SPALDING TOWNSHIP These minutes are approved
POWERS, MICHIGAN 49874
May 20th, 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: Gerald Kleiman, Larry Johnson and Jim Nowack.
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 Kevin. 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.
FIRE REPORT/FIRE CHIEF & FIRE DEPT:
The Department responded to 5 calls costing $0 dollars in losses and spending a total of 3 hours and 24 minutes.
1 memo was submitted.
Subject: Memo #1 Grants
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. We did receive the award announcement for $2000.00 which was mailed on May 8, 2020. I will be working toward ordering the equipment soon.
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.
Getting it all cleaned up for Memorial Day.
No report was presented.
No report was presented.
PARK PROJECT UPDATE
Putting this on hold because of questions on our reduced revenue sharing.
Haven’t heard back from the company that we purchased this from. Kevin said he will call and check on the status.
The Fire Dept got a $2000.00 grant and the Township received $15,000 to do repairs on the 400 road.
PARK AND CAMPGROUND OPENING
The Township has been receiving calls asking if our Park and Campground will be opening soon. It was recommended to open our park but not the Highway bathroom. We don’t have any way to sanitize it on an ongoing basis. It was decided to open the campground and the bathrooms by the playground and in the campground. A motion was made to open the Park by David and seconded by Kevin. All in favor, Aye, opposed, None.
The Township does plan on still having the fourth of July parade and truck pulls at the Park.
USDA TOWNHALL PAYMENT
Payment for the Township is due June 1st, 2020. Principle payment is $24,000.00 and the interest is $10,249.25.
REVENUE SHARING (JUNE AND AUGUST) $18,678.00 FROM APRIL
The Township did receive the projected payment of $18,678.00. Exactly what we will receive in the future isn’t certain.
ROAD RACE ON RIVER ROAD
The company the does the race on River Road every year still plans on holding the race. Permission was received from both the Road Commission and the Sheriff’s Dept.
CLP REPORT (NORTHERN INITIATIVES) NEW FORM
A new form was submitted stating the amounts due and all the projects that have been funded and the payoff amounts.
Jim received a letter from Menominee County Probation Officer in regards to Community Service programs asking if our Township would be interested in sponsoring people for community service. The Township decided not to sponsor anyone.
LETTER FROM MTA
The Township received a letter from the MTA stating the guidelines for opening our local bars and restaurants. MTA recommends following guidelines stated from all of the executive orders.
MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS (ROLL CALL VOTE)
Motion was made to pay the bills by Jerry and seconded by Cherryl. Motion approved. Roll Call Vote: Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, David, yes, Kevin, yes, Motion approved.
Larry Johnson wanted to Thank the Township for opening our Park and making it available for Memorial and Fourth of July activities.
Jim Nowack requested we order more garbage bags for the Park, Kevin said he would take care of this. Jim stated he received a request to use the pavillion at the Park for a presentation for our Basketball players on July 10th. At 5PM.
ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
A motion was made to adjourn by Cherryl with Jerry seconding. Meeting adjourned at 7:11 P.M. CST
Respectfully submitted, Cherryl Mencinger, Township Clerk