SPALDING TOWNSHIP These minutes are unapproved
POWERS, MICHIGAN 49874
February 17th, 2021 – 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 Chris LeBoeuf. Guests included: Leon Felch, Jim Nowack, Matt Wells and Dan Hammerberg.
No public comment
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:
The motion was made by Kevin to approve the agenda with Chris supporting. All in favor, Aye, Motion carried. Roll Call Vote: Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, Kevin, yes, Chris, yes, Motion approved.
All bills are up to date. A motion was made to accept the Clerks Report by Kevin and was seconded by Chris. Kevin and Chris 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. Roll Call Vote: Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, Kevin, yes, Chris, yes, 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 Cherryl and seconded by Kevin. All in favor, Aye. Motion approved. Roll Call Vote: Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, Kevin, yes, Chris, yes, Motion approved.
All is well at both taverns and at the grocery store for February.
FIRE REPORT/FIRE CHIEF & FIRE DEPT:
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. Rich as submitted the grant request. The grant was awarded for one radio. The radio has been ordered from JS Electronics and
Is in. The radio is now being sent to the State for programming. The state’s estimated wait time is 22 weeks according to JS Electronics. Rich has submitted the grant paperwork for this grant. Jim made the motion to be able to apply for this grant with Kevin seconding.
March grant. We are asking permission to submit a grant for some small equipment and tools for the March 2021 grant cycle. Jim made the motion to be able to apply for this grant with Kevin seconding.
I did apply for 2 dual band portable radios as first priority and one dual band portable radio as a second priority. We finally received the award announcement. We received the grant for $3140.00 which is half of the 50-50 matching grant. The documents have been signed and returned to the DNR.
I understand the next fiscal year (FY2020) of AFG grants will open soon. I have submitted the grant for FY2020 in the same amount as last year of $375,000.00 to replace Engine 1 and equipment. Our matching portion if awarded will be $17,857.14.
Nothing new, lots of snowmobilers.
Leon stated we all up to date on everything, notices have been printed. 3/2 will be the reorganization meeting for half an hour. BOR meetings on 3/8 from 9 AM to 3 Pm and on 3/11 from 3PM to 9PM. He attended the mandatory Board of Review training given by Michigan Township Association on Feb 10th, 2021.
No report was presented.
ROAD RALLY RESOLUTION
We changed a few items on the old resolution and then emailed it to Darrel Cass. A motion was made to approve this resolution by Chris and seconded by Jerry, Roll Call Vote: Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, Kevin, yes, Chris, yes, Motion approved.
ROAD PROJECTS REPORT
Jim put copies of all the roads that our township plans on trying to get repaired.
B.O.R. MANDATORY TRAINING ATTENDANCE
Leon covered this in his presentation
B.O.R. MARCH DATES
BOR meetings on 3/8 from 9 AM to 3 PM and on 3/11 from 3 PM to 9 PM.
FLOOR REPAIR BY MATT WELLS AND HIS ESTIMATE
Matt was at our meeting and he said he talked to Svinicki flooring and he said they have 70 tiles he can purchase, he plans on retiling as many as he can. He estimated 4-5 days to complete the job. Chris made the motion to except Matts estimate with Jerry supporting, motion carried.
JOHNSON/RENNIE CONTRACT RENEWAL
Jim gave copies to the board for approval, it’s a 6 year contract. A motion was made by Kevin to support their contract with Cherryl seconding motion approved.
POVERTY EXEMPTION RESOLUTION
Leon brought to our attention that our Poverty Exemption changes every year and a new resolution should be approved. The asset verification changes every year. A motion was made by Jerry with Jim supporting. A roll call was made, Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, Kevin, yes, Chris, yes, Motion approved.
PROPOSED 2021/2022 BUDGET FOR REVIEW
Jim made needed budget adjustments to the next budget, Jim asked the board to review it before our next meeting.
Cuppad sent us a proposed plan for improvements for our Veterans Park.
The Jule family had reserved Veterans Park for July 21st and July 22nd and decided to cancel. The park rules state that $100.00 is non refundable. Because of canceling so far in advance the Board decided to refund the full $200.00. Kevin made the motion to refund their money with Jerry seconding, motion carried.
MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS (ROLL CALL VOTE)
Motion was made to pay the bills by Chris and seconded by Jerry. Motion approved. Roll Call Vote: Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, Kevin, yes, Chris, yes, Motion approved.
Jim received a letter in regards to Spalding Township’s boundries, he corrected the information and sent the letter back.
ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
A motion was made to adjourn by Cherryl with Chris seconding. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 P.M. CST Roll Call Vote: Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, Kevin, yes, Chris, yes, Motion approved.
Respectfully submitted, Cherryl Mencinger, Township Clerk
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