SPALDING TOWNSHIP These minutes are approved
POWERS, MICHIGAN 49874
August 18th, 2021 – 6:30 PM
The meeting was brought to order by Deputy Supervisor Hammerberg. The following Board members were present: Jerry Bartnicki, Cherryl Mencinger, and Kevin LaBonte, James Moraska and Chris LeBoeuf were absent. Guests included: Jim Nowack, Gerald Kleiman, and Leon Felch
Motion was made to allow Dan Hammerberg to chair the meeting by Jerry and seconded by Kevin, motion carried.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:
The motion was made by Kevin to approve the agenda with Jerry supporting.
All bills are up to date. A motion was made to accept the Clerks Report by Kevin and was seconded by Jerry. Kevin looked over the expense statements. Minutes of the monthly meetings can be viewed on the Township website located at www.powers-spalding.org
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 Kevin and seconded by Cherryl.
All is well at both taverns and at the grocery store for August.
FIRE REPORT/FIRE CHIEF & FIRE DEPT:
The Department responded to 9 calls costing $62,000 dollars in losses and spending a total of 21 hours and 11 minutes.
1 memo was submitted.
Subject: Memo #1 Grants
Dan 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. The radios are in. Still waiting on the programming plugs for the radios to be programmed.
We did receive an application for the 2022 VFA DNR grant. I did submit the grant application for various hand tools and equipment in the total amount of approximately $4500.00.Waiting on the award announcement.
Dan 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. Waiting on the award announcement.
Grass has been slowing down a little, no burials for this month, Jim Nowack stated that things are slowing down at the park as well.
Deeds are all up to date.
No report was presented
UPDATE ON BLIGHT ORDINANCE
Jim Moraska mailed out several blight ordinance letters to people in violation and several have been cleaning up their properties.
This is now in the process, Julie from CUPPAD has been working on the permits. The permits are good for 5 years.
CHIP SEALS ROADS
Most of the chip seal roads are finished and they have also been fog sealed. Road crews are supposed to paint the lines the last week in August.
AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDS
The Township filed for our refunds and are now just waiting for payment.
THANK YOU FROM NCAS CLASS OF 2022
The Township received a Thank You from the class of 2022 for allowing them to use Veterans Park for their rummage sale.
CUPPAD MENOMINEE HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN LETTER
The MENOMINEE HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN was last updated, locally adopted, and approved by FEMA in 2015. The approval of this plan ensures continued availability of the full complement of Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants from FEMA and must be updated every 5 years. The update process has been delayed several times and the current plan has now expired. CUPPAD is currently with Menominee County Emergency Management and the local Emergency Preparedness Committee to update the Hazard Mitigation Plan and solicit approval from the Michigan State Police and FEMA. Once the plan updates are complete, a draft copy will be made available. The final plan will require a resolution of adoption from each local unit of government to be included in the submission to the Michigan State Police and FEMA.
MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS (ROLL CALL VOTE)
Motion was made to pay the bills by Cherryl and seconded by Jerry. Motion approved. Roll Call Vote: Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, Kevin, yes, Motion approved.
No public comment.
ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
A motion was made to adjourn by Jerry with Kevin seconding. Meeting adjourned at 6:59 P.M. CST
Respectfully submitted, Cherryl Mencinger, Township Clerk