SPALDING TOWNSHIP These minutes are approved
POWERS, MICHIGAN 49874
April 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, Kevin LaBonte and David LeBoeuf. Guests included: Dan Hammerberg
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 David and was seconded by Jerry. 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 Kevin. All in favor, Aye. Motion approved.
No report was presented, both taverns were closed because of the Coronavirus, and Fazers weren’t allowing people into the store.
FIRE REPORT/FIRE CHIEF & FIRE DEPT:
The Department responded to 4 calls costing $0 dollars in losses and spending a total of 3 hours and 45 minutes.
3 memos were submitted.
Subject: Memo #1Grants
Rich as asked to apply for another grant for the March cycle. The grant request amount is for $2000.00 to cover two emergency scene ahead signs, traffic cones, and a led light tower with extra battery. This project should outfit each of our trucks with the equipment needed so there is no truck without traffic safety equipment for fire calls or traffic calls. Waiting on the award announcement.
I have the AFG Grant ready for submission for a new fire engine to replace Engine #1 in the amount of $375,000.00. Our share of the grant if awarded will be $17,857.14. Waiting on the award announcement..
Memo #2 Purchase Request – ID Card printer
I am requesting permission to purchase a plastic ID card printer to print our firefighter ID cards and our firefighter accountability tags. This has been on our wish list for more than 10 years however with the current state of affairs I believe it may be necessary for our firefighters to carry identification indicating they are members of the fire department. The printer I have selected prints on both sides and includes the software to develop the cards and a starter package for 100 cards. Four cards will be printed for each firefighter, 1 ID card and 3 accountability cards. The accountability cards will be carried on their turnout gear and used on the fire scenes. The ID cards would need to prove they are a member of the department. The cost of the printer, software and initial supplies with shipping is $1,853.94. Jim made the motion to approve this request seconded by Jerry, motion carried.
Memo #3 Purchase Request – Safety Supplies
I am requesting permission to purchase nitrile gloves (non latex rubber gloves), body wipes, and sanitizing supplies. I have ordered these items and most of them are in already. We were low on supplies and with the issue of these supplies being in short supply and difficult to obtain, I ordered them from Amazon when I could. We do use these items when we are called to assist EMS on traffic crashes and lift assists. With the COVID issues we have also added to our policies that all touchable surfaces in the vehicles and station are disinfected after each fire call. I have charged some of these items I could pick up at the dollar store to the township credit card however I have also ordered items from Amazon from my own credit card. The cost of the nitrile gloves and body wipes (used for cleaning up on fire scenes to prevent cancer) I charged to my credit card is $272.25.
In the past we had 1 box of XL gloves in Engine 1. Now we will have nitrile gloves available in Engine 1, Engine Tender 2 and Rescue 5 in sizes Medium, Large, XL, and XXL to accommodate all member’s size hands.
Nothing new and nothing at the Park.
No report was presented.
No report was presented.
PARK PROJECT UPDATE
Nothing new as far as any projects
COMMUNITY SCHOOL DAY
Jim received a letter from the school officially canceling community school day.
It was decided that this insurance was not needed at the price that was offered. A motion was made to decline taking this insurance by Kevin and supported by Jerry.
It was decided to block the entrances to the Park with signs stating that the park is closed and a notice was submitted to the Lufts advertiser to tell people that the park is closed. A motion the close the park was made by Jerry and seconded by Kevin, motion carried.
MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS (ROLL CALL VOTE)
Motion was made to pay the bills by Jerry and seconded by David. Motion approved. Roll Call Vote: Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, David, yes, Kevin,yes, Motion approved.
David questioned to try using Zoom for doing our Board Meeting on teleconferance. Dan stated that he could set this up. The Township could put in the Lufts and post at the Township the codes needed to connect to our Board meeting.
ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
A motion was made to adjourn by Cherryl with Kevin seconding. Meeting adjourned at 6:41 P.M. CST
Respectfully submitted, Cherryl Mencinger, Township Clerk