bids. It was decided to put it out for bids.
The job isn’t done and we have already received the bill. We will hold the check until the job is finished.
Jim received a letter from CUPPAD requesting any projects that might need CUPPADs help. Jim will call CUPPAD.
MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS (ROLL CALL VOTE)
Motion was made to pay the bills by Kevin and seconded by David. Motion approved. Roll Call Vote: Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, David, yes. Kevin, yes. Motion approved.
Dan brought up the question as to what we plan on doing with the old #1 truck? Should we put an ad in the Lufts listing it? Dan Hammerberg will put a listing in the Lufts. Jim Nowack requested if anyone is going to look at the bricks on the hall, some are broken. Yes, Jim is having it looked at.
Jim Moraska wanted Gerald to cut the grass at the dump.
Jim attended the meeting with Menominee County Commissioners and it was decided to eliminate the 3-way road program. It was eliminated because of cost. It’s a sad day because all of the people of Menominee County benefited from this program.
ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
No other comments.
A motion was made to adjourn by David with Jerry seconding. Meeting adjourned at 7:48 P.M. CST
Respectfully submitted, Cherryl Mencinger, Township Clerk