SPALDING TOWNSHIP These minutes are unapproved
POWERS, MICHIGAN 49874
September 16th, 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, and Chris LeBoeuf, Kevin LaBonte was absent. Guests included: Gerald Kleiman, Jim Nowack, Dan Hammerberg and Amanda Winnicki.
Amanda Winnicki from Menominee County Library came to present to the Board the changes the Library is now offering. They are looking at central locations through the County to increase their hours. They are looking to have a public location for WIFI hotspots for free to allow people to use these hotspots. Jim asked for a motion to approve having this at our Township. Chris made the motion with Jerry seconding, motion carried.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:
The motion was made by Chris 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 Jim and was seconded by Chris. Jim 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 Chris and seconded by Cherryl. All in favor, Aye. Motion approved.
All is well at both taverns and at the grocery store.
FIRE REPORT/FIRE CHIEF & FIRE DEPT:
The Department responded to 8 calls costing $0 dollars in losses and spending a total of 6 hours and 53 minutes.
1 memo was submitted.
Memo #1 Grants
The members present at the September business meeting asked that I request permission to apply for two dual band VHF/800mhz radios, chargers, etc., through the September 2020 grant. Just requesting permission for Rich to submit the grant request. A motion was made by Jim to approve this request with Jerry seconding, motion approved.
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.
I did apply for 2 dual band portable radios as first priority and one dual band portable radio as a second priority. We are waiting on the award announcement.
Gerald has a burial friday and another one next week. Jim questioned if he used the new burial platform yet and he planned to use it this week.
The state came and did our campground inspection. A few minor issues were addressed.
No report was presented.
No report was presented.
Jim stated we need a motion to continue using CUPPAD. Jim made the motion with Jerry supporting. All in favor, motion carried.
KELL ROAD REPAIR
Jim has received a complaint about the condition of the end of Kell Rd. Jim stated he would contact the Road Commission, and would wait for their answer.
Ran into a snag with the size of the road signs. Lange isn’t handling the sign holders. We have to go back and reassess all the signs. Jim wanted the Board to be aware of this change.
MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS (ROLL CALL VOTE)
Motion was made to pay the bills by Jim and seconded by Jerry. Motion approved. Roll Call Vote: Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, Chris, yes, Motion approved.
ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
A motion was made to adjourn by Chris with Jerry seconding. Meeting adjourned at 7:02 P.M. CST
Respectfully submitted, Cherryl Mencinger, Township Clerk