SPALDING TOWNSHIP These minutes are unapproved
POWERS, MICHIGAN 49874
January 15th, 2020 – 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, Robert Biggs, Dan Hammerberg, Tom Draze, and Gerald Kleiman.
No Public Comment
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:
The motion was made by Kevin 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 Jerry 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 Jim and seconded by Kevin. All in favor, Aye. Motion approved.
Both taverns and one grocery store in the township are current for January, no issues were reported.
FIRE REPORT/FIRE CHIEF & FIRE DEPT:
The Department responded to 5 calls costing $0 dollars in losses and spending a total of 2 hours and 26 minutes.
1 memo was submitted.
Subject: Memo #1Grants
Rich as applied for grant this September application period. He requested tools for the rescue truck, light towers, and foam totaling $5000.00. This grant was awarded for $3550.00. Dan has ordered the tools and is working on ordering the foam.
The AFG Grants should be opening in January for the FY 2019 grant cycle. Dan is asking permission to submit an AFG Grant for a replacement truck for Engine 1. A motion was made by Jim and seconded by David to allow submission for this grant.
Nothing new and nothing at the Park.
No report was submitted.
Officer Draze stated that there have been several car/deer accidents. He also wanted to thank our Township for allowing the storage of their Side by Side in our fire department.
ROAD COMMISSION ANNUAL MEETING
This meeting was before our board meeting at 5:30, minutes of this meeting should be in the Menominee County’s Road Commission’s website.
This matter is still up in the air, Mr. Biggs presented more information to support his application. It was decided to publish a public meeting notice to allow people to express their opinion as to if they want this pot grow operation in our Township. The meeting will on January 29th 2020 at 6:30 and will be posted in the Luft’s Advertizer. Please plan to attend.
BURIAL PLATFORM FOR THE CEMETERY
A burial platform was presented to the Township showing a design that would make burials safer and easier. Jim asked Gerald’s opinion as to if this will make our burials safer, and Gerald felt this would be a good improvement to our burials. Jim will plan on adding this to our 2020 budget. Jim made the motion to order this for our spring burials and was supported by Jerry, motion carried.
Their will be a census for Spalding Township for 2020, our Board wanted our residents to be aware that this is coming.
PAR PLAN INFO
Jim and Dan Hammerberg met with the Par Plan for Risk Management in Spalding Township.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
This is an agreement regarding the Liquor Enforcement for the Township. Jerry signed the agreement and it will be mailed back to the State.
NEW BUDGET FOR 2020 DUE IN FEB. FOR REVIEW
Jim will be working on next years budget, any input submit to Jim.
BIDS ON THE OLD FIRE TRUCK
The Township advertised for bids on our old 1990 GMC Fire Truck. Three bids were received. The highest bid went to Bud LaPoint, for $2050.00. Jim made a motion to accept Bud’s bid and was seconded by Kevin. He will be notified that he won the bid.
WEBSITE CHARGES FOR THE TOWNSHIP
The company that maintains Spalding Township’s website has been donated for more than 10 years and because of raising costs, has now requested to charge for the website. The charge will be $33.95/month. This will be for the Township, the Fire Dept is not included in this. A motion was made to approve the Township but not the Fire Department by Jim and David seconded, motion carried.
MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS (ROLL CALL VOTE)
Motion was made to pay the bills by David and seconded by Jerry. Motion approved. Roll Call Vote: Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, David, yes. Kevin, yes. Motion approved.
No public comment
ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
No other comments.
A motion was made to adjourn by Jerry with David seconding. Meeting adjourned at 8:03 P.M. CST
Respectfully submitted, Cherryl Mencinger, Township Clerk
BUDGET MEETING TO FOLLOW